Alameda Community Corner
AEF After-School Enrichment Programs - Winter/Spring 2019
The registration for the next season of enrichment classes opens on January 10 at 9:30am.
We have lots of classes to choose from including Mandarin, Karate, Drama, Cooking, Tennis and many more!
To register go to AEF Website and click on the blue enrichment button.
Begins Mon, Feb 4: Chess [Grades K-5]
Begins Tue, Feb 5: Drawing & Sketching
Begins Wed, Feb 6: Cooking Round the World
Begins Wed, Feb 6: Mandarin [Grades K-5]
Begins Thu, Feb 7: Engineering is Fun
Begins Thu, Feb 7: Jewel Crafters [Grades K-2]
Begins Tue, Mar 12: Winter Karate I (Tue & Thu)
[Beginners, White, Yellow Stripe Belts] [Grades 1-5]
Begins Tue, Mar 12: Winter Karate II (Tue & Thu)
[Yellow & Orange Belts] [Grades 1-7]
Begins Tue, Mar 12: Winter Karate III (Tue & Thu)
[Green Belts & above] [Grades 1-12]
Begins Thu, Mar 14: Winter Karate III
[1 day/week] [Grades 1-12]
Begins Mon, Apr 15: Quick Start Tennis
Begins Mon, Apr 15: Quick Start Tennis
Begins Tue, Apr 16: Enchanted Mosaics
Begins Wed, Apr 17: Fundamentals of Drawing "Cartooning" [Grades K-5]
Begins Thu, Apr 18: Treehouse Design
A limited number of scholarships are available for students on the AUSD lunch program. Please contact via email to apply.
AEF Parent Coordinator
Alameda Girls Softball
Registration NOW OPEN! Ages 4-14 Welcome!
AGSA provides recreational and tournament fastpitch softball programs for girls ages 4 to 14 with the overall goal of developing sportsmanship, teamwork, friendship and leadership. AGSA is the only youth sports league in Alameda with a primary focus on development of girls in sports.
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 Spring Recreation season! Our goal is to spread the word to even more Alameda girls this season, to help remind returning players of the registrations dates but also inform NEW players/families about AGSA and all that our softball program has to offer!
3:30pm - 5pm
Alameda Free Library - Main Library
Bay Farm Island Branch
West End Branch
Homework help on all subjects for children in kindergarten through fifth grade is available on a first come first served basis (no appointments) from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Homework coaches are high school students. Please wait for your child at the library. Homework coaching is not an after school childcare option. Parents/Guardians should be available in case of emergency or if there are questions. Coaching sessions may be limited to 30 minutes per student and students should leave when they have completed their homework.
Event Type(s): Children's
Age Group(s): School-age
Girls on the Run in Alameda!
Grade levels: 3rd, 4th and 5th
Practice days at Amelia Earhart Elementary (open to all Alameda girls): Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 pm and Saturdays 9:00-10:15 am
Girls on the Run uses the power of running to build healthy, confident girls. Our nationally recognized social/emotional curriculum is designed to build skills in the “6 C’s:” Confidence, Competence, Caring, Connection, Character, and Contribution. We keep our team size small (16 girls) to give each girl the chance to speak up, find her voice, and create emotional safety around sensitive lesson topics such as Exploring Emotions and Communicating with Others.
Trained volunteer coaches facilitate our curriculum, which encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Physical activity is woven into each practice, to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.
Each practice consists of a discussion-based lesson, movement-based games, and a running workout. Girls train to complete the end of season Girls on the Run 5K run/walk event in Golden Gate Park, where girls from all of our Bay Area teams come together to cross the finish line!
AYB Basketball Registration
Alameda Youth Basketball has been developing youth character and basketball skills for many years. We want to let you know that registration is now OPEN.
Registration: Please click this link and register, if your future Curry or WNBA star would like to participate this year.
If you would like to register in person, please come to the Alameda Boys and Girls Club at 1900 3rd Street on September 18th or 20th at 7pm.
Coach Call: We are in need of 3rd/4th grade girls team coaches.
The commitment is:
✦ 1 practice night per week
✦ 2 evaluation periods in October
✦ 2 game on the weekend
✦ 1-2 nights to draft players to your team
✦ 1 Picture Day
✦ Participation in playoffs the last week of February
It really is a wonderful opportunity to see first year basketball.
