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SLICE of Summer 2019 Enrichment Classes – Registration is Open!

CEF’s SLICE of Summer, will continue to offer enrichment classes, as well as some new class offerings and exciting new programs. Enrichment classes will be offered in STEM, culinary arts, painting and sculpture to name a few. We are also excited to announce, in partnership with Claremont Graduate University, a new six-week, half-day, standards-based course for grades 2-8. These courses will focus on getting students ready for the next grade level.

SLICE’s three week Theatre Experience is back a third summer in the beautiful Claremont High School theatre by popular demand. The 2019 production will be Disney’s 101 Dalmatians!

All classes start at $160 for a 2 week session, unless otherwise noted. Materials fees may apply.  Click here to register.

For questions and more information: Email us at slice@supportcef.com

Thank you to our 2019 SLICE of Summer sponsor! Financial assistance for deserving students made possible by Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.

A Slice of CGU Special! Sign up for all 6 weeks of this “jumpstart” into the next grade level course and save $50!

Just look for the ! Three session (6-week) options are available at all grade levels for $550. Individual (2-week) sessions available for $200 each.

Learn More About the SLICE/CGU Partnership
Click Here to Register for SLICE of Summer Enrichment Classes!

Summer 2019 Schedule

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Guide to Classes:

 Class requires an additional materials fee

Session 1: June 24th – July 5th

Learn More About the SLICE/CGU Partnership

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Investigate the different mediums of sculpture varying from clay to the use of wire, Paper Mache, and recycled objects. Students will bring home a variety of projects they will create in this course. At the end of the class family members and friends are invited to an art show that displays the kids creations. 

Improve reading fluency and overall reading skills as we practice and perform reader’s theater to some of our favorite children’s books. Students will create simple masks, sets, & props.

Go on an adventure with your favorite superheroes as you explore the worlds of math, reading, writing, & science. 

This class is for kids that love to play and have fun while exercising. It is a fitness-based program packed with field sports (Kanaki Football and Speed-A- Way) and group activities (Capture the Chicken and Noodle- Mania). Students will learn how to calculate their heart rate, keep a fitness and food log, identify the major muscle groups, stretch effectively and utilize the fitness lab (machines, stationary bikes, ellipticals, steppers, bosu balls and jump rope competitions). If you’re looking for some fun while you’re at school, this is the class for you.

Learn to code at beginning, intermediate, and even pro levels with…robots? Yes! Sphero robots are inspiring tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. Using Sphero robots, students will learn to give commands and learn the basic principles of programming in an approachable and fun way. Navigate a maze…create a chariot…program a painting…the only limit is your imagination!

“Treat your kids to an unforgettable immersive experience—two weeks of hands-on fun making all their favorite summertime foods and making new friends too. This class is fun, safe, and will teach kids how to make healthy food choices. Kids will also learn simple math skills through measuring, counting and sequencing. Reading skills will be sharpened as they read recipes and increase their vocabulary. Meals include breakfast items like buttery pancakes and snacks like sweet friendship salad. Lunch and dessert items include cheesy quesadillas and creamy milk shakes. The best part—they’ll get to eat everything they make and take home their own cookbook. This class will boost your child’s kitchen confidence, all while having fun trying something new. 

Join us for photography and art history fun! Each day of this class, students will be introduced to the amazing work of a famous photographer. As a springboard, we will use their newly gained knowledge and tie it to a photographic technique. Students will not only learn how to create original, technically strong photographic works, but they will come away with a broadened knowledge and appreciation of art history. 

In this course students will practice the writing process using the essential writing genres for grades 6th – 8th: narrative, expository and persuasive writing. Students will use thinking maps and the writing process to help them organize their thinking and turn their ideas into well crafted essays and stories. Getting students ready to WOW their teachers with their writing skills next year.

This class will challenge students to think critically about text, analyze what they read and be able to create a variety of presentations that they will practice in order to feel confident when presenting to their peers.

