Neighborhood Center and Discovery Link


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

2017 Fall Enrichments that End Early:

Pottery – 10/30

Yoga (M) – 10/30

Yoga (T) – 10/31

Percussion – 10/31

Rock Climbing – 11/2

Yoga (R) – 11/9

*All other Fall Enrichments end the week of 11/13 – 11/17.

Winter 2017-2018 Enrichment’s

Important Dates:

10/30/17 – Winter Enrichment Brochures Printed and Online Catalog Posted

11/7/17 – Winter Enrichment Registration goes live at 10am

11/27/17 – Winter Enrichment Session begins

To register  for 2017-2018 Winter Enrichments please click here.

 

Winter 2017-2018 Enrichment Course Catalog

 

 

Before School Enrichments!

 

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 pinch 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 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 4/12 All Grades $192

Monday AM

Lacrosse – 3d Lacrosse

3d Lacrosse is excited to announce a coed learn to play lacrosse enrichment. All ages and skill levels are welcome. The program will focus on the fundamentals of lacrosse that relate to both the boys and girls games. Players will learn dodging, catching, finishing, catching, and play in mini games. Players will receive a stick based on their gender to keep at completion of the program. Program will use tennis balls to eliminate need of head and eye gear.

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

 

7:45am-8:50am 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 6/20 All Grades $180

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 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 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
Gym/

Outside

7:45am-8:50am 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 6/14 All Grades $198

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 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 8/12 All Grades $231

Thursday AM

Rock Climbing – with Sidney

Come join Student Teacher, Sidney while you practice proper rock climbing techniques and tactics on our 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 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1 4/8 2nd – 5th FREE

Friday 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 projects that they will take home to treasure.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 7:45am-8:50am 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 6/22 All Grades $173

 

After School Enrichments!

 

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 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 8/12 All Grades $189

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 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 6/16 K – 2nd $198

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 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 6/16 3rd – 5th $198

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 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 4/8 1st – 3rd $184

Monday

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

Come learn how to sculpt, paint and much more, from award winning artists! This class will have all new projects, including winter themes- including a Ginger Bread house and also the ever popular kid subjects like Pokémon. Learn the basics of sculpting, like model forming. Learn color theory as we paint with water colors and acrylics. Make crafts found nowhere else!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45 – 4:50 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 5/25 All Grades $130

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 the 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 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 7/10 1st – 5th $55

Tuesday

Computer Basics – with Ms. Jessica

Does your child know how to use a computer?  If your student isn’t ready for advanced computer knowledge, but would like to learn how to do some basic functions, this class might be for them.  Young students will be introduced to the computer and taught how to navigate Word, Excel, and the Internet.

In Word they’ll learn how to do some basic changes like font type, size, and color.  They’ll learn terms like ‘mouse over’, ‘right click’, and ‘path’.

In Excel we’ll teach them how to type information into cells, do simple addition formulas, and create a small bar graph as well as some other basic functions.  Terms like ‘cell’, ‘row’, and ‘merge’ will be learned.

On the Internet, they will learn that it’s not safe to share information about themselves, how to navigate to different sites, and some safe learning websites.  We will use terms like ‘maximize’, ‘browser’ and ‘tab’.

By the end of the class, young students will have successfully created a Word document and a small Excel graph on a Wikipedia article they’ve researched online, and will be much more confident in their computer skills.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45pm – 4:50pm 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 10/20 1st – 5th FREE

Tuesday

Chess – Chess Wizards

Come learn the game of Chess or fine tune your skills after school! All of our classes are taught by hand-picked and trained local teachers, who are expected to inspire an enthusiasm for the game within our students. Come join the Chess Wizards today!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 202 3:45 – 5:00 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 10/20 All Grades $180

Tuesday

Mini Movie – Talk to the Camera

Does your kiddo have an active imagination? In mini movie, students collaborate and bring their imaginations to LIFE. Kids create, direct, act in and produce a movie. They experience the THRILL of a production from “quiet on the set“… to “that’s a wrap!”

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 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 5/20 1st – 5th $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 the 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 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 7/10 1st – 5th $55

Tuesday

Rhythm & Drums – Presented by Sound Formation

Elite music training for your child. Experience the unique method pioneered by music education visionary, Curtis Madigan. Hand-percussion is the perfect foundation and starting place for learning music. Fusing rhythm with mathematics, music is clarified and simplified. Mr. Madigan’s curriculum develops the whole child, emphasizing character values and strengthening learning capacity with strategic and fun games. Unleash your creativity for all subjects. There will be a performance the final day. Our teachers have degrees, Masters degrees, and even Ph.Ds in music. For more information visit: http://soundformationmusic.com/after-school-class/

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 213 3:45pm – 4:50pm 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 4/12 All Grades $168

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 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 10/15 2nd – 5th $120

Wednesday

Broncos 1st and 10 – Learn Fresh

The Broncos First and 10 experience is centered on a board game and 11-week curriculum, which is built to engage 4-5th grade students through the game of football and the statistics of the Denver Broncos’ legendary Super Bowl Championship teams. Participating students sign sportsmanship contracts, draft a team, compete in “football” games on the game board, and challenge their peers for the championship title, all while developing fundamental math skills. The top participating students from each site are also invited to attend an annual Broncos First and 10 Championship, hosted at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. For the very best students, there is also an opportunity to earn an expenses-paid trip to the annual Learn Fresh National Championship weekend!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 218 3:45pm – 4:50pm 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 8/16 4th – 5th FREE

