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Enrichment Programs

Registration for Spring Enrichment Programs is now open. Please click on this link to register by Wednesday, March 28th.

Please take time to take a quick survey for Enrichment that helps our team plan for future. Enrichment Survey

Spring Session begins Monday, April 2nd and ends Friday, June 15th, unless otherwise noted. Session is approximately 10 weeks long. A few classes will go for nine weeks due to holidays, etc. Cost for those classes remains at rate noted.

There are NO Classes on the following days:

  • Week of April 9 -13th (No School, Spring Break)
  • Monday, May 28th (No School-Memorial Day Holiday)

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

  • 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 the next 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.
  • Full and Partial Scholarships are available to families who request them, no questions asked, for one class per child per session with maximum total scholarship of $200. Please note that scholarships are funded through the proceeds of the PTA Enrichment Program itself, i.e. from all our families. Our 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.

SEE FULL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS ON FOLLOWING PAGES

Monday Location Cost
Comic Art (K-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Art Room 6 $145/session
Hip Hop (1st-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Gymnasium $165/session
Running Wild (2nd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 13/outside $125/session
School of Rock (K-2nd) 2:30-3:30 PM  Portable 27 $135/session
Tuesday
Creative Story Drama(K-3rd) 2:30-4:00 PM Movement Room $245/session
Game Development (3rd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Technology Room $210/session
Jump Rope (1st-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Gymnasium $150/session
Trendy Crafts (K-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 11 $175/session
Wednesday
After School Sports (3rd-5th) 1:15-2:30 PM Gymnasium $175/session
Lego RC (3rd-5th) 1:15-2:15 PM Room 11 $175/session
MAD Science (K-5th) 1:15-2:30 PM Room TBD $230/session
S.T.A.R. Club (2nd-5th) 1:15-2:45 PM Room 24 $175/session
Thursday
Jr Robotics “Space” (1st-3rd) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 11 $175/session
Kids Knit (2nd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 13 $125/session
Little Coders (K-2nd) 2:30-3:30 PM Technology Room $210/session
Friday
Chess Club (1st-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Library $125/session
Flag Football (2nd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Gymnasium $145/session
Spanish Club (K-3rd) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 11 $165/session


Spring 2018 Enrichment Classes 

MONDAYS

Comic Art & Mural Design                          K-5th                                      Monday 2:30-3:30 PM
Andy Miller, Artist                                        Art Room 6                                        $145/session

If your children love to draw and tell stories, then Comic Art & Mural Design is the class for them!  Each Monday afternoon, students will further their skills in comic illustration, character building and story boarding, while at the same time designing and painting a mural to be hung at Lafayette Elementary.  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 expanded. Min. 5 students/Max. 25 students

Hip Hop for Kids                                           1st-5th                                 Monday 2:30-3:30 PM
Ms. T                                                              Gymnasium                                       $165/session

Learn the creative and energetic dance steps of Hip Hop for fun or fitness. Hip Hop classes are designed for students to learn all facets, foundations and basic fundamentals of hip-hop. Students will leave class refreshed, with confidence and ready to strut their stuff. Students do not need to have any dance experience. From Warm up and Stretches to isolations and Choreography, students will SWAG their way out of class.  Min. 6 students/Max. 20 students

Running Wild                                              2nd-5th                                 Monday 2:30-3:30 PM                                                                       
Carolyn Whipple, Lafayette Teacher         Room 13                                      $125/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.  We will head over to the Hiawatha park and track to run a variety of distances and paces to strengthen our hearts, lungs, muscles, and minds. Min. 5 students/Max. 15 students

School of Rock                                          K-2nd                                     Monday 2:30-3:30 PM
Ben Haber, School of Rock                      Portable 27                                     $135/Session

School of Rock offers fun and exciting games and activities centered around rock and popular music.  The program that we provide is designed to stimulate and mold young minds while teaching rhythm and beat patterns, tracking and sequencing sounds and words, auditory focus, and fine motor skills.   Children will get to try and learn about various rock instruments such as drums, electric guitar, bass and piano.  We also include many active musical activities that get kids moving! Min. 6 students/Max. 12 students

TUESDAYS

Jump Rope for Fun and Fitness             1st-5th                                        Tuesday 2:30-3:30 PM
Rene Bibaud, Ropeworks                        Gymnasium                                       $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. 18 students/Max. 30 students

Creative Story Drama                                K-3rd                                       Tuesday 2:30-4:00 PM
Margie Slovan                                            Movement Room                              $245/session

