Literacy Enrichment Club

Grades: K – 1

Day and time: Wednesdays, 2:45 – 3:30 pm

Sign-Up: See sign-up info on Schoology page

The After School Literacy Enrichment club will be an after-school program made with the intention of improving the reading comprehension skills of younger students.  The material covered will be primarily comprised of picture books and short stories. The children will vote on which books they want the group to read, which will be taken from a tasteful selection. The books will be read to the children by our 7th and 8th-grade club monitors, but children will be encouraged to volunteer to read to their peers as well. After we finish each book, the children will be given an activity prompt to creatively utilize their minds and express what they’ve read. That activity may be a drawing prompt or an activity involving other children.  For more info, click here.

 

Shine On Yoga

Grades: 3 – 6

Day and time: Mondays, 3:15 – 4:00 pm

Start date: Oct. 3

Instructor: Miss Jess

Sign-Up: Shine On Yoga

Shine On Yoga’s After School Yoga Class provides a non-competitive outlet for students to move their bodies, lift their hearts and calm their minds. In this class we’ll practice basic and challenging yoga poses and partner poses, we will balance, twist, strengthen and stretch. Students will explore age-appropriate breathing techniques, and we will place focus on mindfulness and meditation.

Musical Theatre

Grades: 4 – 8

Day and time: Wednesdays, 3:15 – 5:15 pm

Start date: Sept. 28 (Grades 7 – 8), Oct. 5 (Grades 4 – 6)

Instructor: Ms. Newton

Sign-Up: Musical Theatre

Have the musical theatre experience, complete with the audition process, rehearsals, and a final weekend of performances! Students will act, sing, and dance in a full musical theatre production while making memories that last a lifetime.  Show dates will be April 28th and 29th.

 

Religious Education Program (CCD)

Grades: DK – 8

Day and time: Wednesdays, 3:45 – 5:15 pm

Start date: Sept. 28

Sign-Up: Religious Education Program (CCD)

The ministry of religious education for Catholic children of pre-K (age four) through eighth grade who do not attend Catholic schools helps form our children in faith and for those children preparing to receive First Holy Communion.

 

Chess Club

Grades: K – 8

Day and time: Beginners – Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:00 pm, Intermediate – Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15 pm, Advanced – Mondays, 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Start date: Sept. 26 – 27

Instructor: Ms. Ivona Jezierska

Sign-Up: Chess Club – Beginners

Chess Club – Intermediate

Chess Club – Advanced

The SPA Chess Club is back! Advanced and Intermediate players will have club on Mondays and beginner students will have club on Tuesdays. Depending on demand we may open up a second beginner or intermediate group on Tuesday as well so please indicate in your registration if you prefer Tuesday. All levels of chess, from novice to advanced are welcome to join the Club.  Contact Erin Cook with any questions.

 

Start-Up Kids – Igniting Entrepreneurial Minds

Grades: 5 – 8

Day and time: Thursdays, Fridays, 3:15 – 5:00 pm

Start date: Sept. 15 -16

Instructor: Ms. Nicki Pedro

Sign-Up: Start-Up Kids – Igniting Entrepreneurial Minds (Thursday)

Start-Up Kids – Igniting Entrepreneurial Minds (Friday)

This program is an introduction to entrepreneurship. Students will spend 8 weeks learning the fundamental principles for creating a successful, high-impact venture.  Nurture your child’s entrepreneurial mindset! There will be a presentation at the end of the session – think Shark Tank!

HSPT Prep

Grades: 7 – 8

Day and time: Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Start date: Sept. 7

Instructor: Ms. Alessi

Sign-Up: HSPT Prep

The High School Placement Test is the standardized test given by Catholic high schools such as Loyola High School, Note Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Crespi Carmelite, and other academically rigorous high schools in Los Angeles.  In this 14 week course, we will learn effective strategies, methodologies, and common test questions to help you prepare for the test. Both reading and math topics will be covered.

Shine On Yoga

Grades: 3 – 6

Day and time: Mondays, 3:15 – 4:00 pm

Start date: Oct. 2

Instructor: Miss Jess

Sign-Up: Shine On Yoga

Shine On Yoga’s After School Yoga Class provides a non-competitive outlet for students to move their bodies, lift their hearts and calm their minds. In this class we’ll practice basic and challenging yoga poses and partner poses, we will balance, twist, strengthen and stretch. Students will explore age-appropriate breathing techniques, and we will place focus on mindfulness and meditation.

Downbeat Music Club

Grades: K – 8

Day and time: Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:20 pm (K – 2), 4:20 – 5:15 pm (3 – 8)

Start date: Sept. 21

Instructor: Mr. Oscar Martinez

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Downbeat Music Club (K – 2)

Downbeat Music Club (3 – 8)

Mr. Martinez is back for another year of musical instrument instruction! Students must choose between the following instruments: cello, guitar, ukelele, violin, clarinet, trumpet, flute, or saxaphone. Instruments can be rented through The Instrument Place.  A recital will take place on May 31st in the courtyard.

Debate Club

Grades: 6 – 8

Day and time: Tuesdays, 3:15 – 5:00 pm

Start date: Sept. 13

Instructor: Ms. Alessi

Sign-Up: Debate Club

Ms. Alessi will offer Debate Club on Tuesdays after school to students in grades 6-8.  Ms. Alessi first introduced the program to Saint Paul students in 2005.  The club operates under the auspices of the Middle School Public Debate Program, a program developed and initiated by Professor John Meany and Kate Shuster of Claremont McKenna College.  The Public Debate Program currently runs in 38 countries and includes more than 800,000 students.   The program “empowers students to develop and practice excellence in critical thinking and oral communication. It educates students to understand and debate, discuss, and deliberate current and historical public policy and educational controversies.”  Debate provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in “public speaking, argumentation, critical listening, note taking, issue analysis, and evidence evaluation.”