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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

To register for University of La Verne, presented in cooperation with Claremont Educational Foundation’s SLICE of Summer, SLICE of Credit physical education and technology education classes for teens, click here.

Tickets for SLICE of Theatre’s Performance of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids are now on sale!

Tickets are $8 each* presale, $9 at the door. This year, we are offering three convenient ways to purchase your tickets:

  1. Cash – Visit the SLICE office at El Roble during SLICE hours or at the theatre door prior to the show
  2. Venmo @CEFCEF – Please note ‘SLICE Theatre’ with show date, time, number of tickets, and your email address. Tickets will be emailed to you – email address is required.
  3. Credit Card – use the button below or pay with a credit card at the event. *A convenience will be be charged for all credit card transactions
Purchase Tickets for SLICE of Theatre’s 101 Dalmatians Kids

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
Register for SLICE of Credit Classes for Teens
Click Here to Register for SLICE of Summer Enrichment Classes!

Summer 2019 Schedule

For the latest Summer 2019 updates and important program information, “like” CEF SLICE and Claremont Educational Foundation on Facebook! Also, follow CEF on Instagram.

Guide to Classes:

 Class requires an additional materials fee

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. 

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

Click Here to Register for SLICE of Summer Enrichment Classes!

For the latest Summer 2019 updates and important program information, “like” CEF SLICE and Claremont Educational Foundation on Facebook! Also, follow CEF on Instagram.