Before and After School Enrichment Classes

The Clara Barton Elementary PTSA offers both before and after school enrichment classes that will allow students to discover new interests, develop skills and enjoy new challenges. There will be 3 class sessions offered each year, Fall, Winter and Spring. See our policies and procedures before registering. Questions? Please e-mail enrichment@clarabartonptsa.org

Fall 2018 Classes

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Morning

8-9 AM

Brain Gymnastics

Grades 3-5

 

Ceramics

Grades K-5

Spanish

Grades K-5

Speak Easy

Grades 1-5

Brain Gymnastics

Grades 1-2

Yoga For Kids

Grades K-5

 

Bobcat Choir

Grades 3-5

Afternoon

4-5 PM

Wed (2:30-3:30)

Little Coders

Grades K-2

 

Game Development

Grades 3-5

 

Math Club

Grades 1-2

All About Chess

Grades K-5

Ceramics

Grades K-5

Lego Jr Engineering

Grades K-5

 

Smart With Art

Grades K-5

Brain Gymnastics

Grades 3-5

Archimedes Math's Brain Gymnastics class is a mental workout designed to prepare young minds for the twenty first century lifestyle. In this class students get an opportunity to develop their investigative, creative, and critical thinking skills by exploring mathematical topics and brainteasers in an inspiring and competitive team setting. Brain gymnastics targets the student's problem solving skills and emphasizes understanding concepts rather than memorizing rules. The problems from the following competitions will be practiced: Math Kangaroo, Noetic-learning, Online Math League, Bebras, WA State Math Olympiad.

Dates: Monday AM 9/24-12/3 (No Class 11/12)

Tuition: $219 (Free Tuition Available)

 

Little Coders

Grades K-2

Get them started early with Coding with Kids! The Little Coders class provides young students with the basics of computational thinking skills, such as loops and conditionals, through a fun blend of hands-on activities. The curriculum is built specifically for this age group, with a mix of activities from coding puzzles and board games to easy-to-use, drag-and-drop programming tools. Projects are updated each session, so returning students will have new challenges to work through and advance their knowledge.

Dates: Monday PM 9/24-11/26 (No Class 10/15 or 11/12)

Tuition: $186 (Free Tuition Available)

 

Game Development

Grades 3-5

This Coding with Kids course introduces kids to computer programming through the fun and excitement of building video games. Working in Scratch, a drag-and-drop programming tool, students will create everything from animations to multi-level games. Beginner Students will learn the core concepts of programming a game, such as loops, conditionals, and variables. Intermediate Students will level-up to more complex concepts, like nested conditionals and functions with parameters. Projects are updated each session, so returning students will have new challenges to work through and advance their creativity and knowledge to the next level.

Dates: Monday PM 9/24-11/26 (No Class 10/15 or 11/12)

Tuition: $186 (Free Tuition Available)

 

Spanish

Grades K-5

Our Spanish classes are entertaining and interactive.  Our native Spanish speaking instructors encourage children to experiment with words and basic expressions to help them learn the language in a playful and natural manner through the use of movement, singing, role plays, storytelling, games, and crafts. Young students have enjoyed our classes throughout the years and we have motivated thousands to learn to speak Spanish by singing and playing. Bienvenidos!

Dates: Tuesday AM 9/25-12/4 (No Class 10/16)

Tuition: $180 (Free Tuition Available)

 

Lego Jr Builder

Grades K-2 

An integrated STEM curriculum including science, technology, engineering, math, as well as history, language arts, and team decision making for children using LEGO® bricks.  This is a hands-on structural engineering class where students will build and design with Lego bricks creating things from the world around them!

Dates: Thursday PM 10/04-12/6 (No Class 10/18)

Tuition: $145 (Free Tuition Available)

 

All About Chess

Grades K-5

All About Chess is excited to be offering a chess program at Clara Barton starting this fall. We take time to get to know our students. We provide extra assistance wherever we can to help our students have a positive experience with the game of chess. In a typical class students practice what we have been learning with games against their peers, have a focused lesson, play fun variant chess games, check mate patterns and in more advanced classes, a simulated tournament. Sportsmanship is stressed throughout. Another theme of the class is thinking about our actions before we make them and making good choices. No experience is necessary. Any skill level is welcome. The class will be tailored to the ability of the students.