SPECIAL 4-WEEK SESSION:

8:00 – 10:00 am

There is no talent more important than the ability to express yourself with poise and personality. Build your confidence and skill at public speaking. Join the Speech and Debate Institute presented by David Chamberlain and varsity students from the award winning CHS Speech and Debate Team. Session Price: $320 

A SLICE OF CGU 

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Give your student a jumpstart to the school year with SLICE of CGU preparatory classes in Language Arts, Math, Social Science, and Science for 2nd-6th grade and STEM for 7th and 8th grade. Through these courses, your student will be introduced to new skills to develop the confidence and tools needed to thrive in their new grade level. These courses are designed to help prepare your student for the new school year through content-rich, hands-on classes that integrate language arts, math, social science, science, movement, art, and STEM. Each session will be unique, and with a price reduction and maximum academic benefit, it is recommended that you register for all three sessions (6 weeks). Individual sessions are also available. Three Session Price: $550 (save $50), Single Session Price: $200

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this class students jump into the world of their favorite fictional stories. Getting to know the storyline. Using thinking maps, ipads and spheros they will bring to life their very own stories.

“Treat your kids to an unforgettable immersive experience—two weeks of hands-on fun making all their favorite summertime foods and making new friends too. This class is fun, safe, and will teach kids how to make healthy food choices. Kids will also learn simple math skills through measuring, counting and sequencing. Reading skills will be sharpened as they read recipes and increase their vocabulary. Meals include breakfast items like buttery pancakes and snacks like sweet friendship salad. Lunch and dessert items include cheesy quesadillas and creamy milk shakes. The best part—they’ll get to eat everything they make and take home their own cookbook. This class will boost your child’s kitchen confidence, all while having fun trying something new. 

Learn to code at beginning, intermediate, and even pro levels with…robots? Yes! Sphero robots are inspiring tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. Using Sphero robots, students will learn to give commands and learn the basic principles of programming in an approachable and fun way. Navigate a maze…create a chariot…program a painting…the only limit is your imagination!

Students will explore various techniques to create textures for abstract landscapes and mixed media montages through modern artists from history and today. 

This class will challenge students to think critically about text, analyze what they read and be able to create a variety of presentations that they will practice in order to feel confident when presenting to their peers.

An opportunity for your child to express their creative side. Students will design their own story characters out of perler beads. They will then create a story about their character and make a movie using iPads. 

In this fun filled iPad class students will learn a variety of applications for art, coding, video production and more. Apps include comic/cartoon creations through Toontastic and Superhero. Students will learn how to code on apps like codeSpark and Kodable. The app Quiver will allow students to hand color an activity sheet and then bring it to life through an iPad. Students can make videos, including stop animation on apps such as Koma Koma. Students will learn how to use the popular iPad accessory, Osmo. Additonally, students will learn how to make and use QR codes, picture collages, memes, and more! This summer class will provide your student with 21st century skills and the knowledge on how to use technology to create and have fun! 

Through this class, students will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop, while gaining experience through the production of original works of art, along with creating a digital portfolio. 

This class is for kids that love to play and have fun while exercising. It is a fitness-based program packed with field sports (Kanaki Football and Speed-A- Way) and group activities (Capture the Chicken and Noodle- Mania). Students will learn how to calculate their heart rate, keep a fitness and food log, identify the major muscle groups, stretch effectively and utilize the fitness lab (machines, stationary bikes, ellipticals, steppers, bosu balls and jump rope competitions). If you’re looking for some fun while you’re at school, this is the class for you.

Students will learn tools that will support success for the school year. Skills include: becoming familiar with the El Roble campus, organization (agenda/planner, backpack and binder), how to study, introduce resources to use when they struggle with homework, test taking strategies, time management (how to backwards map projects, studying for tests etc.), how to use your Learning Style to your advantage, conflict management skills, and how to deal with stress and anxiety.

Are you enrolling in Spanish 2 or Spanish 3 in the fall? Would you enjoy the chance to practice your pronunciation and conversation skills? In this class we’ll be memorizing and singing popular Spanish language songs to promote proper pronunciation and verb conjugation, as well as improving vocabulary recall. We’ll also write and perform themed skits. Come have fun while building confidence in your verbal communication! 

