After School Enrichment

ASE_logo_1dThe McKinley Parent Teacher Club offers a variety of After School Enrichment opportunities on Thursday afternoons. Classes are one hour long, starting at 12:20 pm and will be offered in 2 periods.

Students participating in Prime Time & Character Builders are welcome; however, those that are enrolled in after-school tutoring may not always be able to join. (The after school Spanish Language Program is run independent of this program.)

Session dates for 2016-17 program (12:20-1:20 pm and 1:30-2:30 pm)

  • Fall: Sept. 22nd – Nov. 10th (8 weeks)
  • Spring: Jan. 26th – Mar. 16th (8 weeks)  Flyer (EN) / Flyer (ES)

SPRING 2017 REGISTRATION: Jan. 4th – 11th

Registration will close on Jan. 11th at 4:00 PM.


Site Volunteers: If you have availability most Thursdays between 12:15-1:30 pm or 2:00 pm, and work well with young children, we’d love to have you join the team. Site volunteers escort the TK-1st grade students, assist instructors in classes, take attendance, answer questions, and even socialize a little between periods. In the past, site volunteers have even offered some support to our CRAVE art program and McKinley Theatre Company. SDUSD screening requirements apply. If this sounds like you, please contact Pauline Treviño.

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Spring 2017 Class Descriptions:

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Capoeira (6-7 yrs) & (8+ yrs)

Capoeira is a Brazilian Art form. A class includes: stretching, warm up, practice of the “ginga” basic dance steps of Capoeira, dodge movements, kicks, acrobatics, music – involving instruments playing and singing – and they will learn also some of the culture with stories, words and songs in Portuguese. Lots of that is done trough simple, fun and educational games and positive challenges stimulating their creativity and knowledge of their bodies and emotions and social skills. The best is that we work all those aspects for their benefit consciously in every class creating awareness! Offered by Massapê Andre Amado.

Ceramics (TK-1st) & (2nd-5th)

Clay Munchkins will cover anything from basic hand building (pinch, slab and coil) to introduction to the pottery wheel.  Offered by Clay Munchkins.

Chess (TK-5th)

Playing chess has proven to help students enhance their creativity, improve their power of concentration, develop and expand critical thinking skills, boost memory and retention, and achieve superior academic performance plus it is fun. Offered by Mountain Lake Chess.

Flamenco (TK-5th)

Flamenco teaches students to build upon basic elements: body stance, footwork, arm and hand, and the Palmas hand clapping, feeling the rhythm of the music. Children may have opportunities to perform in public events. Offered by Flamenco with Roots Performing Arts.

Funtastic Physics (TK-5th) New!

From gravity and air pressure to density and sound, physics is all around us! Through a series of hands-on investigation, students will explore a variety of physics concepts that we encounter every day! This inquiry-based series will offer a number of interactive learning experiences designed to inspire students to become problem solvers, inventors and innovators in their communities. Offered by Fleet Science Center.

Gardening (TK-5th)

Join Dig Down Deep Gardening Educators! Work on crops and planting, weeding, mulching, composting. We will also work on signage and taste the flavors of our garden grown harvests!

Robolink (4th-5th) 

Students will learn how to construct machines that not only move, but also respond to the environment around them. Through playing and interacting with their creations, students learn about the sensor technologies and data-processing algorithms that give robots their autonomy. No prior experience in computer programming is necessary to complete any of the projects, but each class will require students to exercise creativity, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail. Offered by Robolink.

WOW LEGO® Early Engineering 1 – Machines (TK-2nd)

This hands on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Lego class is designed to introduce younger kids to basic science and engineering concepts. Younger students will build fun and simple models like a seesaw, rolling vehicle, spinning top, raft, and many more. By playing with and manipulating the models, they experience pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels and axles, while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. Weekly class summaries will be emailed to parents describing key concepts and projects built. Offered by The Whole Child Learning Company.

WOW LEGO® Elementary Engineering 2 – Machines (2nd-5th)

This course offers in depth understanding of motorized machines, gearing, and structures. Explore mechanical advantage, balanced forces, and equilibrium. Create electricity using wind & solar power. Develop communication skills including: speaking, listening, and presentation capabilities. Enhances students’ ability to work in teams. Offered by The Whole Child Learning Co.

Yoga (TK-5th)

Come practice yoga with Next Generation Yoga integrating the ideals of traditional Yoga with creativity and fun. Playful Yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and nourishing relaxation techniques are accompanied with music, crafts, books, props and educational and sensory elements to create a unique learning experience.

Youth Media (4th-5th) New!

This course will cover the three stages of video production (pre-production, production, post-production) utilizing a hands-on, project-based learning approach.  Students will learn storyboarding, framing and composition, sound, and editing, and will work in small collaborative groups to produce short videos about topics important to them. The class culminates with a screening to showcase student work for classmates.  Students will also have the opportunity to submit their work to the 2017 IVIE Awards. Note: This class is two hours per week. Students who enroll in this course cannot take another ASE course in this session. Offered by Media Arts Center San Diego.

For more information or to donate to future programs, please contact ASE Chair, Bridgette Tullis.

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2 responses

  1. Angela cabral

    I’m having difficulty trying to sign my daughter up through the website. I know we are up against a deadline. Please let me know how I can provide payment. Thank you !

    September 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    • McKinley PTC

      Please email with ASE questions.

      September 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm

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