Ben Rush After School Enrichment: Fall 2020

We are collaborating with vendors to offer links and program descriptions for after school classes this year! Classes will not be held in person, but most of our vendors have agreed to offer a session for just Ben Rush students. Other vendors have supplied us with the information and links for their virtual programs. Registration for all programs will be directly through the vendors.

*We will continue to update this page with new virtual offerings and opportunities. If you would like us to include your program, reach out to 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS (Ben Rush students only)

  1. Online Snapology Movie Favorites

Dates: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 — Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020
Time: 4pm-5pm
Grades K-2
Registration Link  : 

Bring your favorite animated movies to life using LEGO bricks. Movies such as the Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon, Lion King, OnWard, Frozen and Trolls will be recreated using imagination and LEGO® bricks. Don’t miss out!

*This is an online class, we will send you a link to access the class prior to the start of the program. Please check your “junk” mail if you do not receive a message.]

  1. Online Digital Escape Room Series

Dates: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 — Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020
Time: 4pm-5pm PT
Grades: 2-5
Registration Link:

Hurry, your team has 60 minutes to discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and manipulate contraptions in order to complete an assigned task to ultimately unlock the door to escape Snapology! The team that escapes the fastest is given ultimate bragging rights…until their record is beaten by a new team! In Escape Snapology, students will play various escape games using their budding S.T.E.A.M. skills.

*This is an online class, we will send you a link to access the class prior to the start of the program. Please check your “junk” mail if you do not receive a message.

  1. Scratch: Intro to Game Development (New Coders)

Grades : 3-5
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Day: Wed
Class Dates: Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25
Fee: $169 per student
Weeks: 6

Start your coding journey by creating your own games! Students will learn the core concepts of computer programming that will lay the foundations for future coding success. A variety of projects, such as chasing games, mazes, and animated stories, will allow campers to use their creativity while learning coding concepts like loops and variables. Our unique curriculum and smaller class size provide personalized instruction that helps students progress at their own pace while being appropriately challenged. Students will have access to their own Scratch account that will allow them to continue working on their coding journey at home.

  1. Trendy Crafters!

Grades: k-5
Time: 3:30-4:15
Dates: 10/22-12/17 (no class Thanksgiving)
Fee: $175

Trendy Crafts is so excited to bring our wonderful after school arts and crafts program directly to the students of Ben Rush Elementary.

Here’s how it works. Sign up here for our Fall online class. All crafts and supplies needed for 8 complete classes will be delivered directly to your student. Each week tune in to our Zoom class Thursdays from 3:30-4:15pm taught by company founder, Elizabeth Chapman. We will have fun crafting a unique project each class and sharing our work with each other. Bonus crafts will be taught using extra supplies and items from around the home!

If your student is unable to attend class online all instructions will also be available in recorded form for you to view anytime!


  1. Cub Scouts Pack 428

Pack 428 is getting boys and girls grades K-5 off the screen and outdoors!  We will not be meeting as a Pack until restrictions loosen, BUT we are still Scouting!  We are providing Outdoor Adventure Packs to all Scouts and interested families. If you are interested in getting your Student outdoors, this is the opportunity for you!

Grades: K-5
When: Monthly packet pickup and on-site registration the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7-8 PM
Where: Ben Rush Elementary School
Price: No dues or charge for paper packets
Information: or email

  1. Chess4Life

Students receive Online Chess Club!

Choice of either 1:00 PM or 3:30 PM

Join One day per week for $45.00/month OR access to every day of the week for only $79.00 /month links for all 4 levels, A – D, and can change from one level to another if needed.

Chess4Life Online Chess Club

  1. TechVenture Kids

Scratch: Quiz and Arcade Games, Python coding, Animations and Games

Grades: 1-5
Dates: 10/20-12/2
Price: $175

  1. Smart with Art

Grades: K-5
Dates: 11/9-12/14
Time 3-4 PM, or 4-5 PM
Price: $142—Adventures-with-Amazing-Artists?refer&provider=825

  1. Sponge Language Academy

Sponge classes are designed to instill a love of language and culture. Teachers use the immersion approach, with lots of movement, games, music, props and gestures that allow everyone to join in the fun. Young learners are primed for language learning – research shows that students are 70% more likely to gain fluency when they begin in elementary school or younger. Make language and culture a part of your child’s life and watch them embrace a new world!

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