SPECIAL 4-WEEK SESSION:

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

There is no talent more important than the ability to express yourself with poise and personality. Build your confidence and skill at public speaking. Join the Speech and Debate Institute presented by David Chamberlain and varsity students from the award winning CHS Speech and Debate Team. Session Price: $320 

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This class offers students a great opportunity for fun, hands-on science that promotes problem solving and critical thinking. Students will explore various scientific fields, such as biology, physics, chemistry, oceanography, and paleontology. This class emphasizes hand-on and experiential learning. Students will learn through experimenting, problem solving, creating, and building. 

Learn about some of the fascinating life forms living in our Earth’s oceans! Students will participate in daily projects that will bring to life the lesson of the day. Your child will come home talking non-stop about one of the Earth’s most mysterious places . . . our Oceans. 

An opportunity for your child to express their creative side. Students will design their own story characters out of perler beads. They will then create a story about their character and make a movie using iPads. 

Art Around the World will take rising 4th – 6th grade students on an adventure to explore and recreate art from Africa, China, Australia, Mexico, India, and Canada. We will learn about the native art that is famous for each of those countries and complete a new project for students to take home each day. Using a variety of art mediums, some of the topics we will cover include African beads, koi watercolors, Aboriginal dot painting, sun/moon art, Henna designing, and the Northern Lights. 

Art Learn how to write, direct, shoot, edit and star in your very own short film! This course covers all the introductory level skills it takes to make a movie as well as a look into film theory and visual storytelling. 

Come learn the rules, strategies and skills of the game in an enjoyable and exciting way. Kids will see their basketball skills improve over this 2 week class. Small teams of two and three will be organized to ensure everyone has a chance to make that 3 pointer.

Students will develop their critical thinking skills through the fun world of strategic board games! Students will log their intentions before play begins. Once underway, games will be paused at intervals in order for students to analyze their progress in relation to their intentions and then revise their strategies. At the end of the game, discussion and comparisons of strategies will be shared. 

Exploring physics and chemistry through hands on science experiments. Students will learn about Ideal Gas law, Thermodynamics and more. Designed to interest students with or without experience in STEM.

This 2 week summer class will teach you the basics from kitchen utensils and measurement to making a full meal and everything in between. All meals are quick, kid approved, and cover a variety of options. Meals include breakfast items like french toast, snacks such as banana bread with strawberry butter, thirst quenching drinks like frosted lemonade, full meals like homemade pizza, and of course dessert! Students will learn how to work together to make meals. Students will go home with their own “cookbook” at the end of the two weeks full of meals they can reproduce at home for the whole family! 

Discover Pop Art of the 50’s through advertising and comics with artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to Op Art of the 60’s through optical illusions of moving patterns by artists Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely. 

Are you enrolling in Spanish 2 or Spanish 3 in the fall? Would you enjoy the chance to practice your pronunciation and conversation skills? In this class we’ll be memorizing and singing popular Spanish language songs to promote proper pronunciation and verb conjugation, as well as improving vocabulary recall. We’ll also write and perform themed skits. Come have fun while building confidence in your verbal communication! 

SPECIAL 4-WEEK SESSION:

1:00 – 4:00 pm

CHS is one of the few high schools in the country presenting a comprehensive forensics institute modeled after the institutes hosted by colleges and universities around the country. Institute participants will be exposed to a variety of public speaking and debate activities including persuasive speaking, spontaneous speaking, parliamentary style debate, argumentation and refutation, research, written argument development and analytical analysis. Instruction varies from interactive large group lecture to small group hands-on lab activities. This is an ideal course for the current or incoming high school student who is academically motivated and driven by intellectual challenge. Session Price: $425 

SPECIAL 1-DAY SESSION:

 Monday, July 1
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

ONE DAY ONLY. So you’ve decided to go to college…what next? College applications can be confusing and overwhelming. This 3 -hour seminar is designed for rising 11th (and maybe 12th) graders. We will cover the practical parts of college applications. We’ll talk about: Your academic profile, Resumes, Standardized tests and Letters of Recommendations. We will explore websites and provide a hands on learning experience so you can take away practical tools to assist you as you continue your process. Come prepared to listen, work, take notes and DO! Taught by Shelley Randles of Randles Educational Consulting. Session Price: $30

Click Here to Register for SLICE of Summer Enrichment Classes!

