Melissa Krause, After School Leader (email link)
Courtyard's after school program is included in the price of tuition and is designed to support working families. The academic day ends at 3:00 p.m. Our after school program begins with an afternoon recess. Students then go to study hall where they have the opportunity to work with their classroom teacher or a classroom aid and get most of their homework done for the day. After study hall, students choose from among a variety of fun activities including: arts and crafts, computer lab, cooking club, games, legos, and more. Our after school program is coordinated by Melissa Krause, a credentialed teacher who has specialized esperience designing recreational and enrichement programs for children. Additionally, we partner with recreational organizations to provide optional activites including dance, martial arts, and private guitar and piano instruction. Our parents appreciate the convenience of having thes optional activities right on campus.
Cooking Club (fee: $25): Wednesday (K-3rd), 4:30-5:45, Friday (4th-7th), 3:30-4:45
Cooking club teaches students basic culinary knowledge. Students help prepare the food, learn various cooking techniques, eat what they make, and experience a variety of foods with Ms. Melissa.
Mandarin: Monday, 4:30-5:30
Students are exposed to the Mandarin language through hands-on methods, including calligraphy, learning about characters, and partaking in cultural activities with Mr. Danny, who has spent time teaching in China.
Building: Tuesday, 4:30-5:30
Children enter a creative world of building, fantasy, and fun. The possibilities in this club with Ms. Damien are infinite.
Performing Arts: Monday, 4:30-5:30
Courtyard students have the opportunity to sing their hearts out, to learn and practice new dances, and practice their karaoke skills with Ms. Heather.
Arts and Crafts: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (4:30-5:30), and Friday (3:30-4:30)
We use different mediums to create fabulous works of art. Examples include bedazzling, watercolors, oil pastels, melting beads, mask making, and jewelry making.
Sports and Games: Daily, 4:30-5:30
Students are welcome to partake in various organized sports and games. Examples include hockey, basketball, and football, capture the flag, and yoga.
Design Club: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 Students will learn about the history of fashion and what types of clothing were common during certain eras. Kids will also put their learning to use by designing their own clothes and accessories with Ms. Heather.
Around the World, Wednesday, 4:30-5:30
Kids will learn about other countries and cultures through hands-on activities, music, crafts, and games with Ms. Damien.
Model Making, Friday, 3:30-4:30
Students assemble, sand, and paint various types of models with Ms. Sosa.
Jr.EDC Leadership Club, Friday, 3:30-4:30
Students from 5th, 6th, and 7th grades will have the opportunity to be Jr.EDC leaders and help to plan and lead activities for younger students.