2018

SUMMER FESTIVAL of LEARNING
July 8 - August 2

Explore Summer Festival of Learning

Pinewood's two- or four-week program offers half-day or full-day options in both academic and enrichment classes designed to meet the needs of a variety of students. Specialized teachers and small academic classes maximize the summer school experience. Our curriculum emphasizes academic achievement as well as participation in the arts and athletics.

Details for Registered Students

For class offerings, click on the grade your child will be entering in fall of 2019.

Kindergarten

For students who will be entering Kindergarten in fall of 2019

Grades K, 1, and Grade 2 (Two-Week Program) will meet at Pinewood's Lower Campus (477 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos).

4-Week Program | July 8-August 2

Morning

The Kindergarten program strengthens foundational skills that foster confidence and enthusiasm to start kindergarten that include active listening, following directions, increased attention span, vocabulary, working collaboratively and respectfully with others, communicating confidently and clearly, and a sense of curiosity and inquiry.

In the Kindergarten Workshop, experienced teachers teach only their favorite subject area. Each student in the small academic groups is assessed and the teacher gears learning activities accordingly.

Eligibility: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English and be five years old by September 1, 2019.

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:30 pm, the children will enjoy the following classes:

Language Arts Foundation (Spelling, Reading, Oral Communication)
Multi-sensory activities help children learn the symbols and the sounds of the most frequently used phonemes. Printing the letters with proper formation and spacing also serves as a kinesthetic tool to help master phoneme recognition. Phonemic awareness activities (separating and blending individual sounds in words and naming beginning, middle, and ending sounds) are a point of emphasis. This is reading! In addition to building reading skills, the teacher will read stories from the best of children’s literature.

Math Basics
Children will feel prepared and excited to start their Kindergarten year after developing number sense, learning to recognize and form numbers and shapes, and counting and adding using hands-on activities and manipulatives. Math games and math-focused stories increase enjoyment. Each student receives consistent individual attention in our small classes with experienced, skillful teachers.

Music and Drama Showtime
Love and learn music and drama through activities and games. Increase self-confidence and communication skills while preparing for an energetic show. Final performance for family and friends is during the last week of school.

Art Factory
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists.

Body Works
Develop fitness through games and athletics that emphasize sportsmanship and skill development.

Science Discovery (for two weeks only)
Explore the world of nature and science through activities, discussion, and hands-on exploration.

Snack and Interactive Play

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes (unless it is a TWO period class) from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices per week.

Afternoon Class Offerings and Descriptions

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Activity Central

Choose from a variety of activities in sports, group games, free play, water fun, and slip & slide. A library time is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

2-Week Program | July 8-July 19 or July 22-August 2

Morning

The Kindergarten program strengthens foundational skills that foster confidence and enthusiasm to start kindergarten that include active listening, following directions, increased attention span, vocabulary, working collaboratively and respectfully with others, communicating confidently and clearly, and a sense of curiosity and inquiry.

In the Kindergarten Workshop, experienced teachers teach only their favorite subject area. Each student in the small academic groups is assessed and the teacher gears learning activities accordingly.

Eligibility: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English and be five years old by September 1, 2019.

Language Arts Foundation (Spelling, Reading, Oral Communication)
This two-week course will cover nearly half of the learning objectives, practice, and activities presented in the four-week course. (See four week description.) The two-week program builds confidence and competence and gives a foundational skill set to begin school in the fall.

Math Basics
This two-week course will cover nearly half of the learning objectives, practice, and activities presented in the four-week course. (See four week description.) The two-week program builds confidence and competence and gives a foundational skill set to begin school in the fall.

Music/Creative Imagination
These two periods alternate to total a week of Music and a week of Creative Imagination. Experience music through movement, activities, and games geared for self-expression. In Creative Imagination, enter into a world of make-believe and self-directed invention, an enchanting time with little or no teacher direction. The teacher provides materials or prompts which encourage creative thinking.

Art Factory
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists.

Science Discovery
Explore the world of nature and science through activities, discussion, and hands-on exploration.

Body Works
Develop fitness through games and athletics that emphasize sportsmanship and skill development.

Snack and Interactive Play

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes (unless it is a TWO period class) from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices per week.

Afternoon Class Offerings and Descriptions

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Activity Central

Choose from a variety of activities in sports, group games, free play, water fun, and slip & slide. A library time is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

Grade 1

For current Kindergarten students who will be entering Grade 1 in fall of 2019

Grades K, 1, and Grade 2 (Two-Week Program) will meet at Pinewood's Lower Campus (477 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos).

4-Week Program | July 8-August 2

Morning

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend SIX forty-minute periods with a fifteen-minute recess and snack after third period. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule during registration.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Language Arts Foundation (Spelling, Reading, Writing) - TWO periods
Increase basic language arts skills, an excellent choice for children needing to strengthen spelling and reading. The goals are to improve reading fluency and spelling accuracy. Students work for phonics mastery and gain knowledge of basic syllable rules. The spelling words include those most commonly needed for reading and writing at their grade level. Basic grammar further increases sentence comprehension. All tasks improve skills that build confidence and enthusiasm for reading and writing. This is a TWO-period class. Daily Homework

Literature and Writing
This class is for students who are strong in the skills covered in Language Arts Foundation (see above).
Read great literature, listen to the teacher read above-grade-level classics, and discuss and write from literature-based prompts. Occasional Homework

Math Basics
Review grade level math concepts and computational procedures in this skill-building course designed to build confidence by strengthening the basics. Increase math fact automaticity and word problem skills through exercises, drills, games, and activities. Students are assessed, and the teacher gears curriculum to suit student's needs. Daily Homework

Course Content:

  • Counting and Number Sense
  • Number and Operations using Place Value
  • Addition to 20
  • Subtraction to 10
  • Addition and Subtraction Fact Families
  • Counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Counting Coins
  • Measurement and Data
  • Geometry
  • Manipulatives

Math in Action
Go beyond the basics with projects, games, puzzles, critical thinking, and problem solving. This is a good choice for students who love math and are above grade level. Each class will begin with a Math challenge question, word problem, and/or a logical reasoning problem. Students will then play a variety of Math games and will work on a major project. Occasional Homework

Curtain Time (55 minutes)

Increase self-confidence and communication skills - be part of an exciting cast and present a delightful and energetic musical play! Scripts may be drawn from traditional folk and fairy tales, classic melodramas, or modern works. Final performance for family and friends is on August 2nd. One after-school rehearsal during the final week. Occasional Homework (memorize lines and songs)

Body Works (25 minutes)
Develop fitness through games and athletics that emphasize sportsmanship and skill development.

