Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Tanque Verde Youth Programs

 
Please read our Policies & Procedures before enrolling
 
3rd Quarter Classes
Deadline to register for 3rd quarter classes is Tuesday, January 16, 2018
**LOOK for our new one/two-day workshops on half days or during breaks (open to students enrolled at both schools)**
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One/Two-Day Workshops (open to students enrolled at both schools)

Memory Book Making/Book Binding Workshop

Students will learn traditional bookbinding techniques as well as creative bookbinding hacks that can be used to create a memory book for preserving milestones and life’s highlights. Parents can also take the class to make a memory book for a child too.

Ages 10 & up

Instructor: Alicia Marrano

TVES Art Room - Mon-Tue, March 26-27th 1-4pm (two days, Spring Break) $60 

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Elementary Schools (Registration Closed)

ACES Garden Club

The garden club will be the stewards of our school garden. We will learn to grow seedlings, plant & maintain a pollinator garden, add art & much more! All the while we will learn the fundamentals of cultivation, composting, harvesting, pollination & more!

Grades 1-6

Instructor: Jennifer Fest

ACES – Thursdays 2:40-3:40 $40

 

Back to Basics Baking

In this course your student will learn not only how to bake but also the science behind baking. We will bake, decorate, and take home baked goods!

Grades 3-6

Instructor: Miranda Perez

TVES – Tuesdays 2:40-3:40 $55

 

Basketball

The purpose of this class is to increase individual skills related to basketball. Dribbling and shooting will be emphasized as well as overall understanding of the game. Students will be able to apply drills used in class to work on own individual play at home in the driveway and with friends.

Grades 3-6

Instructor: Aaron Gruber, TVES PE Teacher

TVES –Tuesdays 2:40-3:55 $60

 

Brain STEM

This club is about how human bodies work! Each week students will explore their senses in fun ways to see how our senses work together. We’ll also learn about the human heart, lungs, fingerprints, and more!

Grades K-6

Instructor: Brain STEM Instructor

ACES – Thursdays 2:40-3:40 $80

TVES – Tuesdays 2:40-3:40 $80

 

 

Bricks 4 Kidz

Winter Fun Lego Class: Don’t get left out in the cold! Bring the winter fun indoors with interactive Bricks 4 Kidz models of some popular winter activities from the hair-raising thrill of the luge to more the relaxing pace of the horse and sleigh. We’ll build the all-business snowplow as well as the all-fun snow mobile. And our winter theme wouldn’t be complete without ice hockey and skiing. No snow? No problem – all you need to create these winter memories are our bricks and your imagination.

Grades K-6

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz Instructor

ACES – Fridays 2:40-3:40 $70

TVES – Mondays 2:40-3:40 $70

 

Drama Kids International of Tucson

Enthusiastic students who learn to speak out clearly and relate confidently with others will have an inside track to lifetime success. Our specialty is using a wide range of unique drama activities to focus the bold, outspoken child and to draw out the quiet child or the inarticulate child and help them reach into themselves to discover their full potential. At Drama Kids International of Tucson, we use a progressive curriculum that allows students to have some serious fun, while also enabling them to develop many useful life skills. Unlike typical drama programs, most of which focus on preparation for a single performance, the Drama Kids “secret sauce” is a fun, fast paced, and developmental curriculum consisting of over 450 unique and detailed lesson plans that ensures happy and successful students.

Grades K-6

Instructor: Drama Kids International Staff

ACES – Tuesdays 2:40-3:40 1/23-5/15 (semester long) $140

TVES – Fridays 2:40-3:40 1/26-5/18 (semester long) $140

 

Engineer This!

Each week students will be given an engineering challenge to complete. Students will be encouraged to be critical thinkers, collaborators, and engineering designers.