Session 2: July 8th – 19th

Learn More About the SLICE/CGU Partnership

8:00 am – 10:00 am

This class offers students a great opportunity for fun, hands-on science that promotes problem solving and critical thinking. Students will explore various scientific fields, such as biology, physics, chemistry, oceanography, and paleontology. This class emphasizes hand-on and experiential learning. Students will learn through experimenting, problem solving, creating, and building. 

Learn to code at beginning, intermediate, and even pro levels with…robots? Yes! Sphero robots are inspiring tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. Using Sphero robots, students will learn to give commands and learn the basic principles of programming in an approachable and fun way. Navigate a maze…create a chariot…program a painting…the only limit is your imagination!

What’s more fun than music? Math AND music together! We will spend two weeks singing our way through basic math and music concepts. Integrated lessons will include skip counting, ordering numbers to 100, place value, addition, subtraction, and much more.

In this hands-on cooking class, we’ll give kids a tour of global cuisines, including Italian, French, Mexican, and Japanese. They’ll work alongside other young chefs and learn how to prepare easy and delicious recipes that represent each country, as well as kitchen fundamentals, knife skills, proper sanitation and much more. 

This class is for kids that love to play and have fun while exercising. It is a fitness-based program packed with field sports (Kanaki Football and Speed-A- Way) and group activities (Capture the Chicken and Noodle- Mania). Students will learn how to calculate their heart rate, keep a fitness and food log, identify the major muscle groups, stretch effectively and utilize the fitness lab (machines, stationary bikes, ellipticals, steppers, bosu balls and jump rope competitions). If you’re looking for some fun while you’re at school, this is the class for you.

Learning the important lost life skill of sewing! Students will learn the basics of sewing to continue on their own after the class. There will be an emphasis on hand sewing and using an ‘adult’ sewing machine. Students will be free to add their own touch of design to many projects. 

Discover Pop Art of the 50’s through advertising and comics with artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to Op Art of the 60’s through optical illusions of moving patterns by artists Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely.

This course will help students gain proficiency in typing. Finger placement, position of keys, lowercase and uppercase letters, symbols, punctuation, function keys, typing without looking, and typing speed will all be covered. The skills covered will depend on each individuals’ progress so that they can advance at their own pace.

SPECIAL 3-WEEK SESSION:

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

THREE WEEK SESSION (8AM TO NOON). This 3 week long course is an intro to musical theatre workshop. You will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to learn and perform a musical from the ground up. This course offers an exciting and fast paced environment that will ignite your creative passion and show you what it is like to be a star on the stage. You will discover and experience the magic of musical theatre in a safe and supportive environment. No prior experience necessary! Kids will perform in 4 performances at the conclusion of the class at the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts at Claremont High School. Session Price: $425

A SLICE OF CGU 

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Give your student a jumpstart to the school year with SLICE of CGU preparatory classes in Language Arts, Math, Social Science, and Science for 2nd-6th grade and STEM for 7th and 8th grade. Through these courses, your student will be introduced to new skills to develop the confidence and tools needed to thrive in their new grade level. These courses are designed to help prepare your student for the new school year through content-rich, hands-on classes that integrate language arts, math, social science, science, movement, art, and STEM. Each session will be unique, and with a price reduction and maximum academic benefit, it is recommended that you register for all three sessions (6 weeks). Individual sessions are also available. Three Session Price: $550 (save $50), Single Session Price: $200

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a journey with your favorite characters as we explore math, reading, writing, & science. End the session with your own light saber and a Star Wars inspired treat! 

