Enrichment Spring 2017

BF DAY After-School Activities Spring 2017

*ONLINE Registration opens 8am Monday, 3/27 and closes at 5pm Wed 4/5.

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*Questions about individual classes, scholarships or general registration can be directed to parent contacts or vendor contact as noted.

*Full or Partial Scholarships are available for classes, depending on demand and order of requests.

*Online registration on the PTSA website!   A few paper sign-ups will be available outside office to be turned into PTSA box, but electronic is preferred if possible.

*For classes with direct vendor payment, please bring checks to first day of class.

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Enrichment activity descriptions:

MONDAYS

YOGA

Grades 1-4 Mondays 2:05-3:15 Music Room

 

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.com

Cost: $120 for 8 weeks, 4/17-6/12 (no class 5/29)   

Contact:  Heather Hested hello@fueledbyyoga.com Bruce Parker brucegparker@gmail.com 

 

CHESS CLUB

Grades K-5 Mondays 2:05-3:05 Library

 

Chess4Life continues an excellent program with a positive learning environment to BF Day. 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.

Cost: $119 for8 weeks, 4/24-6/19 (no class 5/29)

Parent contact: Gayle Perez gaylecperez@gmail.com

 

KARATE

Grades K-5 Mondays 2:05-3:05 Gym

 

Come learn the meaning of karate and the importance of discipline, respect, and being responsible.  The first phase of the series will cover the basic karate stances, blocks, punches and kicks. The second phase will cover three self-defense techniques in response to the three most common types of attacks. The final phase of the series the class will learn the first basic kata/form (sequence of 27 movements).  The class will know and vocalize counting from 1-20 in Japanese.

Cost: $135 for 9 weeks, 4/17-6/19 (no class 5/29)

Parent contact: Tania Schriwer taniaschriwer@gmail.com

 

 

THE DRAMA CLUB 3-5

Grades 3-5 Mondays 2:05-3:35 Room 305

 

Welcome to the Stage! In our Class, students will learn the fundamentals of performance while gaining skills like creative visualization, breath control, public speaking, teamwork, and improvisational thinking. The improvisational exercises help students develop confidence and social skills by fostering individual creativity while having fun. This club is all about jumping in, having fun, playing hard, working together and finding your voice. In a fun and supportive environment, we will focus on developing skills, storytelling and understanding stagecraft. This class also introduces the students to Musical Theater. We will work with fun scripts and we will introduce Shakespeare. At the end of the 10-week session, we will present for family and friends several scenes from a play, as well as create our own original pieces. Julie Bragg is Creative Director of Global Production Company and has been teaching, directing, touring and performing Improv and everything from Shakespeare to Sondhiem for over 40 years. 

Cost: $100 for 8 weeks, 4/17-6/12 (no class 5/29)

Parent Contact: Jason Evans jasone47@gmail.com

 

 

TUESDAYS

 

KICKBALL

Grades K-2 Tuesdays 2:05-3:10 Gym

Join One on One for an awesome session of Kickball. We will spend time each week learning the core fundamentals of passing, catching, kicking and base-running, while introducing offensive and defensive strategy.  We will also play a game every week during the second part of class.  This is a great opportunity for those playing Spring baseball, to further their knowledge of positioning, strategy and situational play!

Cost: $120 for 9 weeks, 4/18-6/13 

Parent Contact: Anna Cortese astanek73@yahoo.com

 

ART: Mixed Media with KidsCreate

Grades 1-5 Tuesdays 2:05-3:05 Art Room

 

Come join us for this spring art series as we express ourselves through the art of nature. Projects will include large flower paintings inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe, sculptural birds with paper mache, hand painted eggs, rock insects and printmaking natural forms.

Cost: $125 for 8 weeks, 4/18-6/6

Parent contact: Julie Graber jegraber@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAYS

Clay Animation

Grades K-5 Wednesdays 2:05-3:35 Library

 

Over the last 10 years the Clay Animation Network has taught over 10,000 students how to make animated movies by providing them with a class theme (i.e. Superheroes, Aliens, etc.). Now students get to watch CANtv (a collection of student movies) on the CAN website to get ideas and decide on their own theme. Students will use iPads (provided by C.A.N.) to take animation photos of clay pieces and edit video and sound. Set, character, and story construction will be taught. View CANtv and over 4,000 student animations at www.cancancancan.com (4 cans).

Cost: $135 for 7 weeks, 4/19-6/7 (no class 5/10)

Parent Contact: Adrienne James tirecapades@yahoo.com

 

 

Creative Coding

Grades 3-5 Wednesdays 2:05-3:35 (12:05-1:35 on 5/10) Computer Lab

 

Creative Coding teaches your child to code by helping them make their own custom video game. Our project-based, multi-level classes are amazingly fun yet very effective in teaching creative problem-solving and emotional resilience.  As your creative child has fun bringing their ideas to life, they iterate through the emotional cycle of Coding (idea->excitement->frustration->more effort->triumph!) with support and positive encouragement.  Repeating this cycle builds great coders and develops emotional persistence that will help students take on new challenges in all aspects of their lives.  Students new to coding will participate in the Creative Coding core curriculum, learning the fundamental elements of MIT’s Scratch.  Students with previous Scratch experience will enjoy the Advanced Curriculum with new techniques and hacks.  Class can be repeated infinitely!  http://www.creativecoding4kids.com. Max 12 students.

