Northstar School Clubs

Northstar will be offering 2 enrichment clubs for Fall 2015.  Clubs have different start and end dates, so please pay attention to the club dates.  Kindergarten and first grade students may enroll in a discounted after school program from 2:30 to 3:30 for $25 for the duration of the club.  This special $25 fee for extended care is only for those Kinder & 1st grade students who enroll in a club.  Lego and Chess club have been cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

Club choices

We will be offering the following clubs starting from Oct. 20th, 2015:

Chess (K – 8th grade) – CANCELLED
Tuesdays, 3:45 – 4:45pm
Oct. 20th – Dec. 1 (7 sessions)
Instructor: Bay Area Chess
Fee: $112
Description: BayAreaChess provides professional chess instruction tailored to each student’s level of skill. Students will learn the rules of the game, basic strategy, tactics, positional play, endgames and advanced strategy where appropriate. BayAreaChess promotes a team atmosphere while having fun.

Public Speaking (6th – 8th grade)
Tuesdays, 3:45 – 4:45pm
Oct 20th – Dec. 9th (8 sessions)
Instructor: Sr. Shaheen Rasheed
Fee: $100
Description: Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. We will learn various public speakingskills such as voice projection, eye contact, articulation, body position and animation while working on writing our own speeches and delivering them to the class. Three major types of speeches will be covered in class: Impromptu, Persuasive and Expository.
About the Instructor:  Shaheen Rasheed is an educator’s educator. Her passion for a holistic education has driven her 20-year career as a private and public school teacher turned parent homeschooler and education consultant to families (through Kinza Academy) and Islamic Schools, such as Northstar, Peace Terrace and Islamic School of Miami. She pursued her Masters in Education to further her understanding of educational pedagogies and became convinced about the need for a more classical and holistic approach. She has been published in various online and print magazines, she blogs on homeschooling, parenting and alternative education. She also teaches part time at Diablo Valley College. She is a strong advocate to change the current education system to foster a holistic child through the revival of the traditional educational model.

Lego Engineering (1st – 5th grade) – CANCELLED
Mondays, 3:45 – 4:45pm
Oct. 19 – Nov.23rd (6 sessions)
Fee: $75
Instructor: Bricks4Kidz, Br. Amer

Yearbook – (6th – 8th grade)
Lunch time – day TBD
Oct 2015 – May 2016
Fee: $25

Students must be registered in advance to participate in the above programs.  This is not a drop-in service.

All students must be picked up on time.  Students will be dismissed from the classroom / designated area and must be signed out by an adult.  Late pick-up will result in a fee of $1/ minute.

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