WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR OF COMMUNITY SCHOOL CLASSES

 

Acting Fundamentals is now open to 4 – 8 grade.

Interested in a beginners Marimba class? Please contact instructor Mike Smith at marimbamike@yahoo.com and/or the Community School coordinator. 

 

To contact the Community School Coordinator please email: communityschool@riverdaleptc.org

 

 

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French

CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT

With Culture Club Kids the class environment is designed for students to innately learn in context, using clues to derive meaning. The kinds of activities we use in class include music, role-play, hand signs, storyboards and board games. Students use contextually appropriate full phrases from the very first class.

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Scratch Intro to Programming

Itching to learn programming? Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create and share interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art.  By creating projects in Scratch, kids will learn to think about designing before building, creating, problem solving, reasoning, and collaboration all while absorbing important mathematical and computational ideas. These are some of the most important skill sets needed in the 21st Century. 

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Spanish

Portland Early Learning Project’s mission is to empower children, families, and educators to use language – in all its forms – to develop relationships that enrich their personal lives and inspire positive change in the world. 
Each lesson is packed with games, songs and active reading activities that maximize confidence! Individual attention and creative lessons benefiting all learning styles. 
Students will start speaking in phrases from the very first class using “puzzle piece” sentences, role-plays, active book reading and more!

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Rock Painting Workshop

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
In this fun workshop you get to paint up to 3 rocks of your choice.  The instructor has collected rocks for several cute projects such as animals, pizza slices, water melon slices, hearts and more.  You get to chose 3 and paint them with acrylic paint. What to bring to class: an old shirt to protect your clothing (we will be working with permanent acrylic paints) and the patience to master some detailed work.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.
THIS CLASS IS ALSO OPEN TO PARENTS!

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Creative Clay

Explore clay and discover what you can do with it. Learn and refine hand-building skills, decorative methods and glazing. Create fun projects based on your ideas and led by your imagination! Individual and open-ended instruction for all ages and levels keeps it interesting for both new and returning students.

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Fencing 101

The Oregon Fencing Alliance offers Portland’s best fencing instruction in a fun, easy to learn, engaging atmosphere—for everyone from beginning fencers as young as 6 to world-class athletes like Mariel Zagunis every day.
This class is open to anyone that would like an introduction to fencing.

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Clay Sculpture

Have you worked with clay before?  Well, if you think you know how it’s done – think again!  We will create several fun and challenging clay sculpture projects using techniques that will raise some eye brows for sure. The instructor will challenge you to take clay sculpture to the limit that will require you to be a bit of an engineer.  Bring lots of imagination and a healthy portion of patience and watch your hands bring a piece of clay to life!  At the end of the course you will be able to take home all your pieces of art to enjoy.  THIS CLASS IS ALSO OPEN TO PARENTS!

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Collage and Decoupage

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
Wow – two very fancy words…  What do they mean?  In the collage section of the course we will create a fabulous piece of original art on real canvas using nothing but acrylic paint and clippings from magazines and newspapers.  You will be amazed what you can create using little bits and pieces of colored paper and arranging them to form a larger image – your art piece!  During our decoupage segment we will be decorating useful every-day items such as holiday ornaments, picture frames, and boxes also using images on paper and then preserving them with acrylic, so you can enjoy them for a long time to come! And you will never have to hear not to use so much glue – the instructor will tell you to use more!  
I wouldn’t miss this one, if I were you!  
THIS CLASS IS ALSO OPEN TO PARENTS!

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Nature’s Beauty Workshop

Nature is full of pretty treasures!  From pinecone to flower?  From fish to picture?  Come and see what else the instructor has found on her walks through fields and forest!
We will be working on several fun projects that will be decorative, but also useful every day objects.  
THIS CLASS IS ALSO OPEN TO PARENTS!

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Fairy Tales in the Garden

This season will be filled with magic and fantasy told through the lens of our favorite fairy tales. Join us in the garden as we explore the woods through the eyes of Little Red Riding Hood, feel the magic of pumpkins with Cinderella, cook up some delicious treats with the Gingerbread Man, and so much more. 

