Intersession classes are optional classes taught by teachers and staff who want to explore an arts or science topic in more depth. These fee based classes often combine grade levels for a fun learning experience. Students who choose not to register for an intersession class have that time off school.

Intersession 2022 takes place Monday, May 9 through Thursday, May 12 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Busing is not available during intersession and school lunch is not served either, as these days are not regular school days. Students will need to pack a lunch every day.

Intersession registration opens on Wednesday, April 6 and closes on Wednesday, April 20.

Families are expected to read the intersession handbook prior to registering. Intersession Program Handbook 2022

Please register for Intersession using the School Store in Infinite Campus. Instructions for Activity Registration

Intersession fees are due at the time of registration.

If a class becomes full, it will no longer be available to purchase within the school store. To join the waitlist for an activity, contact Julie Kresh.

 

The application for Educational Benefits is for more than lunches. By completing the application, students may receive reduced fees for activities and DaVinci Den. For families who would like to apply for Educational Benefits, the form is now available online through Infinite Campus. Families will need to complete an application for each school year, as they do not carry over from year to year. Paper copies are also available in the school office.

Application for Educational Benefits

 

Click on the title of the intersession class for more information!

Class: Academy Kids Workshop Intensive
Teacher: M. Jones & K. Neis
Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Room:
Cost: $160.00
Description: This workshop will engage students in all aspects of the performing arts: theatre, dance, stage direction, vocal training, spoken word, musical theatre, and the audition process and will conclude with a culminating event.

Class: All About the Zoo
Teacher: M. Powers & A. Smith
Grades: K, 1, 2
Room: 119
Cost: $160.00
Description: Do you love the zoo and animals? Join us as we learn about animals and their habitats, explore outside, and visit Como Zoo. We will do crafts, watch education live cams of animals, and go for adventure walks to observe animals in our area. We hope to see you in our class for lots of fun.

Class: Bullet Journaling & Broadway Bonanza
Teacher: S. Gorsuch
Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Room: 230
Cost: $160.00
Description: In this class you will complete a crash course in bullet journaling! We will create, paint, and listen to Broadway musicals. Join our fun, creative, and musical space during intersession!

Class: DaVinci Bake Off!
Teacher: N. Kitt & K. Shaddrick
Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Room: 319
Cost: $160.00
Description: Do you love to bake? Do you love to eat? Join DaVinci Bake Off! to learn about how to combine different ingredients for delicious flavors! At the end of the week, we’ll have a final baking competition to showcase our skills! Note: Students with food allergies may find participating in this class to be challenging.

Class: Down on the Farm
Teacher: A. Hirsch & B. Holle
Grades: K, 1
Room: 116 & 118
Cost: $160.00
Description: Come join Ms. Hirsch and Ms. Holle for a fun intersession week learning all about farms. We will make crafts galore, play games (some may include water), dance, learn about farm animals such as horses and goats, have special farm guests, and end our week with a field trip to the MN Zoo. We can’t wait to have fun with you down on the farm.

Class: Filmmaking
Teacher: P. Revering
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Room: 307
Cost: $160.00
Description: We will be creating our own movies. Kids will be learning how to write scripts, prepare sets, direct, act, and work as a team to create and share their original short films.

Class: Gaming Plus
Teacher: B. Mueggenberg & C. Retterath
Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Room: 325
Cost: $160.00
Description: We will dive into different technologies revolutionizing gaming. We will play and explore the world of video games. We’ll explore historical game systems, using hardware to play over LAN, and modern gaming systems. We’re also inviting game developers and engineers as guest speakers. Get your controllers ready!


Class
: Messy Science
Teacher: A. Kazemzadeh & A. Reiter
Grades: 2, 3
Room: 135
Cost: $160.00
Description: Join Ms. Reiter and Ms. Kazemzadeh for lots of fun and messy science experiments during intersession!

Class: Outdoor Adventures
Teacher: V. Arboleda & L. Gable
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Room: 232
Cost: $160.00
Description: Do you love the outdoors? Come hang out with us as we hike, explore, and take a day trip canoeing down the Mississippi River.

Class: Outdoor Exploration
Teacher: S. Miko
Grades: 3, 4, 5
Room: 227
Cost: $160.00
Description: See the outdoors in new ways! We will explore the nature around us by learning how our local ecology is pieced together with the species and geographic features that are in our area. We will head to the Andover Nature Preserve as a field trip and spend most of our time outside enjoying and learning about our surroundings.

Class: Scrapbooking
Teacher: B. Cruise
Grades: 3, 4, 5
Room: 115
Cost: $160.00
Description: Create your very own scrapbook! Showcase memories, pets, vacations, special events, etc. The options are endless!

Class: Space Camp
Teacher: T. Cunningham & A. Sanders
Grades: K, 1, 2
Room: 127
Cost: $160.00
Description: 3… 2…1… Blast off! Are you ready to LAUNCH into an exciting week of space related activities? Come along with us as we EXPLORE space through art projects and science experiments! We can’t wait to train our astronauts for their field trip to “space” (Zero Gravity)!

Class: Spectacular STEAM Week!
Teacher: A. Jensen & R. Boreen
Grades: 2, 3, 4
Room: 221
Cost: $160.00
Description: Do you love learning about animals? Do you love spending time outside? How about competing in STEAM challenges? If you answered yes, then this spectacular STEAM class is for you! Join Ms. Boreen (Palecek) and Mr. Jensen for a week filled with fun!

Class: Up and Atom
Teacher: A. Finnerty
Grades: 4, 5
Room: 210
Cost: $160.00
Description: Do you enjoy doing science experiments? Are you curious about how different things work? You will have the opportunity to build, create, and learn about a variety of scientific ideas over this four day class. We will be participating in fun, engaging, interactive, hands-on activities and experiments. We will put our scientist hats on to practice our teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills as we embark upon different science/STEM challenges. Are you ready to get up and atom?