Enrichment Course Descriptions

Winter 2020 Class Schedule

NOTE: Currently only lottery courses are published on the Homeroom enrollment page. The full class schedule and course descriptions can be viewed in real time via Homeroom after the lottery ends on Friday, 12/6 at 7 PM.

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Winter 2020 Enrichment Class List and Fees

 
DAY/TIME
Price
 
 
 
MONDAY (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - 9 classes - NO CLASS 1/20 & 2/17
1Basketball (K-2)$75
2Basketball (3-5)$75
3Little Coders (1-2)$218
4Piano - Keyboard Club (K-5)$226
5Robotics (3-5) - class til 4 PM$241
6Schmitz Park Nature Program (2-5) - class til 4 PM$149
7Stone Soup Theatre: The Day the Crayons Quit (K-2)$149
8Yoga & Mindfulness (3-5) - no class 2/24$138
TUESDAY (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - 10 classes - NO CLASS 2/18
1Jr. Robotics (1-2) - class til 4 PM$268
2Magic: The Gathering Club (4-5)$75
3Mandarin (K-3)$182
4School of Rock (K-1)$130
5Spanish (3-5)$80
6Trendy Crafts: Rainbows & Unicorns (K-5)$176
7Unicycle (3-5)$75
WEDNESDAY – Session 1 (1:15 PM – 2:30 PM) - 9 classes - NO CLASS 1/29 & 2/19
1Chess Club (2–5 )$119
2Drumming (3–5)$145
3Game Development - Beginning (2–4 )$218
4Jump Rope (1–5)$145
WEDNESDAY – Session 2 (2:30 PM – 3:45 PM) - 9 classes - NO CLASS 1/29 & 2/19
1Chess Club (2–5 )$119
2Drumming (1 – 5)$145
THURSDAY (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - 10 classes - NO CLASS 2/20
1Double Play! Floor Hockey & Wiffle Ball (2-5)$142
2Intro to Python (3-5)$242
3Kids Yoga (K-2) - no class 1/9 & 1/16$132
4Minecraft Engineering with LEGO® (1-3) - class til 4 PM*$204
5Play & Learn Spanish (K-2)$80
6Puzzle Club (K-5)$75
7Trendy Crafts: Advanced Crafting (3-5)$176
8Theater Games with MODE (K-2)$180
FRIDAY (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - 10 classes - NO CLASS 2/21
1Art Wizards$170
23D Design (3-5) - no class 2/7$101
3Tennis (3-5)$160
4Vocal Performance with MODE (2-5) - class til 4 PM*$220

Winter 2020 Course Descriptions

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3D Design for Kids Grades 3 – 5 Fridays to 3:30 PM
Dream It, Build It: Apps for Kids inspires young thinkers to turn their wildest creations into reality. This STEAM class will teach young creators the fundamentals of the design process in four areas: Capture It – Capture ideas and start a design story using pictures, text and draw tools. Shape It – Shape ideas into 3D creations of any form. Create 3D shapes with intuitive and easy-to-use modeling tools. Style It – Using color, stickers, and backgrounds, personalize the Shape It 3D model. Print It – Print the creation in 2D and 3D (Cube Print and 3D Printer) to bring the 3D shape to life. Check out the Apps for Kids at www.swappsforkids.com This class will be taught by GH parent Michael Steeves, 3D Computer Aided Design Expert and technical manager at SolidWorks Corp. No class on 2/7.  Class limit 18.
Michael Steeves, GH parent Computer Lab Fridays: $101/session (9 classes)
Art Wizards – Everyone Can Draw! Grades K – 5 Fridays to 3:30 PM
In Art Wizards, kids learn to draw the things that kids find exciting. The most important part of learning to draw is learning to see. Many adults never developed that skill. All elementary students regardless of age need these skills. That’s where we start. We give them all the information they need to be successful, but not so much that we stifle their imagination or limit their opportunities. They learn that a problem can have more than one solution, that small changes can have a big effect, and that there is more than one way to look at the world around them. With consistent and ongoing practice throughout the school year, our students are amazed at the progress they make. Projects include fish, birds and animals of all kinds, people, landscapes, still life, mythical creatures, movie characters and cartoons. We show them how to break down a scene or character so it comes out looking like what they intended. We show them how easy it can be when they know how to use chalk and oil pastels, when it’s better to use colored pencils and where markers and watercolor fit in. It’s easy! It’s exciting! It’s rewarding! And it has a super-positive effect on all other subjects. View examples of our students’ work in the galleries at www.artwizards.org. Class limit 16.
Art Wizards Staff TBD  $170/session (10 classes)
Basketball “Hoop” Dreams Grades K-2 Mondays to 3:30 PM
Coach Heather will teach basketball skills, run drills, and scrimmage with students. This is one of our most popular classes so register early (or volunteer as a PTA chaperone) to save your spot! Class limit 18.
Heather Menashe, Santana’s Sports Gym $75/session (9 classes)
Basketball “Hoop” Dreams Grades 3-5 Mondays to 3:30 PM
Coach Santana will teach basketball skills, run drills, and scrimmage with students. This is one of our most popular classes so register early (or volunteer as a PTA chaperone) to save your spot! Class limit 18.
Aranza Santana, GH staff Gym $75/session (9 classes)
Chess Club with Chess Mates* Grades 2 – 5 Wednesdays to 2:30 PM

Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:45 PM*

Students will learn chess strategies, tactics and openings, and have fun playing chess. Chess helps children built critical thinking skills and helps them learn to focus and plan. Each class includes a lesson, chess puzzles and game-playing time. Chess sets and boards and other materials will be provided. All you need is to be eager to play and learn!  The Chess Mates Foundation has been offering after school chess clubs in Seattle for over 20 years. The instructor Jeremy Higgins is a West Seattle resident and has been coaching chess for over a decade. Class limit 18.

* Please do not enroll in the 2:30 second session class if your child attends Aftercare at the SP site unless they can be picked up at GH after class ends.

Jeremy Higgins, Chess Mates Foundation Room TBD $119/session (9 classes)
NEW! Double Play! Floor Hockey & Wiffle Ball Grades 2 – 5   Thursdays to 3:30 PM
It’s a Double Play! Join Overtime Athletics for two fan favorites: Floor Hockey & Wiffleball! Each week we’ll rotate between Mini Games, Skill Stations & Scrimmage Play! Get ready for the winter fun playing games like: NHL Shootout, Home Run Derby, Fliers Up & More! OTA coaches provide all equipment. Sign up today!  Class limit 16.
Overtime Athletics staff Field $142/session (10 classes)
Drumming Grades 3 – 5

Grades 1 – 5*

Wednesdays, 1:15 – 2:30 PM

Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:45 PM*

Have fun learning rhythm and playing the drums!  Designed by a music industry professional, this class combines unique tools and innovative techniques, including exclusive iPad linked drum sets, personal audio monitoring systems, and video projection, to create a truly immersive one-of-a-kind experience! Students will learn fundamentals of rhythm and time keeping, technique, rudiments, beats and much, much more. All necessary equipment is provided and all levels of ability are welcome! Visit experiencebpm.com for more information! Instructor Jon Slatkin is a GH parent and musician/producer. Present/past clients include One Reel (Bumbershoot 2004-13), Capitol Hill Block Party, Sundance Film Festival, YouTube and EMP. Jon began his professional career at age 15 and has studied with legendary drummer Jim Chapin. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and the Percussive Arts Society. Class limit 18.

* Please do not enroll in the 2:30 second session class (grades 1-5) if your child attends Aftercare at the SP site unless they can be picked up at GH after class ends.

Jon Slatkin Music Room $145/session (9 classes)
Game Development – Beginner Grades 2 – 4 Wednesdays to 2:30 PM
Do you play games and wonder how they are created? Would you like to build your own computer programs? Come learn how at the Coding with Kids Academy! In this fun after-school class, you will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditionals and variables. Using the Scratch development environment, you will learn how to create your own programs, such as simple games, animations, and interactive stories. With new projects each session, you will be able to express your creativity and advance as a coder! Our progressive curriculum will allow you to move to the next level after just 1-2 sessions. See examples here. Class limit 16.

