We’re excited to announce that we’re piloting FREE after-school clubs for students in grades 3 – 8. These programs are supported by Raise Your Paddle STEAM funds, as well as SalesForce grant money.
FALL 2019 CLUBS
Robot Car Club
(4th and 5th Grade)
Program your robot car using Arduino microcomputers and the Scratch program language! Have you ever wanted to make and program your own robot? Sign up for the Robot Car Club with Mr. Rodriguez, our IT teacher. You will learn circuits and how to build one, coding using the Scratch language, and building a robot car from scratch. Once built, your robot can compete in races and competitions. The Club will meet on Fridays from 3pm – 4pm in the IT room, and the first session will be on Friday, September 20th. This club is FULL for the fall term, but be on the lookout for notices about the Winter session. Email Mr. Rodriguez to join the waiting list.
(3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Grade)
Choir will include 3rd through 6th graders and will be held on Thursdays from 2:55-3:55pm. Sessions begin on September 19th, with a break from Thanksgiving until after New Year’s. Choir will help students develop their singing voices, projection and musicality, provide them with performance opportunities, and connect them with singers from around the East Bay. Our Choir sessions will be fun, including movement activities and opportunities to build self-esteem and teamwork skills. Save the dates: CCV Spring concert: 05/01/2020. Combined rehearsals 2/13/2020 and 04/30/2020. I’m looking forward to developing a great choir at Hillcrest! To enroll, sign up HERE.
Rebecca Kleinmann, Cantare con Vivo Teaching Artist
MS Power Tech Club
(6th, 7th, 8th Grade)
Join Hillcrest’s first after school STEAM and Maker education club, where your Middle School student will design and build unique robots to compete in various contests including relay races, tug-o-war, somersaults and sprints! Students will learn how touch switches, various mechanical linkages, circuits, motors, and repurposed everyday items can be engineered into epic competing robots! Club members will receive training in hand saw, hand drill, and screwdriver safety etiquette prior to using tools.
The club will be led by Middle School Science Teacher Mr. Canton and will meet on Thursdays in Room 10 from 3:00-4:30! The first session is September 19, 2019. Sign up HERE; enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Middle School Hack Club
(6th, 7th, 8th Grade)
Set out on your journey by building your own website, then move on to multiplayer games and collaborative web apps. 90% of parents want schools to teach computer programming, and students love it. Computer science opens more doors than any other discipline. Learning the basics will help students in any career—from architecture to zoology. 71% of all US jobs require digital skills, and high-skilled computing occupations are the fastest-growing, best-paying, and now the largest sector of all new wages in the US. The Club will meet Tuesdays from 3pm – 4pm in the IT room, and the first session will be on September 17, 2019. Email Mr. Rodriguez to reserve your spot on the roster. No experience necessary.
- 9/24 – 9/26 Parent/Teacher Conferences (minimum days)
- 9/27 Staff Development (no school)
- 10/14 In Lieu Of Lincoln’s Birthday (no school)
- 10/31 Halloween Parade (minimum day)
- 11/18 – 11/22 Parent/Teacher Conferences (minimum days)
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP
Students should walk independently to their Club location. On your student’s Club Permission Slip, please note whether your child is enrolled in AT, will be picked up, or will walk home.
Ensure instructors have accurate and updated emergency contact information via the Club Permission Slip. Instructors will contact parents directly if a club meeting is cancelled due to teacher illness or another issue.