Childcare and Before/After School Programs

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Childcare and Before/After School Programs

Childcare and Before/After School Programs are open to students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade, providing an opportunity for extended play and participation in a wide variety of programs. The basic philosophy of Childcare and Before/After School Programs is the same as the values and ideals practiced during regular school hours. We strive to continue the development of the student’s self-esteem, self-expression, and self-control in a safe environment and familiar surroundings.

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Childcare

There is no registration required for childcare. At dismissal each day, children are released to parents/guardians at the classroom, to carpool, or to Childcare and After School Programs. Students who are not picked up within 15 minutes of dismissal will be walked over and signed into childcare. If you know your child will be going to childcare or if you have any changes to pick-up instructions, please communicate that information directly to your child's teacher with a copy to childcare@campbellhall.org.

The following fee structure applies for Childcare: 
• There is no charge before school.
• After class dismissal, a 30-minute grace period is offered before billing begins.
• A fee of $11.00 per hour for after school is automatically billed monthly.
• A late fee of $1.00 per minute is charged after 5:30pm.
• There is no charge for students at childcare who are taking the early bus.

Students attending Childcare must report immediately after dismissal and must be under the direct supervision of Campbell Hall employees until released to a parent or guardian. Students are expected to adhere to the same rules of conduct and safety required during the school day.

The after school yard is the “neighborhood” in our community, providing opportunities for outdoor free play with fellow K-6 students. In addition to free play, Childcare supervisors engage children in recreational games, board games, and crafts. On the occasional rainy day, Childcare moves into the Kindergarten classrooms for indoor play and movies. A supervised homework center is available for children who are in grades 1-6 in the Childcare program. A snack is provided after 3:00pm for children in Childcare. Afternoon Childcare is closed during school holidays and vacations, in addition to the Halloween Parade, Christmas Chapel, Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day, and K-5 Closing Chapel.

Before/After School Programs
Campbell Hall offers a rich array of Before/After School programs every day of the week. From Dance, Instrumental Music, and Elementary Theater to Morning Mindfulness, Renaissance Kids, Tennis, and Athletics Skills, there is something for everyone. Classes are taught by experienced Campbell Hall teachers and coaches. We invite your child to participate!

Morning Mindfulness


Morning Mindfulness 2016-2017
Session 2: 
Registration opens January 6, 2017


A Calm and Quiet Space

This course in the Swiger-Nathanson-Dwyer Chapel and Center for Spiritual Practice is open to beginning and intermediate students. Students experience specific ways of paying attention to their breath, body, thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. They learn that when they are able to observe their thoughts and feelings, they can choose what to say and how to respond. Through developing mindfulness, students are able to better understand themselves, the environment, and the needs and feelings of others. Mindfulness can increase attention and focus, while reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. It can promote a sense of calmness and self-acceptance. This course is a wonderful way to start off the day in a warm and welcoming group setting! Students will also be gently encouraged to try practice exercises at home to deepen their experience.

In order to create an enriching, supportive, and effective learning environment, students enrolled in this course must be punctual and are expected to attend all classes.

Session Details

For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor:
Ms. Lonnie Ngo
ngol@campbellhall.org

After School Dance

Elementary After School Dance 2016-2017  
Registration open for Kindergarten
Registration closed for 1st-6th Grade

Creative Movement KA/KG (Boys & Girls)
Registration open

Welcome to Campbell Hall Elementary Performing Arts: The pedagogy for Creative Movement is: pre-ballet, jazz, contemporary theory, turns & leaps, self-expression, pantomime, improv-dance, dance etiquette, imagery, passion and fun! This is a 5-month performance class beginning in January with a recital presentation at the Elementary Spring Arts Festival.

Tuesdays, 2:45-3:30pm

January 10-May 19 


Fee: None 

Dance 1 · 1st Grade Ballet
Registration closed

Dance 1 students are introduced to the classical ballet classroom after exploring Creative Movement in Kindergarten. Basic Vagonova Ballet Technique is taught with an emphasis on proper alignment. An introduction to ballet terminology and proper ballet class etiquette will be taught. This class meets once a week. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After School Programs Winter Recital & Elementary Spring Arts Festival.

Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30pm 

September 6-May 19 


Fee: None

Dance 2 · 2nd Grade Balletpasting
Registration closed

Dance 2 students learn primary steps of Vagonova Ballet Technique and are challenged in memorization and ballet terminology. Students in Dance 2 develop confidence by being challenged to dance the classical technique and feeling pride with a sense of accomplishment in ballet movement. Students become further skilled at controlling their movements by working on more complex forms of weight transfer, balance and movement patterns. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After School Programs Winter Recital & Elementary Spring Arts Festival.

Thursdays, 2:45-3:45pm 

September 8-May 19 


Fee: None 

Dance 3 · 3rd Grade Ballet & Contemporarypasting
Registration closed

Dance 3 students are introduced to the artistic expression and the elements of classical ballet and contemporary dance. Students will study primary Vagonova Ballet Technique, as well as basic Graham and Horton Contemporary Dance technique. Combinations at the barre and center become more complex with an introduction to epaulement: emphasis on head and arm position as well as consistent turnout of the legs. Musicality and expression are being developed with Dance 3 students to encourage dual-technique in ballet and contemporary. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After School Programs Winter Recital & Elementary Spring Arts Festival. 

Mondays, 2:45-3:30pm AND Fridays, 1:45-2:45pm 

September 9-May 19 


Fee: None

Dance 4 · 4th Grade Ballet, Contemporary & Family Waltz
Registration closed

Dance 4 students study the balance between the technical and artistic elements of ballet and contemporary dance. This class meets twice a week, with occasional Saturday Nutcracker rehearsals. Students will study primary Vagonova Ballet Technique, as well as basic Graham and Horton Contemporary Dance technique. At the end of the season, Dance 4 students consistently demonstrate an understanding of proper ballet technique and poise, as well as the self-control and discipline necessary to progress through the ballet and contemporary secondary program. Ballet students of Dance 4 must exhibit a consistent understanding of the material from the prior levels and have a high degree of mental focus and physical technique.  This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the   Elementary After School Programs Winter Recital, The Nutcracker and the Elementary Spring Arts Festival.  

Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm AND Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm 

September 7-May 19
Fee: None

Dance 5 · 5th Grade Ballet & Contemporary (Pre-Secondary Repertory) 
Registration closed

Dance 5 Ballet students begin intermediate Vagonova Ballet Technique, and continue basic Graham and Horton Contemporary dance technique. Female students in Dance 5 begin pre-pointe strength training. En Centre combinations develop with more complexity; moving in a faster-paced class is expected.  Dancers are motivated to apply self-correction and to demonstrate a higher level of self-awareness. A strong understanding of the theories and practicum of ballet and contemporary, as well as self-control and discipline are necessary to progress through the ballet and contemporary secondary program. Students in Dance 5 are invited to perform in the secondary extra-curricular dance show. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After School Programs Winter Recital, The Nutcracker, The Secondary Extra-Curricular Dance Show and the Elementary Spring Arts Festival.

Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm AND Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm 

September 7-May 19
Fee: None

Dance 6 · 6th Grade Ballet, Pointe, & Contemporary (Pre-Secondary Repertory)
Registration closed

Dancers in Dance 6 are confident and proficient in intermediate Vagonova Ballet Technique as well as Graham and Horton Contemporary dance technique. This class meets three times a week with occasional Wednesday, Friday and Saturday rehearsals. Moving in a faster-paced class, memorization of combinations en adagio and allegro is expected. A daily emphasis on performance ability is essential to express greater emotional nuances on the stage in both disciplines of dance. Female students may begin dancing en pointe upon teacher approval.  Dance 6 students are invited to perform in the secondary extra-curricular dance show. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After School Programs Winter Recital, The Nutcracker, The Secondary Extra-Curricular Dance Show and the Elementary Spring Arts Festival.

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm; Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm; AND Fridays, 2:50-3:50pm
September 6-May 19 


Fee: None

For questions about the Elementary After School Dance Program, please visit the: Elementary Music & Dance Haiku Page or please contact Brandy Curry: curryb@campbellhall.org

After School Instrumental Music


Instrumental Music 2016-2017
Elementary Music Haiku Page

Registration closed

STRING INSTRUMENTS

This program is designed to teach children to learn the basic skills of playing string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and bass. Through learning instruments together in a group, the students will also acquire some basic ensemble playing skills such as playing different notes, rhythm and entrances at the same time or at different times.

