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SLICE 2018 2018-04-12T09:49:00+00:00

2018 SLICE of Summer Class Information

Summer Enrichment with a SLICE of FUN! K – 12!

CEF’s SLICE of Summer program offers a diverse selection of enrichment classes for students in K – 12th grades. Returning by popular demand, Ultimate Fort Building, Harry Potter Themed Sewing Class, Coding With Sphero Robots, and this year’s theater program…Aladdin! Many more enrichment classes also available to check out! Save your spot, classes fill quickly!  Please Note: Galileo full and half-day programs are for T-K through 5th grade at Condit Elementary.

PROGRAM DATES
June 25 – July 6
July 9 – July 20
July 23 – August 3

REGISTRATION OPENS ON APRIL 1- EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT
Register between April 1 and 10 to receive a 10% early bird discount. Use the code: EARLY10

ALL CLASSES (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED) WILL BE HELD AT EL ROBLE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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Class Listings Below

Session class listings and times are below. Click on any class name for a full description and the name of the instructor. For questions email us at info@supportcef.com or call us at (909) 399-1709.

Thank you, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and  WLC Architects for sponsoring our SLICE program! Your support helps CEF provide a variety of fun, educational opportunities to our CUSD students.

Session One – June 25 – July 6

8:00 AM

Beginning Reading with Phonics and Decoding  with Julie Riley
This class will focus primarily on the basic reading skills of phonetic awareness (letter sounds), letter recognition, and decoding. Class goals are aligned with Common Core State Standards of fostering students’ understanding and working knowledge of concepts of print, the alphabetic principle, and other basic conventions of the English writing system.

Sculpture with Kathy Pate
Discover the different mediums of sculpture varying from clay to the use of wire, Paper Mache, and recycled objects. $

Coding and Beyond! with Lenora & Quinn Hester
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!

Perler Beads/Pixel Art Characters with Nicole Gaxiola
An opportunity for your child to express their creative side. Students will make their own story characters out of perler beads. They will then write a story about their character and be encouraged to make a movie using iPads. $

Physical Fitness/Dance and Movement with Alyssa Flemington
A high energy class creating a great cardio workout. This class includes many group games such as freeze tag, obstacle courses, Zumba, unisex-dance choreography and group exercise. Kids will burn off a lot of energy without realizing it because they will be having so much fun.

Common Core Writing with a SLICE of Creativity with Shanna Singleton, Danita Slaughter, Erin Dotson-Kelley
In this class, students will develop their writing skills in relation to the Common Core State Standards. They will explore text types and their purposes: opinion pieces, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives. Students will also strengthen their writing by planning, revising, and editing their work for publication.

Junior Speech and Debate Institute with David Chamberlain
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.

Volleyball Skills with Snoopy (Michael Fletcher)
Rules, strategies, and skills of the game will be taught in an enjoyable and exciting way. Small teams of two and three will be organized to ensure maximum participation. Participants are advised to wear kneepads.

Toothpick Bridge STEM Challenge with Danita Molloy
Students will work in groups, create designs, create a budget, buy supplies and build scale model bridges out of toothpicks. Each bridge will be evaluated in a number of categories and judged according to the criteria. On the last day, the bridges are tested for strength. We will end with awards and a class party to celebrate the cooperation of all the participants.

Fitness Fun with Chris Molloy
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 NoodleMania). 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.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ACT Mock Exam with Test Prep Gurus
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

10:00 AM

Beyond Basic Bricks/Legos with Kelly Quesada-Diaz
Taking the best of “Legos Across the Curriculum” and “Master Builders” to create even new challenges with new opportunities for fun! More STEM opportunities included this year! Let’s get building! $

PE Skills and Games with Snoopy (Michael Fletcher)
All students will learn skills and gameplay in the following areas: basketball, volleyball, dancing, handball and running.

Creatures of the Deep Blue Sea  with Alyssa Flemington
Learn about some of the fascinating life forms living in our Earth’s oceans! Students will read, write, and create their own art project to share their new knowledge with others. $

Cooking with the Colors of Italy with Julie Riley
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.

Painting w/ Impressionists with Kathy Pate
Students will learn to paint using various color harmonies with the inspiration from Impressionists Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, and Claude Monet. $

Beginning Sewing with Stephanie Stanger
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.

Coding and Beyond! with Lenora & Quinn Hester
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!

