Fall 2018 Enrichment

We need VOLUNTEERS! Each class requires a parent chaperone to be able to run. If you are able to volunteer your time once a week, please let us know. Parent chaperones’ kids will receive 60% OFF class tuition.

Questions? Scholarships? Want to Volunteer?
Scholarship request form due Sept 21st.


OUTDOOR WILDERNESS

Welcome to the Fall term of Outdoor Wilderness where we will have a blast learning through adventure!  Join us as we turn Viewlands Elementary into our own wilderness.  We’ll learn valuable skills that will help students develop an appreciation for our natural world, empower them to work through adversity, and build leadership skills.  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!

Grades: 3-5
Times: Mondays, 2:25-4:00
Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / Nov.5, 26 / Dec. 3, 10
(No school Nov. 12, 19)
Location: Field
Price: $228 for 9 weeks


JUNIOR OUTDOOR WILDERNESS

Welcome to the Fall term of Jr. Outdoor Wilderness where we will have a blast learning through adventure! Join us as we turn Viewlands Elementary into our own wilderness. We’ll learn valuable skills that will help students develop an appreciation for our natural world, empower them to work through adversity, and build leadership skills. 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!
Grades: k-2
Times: Tuesdays, 2:25-4:00
Dates:  Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / Nov. 6, 13, 27 / Dec. 4, 11
(No school Nov. 20)
Location: Field
Price: $228 for 10 weeks

YARN ARTS
Welcome to the amazing world of yarn! You wouldn’t believe all you can do with yarn and thread with your tiny little hands. In this class we will do a host of different projects from loom knitting, finger knitting, needle knitting, crochet and hand embroidery. At the beginning of class kids will choose two projects to get started and will work on them until completion. When one project is done they get to pick a new project to expand their knowledge and skills in handmade art.
Grades: 2-5
Times: Mondays, 2:25-3:55
Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / Nov. 5, 19, 26 / Dec. 3, 10
(No school Nov. 12th)
Location: Library
Price: $180 for 10 weeks

PIANO KEYBOARD CLUB
Kids will have the opportunity to learn to play their favorite songs and music on electric keyboards. Radio hits, movie and television themes are made so easy, that our participants will be playing them after the very first class! The club is a combination of keyboard piano lessons and a music learning workshop, which uses a clever visual method to teach the basics of music reading and piano playing. We’ve developed lots of learning games and activities designed to teach kids basic music reading skills and playing techniques, in ways that are fun, engaging, and stimulating. We want our students to stay motivated and continue to want to learn to play music, whether they like Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars or Beethoven. We have all the music they want. We have music from Stars Wars, Jurassic World, Moana, and lots more. Each participant has his/her own keyboard supplied during the class, along with headphones, and books and other materials are included.
Grades: 1-5
Times: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30
Dates:  Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / Nov. 6, 13, 27 / Dec. 4, 11
(No school Nov. 20)
Location: P5
Price: $190 for 10 weeks


You don’t have to make dinner tonight!

Each week, students learn basic cooking skills while making dinner for their family! Students will create delicious dishes focusing on the importance of local ingredients, scratch cooking, and natural preservatives while practicing knife skills and kitchen safety. We use the perspective of food, cooking, and nutrition to learn about geography, math skills, science, and culture, while helping kids develop a lifelong love of fresh ingredients. Our hands-on cooking classes are fun, delicious, and healthy and are a wonderful way to develop enthusiasm for the kitchen classroom.

Grades: 1-5
Times: Wednesdays,1:10-3:30
Dates: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 / Nov. 7, 14, 28 / Dec. 5, 12
(No school Nov. 21)
Location: Art Room
Price: $380 for 10 weeks

Join Smart with Art as we explore an assortment of art mediums in an education environment. Discover art history and culture content as we expand our creative mind with our imagination. Each session, students will delve into a variety of art materials and methods through our processed oriented exciting lessons. Experience: clay, sculpture, metal, printmaking, charcoal, watercolors, acrylic, pastels and more! Each session offers all new and exciting projects, a variety of materials and methods, and stimulating art experiences. Don’t miss out on the Total Art Experience. Our session includes a sketchbook and concludes with an enriching art show. Dress for mess and join Smart with Art this session for creativity and fun!
Grades: k-5
Times: Fridays, 2:25-3:40
Dates:Oct. 5, 19, 26, 2 / Nov. 9, 16, 30 / Dec. 7, 14
(No school Oct. 12, Nov. 23)
Location: Art Room
Price: $149 for 9 weeks

CORE CODING

Make the games you want to play! Students will bring their own ideas for the games and animations they wish to create, and our teachers will guide them towards their goals. A variety of challenges will supplement each coder’s own projects, which they’ll get to show in a presentation at the end of the class! Beginners will spend the first few lessons learning the basics of coding and how to use Scratch before diving into their own projects. Our classic Creative Coding experience is designed to be repeated as many times as desired, as each student continues to hone their skills through the individual assistance of our awesome instructors!
Grades: 3-5
Times: Mondays, 2:25-3:55
Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / Nov. 5, 26 / Dec. 3, 10
(No school Nov. 12, 19)
Location: Library
Price: $269 for 9 weeks

