Enrichment Classes Registration

Dear Families,

Welcome to the Spring 2020 afternoon enrichment program! You will find a few schedule changes, including new classes such as Judo, Woodworking and a movement-based dance class, while a few fall classes are on hiatus this semester. We are thrilled that Thea Farhadian will offer strings classes. In addition, you can also enroll your child in Study Time.

All enrichment classes are also available for students not currently enrolled at EBGIS!

For our Preschool students, additional music and science-based offerings will be incorporated into the regular class schedule this semester rather than being offered as separate enrichment classes.

Please see the weekly schedule below for more details.

Classes will begin on January 27.

Enrichment Classes and Extended Day are not offered on the following days:

  • 2/7: Staff Development Day
  • 2/10 to2/14: Winter Break, no classes for the grades. Preschool is in session, Winter Camp is offered.
  • 2/17: President’s Day
  • 4/6 to 4/19: Spring Break, no classes for the grades. Preschool is in session, Spring Camp is offered.
  • 5/12 to 5/15: Elementary School Field Trip. No Elementary School-specific enrichment classes.
  • 5/22 to 6/7: Potential 7th/8th Grade trip to Germany. No Middle School-specific enrichment classes.
  • 5/30: Memorial Day

Most classes will have their last session during the week of June 1 to June 5. This allows for make-up sessions to be held during the last week of school. Extended Day care is available at regular rates.


Register here. by January 24.

Classes

* EBGIS students enrolled full time in Extended Day may attend any of the classes marked with an asterisk at a 50% discount.

Study Time

Study Time is small group time with a teacher to help catch up on homework or work on projects. Students can also recap prior lessons or prepare for upcoming exams. There are two enrollment options: Enroll for the entire semester for either the 2-3pm or 3-4pm time slots for specified days at a cost of $12.50/hour. Ad hoc Study Time participation requires at least 24 hour prior notice.

Strings Classes

Our music teacher Emily Rubis recommends Thea Farhadian to all EBGIS families. Thea is a violin and cello teacher with more than 25 years of teaching experience in public and private schools, and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Additionally, Thea has played professionally for 35 years and is a former member of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. Though rooted in traditional technique, her approach to teaching as well as making music is creative, emphasizing technique and playing in a relaxed way.

She teaches all ages and skill levels in individual and group setting. Please contact Thea directly at thea.farhadian@gmail.com for more information and to sign up for classes. These classes are open to both students and parents.


Mondays

2pm - 3pm


Ping Pong*

At the request of our students, Paul Terstegen is offering a Ping Pong class this spring. Students will learn the correct technique for the basic table tennis strokes and more advanced skills like spins, hits, drives and various serves. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Paul Terstegen
  • Who: Grades 1 & up
  • When: Monday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $250*
  • Start: January 27
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 2/10, 2/17, 4/6, 4/13, 5/25

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% discount.


Judo (Grades 1-5)

Judo is a unique martial art enabling students to build both physical and mental strength. Students will learn basic judo skills and self-defense as they develop teamwork and self-confidence through exercises and games. This class will be taught in English.

Instructor Hyesun Lee competed for years as a member of the Korean women's national judo team, where she earned medals in international competitions. Hyesun holds a fourth degree black belt.

Students should wear comfortable clothing such as sports shorts and a T-shirt. The purchase of a judo uniform is not necessary until students have completed one semester of judo.

  • Instructor: Hyesun Lee
  • Who: Grades 1 through 5
  • When: Mondays 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $295
  • Start: January 27
  • Minimum enrollment: 6 (max 20)
  • No class: 2/10, 2/17, 4/6, 4/13, 5/25


3pm - 4pm


Judo (Older Preschool/Kindergarten)

Judo is a unique martial art enabling students to build both physical and mental strength. Students will learn basic judo skills and self-defense as they develop teamwork and self-confidence through exercises and games. This class will be taught in English.

Instructor Hyesun Lee competed for years as a member of the Korean women's national judo team, where she earned medals in international competitions. Hyesun holds a fourth degree black belt.

Students should wear comfortable clothing such as sports shorts and a T-shirt. The purchase of a judo uniform is not necessary until students have completed one semester of judo.

  • Instructor: Hyesun Lee
  • Who: Older Preschool/Kindergarten
  • When: Mondays 3-4 pm
  • Cost: $295
  • Start: January 27
  • Minimum enrollment: 6 (max 20)
  • No class: 2/10, 2/17, 4/6, 4/13, 5/25


3pm - 4:30pm


Skateboarding

Want to learn how to skate? Or are you an experienced skater looking to learn more tricks? This course accommodates beginners and more advanced skateboarders. From safety fundamentals and foot placement to learning how to ollie on a skateboard, this course covers it all! This class will be taught in English.

