Community Classes are learning opportunities open to both TLA students and school-aged children from other schools. These classes are less than a full course; whereas a course meets the standards set out by the provincial curriculum such as what TLA currently offers via our Blended and Online systems (ie Online Humanities 8), Community Classes could be as short as a one-day, one-hour long instructional offering on dissecting a cow’s eye, or it could be a weekly writing workshop that lasts for three months.

If you have questions about any of the programs being offered please direct them to Melissa Friesen (mfriesen@schoolathome.ca). Please note that in order for these classes to run there is a minimum number of students required. Each class has a different limit on spaces available so be sure to register early to secure your child’s spot!

Click on a class to see details on time, location, and a link to the sign up forms.

Folding circles workshop (Gr. 2-9) Online

The circle is not a flat disc. Instead, it’s a compressed sphere. If we think...

Folding circles workshop (Gr. 2-9) Online

The circle is not a flat disc. Instead, it’s a compressed sphere. If we think of it like that, we can actually begin to obtain back all the lost information by folding the circle back into three dimensions. In this fun and dynamic workshop, kids will create, from simple paper circles, all the Platonic solids (out of which we find all of nature composed), and other fascinating fun shapes that they play with at home. Parent help is recommended for younger children to help with folding.

Students will need to purchase paper plates like the one in this link. One place to find these plates is on Amazon.

Teacher

Darren Stoltz

Session Dates and Times

10:30-11:30 am weekly Oct. 3 - Nov. 12 (Thursdays)

Age Range

Grade 2 to Grade 9

Location

Online

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Ozobots (Gr. 2-8) Abbotsford

Interested in robotics, programming, and computational thinking? Check out TLA’s new Ozobots, and learn how...

Ozobots (Gr. 2-8) Abbotsford

Interested in robotics, programming, and computational thinking? Check out TLA’s new Ozobots, and learn how to program with them using colours! This two-hour class will be an introduction to Ozobots. We’ll be working with the small wheeled robots (about 3 cm high) and learning to program them with various colour codes on paper. No technology will be used besides robots. Future classes will be held on more advanced programming for Ozobots using apps and devices.

Teacher

Gabe Linder

Session Dates and Times

10:30-12:30 pm Nov. 13

Age Range

Grade 2 to Grade 8

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$12

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Aquatic Life (Gr. 1-6)

Students will explore emotional awareness and self-regulation through the relaxation book series by Lori Lite...

Aquatic Life (Gr. 1-6)

Students will explore emotional awareness and self-regulation through the relaxation book series by Lori Lite that features ocean animals as the main characters. The themes in the stories will be expanded upon through mindfulness activities and games, instrument play, dance, crafts, as well as science and humanities activities.

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

9:00-11:00 Thursdays from Sept. 26th - Nov. 14th

Age Range

Grade 1 to Grade 6

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$80

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Meet the Masters Classes (K-9) Vanderhoof

TLA teacher Jen Duncan will be teaching art classes using the program Meet the Masters....

Meet the Masters Classes (K-9) Vanderhoof

TLA teacher Jen Duncan will be teaching art classes using the program Meet the Masters. Students will study various artists and create art projects in the style they learn.

October 3, 2019 – Wood
October 10, 2019 – Lautrec
October 17, 2019 – Escher
October 31, 2019 – Rembrandt
November 7, 2019 – Miro
November 14, 2019 – Klee

Teacher

Jen Duncan

Session Dates and Times

1:00-3:00 pm on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Age Range

Kindergarten to Grade 9

Location

Vanderhoof, YMCA Arts Wing

Tuition

$30

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Basic Writing and Grammar for Hesitant Writers (Gr. 3-5) Online

These workshops will use humour, dialogue, modelling, and guided practice to teach basic grammar and...

Basic Writing and Grammar for Hesitant Writers (Gr. 3-5) Online

These workshops will use humour, dialogue, modelling, and guided practice to teach basic grammar and writing skills. Students will also have the opportunity to explore voice-to-text technology if needed to increase written output. Sessions will use RingCentral & will be recorded. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1499010449

Teacher

Steve Borley

Session Dates and Times

2:00-2:45 pm weekly from Oct. 16-Nov. 20 (Wednesdays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 5

Location

Online

Tuition

$30

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Basic Writing and Grammar for Hesitant Writers (Gr. 6-9) Online

These workshops will use humour, dialogue, modelling, and guided practice to teach basic grammar and...

Basic Writing and Grammar for Hesitant Writers (Gr. 6-9) Online

These workshops will use humour, dialogue, modelling, and guided practice to teach basic grammar and writing skills. Students will also have the opportunity to explore voice-to-text technology if needed to increase written output. Sessions will use RingCentral & will be recorded. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1499010449

Teacher

Steve Borley

Session Dates and Times

3:00-3:45 pm weekly from Oct. 16-Nov. 20 (Wednesdays)

Age Range

Grade 6 to Grade 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$30

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Mystery Science & Games (all ages) Prince George

Join TLA teacher Amy Wilkinson for a Mystery Science activity and group games in the...

