After-School Enrichment

Ben Rush After School Enrichment: Fall 2018

We are excited to offer another year of amazing after school enrichment classes for Ben Rush Students. Several of our favorite teachers are continuing to offer after school classes—choir (Mrs. Hodges), running club, badminton and homework club!  We are welcoming back Jeff Johnson for Cartoon drawing classes, Chess4Life, and Yoga, and welcoming some new programs—engineering club, beginning robotics, tennis, and outdoor wilderness adventure!

Our Fall session runs the beginning of October and continues until winter break, however some have different start/end dates so please be sure to note specific class dates within the descriptions.

Our after school enrichment classes require that one parent member of the PTA be present at all class session for each after school program. If you are willing to be present at all class sessions for a class that your student is signed up for, your tuition will be FREE!  If you are interested in FREE tuition, please contact afterschool@benrushpta.org for more info prior to registering! Other classes may require some parent participation on an occasional basis (choir, running club, etc.) so please Read details carefully for the class you wish to sign up for. We require parents to pick up their children on time. Be sure the class meets with your schedule before signing up!

No classes will be held during conference week or over Thanksgiving break.

Monday Intermediate choir
(grades 3-5)
Engineering club
(grades 3-5)
Math club
(grade 2)
Running Club (1-5)
Tuesday Beginning Robotics
(grades 1-3)
Homework club
(grades 3-5)
Sports Spectacular!
(grades 3-5)
Cartoon drawing
(3-5)
Wednesday Tennis
(grades k-3)
Thursday Chess
(grades k-5)
Yoga
(grades 1-3)
Outdoor Wilderness Adventure
(grades 1-4)
Friday AM Robotics Club
(Grade 5 only)
Spanish
(grades 1-5)
Badminton
(grades 4-5)

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Mondays

Fall Running Club

The Ben Rush Running Club is looking for runners of all skill levels.  Children will be grouped to run with others who share a similar pace.  We will have an adult to run with each group of runners. Please remember to wear appropriate shoes and bring your own water bottle to each class.

Due to the large number of participants, we are limiting enrollment to the following numbers per grade (15 students from Grades 1-2 and 15 students from Grades 3-5).

Grades:  1st-2nd (max 15 students), 3rd-5th (max 15 students)

Day/Time:  Mondays 3:25-3:55

Class Dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19

Room/Location:  Meet in the Ben Rush Gym

Cost Per Child:  $35.00

Running Club T-Shirt (Optional):  $10.00

Registration: Open

Intermediate Choir

Come sing with us!  Anyone in 3rd, 4th, 5th grade can join! No need to sing like a professional, just to enjoy singing, eating pizza, and friends. We plan to go on field trips and perform in several venues, including a Thunderbirds hockey game! There will be a PIZZA PARTY at the last practice!

Volunteers: Due to the large number of participants, parent volunteers will be needed! Sign-up to help https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4aadae2fa13-benrush4

Grades:  3-5

Day/Time:  Mondays 3:25-4:25

Class Dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

Performance 1: Lake Washington High School Choir Concert, November 29th, 7 pm,

Performance 2: Thunderbirds Hockey Game, November 17th, 5 pm call time,  Lake Washington High School Choir Concert, November 29th, 6:30 pm call time

Additional performances TBD

Room/Location:  Meet in the Ben Rush Music Room

Cost Per Child:  $50

T-Shirt:  $10.00 (required for performance)

Registration: Open

Engineering Club!

Join Tech Venture Kids to explore and learn how to build their own computer! Wonder how a computer works? Learn the basics of computing devices using Piper, a computer kit that teaches engineering. Students truly learn while they play, navigating through a series of adventure maps, accomplished by assembling their own electronics! For more information about Tech Venture kids and the class go here (https://techventurekids.org/)

**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org PRIOR TO REGISTERING if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)

Grades:  3-5

Day/Time:  Mondays 3:25-4:55

Class Dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3

Room/Location: Ben Rush Library

Cost Per Child:  $245

Refund Policy: Full refund after first class only if minimum class size is maintained (12 students).  No refund after 2nd session.

Registration: Open

Second Grade Math Club

In Math Club, students will have the opportunity to practice their math skills through the use of games, Number Talks, logic puzzles, and other enrichment activities. Students will rotate through stations practicing their addition, subtraction, and problem-solving skills. We will meet every Monday (except Monday, October 15th and Monday November 12th) from 3:20-4:00 in Ms. Goldblatt’s room (Room 251).

