After-School Specialty Programs

  • What are Specialties classes?


    A variety of fee based after-school classes called "Specialties" are offered to ALL students during 3 -twelve week sessions throughout the school year. Your child does not have to be enrolled in the After School Care program to participate!


    Specialty classes meet twice a week, either M/W or T/Th.  Students in grades K-2 may select Specialties during 3:00-4:15 pm. Students in grades 3-5 may select classes from 3:00-4:15 pm and/or 4:15-5:30 pm. Sign-up occurs just before each session begins.  In the event class registration exceeds space, a lottery will be held for those spaces.  


    Specialties change during the school year and vary by grade level.

    Due date for Session 1 is August 26th, 2021


    Ready to sign up?  Click Specialties Sign Up Form to register.  In order to complete your registration, payment must be brought to Roberts the following business day.  Checks or Money Orders are accepted and made payable to Roberts Elementary.  Please make sure your child’s name is in the memo portion.


    Questions?  Please contact Marla Niksch or Bernadette Lockett at

  • Session 2 Specialties Descriptions

     K – 2nd Grade Specialties (3:00 – 4:15)

    • Meet the Masters art class– Art history explored through hands-on experiences through different mediums. Students will learn about famous artists and the history of their techniques.
    • Fun Fitnessinteractive sports games that enhance students physical wellness and promote teamwork.
    • Art of the World– Explore cultures all over the world and their crafts. Inspired by classic corn husk dolls, American Kachina, Japanese Edo, and various African cultures. Examine how European artists use light and nature.
    • Dance – a mixture of assorted styles of dance and creative movement
    • JumpBunch - Introduces children to a wide range of activities in a fun, positive manner and encourages healthy habits, improved coordination, and confidence through physical fitness.
    • Chess BeginnerStudents will learn the basics of chess.
    • Chess Intermediate For students who already know the basics and want to learn strategies to improve their play.
    • Hamp’s Camp Football– American football (non-tackle) taught by an ex-NFL player.

    3rd – 5th Grade Specialties (3:00 – 4:15 and 4:15 – 5:30)

    • Pastels Drawing – Learn the techniques of using pastels for drawing
    • Chess– Students will learn the basics of chess or expand their skills and have the chance to compete in various tournaments.
    • Crocheting – Learn to crochet or expand your skills with Ms. Sofia!
    • Filmmaking - Students will learn how to edit, write scripts, & produce their own movie, using light painting, green screening, stop motion and time lapse.
    • Guitar– Students will learn basic guitar chords and songs.
    • Hamp’s Camp Football– American football (non-tackle) taught by an ex-NFL player.
    • Karate - tones the body, develops coordination, quickens reflexes, and builds stamina.
    • Photography– Students learn camera and photography principles, including composition and framing. They will create a final project incorporating their own images and text, which culminates with their work being displayed at FotoFinish/Fotofest in May, a professional exhibition of student work. Cameras provided.
    • Robotics– Students will design and build programmable robotic mechanisms with Lego Mindstorms® education kits taught by American Robotics Academy
    • Artsy Science- Students can apply their creativity through fun experiments and scientific discoveries and will create different projects that will reflect their visualization of art
    • Special FX – the art of creating visual illusions

    • Fun Fitness interactive sports games that enhance students physical wellness and promote teamwork.
    • Stop Motion Animation – animation captured on camera one frame at a time to make an object appear to move.
    • Yearbook Design – Help design the Roberts Yearbook with Ms. Punch and Ms. Peng. Limit of 10 students. 

    Questions?  Please contact Marla Niksch at