Marimba Camp with Lucas Critchfrield
Find your beat on the wood that sings! Xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, bells, and chimes! Play music from distant lands and ancient times. One pair of marimba mallets recommended. (General purpose—medium hardness). We will learn scales, arpeggios, chords, rolls, and rhythms, building up to a bouncy song arrangement! Orchestral percussion included: snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, triangle, cymbals, timpani (kettledrums). Taught by Lucas Critchfield, a CUSD music teacher and founder of Marimba Tropical marimba band.

Hands-On Equations –AlgebraLearning System with Danita Molloy
Hands-On Equations consists of three levels. At each level, students use the game pieces to physically “set up” the given equation on a balance scale. They then use “legal moves” to physically solve the equation. Students also learn to solve algebraic linear equations using a pictorial solution.

Perler Beads/Pixel Art Characters with Nicole Gaxiola
An opportunity for your child to express their creative side. Students will make their own story characters out of perler beads. They will then write a story about their character and be encouraged to make a movie using iPads. $

Fitness Fun with Chris Molloy
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 NoodleMania). 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.

American Folk Tales with Rachel Wear
A study of tall tales that grew bigger than America. The focus is on improving reading, historical context, and creative expression in our own storytelling. $

Typing Fundamentals with Shanna Singleton
This course will help students gain proficiency in typing. Finger placement, the 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.

Math 7 Booster Class with Vanessa Mejia-Rapp
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!

Middle Speech and Debate Institute with David Chamberlain
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.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Driver’s Education with Lawrence Woodruff
Completion of a California Drivers Education course is required prior to obtaining your learner’s permit, and ultimately receiving your Driver’s License. Students will complete 38 hours of classroom instruction and receive a passing grade in order to complete the Driver’s Education course. This is a non-credit bearing class. There is NO driver training offered (behind-the-wheel.)

12:30 PM

Common Core Writing with a SLICE of Creativity with Shanna Singleton, Danita Slaughter, Erin Dotson-Kelley
In this class, students will develop their writing skills in relation to the Common Core State Standards. They will explore text types and their purposes: opinion pieces, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives. Students will also strengthen their writing by planning, revising, and editing their work for publication.

Science in a Bag with Julie Riley
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, emphasizing hands-on and experiential learning. Students will learn through experimenting, problem-solving, creating, and building. $

Drumline Camp with Lucas Critchfield
Get your groove on by learning fundamental marching drum techniques and exercises: the building blocks to cadences, street beats, and funky rhythms! You will need a pair of drumsticks and a practice pad. We will explore snare drum, tenors (quads), bass drum, and cymbals, with an introduction to concert percussion: tambourine, triangle, timpani (kettledrums), maracas, guiros, flexatone, and vibraslap! Taught by Lucas Critchfield, a CUSD music teacher and Santa Clara Vanguard drumline alum.

Basketball Skills with Michael “Snoopy” Fletcher
Rules, strategies, and skills of the game will be taught in an enjoyable and exciting way. Small teams of two and three will be organized to ensure maximum participation.

Modern Art and Mixed Media with Kathy Pate
Students will explore various techniques to create textures for abstract landscapes and mixed media montages through modern artists from history and today. $

Explorers: Americana with Rachel Wear
A geographic and historic look at the weird and wild sights that can be seen on a virtual great American road trip. $

Intermediate Sewing with Stephanie Stanger
This course is for students who have previously taken sewing courses and know the basics of sewing with a machine and able to troubleshoot. 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.

Strategic Board Games with Vincent Rouzan
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.

When Poetry and Comics Collide with Alyssa Flemington
Decades of poetry have enticed our kids for ages. Through visual and written expression, comics have created a following of our most prized Marvel characters- Black Panther, Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, Wonder Woman and many more. Merging the art of Poetry and Comic development by discovering your inner hero and hidden potential. You will be exposed to several styles of poems, such as haiku, sonnet, ballad, diamante, “color,” “I wish,” “lies, ” etc. and merge them with the wonders of Marvel Legends.

Math 8 Bootcamp with Blanca Garcia
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.

1:00 – 4:00 PM

High School Summer Forensics Institute with David Chamberlain (CHS)
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.

June 28, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM

College Athletics Recruiting Process with Dianna Graves,  – June 28, 6:00-8:00 PM at CHS
The college search process is a big deal for any high schooler, but for aspiring collegiate athletes, there are all kinds of additional factors to consider. Dianna Graves, Ph.D., former NCAA Coach and current Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College, will introduce high school athletes (from all sports) and their families to the college athletics recruiting process and eligibility requirements. Ideal for rising 8th-12th-grade athletes who dream of playing college sports—and their parents who want to know the ins and outs of the process!

