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FALL 2013 ENRICHMENT CATALOG

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Please click to be directed to a section.

HOW TO REGISTER 2 HOW TO REGISTER, BILLING, CREDIT CARDS, CLASS AVAILABILITY, CLASS CONFIRMATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS, EXTENDED DAY AND LATE CHARAGES

AFTER SCHOOL PROCEDURES 3 AFTER SCHOOL PROCEDURES, CLASS SCHEDULE

PERFORMING ARTS 4 CREATIVE ARTS 9 MATH AND SCIENCE 11 CREATIVE WRITING 14 OTHER INTERESTS 15 FOR ADULTS 16 PRIVATE INSTRUCTION 17 PLEASE NOTE, THESE ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION. PLEASE READ REGISTRATION CONTACT INFORMATION IN CLASS DESCRIPTION.

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HOW TO REGISTER

HOW TO REGISTER Please look through this catalog and read the course descriptions and related details carefully. Online registration begins on Monday, July 8 at 7:00 a.m. You will receive an email on Monday, July 8 with the registration link.

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= New class offered this season! = Taught in Chinese!

BILLING All classes will be paid for when registering online, with the exception of the private music lessons. If you are registering your child for a private music lesson, please see description details for payment and registration arrangements. CREDIT CARDS CAIS accepts Visa and Master Card with the online payment system. CLASS AVAILABILITY Registration will be assigned based upon the online registration time. Please register as soon as possible. Many classes have a required minimum amount of students for a class to be held. Please be aware that many of our popular classes fill up quickly. CLASS CONFIRMATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS If you are able to register for a class, your registration is confirmed. If you are placed on the waitlist, you will be notified with an automated email message. REFUNDS There will be no refunds or changes once classes begin. For example, if your child’s first class meets on Monday, September 9, you may request a refund by Sunday, September 8. To withdraw your child from the class, please contact the Auxiliary Program office via email k_lee@cais.org with your child’s name and the enrichment class name. The Auxiliary Program office will work directly with the Business Office to refund your class fee. EXTENDED DAY AND LATE CHARGES Students taking enrichment classes will not incur extended day charges for the time prior to the class. However, students who remain in extended day five minutes after the class has concluded will be charged $15 for the remainder of extended day.

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AFTER SCHOOL PROCEDURES AFTER SCHOOL PROCEDURES All students in first through eighth grade who are registered for an enrichment class will be brought to their assigned study hall room after school by their classroom teacher. Kindergarten students registered for an enrichment class will be brought to room 180 after school by their classroom teachers. This is where students will study and work on homework or projects until their enrichment class starts. The instructor for each enrichment class will pick up and bring students to the enrichment class location. At the conclusion of each class, the instructor will return all first through eighth grade students to MPR 2, and all kindergarten students will be brought to room 180. Enrichment classes will not be held on the following dates: October 9, 10 and 11, Professional development days No school, childcare available. October 14 Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day No school, no childcare. November 6, 7 and 8, Parent teacher conferences for Oak Campus No school, childcare available. November 28 and 29, Thanksgiving holiday No school, no childcare. CLASS SCHEDULE unless otherwise stated in the class description MONDAY CLASSES

9-9, 9-16, 9-23, 9-30, 10-7, 10-21, 10-28, 11-4, 11-11, 11-18, 11-25, 12-2, 12-9 (13 classes)

TUESDAY CLASSES

9-10, 9-17, 9-24, 10-1, 10-8, 10-15, 10-22, 10-29, 11-5, 11-12, 11-19, 11-26, 12-3, 12-10 (14 classes)

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

9-11, 9-18, 9-25, 10-2, 10-16, 10-23, 10-30, 11-13, 11-20, 11-27, 12-4, 12-11 (12 classes)

THURSDAY CLASSES

9-12, 9-19, 9-26, 10-3, 10-17, 10-24, 10-31, 11-14, 11-21, 12-5, 12-12, 12-19 (12 classes)

FRIDAY CLASSES

9-13, 9-20, 9-27, 10-4, 10-18, 10-25, 11-1, 11-15, 11-22, 12-6, 12-13, 12-20 (12 classes)

Please see class description for varied end dates. There are many classes that meet more than 12 times; these classes include time to prepare for either competitions or performances.

