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FALL 2017 SCHEDULE NOW POSTED!!! (download Brown Voyages – Fall 2017 Schedule)

Clubs begin week of September 11.

A variety of before and after school programs and clubs at Brown are organized by parents and led by teachers, parents, and third-party enrichment vendors. Generally, clubs run in the mornings from 8a-8:45a M-F, and in the afternoons from 4-5, M-Th and most clubs will begin the week of September 11.
Please remember – our clubs are designed for ALL of our students at Brown, and our club instructors have been wonderfully generous about offering scholarships to student who would like to attend a club but aren’t able to pay the fees. Please contact the vendors directly for information on scholarships.

 

If you have questions or would like to help out on this committee, please email: BrownPTAclubs@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you in Brown Voyages this year!
Brown Voyages Volunteers

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
BEFORE SCHOOL
Spelling Club: 2nd-5th

8:00 – 8:45 am

Ukelele for Beginners: 2nd-5th

8:00 – 8:45 am

Voice and Chorus: 2nd-5th

8:00 – 8:45 am

Brown Parkour Club: Level 1 & 2: 1st-5th

8:00 – 8:45 am

Abrakadoodle: K-5

7:45 – 8:45 am

Brown Parkour Club: Level 2: 4th – 5th – CANCELLED

8:00 – 8:45 am

Violin for Beginners: 2nd-5th

8:00 – 8:45 am

Maestro Music Piano Class: ECE-5th

8:00 – 8:45 am

Breakfast with Sticky Fingers: K – 5th

8:00 – 8:45 am

Math Wizards: K-5

8:00-8:30 am

Math Wizards: K-5

8:00-8:30 am

Math Wizards: K-5

8:00-8:30 am

Math Wizards: K-5

8:00-8:30 am

Math Wizards: K-5

8:00-8:30 am

AFTER SCHOOL
Fencing: 1st – 5th

4:00 – 5:00 pm

NOTE: 13 weeks

City Strings Guitar: 2nd– 5th (ages 7+)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Cooking with Sticky Fingers: K – 5th – FULL

4:00 – 5:00 pm

The Curtain Playhouse: K – 5th

4:00 – 5:00 pm

MindDance Coding: 1st – 5th

3:45 – 5:15pm (90-min)

Mad Science: K – 5th – FULL

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Spanish Club: 2nd – 5th

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Young Rembrandts: K – 5th

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Leap and Learn: Dance: K – 3rd

4:00 – 5:00 pm

NOTE: Ends 11/13

JumpBunch Sports Medley: ECE – 5th

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Art! Art! Art!: K– 5th – FULL

4:00 – 5:00 pm

SpaceTime:K – 3rd   

4:00 – 5:00 pm

League of Wayfinders: K – 5th  

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Chess Tournament Club: K – 5th

4:00 – 5:00 pm

NOTE: Starts 10/10

Yoga Rocks! ECE – 5th

4:00 – 5:00 pm

League of Wayfinders: K – 5th  

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Chess for Beginners: K – 5th

4:00 – 5:00 pm

NOTE: Starts 10/10

Penmanship Practice: 1st – 5th

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Brains in Your Head Book Club: 4th –5th 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Scholarships are available for ALL clubs.

If a student would like to participate in a club but is unable to pay the registration fee,

please contact the vendor directly for scholarship information.

*Scholarship availability may depend on numbers of paid participants.

CLUB DESCRIPTIONS (listed alphabetically by club)

Registration Form

(See registration instructions for individual clubs. This form is not used by all clubs.)

 

Abrakadoodle: grades K-4; Presented by Abrakadoodle

Cost: $180; student minimum 10, student maximum 15  PLEASE NOTE:  This class runs from 7:45a-8:45a

To register online visit http://www.abrakadoodle.com/co-north-and-west-denver-register/ or contact Kati at kbohall@abrakadoodle.com or 303.997.9061

Yummy in My Tummy: Get your spoon, paintbrush and chocolate syrup ready – we’re going to create Art!  From cupcake design to tasty tacos to chocolate syrup painting – it’s all about the wonderful and wacky world of food art!  Create still life paintings and build spaghetti sculptures and make personal pizzas, learn about food artists such as Vic Muniz, Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Wayne Theibaud. Projects are not edible and are faux food art.

