Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.
Winter 2024 Enrichment Programs
** Registration is OPEN**
- Winter Enrichment Classes will begin the week of 1/8/24 and each class will run for 8 sessions. Chess club will run for 10 sessions.
- Enrichment classes will not be held on early dismissal days, no school days, or inclement weather days. Most providers have agreed to one make-up session in the event of a snow day.
Enrichment Registration: Click Here
Art Club Registration: Click Here
Kiddo Registration FAQs:
- Registration will take placed through our Third Party Vendor, Kiddo (with the exception of Art Club)
- Families must create an account in Kiddo prior to registration
- When you register for a class your registration will display as "Pending."
- Once a class reaches its minimum number of participants, the vendors will accept registrations in the order they are received. Your method of payment will not be charged until the class meets its minimum number of students and the vendor accepts your registration.
- Classes DO NOT display a live update with the number of available spots. Once a class reaches its maximum number of students the vendor WILL NOT accept any more registrations and the class will be removed from the Kiddo Registration page but it is not real time. If there is a class your student is interested in, please plan to register early. Vendors CANNOT exceed their maximum number of students.
- Each class has an assigned grade range. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these grade ranges.
- Once your registration is accepted and your method of payment is changed, there are NO REFUNDS.
- All classes are held on Westbriar campus and students are dismissed directly to afternoon enrichment at 4:05.
- Students will need to be picked up and signed out by a parent or guardian at 5:15pm if “PICK UP” is your dismissal choice.
- Parents/Guardians may select “WALK” as the dismissal preference if you want to allow your student to sign themselves out to leave. (Note: this option is not available for Kindergarten students)
Below is a schedule for our Winter enrichment classes. Those classes in BLUE meet in the morning before school and those in GRAY meet in the afternoon after school.
If you have any additional questions, please email Kristina Glines at @email
Winter Games (K-6)
Ultimate Magic (2-6)
Hip Hop (K-6)
Nothing but Net (4-6)
Coding with Fun (1-6)
Nothing but Net (K-3)
Chess Club (K-6)
Tiny Chefs (K-6)
Art Club (2-6)
Soccer Fitness (K-6)
Creative Writing (3-6)
Musical Theater (K-6)
Agility Training (K-6)
Minecraft Club (1-4)
Art Club: This club is offered by a not for profit group. The class will be taught by High School Students from Marshall High School. There will be adult supervision at all club meetings; however, instruction will come from the high school students. All volunteer adult supervisors will go through the same background check process as our for profit providers. As a result, this club is only charging a small fee to cover the cost of art supplies. Over the course of these 8 classes, students will creating multiple pieces of art and will then choose one work to display at an internal art show at the end of the program. Each class will be dedicated to develop techniques with a new material. The first two classes will be the basic foundation for the rest of the sessions; afterwards, students will be able to choose the medium of their final art piece for the showcase from the following options: Colored pencils - shading techniques, color layering; Ink - markers, brush pens, line art; Soft & oil pastels - blending techniques, complementary colors; Watercolor - brush techniques, layering (will last for more than one class in order to teach students proper techniques); Collages & mixed media - allows students to use their favorite previous materials to produce a larger piece. - Wednesday Afternoons, Grades 2-6
Chess Club (Magnus Chess Academy): We’ve taught 100,000 children to play including state & national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn a new skill and have FUN. Class time is divided between lessons and practice games. Lessons range from the basic rules to advanced tournament strategies. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments (in-person and online) outside of club time. This in-person club includes free online extras including weekly practice tournaments and an event with world champion Magnus Carlsen or Judit Polgar, the best female chess player of all time. All chess supplies provided. All skill levels are welcome. - Wednesday Afternoon, Grades K-6 (No class on 3/6)
Coding For Fun: This Stemtree’s Coding After School Program uses Scratch and teaches students the concepts of computer programming in a fun and interactive way, while developing their basic reasoning and problem-solving skills. We teach students how to create and develop computer programs (games, stories, etc.) instead of playing them. They will combine multimedia elements to create and share their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. Students will also create their own computer programs to implement computer games and combine multiple concepts taught throughout the program. It is important to note that children who attended our previous Stemtree camps or our after school program(s) will have different activities and continue learning new STEM concepts based on their prior work with us. – Tuesday Afternoons, Grades 1-6
Creative Writing: Creative Writing Club is baaack!!! Just in time to celebrate our 10-year anniversary since we started at Westbriar! Students will write stories with multi-dimensional characters, zany plots, and settings inspired by science fiction, fantasy, history, and reality. Each class is run by lead teachers and experienced teaching assistants. This way, students are able to brainstorm, share ideas, write, and revise in small groups. Each child gets personalized feedback in a supportive, constructive way. With very low student-teacher ratios, students will have fun and hone their writing skills (shhh-don't tell them about that last part) – Thursday Afternoons, Grades 3-6
Hip Hop: Does your child love to dance in the car or attempt break dancing in the kitchen? Then this might be the class for them! In this high energy hip hop dance class, students will learn the fundamentals of this increasingly popular dance form including break dancing, popping and locking, and freezes, as well as iconic hip hop movements including the cabbage patch, the wave, the snake, and more! Class emphasizes rhythm and style, personal expression, choreography, basic strengthening and conditioning, and having fun! Class culminates with an informal end of session in class parent show! - Monday Afternoon, Grades K-6
Minecraft Club: In each class students will learn to move, explore, and build within Minecraft. Then, we recreate real life structures while learning about architecture, physics, and circuitry. By the end, students will use their knowledge to make projects on their own. Friday Afternoon, Grades 1-4.
