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Save the Date! Enrollment for Fall 2020 (Online) Enrichment Classes opens 9/22 @ 7 PM

Make sure to set a reminder for Tuesday, 9/22 at 7 PM to enroll for Fall enrichment classes via Homeroom, our online enrichment portal. We’ve got a great line up of virtual enrichment activities this session, with plenty of new classes, plus old favorites that are guaranteed to delight students (and give tired parents some extra time to get work done, or practice some much needed self care)! View the Class List here.

Enrollment runs from Tuesday, September 22nd at 7 PM through Friday, September 25th at 5 PM. Course offerings (including days/times, fees and class descriptions) are currently available to view on Homeroom.

Fall enrichment classes will start on September 28th and run through December 11, 2020 (with a make-up week scheduled from December 14-18, 2020).  Classes will start at 3:30 PM (2:15 on Wednesdays) and run between 45 – 90 minutes in duration. Note: some classes may have earlier/later start dates or times, so please check the class schedule carefully. Fall enrichment classes are open to students in grades 1-5 only.  Kindergarten students are welcome to enroll starting Winter session. More details are available on the Enrichment page.

By choosing to enroll in a class through the GH Enrichment Program, you will be supporting our dedicated vendors, many of who are local, small businesses. Plus, a portion of each tuition goes to the PTA’s scholarship fund to allow for all GH students to take enrichment classes, regardless of financial ability.

Questions? Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator.

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Enrichment Classes Going Online for Spring Session!

The following classes will be offered ONLINE so that students can continue to take virtual enrichment classes during the school closure:

  • Mondays: Little Coders K-2, Drawing & Painting Exploration 2 -5 (now open to 2nd graders!)
  • Tuesdays: Boom Dance Exploration K-3, Mandarin K-3, Chess 2-5 (new day for online classes only)
  • Wednesdays: Game Development (Int/Adv) 2-5, Jump Rope 1-5
  • Thursdays: Minecraft Server Modding 3-5, Tae Kwon Do K-3* (starts April 9th)
  • Fridays: Art Wizards K-5, Drumming 3-5 & 1-5 (new day for online classes only), Vocal Performance 2-5*

*Note: All classes will be offered “live” via Zoom, except Tae Kwon Do and Vocal Performance which will post weekly video lessons (with optional prompts and activities) for students to access at any time.

If your student is looking for fun and creative activities in the afternoon after a long day of homeschooling, I’d highly recommend giving one or more of these online classes a try.  In particular, Jump Rope and Drawing & Painting Exploration are both terrific classes, plus very good value! Not sure about if online classes are a good fit for your student? All classes have a satisfaction guarantee so your student take a trial class for free. There are still spots available for all online classes, so please contact the Enrichment Coordinator as soon as possible to enroll before the session starts on March 30th!


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Save the Date – Enrollment for Fall Enrichment Classes opens 9/10 @ 7 PM

Save the Date next Tuesday, 9/10 to enroll for Fall enrichment classes via Homeroom, our online enrichment portal. If you already have a Homeroom account, all you have to do is login once the enrollment period opens to book classes.  If you do not have an account, you’ll only have to sign up once and your student(s) profile will be saved for future sessions.

Enrollment runs from Tuesday, September 10th at 7 PM through Friday, September 20th at 5 PM. Course offerings (including days/times, fees and brief descriptions) are currently available to view on Homeroom.

Fall enrichment classes will start on September 23rd and run through December 13, 2019.  Some classes have earlier/later start dates, so please check the class schedule carefully. Fall enrichment classes are open to students in grades 1-5 only.  Kindergarten students are welcome to enroll starting Winter session.

More details available on the Enrichment page.

Questions? Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator.

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Fall 2019 Enrichment Class Schedule Preview – Now Available!

Hot off the press – the Fall 2019 Enrichment Class Schedule is now available to preview! View it on the  Enrichment Course Descriptions page or download a PDF version of the schedule HERE. Please note that this is only a preliminary schedule and that some class days and fees may be subject to change so please check the blog for latest updates. 

Class schedule and details can also be viewed in real time via Homeroom (NOTE: Classes are still being added and will be finalized on September 10, 2019).

SAVE THE DATE! Online enrollment will open on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 PM.  Enrollment will take place via Homeroom.

The Fall enrichment season will start on September 23, 2019 and run through December 13, 2019.  NOTE: Some classes have later start/end dates, so please check the class schedule carefully. Fall enrichment classes are open to students in grades 1-5 only.  Kindergarten students are welcome to enroll starting Winter session.

Questions? Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator.

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Fall 2019 Study Club Enrollment Starts 9/3!

SAVE THE DATE! Enrollment for Fall Study Club classes will open next Tuesday, September 3rd at 9 AM. Enrollment will take place via Homeroom .

The Fall session of Study Club starts on Monday, September 9, 2019 and runs through Thursday, December 19, 2019.  Students participating in Enrichment classes have the option of enrolling for the full 14 week session, or just the pre-enrichment (September 9-20, 2019) and/or post enrichment (December 16-19, 2019) weeks. More details available on the Study Club page.

Enrollment is online only and will take place via Homeroom – an online after school enrichment portal where you can enroll, purchase and manage all your student(s) classes in one convenient location.   If you already have a Homeroom account, all you have to do is login to book classes.  If you do not have an account, you’ll only have to sign up once and your student(s) profile will be saved for future sessions.  Note: Study Club class options can be viewed on the Homeroom site in advance, however, classes cannot be added to your cart until enrollment goes live at 9 AM on 9/3.

Questions? Please contact the Study Club Coordinator.