Art! Art! Art! with Ms. Melinda; grades K-5

Cost: $160, Min. 5 students, Max. 25 students.  To Register: Contact Melinda Stewart at SweetRidgeStudios@gmail.com, 785-608-6673.  Scholarships available.  
Are you a maker? Do you love to create?  This class is for You!  We will ignite our creativity by making paper mache animal sculptures.  Let’s learn art vocabulary and explore new materials.  The animal you choose to create does not need to be real, the wilder the better!  When our animal sculptures are complete we will learn to sew and stuff imaginary insects.  Does your insect have a super power?  An extra set of wings?  Join me on Wednesdays to set your imagination free, make friends and have fun!    

 

Brains in Your Head Book Club: grade 4-5; Presented by Kathleen Gormley (Brown Teacher)

Cost: $25 material fee; student minimum 4, student maximum 10.  To register or to request a scholarship, email KATHLEEN_GORMLEY@dpsk12.org

This club is for enthusiastic readers who want to make friends through their love of books!  At weekly meetings we will share thoughts about some great literature, emphasizing social themes relevant to middle-graders. Works on our reading list may include, among others, Elsewhere, WonderBecause of Mr. Terupt, and Becoming Naomi Leon, depending on interests of club members.  The teacher will present background and questions to stimulate discussion, but the club will be reader-driven and reader-led. In order to have meaningful discussions, participants will be expected to complete assigned reading between meetings and to adhere to behavior requirements during meetings.  Our purpose is to have fun talking about books and this group definitely is not intended as a tutoring or homework club. All are welcome. Membership is limited to 10 students, but if there is enough interest, new sections will be added.  This club does not meet if meeting conflicts with a school event at which Ms. Gormley must be present – such as parent conferences.

Breakfast Club with Sticky Fingers Cooking: grades K-5; Presented by Sticky Fingers Cooking (stickyfingerscooking.com)

Cost: $165; student minimum 8, student maximum 12 (1/2 off available in trade for a parent/guardian who can volunteer their time for all classes; and 1 additional full scholarship available based on enrollment/need) To register, visit https://stickyfingerscooking.com/school-programs/colorado/brown-international-academy-winter-spring-17-before-school-classes-fri-k-5th Call Erin at 303-648-4078 with registration questions. To request a scholarship, email info@stickyfingerscooking.com or call 303-648-4078  No need to make breakfast before our morning Breakfast Club Cooking Class with Sticky Fingers at Brown! Start your morning right with a kid-favorite breakfast recipe! Sticky Fingers Cooking offers young chefs the chance to explore exciting tastes (all seasonal and as local as possible!), master culinary skills (that they can put to use in family kitchens!) and nourish their bodies and minds. Our before school classes each feature a healthy recipe, emphasize safety and skill building, and encourage environmental awareness in an engaging way. Progressively, children will build upon skills learned from previous classes and by the end if the session, they will have acquired a repertoire of talent to help you at home in the kitchen! We provide all of the tools, ingredients and instruction needed to cook up a fun, delicious and healthy (sshh!) breakfast each week. Our online recipe collection is included as well for each chef for future family cooking fun!

Chess for Beginners in Grades K-5; Presented by Tony Frank (Brown Parent) and Smart Places Colorado.

Cost: $110; student minimum 5, maximum 15 (Scholarships Available). To register or request a scholarship go to www.smartplacescolorado.com or contact Tony Frank at tonyfrank244@gmail.com or 303-961-8340.

This chess club is for anyone in grades K-5 new to the game of chess. The ten weekly sessions will begin with the very basics of chess piece moves and then cover key tactics, strategy, algebraic notation, and use of a chess clock. All players will receive a their own chess workbook and U.S. Chess Federation chess set. Please Note: This is a 9 week course that will begin Monday, October 9, 4-5 p.m. and end on December 11.

