Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher

After School Enrichment

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Winter/Spring Session
Please join us at the FAD PAD
Please join us at the FAD PAD - for some awesome after-school enrichment classes!

This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to be outside in a beautiful, magical setting, to move their bodies, have some social time and do really fun, creative activities. Each day has a theme and is for K-5th graders with 8 children maximum and 4 minimum. When the students arrive, they will participate in our traditional FAD PAD warm ups, have a snack and free play, and do our themed activities. As always, we do breathing, mindfulness and grounding exercises throughout our time together. We will do all activities outside in my magical backyard- complete with loquat tree to climb, swings, hammock, fruit, herb and vegetable patches. Only if the AQ is poor and if it is pouring rain will we be indoors.

The Winter/Spring Session is from January 10 - May 13, 2022 at the FAD PAD.

NO classes 1/17, 2/21, April 4-8.

Holiday and Spring Break camps are posted below.


Here are the FAD PAD Enrichment After School Classes for 2022:

Monday Drama Day- storytelling, theater games, puppets, singing, movement, costumes
Monday classes are from 3:00/15-6:00 for 15 weeks and the fee is $900 + $20= $920.

Tuesday BOT BOT Day - hand sewing, gardening, games, and crafts.
Tuesday classes are from 3:00/15-6:00 for 17 weeks and the fee is $1020 + $20= $1040.

Wednesday Starwitz - delving into the magical world of Harry Potter, Book 2
Wednesday classes are from 2:30-5:30 for 17 weeks and the fee is $1020 + $20= $1040.

EACH CLASS HAS A REGISTRATION AND SUPPLY FEE OF $20.

Thursday and Friday there are No Classes

K-6th graders and 8 students maximum and 4 minimum.

References, reduced fees and payments plans are available- please contact Mary Ellen directly.
Choose preferred classes, then contact Mary Ellen to make sure there are openings.


Registration and Payment:
This is how you sign up for Fall Fad Pad Playshops


Please fill out the Registration Form or I can email it to you.
If you have already been to a FAD PAD playshop or camp and your contact information has not changed, you do not need to fill out the FAD PAD Registration Form.

The FAD PAD Release form will be emailed to you once you fill out the Registration Form out and return it to me.
Once you have sent in the registration, release form and payment, I will confirm your spot.


*There are 5 ways to send this fee.*

1. Make a check out to and mail it to: Mary Ellen Hill, 7548 Circle Hill Drive, Oakland, CA 94605.

2. Use your own Pay Pal account and pay under the family and friends button to mehstories@netzero.com.

3. Use VENMO on your phone. I am listed as Mary Ellen Hill @ MaryEllen-Hill-4.
There is also a photo of me that is the same photo that is on the homepage of my website, 510-219-3474.

4. Cash

5. Paypal
(Slightly higher rate.)

Winter Spring Sessions



Summer/Fall Session
Please join us at the FAD PAD Please join us at the FAD PAD - for some awesome after-school enrichment classes!


This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to be outside in a beautiful, magical setting, to move their bodies, have some social time and do really fun, creative activities. Each day has a theme and is for K-5th graders with 8 children maximum and 4 minimum. When the students arrive, they will participate in our traditional FAD PAD warm ups, have a snack and free play, and do our themed activities. As always, we do breathing, mindfulness and grounding exercises throughout our time together. We will do all activities outside in my magical backyard- complete with loquat tree, swings, hammock, fruit, herb and vegetable patches. Only if the AQ is poor and if it is pouring rain will we be indoors.

The Summer/Fall Session is from August 30 - December 17, 2021 at the FAD PAD.

There will be classes on 9/6 and 10/11.

Thanksgiving and Winter Break playshops will be posted later and will be listed under the FAD PAD tab on this website

Here are the FAD PAD Enrichment After School Classes for 2021:

Monday Drama Day- storytelling, theater games, puppets, singing, movement, costumes

Tuesday Fabric Art Day - hand sewing, embroidery, fabric adornment, weaving

Wednesday Starwitz - delving into the magical world of Harry Potter, Book 2

Friday Fun Day - gardening, games, art and crafts, cooking

Thursday there are No Classes

K-6th graders and 8 students maximum and 4 minimum.

Date: August 30 - December 17, 2021
Time: 2:30-5:30/3-6/3:30-6:30
Fee: Each 16 week 3 hour class is $960

All supplies and materials included.
References, reduced fees and payments plans are available- please contact Mary Ellen directly.
Choose preferred time and classes, then contact Mary Ellen to make sure there are openings.


Registration and Payment:
This is how you sign up for After School Enrichment


Please fill out the Registration Form or I can email it to you.
If you have already been to a FAD PAD playshop or camp and your contact information has not changed, you do not need to fill out the FAD PAD Registration Form.

The FAD PAD Release form will be emailed to you once you fill out the Registration Form out and return it to me.
Once you have sent in the registration, release form and payment, I will confirm your spot.


*There are 5 ways to send this fee.*

1. Make a check out to and mail it to: Mary Ellen Hill, 7548 Circle Hill Drive, Oakland, CA 94605.

2. Use your own Pay Pal account and pay under the family and friends button to mehstories@netzero.com.

3. Use VENMO on your phone. I am listed as Mary Ellen Hill @ MaryEllen-Hill-4.
There is also a photo of me that is the same photo that is on the homepage of my website, 510-219-3474.

4. Cash

5. Paypal $960.00.

Summer Fall Session



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"Thank YOU!!! The boys had a blast and I so appreciate your dedication, care, creativity and joy working with the kids!! And thanks for sharing the photos of your day with us. They boys said it was their best class ever and asked if they could go every day to be with you" mom of a 7and 5 year old

"Our witch came home to Sonoma with such joy and enthusiasm about her time in Harry Potter Class with you. What creative ideas you conjured up!!! Wow. We are so impressed and grateful to you for the creative-heart energy you put into the time with our young witches and wizards. Thank you! She truly had a marvelous time." Mom of 9 year old



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Students having fun in this class last year!
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Here are some Starwitz witches and wizards having some magical fun!
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Look at the awesome cosutme-wearing theater arts class students!
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"The classes you teach and you are such a gift to all these children. Your classes are so creative, original and fun." Kindergarten teacher

"My son LOVES this class and can't wait for each one. Soooo excited to go to diagon alley next week." Mom of 9 year old





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Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher
Telephone 510-219-3474
Email mehstories@netzero.com
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