Neighborhood Center and Discovery Link


The Neighborhood Center At University Park
Where students are inspired, engaged, and having fun!

Fall 2017 Enrichment’s

Important Dates:

8/28/17 – Enrichment Fair 3:45pm – 5:15pm

8/29/17 – Fall Enrichment Registration goes live at 10am

9/11/17 – Fall Enrichment Session begins

To register click here.

 

Fall 2017 Enrichment Course Catalog

Before School Enrichment’s

 Monday AM

Pottery – Adventures in Art

In Pottery Club we’ll use real clay & glazes to make rabbits, clay houses and more. We’ll learn about making pitch pots, coil pots and working with clay slabs to create pottery that we glaze in lots of bright colors. Adventures in Art will fire the pottery in a kiln and bring it back to school so students can take their finished work home. In our last class we’ll use paint in a rainbow of colors to finish monsters that go home on the day that we paint them. Visit the link below to see the exciting things we will make. http://www.adventuresinart.info/Adventures_in_Art/University_Park.html

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room

 

7:45am-8:50am 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 4/12 All Grades $192

Monday AM

Hip Hop Dance – Creative Dance Kids

In this class we’ll learn choreography to the hit song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling”.  Parents, family and friends are invited to join us for the final class on 11/13 to see all we’ve learned. Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. This is a high-energy dance form that uses the latest AGE APPROPRIATE hip hop and pop music coupled with dance steps influenced by some of today’s finest dance choreographers. This style incorporates poppin’, lockin’, and body isolations.  Students will learn old school as well as the trendy hip hop style of today,  all while emphasizing each dancer finding his/her own individual swagger and style through improvisation.  Hip Hop is a fun, high-energy way to express oneself in a big way! Creative Dance Kids classes strive to foster each child’s creativity and determination while nurturing his/her capacity to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 7:45am-8:50am 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 5/20 All Grades $156

Tuesday AM

Club Amigos – Spanish

Club Amigos is back for another exciting year of Spanish enrichment! It’s a great opportunity for your children to learn a foreign language, with classes that are fun and interactive. This popular program is now offered at the school on Tuesday mornings. Limited spots are available and they fill up quickly, so don’t delay! Visit www.spanishclubamigos.com or call Rachel for more information: (303)758-1190. *$10 Discount for Siblings!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 8:15am- 8:50am 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 15/28 All Grades $135

 

Wednesday AM

Skate Boarding – Skatestart

Welcome skaters and future skaters to Skatestart skateboarding, the leader in skateboard programming. What a better way to get your day started by skateboarding before school! This class is geared toward all skill levels. We’ll have a ton of fun learning new tricks, playing games, and making new friends. *Skatestart provides their patented skateboards along with helmets.* Proper footwear and a smile is needed. Let’s get rolling! www.skatestart.com

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Outside/Gym 7:45am-8:50am 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 6/14 All Grades $180

Wednesday AM

Sticky Fingers – Culinary Arts

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.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Teacher’s Lounge 7:45am-8:50am 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 8/12 All Grades $205

Thursday AM

Rock Climbing – with Mr. Jesse & Sidney

Come join Mr. Jesse and his student helper Sidney while we practice proper rock climbing techniques and tactics on our new Traverse Rock Wall! Rock climbing builds muscular strength, incorporates problem solving, and gives students an attainable goal to reach for. During the class we will play rock wall games such as “Spider Web”, “Wall Scramble”, “Route Map”, and many more! Indoor rock climbing is one of the most innovative physical activities today. There’s no better way to develop and enhance physical, social and academic skills.” –Everlast Climbing TM

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 8:00am-8:50am 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2 4/8 2nd – 5th Grades FREE

Thursday AM

Wood Shop – Woodshop Wizards

Woodshop Wizards is an after school woodworking program that offers hands on creative learning, self-confidence and group interaction skills. The students learn to build detailed wooden assembly projects, as well as gain knowledge and the safe use of essential hand tools. The children learn in a positive, enjoyable environment with their peers and create a project that they will take home to treasure.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 7:45am-8:50am 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 6/22 All Grades $173