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Session Two – July 9 – July 20

8:00 AM

7 Elements of Art with Ann O’Connor
Join in experiencing the 7 elements of art design. We will explore line, color, value, space, texture, shape and form through project-based learning. $

Beginning Reading with Phonics and Decoding  with Julie Riley
This class will focus primarily on the basic reading skills of phonetic awareness (letter sounds), letter recognition, and decoding. Class goals are aligned with Common Core State Standards of fostering students’ understanding and working knowledge of concepts of print, the alphabetic principle, and other basic conventions of the English writing system.

Painting w/ Impressionists with Kathy Pate
Students will learn to paint using various color harmonies with the inspiration from Impressionists Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, and Claude Monet. $

Coding and Beyond! with Lenora & Quinn Hester
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!

Strum, Beat, Blow with Lisa Pettygrove
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.)

Mexican Folk Art with Alyssa Flemington
In this hands-on class, students will learn about some of southern Mexico’s most well-known forms of folk art. They will also be able to practice some these techniques and will create their own iMovie to share their new knowledge with others. $

Hair Do Crew with Shanna Singleton
Students will have fun learning how to do a variety of hairstyles. These include French braids, Dutch braids, milkmaid, fishtail, and more!

Fitness Fun with Chris Molloy
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 NoodleMania). 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.

Hands-On Equations –AlgebraLearning System with Danita Molloy
Hands-On Equations consists of three levels. At each level, students use the game pieces to physically “set up” the given equation on a balance scale. They then use “legal moves” to physically solve the equation. Students also learn to solve algebraic linear equations using a pictorial solution.

Comic Book Collection/Anime Snoopy with  (Michael Fletcher)
We will be learning ways to start or enhance your comic book collection.  We will discuss and demonstrate the fine art of collecting, cataloging and analyzing your personal comic stash.  Plus, we will take a walking field trip to a shop called Quest!

Perler Beads/Pixel Art Characters with Nicole Gaxiola
An opportunity for your child to express their creative side. Students will make their own story characters out of perler beads. They will then write a story about their character and be encouraged to make a movie using iPads. $

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Aladdin Experience with Dylan Corliss and Carly Sanden at CHS
This 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. Through the kid’s version of the well-known Disney musical, Aladdin, you will discover and experience the magic of musical theatre in a safe and supportive environment. No prior experience necessary!

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ACT Mock Exam with Test Prep Gurus
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.

10:00 AM

Born to Perform with Lisa Pettygrove
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.

Common Core Writing with a SLICE of Creativity with Shanna Singleton, Danita Slaughter, Erin Dotson-Kelley
In this class, students will develop their writing skills in relation to the Common Core State Standards. They will explore text types and their purposes: opinion pieces, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives. Students will also strengthen their writing by planning, revising, and editing their work for publication.

Perler Beads/Pixel Art Characters with Nicole Gaxiola
An opportunity for your child to express their creative side. Students will make their own story characters out of perler beads. They will then write a story about their character and be encouraged to make a movie using iPads. $

Viva Mexico! Cooking Class with Julie Riley
Come and take a tour through Mexican cuisine! This class introduces kids to the joy of cooking.  Students will learn to prepare easy and delicious recipes that represent Mexico.  In this fun, hands-on environment, students will also learn about kitchen fundamentals and proper sanitation.

Sculpture with Kathy Pate
Discover the different mediums of sculpture varying from clay to the use of wire, Paper Mache, and recycled objects. $

7 Elements of Art with Ann O’Connor
Join in experiencing the 7 elements of art design. We will explore line, color, value, space, texture, shape and form through project-based learning. $

Coding and Beyond! with Lenora & Quinn Hester
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!

Marimba Camp with Lucas Critchfrield
Find your beat on the wood that sings! Xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, bells, and chimes! Play music from distant lands and ancient times. One pair of marimba mallets recommended. (General purpose—medium hardness). We will learn scales, arpeggios, chords, rolls, and rhythms, building up to a bouncy song arrangement! Orchestral percussion included: snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, triangle, cymbals, timpani (kettledrums). Taught by Lucas Critchfield, a CUSD music teacher and founder of Marimba Tropical marimba band.

