After School Classes

The Mistral and Castro PTA arranges for a variety of after-school classes and clubs for students at Castro and 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 Afterschool Program Chair and find out how you can help bring it to Castro and Mistral.

Registration for the Winter session opens Nov 6

Register and Confirm online

End of Fall Session: Nov 20

Start of Winter Session: Nov 27

Grade

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

K

Pre-Engineering with Legos,
Yoga

 --

Cooking around the World

Art Club

Baile Folklorico

1st

Engineering with Legos,
Yoga

 --

Art Club,
Chess,
Cooking around the World

Art Club

Baile Folklorico

2nd

Engineering with Legos,
Yoga

 --

Art Club,
Chess,

Cooking around the World

Art Club

Baile Folklorico

3rd

Engineering with Legos,
Yoga

Escritura Creativa

Art Club,
Chess,

Cooking around the World

Art Club

Baile Folklorico

4th

Robotics with Legos

Escritura Creativa

Chess

Art Club

Baile Folklorico

5th

Robotics with Legos

Escritura Creativa

Chess

Art Club

Baile Folklorico

Year Schedule

Session Start End Registration
Init Request Lottery Confirmation Final List
Fall Sept 5 Nov 20
Aug 21-24 Aug 25 Aug 25-30 Sept 1
Winter Nov 27 Feb 15 Nov 6-9 Nov 10 Nov 13-17 Nov 21
Spring Feb 26 May14 Feb 5-8 Feb 9 Feb 9-14 Feb 16

 

Session Calendar

Winter Session
  • Thursday Nov 9: All pre-registrations due by 3:00pm.

    ◦ Classes with low enrollment canceled
    ◦ Lottery as needed.

  • Monday Nov 13: Class lists posted.
    • Sign up for more classes online.
    • Confirm online
    • Submit donations (either online or in the school office).
  • Friday Nov 17: All confirmations due by 3:30pm.
    • Students without confirmation are dropped from class lists.
    • Confirmed students on waitlists move up.
    • Classes with insufficient enrollment are canceled
  • Monday Nov 20: Updated class lists posted.
    • Make donations (either online or in the school office) for children moved from the waitlist to the class.
    • Submit donations by Dec 1
  • Monday Nov 27: Classes Begin

Class Schedule

Art Club
1st-3rd – Wednesday – 3:10 p-4:10 p – Room 16
K – Thursday – 12:45 p-1:45 p – Room 11
1st-3rd – Thursday – 12:45 p-1:45 p – Room 5
3rd-5th – Thursday – 12:45 p-1:45 p – Room 6

Using a variety of mediums students will learn new techniques while they create art drawing from different sources of inspiration.

Offered by: CSMA
Language: English
Suggested donation: $150.00

Baile Folklorico
K – Friday – 2:05 p-3:00 p - MUR
1st-2nd – Friday – 3:10 p-4:10 p - MUR
3rd-5th – Friday – 4:15 p-5:15 p - MUR

Come dance with Castro's Mexican folkloric dance group. Everyone is welcome.

Offered by: Lety Ceja
Language: English/Spanish
Suggested donation: $150.00

Chess
1st-5th – Wednesday – 3:15 p-4:15 p – Rooms 109, 110

Our philosophy is that learning to play the game of chess is not about wins and losses. It is about learning how we treat one another in life (sportsmanship), about taking responsibility, making a plan and executing that plan.

Offered by: Academic Chess
Language: English
Suggested donation: $150.00

Cooking around the World
K – Wednesday – 2:05 p-3:05 p – Room 103
1st-3rd – Wednesday – 3:10 p-4:10 p – Room 103

Have your child discover the world in more delicious ways! This class will enhance math, science and geography skills through fun cooking activities. Each week your child will discover a new country through a healthy, delicious recipe, while developing a new appreciation for healthy ingredients.

Offered by: Chef Koochooloo
Language: English
Suggested donation: $150.00

Creative Writing
3rd-5th – Tuesday – 3:15 p-4:15 p – Room 1

Do you like to write your own stories and illustrate them? In this Creative Writing class you would be able to be the author and illustrator of your own fiction or non fiction stories.  All students are required to knows how to write in Spanish. 

Offered by: Maestro Orrego
Language: Spanish
Suggested donation: $150.00

Engineering with LEGO®

1st-3rd – Monday – 3:10 p-4:40 p – Rooms 1, 2, 3

Level up your engineering skills with 10,000 LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Gear Cars, Castles, Airplanes, and Scissor Lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

Offered by: Play-Well TEKnologies
Language: English
Suggested donation: $150.00

Pre-Engineering with LEGO®
K – Monday – 2:05 p-3:35 p – Room 104

Let your imagination run wild with 10,000 LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Motorcycles, Castles, Airplanes, and Monorails. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

Offered by: Play-Well TEKnologies
Language: English
Suggested donation: $150.00

Robotics with LEGO EV3®
4th-5th – Monday – 3:15 p-4:45 p – Room 4

Collaborate in small groups to build and program robots and complete complex challenges. Work with data operations like logic, variables, and random number generators. Programming will involve advanced concepts, complicated sequencing, and particularly abstract thinking. This course will prepare students to participate in competitive robotics leagues. This course is designed for students who have taken a Robotics class at least once AND are comfortable with the material.

Offered by: Play-Well TEKnologies
Language: English
Suggested donation: $150.00

Yoga

K – Monday – 2:05 p-3:00 p
1st-3rd – Monday – 3:10 p-4:10 p

Come have fun getting strong and flexible! You will play yoga games, learn yoga poses and stretch with your friends. Also learn how to de-stress and feel better!

Offered by: Rachel Tischler
Language: English
Suggested donation: $150.00