800 Barron Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, T: (650) 858-0508
800 Barron Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tel (650) 858-0508
Fax (650) 813-1031

After School Activities

Looking for fun and enriching student activities after school? You've come to the right place. Barron Park Elementary offers after-school activities every day of the week. Activities are held right at Barron Park Elementary!


Activities - Winter Term 2016-2017

Please note: Do not use the "Register" links below if you are interested in a Scholarship. Instead, refer to the Scholarship Application for instructions.

Classes begin the week of January 3, 2017.
Registration begins December 2, 2016.
Scholarship Applications accepted between December 5-9, 2016 (in the school office during regular office hours before and after school).

Last update: January 31, 2017

MONDAY


EARTH, WIND, INSPIRE!
By Mad Science
Come join us as we explore how weather works, how our planet was formed, how movie special effects are created, and how science is used to solve crimes. We will learn about pulleys, levers and catapults, about chemical reactions, and even the science behind some of your favorite toys!
  • Grades K-5
  • January 9, 2017 - March 27, 2017
  • 2:50 PM - 3:50 pm
  • Room tbd
  • Fee $199 ($169 for early registration)


Spilling Ink: Spectacular Settings
By Society of Young Inklings
When you’re the author, your story can take you any place you can dream up. Students will create a short story that takes place in at least two spectacular settings. Society of Young Inklings’ unique methodology uses active improvisational games to inspire young writers in the creation of original stories.
  • Grades 1-5
  • January 9, 2017 - March 27, 2017
  • 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm
  • Room 18
  • Fee $299

TUESDAY


CHESS!
By Chess King
Study the essential elements and play winning chess! Learn the basics or train deep into advanced tactical and positional play and everything in between. Participate in semi-formal tournament play and optional homework. Learn intriguing history. Move up in the rankings and achieve awards. See how the masters do it!
  • Grades K-5
  • january 3, 2017 - march 28, 2017
  • 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm
  • Room 13
  • Fee $195


CHORUS
By After School Music Academy
Open to beginning and experienced students. Students will learn musicianship skills, singing in multiple parts, following a conductor, music reading skills, and they will get to have fun making music with their schoolmates! We will be learing breathing and warm ups, playing singing games, singing folk songs, and also singing popular/movie music.
  • Grades 1-5
  • january 3, 2017 - march 28, 2017
  • 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm
  • ROOM 21
  • Fee $372


science with a twist - 1st session: geology and dinosaurs
By Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
Hands-on, discovery science adventures exploring a variety of topics. Sessions last between 6 and 8 weeks long and include the following titles: Geology & Dinosaurs, Energy Explorations, and Backyard Biology.
  • Grades K-2
  • january 10, 2017 - february 14, 2017
  • 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
  • ROOM TBD
  • Fee $162

= Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment =
science with a twist - 2nd session: energy explorations
By Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
Hands-on, discovery science adventures exploring a variety of topics. Sessions last between 6 and 8 weeks long and include the following titles: Geology & Dinosaurs, Energy Explorations, and Backyard Biology.
  • Grades K-2
  • february 21, 2017 - march 28, 2017
  • 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
  • ROOM TBD
  • Fee $162

WEDNESDAY


robotics with ev3 mindstorms
By Bricks4Kidz
LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 Robotics is the latest technology! Students will incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software by programming their commands directly into the intelligent brick and testing their capabilities. Our endless list of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics at best!
  • Grades 3-5
  • january 4, 2017 - march 29, 2017
  • 1:35 pm - 3:05 pm
  • Room TBD
  • Fee $230


run for fun
By Run for Fun Camps
Run for Fun is an outdoor after school program that focuses on play through field games. Kids enjoy games such as capture the flag, chaos tag, and dodgeball. Run for Fun welcomes children of all ages and athletic abilities and emphasizes good sportsmanship and positivity.
  • Grades k-5
  • january 4, 2017 - march 29, 2017
  • 1:35 pm - 2:35 pm
  • field
  • Fee $173


uke group
By After School Music Academy
The uke is an excellent instrument on which to learn how to play music. It's relatively simple to learn, easy to tote around, inexpensive, super fun, and timelessly popular! In this ensemble, we will jump right into the fun stuff and learn how to play music on the ukulele. By the end of the course, students will know a few chord positions, will be able to play a couple of songs on the ukulele, and be able to sing along.
  • Grades K-5
  • january 4, 2017 - march 29, 2017
  • 1:35 pm - 2:35 pm
  • ROOM 20
  • Fee $372


intro to stem with lego
By Play-Well TEKnologies
Intro to STEM with LEGO, Winter Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as Motorcycles, Castles, Airplanes, and Monorails. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. There is no prerequisite for this course.
  • Grades K-2
  • january 4, 2017 - march 29, 2017
  • 1:35 pm - 3:05 pm
  • room TBD
  • Fee $254

= Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment =


musical theater: peter pan
By The Green Room
Come be a part of the fun, adventurous story of "Peter Pan!" Students will experience the world of Neverland as they become Captain Hook, or lovely Wendy, or magical Tinkerbell or perhaps a rambunctious lost boy! Every student who signs up gets a part in the show!
  • Grades 1-5
  • january 4, 2017 - march 29, 2017
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Room 12
  • Fee $260

THURSDAY


AFTERSCHOOL HOOPS
By One-On-One Basketball
After School Hoops is a 1-day per week basketball class where players learn basketball fundamentals in a fun pressure free environment. Players will sweat, smile, and improve their skills.
  • Grades K-3 & 4-5
  • january 5, 2017 - march 30, 2017
  • k-3: 2:30 pm - 3:50 pm
    4-5: 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm
  • Basketball courts
  • Fee k-3 $215, 4-5 $180


Jr. lego engineers
By Bricks4Kidz
Interesting Inventions - Students learn about inventions and discoveries, learn how inventions solve problems, and build a lego motorized model. Wheels in Motion - Students will use LEGO® Bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, and motors to build a variety of models on wheels such as a fire engine and delivery truck.
  • Grades k-2
  • january 5, 2017 - march 30, 2017
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • room tbd
  • Fee $215


RHYTHM & PERCUSSION
By Sound Formation, Inc.
Students learn how to understand and master musical rhythm in a group setting using a series of really fun games and exercises. Students play on beautiful hand-percussion instruments like djembe, cajon, bongos, shakers, and darbuka. We use a visualization system called The Rhythm Compass™ that makes understanding rhythmic relationships fun and easy.
  • Grades k-3
  • january 5, 2017 - march 30, 2017
  • 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm
  • room 16
  • Fee $300

= Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment =

FRIDAY


starfire math is fun
By Starfire Education
In Starfire Math, kids explore, and discover the fun and joy of the world of mathematics. They develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics and number sense through solving fun, interesting and challenging problems in an intellectually safe and supportive learning environment. Learning happens through solving problems, a process of hands-on discovery in small groups.
  • Grades 1-5
  • january 6, 2017 - march 31, 2017
  • Grades 1-3: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm / Grades 4-5: 2:50 PM - 4:20 PM
  • LIBRARY
  • Fee $450


friday art club
By Art and Soul
"Welcome to the world of possibilities. Our goal is to improve and strengthen student observational skills. Develop their drawing, sculpture and painting techniques in both contemporary & classical styles. Projects will examine human and animal anatomy, still life, landscape, fantasy & monsters, art history and graphic design, all from culturally diverse perspectives."
  • Grades k-5
  • january 6, 2017 - march 31, 2017
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Room 10
  • Fee $330


Disclaimer: The class overview content is subject to change. Please refer to the vendor's registration site to reconfirm dates & fees.

Class vendors will provide supervision to grades K-3 between school dismissal time and class start time, when applicable.

Scholarships

Partial and full scholarships may be available. Students applying for a Scholarship must fill out the Scholarship Application and the Scholarship Class Reigstration Form. More instructions for applying for a scholarship can be found on the Scholarship Application. Scholarship Applications and Scholarship Class Registration Forms are available in the school office, or can be downloaded and printed from the following links:


To apply:

Scholarship Applications and Scholarship Class Registration Forms must be printed, completed, and submitted to the school office during regular office hours before or after school.

Questions?

Contact Lindsey Schroeder (415) 793 4002 or Angelica Martin (Spanish fluent) (650) 444 9929.

Registration

Register early! Enrollment may be limited for some activities. Each activity requires individual registration and fees.

Unless you are applying for a scholarship, registration occurs through the activity providers using the "Register" links.

Fall Term 2016

Fall Term 2016 schedule [PDF]

Winter Term 2016-2017

Classes begin:
Week of January 3, 2017
Registration begins:
December 2, 2016
Scholarship applications accepted:
December 5-9, 2016 (in school office)
Scholarship application deadline:
December 9, 2016

Spring Term 2017

Classes begin:
Week of April 10, 2017
Registration begins:
March 17, 2017
Scholarship applications accepted:
March 20-24, 2017 (in school office)
Scholarship application deadline:
March 24, 2017