Before/After School Programs

Before/After School Programs

Overview

Our supplemental programs are developed in conjunction with the Crocker/Riverside administration, staff, and our community of professionals. We also have a broad selection of after-school programs to extend the learning day. Below are highlights of some of our programs.

Band

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Music can be an important part of a child’s life and studies have shown that music improves a child’s intelligence, grades, behavior, and self-confidence. The Crocker/Riverside Band is a great opportunity to learn how to play music and to work together as a team. 

Chess Club

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U.S. Chess Mates has been teaching chess in Northern California for 16 years and brings
chess instruction to Crocker/Riverside.

Choir Community

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Join the Crocker/Riverside School Choir for another fabulous choir session. Students learn vocal technique, including proper breathing, voice production and diction, while singing fun songs which will be performed at two concerts.

Debate Cubs

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Who: 5th and 6th graders

When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Miss Smith’s classroom

 

Contact: Kinsey Smith

Early Engineers

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The Early Engineers program exposes kids to topics like velocity, momentum and bioluminescence, alongside a familiar friend, the Lego brick. That way, when they go off to Junior High and High School, they will be more comfortable and willing to raise their hand when these topics come up. Familiarity now, will lead to the confidence to engage later.

Firefly Art

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The Firefly Art program teaches drawing skills with a variety of art media while also teaching children life skills. “Mistakes” are embraced as part of life, and we learn to move through those mistakes, and beyond them. We want our students to be able to draw as a secondary means of communication, to relish in the creative process, and to also learn how to design creative solutions when we make “mistakes”.

Honey Code (Beginning Coding)

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HoneyCode aims to bring more computer science into our community, while teaching students the basics of coding from a young age. These practices have shown to improve cognition and critical reasoning skills across all aspects of a child’s education.

Mad Science

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In Mad Science, children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and bring home make-and-take projects they have made themselves! Model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty, and more!

Ninja Pandas (Advanced Coding)

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This course leads 4th-6th graders through the adventure of game design. Each session focuses on a different type of game, so students can keep taking the course and building upon their skills. Students will build upon their basic computers skills, will learn to use and track variables, create functions and use conditionals. Students will work with digital and traditional art styles.

Orchestra

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Crocker/Riverside has two orchestras – open to 4th- 6th grade students.

  • Beginning Orchestra students will be able to choose violin, viola, or cello. Meets Wednesdays and Fridays in the library at 7:50 AM. Begins September 27, 2017.
  • Continuing Orchestra is open both to students who have played in our orchestra before and to students who started with a private teacher or a program in another school. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays in the library at 7:50 AM.  Begins September 26, 2017.

Running Club

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The Crocker/Riverside Running Club is an after-school activity run by parent volunteers who want to instill a love of running and movement in our kids so they become life-long athletes. We focus on running form, pacing, and agility while making it a fun/fitness activity. The Fall Running club focuses on building distance and ending in the CIM MaraFunRun. The Spring Running club focuses on agility and form and ends with our infamous Crooked Mile Obstacle course run.

Young Actors Stage

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Young Actors Stage is a studio dedicated to bringing a love and appreciation of the performing arts to our students. Students will build self-esteem, imagination, and self-awareness that will benefit them in many areas throughout their lives.