2016 Winter Before and After School Activities


before and after school


Winter 2016

*Registration period is Monday 1/4 – Friday 1/15/2016, unless noted otherwise
*Enrollment forms for Paper Registration will be included in child’s folders or online at http://ow.ly/RTPR8
*Fill out paper form ONLY for classes noted ‘Paper Registration.’
*Questions about individual classes, scholarships or general registration can be directed to parent contacts.

Classes Offered:

Grades K-2 Mondays; 2:50-3:50 Library
Let’s get bendy, go upside down and engage the natural enthusiasm of kids in this energy releasing yoga class. Classes aim to enhance your child’s body awareness, balance and coordination, as well as build strength. Mind-body activities help children develop sensory integration skills, self-awareness and self-esteem.  Breathing techniques are incorporated that help children self-soothe and regulate their minds. We’ll play games, and take fabulous yoga adventures to Amazon rainforests, Arabian deserts, and outer space. Self-expression is highly encouraged and laughter guaranteed as kids build strength, increase flexibility, and focus and concentrate.  Max 12 students. www.fueledbyyoga.comCost: $115 for 9 weeks, 1/25-3/28 (no class 2/15); make checks payable to Heather Hested
Paper Registration; parent contact: Vinita Sidhu vinsid@gmail.com 
Grades K-2 Mondays; 2:50-3:50 Music Room
‘Rookie’s’ inspires kids to find their inner Rock Star!
Young rockers learn song structure, pitch, rhythm, basic theory and musical teamwork through a combination of fun, music-based games and concepts while exploring Rock & Roll instrumentation.  Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys, Vocals and great songs will be played. The class is geared toward 6-7 year-olds but open to K kids that are excited to participate. Cost: $179 for 8 weeks, 1/25-3/21 (no class 2/15)
Online Registration at https://seattle-sor.frontdeskhq.com/courses/84298 .
Parent contact: Chelsey Hays chelsey.hays@live.com
Grades 2-5 Mondays; 2:50-3:50 Cafeteria
Kids will have the opportunity 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 musical learning workshop that uses a clever visual method to teach the basics of music reading and piano playing. Each participant has his/her own keyboard supplied during the class.  Headphones, books and other materials are also included. Cost: $160 for 8 weeks, 1/25-3/21 (no class 2/15)
Online Registration at http://www.musicalmindspianokeyboardclub.com/
Parent contact: Julie Graber jegraber@yahoo.com
Grades 2-5 Tuesdays 2:50-4:20 Cafeteria
“Do you have a young sewist at home bugging you to teach them how to sew? Join our after school sewing program and not only will they learn the basics of machine sewing, but also how sewing can be a wonderful expression of their creative mind! Each session we will make everything from designing and creating a monster to zipper pouches, pillows, PJ bottoms, and messenger bags…the list of sewing fun goes on and on! No experience is necessary and all supplies are provided. Cost: $180 for 10 weeks, 1/19–3/29 (no class 2/16); scholarships available
Online Registration at http://madesewing.com/collections/after-school-programs
Parent contact: Gayle Perez gaylecperez@gmail.com
Grades 1-5 Tuesdays 2:50-3:50 Room 305
The Chess Mates program focuses on chess as a teaching tool. Learning and playing chess helps children build future life and work skills. All students and skill levels are welcome. A parent volunteer is most welcome with tuition waived for their child/student. Cost: $87.50 for 10 weeks, 1/19–3/29 (no class 2/16);
Online Registration at http://www.chessmates.org/bravo/chooseschool.php
Parent contact: Gayle Perez gaylecperez@gmail.com
Grades K-2 Tuesdays 2:50-3:50 Gym
‘Hoops’ for aspiring young players combines fundamental skills instruction with organized team competition.  Players will focus on individual skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defending while learning how to work with a team. Boys and girls of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Children will improve their overall physical fitness, develop sportsmanship, athletic integrity and gain an understanding of the game of basketball. Cost: $100 for 8 weeks, 1/19–3/15 (no class 2/16)
Online Registration at http://www.1on1basketball.com
Parent contact: Anna Cortese astanek73@yahoo.com


