Lafayette PTA Enrichment Programs Spring 2017 – Register by 3/27

Registration is open for the Spring Session that begins Monday, April 3rd and ends Friday, June 16th (unless otherwise noted due to school early dismissal and mid-winter break).  Register by March 27th.

No Classes on the following days:

  • Week of April 10th-14th (No school – Spring break)
  • Wednesday May 10th (2-hour early dismissal)
  • Monday May 29th (No school – Memorial Day)

Full and Partial Scholarships are available to families who request them, no questions asked, for one class per child per session. Please note that scholarships are funded through the proceeds of the PTA Enrichment Program itself, i.e. from all of our families. The goal is to be all-inclusive but also self-sustaining. Please carefully consider the needs of your family when deciding whether to request a scholarship. Scholarship requests will be kept confidential. If the demand for scholarships is too great, the PTA may need to limit the number of scholarships awarded.

  • Registrations are due by Monday, March 27th. One registration per child.
  • Classes with a stated maximum limit will be determined by lottery. Late registrations will be considered by PTA Enrichment coordinator.
  • Two ways to register: On line (processed in real time) OR paper enrollment (processed at same time as on line). If enrolling by paper, please fill out and hand in last two pages of this document to the PTA Command Center’s Drop Slot. Parents will receive an email confirmation prior to the start of the session.

Please contact PTA Enrichment coordinator Kathy Johnson at lafayette.enrichment@gmail.com with any additional questions.

Spring 2017 Enrichment Classes 

Comic Art & Illustration K – 5th
Monday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Andy Miller in the Art Room 6
$140/session

If your children love to draw and tell stories, then Comic Art & Illustration is the class for them! Each Monday afternoon, students will further their skills in comic illustration, character building and story boarding. Students will be given guided instruction and the freedom of creative expression in this fun and engaging class taught by artist Andrew Miller. Sign up today and watch their creative minds expand!  Min. 5 students/Max. 25 students

Minecraft Universe Coding    2nd 5th                   
Monday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Jason Walsh Technology Room
$140/session

Minecraft and how to utilize concepts from the game to guide the class into the basics of coding. The Basics – Building, Crafting, Armor, and Potions – Redstone – Hour of Code: Minecraft – Touch Develop: Flatverse – Mods. Min. 15 students/Max. 25 students  

Trendy Crafts  K – 5
Monday 2:15 – 3:45 pm

Room to Bloom
Lorrie Campbell Room 11
$190/Session

Join Trendy Crafts this Spring for a new line up of fresh crafts for the season. Projects this session include LEGO accessories, nature inspired decor, a special Mother’s Day gift, emoji magnets, and so much more! At Trendy Crafts we take social crafting to the next level, always using the latest supplies and techniques.

Yoga K-5
Monday 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Marva Benjamin, Yoga Instructor
Movement Room $140/ Session

All props, mats and supplies provided and no special attire necessary! Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness through physical activity that’s noncompetitive. It can be a vehicle to foster cooperation and compassion instead of opposition — it’s a great gift to give to your kids. Classes incorporate stories, songs, games so kids can move, understand their bodies and learn spacial awareness in an interactive way. Yoga improves concentration, focus, stimulates the imagination, increases self-confidence, and releases energy in a positive way. Min. 8 students/Max.16 students                                    

Lego Mindstorms          3rd – 5th
Tuesday 2:15 – 3:45 pm

Don Gronning, Robot U’s
Room 11  $230/session

Students learn programming and engineering while they build working robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS. In this class students will be paired up and challenged to engineer and program robots (often of their own design) that use motors and sensors to accomplish tasks or compete against other teams. This is NOT a free play activity, but a class with actual lessons (regardless of how fun it is). Min. 8 students/Max.16 students

Beginning Spanish 1st – 5th
Tuesday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Lizzy Ruiz  Room 9                                 
$125/session

This class is for beginners and those students who would like to learn Spanish.  These classes are primarily focused in basic language skills through fun activities like song and dance, playing games, and speaking Spanish. Our goal is to help the students become comfortable with how the language sounds and learning to speak the words properly.  Min. 5 students/Max.10 Students

Drumming 101   2nd – 5th
Tuesday 2:15 – 3:45 pm
Jon Slatkin    Music Portable 27
$165/session 

Love music?  Learn how to play the drums! Explore fundamentals of rhythm, time keeping, technique, rudiments, and ear training, all while having fun listening to great songs! Designed by a music industry professional, Drumming 101 employs innovative tools, techniques, and a state-of-the-art stereo monitoring system-that will teach kids to rock! Experience an approachable, engaging curriculum, encouraging individually-paced growth and progress in a friendly, supportive environment. Beginner through Advanced.