*NOTE: 2nd graders should have completed a Little Coders course to advance to the Beginner course.*

Coding with Kids staff Computer Lab $218/session (9 classes)
NEW! Intro to Python           Grades 3-5 Thursday to 3:30 PM
Are you a Scratch expert who wants to try something new? Take your programming to the next level with this class! Come learn this language while making fun games. Python is a very versatile programming language that is widely used in the professional world. Still learning to type? No worries. We will use Codesters in this class, which is an environment that allows you to transition drag-and-drop items to typed code. Class limit 16.
Coding with Kids staff Computer Lab $242/session (10 classes)
Jr. Robotics Grades K – 2 Tuesdays to 4:00 PM*
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. Class limit 14.

*Please do not enroll this class if your child attends Aftercare at the SP site unless they can be picked up at GH after class ends.

NOTE: The curriculum is designed for the motor skills and critical thinking ability of  1st grade students and above, however, kindergartners may be allowed to enroll depending on space availability.

BEAM Experiences staff K Commons $268/session (10 classes)
Jump Roping for Fun & Fitness* Grades 1 – 5 Wednesdays to 2:30 PM
Join Genesee Hill parent Rene Bibaud as she shares Ropeworks’s “smart sequencing” approach to jumping rope. Classes help anyone, of any skill level to 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 energy program. End of the session performance culminates the program. Bring your own jump rope or purchase one from the instructor for $5. Class limit 35.
Rene Bibaud, RopeWorks Gym $145/session (9 classes)
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Grades K – 2 Thursdays to 3:30 PM
Certified Yoga instructor and GH parent, Elena Nishizaki returns with her fun class designed just for younger students, This kid friendly class combines yoga and mindfulness to teach children to pay attention, increase focus, and balance their emotions while building physical strength and flexibility. NOTE: This class will start late on 1/23 – no class 1/19 & 1/16. Class limit 10.
Elena Nishizaki Room 1218 $132/session (8 classes)
Little Coders Grades 1-2 Mondays to 3:30 PM
Get them started early! 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. Class limit 12.  NOTE: 2nd graders who have taken this class previously may enroll in the beginner Game Development class on Wednesdays.
Coding with Kids staff Computer Lab $218/session (9 classes)
Magic: The Gathering Club Grades 4 – 5 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
Calling all Spellslingers!  This is an opportunity for MTG enthusiasts to come together whether you are new to the game or an expert.  There will be an overview of rules and coaching of new players by their peers.  Learn to assess cards, what makes a deck and play strategies.  We will start Standard Format and see where that takes us.  Every club member will start out with a new deck that is theirs to keep. There will be an emphasis on fair play and inclusion.  Tuition includes a $25 supply fee to provide each student with starter deck of Magic cards.  This club will be hosted by GH parent, Jessie Stefanovic.  Class limit 20. NOTE: Initially we ask that participants not bring their own Magic decks.  After all club members are up to speed we may decide to allow outside decks for open dueling, but we are not responsible for outside decks or cards.  We will do our best to make sure everyone keeps track of their things.
Jessie Stefanovic, GH parent volunteer Room 3109 $75/session (10 classes)
Mandarin Grades K – 3 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
This engaging class will use songs, games, and many other activities to make Chinese language fun for young learners. Students are quickly able to remember words, recognize basic characters and engage the teacher in simple dialogue; they also gain an appreciation for the Chinese culture and language! Tuition includes a $5 supply fee. Class limit 12.
Wendy Tan, Mandarin Experts Room 2109 $182/session (10 classes)
NEW! Minecraft Engineering with LEGO® Grades 1 – 3 Thursdays to 4:00 PM*
Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a Creeper, a Lava Trap, and a Minecart. Create your favorite Minecraft mobs, tools, and objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Class limit 16.

*Please do not enroll this class if your child attends Aftercare at the SP site unless they can be picked up at GH after class ends.