Grades:  2

Day/Time:  Mondays 3:20-4:00

Class Dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3

Room/Location:  Room 251 (Ms. Goldblatt’s room)

Cost Per Child:  $35

Registration: Open

TUESDAYS

Beginning Robotics Club!

Join Tech Venture Kids (https://techventurekids.org/) to explore and learn how to program robots! In this coding club, we combine a real robot with coding to ignite children’s imagination,  and build confidence in how they look at the world and approach problems. We have chosen the eye-catching and animated Dash and Dot Robots from Make Wonder. In our  Intro to Robotics Programming, students learn to program Dash and Dot to do anything they imagine, from delivering a message, creating a dance party, navigating an obstacle course, racing through a maze, creating ball launch competitions and more. Students work together to develop their skills in reasoning, math, creativity and problem- solving in a fun, collaborative and supportive environment. Our progressive curriculum supports students with beginner- intermediate computer  programming skills.

**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org PRIOR TO REGISTERING if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)

Grades:  1-3

Day/Time:  Mondays 3:25-4:40

Class Dates: 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

Room/Location: Kindergarten Pod

Cost Per Child:  $210

Refund Policy: Full refund after first class only if minimum class size is maintained (12 students).  No refund after 2nd session.

Registration: Open

CARTOONIVERSITY!

Cartooniversity is a unique opportunity for kids of all skill levels to explore the art of cartooning with cartoonist and humorous illustrator Jeff Johnson. Through a series of challenging projects in a positive classroom environment, Jeff makes this one-of-a-kind cartooning experience fun and exciting. His focus is on helping develop and encourage each student’s own style. For more information about the instructor and class visit his website (https://www.cartooniversity.com/about)

**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org PRIOR TO REGISTERING if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)

Grades:  3-5

Day/Time:  Tuesdays 3:25-4:55

Class Dates:  10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4

Room/Location: Library

Cost Per Child:  $165

Registration: Open

SPORTS SPECTACULAR!

Let’s Play with Overtime Athletics! Save the best for last by finishing up the school day with Sports Spectacular, a variety athletic program that features different sports throughout the session. Participants will practice skills and play games in both traditional sports and playground favorites. The Sports Spectacular Variety Program features the best “to-do” list ever – Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Wiffle Ball, Bump and Bite, Knights and Dragons, Numbers Game, Tag Games, Safe Base and MORE! Overtime Athletics covers all the bases with our emphasis on playing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. Don’t miss out on the FUN!  Every child gets an OTA H.I.G.H. F.I.V.E.S. Participation Medal!! For more information about Overtime athletics, checkout their website (https://www.otathletics.com/seattle).

Grades: 3-5

Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 325-425

Class Dates:  (9 sessions) 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

Room/Location:  Outside upper field, gym

Cost Per Child:  $125

Refund policy: No refunds once the program begins

Registration: Open

**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org PRIOR TO REGISTERING if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)

HOMEWORK CLUB

Homework Club is back for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.  Students are welcome to come and complete their homework, use netbooks and ask questions about assignments. Students will be required to sign a code of conduct agreement. Attendance will be taken.

Grades: 4th, 5th

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:25pm-4:25pm

Class Dates: Runs now through Spring Break!

Room/Location: 4th grade pod

Cost per Child: The club is free but we ask each child to donate $5.00 – $10.00 (for the year) for snacks.

Registration: Open

WEDNESDAYS

TENNIS

TGA is serving up aces in our tennis class! We get students moving while teaching them the fundamentals of the game, important life skills, and academic lessons intrinsic to the sport. Station-based games and drills increase in difficulty as players progress through our 5-level enrichment program. Come play with TGA! (http://playtga.com/)

Grades: K-3

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 1:55-2:55

Class Dates: 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

Room/Location: Gym
Cost per Child:
$210

Registration: Open

**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org PRIOR TO REGISTERING if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)

THURSDAYS

CHESS4LIFE

Chess4Life brings an excellent program with a positive learning environment to Ben Rush Elementary. Chess study has shown to increase math skills, concentration, memory, and self-confidence. Classes are tailored to the level of competency exhibited among the students. All students, of any skill level, are welcome.

