Ben Rush After School Enrichment: Spring 2020

We are getting ready for another exciting session of after school enrichment classes!

Please check the dates carefully and update your calendar accordingly! Not all classes begin/conclude on the same date, and there are several programs with skip dates for various reasons. When in doubt, please refer back to the PTA website to check dates and pick up times. We will do our best to continually update the website to keep the information accurate.

Registration for classes will be open January 15-24. When registering for classes please indicate if your student will be picked up or walking home, If you indicate that your student will be picked up you must sign your student out with the parent volunteer or instructor.

If for some reason you must cancel your registration after payment, please coordinate directly with our PTA treasurer  (treasurer@benrushpta.org).

Scholarships are available based on financial need. Please contact afterschool@benrushpta.org with scholarship requests!

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

MONDAYS
1. Robotics Junior (Vendor: Tech Venture Kids)
Class description: Are you curious about robots? In this K – 2 Robotics Club, we combine robots with coding to ignite children’s imaginations & build confidence in how they look at the world and approach problems. We’ll explore how to build and program robots using various platforms such as Lego WeDo, Wonder Robots or Ozobots, depending on student skill, experience and interest.

Students learn AI and how robots are only as smart as they make them, both in physical design and computer code. That’s what we practice – making our robots act smart! Students work together as they develop their skills in reasoning, math, creativity and problem-solving in a fun, collaborative and supportive environment.

Students who attended TechVenture’s Fall Code Club will find MORE robots and more projects!

Grades: K-2

Day/Time: Mondays, 3:25- 4:45

Class Dates:  2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20

Room/Location: Library

Cost per Child: $275

Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy: Students may drop the class up through the third class,  and be refunded for the remaining classes, less a $20 administrative fee.

Dedicated Volunteer Discount: full discount

Max class size: 18

Registration: OPEN

2. Spring Running Club (Teachers: Ms. Dompier and Ms. Nation)
Class description: 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. Day/Time:  Mondays 3:25-4:00

Class Dates: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

Room/Location:  Meet in the Ben Rush Gym

Cost Per Child:  $40.00

Running Club T-Shirt (Optional):  $10.00

Registration: OPEN for Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-5

Questions: aldompier@lwsd.org

3. Beginning Drama with Ms. Romero
Class description: In our drama classes, students will develop and improve creative and writing skills through a

variety of theatre experiences. We will give students opportunities to apply their imaginations in

drama activities in order to perform with self-confidence, participate collaboratively, and

enhance problem-solving abilities.  Drama instruction also helps develop poise, social skills,

confidence and the ability to work with others.  The last session of each class will be a

presentation for other students and parents.

Grades: K-2

Time: 3:25-4:25

Class Dates (Mondays): 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27

Performance:  4/27 (small performance in the commons!)

Room/Location: Ms. Romero’s room (128)

Cost Per Child: $50

Max number of students: 25

Registration: OPEN

4. ASPIRING AUTHORS CREATIVE WRITING CLUB (Grasshopper Enrichment)
Class description: Using a unique two brain approach in a positive and friendly environment, students are inspired to write and “publish” their own books. This is a fun and challenging eight week adventure where each student will be an author, editor, and artist “hired” by the publishing company to create their masterpieces. As a company, we will assemble and bind the books creating professional results.* Students will learn how to use the elements of story building to captivate their readers and enhance their illustrations to make their words come alive. Their books will be a treasure to cherish. In a culminating activity, we will have an evening with parents and friends to “Celebrate the Authors”. Grades: 2-5

Day/Time:  Mondays, 3:25-4:55

Class Dates: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

Room/Location:  Kindergarten pod

Cost Per Child:  $225

Registration: OPEN

5. BEGINNING CHOIR (Mrs. Hodges)
Class description: Kindergarten, First and Second graders who would like to sing in choir this year are invited to join the Ben Rush Beginning Choir beginning in April. We will be having practices from 3:25-4:10 pm every Monday in the Music Room. There will be a PIZZA PARTY at the last practice!

This is the only class held spring session and is a ton of fun! Register any time between now and the last week of March.

Note: Students signed up for other after school classes may begin choir after their winter classes are complete

Volunteers: Due to the large number of participants, parent volunteers will be needed!

