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Enrichment Programs

Registration for Spring 2019 Enrichment Programs is now open.   Please click on this link to register by FRIDAY, April 5th.

Spring 2019 Session begins Monday April 15 and ends Friday June 21st, 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 day:

  • No School Monday May 27th (Memorial Day)

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 Spring 2019 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS BY SCROLLING DOWN  FURTHER

Monday Location Cost
Comic Art  K-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Art Room 6 $145/session
Green Team K-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Room 8 $FREE/session
Jurassic Science  K-3rd (2:30-3:45pm) Room 23 $195/session
Tuesday
Fashion Club 1st-5th (2:30-4:00pm) Art Room 6 $235/session
Game Development 3rd-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Technology Room $230/session
Jump Rope  1st-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Auditorium $160/session
Super Science K-5th (2:30-3:45pm) Room 8 $230/session
Wednesday
Trendy Crafts K-5th (1:15-2:30pm) Art Room 6 $215/session
Little Coders K-2nd (1:15-2:15pm) Technology Room $230/session
Sing Out Seattle 1st-5th (1:15-3:15pm) Portables $230/session
Super Science K-5th (1:15-2:30pm) Room 8 $230/session
Ocean Science K-5th (1:15-2:30pm) Room 23 $210/session
Thursday
Chess Club 1st-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Library $125/session
Magic Cards 2nd-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Room 14 $125/session
School of Rock K-2nd (2:30-3:30pm) Portable 27 $140/session
Garden Spring K-5th (2:30-3:30pm) Room 23 $160/session
Friday
After School Sports 2nd-5th (2:30-3:45pm) Gymnasium  $100/session
Vine & Stem: Harry Potter K-5th (2:30-3:45pm) Room 23  $210/session


Spring 2019 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 expand!   Min. 5 students/Max. 25 students

Green Team                                                     K-5th                          Monday 2:30-3:30 PM

Carolyn Whipple, Teacher                           Room 8                                       $FREE/session

Green Team will participate in school-wide sustainability projects, work in the garden, play games and create art as they learn about sustainability and the environment. By signing-up through the enrichment enrollment program, spots will be guaranteed for registered students, but students would be welcome to join any time throughout the session, space allowing.  After registering, please have your child pick up an “application” at Ms. Whipple’s room, Room 13.  This ensures engagement and participation by all Green Team Members.  Min. 5 students/Max. 25 students

Vine & Stem: Jurassic Science                          K-3rd                           Monday 2:30-3:30 PM

Alden Alvarado                                               Room 23                                                         $195/session

 Does your child love dinosaurs and want to learn more about them? Take a ride into the world of Jurassic science by Vine & Stem. Just like the movies we will be covering everything from how to extract DNA from a strawberry to bugs in Amber. Over the session students will get an exposure to scientific concepts and discoveries in the dinosaur world. Kids will enjoy making dinosaur wood skeletons, their own fossils, erupting volcanoes and dinosaur teeth (all to take home) while learning about how paleontologists work. We will conduct science experiments to tie in their Jurassic learning like using chemical reactions to hatch dino eggs, making dinosaur toothpaste and more! Each class a recap of the experiments and photos will be sent home via email so you can know what they did that day. Min. 6 students/Max. 25 students

Tuesdays

Miss Reese Fashion Club                                              1st5th                   Tuesday 2:30-4:00 PM

Maresa Cogger                                              Art Room                                                $235/session

This spring, designers will put their creativity to the test, as they take on the challenge of turning the iconic T-Shirt into a new one-of-a-kind garment! Each designer will select three different T-shirts, which they will deconstruct and then reconstruct into a new design that reflects their personal style. Designers will also receive instruction on an array of hand-sewing, embellishment and cutting techniques to help them achieve their transformations!     In addition, designers will be given a fashion sketchbook to develop their design ideas and collect inspiration.  See you in the Design Room!!!  Min. 7 students/Max. 16 students