  • Instructor: Jason Handel
  • Who: Grades 1 & up
  • When: Monday 3-4:30 pm
  • Cost: $315
  • Start: January 27
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 2/10, 2/17, 4/6, 4/13, 5/25


3:30pm - 4:30pm


Student Newspaper

Come and join our school newspaper! Students learn how to report about community events and topics of interest. They discover the processes leading to the publication of print and audio-visual media. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Yvonnne Hagemann
  • Who: Grades 5 and up
  • When: Monday 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Cost: Free for EBGIS Students
  • Start: January 27
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 2/10, 2/17, 4/6, 4/13, 5/25


4:30pm - 6pm


Theater Club*

We will continue our work on "Beschützer der Diebe," a novel by Cornelia Funke. The play will be performed by the students at the end of the school year. All parts were assigned to the students during the first semester, but if you would like to participate, there is still the possibility of working on props or lights. Please contact Martin Walter if you would like to join.
This class will be taught in German.

  • Instructor: Martin Walter
  • Who: Grades 5 and up
  • When: Monday 4:30-6 pm
  • Cost: $250*
  • Start: January 27
  • Minimum enrollment: N/A
  • No class: 2/10, 2/17, 4/6, 4/13, 5/25, 6/1

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% discount.



Tuesdays

2pm - 3pm


Creative Writing

Does your child love to make up stories? Is your child a budding writer? Students will learn how to generate ideas, structure a short story and use figurative language. Students will publish their own storybooks by the end of the semester. This class will be taught in English.

  • Instructor: Marjorie Boggs-Vasquez
  • Who: Grades 2-4
  • When: Tuesday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $240
  • Start: January 28th
  • Minimum enrollment: 5
  • No class: 2/11, 4/7, 4/14, 5/12


3pm - 3:30pm


Soccer (Older Preschool)*

EBGIS teacher Paul Terstegen will teach soccer skills as well as life skills through exercises and games that engage players in a variety of physical activities. The program focuses on developing basic motor skills, soccer fundamentals, self-confidence, and teamwork in a relaxed and nurturing environment. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Paul Terstegen
  • Who: Older Preschool
  • When: Tuesday 3-3:30 pm
  • Cost: $125*
  • Start: January 28
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 2/11, 4/7, 4/14, 5/12

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% discount.



3pm - 4pm


Woodworking 1

Back by popular demand! Our Art teacher Alex Carroll is offering woodworking this spring. The class aims to teach students the safe use of hand tools and general woodworking skills. Students will exercise their creativity and gain hands-on experience by building progressively more complicated projects. Students will also apply measuring, math, craftsmanship and problem-solving skills in a practical context.

  • Instructor: Alex Carroll
  • Who: Kindergarten & up
  • When: Tuesday 3-4 pm
  • Cost: $400 (includes materials)
  • Start: February 4
  • Minimum enrollment: 4 (max 9)
  • No class: 2/11, 4/7, 4/14, 5/26, 6/2


4pm - 5pm


Woodworking 2

Back by popular demand! Our Art teacher Alex Carroll is offering woodworking this spring. The class aims to teach students the safe use of hand tools and general woodworking skills. Students will exercise their creativity and gain hands-on experience by building progressively more complicated projects. Students will also apply measuring, math, craftsmanship and problem-solving skills in a practical context.

  • Instructor: Alex Carroll
  • Who: Kindergarten & up
  • When: Tuesday 4-5 pm
  • Cost: $400 (includes materials)
  • Start: February 4
  • Minimum enrollment: 4 (max 9)
  • No class: 2/11, 4/7, 4/14, 5/26, 6/2


5pm - 6pm


German Literature

We will explore German literature and build German language skills through discussion and writing. This class will be taught in German.

  • Instructor: Martin Walter
  • Who: Grade 7 and up
  • When: Tuesday 5-6 pm
  • Cost: $250* plus $50 for materials
  • Start: January 28
  • Minimum enrollment: N/A
  • No class: 2/8, 4/7, 4/14, 5/26, 6/2

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% discount.



Wednesdays

2pm - 3pm


Cooking 1*

Jens Höbel is not merely an educator but also a professionally trained chef! He will introduce students to “healthy fast food” – how to create quick and easy yet healthy meals. Please have your child bring an empty food storage container to class so they can take their creations home with them. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Jens Höbel
  • Who: Kindergarten & up
  • When: Wednesday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $250* plus $30 for materials
  • Start: January 29
  • Minimum enrollment: 4 (max 7)
  • No class: 2/12, 4/8, 4/15, 5/13

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% discount.


