After School Vendor Electives


After School Vendor Elective Classes offered 2019-2020 are listed below with information and links to their flyers for registering.  All registration is done directly with the vendors and all classes are held at Blaine. Students meet in the auditorium at 2nd Dismissal Bell where they will be picked up by their instructors. Kindergarten students will be gathered in the Annex building and escorted to their vendor classes.

**All dismissals are from the Main Entrance, you must come into the school to pick up your child from a Vendor Elective Class**

If your child will return to Blaine’s Tuition Based After School (TBAS) program, you will need to register for a Full Day.

To Register for the TBAS Program, please email the Director, Denise Rivas.  If you have questions in regards to VENDORS please email the new Vendor Director, Jeannet Marrero.

**** Vendor Registration is NOW OPEN – Please note that the 1st day of Vendor classes is the week of September 9th****

Vendor Elective Classes Options:

**NEW CLASS** Blaine Art Class: Kids will explore various media including oil and dry Pastels, acrylics and more! They will also learn fun drawing techniques. The class is structured but relaxed, and is designed to teach kids self-worth, self-control, and responsibility.

  • Class Schedule: Offered ONLY Quarter 1 and Quarter 3
  • Wednesdays-  1st/2nd grades 3:00 to 4:30 $120
  • Thursdays-  3rd/4th grades 3:00 to 4:30 $120

Register info: Please email Jeannet Marrero for registration link and more information.

**NEW CLASS** Blaine Spanish Class: Kids will be exposed to several nouns, verbs, and full sentences in Spanish. This class will be taught via a special curriculum that will encourage not only Spanish speaking but also light reading and writing in Spanish.

Class Schedule:

  • Monday: 3rd grade 3:00 to 4:30 $120
  • Tuesday: 2nd grade 3:00 to 4:30 $120
  • Wednesday: 1st Grade 3:00 to 4:30 $120
  • Thursday: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten 3:00 to 4:30 $120

Register info: Please email Jeannet Marrero for registration link and more information.

Chess Scholar Classes:

Develop your child’s intellect through the fun game of chess. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Both new and returning participants are welcome! Chess has been to enhance motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. Offering two different sessions for Lower Grades (KG-2) and Upper Grades (3-8) Contact Chess Scholars with questions: 847-482-9999

Chess Scholars K-2 & 3-8, Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15PM

  • Quarter 1: September 10-November 5 (9 classes)
  • Quarter 2: November 19-January 28, no class 12/24, 12/31
  • Quarter 3: February 11-April 14, no class 4/7
  • Quarter 4: April 21-June 2 (7 classes)

Chess Scholars K-2 & 3-8, Thursdays, 3:15-4:15PM

  • Quarter 1: September 12-November 7, no class 10/31 (8 classes)
  • Quarter 2: November 21-January 30, no class 11/28, 12/26, 1/2
  • Quarter 3: February 13-April 16, no class 4/9 (9 classes)
  • Quarter 4: April 23-June 4 (7 classes)

Smart Start Chess, Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 PM

Innovative approach to teaching chess to children as young as 3 years old. Life size chess mat 4ft x 4ft – children have a blast playing human chess, sing, dance, activities to keep them engaged.

  • Quarter 1: September 11-November 6 (9 classes)
  • Quarter 2: November 20-January 29, no class 11/27, 12/25, 1/1 (8 classes)
  • Quarter 3: February 12-April 15, no class 4/8
  • Quarter 4: April 29-June 3 (6 classes)

Register online here must enter codes —

Smart Start Chess:

  • Wednesdays – BLN9.11.19A

Chess Scholars:

  • Tuesday, Lower Grades Class Code: BLN9.10.19L
  • Tuesday, Upper Grades Class Code: BLN9.10.19U
  • Thursday, Lower Grades Class Code: BLN9.12.19L
  • Thursday, Upper Grades Class Code: BLN9.12.19U
Design Dance Classes:

Storytime Dance: This class will bring your favorite storybooks to life through dance plus creative movement technique plus activities.

Grades: PreK – 1st; Cost: $144 for 8 weeks; (Tuesdays: 3:15-4:15)

Hip Hop Dance: Perfect for all skill levels, this class will teach Hip Hop dance techniques plus culture with upbeat music in an energetic class environment.

Grades: 2nd – 4th; Cost: $144 for 8 weeks. (Thursdays: 3:15-4:15)

Register online here.

Karate-Do: Japanese Martial Art of Self Defense Class for grades 1st to 8th meets on Tuesdays at Blaine from 3pm to 4pm. Cost: $170.  Register via phone 773-799-8459 or email: Ky Jacoby.

Mission Propelle’s Girl Power Yoga Club: Emphasizing social and emotional learning, helping girls build confidence and problem-solving skills. In every class girls’ learn yoga, and build literacy and leadership skills through Dottie Books, and make new friends through games. Grades: 1-5; Cost: $ 149 per student and all new students receive a yoga mat. Wednesdays: 3:15 to 4:15

Register online here

Ten Pound Cake Company Cooking Class: Age and skill appropriate cooking classes. Recipes and treats to be taken home after each class. TO REGISTER: Email Julie Swift for registration link and information BEFORE Saturday, August 24th. Registration will open on Sunday, August 25th at 8 pm.

Grades: 1- 8: Classes meet 3:15 to 4:30 pm. Sessions and Pricing below:

  • Mondays-1st/2nd grades – 8 weeks for $200
  • Tuesdays-3rd/4th grades – 9 weeks for $225
  • Wednesdays-5th/8th grades – 9 weeks for $270
  • Thursdays-1st/2nd grades – 9 weeks for $225
  • Fridays- 3rd/4th grades – 8 weeks for $200

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