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  • 1st Grade Reading & Writing (Loring)

    Develop early reading and writing skills with support from Loring teachers. This Extended Learning class uses the Groves Literacy Framework to help students gain confidence in their ability to read, speak, and write. Playtime, relaxation, recess, and snack will be included.
  • 2-3 STEM (Whittier) - Gr. 2-3

    STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We'll use LEGO building elements, motors, and sensors, to build robots and program them to move, react, and make sounds! Later in the year it will be time to design rockets ships! Robotics are good for language development, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Year-round, Tues/Thurs Class
  • 3D Design Studio: Bridges and Skyscrapers of Minneapolis (Justice Page)

    Join us as we learn and use computer aided design (CAD) software to create scale models of the bridges and skyscrapers of Minneapolis. We will also study some of the history and architecture around these buildings and fire up the 3D printers to bring some of our models to life!
  • 3rd Grade Creative Writing, Poetry, & Journaling (Loring)

    Develop reading and writing skills and get into a creative flow in this Extended Learning class for 3rd graders taught by a Loring teacher. The class will include a poetry curriculum and time to unwind and journal after school. Note that this class will only occur on Tuesdays. Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for the 3rd Grade Thursday Math & Reading Extended Learning class that will occur during the first block of program on Thursdays and the 3rd Grade Enrichment Group that will occur during the second half of program on Thursdays (optional fee collected).Snack will be served.
  • 4-5 STEM (Whittier) Gr. 4-5

    STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We'll use LEGO building elements, motors, and sensors, to build robots and program them to move, react, and make sounds! Later in the year it will be time to design rockets ships! Robotics are good for language development, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Year-round, Mon/Wed Class
  • 4th Grade Girls Group: Thursday Enrichment (Loring)

    Develop empowering skills and relationships in this group focused toward 4th grade girls. Rotations will include Footlights Theater Club, arts/crafts, Zumba, and opportunities for youth leadership and voice. Led by Ms. Ann and Ms. Sheila, the school social worker. Young people are strongly encouraged to also sign up for the 4th Grade Girls Group: Tuesday Leadership program. Snack will be served. Note that Community Education will be collecting an optional, sliding-scale fee for this course that ensures our programs are equitable and financially stable.
  • 4th Grade Girls Group: Tuesday Leadership (Loring)

    Have fun and develop leadership skills in this group designed to lift up and empower 4th grade Loring girls. Daily activities will include a mix of active and artistic activities, as well as a rotation by Footlights Theater Club. Led by Ms. Ann and Ms. Sheila, the school social worker. Students in this group are strongly encouraged to also sign up for the 4th Grade Girls Group: Thursday Enrichment program (optional fee collected). Snack will be served.
  • 5th Grade Girls Group : Thursday Leadership (Loring)

    Develop empowering skills, build friendships, and work on passion projects in this Thursday group focused toward 5th grade girls. Express yourself through relaxing arts and crafts, get active doing Zumba, and choose what YOU want to do after school with this group. Led by Ms. Ann and Ms. Sheila, the school social worker. Young people are strongly encouraged to sign up for the companion Girls Group: Tuesday Enrichment class that will include Footlights Theater Club and more fun choice activities (optional fee collected). Snack will be served.
  • 5th Grade Girls Group: Tuesday Enrichment (Loring)

    Build confidence with Footlights Theater Club, unwind while doing relaxing art, and spend time working on passion projects in this 5th Grade Tuesday Enrichment group. This class is focused towards girls and led by Ms. Ann. Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for the 5th Grade Girls Group: Thursday Leadership class led by Ms. Sheila. Snack will be served. Note that Community Education will be collecting an optional, sliding-scale fee for this course that ensures our programs are equitable and financially sustainable.
  • American Sign Language (Whittier) Gr. 1-5

    Join Ms. Maria on an American Sign Language journey. You will learn to spell your name, greet friends, and master fun signs like "turtle" and "bear"!
  • Anime Club (Justice Page)

    Everything you need to know about "Anime" cinematography and its characters. We will watch and critique Anime film and explore storytelling and motivation. In order to ensure that our high-quality enrichment classes are accessible to all families, Minneapolis Community Education is now offering fees on a sliding scale. We're moving to a sliding scale model for program fees so our afterschool programs can be financially sustainable and more equitable. The different prices reflect the average cost of offering a class as well as discounted options and options that help us cover our administrative costs. Fees cover instructor pay, class supplies, program materials, marketing and scholarships. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay or select the no-cost option. We have always offered partial and full scholarships upon request. By more clearly articulating our lower cost options, we have removed the barrier that some may have felt in making these requests. When families participate as they are able, in all levels of our sliding scale, the whole program becomes self-sustaining.
  • Arena Dance (Whittier) Gr. 3-5

    Join Arena Dance instructors as you move your feet and stretch your creativity! Coreograph your own dance to show off for friends and family!
  • Art Buddies (Whittier) Gr. 3-5

    Create an exciting costume with a professional artist! Work one-on-one with your mentor and show off your creation in a big parade!
  • Checkmate Chess (Whittier) - Gr. 2-5

    Join Mr. Belsito for an after school adventure improving your chess skills. We will send a strong Whittier team to our district chess tournament in December - Go Wolves! GRADES 2-5
  • Chess 2-5

    Learn how to play the game of chess from Twin Cities Chess Club instructors who have years of teaching experience. Competitive chess tournaments are scheduled once a year and students can play for real chess trophies! All levels welcome. Class is 6 weeks All classes will follow social distancing guidelines during after school classes, at snack, and at dismissal. Please list ALL authorized to pick-up during checkout as they will need to check in with Krystal at Door 12. Please remember parents are NOT allowed in the building. Classes clean up at 5:20 PM. Parent sign out is 5:20- 5:30 PM
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  • Chess Strategies (Justice Page)

