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To ensure your child’s safety please review the following:

Getting to after-school classes
Children are responsible for reporting to the appropriate room or sports area at Bel Aire School immediately after school, where instructors will meet the children. Parents must assess whether their child can assume this level of responsibility. If your child is going to be absent from a recreation specialty class contact the recreation office at 435-4355.

Release of Students at the End of Class and Late Fees
Children must be picked up promptly at the class location. In order for students to be released to meet parents elsewhere on campus, walk home, or remain on campus, you must provide written permission to the recreation staff. A late fee of $5.00 per each 10 minutes of lateness will be assessed for late pick-ups. A bill will be issued and payment is to be made to The Ranch. If the late pick-up problem persists, your child’s enrollment may be cancelled.

Coordination with Childcare Facility
You will need to make arrangements with the Belvedere-Tiburon Childcare Center to have your child released from their care to attend our specialty classes. Due to staffing limitations, we are not able to pick-up or drop-off children at the BTCCC.

Behavior standards
Our rules are simple and reflect our concern for the safety and welfare of the children both as individuals and as part of the group. Uncooperative and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove a child from the recreation program if it is deemed necessary for the safety of your child or the physical and emotional well being of the other children in our care.

Absence Notification Penalty
In order for the staff to maximize instruction time, it is necessary to call The Ranch at 435-4355 if your child is going to be absent from a recreation class. Failure to give advance notice if your child is going to be absent will result in a $10 non-notification fee being assessed.

WINTER CLASSES

NO CLASS ON SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

DODGEBALL - FULL
Instructor: Bruce Miller
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Outdoor Basketball Courts/Black
Top and/or Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
Fee: $236/9 weeks
One of our most popular classes, dodgeball is now safe and more enjoyable with rubber foam balls and safety conscious rules. Dodgeball promotes social  enjoyment and teamwork. We’ll learn about strategy and cooperation, which are more valuable factors in dodgeball than athletic skill and individual competitiveness. Different variations of dodgeball will be taught each week such as Classic, Gaga, Jedi, Hide and Seek Dodgeball, Clash of Clans and  Capture the Crystal. Anyone can play! All you need to bring is enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Equipment will be provided for all participants.

12/1-3/2 Mon 2:45-4:00pm #3104.203

HOPSCOTCH AND BEYOND COMPUTER PROGRAMMING - FULL
Instructor: Paul Devoto, Teacher at Bel Aire School
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Room C3
Fee: $219/9 weeks
Is your child a consumer of technology? Are they drawn to the newest phone, tablet, or computer? This class will spark their passion for computer programming! Mr. Devoto will harness your child’s natural interest in modern technology to teach them the basics of coding (computer programming). A fun, collaborative environment will provide the structure and guidance for students to work at their own pace.

12/1-3/2 Mon 2:45-3:45pm #3104.204

HOOPSTERS BASKETBALL CLINIC - FULL
Instructor: Bruce Miller
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Outdoor Basketball Courts and/or Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
Fee: $288/11 weeks
This clinic is designed for basketball players of all skill levels.Players will practice fundamentals in dribbling, passing, rebounding, shooting, defense before moving on to more intermediate and advanced drills, as well as learning offensive and defensive sets. Fun games, drills, and scrimmages will be done at every practice. Along with improving the player’s skills, this clinic will emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play. Not only will this clinic help improve a player’s abilities, but it will also instill positive practicing habits and work ethic that they can bring home. Equipment will be provided for all participants.

12/2-3/3 Tue 2:45-4:00pm #3104.206

FROM SCRATCH JUNIOR TO SCRATCH COMPUTER PROGRAMMING - FULL
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Room C3
$270/11 weeks
This class will spark (or continue to ignite) your child’s passion for computer programming! Mr. Devoto will harness your child’s natural interest in modern technology to teach them the foundations of coding through the iPad app Scratch Junior. After we reach the limits of this introductory app, we will move onto the full-fledged scratch programming application using computers. A fun collaborative environment will provide the structure and guidance for students to work at their own pace.

