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BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
ONLINE* ENROLLMENT OPENS MONDAY, MARCH 20TH @ 9am
*Some classes require paper registration and can be found on the
John Hay website or in the Volunteer Office.
Most spring enrichment classes begin the week of April 3rd and end the week of June 5th, 2017.
No enrichment classes will be held during Spring Break (April 10-14) and Memorial Day (May 29).
Space is limited and enrollment is on a first come/first served basis.
Each class has a minimum student registration requirement, if it is not met, the class may be canceled.
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Before School (AM)
Jaguars In Motion (3-5)
Jaguar Choraliers (cont.)
Computer Coding (3-5)
After School (PM)
Computer Coding (3-5)
Piano-Keyboard Club (K-5)
(K-2 & 3-5)
Hip-Pop Dance (2-5)
Miss Sam’s Crafts (K-2)
Jaguars in Motion (K-2)
Outdoor Wilderness (K-2)
Outdoor Wilderness (3-5)
JAGUARS IN MOTION – offered by Ms. Gray, John Hay’s P.E. Teacher!
The “Jaguars In Motion” class is an hour’s extension of our physical education program that will build on the variety of activities enjoyed in John Hay’s PE program. This program will include individual skills building, small and larger group activities, etc. In addition, JH “Jaguar’s in Motion” class will have teamwork/cooperative activities, circus arts skill related activities, and other skill related sport activities from PE over the 9 classes. Jaguars in Motion will be in the Gym.
Registration: Registration forms are available here and in the Volunteer Office. Please make checks payable to John Hay, place in the Enrichment Mailbox in the Volunteer Office.
Dates: Tuesdays 3:50 – 4:50 PM; beginning 4/4 and ends 6/6; no class 4/11 (9 weeks)
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL HOOPS – offered by One on One
Join One on One Basketball at John Hay Elementary for Before/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. Before/After School Hoops® makes three guarantees: your child will learn, sweat and have fun! Basketball will be in the Gym.
Dates: Mondays 3:45 – 5:00 PM; beginning 4/3 and ends 6/5; no class 4/10, 5/29 (8 weeks)
Dates: Fridays 8:20 – 9:20 AM; beginning 4/7 and ends 6/9; no class 4/14 (9 weeks)
INDOOR SOCCER - offered by One on One
Join One on One for Before School Soccer! Skilled and experienced instructors will conduct an exciting one hour session each week right before school. We will learn basic fundamentals, rules and strategies of the beautiful game, and have fun scrimmaging while focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship, and FUN! Our class will be held in the gym, so we will cap the class at 16 kids. Soccer will be in the Gym.
Dates: Wednesdays 8:20 - 9:20 AM; beginning 4/5 and ends 6/7; no class 4/12 (9 weeks)
TENNIS – offered by TGA
TGA Premier Junior Golf brings the golf course to your John Hay! Our national, award winning, 5 level program is specially designed for children and builds upon the educational concepts they are learning in the classroom. Fun comes first in every TGA class, but our curriculum also focuses on instilling self confidence and life values through professional golf instruction. Students learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of the game in the comfortable environment of your school campus with a low 8:1 student to professional instructor ratio. Best of all, we provide all the equipment and training materials so children of all skill levels have the chance to come out and tee it up with TGA! Tennis will be in the Gym.
Dates: Tuesdays 8:25 – 9:25 AM; beginning 4/4 and ends 6/6; no class 4/11 (9 weeks)
Cost: $155 (10% off any additional registrations beyond the first registration, whether for siblings or packages)
GOLF – offered by TGA
TGA Premier Youth Tennis is bringing the tennis court to John Hay! 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. Golf will be in the Gym.
Dates: Thursdays 8:25 – 9:25 AM; beginning 4/6 and ends 6/8; no class 4/13 (9 weeks)
Cost: $155 (10% off any additional registrations beyond the first registration, whether for siblings or packages)
YOGA FOR KIDS – Offered by Fueled by Yoga & Heather Hested
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 learn how to focus and concentrate. Yoga will be in the Multi-Arts Room 205 (Ms. Warburton/Ms. Nelson).
