8.17.2018 HELLO ALAMO FAMILIES!

UPDATES ON THE COMING 2018 FALL CLASSES WILL BE POSTED VERY SOON! REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AFTER SCHOOL STARTS, PLEASE  CHECK BACK HERE,  THE GATOR WEEKLY, AND/OR YOUR WEDNESDAY ENVELOPES FOR THE DATES!


 

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.


 

8.17.2018   THE BELOW CLASS DESCRIPTIONS ARE FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY, UPDATES WILL BE POSTED SOON! thank you for your patience.


 

Online registration for Ceramics opens Saturday, March 17th at 9am.  Sign up here, after registration opens.

Ceramics with Deborah Hoch – Session 4

After school ceramics is OPEN to Kindergarteners during the spring (both sessions 3 & 4).

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

  • Tuesdays 2:40 to 3:40pm – April 3 – May 22 – grades 2 & 3
  • Wednesdays 2:40 to 3:40pm – April 4 – May 23 – grades  4 & 5
  • Thursdays 2:40 to 3:40pmApril 5 – May 24 – grades K, 1 & 2
  • Fridays 2:40 to 3:40pm – April 6 – May 25 – grades K – 5 
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: deb.s.hoch@gmail.com
Room 116, mezzanine level. Class size is limited to 12.
Classes are taught by Alamo artist-in-residence, Deborah Hoch.

Fee:  8 weeks $125.    Includes materials.

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Hip Hop Hooray with Nagata Dance

Online registration for Spring 2018 Hip Hop Hooray has closed.

Fridays / 2:50 to 3:45pm / room 104 / K/1st/2nd grade only / meet at flag pole at 2:45/    pick up in room 104

March 16 to May 18, 2018

(no class 3/30)

9 Classes

Performance for loved ones May 18, at 3:30pm in Room 104!

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: $ 170.

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Chorus with Kat Sena

Registration for the Spring 2018 semester has closed.

If your student would like to see what happens at Chorus, please come visit an open rehearsal on Wednesday, 1/24 0r Friday, 1/26.

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 Spring 2018 Alamo Friendship Chorus semester starts on  Wednesday 1/31/18.
  • Applications, commitment renewal forms, information on the registration procedure, Chorus guidelines & expectations, and rehearsal policies will be presented on Friday, 1/26 at 8:00am in the auditorium.   Parents are welcome!
  • Registration for the Spring 2018 semester will open on Saturday, 1/27 at 9:00am.
  • There will be NO rehearsal on Monday, 1/29.
  • Applications /commitment renewal forms are due at the first spring Chorus rehearsal on Wednesday, 1/31.
  • Chorus membership will be limited to 65 students and registration is on a first come, first served basis.
  • When maximum capacity is reached, 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.

2017-18 Chorus Application, Guidelines & Expectations

ALL MEMBERS (returning and new) MUST REGISTER ONLINE (includes waivers), pay their dues, and turn in written applications or commitment renewals (completed by the student) to Kat by January 31.

FASF provides need based awards for chorus dues, please contact Kat Sena (mailbox in the school office), your classroom teacher, or Robin Thompson (enrichment@friendsofalamo.org).

Spring 2018 session:  January through May 2018

Dues: $140

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Spanish 1

Online registration for Spanish 1 opens Saturday, January 13th at 9am.  Sign up here, after registration opens.

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

January 23 to May 25, 2018

30 classes

No classes on 2/16 & 23; 3/6, 9, 16, 27 & 30 (Due to Talent Show(moved from 2/23 to 3/16), holidays and 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: $425

 

Spanish 2 – CANCELLED –

Currently we are unable to offer Spanish 2 for Spring 2018 – we are in need of an instructor. (Our lovely Fall 2017 Instructor, Almudena, is pursuing another opportunity.  We wish her the best!)  If we are able to offer this class in the future, we will announce it here,  and in the Gator Weekly/Wednesday envelope.

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

January 22 to May 23, 2018

31 Classes

No classes on  2/19; 3/5,7,26&28 (due to holidays and parent-teacher conferences).

This class is for students with some exposure to Spanish, however beginners are also welcome. We 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: $440

 

Sports

This class has been discontinued.  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.