Enrichment Activities

Scholarships are available to those in need – please contact the main office at (720) 424-5600 for more information.

How to register

REGISTRATION WINDOW EXTENDED — deadline is January 14!

Registration goes live Friday, December 14 at 6:00am and ends Monday, January 14 at 6:00am.

PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Questions?

Please e-mail Monique_Gallegos@dpsk12.org (Enrichment Coordinator) or call our main office at (720) 424-5600.

Winter 2019 Course Catalog

PLEASE NOTE that students will not have enrichment classes on the following days: January 21 or 22; February 1 or 18; March 4.

Before-School Enrichments

Intermediate Band with Ms. Valerie: 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade

Join the McKinley-Thatcher band class with Ms. Valerie Erickson. This class is for intermediate students who will learn more about their instruments and play new music using flute, clarinet, trumpet, sax, trombone, or baritone.

  • When: Mondays, 7:00am-7:50am
  • Dates of classes: 1/14, 1/28, 2/04, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11
  • Where: Library
  • Who: 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade
  • How: see registration instructions above
  • Price: $100 for full 6-week course

After-School Enrichments

Art Fun with Ms. Laz: Kindergarten – 5th grade

We’ll paint, draw and sculpt all while exploring our creativity and having fun! Please have your child bring a small, nut-free snack.

  • When: Tuesdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Dates of classes: 1/15, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26
  • Where: Art room
  • Who: kindergarten – 5th grade
  • How: see registration instructions above
  • Price: $90 for full 6-week course

Chess Wizards: Kindergarten – 5th grade

Chess Wizards is one of the nation’s premier chess education companies. Our interactive, discovery-based curriculum inspires students to think ahead, visualize their goals, treat others with respect and to learn from mistakes. First, we let kids get the wiggles and giggles out with 10 minutes of free play and review of past taught topics. We then go right into the week’s lessons. We separate students based on skill levels and teach different lessons best suited to their individual needs. All lessons have an activity and homework to accompany them and we have well over 80 different lessons to keep challenging our little wizards!

  • When: Wednesdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Dates of classes: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6
  • Where: Art room
  • Who: kindergarten – 5th grade
  • How: see registration instructions above
  • Price: $120 for full 8-week course

Little Belly Breaths: ECE-4 & Kindergarten

Through playful, developmentally appropriate breathing, movement, and mindfulness practices, students are taught tools and techniques to calm their minds and bodies, resulting in lasting, positive impact on emotional well-being, social skills and physical heath. We combine traditional yoga poses (modified to be age-appropriate and with easy-to-remember names) with creative expressions, storytelling, breathing and mindfulness games, and quite a bit of silliness.

  • When: Wednesdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Dates of classes: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6
  • Where: Library
  • Who: ECE-4 & kindergarten
  • How: see registration instructions above
  • Price: $120 for full 8-week course

Woodshop Wizards: 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade

Woodshop Wizards is a youth-level woodworking enrichment program. Students will learn to use essential hand tools as well as safety of each tool. Students will build multiple projects and take all their work home with them. Our mission is to teach hands-on learning while students work in groups to learn skills they never knew they had!

  • When: Fridays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Dates of classes: 1/18, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
  • Where: Art room
  • Who: 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade
  • How: see registration instructions above
  • Price: $130 for full 8-week course

Spanish Club — REGISTRATION CLOSED

Join our Spanish Club to learn a new language through singing songs, playing games, and doing cultural art & craft activities. Expect students to get an intro into the Spanish language and learn pieces of Spanish and Latin American culture. This is a PTA-sponsored club.

  • When: Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm, October 11 to May 23
  • Where: Art room
  • Who: kindergarten – 5th grade
  • How: send full payment of $450 to http://www.venmo.com and find MicheleBrown-LaManoArt. You will receive an e-mail confirmation.
  • Price: $450 for full year

Girls on the Run — REGISTRATION CLOSED

Girls on the Run (GotR) inspires girls to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk with fun, health education lessons.

  • When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm, September 11 to November 15
  • Where: Library & track
  • Who: 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade girls
  • How: www.girlsontherunrockies.org
  • Price: $95