McAuliffe works with trusted partner organizations in running After School Enrichments during the fall, winter and spring. Enrichment classes run one day per week and take place after school, usually starting right after school and ending by about 5:30pm.

Parents need to contact the organization directly to register and pay for the enrichment. Classes with insufficient registrations may be cancelled, and there is a maximum number of students each class can accommodate. For questions about this program or for information about scholarships, please contact Sherry Beardshear at sherry_beardshear@dpsk12.org.

2019-2020 Winter Enrichments

  Youth Biz Shark Tank  4:05-5:15pm  Room 107  After School Breaking     4:10-5:10pm B12 Fashion Design and Sewing    4:05-5:30pm Room 111
Pottery 101 4:00-5:15pm Room 111 YOUth TUBEr Plus+           4:05-5:05pm Room 108 Sticky Fingers 4:05-5:15pm Room 121
 Circuit Game & Python Coding     4:05-5:30pm Room 216


All About Beading – CANCELLED

Learn several techniques to create beaded masterpieces! Beading is more than just jewelry – it’s really a medium with endless colors, patterns and possibilities. In this class you will create several projects. First, you’ll make a design and then using the Square Stitch re-create that design in beads. The designs can be as small as a pendant up to much larger projects like bookmark or coaster. Experience the gratification of seeing your design come to life in vibrant colors!

Remember those Hama/Perler beads that you used to create small designs with that were melted into plastic coasters? For our next project You will use those same beads and take it to a completely new level. Learn the Peyote Stitch and weave a design of beads to cover a container for pencils, a plant or whatever else you can imagine!

Of course, jewelry is always a possibility with beads. Amaze your friends with your new talent of bracelet making! This project teaches you how to do the Russian Spiral Stitch which prod​uces a really remarkable rope of interlocking beads to form a bracelet. A whole new twist on the friendship bracelet!

  • Winter Dates: 1/23/20-3/5/20 (7 weeks)
  • Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm in room 114
  • Min 5 | Max 15
  • Cost:  $145
  • Register here.
After-School Breaking (Breakdance)

School of Breaking provides high-quality after-school Breaking (Breakdance) classes for students in grades 6th-8th. We provide fun and supportive dance classes as an effective and alternative source of physical, arts and life education. We are on a mission to help kids build courage to be themselves, develop their creativity, and express themselves truly and without fear. No experience is necessary! If you love music and you love to move, then this class will be awesome for you!

  • Winter Dates: 1/22/20 – 3/4/20 (7 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 4:10-5:10pm in room B12
  • Min 11 | Max 20
  • Cost:  $100
  • Sign-up here.
Circuit Game & Python Coding – Micro:bit:

Students will receive a Micro:bit game board to keep, and will learn how to code it for multiple games. Coding will use Python and the Micro:bit dashboard. Classes will teach students coding in Python line coding as well as the Micro:bit dashboard.  Additional lessons will include basic coding in a basic Python IDE environment.

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. Each order contains just the micro:bit board. You can code, customize and control your micro:bit from anywhere! You can use your micro:bit for all sorts of unique creations, from robots to musical instruments and more. At half the size of a credit card, you will be surprised at the amount of hardware each board is equipped with, including 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. The micro:bit can even detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading. It can also use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to interact with other devices and the Internet. (Class fee includes a take home kit).

Learn beginning coding and code a game for your pocket!

  • Winter Dates: 1/28/20 – 3/3/20 (6 weeks) – starting a week late
  • Tuesdays 4:05-5:30 pm in room 216
  • Min 6 | Max 15
  • Cost:  $160  (includes a take home Micro:bit game board)
  • Register online here.
Fashion Design and Sewing

Let your inner designer shine! Students will begin with hand sewing and move on to using machines as their skills progress. I will work with students collectively and individually as they move at their own pace. Students will have the opportunity to choose their own projects developing self-confidence as they go, will challenge themselves learning how to use commercial patterns and are encouraged to “upcycle” clothes they bring from home. Continuing students will be challenged with new skills and projects. Lots of fun and creativity! All materials are provided including 2-3 machines to share but feel free to bring your own!

