Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher

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After School Enrichment



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

Our Second session of 8 classes begins October 19-December 18, 2020 at the FAD PAD.

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.

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

Wednesday Starwitz - delving into the magical world of Harry Potter, Books 1-5

Thursday Fabric Art Day - sewing, embroidery, fabric adornment, weaving

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

Tuesday No Classes

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

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 continue to be outside as much as possible.

In order to keep the students safe, when the air quality is unhealthy, we will be inside my home for the entire time with the air purify on. If it is pouring rain, we will also be inside my home.

Date: October 19 - December 18, 2020
Time: 2-5 or 2:30-5:30
Fee: Each 3 hour 8 week class is $480.
All supplies and materials included.

Registration and Payment below:

Reduced fees and payments plans are available- please contact me directly.

Veteran's Day is Wednesday, November 11, we will be having class. If your school district has no school, we will be meeting for our classes.

Thanksgiving break and Winter break playshops will be posted soon and are listed under the FAD PAD tab on this website.


Tentative Sessions in 2021
Tentatively, in 2021, there will be two 10 week classes: January 4-March 12 and March 15-May 21.


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 to Mary Ellen Hill, 510-219-3474.

4. Cash

5. Paypal $495 (slightly higher rate, thank you).






Appreciation Days


FAD (Fun Art and Drama) + PAD (Mary Ellen's home studio) =
lots of fun, creativity and innovation!


November 23, Monday  9a-3p, $90
November 24, Tuesday,  9a -3p, $90


Make name cards for Thanksgiving feast, make cards for Alameda Food Bank, bake autumn apple crisp, prepare garden for winter crops, crack nuts, plant and take home flower bulbs.

These Playshops are for children in K-6th grade. Reservations are required.

There will also be plenty of time for free play, climbing Bob (the loquat tree), exploring the gardens and the enchanted and forbidden forests!

6 Children maximum, 4 minimum.

All art, gardening and cooking supplies are included in the class fees.

Scholarships and payment plans are available.


This is how you sign up for FAD PAD 2020 Appreciation Dayss


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 to Mary Ellen Hill, 510-219-3474.

4. Cash

5. Paypal (slightly higher rate, thank you).

Appreciation Days

Thanks for signing up for FAD PAD 2020 Appreciation Days






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Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher
Telephone 510-636-4155
Email mehstories@netzero.com
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