3pm - 4pm


Green Team

Learn about the big environmental issues of our time and take action by introducing and promoting green standards as well as planning events for our school community! Open to Grades 4-8. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Yvonne Hagemann
  • Who: Grades 4 and up
  • When: Wednesday 3-4pm
  • Cost: Free for EBGIS Students
  • Start: January 29
  • Minimum enrollment: N/A
  • No class: 2/15, 4/8, 4/15, 5/27, 6/3


Cooking 2*

Jens Höbel is not merely an educator but also a professionally trained chef! He will introduce students to “healthy fast food” – how to create quick and easy yet healthy meals. Please have your child bring an empty food storage container to class so they can take their creations home with them. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Jens Höbel
  • Who: Kindergarten & up
  • When: Wednesday 3-4pm
  • Cost: $250* plus $30 for materials
  • Start: January 29
  • Minimum enrollment: 4 (max 7)
  • No class: 2/12, 4/8, 4/15, 5/13

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% discount.


Capoeira (Older Preschool to Grade 3)

The traditional Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira builds strong children, adults and community! By engaging in this rigorous physical practice, children develop physical, emotional and moral discipline and wellness. In the roda (Capoeira circle), students not only build their strength, flexibility and coordination but also increase their self-confidence; develop empathy, teamwork and trust; and hone their powers of concentration.

  • Instructor: Helio Barbosa (Sereno Capoeira)
  • Who: Older Preschool & up
  • When: Wednesday 3-4 pm
  • Cost: $245
  • Start: January 29
  • Minimum enrollment: 6
  • No class: 2/12, 4/8, 4/15

Students should wear comfortable clothing such as sports shorts and a T-shirt. This class will be taught in English.


4pm - 5pm


Cooking 3*

Jens Höbel is not merely an educator but also a professionally trained chef! He will introduce students to “healthy fast food” – how to create quick and easy yet healthy meals. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Jens Höbel
  • Who: Kindergarten & up
  • When: Wednesday 4-5pm
  • Cost: $250* plus $30 for materials
  • Start: January 29
  • Minimum enrollment: 4 (max 7)
  • No class: No class: 2/12, 4/8, 4/15, 5/13

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% discount.



Thursdays

2pm - 2:30pm


Soccer (Kindergarten & Grade 1)*

EBGIS teacher Paul Terstegen will teach soccer skills as well as life skills through exercises and games that engage players in a variety of physical activities. The program focuses on developing basic motor skills, soccer fundamentals, self-confidence, and teamwork in a relaxed and nurturing environment. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Paul Terstegen
  • Who: Kindergarten & Grade 1
  • When: Tuesday 3:30-4 pm
  • Cost: $125*
  • Start: January 28
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 2/11, 4/7, 4/14, 5/12

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% discount.


2:30pm - 3:30pm


Soccer (Grades 2 & up)*

EBGIS teacher Paul Terstegen will teach soccer skills as well as life skills through exercises and games that engage players in a variety of physical activities. The program focuses on developing basic motor skills, soccer fundamentals, self-confidence, and teamwork in a relaxed and nurturing environment. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Paul Terstegen
  • Who: Grades 2 and up
  • When: Thursday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $250*
  • Start: January 30
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 2/13, 4/9, 4/15, 5/14

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% discount.


Movement-Based Dance (Ages 6-10)

This class will introduce students to contemporary-modern dance in a joyful, accessible way. Students will explore creative movement fundamentals such as spatial awareness, movement quality, musicality and group collaboration, while also delving into their own artistic impulses through improvisation and performance.

KJ Dahlaw is a Bay Area dance artist and Artistic Director of Unruly Body Tanztheater. KJ holds a BFA and MFA in Dance and is currently part of the James Graham Dance Theater ensemble. KJ currently teaches children and adults at ODC, the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and Salesian College Preparatory High school.

  • Instructor: KJ Dahlaw
  • Who: Ages 6-10
  • When: Thursday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $275
  • Start: January 30
  • Minimum enrollment: 4 (max 10)
  • No class: 2/13, 4/9, 4/15, 5/14


3pm - 4pm


Movement-Based Dance (Ages 4-5)

This class will introduce students to contemporary-modern dance in a joyful, accessible way. Students will explore creative movement fundamentals such as spatial awareness, movement quality, musicality and group collaboration, while also delving into their own artistic impulses through improvisation and performance.

KJ Dahlaw is a Bay Area dance artist and Artistic Director of Unruly Body Tanztheater. KJ holds a BFA and MFA in Dance and is currently part of the James Graham Dance Theater ensemble. KJ currently teaches children and adults at ODC, the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and Salesian College Preparatory High school.