    Learn this classic game for the first time or sharpen your skills. Develop your analytical skills, concentration and memory, all while playing a classic game of chess. Seven Reasons for joining the Justice Page Chess Club: 1. Instructional gaming is one of the most effective learning tools. 2. Reading Scores – average gain 11.4% 3. Creative Originality – average gain 59.8% 4. Problem Solving – average gain 21.5% 5. Comprehension – average gain 12.0 % 6. Kids love games and will spend hours over a chess board - thinking. 7. It’s fun!
  • Children's Theatre (3-5)

    Children’s Theatre is back and here to offer a creative workshop for our older students! Explore your inner artist, use your imagination, and learn all about the world of drama in this awesome new class! In order to ensure that our high-quality enrichment classes are accessible to all families, Minneapolis Community Education is now offering fees on a sliding scale. We're moving to a sliding scale model for program fees so our afterschool programs can be financially sustainable and more equitable. The different prices reflect the average cost of offering a class as well as discounted options and options that help us cover our administrative costs. Fees cover instructor pay, class supplies, program materials, marketing and scholarships. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay or select the no-cost option. We have always offered partial and full scholarships upon request. By more clearly articulating our lower cost options, we have removed the barrier that some may have felt in making these requests. When families participate as they are able, in all levels of our sliding scale, the whole program becomes self-sustaining.
  • Children's Theatre: Creative Drama/Storytelling (K-2)

    This class is all about using imagination, creativity, and telling stories! Our Community Ed. Staff will be working together with the Children's Theatre Company to create one magical afternoon of character building, acting, and arts and crafts, week after week! Join us in embracing our inner artists and exploring new and exciting parts of the imaginary world! In order to ensure that our high-quality enrichment classes are accessible to all families, Minneapolis Community Education is now offering fees on a sliding scale. We're moving to a sliding scale model for program fees so our afterschool programs can be financially sustainable and more equitable. The different prices reflect the average cost of offering a class as well as discounted options and options that help us cover our administrative costs. Fees cover instructor pay, class supplies, program materials, marketing and scholarships. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay or select the no-cost option. We have always offered partial and full scholarships upon request. By more clearly articulating our lower cost options, we have removed the barrier that some may have felt in making these requests. When families participate as they are able, in all levels of our sliding scale, the whole program becomes self-sustaining.
  • Cool Contraptions & Marvelous Machines: Snapology 2-5

    Description: Moving Machines & Cool Contraptions gives your student the tools they need to understand mechanical movement through the foundations of simple machines, physics, and engineering design. They will see moving parts up-close as they follow instructions to build various machines, then use the models to develop new design ideas, test out physics concepts, and even play games with their classmates. Spinning battle tops, motorized spirographs and remote control claw grabbers are just the tip of the engineering iceberg! Class is 8 weeks All classes will follow social distancing guidelines during after school classes, at snack, and at dismissal. Please list ALL authorized to pick-up during checkout as they will need to check in with Krystal at Door 12. Please remember parents are NOT allowed in the building. Classes clean up at 5:20 PM. Parent sign out is 5:20- 5:30 PM
  • Costume Crew - Beauty and the Beast Musical (Justice Page)

    Learn the basics of sewing, shop organization, costume design and construction. Then design and help create the looks for the winter musical, Beauty and the Beast on March 4 and 5. In order to ensure that our high-quality enrichment classes are accessible to all families, Minneapolis Community Education is now offering fees on a sliding scale. We're moving to a sliding scale model for program fees so our afterschool programs can be financially sustainable and more equitable. The different prices reflect the average cost of offering a class as well as discounted options and options that help us cover our administrative costs. Fees cover instructor pay, class supplies, program materials, marketing and scholarships. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay or select the no-cost option. We have always offered partial and full scholarships upon request. By more clearly articulating our lower cost options, we have removed the barrier that some may have felt in making these requests. When families participate as they are able, in all levels of our sliding scale, the whole program becomes self-sustaining.
  • Crochet (Seward) Gr. 3-5

    Learn the basic movements, stitches, and language of crocheting and crochet patterns while learning how to make a scarf! After this class you will have the skills to read crocheting patterns and make other items such as blankets, mittens, and hats. As you practice you will be able to make all kinds of personalized winter items! Community Education uses a sliding scale model for program fees so our afterschool programs can be financially sustainable and more equitable. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay. By more clearly articulating our lower cost options, we have removed the barrier that some may have felt in making scholarship requests. When families participate at the higher price levels, they help make the program more sustainable.
  • D&D Master the Dungeon (Justice Page)

    Students will learn social and emotional skills and create positive relationships with their peers, while playing Dungeons and Dragons. Dungeons and Dragons is a role-playing tabletop game with each participant playing a different character in a fantasy setting. New and experienced players welcomed! This popular class is offered twice a week. Please pick one day only to allow more students to participate.
  • DIY Crafts for Your Room & Locker (Anthony)

    Want to spruce up your room or locker? Come make your own decorations with us! We will be DIY crafting all sorts of cool things that you can hang up in your locker at school, or decorate your walls with at home!
  • Design Art with Ceramics (Anthony)

    Students will receive an introduction to handbuilt ceramics, focusing on slab and coil techniques. Students will then use their skills with clay and their skills in engineering to push the limits and build new and unique designs inspired by our world.