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After School Programs

Before and After School Programs

Silver Oak families have access to many on-site after-school programs sponsored by PTO, Silver Oak parents or third party organizations. Here are some of the after-school activities available to our students.

 

After School Learning Program

 
Math Enrichment, in partnership with Silver Oak, offers  students in grades 1-6 a safe, educational and fun after school program.  Math Enrichment is more than just a math program. This after school program includes supervised homework time, test preparation and help with projects in all subjects followed by skill enrichment opportunities. Parents can purchase educational packages for either a 3 day or 5 day program from 2:15 – 6 p.m. and on minimum days starting at 12:35 p.m.  Go to www.meafterschool.org for registration information or email Math Enrichment at info@mathenrichment.net.  Space is limited.

 

Grades:    1-6
Meeting Time: 3 day or 5 day program from 2:15 – 6 p.m. and on minimum days starting at 12:35 p.m.
Location: Silver Oak classroom
Cost: See www.meafterschool.org

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Choir

Choir

Choir is open to all students in grades 1-4 who want to share their singing talents.  Choir directors will lead a fall choir in weekly practices right after school. The fall choir culminates with a holiday performance in December.  Registration information will be sent home with students when this program begins and will be posted on our home page at that time.

Grades:    1-6
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: G-4
Cost: $40
Sponsored by: PTO

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After School Band

After School Band

The after school instrumental music program, led by the talented Matthew Powell (classroom music teacher), is available to all 5th and 6th grade students with no previous experience required. Beginning and advanced levels are available for a variety of instruments including flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. The program culminates with a performance in the Spring Music Show in May or June.  Registration information is sent home in the fall and will be posted on our home page at that time. Please note that this program is separate from the instrumental music program offered through the Evergreen School District.

Grades:    5-6
Meeting Time: The 45 minute classes are held weekly on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.  Class times vary depending on the instrument.
Location: G-3
Cost: There is a nominal fee of $50 for the whole year of lessons. Must have own instrument  (instrument rentals are available from most music stores and range between $20-$65/month, depending on the type of instrument). 
Sponsored by: PTO

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School Plays

School Plays

Silver Oak students have the opportunity to participate in theater arts through our school plays.

Grades:    1-3 (Lower grade play) and 4-6 (Upper grade play)
Meeting Time: Rehearsals are usually 1-2 times per week from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multipurpose room
Cost: $140
Sponsored by: PTO and Starting Arts

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EFS Flag Football and Cheerleading

EFS Flag Football and Cheerleading

Students can sign up to play flag football or learn cheerleading for 1 hour after school each week. For information on how to register, email xfityouthsports@gmail.com or visit http://www.xfitsports.com/EFs_Youth_Sports.html.

Grades:    1-6
Meeting Time: Thursdays, 12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Location: Grass field at Silver Oak Elementary
Cost: $145
Offered by: Extreme Fitness Sports

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Chess

Chess

Success Chess School offers an after school program for chess.  Visit http://www.successchess.com/ to learn more information or to register your child for this program.

Grades:    1-6
Meeting Time: Thursdays, 12:40 - 1:40 p.m. (Semester 1: Sept-Jan; Semester 2: Feb-May) 
Location: G-2 Classroom
Cost: $180 per semester (13-14 sessions) 
Offered by: Success Chess

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Mad Science

Mad Science

Mad Science offers hands-on, one-hour after school science programs themed around a particular area of science. Topics include such areas as rocketry, magnets, polymers and even the science of toys. Children 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. Mad Science after-school programs offer children a chance to see just how cool science can be! Classes are offered in 8 week sessions.

General Schedule

Winter Program - Jan. to March

Spring Program - April to June

Fall Program - Sept. to Dec.

 

For more information, or to register online, visit http://www.madscience.org/locations/southbay/afterschoolprograms.aspx

 

Grades:    1-6
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 2:25 - 3:25 p.m.
Location: G-2
Cost:

Each 8 week session

$119 early registration

$154 regular price

Offered by: Mad Science (877-390-5437)

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Maestro Darrell's Music Workship

Maestro Darrell's Piano/Keyboard Workship

1st - 6th graders can learn how to read music notes, rhythm and how to play the piano or keyboard. To enroll leave your child's name, school and your contact number at maestrodarrell@sbcglobal.net. Or call Darrell Leffler's Academy of Music, 408-251-8509, for more information.

Grades:    1-6
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 2:15-3:05 p.m.
Location: D-15
Cost: $50 every 4 weeks (3 payments) or $135 if paid in full on first day plus $7.50 for Piano Book.
Offered by: Darrell Leffler's Academy of Music

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Girls On The Run

Girls on the Run

The two words that best describe Girls on the Run are FUN and RUN. Every aspect of this program is geared toward helping girls feel good about who the are--phisically, emotionally and socially. Girls on the Run is open to all 3rd - 6th grade girls. Practice starts in March and ends in May with a 5K run/walk event in Vasona Park in Los Gatos. Registration is in December-January and space is limited. For more information or to register your daughter, see the Girls on the Run website .  