Art Factory
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists.

Science Discovery
Explore the world of nature and science through activities, discussion, and hands-on exploration.

Please Note: For students enrolled in Language Arts Foundation (TWO periods), they will have two weeks of Science Discovery and two weeks of Art Factory

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes (unless it is a TWO period class) from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices per week.

Afternoon Class Offerings and Descriptions

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Activity Central

Choose from a variety of activities in sports, group games, free play, water fun, and slip & slide. A library time is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

2-Week Program | July 8-July 19 or July 22-August 2

Morning

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend SIX forty-minute periods with a fifteen-minute recess and snack after third period. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule during registration.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Reading Boost (TWO periods)
Increase reading fluency and spelling accuracy as much as possible in two weeks. Increase phoneme mastery through daily oral and written drills. Practice the essential skills of separating, counting, writing, and blending sounds in words most commonly used in reading and writing. Review the most important phonics and syllable rules. This is a TWO period class. Daily Homework

Literature Time
Read great literature, listen to the teacher read above-grade-level classics, and discuss and write from literature-based prompts. Occasional Homework

Math in Action
Enjoy projects, games, puzzles, critical thinking, and problem solving. Occasional Homework

Art Factory
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists.

Body Works
Develop fitness through games and athletics that emphasize sportsmanship and skill development.

Music Time (not offered to students in Reading Boost)
Love and learn music through activities and games that teach children about rhythms, note reading, movement, compositions, and instruments.

Science Discovery
Explore the world of nature and science through activities, discussion, and hands-on exploration.

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes (unless it is a TWO period class) from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices per week.

Afternoon Class Offerings and Descriptions

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Activity Central

Choose from a variety of activities in sports, group games, free play, water fun, and slip & slide. A library time is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

Grade 2

For current 1st-grade students who will be entering Grade 2 in fall of 2019

4-Week Program | July 8-August 2 | Middle Campus

Morning

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend FIVE forty-five minute periods with a fifteen-minute recess and snack after third period. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule during registration.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Language Arts Foundation (Spelling, Reading, Writing, Grammar)
Increase basic language arts skills an excellent choice for children needing to strengthen spelling and reading. The goals are to improve reading fluency and spelling accuracy. Students work for phonics mastery and gain knowledge of basic syllable rules. The spelling words include those most commonly needed for reading and writing at their grade level. Basic grammar further increases sentence comprehension. All tasks improve skills that build confidence and enthusiasm for reading and writing. This is a TWO period class. Daily Homework

Literature and Writing
(This class is for students who are strong in the skills covered in Language Arts Foundation (see above).
Read great literature, listen to the teacher read above-grade-level classics, and discuss and write from literature-based prompts. Occasional Homework

Math Mastery
Build confidence by strengthening the basics. Increase math fact automaticity, knowledge of math concepts, computational procedures, and word problem skills through exercises, drills, games, and activities. Students are assessed, and the teacher gears curriculum to suit student's needs. Daily Homework

Course Content (Grade 2):

  • Place value to 100.
  • Odd and even numbers
  • Finding number patterns
  • Addition and subtraction facts through 20
  • Addition of three single digit numbers
  • Adding and Subtracting two digit numbers
  • Borrowing and carrying
  • Multiplying by repeated addition
  • Word Problems

Math In Action
Go beyond the basics with projects, games, puzzles, critical thinking, problem solving, and word problems. Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation in grade-level basic math facts, math fact automaticity, and computational procedures. Occasional Homework

Curtain Time!
Attendance at all four weeks of the summer program is required for this class.
Be in a fully-costumed play! This class is perfect for those who love to perform or who need to increase self-confidence and improve oral communication skills. Be part of a team that presents a fast-paced, energetic show. Scripts may be drawn from traditional folk and fairy tales, classic melodramas, or modern works. Students give final performance for family and friends on Friday, August 2. One after-school rehearsal during the final week. Occasional Homework (memorize lines and songs)

Music Showtime!
Prepare for a high-energy production of ensemble songs and dances that is sure to delight an audience of family and friends. Enjoy singing and dancing to contemporary music, Broadway show tunes, and classic favorites while learning about technique and projection. Final performance for family and friends is on Friday, August 2. No Homework

Conversational Spanish (An introduction for beginners)
Enjoy practicing a second language in a group setting while playing games, singing songs, and doing age-appropriate, language-focused activities. No Homework

Athletics and Games
Energize the day in this class that focuses on athletic skills, physical fitness, and sportsmanship. Enjoy participating in team sports and learning new games. No Homework

Art Factory
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists. No Homework

Science Discovery
Experience the world of nature and enjoy science activities, discussion, and hands-on exploration. No Homework

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes (unless it is a TWO period class) from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices and then select other class choices that are of interest.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Activity Central

Choose from a variety of activities in sports, group games, free play, water fun, and slip & slide. A library time is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

2-Week Program | July 8-19 or July 22-August 2 | Lower Campus

Morning

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend SIX forty-minute periods with a fifteen-minute recess and snack after third period. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule during registration.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Reading Boost (TWO periods)
Increase reading fluency and spelling accuracy as much as possible in two weeks. Increase phoneme mastery through daily oral and written drills. Practice the essential skills of separating, counting, writing, and blending sounds in words most commonly used in reading and writing. Review the most important phonics and syllable rules. This is a TWO-period class. Daily Homework

Literature Time
Enjoy the classics. Read, listen to, and discuss great literature. Delight in learning the various genres and engage in literary analysis. Occasional Homework

Math in Action
Enjoy projects, games, puzzles, critical thinking, problem solving, and word problems. Occasional Homework

Art Factory
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists.

Body Works
Develop fitness through games and athletics that emphasize sportsmanship and skill development.

Music Time (not offered to students in Reading Boost)
Love and learn music through activities and games that teach children about rhythms, note reading, movement, compositions, and instruments.

Science Discovery
Explore the world of nature and science through activities, discussion, and hands-on exploration.

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes (unless it is a TWO period class) from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices per week.

Afternoon Class Offerings and Descriptions

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Activity Central

Choose from a variety of activities in sports, group games, free play, water fun, and slip & slide. A library time is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

Grade 3

For current 2nd-grade students who will be entering Grade 3 in fall of 2019

Grades 3, 4, and Grade 2 (Four-Week Program) will meet at Pinewood's Middle Campus (327 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos).

