Ben Rush After School Enrichment: Fall 2019

We are getting ready for another session of after school enrichment classes!  Most classes will begin October 7,  and conclude the last week before winter break.

Registration opens Monday, September 30.

NEW CLASSES!

We are excited to announce a few new classes this session– from knitting to Minecraft movie making, it will be a blast! The table below provides a breakdown of the programs by day, with the recommended grade in parenthesis. For complete details including class description, locations, and dates, see the class descriptions below.

No classes will be held conference week. The week of Thanksgiving, Monday classes will be held as usual, but there will be no classes for the rest of the week.

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

Monday Intermediate Choir*
(3-5)
Code Jr
(k-2)
Minecraft Movie Making
(3-5)
Running Club
(1-5)
Beginning Drama
(k-2)
Tuesday Cartooniversity Trendy Crafters Knitting (3-5)    
Wednesday Basketball
(3-5)
Mad Science
(1-5)
     
Thursday Pass the Potatoes Please Chess4life
(1-5)
Intermediate Drama (3-5)    
Friday AM Robotics Club
(grade 5)
Spanish
(1-5)
Badminton
(4-5)
   

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


Mondays

(Code Club Jr., Minecraft movie making, Intermediate Choir, Running Club, Beginning Drama)


1. CODE CLUB JR

Does your child love to create and play with technology?  In TechVenture’s Code Club Jr, young learners explore the thrill of creating animations and controlling robots using code.  A different activity challenge at each class, kids use creativity, sequential thinking and problem solving, creating a foundation for future coding activities. We use a progressive curriculum in which students create more challenging interactive stories on tablet computers and work together programming robots to  dance, navigate paths and more. Engaging unplugged activities reinforce concepts. With varying levels of project complexity, we challenge learners at all levels, beginner thru advanced.

We provide robots and tablets.

Grades: K-2
Day/Time: Mondays, 3:25- 4:45
Class Dates:  10/7, 10/21, 10/18, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Room/Location:  Library
Max/Min number of students: 12/20
Cost per Child: $225
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
Registration: Closed

2. MINECRAFT MOVIE MAKING!

Create an amazing Minecraft movie with stop motion animation using LEGO® bricks. Children will work in teams to build a Minecraft world and produce their very own movie complete with dialogue and sound effects. Movies are uploaded to a secure site for family and friends to see how cool they are!

Grades: 3-5
Day/Time: Mondays, 3:25- 4:45
Class Dates:  10/7, 10/21, 10/18, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Room/Location:  Kindergarten Pod
Max/Min number of students: 12/20
Cost per Child: $200
Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy: No refunds after the first class
Questions: brandonsnapology@gmail.com
Registration: OPEN

3. INTERMEDIATE CHOIR

ChoirThird, fourth and fifth graders who would like to sing in choir this year are invited to join the Ben Rush Intermediate Choir this fall. We will be having practices from 3:25-4:25 pm every Monday in the Music Room. There will be a PIZZA PARTY at the last practice!

Intermediate choir will include several fieldtrips! We plan to go to the MoPop in March (as a reunion) and during the Oct-Dec time frame will do Crossroads performance as well as a Thunderbirds Hockey game performance of the National Anthem (as well as Canadian this year!). Dates will be finalized later this month.

Grades: 3-5
Day/Time: Mondays, 3:25- 4:45
Class Dates:  10/7, 10/21, 10/18, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Performance Dates: November 23rd, Sing Anthem at Thunderbirds Ice Hockey game in Kent (tentative), December 4th, Lake Washington High School (Choir Festival, 6:30  pm call time, concert starts 7 pm), Other performance dates TBD.
Room/Location:  Music Room
Cost per Child: $50
T-shirt (required for performances. Purchase a new one if you need it!): $10
Parent Volunteer: ALL PARENTS MUST VOLUNTEER AT A MINIMUM OF ONE CLASS SESSION!
Registration: Closed

4. FALL RUNNING CLUB with Ms. Dompier and Ms. Nation

Running ClubThe 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 per Grades 1-2 session and 15 per Grades 3-5 session).

