8th Grade

After School Lacrosse (4th - 8th grade)

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SixFifty is thrilled to announce the 8th year of our After School class at La Entrada! Using our time-tested curriculum developed by Menlo-Atherton High School and SixFifty coach, Matt Bond, players are led through skills & game sessions embedded with teamwork, decision-making, and leadership lessons designed to foster athletic & … Continue

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Art Studio: Painting, Drawing & Printing (grades 4-8)

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Expand your painting, drawing, and design skills! In this session we’ll find inspiration from animals, landscapes, still life arrangements and more. We’ll explore a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, printing, and collage.  Each session incorporates basics of color theory, good design and composition. This course is suitable … Continue

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Basketball League Winter (3rd - 8th grade)

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The Las Lomitas League basketball program is open to all Las Lomitas and La Entrada students (and non-student residents) in 3rd through 8th grades in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District. Player evaluations will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 and coaches announce their teams shortly after. Practices may begin the … Continue

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Bay Area Chess (4th - 8th grade)

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BayAreaChess combines fun and learning while promoting a team spirit where everyone helps each other to succeed and improve. Our chess program will cover the very basics for new students to the game and we can challenge experienced players with more advanced concepts. Students will have the opportunity to learn … Continue

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CANCELLED: Congressional Debate and Speech (Grades 6th - 8th)

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This class simulates the U.S. Congress and debates issues of current interest.  Writing, research, persuasive speaking, presentation, and critical thinking skills are all integral to the course. No prior experience in speech and debate is necessary. Students will also have an opportunity to compete at tournaments at an additional cost. … Continue

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CANCELLED: Create A Skate Class (4th - 8th grade)

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Want to design your own skateboard just like the pros? Well, Now You Can! With the Create a Skate Program, students will not only discover how skateboards are made, but also create their own. All this wrapped up into an immersive creative arts experience that meets S.T.E.A.M standards. Day/Time: Tuesdays, … Continue

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CANCELLED: Guitar (5th - 8th grade)

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Whether you want to join a band and tour the world or strum your favorite song behind closed doors, if you want to play the guitar you need a solid foundation. You need technique, rhythm, and knowledge of harmony. This class will focus on developing basic technique, rhythm, learning chords, … Continue

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Coding Creations (grades 4-8)

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Learn to code by creating entertainment! Participants will receive the opportunity to use a variety of coding techniques and languages to produce a variety of multimedia on an iMac computer. From art, music, animations, and games, students will experiment using coding blocks, javascript, html, python and ruby in order to … Continue

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Coding with Python Level I (5th - 8th grade)

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This is a hands-on, project based class where kids learn to code with Python by solving coding challenges.  This class is for students grades 5-8 who have some experience coding with visual languages and want to learn Python to build games and apps. Students are eligible for this class when … Continue

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Coding with Scratch Level I – Advanced (grades 4-8)

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Students learn programming concepts that apply to real world programming languages by coding games and animations. Learning to code is an essential skill to understand and shape the world that we live in. The process of learning to code teaches kids to think critically and creatively about problems. Kids who … Continue

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Cooking Fun Adventures (Grades 4-8)

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Join us each week for an exciting culinary adventure. We’ll begin with classic dishes such as blueberry muffins, cinnamony coffee cake, overflowing omelets, homerun sliders, made from scratch puddings and not-so-classic recipes, such as recovery energy balls, grab-n-go smoothies, rainbow salads, and fusion pasta bowls. Mid-semester, your team will create … Continue

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Cross-Country (4th-8th grade)

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La Entrada will compete in a Cross Country league open to all students from 6th through 8th grades. Fourth and fifth graders will participate in a running club meeting twice per week, but no meets. Our teams are entered in a recreational league comprised of teams from public middle schools in the area. The … Continue

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Digital Photography (4th-8th grade)

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Take a closer look at the world through the lens of a camera! Have fun and express yourself through the art of digital photography. Through step-by-step instruction, students will learn the basics of digital photography including: camera operation, exposure settings, composition, lighting and editing. Fun projects like portraits, product photography, … Continue

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Electrical Engineering (4th - 8th grade)

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This is a hands-on, project based class where kids learn how electricity works and how it is used in the real world. Kids engage in project based learning activities where they explore static electricity, voltage, resistance, circuits, batteries, conductors and insulators, and electromagnetism. They will bend water with static electricity, … Continue

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Fall Tennis Clinics (4th - 8th grade)

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Fall tennis clinics will be run by La Entrada Coach and teaching pro Tony Simon at La Entrada. Clinics will begin September 9 and run through October 25. The week of Oct. 28 will be used for rain makeups.  Clinics are offered for 4th – 8th graders.  There will be three … Continue

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Flag Football (6th - 8th grade)

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La Entrada’s flag football program is open to all students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. There are two teams, organized by grade level, based on the number of students that register from each grade. We have a ‘Varsity Team’ comprised of 7 th and 8th graders. Our ‘Junior Varsity … Continue

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French for All (4-8th grade)

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This fun, exploratory and introductory class is tailored for all ages and grades. NO PRIOR French experience is necessary. The lessons are full of interactive exercises, fun action games. The teacher will lead the children in French language using educational manipulative pictures, children’s songs and dialogues. The teacher will introduce … Continue

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Game Craft: Video Game Design Fall (4th - 8th grade)

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Video Games? Go ahead, pinch yourself, this is not a dream! Sign up for this after-school class to learn everything you need to know about video games–the elements of, types, history, and creation–in this fun, hands-on class. Some of the tools used will be Scratch, Sketch Nation, Gamestar Mechanic and … Continue

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Jazz Band (6th - 8th grade)

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Jazz Band is a performing ensemble where students will learn the fundamentals of jazz performance. A minimum of one year experience on your instrument is expected, but not required. Any student who has less than one year experience will be asked to audition with the instructor before being allowed to … Continue

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Let’s Make a Movie (4th - 8th grade)

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Learn the in’s and out’s of making movies. Through theater improv you will develop a short story. Then you will learn how to operate a camera to turn it into a movie. And finally, you will get to edit it and add sound and special effects. Day/Time: Wednesdays 3:20 – … Continue

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Skateboard Lessons (4th - 8th grade)

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Designed by professional skateboarder Jordan Richter, JRSA camps focus on skill building, goal setting, fun, and camaraderie. Students work through fun and challenging activities, earn badges and move up levels as skills and confidence grow. All instructors are CPR and FIRST AID certified and trained to teach safe skateboarding.  All … Continue

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Spanish (4-8th grade)

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This fun class is tailored for students with no prior Spanish knowledge as well as for students with some or little Spanish knowledge. The lessons, through a structured approach are packed with educational pictures, interactive games, oral and written exercises. The children will learn quickly to convey short conversations in … Continue

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Spring Sports (4th - 8th grade)

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The Las Lomitas League will offer two sports in the spring.  Both are co-ed and have different start and end dates. Spring Tennis Team (6th – 8th grade) The La Entrada tennis team is a competitive program open to boys and girls, grades 6 through 8. The sport is limited … Continue

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Sweet and Savory Cooking and Baking Around the World (4th-8th grade)

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Does your child enjoy eating a variety of different cuisines, or maybe you are looking for some new, easy and fun recipes especially for kids that they will want to cook and recreate at home? Well, here is an opportunity for your child to learn, cook and enjoy sampling sweet … Continue

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Volleyball League (6th - 8th grade)

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The La Entrada Volleyball League is open to girls in the 6th through 8th grades. Teams participate in the recreational league run by the Menlo Park Youth Volleyball Program. There will be two practices and one game per week. Practices begin Aug 26, games begin later in September and the season ends … Continue

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