4-Week Program | July 8-August 2

Morning

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend FIVE forty-five minute periods with a fifteen-minute recess and snack after third period. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule during registration. If you desire academic classes, it is recommended that you choose at least TWO choices from Enrichment, Arts, and Athletics selections as this balance is essential for optimum performance and enjoyment.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Academic Classes

Comprehension Boost
Strengthen comprehension with exercises in mental imagery, sentence analysis, identification of keywords in a sentence and the main points in a paragraph, summarizing, recalling, organizing reading matter into a written visual graphic (recall pattern), and answering varied-level comprehension questions based on reading. Daily Homework

Grammar Power
Study grammar to enhance reading and comprehension and build a foundation for formal writing. This class will cover units on Parts of Speech, Parts of the Sentence, Verb Tenses, and Phrases. Daily Homework

Phonics Power
Learn and apply the sounds and basic rules that govern English spelling. By the end of the course, students will better understand the logic of English spelling. The goals are to improve reading fluency and spelling accuracy. Daily Homework

Literature Club
Delve into "classic" literature by reading for enjoyment from a variety of works including poetry, myths, tall tales, fairytales, fables, plays, and novels (Cricket in Times Square, Farmer Boy, Mr. Popper's Penguins) Activities, creative writing, and dramatizations broaden the literary experience in this class. Emphasis is on an introduction to classic western literature. If you enjoy reading, this class is an excellent choice. Occasional Homework

Math Mastery
Build confidence by strengthening the basics. Increase math fact automaticity, knowledge of math concepts, computational procedures, and word problem skills through exercises, drills, games, and activities. Students are assessed, and the teacher gears curriculum to suit student's needs. Daily Homework

Course Content

  • Daily math fact drills
  • Place values to the thousands place
  • Ordering and comparing whole numbers
  • Standard and expanded notation of whole numbers
  • Addition and subtraction of two and three digits with and without regrouping
  • Subtraction across zeros with regrouping
  • Missing addends and subtrahends in equations
  • Multiplication as grouping of addition and skip-counting
  • Multiples of integers from one to ten
  • One digit by one digit multiplication tables for both accuracy and speed
  • Multiplication of three digit by one digit with regrouping
  • Comparing equation results with less than, equal to, or greater than
  • Strategies to tackle word problems

Math In Action
Go beyond the basics with projects, games, puzzles, critical thinking, problem solving, and word problems. Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation in grade-level basic math facts, math fact automaticity, and computational procedures. Occasional Homework

Enrichment, Arts, and Athletics Classes

Conversational Spanish (An introduction for beginners)
Enjoy practicing a second language in a group setting while playing games, singing songs, and doing age-appropriate, language-focused activities. No Homework

Curtain Time!
Attendance at all four weeks of the summer program is required for this class.
Be in a fully costumed play! This class is perfect for those who love to perform or who need to increase self-confidence and improve oral communication skills. Be part of a team that presents a fast-paced, energetic show. Scripts may be drawn from traditional folk and fairy tales, Shakespeare, classic melodramas, or modern works. Students give final performance for family and friends on Thursday, August 1 or Friday, August 2. One after-school rehearsal during the final week. Occasional Homework (memorize lines and songs)

Music Showtime!
Prepare for a high-energy production of ensemble songs and dances that is sure to delight an audience of family and friends. Enjoy singing and dancing to contemporary music, Broadway show tunes, and classic favorites while learning about technique and projection. Final performance for family and friends is on Friday, August 2. No Homework

Athletics and Games
Energize the day in this class that focuses on athletic skills, physical fitness, and sportsmanship. Enjoy participating in team sports and learning new games. No Homework

Art and Visual Literacy
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists. No Homework

Science World
Experience the world of nature and enjoy science activities, discussion, and hands-on exploration. No Homework

Introduction to Coding
Use iPads and entry level programming software such as Scratch, Hopscotch, and Swift Playgrounds to solve puzzles and design games. No Homework

Keyboarding/Computer
Learn correct finger placement. Practice for automaticity, accuracy, and speed. No Homework

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes (unless it is a TWO period class) from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices and then select other class choices that are of interest.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Activity Central or Tennis Festival

Activity Central
Choose from a variety of activities in sports, group games, free play, water fun, and slip & slide. A library time is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

Tennis Festival
Focus on all the necessary skills to raise your game to the next level. Match play, stroke production, and conditioning are all included. Director Craig Corfield has been a USPTA Professional for 20 years, is a former world ranked player and tennis professional of Los Altos Golf and Country Club (1996-2006) and since 2006 to present, he has been the Pinewood tennis director and Varsity team coach. Students will be shuttled to Upper Campus and will need to be picked up at Upper Campus 5:00 pm.

Due to limited space availability, students can register for a two-week Tennis Festival session only- either Session 1 (first two weeks) or Session 2 (last two weeks). For the Session that your child is not enrolled in Tennis Festival, he/she will attend Activity Central.

2-Week Program | July 8-July 19 or July 22-August 2

Morning

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend FIVE forty-five minute periods with a fifteen-minute recess and snack after third period. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule during registration.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Literature Club
This two-week course will teach half of the four-week course indicated below.
Delve into "classic" literature by reading for enjoyment from a variety of works including poetry, myths, tall tales, fairytales, fables, plays, and novels (Cricket in Times Square, Farmer Boy, Mr. Popper's Penguins) Activities, creative writing, and dramatizations broaden the literary experience in this class. Emphasis is on an introduction to classic western literature. If you enjoy reading, this class is an excellent choice. Occasional Homework

Math In Action
Enjoy projects, games, puzzles, critical thinking, problem solving, and word problems. Occasional Homework

Athletics and Games
Energize the day in this class that focuses on athletic skills, physical fitness, and sportsmanship. Enjoy participating in team sports and learning new games. No Homework

Art and Visual Literacy
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists. No Homework

Introduction to Coding
Use iPads and entry level programming software such as Scratch, Hopscotch, and Swift Playgrounds to solve puzzles and design games. No Homework

Keyboarding/Computer
Learn correct finger placement. Practice for automaticity, accuracy, and speed. No Homework

Science World
Experience the world of nature and enjoy science activities, discussion, and hands-on exploration. No Homework

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes (unless it is a TWO period class) from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices and then select other class choices that are of interest.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Activity Central or Tennis Festival

Activity Central
Choose from a variety of activities in sports, group games, free play, water fun, and slip & slide. A library time is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

Tennis Festival
Focus on all the necessary skills to raise your game to the next level. Match play, stroke production, and conditioning are all included. Director Craig Corfield has been a USPTA Professional for 20 years, is a former world ranked player and tennis professional of Los Altos Golf and Country Club (1996-2006) and since 2006 to present, he has been the Pinewood tennis director and Varsity team coach. Students will be shuttled to Upper Campus and will need to be picked up at Upper Campus 5:00 pm.

