Willow Elementary
Spring Trimester On-Campus Enrichment is Cancelled for the Remaining School Year

Click Here to View Our Email Regarding the Spring Trimester Cancellation (March 31)

Spring Trimester Exploratory descriptions are listed below!

  • Spring Trimester Exploratories will begin on Tuesday, February 18.
  • Exploratories will meet 5 – 8 times, depending on the day of the week and the grade level.
  • Exploratories take place right after school Monday through Friday each week.
  • Registration must be completed and submitted online.

Registration for the Spring Trimester closed on Tuesday, February 11

*Please note that these are the exploratories being offered for the Spring Trimester (February 18 – April 9).

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TK – Kindergarten Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Robotics – 1:15pm – 2:10pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Our courses offer a unique perspective into STEM, through using parts and curriculum that can not be found anywhere else. We utilize high and low speed motors, controllers, and cables to mobilize robotic creations that are entirely designed and assembled from your student’s imaginations to combat the unique tasks and challenges they are presented with during our workshops. One of the most unique features of our in-class activities – there are no instruction manuals! We challenge all of our students’ innovation to invent the solutions to our problems themselves, rather than just following step-by-step guides.
Cost: $180 (6 Classes): February 24; March 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

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Martial Arts – Snake Session! – 1:15pm – 2:10pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
The snake is one of the most feared creatures in nature. However, alongside stories of the snake’s sneaky ability to slither and slide around with incredible precision, the snake is known for being observant. Just like the snake, students will grow by observing and making thoughtful, tactful decisions before acting. Young Ninjas is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental martial arts elements like blocks, kicks, strikes, situational awareness, basic self-defense, and the all important KI-YAH! Through skill training, fun games, creative challenges, and Pad work on foam targets, children develop self-confidence and learn to enjoy being physically active in a non-competitive setting. How cool!
Cost: $145 (6 Classes): February 24; March 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6 

Online Replacement Classes (1:15pm-2:10pm): April 6, 13, 20, 27

Clay Creations! – 1:15pm – 2:10pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Everyone remembers Ceramics!  Create fun and functional objects of art in this unique class. In this class, students will create fun and fabulous artwork from fresh clay! This session’s projects include a custom car sculpture, an ice cream bowl, a whistle, and a creation of their imagination free choice project. Join us for a super creative and fun time!
Cost: $200 (7 Classes): February 18, 25; March 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

Viridian Art – 11:40am – 12:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Viridian Art is back this spring at Willow Elementary and we’re excited to offer Kindergarten programs! Join us for the artistic theme: “Dragons & Creatures!” Real fine art skills taught by experienced art instructors. Learn how to create beautiful finished artwork and sculptures, starting from basic shapes.  We will add color with acrylic and watercolor paint.For young artists who are just starting to learn the basics or for those who want to continue to develop and refine their artistic skills, this is the class for you!
Cost: $185 (7 Classes): February 19, 26; March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 

Online Replacement Classes Available – Please Click Here for Viridian’s Online Class Schedule

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Golf – 11:40am – 12:35pm
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: $195 (7 Classes): February 19, 26; March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

Tennis – 1:15pm – 2:10pm
TGA makes it convenient and fun for your child to learn and play tennis right on their school campus!  Our proprietary curriculums for elementary school and middle school were created by TGA’s education experts and the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Students will experience a mix of tennis instruction, rules & etiquette lessons, educational components, character development lessons and physical activity as they advance through the five-level program.  Our screened and certified instructors have a passion for working with children and are trained to help your student-athlete develop a strong foundation of skills and knowledge as well as a passion for the sport.
Cost: $195 (7 Classes): February 20, 27; March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

Sky High Dance – 1:15pm – 2:10pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Sky High Dance is devoted to motivating and inspiring children to live richer and fuller lives through dance. We use captivating stories, special dance games, and positive music to cultivate every child’s confidence. Our class is open to ALL LEVELS, both boys and girls! At the end of the session, parents, teachers, and friends are invited to watch our Sky High Dance showcase. Students will perform what they’ve learned and will take part in an awards ceremony to reward them for their hard-work and dedication.
Cost: $135 (5 Classes): February 21, 28; March 13, 27; April 3 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

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Dig N’ Grow – 1:15pm – 2:10pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Continue to learn some of the gardening practices and sciences used by gardeners all around the world, and devise new, creative plant-care strategies and practices in the Willow Elementary garden! In cooperation with Willow, Growing Outdoors is excited to offer an after-school garden program that benefits both student and garden growth! Through practical gardening skills, games, art, and hands-on science experiments, student gardeners will learn and create using Patience, Level-heads, Awareness, New ideas, and lots of Teamwork!
Cost: $115 (5 Classes): February 21, 28; March 13, 27; April 3 (No Class: March 6, 20; April 10)

