Before & After School Enrichment

Before and After School Enrichment Registration Process

Timeline for Lottery Drawing:

  • January 19-22: All forms turned in during this time will be registered for classes. However, if any of the classes have more interest than spots available, the class will go to lottery drawing.
  • January 25th – Enrichment class confirmation and balance due will be sent home with your child via kid mail.

Post Lottery Timeline:

  • January 25 – 29: Forms turned in during this time period will be registered on a first come first served basis for classes that are not full.
  • February 1st – Enrichment class confirmation and balance due will be sent home with your child via kid mail.

Registration: Complete a registration form with the $50 deposit (one for each participant) and return to the school office starting January 19th. Minimum number of students per program required in order for each program to run. For questions regarding registration please contact the PTA enrichment coordinators at lawtonenrichment@gmail.com.   If you have specific questions about the class and what it entails, please contact the instructors directly.

Scholarship information: Limited scholarships are available. Scholarships are granted per session and not for the whole year in order to be fair to all students who may need a scholarship. In addition, scholarship requests should be for one class only. Please mark the classes in preference of order in the event classes fill up. Students who received a scholarship in the 1st session are not 1st priority for the 2nd session. However, parents are still welcome to apply. If you have questions regarding scholarships, please contact the PTA enrichment coordinators at lawtonenrichment@gmail.com.

Payment & Paperwork: A deposit of $50 is due with the registration form. Students will not be allowed to show up for classes without payment or paperwork. No exceptions will be made so please do not send your child to class without having turned in payment or having filled out the proper paperwork 100%. Emails or calls for registering your child will not be accepted.

Pro-rated fees & Refunds: If you sign your child up for a class after it has already started, it is at the instructor’s discretion to approve a pro-rated fee. The same applies if you withdraw your child from a class after it has started. Some instructors have individual refund policies that will be communicated with you. Exceptions will be made on an on need basis for extenuating circumstances such as moving, health and/or medical circumstances. No refunds will be given by the PTA unless withdrawals are made prior to classes starting or a class has been cancelled.

MONDAY:

CIRCUS ARTS/TUMBLING
Have you ever thought, “My life is like a circus!”? Well, now you can enroll your child in our Circus Arts class and make that come true with your real life circus artist! Students will be exposed to circus arts skills such as tumbling, globe walking, rope jumping, stilt walking, wheel walking, and more!

Instructors: Cheryl Parks and Sue Turner – clparks@seattleschools.org, sope@comcast.net
Tuition: $210 – tuition includes t-shirt, snacks, and equipment maintenance/replacement.
Grades: K – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 15 minimum and 45 maximum
Dates: Feb. 22 – June 13 (14 weeks) *No class on April 4th
Time: 2:50 – 4:30 – Lawton Gym/Commons

KNITTING
Back by popular demand is Lawton’s Knitting Club! All levels of experience welcome. Our students will have lots of fun projects to choose from!

Instructors: Lisa Blau & Deana Metteer – lisablau@comcast.net, deanametteer@yahoo.com
Tuition: $ 175 per session – tuition includes knitting needles, yarn, and a light snack.
Grades: 1st – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 25 maximum
Dates: Feb. 22 – June 13 (15 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Room 107

BRICKS FOR KIDS
Designed and created by teachers, architects, and engineering professionals. Our hands-on program introduces young people to concepts of engineering, architecture, and mechanics using LEGO Bricks.

Instructor: Blake Lundquist – beamexperiences@outlook.com
Tuition: $240
Grades: – K – 2nd
Minimum/Maximum Number: 8 minimum and 14 maximum
Dates: Feb. 22 – June 13 (15 weeks)
Time:   2:50 – 4:00 – Staff Lounge

WEAVING
You’re sure to enjoy learning to weave on a Harrisville Easy Weaver rigid heddle loom. Learn to weave evenly with nice straight edges, choose pleasing color combinations, and fix mistakes. Learn to thread your very own loom too!  The loom you use in class is yours to keep!  These are the looms we used in class.

Instructors: Christine Sutton – ChristineLSutton@hotmail.com
Tuition: $ 150 – tuition includes supplies and you get to keep the loom you use!
Grades: 3rd – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 4 minimum and 16 maximum
Dates:   Feb. 22 – May 2 (10 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:30 – Room 209

TUESDAY

UNICYCLE & JUGGLING ARTS
Students of all levels are welcome to this class. The expectations for all students are to have a good attitude, strong work ethic, and respect for all members of the class. Juggling and unicycling are wonderful individual activities that teach discipline and focus as well as teamwork and cooperation with others.

