Brookside PTA’s Spring 2017 Student Enrichment Program

We’ve got a great line up of after-school offerings for this Spring’s Student Enrichment Program.

Here are some things to know before you sign up:

PTA Enrichment Co-chairs: Tonje Molyneux and Cory Huisman are available to answer your questions and provide you with more information. Email us! Tonje: tonje.mari@gmail.com   Cory: cory@coryhuisman.com

Volunteers: All PTA enrichment programs require a parent to be present as a volunteer. If one parent is able to be the volunteer for all sessions, then the price for their child is usually free.

Scholarships: These are available for all enrichment programs.

Registration: Some of the programs are very popular, so register as soon as you can to reserve your spot! Most vendors offer online registration, but some do not. See below for details.

 

Mondays


Rainy Day Dinner Club:

You don't have to cook dinner tonight!

Each week, students learn basic cooking skills while making dinner for their family! Students will create delicious dishes focusing on the importance of local ingredients, scratch cooking, and natural preservatives while practicing kitchen and knife safety. As students follow recipes, they will learn the science behind the use of different ingredients involved and the important role herbs, spices, and veggies play in flavoring our favorite dishes. Each entrée will serve 4 to 6 and will be packaged in oven ready cookware with baking instructions. All new recipes for this session!

Grades: 1-6                            

Location: Cafeteria

Dates: 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19 (no class on 5/29)

Time: 3:30-5:15 p.m.

Cost: $175 for 5 classes

Register: http://www.rainydaydinnerclub.com/after-school-classes.html

 

Sewing:

Students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy…sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. Beginning students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. Students will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. Projects, which are constantly rotating during the quarter, include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animals and more! 

Grades: 1-6                                                    

Location: 201

Dates: 4/24 thru 6/19 (no class on 5/29)

Time: 3:40-5:10 p.m.

Cost: $144 for 8 classes

Register: www.little-hands-creations.com 

 

Basketball:

[Please note, the cost information information on the printed program was incorrect. Sorry for any inconvenience!]

One on One Basketball, Inc. offers students the chance to explore the most exciting and fun sport in the world: BASKETBALL! Our instructors will teach your child basketball fundamentals through progressive drills, engaging cardio, and fun competitions. We will use these fundamentals as a platform to teach life-skill lessons that reinforce positive attitudes about effort, respect, cooperation, and self-control. We will meet in the gym and split into our two separate groups for age-appropriate skill work and games. Everyone will be challenged and comfortable, no matter their age, skill level, or experience. One on One makes three guarantees: your child will learn, sweat, and have fun! 

Grades: 1-4                            

Location: Gym

Dates: 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19 (no class on 5/29)              

Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Cost: $90 for 5 classes 

Register: http://seattle-washington.1on1basketball.com/programs-listing/after-school

 

Tuesdays


Beginner Coding: (CANCELLED)

Creative Coding teaches your child to code by helping them make their own video games! Our project­based, multi­level classes are amazingly fun yet effective 

in teaching creative problem solving AND emotional resilience. As your creative girl or boy has fun bringing the ideas to life, they iterate through the emotional cycle of coding (idea>excitement>effort>frustration>more effort> triumph!) with our support and positive encouragement. Beginner students new to coding will participate in the Creative Coding core curriculum, learning the fundamental elements of coding using MIT’s Scratch to create their very own computer games and animations. 

Grades: 3-6                            

Location: Computer lab

Dates: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13        

Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Cost: $239 for 8 classes 

Register: http://www.creativecoding4kids.com

 

Fine Arts Pastels:

Students learn how to color a competed sketch using professional grade soft pastels. Students will learn how to take their picture to the next level adding tones, details, and texture. Each finished product is a beautiful piece of art that will be treasured for years! 

Grades: K-6                           

Location: 201

Dates: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13                    

Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Cost: $160 for 8 classes (supplies included) 

Register: https://daisyfineart.com/#!registration

 

Zentangle: 

Would you like to create a simple but satisfying piece of art in 60 minutes? The Zentangle Method will do just that. Zentangle is an easy way of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called tangles. It is a proven method to promote focus, relaxation, creativity, and stress relief. People of all ages and skill levels can create Zentangle art and have fun in the process. These classes will provide the historical background of Zentangle while introducing the basic steps of the method and expose the student to the associated vocabulary, tools, and skills used. Previous art and drawing experience is not required.

Grades: 3-6

Location: 309

Dates: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30

Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $115 for 6 classes includes all art materials

Register: Please make check to Laurie Bell and return signed permission slip and payment to BKS Office. Email Cory Huisman to request the registration form.

  

Wednesdays

 

Zentangle - BEYOND BASICS:

*Pre-requisite - Zentangle Introduction

You liked Intro to Zentangle and would like to experience Zentangle more in depth? Then this is the class for you. During these 6 classes, we will learn more tangles; learn more techniques, some new inks, pens, etc. We will continue to experience Zentangle as an easy way of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is a proven method to promote focus, relaxation, creativity, stress relief, and a sense of well being. Students of all ages and skill levels can create Zentangle art and have fun in the process. Art experience is not required.

