Enrichment classes

Fall classes run from October thru December. Registration starts Wednesday, September 28th.
Unless noted otherwise, classes are 8 sessions with a break for Thanksgiving.

*Questions about individual classes, scholarships, or general registration can be directed to Parent Contacts or enrichment@bfdayptsa.org.
*Full or Partial Scholarships may be available for some classes, depending on demand and order of requests.
*If you would like to sign your child up for an activity but he or she would need extra support in the classroom, please reach out directly to Steven Toff at enrichment@bfdayptsa.org, and he will work with you to try to make it happen.
*Please note that in the event that a student is behaving in a way that is disrupting the class and the teacher(s) is unable to control such behavior, the vendor will reach out to the parent of the student and inform the parent of the behavior concern as well as the vendor’s policy regarding probation and expulsion. The vendor shall give the student a minimum of a one-week probation period. If the disruptive behavior continues during the probation period, the vendor may then expel the student from the class and shall inform the parent of this decision. Please reach out to the parent contact for your class about any issues that arise.

Monday

2:30 – 3:30pm Karate with Sensei Harold F. Nichols Hanshi, Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-DO
The Karate class will be a combination of self growth, self defense techniques, discipline, physical endurance, Japanese language and LOT’S OF FUN.
10/10 thru 12/5, $140 + $40 for karate uniform, Kindergarden – 5th grade (25 students)
Parent contact: Saira saira.abbasey@gmail.com
Registration: Email haroldnichols908@gmail.com with the subject line “Karate at B.F. Day” indicating:
– student’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher
– uniform size (if ordering)
– payment method (money order, check, PayPal @OkinawanGojuRyu, Cash App, or cash)
Then make your payment directly to Harold Nichols. There is a $100 late fee for payments not received by the first day of class.


2:30 – 3:30pm Lego with BEAM Experiences
Bricks 4 Kidz classes are “Lego Engineering” classes- we do different themes for each session- so for example you could choose from themes like: A Galaxy Far Away (Space/Star Wars themed builds), Amazing Animals, or Amusement Parks.
10/10 thru 12/5, $144, Kindergarden – 5th grade
Parent contact: Steven steven.toff@gmail.com
Registration: Email Studio@beamexperiences.com with the class name and your student’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher.


Tuesday

2:30 – 3:30pm Drama Club K-2 with Julie Bragg
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. These exercises help students develop confidence and social skills by fostering individual creativity while having fun. We will focus on developing skills, storytelling and understanding stagecraft. We will work with fun scripts and introduce Shakespeare and Musical Theater. At the end of the 8-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.
10/11 thru 12/6, $200, Kindergarden – 2nd grade
Parent contact: Steven steven.toff@gmail.com
Registration: Email jbragg44@yahoo.com with the class name and your student’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher.


2:30 – 3:30pm Sea Yoga Kids with Cris Sirutis
Sea Yoga Kids from Seattle Yogis, is coming to BF Day! Each class will include a fun theme (seasons, beach adventure, rainforest animals) and at least 2-3 asanas (poses) will be introduced. The classes will involve yoga and mindfulness games, stories, and artwork/crafts. Please have your child bring a small, nut-free snack they can eat before/after class and a full water bottle. I will also provide a small snack for each kiddo, if they prefer. I will supply the yoga mats.
We are all about promoting and practicing inclusion, kindness, mindfulness, gratitude, and having fun! Can’t wait to meet your little Seattle Yogis!
About Cris from Sea Yoga Kids/ Seattle Yogis: I’m a registered 200 RYT Yoga Instructor and have my Masters in Teaching Elementary Education from UW. I often substitute teach at BF Day! I have 2 incredible kids, Mia-5th grade@BF Day and BF Day alum, Eli-7th grade @Hamilton.
10/11 thru 12/6, $150, Kindergarden – 1st grade (10 students)
Parent contact: Gayle gaylecperez@gmail.com
Registration: This class is full
Email cdemerice@yahoo.com with the class name, your student’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher, and your name and phone number. Pay by check to Christina Sirutis or Venmo @cris-seattleyogis.


2:30 – 4:00pm Vocal Performance with Mode Music, Kay Fox Schinsky
Sing out, superstar! In this class, students will learn important skills for singing including breathing techniques, vowel exercises, using your head voice and chest voice, and jumping intervals. We will learn by playing a number of fun, engaging vocal exercise games and practicing ear training. In addition to encouragement of proper technique, students will be inspired to step outside of their comfort zones and use their voices with confidence! Finally, students will work with their instructor and each other to select songs that they will perform in a special showcase for friends and family on the final day of class.
10/11 thru 12/6, $200, 2nd – 5th grade
Parent contact: Saira saira.abbasey@gmail.com
Registration: Visit https://www.homeroom.com/classes/1533?id=15912&hr_sharer=f1bcc9b8-cb1e-43ce-9757-0c0e25261036


Wednesday

1:10 – 2:30pm Art Club with Green Garage Art Studio, Julie & Carol
Join Green Garage Art Studio this fall as we restart BF Day’s after school ART CLUB! Each session will explore different mediums and techniques- from watercolor projects in the fall landscape to paper mache and sculpture. We celebrate individual expression and creativity with each of our age-appropriate projects. Our focus is on fun! Led by former BF Day parents, Julie Graber and Carol Magallanes, have been teaching children’s art classes together in since 2018.
10/12 thru 12/7, $185, Kindergarden – 3rd grade (20 students)
Parent contact: Gayle gaylecperez@gmail.com
Registration: The waitlist for this class is full.
Visit https://greengarageartstudio.com/calendar-and-classes/


