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About Lane Elementary

The Lane PTA is excited to offer an after school enrichment program for its students! We have three exciting sessions planned - Fall, Winter 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. 

Transition from school to enrichment program:

Students (including those enrolled in SACC) are dismissed with Walkers (before Bus students) directly to their enrichment classes. Instructors must be in their assigned location and ready to meet students when school dismisses at 4:05pm.

Please click on “View all Courses” button below during Open Registration to register. 

For questions about scholarships please contact vpeducation@lanepta.org.

Early Elementary Mandarin, International School of Languages - 

ISL provides a well-rounded Mandarin program for those children in grades K-2 that are either starting to learn Mandarin or would like to continue adding to their knowledge of Mandarin. Apart from the language, children will learn some culture and traditions where Mandarin is spoken. During this program, students will be introduced to greetings and presentations, the characters, the family, the school, numbers, colors, shapes, sizes, animals, parts of the body and senses, professions, places in the city and many more!
Topics rotate each session; therefore, students who register for later sessions will learn something different each time. Each student will receive handouts that they will be able to use in class and at home!

Class sizes are small and taught by native speakers who are experienced teachers of the language and culture, engaging, fun and motivating. Student's diverse learning modalities are addressed through the following: Conversation, Music, Flashcards, Games, Videos, Art, and Storybooks. Instructors use every moment as an opportunity to motivate students to use and practice their speaking skills. During each program, we introduce a series of games and activities that develop the skills needed to learn a second language in a consistent and sequential manner.

After every class, parents receive an email from their teacher that includes what was done in class and if there is any homework for the week. This email also includes any ideas to use at home with your child in order to solidify what they are learning in class.

Characters, Crafts & Comedy! - Acting for Young People - $78

Combining acting skills, arts & crafts and improvisation, students will create memorable characters and their own short play. Our young actor-playwright-designers will present their work at the end of the session, sharing their characters' world and incorporating prop and costume pieces made in class.

Fencing For Young Jedi II - Nova Fencing Club - $151

Fencing for Young Jedi classes are conducted in the discipline of epee. We use standard fencing gear currently approved by and meets all safety requirements of US Fencing Organization. Although we use actual fencing foils to conduct our classes - foils are lighter, more flexible, and are easier for younger kids to handle - we teach the foundational skills in epee. Classes focus on introduction and reinforcements of the fundamentals of fencing including footwork, handwork, strategy and rules of fencing. Students will learn and reinforce various fencing movements and actions and will learn new actions and combinations. These one hour classes include group exercises as well as drills in pairs and bouting. Skills are reinforced with age-appropriate games and activities that build conditioning, speed and endurance while emphasizing critical thinking and quick decision-making. At the end of the session a tournament will be held at Nova Fencing Club using electric fencing equipment, followed by Glow-in-the-Dark fencing. Fencing for Young Jedi is appropriate for both beginning and continuing fencers.

Graphic Design - STEM exCEL - $143

Graphic Design will teach students to think about art in a pragmatic way so they may consider every aspect of the composition to create stronger pieces. Students will learn about typography, branding, positive/negative spacing, color theory, orientation, contrast and eye movement to create art with the user in mind. Our instructors will inspire and advise students to utilize these professional techniques in a fun and creative way, to create great works students will bring home with them at the end of the course.

LEGO Structures: Jr. Structural Engineering - Ascendly - $135

In addition to teaching the core structural engineering concepts, this focuses upon the different buildings and structures and the engineering behind them and what that means to the students. Exercises include making skyscrapers, bridges, and castles, and more. Students will test their creations to ensure the meet our engineering standards, which might include castle strength, skyscraper stability, or bridge sturdiness.This courses transitions kids from simply following instructions to becoming problem formulators and problem solvers.The courses teaches engineering vocabulary, and construction skills.Exercises reinforce all aspects the Engineering Design Process, such as problem definition, planning, testing, and refining solutions.

Students learn core structural engineering asking the right questions, how to build from simple blueprints, building to scale, to testing and refining.The course also encourages students to design their own use-cases that tell how their creation solves a problem and to then present those stories to the class.Each student uses their own kit.