Chess Tournament Club for Grades K-5 (NOT for beginners);  Presented by Tony Frank (Brown Parent) and Smart Places Colorado.

Cost: $110; student minimum 5, maximum 15 (Scholarships Available).To register or request a scholarship go to www.smartplacescolorado.com or contact Tony Frank at tonyfrank244@gmail.com or 303-961-8340.

Have you already mastered the basic chess moves and love playing chess?  If your answer is yes, then this club is right for you. The ten weekly sessions will cover rules of tournament chess, analyze games using algebraic notation, and play several rounds of a real chess tournament. All players will receive their own chess clock. Please Note: This is a 9 week course that will begin on Tuesday, Oct 10, 4-5 p.m. and end on December 12.

City Strings Guitar: grades 2-5 (ages 7 and up); Presented by City Strings Guitar (citystringsguitar.com)

Cost: $305; student minimum 5, student maximum 15, Last Class 12/13.  To register or to request a scholarship, email jen@citystringsguitar.com to request a registration form, or call Jen at 720-341-9737 to register over the phone

In this multi-level course, the focus will be on seriously having fun while learning the basic guitar skills for beginning and intermediate students. Please note: student must be 7 years or older. Beginner students will be taught basic chords, how to read basic tablature and chord diagrams, simple songs, and strumming patterns. Intermediate students will build on what they’ve learned previously including more chords, reading tablature, playing and writing songs, and more advanced strumming patterns. Students must bring their own acoustic guitar to each class. A $5 non-refundable material fee is included in the cost.

Cooking Class: THYME to TURNIP the BEET on what KIDS EAT: grades K-5; Presented by Sticky Fingers Cooking (stickyfingerscooking.com)

Cost: $227.50; student minimum 8, student maximum 12 (1/2 off available in trade for a parent/guardian who can volunteer their time for all classes; and 1 additional full scholarship available based on enrollment and need) To register, visit https://stickyfingerscooking.com/school-programs/colorado/brown-international-fall-2017-sept-k-5th-after-school

call Erin at 303-648-4078 with questions. To request a scholarship, email info@stickyfingerscooking.com or call 303-648-4078

Let your child release their inner chef! Sticky Fingers Cooking offers young chefs the chance to explore exciting tastes (all seasonal and as local as possible!), master culinary skills (that they can put to use in family kitchens!) and nourish their bodies and minds. Our classes each feature a healthy recipe, emphasize safety and skill building, and encourage environmental awareness in an engaging way. Progressively, children will build upon skills learned from previous classes and by the end of the session, they will have acquired a repertoire of talent to help you at home in the kitchen! We provide all of the tools, ingredients and instruction needed to cook up a fun, delicious and healthy (sshh!) snack each week. Our on-line recipe collection is included as well for each chef for future family cooking fun!

The Curtain Playhouse:  “Fairy Tale Network”: grades K-­5; Presented by The Curtain Playhouse (t​hecurtainplayhouse.com)​
Cost: $215; student minimum 10, student maximum 30 (1 scholarship available in trade for a parent/guardian who can volunteer their time for all classes).  To register, visit​ http://thecurtainplayhouse.com/BrownElemClass.html​; call 720­-887-­0122​ with registration questions. To request a scholarship, contact The Curtain Playhouse at info@thecurtainplayhouse.com​.
Join The Curtain Playhouse for a hilarious take on the classic takes of Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.   The Fairy Tale Network is a television network that needs to improve its viewership ratings with exciting new programming.  The three mice working as creative consultants for the studio each must come up with a story idea to pitch to their new chief, the Cat.  And they need to pitch their ideas fast before they become a fancy feast!  They retell these well-known tales with new, unexpected twists.  New this semester:  There is NO charge for tickets to the final performance.  Donations will be accepted for the theatre scholarship fund.  Class ends with a family­ share show at 5:00 pm on the final day, Dec 14th.