Registration: email Heather Hested, email@example.com , make checks payable to Heather Hested
Dates: Mondays 8:15 – 9:15 AM; beginning 4/3 and ends 6/5; no class 4/10 & 5/29 (8 weeks)
SCIENCE / MATH / TECHNOLOGY
CLAY ANIMATION – offered by Clay Animation Network (CAN)
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). Clay Animation will be in Room 210 (Ms. Powers).
Dates: Tuesdays 3:45 - 5:15 PM; beginning 4/4 and ends 6/6, no class 4/11 (9 weeks)
3D MODELING & PRINTING - offered by Smart with Art
Working collaboratively in pairs, students will discover how to build objects in 3D suitable for 3D printing, utilizing the online platforms, TinkerCad and Project Ignite. Smart with Art educators will teach students to work with 3D design elements, learn about creating art in perspective, all while exploring practical applications of 3D technology. This session we are focusing on food themed creations and have some delicious projects in mind! Students will be able to create a personalized 3D model to print and take home at the end of class. 3D Printing will be in the Computer Lab Room 200.
Dates: Fridays 8:05 – 9:20 AM, beginning 4/7 and ends 6/9; no class 4/14 (9 weeks)
CHESS – offered by Chess4Life
Chess4Life brings an excellent program with a positive learning environment to John Hay Elementary. 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. Chess will be in Room 204 (Mr. Rose).
Dates: Thursdays 3:50 – 4:50 PM; beginning 4/6 and ends 6/8; no class 4/13 (9 weeks)
COMPUTER CODING (MIXED LEVELS) – offered by Creative Coding for Kids
*Note: This session will be a mixed level class for grades 3-5 with students being taught at their level.
Creative Coding teaches your child to code by helping them make their own custom video games! Our project based, multilevel 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>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!
Students with previous Scratch experience will enjoy the Advanced Curriculum, where each day contains a unique mix of coding challenges, techniques, and hacks. Our classes are designed to be repeated an infinite number of times. As students complete a class, they go up one level, like in video games, and increase their coding skills, speed and proficiency. Computer Coding will be in the Computer Lab Room 200.
Dates: 3:50 – 5:20 PM, Tuesday AFTERNOONS beginning 4/4 and ends 6/6; no class 4/11 (9 weeks) $269 OR
7:55 – 9:20 AM, Wednesday MORNINGS beginning 4/4 and ends 6/6; no class 4/11 (9 weeks) $239
JAGUAR CHORALIERS - offered by Ms. Rachel Nelson-Knecht (John Hay’s Multi-Arts teacher!)
We will sing and celebrate music from multiple genres and countries. The goals of the Jaguar Choraliers are to experience meaningful music, build self-confidence and community, and gain performance and music skills. Choir is the only program at John Hay students can participate in for three consecutive years – a great opportunity to make lasting friendships!
Registration: Registration forms are available here and in the Volunteer Office. Please make checks payable to Rachel Nelson-Knecht, place in the Enrichment Mailbox. Jaguar Choraliers will be in the Multi-Arts Room 205 (Ms. Warburton/Ms. Nelson).
Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:45 – 9:30 AM; beginning 4/5 and ends 6/8; no class 4/12, 4/13
MISS SAM’S MODERN VINTAGE CRAFTS - offered by Samantha Tumbridge
Does your child have a creative soul and love to make things by hand? If so, my class is perfect! Together we'll use interesting, quality tools and materials to create beautiful works. I demonstrate each project, and students are always encouraged to use their imaginations to make their own artistic statements. We'll be exploring fantastic paper and fabric mediums while practicing fun and useful skills. I look forward to welcoming your child to my warm, friendly and happy class. Note: My dear Winter students please note - we'll be doing new projects this term! Vintage Crafts will be in Room 105 (Ms. Chinaka). Registration: http://www.samanthatunbridge.com/modern-vintage-crafts-class
Dates: Tuesdays 3:50 - 4:50 PM, beginning 4/4 and ends 6/6, no class 4/11 (9 weeks) Cost: $160
SEWING – offered by Made Sewing
Let’s jump into the exciting world of sewing! In this club we use both our hands and our handy machines to make oodles of fun projects that may include emojis, pajamas, aprons, messenger bags, zipper totes, infinity scarves, monsters and much, much, more. On the first day of class we survey our young sewists to come up with projects that are both fun and challenging for their experience level and interest. No experience necessary and all supplies/fun will be provided. Sewing will be in Room 209 (Ms. Wood).
