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Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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SITE LEAD: Ashley Glaser 209-7814

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Second Quarter Enrichment Classes 

Classes are held October 17 - December 16

Registration Opens Monday, October 3 at 8:30am 


Early Release Classes Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 
October 19, November 16, 30,  December 7, 14   

Animal Outreach with Reid Park Zoo & Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Grades 3-5             Fee: $118

We are partnering up with educators from the Reid Park Zoo and Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum and to bring environmental education to Canyon View Elementary School! Come and participate in hands-on activities with live animals, ancient artifacts and desert plants to learn about habitats, conservation and animal care! The class breakdown will be as follows: Visits from the Reid Park Zoo: 10/19, 11/16 & 30, 12/14. Visit from the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum: 12/7.

Art Naturally: Animal Superheros            Grades 1-5           Fee: $143

Can animals be superheroes? They must have qualities that make them exceptional. The elephant is super strong, the cheetah is super fast, the octopus is super intelligent and wolves will protect their pack at all costs. Learn about these amazing real life superheroes where art meets science. Projects will be created using a variety of materials, including, clay, watercolors, oil pastels, mixed media collage, paint and pastels.

Capoeira Mandinga          Grades 1-5     Fee: $106                      

Learn the flowing, beautiful Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira with Capoeira Mandinga Tucson. Students will learn kicks, escapes, and fluid moves that build mind and body strength, flexibility, and agility. Students also learn music that drives the energy of the Capoeira game. Capoeira increases balance, creativity, and confidence. Teachers Anne Pollack and Aidan Miller-Wells were honored with a 2019 Southwest Folklife Alliance Award. Aidan has trained capoeira over 12 years. Anne is the only master of Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian arts in the State of Arizona.

Challenger - Soccer            Grades K-2     Fee: $161

Challenger Soccer Academy will focus on introducing and developing each player’s soccer skills as their International coaches follow an innovative curriculum. Players will develop their soccer skills in a relaxed and fun environment. Each week will focus on a particular soccer skill and progressively will be more challenging, allowing each player to succeed and improve.

Play-Well: Pokémon Engineering using LEGO® Materials.           Grades: K-2         Fee: $108

Calling all Pokémon trainers! With the Pokémon Championship approaching, join our enthusiastic Play-Well Instructors as we build and catch our favorite Pokémon, rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket, take a ride on the S.S. Anne to uncover rare and mystic Pokémon, and battle to see who will hold the title of Pokémon Master. Come along on our journey to catch 'em all!

TGA Golf              Grades: K-5     Fee: $147

Tee it up with Teach, Grow, Achieve (TGA), a national after-school sports enrichment program. TGA's five-level program brings the golf course to you. Have fun learning the techniques of golf! Great for beginners as well as experienced golfers.

YoYo's            Grades: 2-5       Fee: $129

Join Mr. Jess as he teaches the art of yo-yo and other skill toys including Jacks and Marbles! First time students will receive their very own high-quality Proyo yo-yo that they will build. They will also learn all safety and maintenance related information as well as some pretty cool yo-yo tricks! Returning students will receive another more advanced yo-yo for each quarter they return.
Hope to see yo' soon!

Young Rembrandts: Character Creation      Grades 2-5       Fee: $150

Young Rembrandts use an innovative step-by-step method to teach students basic to advanced drawing skills, coloring techniques and art vocabulary. In addition, our students will create colorful characters with expressive personalities that jump off the page. Students will also learn to create and build their very own comic book about their created characters. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to produce wonderful artwork, storytelling, and bookbinding technique! Young Rembrandts provides all the necessary supplies for each class.

After School 3:00-4:30pm unless noted


Antsy Nancy Fall HOliday Crafts     Grades: K-2 on Monday $290, Grades:3-5 on Thursday $250

Antsy Nancy has 5 seasonal crafts designed to get kiddos into the holiday spirit! Crafts include Halloween Totes, Thanksgiving Wreaths, Holiday Shaker Cards, Candy Jars, and Gingerbread House Snow Globes. PLEASE NOTE: Responsible student crafters only. We will be using glue guns, scissors, tempera paints, and paper cutters.