Beginning Violin

Students are introduced to an overview of the names of the parts of their string instrument and how to take care of their instrument in the home environment. They learn how to play the instrument first, using the bow only. Gradually, using fingers on the left hand is added after adequate time to establish tone production from the bow skills.

Students are introduced to reading music notations on sheet music starting from this level. Basic notes communicating the length of notes such as quarter note, half note, and whole note are taught as a starter. After one year of this course, students should be able to play simple tunes on their instrument such as “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, and “Lightly Row.”

Students will need to provide their own instruments*. Benning Violins (benningviolins.com)  in Studio City and Robert Cauer Violins (cauer.com)  in Los Angeles are top-quality, local resources for instruments.

Beginning Violin A – Mondays AND Thursdays, 2:40-3:10pm
Beginning Violin B – Mondays AND Thursdays, 3:15-3:45pm

September 8-May 19 

Open to: Grades 1-2

Fee: None

Instructor: Beth Park-Zhao

*Please contact the instructor at bethparkzhao@sbcglobal.net or (818) 726-9616 before securing your violin to ensure proper size, make, etc.

Intermediate Violin

Students review how to read music notations on sheet music. Students are introduced to beginning level music theory such as “Key signature”, “Time signature”, and “Clefs.”

Special signs for string instruments such as “Bowing”, “Accidentals” and “Fingerings” are introduced. Students then proceed to learn simple ensemble playing skills such as playing different notes at the same time.

After one year of this intermediate level course, students are able to play simple ensemble tunes such as “Pachelbel Canon”, “German Folk Song”, and “Jingle Bells”.

Students will need to provide their own instruments*.  Benning Violins  (benningviolins.com)  in Studio City and Robert Cauer Violins  (cauer.com) in Los Angeles are top-quality, local resources for instruments.

Mondays AND Thursdays, 3:45-4:30pm 

September 8-May 19 

Open to: Grades 2-3

Fee: None

Instructor: Beth Park-Zhao

*Please contact the instructor at bethparkzhao@sbcglobal.net or (818) 726-9616 before securing your violin to ensure proper size, make, etc.

Beginning Cello

Students are introduced to an overview of the names of the parts of their string instrument and how to take care of their instrument in the home environment. They learn how to play the instrument first, using the bow only. Gradually, using fingers on the left hand is added after adequate time to establish tone production from the bow skills.

Students are introduced to reading music notations on sheet music starting from this level. Basic notes communicating the length of notes such as quarter note, half note, and whole note are taught as a starter. After one year of this course, students should be able to play simple tunes on their instrument such as “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, and “Lightly Row.”

Students will need to provide their own instruments*. Benning Violins Benning Violins  benningviolins.com)  in Studio City and Robert Cauer Violins  (cauer.com) in Los Angeles are top-quality, local resources for instruments.

Wednesdays, 3:15-4:00pm AND Fridays, 1:45-2:30pm 

September 7-May 19 

Open to: Grades 1-2

Fee: None

Instructor: Beth Park-Zhao

*Please contact the instructor at bethparkzhao@sbcglobal.net or (818) 726-9616 before securing your cello to ensure proper size, make, etc.

Intermediate Cello

Students review how to read music notations on sheet music. Students are introduced to beginning level music theory such as “Key signature”, “Time signature”, and “Clefs.”

Special signs for string instruments such as “Bowing”, “Accidentals” and “Fingerings” are introduced. Students then proceed to learn simple ensemble playing skills such as playing different notes at the same time.

After one year of this intermediate level course, students are able to play simple ensemble tunes such as “Pachelbel Canon”, “German Folk Song”, and “Jingle Bells”.

Students will need to provide their own instruments*.  Benning Violins  (benningviolins.com)  in Studio City and Robert Cauer Violins  (cauer.com) in Los Angeles are top-quality, local resources for instruments.

Wednesdays, 4:00-4:45pm AND Fridays, 2:30-3:15pm

September 7-May 19 

Open to: Grades 2-3

Fee: None

Instructor: Beth Park-Zhao

*Please contact the instructor at bethparkzhao@sbcglobal.net or (818) 726-9616 before securing your cello to ensure proper size, make, etc.

