Enrichment classes

Winter classes run from January thru April. Registration starts Monday, December 12th at 12:00pm and ends December 15th at 12:00pm. All classes will use a centralized form for registration. There are new classes and some classes have updated prices and schedules.

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.
1/9 thru 4/3, $140 + $40 for karate uniform, Kindergarden – 5th grade (25 students)



2:30 – 4:00pm Lego Mechanics with Seattle Young Engineers
The objective of this course is to impart theoretical and applied knowledgein the fields of Science, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) by using LEGO® and other exciting tools. The main goal is to illustrate content through stories and demonstrations. Students will learn mathematics and physical principles through intuitive study; develop independent learning; and improve their building skills. Once the concepts have been demonstrated, students enjoy hands-on building the LEGO® models which provides experiential learning and reinforces the lessons. **This is a year-long class and there are all new builds this winter session**
The theme for this session is classical mechanics.
What we will learn this session!!!
– Powers and principles in physics: Speed-increasing and power-increasing transmissions, drive and driven pulleys, centrifugal force and centripetal force, mass and gravity, and angular momentum.
– Models built in class: Windmill, Power plant, Crane, Elevator, and many more!!
– Famous scientific and philosophical figures: Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.
1/9 thru 4/3, $385, 1st – 5th grade



2:30 – 3:30pm Jazz Funk K-2 with Dance Fremont
The aim of Dance Fremont is to inspire a lifelong love of dance in each student in a nurturing atmosphere full of joy and creativity. Our dance instructors are experienced professionals who are innovative, motivational, and caring. We teach to every student, believing that high quality dance training should be available to everyone, inclusive of all backgrounds, bodies and identities.
This high energy class includes warm ups, core strengthening, stretches, center work, & across the floor turn and jump exercises. Proper alignment, balance, & technique are taught in a fun, encouraging environment.
1/9 – 4/3, $165 (9 students or fewer) or $110 (10 students or more), Kindergarden – 2nd grade



Tuesday

2:30 – 3:30pm Drama Club K-2 with Julie Bragg
We explore the world of Theater through storytelling, improvisation, movement and more! This class builds confidence and self esteem. We improv games, storytelling, short scenes, some Shakespearean phrases, basic theater terms and history; leading up to a 20 min show we will present on the last day. We will also begin our rehearsal process, for our Spring Musical.
1/10 thru 4/4, $225. Family discounts and scholarships are available, Kindergarden – 2nd grade



2:30 – 3:30pm Amusement Parks by Bricks for Kidz
Learn, build, and play with your favorite amusement park attractions! Students will use LEGO® Bricks to construct motorized models like the Tilt-a-Whirl, Loop-de-Loop, and an upside-down Swing Boat! These engaging lessons will give students an understanding of the physical forces they experience every day, such as G-forces, inertia, and momentum. Let’s go for a ride!
1/10 – 4/4, $240, Kindergarden – 5th grade



Wednesday

1:15 – 2:25pm Art Club 3-5 with Green Garage Art Studio, Julie & Carol
Join Teachers Carol and Julie for Art Club! There will be painting, sculpting, drawing, building, and more! We’ll bring everything for fantastic arts and crafts, you bring an open mind and ready hands.
1/11 – 4/5, $225, 3rd – 5th grade



1:15 – 2:30pm (variable) Science Club with Bruce Parker
This quarter we will be sticking closer to home at B.F. Day. and bringing some of our best local institutions to us. We will explore subjects related to science and engineering and maybe throw some art in as well. Chaperoning is fun and we will need at least one additional parent chaperone for each session. Subjects as follows but subject to change.
– UW Rockinout – Erosion
– UW Astrobiology – Mobile Planetarium
– Engineering – Fast Shelter Challenge
– Engineering – Egg drop Challenge
– Architecture – Small House Design
– Seattle Aquarium – Field trip?
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.
1/11 thru 2/15, ~$40, 1st – 5th grade (18 students)



1:15 – 2:30pm Parkour with Kong Academy
Parkour and the Art of Movement is the ability to move fluidly through your environment from one place to another. In this class, we pair parkour with Social and Emotional learning (SEL) where children will learn to safely progress through basic movements of: jumping, vaulting, climbing, swinging, balancing, and rolling while also developing lifelong skills of self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, empathy, and responsible decision making. This class builds strength, balance, and coordination all while safely growing the kids’ ability to engage and conquer their environment, as well as overcoming obstacles both physically and mentally.
1/11 – 4/5, $396, Kindergarden – 3rd grade



1:15 – 2:45pm Intro to Mode Music with Sing Along with Mode
This introductory class for young musicians is about helping students get comfortable singing and making music together. Using the songs of kid-friendly artists like Caspar Babypants, popular songs of yesterday and today, and campfire sing-alongs, we will discover the foundations of rhythm, song structure, lyrics, and melody. Kids can jam to the sing along with shakers and rhythm sticks provided by the instructor. We will also talk about different kinds of instruments and how they make sound; hopefully inspiring a new generation of musicians to learn more and make music as they grow up! All levels are welcome, but this class is designed with complete beginners in mind. Parents are invited to join students for the final class of the session so we can share with you what we’ve learned!
1/11 – 4/5, $300, Kindergarden – 2nd grade



