Benjamin Rush PTA

Winter class/club registration is closed 

Most classes will run from 3:25-4:25 unless specifically noted and will require a parent volunteer to assist in the class/club. Jan17-March 24 except Friday classes run until March 31.  Class registration opened the first week of January after class locations are identified and approved by vendor. Class lists will be created and distributed to teachers. Enrolled students’ parents will be asked to volunteer through Signup Genius.

Free tuition for your student might be available if you volunteer for all days. If you would like to volunteer to be that parent, please email afterschool@benrushpta.org

Read before registering

Policies

Note, by signing up for a class, you are agreeing to Policies on this page.

  1. Sign in at https://benrushpta.org/Home to your account on PTA website.
  2. Check grade requirements for class. Teachers and vendors have posted grades requirements. Our eCommerce system does not confirm your student's grade with the school. If your student is not in the posted grade range, you will need to ask for a class refund and will be subject to transaction fees.
  3. FSA: Class receipts do not list child's name or service. Receipts are not sufficient for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) reimbursements. No exceptions.
  4. Check your PTA registered email (the email you sign up for classes) on a regular basis. We communicate using the email that is in the system. 
  5. Check After school website for class location. The class location will be available a week before class begins. Students are not escorted from their classroom to their after-school class. Escorting to class is a parent/guardian responsibility. PTA highly recommend that you escort your student to the after-school class meeting location the first week.
  6. Signup to volunteer sign-ins/sign-outs for your child’s class. Classes that do not have a volunteer assigned may be canceled the week before class. If a cancellation occurs, the parent/guardian will be notified through email to the registered account. You are responsible for letting your child know of the schedule change. Class cancelations due to NO parent volunteer are not eligible for refunds. This includes vendor classes.
  7. You agree to share your contact, phone number with the class, sign-in/sign-out volunteers, and teacher/vendor. This contact is used if you are late in picking up child or if child has an issue during class.
  8. Please pick up your child on time in front of school using the car drop off lane. Arrange your schedule to not be late to pick up your child. Repeat (two times) offenders (more than 10 minutes late) will not be allowed to register for the next afterschool sessions. PTA is volunteer run and late pickups are tracked.
  9. Refunds allowed for the first 2 weeks of class. You are responsible for transaction fees for refunds. No refunds are allowed after 2 weeks of teacher-taught classes. For vendor refunds, contact afterschool@benrushpta.org for vendor contact information.
  10. Snacks and drinks (in bottles) are permitted in most teacher-run classes.
  11. Kids with NSF accounts will not be permitted to join classes until NSF fees and class fee(s) are paid. Contact afterschool@benrushpta.org.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS (Ben Rush students only)

Canceled-Homework Club, Tuesday Grades 3-5

If you are looking for a quiet, structured, and safe environment to complete homework and study, Homework club is the place for you! Dedicated homework time helps students to take accountability for their studies and learn time management skills. Instructors are familiar with LWSD teaching techniques and will be supporting students on their journey to becoming lifelong learners. Come join us after school as we hit the books! 

If class is full, please contact afterschool@benrushpta.org to get your child put on waitlist.

Tuesdays, 9 weeks, Room:  upper portable

9 classes: 17-Jan;31-Jan;7-Feb;14-Feb;21-Feb;28-Feb;7-Mar;14-Mar;21-Mar

No class on Jan 24. Conference week.

Cost for Club: $45. Min 3, max 14 students. 

Click here to register

Canceled-Homework Club, Fridays Grades 3-5

If you are looking for a quiet, structured, and safe environment to complete homework and study, Homework club is the place for you! Dedicated homework time helps students to take accountability for their studies and learn time management skills. Instructors are familiar with LWSD teaching techniques and will be supporting students on their journey to becoming lifelong learners. Come join us after school as we hit the books! 

If class is full, please contact afterschool@benrushpta.org to get your child put on waitlist.

Fridays, 8 weeks, Room:  upper portable

8 Classes: Jan 20; Feb 3; Feb 10; Feb24; March 3; March 17; Mar 24; Mar 31

No classes on Jan 27, Feb 17, March 10. Conferences, Mid-winter break, Leap day (no school).

Cost for Club: $40. Min 3, max 14 students. 

Click here to register

Badminton Club, Grades 4-5

Want to learn how to play the world’s fastest racket sport? Join Mr. Wilson and Mr. Overland as students learn how to serve, clear, drop, and smash. Additionally, students will learn sportsmanship, common badminton etiquette, and how to keep score. The class ends with a fun tournament.

