Neighborhood Center and Discovery Link


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

Interested in Summer Enrichments? Sign up for the Ultimate Summer Enrichment Camp at C3!

To view the online course catalog click here.

To register click here.

 

UPark Spring 2018 Enrichments

Registration goes live online Tuesday February 6th at 10AM. To register click here.

Course Catalog: Spring 2018 Session

*Please Note: Spring session runs for 11 weeks. Which means most classes will meet 10 or 11 times. So prices will be higher than Fall and Winter, but students will be getting more classes 🙂

 

Before School Enrichments!

 

Monday AM

Pottery – Adventures in Art

Pottery Club will give students hands on experience with the magical medium of clay. We will explore many aspects of pottery-making: hand-building, coil-building, slab-building, making textures and clay additions, decorating, glazing and more. Students will bring home many fired pieces during the workshop. Click here 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 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 4/12 All Grades $192

Monday AM

Hip Hop Dance – Creative Dance Kids

In this class we’ll learn choreography to the hit song, “Cake by the Ocean”. Parents, family and friends are invited to join us for the final class on 5/14/18 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 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 5/25 All Grades $162

Tuesday AM

Club Amigos – Spanish

Children learn basic Spanish vocabulary and sentences via songs, games and lively activities. New topics are taught every session so that classes are always exciting and the lessons are always interesting and new. *$10 Discount for Siblings!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 8:15am- 8:50am 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 15/28 All Grades $149

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 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 6/14 All Grades $180

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 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 4/8 2nd – 5th FREE

Friday AM

*Four Class Workshop*

Move! Dance! Pilates! – 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

A class that jump-starts the body, brain and spirit. It is a dance class format with a free-styled structure for kids to create their own rhythm and moves!  Each session includes Pilates based centering, stretching, strengthening and balancing for the body and mind; isolations that wake up the right and left-brain; improvisation; and choreographic creations by the students. The class is related to the day’s tasks and gets the kids ready for a day of learning by getting their blood pumping and brains thinking.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 7:45am – 8:50am 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 6/16 All Grades $72

 

 

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 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 8/12 All Grades $210

Monday

Little Coders – Coding with Kids

Kids will be developing computational thinking skills and building their own creative programs, such as interactive stories and games. Kids will be introduced to 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.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 6/16 K – 2nd $199

Monday

Beginners Game Development – Coding with Kids

Beginners are introduced to computer programming fundamentals, such as loops, conditionals and coordinates. Advanced students learn about game design and can go as far as adding artificial Intelligence components, game physics, or multiplayer functionality to their own games! Taught in Scratch, a drag-and-drop programming environment developed by MIT.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 6/16 3rd – 5th $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 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 4/8 1st – 3rd $204

Monday

Painting, Sculpting, and More! – Art for Life Colorado

Spring into Spring! Come learn how to sculpt, paint and make art projects from award winning artists! Make art with fun subjects like Pokemon, Star Wars & Minions. Learn the basics of sculpting, like model forming. Learn color theory as we paint with water colors and acrylics. Make art found nowhere else!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45 – 4:50 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 5/25 All Grades $144

Monday

Yoga (M) – w/ Mr. Herman

Children’s yoga for ALL grades 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 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 7/10 All Grades $55

Monday/Friday

Girls on the Run – GOTR of the Rockies

The Girls on the Run program is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) designed to help girls positively see themselves and their opportunities. There is a curriculum to follow at each practice, which is accompanied by practicing for the end of the season 5k.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 115 (M), Gym/Outside (F)  

3:45 – 5:15

M: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14

F: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

 

8/20

 

3rd – 5th

 

$204

Tuesday

3D Design/Printing – with Ms. Jessica

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.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45pm – 4:50pm 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 10/18 1st – 5th $30

Tuesday

News Broadcast & Video Buzz – Talk to the Camera

Kids create their own NEWS stories and effectively deliver them ON CAMERA! Students learn warm up games, how to conduct interviews, create commercials, stories & produce their own show!

Then for the last half of the session….

Does your kid watch videos on YouTube? Kids learn how to speak with presence ON CAMERA and create their own videos! Students collaborate with the group, imagine, film & have FUN!