12/2-3/3 Tue 2:45-3:45pm #3104.207

ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS - MINE, CRAFT, BUILD USING LEGO
Instructor: Play-well Teknologies
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, MPR Board Room
Fee: $272/11 weeks
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO.

12/2-3/3 Tue 2:45-4:15pm #3104.210

MULTI-SPORTS CLINIC - FULL
Instructor: Bruce Miller
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Lower Field
Fee: $132/5 weeks
This clinic is designed for anyone who is a fan of all-kinds of sports and is curious to learn a wide variety of them in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Players will not only play these enjoyable sports, but learn the fundamental skills and strategies it takes to play. Each week, players will complete drills and compete in scrimmages dedicated to a specific sport. These sports include: Lacrosse, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football, and Soccer. Equipment will be provided for all participants.

12/3-1/14 Wed 1:50-3:00pm #3104.211

MUGGLE QUIDDITCH
Instructor: Bruce Miller
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Field
Fee: $158/6 weeks
Harry Potter fans unite! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play the game that you loved reading about and watching on the big screen? Well, now’s your chance! For the first time ever, we will be offering Muggle Quidditch to players of all skill levels. Players will study and complete a number of drills designed to increase their abilities, as well as play in weekly quidditch matches. Each week, players will have the opportunity to learn every position, be it a chaser, keeper, beater, or seeker. Do you have what it takes to capture the Golden Snitch? You definitely don’t want to miss out on this new, exciting class! Equipment will be provided for all participants.

1/21-3/4 Wed 1:50-3:00pm #3104.212

WACKY WONDERS
Instructor: Mad Science of Mt. Diablo
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, E Building, Upper Lobby
Fee: $231/11 weeks
Come explore the science behind everything around us! We will learn the science behind optical illusions, magic tricks, and movie effects. We will discover how and why the toys we all know and love work the way they do. We will use science to explain how we can stay connected with friends and family over long distances. Help us use science to solve the mystery of chemistry! With hands on activities we will explore mysterious mixtures and surprising solutions. We will need to put our mystery solving skills to the test as we use science to solve the mystery of Mr. Baker’s stolen cookie recipe.
After we help solve this tasty mystery, we will learn about the science of our taste buds and get interactive experience with blind taste tests! As we discover the science around us, you will take something home with you after every class to help you continue your investigations at home!

12/3-3/4 Wed 2:00-3:00pm #3104.213 CANCELLED

HOCKEY CLINIC
Instructor: Bruce Miller
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Lower Field
Fee: $288/11 weeks
Not only does the winter bring the cold, but it brings the hockey players to the rink, streets, courts, and field! Typically, hockey clinics focus on just one variation of hockey, but this clinic will teach players the variety hockey has to offer. Each week, players will complete drills and compete in scrimmages in the following games: Street, Field, Foot, Broomball, and many other fun and exciting hockey games. Players of all levels are welcome to learn the fundamental skills and strategies it takes to be a hockey player. Along with all sports clinics, emphasis will be on sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play. Join the fun and enjoy one of California’s most popular sports! Equipment will be provided for all participants.

12/4-3/5 Thu 2:45-4:00pm #3104.214

INTERMEDIATE CHESS
Instructors: Jeff and Lanette Gordon
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, E Building, Lower Lobby
Fee: $201/11 weeks
Learn intermediate and advanced strategies while practicing the fundamentals. Students will learn opening, middle and end game techniques while solving  puzzles and participating in in-class games and tournaments. The class may be divided into novice and advanced groups. No knowledge of chess is required.

12/4-3/5 Thu 2:50-3:50pm #3104.215

HIP HOP WORKSHOP – THE BASICS
Instructor: Ryan Davis
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: $270/10 weeks
Is your child a shaker and a mover? Here is a chance to harness some of that energy in a constructive, creative way! The class will be done in the  performance workshop style with culminating piece(s) to be performed on the last day of class. The styles of dance range from hip-hop to house with a  focus on pop culture songs and movement. Students will help select the song for their performance piece(s). There will also be videos created for them to  practice at home for their part in the big show.

