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Enrichment Programs

Registration for Fall Enrichment Programs is now closed. It is not too late to submit payment for enrichment programs. Click here to pay.

Fall Session begins Monday, September 25th and ends Friday, December 8th, unless otherwise noted. Session is approximately 10 weeks long. A few classes will go for eight weeks due to holidays, etc. Cost for those classes remains at rate noted.

There are NO Classes on the following days:

  • Friday October 13th (No school)
  • Friday November 10th (No school–Veterans Day)
  • Week of November 20 – 24th (No school – Thanksgiving break)

Please contact PTA Enrichment coordinator Kathy Johnson at with any additional questions.


Monday Location Cost
Comic Art (K-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Art Room 6 $145/session
Tap & Twirl (K-2nd) 2:30-3:30 PM Gymnasium $150/session
Yoga (K-5th) 2:30-3:15 PM Movement Room $145/session
Jump Rope (1st -5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Gymnasium $150/session
Mandarin Chinese (K-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Portable 34 $175/session
Scratch Arcade (3rd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 11 $175/session
Drama Class (K-5th) 2:30-4:00 PM Room 9 $270/session (note: 11 classes)
After School Sports (3rd-5th) 1:15-2:45 PM Gymnasium $175/session
Becoming A Writer(4th-5th) 1:15-2:45 PM Technology Lab $150/session
Beginning Spanish (K-5th) 1:15-2:45 PM Room 9 $175/session
S.T.A.R. Club (2nd-5th) 1:15-3:30 PM Movement Room $290/session
Rainbows & Unicorns (K-5th) 1:15-2:45 PM Room 11 $230/session
Basketball (3rd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Gymnasium $125/session
Chess Club (1st-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Library $125/session
Drumming 101 (2nd-5th) 2:30-3:50 PM Portable 27 $170/session
Kids Knit (2nd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 13 $125/session
Sing Out Seattle’s (2nd-5th) 2:30-4:30 PM Movement Room $230/session
Friday (8 Classes)
Chess Club (1st-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Library $100/session
Flag Football (2nd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Gym/Playfield $145/session
Hip Hop Dance (K-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Movement Room $130/session
Jr Robotics “City” (1st-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 11 $140/session
Running Wild (2nd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Meet in Room 13 $100/session
Spanish Club (K-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 9 $140/session

Fall 2017 Enrichment Classes 

Comic Art & Mural Design K – 5th
Monday 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Andy Miller in the Art Room 6

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

Tap & Twirl    K – 2nd                    
Monday 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Sara Stevens Gym

Boys and girls delighted by dance can’t help but express themselves through movement. Our Tap & Twirl class provides children the opportunity to be passionate, creative, and curious, while learning the technique of the art. As ballet is the foundation for all dance technique, exposing children to the basics of ballet will benefit them in whatever form of dance they choose to pursue. Teaching tap in combination with ballet provides a balanced introduction to both forms in a fun, supportive, and informative environment. Students learn about the structure and purpose of music and movement while exploring core ballet and tap skills. Throughout the semester, we work on left and right discrimination, proper shifting of weight, movement patterns, and dance vocabulary. Tap & Twirl students build on their technique, memory recall, and confidence. Students are encouraged to be enthusiastic and inquisitive as they safely explore the world of dance.  Min. 6 students/Max. 16 students  

Yoga  K – 5
Monday 2:30 – 3:15 pm

Movement Room
Marva Benjamin, Yoga Instructor

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 special awareness in an interactive way. Yoga improves concentration, focus, stimulates the imagination, increases self-confidence, and releases energy in a positive way. 

Robot U’s Scratch Arcade 3rd – 5th
Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30pm
Don Gronning  Room 11                                  

Students program 10 different arcade style games with a LEGO flair in an introduction to programming and game development. For ages 8 and up, your students will learn how to program their own computer games by recreating the most popular games in history – from the early arcade hits such as Pong and Frogger to the ultimate video-game blockbusters such as Snake and Tetris. All of which they can share and access anywhere with a free and safe Scratch account from MIT!

