At Schmitz Park Elementary we feel that participation in student-oriented activities is a vital part of a student’s education. Therefore, a wide range of after school programs are provided, see below what's currently going on at Schmitz Park.
Schmitz Park Enrichment Program –
The Sprint Session will run MARCH 25-JUNE 7. And we have New Classes! We have FOUR new classes!! See below for all the details!! Download Registration form.
REMINDER –NO CLASSES ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
- April 15-19 – Spring Break
- Wednesday, May 15 – Two hour early release
- Friday, May 24th – Memorial Day Holiday
- Monday, May 27th – Memorial Day Holiday
NOTE: All registrations are processed at the same time. Any classes that have more students interested than space will be determined by a lottery.
Any and all questions can be directed to the Enrichment Coordinator, Shana Allen at email@example.com.
- Classes are from 3 pm to 4 pm unless otherwise noted.
- Fees listed below are for the whole session, unless noted.
- Registrations are due by Friday, March 15th. One registration form per child.
- Parents will receive an email confirmation by Friday, March 22nd.
- Dowload the Spring Registration form.
- Please contact Shana Allen if you're interested, session fees will be waived for volunteer's child.
Registration forms will be available on the school website and in the office.
Arts and Crafts Workshop
|Join us for an hour of creative fun using mixed media materials. Projects are geared toward the appropriate age and skill level. Some projects may include mosaics, beading, scrapbooking, pottery, and gardening.|
|Young at Arts - Theresa Anderson/Andrea Watterson
|| Room 11
|Drawing is the basis of all visual art, and Art Wizards is to drawing what phonics is to reading. Our students have fun with individual, non-competitive projects that kids love to draw. Since they’re enjoying their progress, they stay enthusiastic and motivated. Class Limit: 24 students|
|| Room 11
This class involves working with seed beads. Students will explore different beading methods from stringing to looms and will have the opportunity to create bookmarks, jewelry, keychain fobs and 3-dimensional designs.
|Cartoon Drawing & Animation||2nd-5th||Thursdays|
|Learn how to draw and create your own unique cartoon-like characters. The class will address techniques used to create cartoon-like figures and develop them into animated characters by adding color and movement. Sketchbooks and drawing supplies provided. Join in and learn how fun drawing can be. Class Limit: 15 students|
|Chinese Language - Beginning
|This class will provide language instruction in an interactive setting using songs, dance, and games, targeting use of language rather than just individual words. Exposure to Chinese culture is an added benefit, but not a requirement. Class Limit: 12 students|
|This class will introduce students to a variety of dance styles, including jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, African and more! Each class will consist of a physical dance warm-up, practice skills specific to each style and learn a fun dance combination. Students will need to dressed to dance (NO JEANS—leggings and jazz pants work well)! Class Limit: 15 students|
||Dance Box||$60/10 classes
|Digital Photography for Kids||2nd-5th||Mondays|
This is a hands on class in which the focus will be on learning how to make a good picture using the elements of composition, lighting and color. Students will also have a chance to use digital editing programs to play with their images and produce final prints.
