McClaskey Adult Center

McClaskey Adult Center

LOCATION: 2635 CHESTNUT HILL DRIVE

THOMAS JEFFERSON CAMPUS

The Sacramento City Unified School District’s McClaskey Adult Center has expanded its programs at the Thomas Jefferson Branch.

In addition to the Parent Participation Toddler and Pre-School programs they will be offering programs for adults emphasizing Health, Education & the Arts.

The Association is working with our SCUSD board members Ellen Cochrane and Christina Pritchett as well as other local agencies including Councilmember Guerra’s office, Sacramento Police and Fire Departments, Red Cross and the local Social Security office.  The offerings to include CPR training to bring the life-saving mobile app PulsePoint to our neighborhood and Social Security seminars to assist area members to better navigate the system.

SPRING 2017 CLASSES

Beginning Traditional Uecki-Ryu Karate for Adults

This Uechi karate class blends beginners with advanced students.  Beginners will be taught San Chin, basic stretching, supplemental techniques, breathing, focus and Karate etiquette.  Training will explore San Chin and other kata (patterns of movement embodying the techniques and strategy of self defense), bunkai (sample applications of kata technique) and prearranged kumite (self defense and fighting drills).   Body conditioning, especially for the forearms, shins, thighs, toes and fingers will also be covered.  San Chin is a moving meditation, and for Uechi Karate ka, the study of San Chin is a lifetime endeavor.  The class is co-taught by College Green’s resident Robert “Robb” Van Der Volgen Jr. and CSUS Professor Joan Neide, Ed.D. Both instructors are eighth degree black belts with Master teaching licenses and both hold the title of Kyoshi (Professor) awarded respectively by the International Uechi Karate Federation and the Okikukai Uech-Ryu Karate Association. Senior black belt students assist with teaching, insuring that all students receive black belt instruction.  Karate begins and ends with courtesy, and beginners will find a nurturing environment for exploring this major style of Okinawan Karate.

 

WATERCOLOR CLASS

Free Friday – Watercolor Mini-Workshops With Professional Artist Woody Hansen  

Fresh air and hands on activities are a part of a healthier mind and body.  Professional Artist Woody Hansen has agreed to offer his Free Friday Morning Watercolor mini-workshops along the American River Parkway.  Woody welcomes all levels of students, beginning, intermediate and advanced.  Woody does ask that an adult accompany students under the age of 18.  There is no registration fee, just show up at the right time for inspiration, guidance, help, sharing of information, conversation and a morning of out-door freshness.  Because this is an outdoor activity, Woody ask that you check with him via e-mail by 6 PM Thursday to make sure that Free Friday is still on schedule.

 

Music & Movement for Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers with Lisa Phenix 10:00 am

Stimulate your child’s development on every level; promote self-esteem, increase coordination, nurture your child’s self-expression, and bring out the song in your child, with Lisa Phenix and her music and movement class.  With egg shakers, bells and drums in hand, your child becomes part of the back up band as we explore nature, gravity, and the seasons.”   This is a parent/grandparent participation class scheduled for Tuesdays at 10:00 am.   Lisa’s musical influence has touched upon folk, blues, and jazz.  Her unique style of what she calls “homegrown mating music” has and continues to be enjoyed by all ages.  Lisa believes music appreciation begins before birth and continue to the beyond.  The cost is five sessions for $25.  For additional information call Lisa at 719-6106 or e-mail lisap@winfirst.com.  For more information about Lisa you may visit her website: lisaphenix.com

Beginning Traditional Uecki-Ryu Karate For Tweens & Teens with an Adult
Mondays & Thursdays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

This class is designed for 12 to 17 year olds who want to participate with their parents in learning a martial art.  A training floor offers a unique way to interact with others.  Martial arts training demands respect between participants and the development of sensitivity and awareness to the movement and intentions of one’s training partners.  As one focuses and kihon waza (basic technique) and breathing, there is a tendency to become more self aware and perceptive.  It is an opportunity for both young and old to see one another from a different vantage point.

Uechi-Ryu karate is one of the major schools of karate on Okinawa, the birthplace of karate.  It is known for its fierce close range fighting techniques and its effectiveness in self defense.  The class will focus on breathing, posture, power, balance, and body movement through the use of the kata San Chin.

There is no fee for the class, but a $20 a month contribution per family to the CGNA Foundation is requested.

 

Parent Participation Pre-School

The McClaskey Adult Center Parent Participation Pre-school Programs at the Jefferson Branch are district wide programs open to all parents/grandparents of pre-school age children 4 to 5 yrs old within the county of Sacramento.  The program is designed to provide guidance and opportunity for parents wanting to actively participate in their child formative years of learning and giving both parent and child an opportunity to mix with other parents of pre-school age children before entering kindergarten.  In addition to basic social skills students are introduced to numbers, letters, names of animals, places and things plus everyday fundamental fine motor skills like holding and using hand held tools like pencils, scissors, and paste. The morning pre-school class is a four-day a week class meeting Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 11:15am. The afternoon pre-school class is a daily class meeting Monday through Friday, from 12:00 noon to 2:45pm.

Both programs are held in Room 2 at Thomas Jefferson Branch of the McClaskey Adult Center.  One day each week of parent participation is required for both classes. Starting in March Parents may put a deposit down at the Jefferson Branch at 2635 Chestnut Hill Drive in room 2 to hold a space for participation for these programs for the Fall 2016 semester.  During the summer a holding deposits may be made at the McClaskey Center at 5241 J Street.  For more information about these programs contact the instructor, Paula Lynch, at 247-3335 or the McClaskey Principal, Susan Gilmore, at 277-6625.

Parent Participation Toddler Program

The McClaskey Adult Center Parent Participation Toddler Program at the Jefferson Branch is a district wide program open to all children aged 2 – 3 yrs. within the county of Sacramento.  The toddler class meets on Friday morning from 8:30am to 11:15am. Parent participation is required.  The program is designed to encourage interaction of parents/grandparents of toddlers with other parents/grandparents of other toddlers.  The program includes circle time, listening skills, music and other activities to encourage group and basic social interaction.   Starting in March Parents may put a deposit down at the Jefferson Branch at 2635 Chestnut Hill Drive in room 2 to hold a space for participation in the toddler program for the Fall 2016 semester.  During the summer a holding deposits may be made at the McClaskey Center at 5241 J Street.  For more information about these programs contact the instructor, Paula Lynch, at 247-3335 or the McClaskey Principal, Susan Gilmore, at 277-6625.