Spring Trimester Has Ended

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Spring Trimester Exploratory descriptions are listed below! (Registration is now CLOSED)

  • Spring Trimester Exploratories will begin on Tuesday, February 20.
  • Exploratories will meet 7 – 9 times, depending on the day of the week and the grade level.
  • Exploratories take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week.
  • Exploratories are divided into three age groups: Kindergarten, First – Third Grades, Fourth – Fifth Grades.
  • Registration must be completed and submitted online.

Registration for the Spring Trimester CLOSED on Tuesday, February 13.

*Please note that these are the exploratories being offered for the Spring Trimester (February 20 – May 4).

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Spring Trimester After-School Exploratories
Kindergarten Exploratories: Spring Trimester
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Silly Science – 1:20pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Mrs. Diamond is back with this amazing, fun, and yes… SILLY SCIENCE exploratory! Make a tornado, recreate rainbows, and make it rain and snow inside the classroom with weather “FUNominum”. Snack on Newton’s gravity lessons making balls drop, fly, and shatter! Concoct eerie fog, green slime, and fake blood, exposing the secrets of special effects Hollywood Movies Wizards. Award-winning program will ignite your child’s curiosity. State Science Standards applied and aligned with FUN!

Cost: $185 + $25 Supplies Fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, (No Class 2/19, 3/5, 4/2)

Yoga for Kinders! – 1:20pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Join this course and explore the fabulous benefits of yoga! Yoga increases strength and flexibility, improves focus, promotes calm, all while having fun! We play games, sing songs, and keep our attention active as we expand our minds and stretch our muscles. Our goal is for students to become more self-aware of their bodies, minds and feelings which gives them “centering” tools for relaxation and focus. New and returning Yogis encouraged to join the fun!

Cost: $175 (8 classes): 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (No Class 2/20, 3/6, 4/3)

Hip Hop – 1:20pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
For girls & boys! For new & returning dancers! Catch on to the latest dance craze! Learn the basic techniques of dance and how to move to the beat. We promote a healthy life-style for kids by doing fun-physical activity that teaches kids to express themselves through music and movement.  This is a performance-based class, which helps students to gain confidence and self-esteem.  We teach age-appropriate dance routines to pop music and classics from the past! At the last class, a performance in costumes (that we provide) will be given for family and friends to show off your new moves!

Cost: $185 (8 Classes) Class Dates: 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 2/22, 3/8, 4/5)

Playground Plus! – 12:45pm – 1:45pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
This Playground Plus Exploratory is the ultimate playground experience for our Kindergarten students. As a Kindergartener, you will get to play fun and creative games like Uncle Sam, Sharks & Minnows, and/or Mr. Fox; we’ll also create our own games and obstacle courses the we can try with our friends! Along the way, we will be learning valuable lessons and important skills, like creativity, teamwork, and sportsmanship. So, it’s time to play some games, make new friends, and have lots of fun!
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 12:45.

Cost: $145 (7 classes) Class Dates: 3/2, 3/16. 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 (No Class 2/23, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6)

1st – 3rd Grade Exploratories: Spring Trimester
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Anime, Cartooning, & Comic Book Creation – 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Calling all cartoon fans and comic book collectors! Cartooning is a great way to learn how to sketch and draw. You will learn to create your own characters as well as popular characters from Disney, Anime, and more! Learn about storylines, design, coloring, and lettering, as you create your very own comic book!

Cost: $175 + $15 Supplies Fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, (No Class 2/19, 3/5, 4/2)

Engineering Explorers Club – 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
The engineering club is back with all new classes! Dive into the world of industrial, mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering by designing, building, and testing a different build each week. Explore different geometric shapes, mechanical eggstreme defense vehicles, bottle rockets and more. Each week we’ll focus on developing problem solving, critical thinking, a peer collaboration skills. Discover and fuel your passion for engineering through Engineering For Kids’ Engineering Explorers Club!

Cost: $230 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/20, 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (No Class 3/6, 4/3)

Glass Art Fusion! – 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Click here to view some student made glass art projects!
Growing Outdoors is proud to offer a unique art enrichment program to Oak Hills Students! During the 9 week workshop, students will learn the amazing world of fused glass art and mixed media and get an opportunity to create beautiful projects such as photo frame, candle holders, wall art, pendant and many more! Each workshop we will teach how to cut, shape and form glass and combine it with other media such as wood, canvas, acrylic paint and more. If you want to take your creative brain to the next level, then this is the exploratory for you!

