SUN Classes: Winter Term 2018

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“SUN Community Schools in Multnomah County are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school and partners from across the community come together to make sure kids and families have what they need to be successful – in school and in life.”

Ron Russell SUN Community School 

Winter Term | January 16th – March 15th | Monday- Thursday | 3:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Free daily dinner for participants at 3:00p.m.

 

All Ron Russell students are invited to join us for our SUN extended day program where students are encouraged to explore their interests and try new things! The SUN extended day program offers educational support as well as enrichment and recreational activities. Students may choose to sign up for classes Monday-Thursday but students are required to sign up for at least 2 days a week. Please see below for the Winter term class descriptions!

 

Students have three options for transportation after the SUN extended day program: bus, walk, or pick-up. Bus transportation is only available for students who regularly take the bus to school. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Parents will be able to choose their preferred method of transportation on the registration form.

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Check out these awesome classes & choose which ones you’ll participate in (don’t be afraid to try something new!)

 

MONDAY:

Soccer Club (Must commit M/W)

Monday & Wednesday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a pro — bring your passion for soccer out to the field! You will learn the basics of footwork, passing, shooting and field positions. Soccer relies on every member of the team!

 

Girls Inc: Girls in Science

Monday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

Girls in Science is designed for girls to discover their inner scientist. They do hands-on science, engineering and technology projects every week. The students will also learn about careers in the STEM field. We will also continue with the Girls Inc. framework of games and activities to keep you moving and engaged!

 

Renaissance

Monday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

Renaissance is a year-round leadership development program designed to respond to the staggering academic and social needs specific to black males between 12-18 years old. Our vision is to affirm the positive identity and self-worth of young black men by: promoting positive images of black males and developing their leadership potential and innovative abilities through peer mentoring, civic engagement, business innovation and public speaking. REAP understands the state of black youth to be a community health issue and addresses this crisis by creating a space where young black men can be measurably successful.

 

NAYA

Monday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

Come learn about native culture, heritage, land, and history!  Club members are encouraged to participate in activities such as shell identification, essential oil bath fizzes, dream-catchers, use of natural resources for weaving, painting, and more. The second half of class is dedicated to homework from other classes and group discussion.

 

Chess for Success (Must commit M/W)

Monday & Wednesday | Period 1 {3:20-4:10 PM}

Chess is a fun game that incorporates many aspects of a person: It requires you to be knowledgeable, inquisitive, open-minded, risk-taking and reflective. The chess club is meant to foster student’s intellectual growth while having fun.

 

Computer Lab

Monday | Period 2 {4:15-5:20 PM}

Join us for fun computer games in the library! Like to play cool math games? Action games or sports games? Join us!

 

 

TUESDAY:

 

IRCO (Must commit T/TH)

Tuesday & Thursday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

 Work on your math and literacy skills after-school in a fun and engaging group setting! Small group tutoring provided by IRCO staff and volunteers. Enrichment activities and free time provided at the end of each session like sports and art! This group is open to INSPIRE enrolled students only.

 

Conexiones (Must commit T/TH)

Tuesday & Thursday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

Are you a Latino or consider yourself to be a leader or are interested in becoming one? Conexiones is a space for Latino students to develop positive cultural identity, communication skill-building and prepares students for college and career exploration.

 

Write Around Portland

Tuesday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

Love to write? Write Around Portland offers and opportunity to get creative with your writing and to be published in their annual Write Around Portland anthology.

 

Board Games

Tuesday | Period 1 {3:20-4:10 PM}

Want to play board games like Sorry, Heads Up, or Apples to Apples? Interested in Battle Ship? Or deck-building games like Dominos? Come to Board Games Club and have fun with your friends!

 

What’s Happening Now?

Tuesday | Period 1 {3:20-4:10 PM}

In this class, we will focus on building positive social skills by engaging in group activities on a weekly basis. These activities will be based on your input and will be developed throughout the entirety of the course. The goal is to empower you by giving you tools to use now and in the future.

 

Yarn Class

Tuesday | Period 2 {4:15-5:20 PM}

Create your own yarn doll using yarn, fabric, and beads. We will be looking at different countries to make homemade dolls. These will be displayed at SUN’s International Night.