Grades: 3-5 (Moe, Hansen, Telstad classes)

Location: 309

Dates: 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $115 for 6 classes including all art materials.

Register: Please make check to Laurie Bell and return signed permission slip and payment to BKS Office. Email Cory Huisman to request the registration form.

 

World Dance – European Cultural Dances:

Come get your worldly groove on! Participants will learn a variety of cultural dances from Europe. Students will further learn about each place by creating a booklet of coloring pages illustrating various cultural aspects of each country. Dress up, dance videos, games, stories, and instruments from these cultures will also be part of the children’s World Dance experience!   

Grades: K-2                           

Location: Music Room

Dates: 4/26, 5/3, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14 (no class on 5/10)

Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $98 for 7 classes 

Register: Email marissadancing@gmail.com

 

Thursdays

 

Junior Coding:

Get them started early! This class for 1st and 2nd graders features a mixture of specialized activities and material from our Classic beginner’s curriculum, adapted for younger coders. Students will learn what programming is, then practice it for themselves in a variety of creative exercises based around fundamental coding, animation, and game design concepts. At the end of class, every student will get to present something they worked on for their friends, family, and classmates. Many parents and educators are realizing that the benefits of learning to code at a young age extend far beyond the skill itself. The process of coding encourages the development of universal skills like critical thinking and problem solving, as well as increasing confidence with technology and emotional persistence. 

Grades: 1-2                            

Location: Computer lab

Dates: 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15        

Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Cost: $239 for 8 classes 

Register: http://www.creativecoding4kids.com

 

Mad Science:

In this session of Mad Science, we’ll investigate how things work as we explore Fantastic Physics. We’ll discover the incredible power of tiny electrons, reveal how magicians use science to create astounding illusions, examine the four forces of flight, experiment with gravity, inertia and centripetal force, and uncover how we use these and other forces in everything from buildings, to water, to the air around us. Every

Class includes awesome take-homes that your Junior Scientist can build to share the Mad Science experience with family and friends! 

Grades: 1-5                            

Location: 201

Dates: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15     

Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $121 for 7 classes

Register: https://register.madscience.org/snoking/afterschool-register.aspx

 

Spring Drama Club: CLASS IS FULL

In this club, your child will learn and practice a musical number they will perform during the first half of the 3rd-6th grade school musical, “Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.” It’s a great way to introduce younger kids to performing on the big stage in an age appropriate way. To sign up, please visit: http://dandylyondrama.org/services/after-school-clubs/. Scroll down to the bottom of the registration page and select “Click to Register” under the Singin' in the Rain Jr. club description. Then enter in your registration information.

Grades: K-2                            

Location: Gym

Dates: 3/2 - 5/11 (no class 3/9, 4/20)

Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Cost: $75

 

Fridays

 

Advanced Coding:

Students with previous Scratch experience will enjoy the Advanced Curriculum, where each day contains a unique mix of coding challenges, techniques, and hacks. Our classes are designed to be repeated an infinite number of times. As students complete a class, they go up one level, like in video games, and increase their coding skills, speed, and proficiency. Many parents and educators are realizing the benefits of learning to code at a young age extend far beyond the skill itself. Through the brain exercise of coding, coders build intelligence like athletes build muscles. Just as importantly, they develop stronger problem-solving skills, confidence over technology, and emotional persistence. 

Grades: 3-6                            

Location: Computer lab

Dates: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16

Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Cost: $239 for 8 classes 

Register: http://www.creativecoding4kids.com

 

Chess Club:

Students at Chess4Life will learn chess, life skills, and have fun! We focus on developing sportsmanship, team play, and providing the right environment and experiences that students need in order to excel. 

Grades: K-6                           

Location: Math reference room & library

Dates: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16

Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Cost: $129 for 8 classes 

Register: www.chess4life.com

 

Fiber Arts and Crafts:

Expand your imagination and let’s get creative! This class with explore different techniques in fiber arts. The theme will change between textile art (knitting, weaving, dying, bleach printing) and paper crafts (paper making, pop up-books, stamp making, flip books, scratch boards, papier-mâché and screen printing). We’ll also have specialty projects for the holidays. This class is designed to include students with both basic and advanced skills and we rotate the projects every quarter.  

Grades: 1-6                            

Location: 202

Dates: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16

Time: 3:40-5:10 p.m.

Cost: $144 for 8 classes 

Register: www.little-hands-creations.com

 

Robot U’s LEGO® MINDSTORMS®:

[Please note, the time and cost information information on the printed program was incorrect. Sorry for any inconvenience!]

Have your students learn programming and engineering while they have a blast building actual working robots with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. In this class students will be paired up and challenged to engineer, build, and program robots that use motors and sensors (often of their own design) to accomplish certain tasks or compete against other teams. 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. 

Grades: 2-6                            

Location: 203

Dates: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16

Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Cost: $160 for 8 classes 

Register: http://robot-u.com/events-planner/