All-Star Academics After School Program
for TK - 8th Grades
✦ Flexible full time and part time programs
✦ Accommodate the TK schedules from 12 - 6pm
✦ Extended pick up from 6-6:30pm available
✦ Arrange transportation pick up from most Alameda Schools including the TK schedules
All-Star Academics is an after school program for children from TK to 8th grades. Our program consists of homework assistance and academics enrichment in the key areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. We will provide a safe, fun, and structured environment whereby your child will work together with peers in their own age groups. Our tutors will provide positive motivation and help your child progress through new concepts, by teaching through reinforcement and repetitive practice. We believe in helping our students to lay the foundation of academic excellence at an early age, by helping to build good study habits, with an emphasis on disciplined focus and concentration on their coursework. Our activities also include indoor gym sports, arts & crafts, visits to local parks, library and more.
Boy Scout Troop
Troop 3 Openings for New Boy Scouts! Does your son enjoy canoeing, camping, rock climbing? Or is he more into sculpture, music or theater? Perhaps he's an adventurer who would like to spend a week at Catalina Island, earning his scuba certification or 2 weeks at the National Jamboree Camp, zip-lining, perfecting his stunts on their massive skate park with a trip to DC to view the Smithsonian Monuments and meet a government official? Whether he wants to pursue his Eagle Scout rank or simply enjoy all these experiences -- and so many more -- he is welcome. Troop 3 is open to boys ages 11-18 and meets on Tuesday evenings on Bay Farm Island 7:30-8:30pm. If you have questions about the troop we would be happy to discuss. You can reach out to Lisa Trousdale via .
Be a part of the 25th season of Alameda Youth Basketball, Inc. (AYB) whose guiding mission and philosophy is to provide children in Alameda the opportunity to play recreational basketball and to teach the concepts of sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play.
All leagues will play on either Saturday or Sunday.
Who can Sign Up: Grades 3 - 8
How: Register for the 2018-2019 AYB Basketball season either online or in person.
Papalote Spanish Language Enrichment Classes
Papalote is more than just Spanish class or camp where you learn how to Speak Spanish. It's based on creating long lasting friendships, building community, sharing, playing and learning together. Classes were started out of a gift and passion for teaching others the Spanish language, culture and history.
If you have any questions, please contact Paulettes or call (510) 521-5416 ext 130.
Alameda Soccer Club
Champions Soccer League: Program for Children with Special Needs
Registration is now open for the second season of Champions Soccer. The Champions League provides the opportunity to play soccer for those children who have not been able to play under the typical league circumstances. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for children with physical and mental challenges to experience the fun of playing soccer and the joy of being part of a team.
The Champions League is an all-volunteer, inclusive soccer program where children ages 7-17 years old with special needs can participate in a fun, supportive environment, coached by experienced soccer coaches. We provide the opportunity for the children to learn and play in a safe and fun environment.
Games will be played weekly in Alameda on Sunday afternoons from September 10 to November 12 during the typical fall soccer season. By participating in the Champions League our hope is that all players will develop social skills, better motor coordination, improved communication skills and get exercise while having a fun time.
The registration fee is $25 for the season. Register through Sportability. REGISTRATION
Cal State East Bay - Reading Skill & Speed Reading Programs for Children & Adults
Since 1981, California State University, East Bay, University Extension, has offered programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.
Alameda Location: Central Baptist Church
Free National Park Admission for 4th Graders
Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free. As a part of a new federal initiative 4th grade students are able to visit our national parks for free. Please see the Kid In a Park website for more information.
Youth League Tennis
Youth League Tennis provides non-profit community league play for ALL LEVEL players ages 5-14 on Saturday afternoons at Alameda High. Kids are grouped in 5 levels from beginners though advanced.
YLT is registering for spring, summer and fall sessions now and offers league play throughout the year. Scholarships are offered to disadvantaged families.
Home Depot's Free Kids Workshops
On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot's FREE Kids Workshops offer fun & useful projects like building toolboxes, fire trucks & mail organizers, birdhouses, Mother's Day gifts, or any number of other cool projects. The workshops are great for kids 5 to 12 year old, & they teach children do-it-yourself skills & tool safety & they help to instill a sense of accomplishment.
Please REGISTER ahead of time online to make sure there will be enough kits & aprons for the participants. However, registration is not mandatory. The workshop will make a space at the work table for anyone who shows up, so don't be shy!
: First Saturday of each month
: 9am - noon
: Home Depot Store
Heart Candy Box
2 February 2019
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