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

1st – 3rd Grade Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Robotics 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Our courses offer a unique perspective into STEM, through using parts and curriculum that can not be found anywhere else. We utilize high and low speed motors, controllers, and cables to mobilize robotic creations that are entirely designed and assembled from your student’s imaginations to combat the unique tasks and challenges they are presented with during our workshops. One of the most unique features of our in-class activities – there are no instruction manuals! We challenge all of our students’ innovation to invent the solutions to our problems themselves, rather than just following step-by-step guides.
Cost: $205 (7 Classes): February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

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Martial Arts – Snake Session! – 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
The snake is one of the most feared creatures in nature. However, alongside stories of the snake’s sneaky ability to slither and slide around with incredible precision, the snake is known for being observant. Just like the snake, students will grow by observing and making thoughtful, tactful decisions before acting. Young Ninjas is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental martial arts elements like blocks, kicks, strikes, situational awareness, basic self-defense, and the all important KI-YAH! Through skill training, fun games, creative challenges, and Pad work on foam targets, children develop self-confidence and learn to enjoy being physically active in a non-competitive setting. How cool!
Cost: $170 (7 Classes): February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6 

Online Replacement Classes (2:30pm-3:30pm): April 6, 13, 20, 27

Woodworking – 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Summertime Chillin! Hang out by the pool, the lake, the beach or porch, with a glass of lemonade and a good book. Get up to play some ball, go fishing or swimming, and then sit back down to relax and get a little sun. It’s time to get into the summertime mood with this spring’s woodshop project! Rest your tube of sunscreen or your flip-flops in the inviting adirondack chair, or grab your coins from the secret compartment inside of the wooden cooler when you hear the ice cream truck coming through your neighborhood! Whatever you do, we’re sure that it’ll be a summer to remember! At LogN Craft, we take pride in safely teaching your children woodworking skills such as following directions and hand-eye coordination that they can use and incorporate in their everyday lives. Trained instructors teach them how to safely cut, glue, sand, and more, and at the end of the session, your child will have completed the assigned project while having fun and adding their own touches to make it one of a kind!
Cost: $235 + $25 Supplies Fee (8 Classes): February 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

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Clay Creations! – 2:30pm – 3:30pm –  Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Everyone remembers Ceramics!  Create fun and functional objects of art in this unique class. In this class, students will create fun and fabulous artwork from fresh clay! This session’s projects include a custom car sculpture, an ice cream bowl, a whistle, and a creation of their imagination free choice project. Join us for a super creative and fun time!
Cost: $225 (8 Classes): February 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

Viridian Art – 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Viridian Art is back this spring at Willow Elementary with the artistic theme: “Dragons & Creatures!” Real fine art skills taught by experienced art instructors. Learn how to create beautiful finished artwork and sculptures, starting from basic shapes.  We will add color with acrylic and watercolor paint.For young artists who are just starting to learn the basics or for those who want to continue to develop and refine their artistic skills, this is the class for you!
Cost: $210 (8 Classes): February 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 

Online Replacement Classes Available – Please Click Here for Viridian’s Online Class Schedule

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LEGO Sports Spectacular – 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 
Explore sports ranging from gymnastics to biking, mini-golf to soccer! Some lessons focus on the importance of physical fitness and different aspects of fitness such as stamina and strength, while other lessons describe the mechanics of the sport, like the physics involved in golf or the components of a stationary bike. The best part for the students is pairing up to build moving LEGO models and the fun they have playing with them after they’re built. Students will hit a plastic golf ball with the mini-golf model, watch the gymnast spin around the bar, and “shoot hoops” on the LEGO basketball model. Maybe they’ll be inspired to try a new sport or build a model of their favorite sport!
Cost: $225 (8 Classes): February 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 

Click Here for FREE Builds from Bricks 4 Kidz!