 

IMPROV with Portland Metro Arts

Tuesday | Period 2 {4:15-5:20 PM}

Theater is a great way to learn how to work with others, think on our feet and go with the flow. Through fun and silly activities, we’ll develop our confidence on stage and in life! Discover basic theatre skills through, theater games, improvisation, playwriting, character development and movement as you create a performance piece to perform.

 

 

WEDNESDAY:

 

Soccer Club (Must commit M/W)

Monday & Wednesday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a pro — bring your passion for soccer out to the field! You will learn the basics of footwork, passing, shooting and field positions. Soccer relies on every member of the team!

 

Volleyball

Wednesday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

Come out for a full 2 hours of volleyball fun, including team-building, skill-building and a bit of scrimmaging. Join us if you are a beginner or a pro!

 

Cooking Class

Wednesday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

Like to cook? Want to learn how to cook some meals? If so, sign up for our cooking class where each class period we will cook something new and you will get to taste it when it’s done!

 

Chess for Success (Must commit M/W)

Monday & Wednesday | Period 1 {3:20-4:10 PM}

Chess is a fun game that incorporates many aspects of a person: It requires you to be knowledgeable, inquisitive, open-minded, risk-taking and reflective. The chess club is meant to foster student’s intellectual growth while having fun.

 

REAP

Wednesday | Period 1 {3:20-4:10 PM}

Are you looking for leadership opportunities to affect change within your school and community? Boost your self-esteem and leadership skill. Learn NOW what it takes to reach your academic and personal goals. Join REAP to ignite your leadership potential and win the FUTURE NOW!

 

Team Building Activities

Wednesday | Period 2 {4:15-5:20 PM}

In this class, you will have the chance to enjoy challenging games and activities while learning leadership and team building skills. This class will give you the opportunity to meet new people, challenge yourself, learn and practice important life skills, and have fun. You will use the talents that you already have and combine them with the talents that other students bring, to complete fun projects, overcome obstacles, and win challenging games. Come and join this fun learning experience.

 

International Decoration Creation

Wednesday | Period 2 {4:15-5:20 PM}

During this class, we will doing some International DIY creations. You will get the chance to channel your creative energy into physical creations, some of which you can keep for yourself, and some which we will use to decorate for RRMS International Night in March!

 

 

THURSDAY:

 

IRCO (Must commit T/TH)

Tuesday & Thursday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

 Work on your math and literacy skills after-school in a fun and engaging group setting! Small group tutoring provided by IRCO staff and volunteers. Enrichment activities and free time provided at the end of each session like sports and art! This group is open to INSPIRE enrolled students only.

 

Conexiones (Must commit T/TH)

Tuesday & Thursday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

Are you a Latino or consider yourself to be a leader or are interested in becoming one? Conexiones is a space for Latino students to develop positive cultural identity, communication skill-building and prepares students for college and career exploration.

 

Art Printmaking

Thursday | Periods 1 & 2 {3:20-5:20 PM}

Do you like art and being creative? If so, you will love exploring printmaking! In this class you will be allowed to play with line, texture and color while learning a variety of printing processes such as monotypes, relief printing, stencils, stamps and silk-screens. You will have the chance to create one-of-a-kind works of art that can be used for gifts, cards, storybook illustrations, or printing on fabric (t-shirts, if the budget allows).

 

Homework Club!

Thursday | Period 1 {3:20-4:10 PM}

Need a place to get work done? Need a quite space? Come out and sign up for our Homework Club. Get your assignments done ahead of time!

 

VOA: WANNA BET?

Thursday | Period 1 {3:20-4:10 PM}

Let’s talk about everyday gaming and play popular games like: Pie Face, Apples to Apples and other fun free choice games.

 

International Exploration!

Thursday | Period 2 {4:15-5:20 PM}

In this class, you will use your skills as a researcher to dive deep into the culture, history, and geography of a country of your choosing. Each week you’ll explore a new topic as you gather information about your country. By the end of the term, you will create a project presenting your research; these projects will be displayed at International Night on March 22nd for friends and family to see!

 

AKA Science: Biology Explores

Thursday | Period 2 {4:15-5:20 PM}

IT’S ALIVE! Hitch a ride like a seed pod, dissect an owl pellet, and make yeast eat and breathe! From shark teeth to camel feet, living things are full of surprises. Test your reflexes and unlock the science of DNA…then take stuff home to amaze your family and friends!