Instructor: Cheryl Parks – clparks@seattleschools.org
Tuition: $220 – tuition includes t-shirt, snacks, equipment maintenance/replacement, and end of year performance
Grades: 1st – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 15 minimum and 30 maximum
Dates: Feb. 23 – June 14 (15 weeks) *No class on April 5th
Time: 2:50 – 4:30 – Lawton Gym

ART ADVENTURES
A fun, creative class where your child will complete art projects and get experience using a variety of mediums such as acrylic paints, watercolor, ink, photography, textile and other mixed media.

Instructor: Laura Van Horne – lvhlee@yahoo.com
Tuition: $ 120 per session – all materials and a light snack.
Grades: 1st – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 20 maximum
Dates: Feb. 23 – May 3 (10 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Library

DRAMA – K-2
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? Join Lawton kindergarten teacher Tracy McDonagh for this comprehensive theater program learning basic skills: acting, improvisation, scene work, voice, and body presentation. Staging, costume, and prop making included. Each session culminates in a live performance.

Instructor: Tracy McDonagh – tlmcdonagh@seattleschools.org
Tuition: $180 per session – tuition includes snacks, costumes, props, and performance.
Grades: – K-2nd
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 20 maximum
Dates: Feb. 23 – June 14 (16 weeks)
Time:   2:50 – 4:00 – 108/Commons stage

SONGSTERZ – Songwriting and Performance, offered by iKhana Arts
A fun and creative class where students learn about music through creating a song as a class and then each student creates their own original song.  Dancing, word games, rhythm games, and Native American hand drums are some of the tools we will use to learn how to create and perform a song.  Students learn about microphone technique and stage presence.  No previous music experience required. Guitar, piano, or percussion are collaboratively added and each student receives a digital file of the end of the session performance of the group song and their own original song.

Instructor: Jennifer SavageCrane – sixfootsavage@hotmail.com
Tuition: $195 per session – tuition includes a light healthy snack, student notebook, audio files of songs, and the end of session performance
Grades: K – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 8 minimum and 20 maximum
Dates: Feb. 23 – June 14 (16 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Room 210

BRICKS FOR KIDS
Designed and created by teachers, architects, and engineering professionals. Our hands-on program introduces young people to concepts of engineering, architecture, and mechanics using LEGO Bricks.

Instructor:Blake Lundquist – beamexperiences@outlook.com
Tuition: $256
Grades: – 3rd – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 8 minimum and 14 maximum
Dates: Feb. 23 – June 14 (16 weeks)
Time:   2:50 – 4:00 – Staff Lounge

SUPER SLEUTHS
Learn the techniques of real life scientific investigators like lifting fingerprints, fiber analysis, foot print impressions, etc. Apply the skills learned to a crime scene investigation to find out “WHO DUNNIT?”

Instructor: Jeni Rudisill – jlrudisill@seattleschools.org
Tuition: $200 (fee includes supplies and a light snack)
Grades: – 2nd – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 24 maximum
Dates: Feb. 23 – June 14 (16 weeks)
Time:   2:50 – 4:00 – Room 104

WEDNESDAY

WATERCOLOR
Are you ready to bring out the artist in you by enjoying exploring with watercolors? Learn about color mixing and wet in wet techniques while creating your own masterpieces. Students will produce 3-4 paintings

Instructor: Carol McKinney – mckinneycarol@att.net
Tuition: $ 65 per session.
Grades: K – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 5 minimum and 15 maximum
Dates: March 2 – April 20 (6 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Staff Lounge
*No class on early release days

VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Open to all returning 2nd – 5th grade choir students. All other interested students are encouraged to check in with Mrs. Cooper to determine their readiness. This will be an advanced part-singing group focused on performance and students need to be ready to work on fun, challenging pieces. This is a two day a week class (Wednesdays and Fridays)

Instructor: Elaine Cooper – emcooper@seattleschools.org
Tuition: $200 – tuition includes a small morning snack, sheet music, notebooks, and rehearsal CD’s performances.
Grades: 2nd – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 15 minimum and 45 maximum
Dates:   Feb. 24 – June 15 (Wednesdays) and Feb. 26 – June 3 (Fridays) (14 weeks)
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – 210 & Commons

ZUMBA KIDS
ZUMBA KIDS is an hour of Fun, Dance and Games! Time to let your inner STAR out, Rock the Stage and get Fit all at the same time, all skill levels welcome! Learn up to 10 different dances, emphasizing contemporary urban styles such as Hip Hop, Reggaeton and Pop all set to a Fun and Energetic playlist! Create your own Choreography, learn to break down parts of a song, add your moves to music! Perform your routines on stage with your peers.