In this hands-on cooking class, we’ll give kids a tour of global cuisines, including Italian, French, Mexican, and Japanese. They’ll work alongside other young chefs and learn how to prepare easy and delicious recipes that represent each country, as well as kitchen fundamentals, knife skills, proper sanitation and much more. 

If your child loves to sing and dance and leans toward the dramatic way of life, sign them up to learn to perform. We will work together on a short musical presentation that will include beginning choreography, singing and a bit of acting. During Session Two, we will learn some favorite Broadway tunes. Session Three will explore the wonderful world of Disney musicals. On the last day of each session, we will put on a show in the music room.

Investigate the different mediums of sculpture varying from clay to the use of wire, Paper Mache, and recycled objects. Students will bring home a variety of projects they will create in this course. At the end of the class family members and friends are invited to an art show that displays the kids creations. 

Learn to code at beginning, intermediate, and even pro levels with…robots? Yes! Sphero robots are inspiring tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. Using Sphero robots, students will learn to give commands and learn the basic principles of programming in an approachable and fun way. Navigate a maze…create a chariot…program a painting…the only limit is your imagination!

This course is for students who have previously taken sewing courses and know the basics of sewing with a machine and able to trouble shoot. We will start off by sewing with a pattern from start to finish. Students will learn how to draft, read and put together projects with patterns. Learning to master their sewing skills to make a summer full of original designs will be priceless. 

Students will develop their critical thinking skills through the fun world of strategic board games! Students will log their intentions before play begins. Once underway, games will be paused at intervals in order for students to analyze their progress in relation to their intentions and then revise their strategies. At the end of the game, discussion and comparisons of strategies will be shared. 

In this course students will practice the writing process using the essential writing genres for grades 6th – 8th: narrative, expository and persuasive writing. Students will use thinking maps and the writing process to help them organize their thinking and turn their ideas into well crafted essays and stories. Getting students ready to WOW their teachers with their writing skills next year.

This class is for kids that love to play and have fun while exercising. It is a fitness-based program packed with field sports (Kanaki Football and Speed-A- Way) and group activities (Capture the Chicken and Noodle- Mania). Students will learn how to calculate their heart rate, keep a fitness and food log, identify the major muscle groups, stretch effectively and utilize the fitness lab (machines, stationary bikes, ellipticals, steppers, bosu balls and jump rope competitions). If you’re looking for some fun while you’re at school, this is the class for you.

Incoming seventh graders get prepared for your math class this summer! This class will expose you to the important Math 7 concepts such as integer rules, equations/inequalities, surface area, volume, and real world problems. It will also reinforce previous math skills such as adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing fractions, multiplying/dividing decimals, integers, one step equations, perimeter, and area. Take the Math 7 Booster class and be ready to succeed in math at El Roble!

Math 8 Boot Camp is designed for students going into Math 8 or the accelerated Math 7/8 combination class. The topics that will be covered are: integer operations, review of computing with fractions, multi-step equations, graphing, and slope & intercepts of linear equations.

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

In this class students jump into the world of their favorite fictional stories. Getting to know the storyline. Using thinking maps, ipads and spheros they will bring to life their very own stories.

Art Around the World will take rising 4th – 6th grade students on an adventure to explore and recreate art from Africa, China, Australia, Mexico, India, and Canada. We will learn about the native art that is famous for each of those countries and complete a new project for students to take home each day. Using a variety of art mediums, some of the topics we will cover include African beads, koi watercolors, Aboriginal dot painting, sun/moon art, Henna designing, and the Northern Lights. 

Develop your engineering and design skills using a variety of soft materials such as cloth, cardboard and rope to build forts in a variety of sizes and shapes! Apply physics, engineering and architecture by creating life sized forts with PVC pipe. Building materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to add to the materials pile by bringing teacher approved materials to class. 

Does your child have a song in their heart that needs to be sung? Send them to me and they will learn about expressing their thoughts and feelings in song. At the end of the class, we will learn the basics of recording vocals on GarageBand so they will be able to share their song with the world!

