Wednesday After School Programs

Wednesday After School Programs

Each Wednesday, LJES students get out at 12:20 PM - A perfect opportunity to enroll your child in an after school activity!  A variety of fun activities and classes are offered starting at 12:45 PM right on the LJES campus.  

Session Dates for the 2013/2014 school year:

SESSION 4: March 5, 12, 26; April 9, 16, 23, 30
SESSION 5: May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11

PLEASE NOTE:  We offer supervision for your children between 12:20 and 12:45PM on Wednesdays, at no additional cost, for those parents who cannot escort their child to their after school class.   You MUST enroll in this program if you will not be supervising your child during this time. Please download the Child Supervision Enrollment Form to register. 


If you have already handed in the form earlier this school year, you may click here
and fill out the information requested and email to the office as opposed to filling out the entire form.


Please click on the individual session classes below for more information including their sign-up procedure. For a brief description of each class, please scroll down. And, remember, register and pay the vendors directly! SDUSD employees and LJES volunteers cannot handle this process for you.

Please contact Kat Peppers at if you have any questions. 


Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and over 100,000 pieces of LEGO.  Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack!  For information, contact Cory Anderson at (619) 888-4270 or at directly.   Click here for a registration form and flyer.

TIME: 12:45-2:15
COST: $112.00

NEW!  After-School Cheer!    

Come join our after school cheerleading squad at LJES open to grades K-5!!  Cheerleaders will use pom poms and learn the fundamentals of cheer and dance technique including stretching, jumps/kicks, beginner tumbling/stunting, voice projection, cheers, arm motions, sideline dances, and a full routine!  Cheerleaders will also perform all they have learned for family and friends on the last day of the session.  Material taught each camp is always brand NEW, so if you've been on our squad before, get ready for more FUN!  Includes cheer camp tee and pom poms.   For more information and to view the registration form, please click here, or visit their website at

TIME:  12:45-1:45 (60 minute class)
COST:  please see registration flyer

ThoughtSTEM Computer Programing

Beginning Day 1, with no previous experience necessary, kids will have the opportunity to learn how to create their own video games and learn coding in Scratch, an innovative computer language designed by MIT students. Continuing the program at LJES by ThoughtSTEM, a dedicated group of Ph.D. students at UCSD, this comprehensive 7-week course is designed to teach boys and girls, ages 8-11.  This course also prepares students to join a coding team that will compete at a local interscholastic competition in June.  The goal of the interscholastic challenge is for students to have fun with their friends, while being challenged to continue coding more complex, more amazing video games, and building character, cognitive skills, teamwork, and goals.  To read more about ThoughtSTEM and to register, please visit their website at  For additional information, please contact

Students who have completed a session are welcome to continue to work on a new set of challenges in the next session.

TIME:  12:45-1:45 OR 1:45-2:45 (60 minute classes)
GRADES: 3-5, open to new and returning students
COST:  see registration form 


Professional Tennis Instruction with United States Professional Tennis Assocation member and instructor, Kevin Surrey.  With age appropriate tennis equipment and two different classes (beginner and advanced), your kids will develop hand-eye coordination and court awareness.  They will learn to hold the racket properly, how to swing, how to move with the racket and where to hit the ball.  Your child will also develop sensitivity for the touch and feel of the racket.  GAMES and PRIZES will be used to ensure your child's tennis experience is FUN!!  For more information, please click here for a registration form or contact Kevin Surrey Tennis directly at (619) 722-5106 or

TIME:  12-45-1:30
COST:  see registration form for pricing



Does your child love to draw?  If so, then I encourage you to have them join me, Cong Nguyen, as we explore their interest and help guide them into finding the artist within.  Your child will have the opportunity to learn basic and advanced drawing techniques in cartooning Anime, 3D, and still-life drawing.  Each child will be given a sketchbook in which they will explore various art mediums such as graphite, charcoal, color pencils, pen illustration, and watercolor.  Our rules are simple:  be caring, be patient, and have fun!  With these rules, the children become a team of artists who will support and learn from one another.  No artist is the same and neither is our ability to learn, but together we can create anything.  For more details, please click here flor a flyer and registration form.