Friday AM

Green Team – with Ms. Cardenas

This is a yearlong enrichment that meets once a month. With the exception of the first class (9/15) and Earth Day (4/20), the class will meet every second Friday of the month (dates listed below). Students will be part of a school wide team with a priority given to having at least 2 students from every classroom. We have fun creating and leading 2 yearlong projects to reduce waste. Explore activities to learn what we can do to care for our Earth, why it matters and ways to lead and teach others.  This is a project continuing 5 years of UPark participation in Green Up Our Schools.org UPark Families are encouraged to visit http://www.greenupourschools.org/ and get involved. If you have any questions please email judith_cardenas@dpsk12.org

*After Students are registered online, they must Bring a drawing or written statement of “Why I want to help UPark be “Green”” with name, grade and teacher to the Main Office.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 116 8:00am – 8:50am 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 4/20, 5/11 20/50 All Grades FREE

Friday AM

 

Book Club – Bees Knees Learning

Our activity-based book club is designed to create fun and rewarding experiences that provide children with opportunities to think, reflect, share, play and create! Each week, students will read and attend book club where they will connect with other kids through thoughtful book discussions, games, arts and crafts, and other interesting activities!

Students will have FUN with friends while: -Increasing literacy, vocabulary, and language skills. -Being exposed to new ideas and concepts. -Practicing taking turns and considering other’s perspectives.            -Building confidence in a small group setting. -Learning how to analyze and develop a deeper understanding of books. -Boosting creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 7:45am-8:50am 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 6/10 3rd – 5th Grades $166

 

 

After School Enrichment’s

Monday

NBA Math Hoops – Learn Fresh

NBA Math Hoops is a fast-paced basketball board game that allows students to learn fundamental math skills (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, & Division) through direct engagement with the real statistics of their favorite NBA and WNBA players. The NBA Math Hoops curriculum is tied to Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills, and it has been shown to improve students’ basic math skills and understanding of statistics in addition to their interpersonal skills, driving them to collaborate more effectively with their peers.

With an appreciation and understanding of math, students will become passionate, self-directed learners, and they will have the capacity to control their personal and educational narratives. Please Visit www.nbamathhoops.org to learn more!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 219 3:45pm-4:50pm 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 8/16 2nd – 5th Grades FREE

Monday

Sticky Fingers – Culinary Arts

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.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Teacher’s lounge 3:45 – 4:50 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 8/12 All Grades $205

Monday

Little Coders – Coding with Kids

Jump start your child’s STEAM education with Coding with Kids’ Little Coders class! Students will develop their computational thinking skills and build their own creative programs. Our curriculum combines a blend of fun activities – both “on-screen” and “off-screen” – to keep students engaged and excited about coding.

This class will give students a strong foundation on coding basics, such as loops and conditionals that can be built upon in our other classes. Kids will be introduced to these programming fundamentals in a variety of ways appropriate for this age group, from coding puzzles and board games to hands-on programming using online drag-and-drop tools, such as Scratch (scratch.mit.edu).

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 6/16 K – 2nd Grades $199

Monday

Beginners Game Development – Coding with Kids

Do you play games and wonder how they are created? Would you like to build your own computer programs? Come learn how at the Coding with Kids Academy! In this fun after-school class, you will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditionals and variables. Using the Scratch development environment, you will learn how to create your own programs, such as simple games, animations, and interactive stories. With new projects each session, you will be able to express your creativity and advance as a coder! Our progressive curriculum will allow you to move to the next level after just 1-2 sessions.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 6/16 3rd – 5th Grades $199