Cost: $230 + $35 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 3/7, 4/4)

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Improv & Acting! – 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Drama, Drama and more Drama! Be as dramatic as you would like in this high- energy acting and improv class! This class is filled with fun and silly drama games that will allow the kids to create exciting characters. While encouraging creative movement through acting, the kids will learn how to bring the words on the page to life. So, if you are full of Drama, you will love “Improv & Acting!” Performance for families at the final class!

Cost: $190 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 3/7, 4/4)

Hip Hop – 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
For girls & boys! For new & returning dancers! Catch on to the latest dance craze! Learn the basic techniques of dance and how to move to the beat. We promote a healthy life-style for kids by doing fun-physical activity that teaches kids to express themselves through music and movement.  This is a performance-based class, which helps students to gain confidence and self-esteem.  We teach age-appropriate dance routines to pop music and classics from the past! At the last class, a performance in costumes (that we provide) will be given for family and friends to show off your new moves!

Cost: $205 (9 Classes) Class Dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 3/8, 4/5)

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Playground Plus! – 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
In the Playground Plus program for 1st – 3rd graders, students will get to play fun and creative games like Doctor Dodgeball, Steal the Bacon, and Capture the Flag! This physical and exciting class is perfect for student who want to practice and improve their athletic ability. During our sessions, we will learn, practice, and improve our playground skills like sportsmanship, creative thinking, and teamwork. However, the most important rule is to have fun, and we definitely bring the fun to this exploratory!

Cost: $160 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 3/8, 4/5)

Woodworking – 1:15pm – 2:15pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
BEEP, BEEP, HONK, HONK! Make way for the Double Decker Bus!
A common sight in London and other European cities, used to transport more passengers than a single level bus, these buses are often open topped, giving tourists a better view for sightseeing. Your passengers can be seated upstairs or downstairs and you can store your special belongings in TWO secret compartments. Customize your bus with seats, headlights and exhaust to make it one of a kind. Plenty of cutting, sanding and gluing for this project. Take a trip to woodshop and build your very own classic Double Decker Bus!

Cost: $225 + $20 Materials Fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 (No Class 3/9, 3/30, 4/6)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:15.

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Coding Kids with Mrs. Trowbridge! – 1:15pm – 2:15pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Join Mrs. Trowbridge in the lab to complete all things CODE! Love Scratch? Want to learn Swift Playground? What’s the difference between JavaSript and Python? How do you program a robot? We will do it ALL in this fun coding class: work on iPads, Mac Desktop computers, use Dot and Dash Robots, along with their accessories, and much more! Learn the basics and become a pro-coder! See you there!

Cost: $175 (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 (No Class 3/9, 3/30, 4/6)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:15.

4th & 5th Grade Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Chess and Cards! – 3:05pm – 4:05pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Come join the fun as we practice and discover the excitement of strategy games! Over the 8 week course we will learn card games that teach us critical thinking, sportsmanship, and problem solving. Students will be able to go home and teach their families how to play! We’ll also focus on the power of chess in developing intellectual, educational and analytical skills. When you sign up, we provide the fun environment, exciting games and individualized curriculum provided for each student.

Cost: $145 (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, (No Class 2/19, 3/5, 4/2)

Playground Plus! – 3:05pm – 4:05pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Playground Plus for 4th and 5th grade students is the ultimate playground experience! Not only will you get to play the classic playground games like dodgeball and kickball, you will also get to play, create, and build on new games, like Doctor Dodgeball, Norwegian Kickball, Ultimate Football, and/or Extreme Capture the Flag. In addition, we challenge our older students to set and accomplish their personal playground goals. Most importantly, this is a time to have fun on the playground and field with our friends. So, lace up your sneakers and come join us for some playground fun with other kids your age!