Mystery Science & Games (all ages) Prince George

Join TLA teacher Amy Wilkinson for a Mystery Science activity and group games in the gym at Lasalle Family Resource Center!

Teacher

Amy Wilkinson

Session Dates and Times

Wed Nov 13th 11:00-2:00 pm & Wed Nov 27th 11:00-2:00 pm

Age Range

All ages

Location

Lasalle Family Resource Center

Tuition

$15

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Stories and Crafts (Gr. 3-5) Surrey

Come read wonderful stories and make some great crafts. This class will be taught by...

Stories and Crafts (Gr. 3-5) Surrey

Come read wonderful stories and make some great crafts. This class will be taught by TLA teacher Christina Shyong.

Teacher

Christina Shyong

Session Dates and Times

11:15-12:15 pm on Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Fridays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 5

Location

Surrey, TLA Hawthorne

Tuition

$50

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Art Splash (Gr. 1-5)

In this fun art class, we’ll be creating art using various art mediums such as...

Art Splash (Gr. 1-5)

In this fun art class, we’ll be creating art using various art mediums such as watercolour paints, graphite pencils, charcoal pencils, acrylic paint, construction paper, and air dry clay! You’ll learn about colour, the colour wheel and drawing and painting techniques. There are many ways to create art so let’s have fun!

Teacher

Mylene Dayrit-Kubicek

Session Dates and Times

10:15-11:30 am on Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9 (Mondays)

Age Range

Grade 1 - Grade 5

Location

Surrey, TLA Main Office

Tuition

$50

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Textured Painting (Gr. 1-5) Surrey

Learn various drawing and painting techniques by creating different animal or nature scenes with acrylic...

Textured Painting (Gr. 1-5) Surrey

Learn various drawing and painting techniques by creating different animal or nature scenes with acrylic and watercolour paints. You’ll learn how to use materials such as foam sheets, plastic wrap, sponges, tissues and salt to create bumps and grooves (texture) in your paintings.

Teacher

Mylene Dayrit-Kubicek

Session Dates and Times

1:15-2:30pm on Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9 (Mondays)

Age Range

Grade 1 - Grade 5

Location

Surrey, TLA Main Office

Tuition

$50

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3D Printing Basics (Gr. 7-12) Surrey

Learn the basics of 3D printing with TLA’s new 3D printers. The primary focus will...

3D Printing Basics (Gr. 7-12) Surrey

Learn the basics of 3D printing with TLA’s new 3D printers. The primary focus will be on learning the basic elements of 3D design using Blender and then learning the basics of 3D printing by actually printing some of the simple models we develop. Students who are able to are encouraged to bring their own laptops with Blender pre-installed – laptops with Blender will also be supplied for students who need them.

Teacher

Edward Hewlett

Session Dates and Times

1:00-2:30 pm on Nov. 4,18, 25, Dec. 2 (Mondays)

Age Range

Grade 7 to Grade 12

Location

Surrey, TLA Hawthorne

Tuition

$50

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Gingerbread structures & Christmas music (all ages) Prince George

Gingerbread structures & Christmas music (all ages) Prince George

Teacher

Amy Wilkinson

Session Dates and Times

Saturday Dec. 7th 6:00-9:00 pm

Age Range

All ages

Location

St. Giles Church

Tuition

$5

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Christmas Activities (All ages) Prince George

Christmas Activities (All ages) Prince George

Teacher

Amy Wilkinson

Session Dates and Times

Wednesday, Dec. 18th

Age Range

All ages

Location

Lasalle Family Resource Centre, Classroom 11-1

Tuition

$10

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Exploring Our Community and Country (K-2) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world...

Exploring Our Community and Country (K-2) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. We participate in a variety of activities in order to practice communication, thinking and social responsibility skills. (Core Competency focus: positive personal & cultural identity)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 (Wednesdays)

Age Range

Kindergarten to Grade 2

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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Meet the Masters Art (Gr. 4+) Prince George

Meet the Masters Art (Gr. 4+) Prince George

Teacher

Amy Wilkinson

Session Dates and Times

Wednesdays Jan 15. Jan 22. Jan 29 from 11:00-2 :00 pm

Age Range

Grade 4 and up

Location

Lasalle Family Resource Center

Tuition

$30

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Story to Script (Gr. 5-8) Abbotsford

In December, students will analyze stories and convert one from a storybook to a script...

Story to Script (Gr. 5-8) Abbotsford

In December, students will analyze stories and convert one from a storybook to a script suitable for a stage play. In January, students will create their own original script. Students will have the opportunity to do a dramatic reading of all the scripts on the last day.