Monday

Fencing – Denver Fencing Center

Denver Fencing Center is excited to offer our introductory kid’s fencing class to the students of University Park Elementary. Our Little Fencers class introduces students to the sport of fencing. Students will learn the fundamentals of fencing in a safe and fun environment. The instructor will provide lightweight practice equipment, which is specially made for young children first learning the sport. Come join us for this exciting form of physical and mental exercise!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 3:45 – 4:50 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 4/8 1st – 3rd Grades $200

Monday

Paintings, Sculptures, and More! – Art for Life Colorado

Learn art from award winning artists! We are back for even more paintings, sculptures, and more! If you love movies like Star Wars & Trolls, this class is for you! Make art using contemporary and also classical themes. We aim at making each student confident as they develop their art. Come see how fun our art program is, all while problem-solving, goal setting and craftsmanship skills. Making art builds skills far beyond the classroom. Let us show your children how.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45 – 4:50 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 5/25 All Grades $138

Monday

Yoga (M) – w/ Mr. Herman

Children’s yoga for 1st – 5th graders helps improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. During class, students will learn how to focus and center themselves through various breathing techniques.  They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, and yoga games. A fun way for students to explore that world of yoga. Students will have the opportunity to borrow Yoga Mats from the Neighborhood center or bring their own. *Please note: if you signed up for Yoga on Tuesday or Thursday, you cannot sign up for Yoga on Monday.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 3:45pm – 4:50pm 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 7/10 1st – 5th Grades $55

Tuesday

3D Design/Printing

Students are taught the basics of 3D Design using programs “Sketchup” & “123Design”. Using what they learn, they will be able to design their own prints, and see them come to life. This class is meant to show the importance of technology in the lives of these students, and give them an idea of what they can accomplish when they engineer an item, troubleshoot failures, and push themselves to new limits.

Students will showcase the 3D prints that they personally designed. They will be printed in the class as well as outside the class to assure everyone has something to showcase. With enough time, students can also showcase how their designs improved from the first class to the last class.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 5:00 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 10/20 1st – 5th Grades TBD

Tuesday

Chess- Presented by WIZ-KIDS

Chess makes learning FUN so kids can enjoy getting smarter!  Regular chess classes have proven to increase students’ IQs, raise math scores by over 17%, and improve the whole range of cognitive abilities! Through chess kids get better at concentration, critical thinking, creative problem-solving, planning ahead and making sound decisions.  These skills will help kids improve performance in all of their school subjects, and prepare them for their most important subject – life.  WIZ-KIDS brings professional coaching to help mentor each student along and lay the foundation for thoughtful, effective chess play.  For more information and for FREE chess teaching videos, please visit www.WIZ-KIDS.org

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 202 3:45 – 5:00 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 6/18 All Grades $120

Tuesday

Talk to the Camera – News Broadcast & Video Buzz Combo!

Breaking News…..Does your kid love to tell stories to camera or phone? Through fun interviews, silly commercials, and creative stories, kids create and broadcast their own show!

Then for the second half of the session…
Does your kid watch videos on YouTube? Kids get On Camera and produce behind the camera to create their own videos! Kids imagine, create, film, have fun and work together. Our professionals do the editing. We send you a downloadable link when complete.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45- 4:50 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 5/20 1st – 5th Grades $168

Tuesday

Yoga (T) – w/ Mr. Herman

Children’s yoga for 1st – 5th graders helps improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. During class, students will learn how to focus and center themselves through various breathing techniques.  They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, and yoga games. A fun way for students to explore that world of yoga. Students will have the opportunity to borrow Yoga Mats from the Neighborhood center or bring their own. *Please note: if you signed up for Yoga on Monday or Thursday, you cannot sign up for Yoga on Tuesday.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 3:45pm-4:50pm 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 7/10 1st – 5th Grades $55