Fridays 3:25-4:25pm, Location: gym

8 Classes: Jan 20; Feb 3; Feb 10; Feb24; March 3; March 17; Mar 24; Mar 31

Cost for Class: $105. All supplies provided, no need to purchase any equipment

Min 3, max 20 students. 

No classes on Jan 27, Feb 17, March 10. Conferences, Mid-winter break, Leap day (no school).

Click here to register. 20 max students

Contact afterschool@benrushpta.org to get your students name added to waitlist if the class is full. Please do not contact instructors to get added to waitlist. Instructors are instructed to use the afterschool waitlist and sign-up procedures.

Cooking, Grades 1-5

Pass dinner duty to your kid once a week! Each week, students learn basic cooking skills while making dinner for their family! Students will create delicious dishes while focusing on the importance of local ingredients, scratch cooking, and natural preservatives while practicing knife skills and kitchen safety.  Each entrée will serve 4 to 6 and will be packaged in oven-ready cookware with baking instructions. All our meals are nut free but may have other allergy ingredients or dietary restrictions. Hosted by Rainy Day Dinner Club.

Menu

Fridays 3:30-5:30pm in K/1 Pod

Min 8, Max 12

8 Classes: Jan 20; Feb 3; Feb 10; Feb24; March 3; March 17; Mar 24; Mar 31

No classes on Jan 27, Feb 17, March 10. Conferences, Mid-winter break, Leap day (no school).

Min 3, max 20 students. 

Cost for Class: $336 for check, $347 for credit cards. All ingredients and cookware supplies provided.

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** Cooking school will email parents about making payments once registration is finalized.

Special note: You must be on time to pick up your child. There may not be a volunteer to ensure your child gets picked up from this class. School staff is not likely to be at the school. The school, vendor, or PTA is not responsible for waiting for your child to get a ride.

Intro to Roblox Development, Grades 3-5

Familiarizing students with programming fundamentals using block-based coding and Lua programming language to build their own adventure in Roblox Studio.

Requirements: Prior to first day in class, a Roblox development account must be created with a username and password to be used in class.

Students will use the Roblox account to save their work. Parents can view student’s progress at home.

A parent volunteer for every class is required to run this course. A SignUp Genius will be sent to parents of this course. If a volunteer is not found, the class may be canceled. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948a4a628a3f9cf8-benrush#/

Free tuition for your student might be available if you volunteer for all days. If you would like to volunteer to be that parent, please email afterschool@benrushpta.org

Mondays, 9 Weeks, 3:25-4:25pm. Location: library

Jan 23; Jan 30; Feb 6; Feb 13; Feb 27; March 6; March 13; March 20

No class: Feb 20 mid winter break.

Min 10, Max 20

Cost for Class: $235

SignupGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948a4a628a3f9cf8-benrush#/

Intermediate Roblox Development, Grades 3-5

Continuation of Intro to Programming Roblox Adventure from fall. Classes will continue to build on block-based coding and Lua programming language to build their own adventure in Roblox Studio.

Requirements: Prior to first day in class, a Roblox development account must be created with a username and password to be used in class.

Students will use the Roblox account to save their work. Parents can view student’s progress at home.

A parent volunteer for every class is required to run this course. A SignUp Genius will be sent to parents of this course. If a volunteer is not found, the class may be canceled.

Free tuition for your student might be available if you volunteer for all days. If you would like to volunteer to be that parent, please email afterschool@benrushpta.org

Mondays, 9 Weeks, 3:25-4:25pm, Location: 3rd grade Pod

Jan 23; Jan 30; Feb 6; Feb 13; Feb 27; March 6; March 13; March 20

Min 10, Max 20

Cost for Class: $235

SignupGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948a4a628a3f9cf8-benrush#/

Click here to register, this link will take you right to the vendor. Class must have 10 min, 20 max.

Robotics, Grades K-2

Students design, build, and program robots to explore, interact and learn from the world around them. This class familiarizes students with the skill to program sensors and tools for automating routines and complex tasks. Thus enabling them to hone critical computing and thinking skills needed to succeed in both the 21st century's workforce and in everyday life.

Tuesdays, 9 Weeks, 3:25-4:25pm, Location: Library

Jan 17; Jan 31; Feb 7; Feb 14; Feb 21; Feb 28; March 7; March 14; March 21

No class on Jan 24 conferences.

Min 10, Max 20

Cost: $170

SignupGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948a4a628a3f9cf8-benrush1#/

Robotics, Grades 3-5

Students design, build, and program robots to explore, interact and learn from the world around them. This class familiarizes students with the skill to program sensors and tools for automating routines and complex tasks. Thus enabling them to hone critical computing and thinking skills needed to succeed in both the 21st century's workforce and in everyday life.

