Les activités

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Acrylic Painting with Shiva

1st Grade through 5th Grade


In this acrylic painting class, students will be able to experience paint on canvas while using different brush strokes to create a painting starting from a blank canvas. Each painting starts with drawing a basic idea such as a fruit, flower, bird, or landscape. A thin layer of base coat is applied to the canvas to define different color profiles. Each subsequent week, a new layer of paint is applied, working our way from background to foreground. Within 3-4 classes, a beautiful painting is completed. I will seal the painting in with spray varnish for an everlasting gloss and enhanced durability. The final result is a beautiful painting that makes parents proud of their children’s artistic capabilities.

Paintings can be taken home after varnishing is completed


Tuesdays from 4:00 — 5:00 PM in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom


First Day August 21, 2018


Last Day December 18


Pricing: 17 sessions at $30/each plus $15 for materials = $525


Maximum of 15



K through 5th Grade

Basketball is a team sport that helps develop and improve fine and gross motor skills, flexibility, and endurance. Our program introduces basic fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, lay ups, jump stops, pivoting and footwork, defense, and rebounding. The coaches break down each skill effectively to ensure kids are learning the correct basic fundamentals that will carry on to the next level. Through clear understanding and execution, we move on to strengthening and mastering the skills through repetition, with different, fun, creative, and innovative drills and games. Our program is suitable for grades k-5 whether your child is a first timer or had previous experience playing and training. We group the kids based on their age and skill level with the appropriate coach to kid ratio! The coaches are engaged, passionate, and motivational. They ensure the kids are safe, having a blast, learning, and progressing throughout the weeks!

Mondays from 3:45 – 4:45 PM

First day is Monday August 20

Last day is Monday December 17

Pricing: $270 for 15 sessions

Maximum of 10 students



Ceramics Hand Building with Shiva

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

In this ceramic hand-building class, students will transform clay into art by utilizing several hand building techniques such as pinching, coils, slabs, and sculpting. They will also learn to make and attach separated finishing pieces such as handles, knobs, and decorations. After completing the clay project, it will be fired to a bisque in the kiln, preparing it for glazing. One final firing completes the process, and the end result is a one-of-a-kind clay creation. 

There is always a new construction project
with each class. Projects vary by term, switching between decorative and
practical items.

On the last day of the class, all the
ceramic pieces will be showcased in an art show!

Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom

First Day Wednesday August 23

Last Day Wednesday December 15

Pricing: 16 sessions at $30/each plus
$15 for firing, glazing, and materials = $465 + 15= $480

Maximum of 16 students


Chess with Coach Antonio

1st Grade through 5th Grade

The French American School of Silicon Valley has a chess club that comprises theoretical lessons and practical chess. The club works in two categories; an advance group and a beginners group both under the direction of Coach Antonio Rabadan. Each student receives individualized attention.

Antonio Rabadan is a certified chess coach by the United States Chess Federation, with extensive experience teaching children in different schools throughout the Bay Area (including Success Chess School, Bay Area Chess and Rooks N Blocks) and is an active chess competitor in the Bay Area with more than ten years playing chess in the Kolty Chess Club, he has a master degree in Structural Engineering.

The Chess Club welcomes students from beginners to savvy tournament players, from first graders to fifth graders.

Beginning Chess Tuesdays from 4-5PM in the 5th grade classroom

First day is Tuesday August 21

Last day is Tuesday December 18

Price $425 for 17 sessions

Maximum of 10 Students


Chess Wednesdays from 4-5 PM in the 5th grade classroom

First day is Wednesday August 22

Last day is Wednesday December 12

Pricing: $400 for 16 sessions

Maximum of 12 Students


Creative Math

In our  creative math programs our goal is to develop mathematical thinking, problem solving and peak students curiosity. We will explore math theories, patterns and concepts and students find a fun way to to enhance their mathematical thinking. We will use brain teasers, puzzles, and games to reinforce and add a fun twist on the learning your child does in school. Creative Math is designed for children grades K-5 and adjustable to any level of learning.

Thursdays  4:00 – 5:00 PM 

First Day Thursday August 23

Last Day Tuesday December 20

Pricing $288 for 16 classes

I will teach the students the use of software through different motivating projects. The students will be exposed to:

·         Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

·         Google Suite (Docs, Spreadsheet, Slides)

·         Creating website through Google Sites

·         Drawing Software (Microsoft Paint, Google Drawings)

·         Use of picture software

I will teach to 1st to 5th graders.

The students liked the projects which are different and interesting. They enjoy switching to one software to another. This year, they were really motivated in creating a website https://sites.google.com/fassv.org/les-monuments-de-france/accueil . They had to select a monument and look for information before creating their own page of the website.


