After School Programs at Oak Knoll
Afterschool classes page will be updated prior to our Top Ten email with registration information which will be sent August 14th.
We are excited to offer after school programs when we return to school Fall 2022. Most of our after school programs will be offered through Homeroom, our online after school activity registration and management site. Where registration is directly through the provider's site and not on Homeroom, it will be noted below. Registration will begin after the Top Ten email goes to all families on August 14th.
After school classes begin the week of September 6. Please continue to check back as additional providers will be added before school begins!
Please check out Homeroom for registration and more course information.
Below are samples of programs that were offered in the 2021-22 School Year as a preview of courses offered.
Gorilla Play Day
This is an after school program with a mix of energetic games and activities meant to entertain and exercise your children. Suited for grades K-3rd, Gorilla Play Day brings classic games like Dodgeball, Sharks & Minnows, Freeze-Tag, Tug-o-War, Jump the River, and so many more to your child’s school playground after school. Each week we play four new games and have a lot of fun and laughs throughout.
After School Hoops
After School Hoops is BACK at Oak Knoll on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For the past 16 years, we have been “the basketball guys” at Oak Knoll and are thrilled to be back on campus. Through positive coaching and exciting drills, our coaches teach the fundamentals of basketball in a fun, non-competitive manner. For more info, visit san-francisco.
PockeTurtle: K-2 Coding and Computational Thinking — Fall After School Course
Designed by Stanford Artificial Intelligence professor David Zhu, PockeTurtle is a novel Computational Thinking curriculum that is currently being implemented rapidly at 1000s of elementary schools in Korea and China. Oak Knoll is one of the first and only schools to offer this curriculum in the US! The course, “PockeTurtle: K-2 Coding and Computational Thinking”, designed by Hatch Learning, is taught to K-2 kids by Stanford Computer Science students. The curriculum, based around a small turtle-like robot and carefully designed colorful tools and booklets, teaches children to fully visualize problems and solutions by merging their thoughts with the physical environment. They then test their reasoning by ‘teaching’, or programming, their turtle robot to solve the task at hand. This class is unique in that it brings programming away from computer screens and onto student’s desks, making for a much more natural and collaborative Computer Science learning experience for K-2 kids.
“PockeTurtle: K-2 Coding and Computational Thinking” will be taught once per week for 10 weeks as an after-school course at Oak Knoll. The class will be comprised of no more than 12 K-2 students and 2 teachers. The class is filling quickly so make sure to register as soon as possible in Homeroom.
Bulldog Sports and Fitness
This 60 min class teaches kids the fundamentals of flag football through basic skills such as throwing, catching, and playing offense and defense. We also put an added emphasis on strength, speed, and endurance training in this class. In this class the first half will consist of a challenging workout for all levels of fitness and the second half a fun football scrimmage! This is the perfect class for a young aspiring athlete.
TGA believes that sports change lives, and we create programs that make sports available to everyone. We use the game of golf as a method to develop your child's hand-eye coordination & improve motor skills. Our lesson plans incorporate etiquette, history, and STEAM. Our enthusiastic instructors provide a proven curriculum filled with instruction, drills, and fun games, with a ratio of no more than 8 children per instructor. Every student gets personal attention, new students to TGA get a golf hat. Everyone is recognized for personal achievement. Classes grouped by age and ability. For more information visit http://playtga.com/siliconvalley/programs/
After School Music Academy LLC
Learn piano in a fun social group atmosphere! Group piano class provides students an excellent introduction to the keyboard and prepares them for more serious private study as well as playing in a band/ensemble. Most importantly, students will begin to develop the skill of playing music with their peers which provides a lifelong benefit. Our teachers focus on developing the students’ core keyboard skills: hand position, note-reading, chord vocabulary, rhythm, and theory while rehearsing a repertoire of rock, pop, and classical songs. We bring a set of keyboards for the students to every class. We recommend that kids also have an instrument at home on which to practice. For more information visit https://www.afterschoolmusicacademy.org/
Children of Bisheh
Children of Bisheh offers creativity based art and design programs for children, including Urban Design, Architecture, Photography, and Composition & Songwriting.
To learn more, please visit http://childrenofbisheh.com/
The Green Room
The Green Room is a Performing Arts Production company with a focus in theater & dance arts education. https://www.thegreenroominfo.com/
Starfire is offering fun STEAM classes in our micro virtual classrooms this winter.
Classes are offered in Math, Coding, Engineering, Design and Computational Thinking and the Arts. We also have brand new Fun with STEAM virtual lab activities and MathTastic help sessions!
Starfire teachers are trained engineers, computer scientists, programmers and artists. Most importantly, they are passionate and experienced STEAM teachers with great learning tools at their fingertips.
Students excel and have fun learning with Starfire! Please register directly through Starfire's website.
Registration Link: https://starfireed.secure.force.com/ClassRegistration/
STEM Fundamentals with LEGO
Students will learn new building techniques and explore engineering principles with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor and simple pieces from their own LEGO® collection.
For more information, visit https://play-well-online.com/classes
Young Rembrandts offers quality art classes for kids. For more information, visit https://www.youngrembrandts.com/
Menlo-Atherton High School student-founded STEM after school program for elementary school kids, especially girls, who are interested in science. For more information, visit: https://aspihersiliconvalley.wixsite.com/aspihersv
K-2 Coding and Computational Thinking Remote Course
Hatch Learning, a Stanford-based education institute is offering a remote version of their popular after-school course PockeTurtle Level 1 which teaches K-2 students the fundamentals of coding and computational thinking using an interactive web-app curriculum in which students 'teach', or program, a digital turtle robot to overcome obstacles. Students leave with a solid foundation in computer programming and a problem-solving skill set that will change how they think and solve problems in all subjects. More specifically, they will practice the four steps of computational thinking: decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithm design. To reduce students' sitting time, the class integrates physical standing activities.