Basketball Skills with Michael “Snoopy” Fletcher
Rules, strategies, and skills of the game will be taught in an enjoyable and exciting way. Small teams of two and three will be organized to ensure maximum participation.

Harry Potter Sewing with Stephanie Stanger
The newest addition to sewing! Aspiring wizards and witches will create their very own school pendant and house flag. Tote bags, pillows, wand holsters and so much more are all HP themed and made by hand sewing and machine sewing! The materials fee covers an official HP embroidery patch and a wand from “Ezra’s Wands” a local Claremont student who makes original wands. $

Fitness Fun with Chris Molloy
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 NoodleMania). 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.

Toothpick Bridge STEM Challenge with Danita Molloy
Students will work in groups, create designs, create a budget, buy supplies and build scale model bridges out of toothpicks. Each bridge will be evaluated in a number of categories and judged according to the criteria. On the last day, the bridges are tested for strength. We will end with awards and a class party to celebrate the cooperation of all the participants.

Classic Card Games with Mark Hertenstein
Learn to play card games like CRIBBAGE, HEARTS, SPADES, and RUMMY while sharpening critical thinking skills. Math skills, probability, reasoning, and predicting skills will be part of this super fun way to learn while playing games. $

American Folk Tales: Monsters & Mysteries with Rachel Wear
Continuing our journey through American literature, but with a scary twist. The focus is on reading, historical context, and how to send shivers up the spine of your listener. $

Physical Fitness/Dance and Movement with Alyssa Flemington
A high energy class creating a great cardio workout. This class includes many group games such as freeze tag, obstacle courses, Zumba, unisex-dance choreography and group exercise. Kids will burn off a lot of energy without realizing it because they will be having so much fun.

Transitioning to El Roble for incoming 7th and 8th graders with Harmonie Redding
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.

12:30 PM

Math Meets Music with Lisa Pettygrove
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.

Develop your construction 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! Building materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to add to the materials pile by bringing teacher approved materials to class. Games and activities will be included. $

Sew Fun • Learn Hand Embroidery with Melissa Morgan
Embroidery is something that anyone can learn to do, and it is a skill that will benefit children throughout their lifetime. Kids will start with burlap and yarn and graduate to fabric and embroidery thread. We’ll work on small projects and enjoy our time together. It will be “sew fun”. $

When Poetry and Comics Collide with Alyssa Flemington
Decades of poetry have enticed our kids for ages. Through visual and written expression, comics have created a following of our most prized Marvel characters- Black Panther, Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, Wonder Woman and many more. Merging the art of Poetry and Comic development by discovering your inner hero and hidden potential. You will be exposed to several styles of poems, such as haiku, sonnet, ballad, diamante, “color,” “I wish,” “lies, ” etc. and merge them with the wonders of Marvel Legends.

Reading Comprehension Boosters with Julie Riley
In the upper grades, students have moved from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” The reading comprehension skills emphasized in this class align with the Common Core State Standards of making inferences, citing textual evidence to support conclusions, determining central ideas and themes, summarizing key supporting details and ideas, and analyzing how individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

Drumline Camp with Lucas Critchfield
Get your groove on by learning fundamental marching drum techniques and exercises: the building blocks to cadences, street beats, and funky rhythms! You will need a pair of drumsticks and a practice pad. We will explore snare drum, tenors (quads), bass drum, and cymbals, with an introduction to concert percussion: tambourine, triangle, timpani (kettledrums), maracas, guiros, flexatone, and vibraslap! Taught by Lucas Critchfield, a CUSD music teacher, and Santa Clara Vanguard drumline alum.

Volleyball Skills with Snoopy (Michael Fletcher)
Rules, strategies, and skills of the game will be taught in an enjoyable and exciting way. Small teams of two and three will be organized to ensure maximum participation. Participants are advised to wear kneepads.

Children’s Book Illustration with Kathy Pate
Students will examine the works of contemporary illustrators and explore techniques, materials, and style as well as focus on narrative and create their very own children’s book. $

Explorers: Americana with Rachel Wear
A geographic and historic look at the weird and wild sights that can be seen on a virtual great American road trip. $

Integrated Math 1 Bootcamp with Blanca Garcia
The Integrated Math 1 Boot Camp is designed for: 1. Incoming 9th graders going into Integrated Math 1, accelerated Integrated Math I/II combo, or Integrated Math I Readiness 2. 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.