 

Grades:    Girls in 3-6
Meeting Time: Mondays, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 12:35 - 1:50 p.m.
Cost: See Girls on the Run website

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Writer's Workshop and Public Speaking Courses

Writer's Workshop and Public Speaking Courses

Silver Oak Elementary is excited to now offer two highly beneficial after-school programs, Writer's Workshop and Public Speaking, offered by Silver Creek Academy. Silver Creek Academy is an award-winning learning center located in the Canyon Creek Plaza. Their teachers are fully credentialed and the curriculum is standards based.  

 

Writer's Workshop Course Description:  Improve your writing skills in this enjoyable after-school program! The Writer’s Workshop Course will feature standards based curriculum and individual attention from a credentialed Evergreen Lead Writing Teacher. The small-group class will include differentiated material, and student-centered learning. The lessons will cover topics including writing conventions, organization, sentence fluency, word choice, voice, grammar and much more. The Writer’s Workshop class is for grades 4-6 and will meet Thursdays at 12:40 - 1:40 pm.

 

Public Speaking Course Description:  Learn strategies for communicating effectively and persuasively.  The students will make presentatinos during each class meeting, as well as, take part in enjoyable activities that will focus on specific public speaking and debate skills.  A written evaluation will be given after every speech stating the student's strengths and areas where he or she needs improvement.  The speeches will cover a variety of topics including persuasive, storytelling, informative, debate topics, poetry, and much more! The Public Speaking class will meet Tuesdays at 2:20 - 3:20 pm for grades 1-3 and grades 4-6.

 

To learn more about these programs and to register please visit: SilverCreekAcademicAcademy.com

 

Grades:    1-6 for Public Speaking
4-6 for Writer's Workshop
Meeting Time: Writer's Workshop - Thursdays, 12:40 - 1:40 p.m.
Public Speaking - Tuesdays, 2:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Location: Silver Oak School
Cost: $275 / 10 week session
Offered by: Silver Creek Academic Academy

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Math Kangaroo

Silver Oak participates in the American chapter or Math Kangaroo International Competition in Mathematics. Students in grades 1 - 6 can participate in the Silver Oak Math Kangaroo. Our objective is to encourage young people to master mathematical skills. For more information about this program, visit www.mathkangaroo.org or contact Silver Oak parents Snehal Khandkar or Atul Mathur at silveroakmath@gmail.com.  Registration for this program is available in the fall.

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Math Olympiad

The Silver Oak Math Olympiad is a problem solving math club facilitated by Silver Oak parents that meets weekly and explores mathematical problems while practicing for monthly competitions. The goals are to:

  • stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics
  • introduce important mathematical conceptsmath olympiad-logo.jpg
  • teach major strategies for problem solving
  • develop mathematical flexibility in solving problems
  • strengthen mathematical intuition
  • foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity
  • provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges

The highlights for students are the five monthly contests, given from November to March. No traveling is required. These contests provide an incentive for students to intensify their study of math.

 

Math Olympiad was created in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, an internationally known math educator. Nearly 150,000 students from 6,000 teams worldwide participate in the Olympiads. All 50 states and about 30 other countries are annually represented. For more information about this program, visit www.mathkangaroo.org or contact Silver Oak parents Snehal Khandkar or Atul Mathur at silveroakmath@gmail.com.

 

Registration information is published in the fall.

 

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Computer Programming

Primary Programmers offers beginning and advanced basic programming classes over 8 weeks to 4th - 6th graders. In this class, students learn basic programming concepts using a standard programming language, such as Java. From variables and data types to loops and arrays, students will learn basic algorithm development based on simple mathematics. As students continue to develop these skills, the instructors will present more challenges in new and exciting and fun ways. Primary Programmers classes are taught by Silver Oak parent Attila Lengyel, lengyel.attila.antal@gmail.com.

 

Grades:    4-6
Meeting Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 7 a.m.
Location: Silver Oak classroom
Cost: $25
Sponsored by: PTO

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Robotics

Silver Oak Robotics Club 

 

The Silver Oak Robotics Club, led by Mr. Munguia (former Silver Oak 6th grade teacher), is an extracurricular club for 5th and 6th grade students who are advanced in science or interested in learning more science. Students learn how to build, design, and program Lego Mindstorm NXT robots, and participate in robotics competitions at school. Students also learn about different areas in science and do hands on experiments and activities. The goal of this club is to give students a chance to explore the field of science and further develop their interest/knowledge in this area. Space is limited. Applications are sent home in the fall.

 

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