Instructor: Jon Slatkin is a West Seattle parent and musician/producer. Present/past clients include Capitol Hill Block Party, BumbershootSundance Film Festival, YouTube. Modern Sky and EMP. Jon began his professional career at age 15 and studied with legendary drummer Jim Chapin. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and the Percussive Arts Society.  Min. 5 students/Max. 12 students.

Mandarin Chinese   K 5th            
Tuesday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Wendy Tan, Mandarin Experts              
Portable 34      $170/session

This class is for beginners and those students who have taken Mandarin in the past.  These classes are primarily focused in basic language skills through fun activities like song and dance, playing games, speaking Mandarin, making art, writing basic characters and other interactive group tasks. Our goal is to help the children become comfortable with how the language sounds and learning to speak the words properly.   Min. 6 students/Max. 15 students.

Jump roping (Ropeworks) 1st – 5th grade
Tuesday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Rene Bibaud, Ropeworks
Gymnasium   $140/session 

We’ve got a Jump Roping World Champion teaching this fun-filled, high-energy class that helps kids of all skill levels learn at their own pace. We focus on “frequent small successes” to encourage ongoing growth and Self-esteem. Our class ends with a performance for friends and family, and interested students can work toward a spot on a youth performance team.  Min.15 students/Max. 30 students

Video Game Development  2nd-5th
Tuesday 2
:15 – 3:15 pm
Coding with Kids
Technology Room   $200/session

Do you play games and wonder how they are created? Would you like to build your own computer programs? Come learn how at the Coding with Kids Academy! In this fun after-school class, BEGINNERS will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditional and variables. INTERMEDIATE students will move onto more advanced concepts, such as nested conditionals and functions with parameters. Using the Scratch development environment, you will learn how to create a variety of programs, from simple animations to multi-level games. With new projects each session, you will be able to express your creativity an advance as a coder!   Min. 10 students/ Max. 21 students

Guitar Lessons    2nd – 5th         
Wednesday 2:15 – 3:45 pm
Jasper Tollefson, local performer/Guitarist
Portable 27   $180/session

Students will learn basic elements and fundamentals of music and then apply the concepts to the guitar! After taking this course, students can expect to come away with the ability to count rhythms, sight read notes (on guitar and keyboard!), play basic songs on the guitar, and even write their own music!  *Students are asked to bring their own guitars to class. I will have instruments available for rental ($5/week). If interested in renting, please contact me one week prior to class start date. I can also recommend where to purchase affordable, appropriate guitars. Maximum 15 students

School of Rock      K – 2nd           
Wednesday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Ray Clemens, School of Rock
Music Portable 27      $120/Session

The School of Rock Rookies program inspires kids to pursue music by channeling their inner rock stars. Young rockers learn pitch, rhythm and musical teamwork through musical games and group rehearsal of simple rock songs. This hour-long program is entirely group based, so kids learn how to play in a band right from the start. Experience the magic of playing all of the major rock instruments with introductions to guitar, bass, keyboard/piano, drums, and vocals.  Min. 6 students/ Max. 12 students

Chess Club             K – 5th          
Thursday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Michael Grife, Chess Mates                 
Library         $100/session 

Join Lafayette Chess Club and learn tactics and strategies of chess! Chess Mates has been offering after-school chess programs in Seattle area public schools since 1989. Chess helps children build critical thinking skills and helps focus and planning.  Each class will include lesson presentation, chess puzzle-solving time and game playing time. Chess Mates will provide student workbooks, chess sets and boards and other materials.  All you need to be is eager to play and learn! Both beginner and intermediate players are welcome!  Min. 8 students/ Max. 22 students.

