ASP Offerings


Fall Session Sept 10 - Nov 16 (10 weeks) (Mon-8 weeks)

 

Enrollment period: Sunday 8/26 @ 6pm to Sunday 9/2 @ 6pm


 

NO class 10/8 Indigenous Peoples Day- Mon

NO class 11/12 Veterans Day- Mon

NO Classes During Thanksgiving Week Nov 19-23

NO Classes During Parent Teacher Conference Week Nov 26- Nov 30

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Schedule and pricing subject to change by the start of enrollment.


 

Academic Chess

All grades / Tues 3:30-4:40 / $140

All grades / Fri 3:30-4:40 / $140

With our innovative teaching methods, students of all levels will learn the basic principles behind the opening game, middle game tactics/objectives, and endgame strategies. Learning this ancient game, participants will develop patience, foster critical thinking skills, and understand that decisions result in consequences. All participants will receive our exclusive workbooks.


 

Animation

Grades 3-5 / Weds 3:30-5:00 / $230

In this class students will explore the wonderful and rich world of stop motion animation. Students will create backdrops, characters, and stories and watch them come to life! Students will also have an opportunity to explore claymation as well!


 

Art Exploration- Dragonfly Designs

Grades 2-5 / Thurs 3:30-4:45 / $250

Enter into a creative world full of endless possibility with Dragonfly Designs!

Divergent thinking, the ability to look at multiple ways to solve problems, is the

most valuable life skill we can offer our children. Students will be led by our native

Mandarin speakers on an adventurous exploration of art mediums such

as metal, clay, wax, wood, paper and leather to create innovative projects from

candle making, lip balms, painting, tie dye, jewelry design, etching, paper making

and so much more!


 

Basketball- ANTS Sports (On-site Upper Playground)

All grades / Mon 3:30-4:40 / $200

ANTS Basketball offers a class that is geared towards both individual improvement and group improvement. We employ tactics and strategies that encourage teamwork and group cohesion to improve personal skills and others around you. Coaches have specific skills to adapt daily lesson plans and curriculum to fit the needs of the group. Solid FUNdamentals are focused on as well as learning the etiquette, rules, tactics and strategies of the game. Last but not least, our focus is to utilize basketball as a means to learn healthy habits that are meant to last on and off of the court. We look forward to have your child join us on the basketball court!


 

Blue Bear Music

Grades K-2  / Mon 3:30-4:45 /  $200

Bear Cubs!

A sing-along, dance-along course for the budding Little Bear! Students sing classic children’s songs, and pop hits, and use simple instruments and props such as shakers, drums, kazoos, scarves and the like. The students get a sense of rhythm and melody, and have fun in process.

 

Grades 3-5 / Tues 3:30-4:45 / $250

Musical Theater!

Students will sing, dance, and act out one to three scenes from popular musicals like Pitch Perfect, Grease and others. While improving their singing chops, students will learn acting and performance skills along with simple choreography. Includes both solo and group singing. The class culminates with a performance for family and friends.


 

Ceramics

Grades K-2 / Fri 3:30-4:30 / $210

Grades 3-5 / Mon 3:30-5:00 / $220

Students in this class will learn the fundamentals of the ceramics process. They will gain experience in all hand building modalities such as pinch, coil, and slab. Students will then take these skills and use their imagination to create their own masterpieces!


 

Computer Coding- Bytes 4 Bits (9 weeks)

Grades 3-5 / Weds 3:30-4:40 / $324

Bytes for Bits is a weekly after school program that teaches the fundamentals of software coding. This course is designed to inspire, educate, and equip third through fifth graders, of any programming skill, with the wonders of code! Students work in Scratch, a visual coding tool, where they click virtual blocks together like Legos to make characters move and interact.

Lesson plans are modular so each student can progress at their own pace. Each class introduces some base concepts and then has a number of challenges that allow students to bring their creativity to the task. Our objective is to create a fun and educational environment where students can get comfortable with the concepts of code and craft something that is their own.

If you would like to know more about us, visit www.bytes4bits.org

 

Creative Writing & Book Making with Secrets of the City -

Grades 2-3 / Mon 3:30-5:30 / $256 + $20 publishing fee

Grades 4-5 / Fri 3:30-5:30 / $352 + $20 publishing fee

In this class, students learn how to write a story of their choice that will be made into a finished book. Students learn how to develop their story by brainstorming their idea by “talking it out”, chapter development, illustration, and creating a timeline and ending. Students will have access to computers and enhance their typing skills by typing their stories and will learn how their book gets made into a real book. Each week they will receive one on one guidance with a professional author, with the goal of a finished published book that will appears in Green Apple books.