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Imagination Yoga

Imagination Yoga
Imagination Yoga is a movement, a platform to inspire real change in the lives of our children. Not only is it a fun and effective yoga class for kids it is also our opportunity to teach them concepts like; compassion, concentration, relaxation and something we call being ‘Boldly kind’. Being a boldly kind person is a person that says “hello” to the new kid at school, a person that stands up for what is right, a person that uses their imagination like a tool carving out a space for peace and joy.

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Meet the Masters

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION 

Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Michelangelo & Chagall 

Students will create art inspired by master artists style and techniques using a variety of art media, such as clay, acrylic paint on canvas, pastel, charcoal and more! Classes are designed to inspire young artists at every level as they develop perceptual awareness and acquire fine art techniques in a fun, hands-on environment. 

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Acting Fundamentals

This class is for students in grade 4 – 8.
Intro to Acting/ Acting fundamentals: In this class you will develop the skills to be a top notch musical theater performer. Each week we’ll focus on a different element of theater to give you a well-rounded approach to performing. We will play theater games and learn skills and techniques for acting, scene study, singing, auditioning, dancing and more!

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Marimba for High School

Riverdale School District has a vibrant marimba program. Our amazing instructor Michael Smith is now expanding the program to the HS. Come join the fun!
Up to three groups will be offered this fall.  Each class will consist of 4 students and meet twice a week starting the week of September 11. Class times are after school but will be determined based on each groups availability.

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Marimba Tu/Th

MarimbaLab™ is a marimba workshop that uses simple arrangements of popular music to teach rhythm, melody, and how to work together in a group.

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Marimba Mo/We

MarimbaLab™ is a marimba workshop that uses simple arrangements of popular music to teach rhythm, melody, and how to work together in a group.

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Jazz Band RHS

This course covers the study and performance of swing, latin, funk and rock styles with an emphasis on advanced rhythmic concepts, chord to scale relationships and improvisation. Studying privately is encouraged.
Jazz band runs all year long and is a year long commitment. Sign up is three times a year.

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Jazz Band RGS

This course covers the study and performance of swing, latin, funk and rock styles with an emphasis on advanced rhythmic concepts, chord to scale relationships and improvisation. Studying privately is encouraged.
Jazz Band runs all year long and is a full year commitment. Sign up is three times a year.

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Jazz Lab

Grades: 5-8. This course will introduce the young jazz musician to basic jazz, latin, funk and rock arrangements, work on listening skills, ensemble playing techniques and explore improvisation. Open to all instruments, this is the perfect opportunity for the beginning jazz student or seasoned jazz player interested in working on a second instrument. All students must have at least one year of musical study.
Jazz lab runs all year long and is a year long commitment. Sign up is three times a year.

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Holiday Ceramic Workshop

Want to be a little holiday elf?  Let’s get busy and create some lovely gifts and holiday decorations from clay!  We will be making a cookie plate, lovely ornaments with evergreen impressions in the clay, and the instructor  can surly help you with a lovely gift idea for someone special.

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Halloween Workshop

The ghoulish time of year is coming to haunt you soon…  
Come join the instructor for a fun workshop and make some spooky Halloween-ware!
We will be making a glow-in-the-dark skull pin, a “blood” splatter shirt, and some floating ghosts.  All materials will be provided by instructor. 
BOOO!  Gotcha ya!
THIS CLASS IS ALSO OPEN TO PARENTS!

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Purses and Bags Workshops

This workshop is all about recycling old fabric materials and creating something new – bags and purses that is!  Old pair of jeans that doesn’t fit anymore?  We can bring it to new life making a purse, some storage baskets, and other little bags and pouches!  Ever wondered how a pom-pom was made?  Well, here’s your chance to also learn that!
What to bring to class: a pair of old jeans or a straight denim skirt (no stretchy material, please!) and the patience to complete some hand sewing.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

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