July 10, 11, 12

Find the Right Fit College for You! (July 10, 11, 12)
So you want to go to college…How do you know which one? There are many tasks and pressures that surround the decision to go to college.  This 6-hour seminar is designed for rising 11th (and maybe 12th) graders.  We will explore who you are, and what to prioritize in your college search. Our topics will include self-reflection, where to begin your college search and focus on how to find the right fit college for you.  The class will be taught seminar style with an expectation that each student will take away practical tools to help in your college search. Classes taught by Shelley Randles of Randles Educational Consulting.

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Session Three – July 23 – August 3

8:00 AM

Common Core Writing with a SLICE of Creativity with Shanna Singleton, Danita Slaughter, Erin Dotson-Kelley
In this class, students will develop their writing skills in relation to the Common Core State Standards. They will explore text types and their purposes: opinion pieces, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives. Students will also strengthen their writing by planning, revising, and editing their work for publication.

Sculpture with Kathy Pate
Discover the different mediums of sculpture varying from clay to the use of wire, Paper Mache, and recycled objects. $

Game Time Math with Kelly Quesada-Diaz
Build number sense, fluency, & algebraic thinking all while playing and simple math games you can play at home. Using dice, dominoes, cards, and even your old Candyland board, so much fun you will forget you’re actually learning! Includes a play kit and directions to take home at the conclusion of the session.

Born to Perform with Lisa Pettygrove
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.

Critical Thinking and Speaking with Beth Bodnar and Jonathan Jacob
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 feel confident in presenting to their peers.

Math 4-6 Booster Class with Julie Riley
Understanding the concepts of and relationships among fractions, decimals, and percents can frustrate students and parents alike. In this class, students will develop a deeper understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering, decimal notation for fractions, and comparing decimals and fractions – all in a fun and supportive environment!

Volleyball Skills with Snoopy (Michael Fletcher)
Rules, strategies, and skills of the game will be taught in an enjoyable and exciting way. Small teams of two and three will be organized to ensure maximum participation. Participants are advised to wear kneepads.

Common Core Writing with a SLICE of Creativity with Shanna Singleton, Danita Slaughter, Erin Dotson-Kelley
In this class, students will develop their writing skills in relation to the Common Core State Standards. They will explore text types and their purposes: opinion pieces, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives. Students will also strengthen their writing by planning, revising, and editing their work for publication.

Photoshop Funfolio with Melissa Wonacott
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.

Explorers: Lewis & Clark with Rachel Wear
A cross-curriculum study of one of the most influential journeys ever taken in North America. By looking at the Renaissance men and women of the exploration party, we will create our own study of history, geography, the scientific method, creative writing, and art. $

Funky Fundamentals of Art with Alyssa Flemington
Get funky and bring your crayon, paint brush, pastels or fingers as we explore and experience the wonders of expression through ART. We will dabble into self-portraits, still life, cartooning, sketching, and other funky stylish art-flairs. Let your creative juices flow and unwrap a plethora of art mediums to build your personal and professional portfolio that will last a lifetime. $

College Application Essay Workshop with  David Chamberlain
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 looking to apply to college in the Fall.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ACT Mock Exam with Test Prep Gurus
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.

10:00 AM

Strum, Beat, Blow with Lisa Pettygrove
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.)

PE Skills and Games with Snoopy (Michael Fletcher)
All students will learn skills and gameplay in the following areas: basketball, volleyball, dancing, handball and running.

Yoga and Mindfulness with Alyssa Flemington
Improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Children will learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and visualization techniques. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, lots of yoga games, breathing and basic
anatomy.

Reader’s Theatre with Kelly Quesada-Diaz
Always a good time! Practice your fluency and build confidence in a small setting with reader’s theater. Paint props and make masks for an end of the session performance. $

Sew Fun • Learn Hand Embroidery with Melissa Morgan
Embroidery is something that anyone can learn to do, and it is a skill that will benefit children throughout their lifetime. Kids will start with burlap and yarn and graduate to fabric and embroidery thread. We’ll work on small projects and enjoy our time together. It will be “sew fun”. $

Mom’s Night Off! Cooking Class with Julie Riley
This class introduces kids to the joy of cooking.  Students will learn to prepare easy and delicious weeknight meals.  In this fun, hands-on environment, students will also learn about kitchen fundamentals and proper sanitation.