Animation Academy - Tuesday          Grades: 1-3 Fee: $224

Learn the art of animation from artist Jason Zucker! Jason is currently employed in Florida by the one and only Mickey Mouse! He has also completed and is working on publishing his first children's book as well developing a children's art related cartoon series! Join Jason to learn how to draw your favorite cartoon characters and as well as learning how to turn yourself into one! **This class is done virtually. There will be a Community Schools employee in the room with the children for the duration of the class.**

Chess - Tournament (semester long class space still available to join in Q2) - Monday: 4:00-5:00pm*           Grades: K-5 Fee: $81

For the chess player who is interested in building skills in tournament play. Students build strategy and play games. Opportunities for optional weekend tournaments. Taught by instructor Ken Larsen.

Dramatic Exploration with Drama Kids - Fridays     Grades: K-5    Fee: $120

Students will harness the power of their imaginations as they explore many facets of drama, including improv, scene building, storytelling, and creative movement. They will develop valuable skills like collaboration, public speaking, self-confidence, and the ability to think quickly and creatively; that will help them both on and off the stage.

Gardening - Tuesday         Grades: 3-5        Fee: $109

Want to be a part of creating a Pollinator Garden on the Manzanita School campus? We will design and plant a pollinator garden at school for the bees, birds and butterflies so we can help local endangered species while providing a fun opportunity to get our hands dirty! Learn about the life cycles of plants and how to keep them alive, what habitat pollinators need, including the newly endangered Monarch butterflies, and come home with pollinator garden plans for your backyard! Come be part of this special project at Manzanita Elementary School!

KidStage presents: Mulan - Tuesday        Grades 2-5      Fee: $180

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. KidStage is a theatre and acting class for kids! The curriculum includes concentration, teamwork, improvisation, movement, voice and basic theatre terminology. Please note: Kids must take the time outside of class to memorize lines.  Final show, December 13th at 4:45pm.

KidzArt - Fridays         Grades K-5 (3:00 - 4:00pm)     Fee: $150

A KidzArt certified instructor that will guide students through a different project each week. Students will learn how to break projects into simple steps, art terms and vocabulary, as well as experience and learn techniques for varying drawing mediums. Each week students will bring home a different masterpiece all their own. Our curriculum never repeats! 

MultiMedia Art presented by Color Me Mine - Tuesday      Grades: K-2          Fee: $223

Every week the students will experience working with wood, ceramic and clay using both acrylic and waterbased paints building on what they have learned the previous week to continue to improve their artistic skills.

PlayWell: Adventures in STEM - Fridays         Grades K-5      Fee: $172

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects and use special pieces to create your own unique designs! Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that both new and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system.

TGA Cheer - Thursdays       Grades : 1-5     Fee: $205

Discover how fun and exciting cheerleading can be! Coaches will lead students through drill and activities to build their skills in tumbling, stunting, choreography, motions, jumps and performance. Students will also partake in labs to explore concepts like gravity, balance and aerodynamics in cheerleading.

TGA Tennis - Thursdays      Grades: K-5      Fee: $205

Serve it up with tennis class and discover how fun and exciting tennis can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, forehand, backhand, volley, and serve.

TRAK: Animal Friends - Monday      Grades: K-5      Fee: $184

How far can a rabbit hop? Why does a pig roll in the mud? How can you tell if a horse is happy? What does it mean to be a predator or prey animal? These questions and many others will be answered in our Animal Friends hands-on program. Children will learn a variety of information ranging from the diet and required care for some ranch animals to behaviors and interesting facts. The TRAK animal family enjoys traveling to schools and being a part of this educational and fun experience.

Why Things Fly - Thursday (Starts 11/3)      Grades: 3-5      Fee: $135

Join Bob Ray of Why Things Fly for a fun, fascinating foray into the world of flight. Students will be taught the basics of flight (why things fly) and engage in activities, building…you guessed it, things that fly! Kites, tumble wings, and gliders just to name a few. We all have an innate fascination with flight. This program will leave the students wanting to do projects on their own at home!

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