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Red Oak
Winter Trimester Registration
IS OPEN!

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Trimester Exploratory descriptions are listed below!

  • Winter Trimester Exploratories will begin on Monday, December 3rd.
  • Exploratories will meet 7 – 9 times, depending on the day of the week and the grade level.
  • Exploratories take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 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 Winter Trimester WILL CLOSE on November 27.

*Please note that these are the exploratories being offered for the Winter Trimester (December 3 – February 14).

Kindergarten Exploratories: Winter Trimester

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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: $165 (7 classes) Class Dates:  12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/11 (No Class: 12/24, 12/31, 1/21, 2/4)

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: $170 (8 classes) Class Dates: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/12 (No Class: 12/25, 1/1, 2/5)

Spanish Fun Club! – 12:45pm – 1:45pm
¡Hola! ¿Estás listo para jugar? This exploratory was a hit for Growing Outdoors kindergartners last trimester and we’re thrilled to be offering it to our families once again! It’s all about playing games while learning and practicing our Spanish! Think Spanish class but without learning from textbooks at desks… we’re thinking, discovering, translating, singing, and playing on our feet all while we learn some basics of this exciting and very useful language, including some brand new words and Spanish phrases to keep things fresh for returners. So come join the fun and sign up for Spanish Fun Club!

Cost: $160 (8 classes) Class Dates: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/13 (No Class: 12/26, 1/2, 2/6)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 12:45.

Space Cadet Academy! – 1:20pm – 2:20pm Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Come have fun with this award winning program that is STEAM with an emphasis on the A for ART! Kids grab your spacesuit and get ready to explore our solar system and beyond! Land on our star the Sun then on to each of the orbiting worlds and finally to distant galaxies. Draw planetary and galactic landscapes in mixed media with brilliant color. Be inspired by images from Hubble and the planetary missions. All lessons are created and taught by an accredited NASA educator, Mrs. Diamond!

Cost: $190 + $25 Supplies Fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14 (No Class: 12/27, 1/3, 2/7)

1st – 3rd Grade Exploratories: Winter Trimester

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Hip Hop – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – 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: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 (No Class: 12/24, 12/31, 1/21)

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Winter Fun LEGOs – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Bring the winter fun indoors and pair up to build interactive LEGO® models of some popular winter activities such as horse and sleigh, snow mobile, and snow plow. Through STEM based lessons, we’ll also learn the science behind winter sports such as skiing and ice hockey. No snow? No problem – all you need to create these winter memories are our bricks and your imagination.

Cost: $185 (8 classes) Class Dates: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 (No Class: 12/24, 12/31, 1/21)

Playground Plus! – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Playground Plus is a fantastic play 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, Uncle Sam, and/or Swipe The Potato (a.k.a. Steal The Bacon). In addition, we challenge our 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: $165 (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 (No Class: 12/25, 1/1)

 

Woodworking 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Knock knock! Who’s there? Wood… Wood who? Wood you like to come and build a Log Cabin with us??? Log Cabins have been around for thousands of years! They were made by the settlers, the first generation of home builders! But no axe or chisel needed to build this Log Cabin. In woodshop you will learn how to safely use the saw, clamps, sandpaper, and glue to build your project. This Log Cabin doubles as a bank to save your money and treasures. If time allows, you can add windows, tables, and chairs, and whatever else you would like as well. Register for woodshop today, and show all of your friends and family your very own Log Cabin – that you built!!!

Cost: $225 + $25 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 (No Class: 12/26, 1/2)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:00.

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Golf – 1:00pm – 2:00pm Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Come play – we bring the golf course to you! Beginner and intermediate players will have a blast building their skills, learning about the rules and etiquette of the games, and exploring how academic concepts like gravity, spin, and force apply to golf through fun games and activities.

Cost: $215 (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 (No Class: 12/26, 1/2)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:00.

