Period 2 ~10:15-11:45 » Period 2 10:15-11:45

Period 2 10:15-11:45

June 3- July 12, 2019

 $400 per class


Hang Ten,Make fun Art
Grades 1-3

Period 2-10:15-11:45

Instructor- Kyunghee Poneck AKA Ms. Ogita

Location- Valentine/Room 4

Have fun with drawing, painting,  printmaking, fabric art, play with clay and more!  Join the fun filled art making while developing art techniques as well.  Every week there will be different genre of art introduced. We will have a mini summer art show the last week of summer school.


Sports Blitz

Grades 1-7

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Coach Wes

Location- Valentine/ Shade Structure & Room 40

PE Sports and Games with Coach Wes!

Come enjoy all your favorite  P.E. games! Capture The Flag, Bees & Wasps, football, kickball, and agility courses!


Court is in Session:  Intro to Mock Trial

Grade 5-7

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Summer Cervantez

Location- HMS/ Room 301

Are you always asking the important questions? Do you love to argue? Ever imagine what it was like to be a lawyer in a courtroom? Welcome to Mock Trial! Students will read and analyze legal cases, and take part in trials as lawyers and witnesses in fictitious criminal cases. Students will acquire a better understanding of our judicial system, while developing critical thinking and public speaking skills. Students will learn about the fundamentals of persuasion, practice reasoning skills, and work on those crucial skills of “learning to think on their feet” and “off the top of their head.”


Film Making

Grades 5-7

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Patrick Stopford

Location- HMS/ Room 208

Learn Film Making For : Vlogs, School Projects, Short Movies. Learn professional level camera shots, angles, story-boarding, script writing, film editing. Students will also learn Green Screen filming and editing. Students will make movies from idea/concept to finished productions. Everything broken down into easy steps. Students will participate in weekly student film-fest screenings: students will show their movies to the class.


Intro to Kindergarten

Grades K

Period 1 and 2 10:15-11:30

Instructor- Joanne Javier and Dru Crouch

Location- Valentine/ Room 24 & 25

LET'S GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN! This introduction to kindergarten will give your child a feeling of self-confidence and familiarity with school routine. Engaging activities that foster social development and academic growth (reading, writing, and STEM) will be presented in this class. Students will be exposed to concepts and methods that will be used in kindergarten. They will also participate in other activities such as: daily art lessons, health and nutrition, and safety (with a visit from the San Marino Fire Department). KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME!


Bridge to 1st Grade- Math

Grade 1

Period 2- 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Brian Jehue

Location- Valentine/ Room 21

This course will provide students with exposure to the common core concepts and methods that will be in use in first grade. While reviewing and developing their math and STEM skills the students will be asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. To demonstrate concept comprehension the students will create math proof drawings that portray some features of the concept being described. Hands-on activities and daily use of manipulative will provide practice solving problems in different ways.

Parents will need to select both the Bridge to 1st Grade Block English and the Bridge to 1st Grade Block Math when registering to be signed up for both classes.


Bridge to 1st Grade- Language Arts

Grade 1

Period 2- 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Heidi Derrick

Location- Valentine/ Room 20

This course will provide students with exposure to the common core concepts and methods that will be in use in first grade. The Reading portion of the block will reinforce and expand language arts skills. Special emphasis will foster successful word blending, word recognition, sight word vocabulary, sentence writing as well as reading. Parents will need to select both the Bridge to 1st Grade Block English and the Bridge to 1st Grade Block Math when registering to be signed up for both classes.


Bridge to 2nd Grade- Math

Grades 2

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Jodi Fitzgibbons

Location- Valentine/ Room 41

Students entering second grade in the fall of 2019 may enroll in this block class. Students will benefit from two periods of instruction, a block of Language Arts and a block of Mathematics. Students will review first-grade math skills and preview second-grade math skills following the California Common Core Standards. Emphasis will be placed on basic math skills, logic, critical thinking skills, and language skills. Parents will need to select both the Bridge to 2nd Grade English and the Bridge to 2nd Grade Math when registering to be signed up for both classes.