A basic digital camera or camera phone is required. Class Limit: 6 students
|Rm 13||$110/9 classes
Coach Santana will teach the basic rules and definitions of flag football, as well as help students develop sportsmanship, confidence, Integrity and perseverance. Flag football allows football enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to play with a lowered risk of injury. Each player is given a flag that is worn at the waist. Instead of tackling, the flag is removed to signify the play’s end. Class Limit: 16 students
||Playground Field||$60/10 classes
|Guitar — 1
|Students will learn basic elements and fundamentals of music and then apply the concepts to the guitar! After taking this course, students can expect to come away with the ability to count rhythms, sight read notes (on guitar and keyboard!), play basic songs on the guitar, and even write their own music! Class Limit: 8 students|
|Guitar — 2||2nd-4th||Wednesdays|
|In Guitar 2, we will dig deeper into the understanding of chords-playing more than one note at a time, and understanding how notes work together. We will also learn the basics of a scale and how to use it to make our own tunes, and this will also help fur-ther develop finger dexterity in both hands! Performance at end of session is possible! Class Limit: 8 students|
||Music Room||$110/9 classes|
|Jump Roping for Fun & Fitness||K-5th
|Join Ropeworks as they share their “smart sequencing” approach to jumping rope. Classes help anyone, of any skill level, learn the steps to basic, intermediate and advanced level jump rope skills. Kids work together in a fun and rewarding environment of goal setting, best effort and team building. Kids will play games, learn skills, develop new skills and stay fit in a fun-filled, high en-ergy program. End of the session performance culminates the program. First class will be April 2nd. Class Limit: 30 students|
iPad LEGO® - ANIMATION: Robots 2
Use a variety of hinge, swivel, telescoping, and other LEGO® pieces to bring a robot to life through Stop-motion animation. Students will use iPads (provided by C.A.N.) to take animation photos, edit video/sound, and create unique music scores. Set, char-acter and story construction will be taught while integrating subjects like math/science and visual/language arts. View the class commercial and over 1,500 student animations at www.cancancancan.com (4 cans). (LEGO® is not affiliated with, and does not sponsor or endorse, the services or products of the Clay Animation Network). Class limit: 30 students
Clay Animation Network
|RM 12||$195/9 classes
|Please join us for an hour of building Legos after school on Tuesdays. Kids can either free build and let their creativity go wild or work on something more structured in a group project. Together everyone will learn new building techniques, ideas and collaboration with new friends. Class Limit: 20 students|
|Keri Watson||Gym||$25/10 classes|
|Puzzle Club offers an opportunity for students K-5 to work on puzzle skills, independently, or with friends. Puzzles range from 24 to 500 pieces. Students will have an opportunity to complete puzzles during the session, or save the puzzles to complete over the course of the class term. Class Limit: 20 students|
|Schmitz Park Blog||1st-5th
Students learn about blogging responsibly as they create news posts for the school blog. Students also learn to use text features, upload media and edit video for the blog. Participants work in the library using school computers - and walk around the school in pairs to investigate, interview and create photos or video. Class limit: 20 students
|Spanish Language-Beginning||K - 5th||Thursdays
|The Spanish class will provide language instruction that is fun and developmentally appropriate. Early exposure, love of language, and appreciation for culture are the goals of this class. Classes are divided by beginner (Tues), and intermediate / advanced (Thurs). One year of Spanish or permission are required for the int/adv class, please contact Ms. Santana for more information about the levels. Class limit: 15 students|
|Aranza Santana||P-6||$80/10 classes|
|Tae Kwon Do||K-5th||Mondays|
|Students will develop skills , fitness and confidence while experiencing the teachings of a Martial Arts program. Tae Kwon Do is great for beginners and experienced students wanting to learn and improve in a structured and disciplined program where students are expected to follow the instructors rules. Class Limit 30 students|
|Scott Craig/Susan McCall||Gym||$110/9 classes|
|Come fold and create with Mrs. Williams! Unit Origami involves folding multiple numbers of one (or more than one) units, then assembling them to create a large and more complex origami. The units are assembled by tucking flaps into pockets, generally in a symmetrical or repeating fashion to complete the origami model. Unit Origami is lucid. It requires time and a lot of patience. Class Limit: 15 students|
|Mrs. Williams||P-4||$80/10 classes|
|Wilderness Awareness||K-5th||Tuesdays or Thursdays
|A Wilderness Awareness teacher will lead students into Schmitz Park and will work closely with them to increase their awareness and knowledge of the natural world, including knowledge of Pacific Northwest plants, mammals, birds, wildlife tracks and sign, and local rain forest and coastal ecology. More information about the program and the necessary medical release forms can be found at wildernessawareness.org.|
|Medical release form MUST be turned in to the office before the student can participate.|
|Matt De Jong||Meet in playcourt||
|Theresa’s class will use the yoga asanas (exercises), music, story telling and drawing, we will share a fun yet disciplined approach to learning yoga. Health history form & signed waiver will be REQUIRED on or before first day of class. Forms will be provided as registrations are processed.