Dates: Fridays 3:50 – 5:15 PM; beginning 4/7 and ends 6/9; no class 4/14 (9 weeks)
PIANO-KEYBOARD CLUB - offered by Musical Minds
Kids will have the opportunity to 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 a music learning workshop, which uses a clever visual method to teach the basics of music reading and piano playing. We've developed lots of learning games and activities designed to teach kids basic music reading skills and playing techniques, in ways that are fun, engaging, and stimulating. W: e want our students to stay motivated and continue to want to learn to play music, whether they like Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Macklemore or Beethoven. We have all the music they want. We have music from Frozen, Stars Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and lots more. Each participant has his/her own keyboard supplied during the class, along with headphones, and books and other materials are included. Piano-Keyboard Club will meet on the first day in the Library.
Dates: Tuesdays 3:50 – 4:50 PM beginning 4/4 and ends 6/6; no class 4/11 (9 weeks)
DRAMA – offered by Seattle Children’s Theater
Registration: Registration forms are available here or in the Volunteer Office. Please make checks payable to John Hay Foundation, place in the Enrichment Mailbox in the Volunteer Office.
Dramatic Imagination: There is a problem and you, the world famous detective, have to solve it. There is an obstacle in your path - how would you, the world famous explorer, get to the other side? Learn acting skills by immersing yourself in interactive dramatic situations. You will use role-playing and improvisational techniques to create unique adventures and explore intriguing themes. The Dramatic Imagination class will be in the Multi-Arts Room 205 (Ms. Warburton/Ms. Nelson).
Dates: Thursdays 3:50 – 4:50 PM, beginning 4/20* and ends 6/15; no class 4/13 (9 weeks)
*Note: This class starts after Spring Break.
Acting: Discover how the professionals act. Learn how to coordinate your voice, body, and mind while you engage in the basics of acting theory: actions, objectives, and obstacles. This class is the foundation of any acting training program, from movement and voice work to character development and scene creation. The Acting class will be in Room 106 (Ms. Briggs).
Dates: Thursdays 3:50 – 4:50 PM, beginning 4/6 and ends 6/8; no class 4/13 (9 weeks)
WORD MAGIC (Creative Writing & Songwriting) - offered by iKhana Arts
Inspire your child's communication and creativity! Word Magic is a creative writing club where students during the spring session will explore SONGWRITING (this WM session students will have the opportunity to create and perform a song), guided writing activities, poetry, word games, comic strip creation, short stories, and sharing at the end of each session. Using games and group activities, students learn about literary devices (such as onomatopoeia, alliteration, personification, simile and metaphor, story construction, and more.) Students will learn about microphone technique and the session ends with a reading/performance open to parents and friends. End of session performance on June 5 following last class. Word Magic will be in Room 102 (Ms. Williamson).
Registration: Registration forms are available here and in the Volunteer Office. Please make checks payable to Jennifer SavageCrane and place in the Enrichment Mail Box in the Volunteer Office.
Dates: Mondays 3:50 – 4:50 PM, beginning 4/3 and ends 6/5; no class 4/10 and 5/29 (8 weeks)
THE ART OF NATURE – offered by kidscreate
Come join kidscreate 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. Classes are held Monday afternoons after school. Kidscreate Art class will be in Room 101 (Ms. Anderson).