Mudskippers Pottery: Join Mudskippers Pottery! Come get your hands dirty as we explore all things in the world of pottery with stoneware clay, fired bisqueware and modeling clay. Each session our students explore new projects and artworks. Come on and see how much fun it is to get muddy! - Tuesday Afternoons, Grades K-6
Musical Theater: Students are introduced to the main components of musical theatre including voice, acting, basic music theory, and dance technique (typically musical theatre jazz/broadway style and/or hip hop.) Learn choreography and staging basics while utilizing props, role playing, and imagination to aid in personal expression and creativity! Students learn and collaborate on mini musical routines from both old school Broadway shows like Cats & Lion King to more contemporary productions and shows like Hamilton, Fresh Beat Band, Annie, and more! - Friday Afternoons, Grades K-6
Nothing But Net: This basketball class will focus on learning dribble moves like the crossover, behind the back and hesitation. We will also learn how to shoot layups, mid-range and foul shots. The students will play full court games each class and learn how to play team defense and move without the ball. Each class will end with a fun group game like dodgeball, or skittles. - Monday Mornings, Grades 4-6; Wednesday Mornings, Grades K-3
Robotics: All facets of our life are affected by engineering -- genetic, civil, software -- just to name a few. To be successful in the field of engineering, creative problem-solving abilities are a must. Robo-Fun uses the wonder and genius of robots to inspire students to learn engineering, apply their knowledge and skills of basic science, model construction, computer programming, and problem solving to explore STEM concepts. This program utilizes instructional time, assessments, and hands-on activities to reinforce key concepts and improve problem-solving skills while having fun. Robo-Fun is both a perfect introduction to the world of robotics for younger students and an opportunity to expand the knowledge base of older students. It is important to note that children who attended our previous Stemtree camps or our after school program(s) will have different activities and continue learning new STEM concepts based on their prior work with us. - Thursday Afternoons; Grades 1-6
Soccer / Fitness Class: The Youth Soccer & Fitness class goes over the fundamentals of soccer and at the same time enhances the children's physical activity. Children will explore their natural disposition for having a spontaneous joyful approach to soccer while also maintaining their fitness levels at a high. Classes are for K-6th grade and focus on coordination, self esteem building and improving overall fitness levels. Even at these early age groups one can recognize individual talents and work towards letting them shine! - Thursday Afternoons, Grades K-6
Soccer Sports Agility Class: Presented by the Brazilian soccer School, The focus of this class is helping students K-6 in mastering the technical skills needed in the game of soccer. The focus is to ensure our players are two-footed, and quick in movement and decision making, we also continue to develop their spatial awareness and ability to change the tempo and direction of the game. We incorporate the principles of teamwork into the training and adopt multiple systems of play. They attain all these skills through exciting drills and practice scrimmages. - Friday Afternoons, Grades K-6 (No class on 1/19)
Tiny Chefs – Cooking Around the World: It is said that if you want to learn about a country you should start with the food. So, during this enrichment course our Tiny Chefs will learn how to create the cuisines of multiple countries. We will be cooking up some of the fabulous flavors of Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, Mexican & French foods and learning about some of the cooking techniques & ingredients that make them unique. Come join us as we expand our world and our palates! – Wednesday Afternoons, Grades K-6
Ultimate Magic: Winter session is 100% new material! The Purple Wand Class of Magic will teach your kids how to read minds, restore broken items, make money appear, predict the future and more! 8 - Individual, interactive and amazing classes! Over $75.00 worth of materials included with your tuition. We focus on magic, fun and learning. The magic makes the fun happen; the fun makes the learning easy. The Ultimate Magic Academy provides extraordinary fun that makes great kids appear! - Monday Afternoons, Grades 2-6
Winter Games: Beat the Winter Blues when its Frosty and cold out! Join in on our Winter Games Class presented by The Brazilian Soccer school on a fun class filled with elating athletic games for our youth group K-6. Kids will be presented with indoor flag football, obstacle courses, badminton, and Hockey etc. They will also be doing warm-ups with Coach to keep their bodies moving and active during our winter season!!! - Monday Afternoons, Grades, K-6
Yoga: Yoga Pretzels is a great way for budding yogis to increase flexibility and improve focus and concentration, while having fun and meeting new friends. Our classes are a wonderful way to unplug and experience movement and also learn mindfulness practices. Students will learn to develop strong bodies, healthy minds, and build their confidence. Yoga Pretzels will help kids to take their practices off the mat and into the classroom and beyond. Students should bring a yoga mat or large towel to class. – Tuesday Afternoons, Grades 3-6
NOTE: We never want cost to inhibit any student from participating in our programs. Some of our providers will be offering scholarships for students on free and reduced lunch. Please reach out to Ms. Tam for more information.
Contact Enrichment Program Coordinator Kristina Glines at @email with any questions or for clarifications.