After School Programs
The after school instrumental music program, led by the talented Matthew Powell (classroom music teacher), is available to all 5th and 6th grade students with no previous experience required. Beginning and advanced levels are available for a variety of instruments including flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. The program culminates with a performance in the Spring Music Show in May or June. Registration information is sent home in the fall and will be posted on our home page at that time. Please note that this program is separate from the instrumental music program offered through the Evergreen School District.
Who: 5th - 6th grades
Meeting Time: The 45 minute classes are held weekly on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Class times vary depending on the instrument.
Cost: There is a nominal fee of $150 for the whole year of lessons. Must have own instrument (instrument rentals are available from most music stores and range between $20-$65/month, depending on the type of instrument).
Sponsored by: PTO
Meeting Time: 3 day or 5 day program from 2:15 – 6 p.m. and on minimum days starting at 12:35 p.m.
Location: Silver Oak classroom
Cost: See Me After School website
Success Chess School offers an after school program for chess. Visit Success Chess School to learn more information or to register your child for this program.
Meeting Time: Thursdays, 12:40 - 1:40 p.m.
Dates: Semester 1: Sept-Jan; Semester 2: Feb-May
Location: G-2 Classroom
Cost: $180 per semester (13-14 sessions)
Offered by: Success Chess
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: PTO
Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 a.m.
Location: Silver Oak classroom
Sponsored by: PTO
Meeting Time: Thursdays, 12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Location: Grass field at Silver Oak Elementary
Offered by: Extreme Fitness Sports
The two words that best describe Girls on the Run are FUN and RUN. Every aspect of this program is geared toward helping girls feel good about who the are -- physically, emotionally and socially. This 10-week spring session from March - May is an esteem-building program set to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum with creatively integrates running.
Girls on the Run is open to all 3rd - 6th grade girls. Practice starts in March and ends in May with a 5K run/walk event in Vasona Park in Los Gatos. Registration is in December-January and space is limited. For more information or to register your daughter, see the Girls on the Run website.Grades: Girls in grades 3-6
Meeting Time: Mondays, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:35 - 1:50 p.m.
Cost: See Girls on the Run website
Mad Science offers hands-on, one-hour after school science programs themed around a particular area of science. Topics include such areas as rocketry, magnets, polymers and even the science of toys. Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty and more. Mad Science after-school programs offer children a chance to see just how cool science can be! Classes are offered in 8 week sessions.
Winter Program - Jan. to March
Spring Program - April to June
Fall Program - Sept. to Dec.
Visit the Mad Science website for more information, or to register online.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 2:25 - 3:25 p.m.
Cost: Each 8 week session - $134 early registration
$169 regular price
Offered by: Mad Science (877-390-5437)
1st - 6th graders can learn how to read music notes, rhythm and how to play the piano or keyboard. To enroll leave your child's name, school and your contact number at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Darrell Leffler's Academy of Music at 408-251-8509 for more information.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 2:15-3:05 p.m.
Cost: $50 every 4 weeks (3 payments) or $135 if paid in full on first day plus $7.50 for Piano Book.
Offered by: Darrell Leffler's Academy of Music
This popular international not-selective competition in mathematics is for students in grades 1 through 12. It is organized by “Kangourou Sans Frontiers” with the aim of promoting mathematics among young people around the world. Each participant is seen as a winner and receives recognition and gifts on the test day in March. Those who achieve the top results are awarded in May. The competition consists of a 75 minute multiple choice test with 24 to 30 questions of increasing difficulty that challenge students through posing interesting problems. Math Kangaroo helps the students both to develop their skills and to enjoy mathematics even more. Silver Oak is an exam center for Math Kangaroo and this competition is open to Silver Oak students only. For more information about this program, visit the Math Kangaroo website or contact Silver Oak parents Mary Liau and Geraldine Goh at email@example.com.
- stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics
- introduce important mathematical concepts
- teach major strategies for problem solving
- develop mathematical flexibility in solving problems
- strengthen mathematical intuition
- foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity
- provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges
For more information about this program, visit the Math Olympiad website or contact Silver Oak parents Mary Liau and Geraldine Goh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silver Oak students have the opportunity to participate in theater arts through our school plays. The upper grade play takes place in the fall and lower grade play in the spring. More information about registration, auditions and rehearsals will be posted on the front page of the school's website.
Grades: 1st - 3rd (lower grade play) and 4th - 6th (upper grade play)
Meeting Time: Rehearsals are usually 1-2 times per week from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multipurpose room
Sponsored by: PTO and Starting Arts
The Silver Oak Robotics Club is an extracurricular club for 5th and 6th grade students who are advanced in science or interested in learning more science. Students learn how to build, design, and program Lego Mindstorm NXT robots, and participate in robotics competitions at school. Students also learn about different areas in science and do hands on experiments and activities. The goal of this club is to give students a chance to explore the field of science and further develop their interest/knowledge in this area. Space is limited. Applications are sent home in the fall.
Students in the Writer’s Workshop Course will improve their writing abilities in the small group environment. The program will feature differentiated material aligned with Common Core standards and individual attention from an expert teacher. The lessons will cover writing topics including writing conventions, organization, fluency, word choice, voice, grammar, and much more! The classes will take place on the campus of Silver Oak Elementary. If your child has already taken a writing course with Silver Creek Academy, they are welcome to sign up again since the material is new, and will not repeat.
Grades: 3rd - 6th
Meeting Time: Thursday 12:40 -1:40 p.m.
Registration: The class size is limited and courses will be filled on a first come, first served basis. You may enroll by credit card at the Silver Creek Academic Academy website or in person at the academy at Silver Creek Academy located at 5619 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose, 95138
Offered by: Silver Creek Academic Academy
Tuition: $110 per month. Two months payment is required at the time of enrollment. A 30-day written notice must be provided if discontinuing the course.
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