See below for full descriptions of clubs

     

Fall 2018 / Session I:

Sep 24, 2018 – Nov 15, 2018

Winter 2019 / Session II:

Jan 14, 2019 – Mar 14, 2019

Spring 2019 / Session III:

Mar 25, 2019 – May 23, 2019

Registration open from Sep 7th at 9am through Sep 17th at 5pm
Registration open from Dec 14th at 9am through Jan 9th at 5pm
Registration open from Mar 15th at 9am through Mar 22nd at 5pm

 

 Registration closes at 5pm on Friday, Mar. 22nd, 2019

Club Descriptions

3rd Grade Strings

Taking 3rd Grade Violin right now? Join the 3rd grade after school Strings class with Mr. Hwang! In this class, we will go over the week's lessons and help with any questions you might have. Since the classes are smaller, you will get more time with the instructor to fine-tune your skills, technique and musicianship. Come immerse yourself in the world of strings!

 

Beginning Band

This class is open to all 4th graders who are a part of the band program during the school day, and all 5th graders who are new on their instrument this year and part of the band program during the school day. This class is an extension of the school day band and gives the students another opportunity to improve on their instrument.  Students will work on the fundamentals of their instrument both as an individual and as part of the group.
Instructor: Mr. Hartford

 

Good News Bible Club

Good News Club is a fun and interactive Christian club.  Through games, snacks, crafts, Bible lessons, songs and discussion we will learn more about God and His great love for us! This session we will be learning about God, the Creator King.  Come join us, everyone is welcome!

For more information, please visit our CEF Chapter website at www.cefocc.org or email Toby Scott at lagunaefc.org. Instruction by CEF staff. THIS CLUB IS NOT ENDORSED BY EITHER LBUSD OR PTA.

 

Gardening

Students will be engaged in all aspects of gardening and nutrition. Hands-on activities will include working in the garden; planting, weeding, general maintenance to harvesting. We will be completing garden-themed lesson plans to enhance their understanding of math, science, nutrition, reading, writing and creative arts. Students will enjoy free time to explore the garden, time to be creative through the use of journals, magnifying glasses and art supplies. Parent volunteers welcomed to assist with class, if interested email anessiasr@gmail.com.

 

Young Einstein’s: Stem Lab

Discover the amazing world of STEM!  Our young scientists will learn all about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in this exciting hands-on course.  Each day students will explore different concepts through fun and engaging projects, from Chemistry, Rocketry, Physics, Engineering, Coding, Electronics and even Robotics, this course covers it all.  By learning through exploration, students are able to make connections beyond the classroom and apply them to the real world.  Get your student started on STEM today in this awesome and educational class!

 

CORE Multi-Sport

Our multi-sport classes instill a love for all sports and physical activity, while developing your child’s specific sport skills and overall athleticism. CORE clinics will fine-tune your child’s sports skills in a fun, group setting, while exposing them to important life lessons, such as good sportsmanship, teamwork, fairness, and appropriate peer interaction. Instructor: Jon Bohrer, CORE Athletic Training

 

Drama 2

Students enjoy learning drama games and improvisational exercises as well as storytelling and performance techniques. A great way to improve self-confidence, creativity, verbal skills and group dynamics all while having fun and exploring ideas in a positive and supportive environment. Amy Hitchcock is an actor and a singer and has performed at several local community theatres. She also teaches children's theatre at Broadway Bound OC in San Clemente and Mission Viejo. Instructor: Amy Hitchcock

 

Pilgrim

Ahoy 5th Graders! Join the Pilgrim Club after school!  

Travel back in time to the seafaring world of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast.

Students read the novel and are immersed in early California history as they gain skills in cooperative learning, teamwork and communication. The 8 week club culminates with an overnight stay abroad the merchant ship in Dana Point Harbor. Students sign aboard as greenhorns for a two year "voyage" from Boston to Alta, CA in the 1830's. 

The date of the overnight field trip is Friday, May 17th - Saturday, May 18th, 2019.

Parents will transport the students to the Ocean Institute leaving El Morro at noon on Friday.  The field trip will end at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning and the students will be picked up by their parents at the Ocean Institute.

 

LEGO® Star Wars®: Tales of the Jedi!

In this fun class students will learn about character development, symbols, settings, parts of a story and more. They will also have to solve problems where characters are in a tough situation then use LEGO®s to present a creative solution to the class. Other skills that will be developed in this class include, writing, public speaking, creativity, team work, and presentation! Each class will be different and include fun Star Wars characters, mini figures, and themes! Your child will not want to miss this fun adventure! Each child will receive a LEGO® gift along with a certification of participation on the last day of class.

 

Variety of Popular Dance

Join Miss Karen’s extremely fun and creative dance classes and learn the latest moves and styles while developing self-esteem, strength, coordination and musicality.   Classes for 1st through 5th graders. Dress comfortably and wear sneakers.  