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PERFORM PERFORMING ARTS

CAIS Music Ensembles Now in its 17th year, the CAIS Music Ensemble program provides students with the opportunity to develop ensemble playing skills by learning a repertoire of pieces using wood and metal barred instruments, recorders and a variety of world percussion. Music Ensemble students prepare performance pieces for school events such as assemblies, the winter program and Chinese New Year Mass Greeting. They also may perform at public events. As these are repertory groups, continuing students have priority registration in all Music Ensemble sections, and sections may be full. Please contact Ms. Kennedy directly s_kennedy@cais.org to request your child be put on the wait list. APA1. JADE MUSIC ENSEMBLE, FIFTH GRADERS An intermediate section of Music Ensemble. Continuing students have priority and this section may be full. Please contact Ms. Kennedy—see email above. Instructor: Susan Kennedy, CAIS Arts Program Director Time/Days: 3:00-4:00 p.m./Mondays Class Fee: $220 Grades: Fifth grade students Dates: 9-9, 9-16, 9-23, 9-30, 10-7, 10-21, 10-28, 11-4, 11-11, 11-25, 12-2, 12-9, 1216 (13 classes) APA2. CORAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE, SIXTH GRADERS An intermediate/advanced section of Music Ensemble. Continuing students have priority and this section may be full. Please contact Ms. Kennedy—see email above Instructor: Susan Kennedy, CAIS Arts Program Director Time/Days: 4:00-5:15 p.m./Mondays Class Fee: $275 Grades: Sixth grade students Dates: 9-9, 9-16, 9-23, 9-30, 10-7, 10-21, 10-28, 11-4, 11-11, 11-25, 12-2, 12-9, 1216 (13 classes) APA3. BLACK PEARL MUSIC ENSEMBLE, SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADERS This is the most advanced section of Music Ensemble. Continuing students have priority and this section may be full. Please contact Ms. Kennedy—see email above. Instructor: Susan Kennedy, CAIS Arts Program Director Time/Days: 3:45-5:00 p.m./Tuesdays Class Fee: $275 Grades: Seventh and eighth grade students Dates: 9-3, 9-10, 9-17, 10-8, 10-15, 10-22, 10-29, 11-4, 11-19, 11-26, 12-3, 12-10, 12-17 (13 classes) APA4. IVORY MUSIC ENSEMBLE, FOURTH GRADERS This is a beginning/intermediate section of Music Ensemble. There are a small number of spaces in this ensemble. Continuing students are given priority.

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MING ARTS PERFORMING ARTS

Instructor: Susan Kennedy, CAIS Arts Program Director Time/Days: 3:00-4:15 p.m./Thursdays Class Fee: $255 Grades: Fourth grade students Dates: Dates: 9-5, 9-12, 9-19, 9-26, 10-3, 10-17, 10-24, 10-31, 11-21, 12-5, 12-12, 12-19 (12 classes)

APA5. CHINESE CHORUS 文 Learn Chinese language and culture through singing, a fun and effective way to learn and reinforce a language. In the chorus class, students will build on the choral foundation taught in the younger grades and learn more complicated songs and harmonies. Additionally, students will learn the stories and history behind the lyrics of the songs they will learn and sing. Chinese chorus students will have opportunities to perform in the Chinese New Year Mass Greeting and other school events. All lessons conducted in Chinese. Instructor: Gangqin Zhao Time/Days: 3:30-4:15 p.m./Wednesdays (45 minute class) Fee: $280 Grades: Kindergarten-second grade students, minimum of six students, maximum of 12 Dates: 9-11, 9-18, 9-25, 10-2, 10-16, 10- 23, 10-30, 11-13, 11- 20, 1127, 12-4, 12-11, 12-18, 1-8, 1-15, 1-22, 1-29 (17 classes)

APA6. BEGINNING CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE 文 For students with no previous experience playing Chinese instruments. Admission with prior approval from Gangqin Zhao is required. All classes conducted in Chinese. Instructor: Gangqin Zhao Time/Day: 4:15-5:15 p.m./Wednesdays Fee: $280 Grades: Please contact Gangqin Zhao folkmelody@gmail.com directly prior to registration. Minimum of six students, maximum of 12 Dates: 9-11, 9-18, 9-25, 10-2, 10-16, 10- 23, 10-30, 11-13, 11- 20, 11-27, 12-4, 12-11, 12-18, 1-8, 1-15, 1-22, 1-29 (17 classes)

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APA7. INTERMEDIATE CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE 文 For students with previous experience playing Chinese instruments and who are taking at least one private lesson a week. Admission with prior approval from Gangqin Zhao is required. All classes are conducted in Chinese. Instructor: Gangqin Zhao Time/Day: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Fridays Fee: $280 Grades: Please contact Gangqin Zhao folkmelody@gmail.com directly prior to registration. Minimum of six students, maximum of 12 Dates: 9-13, 9-20, 9-27, 10-4, 10-18, 10-25, 11-1, 11-15, 11-22, 12-6, 12-13, 12-20, 1-10, 1-17, 1-24 (15 classes)