Grades: k-2

Day/Time: Mondays, 3:25- 4:10

Class Dates:  3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8

Performance Dates: 6/4

Room/Location: Music Room

Cost per Child: $50

Parent Volunteer: ALL PARENTS MUST VOLUNTEER AT A MINIMUM OF ONE CLASS SESSION!

Registration: OPEN

TUESDAYS
1. DRONE COMMANDER
Course Description: In Snapology’s Drone Commander program, students will be introduced to the world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) and develop a deep understanding of how to control and manage this exciting technology. In this workshop, children will learn about the types of UAVs, the parts needed for controlled flight, the forces of flight, basic drone safety and a variety of flying maneuvers. This exciting program will give your child the chance to safely test out some of the newest advances in robotics and really take their knowledge of engineering to new heights! Grades: 4-5

Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 3:25-4:25

Class Dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17,3/24, 3/31, 4/14

Room/Location:  gym

Cost Per Child:  $225 (includes materials)

Max enrollment: 12

Registration: OPEN

2. KNITTING
Have you ever worn a scarf or sweater? Then, you have probably worn an item that was made by knitting. Knitting is a method for turning strings of yarn into a woven item, including hats, scarves, sweaters, bags, and more! It is a popular hobby that many people use to relax, reduce stress, and fulfill their creative side. Did you know that many movie stars knit when on set? Look it up! There are so many celebrities that knit in their free time.

If you are interested in joining our Ben Rush Knitting Club, you will get your own pair of knitting needles and yarn, have the opportunity to learn how to knit using several different techniques, and create a knitting creation(s) of your own.

Grades: 3-5

Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 3:25-4:25

Class Dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17,3/24, 3/31,  4/14, 4/21, 4/28

Room/Location:  4th grade pod

Cost Per Child:  $65 (includes materials)

Max enrollment: 24

Registration: OPEN

3. GREEN CLUB
Do you care about our environment and are looking for a way that you can make a difference?  Join the Ben Rush Student Green Team After School Club and work on Green Team activities that will assist Ben Rush in becoming a recognized King County Green School.

Students will learn about conservation and develop leadership skills.  They will act as role models and educate other students about waste reduction and other conservation actions that help to protect our environment.

As a Green Team member, you may be participating in one or more of the following activities:

· Monitoring lunch recycling and disposal stations

· Educating students about how they can recycle, reuse, reduce and rethink

· Creating signs and posters

· Other activities to educate the school about conservation practices

· Assisting with Green School announcements and reminders

· Litter pick-up and campus clean-up

Grades: 3-5

Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 3:25-4:00

Class Dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17,3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21

Room/Location:  4th grade pod

Cost Per Child:  $40

Registration: OPEN

Questions: roverland@lwsd.org

4. BOOK CLUB
This term, Kate Brandow and Julia Goldblatt are offering an after school book club for 2nd Grade Students of ALL reading levels! Students will all receive a brand new chapter book that they will read together in Book Club each week and do comprehension and higher level thinking projects related to the chapters they read. On the last session, students will get to take their chapter books home. We will meet in Ms. Goldblatt’s classroom every Tuesday from 3:20-4:00. Sessions start on Tuesday, February 4th and end on Tuesday March 31st. We look forward to reading with your child! Grades: Grade 2 only

Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 3:25-4:10

Class Dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17,3/24, 3/31

Room/Location:  Ms. Goldblatt’s Room

Cost Per Child:  $50

Registration: OPEN

Questions: jgoldblatt@lwsd.org

5. S.T.E.M. CLUB
In S.T.E.M. Club, students will have the opportunity to practice their science, math, engineering, and technology skills through games, projects, and other enrichment activities. Each session will focus on a new project or concept. Students will be asked to use reasoning, teamwork, and perseverance to work through challenging problems. Grades: Grades K and 1

Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 3:25-4:10

Class Dates: 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17,3/24, 3/31

Room/Location: Mrs. Burd’s room

Cost Per Child:  $50

Max # of students: 24

Registration: OPEN

WEDNESDAYS
1. Game Time!
Description: Game Time! An athletic program that features all the best Tag, PE & Sports games! Participants will play all the playground favorites the younger kiddos love – Sharks & Minnows, Freeze Tag, What Time is it Mr. Fox?, Capture the Flag, Kickball, Soccer, SPUD and MORE! OTA covers all the bases with our emphasis on playing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. Don’t miss out on the FUN! Grades: k-2

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

Class Dates:  2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18,3/25, 4/1,4/15

Room/Location: Gym

Cost per Child: $150

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)

2. Mad Science
Our Junior Mad Scientists put STEM into science as we examine how potential and kinetic energy is used to power toys, learn about frequencies and cell phones, explore what life is like underwater, discover how the sun, wind, and water make electricity, and experiment with action-reaction forces as we investigate Newton’s three laws of motion. Every Mad Science class delivers engaging hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations, and fun educational take-homes that your Junior Mad Scientist can build and share with family and friends.