Grades:  K-5

Day/Time:  Thursdays 3:25-4:25

Class Dates:   8 classes (10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6)

Room/Location:  First grade pod

Cost Per Child:  $160

Refund policy: no refunds issued after first class.

Registration: Open

**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org PRIOR TO REGISTERING if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)

YOGA

Through animated poses and stretching exercises, students will improve their strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques will encourage kids to focus, relax, and develop self-control. All intertwined with yoga games, partner and group poses, and stories. Students should wear comfortable clothes. Mats will be provided.

Grades: 1st-3rd

Day/Time:  Thursdays, 3:25-4:25

Class Dates: 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6

Room/Location:  Gym

Cost Per Child: $140

Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy: 50% refund after 1st class only.

Registration: Open

**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org PRIOR TO REGISTERING if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)

 

OUTDOOR WILDERNESS ADVENTURE

We’ll bring the fun and shelter- you bring the energy!

Welcome to the Fall term of Outdoor Wilderness where we will have a blast learning through adventure!  Join us as we turn Ben Rush Elementary into our own wilderness. We will learn valuable skills that will help students develop an appreciation for our natural world and empower them to work through adversity.  We’ll play team building games and learn outdoor living skills like shelter building, leave-no-trace ethics, orienteering using maps and compasses, and how to make the perfect s’more!  We have great activities for all weather and will bring shelters to keep us dry on those rainy Seattle days like our Scandinavian tipi (https://seattleadventuresports.com/)!

*Please let us know if you need assistance with warm or waterproof clothing.  Seattle Adventure Sports has loaners we can provide.

Grades: 1st-4th

Day/Time:  Thursdays, 3:25-4:55

Class Dates:   10 sessions (10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20)

Room/Location:  Outside (meet and pick up outside of gym)

Cost Per Child: $240

Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy: Full refund after 1st class only.

Registration: Open

**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org PRIOR TO REGISTERING if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)

 

FRIDAYS

SPANISH

At Sponge (https://spongeschool.com/program-overview/elementary-school-k-5th-grades/), we see language as a passport to global citizenship. Students learn to see the world through a different lens while acquiring language skills and the confidence to use them.

Young learners are especially primed for language learning – research shows that students are 70% more likely to gain fluency when they begin in elementary school or younger. Classes will be immersion based, and taught by native speaker using games, art, drama and movement to help children build language skills! We believe the best way to learn a language is to be immersed in it and having fun!

We welcome both continuing students and new students, because our curriculum is theme based, and this session will be a different theme than fall. We also have different key phrases each class.

Grades:  1-5

Day/Time:  Fridays 3:25-4:25

Class Dates: 8 sessions (10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21)

Room/Location:  Library

Cost Per Child: $175

Cancellation Policy: 100% Refund of ALL fees: Anytime up to 7 days before the start of class. • 100% refund of TUITION fees only: Anytime between 7 days before start of class to 1 day before start of class. Note Material Fee will be deducted from any refund within this period. • Pro-rated refund of TUITION Fees MINUS processing fee: Anytime from day of first class up to and including the 2nd week of classes, Sponge will refund pro-rated amount for remaining class tuition fee. A processing fee will be charged for such mid-session cancellations and Material Fee will also be deducted from any refunds. The student is welcome to keep the physical course material received to date. • No refunds will be issued for requests received during or after the 3rd week of classes

Registration: Open

**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)

ROBOTICS!  5th Grade Robotics Club with Jonathan Morrison

Are you a fifth grader? Are you ready for the challenge? Ready to prove Asimov wrong? Now’s your chance!

Grades: 5th graders only

Day/Time: Fridays 7:20-8:45AM

Class Dates:  10/5, 10/ 12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7

Room/Location:  4th grade pod space

Cost Per Child: $50

Maximum Number of Student: 16

Registration: Open

 

BADMINTON CLUB

Join Ms. Oh and Mr. Wilson for Badminton Club!

Did you know badminton is an Olympic sport?  ”At high levels of play, especially in singles, the sport demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, agility, explosive strength, speed and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements.’ (Wikipedia)

Grades: 4th-5th

Day/Time: Friday 3:30-4:30

Class Dates:  10 sessions (10/5, 10/ 12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21)

Room/Location: Gym

Cost Per Child:  $125

Registration: Open