APA8. ADVANCED CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE 文 This class is for students who have played in the Chinese Music Ensemble and are continuing with private lessons. Admission with prior approval from Gangqin Zhao is required. Minimum of six students, maximum of 12. All lessons conducted in Chinese. Instructor: Gangqin Zhao Time/Days: TBD Fee: $250 Grades: Please contact Gangqin Zhao folkmelody@gmail.com directly prior to registration. Dates: 9-13, 9-20, 9-27, 10-4, 10-18, 10-25, 11-1, 11-15, 11-22, 12-6, 12-13, 12-20, 1-10, 1-17, 1-24 (15 classes) Chinese Dance Our after school classical Chinese dance program provides a fun learning experience. Our goal is to provide young people with a curriculum that features training in traditional arts and that facilitates the understanding of different cultures; to revive and teach the genuine, compassionate and beautiful traditional Chinese dance in its purest forms. All classes are conducted in Chinese. APA 9A. CHINESE DANCE, FIRST-SECOND GRADES 中文 Instructor: Cecilia Xiong Time/Days: 3:00-4:00 p.m./Mondays Class Fee: $280 Grades: First and second grades Dates: 9-9, 9-16, 9-23, 9-30, 10-7, 10-21, 10-28, 11-4, 11-11, 11-18, 11-25, 12-2, 12-9, 12-16, 1-6, 1-13, 1-27 (17 classes) APA 9B. CHINESE DANCE, THIRD GRADE 中文 Instructor: Cecilia Xiong Time/Days: 4:00-6:00 p.m./Mondays Class Fee: $560

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Grades: Third grade Dates: 9-9, 9-16, 9-23, 9-30, 10-7, 10-21, 10-28, 11-4, 11-11, 11-18, 11-25, 12-2, 12-9, 12-16, 1-6, 1-13, 1-27 (17 classes) APA 9C. CHINESE DANCE, FOURTH GRADE 中文 Instructor: Cecilia Xiong Time/Days: 3:30-5:30 p.m./Tuesdays Class Fee: $625 Grades: Fourth grade Dates: 9-10, 9-17, 9-24, 10-1, 10-8, 10-15, 10-22, 10-29, 11-5, 11-12, 11-19, 11-26, 12-3, 12-10, 12-17, 1-7, 1-14, 1-21, 1-28 (19 classes)

APA 9D. CHINESE DANCE, FIFTH GRADE AND UP 文 Instructor: Cecilia Xiong Time/Days: 3:30-5:00 p.m./Fridays Class Fee: $370 Grades: Fifth grade and up Dates: 9-13, 9-20, 9-27, 10-4, 10-18, 10-25, 11-1, 11-15, 11-22, 12-6, 12-13, 12-20, 1-10, 1-17, 1-24 (15 classes) APA10. HAWAIIAN DANCE CLASS (HULA AND MORE) Our highly sought after Hawaiian dance class is back! After spending time in the Pacific Islands, Mr. Munoz is back in the States. This class is an introduction to Hawaiian dance and other forms of Polynesian dance (Samoan, Marquesian and Maori). Students will also begin to employ pieces in their dancing which will help them exercise their coordination as well as their fine and gross motor skills. A respect for the arts, culture, crafts, languages and heritage of Polynesia and Polynesian dance will be fostered and encouraged. Students will learn at least two pieces of choreography within three styles of the genre; kahiko (ancient), ‘auana (modern) and hapa ha’ole (English language). Students will also learn the basics of costuming and attire. Instructor: Norman Munoz Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Thursdays Class Fee: $185 Grades: Kindergarten and first grade, maximum 12 students APA12. CAIS ROCKBAND CLASS This class will provide instruction on how to play the guitar, bass, drums and vocals in a band environment. The classes will focus on playing in a group environment, learning songs, working on writing original songs, music appreciation and learning to improvise on your instrument. This class will also focus on pre-production and could possibly lead to a field trip to a real recording studio where the students will get a chance to record their original recording. This class is for students third through eighth grades. Amps, drums and a PA will be provided, but children are encouraged to bring their own instruments to the class. After you sign up for the class please email the Auxiliary Program office k_lee@cais.org indicating what instrument(s) your child plays or wants to learn. Remember, this is a class that will be using electric instruments, so bring your Fender Stratocaster or Fender P-Bass, plug in—let’s make some noise! The instructor for the program is Dylan Brock, a professional musician who plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and uke for the rock band Luce. Dylan

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APA12. CAIS ROCKBAND CLASS (CONTINUED) has instrument endorsements with Gibson Guitars, Mesa Boogie Amps, RiffMaster Pro and Steve Clayton guitar picks and accessories. Instructor: Dylan Brock Time/Days: 3:30-4:30 p.m./Mondays (additional sections at 4:30-5:30 will be opened if the 3:30-4:30 is full) Class Fee: $250 (all instruments provided) Grades: Third-eighth grades, minimum three students, maximum six Hip-Hop Students will increase flexibility and coordination and learn choreography and choreography in groups. Students will learn about hip-hop performance qualities and dynamics through exposure to dance performances in videos. Performance opportunities include lower school assemblies and Chinese New Year Mass Greeting. APA13A. HIP-HOP, THIRD-FIFTH GRADES Instructor: Jillian Rubin Time/Days: 3:00-4:00 p.m./Wednesdays Class Fee: $220 Grades: Third-fifth grades APA13B. HIP-HOP, SIXTH-EIGHTH GRADES Instructor: Jillian Rubin Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Wednesdays Class Fee: $220 Grades: Sixth-eighth grades

