Children’s Programs

Spring 2022

Ross Recreation Programs for Children Ages 3-15

The Ross Recreation Department offers fun, learning and innovative programs that build character, provided by an institution that is highly organized, with great instructors and which nurtures a sense of neighborliness in our community.

Sandrick's Sports Early Release

Join Sandrick Jackson in the Ross School gym/on the field on early release Wednesdays for lots of fun and games!

Dodgeball, tag games, indoor soccer, hockey, basketball and more. A Ross School favorite, this program always fills. Register early and don’t miss out!

No Class: 2/23

(Ross School has priority use of the gym, there may be times when Sandrick’s Sports will be held outside.)

Sporty Girl Sports (Monday)

If your daughter loves sports, this is the class for her. Jean Marc Schafer will expose your child a variety of sports; from soccer to kick-ball and everything in-between! The girls will have lots of laughs and good times playing with each other.

No class 4/4, 5/30.

Schafer Games

Join Coach Schafer on minimum days for some after school fun and games on the blacktop!

Open to 3rd & 4th graders only.

Music with Dani

Music with Dani is a fun and interactive music and movement time for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups. Dani’s music sessions are full of singing, dancing, shaking shakers, creating music together, and the ever popular parachute time!

Dani has been a music teacher at several preschools in Marin County for almost 15 years, as well as leading music and movement sessions at The Fairfax Library, Bon Air Center, the Town of Fairfax and Ross Recreation. She also has a background in Music Together, Kindermusik, and Gymboree Play & Music classes, and is excited to bring her music sessions to Ross Recreation this Summer!

Kids Club

Kids Club is an on-site after school program offered at Ross School for grades K-5. Following the Ross School calendar, care begins on all regular school days at “dismissal time.”

Kindergarteners are met each day at their classroom and walked to our room.
Kids Club works seamlessly with other Ross Rec enrichment classes – we escort your child to and from other classes occurring on the same day!

Each day at Kids Club includes:
Indoor & Outdoor (or Gym!) Play
Art / Craft / Building / Creating / Science
Time for Homework if needed

Ronda Beren has more than 20 years of experience working with children, and loves playing games.

Mallory Beren has been working with Ross Recreation for the past 3 years. She is creative and fun, and the kids love her!
The staff strive to create a fun and warm environment for kids to play, learn, and grow.

There will be no Kids Club on Fridays, Holly Salamun will be offering a Friday program. If you need a full week of aftercare you are welcome to sign up for her program as well to supplement.

Please contact Kid’s Club directly at to sign up for a drop-in day, or for any other information: jwagner@townofross.org

Register for each day below or purchase Drop In Cards.

Holly Hoppin Friday Funday at Phoenix Lake

Holly believes that nature awakens wonder, calms, heals and connects us to the world, each other and our truest selves. The early years are a foundation for the rest of the children’s lives through inquiry and imaginative play supported by respectful relationships, meaningful connection to nature and simple rhythms and consistency & provide rich soil for children to thrive. Your children will be climbing trees & over rocks instead of structures. They will be getting wet, muddy, & learn to become confident and self sufficient, anticipate and plan, plant seeds of life and friendships as they bloom at Phoenix Lake during all seasons. It’s a magical time!

Cost includes all materials.

Soccer Gr K-2

For children who can’t get enough of soccer. Continues to develop their ability toward a competitive level. The program will emphasize shooting, trapping, heading, and tactics for both offensive and defensive play.

Flag Football

This high-powered sports class will teach you the basics of flag football; an injury-free way to play this popular sport. Practice passing, receiving and learning good sportsmanship. The kids will love it.

No class 4/5.

Boys Lacrosse Gr 1-2

For this beginning level lacrosse program Jean Marc will introduce boys to the fundamental techniques of cradling, shooting, passing as well as the strategies for defense, offense and scoring. A mouth guard, protective eye wear, and stick are required equipment. 

Girls Lacrosse Gr 1-2

For this beginning level lacrosse program Jean Marc will introduce girls to the fundamental techniques of cradling, shooting, passing as well as the strategies for defense, offense and scoring. A mouth guard, protective eye wear, and stick are required equipment. 

ADVNC Lacrosse

Ross Recreation welcomes ADVNC Lacrosse to teach the fastest growing game in America! This program is designed to introduce young players to the sport of lacrosse in a fun and safe environment. Each session will begin with “drills and skills” that will help players work on the fundamentals of the game including: cradling, scooping, shooting and catching. Each session concludes with games to reward players for their participation. ADVNC staff encourages each child, building self-confidence as they develop eye-hand coordination. 

* Lacrosse stick required – limited loaners available on request.

No class 4/5

Ballet and Movement (Pre-K)

Chelsea Boyd Brown’s Pre-K Ballet class is a delightful combination of fantasy, movement, giggles and twirls, as a gentle introduction to the art and adventure of ballet. The young dancers enjoy a class filled with classical music, scarves, shakers, smiles and imagination, while being guided to their first steps in ballet. Through a fun and nurturing environment, your dancer will develop their imagination, coordination and strength, spatial awareness and excitement about dancing.

No class 4/5

PeeWee T-Ball

Come and join Coach Dan for T-Ball. He will help your little one get a head-start by teaching the basic skills of this great game of baseball.

This class is great for the beginner and the rising stars in search of development and excitement.