Instructor: Amie Schumer – amieswayfitness@me.com
Tuition: $ 190 – Tuition includes Performance Costumes, end of session celebration (last class of the session) and nutritious snacks.
Grades: K – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 24 maximum
Dates:   Feb. 24 – June 15 (13 weeks) *No class on April 6th
*No classes on early release days
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Gym

RUN LIKE THE WIND
This exciting club returns to inspire the “runner” in your child. Running is a wonderful lifetime and family activity and parent, Kamila Kilayko, is excited to share this with the Lawton community. Participants will meet once a week to learn the basics of running and train for upcoming 5K’s in the community. What better way to encourage lifetime fitness than through real life activities such as this? Parents are welcome to participate!

Instructor: Kamila Kilayko – kkilayko@yahoo.com
Tuition: $190 per session – tuition includes training, t-shirt, tokens, and snacks. Registration fees for each running event will be the responsibility of each participant.
Grades: K – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 15 minimum and 25 maximum
Dates:   Feb. 24 – June 15 (14 weeks)
*No classes on early release days
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Commons, trainings will also take place outside.

GET GROWING
Get Growing with Lawton’s Edible Garden Club! Students will explore the soil, start seeds, tend the garden and the best part…eat what they grow!

Instructor: Kate Gwinn – bkategwinn@gmail.com
Tuition: $180 – tuition includes snacks, supplies for class, journals and soil maintenance.
Grades: K- 5
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 20 maximum
Dates:   Feb. 24 – June 15 (14 weeks)       
*No classes on early release days
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Room 209 and Outdoor gardening area

DEBATE CLUB
Have fun debating with friends on topics like Space Exploration, Homework, Zoos, Video Games, and more! Hone your persuasive argument, public speaking, empathy, and teamwork skills. This session we will be preparing to compete with Magnolia and Queen Anne schools in DebateAble’s Fourth Annual Spring Debate Tournament on Saturday, May 21st.

Instructors: Margot Saharic, margot@debateablekids.com
Tuition: $220 per session
Grades: 4th – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 8 minimum and 15 maximum
Dates:   Feb. 24 – May 25th (12 weeks) plus Debate Tournament on Saturday, May 21st
*No classes on early release days
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Room 204

MAD SCIENCE
During this Mad Science after-school program, children will engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty, and more!

Instructors: P. Kevin Horn – kevin@madsciencefun.com
Tuition: $154 per session
Grades: K – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 15 minimum and 20 maximum
DatesSession 1 – Feb. 24 – April 20 (7 weeks)
Session 2 – April 27 -June 15 (7 weeks)
*No classes on early release days
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Staff Lounge

THURSDAY

CLAY ART
Bring your creativity to this class! Students will spend 8 weeks making a variety of creative clay projects, including a cup and plate, a fierce (or friendly) clay monster and a variety of projects of your choice! All work will be fired in the kiln and glazed with colorful, non-toxic pottery glazes. All supplies are included and all clay and glazes are completely non-toxic.

Instructor: Jane Meagher – janelmeagher13@gmail.com
Tuition: $80 per session (8 week session)
Grades: K-5
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 15 maximum
Dates: Session 1 – Feb. 25 – April 21 (8 weeks)
Session 2 – April 28 – June 16 (8 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Staff Lounge

PHOTOGRAPHY
Explore famous photographs, learn about famous photographers, and experiment with basic shooting and editing techniques through a variety of photo projects.

Instructor: Brenda Hatley – bmhatley@seattleschools.org
Tuition: $190 – tuition includes snacks, equipment for class, portfolios and an end of session gallery.
Grades: K- 5
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 20 maximum
Dates:   Feb. 25 – June 16 (16 weeks)      
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Room 107

GOLF/TENNIS
TGA of North Seattle runs after school enrichment programs to teach tennis and golf to elementary school students. Each class includes a rules and etiquette lesson, a character development theme, and an academic lesson in addition to sport-specific skills. We have also added STEM to our curriculum for 2015.

Instructor:Brad Kirkpatrick – bkirkpatrick@playtga.com
Tuition: $120 per session – tuition includes hat and prizes. TGA will provide equipment.
Grades: K-5
Minimum/Maximum Number: 6 minimum and 20 maximum
Dates:   GOLF – Feb. 25 – April 21 (8 weeks)
TENNIS – April 28 – June 16 (8 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Lawton Commons 

CREATIVE CODING 4 KIDS – ALL LEVELS
Many parents and educators are realizing that the benefits of learning to code at a young age extend far beyond the skill itself. Through the “brain exercise” of coding, coders build intelligence like athletes build muscles. Just as importantly, they develop stronger problem solving skills, confidence over technology, and emotional persistence. Our classes are designed to be repeated as many times as desired. Each time, kids increase their coding skills, speed and proficiency.