Tuesday

Rhythm & Percussion with Sound Math™ – Presented by Sound Formation

Hand-percussion is incredibly powerful, fun, and a great way to connect and grow with friends. You will be amazed at how your rhythm on percussion, will transfer over to piano, violin, and any other instrument. Our curriculum is simple, comprehensive, and delivers amazing results in a short time. The atmosphere is one of strategic games, enhancing creativity, having fun, connectivity, growing listening ability, developing attention, and strengthening learning ability. We’ll have an incredible performance on the last day. Workbook and materials included. Our staff is compiled of outstanding music educators with music degrees and extensive teaching backgrounds.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 213 3:45pm – 4:50pm 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 4/12 All Grades $192

Tuesday

Youth Parkour – Apex Movement Denver

Come learn the basics of Parkour from the professional coaches at APEX Movement. Students will be challenged mentally and physically as they learn to safely land, run, jump, climb, swing, and vault using Parkour techniques while also working on problem solving and setting goals.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym/

Outside

3:45pm – 4:50pm 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 10/15 2nd – 5th Grades $120

Wednesday

Abrakadoodle – Mysterious Modern Art

Modern artists create art often interpreted as experimental, wild, symbolic of the times and even mysterious.  Explore some of these famous modern artists including Picasso, Van Gogh, Warhol and Matisse while creating your own modern art.  Artists in this class will explore and experiment with a wide variety of art materials and techniques.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45pm-5:00pm 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 12/15 All Grades $99

Wednesday

Overtime Athletics – Sports Spectacular

Let’s Play! Save the best for last by finishing up the school day with Sports Spectacular, a variety athletic program that features different sports throughout the session. Participants will practice skills and play games in both traditional sports and playground favorites. The Sports Spectacular Variety Program features the best “to-do” list ever – Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Wiffle Ball, Bump and Bite, Knights and Dragons, Numbers Game, Tag Games, Safe Base and MORE! OTA covers all the bases with our emphasis on playing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. Don’t miss out on the FUN!  Every child gets an OTA H.I.G.H. F.I.V.E.S. Participation Medal!!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym/Outside 3:45pm-5:00pm 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 8/20 K – 4th Grades FREE

Wednesday

Science Matters – Earth Rangers to the Rescue & Blast into Space

EARTH RANGERS TO THE RESCUE

Are you up for the eco-challenge? It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it!  We need YOU to help conquer recycling dilemmas, use the sun to make a solar oven and a tasty treat, clean up an oil spill with Magic Sand, and use the power of air to fly your own kite. Mother Nature needs our help. Are you the key to saving the future? (Note: we will be using graham crackers and chocolate in this club)

BLAST INTO SPACE

SPACE: The Final Frontier!  In this club you will train to become a Space Voyager.  Learn about our Solar System and beyond.  Design your own space vehicle.  Find out how it would be to live and work in space.  Enjoy Astronaut Ice Cream. Build your own squeeze rocket. Don’t miss out on this cosmic adventure! Available after 9/30/17

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 3:45pm-4:50pm 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 12/18 All Grades $144

Wednesday

Cookies and Cursive – Mindful and Artistic Handwriting for Children in the Digital Age – Aficionado & Company

The mindful art of learning and writing cursive (cursive means “running” in Italian) remains a vital component to the learning process in a keyboarding world. Learning cursive enhances a child’s overall literacy and neuroscience studies reveal how cursive benefits mind development. Learning cursive helps promote reading skills, spelling, motor skills, memory retention, generating ideas, imagination, reflection, focus, and more. Cookies and Cursive introduces your child to the delights of cursive handwriting through a fun and stimulating learning approach focused on the language of baking. Become a cursive chef! Your child will begin to learn to read cursive, form letters, write words, craft sentences, and create paragraphs through creative tools, visuals, and projects that are personalized around your child’s favorite cookie recipe(s). No baking, just writing! And take-home practice templates are a key component of this enrichment.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room

203

3:45pm-4:50pm 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 6/15 3rd – 5th Grades $144

Wednesday

Junior Bot Engineering – Silicon STEM Academy

If your student is the next Einstein and loves to tinker, build and invent; Micro-Bots Engineering is the best place to get started! This course uses the award-winning LittleBits Engineering Kits to unleash the creativity of students in 2-5 grades, empowering them to create inventions of every shape and size with these dynamic modular “snap circuit” components. Learn the basics of electronics, explore STEM principles, and just have fun creating cool inventions. Bits snap together magnetically, so it’s possible to make and east to create something unique.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 8/16 2nd – 5th Grades $180

Wednesday

Kids Pilates – IN ALLiance Movement

Does your child want to have a fun and creative place to own his or her movement and exercise choices, as well as feel empowered by accomplishment?

