After School Enrichment

Check out the opportunities for 4th and 5th graders!

Nifty Fifty

We will be taking a journey through the 50 states! Through this exploration, you will take a magnified look at a state of your choice. Your research will be reflected on a United States float that will be displayed in the library so others in our school can see what the 50 states have to offer our nation. Please bring a shoebox to use for your float.


Teachers: Mrs. Olsen and Mrs. Sauter


When: Every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm from January 14-February 18


Where: Oakwood Rm. 103

Creative Writing

Join us for this session of Creative Writing as we explore parodies. Through exaggeration, comedy and whatever else your imagination dreams up, we will imitate the style of selected authors and songwriters to create our very own parodies.


Teacher: Mrs. Yetzke


When: Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 starting January 14-February 18


Where: Oakwood Room 219

Dulcimer Club

Students will learn the basics of playing the Appalachian/Mountain/Lap dulcimer. We will learn the skills of playing simple tunes with the built in drone that the dulcimer uses. This class is open to the first 25 students due to limited numbers of instruments.


Who: 3rd-5th graders


Teacher: Mr. DeZwaan


When: Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 from January 14-February 18


Where: Springview music room

Strategy Game Club

Do you enjoy learning new games that involve strategy and problem solving? If so, come join us to play games such as Blokus, Mancala, Qwirkle, Batik, Forbidden Island and many more!


Teacher: Miss Poll


When:Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 from January 14-February 18


Where: Oakwood Room 210

French Club

Bonjour! Come join us after school to explore the basics of the French language and culture. We will learn to communicate some basic conversations in French, while learning about the culture too!


Teacher: Mrs. Lindeman


When: Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 from January 14-February 18


Where: Oakwood Art Room (Rm. 101)

Coding Club

Do you enjoy working with computers? Are you interested in learning about programming? Come join us for an exciting new class that will allow students to learn basic coding to program a Sphero SPRK ball to complete a challenge. Legos will also be included in the challenge!


Teacher: Mrs. Lema


When: Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 from January 14-February 18


Where: Oakwood Room 122

Knitting with a Cause

Interested in learning a new craft and helping others? In this class, you will do both. We will use circle knitting looms to make scarves and hats that will be donated to people in need. No knitting experience is needed; learning something new is all part of the fun. Join us in being creative while serving others.


Teacher: Mrs. Sauter and Mrs. Greinke


When: Every Monday from 3:30-4:30 from January 11-February 17 (The last class will be on Wednesday since there is no school on February 15.)


Where: Oakwood Room 117

Culture Club

Come explore different cultures from around the world! Learn about different foods, traditions, arts, sports, and other interesting facts about places in different areas of the world.



Teacher: Miss Holdsworth


When: Every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 from January 12-February 16


Where: Oakwood Spanish Room (Rm. 102)

Chess Club

This club is for students who have never played chess before and for those that have some experience! We will have older students helping teach some of the rules and strategies. Students will be partnered up appropriately and will engage in games together while they learn. We'll conclude our session with some "mini-tournaments".


Who: 2nd-5th graders


Teacher: Mrs. Yablonsky and Mrs. Scott


When: Every Tuesday from 3:45-4:45 from January 12-February 16


Where: Springview Cafeteria

Drawing at Dawn

Come learn drawing techniques from a professional artist! Mrs. Maisel will be teaching drawing classes on Friday mornings. She will share techniques with you to inspire your creativity and sharpen your artistic skills.



Teacher: Mrs. Maisel


When: Every Friday from 7:45-8:30 from January 15-February 19


Where: Oakwood Room 122

Go to www.allendaleexplorers.wordpress.com & click on Elementary & Oakwood After School Classes to sign up online.

Registration closes on Thursday, January 7.

If you are not able to sign up online, you may get a form from the Oakwood office. **Registration is limited to the 1st 20 students.