  • Winter Dates: 1/23/20 – 3/5/20 (7 weeks)
  • Thursdays 4:05-5:30pm in room 111
  • Min 5 | Max 10
  • Cost:  $95 please ask for sibling discounts
  • Paypal e-mail is jagh8@comcast.net or Venmo to Jo Rizzi or by cash or check on the first day of class. For more information or to sign up contact JoAnne Rizzi at  jagh8@comcast.net.
Hands on History – CANCELLED

Want to make a difference in the world? What’s your superpower? Come as you are, and let’s explore What’s Your Story! Through games, historical crafts, museum visits, and so much more, we’ll learn the stories from Colorado change makers– including your own, our family’s, and our communities’. We’ll explore Colorado’s past, present, and future to discover the unique, positive change we each can create! Plus, a healthy snack is provided.

  • Winter Dates: 1/22/20 – 3/4/20 (7 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 4:05-5:30 pm in room 114
  • Min 5 | Max 15
  • Cost:  $70
  • Register here, or contact caitlin.plunkett@state.co.us.
Pottery 101

Learn hand-building techniques and leave with several projects. Each week you’ll make something new and by the next class your items will be fired and ready to glaze! No experience needed! All clay, glaze, tools, supplies and firing included. Continuing students will be able to take on more advanced projects of their choice.

  • Winter Dates: 1/21/20 – 3/3/20 (7 weeks)
  • Tuesdays 4:00-5:15pm in room 111
  • Min 5 | Max 15
  • Cost:  $145
  • Register here.
Sticky Fingers Cooking – Will Begin January 30th

Let your child release their inner chef! Students will prepare and eat healthy, internationally inspired recipes all while learning to cook in a fun, engaging, hands-on and real-world way! Our professional chef instructors will reinforce kitchen skills associated with our weekly recipes and emphasize each area of cooking: from discovering new cooking techniques, using the freshest ingredients, learning fun nutrition facts (even food pun jokes!) as we practice proper measurements, while using a wide array of cooking utensils all while preparing incredible culinary creations together. Your kids will have a blast each and every week discovering how easy and fun it is to cook tasty, healthy, American classics and globally-inspired Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes! We provide all of the tools, ingredients and instruction needed to cook up a fun, delicious and healthy after-school hardy snack each week.

  • Winter Dates: 1/30/20 – 3/5/20 (6 weeks)
  • Thursdays 4:05-5:15pm in room 121
  • Min 8 | Max 12
  • Cost:  $122.50
  • Contact info: 303-648-4078, info@stickyfingerscooking.com
  • Sign-up here.
YouthBiz StartUp–Shark Tank

Calling all future entrepreneurs! Love the idea of making your own money? Ever thought you had an idea for the next big thing?  Ever wanted to started your own business and be your own boss? YouthBiz StartUp is for you! This enrichment will show you how to generate a business idea, or improve one you already have, find out more about other businesses doing something similar, create an initial prototype, and prepare and present a professional business pitch, just like Shark Tank!  Along the way, students will learn about their strengths and weaknesses, how to compose a successful business team, personal financial management and budgeting, the business cycle, opportunity recognition, and design thinking! On the last day of enrichment, young business owners will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges, competing for the grand prize of $100!

  • Winter Dates: 1/21/20 – 3/3/20 (7 weeks)
  • Tuesdays 4:05-5:15 pm in room 107
  • Min 6 | Max 20
  • Cost:  $15
  • For information click here.
  • To sign-up click here.
YOUth TUBEr Plus+

Students explore their creative potential– making YouTube videos that stand-out! Using a STEAM-based learning approach, students embrace their individuality, develop their editing skills and become compelling content creators who advance their digital well-being responsibly with an awareness for online safety.

*Students will receive their raw footage and student edited videos shared via a private Google Drive folder. Requests for adding a professionally edited video, can be created by TTTC for an additional fee.

  • Winter Dates: 1/22/20 – 3/4/20 (7 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 4:05-5:05 pm in room 108
  • Min 5 | Max 15
  • Cost:  $119
  • Sign-up here.  For any questions please email info@talktothecamera.com or call 720-996-0894 ext. 102

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