1:10 – 4:30pm (variable) Science Club with Bruce Parker
I am excited to get science club back up and running. This quarter we will be going on the road exploring some of our best local institutions. We will be using public buses and moving in crowded public spaces and students must be able to follow directions and stay with the group. This club cannot happen without at least one additional parent chaperone. Students will be responsible for the cost of admission to the various institutions. Class length will vary. Destinations as follows but subject to change.
– Theo’s Chocolates – Chocolate Factory Tour
– Woodland Park Zoo – The Northern Trail
– B.F. Day – Halloween Special (parasites!)
– Burke Museum – Dinosaurs
– Pacific Science Center – Tinker Tank
Our best sessions are led by B.F. Day parents. If you have an interest that you would like to share with the science club please let me know.
6 sessions: 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, ~$40, 1st – 5th grade (18 students)
Parent contact: Bruce brucegparker@gmail.com
Registration: Email brucegparker@gmail.com with the class name and your student’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher.


Thursday

2:30 – 3:30pm World Dance with Marissa Baratian
Come get your worldly groove on! Each 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. Join us! Delight in your child’s end-of-session performance complete with costumes on the final day of class!
10/13 thru 12/8, $153, Kindergarden – 2nd grade (14 students)
Parent contact: Gayle gaylecperez@gmail.com
Registration: Visit https://www.6crickets.com/providerDirectory/US/WA/Seattle/World-Dance-With-Marissa-ac1dd209cbcc5e5d/sessions/118d2e2489949c87/i56f-bsvw-r9dy?refer&provider=238


2:30 – 4:00pm Drama 3-5 with Julie Bragg
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. These exercises help students develop confidence and social skills by fostering individual creativity while having fun. We will focus on developing skills, storytelling and understanding stagecraft. We will work with fun scripts and introduce Shakespeare and Musical Theater. At the end of the 8-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.
10/13 thru 12/8, $200, 3rd – 5th grade
Parent contact: Steven steven.toff@gmail.com
Registration: Email jbragg44@yahoo.com with the class name and your student’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher.


2:30 – 3:30pm Chess Club 3-5 with Orangutan Chess Academy/Coach Ray
BF Day Chess Club 3-5 is a community for new and experienced students to learn and play together. In Autumn 2022, we teach students how to set up the board, play Standard chess and a few chess variants, record a game, opening tricks and traps, tactics, endgame skills, and how to play in chess tournament (optional). At the end of the term, we have a party and awards ceremony for all players and their families. All BF Day Chess Club students receive a gold membership to ChessKid.com for supplementary chess lessons, puzzles, and games online. Scholarships are available for every ten students who register.
10/13 thru 12/8, $128, 3rd – 5th grade (24 students)
Parent contact: Steven steven.toff@gmail.com
Registration: Email chessape@outlook.com with the class name and your student’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher.


Friday

2:30 – 4:00pm Creative Coding with Creative Coding
We teach kids the joy of coding by helping them write their own, unique video games, based on their own ideas. Unlike most others in our industry, who teach “follow the leader” rather than real coding, your child will be pursuing independent projects within just a few sessions, while being cheered on by their fellow students and the teacher. Soon, they’ll learn that making mistakes and “debugging” their code is how real coding happens. Over time, they learn the true joy of success through persistence. This helps them with more than just coding. It pays dividends in all areas of their life.
Using positive reinforcement and proven, project-based learning techniques, we make sure your child succeeds, at their own pace. Then, the social aspects really come into play. Your child will share their creations both inside and outside of class. The feeling of victory they experience in our class and the peer recognition they’ll receive builds self-esteem and confidence, as well as persistence. As the students bring their ideas to life, they iterate through the emotional cycle of Coding (idea>excitement>effort> frustration>more effort>triumph!) With our support and positive encouragement.
Repeating this cycle not only builds great coders, but more importantly, develops emotional persistence that will help students enjoy taking 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 coding using MIT’s Scratch to create their very own computer games! Many parents and educators are realizing that the benefits of learning to code at a young age extend far beyond the skill itself. Through the “brain exercise” of coding, coders build intelligence like athletes build muscles. Just as importantly, they develop stronger problem solving skills, confidence over technology, and emotional persistence. For more info, visit creativecoding.com.
6 sessions: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, $252, 3rd – 5th grade (14 students)
Parent contact: Gayle gaylecperez@gmail.com
Registration: Visit https://creativecoding.com/bfday2022fall/


2:30 – 3:30pm Chess Club K-2 with Orangutan Chess Academy/Coach Ray
BF Day Chess Club K-2 is a community for new and experienced students to learn and play together. In Autumn 2022, we teach students how to set up the board, play Standard chess, opening tricks and traps, tactics, endgame skills, and how to play in a chess tournament (optional). At the end of the term, we have a party and awards ceremony for all players and their families. All BF Day Chess Club students receive a gold membership to ChessKid.com for supplementary chess lessons, puzzles, and games online. Scholarships are available for every ten students who register.
6 sessions: 10/21, 10/28 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, $96, Kindergarden – 2nd grade (24 students)
Parent contact: Steven steven.toff@gmail.com
Registration: Email chessape@outlook.com with the class name and your student’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher.


In addition, these organizations offer school day and after school programs:

This list provided for informational purposes only and is not exhaustive. These providers are not endorsed by the BF Day PTSA.