 

Dance (ANTS) (On-site Upper Playground)

All grades / Fri 3:30-4:40 / $250

ANTS Dance welcomes all students, providing them a space to explore creative movements and learn dance technique.  During each class we will stretch, warm up and strengthen our bodies, introduce new movements, learn combinations to music, and perform in front of each other. Hip hop, ballet, jazz, and contemporary will be the primary styles explored but we will focus on the interests particular to each class. Children naturally move with music! This class helps them improve their balance, coordination, confidence, memory, teamwork, and physical health while giving them a creative outlet. Coaches want your child to be excited about exercising and feel comfortable dancing.


 

Drama (New Conservatory Theatre Center)

Grades K-2 / Weds 3:30-4:40 / $190

Play, create and explore with a themed drama workshop

Theater Time Machine

Together, we’ll travel through space and time and use drama games and activities to learn more about different periods in history. Our time-traveling actors will visit a medieval castle, play on the Vaudeville stages of the late 1890’s, act with the ancient Greeks and sing with the cowboys of the American West. Who knows where (or when) we’ll land?! This activity encourages storytelling, cooperation, spontaneity and physical activity in a fast-paced format. On the final day of class, parents will be invited to a behind-the-scenes look at our drama workshop games and activities.


 

*EDMO (Edventure More)!  Cancelled!


 

Girls on the Run- (Please register on GOTR site)

Grades 3-5 / Tues & Thurs 3:30-4:45 / $300

Sept 24- Dec 7---Please register BEFORE Sept 14

Flyer- https://gotr.app.box.com/s/4bb67nto8ipojyjgyasg7hkry0n1zkc9

To enroll please go to: https://www.gotrbayarea.org/Register-Now


 

Jewelry Making and Design

Grades K-2 / Mon 3:30-4:45 / $200

All grades / Fri 3:30-4:45 / $250

Our newly designed Jewelry Making class begins with the creation of an Art Journal where students will document new techniques learned throughout class. Students will begin with the basics by getting to know the tools of the trade and then practicing jewelry making skills such as crimping, bead stringing and designing their own pieces. Once the basics have been mastered, students will advance to more complex techniques such as wire work & stamping & dapping metal.

Tap into your natural creative talents and personal style by designing your own jewelry! Create customized jewelry for you and your friends to wear by choosing from a huge selection of hot colors, textures, and unique beads to make one-of-a kind pieces. Our classes are designed not only to be fun, but to let you in on some of the most popular jewelry making techniques available, such as wire wrapping, beautiful beading, woven cotton cord, and leather projects. We use only the highest quality findings, freshwater pearls, and Czech glass beads and work to develop the skills to make your own jewelry long after jewelry class ends.



 

Karate (ANTS) (On site Upper Playground)

All Grades  / Mon 3:30-4:40 / $250

Children in our program will develop mentally and physically as well as learn discipline and leadership skills. Your child will gain discipline, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and agility while being engaged and having a fun time! Whether you are looking to get in shape, or only learn the techniques of a martial art, the time is now!


 

Musical Theatre Adventures!

** Blue Bear Music is providing our musical theater offering this fall! Please take a look at their description - for Grades 3-5 **


 

Painting/Acrylic/Watercolor Exploration- Dragonfly Designs

Grades 3-5 / 3:30-4:45 / $250

Through mindful observation and the application of visual art skills, students are challenged to expand their imagination and express themselves creatively. Students will have the opportunity to engage in various projects that deepen their skills in the fields of drawing, watercolor, and acrylic painting will be presented and practiced at times drawing on inspiration from master art works & learning about the artist’s history. The open studio format gives kids both support and freedom to make their dream world a tangible reality. They will finish with valuable skills and their own art pieces to be proud of!


 

Renegade Tinkering Club

Girls in Grades K-2 / Tues 3:30 - 4:45 / $220

Girls in Grades 3-5 / Wed 3:30 - 4:45 / $220

Coed- All Grades / Thurs 3:30 - 4:45  / $220

*10% sibling discount

 

Science of Magic!

​Feeling enchanted by Harry Potter? Spellbound by Wings of Fire or Percy Jackson and the other Demigods? Always wanted your own dragon? Renegades tinker up magic boxes and wands to amaze their friends. Engineer magical devices. Experiment with  potions. Create and bring home magical creatures to care for. Whether training as a witch, wizard, or a stage magician, conjurors invent and practice a whole new bag of tricks. Our Renegade Teachers will guide Renegades as they explore, experiment, create and complete camp projects on their own.