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New Spring Enrichment Class! Animation Maker (3-5)

We have just added a new beginner Animation Maker class for grades 3-5 for Spring session. The class will be offered on Thursdays and taught by Coding with Kids (codingwithkids.com), the same vendor who offers the popular Little Coders and Game Development classes.

Animation Maker – Beginner (3-5), Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, $245/session (10 classes):  Enter the world of movie and game animations! Students will learn the core skills of creating simple animated movies, creating 2D and 3D characters and animating them. Take your learning beyond stop-motion animation with real animation design tools. You will get to create real computer graphics and build animations like the pros!  NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed in exchange for priority enrollment and a tuition discount. Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator prior to enrollment. 

Enrollment for Animation Maker will open tonight (Friday, 3/15) at 7 PM.  The enrollment deadline for this class will be extended to 3/29 at 5 PM.

REGISTER via Homeroom HERE

Enrollment for Spring enrichment classes and Study Club is currently still open and will close on Friday, 3/22 at 5 PM. Login to Homeroom to check class availability.

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March Volunteer of the Month – Lisa McGinty

 

Congratulations to Lisa McGinty 

Lisa is new to our school this year having moved back to West Seattle after five years away in California and Michigan.  They moved back this Summer and Lisa hit the ground running. 

I first met Lisa at our VERY first volunteer opportunity helping fill back to school packets.  And she hasn’t stopped since.  She is a constant contributor at our school, helping in big and small ways sharing her talents and skills with our lucky students. 

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Spring Enrichment and Study Club Enrollment Starts 3/5 @ 7 PM

SAVE THE DATE! Enrollment for Spring Enrichment and Study Club classes will open on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 PM.

Spring enrichment classes  start on Monday, April 1st, and run through Friday, June 14, 2019.  Study Club will also start on April 1st but will run through June 21, 2019.  Students enrolled in enrichment classes also have the option of registering for post-enrichment Study Club classes (June 17-21, 2019). Course days/time, fees and descriptions can be viewed the  Enrichment Course Descriptions page.

Enrollment is online only and will take place via Homeroom – an online after school enrichment portal where you can enroll, purchase and manage all your student(s) classes in one convenient location.   If you already have a Homeroom account, all you have to do is login to book classes.  If you do not have an account, you’ll only have to sign up once and your student(s) profile will be saved for future sessions.  Note: Enrichment course offerings can be viewed on the Homeroom site in advance, however, classes cannot be added to your cart until registration goes live at 7 PM on 3/5.

REGISTER via Homeroom HERE

Videos and detailed instructions on how to enroll are available on the Enrichment page.

Questions? Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator.

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January Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Noirin Lynch, our January Volunteer of the Month.

Noirin has been such a helpful volunteer at school.  We are so thankful to her contributions here at Genesee Hill.  When asked to comment on her contributions to our school, here’s what just a handful of folks had to say:

“Noirin is amazing! She is always available and willing to go above and beyond whenever I’ve asked her for help. Noirin gives up her time to come and help in the classroom and also comes in each week and supports the art teacher during our art lessons. Noirin has come in and done amazing art projects with the class not only donating her time, but supplies too. She also will make and donate games that she has made that support the curriculum. She is thoughtful, kind and the kids and I are lucky to have her!”
Mrs. Marroquin
“Noirin didn’t hesitate for a moment when I asked if she could help coordinate the flag ceremony for our November assembly.  She worked directly with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and the group leader for Boy Scouts.  Because of her efforts, the flag ceremony went off without a hitch.” Mr Della Pella

She teaches Genius Hour – Kitchen Chemistry for 1st grade

She organizes the lost and found/coat donation for the office

She’s room parent for Ms. Williams (3rd grader – Akemi Sheibley is her daughter) this year

Last year, she was room parent for Ms Henderson (Kinder – Quinn Sheibley) and Ms Fraizer (2nd grader – Akemi)

She’s also on the Cohort Coordinator Team for 3rd grade this year,  2nd grade last year

Staff Appreciation Week help and coordination

She leads a girl scout troop

Wow – that’s alot of hard work and dedication. Thanks Noirin

Congratulations and thank you for all of hard work, Noirin! Enjoy your dedicated parking spot in front of the school for a month!

 

Have an idea for our next Volunteer of the Month?  Let us know:   volunteers@geneseehillpta.org

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JUST ADDED! Jr. Robotics & Robotics for Winter Enrichment

We have just added two new Robotics classes to the enrichment class schedule for Winter session. These classes will be offered on Wednesdays and taught by BEAM Experiences/Bricks4Kidz (beamexperiences.com).

  • Jr Robotics K-2 (Wednesdays, 1:15 – 2:30 PM, $235/session – 9 classes): BEAM Experiences uses the popular Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics curriculum, teaching students how to turn their next LEGO creations into a robot, programmed to do exactly what they tell it to do! This offers all the fun of building with LEGO Bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming. Using drag-and-drop, icon-based WeDo software provides an introduction to the world of programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. BEAM encourages students to think creatively while experimenting with Cubelets. This fun, action-packed class combines real life skills with real kid fun! Class limit: 10.
  • Robotics 3-5 (Wednesdays, 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM, $235/session – 9 classes) : Unleash the creative powers of the hands-on LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 by building robots that can race, dodge walls, and complete obstacle courses! The aim of this course is to have students utilize their critical and creative thinking skills by building robots that they design and program. Students will physically piece together logic with modular building blocks, build circuits, and discover how robotic creations operate in today’s world. Although this course heavily uses Mindstorms EV3, students will learn how a variety of robots are built using the latest cutting-edge systems. Class limit: 10.

Enrollment for these classes will open tomorrow (Thursday, 12/13) at 9 AM.  The enrollment deadline for these classes will be extended to 12/21 at 5 PM.

REGISTER via Homeroom HERE

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