Fencing: grades 1-5; Presented by Scholastic Fencing League (www.scholasticfencingleague.com)

Cost: $250 (13 sessions); student minimum 6, student maximum 20.To register online visit www.scholasticfencingleague.com for questions call Monica at 720-334-3579 or email sfl.programdirector@gmail.com

Discover the Olympic sport of fencing! This beginner’s after school program provides an introduction to the history of fencing, weapons, target areas, footwork, and fencing technique. This is a mental and physical sport that teaches competition, respect, and self-discipline in a safe and fun environment.

JumpBunch Sports Medley: grades ECE-5; Presented by JumpBunch Denver (jumpbunch.com)

Cost: $182; student minimum 5, student maximum 20. To register or to request a scholarship, email Staci at stacilifshen@jumpbunch.com or call 720-979-9828.

Sports Medley Hybrid is the perfect combination of our school age Sports Curriculum mixed with our 60-Second Challenges Program. Our internationally-acclaimed sports lessons, encourages kids to be successful while developing important skills such as self-confidence, coordination and muscle development, while our take of NBC’s hit TV show Minute-To-Win-It utilizes critical thinking and teamwork! This custom-built program for school-agers will enhance your child’s physical fitness as well as cognitive development. Each week, your child will be introduced to a different sport or fitness activity including broomball, volleyball, soccer, cup stacking, and relay races, as well as complete 2-3 60-Second Challenges either individually, in pairs or in teams. Come see what being fit and having fun is all about!

League of Wayfinders: grades K-5; Presented by League of Wayfinders (leagueofwayfinders.com)

Cost: $210; student minimum 4, student maximum 6.  To register please contact Casey at Casey@leagueofwayfinders.com

As a member of the League of Wayfinders, participants take on the role of a unique and heroic character that they design to adventure in a rich fantasy storytelling game.They interact with other players’ characters and the Arbiter, who is in charge of describing the environment and playing the cast of colorful background characters that the players interact with.The adventuring heroes work as a team to talk their way out of jams, solve challenging puzzles, and navigate ancient monster lairs, gaining treasure, friendship, and advancing their character’s personal story in the tale that they make together. Our programs offer kids a completely non-digital activity which is incredibly rewarding and fun and learn to flex their imagination in a social setting. We integrate education into the system, creating a cooperative storytelling experience that builds friendships and critical thinking that they can carry with them both in and out of the classroom. League of Wayfinders programs are much smaller than the traditional after school program, with groups ranging from 4-6 kids per instructor, allowing for much fuller engagement and one-on-one time with instructors, and facilitating more engaging stories based on the children’s needs.

Leap N Learn: grades K-3; Presented by Colorado Ballet (www.coloradoballet.org)

Cost: $90; student minimum 10, student maximum 20; To register email a completed Club Registration Form http://brown.dpsk12.org/resources/voyages-before-after-school-clubs/ to Samantha Hyde at samantha.hyde@coloradoballet.org or 303-339-1632. Scholarships are available.  NOTE: Class ends 11/13

Leap N Learn is a 12 week program where classes focus on creative movement and ballet. The students study a variety of dance concepts while working on spatial awareness, problem solving, and strengthening the body and brain. The program culminates with an “informance” for the parents, school, and community. Colorado Ballet provides students with dance wear and the opportunity to attend a Colorado Ballet performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Select Leap N Learn students are invited to participate in a Summer Dance Camp at Colorado Ballet Studios, and one student is chosen annually for a full-year scholarship to Colorado Ballet Academy. For questions, please contact  Jo Marie Hazelton at jomarie.hazelton@coloradoballet.org or 303-339-1632.

Math Wizards: grades K-5; Presented by Martha Sementhal (Brown Staff)

Cost: $25 per session; maximum 25 per class.

To register complete the online registration form https://goo.gl/forms/DMdqtFzWiAEMMCab2 

Have your child explore math concepts and practice math skills through challenging and fun math games on the computer. 

