Enrichment Activities

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

How to register

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Registration goes live September 24 at 6:00am and now ends October 8 at 6:00am.

PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Questions?

Please e-mail Patrice_Mason-Dawan@dpsk12.org (McKinley-Thatcher Discovery Link Program Specialist), Monique_Gallegos@dpsk12.org (Enrichment Coordinator), or call our main office at (720) 424-5600.

Fall 2018 Course Catalog

PLEASE NOTE that students will not have enrichment classes on the following days: October 22 and 23; November 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23.

Before-School Enrichments

Intermediate Band with Ms. Valerie

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: 10/08, 10/15, 10/29, 11/05, 11/12, 11/26, 12/3, & 12/10
  • Where: Library
  • Who: 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade
  • How: see registration instructions above
  • Price: $100 for full 8-week course

Beginning Band with Ms. Valerie

Join the McKinley-Thatcher band class with Ms. Valerie Erickson. Our beginner’s class focuses on learning flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, or baritone. Learn how to play an instrument and about music through the process!

  • When: Tuesdays, 7:00am-7:50am
  • Dates of classes: 10/09, 10/16, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, 11/27, 12/04, & 12/11
  • Where: Library
  • Who: 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade
  • How: see registration instructions above
  • Price: $100 for full 8-week course

After-School Enrichments

Hip-Hop — Creative Kids Dance

A high-energy dance form that uses the latest age-appropriate hip-hop and pop music coupled with dance steps influenced by some of today’s finest dance choreographers. A style that is incessantly changing, hip-hop incorporates poppin’, lockin’, and body isolations. Students will learn the trendy hip-hop style of today as well as old school, and find their own individual swagger and style. Hip-hop is a fun, high-energy way to express oneself in a big way!

  • When: Tuesdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Dates of classes: 10/09, 10/16, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, 11/27, 12/04, & 12/11
  • Where: Gym
  • Who: kindergarten – 5th grade
  • How: see registration instructions above
  • Price: $80 for full 8-week course

Chess Wizards

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: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/28, & 12/05
  • Where: Art room
  • Who: kindergarten – 5th grade
  • How: see registration instructions above
  • Price: $80 for full 8-week course

Spanish Club

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