  • Instructor:
  • Who: Ages 4-5
  • When: Thursday 3-4 pm
  • Cost: $275
  • Start: January 30
  • Minimum enrollment: 4 (max 10)
  • No class: 2/13, 4/9, 4/15, 5/14


3:30pm - 5pm


Sports Club*

Sports Club is back! Students will once again hone their athletic skills and compete against other local schools including Ecole Bilingue and Escuela Bilingüe.

  • Instructor: Paul Terstegen
  • Who: Grades 4 and up
  • When: Thursday 3-4:30 pm
  • Cost: $250*
  • Start: January 20
  • Minimum enrollment: 6
  • No class: 2/13, 4/9, 4/15, 5/28, 6/4

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% discount.



Fridays

2pm - 3pm


Middle School Debate Team

Does your child want to learn how to argue more persuasively? Or would they like to hone their research and media skills? Join the Debate Team! Students will learn debate structure, construct arguments, and address the arguments of others. This class fosters critical thinking, empathy and confidence.

  • Instructor: Marjorie Boggs-Vasquez
  • Who: Grades 5 and up
  • When: Friday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $200
  • Start: January 31
  • Minimum enrollment: 6
  • No class: 2/7, 2/14, 3/10, 3/17, 5/15, 5/29, 6/5


Yoga (Grades 1 & up)

SuperYogi Adventure Yoga

Yoga means "connection" in Sanskrit. Together with our experienced Yoga teacher Suzanne Zuber, the SuperYogis will connect to their inner superpowers, using yoga poses, breathing, stories and meditation. They will experiment with dynamic as well as calm poses, including Downdog, Warrior, and more advanced core and arm balance variations, as well as hip openers like Pigeon Pose, and of course, Savasana. Creative flow included. Besides discovering how they can use each pose to feel better in different ways, they will explore how the mind works, and how we can turn problems into opportunities. Through their yoga adventures, students will increase strength, flexibility, mindfulness and inner peacefulness.

This class is taught in German and English (tailored according to each child’s language needs) to increase vocabulary about the body and movement in both languages.

Suzanne, our German-American Yoga instructor, started teaching bilingual kids yoga at this school seven years ago. She also teaches kids yoga at Prospect Sierra elementary. Suzanne is an experienced hatha and vinyasa yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and trainer, known for her clear, empowering Iyengar-based alignment instruction. Her passion for teaching comes from direct experience: yoga can turn your life around as you reconnect to your physical and mental freedom. For more info about Suzanne’s classes, trainings, and retreats in the Bay Area and in Europe, visit suzanneyoga.net

  • Instructor: Suzanne Zuber
  • Who: Grades 1 and up
  • When: Friday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $255
  • Start: January 31
  • Minimum enrollment: 6
  • No class: 2/7, 2/14, 3/10, 3/17, 5/15


3pm - 4pm


Yoga (Older Preschool/Kindergarten)

Yoga Zoo! Yoga & Mindfulness for the Little Ones

This playful class with our experienced Yoga teacher Suzanne Zuber fosters body awareness, social awareness, conscious feeling and breathing. Inspiration for the poses and movement come from the students’ own life stories, ancient animal tales, fun animal facts, and popular picture books. Students will develop strength, flexibility and stamina through fun animal yoga poses. Each class ends with a calming pose to recalibrate the brain and body.

This class is taught in German and English (tailored according to each child’s language needs) to increase vocabulary about the body and movement in both languages.

Suzanne, our German-American Yoga instructor, started teaching bilingual kids yoga at this school seven years ago. She also teaches kids yoga at Prospect Sierra elementary. Suzanne is an experienced hatha and vinyasa yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and trainer, known for her clear, empowering Iyengar-based alignment instruction. Her passion for teaching comes from direct experience: yoga can turn your life around as you reconnect to your physical and mental freedom. For more info about Suzanne’s classes, trainings, and retreats in the Bay Area and in Europe, visit suzanneyoga.net

  • Instructor: Suzanne Zuber
  • Who: Older Preschool - Kindergarten
  • When: Friday 3-4 pm
  • Cost: $255
  • Start: January 31
  • Minimum enrollment: 5
  • No class: 2/7, 2/14, 3/10, 3/17, 5/15


3pm - 4:30pm


Rock Band

Veteran rockers and EBGIS parents Sami and Mike are back with the school band "Jumpy House." If you already play an instrument or would like to work on your vocals, this is the place for you. This class is taught primarily in English.

  • Instructor: Sami Qreini & Mike Walz
  • Who: Grades 5 and up
  • When: Friday 3-4:30 pm
  • Cost: $265
  • Start: January 31
  • Minimum enrollment: 5
  • No class: 2/7, 2/14, 3/10, 3/17, 5/15, 5/29, 6/5

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