Mad Science – Earth Science Explorations: Grades K-5; Presented by Mad Science (www.colorado.madscience.org)
Cost: $168; Student minimum 6, student maximum 20.  To register visit www.colorado.madscience.org email info@madscience.tv or call 303-403-0432.
From the outer reaches of our atmosphere to the bottom of the sea, get ready to explore our planet like never before in this exciting new after school program! See the world through the eyes of a grasshopper and learn to spot the differences between insects and other arthropods. Discover how plate tectonics and volcanoes shaped the surface of the Earth. Explore the diversity of life beneath the surface of the ocean, and learn what causes lightning and how weather occurs. Weekly courses will cover a wide range of Earth Science concepts including Entomology, Marine Biology, Geology, Meteorology and more! Pack your bags and get ready for some Earth Science Explorations!

 

Maestro Music Institute Piano Class: grades ECE-5; Presented by Maestro Music Institute (www.maestromusicinstitute.com)

Cost: $290 for continuing students and $320 for new(includes registration fee), student minimum 6, student maximum 8.To register visit www.maestromusicinstitute.com, contact Beth with any questions beth@maestromusicinstitute.com

Enjoy piano class for students ages 5 and up! If you would like your children to try piano out to see if they like it, then this is the class for them! Students of all ages and levels welcome to attend. Class is generally geared toward beginner/early level students.

MindDance Coding; Grades 1-5; Presented by MindDance, LLC (formerly Myers Learning, LLC) http://MindDance.com

Cost: $315 for 14, 90-minute classes.  Student minimum 16, maximum 24  (Scholarships available based on enrollment and need) To register, visit http://MindDance.com/register. Questions? email info@MindDance.com.

Kids learn to code in the MindDance Scratch Lab by creating their own video games, animated stories, and interactive art. They build their projects in Scratch, an MIT-developed computer programming language for children. Our teachers provide inspiration and support, as students experiment, tinker, create, and share. The MindDance Scratch Lab is a warm and supportive learning community. It is social, artistic, experimental and fun. In between weekly classes, students are able to develop Scratch projects at home, publish their work to the Scratch website, and introduce Scratch to siblings, parents, and friends. Thanks to the way we group our students, this is a great class for Scratchers of all levels, from new to advanced. Visit http://MindDance.com/Brown.pdf for a flyer and live links to two 3-minute videos which show the fun and value of learning to code. Satisfaction is guaranteed, and a full refund of unused classes is available for any child that does not love the class.

Penmanship Practice: grades 1-5th ; Presented by Rachel Chappell

Cost: $75;. To register, email Rachel_chappell@dpsk12.org

Even in our world of advanced technology, human beings still need to know how to write and to have a unique signature. This after school class will help your student have neater handwriting skills, proper spacing, and we will even learn how to write in cursive! Your child will be able to try calligraphy and artistic expression in signing autographs with their own signatures. Small groups will work on different activities based on needs. Please provide a snack if your child will need one.NOTE: This is a 6 week class.

SpaceTime: Space Explorers: grades K-3rd ; Presented by SpaceTime (spacetimekids.com)

Cost: $150; student minimum 8, student maximum 16. To register, visit www.spacetimekids.com/register.php; call Ed at 720-851-7700 with registration questions.

Interstellar Adventure – SpaceTime’s Interstellar Adventure after school program takes kids on a journey beyond the edges of our Solar System to explore the many mysteries of deep space including traveling at near the speed of light, piloting a nuclear powered spacecraft, taking shortcuts through wormholes, building and launching rovers & spacecraft to distant alien worlds and much more.

Spanish Club! Grades 2-5; Presented by Ms. Cooper and Ms Martha (Brown educators)

Cost: $160. Student minimum 10, student maximum 24.  To register please email shelley_cooper@dpsk12.org.   

Being bilingual is good for your brain!  In this club, students will improve their Spanish using TPRS, interactive role play, playing games and singing songs!  Students’ will explore Spanish by practicing vocabulary and grammar structures within a new theme during each session.  Ms. Cooper, a certified teacher at Brown with a BA in Spanish literature and Ms. Martha, a native Spanish speaker and para at Brown for 20 years will work together to ensure students’ have an awesome and educational time!  

Spelling Club; Grades 2-5; Presented by JenJen Pelcyger, M.Ed. (www.dyslexiasolutionsofcolorado.com)

Cost: $120. Student minimum 10, student maximum 24.  To register please email jenpelcyger@yahoo.com.   

