Redmond Elementary PTSA Enrichment Classes - Fall 2017-2018

 

Registrations for Fall 2017 has now ended.

All Registrations take place online-only  during registration period.
Checks or Emails will not be accepted as registrations. 

Late Registrations Not Accepted

Fall     2017-2018: Oct. 02, 2017 - Dec. 08, 2017
Winter 2017-2018: Jan. 29, 2018 - Mar. 30, 2018
Spring  2017-2018: Apr. 09, 2018 - Jun. 15, 2018


Policies and Procedures
Please be sure to read through all of our Enrichment Class Policies before registering your child. The enrichment classes are supported by PTSA volunteers. It will save us lots of time if you could read all the policies and other important information on this page before sending out questions to us.

Parent Volunteer Requirement
LWSD requires that all enrichment classes must have a PTSA Parent Volunteer present during each and every class. By signing up for an enrichment class you are also agreeing to chaperone at least one class during the session, or you can choose to become a Permanent Parent Chaperon - see the details below. Classes without Parent Volunteers will be cancelled.

Parent Chaperons must:
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Be or become a Redmond El PTSA member for the current school year;
- Be or become LWSD background-check approved. Online Application or Fillable PDF/Paper Application

Permanent Parent Chaperon
If you are able to chaperon all weeks of your child's class, we will be offering that family free tuition for one student in that class in return. If you are interested in being a Permanent Parent Chaperon please email us at enrichmentclasses@redmondelptsa.org. Please email us before registering the class, so that you will not be charged with the tuition.

Payment Options 
The preferred payment option is to pay with a credit card during the registration process. 

If you are unable to pay online via credit card, payment can be made with a check. Please understand that check payment option takes our volunteers much more time to process than credit cards. If you need to pay by check, additional steps must be taken to pay by check after completing the online portion of the registration:
- A check must be written for the correct amount payable to "Redmond Elementary PTSA". Any mistakes will result in an automatic cancellation of the online registration and the check will be returned.
- The check must be delivered with the completed Check Submission Form to the Redmond El front office (preferred) or to the child's teacher. The check must be received by the PTSA within 2 business days of registration. If the check is not received within 2 business days, it will result in an automatic cancellation of the online registration.
- The Enrichment Coordinator (enrichmentclasses@redmondelptsa.org) must be contacted via email with the child(ren)'s name, check number and total payment amount.

Please understand that because processing the check payment option takes our volunteers much more time, any missed steps will result in an automatic cancellation of the online registration and the check will be returned.

Refund Policy
Refunds are based on when the cancellation is received. Cancellations requests received:
On or before 9/27/2017 will receive a full refund.
- After 9/27/2017, refunds are done at the discretion of the vendor at the vendors rate.
- There are no refunds for missed classes. Snow days will be made up if possible.

Scholarships
The PTSA has a limited number of financial need-based scholarships available! More information on scholarships can be requested by contacting us at enrichmentclasses@redmondelptsa.org.

 

Fall 2017 Enrichment Class Schedule

 

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays

Girls Basketball
(Grades 3-5) 

3:40-4:40
Gym

Group Guitar
(Grades 2-5)  FULL

3:40-4:40
Music Room

Aspiring Authors
(Grades 2-5) FULL

2:10 - 3:40
Room 141

Game Development 
(Grades 3-5) FULL

3:40-4:40
Room 137

Art - Drawing &
Painting (K-5) FULL

3:40-4:55 
Room 207

 

 

Little Coders
(K-2) FULL

2:10 - 3:10
Room 168

Math Club FULL
(Grades 3-5) 

3:40-4:40
Room 140

Chess FULL
(Grades 1-5) 

3:40-4:40
Room 164, 165

 

Class Descriptions

 
Girls Basketball

Learn the game of basketball from former WNBA player and Stanford Basketball legend, Val Whiting. This basketball program helps young female players acquire basketball, social and team building skills in a fun and empowering manner. The one-hour instructional sessions blend fundamental skills instruction with organized team competition with the purpose of providing an enjoyable after-school athletic event. Players benefit by improving their individual skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defending while, at the same time, learning how to work within the framework of a team. The Val Whiting Hoop Academy provides girls with a chance to improve their general physical fitness, develop sportsmanship and athletic ability, and increase their knowledge of the game of basketball. Girls of all skill levels are encouraged to join.

Who: Grades 3-5
Where: Gym
When: Mondays 3:40-4:40 p.m.
Dates: 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4
No class days/Date exceptions: Oct. 16th (Conference Week)
Fee: $183, 9-week session
Instructor: Val Whiting Hoop Academy

 

Beginning/Continuing Group Guitar    FULL!

Group Guitar for all levels. This class covers the basics for beginner students and delves deeper for continuing guitar students. Hone your guitar skills with founder/president of Dace's Rock 'n' More Music Academy, Dace Anderson. Students are not required to own their own guitar; guitars will be provided in class. All skill levels are welcome.