 

Soccer- (Off-site class- Pick up at Peacock Meadow in GG Park)

Grades K-1, 2-4 / Mon 3:30-5:00 / $215

Grades K-1, 2-4 / Wed / 3:30-5:00 / $260

SoccerInsight works on skill development through games and soccer activities so that kids can enjoy soccer at a higher level.  Our clinic groups are dynamic and allow kids to develop at different rates. Our goal is for every participant to have FUN, play with their friends, and develop their soccer skills over the course of the session. (RAIN OR SHINE, unless emailed directly from SoccerInsight)


 

Spanish

Two groups: K-2 and 3-5 / Monday 3:30-4:45 / $200

Spanish for true beginners is designed to introduce young learners to basic, age-appropriate Spanish by equipping them with the necessary tools to communicate everyday needs and understand instructions in a student-centered fashion. Lessons are presented in thematic units and delivered entirely in Spanish to ensure lessons meet the linguistic needs of young learners as they establish a strong foundation in the language.

 

Advanced Spanish / Monday 3:30-4:45 / $200

Spanish for advanced beginners is designed for students that have taken at least one year of Spanish. This course is for students that have previous exposure to Spanish but are still building their language foundation. The structure of the course will begin with a review of core thematic units to check for content knowledge and then focus on reading, writing and conversing in Spanish all while fostering a love and appreciation for the language!


 

Tennis (ANTS Sports) (On-site Upper Playground)

All Grades / Thurs 3:30-4:40  / $250

America’s Next Tennis Stars (ANTS) is an experienced tennis organization utilizing age-appropriate equipment and coaching philosophies that provide a fun, instructional, and progressive practice and play experience for our players. We are as focused on your child falling in love with the sport of tennis, becoming healthy & confident, just as we are in developing them into a true tennis player!  


 

Tree Frog Treks- (Off-site class- Pick up at NT)

Grades 3-5 / Tues 3:30- 4:45 / $140

Grades K-2 / Thurs 3:30-4:45 / $140

Wild Animal Explorers! Join Tree Frog Treks for our Wild Animal Explorer program!  We will learn about the five classes of vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) by meeting live animals, studying skins, skulls, and specimens, and exploring the natural world.  Hold frogs and do the frog walk! Find out about the secret lives of your own pets! Touch a Red-tailed hawk wing and talons, learn bird calls, and use binoculars and a spotting scope to see our feathered friends up close.  Find out which bears used to live in San Francisco, and how they can sleep all winter without eating. Develop your powers of observation, make fun take-home art projects, and come face-to-face with frogs, salamanders, lizards, snakes and our whole cast of creepy, crawly co-workers!


 

Ukele- (Ukeles provided!)

Grades K-2 / Thurs 3:30- 4:45 / $270

Grades 3-5 / Fri 3:30- 4:45 / $270

The ukulele is an excellent instrument on which to learn how to play music. It's relatively simple to learn, easy to tote around, inexpensive, super fun, and timelessly popular! In this ensemble, we will jump right into the fun stuff and learn how to play music on the ukulele. By the end of the course, students will know a few chord positions, will be able to play a couple of songs on the ukulele, and be able to sing along. Our instructors bring a classroom set of ukuleles with them to every class for the kids to use and we highly recommend that students also have a ukulele at home to practice.


 

Yoga (It’s Yoga Kids)

Grades K-2 / Tues 3:30-4:30 / $160

Grades 3-5 / Thurs 3:30-4:30 / $160

Through play children develop imagination, improve respiration, muscle tone, balance and focus. Yoga involves body, mind and emotional intelligence. This class will help children learn to relax, focus, and use non-violent communication skills. A yoga mat is required for this class.



 

CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Class

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Academic Chess

3:30-4:40

 

All grades

   

All grades

Animation

3:30-5:00

   

3-5

   

Art Exploration- Dragonfly

3:30-4:45

     

2-5

 

Basketball- ANTS Sports

3:30-4:40

All grades

       

Blue Bear Music

3:30-4:45

K-2

3-5

     

Ceramics (K-2)

3:30-4:30

       

K -2

Ceramics (3-5)

3:30-5:00

3-5

       

Coding (3-5) (9 wks)

3:30-4:40

   

3-5

   

Dance- ANTS Sports

3:30-4:40

       

All grades

Drama

3:30-4:40

   

K- 2

   
             

Jewelry Making- Dragonfly

3:30-4:45

K-2

     

All grades

Karate- ANTS Sports

3:30-4:40

   

All grades

   

Musical Theatre

3:30-4:45

 

3-5

     

Painting- Dragonfly

3:30-4:45

 

3-5

     

Renegade Coed Tink K-5

3:30-4:45

     

Coed K- 5

 