* Our professionals do the editing. We send you a downloadable link when our editing process is complete.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45- 4:50 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 5/20 1st – 5th $185

Tuesday

Yoga (T) – w/ Mr. Herman

Children’s yoga for ALL grades 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 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 5/1 – NO CLASS 4/24 7/10 All Grades $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 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 4/12 All Grades $185

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 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 10/15 1st  – 5th $132

Wednesday

Woodshop –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 3:45pm – 4:50pm 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 8/20 All Grades $211

Wednesday

Sports Spectacular – Overtime Athletics

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!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym/Outside 3:45pm-5:00pm 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 15/20 All Grades $70

Wednesday

Calling All Future Doctors – Little Medical School

Kids love to dress up and play doctor!  This innovative program encourages children to do this as they explore the exciting world of medicine.  Using interactive demonstrations, role-playing, crafts and games, kids learn how the body and organs work and how to use instruments that real doctors use.  In this program children take home a real, medical stethoscope and are awarded a graduation diploma at the end of the program.  Topics include:  What’s in the Doctors Bag? All About the Heart! Digestion Fun! All About the Lungs! Is There a Surgeon in the House? and more!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 203 3:45 – 4:50 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 6/12 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 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 10/24 All Grades $209

Thursday

Yoga (R) – w/ Mr. Herman

Children’s yoga for ALL grades 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 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 7/10 All Grades $55

Thursday

Young Rembrandts – Drawing

It’s spring time and that can only mean one thing: SPRINGTIME FUN WITH YOUNG REMBRANDTS! If your child enjoys the outdoors they will love the upcoming Hummingbird lesson filled with color and whimsy. We’ll be drawing all season creating motorcycles, boats and even the butterfly life cycle! Artists will be challenged as they draw and shade a realistic portrait of famous composer Beethoven using color pencils. Sign up today!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 219 3:45pm – 4:50pm 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 5/20 All Grades $185

 Thursday

Pirates Quest – Bricks 4 Kidz

Shiver me timbers as we explore the popular culture behind the life of a pirate! Build a motorized pirate ship, a helm and an anchor, as we batten down the hatches and prepare for mutiny. Protect the hands on deck by building a launching trebuchet. Beware me mateys, if it’s too late, you must abandon ship and build a rowboat to escape. Watch out for crocodiles! Anchors aweigh!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 8/18 All Grades $158

Thursday

Fantastic Fiction – Challenge Island

Once upon a time there was a page-turning island that transformed favorite children’s books into action-packed STEAM adventures. Challenge Island©’s all new Fantastic Fiction Island© is a learning adventure of epic proportions. You and a tribeful of friends will engineer your way through stories galore from the Magic Treehouse to Captain Underpants to Harry Potter. This hot-off-the-presses island is sure to be a bestseller so reserve your spot today!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 3:45 – 4:50 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 8/20 All Grades $145

Thursday

Story Writing – Write Brain Works

This program is designed to introduce students to a creative writing process unlike any other. Students will develop written communication skills as they plan, author, and edit stories inspired by the vivid illustrations in our books. The sequential images created by our artists sidestep the most daunting aspect of creative writing- the blank page- and provide a jumping-off point for children to express themselves on paper. The tangible nature of our books draws even the most tech-savvy kids to take a step back from their screens and immerse themselves in the task of writing by hand.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
218 3:45 – 4:50 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 5/10 3rd – 5th FREE

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 – 4:50 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 8/18 K – 3rd $75

Friday

Mulan – Theater – KidStage

In China there is a legend of a great soldier who saved the emperor and who saved all of China from the monstrous Hun army. This soldier was a girl named Mulan. She was never very good at her traditional “girl” responsibilities, and no matter what she tried she always ended up dishonoring her family.  Until one day the army came for her aging father and Mulan took his place, breaking the law and pretending to be a boy so she could serve instead of him to protect his life.  With the help of a lucky cricket, a wise-cracking dragon and a rag tag group of soldiers, Mulan defies tradition, brings honor to her family and becomes the hero of China!

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 3:45 – 5:20 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 12/21 All Grades $150

Friday

Leap N’ Learn – Colorado Ballet

Leap N Learn is an after school residency that lasts 11 weeks, classes focusing on creative movement and ballet. This curriculum is designed for K -2nd grade students to study a variety of dance concepts while working on spatial awareness, problem solving and strengthening of the body and brain. The program culminates with an “informance” for the parents, school and community.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 3:45 – 4:50 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 10/22 K – 3 $106

One Time Workshop        

Glass Fusing – May 18th

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 project. Each artist will create 1-2 animals or insects out of glass.

Location Time Dates of Workshop Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45pm – 5:00pm May 18th 8/16 2nd – 5th Grades $33

 

Discovery Link

Discovery Link is the only Denver Public Schools Before and After School Program. The reason for our Discovery Link name, is 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 visit: http://discoverylink.dpsk12.org/

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.