Wednesday

Indoor Soccer – Overtime Athletics

GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL! Take your game to the next level! Join us for Shooting Stars Soccer and learn to play Soccer like the pros! Coaches will teach you skills like dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting and defense. This program emphasizes fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship. Have a blast and make new friends playing World Cup Tournament, Battle Balls, Trapper 500, Corner Kick Challenge and Soccer Knockout. Don’t miss out on what the rest of the world already knows; it’s a beautiful game – sign up today!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym/Outside 3:45pm-5:00pm 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 8/20 K – 3rd FREE

Wednesday

Yummy in my Tummy Art – Abrakadoodle

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, build a personal pizza, ooo and faux sushi too. Learn about food artists such as Vic Muniz, Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Wayne Theibaud. All food art is faux and not edible.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45pm – 4:50pm 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 12/15 All Grades $158

Wednesday

Adventures in STEM & Mixology – Science Matters

ADVENTURES IN STEM

Go on a Wacky Escapade.  Each week will feature a new challenge in Engineering, Physical, or Life Science.  Create a PomPom Launcher and challenge your fellow classmates, go on a GPS treasure hunt and paint your own Geocache Treasure Rock, draw a picture of a circuit….then light a real light bulb with your drawing, become a Birder by identifying birds by their feathers, habitat, and song.  We finish with a Mystery Class – sign up today to find out the topic; it will be Amazingly Fun!  This hodge-podge class has something for everyone.

MIXOLOGY

Are you ready to mix things up a little?  Join us in the lab as we experiment with some crazy chemical reactions!  We’ll heat things up, and cool things down with the greatest mixing stuff in town.  Mix up some Oobleck.  Use chemistry to solve the Mixed up Mystery.  Mix things that bubble without trouble. This is fun chemistry that needs no apology…this is the science we call Mixology!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 3:45pm-4:50pm 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 12/18 All Grades $158

Wednesday

Robo Boogie with BitsBox Coding – Silicon STEM Academy

Learn to code the BitsBox way! Over 900,000 kids have built apps using BitsBox – and now, in partnership with Silicon STEM Academy – students have the opportunity to learn how to code with a mix of fun robot, “Robo Boogie”, projects. Students will start with the code from the provided materials, then change it to make it their own. Kids can then easily share their apps on any mobile device. The “Robo Boogie” curriculum is crazyfun and students will learn the key foundations of coding, including variables, inputs and game animations for their apps. This is the first step in learning to code, and no prior experience is required. Let’s teach kids to love coding, now’s our chance.  

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 8/16 2nd – 5th $198

Wednesday

Little Veterinarian School – Little Medical School

Does your child love animals? During Little Veterinarian School®: Darling Doggies we will learn about the important careers of veterinarians and how to properly care for an animal. Interactive demonstrations, role-playing, crafts and games will be used to learn about the different roles of people working in a veterinarian’s office, Radiology, Canine Skin, Dog Digestion, Ticks, Dog Body Language, and more! Each child will adopt a stuffed fury friend to use throughout the program and take home.      

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 203 3:45 – 4:50 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 8/16 All Grades $191

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 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 10/24 All Grades $209

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 12/21, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 7/10 1st – 5th $55

Thursday

Young Rembrandts – Drawing

Encourage your elementary student’s enthusiasm for art and help develop their drawing skills with a Young Rembrandts drawing class. As we enter the winter months we will present a variety of stellar lessons. The vibrant colors and intricate design of our patterned lion drawing will engage students and your heart will melt once you see the adorable Dalmatian your student will create. Your student will learn important artistic themes and concepts in our art history lessons. All this and more awaits your child in the Young Rembrandts classroom! Sign up today!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 219 3:45pm – 4:50pm 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 5/20 All Grades $185

Thursday

Engineering Adventures – Bricks 4 Kidz

So you want to be an engineer or architect? Well what are you waiting for? This is your chance. Join us as we put our engineering skills to the test to build bridges, vehicles and more. We’ll learn about different types of careers for you to explore. Do you want to build bridges? Then civil engineering might be the job for you. Want to design the next cool electric car? Then you may be destined to become an automotive engineer. Come learn, build and experience engineering adventures with us!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 8/18 All Grades $158

Thursday

Shark Tooth Island – Challenge Island

Shark Tooth Island: Get ready to chomp into some Fintastic challenges on Shark Tooth Island! You and a tribeful of friends will test your STEM savvy at action-packed destinations like Great White Bridges, Blow Cart Beach and Ice Cream Stream. Don’t miss out on this amazing Challenge Island adventure.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 3:45 – 4:50 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 8/20 All Grades $145

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 12/8, 12/15, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 8/18 K – 3rd $75

Friday

Hercules – Theater – KidStage

Take a trip back to ancient Greece where mythical gods and fanciful goddesses rule over the lives of mortals. It was a time of legendary creatures and fearsome monsters. As the evil Hades plots to take over Olympus a young Hercules struggles to find out where he belongs. But with help from a sassy trio of ladies: the beautiful Megara, the wood- nymph Echo and of course his devoted Pegasus, Hercules fights to make his dreams come true. This tale brings the classic myth to life, and reminds us all of what it means to be a true hero.  

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 3:45 – 5:20 12/8, 12/15, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 12/20 1st – 5th $139

One Time Workshop        

Glass Fusing – December 1st

Glass fusing is a fun and popular art form.  Young artists will learn about the process and tools in glass fusing. Students will learn how to work with glass safely.  They will learn about tools and materials.  They will learn about safety and how to create a fused glass window hanging. Each artist will create 2 beautiful window hangings.

 

Location Time Dates of Workshop Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45pm – 5:00pm December 1st 8/16 2nd – 5th Grades $33

 

Discovery Link

The only Denver Public Schools Before and After School Program. Formerly known as Kaleidoscope Corner, 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!

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