Grade 4

For current 3rd-grade students who will be entering Grade 4 in fall of 2019

Grades 3, 4, and Grade 2 (Four-Week Program) will meet at Pinewood's Middle Campus (327 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos).

4-Week Program | July 8-August 2

Morning

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend FIVE forty-five minute periods with a fifteen-minute recess and snack after third period. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule during registration. If you desire academic classes, it is recommended that you choose at least TWO choices from Enrichment, Arts, and Athletics selections as this balance is essential for optimum performance and enjoyment.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Academic Classes

Comprehension Boost
Strengthen comprehension with exercises in mental imagery, sentence analysis, identification of keywords in a sentence and the main points in a paragraph, summarizing, recalling, organizing reading matter into a written visual graphic (recall pattern), and answering varied-level comprehension questions based on reading. Daily Homework

Grammar Power
Study grammar to enhance reading and comprehension and build a foundation for formal writing. This class will cover units on Parts of Speech, Parts of the Sentence, Verb Tenses, and Phrases. Daily Homework

Phonics Power
Learn and apply the sounds and basic rules that govern English spelling. By the end of the course, students will better understand the logic of English spelling. The goals are to improve reading fluency and spelling accuracy. Daily Homework

Writing for Success
Learn writing essentials in this rigorous course that covers supporting a thesis statement, expository and narrative writing techniques, structuring a paragraph, word choice, voice, and writing mechanics. Daily Homework

Literature Club
Learn the characteristics of various literary genres while enjoying classic examples of each. Some of literature's finest authors and most colorful characters delight young readers in this survey of literature. Such writers as Chaucer, Mallory, Kipling, A. A. Milne, Hans Christian Anderson, and even Uncle Remus exemplify the spectrum from which we read, discuss, write, and dramatize. Experience classic poetry, tall tales, Greek myths, legends, fables, fairytales, plays, novels, and even some nursery rhymes—all of which form a foundation for English literature where frequent allusions to the works we share in this class make knowledge of them essential. Occasional Homework

Math Mastery
Build confidence by strengthening the basics. Increase math fact automaticity, knowledge of math concepts, computational procedures, and word problem skills through exercises, drills, games, and activities. Students are assessed, and the teacher gears curriculum to suit student's needs. Daily Homework

Course Content

  • Daily math fact drills
  • Adding, subtracting whole numbers
  • Adding, subtracting decimals (lining up the decimal)
  • 2x2 and 3x3 multiplication (students will practice multiplication of larger numbers and understand how placeholders are a result of using partial products)
  • Division with and without remainders (how to write a remainder in a fraction form)
  • Place value in whole numbers and decimals (through hundred millions place)
  • Comparing fractions
  • Adding, subtracting time and measurements
  • Strategies to tackle word problems

Math In Action
Go beyond the basics with projects, games, puzzles, critical thinking, problem solving, and word problems. Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation in grade-level basic math facts, math fact automaticity, and computational procedures. Occasional Homework

Enrichment, Arts, and Athletics Classes

Curtain Time!
Attendance at all four weeks of the summer program is required for this class.
Be in a fully costumed play! This class is perfect for those who love to perform or who need to increase self-confidence and improve oral communication skills. Be part of a team that presents a fast-paced, energetic show. Scripts may be drawn from traditional folk and fairy tales, Shakespeare, classic melodramas, or modern works. Students give final performance for family and friends on Thursday, August 1 or Friday, August 2. One after-school rehearsal during the final week. Occasional Homework (memorize lines and songs)

Music Showtime!
Prepare for a high-energy production of ensemble songs and dances that is sure to delight an audience of family and friends. Enjoy singing and dancing to contemporary music, Broadway show tunes, and classic favorites while learning about technique and projection. Final performance for family and friends is on Friday, August 2. No Homework

Athletics and Games
Energize the day in this class that focuses on athletic skills, physical fitness, and sportsmanship. Enjoy participating in team sports and learning new games. No Homework

Art and Visual Literacy
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists. No Homework

Science World
Experience the world of nature and enjoy science activities, discussion, and hands-on exploration. No Homework

Introduction to Coding
Use iPads and entry level programming software such as Scratch, Hopscotch, and Swift Playgrounds to solve puzzles and design games. No Homework

Keyboarding/Computer
Learn correct finger placement. Practice for automaticity, accuracy, and speed. No Homework

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes (unless it is a TWO period class) from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices and then select other class choices that are of interest.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Activity Central or Tennis Festival

Activity Central
Choose from a variety of activities in sports, group games, free play, water fun, and slip & slide. A library time is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

Tennis Festival
Focus on all the necessary skills to raise your game to the next level. Match play, stroke production, and conditioning are all included. Director Craig Corfield has been a USPTA Professional for 20 years, is a former world ranked player and tennis professional of Los Altos Golf and Country Club (1996-2006) and since 2006 to present, he has been the Pinewood tennis director and Varsity team coach. Students will be shuttled to Upper Campus and will need to be picked up at Upper Campus 5:00 pm.

Due to limited space availability, students can register for a two-week Tennis Festival session only- either Session 1 (first two weeks) or Session 2 (last two weeks). For the Session that your child is not enrolled in Tennis Festival, he/she will attend Activity Central.

2-Week Program | July 8-July 19 or July 22-August 2

Morning

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend FIVE forty-five minute periods with a fifteen-minute recess and snack after third period. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule during registration.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Literature Club
This two-week course will teach half of the four-week course indicated below.
Learn the characteristics of various literary genres while enjoying classic examples of each. Some of literature's finest authors and most colorful characters delight young readers in this survey of literature. Such writers as Chaucer, Mallory, Kipling, A. A. Milne, Hans Christian Anderson, and even Uncle Remus exemplify the spectrum from which we read, discuss, write, and dramatize. Experience classic poetry, tall tales, Greek myths, legends, fables, fairytales, plays, novels, and even some nursery rhymes—all of which form a foundation for English literature where frequent allusions to the works we share in this class make knowledge of them essential. Occasional Homework

Writing Boost
Practice basic writing skills by drafting and honing cohesive, clear, well-supported expository paragraphs. Narrowing a topic, organizing thoughts to support an opinion, and staying on on-topic will be the main focus. Daily Homework