Jump Rope for Fun and Fitness 1st – 5th
Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Rene Bibaud, Ropeworks
Gym   $150/session 

Ropeworks is the creation of athlete, entertainer, motivational speaker and educator, Rene Bibaud. Rene has; won 5 World Jump Rope Championships, toured professionally as jump rope performer and coach for the renowned Cirque Du Soleil and started her own company with a special focus on youth motivation and fitness.  “Jump Rope for Fun and Fitness” offers students an opportunity to learn a variety of jump rope styles including double dutch, single rope skills, partner jumping and choreography in a developmentally appropriate pace for students of all skill levels and experience.  This highly acclaimed program has been offered for over 20 years in the greater Seattle area, and garners high praise by both parents and our participants.  Students may choose to enroll for just a season, or enroll throughout the year. Our program offers variations on skill development and varied themes each season.  Min.15 /Max. 30 students

Mandarin Chinese   K 5th            
Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Wendy Tan, Mandarin Experts              
Portable 34      $175/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.

Drama Class and Performance  K – 5th
Tuesday 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Stone Soup Theatre Artists, Room 9

Magic in the Treehouse: Children will learn theatre skills like confidence, clear speaking, creativity and memorization while putting on a fun play to delight their family and friends. In “Magic in the Treehouse, ” Jack and Annie have found a magical treehouse full of books that will transport them to anywhere they wish to go, but the creator and librarian of the treehouse, Morgan Le Fay, has been put under a terrible spell! Now Jack, Annie, and their friends must journey across the world to find the objects that will free Morgan. Meet knights, ninjas, and pirates in this exciting, action-packed adventure that will take you all over the world and back again.

We will have a performance on our last day of class with costumes for family and friends. Min 5/Max 15 students.

After School Sports  3rd – 5th
Wednesday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Mark Johnson, Gym

Your student will have fun and learn good sportsmanship while participating in a variety of classic sports like kickball, dodgeball, basketball, football and soccer. Games will be played indoors when the weather is bad and outdoors when the weather is good. Drop off and pickup will take place in the school gym.   Min 10/Max 20 students.

Becoming a Great Writer  4th – 5th
Wednesday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Margaret Stover, Technology Lab

Students will learn to write with the 6 traits of writing assessment in mind. They will practice scoring writing with the traits as a guide. Students will practice keyboarding in the computer lab. Min 5/Max 15 students.

Beginning Fun Spanish  K 5th            
Wednesday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Liz Ruiz and Will Hodges             
Room 9     $175/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

S.T.A.R. Club  2nd-5th
Wednesday  1
:15 – 3:30 pm
Eric Renn Room TBD

S.T.A.R. Club provides students with a great way to finish the school day. The club is fully inclusive and provides students with an opportunity to take an active role in deciding what to pursue. Parents get the perfect solution to finding that extra time they need in their busy day and we’ll make sure they end the day with a healthy bout of exercise and fun.

Children get active and have loads of fun with friends taking part in activities they love and may not have tried.  With 20 hours of fun and a variety of after-school activities, your child will surely find something that sparks his or her interest, such as crafts, physical fitness, sports and playground play, creative and healthy snacking, basic electronic circuitry and programming hardware! Questions :  Min. 7 students/ Max. 20 students

Trendy Crafts Rainbows and Unicorns    K – 5th         
Wednesday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Lorrie Campbell,
Room 11   $230/session

Join Trendy Crafts for a crafting adventure with Rainbows and Unicorns! All materials provided. Min 6 students/Max 20 students.

Basketball      3rd – 5th          
Thursday 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Kristina Banner, PE Teacher
Gym     $125/Session

Join Mrs. Banner in learning and dialing in your Basketball skills!  Min. 5 students/ Max. 20 students

Drumming 101   2nd – 5th
Tuesday 2:30 – 3:50 pm
Jon Slatkin    Music Portable 27

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.

