After School Classes

The Mistral 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 Fall session opens Aug 21

Register online or turn in your white form in the office before Aug 24 3:00pm

Start of Fall Session
Sept 5

Grade

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

TK & K

Pre-Engineering with Legos

Baile Folklorico

Cooking around the World
Yoga

 

1st

Engineering with Legos

Baile Folklorico

Chess,
Cooking around the World,
Yoga

 

2nd

Arte,
Engineering with Legos

Baile Folklorico

Chess,
Cooking around the World,
Yoga

 

3rd

Arte,
Engineering with Legos,
Theater

Baile Folklorico

Chess,
Cooking around the World,
Yoga

 

4th

Engineering with Legos,
Theater

Baile Folklorico

Chess

Art Club

5th

Engineering with Legos,
Theater

Baile Folklorico

Chess

Art Club

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
  • March 13-16: last day for all classes.
Spring Session
  • Thursday Feb 9: All pre-registrations due by 3:00pm.

    ◦ Classes with low enrollment canceled
    ◦ Lottery as needed.

  • Friday Feb 10: Class lists posted.
    • Sign up for more classes.
    • Turn in a green confirmation and donation form.
  • Wednesday Feb 15: All confirmations due by 3:30pm.
    • Students without confirmation are dropped from class lists.
    • Students on waitlists move up.
    • Classes with insufficient donations are canceled
  • Thursday Feb 16: Updated class lists posted.
    • Turn in a green confirmation and donation form (first come first served)
  • Friday Feb 17: Classroom assignments posted.
    • All donation due by 3:30pm.
    • Final class lists posted.
  • Feb 27-Mar 2: Classes begin.
  • April 10-14: Spring break.
  • May 9-15: last day for all classes.

Class Schedule

Arte
2nd-3rd – Monday – 3:15 p-4:15 p - Room 35

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

Offered by: Maestra Sainz-Malvido
Language: Spanish
Suggested donation: $150.00

Art Club
4th-5th – Thursday – 12:45 p-1:45 p - MUR (Spring)

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
TK/K – Tuesday – 2:05 p-3:00 p - MUR
1st-5th – Tuesday – 3:15 p-4:15 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

Band Practice Cancelled

5th – Wednesday – 3:15 p-4:00 p  - Room TBD (Spring)

If you are playing a band instrument here is your chance to practice with school friends. Learn more about music, your instrument and have fun playing songs together.

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

Chess
1st-5th – Wednesday – 3:15 p-4:15 p - Room 15/16

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
TK/K – Wednesday – 2:05 p-3:05 p - Room 104 (Spring)
1st-3rd – Wednesday – 3:10 p-4:10 p
 - Room 104 (Spring)

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

Engineering with LEGO®
1st-5th – Monday – 3:10 p-4:40 p - Rooms 34, 104, 105 (Spring)

Power up your engineering skills with tens of thousands 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! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment, with a Ninjago twist.

Offered by: Play-Well TEKnologies
Language: English
Suggested donation: $180.00

Music Practice: Recorder Cancelled

4th – Monday – 3:15 p-4:00 p - Room TBD (Spring)

Here is your chance to practice playing the your recorder with school friends. Learn more about music, your instrument and have fun playing songs together.

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

Pre-Engineering with LEGO®
TK/K – Monday – 2:05 p-3:35 p - Room 113

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system, with a Superhero twist.

Offered by: Play-Well TEKnologies
Language: English
Suggested donation: $180.00

Theater
3rd-5th – Monday – 3:15 p-4:30 p - MU

Have you ever wanted to act in a play? You will play theatre games, learn basic acting skills, and rehearse a script for a final performance for family and friends.

Offered by: PYT
Language: English
Suggested donation: $180.00

Yoga
K/TK – Wednesday – 2:05 p-3:00 p - Room 102
1st-3rd – Wednesday – 3:15 p-4:15 p - Room 102

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: Sarah Carruth-Agrella
Language: English
Suggested donation: $150.00