After School Activities
After School Options 2013-14
There might be more coming…
Most of these options are fee based and for the most part, they are not run by da Vinci staff. They are offered by community organizations, parents, neighbors and alumni! Most classes are taught at da Vinci. Those that are not are so noted.
Fees are paid to the instructor or the organization, not to da Vinci, so a separate check is needed for each class/activity.
Math Help Lab FREE
Mondays, Tuesdasy, Thursdays & Fridays from 2:50-3:50 help with math school work is available in the library. No sign up necessary. Students just drop in when they need the help!
da Vinci library FREE
Daniel Menshe, our Librarian keeps the library open Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays until 4:30 and volunteers keep is open on Mondays and Friday afternoons.
THE ROOST Available 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days a week!
The YMCA is taking over operation of The Roost. This unique after school program for middle school age students could be just the place for your child.It is all about “choice and voice” at The Roost. Students decide how to spend their time and are supported by YMCA staff. There are always projects and homework help available but students can just chill if they want. On top of that a hot snack is available each day.
The Roost is located on the top floor of Sunnyside Methodist Church at 3520 SE Yamhill St. It is right across the park from Sunnyside Environmental School. They are open from the end of school to 6:00 pm on all Portland Public School days.The program costs $60 per month times the number of registered days per week. ($60 per month for one day per week, $120 for two days per week, etc.)
For more information and to register visit: www.ymcacw.org/roost or call Clackamas YMCA 503-654-7950
Audition only after school activities:
Da Vinci’s garage band, Trogdor will hold auditions in (R)October 9th at 3:00 pm. Interested students should stay tuned to the daily bulletin. Traditional and non-traditional rock instrumentalists and vocalists are encouraged to audition. After students are selected, rehearsals take place every Wednesday from 3:00-4:30 pm. Led by core teacher Dave Myers.
Black Student Union (BSU) Meetings are approximately 1x month, contact one of the sponsors for the schedule. A supportive place for our African American students to bond with each other, explore who they are and the world around them. It will include field trips, guest speakers, Black history and academic strategies.
Maker Mondays – A Creative Workshop
10 sessions 3-5 pm Sept 16-Dec 2 (no class 11/11 or 11/25) $80 + $20 materials fee
Offered by parent Holly Hestand Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org 503-357-5163
Come for two hours of craftacular fun! Start with an idea and end with something you can sell at the da Vinci Ars Fair, give as a gift or keep with pride! This will be a collaborative class with lots of project options to start with: terrariums, soaps/bath salts/scrubs/lip gloss, pet treats/toys, mosaic, jewelry, sewing projects, candles, etc. Bring possible product ideas as well as brainstorm and come up with new and amazing ones! Last class will be spent pricing and packaging.
Introduction to American Sign Language
12 sessions 3:00-4:30 Sept 16-Dec 16 (no class 11/11 or 11/25); $70
Offered by da Vinci alum Lauren Hestand Questions? email@example.com
Learn to communicate without using your voice by learning basic conversational skills in American Sign Language.
Climbing Club FULL
11 sessions September 23 - December 16; 3:30-5:00 pm- $192.50 if the student needs to rent shoes; $165 if they do not need to rent shoes (All students need to climb in climbing shoes; we have some on site in a variety of sizes.)
Instruction is offered by Portland Rock Gym (12th& Burnside)
da Vinci organizer Maika Yeigh firstname.lastname@example.org
Students meet in front of room #101 and walk to the gym chaperoned by an adult. Parents pick their child up from the rock gym. Parents need to sign a waiver form prior to their child climbing; returning club members do not need another form. Click here to download.
8 sessions Mondays & Wednesdays, Oct 14-Nov 4th
Offered by Comedysportz professionals
This class covers improvisation techniques and play in a very fun yet organized and concise manner. There will be 7 class meetings plus a sharing show, and opportunities to perform at halftime at a Comedysportz Pro Show on a Friday or Saturday night. For more information call 503.236.8888. Register online at https://www.portlandcomedy.com/register
Beginning Italian – Learn the language of Leonardo!
12 sessions 3:00-4:00 starting Sept 17th– Dec. 12th(no class 11/26) $120
Offered by parent Daniela Sardo Questions? email@example.com
What could be more natural than learning the language of da Vinci at da Vinci?
Jazz Ensemble You can still sign up
Each Tuesday & Thursday 3:00-4:15 starting September 10th, plus opportunities to play in the community & at da Vinci music concertsand a recording session at the end; $160 per semester + $20 annual lab fee ($340 for the year)
Offered by J. Stu Fessant Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
An exploration of Jazz, Latin & Rock in the ‘big band’ setting. Emphasis is on ensemble playing, phrasing, & improvisation. Students are expected to be reasonably proficient with one year of experience on their instrument and should be prepared to practice outside of class. Instrumentation includes: alto, tenor & baritone saxes; trumpets; trombones; baritone; guitar; bass; drums and percussion. Other instruments accepted with instructor approval.
Digital Photography - students to provide their own digital camera 8 weeks 3-5pm Starting September 25th$45.00
Offered by parent Jennifer Murdock Questions? email@example.com
We will be learning about the different functions of the camera, (any digital camera will do), composition, other artists and online free photo manipulation tools.
25 sessions 3:00-4:00 Starting October 9th $300 (payment can be made online or mailed in; can be broken into 2 payments) A registration form will be in the opening day packet.
Offered by Kids Like Languages www.kidslikelanguages
Songwriting 101 Moon & June Don’t Make A Hit Tune
8 sessions 3-5 pm October 16, 23, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18
Course Fee: $80
Offered by parent Ron Shaffer
Playing an instrument is not a prerequisite, but if you have one, bring it. If you already write songs, this course will show you how to take your songs to the next level. If you’ve never written a song, maybe now’s the time to start! Whether or not you play an instrument, this course is for you!
In this course, we will explore: Writing Lyrics and Melodies, even if you don’t play an instrument; The 5 common Song Structures; To Rhyme or not to Rhyme- that is the question?; 50 ways to Spice it up with Rhythm; Literal vs. Imagery; 3 Simple Tricks to Create Great Melodies; Bait that Hook; How to get your ‘Hit’ Signed to a Publisher
Singer-songwriter, Ron Shaffer, has had songs signed to publishers in Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles. Two of his songs, “Broken Windows” & “Can’t Always Tell”, are on John Colbert’s most recent CD. His music is available worldwide on iTunes and CDbaby.
Allies in Action with Girls Inc. 8 weeks Oct 10th-Dec 11th $125
Work with other girls in Girls Group to build the skills you need to be an ally to all girls, and become a leader and role model in your school community.
Register online http://girlsincnworegon.org/davinci
Financial assistance may be available. Contqact Kim Higley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marimba – No prior experience necessary! FULL
Every Friday (when school is in session) all year long 3:15-4:15, plus opportunities to perform in the community and at da Vinci music concerts $250
Offered by neighbor MyLinda King Question? email@example.com
Join da Vinci's very own marimba band and learn to play high-energy marimba music from Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Offered by former Boka Marimba member MyLinda King at her home, just 3 blocks from da Vinci, participating students walk together after initially being escorted by a da Vinci staff member. Check out last year's group on this YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omuc1EEGnvs&feature=youtube_gdata_player