Math In Action
Enjoy projects, games, puzzles, critical thinking, problem solving, and word problems. Occasional Homework

Athletics and Games
Energize the day in this class that focuses on athletic skills, physical fitness, and sportsmanship. Enjoy participating in team sports and learning new games. No Homework

Art and Visual Literacy
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists. No Homework

Science World
Experience the world of nature and enjoy science activities, discussion, and hands-on exploration. No Homework

Introduction to Coding
Use iPads and entry level programming software such as Scratch, Hopscotch, and Swift Playgrounds to solve puzzles and design games. No Homework

Keyboarding/Computer
Learn correct finger placement. Practice for automaticity, accuracy, and speed. No Homework

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes (unless it is a TWO period class) from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices and then select other class choices that are of interest.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Activity Central or Tennis Festival

Activity Central
Choose from a variety of activities in sports, group games, free play, water fun, and slip & slide. A library time is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

Tennis Festival
Focus on all the necessary skills to raise your game to the next level. Match play, stroke production, and conditioning are all included. Director Craig Corfield has been a USPTA Professional for 20 years, is a former world ranked player and tennis professional of Los Altos Golf and Country Club (1996-2006) and since 2006 to present, he has been the Pinewood tennis director and Varsity team coach. Students will be shuttled to Upper Campus and will need to be picked up at Upper Campus 5:00 pm.

Grades 5-6

For current 4th- and 5th-grade students who will be entering Grades 5 and 6 in fall of 2019

Grades 5-8 will meet at Pinewood's Upper Campus (26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills).

4-Week Program | July 8-August 2

Morning

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend FIVE forty-five minute periods with a fifteen-minute recess and snack after third period. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule during registration. If you desire academic classes, it is recommended that you choose at least TWO choices from Enrichment, Arts, and Athletics selections as this balance is essential for optimum performance and enjoyment.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Academic Classes

Comprehension Boost
Strengthen comprehension with exercises in mental imagery, sentence analysis, identification of keywords in a sentence and the main points in a paragraph, summarizing, recalling, organizing reading matter into a written visual graphic (recall pattern), and answering varied-level comprehension questions based on reading. Daily Homework

Grammar Power

Study grammar to enhance reading and comprehension and build a foundation for formal writing. This class will cover units on Parts of Speech, Parts of the Sentence, Verb Tenses, Phrases, and (in 6th grade) Clauses. Daily Homework

Literature Club
This class is for students who love to read and whose reading comprehension is above grade level. The theme of this course is Heroes in Literature. This level includes advanced Greek myths, fables, poetry, short stories, the Bible as literature, Aesop's fables, Chinese proverbs, an introduction to King Arthur, and Hans Christian Anderson and/or Brother Grimm's fairytales. Occasional Homework

Writing for Success
Learn writing essentials in this rigorous course that covers supporting a thesis statement, expository and narrative writing techniques, structuring a paragraph, word choice, voice, and writing mechanics. Daily Homework

Math Mastery
Build confidence by strengthening the basics. Increase math fact automaticity, knowledge of math concepts, computational procedures, and word problem skills through exercises, drills, games, and activities. Students are assessed, and the teacher gears curriculum to suit student's needs. Daily Homework

Course Content (Grade 5)

  • Daily math fact drills
  • Place value to the trillions (rounding, ordering, comparing whole numbers)
  • Add, subtract, multiply larger numbers
  • Division: multiple digit dividends divided by one and two-digit divisors
  • Write remainders as fractions
  • Fractions and decimals: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
  • Fractions: reduce to simplest form and equivalent fractions
  • Mixed numbers: adding subtracting, multiplying
  • Changing mixed numbers to improper fractions and changing improper fractions to mixed numbers
  • Decimals: adding, subtracting, multiplying
  • GCF (finding greatest common factors) and LCM (finding least common multiples and how this relates to adding fractions with unlike denominators)
  • Prime factorization
  • Difference between multiples and factors
  • Strategies to tackle word problems and brain teasers

Course Content (Grade 6)

  • Daily math fact drills
  • Number sets, naturals, wholes, integers, rationals, irrationals, reals
  • Place values, expanded and standard decimal notation
  • Decimal addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and rounding
  • Divisibility rules
  • Prime factorization
  • Greatest common factor using prime factorization
  • Use GCF to simplify fractions
  • Least Common Multiples (LCM) using prime factorization
  • Use LCM to add, compare, and order fractions with different denominators
  • Strategies to tackle word problems and brain teasers

Math in Action
Go beyond the basics with projects, games, puzzles, critical thinking, problem solving, and word problems. Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation in grade-level basic math facts, math fact automaticity, and computational procedures. Occasional Homework

Course Content (Grade 5)

  • Types of graphs and when to use them - bar graph, line graph, pie chart, pictograph. Mean, median, mode, and range
  • Data charts, pie charts, predictions, fractions, ratios, and simple probability. Protractors, compasses. Skittles Project.
  • Theoretical and experimental probability using dice, marbles, and outfits. Equally likely, or more or less likely outcomes. Small project.
  • Multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Logic problems
  • Contest math challenge problems

Course Content (Grade 6)

  • Data charts, box and whisker, dot plots, stem and leaf plots, pie charts, mean, median, mode and range.
  • Protractors and compasses. Small project.
  • Cartesian coordinate system, plotting points, lines, Battleship!
  • Mathematical and experimental probability, sample spaces, tree diagrams, counting principle, independence, dependence, venn diagrams
  • Finding pi using project as the Egyptians first encountered. Project discovering the relationship of c and d.
  • Reviewing the names and the areas on many quadrilaterals.
  • Finding the area of the circle as the Japanese first encountered. Using the area of a rectangle.


Enrichment, Arts, and Athletics Classes

Conversational Spanish (an introduction for beginners)
Enjoy practicing a second language in a group setting while playing games, singing songs, and doing age-appropriate, language-focused activities. No Homework

Curtain Time!
Attendance at all four weeks of the summer program is required for this class.