Look no further! Pilates for Kids!  Will teach the ABC’s of Pilates fundamentals in this playful approach to the traditionally structured Joseph Pilates Mat work.  Students will progress and apply the Pilates principles of:  Breath, Centering, Coordination, Control, Precision, Flow, Rhythm, and Balance. Kids will learn useful ways to utilize this method of uniform development in their sports, playtime and school!

Using imagery, creativity, music and transitional creations, Pilates exercises have never been more fun and powerful for young bodies to learn and change patterns in their body and mind in a positive and supportive way.

Each class will consist of centering work, alignment, stretching and core strengthening with support of resistance props. Students will partner each other for balance and strength, and create movement to flow their exercises from one to the other. Showcase of their hard work will be presented at the end of the 10 week session.

Wear comfortable clothes without metal, buttons, zippers that may hinder movement. Bare feet or socks will be best and please bring a mat.

“Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.” -Joseph Hubertus Pilates

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 3:45 – 4:50 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 8/16 All Grades $120

Thursday

Eurekus – STEAM Powered Discovery

Come explore STEM through Art! Eurekus is an exciting STEAM and Maker program developed by award-winning artists and NASA consultants, Tyler and Monica Aiello. Students have a blast becoming “Artist Explorers” to investigate how their world and universe works. Imaginations are charged as learners investigate science and engineering with a host of cool fine art and Maker-based projects. From sculpture and simple machines to high-tech creations, students enjoy working hands-on with visiting artist mentors while engaging in creative problem-solving. Throughout, students gain great foundations in Earth and space science, engineering, life science, history and emerging technology. Projects include NASA Maker programs, fine art projects, kinetic sculpture, tech inventions, fun experiments, stop-motion animation and more!

US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards Finalist

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45 – 5:15 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 15/17 2nd – 5th Grades $172

Thursday

Omniform – Martial Arts

Omniform is martial art that develops the mind, body and the character of the student. It’s a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Boxing and Yoga. The intention of the training is to empower the student to consciously and deliberately develop his or her own unique power – a power of self-confidence, strength and leadership that attracts positive experiences around them. We welcome students with no martial arts experience as well as students with previous experience. The cost of a uniform, jump rope and gear pack and study guide is $72, which you can purchase directly from the instructor.

Missed classes can be made up at our studio location.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 3:45 – 4:50 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 10/24 All Grades $175

Thursday

Yoga (R) – w/ Mr. Herman

Children’s yoga for 1st – 5th graders helps improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. During class, students will learn how to focus and center themselves through various breathing techniques.  They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, and yoga games. A fun way for students to explore that world of yoga. Students will have the opportunity to borrow Yoga Mats from the Neighborhood center or bring their own. *Please note: if you signed up for Yoga on Monday or Tuesday, you cannot sign up for Yoga on Thursday.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 3:45pm – 4:50pm 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 7/10 1st – 5th Grades $55

Thursday

Young Rembrandts – Drawing

Does your child have a great sense of humor? If so, your child will LOVE Young Rembrandts Cartooning. Our students will jump head first into the world of cartooning by first learning expressions – our students will learn a variety of skills as their original characters seemingly emote and breathe. Students will learn to personify inanimate kitchen objects, tell a joke through pictures and learn to add motion and attitude all session long. Give your child the gift of learning and artistry. Enroll your student today!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 3:45pm – 4:50pm 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 5/20 All Grades $130