Group Singing These one hour sessions will bring out your child’s voice and imagination. Working with traditional western music to sing in unison and harmony, we will practice singing in tune, making our voices heard and blending with others. Singing in a group can help us to embrace diversity, break down barriers, develop harmonious relationships, foster creativity, improve personal confidence, enhance moral and promote greater physical fitness! Groups limited to 8 students. APA14A. GROUP SINGING-SECTION 1 Instructor: Meghan Dibble, CAIS Private Instrument Instructor Time/Days: 3:00-4:00 p.m./Mondays Class Fee: $185 Grades: First-third grades APA14B. GROUP SINGING-SECTION 2 Instructor: Meghan Dibble, CAIS Private Instrument Instructor Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Mondays Class Fee: $185 Grades: Fourth-sixth grades

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VE ARTS CREATIVE ARTS

ACA1. CERAMICS Come learn to play with clay! The class will cover pinching, rolling, pulling and cutting clay to create imaginative and functional pieces. Projects include hand-built animals, houses, masks and holiday themed activities. Students can learn to build vases, cups, platters or bowls. After we’ve finished building, students will discover how to glaze and decorate their pots. Instructor: Judith Waitz, CAIS parent Time/Days: 3:30-4:30 p.m./Mondays Class Fee: $300 includes materials fee Grades: Kindergarten and up, maximum 12 students

ACA4. JEWELRY MAKING 文 Create customized, stylish jewelry ready for you and your child’s friends to wear! Become your own jewelry designer, while enhancing your vocabulary in Chinese with a CAIS eighth grade Chinese speaker. Choose 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, such as wire work, beading, felting, finger knitting and stamping and dapping. We use only the highest quality findings, fresh water pearls and Czech glass beads to create one piece of new jewelry per class. Our highly trained and fun instructors create a relaxed, encouraging environment all children will love. Instructor: Bryn Gilelen, CAIS eighth grade student, with guest appearances from Stacee Gillelen, CAIS parent, of Dragonfly Designs Times/Days: 3:45-4:45 p.m./Tuesdays Class fee: $250 (materials provided) Grades: Kindergarten and up, minimum eight students, maximum 12 After School Arts Come to a class filled with magic and wonder. Students are encouraged to think with their imagination and creativity. Students are encouraged to think and see new ways of looking at and experiencing art. Students will shape their favorite animal or flower out of metal wire, then wrap color tissue paper and white glue on the frame to create unique and whimsical sculptures to take home. Students will work with watercolor to create and reproduce landscapes, fish and flowers. Students will also work with oil or chalk pastel to draw a variety of still life items. ACA5A. AFTER SCHOOL ARTS, THIRD-FOURTH GRADES Instructor: TBD Class Fee: $220 (All materials included) Time/Days: TBD Grades: Third-fourth grades

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ACA5B. AFTER SCHOOL ARTS, FIFTH-SIXTH GRADES Instructor: TBD Class Fee: $300 (All materials included) Time/Days: TBD Grades: Fifth and sixth grades, minimum six students, maximum 10

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! 文 ACA6. CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY Students will learn about the history and the hands on technique of traditional Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. Students will also learn about Chinese poems and the many special Chinese characters associated while learning the art of brush painting, calligraphy, history and new Chinese vocabulary. Class is conducted in Chinese. Instructor: Ray Chen, CAIS Middle School Art Teacher Class Fee: $220 (All materials included) Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Wednesdays Grades: First-third grade, minimum six students, maximum 12

ACA7. ORIGAMI CLASS AND CHINESE HANDCRAFTS 文 Origami is a traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Discover this fascinating and absorbing craft and learn how to fold decorative, amusing and practical items all from the simplest of material, a sheet of paper. Playing and learning origami helps students relax and improve concentration. Students will learn to use various sizes of origami paper in order to make different items into objects. Sample of projects include houses, tables, chairs, beds, clothes, pants, rabbits, cats, dogs, pigs, frogs, plates, cups, bowls and different ways to fold hearts. Class is conducted in Chinese. Instructor: Dan Lin, CAIS Lower School Teaching Associate Class Fee: $185 Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Wednesdays Grades: Kindergarten and up, maximum 12 students

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D SCIENCE MATH AND SCIENCE CLASSES

MATHCounts The MATHCounts enrichment class is celebrating its 17th year at CAIS under the direction of CAIS’s seventh/eighth grade math teacher, Rita Soukhova. Additionally our MS Dean of Student Life and former sixth grade math and science teacher, Mark Churchill and current sixth grade math and science teacher Kristina Hereford will teach sections of MATHCounts classes.

MATHCounts is a middle school math program focusing on learning advanced math. The program culminates in a citywide contest. Students work on number theory, algebra, probability and statistics, three-dimensional geometry, solid geometry, and transformational geometry, among other subjects. Students also develop their test-taking skills and techniques.