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Golf – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
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: $220 (8 Classes): February 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

Tennis– 2:30pm – 3:30pm
TGA makes it convenient and fun for your child to learn and play tennis right on their school campus!  Our proprietary curriculums for elementary school and middle school were created by TGA’s education experts and the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Students will experience a mix of tennis instruction, rules & etiquette lessons, educational components, character development lessons and physical activity as they advance through the five-level program.  Our screened and certified instructors have a passion for working with children and are trained to help your student-athlete develop a strong foundation of skills and knowledge as well as a passion for the sport.
Cost: $195 (7 Classes): February 20, 27; March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

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Glass Art Fusion – Volume 2 – 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Take glass art fusion to the next level with Volume 2! This class will introduce students to some of the more advanced techniques of glass fusion. Students will learn to use special fiber paper for carving into glass, the magic of reactive glass that changes colors in different temperatures, how to weave glass pieces to make beautiful basket designs, and so much more! Glass Art Fusion – Volume 2 is open to students in 3rd grade, and also to 1st-2nd grade students who have completed at least one session of Glass Art with Growing Outdoors.
Cost: $190 + $35 Supplies Fee (7 Classes): February 20, 27; March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

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Improv Spinoff! – 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Improv Spinoff is a fun, exciting, on your feet, and energetic class for kids to learn a new and important life skill, improvisation! Improvisation (“improv” for short) is a form of live theatre in which plot, characters, and dialogue are made up in the moment. In this class, we’ll explore improv through fun workshops, games, character development, and mini shows. By practicing improv, kids can build their skills in public speaking, quick thinking, creativity, adaptability, and collaboration! Let’s have a great time after school with Improv Spinoff!
Cost: $140 (7 Classes): February 20, 27; March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9 (No Class: March 5)

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

Sky High Dance – 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Sky High Dance is devoted to motivating and inspiring children to live richer and fuller lives through dance. We use captivating stories, special dance games, and positive music to cultivate every child’s confidence. Our class is open to ALL LEVELS, both boys and girls! At the end of the session, parents, teachers, and friends are invited to watch our Sky High Dance showcase. Students will perform what they’ve learned and will take part in an awards ceremony to reward them for their hard-work and dedication.
Cost: $130 (5 Classes): February 21, 28; March 13, 27; April 3 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

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Dig N’ Grow – 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Continue to learn some of the gardening practices and sciences used by gardeners all around the world, and devise new, creative plant-care strategies and practices in the Willow Elementary garden! In cooperation with Willow, Growing Outdoors is excited to offer an after-school garden program that benefits both student and garden growth! Through practical gardening skills, games, art, and hands-on science experiments, student gardeners will learn and create using Patience, Level-heads, Awareness, New ideas, and lots of Teamwork!
Cost: $110 (5 Classes): February 21, 28; March 13, 27; April 3 (No Class: March 6, 20; April 10)

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

4th – 5th Grade Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Dig N’ Grow – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Continue to learn some of the gardening practices and sciences used by gardeners all around the world, and devise new, creative plant-care strategies and practices in the Willow Elementary garden! In cooperation with Willow, Growing Outdoors is excited to offer an after-school garden program that benefits both student and garden growth! Through practical gardening skills, games, art, and hands-on science experiments, student gardeners will learn and create using Patience, Level-heads, Awareness, New ideas, and lots of Teamwork!
Cost: $155 (7 Classes): February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6 (No Class: February 17)

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

Woodworking – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Summertime Chillin! Hang out by the pool, the lake, the beach or porch, with a glass of lemonade and a good book. Get up to play some ball, go fishing or swimming, and then sit back down to relax and get a little sun. It’s time to get into the summertime mood with this spring’s woodshop project! Rest your tube of sunscreen or your flip-flops in the inviting adirondack chair, or grab your coins from the secret compartment inside of the wooden cooler when you hear the ice cream truck coming through your neighborhood! Whatever you do, we’re sure that it’ll be a summer to remember! At LogN Craft, we take pride in safely teaching your children woodworking skills such as following directions and hand-eye coordination that they can use and incorporate in their everyday lives. Trained instructors teach them how to safely cut, glue, sand, and more, and at the end of the session, your child will have completed the assigned project while having fun and adding their own touches to make it one of a kind!
Cost: $235 + $25 Supplies Fee (8 Classes): February 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7 (No Class: None)

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

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Clay Creations! – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Everyone remembers Ceramics!  Create fun and functional objects of art in this unique class. In this class, students will create fun and fabulous artwork from fresh clay! This session’s projects include a custom car sculpture, an ice cream bowl, a whistle, and a creation of their imagination free choice project. Join us for a super creative and fun time!
Cost: $225 (8 Classes): February 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7 (No Class: None)