Grades 2-6

Instructor: Svea Anderson

ACES – Tuesdays 2:45-3:45 $75

 

Golf

TGA makes it convenient and fun for your child to learn and play golf right on their school campus!  Our curriculums were specially designed by industry-leading golf professionals and education specialists to ensure that the lesson plans are age-appropriate and easy to understand and retain. Students will experience a mix of golf instruction, rules and etiquette lessons, educational components, character development lessons and physical activity as they advance through the five-level program.  Our screened and certified instructors are trained to help your student athlete develop a strong foundation of skills and knowledge as well as a passion for the sport. TGA provides all equipment. First time TGA students will receive a TGA hat and TGA Student Handbook. Students earn TGA color coded hat clips at every level. Maximum 10:1 student to instructor ratio.Grades K-6

Instructor: TGA Premier Golf Staff

ACES Field – Mondays 2:40-3:40 $125

TVES Field – Tuesdays 2:40-3:40 $125

 

Healthy You!

Participants will engage in activities designed to exercise the body. We will also learn healthy ways to nourish the body (beginning nutrition).

Grades 1-5

Instructor: Miranda Soeder

ACES – Mondays 2:40-4:00 $65

 

Hip Hop Dance

Beat Drop Kidz is an after school program focused on teaching the art of Hip Hop Dance. We teach foundational Hip Hop moves and give our students a platform to perform at the end of the school year with all of the students in our program. It’s tons of fun & it gives students a great way to combine creativity & physical activity! We follow the code of Hip Hop which is Peace, unity, Love and having Fun, and we encourage our students to follow the same code. On top of our end of the year performance we also do fun dance parties and get-togethers and give students the opportunity to become more involved in the Hip Hop culture!  New students get a free Beat Drop Kidz T-shirt! So come dance with us!

Grades K-6

Instructor: Beat Drop Kidz Instructor

ACES – Wednesdays 1:20-2:20 $85

TVES – Mondays 2:40-3:40 $85

 

Hula Dance

Junior High

Acting Academy by Drama Kids International

Enthusiastic students who learn to speak out clearly and relate confidently with others will have an inside track to lifetime success. Drama Kids develops all kids. We’re a place where all children, from the shy to the outgoing can develop at their own pace, with plenty of positive encouragement. Our specialty is using a wide range of unique drama activities to focus the bold, outspoken child and to draw out the quiet child or the inarticulate child and help them reach into themselves to discover their full potential. At Drama Kids International of Tucson, we use a progressive curriculum that allows students to have some serious fun, while also enabling them to develop: *Acting skills *Public speaking skills *Creative Thinking Skills *Leadership Skills *Team Building Skills *Networking and Social Skills *Quick Thinking & Spontaneity *Self Confidence and Self-Esteem *A Positive Approach to Life. Unlike typical drama programs, most of which focus on preparation for a single performance, the Drama Kids “secret sauce” is a fun, fast paced, and developmental curriculum consisting of over 450 unique and detailed lesson plans that ensures happy and successful students.

Grades 7-8
Instructors: Drama Kids International Staff
EGJH Room 110 – Tuesdays 3:20-4:20 (semester long) $140
Learn authentic Hawaiian Hula dance moves, Hawaiian language terminology, and songs. Each class will consist of rehearsing basic steps and techniques to music. Students will learn choreographed routines. No experience necessary!
Grades K-6
Instructor: Myrra Twito

ACES – Thursdays 2:40-3:40 $60

TVES – Fridays 2:40-3:40 $60

 
Japanese Activities for Children
NOTE: This class will be held at TVES this quarter

The class will introduce many fun-filled Japanese activities. The instructor was born and raised in Japan and will use the toys and materials from Japan and show how to juggle bean bags and do tricks with strings and read folk tales. The students will also learn Origami and eat noodles using chopsticks and make rolled Sushi. Simple Japanese greetings and manners will be taught each class. This is a great class for students who would like to experience a glimpse of Japanese culture.

Grades K-6

Instructor: Miki Pimienta

TVES – Thursdays 2:40-3:50 $57

 

 

KidzArt After School Adventures

KidzArt certified instructor leads students through a drawing project using simple steps that allow students of all ages to succeed. Students will finish a unique masterpiece each class.

Grades K-6

Instructor: Certified KidzArt Instructor

ACES – Fridays 2:40-3:55 $90

TVES - Wednesdays 1:20-2:35 $90

 

Kung Fu Martial Arts

Train in Northern Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu. Students will learn self-defense, safety awareness and self-confidence. Traditional art taught by certified and experienced staff of A-Long’s Kung Fu Academy.