Chess Club             1st – 5th          
Thursday 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Jeremy Higgins, Chess Mates                 
Library         $125/session (10 sessions)

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 2:30- 3:30 pm
Carolyn Whipple,  2nd Grade Teacher  
Room 13     $125/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. 5 students/Max. 15 students.

Sing Out Seattle’s musical Annie!    2nd – 5th
Thursday 2:30- 4:30 pm
David, Karen, Mark,
Movement Room     $230/session

Based on the Broadway hit, ANNIE, set in the depression era New York City, it follows little orphan, Annie, as she is adopted by the billionaire Daddy Warlocks and then almost kidnapped by the evil Mrs. Hannigan and her brother Rooster.  Songs include: “Tomorrow”, “Hard-Knock Life”, “Maybe”, “Little Girls”, “I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here” and “Easy Street” This is a show that is sure to put a smile on every face.  Min 24 students/Max 30 students.

Hip Hop Dance    K – 5th
Fridays   2:30 – 3:30 pm
Ms. Linda
Movement Room      $130/session 

Have Fun while learning or expanding your Hip Hop skills.  Min 5 students/Max 20 students.

Chess Club   1st – 5th           
Fridays   2:30 – 3:30 pm
Jeremy Higgins, Chess Mates              
Library      $100/session (8 sessions)

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. 18 students

Flag Football      2nd – 5th 
Friday 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Seth Schnurman, Football Coach       
Playground Field/Gym   $145/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.  

Jr Robotics “City”         1st – 5th                       
Friday 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Don Gronning, Robot U’s            
Room 11       $140/session 

Have your young students start to 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 and 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 and crazy it is). STEM has never been so much fun. A new theme and 12 new robots builds each session.  Min. 8 students/Max.16 students.

Running Wild        2nd – 5th               
Friday 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Carolyn Whipple,  2nd Grade Teacher
Meet in Room 13           $100/session

After a day of “walking feet,” it feels good to just get out and run! Children will experience the joys and challenges of running and reap benefits for mind and body alike.  We will focus on pacing, mileage tracking, goal-setting, and perseverance in a mostly non-competitive environment.  Utilizing the school yard, the Hiawatha track, and the quiet neighborhood sidewalks, we will run a variety of distances and paces to strengthen our hearts, lungs, muscles, and minds.   Min. 5 students/Max. 20 students.

Spanish Club       K – 5th           
Friday 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Amaranta Sandys             
Room 9           $140/session 

Participants will learn basic Spanish vocabulary through Story Time, Fun games and Latin-America art and culture. Writing Spanish practice worksheets will be taught during class and send home weekly.  Min. 6 students/ Max. 12 students


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    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.

  3. Do these programs work with afterschool care? My son is in kindergarten and doing after school at Hiawatha. Do you know if they will come and pick him up after? I can also ask them, just wondering if this is an issue that’s come up before. Thanks!

    1. The short answer is there is set up right now to do with this, but I know people have figured it out in the past. Ask Hiawatha for sure, but my guess is you’ll need to get creative. What has worked in the past is a parent or two has volunteered to take the Hiawatha kids over after the class ends. So, if you know someone else in the class, maybe that parent can help you out. Or maybe if there are a couple kids in Hiawatha, Hiawatha will come grab them. Also, since several classes get out at the same time, it’s possible someone from Hiawatha will come pick up multiple kids from multiple classes.

    2. Yes we go to Hiawatha and you just fill out a form for what days/classrooms and they come pick up the kids after the class and walk over to Hiawatha.

    1. 4th grade teacher Cindy Adams runs Green Team. She has for many years. It’s free – Cindy just volunteers her time for the good of the world – and not run through the PTA enrichment program. I think she usually waits a month or two before getting it going, but you should ask her!

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