An opportunity for your child to express their creative side. Students will design their own story characters out of perler beads. They will then create a story about their character and make a movie using iPads. 

Come learn the rules, strategies and skills of the game in an enjoyable and exciting way. Kids will see their basketball skills improve over this 2 week class. Small teams of two and three will be organized to ensure everyone has a chance to make that 3 pointer.

Learn how to write, direct, shoot, edit and star in your very own green screen film project! This course covers all the introductory level skills it takes to light and shoot a green screen as well as basic special effects editing skills. No previous experience required. Ideal to be taken after the Beginning Video Production Class. 

Students will examine the works of popular illustrators and explore their techniques, materials, and style. Using what they have learned they will create their very own children’s book. 

The Integrated Math 1 Boot Camp is designed for incoming 9th graders going into Integrated Math 1, accelerated Integrated Math I/II combo, or Integrated Math I Readiness. Or Incoming 8th graders going into accelerated 8/1 combo class OR Integrated Math 1 (Pre-Requisite course of 7/8 combo at El Roble). The topics that will be covered are multi-step equations, number of solutions, systems of equations – all methods, finding slope & intercepts in multiple representations, parallel and perpendicular line relationships, and exponents. Get your kids prepared for the next year of math!

Students will develop their critical thinking skills through the fun world of strategic board games! Students will log their intentions before play begins. Once underway, games will be paused at intervals in order for students to analyze their progress in relation to their intentions and then revise their strategies. At the end of the game, discussion and comparisons of strategies will be shared. 

SPECIAL 1-DAY SESSION:

Wednesday, July 10th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

ONE DAY ONLY. Compare your ACT diagnostic score to your PSAT score to determine which test is a better fit. Experience a realistic testing environment without recording a permanent score. Receive a free exam analysis that highlights strengths and weaknesses. Session Price: $20

SPECIAL 1-DAY SESSION:

Wednesday, July 17
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

ONE DAY ONLY. So you’ve decided to go to college…what next? College applications can be confusing and overwhelming. This 3 -hour seminar is designed for rising 11th (and maybe 12th) graders. We will cover the practical parts of college applications. We’ll talk about: Your academic profile, Resumes, Standardized tests and Letters of Recommendations. We will explore websites and provide a hands on learning experience so you can take away practical tools to assist you as you continue your process. Come prepared to listen, work, take notes and DO! Taught by Shelley Randles of Randles Educational Consulting. Session Price: $30

Click Here to Register for SLICE of Summer Enrichment Classes!

Session 3:  July 22nd – August 2nd

Learn More About the SLICE/CGU Partnership

8:00 am – 10:00 am

In this class students jump into the world of their favorite fictional stories. Getting to know the storyline. Using thinking maps, ipads and spheros they will bring to life their very own stories.

Treat your kids to an unforgettable immersive experience—two weeks of hands-on fun making all their favorite summertime foods and making new friends too. This class is fun, safe, and will teach kids how to make healthy food choices. Kids will also learn simple math skills through measuring, counting and sequencing. Reading skills will be sharpened as they read recipes and increase their vocabulary. Meals include breakfast items like buttery pancakes and snacks like sweet friendship salad. Lunch and dessert items include cheesy quesadillas and creamy milk shakes. The best part—they’ll get to eat everything they make and take home their own cookbook. This class will boost your child’s kitchen confidence, all while having fun trying something new. 

Students will explore various techniques to create textures for abstract landscapes and mixed media montages through modern artists from history and today. At the end of the class family members and friends are invited to an art show that displays the kids creations. 

Does your child have a song in their heart that needs to be sung? Send them to me and they will learn about expressing their thoughts and feelings in song. At the end of the class, we will learn the basics of recording vocals on GarageBand so they will be able to share their song with the world!

An opportunity for your child to express their creative side. Students will design their own story characters out of perler beads. They will then create a story about their character and make a movie using iPads. 

Learn how to write, direct, shoot, edit and star in your very own short film! This course covers all the introductory level skills it takes to make a movie as well as a look into film theory and visual storytelling. 