Hands on|STEM Fun|Design and Build|Create and Code|Solve Real-World-Challenges.

Tuesdays, 9 Weeks, 3:25-4:25pm, Location: library

Jan 17; Jan 31; Feb 7; Feb 14; Feb 21; Feb 28; March 7; March 14; March 21

No class on Jan 24 conferences.

Min 10, Max 20

Cost: $235

SignupGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948a4a628a3f9cf8-benrush1#/

ChessPlayer, Grades 2-5

Taught by Chessplayer.com. Instructor is Allen. Fall quarter was Georgi. Chess sets are supplied. Tournament in March.

A parent volunteer for every class is required to run this course. A SignUp Genius will be sent to parents of this course. If a volunteer is not found, this class may be canceled.

Free tuition for your student might be available if you volunteer for all days. If you would like to volunteer to be that parent, please email afterschool@benrushpta.org

Tuesdays, 3:25-4:25

Jan 17; Jan 31; Feb 7; Feb 14; Feb 21; Feb 28; March 7; March 14; March 21

Location: 4th grade POD

No class Jan 24. Conferences.

Cost: $170/Student. All equipment supplied, no need to purchase any other equipment.

SignupGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b49aaad2fa7f94-chessplayer#/

Click here to register, this link will take you to the vendor. 20 students max

Intro to Spanish

Communicate in Spanish and join the billions and several counties who natively speak this versatile language. Learn Spanish basics and test drive your knowledge with other students. Impress your family and friends with his new language skill.

Mondays 8 weeks

Classes: Jan 23; Jan 30; Feb 6; Feb 13; Feb 27; March 6; March 13; March 20

No class Feb 20 mid-winter break

Location: 2-3rd grade POD

Min 8, Max 20

Cost: $184.  

SignupGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b49aaad2fa7f94-intro1#/

Click here to register, this link will take you right to the vendor. 20 students max

Drama, Grades K-2

Taught by Drama Kids. There will be a Parent Demonstration in March.

A parent volunteer for every class is required to run this course. A SignUp Genius will be sent to parents of this course. If a volunteer is not found, this class may be canceled.

Free tuition for your student might be available if you volunteer for all days. If you would like to volunteer to be that parent, please email afterschool@benrushpta.org

Mondays 8 weeks

Classes: Jan 23; Jan 30; Feb 6; Feb 13; Feb 27; March 6; March 13; March 20

No class Feb 20 mid-winter break

Location: K/1st Pod

Min 8, max 22.

Cost for this Class: $160.  

SignupGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094badab22a1ffc70-parent/36462454#/

Click here to register, this link will take you to vendor website.

Drama, Grades 3-5

Taught by Drama Kids. There will be a Parent Demonstration in March.

A parent volunteer for every class is required to run this course. A SignUp Genius will be sent to parents of this course. If a volunteer is not found, this class may be canceled.

Free tuition for your student might be available if you volunteer for all days. If you would like to volunteer to be that parent, please email afterschool@benrushpta.org

Tuesdays 9 weeks, 3:25-4:25

Classes: Jan 17; Jan 31; Feb 7; Feb 14; Feb 21; Feb 28; March 7; March 14; March 21

No class Jan 24. Conferences.

Location: 3rd Pod

Min students 8, max 15 students.

Cost: $180. 

SignupGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094badab22a1ffc70-drama/36462454#/

Click here to register, this link will take you right to the vendor.

 

Smart With Art, Grades K-5

Learn new and exciting art techniques as we explore a variety of materials in this exciting art session!

Wednesdays 1:55-2:55pm; Location: Upper Portables

9 Classes: Jan 18l Feb 1l Feb 8; Feb 15; Feb 22; March 1; March 8; March 15;' March 22

No class Jan 25. Conference week.

Cost: $216

SignupGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B49AAAD2FA7F94-smart

Click here to register, this link will take you to vendor website.

Grand Knights Chess Academy

Gain chess skills and techniques with Sloan and Grand Knights Chess Academy. Students will be divided into groups based on experience level. Each group will have tailored instruction and activities.

Fridays 3:25-4:25pm; Location: 1st-2nd POD

8 Classes: Jan 20; Feb 3; Feb 10; Feb24; March 3; March 17; Mar 24; Mar 31

Cost: $160.  All supplies provided, no need to purchase any equipment

No classes on Jan 27, Feb 17, March 10. Conferences, Mid-winter break, Leap day (no school).

SignUpGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948a5a72aaaffc25-signin#/

Click here to register, this link will take you to vendor website.