South Bay Enrichment Programs

Our enrichment programs build a brighter future for people with special needs and provide them with fun and enriching learning opportunities. All programs are coordinated by volunteers/parents and run by caring professionals. Classes are affordable at $5-$15/hour. For all FCSN non-members, there is an additional $25 per person per program per session fee. To become a member, please CLICKor contact administration@fcsn1996.org for more information.

Please contact the local program coordinator directly through email/phone for registration information and further details.


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2023 Fall Basketball Class

 

Description:  

This basketball class is led by an experienced high school volunteer. It will be held at Campbell Community Center Gym. Students will be taught the basic basketball skills, techniques and get to practice game playing. There are a total of 10 sessions on Sundays.

Students shall bring their own basketballs to the class and the parents should stay near the basketball court in case any help is needed.

Age: 13 or older

Capacity: 18

Cost: $120

Date and Time: Sundays 12:45pm – 2:15pm on 9/17/23, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8,10/15,10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19

Where: Campbell Community Center Gym

Contact: Christine Huynh | christine.huynh66@gmail.com


2024 Spring SB Percussion Workshops

Description:  

This course is a social recreational program for students who either have experience playing marimba or are simply interested in percussion instruments. Students will learn how to play music in a group and develop lasting friendships with each other and with the volunteers.
Group 1: for students with experience playing marimba to improve their musicianship
Group 2: for beginners who have interest in music and want to improve social skills
There will be a talent showcase at the end of the program for both students and volunteers.
Special Note: Students, please bring your own mallets and music stand.
Capacity: 10 for each group
When: Sunday 3:30 – 4:30pm on 2/04/24, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/03, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/14, 4/21, 5/19, 5/26
Where: FCSN South Bay center
Who: 14 or older (Please contact the coordinators if you have a younger kid who is interested)
Cost: $180 for 12 workshops
Contact: Yvette Ying yingxi98@gmail.com or Sufen Wu sufen888@gmail.com

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2024 Spring – SB Vocal Dance class

Description:
This is singing and dancing class is a in-person class at FCSN South Bay center.  This class provides students to learn to sing and dance together.  The students will be divided into small groups to sing and dance for 25-30 minutes each.  It is a great opportunity to social and enjoy music with other students and young but talented teachers.
Location: FCSN South Bay center
Dates: 2/25/24, 3/3, 3/103/173/24, 4/7, 4/144/215/125/19/24
Time: Sundays 5-6pm
Fee: $100
Maximum students: 28
Contact: ting.chien@yahoo.com

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2023 Fall – Science Workshops

Our class will use hands-on experiments, discussions, and games to make sure that students learn in a fun and interesting way. Some of the experiments we plan to perform and explore this fall are:

– Sticky Ice

– DIY Compass

– Charcoal Snake

Science for the Bay is a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing interactive science-based education to the next generation and to under-developed areas around the world. Children do not effectively learn through memorization and lectures and that’s why we present a new method that makes learning both fun and beneficial at the same time.

Age: 6 and above

Capacity: 10

Where: FCSN South Bay center

Date and Time: Saturdays 1-2pm on 9/23 – 11/11/23

Tuition: $80

Contact:  Yvette Ying  l yingxi98@gmail.com

 


2023 Fall Abacus Program

Descriptions:

Abacus improves speed and accuracy in calculations, enhances brain development, sharpens observations, and improves concentration and focus.  Our goal is to teach abacus and how to use it in everyday.  To find out more benefits on the program , please refer to http://www.jinsabacus.com/faq/

Class Schedule: 9/10/23 , 9/24 , 10/8 , 10/22 , 11/5 , 11/19 , 12/3 , 12/17/23

Requirements: Able to read/write numbers and sit for 20 minutes

Maximum Participants: 8 ( All ages)  –  1:1 youth helper will be assigned to assist our students.

Time: Sundays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Location: Jin’s Mental Arithmetic Academy – 許老師心算中心

(2nd Floor) 1135 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129

NOTE: This is NOT at the FCSN SB Center.

Tuition: $96

Things needed for the class:

  1. Abacus ( we will provide abacus for class use or you can purchase one at Daiso if you want to use your own)
  2. Please bring your own pencils and erasers.

*No makeup or refund for the missed class*

Contact: Sammi Hsu (abacus.soroban.learning@gmail.com) if you have any questions

FCSN Coordinator:  Sue Lin ( suju10@hotmail.com)

 


Fiber Arts (Knitting and Crocheting)

Description for the Beginner class (2pm-3pm):

The Fiber Arts Beginner Class allows students to create fun crafts and develop their fine motor skills. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to learn basic knitting and crochet and work on projects such as bookmarks, accessories, plush toys, and more. The class focuses heavily on personal expression and creativity, and students are free to come up with their own designs and colors after learning the fundamentals of each craft. They can feel the joy of watching their work come to life, and may even develop a lifelong hobby outside of the classroom. Open to all students over the age of 12 and who are able to use sharp objects.