Dates: Mondays 3:50 – 4:50 PM, beginning 4/3 and ends 6/5; no class 4/10 & 5/29 (8 weeks)
HIP-POP DANCE - offered by Metropolis Dance
This upbeat dance class gets the students movin' and groovin'! Each class incorporates synchronized stretching, energetic dance warm-ups, and of course- dance games! Students learn a choreographed dance routine throughout the course and an opportunity to perform at our Metropolis Dance Show! Hip-Pop will be in the Gym.
Dates: Fridays 3:50 – 4:50 PM, beginning 4/7 and ends 6/9; no class 4/14 (9 weeks)
FRENCH CLUB - offered by Guillaume Rava (a John Hay dad!)
Mr. Rava is a native French speaker and his main goal is to help students develop an interest in the French culture through creative learning and activities revolving around French themes. They will learn about French food, French artists, French fashion, French music and what kids do in France. Through this experience, the children will learn basic vocabulary and expressions, a children's song, and basic French spelling. Open to beginners with no or very little French knowledge. The Wednesday class will meet in Room 202 (Ms. A-P) and the Thursday class will be in Room 112 (Sullivan).
Registration: Registration forms are available here and in the Volunteer Office.
Dates: Wednesdays 8:25 - 9:25 AM, beginning 4/5 and ends 6/7; no class 4/12 (9 weeks)
Dates: Thursdays 8:25 - 9:25 AM, beginning 4/6 and ends 6/8; no class 4/13 (9 weeks)
Cost: Mr. Rava is donating his time to run this program. Any amount will be greatly appreciated and will be donated to John Hay Partners. Please place cash or check made out to John Hay Partners in an envelope with “French Club” and your child’s name in the Enrichment Mailbox found in the Volunteer Office.
EXPAND YOUR MIND
DEBATE - Offered by DebateAble
Spring Debate-- DebateAble's Annual Tournament Session! Debate Club builds kids' confidence, critical thinking, and public speaking skills. DebateAble is the only debate program in the Pacific Northwest that offers Debate Clubs for elementary school students. DebateAble makes debate fun-- no experience required! During spring session of Debate, students will have the opportunity to compete in DebateAble's Sixth Annual Interschool Tournament. The tournament is a fun and popular event open to all registered debaters, scheduled this year for June 10. Coach Sarah Holt will help students prepare for the competition during regular club meetings, engaging in games and other activities that build critical thinking and public speaking skills, and working with students to formulate, practice and respond to arguments around this year's (still top secret) tournament topic. All DebateAble students are invited, but not required, to participate in the end of session tournament. DebateAble encourages kids to find their own voices, and to listen to the voices of others. Monday Debate will be in Room 108 (Ms. Zimmerman) and Thursday Debate will be in Room 302 (Ms. Garza).
Dates: Mondays 3:50 – 4:50 PM, beginning 4/3 and ends 6/5; no class 4/10 & 5/29 (8 weeks) $160 OR
Thursdays 3:50 – 4:50 PM, beginning 4/6 and ends 6/8 (9 weeks) $180
OUTDOOR WILDERNESS - offered by Seattle Adventure Sports (Run by a John Hay Alum!)
Outdoor Wilderness will be a blast learning through adventure! For both our K-2 and 3-5 sessions, we'll work towards learning lots and lots of skills through games and activities: like making our own shelters from natural materials, tarps and more, navigating around our own John Hay wilderness, collecting water, using a compass, 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, we will be outside so a raincoat and warm layers are beyond recommended! Outdoor Wilderness will be outside on the playground - look for the big Teepee!
Note: Our curriculum is different every quarter! Because spring is coming, we'll be doing plant identification, making our own cordage from natural materials, and begin learning about tracking animals.
Dates: Tuesdays 3:50 – 5:00 PM beginning 4/4 and ends 6/6; no class 4/11 (9 weeks)
Dates: Thursdays 3:50 - 5:00 PM beginning 4/6 and ends 6/8; no class 4/13 (9 weeks)