Grades K-2 Tuesdays 2:50-3:50 Music Room; Grades 3-5 Thursdays; 2:50-4:20 Library
‘Save the drama for this Mama!!
Julie Bragg (aka Katie’s Mom) is continuing the drama program for BF Day. The Club is a fun mix of Improv, Creative Visualization, Basic Theater Styles, Character Creation and Development and Scene work.  Each class creates an original Theatrical Piece to be presented to friends and family at the end of each session. It is a great time for all!!Cost: $80 for 8 weeks, 1/19-3/15 (no class 2/16) or 1/21-3/10; scholarships available;
Make checks payable to Julie Bragg
Paper Registration. Parent contact: Adrienne James tirecapades@yahoo.com
Before School CHORUS
Grades 3-5, Wednesdays 7:35-8:30am Music Room
BF Day chorus continues with Laura Ouimette.  The morning class has no cost thanks to a grant from the Music in Schools Chorus Program.  Class size is limited to 35 students, to be coordinated with the parent contact and teacher.  Students should plan to attend each session and will be dismissed from the class at 8:30am to line up with their homeroom on the playground.  Class continues for full school year and students may join throughout month of January. Classes: 13 weeks, 1/06-3/30;
Paper Registration. Parent contact: Gayle Perez gaylecperez@gmail.com
Grades 3-5, Wednesdays 2:50-4:20 Computer Lab
 Creative Coding teaches your child the joy of computer programming by helping them write their own custom computer games and animations!  Beginner students will learn the fundamental elements of coding using MIT’s Scratch to create their very own computer game. Advanced coders (students with previous Scratch experience) will use a mix of coding challenges techniques, and hacks.  Kids increase their coding skills, speed and proficiency. Through the “brain exercise” of coding, coders build intelligence like athletes build muscles. They develop stronger problem solving skills, confidence over technology, and emotional persistence. http://www.creativecoding4kids.com. Max 12 students. Cost: $257 for 9 weeks, 1/20-3/16
Online Registration at www.creativecoding4kids.com
Parent contact: Vinita Sidhu vinsid@gmail.com
Grades K-5, Wednesdays 2:50-3:50 Gym
TGA Premier Youth Tennis is bringing the tennis court to BF Day!  TGA, in national partnership with the United States Tennis Association, co-designed a tennis enrichment program that focuses on athletic, academic and character development for children.  In addition to professional tennis instruction, your child will take part in a combination of physical fitness for health benefits and academics such as math, science, language and social studies for educational development. TGA’s mission is to empower our students with the tools to be successful on the tennis court and in life. Cost: $120 for 8 weeks, 1/20-3/09
Online Registration at http://greaterseattle.playtga.com;
Parent contact: Sheryl Marks sherylmarks2003@yahoo.com
Grades K-5, Wednesdays 2:50-3:50 Room 305
We are in a golden age of board games, and there is a wealth of great games for kids. Come join the B.F Day Boardgamers to play old favorites or learn to play a new game with instruction from our volunteers. We have a number of games including cooperative games, Euro games and Risk\Reward games.  Collectable card games are less emphasized.  Game donations or loans are greatly appreciated and will be handled respectfully as part of our charter.  When signing up, please let us know what games your child likes to play or if it is a new hobby. Cost: $30 optional donation to PTSA for 11 weeks, 1/20-4/06 (no class 3/23)
Paper Registration. Parent contact: Bart Thompson bart@bartthompson.com
 LEGO engineering
Grades K-5 Thursdays; 2:50-4:20 Cafeteria
What can you do with over 20,000 pieces of LEGO®? In our classes, explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering. Find inventive solutions in a fun-filled context. Students work individually, in teams, and as a group throughout the sessions. A short discussion and demonstration of the day’s topic starts each meeting. Children are given a design/building assignment while Instructors provide individual assistance and instruction and facilitate challenges, performance testing, and modifications to projects. Classes are divided into two levels by age, so be sure to specify in registration. Cost: $139 for 8 weeks, 1/21-3/10
Registration at play-well.org/classes
Parent contact: Anna Cortese astanek73@yahoo.com
Grades 2-5 Thursdays; 2:50-3:50 Gym
Oom Yung Doe is a martial art that features the “8 Taught As 1” program. Eight martial arts are integrated into a single curriculum and students experience unique health and conditioning benefits. Students can feel stronger, energized, and more relaxed.  Confidence is achieved through practical self-defense skills. Cost: $200 for 10 weeks, 1/21-3/24; make checks payable to Oom Yung Doe
Paper Registration. Parent contact: Vinita Sidhu vinsid@gmail.com
 WORLD DANCE with Marissa
Grades K-2 Thursdays; 2:50-3:50 Music Room
Winter session of World Dance will feature a variety of cultural dances from all over the great continent of Asia…from Bollywood to Balinese! Students will create a booklet of coloring pages illustrating various cultural aspects of each country. Dress up, dance videos, stories and instruments from these cultures will also be part of the children’s World Dance experience! Join us! http://worlddancewithmarissa.weebly.com/  Cost: $120 for 10 weeks, 1/21 – 3/24; make checks payable to Marissa Baratian



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