Didion’s STEM4AL After-School Program focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, the Arts and Foreign Languages. It is our continual effort to ensure our children are developing key 21st century skills necessary to succeed in a global society as creative, independent, and socially responsible members of our community.
The After-School Program tentative schedule for the AY2018-19 follows. Room location TBD.
Conveniently located on many elementary school campuses, The 4th “R” offers year-round child care for Kindergarten through 6th grade children. We offer a safe, well supervised, comfortable, and supportive environment for your child.
Open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. M-F, year-round. The 4th “R” operates during summer, winter and spring breaks. Closed holidays and staff training days.
Come discover the legendary game of chess and engage in a rich learning process that can help improve memory, focus, and patience. Together we’ll master openings, endgames, strategy, and tactics. Classes held on Fridays, 2:20-3:30pm, Room TBD.
The Early Engineer’s mission is to educate the whole child by providing opportunities to build using a variety of construction media, including: Legos, K’nex, Play Foam, Mega Blocks, Makedo and Clay. Projects and lesson plans are created by professional artists, architects and engineers with backgrounds in psychology and early childhood education. Students dabble in Math, Science and Design through the program’s carefully planned building projects. Tuesdays: K-2nd 2:00-3:10pm, Rm TBD; 3rd-6th 2:30-3:40pm, Rm TBD.
HoneyCode introduces students (3rd-6th grades) to the language of technology. Students will learn all about the fundamentals of coding science, including sequencing, logic, problem solving skills, algorithms, and much more! Wednesdays, 2:20-3:30pm, Rm TBD.
At Ninja Pandas we live by our motto “Just Cuz We Can” and strive towards creating games that inspire young and old alike. Students (grades 5th-8th) will use Construct to learn coding concepts and generating their own side scrolling game story through the course of 8 weeks. Classes are held onWednesdays, 2:45-4:00pm, Room TBD.
Mad Science after-school programs allow children to engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty, and more. What better way to engage in the world around us than through the exploration of the sciences. Thursdays: K-3rd 1-2pm (Rm TBD); 4th-6th 1:25-2:25pm (Rm TBD)
Getting to know the world’s greatest artists through various mediums including painting, drawing, watercolor, papermache and sculpture. What better way to appreciate art than with hands on experience creating your own!
Classes are held on Fridays, 2:25-4pm, Room TBD, for students in 2nd-8th grades. To learn more about Backyard Art Academy visit her Facebook page by clicking here or call Leslie Colby at 502-1227 to register.
Young Actors Stage is coming back to Didion next spring with another exciting Broadway Jr production: The Lion King! Cast members will SING, DANCE, and ACT each day to classic Disney tunes. They will see their hard work pay off, and feel the magic of the stage, when this full scale production is presented at the 24th Street Theater, May 2019.
For curious minds (grades K-3) who enjoy problem solving, recording clues, asking questions, drawing, and noting observations in hand-made field journals. Classes led by Janice Kelley, naturalist, award-winning writer, award-winning storyteller, and SCUSD substitute teacher. With a Masters of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration from CSUS, Classes will be held on Wednesdays, 2:00-2:50pm, Room TBD.
Fun to Learn Mandarin with Mrs. Heng Sun is an enjoyable opportunity for children in grades 1-8 to learn Mandarin through the use of interactive flashcards, practice conversations, fun games, and crafts activities. Mrs. Heng has been teaching Mandarin for over 9 years and this year marks the first of her classes being offered at Didion. Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm, Room TBD. Got questions? Email Mrs.