AMS1A. MATHCOUNTS, EIGHTH GRADE Instructor: Rita Soukhova, CAIS Middle School Math Teacher Time/Days: 3:45-5:15 p.m./Mondays and Thursdays Grades: Eighth Class Fee: $525 AMS1B. MATHCOUNTS, SEVENTH GRADE Instructor: Rita Soukhova, CAIS Middle School Math Teacher Time/Days: 3:45-5:15 p.m./Wednesdays and Fridays Grades: Seventh Class Fee: $525 AMS1C. MATHCOUNTS, SIXTH GRADE Instructor: Mark Churchill, CAIS Middle School Dean of Student Life Time/Day: 3:45-5:15 p.m./Wednesdays Grade: Sixth Class Fee: $270 AMS1D. MATHCOUNTS, FIFTH GRADE Instructor: Kristina Hereford, CAIS Middle School Sixth Grade Math/Science Teacher Time/Day: 3:45-5:15 p.m./Tuesdays Grade: Fifth Class Fee: $270

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MATH AND MATH AND SCIENCE CLASSES

AMS3. ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS WITH LEGO速 Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and over 100,000 pieces of LEGO速! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars and the battletrack! Students will design and build as never before, and explore their wildest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer to the next level. Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Times/Days: 3:30-5:00 p.m./Mondays (1.5 hour class) Class Fee: $340 Grades: Kindergarten and first grade, minimum 11 students, maximum 16 AMS4. BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE CHESS This program offers chess instruction to students of beginning to intermediate skill levels. In addition to teaching moves, rules, check and checkmate, the teacher will offer step-by-step instructions on opening, middle game and end game techniques, as well as advanced strategies and tournament preparation. Sign up your future champion today! Chess players are encouraged to practice on the computer or on an electronic chess game in order to get more out of the class. Instructor: The Berkeley Chess School Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Fridays Class Fee: $220 Grades: Kindergarten and first grade, minimum 10 students, maximum 20 AMS5. INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED CHESS STRATEGIES AND PLAY This program offers chess instruction to students of intermediate to advanced skill levels. In addition to teaching moves, rules, check and checkmate, the teacher will offer step-by-step instructions on opening, middle game and end game techniques, as well as advanced strategies and tournament preparation. Sign up your future champion today! Chess players are encouraged to practice on the computer or on an electronic chess game in order to get more out of the class. Instructor: The Berkeley Chess School Time/Days: 3:00-4:00 p.m./Fridays Class Fee: $220 Grades: Second-fifth grade, intermediate to advanced players only, minimum 10 students, maximum 20 San Francisco Engineering for Kids We put the excitement in S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) education by offering hands on learning for children ages 4 to 14 through fun activities from designing and constructing rockets, hot air balloons and roller coasters, to robotics, video game designing and creating fun objects using LEGO速 bricks. AMS14. SAN FRANCISCO ENGINEERING FOR KIDS, JUNIOR Class Schedule: Each class in the junior series will take on a different aspect of engineering.

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D SCIENCE MATH AND SCIENCE CLASSES 9-12 will feature LEGO® robotics play soccer; 9-19 LEGO® robotics goal kicker; 9-26 LEGO® robotics wild animals drumming monkey; 10-3 LEGO® robotics smart spinner; 10-17 LEGO® robotics giant escape; 10-24 LEGO® robotics wild animals—hungry alligators; 10-31 Jr. mechanical toys—popper & wind up whirlgig; 11-14 Jr. mechanical toys—spinner; 11-21 Jr. mechanical toys—boomerang can; 12-5 Jr. mechanical toys—buzzer and good vibration guitar; 12-12 Jr. aerospace—3-2-1 blastoff! straw rockets; 12-19 Jr. Mechanical—It’s A Breeze. Instructor: San Francisco Engineering for Kids Time/Days: 3:35-4:35 p.m./Thursdays ClassFee: $250 Grades: Kindergarten and first grade. Minimum six students, maximum 24 AMS15. SAN FRANCISCO ENGINEERING FOR KIDS, APPRENTICE Class Schedule: 9-12-10-24 will focus on LEGO® Mindstorms NXT Olympics. Students will design robots to compete in simulated Olympic events. 10-31 will feature mechanical engineering zip sails; 11-14 features mechanical engineering marble roller coaster design; 11-21 mechanical engineering catapults; 12-5 will take on a civil engineering focus with note card bridge challenge; 12-12 will feature aerospace engineering parachutes and culminate on 12-19 with hot air balloons. Instructor: San Francisco Engineering for Kids Time/Days: 4:35-5:35 p.m./Thursdays Class Fee: $250 Grades: Second-fifth grade, minimum six students, maximum 24 AMS16. LEGO® ROBOTICS Learn about building and programming robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms NXT system. In addition to having fun, participants learn about mechanical and software design, problem solving and teamwork skills. Working in small groups, students will complete several projects and mini challenges through which they will learn how to control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects. Projects are structured to allow students to work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun. Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Times/Days: 3:30-5:00 p.m./Mondays (1.5 hour class) Class Fee: $380 Grades: Second-sixth, minimum 11 students, maximum 16

