Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher

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Fall Fad Pad Playshops
All play shops are from 9:30 to 3:30 for K through six grades, $90 per day.
Before care is available from 8:30 to 9:30 and Aftercare available from 3:30 to 6:00 $10 per half hour.



September 6, Monday
Harvest Fest
Harvest, taste and plant herbs, create herbs sachet, make herbal sun tea.

October 11, Monday
Fall Fun Day
Harvest, eat and plant seeds, bake an autumn fruity crumble, make a corn husk creation.

November 11, Thursday
Harry Potter Fall Fun
Attend potions charms and classes, spider hunt and act out your favorite Harry Potter scenes.

November 22, Monday, 23, Tuesday, 24, Wednesday
Appreciation Days
Make name cards for Thanksgiving feast, make cards for Alameda Food Bank, bake apple crisp, sew gratitude bags, crack nuts, plant and take home flower bulbs.

December 20, Monday, 21, Tuesday, 22, Wednesday
Winter Wonders
Create magical sun decorations, make aromatherapy sprays, bake holiday cookies.


December 27, Monday, 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday
Harry Potter Winter Fun
Attend Divination, Charms, and Magical Cookery classes. Go to Hogsmeade and play HP games.



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

Playshops Sept - Nov
Playshops December

Each button has its own checkout. If you want to have a playshop in September / November and a playshop in December, you will have to check out twice. Sorry for inconvenience.






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 will be a chance for your child to take a screen break and enjoy my magical backyard- complete with loquat tree, swings, hammock, fruit, herb and vegetable patches- to move their bodies, have some social time and do really fun activities.

When the students arrive, they will participate in our traditional FAD PAD warm ups, themed activities, have a snack and free play, and continue our activities. As always, we do breathing, mindfulness and grounding exercises throughout our time together. We will do all activities outside unless the AQ is poor and if it is pouring rain.

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 $556 for nine classes. (slightly higher rate, thank you).

After School Enrichment




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