NEW! After-School Strings Class! The Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO) is offering our 4th and 5th graders the opportunity to learn a stringed instrument! Classes are held here at Edgewood after school! Julia Frantz is a wonderful violinist and teacher and is excited to have your child in her strings class! We provide the book and the instrument to take home, and scholarships for any family that needs one. String Academy at Edgewood meets in the music room Tue/Thurs, 3:05-4:00 PM. Please check with the office for more information or register on line: http://esyorchestras.org/programs/string-academy-i/. Open the door to an enriching musical experience for your child, with benefits that can last a lifetime!
After-school activities available to Edgewood students:
(In an effort to keep the newsblast to a manageable length, we are only running after-school activities once but keeping the list on our Website. Visit www.edgewoodpta.com under “Programs and Events.” There is a tab for “after-school activities” and a current list with registration and contact information. Edgewood After school activities include, chess, dance, yoga, tennis and golf and coyote kids! Check them out here!)
Explore Science at the Eugene Science Center!
Eugene Science Center recently launched a new drop-off Friday after-school program in response to Friday early release in local schools. The program is an opportunity for Kindergarten through 5th grade students to explore science in a fun, hands-on setting. Science After School is led by experienced STEM educators and incorporates both structured and open-ended inquiry based learning opportunities. Advance registration is required. It is Fridays from 1 to 6 pm. For pricing and registration: Please visit www.eugenesciencecenter.org/events/science-after-school/ .
Sing with the Oregon Children’s Choir!
The Oregon Children’s Choir welcomes K-12th graders to join one of our fun and inspiring choirs for the 2018-2019 school year! Develop new singing techniques, learn new songs and make new friends. Choirs meet once per week and perform four concerts per year. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available. Registration and information at www.oregonchildrenschoir.org.
We will be compiling a list of activities on the PTA website.
Learn to Ice Skate with the Eugene Figure Skating Club!
Anyone can learn—there is no experience needed—for recreational skating, figure skating, and hockey. Beginner and Advanced Classes for Ages 4 through Adult start September 18 with an 8-week session. Tuesday sessions begin 5:15pm & later. Saturday sessions begin 10:30am & later. Sign up to take classes once or twice a week! Prices for NEW students: 1 Lesson weekly $107 + skate rentals. Location: The Rink Exchange 796 West 13th Avenue Lane County Fairgrounds. Check out our website for more info: eugenefsc.org or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Semester of Coyote Kids! Enrichment Program Begins Soon
Your child will explore skills in bushcraft, naturalist skills, nature hikes and cooperative awareness games—children work together in small groups gaining knowledge of plants, mammals, tracking, birds, and survival, as well as increasing their overall nature awareness. All of this right at your school and nearby green spaces!
Fall 2018 Coyote Kids! begins the first week of October for grades 1st-5th. Coyote Kids meets once a week on Thursdays for 2 hours after school lets out. Cost is 4 monthly payments of $74.25. Scholarships are available. For more info and to register:http://CoyoteKids.net
CHESS CLUB AT EDGEWOOD
Chess club will begin a new year on September 18th! WE WILL MEET ON TUESDAYS this year in Room B1, 3:00-4:15PM. New players are very welcome, including Kinders. We look forward to another great year of chess at Edgewood! You can enroll by going to our Southside Chess website here: http://www.southsidechess.com/school-clubs.html. You can also call me, Jerry Ramey, 541-232-0328, or email me: email@example.com.
Calling all yogis – after school kids yoga class!
Join Yoga Playgrounds for these fun and active classes that will get kids stretching their bodies and minds through individual and group poses, mindfulness games and creative relaxation techniques. Packed with playfulness, positivity and fun, these classes will give kids tools to manage their behaviors to lead happier, healthier and more peaceful lives. Classes for Grades K-3 will meet Mondays from 2:45-3:45 from Oct 8 – Dec 10. For more info or to register visit: http://www.yogaplaygrounds.com
Hip-Hop Dance Class
We are so excited to be able to offer dance this year at Edgewood! This high energy, positive and fun dance class will allow students the opportunity to move and grove while they learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance! The class is Wednesdays after school from 3:15 – 4:15 (pick up is promptly at 4:15) and Fridays after school at 2:00pm. Classes start the week of SEPTEMBER 17TH. Class will be taught by Vanessa Fuller, Professional Dancer and Owner of Xcape Dance Academy, mother of 2 Edgewood students! Kids must register for 2 days per week. Cost is $80/ month for the class. To register, visit www.xcapedance.com or call 541-912-1140. Payment for classes is due before the start date. A final performance opportunity will be provided.
