Updated 8/30/14
by Kellie Whittaker




Enrichment Classes at Malcolm X School
PTA and X–Plus Sponsored After-School Classes

If you are looking...
... for before-school child care, see the MX child care page.
... for after-school child care or tutoring, see the MX child care page.
... for after-school enrichment classes at MX, see below.
... for information on PTA vs. LEARNS after-school classes, see the very last paragraph.

**Fall 2014 PTA Class Information Coming Soon

After-School Class Information for Spring 2014:

Spring 2014: Important dates (Please Read)
Spring 2014: After-School Class Procedures and Policies (Please Read)
Spring 2014: Class descriptions (all grades, K-5)
Spring 2014: Class schedule (all grades, K-5)

For more info on PTA after-school classes, contact Vicki Davis at vicki.davis@mxpta.org, or (510) 734-4385.

Fee-based enrichment classes in a variety of areas are taught by community instructors. Classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Malcolm X, in the afternoons.

Spring session begins Monday, March 3, 2014 and runs through Friday, May 16, 2014.

Kindergarteners can sign up for classes like Circus Arts, Fairy Tales Dance, Ceramics, Building Imagination, Capoeira, Origami Fun, Artchitecture LEGOs, TOYology, and Take Me to the Improv! First through fifth graders have many of the above classes plus Stage Combat and Chess. For 2nd-5th graders, there is also Ultimate Frisbee and FLIGHT, and 3rd-5th graders can take Glass Art.

All classes are taught one day a week by community instructors at MX, immediately after the regular school day ends. On Mondays and Fridays, Kindergarten classes run from 1:30-2:20 and grades 1-5 run from 2:30-3:20. On Wednesdays, all classes run from 1:30 to 2:30. Please note that FLIGHT! runs LONGER – from 1:30 to 2:45 on Wednesdays.

Class prices generally range from $120-$220 per child per class (between $14 - $22 per class meeting); some scholarships are available. Your child can attend these classes and still participate in LEARNS (X-Plus) or BEARS on-site afterschool care.

Scholarships are provided on a first-come/first-served basis, with a limit of ONE scholarship per student. If you sign your child up for more than one class this session, the scholarship will be available ONLY for the least expensive class. To apply for a scholarship, check the box on the class registration form and pay the minimum fee of $30. If you can afford to pay more, but not up to the full cost of the class, please write your check for the amount you can reasonably afford.

Instructions for the Spring session: Class Descriptions are available here.
Make sure to return your form and check(s) to the MX school office by the lottery deadline: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm. Checks (NO CASH) made out to "Malcolm X PTA" should be for the amount of each class. The lottery will be conducted on Wednesday, February 19 or soon after. The last day to register if you miss the lottery will be Monday, February 24. Class lists will be posted by Thursday, February 27, in the MX school office and on the PTA bulletin board, and each classroom will receive a list for students in that class.

IF YOUR CHILD IS IN LEARNS (formerly called X-Plus), note that PTA enrichment classes are DIFFERENT from those provided by LEARNS. There is no additional cost for the LEARNS enrichment classes. Kindergartners can take both a PTA and a LEARNS class on Mondays and Fridays (PTA classes are 1:30 to 2:20, LEARNS classes are 2:30 to 3:30). For grades 1-5 the class times overlap, so you must choose one or the other on days both are offered. LEARNS classes are Mondays and Fridays for kindergarteners and grades 1-3, and Wednesdays and Fridays for grades 4-5. Please call Kathleen Russell at (510) 883-6149 if you have questions about LEARNS classes.