Indoor and Outdoor Gaming

Grades 1-3

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Angel Solis

Location- Valentine/ Room 32

Students will use critical thinking, problem-solving, and strategy during activities which include Chess, checkers, Jenga, Operation, Monopoly, Trouble, Crazy Bones, a variety of card games, and more. Students will participate in contests & tournaments to apply strategy, and critical thinking skills learned during the course. Who will be our Chess champion? Outdoor activities include students participating in many popular fun traditional games like basketball, soccer, non-traditional kickball, and water-filled activities. Traditional games will focus on fitness for life, cooperative game play, and sportsmanship. To cool off students will be involved in activities participating in water wars, water speed hoops, and water tunnel dodgeball, using sponge balls.


Jurassic World

Grade 4-6

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Amy Erenay

Location- HMS/ Room 206

ROAR!!!  Paleontology is the study of ancient life, from dinosaurs to prehistoric plants, mammals, fish, insects, fungi, and even microbes. Fossil evidence reveals how organisms changed over time and what our planet was like long ago.

Students will explore dinosaur-related content as they find out about a recent dinosaur discovery, study the characteristics of some better-known dinosaurs, classify dinosaurs using a timeline, craft questions to a dinosaur expert, and use prior knowledge to answer fun and interesting questions about dinosaurs. This class with cover math concepts, science, writing, technology, and art!



Grades 4-7

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Izaro Telleria

Location- Valentine/ Room 22

The STEM Lab offers a creative space to inspire kids as they experiment with important STEM concepts and cutting edge technology. Whether you’ve got a future engineer, architect, technology whiz or scientist in your midst, this class allows students learn, create, and explore!


Model Building

Grades 3-7

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Cecelia Salgado

Location- HMS/ Room 207

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. Some students even build "working" models such as flying rockets.



Science Smorgasboard

Grades 4-7

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Jim Dahlstein

Location- HMS/ Room 303

This engaging, hands-on science class will challenge students as they design and create STEM- integrated projects. Major topics and activities will include: Magnetism and electricity, solar power (ovens and cars), blueprint design and construction of balsa wood towers and bridges, rocketry, and food science.This class is the perfect platform for learning various math, science, and engineering topics. Still going strong after 18 years, this course fills up quickly, so enroll your child today!



Study Skills for Success

Grades 5-7

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Elise Brunner

Location- HMS/ Room 204

Establishing effective study habits is critical to a student’s success in school.  This class will cover a variety of strategies that will help you boost your grades and set you up for academic success!  Some of the topics that will be covered in this class are time management, note-taking, goal setting and prioritizing, paper organization, test preparation, test-taking strategies, homework and project planning, and memorization techniques …. just to name a few!  Lessons are taught in a fun, engaging, and interactive manner. The skills you gain in this class will positively impact your life - both inside and outside the classroom!


Computer Game Designing

Grades 5-7

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Stephanie Moffat

Location- HMS/ Room 308

Learn how to design and modify your own online, digital games! Game design teaches technical, artistic, cognitive, social, and linguistic skills, increasing STEAM literacy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistic, and Mechanics). Students learn the basics of digital game design through engaging games-based lessons. They experiment, test, play, design, communicate, and collaborate -- ultimately creating games, models, simulations, and stories that they can publish and share with others! This course emphasizes gaming and design literacy, not programming -- perfect for students who like creating stories, designing games, and having fun.


The Art of Reading

Grades 3-5

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Lisa Goyco

Location- Valentine/ Room 29

"The Wild Robot," "Drama," "The Land of Stories"...Create art inspired by some of the most popular (and loved!) books for 4th and 5th graders! Learn paper mache, mask making, and other paper arts while strengthening reading comprehension skills such as characterization, inferencing, and summarizing. This fun-filled course will turn reading into an artistic journey!