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Thursdays 12:00-1:30: Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 9, 16, 30 (note: no class Jan 23rd)

Age Range

Grade 5 to Grade 8

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$50

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Story to Script (Gr. 9-12) Abbotsford

In December, students will analyze stories and convert one from a storybook to a script...

Story to Script (Gr. 9-12) Abbotsford

In December, students will analyze stories and convert one from a storybook to a script suitable for a stage play. In January, students will create their own original script. Students will have the opportunity to do a dramatic reading of all the scripts on the last day.

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Thursdays 2:00-3:30: Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 9, 16, 30 (note: no class Jan 23rd)

Age Range

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$50

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Biomes (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world climates and terrains. The daily themes will be expanded through stories,...

Biomes (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world climates and terrains. The daily themes will be expanded through stories, activities, instrument play, dance, crafts, as well as science and humanities activities.

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

9:00-11:00 am on Thursdays from Dec 5th - Feb 13th *No class Jan. 23rd*

Age Range

Gr. 1 - 6

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$80

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Exploring Our Community and Country (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world...

Exploring Our Community and Country (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. We participate in a variety of activities in order to practice communication, thinking and social responsibility skills. (Core Competency focus: positive personal & cultural identity)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14 (Fridays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 7

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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Going Green (K-2) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world...

Going Green (K-2) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. We participate in a variety of activities in order to practice communication, thinking and social responsibility skills. (Core Competency focus: social responsibility)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 (Wednesdays)

Age Range

Kindergarten to Grade 2

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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God’s Story: Discover Your Part in God’s Supernatural Plan Youth Series by Doug Overmyer (Gr. 7-12) Online

Come join TLA teacher Darren Stoltz online to explore questions from the Bible. Darren comes...

God’s Story: Discover Your Part in God’s Supernatural Plan Youth Series by Doug Overmyer (Gr. 7-12) Online

Come join TLA teacher Darren Stoltz online to explore questions from the Bible. Darren comes from a Protestant, Evangelical background.

The study will look at: Why is there so much suffering? When viewed through the supernatural worldview of the Biblical writers, the Bible presents a coherent solution to this question, while inviting us to participate in God’s solution to ultimately set the world right again. This 7-part series is designed as a youth group curriculum primarily for high school students and older. It is appropriate for youth groups, homeschool groups, and environments where there’s a desire to understand your part in God’s supernatural plan. The series attempts to equip all Christian students with a mindset that makes sense of the world they live in, to make sense of hard questions in the Bible (such as why God would ask the Israelites to wipe out entire people groups), and to see the Bible as one unified cosmic story – move and counter-move between Yahweh and the Accuser, with humanity as the prize. Historical and mythological connections will be made that will meet BC learning competencies.

Geared towards grade 9-12, but interested gr7s and 8s are welcome. Parents and adults are most welcome and even requested. Lively discussions and active scripture reading will be frequent!

Study materials can be found at https://seerssee.com/gods-story-discover-your-part-in-gods-supernatural-plan/. A podcast with Doug Overmeyer explaining this course can be listened to here: https://www.vftb.net/?p=7984. Much of the theological groundwork can be located in Dr. Michael Heiser’s book The Unseen Realm.

Teacher

Darren Stoltz

Session Dates and Times

Thursdays at 2:00 pm, 12 week session: Jan. 9 - April 9, 2020 (no classes during Spring Break)

Age Range

Grade 7 to Grade 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$60/family

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Global Village (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world geography and culture through music, dance, and art. The daily regional...

Global Village (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world geography and culture through music, dance, and art. The daily regional themes will be expanded upon through stories, activities, instrument play, dance, crafts as well as humanities activities.

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

9:00-11:00 am on Thursdays from March 5th - May 7th (10-week session)

Age Range

Grade 1 to Grade 6

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$100

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Going Green (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world...

Going Green (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. We participate in a variety of activities in order to practice communication, thinking and social responsibility skills. (Core Competency focus: social responsibility)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Apr. 3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 (Fridays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 7

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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Spiritual Retreat Days (Gr 7-9) Abbotsford

Come for one or come for all! Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, March 6,...

Spiritual Retreat Days (Gr 7-9) Abbotsford

Come for one or come for all!

Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5

Students will participate in various spiritual practices including music, silent prayer, Lectio Divina, prayer walks, journaling, art, and promenade theatre. *Students will need to bring their own lunch.

AmandaEve Slattery has spent most of her life in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox congregations. Through studying at a protestant college, she was blessed to experience a variety of Christian traditions and spiritual practices. She currently worships at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church in Aldergrove.

$50 (if you can only make a couple of classes please email mfriesen@schoolathome.ca for a specific cost.)

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

First Friday of the month, 10:00-2:00 pm: Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5

Age Range

Grade 7 to Grade 9

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$50

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