Special Interest


Taught by:

Jeff Schwartz



11:30 – 12:30

Cost:          $139.00    per  student

Recommended   ages:   5  to    13   or   grades   K  to   8.

Open  to  beginners  and  advanced   students

Students  will learn to play the game of Chess and learn winning strategies.  They will become prepared for tournament  play which is organized  by  Coach  Jeff.  Tournament  play  is not required but is an added bonus.

Chess  is  a  wonderful  game that helps children develop mental discipline, analytical  skills, strategic  thinking, and  do  better academically.  Studies  have shown that   students   studying   Chess    demonstrated    a  marked   development   of  their  verbal    and math  aptitudes.  This  class  is  a great way for kids to have fun, improve  in  Chess, and  make  new  friends.

Added  bonus:   As  Coach  Jeff’s    program    is  in  twenty-one    elementary   schools   in   the  San  Gabriel   Valley,  Coach  Jeff organizes    three   tournaments   per  semester.

About  Coach  Jeff:   Jeff  Schwartz  has  played   tournament  chess    from  the  time  he  was  a  freshman   in  college.   Coach  Jeff  is a  Life  Member    of  the  United  States   Chess  Federation,  and  an  active  member  of  the  Arcadia  Chess   Club. Coach  Jeff  has taught  Chess   since   2007,   helping  hundreds   of   students  mature  in  the  world  of  Chess,  even  while  he   uses  an individualized  approach   for  each  student.

Contact:    chesscoachjeff@live.com or (626) 232-5466

Scale Model Making

Taught by:

Robert Stuart

Video Introduction:

Video overview of Scale Model Making Class


8:30 – 11:30

COST:  $60.00 – $70.00 per month plus $50.00 material fee.

OK, we know that your are thinking that this is a class for making model cars, planes or boats from plastic kits.  Well, guess what, you are wrong!  This is a real modeling class that will teach the student how to create (conceptualize) from basic building blocks to fantastic creations of three dimensional items, much like an architect would build to present his ideas to a client.  Through the use of basic mathematics, a ruler, matt board, scale woods, plastics glue and other building materials you will create model buildings or other objects using the blue prints and woriking in 1/4″ scale.  The student will learn how t take a vision (concept) and convert it to a fantastic three dimensional object.  This will be a great class!!  Parents are encouraged to attend at not additional cost to observe and participate in the class.

CONTACT:  Robert Stuard  (626) 815-1426.


Taught by:

Jeff Kreiger


10:45 – 12:15

TARGET GROUP: 12 and older
COST:   $60.00 PER MONTH, $80.00 for Mommy and Me! Plus material fee’s
CONTACT:  EiE  (626) 821-0025

Learn the real “Tricks of the Trade” with woodworking.  This course is designed for the young person (and parents) to become familiar with the wonderful world of wood.  You will first of all be introduced to all the concepts of safety and how to use hand tools as well as power tools.  The student will understand the differences of various woods and will start out with simple projects and evolve into designing your own projects.  The instructor is a seasoned professional as well as a former teacher teaching woodworking classes to students and adults.  He is very motivated to provide your child a great experience.  The class is held at his cabinet making business just two doors down from EIE.

Beginning Genealogy-

Discovering Your Roots

Taught by Cynthia Rodriguez

For a short introduction to the class and teacher click on the following video:
Cynthia Rodriguez:  Beginning Genealogy


3:00 – 4:00

NOTE:   For high school students only
COST:   $50.00 per month per student (one parent can attend for free).  In this class students will learn how to find their family roots. We will use the latest search engines and websites such as Ancestry.com, Family Search.org and Archives. Students will participate in online live searches of their ancestors, learn how to use search engines like Ancestry, and create a family tree of their very own. We will cover subjects, like family history, culture and immigration to America. Student will need laptop or other computer with ability to connect with the
internet. (optional Ancestry.com or Archives account encouraged) Free 7 day Trial available on first day. (Must have credit card for free trial and parent permission)

Students can create an ancestry book using Shuttterfly and historical documents. (separate account required) Homeschool credit for: Social Studies, World History, American History, Geography, and much more. First class Free!  Parents welcome!

So join us for a fun hour of investigation and revelation as we dive in to Finding Your Roots!
Please call Cynthia Rodriguez @ 626-242-7410
Or email to: mychildsart@yahoo.com

Thinking Like a Christian

World View Series

Presented by Greater Than I Ministries



7:00 – 8:30 PM

This series (12 weeks) is intended to equip teens and adults to be able to confront the major issues we encounter in our daily lives.  There is no childcare available, but EIE will provide a Feature Films for Families video for younger children in the playroom at EIE for families that need to bring younger children.  You can attend individual sessions or the entire series.

