Alamo enrichment programs offer many choices for before and after school enrichment classes for your children.  The Friends of Alamo School Foundation supports the operation of most of our before/after school enrichment programming.  All net proceeds from these classes support in-school enrichment for all Alamo students.

Notification of registration dates will be made via the Gator Weekly, the Wednesday Envelope and the PTA google group.  Please be sure to subscribe to the electronic communications offered (see the button on your left) or check your Wednesday Envelope!

Please note that space is limited, the classes fill quickly, and classes do not meet during every week of the school year. Some offerings have gaps in between sessions, and some do not meet on early dismissal days.  So, please understand these are enrichment classes only, and do not make for consistent childcare.  Please mark your calendar accordingly.

Please read below for registration dates, class schedules, and pricing. Registrations must be submitted online. Follow any of the links below to the registration page. Questions or problems with online payments? Please email enrichment@friendsofalamo.org, or leave a note in the FASF Enrichment Classes mailbox in the Alamo office.

FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES, click here.

Ceramics with Deborah Hoch 

 Spring 2017 Session 3 Ceramics ends the week of  March 6, 2017.

Registration for Session 4 Chorus will open Saturday, March 4th, at 7am.  Sign up here, after registration opens.

8* weeks of creative exploration in clay for K – 5th graders       

  • Tuesdays 2:40 to 3:40pm – March 14 to May 9 – grades 2 & 3
  • Wednesdays 2:40 to 3:40pm – March 15 to May 10 – grades  4 & 5
  • Thursdays 2:40 to 3:40pm – March 16 to May 11 – grades K, 1 & 2
  • Fridays 2:40 to 3:40pm –March 24* to May 12 – grades K – 5
*Friday class runs for 7 weeks only, starting one week later than other classes.
Students are to meet instructor in room 116 on the mezzanine, immediately after dismissal.
8 Weekly 1-hour ceramics classes will expand on skills learned in K-5 classroom ceramics, and give students a chance to more fully develop their ideas and create more complex works of art. Projects for all grade levels will include slab work, hand built sculpture and pottery.   Each participant will bring home several fired and glazed artworks at the end of the  course.
As this class is very popular, a student may register for only one ceramics class per session.
Two unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the program in order to allow a child on the waiting list to enroll.
To enable our instructor to provide the best class experience for all students, please sign your child up only for his/her actual grade level. Prior approval for enrolling your child in a class not assigned to his/her grade level must be obtained from the instructor.
Room 116, mezzanine level. Class size is limited to 12.
Classes are taught by Alamo artist-in-residence, Deborah Hoch.

Fee:  8 weeks $110.     Includes materials.

Chorus with Kat Sena

Registration for Spring 2017 Chorus has closed.

The Alamo Friendship Chorus was founded in 1996 and is led by Kat Sena.  It is open to students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades with each member applying and auditioning to join. They perform for the Alamo community, as well as community centers to spread the spirit of music. Chorus meets at 8:00am M-W-F in the auditorium.

  • The last day of Fall 2016 Chorus is Monday, January 30th.
  • The Spring 2017 Alamo Friendship Chorus KICKOFF meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 8:00am in the auditorium. Applications & commitment renewal forms, information on the registration procedure, Chorus guidelines and expectations, and rehearsal policies will be presented.  Parents are welcome!
  • There is no rehearsal on Friday, February 3rd.
  • Registration for Spring 2017 Chorus will open Saturday, February 4th, at 9am.
  • Applications and commitment renewal forms are due at the first spring Chorus rehearsal on Monday, February 6th.

2016-17 Chorus Application, Guidelines and Expectations

ALL MEMBERS (returning and new) MUST REGISTER ONLINE (includes waivers), pay their dues, and turn in written applications/commitment renewals (completed by student) to Kat by February 6th.

Membership will be on a first come, first served basis. When maximum capacity is reached (70 students), a waiting list will be formed. To be placed on the waiting list, please email enrichment@friendsofalamo.org, or give Kat a written note. The waiting list order is determined by date/time the request was received.

FASF provides need based scholarships for chorus, please contact Kat Sena or Robin Thompson (enrichment@friendsofalamo.org).

Spring 2017 session:  February through May 2017

Fee: $125

Hip Hop Hooray with Nagata Dance

The online registration for Spring 2017 Hip Hop Hooray! will open Saturday, December 10! Sign up here.

Tuesdays / 2:45 to 3:40pm / room 104 / Kindergarten & 1st grade only / meet at flag pole/ pick up in room 104

January 24 to March 21, 2017

8 Classes

Performance for loved ones March 21, at 3:30pm in Room 104!

No class on February 28 due to parent teacher conferences.

Bounce to the beat and celebrate individual style in this fun and funky hip hop class. Be prepared to learn some cool new moves to show off in the park or even in the grocery store.  This is a high-energy class especially for those that like to MOVE IT!  Join Alamo’s favorite K-1 dance instructors for some after school fun!

Nagata Dance introduces the joy of music, rhythm, and movement to children through fun dance classes and award-winning choreography.  The highly praised and unique Nagata Dance teaching methods inspire excellence and build children’s confidence.

For more information about Nagata Dance, please visit: http://www.nagatadance.com/

FEE: $ 135.

 

Spanish 1

The online registration for Spring 2017  Spanish 1 will open December 10.  Sign up here, after registration opens.

TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS/ 2:40 to 3:40pm / Room 107 / K to 2nd grade

January 10 to May 19, 2017

32 Classes

No classes on 1/27, 2/24 & 28, 3/3, 28 & 31 (due to holidays, Talent Show & parent-teacher conferences).

Alamo’s after school K-2nd grade Spanish 1 class is designed for beginners and those with some Spanish exposure.  Our play-based classes teach elementary phrases and vocabulary through games, songs, storytelling and art. Students are introduced to Spanish culture in a broad and general way.

FEE: $420

 

Spanish 2

The online registration for Spring Spanish 2 will open Saturday, December 10.  Sign up here, after registration opens.

MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS/ 2:40 to 3:40pm / Room 107 / 2nd to 5th grade

January 9 to May 17, 2017

32 Classes

No classes on  1/16, 2/20 & 27,  3/1, 27 & 29 (due to holidays and parent-teacher conferences).

We are pleased to now offer this class two days a week for students who have already been exposed to Spanish.  This class will continue with the practice of spoken Spanish, as well as introduce some reading and writing in Spanish (therefore these students should already be proficient reading and writing English).

FEE: $420

 

Sports

This class has been discontinued for the Fall of 2016.  We are hoping to replace it with a similar class.  If you would like to help our Alamo parent groups by developing and administering a replacement class, please email Robin at enrichment@friendsofalamo.org.  We need a new administrator for this class to be return, otherwise we will not be offering it again.

 

PLEASE CONTACT ROBIN THOMPSON AT ENRICHMENT@FRIENDSOFALAMO.ORG, WITH ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ABOVE CLASSES.


 

The following Enrichment classes are also offered to Alamo students. Registration and payment are handled directly with the sponsoring programs.

Academic Chess

Meets Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. For more information, click here. Registration flyers are in the school office, and are distributed via the Gator Weekly and Wednesday Envelope.

Piano

Taught by Keyboard Educators on Wednesdays from 2:45 – 3:45 pm. Registration flyers are in the school office, and are distributed via the Gator Weekly and Wednesday Envelope.

Hi-Five Sports

Offers their After School Club where they will pick up children from Alamo and walk them to their location on Geary Blvd. at 18th Avenue. Click here for more details.