The McKinley Parent Teacher Club offers a variety of Afterschool Enrichment opportunities on Thursday afternoons for 8 weeks this Spring. The classes are one hour long, starting at 1pm. Most classes cost $50-79 for the entire eight-week session…..and we try to accommodate students with limited funds. Prime Time Students are welcome; however, those that are enrolled in afterschool tutoring may not always be able to join.
The various options that have been offered in the past include Art, Chess, Choir, Computer, Dance, Drama, Jewelry, Kids Boot Camp, Mad Science and Yoga. Information about these programs is sent home with the Wednesday information packets.
Cooking Class by Alchemy Restaurant
Starting in Spring 2012, there was also a special cooking class run by Alchemy Restaurant. Eleven students started in the Scratch Culinary Education Program by Alchemy Restaurant. Alchemy owners and chef’s Ricardo Heredia and Ron Troyano teach the class that they have coordinated for SDUSD students. The 4th and 5th grade students were selected by the chefs based on persuasive essays each wrote. Thank you to all the students that took the time to compose an essay.
The 8 one-hour classes help develop an interest in healthy cooking, enhance the “Octopus’s Garden” at the school, and introduce standard restaurant practices, food sciences and sustain-ability. The curriculum includes 1) using the McKinley garden, 2) research of chocolate and cookie making, 3) knife skills, 4) history of Mexican cookery and hand made tortillas, 5) trip to Suzie’s Farm, 6) pizza making, and 7) a culmination dinner with students and their families.
For more information or to donate to future programs, please contact Chair Jon Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.