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Enrichment Programs

Registration for Fall Enrichment Programs is now open.   Please click on this link to register by Wednesday, September 19.

Fall Session begins Monday, September 24th and ends Friday, December 7th, 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:

  • No School Friday October 12
  • No School Monday November 12
  • No School Thanksgiving break Week of Nov 17-23

Please contact PTA Enrichment coordinator Kathy Johnson at lafayette.enrichment@gmail.com or PTA Enrichment Chair Joe Wadden 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 last 2 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.
  • We invite you to comment below or contact us with suggestions that would interest your student for our future Enrichment class offerings.
  • We invite you to fill out our Enrichment Survey.

SEE FULL FALL 2018 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS BY SCROLLING DOWN  FURTHER

Monday Location Cost
Comic Art & Mural Design K-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Art Room 6 $145/session
Harry Potter Scene Study 3rd-5th (2:30-4:00pm) Library $230/session
Vine & Stem: Storybook Stem K-2nd (2:30-3:45pm) Room 23 $190/session
Acoustic Rock Bank 2nd-5th  (2:30-4:00pm) Portable 27 $230/session
Tuesday
Super Science K-5th (2:30-3:45pm) Room 8 $230/session
Game Development 3rd-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Technology Room $230/session
Jump Rope for Fun and Fitness 1st-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Gymnasium $160/session
Wednesday
Decorate Your Space K-5th (1:15-2:15pm) Portable 27 $185/session
Little Coders K-2nd (1:15-2:15pm) Technology Room $230/session
Super Science K-5th (1:15-2:30pm) Room 8 $230/session
Thursday
Chess Club Library $125/session
Kids Knit Room 13 $125/session
School of Rock K-2nd (2:30-3:30pm) Portable 27 $140/session
Vine & Stem: Science 2nd-5th (2:30-3:45pm) Room 23 $215/session
Friday
After School Sports 2nd-5th (2:30-3:45pm) Gymnasium $175/session
Pete the Cat Story Drama K-2nd (2:30-4:00pm) Library $230/session
Spanish Club K-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Room 8 $125/session


Fall 2018 Enrichment Classes 

Mondays

Acoustic Rock Band                     2nd-5th                      Monday 2:30-4:00PM

Instructor, TBD                               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.

Support of our program supports our nonprofit, Mode Music and Performing Arts. We bring music and art to Seattle Title I schools and provide partial and full scholarships for families in need. Our goal is to create equity in arts programming within our educational system. For more information, visit modemusicandperformingarts.org.

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. All in-class materials will be provided, and students will leave with a digital recording or video of their completed work.   Min. 3 students/Max. 15 students

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 expand!   Min. 5 students/Max. 30 students

Harry Potter Scene Study              3rd-5th                           Monday 2:30-4:00 PM 

Kristina Rowell, Performing Arts   Library                                 $230/session           

Dive into the world of Harry Potter in this Scene Study Class. Using some of our favorite scenes from the books students will learn how to turn words on a page into living, breathing characters on stage. We’ll learn acting technique and work with scene partners. On the last day of class, we’ll share our scene work with families and friends in a final presentation. Min. 5 students/Max. 15 students

Vine & Stem: Storybook Stem                    K-2nd                        Monday 2:30-3:45 PM

Alden Alvarado                              Room 23                                 $190/session

Join Ms. Alden in the garden room for a good book and a fun craft/ science experiment based on what we read. Make things like unicorn lemonade, grass heads, pumpkin slime, marshmallow cannons, and skeleton leaf art! Each week the students will get to take a project home with them.  Min. 6 students/Max. 20 students

Tuesdays

Game Development                       3rd5th                                             Tuesday 2:30-3:30 PM

Coding with Kids                           Technology Room                         $230/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

Jump Rope for Fun and Fitness    1st-5th                          Tuesday 2:30-3:30 PM

 Rene Bibaud, Ropeworks              Gymnasium                                    $160/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 students/Max. 30 students

Super Science                                 K-5th                          Tuesday 2:30-3:45 PM

 Sarah Whitehead                                    Room 8                                 $230/session

Science experiments, crafts, and films. We will learn about and then create: lava lamps, volcanoes, foam slime, electric butterflies, catapults, glow in the dark flowers, heart beats, finger prints, boats, and an egg drop. Small snack will be provided at the start of class.  Min. 5 students/Max. 25 Students

Wednesday

Little Coders                                       K-2nd                  Wednesday 1:15-2:15 PM

 Coding with Kids                           Technology Room                         $230/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

Super Science                                 K-5th                 Wednesday 1:15-2:30 PM

 Sarah Whitehead                                    Room 8                                 $230/session

Science experiments, crafts, and films. We will learn about and then create: lava lamps, volcanoes, foam slime, electric butterflies, catapults, glow in the dark flowers, heart beats, finger prints, boats, and an egg drop. Small snack will be provided at the start of class. Min. 5 students/Max. 25 Students

Decorate Your Space                    K-5th                                Wednesday 1:15-2:15 PM

Lorrie Campbell                            Portable 27                                   $185/Session

Join Trendy Crafts each week and create a unique craft to decorate your space. Customize your project to fit your taste and personality with all the latest supplies and techniques. Craft projects this Fall include Dot Art Desk Accessories, Mixed Media Canvases, Starry Night Lanterns and so much more! Min. 8 students/Max. 24 students

Thursdays

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

 Evan Matthews, 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. 16 students

Vine & Stem: Science                      2nd -5th                     Thursday 2:30-3:45 PM

 Alden Alvarado                              Room 23                                 $215/session

Join Ms. Alden in the garden room for all sorts of fun projects using science and nature. Students will get to make things like sun prints, electrical circuit bugs, pumpkin slime, corn husk dolls, ice volcanoes and their own ice cream! Students will get to take a project home each week.Min. 6 students/Max. 20 students

Kids Knit                                        2nd-5th                                             Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM

Carolyn Whipple, Lafayette 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 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

School of Rock                                K-2nd                        Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM

 Ben Haber                            Portable 27                                                $140/session

School of Rock builds an exciting learning experience by employing strong teamwork and cooperative learning. We will explore fun games and activities that teach basic musical skills such as rhythm and pitch recognition. Much research and evidence has been documented citing the benefits of music education during a child’s early years to help them better develop skill sets in areas such as literacy, motor skills, and coordination. We will also get to study and try out many different instruments. Finally, all our activities are rooted in classic rock and popular music that is enjoyable for both children and their parents. Max. 12 students

Friday

After School Sports                          2nd-5th                                   Friday 2:30-3:45 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, baseball 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

Pete the Cat Story Drama              K-2nd                                    Friday 2:30-4:00 PM                                                          

Kristina Rowell, Performing Arts   Library                                 $230/session

In this story drama class, we will dive into several Pete the Cat books and recreate and explore them in class using our bodies, imaginations, and voices. We’ll incorporate drama, music, and art in our adventures. Students will collaborate to write their own Pete the Cat play that we’ll rehearse and then share with friends and family on the final day of class. Min. 5 students/Max. 15 students

Spanish Club                                K-5th                            Friday 2:30-3:30 PM

Lizzy Ruiz                                     Room 8                                         $125/session

Speaking Spanish is Super!

Students will have fun while learning basic Spanish vocabulary, common phrases, and cultural details.  Min. 5 students/Max. 15 students

 

 

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