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CREATIVE CREATIVE WRITING

ACW1. CREATIVE WRITING: IMAGINE-NATION WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG WRITERS Students will learn about story writing as a foundation for building life-long writing skills in this class. Creative writing will be taught through ongoing practice with the concrete steps of the writing process including brainstorming, choosing topics, organizing ideas, writing first drafts, revising content, editing and publishing final drafts. Students will create through playful, interactive writing warm up exercises and games, group discussions of key story elements including character development, plot/conflict, setting, theme and voice. Students will have the opportunity to submit their finished stories and get published in the 2014 Bay Area Young Writers Anthology distributed on Amazon.com. Each student will present his or her stories during the last class session. Instructor: Shu-Hsien Ho Time/Days: 3:00-4:00 p.m./Fridays Class Fee: $390 Grades: Third-fifth grade, minimum five students, maximum 12 ACW2. PERSUASIVE ESSAYS: THE POWER OF PERSUASIVE WORDS This class provides a foundation in writing, critical thinking and persuasive techniques that may be applied to both academic essays and timed essay exams. Students will practice ongoing concrete steps including brainstorming, choosing topics, researching pros and cons, organizing ideas, writing first drafts, revising content, editing and presenting arguments. Each student will present his or her final persuasive essay during the last class session. Instructor: Shu-Hsien Ho Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Fridays Class Fee: $390 Grades: Fifth and sixth grade, minimum five students, maximum 12

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E WRITING OTHER INTERESTS

AOI1. LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE! Come learn to play bridge and improve your grades in the process. Did you know that learning to play bridge can help a student do better in school? We are very fortunate to have the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) on hand to instruct students in the game of bridge. This class will also be offered to FAIS and IHS students. For more information about bridge and the ACBL, please visit www.acbl.org. Instructor: American Contract Bridge League Class Fee: $185 Time/Days: 4:00-5:30 p.m./Mondays Grades: Second grade and up

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AOI2. DRAMA CLASS EW! 文 In this class students will benefit in many different physical, cognitive, social and emotional ways from both free play and planned dramatic activities. We will introduce three stories in 12 sessions. In the first session, we will focus on the background of the story, vocabulary, the characters and read and discuss the story. Subsequent sessions will focus on making the puppets, practicing the story, character choice, costume making and performing the story. Classes are conducted in Chinese. Instructor: Carol Xie, CAIS Chinese Program Assistant Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Thursdays Class Fee: $185 Grades: Kindergarten and first grade, minimum six students, maximum 12

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AOI4. CHINESE YOYO W! 文 Chinese yoyo is both a fun hobby and a sport. Just like some typical benefits of other sports, the yoyo offers students a chance to exercise while enjoying the entertainment qualities. This class will introduce very basic yoyo skills and knowledge, and the curriculum will develop based on students’ progress. The class contains demonstrations, lectures, and hands on practice. Experience playing with a Chinese yoyo is not necessary. Class is conducted mainly in Chinese, but English might be used when needed. Instructor: Yingjung Chen, CAIS Lower School Teaching Associate Class Fee: $185 Time/Days: 4:45-5:45 p.m./Fridays Grades: Sixth-eighth grade, minimum four students, maximum six

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PRIVATE IN FOR ADULTS

AOI3. CHINESE FOR ADULTS 中文 Has your child ever giggled when you try to pronounce something in Chinese? Or has he or she ever corrected your tone or character usage? Here’s your opportunity to build your Chinese abilities. This class is designed for adults to learn Chinese for communication in a short period of time. This is the beginner II Chinese class. The class will focus on different topics such as restaurants, different social events and more. The class will integrate technology into language instruction. We will help you discover how new apps and software can help you practice and retain Chinese faster than ever. Instructor: Xiaoqing Chen, CAIS Technology Coordinator Class Fee: $165 Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Mondays Grades: Adults only!

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NSTRUCTI PRIVATE INSTRUCTION CLASSES

A) VIOLIN LESSONS We are proud to offer beginning, intermediate and advanced violin classes. These classes will be taught by internationally respected violinist, Sin-Tung Chiu. Classes are for students age five and up. Classes run from 3:00 p.m. on, at half-hour and one-hour intervals, depending on each student’s level. Returning students have priority in scheduling practice time. Interested students should call the instructor as soon as possible for instructions on required instruments and books. Instructor: Sin-Tung Chiu Time/Days: 3:00 p.m. and later—exact class times will be arranged by parents and instructor Class Fee: $40 per half-hour lesson, $80 per hour lesson Material Fee: Music book­—instructor will advise Age: Five and up Contact: Mr. Chiu, 415-664-9921 B) KEYBOARD/PIANO LESSONS Eliza O’Malley is a professional classical singer with a Bachelor’s degree in music from Oberlin College and a Master’s degree in music in vocal performance from Texas Tech University School of Music. She appears regularly as a soloist with local opera companies such as SOLO Opera and Oakland Opera Theater. She has also had extensive training in flute including studies in Paris and master classes with Keith Underwood. She has played piano for many years in connection with her work as a singer and voice teacher. Instructor: Eliza O’Malley Time/Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays—exact times to be scheduled between the Auxiliary Program Director and parent Class Fee: $45 per half-hour lesson, $80 per hour lesson, special CAIS rate! Age: Five and up—returning students have scheduling priority, also younger children will be considered Contact: Please call 415-865-6010 between 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please note that due to the nature of the scheduling, no cancellations will be allowed after student is registered. Tuition will be billed to parent after the first lesson. C) KEYBOARD/PIANO LESSONS Meghan Dibble has been teaching privately for nine years. She began teaching music during her course work at California State University, East Bay and continued at Northwestern University where she received a Master’s degree in vocal performance and literature. Meghan has worked with a variety of piano and vocal students between the ages of five and 52 in San Francisco, Chicago and New York City. Meghan is a regular performer and has sung locally with Pocket Opera, SF Cabaret Opera Theater and the San Ramon Arts Foundation. Instructor: Meghan Dibble Time/Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays—exact times to be scheduled between the Auxiliary Program Director and parent Class Fee: $45 per half-hour lesson, $80 per hour lesson, special CAIS rate!