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

Sing Out Seattle                                          1st-5th                                   Wednesday 1:15-3:15 PM

David, Sing Out Seattle                             Portables                                          $230/session 

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic story and the award-winning musical film. Join Charlie, Grandpa Joe, Veruca, Mike TV, Augustus, Violet, and of course Willy Wonka for a musical adventure filled with chocolate, golden tickets and more than a few surprises. Songs include: “The Candy Man”, “Pure Imagination”, “I Want It All”, “Oompa Loompa” and more!  Public performance on final evening.  Min. 24 students/Max. 30 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

 

Trendy Crafts                    K-5th                                Wednesday 1:15-2:15 PM

Lorrie Campbell                            Art Room                                   $215/Session

Room to Bloom.  Let your creativity bloom this spring and create new projects each week! This session Trendy Crafts is going all out with glass trinket trays, a pom-pom canvas, and a very sweet Mother’s Day surprise!  Min. 8 students/Max. 24 students

Vine & Stem: Ocean Science                       K-5th                     Wednesday 1:15-2:30 PM

Alden Alvarado                                   Room 23                                       $210/session  

Calling all future Oceanographers, Vine & Stem created a class just for you just in time for Summer! In ocean science students will get to learn about marine life, the ocean zones, reefs and how marine biologists like Jacques Cousteau have opened a whole other world below the surface. Students will learn about waves and make their own wave in a bottle, understand what makes up a sea shell and then make crystalized shells, examine the tidal zone and make tide pool reference cards to take to the beach, look at the parts of the fish and make Gyotaku fish prints (just to name a few). We will conduct experiments so the class can see just how ocean currents work, how Arctic animals stay warm and how an octopus uses ink to get away from predators. Each class a recap of the experiments and photos will be sent home via email so you can easily create conversation with your child about what they did that day.  Min. 6 students/Max. 25 students

Thursdays

Chess Club                                            1st-5th                                    Thursday 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. 16 students

Magic Cards                                    2nd-5th                              Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM

Leah Fadness                        Room 14                                 $125/session

Trading Cards Games Enthusiasts ClubIn this class we will explore the origins of trading card games, practice referencing game rules while playing, and design our own collectible card.  The class will be anchored in collectible card games from Wizards of the Coast, but other TCG’s are welcome so long as players come prepared to play with partners and practice referencing the rules during game play.  Max 12 students.

Vine & Stem: Spring Garden                       K-5th                      Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM

 Alden Alvarado                              Room 23                                 $160/session

Spring is here and so are the flowers! Vine & Stem is offering a garden class sure to help foster your little one’s appreciation for the garden and natural world. Spend time in the garden while getting to make crafts and study some of the plants and animals that occupy our garden space. Make things like lavender bubble mix while planting some lavender seeds and learning about the parts of the lavender flower; understand what bugs are good and what are bad and build a bug hotel to help foster their habitat, learn all about the butterfly life cycle and make a shadow box with printed butterflies to take home. Each week will be being a new lesson on a garden topic and a new craft. We will also work on some school projects in the class. An email with photos will be sent home each week with what the students did so you can know what they did that week. Min. 6 students/Max. 25 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                                    $100/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. 25 students

 

Vine & Stem: Harry Potter                           K-5th                              Friday 2:30-3:45 PM

Alden Alvarado                                           Room 23                                           $210/session

 All new themes, crafts and experiments! Vine & Stem created a STEAM program that brings science into a magical world inspired by Harry Potter. Everything from making Snitch catapults to designing a cage for Neville Longbottom’s toad and learning about the toad life cycle will be covered in the class. Science is always at the heart of the lesson with experiments like potions that change color and bubble, making your own crystal balls with bubbles, and heat changing dragon slime are just a few of the things you will be doing. Each class a recap of the experiments and photos will be sent home via email so you can easily spark conversation with your child about what they did that day. Your child doesn’t have to have knowledge of Harry Potter to take the class, it is used mainly for inspiration for the projects. Min. 6 students/Max. 25 students

 

 

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