Dates: Tuesday PM 9/25-11/20 (No Class 10/16)

Tuition: $106 (Free Tuition Available)

 

Speak Easy

Grades 1-5

Isn't learning how to captivate an audience a great skill to have at any age? Public speaking is rated the #1 fear among adults so why not learn what it takes to be a great speaker at an early age when it's easiest to overcome fears! Through engaging, interactive games and fun activities, you and your classmates will learn and practice the following skills:

  • Learn how to "WOW" an audience with public speaking techniques.
  • Improvisation- sometimes acting goofy is the best way to conquer fears.
  • Team building and leading others.
  • Explore key methods to become a leader in family, school, community and life.

Dates: Wed AM 9/26 - 11/28 (No Class 10/17)

Tuition: $160 (Free Tuition Available)

 

Ceramics

Grades K-5

Working in low fire clay, we'll explore the history of ceramics and learn a variety of hand-building and glazing techniques. The friendly and knowledgeable instructors provide step-by-step guidance along with lots of positive support in a fun, yet structured setting. Students will create functional and decorative work, each piece reflecting their own unique style and personality.

Dates: Wed PM 9/26 - 12/19 (No Class 10/17 or 11/21)

Mon AM 9/24 - 12/17 (No Class  10/15 or 11/12)

Tuition: $245 (Free Tuition Available)

 

Brain Gymnastics

Grades 1-2

Archimedes Math's Brain Gymnastics class is a mental workout designed to prepare young minds for the twenty first century lifestyle. In this class students get an opportunity to develop their investigative, creative, and critical thinking skills by exploring mathematical topics and brainteasers in an inspiring and competitive team setting. Brain gymnastics targets the student's problem solving skills and emphasizes understanding concepts rather than memorizing rules. The problems from the following competitions will be practiced: Math Kangaroo, Noetic-learning, Online Math League, Bebras, WA State Math Olympiad.

Dates: Thursday AM 9/27 - 12/6 (No Class 11/22)

Tuition: $219 (Free Tuition Available)

 

Lego Jr Engineering

Grades 3-5 

An integrated STEM curriculum, as well as history, language arts, and team decision making to children using LEGO® bricks and motors.  This is a hands-on mechanical engineering class where students will build and design with Legos and receive an introduction to levers, gears, pulleys, cranks and more using batteries and motors to bring their creations to life!

Dates: Thursday PM 10/4 - 12/6 (No Class 10/18)

Tuition: $175 (Free Tuition Available)

 

Bobcat Choir

Grades 3-5 

Bobcat Choir is open to all students grades 3-5. This is a free class sponsored by the PTSA. Rehearsals will be every Friday morning in the music room from 8:10-9 am. We will have 3 choir performances:

  • Winter Concert- 12/13 7pm
  • Regional Concert 3/12 7pm
  • Spring Concert 5/2 7pm

Dates: Friday AM 9/28- 5/2

Tuition: $Free (Donations Accepted)

 

Smart with Art

Grades K-5

Join Smart with Art as we explore an assortment of art mediums in an educational environment. Discover art history and cultural content as we expand our creative mind with our imagination. Each session students will delve into a variety of art materials including acrylic, watercolors, pastels, clay, sculpture, metal, printmaking, charcoal and more! Our session includes a sketchbook and concludes with an enriching art show. Each session offers all new and exciting projects, a variety of materials, methods and stimulating art experiences.

Dates: Thurs PM 9/27-11/29 (No Class 10/18 or 11/22)

Tuition: $168 (Free Tuition Available)

 

Math Club

Grades 1-2

Math Club with Mrs. Redmon will use the curriculum, Explorations in Math, to dive deeper into math concepts. Designed for first and second graders, it creates stronger mathematicians through games, puzzles, and activities. Students will extend their knowledge in math while having fun! Registration will open Friday, September 28th, at 4:00p.m. Space is limited!

Dates: Monday PM 10/8 - 12/10 (No Class 10/15 or 11/12)

Tuition: $50 (Free Tuition Available)

 

 

Yoga for Kids

Grades K-5

  • Doing Yoga regularly helps kids to develop flexibility, strength, coordination and balance in their physical bodies while reducing stress and gaining a more positive outlook on life.
  • Children are under constant pressure. Yoga helps in dealing most of these. It is like having a Positive friend all the time with you.
  • Breathing exercises and Asana practice helps lot of kids with allergies and changing seasons and with Insomnia, anxiety, excitements and sadness and many more.
  • Yoga also builds strength to joints and the major muscle group.

Students should bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Dates: Friday AM 10/05 - 12/07 (No Class 10/19 or 11/23)

Tuition: $ (Free Tuition Available)