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PRIVATE IN PRIVATE INSTRUCTION CLASSES

C) KEYBOARD/PIANO LESSONS (CONTINUED) Age: Kindergarten and up. Returning students have scheduling priority, also younger children will be considered. Contact: Please call 415-865-6010 between 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please note that due to the nature of the scheduling, no cancellations will be allowed after student is registered. Tuition will be billed to parent after the first lesson. D) PIANO/VIOLIN/CELLO/GUITAR LESSONS Erma Kyriakos has been a music instructor since 2007. She received her Bachelor of Music degree at Flordia State University and has been teaching ever since. She has a wide array of talents with teaching very young students and those who already have some degree of knowledge and experience. Instructor: Erma Kyriakos Time/Days: Mondays through Fridays—exact times to be scheduled between the Auxiliary Program Director and parent Class Fee: $45 per half-hour lesson Age: Kindergarten and up Contact: Please submit an email to k_lee@cais.org to schedule exact times and days. Please include requested days and times, along with instrument. Please note that due to the nature of the scheduling, no cancellations will be allowed after student is registered. Tuition will be billed to parent after the first lesson.

E) CHINESE INSTRUMENT LESSONS 文 Lessons are available for the following Chinese instruments: guzheng, yangqin, pipa, moon guitar and erhu. No experience required for these lessons. Lessons can be individual, duet, or trios. Instrument rentals are available: $90/3 months and deposit $300. (Refundable deposit upon return of instrument). Lesson Schedules (Various Instructors) Guzheng, yangqin and erhu: Mondays 3:00-5:30 p.m./Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m. Pipa, moon guitar and erhu: Fridays 3:30-6:00 p.m. Instructor: Various Time/Days: Exact times to be scheduled between the Auxiliary Program Director and parent. Class Fee: $40 per half-hour lesson. Age: Kindergarten and up Contact: Please call 415-865-6010 between 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please note that due to the nature of the scheduling, no cancellations will be allowed after student is registered. Tuition will be billed to parent after the first lesson.

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F) PIANO WITH TEACHER JANNY Teacher Janny teaches entry level students with a fun, innovative, playing-based piano program that allows students to play great-sounding pieces immediately, from their first lesson! Students learn to play the piano in a fun and easy way, while building an extraordinary repertoire that includes contemporary, classical, blues, jazz and accompaniment pieces, without being slowed down by note-reading. Instead, students learn to experience their musicianship as a natural self expression, with improvisations introduced at an early stage. Note-reading will be introduced after students complete level two of the program. In addition to mastering a vast repertoire covering a broad array of musical styles and genres, students will also gain a highly positive and self-affirming experience throughout the music learning process.

Instructor: Janny Lukawski Time/Days: Mondays and Thursdays between 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. and Fridays between 3:15 and 5:45 p.m. Class Fee: Semi private lessons are 40 minutes in duration and $45 per student per lesson. Private lessons are half-hour in duration and $55 per lesson. There will be a $25 material fee each time the student advances to the next level. Monthly invoices will be emailed and payments are due and payable on the first of each month, prior to the start of lessons. Age: Seven and up Contact: Please contact Janny directly to schedule lessons. Email janny@lukawski.com or call 415-690-5767.

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PRE-K C

PRE-K (ARTS)

中文

APA11. PRE-K CHINESE MUSIC AND MOVEMENT In this class, students will learn Chinese songs and dance along with Chinese music. Students will be able to learn the rhythms about the Chinese songs and strengthen their balance and will have the chance to practice musical instruments. All classes are conducted in Chinese. Instructor: Ting Ting Fu, CAIS Pre-K Teaching Associate Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Thursdays Class Fee: $185 Grades: Pre-K, maximum 10 students

ACA2. CERAMICS FOR PRE-K Come learn to play with clay. The class will cover pinching, rolling, pulling and cutting clay to create imaginative and functional pieces. Projects include hand-built animals, houses, masks and holiday themed activities. Students can learn to build vases, cups, platters or bowls. After we’ve finished building, students will discover how to glaze and decorate their pots. Instructor: Judith Waitz, CAIS parent Time/Days: 3:30-4:30 p.m./Tuesdays Class Fee: $300 includes materials fee Grades: Pre-K, maximum 12 students

