A 6th grade basketball program for boys and girls will be offered through Community Schools this winter.  Stay tuned for more information and registration. 

 

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

 

 

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Write Like a Pro

Calling all writers! Learn the tips, tricks and secrets of writing pros from a published author. Whether you have dreams of writing novels, comic books, plays, short stories, movies or TV, you can take your writing to the next level by learning the fundamentals of good storytelling. Through lively class presentations and fun writing assignments we’ll explore the techniques writers use to develop their work. From Pixar’s famous 22 Rules of Storytelling to classic advice from Newbery winners like Jack Gantos and Kate DiCamillo, you’ll learn what it takes to write compelling works of fiction, no matter what genre you write.

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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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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

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

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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Acting Experience

Take your theater skills to the next level. Whether you are new to acting or a seasoned performer, this class will challenge and inspire growth and creativity in the arts. 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 techniques and skills for acting, improv, scenes, auditions, singing, dancing and more!

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Cooking 101

Join us this winter as we cook up a storm in the Riverdale kitchen.  Students will be able to learn and practice knife skills, the art of mis en place, and how to make some delicious meals like sushi, tacos, miniature lasagnas, soup, and a couple dessert options.  Our focus will be not only on the tools of the kitchen, but also on the nutrition of eating a well balanced meal, all without skimping on flavor.

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Homesteading: Around the World

This winter join us as we explore traditions from around the world in preserving food, cooking, arts, and crafts.  Students will make a passport that they will fill up throughout the term as we journey from Japan to learn about the country’s unique ecology and learn to make sushi all the way to Mexico where we will be inspired by local folk art, with plenty of spots in between.

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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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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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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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Yoga Mak: Yoga for teens and pre-teens

Utilizing affirmations and yoga to build community, and understanding around larger life concept, this yoga class is a wonderful mix of movement and discussion.   Ideal for girls age 10-15 this class creates a space where you are free to explore, laugh and move in a supportive community.  This fun class is built around a positive affirmation that inspires the yoga flow and ends with a guided relaxation.

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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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Colorful Creations

With dark days upon us, it’s time for some colorful clay creations! Create projects inspired by the wonders of winter to enjoy through solstice and beyond. Great time to make a gift!

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Easter Egg Decorating Work Shop

Spring is in the air and the Easter bunny could use some help for the upcoming holiday!
Each participant gets to decorate several Easter eggs using acrylic paints, permanent pens, and ribbons.  What to bring to class: an old shirt to protect your clothing and the patience to master some detailed work.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

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Purses and Bags Workshop

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.
THIS CLASS IS ALSO OPEN TO PARENTS!

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Riverdale After School

Riverdale After School Program, Inc. (RAS) offers before and after school care to all Riverdale families. RAS is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 – 8:20am before school and from 3:20 – 6:00pm after school. (2:20 – 6:00pm on Wednesdays)

We will open our doors on the first day of school and follow the school calendar.

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