The Mountain View PTO is excited to offer an after school enrichment program for its students! We have two exciting sessions planned - Fall and Spring - with lots of great classes to choose from in each one. On this site you'll find all the information about program procedures, class descriptions and details you need to participate. Whether you are looking for sports, drama, arts and crafts, technology, science or hobbies, there's something here for everyone. Please click on “View all Courses” button below during Open Registration to register. SO go exploring and see what you want to learn!
Transition from school to enrichment programs:
Afternoon classes: Students will be dismissed directly (including those who participate in SACC) to the gym. The On-Site Coordinator will supervise the students until the instructor arrives.
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MOUNTAIN VIEW SPRING 2020 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Basketball Academy - Love the Ball Sports
The Love the Ball basketball academy will take your game to the next level. All players will have a basketball at all times which will drastically improve their fundamentals while we play games like king of the court, knockout and farmers and foxes. Advanced skills will also be taught like free throw shooting, crossovers and much more.
Minute to Win it - Science Games - STEAM Kidz Lab
Challenge your mind and body in this class full of nonstop action with races, games and mind-bending puzzles! We'll explore volcanos, earthquakes, gases, rocks, minerals and lots more. There is a game for every science concept, and a science concept for every game â so why not play while you learn? Educational value: creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, chemistry, physics, life science and engineering.
Pottery - Mudskippers
Let Mudskippers Pottery bring the mud to your school! We are a family run professional studio that specializes in PTA sponsored after school ceramics education. Our instructors will expand students' knowledge and creativity. Each project is grounded in an historical artwork, submersing students in history and culture. Students will hone their fine motor skills through hand building and glazing pottery while expressing their unique personal vision. The 3D medium will teach them to use problem solving skills to address form and structure. Mudskippers Pottery will bring their convenient mobile studio to your school with all the advantages of a professional studio.
Cheer - Cheers to You
Cheers to You is a fun recreational cheerleading class. We learn basic cheerleading arm motions, jumps, and dance routines set to music. Class fee includes Cheer T-shirt, matching hair bow, & award show! Our goal is to get active, include all students, and have school team spirit!
Glee Club - Piano Keys 4 Kids
The Glee Club is a vocal ensemble open to all elementary aged students that enriches interest in music, singing, and performing. This is a fun atmosphere in which the students are encouraged to be confident in expressing their unique and amazing creativity! Throughout the enrichment session, members of the Glee Club will learn to sing age-appropriate and modern pop and Broadway music. While practicing the music, members will learn about healthy vocal technique, as well as music theory concepts such as rhythm and introductory music reading. They will also learn some easy movements to accompany the music. At the end of the session, the Glee Club will perform their songs for friends and family. No audition required and all ages are welcome!
Slime Labratories - STEAM Kidz Lab
Join the scientists at Slime Laboratories as a slime product tester! This wonderful class will explore the amazing properties of slime. Students will investigate polymers, viscosity, Newtonian fluids, properties of fluoresce, magnetism and insulation. See Slime Laboratories’ job posting below… Help Wanted! Slime Laboratories is looking to hire young scientists to test new slime products. We need young, curious children to test crazy, sticky, foamy, sparkly, slimly, smelly, glowing, fluorescing, bumpy, weird and otherwise unidentifiable slimes. Qualifications: You must be willing to make lots of new kinds of slime and subject those slimes to quality testing at our lab. No experience necessary to apply.
Astronaut Training and Legos - STEAM Kidz Lab
Kids will enter our Astronaut Training Academy and prepare for a manned mission to Mars. Each class features both hands on science activities and a Lego building activity to explore space travel, rockets, animals in space, robots, space weather, planetary geology, stars and lots more. Class ends with an astronaut picnic on our Martian colony! Educational value: Creative thinking, design, teamwork, astronomy, engineering, geology, meteorology, chemistry, physics and math.
Beginner Ensemble (Piano, Guitar, Violin, & Drum) - Learn Now Music
Students will participate in an beginner ensemble music group. Students may choose which instrument to play during the session – piano, guitar, violin or drums. Students will learn about the instrument, how to read musical notation as well as how to participate in a group. Students are provided with FREE instrument rentals to TAKE HOME with them for the entire session! Parents will be invited to a “Parent Day” on the last day of class. Rental Instruments must be returned at the last class.
Robotics: Aquabots - Silver Knights Enrichment
Silver Knights Robotics uses LEGO® WeDo 2.0 in our enrichment classes. Each session includes different projects so material doesn’t repeat. While they don’t actually go in the water (those pesky electronics!), these bots are inspired by what you will find in or on our oceans, rivers, and beaches. Build a dune buggy, a floodgate, a dolphin and more! Create your own sea monster with waving tentacles on the last day!