TIME: 12:45-2:15 (1.5 hours)
GRADES: 3rd, 4th, 5th (some 2nd graders)
COST: $125.00


San Diego based Clay Munchkins' objective is to guide children in the "hands-on" approach to create whimsical zoomorphic creatures out of natural clay.  Students explore different techniques such as pinch, coil and slab-building with non-toxic lead free glazes.  All of the work is fired in a kiln twice.  Projects include animals from ants to zebras to bears and dinosaurs and every creature in between.  Clay classes help build self-esteem and push your child's imagination.  They benefit the emotional, creative, intellectual and physical development of young children. The ceramic keepsakes are treasures for years to come.  

Click here for a registration form or contact Amy Mayfield directly at or (619) 206-3415.

TIME:  12:45-2:45 (2 hours)
COST: see registration form for pricing


International Master Larry Evans and staff teach chess in 35 schools throughout San Diego County. The program, once featured on The Tonight Show, has produced national champions at every scholastic level. Children come from all over to study at their summer camps in Lake Arrowhead & Balboa Park and winter camps in Hong Kong & Shanghai.

The program, dubbed “The Evans Method” by the United States Chess Federation, includes instruction, formal and casual play and team events on a giant Harry Potter chess set. Students receive prizes at the end of each class and trophies at the end of each session to reward participation.  Click here for a registration form, register online, or contact Larry by phone at 619.585.1050, or via email at

TIME: 12:45PM - 1:45PM (60 min)
COST: see registration form for pricing


Each week your child will awaken their creatvity with a unique hands-on quality project.  With Ms. Joanne's proven step-by-step techniques, these classes are perfect for any age.  Projects for Session #4 include: 

OWLS IN THE NEST -- add layered bits of yarn and fuzzy wool to build nests for owls made of brighly colored clay.

BUNNIES IN THE VILLAGE -- create a 3-D scenic village in a box with shimmer paints, faux florals, sparkle eggs, baskets, and a bunny figurine.

EDIBLE CHICKS IN THE GRASS -- decorate with fluffy yellow frosting to make these tasty mini cakes!

FROGS IN THE POND -- hand paint lily pads, cat tails and swamps using fabric watercolors on a pillowcase..add stuffed animal froggy to sleep with!

For a more detailed description, click here for a flyer and registration form.

To guarantee enrollment, please contact:
Joanne at 619-890-6344 OR 

TIME: 12:50
PM - 2:50PM (2 hours)
COST: see registration form for pricing

The PIANO KEYBOARD CLUB by Musical Minds

 Kids will have the opportunity to learn to play their favorite songs and music on electric keyboards. Radio hits, movie and television themes are made so easy, that our participants will be playing them after the very first class! The club is a combination of keyboard piano lessons and a music learning workshop, which uses a clever visual method to teach the basics of music reading and piano playing. We have developed lots of learning games and activities designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of music theory, in ways that are fun, engaging, and stimulating. We want our students to stay motivated and continue to want to learn to play music, whether they like Michael Jackson or Taylor Swift, Adele, the Black Eyed Peas or Beethoven.  We have all the music they want.  We have music from Wizards of Waverly Place, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Spongebob, Phineas & Ferb and many more.  Each participant has his/her own keyboard supplied during the class, along with headphones, and books and other materials are included.  
PLEASE CALL 310-478-5859, register online at, or bring your check made out to Musical Minds along with your registration form to the first day of class.  All materials included! 

TIME:  12:45 - 1:45 P
M OR 1:45 - 2:45 PM (60 minute classes)
GRADES: 1-5 (focused Kindergarteners will be accepted)
COST: see registration form for pricing