Cost: $269 for 9 weeks, 4/19-6/13 (12:05-1:35 on 5/10)

Parent contact: Tania Schriwer taniaschriwer@gmail.com

 

 

Tennis

Grades K-5 Wednesdays 2:05-3:05 Gym

 

TGA Premier Youth Tennis is continuing the tennis program at 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: $140 for 8 weeks, 4/19-6/14 (no class 5/10)

Parent contact: Anna Cortese astanek73@yahoo.com

 

 

THE DRAMA CLUB K-2

Grades K-2 Wednesdays 2:05-3:05 Room 305

 

Welcome to the Stage! In our Class, students will learn the fundamentals of performance while gaining skills like creative visualization, breath control, public speaking, teamwork, and improvisational thinking. The improvisational exercises help students develop confidence and social skills by fostering individual creativity while having fun. This club is all about jumping in, having fun, playing hard, working together and finding your voice. In a fun and supportive environment, we will focus on developing skills, storytelling and understanding stagecraft. This class also introduces the students to Musical Theater. We will work with fun scripts and we will introduce Shakespeare. At the end of the 10-week session, we will present for family and friends several scenes from a play, as well as create our own original pieces. Julie Bragg is Creative Director of Global Production Company and has been teaching, directing, touring and performing Improv and everything from Shakespeare to Sondhiem for over 40 years. 

Cost: $100 for 8 weeks 4/19-6/7 (12:05-1:05 on 5/10)

Parent Contact: Jason Evans jasone47@gmail.com

 

THURSDAYS

 

ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE with Pacific Science Center

Grades K-2 Thursdays 2:05-3:05 Room 306

 

Physics FUNdamentalsJoin us for a journey into the fascinating world of physics! From hair-raising static electricity to solar ovens and catapults to cracked eggs (oops! Bad egg drop!), you’ll experiment with Newton’s Laws of motion, acceleration, electricity and simple machines. Can your egg survive a ceiling-high drop? Can you run a fan using only light? It’s science with a sizzle when the focus is on physics!

Cost: $150 (estimate) for 6 weeks. 5/4 to 6/8

Parent Contact: Bruce Parker brucegparker@gmail.com

 

 

Ultimate FRISBEE/KICKBALL Combo

Grades 2-5 Thursdays 2:05-3:10 Gym

 

Join One on One Athletics for some serious fun letting it fly!  We will explore the exciting sport of Ultimate after school.  You will learn the important motor-skills of passing, catching and footwork, as well as the basic strategies behind this awesome territorial sport!  We will also have a great time learning the motor-skills and strategy of kickball every other week in class.  This is a great activity for those starting to play on baseball/softball teams!

Cost: $120 for 9 weeks, 4/20-6/15 

Parent contact: Anna Cortese astanek73@yahoo.com

 

 

WORLD DANCE with Marissa

Grades K-2 Thursdays 2:05-3:05 Room 305

 

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 of the world. 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! http://worlddancewithmarissa.weebly.com/ Max 14.

Cost: $126 for 9 weeks, 4/20-6/15

Contacts: marissadancing@gmail.com Julie Graber jegraber@yahoo.com

 

 

PIANO KEYBOARD CLUB

Grades K-5 Thursdays 2:05-3:05 Library

 

Keyboard club continues. Kids can 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 music-learning workshop, using a clever visual method to teach the basics of music reading and piano playing.  We've developed learning games and activities designed to teach kids basic music reading skills and playing techniques, in ways that are fun, engaging, and stimulating. We have music for all tastes, including music from Frozen, Stars Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and lots more. Each participant has his/her own keyboard supplied during the class, including headphones and books.

Cost: $190 for 9 weeks, 4/20-6/15

Parent contact: Jason Evans jasone47@gmail.com

 

 

FRIDAYS

Rainy Day Dinner Club

Grades 1-5 Fridays 2:05-3:45 Cafeteria

 

You don’t have to cook 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.  As students follow recipes, they will learn the science behind the use of different ingredients involved and the important role herbs, spices and veggies play in flavoring our favorite dishes. Each entrée will serve 4 to 6 and will be packaged in oven ready cookware with baking instructions. Each session we add 5-6 new recipes to our menu! For more info visit rainydaydinnerclub.com

Cost: $315 for 9 weeks, 4/21-6/16

Parent contact: Gayle Perez gaylecperez@gmail.com

 

Seattle ADVENTURE SPORTS Outdoor Wilderness

Grades 2-5 Fridays 2:05-3:05 

 

Outdoor Wilderness is a blast, learning through Adventure! Join us as we turn BF Day's playground into our own wilderness. We will play games, spend time enjoying the outdoors, and learn outdoor living skills like making our own shelters. We will navigate around BF Day wilderness using orienteering skills, and lots and lots of team-building activities. All our activities will be a combination of energetic games, team activities, leadership opportunities, and self-reliance. We have great activities for all weather and shelters to stay out of the weather if it rains. Even so, a raincoat is recommended. Max 12 students. 

 

Cost: $190 for 9 weeks, 4/21-6/16, 2:05-3:05

Parent contact: Tania Schriwer taniaschriwer@gmail.com

 

CREATIVE CODING Junior Coding

Grades 1-2 Fridays 2:05-3:35 Computer Lab

 

Get them started early! This class features a mixture of specialized activities andmaterial from our Classic beginner’s curriculum, adapted for younger coders. Students will learn what programming is, then practice it for themselves in a variety of creative exercises based around fundamental coding, animation, and game design concepts. At the end of class, every student will get to present something for their friends, family, and classmates. Coders with project ideas of their own are welcome and will receive guidance and support from our teachers in making their dreams come alive!  The process of coding encourages universal skills like critical thinking and problem solving, as well as increasing confidence with technology and emotional persistence.  For more info, visit creativecoding4kids.com.  Students with significant Scratch experience may be better suited to our Classic class; please check with us!

Cost: $269 for 9 weeks, 4/21-6/16

Parent contact: Tania Schriwer taniaschriwer@gmail.com