Classes TK-7 » Period 1: 8:30-10:00

Period 1: 8:30-10:00

The information below is for the 2023 Summer Season. The 2024 Summer Course Catalog will be updated March 1st, 2024.


Period 1

Grades TK-7

June 5- July 14, 2023

Cost- $450 per class


  • All classes are for enrichment only- no grade or credit will be given.
  • Please register your student in the grade they will enroll in for the 2023-24 school year.
  • Full refunds will be granted up to May 14, 2023 @midnight.  No refunds will be issued after May 14th @ midnight.



Fun Film Making

Grades:  4-7

Period 1:  8:30-10:00

Instructor:  Patrick Stopford 

Fun Film Making: Learn how to make videos for YouTube, class projects,podcasts, web streaming. This wildly fun, hands-on and interactive class will show you how to film, script-write, edit, and use a green screen for video productions. You will learn how to become totally creative with many types of video production tips, tricks and hacks. Learn how Hollywood shoots movies with different camera angles and video special effects. You will direct, write, edit and film your own movies with iPads, iMovie, and CapCut. Sign Up Now and become a STAR!


Flag  Football (No tackle)

Grades: 5-7

Period 1:  8:30-10:00

Instructor:  Moises Arreola and Brandon Garner 

Calling all football athletes and those who are interested in learning what flag football is all about. Huntington Middle School has been running an excellent flag football program for years and PTA Affiliates is proud to have two seasoned coaches who know the game on their staff. This mid level course is intended to strengthen what experience you already have and teach new techniques and skills. The program will consist of working on throwing mechanics, catching, flag pulling, footwork, blocking, conditioning, and more. 


Indoor-Outdoor Gaming 

Grade: 3-5

Period 1:  8:30-10:00

Instructor:   Angel Solis 

Critical thinking, sportsmanship, cooperative play, and respect will be emphasized and fostered during the course.  Students will use critical thinking skills during indoor games and learn how to work cooperatively playing outdoor games.  Indoor games will include chess, Jenga, checkers, card games, and table tennis.  Indoor games will also include weekly tournaments of all games.  Outdoor games will include traditional games such as kickball, softball, handball, etc.  Also included will be non-traditional games such as ultimate frisbee, team tag games, and flag tag.  


Model Making Fun

Grades: 2-5

Period 1:  8:30-10:00

Instructor:  Neil Almoite  

Model Building has been offered as a Summer School class for over 40 years in San Marino. Many of our previous students have gone on to professions including engineering, dentistry, medicine and sciences. Model building improves reading comprehension, the ability to complete sequential activities, promotes patience and builds confidence in young students. Modelers provide their own kits and materials available at local stores. Most students succeed well with level 2-3 kits with some graduating to level 4. Most kits are automobiles, airplanes, ships or anatomical models. 


Science Smorgasboard

Grades: 5-7

Block:  8:30-10:00

Instructor- Jim Dahlstein 

Have your child feast on a cornucopia of hands-on science activities designed to stimulate their creativity and curiosity in science. Major topics include: Magnetism, electricity, solar power, cooking chemistry, and blueprint & construction with balsa wood. This class is the perfect platform for learning various math, science, and engineering skills. Students will construct working motors, draw blueprints and construct balsa towers and bridges to be tested for strength, harness the sun's energy, build solar cars and ovens, and make homemade ice cream.  Still going strong after 20 years, this course fills up quickly, so enroll today. 


Spanish  for Beginners

Grades: 2-5

Period 1:  8:30-10:00

Instructor:  Yvonne Mejia  

One - Dos - Tres!  Who is ready to learn Spanish?  We will be learning the alphabet, numbers, greetings, about family, home and school by PLAYING fun games and skill-building activities.  We will learn how to order off a menu in Spanish and enjoy a festive lunch the last week of summer school.


Speak Up! Mock Trial and Model United Nations

Grades:  5-7

Period 1:  8:30-10:00

Instructor:  Summer Cervantez 

Expand your child's world views and speaking ability in fun and challenging ways! In this course, students will have the ability to utilize their critical thinking skills to two different engaging topics.  First, students will learn about different countries and world issues while simulating a mini Model United Nations. Students will learn about a country of their choice and represent that country on a mini diplomatic stage.  Second, students will learn about our justice system by examining court cases and taking on the courtroom roles of attorneys, witnesses, court clerks, and bailiffs.  



Grades: 1-5

Period 1:  8:30-10:00 

Instructor:  Vanessa Gamble

Does your child love to perform? Are they often dramatic and enjoy acting over the top?

This theater class provides the outlet they need to direct their creative energy into a fun

performance! In this course students will be learning scenes from popular plays.

Each scene is carefully chosen so there is a part for every child, at every level of skill. Students

can choose what aspect they are comfortable participating in- be it only acting and stage movement, or running backstage and tech operations. Students will improve in various skills based on the show that most interests them- but most importantly, students will have fun as they learn a bit about the theater, its history, and performing. This course will culminate in a performance showcase!


Visual Art 

Grades:  K-2

Period 1:  8:30-10:00

Instructor- Michelle Ohm

Visual Art: Painting and Drawing   Explore painting and drawing techniques in this summer intensive class.  Students will have full use of all the art studio's materials in order to make as many works of art as they want.  We will review observational skills and the elements of Art as well as work with our imaginations.  Students will learn about contemporary artists and find their own creative voices.


6th Grade ELA and Writing Skills 

Grade: 6

Period 1:  8:30-10:00

Instructor:  Stephanie Moffat 

Jumpstart 6th grade writing and critical thinking skills in this engaging, project-based course! Through creative lessons and cooperative activities, students will learn how to write descriptive sentences and well-structured paragraphs! They will learn strategies for responding to literature and work collaboratively to hone new skills! Each week, students will explore different modes of writing (expository, argumentative, descriptive, etc.) as they create a standards-based Writer's Reference Guide  that they can use during their middle school years! In addition, study skills strategies and critical thinking skills are explicitly taught to get students ready for middle school life! This course is low-stress with high-impact results: helping the new 6th grade student gain confidence and skills to begin the middle school journey!


7th Grade ELA and Writing Skills

Grade: 7

Period 1:  8:30-10:00

Instructor:  Elise Brunner

Whether you are a strong writer or you desire to improve your writing and critical thinking skills, you will get plenty of support and practice in this engaging, activity-based course!  Each week, students will address a different type of writing (i.e. expository, argumentative, narrative, descriptive) utilizing skills taught in class.  Lessons will focus on structured strategies which produce clear, detailed, and organized writing.  Students will practice responding to prompts and claims, citing examples to support arguments, and much more!  Additionally, students will read a selected novel and respond orally and in writing to literature-based questions.  Students will receive a binder to hold all materials which will serve as a useful resource in the 2023 - 2024 school year! 


Students must be registered based on the grade-level they are entering as of August 20223. Please remember and note, registration is on a “first received, first enrolled” basis.


Full refunds will be granted up to May 14, 2023 @midnight.  No refunds will be issued after May 14th @ midnight.