 

 

Glass Art Fusion! – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32Click here to view some student made glass art projects!
Growing Outdoors is proud to offer a unique art enrichment program to Red Oak 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! Returning students to this exploratory will have opportunities for different and more advanced projects to keep things fresh and new!

Cost: $220 + $35 Materials Fee (9 Classes) Class Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (No Class: 12/27, 1/3)

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Academic Chess – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Academic Chess is devoted to promoting the merits of chess among children by using stories, dances, and catchy songs to make the game of chess exciting and easy to understand. Children participating in our program develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, have better concentration and mental discipline, gain confidence, and have lots of FUN!!! All students in this chess class receive an exclusive Academic Chess workbook, prizes for good sportsmanship, and participate in the “Big Tournament” on the last day where all kids take home a prize!

Cost: $180  (9 Classes) Class Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (No Class: 12/27, 1/3)

4th & 5th Grade Exploratories: Winter Trimester

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Chem-Mystery Squad – 3:00pm – 4:00pm Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Time to put your chem-mystery solving skills to the test! We will determine the answers to all sorts of chemistry riddles by observing scientific phenomena and performing hands-on chemistry experiments. You’ll be able to help the local clear-liquid factory determine which solution is which, catch dastardly villains by using  ink chromatography and other tools, solve the mystery of the ‘glowing ghost,’ and much more! Sign up now to become one of our chemistry detectives!

Cost: $160 (8 classes) Class Dates: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 (No Class: 12/24, 12/31, 1/21)

 

 

Critter Squad’s Indoor Safari – 3:00pm – 4:00pm –  Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Let your child go “Zoo Wild” with this completely hands-on experience unlike any other! Students will explore animals and reptiles of all shapes, sizes and colors as we bring our indoor safari to the palms of their hands. Don’t miss out on this incredible animal experience!

Cost: $190 (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 (No Class: 12/25, 1/1)

 

Woodworking 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Knock knock! Who’s there? Wood… Wood who? Wood you like to come and build a Log Cabin with us??? Log Cabins have been around for thousands of years! They were made by the settlers, the first generation of home builders! But no axe or chisel needed to build this Log Cabin. In woodshop you will learn how to safely use the saw, clamps, sandpaper, and glue to build your project. This Log Cabin doubles as a bank to save your money and treasures. If time allows, you can add windows, tables, and chairs, and whatever else you would like as well. Register for woodshop today, and show all of your friends and family your very own Log Cabin – that you built!!!

Cost: $225 + $25 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 (No Class: 12/26, 1/2)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:00.

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Golf 1:00pm – 2:00pm Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Come play – we bring the golf course to you! Beginner and intermediate players will have a blast building their skills, learning about the rules and etiquette of the games, and exploring how academic concepts like gravity, spin, and force apply to golf through fun games and activities!

Cost: $215 (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 (No Class: 12/26, 1/2)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:00.

 

 

Glass Art Fusion! – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Click here to view flier Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32Click here to view some student made glass art projects!
Growing Outdoors is proud to offer a unique art enrichment program to Red Oak 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: $220 + $35 Materials Fee (9 Classes) Class Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (No Class: 12/27, 1/3)

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Playground Plus! – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Click here to view flier Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Playground Plus is a fantastic play 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, Uncle Sam, and/or Swipe The Potato (a.k.a. Steal The Bacon). In addition, we challenge our 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: $165 (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (No Class: 12/27, 1/3)

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on Wednesdays after school gets out before the exploratories begin?

Great question! After school gets out on Wednesdays and before our exploratories begin, there is a 25 minute lunch period at the lunch tables; Growing Outdoors staff will be there to supervise. At 1:00 we get the afternoon fun started! Kindergarten will get started a little earlier at 12:45 and will eat lunch under our supervision in their own yard.

What happens if my child participates in Club Oak Park?

At the end of each exploratory, Growing Outdoors staff will walk those children enrolled in Club Oak Park from their exploratory to the appropriate location and release them to the care of the Club Oak Park staff.

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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