COST:   $5 per family per class


  1. Intro to Thinking Like a Christian

Defining our terms: what is a worldview and why is ours important? What percentage of Christians hold a worldview that is biblically based? What if Christ never lived, and Christianity never was? In this introductory course we will cover the amazing, transforming, and liberating effects Christianity has had upon the entire world, and then examine the root cause for why Christians are having so little effect in our world today.   Thursday, January 5, 2017        7:00-8:30 pm

  1. The Christian Worldview of HISTORY

Whatever worldview we adopt and ultimately base our lives upon must have a reliable foundation. How reliable, then, is the Bible compared to other religions or ideas? Is there any proof that God is still working in the world in the same way He did in ancient Israel?Thursday, January 12, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm

  1. The Christian Worldview of THEOLOGY

How can we know God? How can we know that God exists? What is God like? What are His characteristics? How does Christianity’s God compare to those of the other major religions?  Thursday, January 19, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm

  1. The Christian Worldview of PHILOSOPHY

The study of ideas. What is real? What is true? Is truth absolute or relative? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? How do I get there?  Thursday, January 26, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm

  1. The Christian Worldview of ECONOMICS

Compare and contrast Biblically-based Free Market Enterprise (Capitalism) with the Socialist/Marxist/Communist economic systems. What does Christ teach? Does a biblical worldview support the idea of a national healthcare system? What does the Bible have to say about entitlement programs and government welfare programs?  Thursday, February 2, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm

  1. The Christian Worldview of SCIENCE

What influence has either Christianity or Darwinian Evolution had on science and society? How does the Intelligent Design argument stand up in comparison to Darwinian Evolution? What is the difference between micro and macro evolution? Does religion and faith have any place in the sciences? Does science support or dispel the idea of a Creator? Is science at odds with Christianity? Can a Christian be a scientist, or a scientist a Christian?  Thursday, February 9, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm

  1. The Christian Worldview of PSYCHOLOGY

Everyone has problems. Some have problems with relationships, others with anger, and others still with depression or guilt. What is the Christian remedy and how does it compare to the “answers” offered by other religions and philosophies.  Thursday, February 16, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm

  1. The Christian Worldview of ETHICS

Is morality gray? One of the greatest objections we hear today that keeps us from pointing out right or wrong is “who made you the judge?” After all, doesn’t the Bible say, “Judge not lest you be judged?” Unfortunately, most Christians would probably hear that and agree. But what does the Bible really teach and what are the results of a culture not governed by biblical truth?  Thursday, February 23, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm

  1. The Christian Worldview of SOCIOLOGY

What makes some societies thrive and others suffer? What can a single Christian man or woman do to make a difference? What is the “backbone” of society and how important is the home and church? What is more important to God, the individual or the Nation?  Thursday, March 2, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm         

  1. The Christian Worldview of LAW

Does biblical law have any place in a secular society? What is the history of American Law? Is it true that it was based on the Bible? Is it true that you cannot legislate morality? Does the phrase, “Separation of church and state” appear in the Constitution? Why does it seem that American Law has become so unjust in the last 50 years?  Thursday, March 9, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm

  1. The Christian Worldview of POLITICS

Are Christians to be involved in politics? Should pastors be preaching about politics from the pulpit? Should Christians make a distinction between what is secular versus what is spiritual? Do Christians have a responsibility to vote? What is the result of Christians not participating in the political process?  Thursday, March 16, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm

  1. The Christian Worldview of EDUCATION

What does the Bible say about the Christian’s role in educating his or her children? Looking at our own history, what was the philosophy of the Founding Fathers toward education? What is the philosophy (or religion) of our public education system now?  What should we do to ensure that our children are prepared for life?  Thursday, March 30, 2017     7:00-8:30 pm

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Pizza Edition

Taught by:  Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning

Video Clip on Class:



10:15 – 11:15


2:30 – 3:30


  • Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • California Enrichment Academy
  • Excel Academy
  • Golden Valley
  • Gorman
  • iLead
  • Inspire
  • Sage Oak
  • Sky Mountain

TARGET:  Grades 3-7
COST: $220 per 15-week semester. Charter Schools please add $25 administration/billing fee per semester per student
(Approved vendor for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain – Excel Academy pending.) All materials provided.
COURSE DURATION: One year (Semester 1 begins Sept. 14th/15th Semester 2 begins Feb. 8th/9th)

Classroom Entrepreneurs will enter the world of business fueled by their imagination, and learn about:

Writing a Simple Business Plan
Basic Economics
Money Matters
Problem Solving
Customer Service
and Design.

What will the week’s assignment be: Designing and naming your restaurant? Planning the Grand Opening?  Calculating profit?  Scripting a commercial? Making a brochure? Conducting an employee job interview?  In the exciting world of business, there is so much you can learn!  You will plan and create your own pizzeria and take care of it’s daily operations, learning dozens of practical concepts related to your new venture along the way.  Dream up weekly pizza specials to test the market as you look for successful dishes to grow your permanent menu. Will your new recipe be a hit? Find out the following week, through a Consumer Report showing customer sales and reviews. We will track the collective profits of all class Pizzerias to earn real prizes.

There is no weekly homework for this class. Instead, you will simply have a mid-semester special project to complete at ome, followed by a chance to present it in front of your fellow “business owners”.   We will finish our year with a real-life Pizza Party to celebrate how well you Build-a-Biz!

Download form at WeSparkLearning.com. Please send it in with payment to reserve your spot.  Charter School students must arrange for payment by requesting a P.O./Enrichment Certificate from their Education Specialist before classes begin. I am an approved vendor for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain Charters – with Excel Academy pending.
Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com