Mondays in the Computer Lab

First Day Monday August 20

Last Day Monday December 17

Pricing $350 for 15 class

Martials Arts

Time and again we hear stories about kids getting bullied at school, being attacked, or abducted by a stranger. We are here to educate your kids by learning self-defense techniques! The program includes introduction to basic self-defense skills such as strikes, blocks, wrist and ground escapes, and tactics to avoid and handle confrontation in addition to a verbal response skills to defuse an argument or avoid it before it escalates. This program will help develop kids’ self-confidence, discipline, strength, physicality, street-awareness, and self-respect in which will prepare kids to handle confrontational situations, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid dangerous situations. This program is suitable for grades 1-5. The coaches are self-defense equipped, engaged, passionate, and motivational. They ensure the kids are safe, having a blast, and learning the importance of self defense !

Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 PM 

First Day Thursday August 23

Last Day Tuesday December 20

Pricing $288 for 16 classes

Soccer with Coach Jaime

Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten

Students will learn the basic soccer skills and techniques, such as dribbling, shooting and defense by playing fun imagination games. My goal for children to learn life skills that they can take off the field such as sportsmanship, respect and discipline. Join us for a great Soccer experience!

Wednesdays  on the grass behind the PS/PK Playground.

3:30 PM – 4:05 PM

First day Wednesday August 22

Last day Wednesday December 19

 Pricing: $220 for 16 Classes

Maximum of 12 Students per session
(For Coach Jaime and his Assistant)


Kindergarten and 2nd Grade

In this class students will practice basic soccer skills and be challenged to improve speed and agility. Players will learn the rules of the game and the specialties of each position, especially goal keeping. We will learn new techniques and practice familiar skills through playful games and drills. As a coach my goal is teach life skills that they can take off the field such as, respect, discipline and sportsmanship, while having fun! Join us for a fun and great Soccer experience.

Tuesdays 3:45 – 4:30 PM on the grass behind the administration office.

Maximum of 10 students

First day Tuesday August 21

Last day Tuesday December 18

Pricing: $250 for 17 Classes


3rd Grade -5th Grade

This class will focus on advanced skills such as accurately passing and shooting, dribbling techniques, goal keeping strategies, and increasing agility with ladder and hurtles. Students will be proficient in soccer game rules and know the value of team work, sportsmanship, and discipline! My goal is to train and prepare students for competitive Soccer such as AYSO or other recreational leagues if they wish to play. Join us for a great Soccer experience, Viva el Futbol!

Fridays on the grass behind the administration office.

First Day Friday August 23

Last day Friday December 21

Pricing:  $ 230 for 15 Classes.

Maximum of 10 students


Internationally endorsed progressions to match skill levels and development sizes of player’s:      

·         Fundamental athletic development

·         Tennis specific skills

·         Sportsmanship/competition/teamwork

·         Quality character development

Beginning Tennis

Kindergarten through Third Grade

This class introduces the fundamentals of stroke technique,  tennis-specific movements, how to move through drills, and progressions to rally development.


Fridays from 3:45 – 5:00 PM

First day of class Friday August 24

Last day of class Friday December 21

Pricing: $300 for 15 classes

Maximum of 8 Students


Continuing Tennis

2nd Grade through 5th grade

Please ask for recommendation from Coach Amy before signing up for this course.  It reinforces introductory stroke technique and introduces targets and notions of different spins.   We also enter the realm of competition with introductory game tactics and score keeping. 

 Wednesdays from 3:45 – 5:00 PM

First day of class Wednesday August 22

Last day of class Wednesday December 19

Pricing: $320 for 16 classes




Les Ateliers de Théâtre with Patricia

2nd –
5th Grade

Patricia Geudj has been teaching French Classes and Theatre Programs for 20 years in both public and private schools. She opened “Les Ateliers de Théâtre” 10 years ago to develop and promote spontaneity and ability to feel more comfortable with the French Language for students of all levels of theatre experience. 

This course is  will focus on
theater techniques like memorization, concentration, voice, and diction.
Students display their dedication and progress in a small performance at the
end of the course. All props and costumes are provided by the instructor.

is teamwork and attendance is the most important. Please check the Schedule

Thursdays from 3:45 – 5:15 PM in the library

August 23 -30

September 6-13-20-27

October  4-18-25

November 8-15-29

Show on December 6-13

Pricing: $490 for 14 classes 1.5 hours
each (includes props and costumes for performance)


Yoga with Solange

1st – 5th Grade

Yoga is designed to release all that after school energy in a productive, fun, stress-free way and non-competitive environment. This program focuses on healthy bodies, stress control, self-esteem, and greater concentration. The kids will go through a series of poses, postures and songs leaving them feeling stronger, more flexible, confident and relaxed.

Students should wear comfortable athletic clothes to class.

Fridays at 4:00 – 5:00 PM in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom

First day Friday August 24

Last day Friday December 7

Pricing:$280 for 14 weeks .

Maximum of 10 students