Learn how to lift a story from the page to the stage using only your body and imagination. Students gain excitement about reading through the art of simple play. This class concludes with a performance for families and friends. Min. 5 students/Max. 15 students

Game Development                              3rd5th                                         Tuesday 2:30-3:30 PM
Coding with Kids                                  Technology Room                                  $210/session

This course introduces kids to computer programming through the fun and excitement of building video games. Working in Scratch, a drag-and-drop programming tool, students will create everything from animations to multi-level games. Beginner Students will learn the core concepts of programming a game, such as loops, conditionals, and variables. Intermediate Students will level-up to more complex concepts, like nested conditionals and functions with parameters. Projects are updated each session, so returning students will have new challenges to work through and advance their creativity and knowledge to the next level.  Min. 8 students/Max. 16 students

Trendy Crafts – Room to Bloom            K-5th                                            Tuesday 2:30-3:30 PM
Lorrie Campbell                                      Room 11                                                 $175/Session

Let your creativity bloom this spring with fresh new crafts. This session Trendy Crafts is going all out with air plants, night lights and a very special Mother’s Day craft! Join us to make a fun new project every week!  Min. 6 students/Max. 24 students

WEDNESDAYS

After School Sports                                 3rd-5th                                    Wednesday 1:15-2:30 PM
Mark Johnson                                          Gymnasium                                            $175/session

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 stu  dents/Max. 20 students

Lego RC                                                          3rd-5th                             Wednesday 1:15-2:15 PM    
Don Gronning, Robot U                        Room 11                                                 $175/session

In this class, students work from plans to build remote controlled contraptions. Some will be cars, some machines. The purpose is to learn different advanced engineering concepts than our MINDSTORMS classes offered.  Min. 8 students/Max. 16 students

MAD SCIENCE                                            K-5th                                   Wednesday 1:15-2:30 PM
Sarah Whitehead                                       Room TBD                                         $230/session

Science experiments: Lava lamp, color changing slime, hover crafts, Screaming balloons, etc. Min. 5 students/Max. 20 Students

S.T.A.R. Club                                               2nd–5th                             Wednesday 1:15-2:45 PM
Eric Renn                                                    Room 24                                             $175/session

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. S.T.A.R. Club will be held at Lafayette 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. We’ll have loads 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!  Min 7 students/Max 20 students.

THURSDAYS

LEGO Jr Robotics “Space”                              1st-3rd                                Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM
Don Gronning, Robot U                                Room 11                                         $175/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

Kids Knit                                                       2nd-5th                                      Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM
Ms. Carolyn Whipple                                 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 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. Min. 5 students/Max. 15 students

Little Coders                                                   K-2nd                                      Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM
Coding with Kids                                         Technology Room                           $210/session

Get them started early! The Little Coders class provides young students with the basics of computational thinking skills, such as loops and conditionals, through a fun blend of hands-on activities. The curriculum is built specifically for this age group, with a mix of activities from coding puzzles and board games to easy-to-use, drag-and-drop programming tools. Projects are updated each session, so returning students will have new challenges to work through and advance their knowledge.  Min. 8 students/Max. 16 students

FRIDAYS 

Chess Club                                                 1st-5th                                            Friday 2:30-3:30 PM
Jeremy Higgins, Chess Coach                Library                                                $125/session

Join Lafayette Elementary Chess Club and learn tactics and strategies of chess! Chess Mates has been offering after-school chess programs in Seattle area public schools for more than 20 years.  Chess helps children built critical thinking skills and helps learning to focus and plan. Each class includes a lesson, chess puzzles 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. 24 students

Flag Football                                         2nd-5th                                      Friday 2:30-3:30 PM
Seth Schnurman                                    Outdoor Field                                    $145/session

The kids will have a lot of fun learning football skills like passing, catching, running, footwork, coordination, defense and offense strategies.  We will play scrimmage games against each other, and we also try to schedule at least one big game against our rival, Genesee Hill Elementary School.  We will practice teamwork, good sportsmanship, and confidence building, while having fun and competing. Please send your child to Flag Football with appropriate clothing for Northwest weather, and a water bottle.  Football or soccer cleats are also suggested.  Min. 10 students/Max. 30 students

Spanish Club                                        K-3rd                                         Friday 2:30-3:30 PM
Amaranta Sandys, Artmaranth             Room 11                                          $165/session    

Participants will learn basic Spanish vocabulary through games, story time and songs, exploring Latin America Arts & Culture.  Every session kids will bring home printed materials with additional links to videos or books to continue practice at their own leisure time.  Min. 5 students/Max. 10 students

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