Before & After School Programs

DuFief Elementary School hosts a number of extracurricular activities for students both before and after school ranging from art, science, coding, critical thinking and fitness. Please check back as new programs will be added throughout the school year.

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Chess pieces on a board

DuFief Chess Club

Class is open to students of all levels – beginners learn how to play chess, while more experienced students work on improving their strategy.

Who

All Grades

When

Wednesdays: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Fall: Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11, 18 (10 classes)
Winter: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4, 11 (10 classes)
Spring: Mar. 18, 25; Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27 (10 classes)

Where

DuFief ES Media Center

Cost

$140

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Student drawing of Frankenstein's monster

Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes

Back-to-school is in full swing at Young Rembrandts, as we present drawing lessons that encompass a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design.

Who

All Grades

When

Fridays: 3:40pm – 4:40pm

Fall: Sept. 20 – Dec. 20 (no class 10/4, 11/8 and 11/29)

Where

DuFief ES – Room TBD

Cost

$160

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Girl running on a field

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program.

Who

3rd-5th grade girls

When

Tuesdays & Fridays: 7:30am
Sept. 23 – Nov. 27 (10 weeks)

Cost

$175

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Girl doing yoga outside

Shining Kids Yoga

Children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility.

Who

K – 3

When

Thursdays: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Oct. 20 – Dec. 5 (no class 10/31 or 11/28)

Cost

$145 ($5 off with code FALL5 if registered by 9/20)

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Paintbrushes

Kids Paint Club

Encourage exploration through painting while building confidence in creativity.

Who

All grades

When

Thursdays: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Oct. 3 – Dec. 19

Where

DuFief Room 12

Cost

$275

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Kids running

Dragons on the Run

Join us for a before school running club at DuFief Elementary. Twice a week we will stretch, run, and have fun.

Who

All grades, though, K-1 will need an ‘adult’ buddy.

When

Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:15pm – 8:45pm
Fall Session: Sept. 23 – Nov. 20
Spring Session: Mar. 30 – Jun. 3

Where

School blacktop at the Kiss-n-Ride drop-off

Cost

Suggested family donation of $20

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Lightbulbs

Big Learning® Science & Engineering

Big Learning before and after-school programs are designed to inspire, encourage and cultivate creativity, focus, persistence, communication, and collaboration.

Who

Motion Commotion: K-2
Invisibilia!: 3-5

When

Wednesdays: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Fall Session: Oct. 2 – Dec. 4

Where

DuFief ES – Room TBD

Cost

$159

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Big Learning® Foreign Language

A fun introduction to a new language where we learn and practice with songs, puppets, games, story-telling and activities.

Who

Spanish Introductory: K-1
Spanish Beginner: 2-5

When

Fridays: 7:50am – 8:50am
Fall Session: Oct. 4 – Jan. 3

Where

DuFief ES – Room TBD

Cost

$229

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Theater

Fairy Tale Theater

Students use their imaginations to bring nine classic stories to life using elaborate costumes, props, and kid-size scenery.

Who

K-3

When

Tuesdays: 3:35pm – 4:35pm
Fall Session: Sept. 24 – Dec. 3 (no class 10/22, 11/5)

Where

DuFief ES – Room TBD

Cost

$200

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Kids creating slime

PhotoMath: Chemistry of Slime

This is a fun way to introduce Chemistry and Phases of Matter to students using Slime.

Who

K-5

When

Tuesdays: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Fall Session: Sept. 17 – Nov. 5

Where

DuFief ES – Room TBD

Cost

$175

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Claymation animation

PhotoMath: Claymation

Claymation animation is a project-based STEM activity that integrates math and science in an art form.

Who

2-5

When

Thursdays: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Fall Session: Sept. 19 – Nov. 7

Where

DuFief ES – Room TBD

Cost

$185

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Maker Time construction

PhotoMath: Maker Time

The Maker Club is focused on creating more opportunities for students to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through making.

Who

1-5

When

Mondays: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Fall Session: Sept. 16 – Nov. 4

Where

DuFief ES – Room TBD

Cost

$180

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Spy Fun

PhotoMath: Spy Fun

Have fun in this hands-on program where students are challenged to think outside the box as they investigate symmetry in nature, decipher codes, make a periscope, conquer an obstacle course and solve mysteries through examining a variety of clues.

Who

K-2

When

Wednesdays: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Fall Session: Sept. 18 – Nov. 6

Where

DuFief ES – Room TBD

Cost

$175

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Child playing piano

Group Music Fun

Students will participate in an ensemble music group. They may choose which instrument to play during the session: piano, guitar, violin or drums.

Who

K-5

When

Fridays: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Fall Session: Oct. 18 – Nov. 14

Where

DuFief ES – Room TBD

Cost

$132

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Child playing basketball

Dufief Fall Sports

MSA offers fantastic programs that improves your child’s skills in their favorite sport while having fun.

Who

K-5

Basketball

When

Wednesdays: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Fall Session: Sept. 25 – Nov. 13

Cost

$130

Soccer

When

Thursdays: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Fall Session: Sept. 26 – Nov. 7

Cost

$130

Flag Football

When

Saturdays: 10:00pm – 11:00pm
Fall Session: Sept. 28 – Nov. 9

Cost

$130

Baseball

When

Saturdays: 10:00pm – 11:00pm
Fall Session: Sept. 22 – Nov. 3

Cost

$130

Golf

When

Saturdays: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Fall Session: Sept. 22 – Nov. 3

Cost

$140

Street Hockey

When

Thursdays: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Fall Session: Sept. 26 – Nov. 6

Cost

$130

Tennis

When

Mondays: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Fall Session: Sept. 23 – Nov. 18

Cost

$155

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Boy practicing Martial Arts on the beach

TKA Martial Arts

Classes are open to all skill levels, including students with experience in other disciplines.

Who

1-5

When

Thursdays: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Fall Session: Sept. 19 – Dec. 5

Cost

$90

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