Be in a fully costumed play! This class is perfect for those who love to perform or who need to increase self-confidence and improve oral communication skills. Be part of a team that presents a fast-paced, energetic show. Scripts may be drawn from traditional folk and fairy tales, Shakespeare, classic melodramas, or modern works. Students give final performance for family and friends on Thursday, August 1 or Friday, August 2. One after-school rehearsal during the final week. Occasional Homework (memorize lines and songs)

Music Showtime!
Prepare an ensemble of high-energy, choreographed songs that is sure to delight an audience of family and friends. Sing and move to contemporary music, Broadway show tunes, and classic favorites while learning about technique and projection. Final performance for family and friends is on Friday, August 2. No Homework

Meteorology/Astronomy
In the meteorology unit, examine the elements that play a part in creating our dynamic weather. Discuss daily weather reports, observe clouds, and learn about air pressure and wind, precipitation, and severe weather phenomena. In the astronomy unit, focus on characteristics of our solar system and the Earth-sun-moon relationship. No Homework

Athletics and Games
Energize the day in this class that focuses on athletic skills, physical fitness, and sportsmanship. Enjoy participating in team sports and learning new games. No Homework

Art and Visual Literacy
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists. No Homework

Graphic Design
In this project-based class, be introduced to basic navigation of Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use layers, tools, and menus and explore advanced techniques for creating and altering graphics and photographs. No Homework

Keyboarding/Computers
Learn correct finger placement. Practice for automaticity, accuracy, and speed. No Homework

Software Programming for Games and Robotics
Learn the basics of software programming. Create your own video games using Scratch and use similar coding language to command robots to undergo a number of complex tasks and missions. No Homework

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices and then select other class choices that are of interest.

Afternoon Class Offerings and Descriptions

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Take Your Pick!

Choose from a variety of activities organized by our enthusiastic afternoon staff such as water play, games, and athletics. A study hall is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

2-Week Program | July 8-July 19 or July 22-August 2

Morning

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend FIVE forty-five minute periods with a fifteen-minute recess and snack after third period. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule during registration.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Academic Classes

Literature Club
The theme of this course is Heroes in Literature. This level includes advanced Greek myths, fables, poetry, short stories, the Bible as literature, Aesop's fables, Chinese proverbs, an introduction to King Arthur, and Hans Christian Andersen and/or Brothers Grimm fairytales. Occasional Homework

Writing for Success
Learn writing essentials in this rigorous course that covers supporting a thesis statement, expository and narrative writing techniques, structuring a paragraph, word choice, voice, and writing mechanics. Daily Homework

Math in Action
Enjoy projects, games, puzzles, critical thinking, problem solving, and word problems. Occasional Homework

Grade 5 Course Content may include

    • Types of graphs and when to use them - bar graph, line graph, pie chart, pictograph. Mean, median, mode, and range
    • Data charts, pie charts, predictions, fractions, ratios, and simple probability. Protractors, compasses. Skittles Project.
    • Theoretical and experimental probability using dice, marbles, and outfits. Equally likely, or more or less likely outcomes. Small project.
    • Multiplying and dividing decimals
    • Logic problems
    • Contest math challenge problems

Grade 6 Course Content may include

    • Data charts, box and whisker, dot plots, stem and leaf plots, pie charts, mean, median, mode and range.
    • Protractors and compasses. Small project.
    • Cartesian coordinate system, plotting points, lines, Battleship!
    • Mathematical and experimental probability, sample spaces, tree diagrams, counting principle, independence, dependence, venn diagrams
    • Finding pi using project as the Egyptians first encountered. Project discovering the relationship of c and d.
    • Reviewing the names and the areas on many quadrilaterals.
    • Finding the area of the circle as the Japanese first encountered. Using the area of a rectangle.


Enrichment, Arts, and Athletics Classes

Athletics and Games
Energize the day in this class that focuses on athletic skills, physical fitness, and sportsmanship. Enjoy participating in team sports and learning new games. No Homework

Art and Visual Literacy
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists. No Homework

Graphic Design
In this project-based class, be introduced to basic navigation of Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use layers, tools, and menus and explore advanced techniques for creating and altering graphics and photographs. No Homework

Keyboarding/Computers
Learn correct finger placement. Practice for automaticity, accuracy, and speed. No Homework

Meteorology
Examine the elements that play a part in creating our dynamic weather. Discuss daily weather reports, observe clouds, and learn about air pressure and wind, precipitation, and severe weather phenomena. No Homework

Software Programming for Games and Robotics
Learn the basics of software programming. Create your own video games using Scratch and use similar coding language to command robots to undergo a number of complex tasks and missions. No Homework

Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices and then select other class choices that are of interest.

Afternoon Class Offerings and Descriptions

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Take Your Pick!

Choose from a variety of activities organized by our enthusiastic afternoon staff such as water play, games, and athletics. A study hall is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

Grades 7-8

For current 6th- and 7th-grade students who will be entering Grades 7 and 8 in fall of 2019

Grades 5-8 will meet at Pinewood's Upper Campus (26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills).

Morning

2-week (July 8-July 19 or July 22-August 2) or 4-Week (July 8-Aug 2)

Each day from 8:25 am - 12:45 pm, students will attend THREE to FIVE classes depending on the length of the class. Before making your selections, please read the class descriptions below. You will indicate your desired class schedule on the registration form. It is highly recommended that you choose at least ONE or TWO choices from Enrichment, Arts, and Athletics selections as this balance is essential for optimum performance and enjoyment.

Please Note:

  • The following courses are four-week courses:
    Grammar Skills Refined, Conversational Spanish, Pre Algebra Prep, Algebra Prep, Onstage! and Music Showtime!
    To enroll in these courses, students will need to attend both Session 1 (July 8 - July 19) and Session 2 (July 22 - Aug 2). The other TWO-week courses cover the same material each session, so a student coming to both sessions will need to select different TWO-Week courses for each session.

  • Students enrolled in the program must be fluent in English.

Core Academic Classes

Grammar Skills Refined
(FOUR-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Learn and understand the basics of English grammar and sentence structure in order to develop stronger writing skills. This class will cover units on the Parts of Speech, Parts of the Sentence, Phrases and Clauses. Be actively engaged working independently and collaboratively every day, communicating your newfound, growing knowledge of the many functions of the written word. (This course will be especially helpful to new incoming Pinewood students). Daily Homework

Pre-Algebra Prep
(FOUR-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Solidify and work on mastery of the foundational skills needed to succeed in pre-algebra in the fall. Daily Homework

Course Content

  • Number sense - rational and irrational
  • Squares and square roots
  • Factors and multiples
  • Coordinates in 4 quadrants
  • Fraction arithmetic
  • Area and perimeter
  • One step Equations
  • Circles and pi
  • Probability - basics and experimental
  • Statistics - bar charts, pie charts
  • Word problems and brain teasers

Algebra Prep
(FOUR-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-algebra.
Practice foundational skills needed to succeed this fall in your algebra course. Daily Homework