 

Tennis

Kassirer After School Tennis was created by Laura Kassirer, a Wimbledon player, so students can have fun learning a sport they can play for a lifetime conveniently at school with their classmates.  We set up portable tennis nets on your playground to make mini tennis courts and provide kid-size racquets & balls!  We also implement Point of Contact training with BJ King’s Eye Coach. Students will learn professional quality strokes; play fun group games, improve point of contact and start to rally.   We group the class by grade and teach to your child’s level and abilities. Our coaches emphasize sportsmanship and teamwork while instilling that every child can succeed through persistence and hard work. Our coaches also make sure your kids are socializing and having fun!  Just wear athletic shoes and attire to class and we will provide the rest!    

 

Basketball

CORE’s After-School Basketball Program will fine-tune children’s sport skills in a fun, group setting, while exposing them to important life lessons. The goal of CORE’s After-School Basketball Program is to expose your child to the joys and benefits of being physically active, while building their confidence in a fun and comfortable learning environment.

The focus of CORE’s After-School Basketball Program will be to further basketball fundamentals ranging from, but not limited to, footwork, dribbling, passing, and shooting form. Starting from the ground up, this program will begin with developing sound basketball footwork, on both the offensive and defensive end. From here, we plan on working to perfect dribbling, passing and shooting form.

Once a solid foundation of fundamentals has been built, we will begin to introduce new skills through specific drills, scrimmages and competitions that will challenge your child’s current abilities. Lastly, we would like to bring everything together and help our players develop an understanding of how to utilize these new skills whether playing with their friends or basketball team.

 

Cooking with Tami

5th graders welcome for the spring session! Come and learn how much fun it is to create something delicious with Miss Tami Cloward! Students will learn prepping techniques including measuring, chopping and dicing. Instructor: Tami Cloward

 

Golf

A great introduction to the popular sport of golf! Learn the basics of the golf swing, putting, chipping, rules, etiquette, and improve your game. Practice clubs provided for class. Instructor: STAFF of Aloha Academy, Aloha Academy of Golf at Talega, Director of Instruction Randy Chang, PGA 2010

 

FINE ART STUDIO WITH MISS DEBORAH

Artists will practice many fine art techniques in a "studio" environment, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and more while exploring multi-media "real" art materials used in professional fine art studios. Emphasis is on expanding creative freedom toward developing original and unique art works, utilizing feelings and inspiration to connect with their creativity.

 

Drama 1

Students enjoy learning drama games and improvisational exercises as well as storytelling and performance techniques. A great way to improve self-confidence, creativity, verbal skills and group dynamics all while having fun and exploring ideas in a positive and supportive environment. Amy Hitchcock is an actor and a singer and has performed at several local community theatres. She also teaches children's theatre at Broadway Bound OC in San Clemente and Mission Viejo. Instructor: Amy Hitchcock

 

 

Creative Clay

Learn hand-building techniques in this fun creative clay class. Each class begins with a step-by-step demonstration where students will learn how to create the day's project. All new projects for the Spring session include, Bird Houses, Flower Tiles and Sea-life plates. Students also learn a variety of glaze applications. All of the ceramic projects are kiln fired. Sherry Bullard is the instructor of this popular class and has previously taught ceramic programs at Orange County Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Southern California and the Sawdust Art Festival. All supplies, clay, glazes and kiln firings are included in the fee.

 

Chess

Chess teaches children to evaluate positions, think deeply, solve problems, visualize results, strategize, plan ahead and a good deal more. Not only that – it is fun. Children will be split into a Beginning/Intermediate Class and Advanced Class. Instructor: Academic Chess

 

Science of Magic

The Science of Magic promotes public speaking through the performance art of magic! Students will learn different magic tricks and will craft some of their own magic gear! This curriculum uses science experiments, illusions, magnets, electricity and more to teach science through magic tricks! Each child will receive a magic gift and certification of participation on the last day.

 

Level 1 & 2 Fundamentals of Drumming

🎶Join Miss Karen Garman's fundamentals of drumming class for children. Activities include the basics of percussion, notation, rudimentary rhythmic lessons and drumming exercises in a fun, enriching atmosphere 🎶

Sticks provided first day of class (to keep)

 

 

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Important Enrollment Reminders

  • Scholarships available – Please email AfterSchool@elmorropta.org for availability.
  • Spots are first come, first served and there are no refunds once club space is purchased.
  • Please remember that absences from an after school club should be called in to the call sick line (949) 376-2227. Calling this line prevents us from calling parents unnecessarily to locate students who should be in clubs. Thank you!
  • If you are interested in classes that are full, please contact Keri Barriga or Trisha Dearing at AfterSchool@elmorropta.org to get on a waitlist. If space becomes available, an email notification will be sent and enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.
  • For those without access to a computer and/or email address, computers are available in El Morro Library.

 

Thursday, March 21st, 5:30-7:30pm

Pelican Hill Resort will host a parents' night out for El Morro families to enjoy the sunset, live music, socialize and bid on the fabulous items offered in the silent auction! Click here to Register for the event.

SHOP NOW at shop.emjogathon.org!

Babysitting available with the Boys and Girls Club Canyon Branch from 5-8pm for only $10 per child! Click here to sign up!