String Ensemble

Unique to string instruments, skills such as “Slur Bowing”, “Staccato Bowing” and “Vibrato” are introduced. As a part of music theory, reading “Accidental notes” and “Key signature changes” in the sheet music are taught.

Basic orchestral skills such as reading conducting patterns, peripheral vision, and stage manners are taught in this course.

After taking one or more years of this advanced level course, students are able to play simple orchestral arrangements such as “Ode to Joy”, “Russian Sailors Dance”, and “Hornpipe” as well as favorite movie themes, following the beats of the conductor’s baton.

Students will need to provide their own instruments*.  Benning Violins  (benningviolins.com)  in Studio City and Robert Cauer Violins  (cauer.com) in Los Angeles are top-quality, local resources for instruments.

Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm AND Fridays, 3:15-4:15pm

September 9-May 19 

Open to: Grades 3-6

Fee: None

Instructor: Beth Park-Zhao

*Please contact the instructor at bethparkzhao@sbcglobal.net or (818) 726-9616 before securing your instrument to ensure proper size, make, etc.

Beginning Band

Are you interested in learning to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, or trumpet? If you answered ‘yes’, then this is the class for you! No previous experience is required. Students will need to provide their own instruments and reeds. Pedersen’s Band & Orchestra Shop (www.pbando.com) in Burbank is a top-quality, local resource for instruments. This is a year-long class. Students should plan to attend both classes each week. 

Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 3:10-3:50pm
September 6-May 19 
Open to: Grades 4-6
Fee: None
Instructor: Julie Whiting

For more information about this class, please contact the instructor at whitinju@campbellhall.org or (818) 980-7280 ext. 246.

Elementary Orchestra

4th through 6th grade instrumentalists who have had 1 year prior experience on a woodwind, brass, or string instrument will enjoy being a part of the Elementary Orchestra! The orchestra learns and performs music ranging from standard classics to contemporary tunes to movie themes. This is a year-long class. Students should plan to attend both classes each week.

Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 4:00-4:40pm
September 6-May 19 
Open to: Grades 4-6 with 1 year prior experience
Fee: None
Instructor: Julie Whiting 

For more information about this class, please contact the instructor at whitinju@campbellhall.org or (818) 980-7280 ext. 246.  


For questions about the Elementary After School Instrumental Music Program, please visit the Elementary Music Haiku Page  or please contact Julie Whiting:  whitinju@campbellhall.org

After School Theater


Theater Program for Grades 2016.2017
Session 3: 
Registration opens January 6, 2017

Story Theater for Kindergarten

Each week, students will hear a story read to them, discuss the main theme, select the characters they want to play, and act out the entire story using their own words. Additionally, students will be introduced to beginning vocal and physical warm-ups, as well as age appropriate theater games. The games will focus on teaching children how to use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create characters, settings and situations on stage. 

Session Details

Story Improvisation for 1st Grade

Each week, students will hear an existing story OR create an original story and then proceed to improvise the story of the week. Students will also play theater and beginning improvisation games, teaching them how to tap into and express their creativity to develop varieties of characters, settings, and story ideas. In a fun and safe environment, students will also continue to learn to use the full range of their vocal and physical expression.

Session Details

Improvisation for 2nd Grade

Through mostly comedic improvisations and improvisation games, students will take initiative and instantaneously create colorful characters, settings and dialogue. They will also practice the “give and take” of stage work, learning that an actor must listen and work with the other actors on stage, while at the same time, developing their own stage presence. The goal of the class is to encourage each child to have fun discovering their own inherent talent, expression, and sense of humor.   

Session Details

Improvisation for 3rd Grade

Through a wide variety of improvisation games and exercises, students will learn how to create long-form scenes and stories, and will be encouraged to not only instantaneously create characters and settings, but to boldly and whole-heartedly commit to their choices. As with all improvisation classes, students will continue to learn the balance of the “give and take” of stage work, and continue to explore their creative expression, boundless talents, and sense of humor.   

Session Details

Improvisation for 4th Grade

This course will focus on comedic and dramatic improvisations, and will be geared toward encouraging students to fully commit to their creative choices and to embrace leadership opportunities. The more advanced warm-ups, as well as the games and exercises, will aid in a greater focus on the individual (while continuing group work). The class offers a very fun and safe place where students experience the joy of learning about who they are as unique, distinctive artists. 