Grades:  1-2 (max 15 students), 3-5 (max 15 students)
Day/Time:  Mondays 3:25-4:00
Class Dates:  10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25
Room/Location:  Meet in the Ben Rush Gym
Cost Per Child:  $40.00
Running Club T-Shirt (Optional):  $10.00
Questions: aldompier@lwsd.org
Registration: OPEN

5. BEGINNING DRAMA with Ms. Romero

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): 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
Performance:  12/16 (small performance in the pod during class time) (9 sessions)
Room/Location: Ms. Romero’s room (128)
Cost Per Child: $50
Max number of students: 25
Questions?: cromero@lwsd.org
Registration: Closed


Tuesdays

(Trendy Crafters, Cartooniversity, Knitting)


1. TRENDY CRAFTERS: Llama Drama!

Trendy CraftersLlamas, cactus, reversible sequins, come craft all the best trends of 2019 with Trendy Crafts. We will create a complete project each week in a social, supportive setting. Enjoy crafting with friends from all grades. So many llamas, bold colors and fresh projects, we can’t wait to create with you!

Grades: k-5
Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 3:25-4:25
Class Dates: 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
Room/Location:  First grade pod
Cost Per Child:  $180
Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy: No refunds issued after 2nd class
Registration: Closed

2. CARTOONIVERSITY

CartooniversityCartooniversity 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.

Grades: 2-5
Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 3:25-4:25
Class Dates: 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
Room/Location:  Library
Cost Per Child:  $180
Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy: No refunds issued after 2nd class
Registration: OPEN

3. KNITTING

KnittingHave 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: 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
Room/Location:  4th grade pod
Cost Per Child:  $60
Registration: OPEN


WEDNESDAYS

(Basketball, Mad Science)


1. Basketball

Join Overtime Athletics for After School Basketball where we’ll “cross-over” between GAME PLAY and skills stations. The games within the game are where we will expose players to HOOPS skills like dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and defense. Test your abilities having fun scrimmaging or playing games like Dribble Scribble, King of the Court, Hot Shot Shooting, Knock Out, and MORE! Be ready to take that last second shot, make that extra pass, and block that go ahead basket while learning the fundamentals of Basketball and the concepts of teamwork.

Grades: 3-5
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 1:55-2:55
Class Dates:  10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6,  11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
Room/Location: Gym
Cost per Child: $140
**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)
Registration: 
OPEN

2. Mad Science

Join Mad Science as we take a revealing look at the world around us. We’ll examine bugs, the most abundant and diverse group of animals on the planet, study unseen forces that shape our planet, and discover how a kitchen is really an amazing chemistry lab. We’ll explore how science is used to make toys fun, movies magical and find out who-dunit in the great cookie caper.

Grades: 1-5
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 1:55-2:55
Class Dates:  10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6,  11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
Room/Location: 3rd Grade Pod
Cost per Child: $205
**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)
Registration: 
Closed


THURSDAYS

(Chess; Pass the Potatoes, Please; Intermediate Drama)


1. CHESS4LIFE

ChessChess4Life 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: 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
Room/Location: 2nd grade pod
Cost Per Child:  $200
Maximum number of Students: 25
Refund policy: no refunds issued after first class.
**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)
Registration: Closed

2. Pass the Potatoes, Please!

Kids today are immersed in social media, cell phones and a very fast paced and inpatient world. It’s seems like a different era… but is it?

Manners and Etiquette are still the KEY to opening doors of opportunity and learning to respect and honor others. In Pass the Potatoes, Please students will learn how to speak to adults and friends, be a host and a guest, use proper table manners, start and successfully engage in conversation, and properly use verbal and non-verbal communication including written invitations, thank you notes, gestures, eye contact, cues, and texting/phone etiquette and safety…all in a fun, engaging and non-threatening atmosphere.

Grades: 1-5
Day/Time: 3:25-4:25
Class Dates:  10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
Room/Location:  3rd grade pod space
Cost Per Child: $160
**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)
Maximum Number of Students: 18
Registration: OPEN

3. INTERMEDIATE DRAMA

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:  (Thursdays) 10/10, 10/24, 10/31(Halloween), 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12
Performance:  12/19 (small performance in the pod during class time) 8 sessions
Room/Location: Ms. Romero’s room (128)
Cost Per Child: $50
Questions?: cromero@lwsd.org
Max students: 25
Registration: OPEN


FRIDAYS

(AM Robotics, Spanish, Badminton)


1. ROBOTICS!  5th Grade AM 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 – 8:45 AM
Class Dates:  10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20
Room/Location:  4th grade pod space
Cost Per Child: $60
Maximum Number of Students: 16
Registration: OPEN

2. SPANISH

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:  10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20
Room/Location:  Library
Cost Per Child: $200
**Dedicated Volunteer Discount: 100% (first come, first served – email afterschool@benrushpta.org if you are able to commit to attending ALL sessions)
Registration: Closed

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:   10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20
Room/Location: Gym
Cost Per Child:  $110
Maximum Number of Students: 20
Registration: Closed