Kids Knit     2nd – 5th         
Thursday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Carolyn Whipple,  2nd Grade Teacher  
Room 13     $120/session

Unwind after a long school day with a ball of yarn! We will learn knitting in a relaxed, calm environment. Kids will learn to knitting skills at their own pace and create cozy projects to take home! Knitters will also be involved in a knitting service project. Needles and yarn provided, though donations of yarn are greatly appreciated!  Min. 6 students/Max. 24 students.

Ultimate Frisbee   3rd – 5th 
Thursday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Kristina Banner,    P.E. Teacher                  
Gym,     $120/session 

Ultimate Frisbee, Disc Golf or some more Spikeball! This will be the enrichment class you want to join. We will meet in the gym to sign in, then we will be heading outside. The emphasis is on FUN, along with teamwork and learning! All levels from beginners to experienced players are welcome to join Min. 6 students/ Max. 24 students. 

Chess Club   K – 5th           
Fridays   2:15 – 3:15 pm
Jeremy Higgins, Chess Mates              
Library      $100/session 

Join Lafayette Chess Club and learn tactics and strategies of chess! Chess Mates has been offering after-school chess programs in Seattle area public schools since 1989. Chess helps children build critical thinking skills and helps focus and planning.  Each class will include lesson presentation, chess puzzle-solving time and game playing time. Chess Mates will provide student workbooks, chess sets and boards and other materials.  All you need to be is eager to play and learn! Both beginner and intermediate players are welcome!  Min. 8 students/Max. 22 students

Flag Football      2nd – 5th 
Friday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Seth Schnurman, Football Coach       
Playground Field/Gym   $140/session

Coach Seth will teach the basic rules and definitions of flag football, as well as help students develop sportsmanship, confidence, integrity and perseverance. Flag football allows football enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to play with a lowered risk of injury. Each player is given a flag that is worn at the waist. Instead of tackling, the flag is removed to signify the play’s end. Participants are likely to get muddy and wet. Make sure students are dressed appropriately. Class Limit 24.  Due to the anticipated high level of interest for this one class, priority will be given to 5th graders, then 4th, then 3rd graders. 

Jr Robotics            1st – 5th                       
Friday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Don Gronning, Robot U’s            
Room 11       $175/session 

Young students learn programming and engineering when they build actual working robots with LEGO WeDo. In this class students will be paired up to build and program simple robots that use a motor, sensors, and LEGO’s simple to use drag and drop programming software. This is NOT a free play activity, but a class with actual lessons (regardless of how fun it is).  Min. 8 students/Max.16 students.

Running Wild        2nd – 5th               
Friday 2:15 – 3:15pm
Carolyn Whipple,  2nd Grade Teacher
Meet in Room 13           $120/session

Ready to release a little energy on a Friday afternoon? Then bring your running shoes and get ready to run wild with the Ms. Whipple’s running group. We’ll meet in room 13 and talk about our goals and what we need to do to accomplish them. Let’s go for the gold!  For those that participated in the Marathon 60 running, this is a great way to keep up the momentum! Min. 6 students/Max. 16 students.

Spanish Club       K – 5th           
Friday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Amaranta Sandys             
Movement Room           $170/session 

This club is appropriate for both students new to Spanish and those with previous exposure to the language.  Students will begin to put together simple phrases and will gain confidence using Spanish to communicate in the classroom. Children will also learn about customs and holidays of Spanish speaking countries around the world.  Min. 8 students/ Max. 16 students

                                   

5 thoughts on “Lafayette PTA Enrichment Programs Spring 2017 – Register by 3/27”

    1. If you contact the teacher he can share what kind of guitar is appropriate. He also supplies some guitars for class. It is typically a non-electric guitar.

  1. Hello,
    last year I signed up my two kids for the Wednesday World Crafts class (2:15-3:45) and then watched as they missed (2) of those classes because of early dismissals. Question: If we decide to sign up again on a Wednesday, do you see any upcoming dismissals/meetings that will interfere with them missing classes we already paid for?
    Thank you.

  2. The rate for last session of Trendy Crafts “Crafts Around the World” was prorated to account for those missed Wednesdays. You were not paying for them! Those signed up for Trendy Crafts on Monday paid a higher rate because they had two more classes.

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