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!
1/12 thru 4/6, $204, Kindergarden – 2nd grade (14 students)



2:30 – 4:00pm Drama 3-5 with Julie Bragg
We explore the world of theater through storytelling, improvisation and movement. This class builds confidence and self esteem.
We introduce Shakespeare and Musical theater.
We improv games, storytelling, short scenes, some Shakespearean phrases, basic theater terms and history.
We will also begin the rehearsal process for our upcoming Spring Musical. We will presenting ‘Beetlejuice'(The Musical). The first half of the session will be our usual acting classes and the second half we will start learning the music and casting the show. On the last day of class we will present a “Beetlejuice Preview!”(April 6th)
1/12 – 4/6, $225. Family discounts and scholarships are available, 3rd – 5th grade



2:30 – 3:30pm Chess Club 3-5 with Orangutan Chess Academy/Coach Ray
Thursday Chess Club is a community for new and experienced students to learn and play together. Thursday lessons are designed for Grades 3-5, but parents of younger children may request permission for them to participate. Students learn how to set up the board, play Standard chess and chess variants, record games, opening tricks and traps, tactics, endgame skills, chess history, review historical games, solve puzzles, and (optional) how to play in chess tournaments. In March, we will have an adults vs. children chess tournament. For the last class, we will have a student awards ceremony. All BF Day Chess Club students receive a gold membership to ChessKid.com for supplementary chess lessons, puzzles, and games online. Full or partial scholarships are available for every ten students who register.
1/12 – 4/6, $192, 3rd – 5th grade or with instructor approval (24 students)



2:30 – 4:00pm Rainy Day Dinner Club
Parents, pass on dinner duty once a week! Each week, students learn basic cooking skills while making dinner for their family! Students will create delicious dishes while focusing on the importance of local ingredients, scratch cooking, and natural preservatives while practicing knife skills and kitchen safety.  Each entrée will serve 4 to 6 and will be packaged in oven-ready cookware with baking instructions. Each session our menu changes but we always start with a salad and end with pizza!
Please note that we offer vegetarian options upon request during registration. All our meals are nut free but for all other allergies or dietary restrictions please contact us directly via email.
Our Mission is to cultivate enthusiasm for cooking and build a positive culture around family meals! We use the perspective of food, cooking, and nutrition to learn about geography, math, science, and culture, while helping kids develop a life-long love of fresh ingredients and vegetables.
1/19 – 3/30, $420, 1st – 5th grade



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.
1/13 thru 4/7, $504, 3rd – 5th grade (14 students)



2:30 – 3:30pm Chess Club K-2 with Orangutan Chess Academy/Coach Ray
Friday Chess Club is a community for new and experienced students to learn and play together. Friday lessons are designed for Grades K-2, but parents of older children may request permission for them to participate. Students learn how to set up the board, play Standard chess and chess variants, opening tricks and traps, tactics, endgame skills, chess history, solve puzzles, and (optional) how to play in chess tournaments. In March, we will have an adults vs. children chess tournament. For the last class, we will have a student awards ceremony. All BF Day Chess Club students receive a gold membership to ChessKid.com for supplementary chess lessons, puzzles, and games online. Full or partial scholarships are available for every ten students who register.
1/13 thru 4/7, $192, Kindergarden – 2nd grade or with instructor approval (24 students)



2:30 – 3:30pm After-school Hoops with One-on-One Basketball
Join One on One Basketball at BF Day for After School Hoops®, an ideal introduction to the most dynamic sport in the world. Our instructors will not only teach your child athletic fundamentals through progressive drills, engaging cardio and fun competitions, but we will use these fundamentals as a platform to teach life-skill lessons that reinforce positive attitudes about effort, respect, cooperation and self-control. After School Hoops® makes three guarantees: your child will learn, sweat and have fun!
1/13 – 4/7, $225, Kindergarden – 3rd grade



2:30 – 3:30pm Art Club K-2 with Green Garage Art Studio, Julie & Carol
Join Teachers Carol and Julie for Art Club! There will be painting, sculpting, drawing, building, and more! We’ll bring everything for fantastic arts and crafts, you bring an open mind and ready hands.
1/13 – 4/7, $225, Kindergarden – 2nd grade



2:30 – 3:30pm Jazz Funk 3-5 with Dance Fremont
The aim of Dance Fremont is to inspire a lifelong love of dance in each student in a nurturing atmosphere full of joy and creativity. Our dance instructors are experienced professionals who are innovative, motivational, and caring. We teach to every student, believing that high quality dance training should be available to everyone, inclusive of all backgrounds, bodies and identities.
This high energy class includes warm ups, core strengthening, stretches, center work, & across the floor turn and jump exercises. Proper alignment, balance, & technique are taught in a fun, encouraging environment.
1/13 – 4/7, $180 (9 students or fewer) or $120 (10 students or more), 3rd – 5th grade



  • 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.

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