Justin Kaiser, Play-Well TEKnologies 1st Grade Commons $204/session (10 classes)
Piano-Keyboard Club Grades K – 5 Mondays to 3:30 PM
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. We want our students to stay motivated and continue to want to learn to play music, whether they like Bruno Mars or Beethoven. We have all the music they want. We have music from Stars Wars, Jurassic World, Moana, Coco and lots more. Each participant has his/her own keyboard supplied during the class, along with headphones, and books and other materials are included. This session is for both brand new students AND returning and advanced students. Class limit 16.

*NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed to help out in class in exchange for priority enrollment and a 100% tuition discount for your child. Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator prior to enrollment.*

Dinah Brein, Musical Minds Music Room Mondays: $226/session (9 classes)
Play and Learn Spanish Grades 1 – 2 Thursdays to 3:30 PM
This beginning Spanish class for younger students, taught by Ms. Santana, will expose your child to the Spanish language and culture in a fun, engaging environment through the use of songs, games, age appropriate books and activities.  The goal of this class is to foster an appreciation of and a level of comfort with the language, and just have fun! Class will include 15 – 20 minutes of recess (“play”) time. Tuition includes a $5 supply fee. Class limit 12.
Aranza Santana, GH staff Room 2112 $80/session (11 classes)
Puzzle Club Grades K – 5 Thursdays to 3:30 PM
Join Ms. Grasel after school for a fun-filled hour doing puzzles! A wide variety of puzzles (ranging from 24 to 500 pieces) will be available to build, and students can save their work from week to week. Students can chart their progress over the session and take on increasingly challenging puzzles. This is perfect after school activity for those cold winter days! Class limit 15.
Elizabeth Grasel, GH staff Room 2112 $75/session (10 classes)
Robotics* Grades 3 – 5 Mondays to 4:00 PM *
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 14.

*Please do not enroll in this class if your child attends Aftercare at the SP site unless they can be picked up at GH after class ends.

*NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed to help out in class in exchange for priority enrollment and a 50% tuition discount for your child. Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator prior to enrollment.*

BEAM Experiences staff K Commons $241/session (9 classes)
Schmitz Park Nature Program Grades 1 – 5 Mondays to 4:00 PM*
Continuing the tradition of the Wilderness Awareness at Genesee Hill, the Schmitz Park Nature Program invites students to come explore the great outdoors in an extended 90 minute class this Winter!  Wilderness Awareness School trained naturalist Kevin “Porcupine” O’Malley 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 at southsoundnatureschool.org.  Porcupine has been leading adult and family courses in nature for over a decade.  He’s particularly skillful in guiding children to have experiences that connect them to the Nature that surrounds them and to inspire questions with answers to be found on another day in the woods. NOTE: Students will be escorted from GH to Schmitz Park for this class. Pick-up will be at Schmitz Park field. Class limit 10.

*Please do not enroll in this class is your child attends Aftercare at the GH site unless they can be picked up at SP after class ends.

Kevin O’Malley,

South Sound Nature School

Schmitz Park

(pick-up on playground)

$149/session (9 classes)
School of Rock Grades K – 1 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
School of Rock builds a exciting learning experience by employing strong teamwork and cooperative learning. We will explore fun games and activities that teach basic musical skills such as rhythm and pitch recognition. Much research and evidence has been documented citing the benefits of music education during a child’s early years to help them better develop skill sets in areas such as literacy, motor skills, and coordination. We will also get to study and try out many different instruments. Finally, all of our activities are rooted in classic rock and popular music that is enjoyable for both children and their parents. Class limit 10.

*NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed to help out in class in exchange for priority enrollment and a 50% tuition discount for your child. Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator prior to enrollment.*

Ben Haber, School of Rock Music Room $130/session (10 classes)
Spanish Grades 3 – 5 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
This conversational Spanish class designed for older students will expose students to the Spanish language and culture in a fun, engaging environment through the use of songs, games, age appropriate books and activities. Students will learn and practice speaking Spanish. The goal of this class is to foster an appreciation of and a level of comfort with the language, and just have fun! Tuition includes a $5 supply fee. Class limit 12.
Aranza Santana, GH staff Room 2022 $80/session (10 classes)
NEW! Stone Soup Theatre –

The Day the Crayons Quit

Grades K – 2 Mondays to 3:30 PM
Join Stone Soup Theatre for acting games, creative play with story-telling, and a staged performance of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. We’ll examine different stories, written and imagined, and play with different ways of staging them. Will the pigeon get to meet its lifelong dream of being a bus driver? Join us to find out. Concludes with a performance for families and friends. Class limit 15.

*NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed to help out in class in exchange for priority enrollment and a 50% tuition discount for your child.*

Benni Sara Claflin, Stone Soup Theatre 1st Grade Commons $149/session (9 classes)
Tennis Grades 3-5 Fridays to 3:30 PM
Join Santana’s Sports to learn and play Tennis this Winter! Students will learn the fundamentals of the sport and have fun learning to play tennis. Both new and experienced players are welcome!   Class limit 20.
Heather Menashe, Santana’s Sports Gym $160/session (10 classes)
NEW! Theater Games with MODE Grades K-2 Thursdays to 3:30 PM
In our introductory class for young actors, we will learn the basics of theatre through games and have fun with performing arts! All levels are welcome, but we encourage students with little to no experience to get them comfortable in a theatre setting. A demonstration of learned material will take place at the end of the final class. Class limit 15.
MODE Music and Performing Arts staff Room TBD $180/session (10 classes)
Trendy Crafts – Advanced Crafting Grades 3 – 5 New Day! Thursdays to 3:30 PM
Join Trendy Crafts on Thursdays this Winter for a special advanced crafting curriculum! Students in grades 3-5 will explore modern crafts with more advanced techniques and supplies. We will create with tools including hot glue guns, hammer and nails, and even a vinyl transfer technique. The projects we will create include a magnetic message board, calligraphy, string art and so much more! Class limit 15.
Leann Adams, Trendy Crafts Room TBD $176/session (10 classes)
NEW! Trendy Crafts – Rainbows & Unicorns Grades K – 5 New Day! Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
Everything is Rainbows and Unicorns when you join Trendy Crafts on Tuesdays this session! We will craft a complete project each week in a social and supportive setting while using the latest supplies and techniques. Squishies, sequins, watercolors and mixed media canvas are just some of the crafts we will make and supplies we will use! If you love bright crafts during the dark Winter, this is the right enrichment class for you. Class limit 15.
Leann Adams, Trendy Crafts Room TBD $176/session (10 classes)
Unicycle Grades 3 – 5 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
Ms. Sealey returns for another session of Unicycle Club! This class is for both beginners and those who already know how to ride. Riders will practice their skills and learn new ones. We will even get on the giraffes! Class limit 20.

Note: The class size is limited by the number of unicycles we have available.  We may be able to enroll additional students who can bring their own unicycle.

CJ Sealey, GH Staff Gym $75/session (10 classes)
Vocal Performance Grades 2 – 5 Fridays to 4:00 PM*
Mode Music presents our very own pop choir! In the tradition of school choirs, Mode’s Vocal Performance class gives students the choir experience with a popular music twist. Using popular music both new and old, students will learn breathing, melody, harmony and blending as well as song form in several different styles. This class is for both new and returning students. A demonstration of learned material will take place the last day of class during the last 30 minutes. Class limit 15.

*Please do not enroll this class if your child attends Aftercare at the SP site unless they can be picked up at GH after class ends at 4 PM.

Anna Steinle, MODE Music Studios Music Room $220/session (10 classes)
Yoga & Mindfulness Grades 3 – 5 Mondays to 3:30 PM
Certified Yoga teacher and Genesee Hill parent Robin Lutton returns with her popular yoga and mindfulness class (inspired by Little Flower Yoga for Kids).  Classes are based on the five elements: Connect (with self, others, and environment), Breathe, Move, Focus, and Relax.  Students will explore their thoughts, breath, and bodies in a fun, safe, and engaging environment that in time will provide them with the tools for lifelong wellness.  No class on 2/24. Class limit 12.
Robin Lutton Room 1218 $138/session (8 classes)
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