Description for the Advanced class (3:15pm-4:15pm):

The Fiber Arts Advanced Class allows students to create fun crafts and develop their fine motor skills. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to learn more complicated knitting and crochet techniques and work on projects such as bookmarks, accessories, plush toys, and more. The class focuses heavily on personal expression and creativity, and students are free to come up with their own designs and colors after learning the fundamentals of each craft. They can feel the joy of watching their work come to life, and may even develop a lifelong hobby outside of the classroom. This class is great for students with some prior knitting or crochet knowledge, since we will try to go more in depth with the technical skills and attempt complex projects. We highly recommend students who took the summer semester of the Fiber Arts Class to join.

Teacher descriptions:

Helen Gu is a high school student at The Harker School. She enjoys knitting in her free time and likes to make gifts for her friends and family. Aside from that, she enjoys crafts like embroidery, jewelry making, and occasionally sewing.

Erika Wang is a high school student at The Harker School. She has been an avid crocheter for the past 4 years and has created small blankets, scarves, and small stuffed animals (called amigurumi) such as bees, mice, frogs, and more.

Dates for both classes: Sundays 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19

Capacity: 10 for each class

Cost: $80 

Pay by Zelle, Venmo, Paypal  Pay@fcsn1996.org Check, Cash

To register contact:  Yvette Ying  l yingxi98@gmail.com


2023 Fall Art Class

Description:  

Teachers and youth volunteers from Ruyee Teens Connect ( https://ruyee.org/) are offering in person art classes for our kids. They offered fall class during 2022 as well as spring 2023 and they are coming back for the summer-fall class, 2023.

Summer-fall projects are still in planning
Age: 13 or older who can sit thru 1+ hour of art activities
Capacity: 12
Tuition: $80 + $30 material fee
Class date: 8/12, 19; 9/9, 23; 10/7, 21; 11/11; 12/16
Class time: 1:00-2:15pm

Contact: Jacqueline Yu (jackiesyu@hotmail.com)


 

2024 Spring Lego Class by Alphabots

Description:  

The teachers from Alphabots (https://www.alphabots4all.org) are returning this spring to teach another in-person fun Lego session to FCSN students at South Bay center. All levels are welcome.

Students will learn building and programming skills using the LEGO WeDo 2.0 system. The lego kits will be provided in class. Students are asked to bring an electronic device (e.g. ipad, laptop) to every class.

Capacity: 8
Time and Date: Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm on 3/02, 3/09, 3/16, 3/23, 4/06, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Cost: $100
Age: anyone 6 years or older
Contact: Yvette Ying <yingxi98@gmail.com>

CLICK to register

 


WeDo Lego class by VCHS

In this class, students will be introduced to robotics through the basics of programming and engineering design. We will cover topics such as block code, sensors, and mechanical design. Students will build and program their own personal robots through guided instruction. Instructors will also help the students to participate in their own personal exploration by adding arms or programming functionalities.

Not only will students gain knowledge in robotics, but hands-on learning will help them improve
their fine motor skills and inquiry-based thinking skills.

The teachers are students from Valley Christian High School. Some of them have volunteered
at FCSN previously. Their mission is to help children with special needs access equitable learning
opportunities, especially in STEM education.

Please note because this is an in-person class,

Age: 6 and above
Capacity: 8
Date and Time:
Tuition:                (Lego kits will be provided in class.)
Contact:   Yvette Ying  l yingxi98@gmail.com


Cooking Class with Lin

Age: 18 or older who will benefit from learning how to cook

Description:Cooking is an essential life skill that can bring joy, comfort, and nourishment to our lives. Whether you’re an experienced home cook or a beginner, joining this cooking class can be a great way to improve your skills, learn new techniques, and meet new people.

The teacher, Lin, has designed the curriculum so all students will learn how to make and eat a balance meal. The students, with helper if needed, will work on different menu for each class. Students will take turns to read the instructions regarding the steps to make the meal, and then follow the instructions to make the delicious food. When finished cooking, they will sit together to enjoy the meal together.

Capacity: 12
Tuition: $200
Class date: 8/12, 19; 9/9, 23; 10/7, 21; 11/11; 12/16/2023
Class time: 11:15-12:15pm or 12:45-1:45pm

Contact: Jacqueline Yu (jackiesyu@hotmail.com). If you are new to this class, please contact jackiesyu@hotmail.com before registering for the class