JUNIOR CODING

Get them started early! This class for 1st and 2nd graders features a mixture of creative play and guided activities with tablets to get your children exposed to basic coding concepts. Students will learn about programming, then practice it for themselves in a variety of fun and creative exercises intended to develop computational thinking. At the end of the class, every student will get to present something they worked on for their friends, family, and classmates. Coders are welcome to repeat this course, receiving greater challenges each time until they are ready for our Core classes.
Grades: 1-2
Times: Wednesdays, 1:10-2:40
Dates: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 / Nov. 7, 14, 28 / Dec. 5, 12
(No school Nov. 21)
Location: P5
Price: $299 for 10 weeks

SOCCER
Join One on One this semester for After School Soccer. Skilled and experienced instructors will conduct an exciting and progressive session each week right after school. We will learn age-appropriate fundamentals, rules and strategies of the beautiful game, and have fun scrimmaging while focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship, and FUN!
Grades: k-3
Times: Wednesdays, 1:10-2:30
Dates: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 / Nov. 7, 14, 28 / Dec. 5, 12
(No school Nov. 21)
Location: Gym / Field
Price: $140 for 10 weeks

FLAG FOOTBALL
Join One on One for an awesome session of flag-football. We will spend time each week learning the core fundamentals of passing, catching, rushing and blocking, while introducing team concepts on both sides of the ball. We will also play a game every week during the second part of class. This is a great non-contact activity for kids who love football. See you on the gridiron!
Grades: 2-5
Times: Fri, 2:25-4:00
Dates: Oct. 5, 19, 26, / Nov. 9, 16, 30 / Dec. 7, 14
(No school Oct. 12, Nov. 23)
Location: Gym / Field
Price: $160 for 9 weeks
V-CATS

Coach Gray teaches V-CATS as an afterschool program, it is free and open to all students. V-CATS is a gymnastic type program where student’s learn to juggle, jump rope, sommersault, back hand springs, unicycling, cartwheels, globe walking and hand walking. V-CATS creates a comfortable environment for children to learn new athletic skills, build strength and self esteem. Students may join at anytime with parent/guardian permission. There is a spring showcase of their new skills!

LEGO STEM CHALLENGE

Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Belt-Drive Cars, Truss Bridges, Rail Racers, and Pneumatic Forklifts! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this class.
Grades: 2-5
Times: Wed, 1:10-2:20
Dates: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 / Nov. 7, 14, 28 / Dec. 5, 12
(No school Nov. 21)
Location: P2
Price: $150 for 10 weeks


WORLD DANCE WITH MARISSA

Come get your worldly groove on! Each seasonal session of World Dance with Marissa will focus on a different area of the world. Participants will learn a variety of cultural dances from the featured area. Students will further learn about each place by creating a booklet of coloring pages illustrating various cultural aspects of each country. Dress up, dance videos, games, stories and instruments from these cultures will also be part of the children’s World Dance experience! Informal Costumed Performance at the end of the session! Join us!
Grades:k-2
Times: Tues, 2:25-3:25
Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / Nov. 6, 13, 27 / Dec. 4, 11
(No school Nov. 20)
Location: Gym
Price: $150 for 10 weeks

FRACTURED
FAIRY TALES
Join Stone Soup Theatre for acting games, drama exercises, and a staged performance of several fractured fairy-tales. We’ve turned these classic stories upside-down and twisted them in knots. See familiar fairy-tale figures like you’ve never seen them before. Want to be an enchanted frog, or an FBI agent? Join us and come play!
Grades: k-5
Times: Fridays, 2:25-3:55
Dates:Oct. 5, 19, 26, 2 / Nov. 9, 16, 30 / Dec. 7, 14
(No school Oct. 12, Nov. 23)
Location: P5
Price: $162 for 8 weeks

CHESS CLUB
Chess is a wonderful game for young minds and teaches a wide variety of social, visual and thinking skills. In chess, children have a world which THEY control, where they can make choices, and where they learn the consequences of their choices. In chess club we use a dynamic approach to help young kids learn the game of chess at their level and at their speed.

CHESS I: Grades: k-1
Times: Thursdays, 2:35-3:35
Dates: Sept. 27 / Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 / Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 / Dec. 6
(No school Nov. 22)
Location: P7
Price: $150 for 10 weeks

CHESS II: Grades: 2-5
Times: Tuesdays, 2:35-3:35
Dates: Sept. 25 / Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / Nov. 6, 13, 27 / Dec.4 (No school Nov. 20)
Location: P6
Price: $150 for 10 weeks