Session Details

Improvisation for 5th & 6th Grade

This course will focus on comedic and dramatic improvisations, and will be geared toward encouraging students to fully commit to their creative choices and to embrace leadership opportunities. The more advanced warm-ups, as well as the games and exercises, will aid in a greater focus on the individual (while continuing group work). The class offers a very fun and safe place where students experience the joy of learning about who they are as unique, distinctive artists. Due to high demand, we are offering a class on Mondays for 5th and 6th graders. 

Session Details

Improvisation for 6th Grade

This course will focus on comedic and dramatic improvisations, and will be geared toward encouraging students to fully commit to their creative choices and to embrace leadership opportunities. The more advanced warm-ups, as well as the games and exercises, will aid in a greater focus on the individual (while continuing group work). The class offers a very fun and safe place where students experience the joy of learning about who they are as unique, distinctive artists. This class is open to 6th grade students only. 

Session Details

For more specific information about the Theater/Improvisation classes, please contact the instructor:
Megan Zakarian Adell

adellm@campbellhall.org

After School Renaissance Kids


Renaissance Kids 2016-2017
Session 3:
Registration opens January 6, 2017

Renaissance Kids

Renaissance Person: "A person of any period who has a broad range of intellectual and physical abilities as well as interests."

Campbell Hall teacher, life long entertainer, and Magic Castle member Jason Rowland leads your student through a world of possibilities with a class designed to stimulate body, heart, and mind. Explore everything from magic tricks, balloon art, writing blues songs, clowning, break dancing, comedy, puppetry, juggling, learning about and singing the Beatles hits, learning to Yo Yo (and much more) because life is too amazing not to try everything and Kindergarten is the perfect place to start trying…to be a Renaissance Kid! The emphasis of this special after school class is on having a ton of fun in a stress-free and encouraging environment. The outcome is improved social skills, an increase in focus, new found confidence and of course, a huge smile.

Session Details

For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor:
Jason Rowland 

rowlanja@campbellhall.org

After School Athletics Skills


After School Athletics Skills 2016-2017

The After School Athletics Skills class will focus on fundamentals of the game that will enhance the elementary student’s athletic ability during each seasonal sport. Instructors will be current Campbell Hall JH & HS coaches who have numerous years of playing and coaching experience. Winter classes will be basketball for boys and soccer for girls. There will be no class on game days and no make-ups for missed classes.

Session Details

After School Tennis


After School Tennis 2016-2017
Session 3: 
Registration opens January 6, 2017

After School Tennis

In each session, children will learn the basics of tennis. We will focus on forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves. We will play games as a groaup to promote teamwork and fair play.

Class Goals: Motivate kids to play tennis for a lifetime by teaching them tennis in the most positive, enthusiastic manner. We are promoting teamwork and sportsmanship. This is a non-competitive class. All children should feel successful and have fun!

Class Equipment: Coach Melissa will provide rackets and balls for the students, but students are welcome to bring their own rackets if they prefer. Please wear tennis shoes and bring water. Each class will be held on the tennis courts on campus.

Session Details

*Due to the later start time of the class on Fridays, students will need to go to Childcare before Tennis. Normal childcare rates will apply.

For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor:
Melissa Detwiler
melissa@henrythesportsbug.com

After School Science


After School Science 2016-2017
Session 3: 
Registration opens January 6, 2017

Design Challenge Engineering

What is Design Challenge Engineering? It’s a combination of project-based learning, design thinking and the engineering design process that develops the innovator’s mindset through iteration. This session will incorporate learning and fun with potential real-world challenges such as:

  • exploring forces of motion using potential and kinetic energy. 
  • exploring the way energy transforms and transfers by using household items to build fun contraptions to make a ball move and hit a target. 
  • designing the tallest structure that can be built utilizing only the materials provided. 
  • designing a listening device to listen to the sound generated by an object inside a box.
  • designing, creating and testing a structure for a wind dispersed seed.
Session Details


For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor:
Linda Savage
savagel@campbellhall.org

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Childcare and After School Office

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Jan Weiss
Director of Childcare
and After School Programs
Direct: (818) 505-2492

Office/Cell: (818) 505-­2439

childcare@campbellhall.org

Hours of Operation
7:30am–5:30pm