After School Signup

The Mistral PTA arranges for a variety of after-school classes and clubs for students at Mistral, with a goal of having no student turned away for lack of funds. Classes run in three sessions, September-November, December-February and March-May. Information about registration is posted in the school newsletters, online and on posters around campus a few weeks before a session starts.

Want to see a new class offered? Talk with the PTA's After School Program Chair and find out how you can help bring it to Mistral.



Here are the key dates for Winter 2022-2023.

Requests open: Nov. 30, 2022, 8 a.m.
Requests closed: Dec. 7, 2022, noon
Additional signups open: Dec. 8, 2022, 8 a.m.
First class: Dec. 12, 2022
Add/Drop deadline: Jan. 26, 2023, noon
Last class: March 3, 2023



Class Schedule for Winter 2022-2023.

(Classes run from: Dec. 12, 2022 - March 3, 2023)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kinder Art Club
Imagineerz: Mission to Mars
Yoga
1st Grade Chess
Art Club
Imagineerz: Mission to Mars
Yoga
Environmental Education
Math Club
2nd Grade Chess
Around the World
Art Club
Imagineerz: Mission to Mars
Yoga
Environmental Education
Math Club
3rd Grade Yoga
Chess
Imagineerz: Machines Unite
Around the World
Art Club
Environmental Education
Math Club
4th Grade Yoga
Chess
Imagineerz: Machines Unite
Around the World
Art Club
Lego Robotics
Math Club
5th Grade Yoga
Chess
Imagineerz: Machines Unite
Around the World
Art Club
Lego Robotics
Math Club



Class Descriptions

Around the World - Grade 2-5

Wednesday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

In this class students will learn about a different country each session and put a stamp in their "passport". Each class will include a small snack from that country (please let us know about any allergies!) and usually a craft. Videos and pictures from the country will be presented, along with a discussion of the languages, different ethnic groups, traditions, animals and plants. Students are encouraged to share their own experiences about a country. December 14 we will be visiting Sweden, and December 21 will be Christmas in Mexico. After the break, we will be voting on which country is next - 1/11 is New Zealand or Fiji, 1/18 is Argentina or Chile, 1/25 is Morocco or Egypt, 2/1 is Cuba or Costa Rica, 2/8 is Japan or China, 2/15 is Guatemala or Peru, 3/1 is India or Thailand.

Offered by: Christine Case-Lo
Language: English
Room: Mistral-9
Suggested donation: $180.00

Art Club - Grade K-2

Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for Winter Art Club, where we will explore nature and art. Students will paint, draw and build with support and instruction from CSMA faculty. Teachers develop a new curriculum with each new series. Each week we will work on a new art project, studying artists from around the world and examining the many things that make up nature and the world around us. Students will create artworks inspired by plants, landscapes and animals and learn new techniques while they are having fun.

Offered by: CSMA
Language: English
Room: Mistral-9
Suggested donation: $180.00

Art Club - Grade 3-5

Friday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for Winter Art Club, where we will explore nature and art. Students will paint, draw and build with support and instruction from CSMA faculty. Teachers develop a new curriculum with each new series. Each week we will work on a new art project, studying artists from around the world and examining the many things that make up nature and the world around us. Students will create artworks inspired by plants, landscapes and animals and learn new techniques while they are having fun.

Offered by: CSMA
Language: English
Room: Mistral-13
Suggested donation: $180.00

Chess - Grade 1-5

Wednesday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us as we share our knowledge and enthusiasm around the ancient game of chess. Following the basics of piece movement, algebraic notation, material value of the pieces, our lessons will cover the principles/rules of the opening game, tactics/strategic planning of the middle game, and common endgame scenarios. We’ll analyze the games of the ‘greats’ as well as analyze the games of our future Chessmasters. This will be done in a supportive environment while stressing patience, sportsmanship, and respect for both the game and the members of our club. Club members will receive our exclusive workbooks and as part of our mission, hopefully a lifelong love for the game of chess. Any questions regarding our club, please call (888)44-CHESS.