Course Content

  • Numbers sense - real numbers
  • Exponents
  • Simplifying algebraic sentences
  • Two step equations
  • Inequalities
  • Surface area and volume
  • Composite shapes
  • Graphing using coordinate tables
  • Fraction arithmetic including variables
  • Probability - tree diagrams and sample spaces
  • Statistics - data collection & representation
  • Word problems and brain teasers

Writing and Rhetoric
(TWO-Week course, 90 minutes daily)
Focus on supporting your opinions in a compelling manner, both in written and oral formats. Improve your clarity of presentation by learning to organize your ideas skillfully. Practice synthesizing similar information researched from multiple sources (poetry, articles, Ted Talks, and more) into a smooth condensation in your personal voice. The 2019 curriculum will be different than the 2018 curriculum. Daily Homework

Literary Analysis
(TWO-Week course, 90 minutes daily)
Practice developing reading comprehension, close reading, critical thinking and annotating skills when reading literary texts. Read several short stories and selected poems to teach key literary concepts (conflict, irony, foreshadowing, symbolism, satire). Learn to recognize figurative language and to identify various figures of speech (metaphor, simile, personification hyperbole) Discover how words are used to create images for unique literary effect. Reading between the lines, looking for contextual clues, and seeing that a story can be read and interpreted on more than one level will develop both reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. The 2019 curriculum will be different than the 2018 curriculum. Daily Homework

Academic Enrichment, Arts, and Athletics Classes

Conversational Spanish (An introduction for beginners)
(FOUR-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Enjoy practicing a second language in a group setting with games, songs, and conversational activities. No Homework

On Stage!
(FOUR-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Attendance at all four weeks of the summer program is required for this class.
Be in a fully costumed play! This class is perfect for those who love to perform or who need to increase self-confidence and improve oral communication skills. Be part of a team that presents a fast-paced, energetic show. Scripts may be drawn from traditional folk and fairy tales, Shakespeare, classic melodramas, or modern works. Students give final performance for family and friends on Thursday, August 1 or Friday, August 2. One after-school rehearsal during the final week. Occasional Homework (memorize lines and songs)

Music Showtime!
(FOUR-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Prepare an ensemble of high-energy, choreographed songs that is sure to delight an audience of family and friends. Sing and move to contemporary music, Broadway show tunes, and classic favorites while learning about technique and projection. Final performance for family and friends is on Friday, August 2. No Homework

Public Speaking
(TWO-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Learn how to present yourself in a dynamic, confident manner in front of a crowd, an employer, a client, or your classmates. Get personal feedback on improving vocal clarity, making persuasive points, connecting with one’s audience, and body awareness. No Homework

Investing Fundamentals for Teens
(TWO-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Discover underlying fundamentals of investing and saving, including concepts like compounding interest, diversification, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, and individual stock investing. Learn about mathematical principles while also evaluating companies, investment portfolios, and market strategies. The 2019 curriculum will be different than the 2018 curriculum. No Homework

Creative Writing
(TWO-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Practice the art of creative writing, both fiction and nonfiction, inspired by nature. Creative writing techniques are shown to improve writing in all forms by facilitating the written expression of ideas and building the skill of expressing thoughts into words in an engaging and meaningful way. Through mindful activities (nature walks, quiet observations, meditations, and more), writers will discover material for both poetry and prose. By the end of the course, you will have a portfolio of your very own creative works. Occasional Homework

3D Printed Equations
(TWO-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Use mathematical concepts with 3D modeling to turn equations into real 3D models that illustrate the complexities of mathematics and some of the beauty of its shapes in the natural world. In addition to learning applied mathematics, work in TinkerCad and on 3D printers to utilize practical applications in design and engineering. No Homework

Lights, Camera, Action!
(TWO-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Work together to design a script, act, film, and edit your own short film. Use iPads and Macs to learn about video and sound editing. Share your finished product with your peers and families. No Homework

Creating with Code
(TWO-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Using scratch and other block based coding programs, learn computer science fundamentals that serve as the building blocks for more complex programming languages. Using these skills, build simple video games that you can play with friends. No Homework

Literature Club
(TWO-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
This class is for students who love to read and whose reading comprehension is above grade level. Enjoy the classics. Read, listen to, and discuss great literature. Delight in learning the various genres and engage in literary analysis. No Homework

Forensic Science Exploration
(TWO-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Investigate principles of science used in the field of forensics to solve crimes. Get reinforcement in math and science concepts while working in hands-on labs designed and modeled around projects with a real forensic purpose and suspenseful outcome. The 2019 curriculum will be different than the 2018 curriculum. No Homework

Art and Visual Literacy
(TWO-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques for self-expression. Learn about creativity, produce art projects, and be introduced to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists. No Homework

Graphic Design
(TWO-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
In this project-based class, be introduced to basic navigation of Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use layers, tools, and menus and explore advanced techniques for creating and altering graphics and photographs. No Homework

Athletics
(TWO-Week or FOUR-Week course, 45 minutes daily)
Energize the day in this class that focuses on athletic skills, physical fitness, and sportsmanship. Enjoy participating in team sports and learning new games. No Homework


Afternoon

The Afternoon Program includes project-based classes, activities, sports, and fun! Classes are grouped by grade levels and are taught by specialized, creative, and enthusiastic teachers. Students will have a Lunch Break from 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm.

Two different dismissal options are available (3:00 pm and 5:00 pm).

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Classes Offered

Students will have TWO classes from 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm. During registration, you will choose your top class choices and then select other class choices that are of interest.

Afternoon Class Offerings and Descriptions

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Take Your Pick!

Choose from a variety of activities organized by our enthusiastic afternoon staff such as water play, games, and athletics. A study hall is also available for students who want to complete homework or spend time reading silently.

Register

To register, select the grade your student will be entering in the fall of 2019.

Kindergarten

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grades 5 + 6

Grades 7 + 8

Add a Program

If you have already registered for the Morning Program but would like to add the Afternoon Program, click here. If you have already registered for the Morning and Afternoon Programs and you would like to add the Lunch Program and/or extend your child's day from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm, click here.