Instructors: TBD – teachers@creativecoding4kids.com
Tuition: $207 per session
Grades: 3-5
Minimum/Maximum Number: 8 minimum and 12 maximum
Dates: Session 1 – Feb. 25 – April 21 (8 weeks)
Session 2 – April 28 – June 16 (8 weeks)
*No classes on early release days
Time: 2:50 – 4:30 – Computer Lab

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
Students will get to learn technique with rhythmic gymnastics equipment such as the ribbon, hoop, and ball while learning several routines that combine dance and rhythmic gymnastics. The students will work on flexibility, endurance, and hand eye coordination while performing fun routines. The students will also get to experience choreographing their own routines.

Instructor: Laura Van Horne – lvhlee@yahoo.com
Tuition: $180 per session – includes snack, t- shirt, rhythmic gymnastics ribbon, cd of music and end of session sharing.
Grades: K- 5
Minimum/Maximum Number: 8 minimum and 20 maximum
Dates:  Feb. 25 – June 16 – (15 weeks)
*No class on April 7th 
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Lawton Gym

FRIDAY

DRAMA – 3 -5
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? Join Lawton kindergarten teacher Tracy McDonagh for this comprehensive theater program learning basic skills: acting, improvisation, scene work, voice, and body presentation. Staging, costume, and prop making included. Each session culminates in a live performance.

Instructor: Tracy McDonagh – tlmcdonagh@seattleschools.org
Tuition: $170 per session – tuition includes snacks, costumes, props, and performance.
Grades: 3rd – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 20 maximum
Dates: Feb. 26 – June 3 (14 weeks)
Time:   2:50 – 4:00 – 108/Commons stage

PIANO KEYBOARDING
Our class offers kids the opportunity to learn to play their favorite songs and music on electric keyboards. We teach them music reading skills and playing skills using specifically designed learning tools, games, and hands on instruction.

Instructor: Lori Hutchings – lorimhutchings@hotmail.com
Tuition: $202 per session – tuition includes method book and learning tools
Grades: K – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 24 maximum
Dates: Feb. 26 – June 3 (14 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Lawton Library

RUN LIKE THE WIND
This class is great for kids who have an interest in running, learning more about running, or are just excited to get out and burn off some steam after school.  We’ll include running games as well as physically and mentally prepare for 5K runs in collaboration with our Wednesday Run Like the Wind class. I am thrilled to be a part of an after-school program that supports wellness for Lawton students! As a past school counselor, I know the importance of integrating physical activity as part of a wellness model of supporting student academic and social/emotional health.  In addition to getting great exercise and having fun, we’ll talk about making good choices about food and activities as well as have the opportunity to practice self-discipline and social skills.

Instructor: Cher Edwards – edwards@spu.edu
Tuition: $190per session – tuition includes training, t-shirt, tokens, and snacks. Registration fees for each running event will be the responsibility of each participant.
Grades: K-5
Minimum/Maximum Number: 15 minimum and 25 maximum
Dates:   Feb. 26 – June 3 (14 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:00 – Lawton Gym, trainings will also take place outside.

SEWING
After school sewing program utilizing machine and hand sewing to teach kids to sew and create wearable art. We make everything from scarves and stuffies to pajama bottoms and messenger bags.

Instructor: Erin Hubner – info@madesewing.com
Tuition: $224 – tuition includes all supplies and sewing machines
Grades: 2nd – 5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 8 minimum and 12 maximum
Dates: Feb. 26 – June 3 (14 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:20 – Staff Lounge

CREATIVE CODING 4 KIDS – ALL LEVELS
Many parents and educators are realizing that the benefits of learning to code at a young age extend far beyond the skill itself. Through the “brain exercise” of coding, coders build intelligence like athletes build muscles. Just as importantly, they develop stronger problem solving skills, confidence over technology, and emotional persistence. Our classes are designed to be repeated as many times as desired. Each time, kids increase their coding skills, speed and proficiency.

Instructors: TBD – teachers@creativecoding4kids.com
Tuition: $177 per session
Grades: 3rd -5th
Minimum/Maximum Number: 10 minimum and 12 maximum
DatesSession 1 – Feb. 26 – April 8 (7 weeks)
Session 2 – April 22 – June 3 (7 weeks)
Time: 2:50 – 4:30 – Computer Lab

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