Cost: $160 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/20, 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (No Class 3/6, 4/3)

Glass Art Fusion! – 3:05pm – 4:05pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Click here to view some student made glass art projects!
Growing Outdoors is proud to offer a unique art enrichment program to Oak Hills Students! During the 9 week workshop, students will learn the amazing world of fused glass art and mixed media and get an opportunity to create beautiful projects such as photo frame, candle holders, wall art, pendant and many more! Each workshop we will teach how to cut, shape and form glass and combine it with other media such as wood, canvas, acrylic paint and more. If you want to take your creative brain to the next level, then this is the exploratory for you!

Cost: $230 + $35 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 3/7, 4/4)

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Engineering Explorers Club – 3:05pm – 4:05pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
The engineering club is back with all new classes! Dive into the world of industrial, mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering by designing, building, and testing a different build each week. Explore different geometric shapes, mechanical eggstreme defense vehicles, bottle rockets and more. Each week we’ll focus on developing problem solving, critical thinking, a peer collaboration skills. Discover and fuel your passion for engineering through Engineering For Kids’ Engineering Explorers Club!

Cost: $230 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 3/7, 4/4)

Creative Sculpture 3:05pm – 4:05pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Do you love to make things with your hands? Are you looking for new ways to express yourself creatively? Then Creative Sculpture is the right exploratory for you! In this course, students learn how to make gurines, mosaics, multi-media sculptures and more while they learn about famous sculptors like Jeffrey Koons, Kenneth Price and Walter Furlan! We teach the principles of sculpture, and allow students to explore with various media. Come join the fun!

Cost: $190 + $35 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 3/8, 4/5)

Woodworking – 1:15pm – 2:15pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
BEEP, BEEP, HONK, HONK! Make way for the Double Decker Bus!
A common sight in London and other European cities, used to transport more passengers than a single level bus, these buses are often open topped, giving tourists a better view for sightseeing. Your passengers can be seated upstairs or downstairs and you can store your special belongings in TWO secret compartments. Customize your bus with seats, headlights and exhaust to make it one of a kind. Plenty of cutting, sanding and gluing for this project. Take a trip to woodshop and build your very own classic Double Decker Bus!

Cost: $225 + $20 Materials Fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 (No Class 3/9, 3/30, 4/6)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:15.

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Yoga! – 1:15pm – 2:15pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Join this fun and inspiring yoga class designed specifically for 4th and 5th grade students! Learn tools to improve flexibility, and strength, build confidence and courage, and cope with stress, while engaging in creative yoga, mindfulness and meditation practices. New and experienced yogis are welcome to develop and improv their yoga skills!

Cost: $175 (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 (No Class 3/9, 3/30, 4/6)
*Growing Outdoors
provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:15.

Frequently Asked Questions
What happens on Fridays after school gets out before the exploratories begin?
Great question! After school gets out on Fridays and before our exploratories begin, there is a 30 minute lunch period at the lunch tables; Growing Outdoors staff will be there to supervise. At 1:15 we get the afternoon fun started!
What happens if my child participates in the AM/PM club at Valley View Park?
At the end of each exploratory, Growing Outdoors staff will walk those children enrolled in AM/PM club from their exploratory to the appropriate location.
What do I do if my child has to miss an exploratory day?
Please call us as early as possible (before 11 is preferable!) at (818) 889-8383. The site coordinator will have daily attendance sheets for each exploratory, so it would be helpful to have that information as early as possible. If a child that is expected does not show up for their exploratory, we will first check with the school to confirm that they were in attendance that day, and then we will call the parents to confirm their child’s safety.
Why are the exploratories divided into trimesters?
We feel that students will get the most out of each exploratory when they have consistent time to be with the same students and the same instructors to build a rapport. By making each trimester eight to ten weeks in length, students will have three opportunities during the school year to try different exploratories. Each trimester will offer different class options for the various age groups!
Why does registration close before the first day of each exploratory?
Growing Outdoors wants to provide the best possible after school enrichment program. Therefore, we need time to train and prepare our staff, in addition to reviewing each child’s health form, prior to the first day of each exploratory.
Why are the exploratories priced differently?
The price of all of our exploratories is based on number of class meetings, supply costs, staffing needs, and specialized instructor costs. By basing it on these factors, you can rest assured that you are getting what you pay for!

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Spring Trimester After-School Exploratories