Summer Festival of Learning Program Information

Fees

Four-Week ProgramTwo-Week Program
Morning-Only Option

Kindergarten | 8:25 am - 12:30 pm | $1800
Grades 1-8 | 8:25 am - 12:45 pm | $1850

Partial-Day Option
Kindergarten | 8:25 am - 3:00 pm | $2700
Grades 1-8 | 8:25 am - 3:00 pm | $2750
(Optional Lunch Program | $42 per week)

Full-Day Option
Kindergarten | 8:25 am - 5:00 pm | $3260
Grades 1-8 | 8:25 am - 5:00 pm | $3310*
(Optional Lunch Program | $42 per week)

Morning-Only Option

Kindergarten | 8:25 am - 12:30 pm | $975
Grades 1-8 | 8:25 am - 12:45 pm | $1000

Partial-Day Option
Kindergarten | 8:25 am - 3:00 pm | $1425
Grades 1-8 | 8:25 am - 3:00 pm | $1450
(Optional Lunch Program | $42 per week)

Full-Day Option
Kindergarten | 8:25 am - 5:00 pm | $1705
Grades 1-8 | 8:25 am - 5:00 pm | $1730*
(Optional Lunch Program | $42 per week)

*Grades 3 and 4 only: Tennis Festival 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (includes shuttle to Upper Campus) | additional $140 for a two week session

Partial- and Full-Day Sessions are also available on a per-week basis
Register for the Morning-Only option now. The per-week Afternoon options will be available in April.

  • Grades K-8 | 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm | $225 per week
  • Grades K-8 | 1:10 pm - 5:00 pm | $365 per week

Deposits, Balance Due, Cancellations, Refunds

  • A non-refundable tuition deposit of $200 (for a TWO-Week session) and $350 (for the FOUR-Week session) is due at the time of registration and the amount will be credited towards the tuition.
  • Cancellations received prior to June 1 will result in a refund less the non-refundable deposit. Please allow up to 30 business days for processing refunds.
  • Any adjustment to a program option for which you originally registered for must first be approved by the Summer Festival Director. Once your change has been processed, Barbara Hantke will email you instructions on how to apply the adjustment amount when you pay your final tuition balance. Any adjustment that results in a credit refund will incur a $50 processing fee which will be deducted from the refund.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations or adjustments after June 1.
  • Early registration is strongly recommended to ensure placement.
For cancellations, contact Barbara Hantke in the Business Office. For program adjustments, contact Heather McCauley, Summer Festival Director.

Lunch Program

  • The lunch program is offered on a week-to-week basis for $42 per week. Purchasing lunch day-to-day is not available.

  • The Epicurean lunch program is ONLY available to students attending BOTH the Morning and the Afternoon Programs.
  • The lunch program option will appear when you are registering for the Afternoon Program. At that time, you can select the week(s) for which you want to purchase lunch. The lunch program fee will be added to the total fees due at registration.
  • Students will choose from two or more lunch menus that will be prepared from scratch using natural and organic ingredients. Students do not need to pre-select their menu choice on a prior date. If your child is vegetarian, you will indicate this during registration.

FAQs

What is the difference in content between the four-week morning program and two-week morning program?

For Grades K-6, the four-week program covers approximately double the curriculum than the two-week program. Also, some classes are only available in the four-week program such as Curtain Time!, Music Showtime!, Language Arts Foundation, Math Mastery, Grammar Power, Phonics Power, Comprehension Boost, and Conversational Spanish.

For Grades 7 and 8, your child will have more class options to choose from in the four-week program versus the two-week program. In addition, the following classes are only offered as a four-week option: Grammar Skills Refined, Pre-Algebra Prep, Algebra Prep, Conversational Spanish, On Stage! and Music Showtime!

What time do the campuses open and close? 

All three campuses open at 8:00am. The last pick-up option is at 5:00pm.

What requirements do you have for students to attend?

Students must speak fluent English. Students entering Kindergarten in the Fall must be five years old by September 1, 2019.

What are your class sizes?

Academic classes range from 8-12 students per class. Enrichment classes can range from 14-20 students per class.

Who are your teachers?

Highly qualified teachers staff the summer program, the majority of whom teach year-round at Pinewood.

I have children registered at different campuses. How will I be able to drop-off and pick-up at the same time? 

The Lower Campus (Grades K, 1, and Grade 2 TWO-Week Program) and Middle Campus (Grades 3, 4 and Grade 2 FOUR-Week Program) are a few blocks away on Fremont Ave in Los Altos. The Upper Campus (Grades 5-8) is about 3 miles away from the other two campus on Fremont Rd in Los Altos Hills.

Drop Off: All campuses open 25 minutes before the start of school so you can stagger your drop-off time. If you have a Lower Campus student, we recommend dropping off your younger student first since we have a singing assembly that begins at 8:15am.

Pick-Up: For the Morning Program, we stagger pick-up times which you will select during registration. (12:30 for Kindergarten, 12:45 or 12:55 for Grades 1-8, and at Upper Campus an additional 1:05 pick-up option where students can bring a sack lunch and eat while they wait for their ride.)

If your children are in the Afternoon Program, we are flexible with pick-up time for families picking up at other campuses.

How much homework do the academic classes have in the morning program? 

The classes that indicate "daily homework" in the class descriptions will have approximately 20 minutes (Grades 1-5) or 30 minutes (Grades 6-8) per class depending on the pace of the student. For Grades 3-8, there are several classes with daily homework. We recommend a healthy balance of academic and enrichment classes and suggest that parents consider limiting the number of "daily homework" academic classes.

If my child is registered for an Afternoon Festival pickup time of 3:00pm, is it possible to register for a 5:00pm pickup on a particular day? 

Yes, you can extend to a 5:00pm pickup for a particular day by clicking here. The fee for this "per day" option is slightly higher than the weekly rate.

When is my tuition balance due and how do I pay it?

Tuition balance is due by credit card before June 1, 2019 via the Tuition Balance Form. An email reminder will be sent on May 1. There is also an option to pay in full during registration.

Can I get a prorated rate if my child is absent for part of the morning program?

We are unable to prorate tuition fees. We need to staff the program fully and allocate teachers regardless, so our costs remain fixed regardless of attendance.

What do I do if I need to cancel or adjust my registration?

For cancellations, contact Barbara Hantke in the Business Office. For program adjustments, contact Heather McCauley, Summer Festival of Learning Director.

Our cancellation and adjustment policy is as follows:

  • A non-refundable tuition deposit of $200 (for a TWO-Week session) and $350 (for the FOUR-Week session) is due at the time of registration and the amount will be credited towards the tuition.
  • Cancellations received prior to June 1 will result in a refund less the non-refundable deposit. Please allow up to 30 business days for processing refunds.
  • Any adjustment to a program option for which you originally registered for must first be approved by the Summer Festival Director. Once your change has been processed, Barbara Hantke will email you instructions on how to apply the adjustment amount when you pay your final TUITION balance. Any adjustment that results in a credit refund will incur a $50 processing fee which will be deducted from the refund.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations or adjustments after June 1.

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