 Thursday

Bricks 4 Kidz – Lego Robotics – Factory of Fun

Have you ever wondered how things are made? Or wanted to operate the big machines in a factory? Factories rely on special machines to help build, move and package the things we use every day. Come build kid-sized versions of these clever creations, such as a scissor lift, specialized conveyor belts and even a robot! You’ll learn about the engineering challenges involved in machine design and maybe be inspired to invent your own machine!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 8/18 All Grades $130

Thursday

Challenge Island World Tour – STEM

Pack your suitcases for Challenge Island’s All New World Tour! You and a tribeful of friends will engineer your way around the globe – from the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Harbor Bridge to the Taj Mahal to an African Safari. Each challenge will bring us to a different geographical destination and provide a special CI taste of the local flavor there. Please join us for this not to be missed Challenge Island global adventure!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 3:45 – 4:50 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 8/20 All Grades $119

Friday

After School Art – with Mrs. Redmond

Join us for a fun and relaxing art experience for K-3 students with University Park art teacher Carol Redmond. Let your imagination soar by creating a wide variety of projects using drawing, painting and mixed-media materials.  Learn about different types of paint, create collage, build with air dry clay, and more!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45 – 5:15 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/10, 11/17 8/18 K – 3rd Grades $75

Friday

KidStage – Theater – Beauty & the Beast

Would you be able to find beauty….in a beast? Join Belle, a simple country girl, and a colorful cast of characters and she embarks on the biggest adventure of her life. Finding herself alone in a dark and scary castle, Belle meets the Beast, an intimidating monster who’s not exactly polite. Follow their journey to friendship as Belle realizes that what truly matters is the beauty you possess inside.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 3:45 – 5:20 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/10, 11/17 12/20 1st – 5th Grades $139

Friday

Brainiacs Learning Lab

Brainiacs Learning Lab provides recreational activities that produce educational outcomes. Having served over 1700 students in the Denver area, Brainiacs Learning Lab provides innovative LEGO® based Literacy and STEAM programming for students K- 5th grade. Our Lego-based Literacy program is a highly engaging program that teaches students to become better readers and writers. Students will have a blast building and writing stories using Legos!  We ignite a love of learning in all learners that will be with them for years to come.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/10, 11/17 7/16 All Grades $134

Friday

Leap N Learn – Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet will be offering its Leap N Learn program at University Park this fall! Classes focus in creative movement and beginning ballet.
Students will study a variety of dance concepts while working on spatial awareness, problem solving, and strengthening the body and brain. Session culminates in an “informance” for families.

Students will receive Colorado Ballet t-shirts and dance pants! Leap N Learn families will get an exclusive chance to attend Colorado Ballet’s 2017-2018 production of The Nutcracker for a reduced price!
K – 2nd Graders – all are welcome, boy and girls!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 3:45 – 4:50 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/10, 11/17 10/18 K – 2nd Grades $96

 

 

Discovery Link

The only Denver Public Schools Before and After School Program. Formerly known as Kaleidoscope Corner in some schools and Fit, Fun & Literacy in others, we have renamed the program to better reflect the linkage between the school day and the discovery that takes place in our programs out of school time, including before and after school and during the summer.

While DPS has many valued afterschool partners, there is only one district-run program: Discovery Link. Since Discovery Link is a DPS program run entirely by DPS staff, it is uniquely positioned to link the school day and the hours beyond seamlessly and strategically.

DPS’ afterschool programs are built on a culture of discovery. Combining academic support, arts, athletics, leadership development, social emotional learning and much more, we create an environment that is enriching, engaging and fun!

There will be no changes to your program location or schedule in the year ahead as we officially launch our new name.

For more information on Discovery Link and how to register please click here. For specific questions to the Discovery Link program at University Park, please contact Program Specialist Jesse Broadfoot: email jesse_broadfoot@dpsk12.org or Office (720) 424-3417.