Golf & Tennis Afterschool At Edgewood Elementary
All levels K-6th are welcome whether you are brand new, or you are trying to earn your next TGA color level. TGA brings the golf course and tennis court to you, making it convenient and affordable to learn and play golf or tennis right on your school campus in a fun and safe environment. All equipment is provided! Financial aid is available! Sign up today at www.playtga.com/soregon! Tennis is on Fridays 2:00-3:00pm, Golf is on Thursdays 3:15-4:15pm. Location: Edgewood Playground/Field
AAC STEM shuttle
Check out the attached flyer from the Academic Achievement Center. For more information on after school activities through AAC STEM, please go to eugeneaac.com or call 541-654-4999,
Eugene Science Center
Eugene Science Center (formerly Science Factory) is hosting 10 weeks of full-day summer camps for rising 1st – 5th graders (completed k – 5th in June 2018). Camps run from 9 AM to 4 PM with extended care available from 8 AM to 5 PM. Eugene Science Center members receive 10% off, and scholarships are available; receive an additional 10% off after your first week of camp. Campers will explore engineering, nature, astronomy, anatomy, paleontology, and other STEM topics in fun and exciting ways. For more information, and to register online, please visit: eugenesciencecenter.org/events/camps-and-workshops/science-adventures-camps/
South Eugene Basketball Camp
The purpose of the South Eugene Basketball Camp is to provide instruction of all fundamentals of the game of basketball to all children between the ages of 5-15. The camp is directed by the head coach of the South Eugene Boys’ Basketball program, Dave Hancock and the Head coach of the South Eugene Girls’ Basketball program, Don Brown. Current high school players will assist the head coaches. The camp runs from June 18-21 (Monday through Thursday), at the South Eugene Main & Small Gym, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. It costs $75 per player or $60 if two or more siblings. https://seathletics.com/main/campsclinics
If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. For registration as well as scholarship information, see http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.
Whole Earth Nature School
Whole Earth Nature School offers your kids a chance to get outside this summer and have an epic adventure while learning real outdoor skills. Our expert staff and excellent one to six staff/student ratio ensure that our instructors are engaged with getting to know every camper personally. Campers will grow in their confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature. Each camp has a unique theme and no two camps are ever exactly alike. Scholarships are available. Spaces will fill quickly.
View the camp schedule and register online at NatureCamps.org
OCC Summer Camps
Are you interested in music? Register for summer camps at www.oregonchildrenschoir.com. For the K-5th-graders, there is an OCC/RCT Collaboration Camp with Wayne Strong from Aug 13-17 9am-1pm at 1376 Olive St.
South Eugene Soccer Camp
At South Eugene High School Soccer Camp, your child (for students entering grades 1-9) will enjoy all the high school soccer team players as counselors, learn from their years of experience, and have a lot of fun improving his or her skills and confidence! Kids are grouped by the grade they’re entering in the fall, so they’ll see some old friends and meet new ones! Each soccer player receives free soccer ball. Camp held at YMCA field/SEHS turf and grass fields. Monday – Thursday, June 18-21, 9am-2pm. $130 for first kid $110 for siblings $65 for free/reduced. Register Online at: eugeneYMCA.org starting 4/26.
University of Oregon Volleyball is pleased to offer a variety of volleyball camp options this summer. This includes our Youth Camp which is designed for elementary and junior high students (beginning and intermediate level). All Youth Camp participants receive a volleyball and a Duck t-shirt. Youth Camp will be held on three nights in July (7/9 – 7/11) from 6:30-8:30pm at Matt Knight Arena.
TrackTown Youth League meet for all-comers May 22
The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 15 FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 7-14. Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbo javelin. No prior track & field experience is needed! Top finishers will advance to a championship meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon held in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships!
The meet in Eugene is Tuesday, May 22, at Churchill High School and check-in is from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. To Register: http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/meets
Golf & Tennis Afterschool At Edgewood Elementary Starts In April!!
All levels K-6th are welcome whether you are brand new, or you are trying to earn your next TGA color level. TGA brings the golf course and tennis court to you, making it convenient and affordable to learn and play golf or tennis right on your school campus in a fun and safe environment. All equipment is provided! Financial aid is available! Sign up today at www.playtga.com/soregon! Tennis – Fridays 3:00-4:00pm, Golf – Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm. Location: Edgewood Playground/Field
The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) is excited about the possibility of adding Edgewood Community Elementary School to our pick up service for the STEM Shuttle! We want to see what the interest level is now and see if there is enough interest in an Edgewood pickup. We hope to start picking up after school at Edgewood on Tuesday and/or Thursdays. If you’d like more information on the program you can go to https://www.eugeneaac.com/aac-shuttle or call the AAC at 541-654-4999. Space on the shuttle is limited to 10 students per day. There currently is not an option for Edgewood on the registration page, so please email the AAC at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate if you’d like Tuesdays, Thursdays, or both Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost would be $30/day and scholarships are available.