American Sign Language (ASL). This class introduces American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn History of ASL, basic vocabulary, social phrases, and beginning conversational skills based on ASL vocabulary and grammatical rules. Lessons will be presented by demonstration, games and music. No previous knowledge of ASL needed. Come learn and have fun!

Only 10 Spots Available. This two-week workshop will address essential skills and creative approaches to improving your college application essay. Whether you apply to the University of California system or to private universities, via the Common Application, you will be required to submit an original essay and/or personal statement as part of your application. The essay is an important opportunity to distinguish yourself from other applicants and to show the admissions board something special and unique about you! This workshop will be most beneficial to current high school students going into 12th grade. 

SPECIAL 1-DAY SESSION:

Tuesday, July 23
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

ONE DAY ONLY. So you’ve decided to go to college…what next? College applications can be confusing and overwhelming. This 3 -hour seminar is designed for rising 11th (and maybe 12th) graders. We will cover the practical parts of college applications. We’ll talk about: Your academic profile, Resumes, Standardized tests and Letters of Recommendations. We will explore websites and provide a hands on learning experience so you can take away practical tools to assist you as you continue your process. Come prepared to listen, work, take notes and DO! Taught by Shelley Randles of Randles Educational Consulting. Session Price: $30

A SLICE OF CGU 

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Give your student a jumpstart to the school year with SLICE of CGU preparatory classes in Language Arts, Math, Social Science, and Science for 2nd-6th grade and STEM for 7th and 8th grade. Through these courses, your student will be introduced to new skills to develop the confidence and tools needed to thrive in their new grade level. These courses are designed to help prepare your student for the new school year through content-rich, hands-on classes that integrate language arts, math, social science, science, movement, art, and STEM. Each session will be unique, and with a price reduction and maximum academic benefit, it is recommended that you register for all three sessions (6 weeks). Individual sessions are also available. Three Session Price: $550 (save $50), Single Session Price: $200

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class offers students a great opportunity for fun, hands-on science that promotes problem solving and critical thinking. Students will explore various scientific fields, such as biology, physics, chemistry, oceanography, and paleontology. This class emphasizes hand-on and experiential learning. Students will learn through experimenting, problem solving, creating, and building. 

American Sign Language (ASL). This class introduces American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn History of ASL, basic vocabulary, social phrases, and beginning conversational skills based on ASL vocabulary and grammatical rules. Lessons will be presented by demonstration, games and music. No previous knowledge of ASL needed. Come learn and have fun!

An opportunity for your child to express their creative side. Students will design their own story characters out of perler beads. They will then create a story about their character and make a movie using iPads. 

You’ll be able to sing around the campfire this summer after your child learns to play the Ukulele! Students will also be introduced to wind instruments by learning to play a Recorder. We will round out our time together playing rhythms from across the world using small hand drums. At the end of our session, you’ll be invited to join us for a sing-along. (If you don’t own any of these instruments, they will be provided for you.)

In this hands-on cooking class, we’ll give kids a tour of global cuisines, including Italian, French, Mexican, and Japanese. They’ll work alongside other young chefs and learn how to prepare easy and delicious recipes that represent each country, as well as kitchen fundamentals, knife skills, proper sanitation and much more. 

Come learn the rules, strategies and skills of the game in an enjoyable and exciting way. Kids will see their basketball skills improve over this 2 week class. Small teams of two and three will be organized to ensure everyone has a chance to make that 3 pointer.

Learn how to write, direct, shoot, edit and star in your very own green screen film project! This course covers all the introductory level skills it takes to light and shoot a green screen as well as basic special effects editing skills. No previous experience required. Ideal to be taken after the Beginning Video Production Class. 

Students will examine the works of popular illustrators and explore their techniques, materials, and style. Using what they have learned they will create their very own children’s book. 

Incoming seventh graders get prepared for your math class this summer! This class will expose you to the important Math 7 concepts such as integer rules, equations/inequalities, surface area, volume, and real world problems. It will also reinforce previous math skills such as adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing fractions, multiplying/dividing decimals, integers, one step equations, perimeter, and area. Take the Math 7 Booster class and be ready to succeed in math at El Roble!