No Class 4/7

First Step Soccer

These sessions are where so many young players go to have a fun first-time soccer experience. Coach Dan knows that habits are built once a young child starts to kick a ball.

FirstStepSoccer was created to instill the proper habits to our young aspiring soccer players. Dan is always positive, encouraging and meets each player where they are in their development. Building each players confidence level is key to each young players growth, and is why skills will always be appropriate and achievable. As players achieve specific skills, they will be challenged with more skills to be developed; and, overcome. Dan’s sessions are always fun based. His love for teaching soccer clearly shows; and, truly takes a special interest in teaching his youngest players.

no class 4/05

Yoga for Youth

Yoga is not just for folks with back issues and a way to get flexible or sweat the stress out! Yoga has ancient healing properties, and children have natural instincts and a sense of spirit and joy. This class will help young folks develop control over their bodies and their breath. Most little humans have ample flexibility, but control and coordination that balances this flexibility will help their posture, assist with strength in sports and nature activities, and simply promote a healthy body. 

No Class 2/23

Spots still open for Winter Session started 1/12/22

Tennis Skills / Fun & Games

Group lesson. Usage of special equipment designed for this age group. Introduction to tennis with simple activities and games that produce both fun and early motor skill development.

HipHop

Hip Hop is an ever-popular street dance that cultivates body control, creativity, and community! In this 9-week outdoor workshop, children of all levels will learn rhythm, choreography, precise footwork, upper body strength for breaking, stage presence, and the history of Hip Hop culture. This program is based in dance culture and developmental anatomy. It will include styles of house dance, locking, popping, and funk developed in the 1970’s. A balance of precision and respect will be infused with freedom and personal expression, to foster the dancers confidence. Old-school and new Hip Hop and R&B music will be utilized.

Chess

LIVE Chess Class returns!

Join us in this fall where we will continue to foster patience, strategic planning and critical thinking skills. Our time will be spent on principles of the opening, tactical elements of the middle game, and basic endgame situations. We’ll break down historical games, do tactical exercises, and analyze games by program participants.

Writers Circle

Creative Writing for kids is a chance to further develop structure and form in writing, while exercising their imaginations and unique voices! We’ll explore prompts such as, “where do ideas come from,” “what words do I know to express how I feel,” “what is poetry, fiction, monologues – what do these words mean on paper,” “what does my inner voice sound like?!”
This class opens up already excited writers to more challenges, and helps struggling writers to navigate the mind, pen, and paper connection. We will also infuse illustrations and expression through cartoon/comic into their creative writing series!
Students will be provided with some materials such as colored pencils and rulers.

No class 4/6

3D Modeling Online

Students will be using the online 3D modeling program called TinkerCAD. Students will take basic 3D shapes and use the program to resize, manipulate, and cut in order to create their own 3D designs.

No Class 4/6

Holly Hoppin Science at Bacich

This science program is designed for children as a way to stimulate an interest in science.

They will learn a simplified version of the scientific method of:
*What is a question *How can we find an answer *What do we think will happen * Test our guesses.

They will also explore science skills: *Observing, Classifying, Sorting, Measuring, Using Numbers.

We will be communicating what we learned with words, art, and games.

8 weeks: Supplies are included.

Holly Hoppin Early Release Bacich

STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO® at Bacich (1st & 2nd)

Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Boats, Snowmobiles, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Cost includes rental fees and all materials.

Class description may change.

All current county COVID guidelines will be followed. Masks required.

Learn to Code: Scratch Programming on Zoom

Students will be using the online coding program Scratch to create various mini games. They will choose their scene, characters, and use this drag and drop coding language in various ways to complete the programming necessary to getting their game to function. When completed, students will still have access to the program and can add to their games and let family members test them out.

No Class 4/04

Ballroom Dance/Cotillion

Dance Arts Studios of San Rafael is back to teach the Ballroom Dance class. They are experienced in teaching children and teenagers throughout the Bay Area.

Children are asked to dress up each week. Boys should wear a jacket, tie and dress shoes; girls should wear dresses and dress shoes. No black rubber soles on shoes.

Parents are asked to chaperone at least once during the session! Please volunteer via the Ross Recreation office.

**To ensure the same number of boys and girls in each class please select the appropriate registration option. Registrations made in the wrong “class” can only be moved over if space is available–make your selections carefully!**

9 weeks.

Dates and location are subject to change due to availability.

Registration Info

Our registration database is tracking all unpaid sign ups. You have 48 hours to pay for any pending registrations or they will be AUTOMATICALLY DELETED by our system. We cannot hold a spot for you in a program if the registration deletes.

Please be sure to pay upon registration to secure your spot in the programs you have selected.

Payment Policy

About Ross Rec

Ross Recreation is a Department of the Town of Ross. It was formed in 1972 to provide recreational enrichment and community service for the residents of Ross and their neighbors. The department has grown from just a handful of classes to more than 100 classes per year for infants to Seniors.

Our Tax ID is 94-6001436.

How To Reach Us

9 Lagunitas, Ross, CA 94957

PO Box 117, Ross, CA 94957

Ross Recreation

During the school year: Monday-Thursday 2:00pm-5:00pm.
We are closed Fridays.

We are located at Ross School next to the Gym in Room A-106. Look for ROSS RECREATION on the building.