Grades 1-6

Instructor: A-Long’s Kung Fu Academy Staff, Aaron Williams

TVES MPR – Wednesdays 1:15-2:00 (semester long) $140

 

Musical Theater
Young actors will learn to audition, play theatre games and improvisations. We will be working towards a full musical theatre play that will take place at the end of the semester. Students should bring a snack for themselves and prepare a nursery rhyme and song for the first class.
Grades 1-6
Instructor: Jodi Darling
ACES MPR – Mondays 2:40-4:10 1/22-4/30 (semester long) $145
TVES MPR – Thursdays 2:40-4:10 1/25-5/10 (semester long) $145

 

Rock Wall Fun & Games

Beginning climbers will learn to boulder climb across the wall in a familiar and safe environment. Experienced climbers will practice their skills and will complete challenges and play games on the wall. We will also take breaks from the wall and play games in the MPR. Students will participate in relay races, obstacle courses, and play games.

Grades K-6

ACES Instructor: Miranda Soeder

ACES MPR – Wednesdays 1:20-2:30 $60

TVES Instructor: Garrett Novinski, TVUSD Adaptive PE Specialist

TVES MPR – Wednesdays 1:20-2:30 $60

 

Spanish

Students will learn basic Spanish words, phrases, pronunciation and more in this interactive class. We will focus on conversational skills through games and activities. Price includes all materials for an interactive notebook, as well as a Mexican Feast on our last class on May 7th.

Grades 3-6

Instructor: Susannah Johnson, ACES 6th Grade Teacher

ACES – Mondays 2:40-3:30 1/22-5/7 (semester long) $120

 

Recreational Games

There’s more than just kickball and four-square! This class offers ever-changing, age appropriate interactive games each week. Students will learn to work with others in small groups in an environment that will allow them to learn new skills while having loads of fun!

Grades K-6

Instructors: Garrett Novinski, TVUSD Adaptive PE Specialist

TVES – Mondays 2:40-3:55 $60

 

Tennis

TGA makes it convenient and fun for your child to learn and play tennis right on their school campus!  Our proprietary curriculums for elementary school and middle school were created by TGA's education experts and the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Students will experience a mix of tennis instruction, rules & etiquette lessons, educational components, character development lessons and physical activity as they advance through the five-level program.  Our screened and certified instructors have a passion for working with children and are trained to help your student athlete develop a strong foundation of skills and knowledge as well as a passion for the sport.

Grades K-6

Instructor: TGA Premier Junior Tennis Staff

ACES South Courts – Tuesdays 2:40-3:40 $125

TVES West Courts – Thursdays 2:40-3:40 $125

 

TVES Garden Club

Students learn about growing plants from seeds, caring for the garden, developing structure around the garden, and adding art to the TVES garden environment.

Grades 1-6

Instructor: Alicia Marrano

TVES Garden – Thursdays 2:45-3:55 $20

 

Yoga

NOTE: This class is for grades K-3 this quarter

Kids Yoga teaches children how to have fun with movement while honoring their bodies and quieting their minds. This class allows your children to explore a variety of fun yoga poses and make up some of their own! We will also read books, play yoga games, explore mandala coloring, practice breath work and learn relaxation techniques. Each class is customized to the age group and to the group dynamics. Some of the school benefits of yoga are:

* Promotes mindfulness * Improves posture, assisting with breathing, writing and sitting for a long time* Promotes Creativity and increases confidence * Supports social and emotional learning * Enhances communication skills * Encourages community and connectedness in the classroom

Grades K-3

 

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Looking for Instructors

We're always looking for instructors to teach community education classes at all levels). If you have a hobby or passion that you would like to share with the community, we would love to hear from you. 
 
A few examples of classes include: Art, Foreign Languages, Martial Arts, Photography, Dance, Sports and/or Fitness...the possibilities are endless.  We want to hear your ideas to better serve the community and increase opportunities for all!
 
 
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