Math 8 Boot Camp is designed for students going into Math 8 or the accelerated Math 7/8 combination class. The topics that will be covered are: integer operations, review of computing with fractions, multi-step equations, graphing, and slope & intercepts of linear equations.

Integrated Math 2 Boot Camp is designed for students preparing to enter Integrated Math II at Claremont High School. This project based class will provide students with a foundation in algebraic and geometric concepts covered in the second year of the high school integrated math sequence. The learning environment is tailored to individual student needs. *This preparatory class does not guarantee placement in Integrated 2. Get your kids prepared for the next year of math!

Only 10 Spots Available. This two-week workshop will address essential skills and creative approaches to improving your college application essay. Whether you apply to the University of California system or to private universities, via the Common Application, you will be required to submit an original essay and/or personal statement as part of your application. The essay is an important opportunity to distinguish yourself from other applicants and to show the admissions board something special and unique about you! This workshop will be most beneficial to current high school students going into 12th grade. 

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Investigate the different mediums of sculpture varying from clay to the use of wire, Paper Mache, and recycled objects. Students will bring home a variety of projects they will create in this course. At the end of the class family members and friends are invited to an art show that displays the kids creations. 

In this class, students will power their engineering skills with thousands of legos. Students will design and create their own mazes, buildings, structures and more. The only limit to this class is their imagination. 

If your child loves to sing and dance and leans toward the dramatic way of life, sign them up to learn to perform. We will work together on a short musical presentation that will include beginning choreography, singing and a bit of acting. During Session Two, we will learn some favorite Broadway tunes. Session Three will explore the wonderful world of Disney musicals. On the last day of each session, we will put on a show in the music room.

This course will help students gain proficiency in typing. Finger placement, position of keys, lowercase and uppercase letters, symbols, punctuation, function keys, typing without looking, and typing speed will all be covered. The skills covered will depend on each individuals’ progress so that they can advance at their own pace.

Art Around the World will take rising 4th – 6th grade students on an adventure to explore and recreate art from Africa, China, Australia, Mexico, India, and Canada. We will learn about the native art that is famous for each of those countries and complete a new project for students to take home each day. Using a variety of art mediums, some of the topics we will cover include African beads, koi watercolors, Aboriginal dot painting, sun/moon art, Henna designing, and the Northern Lights. 

Come and take a tour through Italian cuisine! This class introduces kids to the joy of cooking. Students will learn to prepare easy and delicious recipes that represent Italy. In this fun, hands on environment, students will also learn about kitchen fundamentals and proper sanitation. 

SPECIAL 1-WEEK SESSION:

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

ONE WEEK ONLY. For all wizards and witches, enjoy a Harry Potter themed activity class. We will make character pillows, crafts, butter beer and other fun activities that will allow students to enjoy a bit of the wizarding world for a whole week. Session Price: $80 

1:00 – 4:00 pm

This Boot Camp course is designed to give speech and debate competitors a head-start on the 2018-2019 competitive season. Participants will research the necessary speech topics, current events issues and debate topics to successfully complete speech manuscripts and debate cases for the coming competitive season. Session Price: $200 

SPECIAL 1-WEEK SESSION:

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

ONE WEEK ONLY. Most young adults struggle with the responsibilities of managing their finances. With Middle Tree’s financial literacy course, we’ll teach students what money management really entails and how they can successfully finance different aspects of their lives. The topics covered will include monthly budgeting, how to maintain and build credit, how to save money, etc. Session Price: $80

SPECIAL 1-WEEK SESSION:

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

ONE WEEK ONLY. Life outside of school can be pretty intimidating. With Middle Tree’s Life Skills course, we’ll provide students with fundamental skills that will hone their abilities to take on the real world and its many chanllenges. Topics covered will include communications skills, coping stategies, and present students with many other real-life challenges they may encounter when living on their own. Session Price: $80

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