Enrichments

Beverly Cleary second semester after-school enrichments live! Details below.

Returning students are welcome – classes change each semester to offer something new. Some listings are full semester and some have winter and spring sessions. (Spring dates are listed for planning purposes, but sign-ups may not be open yet.)

If you are a parent with questions or a provider who is interested in offering a class, please contact the parent volunteer who coordinates after-school programs at clairecmiller@gmail.com.

NOTE: NW Adventure Company listings (outdoor adventures, martial arts and disc golf) have been suspended for the time being.

Note: These programs are provided to families as a resource and are not endorsed or sponsored by Beverly Cleary School or the PTA. The PTA offers partial scholarships to help make these programs accessible to all families. Please request partial scholarships through the enrichment provider or your school counselor. You will remain anonymous to the PTA.

Yoga

Yoga Playgrounds

Kids will stretch and energize their bodies and minds through individual and group poses, mindfulness games and creative relaxation techniques.

Days: Monday
Grades: K-3
Time: 3:10 to 4:10
Winter Dates: 1/9-3/20 (9 weeks)
Spring Dates: 4/3-6/12 (9 weeks)
Price: $162

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Crafts with Potions, Herbs & Aromatherapy

Allison Howard

In this enchanting, hands-on art class, make real creations for home and body, like candles, tea, glitter slime, terrariums & essential oils. New projects for returning students. Offered Monday or Friday.

Days: Monday
Grades: K-6
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/9-3/13 (8 weeks)
Spring Dates: 4/3-5/22 (7 weeks)
Price: $250 (winter), $220 (spring)

Email Allison
(allisonhowarddesigns@yahoo.com)

Electronic Music Club

Erik Carlson

Learn music composition through tech, using recording software and musical control surfaces to write and compose your own music. New projects for returning students! Teacher provides all materials.

Days: Monday
Grades: 3-6 (2nd with instructor's permission)
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/9-3/20 (9 weeks)
Spring Dates: 4/3-6/5 (8 weeks)
Price: $235

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Intro to the Art of Magic 2

Historical Conjurer

Become a magician. For all abilities, with new tricks for returning students! Learn basic magic, history, and philosophy of performing magic, culminating in a live show.

Days: Monday
Grades: 3-8 (2nd with instructor's permission)
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/9-3/20 (9 weeks)
Spring Dates: Spring dates to come.
Price: $250

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Adventures in Spanish FULL

Portland Early Learning Project

Learn and practice Spanish in our interactive classes, full of songs, games, books, and lots of movement. Teacher will adjust based on children's level.

Days: Monday
Grades: 3-5
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Dates: 9/26-5/22
Price: $532 (full year)

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Adventures in Spanish: Late Afternoon

Portland Early Learning Project

Learn and practice Spanish in our interactive classes, full of songs, games, books, and lots of movement. Late-afternoon class for students in Campfire/other activities.

Days: Monday
Grades: K-3
Time: 4:25 to 5:10
Dates: 9/26-5/22
Price: $380 (prorated for students joining midyear)

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Lego Robotics

ORTOP

Children learn to think like engineers as they design, build, and code Lego robots. BCS parents supervise & Grant robotics team members instruct. Returning students take priority but new students welcome as space allows!

Days: Monday
Grades: 2-8
Time: 3:15 to 4:45
Winter Dates: 1/9 - 3/20 (9 weeks)
Price: $120

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Rock Guitar

Rock Dojo

Students will learn rock riffs, chords, scales, songs and musical literacy techniqutes in Rock Dojo's award-winning program. Students bring guitars or may rent one. Contact brian@rockdojo.org.

Days: Tuesday
Grades: 1-8
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/10-3/21 (11 weeks)
Spring Dates: 4/4-6/6 (10 weeks)
Price: $407 (winter), $370 (spring)

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Drawing for 4th-8th

Julie Jetton of Spark Arts

Have fun drawing animals, people, faces and more, while learning about shading, proportion and color theory. New topics, so students can feel free to take it again. Price includes materials.

Days: Tuesday
Grades: 4-8
Time: 3:15 to 4:30
Winter Dates: 1/10-3/21 (11 weeks)
Spring Dates: 4/4-6/6 (10 weeks)
Price: $290 (winter), $265 (spring)

Email Julie
(julie.jetton@gmail.com)

Adventures in Spanish FULL

Portland Early Learning Project

Learn and practice Spanish in our interactive classes, full of songs, games, books, and lots of movement.

Days: Tuesday
Grades: K-2
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Dates: 9/27-5/23
Price: $589 (full year)

Sign Up

Beginner French K-2

Culture Club

Through movement, play, and games, children learn the basics of French and fundamental tools to be lifelong language learners.

Days: Tuesday
Grades: K-2
Time: 3:10 to 3:55
Dates: 1/3-6/6 (22 weeks)
Price: $415

Email Jamie
(Jamie@cultureclubkids.com)

Beginner French 3-5

Culture Club

Through movement, play, and games, children learn the basics of French and fundamental tools to be lifelong language learners. Class for grades 3-5 starts at 4. Until 4, kids may choose to join the K-2 class, do homework or read.

Days: Tuesday
Grades: 3-5
Time: 3:10 to 5:00
Dates: 1/3-6/6 (22 weeks)
Price: $550

Email Jamie
(Jamie@cultureclubkids.com)

BCS Chess Club

Rose City Chess

We welcome students of all abilities and aim to reduce gender disparities in chess. Our inclusive and structured approach has resulted in many state championships. Taught by Matt Zavortink, USCF national master and 3X Oregon champion.

