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Enrichment Programs

Registration for Winter Enrichment Programs is now open. Please click on this link to register by Tuesday, January 2nd.

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

Winter Session begins Monday, January 8th and ends Friday, March 23rd, 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:

  • Monday, January 15th (No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Wednesday, January 31st (No School)
  • Week of February 19-23rd (No School-Mid Winter break)

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
Trendy Crafts (K-5th) 2:30-4:00 PM Room 11 $230/session
Yoga (K-5th) 2:30-3:15 PM Movement Room $145/session
Tuesday
Jump Rope (1st-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Gymnasium $150/session
Martial Arts (K-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Movement Room $165/session
Acoustic Rock Band (1st-5th) 2:30-4:00 PM Portable 27 $230/session
Wednesday
Beginning Spanish (K-5th) 1:15-2:45 PM Room 11 $175/session
 School of Rock (K-5th) 1:15-2:45 PM Portable 27 $175/session
S.T.A.R. Club (2nd-5th) 1:15-3:30 PM Room 24 $290/session
Wacky Wednesday (K-3rd) 1:15-2:30 PM Room 23 $125/session
Thursday
Chess Club (1st-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Library $125/session
Kids Knit (2nd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 13 $125/session
Volleyball (2nd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Gymnasium $125/session
Friday
After School Sports (3rd-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Gymnasium $145/session
Chess Club (1st-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Library $125/session
Jr Robotics “City” (1st-5th) 2:30-3:30 PM Room 11 $175/session


Winter 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

Trendy Crafts-Oceans, Mermaids         K-5th                                       Monday 2:30-4:00 PM
Lorrie Campbell                                            Room 11                                            $230/session

Join Trendy Crafts this Winter to explore the deep blue seas. We will create mermaid and ocean inspired craft projects that are sure to be treasured!  Min. 6 students/Max. 20 students

Yoga                                                              K-5th                                       Monday 2:30-3:15 PM 
Marva Benjamin, Yoga Instructor          Movement Room                            $145/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 special awareness in an interactive way. Yoga improves concentration, focus, stimulates the imagination, increases self-confidence, and releases energy in a positive way.  Min. 6 students/Max. 14 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

Martial Arts                                                  K5th                                       Tuesday 2:30-3:30 PM
Boom Dance Studios                  Movement Room                                          $165/session

Confidence. Respect. Discipline. These basic principles, in combination with physical movement, will guide the class as they learn basic skills of Martial Arts (Northern Shaolin Kung Fu). Join this class to be physically active and feel great about what you are doing! Min. 6 students/Max. 15 students

Acoustic Rock Band                                 1st-5th                                   Tuesday 2:30-4:00 PM
Mode Music                                               Portable 27                                         $230/session 

This class is designed to introduce future stars to the wonderful world of music! Using voices, ukuleles, xylophones and percussive instruments, it will teach the fundamentals and help build a strong foundation to support the child’s ability to be a musician in both solo and group settings. Children will learn the core concepts and an understanding of a wide range of musical genres and styles. Our teachers have diverse experience as professional multi-instrumentalist musicians. They bring their passion for performance to the classroom with the hope of passing the torch to the next generation of artists.

Using popular and/or folk songs, the class will emphasize rhythm, melody, harmony, form and expression. They will be led on a musical journey in which they will get firsthand experience of writing, practicing and recording the songs they work on. The class will also offer performance opportunities, teaching proper concert etiquette and musical instrument care. Experienced students can take on lead parts and enjoy mentoring the newcomers. All in-class materials will be provided, and students will leave with a digital recording of their completed work  Min. 3 students/Max. 15 students

WEDNESDAYS

Beginning Spanish                                         K-5th                               Wednesday 1:15-2:45 PM
Liz Ruiz & Will Hodges                              Room 11                                           $175/session 

Participants will learn basic vocabulary in Spanish using games, songs and visual art activities. While having Fun!  Min. 5 students/Max. 10 Students

School of Rock                                           K-5th                                Wednesday 1:15-2:45 PM
Ben Haber, School of Rock                     Portable 27                                      $175/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

S.T.A.R. Club                                               2nd–5th                             Wednesday 1:15-3:30 PM
Eric Renn                                         Room 24                                                      $290/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.  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!   Min. 7 students/Max. 20 students

Wacky Wednesday                                        K-3rd                              Wednesday 1:15-2:30 PM
 Jen Wheatley                                              Room 23                                              $125/session

A seriously fun hang session. We will have snacks, music, games & head outdoors when weather permits. Min. 5 students/Max. 20 students

THURSDAYS

Chess Club                                                 1st-5th                                      Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM
Michael Grife, 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

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

Volleyball                                                      2nd-5th                                      Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM
 Ms. Kristina Banner                                  Gymnasium                              $125/session

Set, Serve, Success! Come play and have fun learning the basics of volleyball with friends. Min. 5 students/Max. 15 students

FRIDAYS 

After School Sports                                      3rd-5th                                        Friday 2:30-3:30 PM
Mark Johnson                                     Gymnasium                                     $145/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 students/Max. 20 students

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

LEGO Jr Robotics “City”                                 1st-5th                                  Friday 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

 

 

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