Topics: All About Animals, Energy Burst!, Get Connected, Life In The Sea, Mix It Up, Moving Motion, Radical Robots, Super Power Sources

Grades: 1-5

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

Class Dates:  10 classes (2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4,3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15)

Room/Location: Kindergarten pod

Cost per Child: $250

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)

THURSDAY
1. Chess4Life
Description: 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:  1-5

Day/Time: Thursdays 3:25-4:25

Class Dates: 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, (no class 4/16), 4/23

Room/Location: 2nd grade pod

Cost Per Child: $200

Maximum number of Students: 25

Refund policy: no refunds issued after first class.

Registration: OPEN

2. INTERMEDIATE DRAMA
Course Description: In our drama classes, students will develop and improve creative and writing skills through a variety of theatre experiences. We will give students opportunities to apply their imaginations in

drama activities in order to perform with self-confidence, participate collaboratively, and

enhance problem-solving abilities.  Drama instruction also helps develop poise, social skills,

confidence and the ability to work with others.  The last session of each class will be a

presentation for other students and parents.

 

Grades: 3-5

Dates: 3:25-4:25

Class Dates: 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23

Performance: 4/23 (small performance in the commons)

Room/Location: Ms. Romero’s room (128)

Cost Per Child: $50

Registration: OPEN

Questions?: cromero@lwsd.org

Max students: 25

3. MINECRAFT BASICS
Course Description: Travel to the Nether with Snapology, but watch out for those Creepers!  Come join us as we bring minecraft to life using LEGO bricks. Create your own world, including animals, creepers, and your very relevant facts and descriptive skills, engage in topic centered group conversation, develop appropriate on task questions, and elaborate on stated facts. Grades: K-2

Dates: 3:25-4:25

Class Dates: 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23

Room/Location: Library

Cost Per Child: $200

Registration: OPEN

Questions?: coleensnapology@gmail.com

Max students: 20

**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)

4. COOKING FOR KIDS!
Join us for 10 exciting weeks of breakfasts eaten around the world- because everybody has got to eat! Each week we will whip up a recipe from across the globe, including everything from ramen to galettes! Breakfast is a unique way to explore the varying food and cultural traditions across the globe. By the end of this series, students will have the practical skills necessary to begin cooking at home, and the knowledge necessary to eat food in a wholesome, nutritional, and sustainable manner. It’s always breakfast somewhere! Students will make themselves a large snack or meal each week. Accommodations for dietary restrictions made if requested 2 weeks prior- please email classes@seattlecucina.com!

 

Grades: K-5

Time: 3:25-4:55

Class Dates: (10 sessions) 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23

Room/Location: 3rd grade pod

Cost Per Child: $265

Registration: OPEN

Questions?: classes@seattlecucina.com

Max students: 16

FRIDAYS
1. Trendy Crafters
Everything is Rainbows and Unicorns when you join Trendy Crafts this session! We will craft a complete project each week in a social and supportive setting while using the latest supplies and techniques. Squishies, sequins, watercolors and mixed media canvas are just some of the crafts we will make and supplies we will use! If you love bright crafts during the dark Winter, this is the right enrichment class. Grades: k-5

Room/Location:  Kindergarten pod space

Cost per Child: $190

Day/Time: Fridays 3:25-4:25

Class Dates: 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24

Cancellation Policy: Full refund after first class (minus the cost of the first class)

Maximum Number of Students: 15

Registration: OPEN

2. SPANISH
Course Description: At Sponge, 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:  2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24

Room/Location:  Library

Cost Per Child: $200

Registration: OPEN

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

3. Badminton Club
Join Mr. Lotz and Mr. Wilson for Badminton Club!

Did you know that 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: 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24

Room/Location: Gym

Cost Per Child: $110

Maximum Number of Students: 20

Registration: OPEN