Modern Art and Mixed Media with Kathy Pate
Students will explore various techniques to create textures for abstract landscapes and mixed media montages through modern artists from history and today. $

Green Screen Studio with Danita Slaughter
Students will be able to tell a story, explain an idea, and express themselves in truly creative and unique ways. They will create amazing student-driven, directed and edited videos placing them anywhere in the world using a super-simple green screen app. Students will be encouraged to take the leap and try integrating student-directed video recordings into their project-based learning. Every student will act, and create several scripts with their peers. Students will be in the director’s chair facilitates authentic learning and assessment opportunities.

Marimba Camp with Lucas Critchfrield
Find your beat on the wood that sings! Xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, bells, and chimes! Play music from distant lands and ancient times. One pair of marimba mallets recommended. (General purpose—medium hardness). We will learn scales, arpeggios, chords, rolls, and rhythms, building up to a bouncy song arrangement! Orchestral percussion included: snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, triangle, cymbals, timpani (kettledrums). Taught by Lucas Critchfield, a CUSD music teacher and founder of Marimba Tropical marimba band.

Art Activated with Melissa Wonacott
Come join our class and learn about amazing artists and their work, along with creating art projects with a variety of media. This class is designed as a crash course in photography, drawing, painting, performance art, and so much more. Art is all about exploration, and this class allows for students to commune with their inner artistic self. $

American Heroes: True Stories that Inspire Greatness with Rachel Wear
A literary and historical study of Americans that inspire us to strive for more. $

Critical Thinking and Speaking with Beth Bodnar and Jonathan Jacob
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 feel confident in presenting to their peers.

Math 7 Booster Class with Vanessa Mejia-Rapp
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!

Financial Literacy with Erin Dotson-Kelley
Through real-life scenarios, students will learn how to effectively manage their personal finances. Students will understand the importance of positive cash flow, how compound interest works in their benefit, how debt can affect their financial health, and more. They will develop a financial plan for themselves with goals for savings and spending.

College Application Essay Workshop with  David Chamberlain
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 looking to apply to college in the Fall.

12:30 PM

Science in a Bag with Julie Riley
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, emphasizing hands-on and experiential learning. Students will learn through experimenting, problem-solving, creating, and building. $

Beyond Basic Bricks/Legos with Kelly Quesada-Diaz
Taking the best of “Legos Across the Curriculum” and “Master Builders” to create even new challenges with new opportunities for fun! More STEM opportunities included this year! Let’s get building! $

Poetry, Songwriting, and Garageband with Lisa Pettygrove
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 poetry and 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!

When Poetry and Comics Collide with Alyssa Flemington
Decades of poetry have enticed our kids for ages. Through visual and written expression, comics have created a following of our most prized Marvel characters- Black Panther, Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, Wonder Woman and many more. Merging the art of Poetry and Comic development by discovering your inner hero and hidden potential. You will be exposed to several styles of poems, such as haiku, sonnet, ballad, diamante, “color,” “I wish,” “lies, ” etc. and merge them with the wonders of Marvel Legends.

Drumline Camp with Lucas Critchfield
Get your groove on by learning fundamental marching drum techniques and exercises: the building blocks to cadences, street beats, and funky rhythms! You will need a pair of drumsticks and a practice pad. We will explore snare drum, tenors (quads), bass drum, and cymbals, with an introduction to concert percussion: tambourine, triangle, timpani (kettledrums), maracas, guiros, flexatone, and vibraslap! Taught by Lucas Critchfield, a CUSD music teacher, and Santa Clara Vanguard drumline alum.

Basketball Skills with Michael “Snoopy” Fletcher
Rules, strategies, and skills of the game will be taught in an enjoyable and exciting way. Small teams of two and three will be organized to ensure maximum participation.

Advanced Painting with Kathy Pate
Building on knowledge learned from previous painting classes, students will develop more advanced painting skills and techniques while learning what makes a successful composition. (Previous painting experience is required for this course). $

10 Photographers in 10 days with Melissa Wonacott
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.

Math 8 Bootcamp with Blanca Garcia
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 with Ethan Dotson-Kelley
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.

Politics 101 with Beth Bodnar and Jonathan Jacob
As a student, you need to be able to address the need to be involved in your civic responsibility. Learn how to have political discussions with someone who has a different point of view. We will also be looking at ways to find an ideology that fits you. Finally, how can you get your voice heard? One week session only

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Speech and Debate Bootcamp with David Chamberlain
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.

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