Days: Tuesday
Grades: 2-8 (1st with instructor's permission)
Time: 3:15 to 4:25
Winter Dates: 1/3-3/21 (12 weeks)
Spring Dates: 4/4-6/6 (10 weeks)
Price: $240 (winter), $200 (spring)

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Basketball Skills K-2

Portland Reign

A fun way to work on basic motor skills, basketball fundamentals and team building and get reps in. Class held in indoor gym! Students bring a ball.

Days: Tuesday
Grades: K-2
Time: 3:10 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/17-3/21 (9 weeks)
Spring Dates: Spring dates to come.
Price: $180

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Band: Before School

MUSE Instrumental

Join the Beverly Cleary band! Learn to play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone or drums. Students bring or rent instruments; see museband.com for demo/rental events.

Days: Tuesday
Grades: 4-8
Time: 7:30 to 8:20 AM
Dates: 9/13-5/30
Price: $737 (full year)

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Cool Art: Ceramics & Mixed Media

Michelle Smit

Explore a variety of art forms and materials, making creative ceramics and other forms of mixed media art. Price includes materials.

Days: Wednesday
Grades: K-8
Time: 3:15 to 4:30
Winter Dates: 11/30-2/1 (8 weeks)
Spring Dates: 2/22-4/19 (8 weeks)
Price: $260

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Dance and Movement

BodyVox Dance

Students work with BodyVox teaching artist Jessica Post to dance, expand their imaginations, move their bodies and use movement to express themselves.

Days: Wednesday
Grades: K-3
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Dates: 1/11-5/31 (20 weeks)
Price: $500

Email Jessica
(jessica@bodyvox.com)

Mixed Media Art

Art Class PDX

Do new art projects each week, including sewing, painting, sculpture, textile arts and drawing.

Days: Thursday
Grades: 2-5
Time: 3:15 to 4:30
Winter Dates: 1/5-2/23 (8 weeks)
Spring Dates: 3/16-5/11 (8 weeks)
Price: $265

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Parkour

Parkour Visions

Parkour classes are high-energy, interactive experiences. Practice falling safety (ukemi), parkour skills, movement games and obstacle courses. Teachers pick up at BCS and walk to Grant Park.

Days: Thursday
Grades: 3-8
Time: 3:15 to 4:45
Winter Dates: 1/5-3/23
Spring Dates: Spring dates to come.
Price: $445

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Spring Drama: Scripted Fairytales and Fables

NW Children's Theater

Perform in a show inspired by familiar tales, working with your friends to bring a story from script to stage.

Days: Thursday
Grades: 2-5
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Spring Dates: 4/6-5/25 (8 weeks)
Price: $125

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Ukulele

Tim Uecker

Students will learn to play the ukulele--chords, strumming, reading music and singing--from a professional music teacher. Students bring ukuleles.

Days: Thursday
Grades: 1-5
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/12-3/23 (11 weeks)
Spring Dates: 4/6-6/8 (10 weeks)
Price: $308 (winter), $280 (spring)

Email Tim
(timueckermusic@gmail.com)

Middle School Basketball

Unified Sports

Join the inclusive middle school basketball team to improve fitness, sharpen skills, compete and have fun. Run by Special Olympics, to bring together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.

Days: Thursday
Grades: 6-8
Time: 3:15 to 4:45
Winter Dates: 1/12 - 3/23
Price: FREE

Email Juliet Ferruzza
(jujubird@gmail.com)

Winter Drama K-3: Create Your Own Play

NW Children's Theater

Explore dramatic arts through theater games, character creation and world-building, then transform the stories you create into a theatrical presentation.

Days: Thursday
Grades: K-3
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/19-3/9 (8 weeks)
Price: $125

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Winter Drama 4-6: Create Your Own Play

NW Children's Theater

Explore dramatic arts through theater games, character creation and world-building, then transform the stories you create into a theatrical presentation.

Days: Friday
Grades: 4-6
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/20-3/10 (6 weeks)
Price: $94

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Mad Science: Natural Wonders

Mad Science

Animals, weather, the rocks beneath our feet: In this hands-on science class, learn how scientists interact with nature and protect natural wonders.

Days: Friday
Grades: K-6
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/13-3/17 (8 weeks)
Spring Dates: Spring dates to come.
Price: $200

Sign Up

Crafts with Potions, Herbs & Aromatherapy

Allison Howard

In this enchanting, hands-on art class, make real creations for home and body, like candles, tea, glitter slime, terrariums & essential oils. New projects for returning students. Offered Monday or Friday.

Days: Friday
Grades: K-6
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/6-3/10 (8 weeks)
Spring Dates: 4/7-5/26 (8 weeks)
Price: $250

Email Allison
(allisonhowarddesigns@yahoo.com)

Basketball Skills 3-6

Portland Reign

A fun way to work on basic motor skills, basketball fundamentals and team building and get reps in! Class held in indoor gym! Students bring a ball.

Days: Friday
Grades: 3-6
Time: 3:15 to 4:15
Winter Dates: 1/20-3/24 (8 weeks)
Spring Dates: Spring dates to come.
Price: $165

Sign Up

Additionally, Camp Fire Columbia, a non-profit organization, is contracted with PPS to provide before and after care at Fernwood for all grades. Space is limited and offered by lottery. Click here for more information and to register online.