After School Classes

Spring 2017 After School Classes

Registration for the Spring 2017 classes begins

February 12  at 9pm only online at

Classes will begin week of  February 27 and run for 8 weeks.


To register for After School Classes click on:
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SPRING CLASS SCHEDULES (Descriptions coming soon)

Morning Offerings

Run Club for Grades 2 – 6 – Tuesday & Thursday 7:45 AM – 8:15 AM
February 28th – April 6th

Sunrise Yoga for Grades 2 – 6 – Wednesday and Fridays 7:45 AM – 8:15 AM
March 1st – April 7th

Afternoon Offerings

Chess for Grades K – 6 – Mondays 3:40 PM – 4:40 PM
February 27th – May 1st
No Class 4/10 and 4/17

Chess for Grades K – 6 – Thursdays 3:40 PM – 4:40 PM
March 2nd – April 27th
No Class 4/13

Cooking Club for Grades 2 – 6 – Thursdays 3:40 PM – 4:40 PM
March 2nd – April 27th
No Class 4/13

Cool and Calm Kids Club for Grades 2 – 6 – Wednesdays 3:40 – 4:40 PM
March 2nd – April 27th
No Class 4/13

Dinosaur Discovery Grades K – 2 – Thursdays 3:40 PM – 4:40 PM
March 2nd – April 27th
No Class 4/13

Hablo Espanol! For Grades K – 2 – Tuesdays 3:40 PM – 4:40 PM
February 28th – April 25th
No Class 4/11

Lego Builder’s Challenge Club – K – 4 – Wednesdays 3:40 PM – 4:40 PM
>March 2nd – April 27th

Newspaper Club for Grades 4th – 6th – Wednesdays 3:40 – 4:40 PM
March 1st – April 26th
No Class 4/12

STEAM for Grades 1st – 6th – Tuesdays 3:40 – 4:40 PM
February 28th – April 25th
No Class 4/11

Whiz Kids for Grades K – 2 – Wednesdays 3:40 – 4:40 PM
March 1st – April 26th
No Class 4/12


Class Descriptions

Chess – Grades K – 6

Chess is taught by experienced Silver Knights instructors using curriculum developed by National Masters.  Each weekly session is a mix of learning and play.  Playing chess is a great way to develop a child’s critical thinking skills, sportsmanship, and patience – all while having fun!

Cooking Club –  Grades 2 – 6

If you love to cook and would love to sharpen your cooking skills, come cook with Ms. King and Mrs. Meletti.   Learn how to make healthy, kid-friendly food items with minimal calling, create a recipe book filled with recipes to share with your family, and enjoy delicious food made by you!  The recipes you will create will be different from previous cooking clubs offered.

Cool & Calm Kids Club  – Grades 2 – 6

Do you like to relax and unwind after a busy school day? Join Mrs. Powers for a mix of fun activities using art, music, mindfulness, writing, and other forms of creative expression that will give students a chance to calm their minds and build useful resiliency skills. This club gives kids a fun way to recharge and explore an array of positive strategies to decompress.

Dinosaur Discovery –  Grades K – 2

Take an adventure back to the Jurassic Era where we will learn about dinosaurs who roomed the Earth millions of years ago.  Uncover fascination facts, build a dinosaur replica and has an archaeological dig as you explore your paleontological skills.  In Dinosaur Discovery, you will become a paleontologist faster than Ornithomimids ran from a T-Rex!

Hablo Espanol! Grades K – 2

Ever wondered how to say your favorite words in Spanish?  Join us for a journey to be introduced to the basics of the second most spoken language in the world through an innovative, dual language , thematic approach with games, stories, songs, and art.   Children participating in this class will be exposed to the following Spanish concepts: colors, body parts, numbers, family members, and common phrases.   This second session will consist of new lesson plans to appeal to both new and returning students.

Lego Builder’s Challenge Club Grades K – 4

Do you love building with Legos?  Then this is the club for you!  Come build with us each week as we take on Lego challenges such a building a catapult to launch a marshmallow, building horizontal towers off the table, building marble runs, and so much more!  Using only classic Legos and some special pieces, we will take on new and different challenges each week.  Be prepared to think, build, and have fun!

Newspaper Club – Grades 4 – 6

Get it hot off the press!   Come create a VES newspaper with Ms. Choi!  Students will enjoy this exciting  class as they create authentic newspaper stories.   As they are transformed into reporters and editors, the students will be able to publish their own newspaper.

Run Club – Grades 2 – 6

Come train for a 5K with Mr. Sid and Mrs. Condley before school!  Training will focus mainly on running skills and building endurance as well as some strength and agility training.

STEAM – Grades 1 – 6

Ms. King and Mrs. Condley are calling all curious minds!  In our STEAM camp “work space”, we will be combining our skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to discover and create hands-on projects and experiments.  All STEAM explorers will work in teams to work cooperatively and learn together in this challenging and creative environment.

Sunrise Yoga – Grades 2 – 6

Yoga is a great mind and body workout.  Sunrise yoga will focus on strength, balance, and positivity before the school day begins.  Come join Ms. Thomas to start your day off right!

Whiz Kids –  Grades K – 2

Join us on a science discovery mission!  We will explore the world of science through everyday objects, experiments and encounters.  This program will enhance STEM education philosophies with a big punch of fun.  Physics, biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and zoology will all be covered in the Whiz Kids program.


Cost of class includes material fees.

Q: Why are the class offerings so limited?
A: Due to space constraints at VES we are unable to offer vendor-run classes at this time. In an effor to continue to provide after school enrichment for our studetns, our teachers have graciously offered some fabulous classes for the children.
Q: Why can’t we use the library, cafeteria, gym, and band room?
A: FCPS does not allow vendors to utilize teacher classrooms which limits the rooms we are able to use. The cafeteria and gym is used by SACC after school therefore is not available. The library is used for various meetings after school. The band room does not have desks.

If you have any questions please contact

Please do not contact this email address with new class offerings or vendor solicitations at this time.