中文

ACA3. PRE-K CHINESE ARTS AND CRAFTS This is a traditional Chinese arts and crafts class that will consist of paper cutting, folding and pasting together recyclable materials. This class encourages environmentalism and provides a meaningful art experience for young learners. Pre-K students will be introduced to new ways to use recycled materials. Children will also have the opportunity to practice their Chinese as well as develop and strengthen their fine motor skills. Classes are conducted in Chinese. Instructor: Ping Xue, CAIS Pre-K Chinese teacher Class Fee: $225 (materials included) Time/Days: 3:45-4:45 p.m./Wednesdays Grades: Pre-K, maximum eight students

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CLASSES PRE-K (ARTS)

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! ACA8. PRE-K WATERCOLOR PAINTING In this class, students will explore the many different uses of watercolor paints, including liquid watercolors with brushes, blotters and sprays, Chinese watercolor and ink, gouache paints and lots more. Each week students will complete one project focusing on watercolor. This is a great opportunity to learn about color mixing, the properties of water and developing fine motor control with paint brushes. Instructor: Lisa Ostapinski, CAIS Pre-K and Lower School Art Teacher Class Fee: $225 (materials included) Time/Days: 3:30-4:00 p.m./Thursdays (30 minute class) Grades: Pre-K, maximum eight students Dates: 9-12, 9-19, 9-26, 10-3, 10-17, 10-24, 10-31, 11-14, 11-21, 12-5 (10 sessions)

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! AMS12. STORYBOOK SESSIONS Come hear a different story each week and make a follow up project using art, drama and music to explore the artists’ and authors’ skills in each piece of literature. Class will focus on different techniques to create art take-home projects or plan re-enactment skits to perform after the reading. Some old favorites will be shared, and many new books will be introduced to the group as well. Instructor: Emily Applegate Time/Days: 3:30-4:15 p.m./Wednesdays Class Fee: $185 Grades: Pre-K, minimum six students, maximum eight

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PRE-K C

PRE-K (MATH AND SCIENCE)

AMS2. BUILD IT! WITH LEGO® DUPLO Join the LEGO® Duplo fun! During each class, we will choose a different theme to explore and create. Themes include airport, carnival, castle, city, desert, forest, grassland, harbor, home, jungle, old West, school, space port, town, train station and zoo. Students will also design themed elements such as buildings, airplanes, animals, boats, carriages, cars, bridges and more. Students will begin exploring their creative side as well as gain confidence in LEGO® Duplo and general building practices. Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Times/Days: 3:30-4:30 p.m./Tuesdays Class Fee: $300 Grades: Pre-K, minimum eight students, maximum 12

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AMS11. SILLY SCIENCE W! Join us for fun hands-on experiments and easy projects to get excited about science! Activities will illustrate how the world around us is made up of molecules and how our five senses give us all kinds of information about our environment. We will have a “wacky word” of the week and do active, science based projects to learn about the seasons and how solids, liquids and gases are all around us. Instructor: Emily Applegate Time/Days: 3:30-4:15 p.m./Thursdays Class Fee: $185 Grades: Pre-K, minimum six students, maximum eight

AOI5. COOKING FOR KIDS 文 Back by popular demand, this class is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about Chinese food culture through hands on experience. Students will learn how to make and appreciate traditional Chinese cuisine. Dishes will be simple and students will get to enjoy their hard work at the end of each class. Parents often get samples too! Ping Xue teaches Pre-K Chinese at CAIS and is a wonderful cook! This class will be taught in Chinese. It is also important to inform the instructor about allergy issues. Instructor: Ping Xue, CAIS Pre-K Chinese Teacher Time/Days: 3:30-4:30pm, Friday Class Fee: $250 Material fee: $20 Grades: Pre K Location: Waller Street Campus

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CLASSES PRE-K (MATH AND SCIENCE)

San Francisco Engineering for Kids We put the excitement in S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) education by offering hands-on-learning for children ages four to 14 through fun activities from designing and constructing rockets, hot air balloons and roller coasters, to robotics, video game designing and creating fun objects using LEGO® bricks. AMS13. SAN FRANCISCO ENGINEERING FOR KIDS, PRE-K Class Schedule: Classes from 9-9 through 10-28 will focus on aerospace engineering including airborne engineers, up, up and away, 3-21– blastoff!, straw rockets, look out below, sailing the skies and whirling wonders. Classes from 11-4 through 11-25 will focus on civil engineering including scraping the sky part 1 & 2 and “I’ll huff and I’ll puff” part 1 & 2. Classes from 12-2 through 12-9 include a focus on junior mechanical engineering called “It’s a breeze and rolling rambler.” Instructor: San Francisco Engineering for Kids Time/Days: 3:35-4:35 p.m./Mondays Class Fee: $250 Grades: Pre-K, minimum six students, maximum 12

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