Who: Grades 2-5
Where: Music Room
When: Tuesdays 3:40-4:40 p.m.
Dates: 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5
No class days/Date exceptions: Oct 17th (Conference Week)
Fee: $130, 9-week session
Instructor: Rock 'n' More Music Academy

 

Aspiring Authors    FULL!

Do you love to tell stories? Do you desire the freedom to create? Do you have a passion for books? Do you want professional results? Then this adventure is for you! Using a unique two brain approach in a positive and friendly environment, students are inspired to write and “publish" their own books.This is a fun and challenging eight week adventure where each student will be an author, editor, and artist "hired" by the publishing company to create their masterpieces. As a company, we will assemble and bind the books creating professional results. New students will learn how to use the elements of story building to captivate their readers and enhance their illustrations to make their words come alive, while returning students will be challenged to write a more intriguing story. Their books will be a treasure to cherish. In a culminating activity, we will have the last class with parents and friends to "Celebrate the Authors".

Who: Grades 2-5
Where: Room 141
When: Wednesdays 2:10-3:40 p.m. (90 minutes)
Dates: 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
No class days/Date exceptions: Oct. 18th (Conference week); Nov. 22nd (Thanksgiving break)
Fee: $210, 8-week session
Instructor: Grasshopper Enrichment

 

Little Coders     FULL!

Jump start your child’s STEAM education with Coding with Kids’ Little Coders class! Students will develop their computational thinking skills and build their own creative programs. Our curriculum combines a blend of fun activities - both "on-screen" and “off-screen” - to keep students engaged and excited about coding. This class will give students a strong foundation on coding basics, such as loops and conditionals, that can be built upon in our other classes. Kids will be introduced to these programming fundamentals in a variety of ways appropriate for this age group, from coding puzzles and board games to hands-on programming using online drag-and-drop tools, such as Scratch (scratch.mit.edu).

Who: Grades K-2
Where: Room 168
When: Wednesdays 2:10-3:10 p.m.
Dates: 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
No class days/Date exceptions: Oct. 18th (Conference week); Nov. 22nd (Thanksgiving break)
Fee: $173, 8-week session
Instructor: Coding With Kids

 

Game Development / Beginner-Intermediate     FULL!

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, BEGINNERS will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditionals and variables. INTERMEDIATE students will move on to more advanced concepts, such as nested conditionals and functions with parameters. Using the Scratch development environment, you will learn how to create a variety of programs, from simple animations to multi-level games. With new projects each session, you will be able to express your creativity and advance as a coder!

Who: Grades 3-5
Where: Room 137
When: Thursdays 3:40-4:40 p.m.
Dates: 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
No class days/Date exceptions: Oct. 19th (Conference week), Nov. 23rd (Thanksgiving break)
Fee: $173, 8-week session
Instructor: Coding With Kids

 

Math Club    FULL!

Young math enthusiasts will sharpen their problem solving and creative thinking skills. Curriculum taught by Archimedes school of math and programming will take the students to the new level of reasoning beyond day-to-day thinking by challenging them with exciting and puzzling problems. Classes will also include practice for various math competitions throughout the year (participation in competitions is not mandatory, but students will have a choice to sign up for Math Kangaroo, Noetic learning, Bebras computing challenge and others).

Who: Grades 3-5
Where: Room 140
When: Thursdays 3:40-4:40 p.m.
Dates: 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
No class days/Date exceptions: Oct. 19th (Conference week), Nov. 23rd (Thanksgiving break)
Fee: $173, 8-week session
Instructor: Archimedes school of mathematics and programming

 

Art - Drawing and Painting     FULL!

Hosted by Museo Art Academy, this class offers students new opportunities to work in a variety of drawing materials, learning several fundamental drawing processes that enhance their ability to accurately draw what they observe and imagine. Through a series of step-by-step lessons, they’ll build their rendering skills and creative self-confidence. Students will also have fun developing and refining their painting skills as they learn about the elements of visual art through applied design principles. Each new session of this class presents students with new, exciting projects and curriculum to continually challenge their skills. All grades are welcome to this creative class. Questions? Email Museo Art Academy at museoartacademy@live.com. More info at www.museoart.com.

Who: Grades K-5 
Where: Room 207
When: Fridays 3:40-4:55 p.m. (75 minutes)
Dates: 10/6, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
No class days/Date exceptions: Oct. 20th (No School-LEAP Day), Nov. 10th (No School-Veterans Day), Nov. 24th (No School-Thanksgiving)
Fee: $167, 7-week session
Instructor: Museo Art Academy

 Sign up to be a parent volunteer here: Drawing and Painting Parent Volunteers.

Chess     FULL!

Chess4Life brings an excellent program with a positive learning environment to Redmond 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.

Who: Grades K-5 
Where: Room 164, 165 (Classes will be divided into smaller groups based on skill levels)
When: Fridays 3:40-4:40 p.m.
Dates: 10/6, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
No class days/Date exceptions: Oct. 20th (No School-LEAP Day), Nov. 10th (No School-Veterans Day), Nov. 24th (No School-Thanksgiving)
Fee: $125, 7-week session
Instructor: Chess4Life