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Enrichment Programs are after-school activities designed to give students the opportunity to try new things and explore and develop interests outside of the classroom.

Newcastle Enrichment Classes - Fall 2021
Space is limited! Contact the school office to sign-up!
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Enrichment classes will be a blend of students and grade levels. In order to reduce the potential spread of COVID and subsequent quarantine of multiple students/grade levels, we are going to add additional precautions for participation in the enrichment classes. Our goal is to provide outstanding programs while keeping everyone safe. We look forward to adjusting our requirements as COVID cases decline in our area.

COVID guidelines for participation in all enrichment classes:

  • Handwashing before and after activities
  • Masks - inside and outside
  • Social distancing as much as feasible
  • Hold classes outside as much as feasible

Bee-Bot Robotics - grades 1 & 2
Thursdays 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
2:40 - 3:30 pm with Mrs. Bales in room 205
Limit 12 students. Suggested donation is $15Bee-Bots help to teach students the fundamentals of computational thinking. The small robot can remember up to 40 programmable commands. They allow students to create, explore, and problem-solve.

Lego Robotics - grades 6-8 – Session 1
Mondays 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
1:45 – 3:30 pm with Mr. Beauchamp in room 205
Limit – 12 students. Suggested donation is $40Using Lego Spike robotics kits, students collaboratively build and program various robots to perform a variety of tasks. This class will spark student’s creativity and build logic and problem-solving skills. 

Gardening with the 4-H - grades 3-5
Thursdays 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
2:40 - 3:30 pm with 4-H Advisor Rita Palmer at the garden on the lower campus
Limit 12 students. Suggested donation $30Students will design a garden with edible veggies that they will harvest. Students will also learn about soil, composting, and pest management. 


Multimedia Arts & Crafts - grades 3-5Tuesdays 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
2:40 - 3:30 pm with Mrs. Hansen in room 205
Limit 12 students. Suggested donation $25
Students will use multimedia art materials to create a variety of projects. Fabric, felt, oil pastels, acrylics, ribbon, glitter will be used. Bring your creativity and imagination and let’s have fun! 


Gold Country Chess Club - grades 1-8 Most sessions are virtual with some in-person events. This club has no limit to the number of students. This club has no suggested donation1st in-person play is September 16th, 4:45 f- 5:45 in room 601. Bring your chess set and play other students from around the Auburn and Newcastle area. Click Here for flyer

*Note, suggested donations allow us to keep our programs funded so that we can provide more experiences for our students. You can request a scholarship by contacting Mrs. Giove.