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

Viridian Art – 1:00pm – 2:00pm- Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 
Viridian Art is back this spring at Willow Elementary! Real fine art skills taught by experienced art instructors. Learn how to create beautiful finished artwork and sculptures, starting from basic shapes.  We will add color with acrylic and watercolor paint.For young artists who are just starting to learn the basics or for those who want to continue to develop and refine their artistic skills, this is the class for you!
Cost: $210 (8 Classes): February 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 

Online Replacement Classes Available – Please Click Here for Viridian’s Online Class Schedule

~or~

LEGO Sports Spectacular – 1:00pm – 2:00pm– Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 
Explore sports ranging from gymnastics to biking, mini-golf to soccer! Some lessons focus on the importance of physical fitness and different aspects of fitness such as stamina and strength, while other lessons describe the mechanics of the sport, like the physics involved in golf or the components of a stationary bike. The best part for the students is pairing up to build moving LEGO models and the fun they have playing with them after they’re built. Students will hit a plastic golf ball with the mini-golf model, watch the gymnast spin around the bar, and “shoot hoops” on the LEGO basketball model. Maybe they’ll be inspired to try a new sport or build a model of their favorite sport!
Cost: $225 (8 Classes): February 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 

Click Here for FREE Builds from Bricks 4 Kidz!

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Golf – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
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: $220 (8 Classes): February 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 (No Class: None)

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

Glass Art Fusion – Volume 2 – 2:55pm – 3:55pm  Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Take glass art fusion to the next level with Volume 2! This class will introduce students to some of the more advanced techniques of glass fusion. Students will learn to use special fiber paper for carving into glass, the magic of reactive glass that changes colors in different temperatures, how to weave glass pieces to make beautiful basket designs, and so much more!
Cost: $190 + $35 Supplies Fee (7 Classes): February 20, 27; March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9 

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

Playground Plus – 2:55pm – 3:55pm
Playground Plus for 4th and 5th grade students is the ultimate games experience. Each week, we’ll play games that focus on building specific skills like strategy, teamwork, and communication just to name a few. You’ll get to play the classic recess games like dodgeball and kickball, but you’ll also get to create and play new and different versions of games like Ultimate Football or Extreme Capture the Flag. In addition, we challenge our older students to set and accomplish personal goals as we all work together to build our skills. Most importantly, this is a time to have fun with our friends. So, lace up your sneakers and come join us for some playground fun with other kids your age!
Cost: $110 (5 Classes): February 21, 28; March 13, 27; April 3 (No Class: March 6, 20; April 10)

Online Replacement Classes Not Available

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Frequently Asked Questions
Why a new After-School Enrichment Program?

We’ve been brought on by Willow to bring a cohesiveness and centrality to the after-school exploratories. We hope to provide great service, purposeful programming, and a safe environment where your child can thrive.

A few features of the Growing Outdoors program:

  • We have a Site Coordinator on campus from before the first program begins until the last child is picked up! The Site Coordinator will be reachable by phone while program is running, have a health form for each child, a first aid kit, student lists, and release/emergency information.
  • There is a Growing Outdoors Exploratory Leader in each class! Our trained staff person is there to focus on the students’ well being, while the vendor or Program Specialist will handle the instruction of the activity. Our staff person can help with any individual or emotional problems that may arise, so the instructor can focus on the activity as a whole. They will also handle attendance and dismissal (don’t forget to bring your picture ID!) so you can be sure that your child is well cared for.
  • The Site Coordinator and each Exploratory Leader will have a walkie talkie so additional assistance is only a walkie talkie call away!
  • Registration and payment for all after-school exploratories happens online, making it easier for you!
What happens if my child participates in the YMCA after-care program?
At the end of each exploratory, Growing Outdoors staff will walk those children enrolled in YMCA program 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. We will be preparing 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 calendar 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 schedule 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!
Is it possible for an exploratory to be cancelled?

Occasionally, Growing Outdoors has to cancel an exploratory because low enrollment numbers make it logistically and financially nonviable. Should this happen to any exploratory for which you have signed up your child, we will contact you to discuss all alternative options (including the option of a full refund for the cancelled exploratory).

Could an individual class meeting be cancelled?

On very rare occasions, an exploratory does not happen quite as we planned! If there is ever an exploratory meeting that needs to be rescheduled, we will notify you in advance, and will still offer optional care for your child during their normal exploratory hour in the form of fun games and activities led by Growing Outdoors staff. Should an instructor be late or unable to make it to an exploratory meeting due to unforeseen circumstances, we will work with the school and vendor to reschedule the “missed” class. Never fear! Growing Outdoors staff will always be there to collect and care for your child and to make sure that they have a great time!

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