Renegade Girls Tinkering

3:30-4:45

 

Girls K-2

Girls 3-5

   

Spanish

3:30-4:45

K-2, 3-5

       

Soccer

3:30-5:00

K-1, 2-4

 

K-1, 2-4

   

Tennis- ANTS Sports

3:30-4:40

     

All grades

 

Tree Frog Treks

3:30-4:45

 

3-5

 

       K-2

 

Ukele

3:30-4:45

     

K-2

3- 5

Writing Program

3:30-5:30

2-3

     

4-5

Yoga

3:30-4:30

 

K-2

 

       3-5

    

 


Policies

TO ENROLL

STEPS TO ENROLL:

 

  1. ​​​​​​​Visit https://www.joinhomeroom.com/sites/new-traditions-elementary-san-francisco
  2. While viewing classes, you can filter by grade or day of the week at the top
  3. To learn more about a program, click “See Details” which will provide you with more information on the course and the company leading it
  4. When you’re ready to book, click “add” and you’ll notice the course turn teal and a number pop up in your cart (upper right hand corner)
  5. Note: You can add all your classes and students at once and will be asked to assign classes to specific students once you checkout
  6. Once you’re done selecting classes, click your cart button (upper right hand corner) and you’ll be prompted to review your selections
  7. Next, you can either create an account or login if you have already done so
  8. Once you’re logged in, you’ll then assign students to each class as well as their dismissal for that day
  9. Once all information has been added, you’ll finalize your purchase by adding in your credit card (note: if you are a scholarship student, you will be provided a code to book the class at zero cost)
  10. Lastly, once all classes have been booked, you’ll be able to see them in your Homeroom account and you’ll also receive an automatic email confirmation
  11. If you ever have any questions or need to support, feel free to use the chat box in the lower right hand corner on the site.

 

Paper registration is still available for those without computer/internet access. Paper forms are available on the PTA table. Simply complete the paper form and drop it in the After School Box on the PTA table. Once enrolled the vendor will contact you regarding payment.

Registration is first come, first served. Late enrollment is not permitted.

CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
Please notify us ASAP if you wish to withdraw from the class. You may receive a full refund up until 48 hours after registration closes. After that time refunds cannot be guaranteed and parents will need to approach the vendor.

PICK UP
Students will be dismissed by the instructor to the student’s family member or other previously named caregiver at the pick up location indicated in the course description. Parents must provide all names of those authorized to pick up their children to the vendor. Providers may have a fee for late pick up!

ABSENCE
Parent/Guardians MUST notify providers directly of student’s absence via Homeroom, phone or email at least two hours before the start of class.  The school is not responsible for sharing this information with after school providers. Classes are held behind if parents do not notify providers of absent child. Continual unreported absences to provider may result in removal from the program.

BEHAVIOR
To ensure a positive after school enrichment, New Traditions has partnered with our providers to reinforce the values and behaviors “Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.” Inappropriate behavior will be handled in the manner that is consistent with New Traditions’ behavior plan.

Misbehavior will result in the student being given a verbal warning and the provider contacting the parents or guardians. A serious discipline issue (e.g. a threat or actual physical harm to another child or teacher) or consistent disruptive behavior that interferes with others’ enjoyment of the class may result in the immediate loss of the privilege to participate in the program.

NOTE: Refunds will not be issued in the event that a child loses the privilege of participating in the program.

SCHOLARSHIPS
New Traditions’ FONT/PTA firmly believes that all students should have the opportunity to learn and grow through our after school enrichment programs. One spot in each class that reaches minimum enrollment is reserved for a scholarship. Though there is no guarantee of scholarship availability, we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

The following guidelines have been established for awarding scholarships to students:

  1. Families are eligible to apply for scholarships if they already qualify for a government program benefiting low-income families such as the school district’s free-and-reduced-price-lunch program, CalWORKs etc.
  2. Families may apply for only one scholarship per student, per session. Siblings may receive scholarships for different class(es) during the same session.
  3. To request a scholarship fill out the enrollment form AND confirm that you qualify with Ms. Debbie BEFORE the scholarship registration deadline. Please note, due to spaces being held for scholarships the deadline to request may be different from the registration deadline. For any questions about scholarships, please contact Ms. Debbie at (415) 750-8490, main number at New Traditions.

Please Note:

• Classes may be canceled if there is insufficient enrollment.

• Please pack a healthy snack for your child to eat after-school on the days they attend enrichment classes.

• Please do not congregate in the hall while waiting for class to end as that may be disruptive to the teachers in other classrooms.


CONTACT US!

If you have any questions about our after school programs please feel free to contact us:

asp@newtraditionssf.com