David Lubin After School Academy (DLASA)
Your child can participate in additional STEAM enrichment opportunities through our after-school After School Academy Program. Operating in the fall and spring, 4-6 weeks classes are offered in subjects like knitting, photography, dance, chess, engineering, sports and theater.
Children in grades 4-6 can participate as photojournalists for the yearbook, capturing life on campus through the lens of the camera and submitting their efforts for David Lubin’s yearbook. The photojournalists meet monthly after school to discuss photo assignments and to learn about photography through instruction on subjects such as lighting, framing and composition. They end their year better photographers than they started and excited about their participation in the yearbook process.
Annually, students can show off their talents by participating in our Talent Show, a David Lubin tradition. Your aspiring singer, performer, musician, dancer or comedian performs for students and parents alike.
Our free, competitive sports programs give your child the opportunity for fun physical activity. Volunteer parent coaches teach students sports fundamentals, and students compete against participating local elementary schools. Currently, David Lubin maintains soccer, football and basketball teams seasonally during the school year.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run® is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, certified volunteer coaches teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. This culminates in participation in a 5K run which all the girls may participate.
Once a year our student talents are showcased in a Science/STEAM night. Children in grades 4-6 participate in a Science Fair where they showcase their in-depth science projects. In addition, teachers, local scientists and community organizations provide interactive science and technology stations where students of all ages (and parents) can learn more about science in fun and creative ways. Station topics have included geology, anatomy, gardening, space, magnetism, and other STEM fields.
Nature Bowl is an annual, science-based educational program for 3rd – 6th graders that increases ecological knowledge and conservation literacy. In team settings, students eagerly learn about the environment while building teamwork skills and sharpening their creative and critical thinking abilities. The program curriculum corresponds with California’s Next Generation Science Standards, which makes it a popular event for teachers and educators. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and many partner organizations coordinate nature Bowl, currently in its 32nd year.
During Nature Bowl, teams of Sacramento Valley and Northern/Central Sierra Nevada elementary students in grades 3-6 work together in science and nature-based activities. Each team consists of a coach and 3 to 9 children who participate in one of two divisions. David Lubin has a division for 3rd/4th grades. Teams register for a specific Semi-final site where they will compete with other teams. Two teams from each Semi-final site will advance to the finals. Although Nature Bowl is competitive in format, the competitive aspect of the program is de-emphasized so all students feel comfortable and achieve success in learning.
Sacramento Theatre Company
This in-school residency program give students a chance to engage in theatre education. The program is tailored to the educational needs of David Lubin. Drama education offerings include, but are not limited to, college and career readiness, 21st century skills, Common Core ELA curricula, STEM, parent-community involvement, youth development, social-emotional learning, healthy living, community advisories, and mentoring. Because STC is committed to a harmonious, seamless partnership, we make every effort to align with School Districts’ strategic initiatives.
David Lubin’s Geology Club is run by a David Lubin parent geologist who works for the State of California on sustainable groundwater management and groundwater contamination. Each month students learn about a different type of rocks such as sedimentary, igneous, fossils, etc. This program is open to 4th – 6th grade students.