Does your child dread spelling? Here is a fun club that teaches spelling in a new way that kids can really understand. The goal of this spelling club is to demystify spelling and make it fun! On the last session we will have an informal spelling bee. Parents and family members are welcome to attend the spelling bee and celebrate what your child has learned about the English language!  Please note, this is NOT tutoring. Proficiency in spelling is not expected from this club. However, your child may come away with a new understanding of spelling that makes it accessible to them and empowering.

Ukelele for Beginners:grades 2-5; Presented by Maestro Music Institute (www.maestromusicinstitute.com)

Cost: $310 for continuing students and $340 for new(includes registration fee), student minimum 5, student maximum 8.To register visit www.maestromusicinstitute.com, contact Beth with any questions beth@maestromusicinstitute.com

This fun beginner Ukelele class is great for younger students, particularly those that may still be a little young to start guitar lessons. Open to students ages 7-12. No experience is necessary to join this class. Students will learn the basics of music, chord playing and beginner pieces on the ukelele.  This fun class occurs weekly on Tuesday mornings at 8am. Students must bring their own instrument as they are not provided. For recommendations on where to purchase instruments, email us at: Info@maestromusicinstitute.com(Min 5 students, max 8 students)

Violin for Beginners: grades 2-5; Presented by Maestro Music Institute (www.maestromusicinstitute.com)

Cost: $310 and $30 registration fee, student minimum 5, student maximum 7.To register visit www.maestromusicinstitute.com, contact Beth with any questions beth@maestromusicinstitute.com

This class is great for beginner violin students that have never played or that have less than 2 years of playing experience. Open to students age 7-12 years. Students will learn the basics of reading and playing beginner violin pieces from a master violinist. Students must bring thier own violin to class as instruments are not provided. For recommendations on where to purchase or rent instruments, email us at info@maestromusicinstitute.com.  (Min 5 students; max 7 students)

Voice/Chorus: grades 2-5; Presented by Maestro Music Institute (www.maestromusicinstitute.com)

Cost: $310 and $30 registration fee, student minimum 5, student maximum 7. To register visit www.maestromusicinstitute.com, contact Beth with any questions beth@maestromusicinstitute.com

This class is great for beginner students who love to sing. Open to students age 7-12 years. For more information, email us at info@maestromusicinstitute.com.  (Min 5 students; max 7 students)

 

Yoga Rocks! grades ECE-5; Presented by Shanti Home (shantihomeyoga.com)

Cost: TBD; student minimum 10, student maximum 18 (1 scholarship available based on enrollment and need). To register or to request a scholarship, email shanti@shantihomeyoga.com or call 720-394-9425

Students will participate in asanas (physical poses), breathing techniques, and meditation in a fun, supportive environment to develop focus, calmness, and body awareness.  Journaling and crafts will be incorporated.

Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Grades K-5; Presented by Young Rembrandts – NW Denver & Boulder (youngrembrandts.com/DenverNW)

Cost: $189; student minimum 3, student maximum 24. To register or to request a scholarship, visit our website at https://denvernw.asapconnected.com/#eventid=910260,  email kathleen.briscoe@youngrembrandts.com or call 303-997-4601.

Ring in the New Year with a Young Rembrandts class for your elementary student.  Our budding artists will have the opportunity to flex their creative muscle as they take on fun, artistic challenges like our Jack Russell Terrier and even More Emojis in the month of January. February brings fun and culture into the classroom as our students’ learn about masquerade and dive into the mind of master artist Romero Britto.  The month of March, get ready for some dinosaur-sized excitement as your elementary student recreates the ferocious T-Rex Young Rembrandts style!  In the spring, if you think your student is a budding architect, he or she will love our city skyline lesson.  Learning to develop and apply patterns is the focus too, as our artists venture out into the wild and create an intricate zebra drawing.  Later, our students will learn about cool and warm colors with the patterned flowers lesson and realism with the London bridge and our art history lesson focusing on Gustav Klimt.  Join us for the fun and adventure of these lessons and more.  Sign up today!

 

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