Offered by: Academic Chess
Language: English
Room: Mistral-10
Suggested donation: $180.00

Environmental Education - Grade 1-3

Friday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The goal of this class is to increase environmental literacy in kids and capacitate children to actively participate in simple environmental solutions affecting our community. Since the class will take place in the redwood grove section of the community garden, children will engage themselves in experiencing native and urban ecosystems in California, including redwood forests, California chaparral, and community gardens. We may invite some guest instructors who can engage the children in California's natural history (e.g., mushroom identification). Children will also have the opportunity to participate in environmental solutions, such as composting and recycling.

Offered by: Arren Allegretti
Language: English
Room: Oak Tree
Suggested donation: $180.00

Imagineerz: Machines Unite - Grade 3-5

Wednesday 3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Focusing on Advanced Simple Machines and Collaboration. Rube Goldberg Machines bring together engineering, science, and fun! Students will collaborate in teams to design a Rube Goldberg Machine at the end of the module. Along the way, they’ll learn about how different simple machines work, including: Wheels and Axles, Inclined Planes, Pulleys, and Gears. Working in a fun space full of possibilities, students will learn and practice teamwork concepts such as considering others’ perspectives, meeting deadlines, and finding all-win solutions. By the end, teams will be working together like a well oiled machine!

Offered by: Imagineerz
Language: English
Room: Mistral-11
Suggested donation: $180.00

Imagineerz: Mission to Mars - Grade K-2

Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Focusing on Space Exploration, The Human Brain, Emotions, and Choices. Using the Stanford Design Thinking process, children will tackle Space inspired Makerspace challenges. From building orbital vehicles to designing a Martian exosuit, our future astronauts will enjoy bringing that tiny orange dot a little bit closer! Topics: Launching (Rockets/Orbits), Space Flight (0-G Survival), Landing (Air Resistance), On Mars (Exosuit). Working in a fun space full of possibilities, children will be encouraged to embrace failure as a step towards success, and overcome the roadblocks in their way with creativity, confidence and perseverance! Or as we say at Imagineerz: i-imagine, i-can, i-do!!

Offered by: Imagineerz
Language: English
Room: Mistral-11
Suggested donation: $180.00

Lego Robotics - Grade 4-5

Friday 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Is your child itching to learn about science, tech, or robots? In First Lego League Robotics students will collaborate to design, build, and code robots to compete against one another in a friendly competition! Students will learn about engineering, science, and what it takes to make a robot run in a fun and friendly environment. Students in the fourth and fifth grades are invited to join us, and no experience of any kind is necessary!

Offered by: Alyse Graham-Martinez
Language: English
Room: Mistral-6
Suggested donation: $180.00

Math Club - Grade 1-5

Friday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Our goals are to develop mathematical thinking, practice creative problem solving skills, and instill a love of math. We will collaboratively look for patterns, make hypotheses from those patterns, and come up with ideas for how we might prove them. We will take inspiration from brain teasers, puzzles, and games for our exploration.

Offered by: Devesh Parekh
Language: English
Room: Mistral-8, Mistral-9
Suggested donation: $180.00

Yoga - Grade K-2

Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

In this class, yoga will stimulate the children's creativity, while challenging their range of motion, balance and focus. Yoga encourages students to stretch their bodies and increase their brainpower. Children should wear comfortable, loose clothing and bare feet.

Offered by: Rachel Tischler
Language: English
Room: Library
Suggested donation: $180.00

Yoga - Grade 3-5

Monday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

In this class, yoga will stimulate the children's creativity, while challenging their range of motion, balance and focus. Yoga encourages students to stretch their bodies and increase their brainpower. Children should wear comfortable, loose clothing and bare feet.

Offered by: Rachel Tischler
Language: English
Room: Library
Suggested donation: $180.00