12/4-2/26 Thu 3:00-4:00pm #3104.216

HIP HOP WORKSHOP – THE MASTERS
Instructor: Ryan Davis
Grades: 3-8
Location: Belvedere Community Center, Dance Studio
Fee: $270/10 weeks
So you think you child can dance? This class will be designed to meet the needs of students that have had hip-hop dance instruction and are seeking more  advanced choreography and movement. Students will learn more than one piece of choreography and are encouraged to develop their own style. Genres ranging from hip-hop to house, breaking and locking, tutting and freestyle will be covered. There will be opportunities for incorporation of acrobatic  movement at points throughout the course. This class will be taught in the performance workshop style with a culminating piece(s) on the last day of class.

12/5-2/27 Fri 3:30-4:30pm #3104.218

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
Grades: 3-5
Instructors: Paul Devoto and Nathan Jacobson
Location: Bel Aire School, Field/Blacktop
Fee: $275/11 weeks
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? If you have an interest in outdoor adventures, this is the class for you! Learn how to build a shelter, purify water, tie knots, identify edible plants, identify animal tracks and more with these two enthusiastic outdoorsman.

12/4-3/5 Thu 3:00-4:00pm #3104.217

ADVENTURES AT SEA! THEATER & MOVEMENT WITH MARIN THEATRE COMPANY
Instructor: Marin Theatre Company
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Room TBD
Fee: $261/11 weeks
Join Marin Theatre Company for the second class in our year of Adventure! Each term, our after-school classes will learn new theater skills through the exploration of time, space, sea and land. Each class will explore a different theme to build theatrical skills, all leading up to a performance-workshop of Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids in the spring.
Ahoy, mateys! Climb aboard with MTC as we explore a pirate’s life in this movement-focused class. Students will learn basic theater movement skills like stage combat, physical comedy and how to fully embody a character. Students will share choreographed scenes and skills with friends and family on the last day of class. Great for all levels of experience, this class will give students new tools for physical expression. The instructors are professional teaching artists from Marin Theatre Company; Marin’s premiere professional theatre located right in Mill Valley.

12/5-3/6 Fri 2:45-3:45pm #3104.205

CREATIVE SEWING - FULL
Instructor: Halleh Besharati
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Room A1
Fee: $263/8 weeks
Our sewing class is a wonderful opportunity to learn a new skill that will last a lifetime! In this 8 week class, your child will learn a variety of hand-machine-sewing skills. They will be introduced to using a sewing machine and practice basic sewing stitches. We will create projects such as pillows, iPod holders, tote bags, aprons, draw string bags, book covers, water bottle holders, and more. We will provide all the colorful, beautiful fabrics, and the materials.

12/5-2/6 Fri 2:45-4:15pm #3104.219

TGA PREMIER JUNIOR GOLF
Instructor: TGA Coaches
Grades: 3-5
Location: Bel Aire School, Black Top/Field
Fee: $287/11 weeks

Children will learn about golf and further their skills in a fun and safe environment with TGA Premier Junior Golf. Our award winning curriculum will provide your child the fundamentals to grow in the game of golf and in life through our 5-Level Development Program. Each week will consist of practice stations (full swing, chipping, putting, rules, & etiquette) along with and props to develop coordination and sportsmanship. The last class of the session allows students to show off their skills and earn prizes for individual achievement. Everyone new to TGA receives a cool TGA Golf hat. We use a synthetic golf ball with limited flight for safety. Golf clubs & equipment are all included. Please visit www.GolfTGA.com or call 415-897-0423 for more information about the program.

12/5-2/6 Fri 2:45-3:45pm #3104.220 CANCELLED

TAEKWONDO
Instructor: Alex Miller
Ages: 6-12
Location: Belvedere Community Center
Fee: $246/11 weeks
Physical strength, flexibility, self-empowerment and confidence are benefits of joining and working out with Miller’s ATA Black Belt Academy. The club offers self-defense  classes for all ages. Class is ongoing. Join anytime. For information, call (415) 897-4080. No class 12/3, 12/30, 2/17.

BEGINNING CHILDREN:


12/2-3/5 Tue/Thu 4:00-4:45pm #3801.201
INTERMEDIATE CHILDREN:


12/2-3/5 Tue/Thu 4:45-5:30pm #3801.202

 

 

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