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    Afternoon Programs Held at Whittier

    Whittier partners with Seattle Parks and Recreation and local businesses to offer students a variety of after school classes held in the Whittier Elementary building.  These programs are brought to Whittier by the PTA: programs.whittierpta@gmail.com 


    CHESS 4 Life

    This class is for any student interested in learning or increasing his or her knowledge of chess. They cover principles of chess, both basic and advanced for players of all levels. The classes are taught by experienced CHess4Life chess coaches. All of the coaches work closely with National Master Elliott Neff and follow the Chess4Life curriculum designed by Elliott.

    Registration details:

    Register at https://chess4life.com/ 

    Ages ALL GRADES

    Location: Whittier Elementary School

    Wednesdays 1:15 to 2:15pm

    Starts 1/10 to 3/10 (no classes on 1/31 or 2/21)

    Cost $159 (10 classes)

     

     

    PLAYWELL TEKnologies:

    Intro to STEM with with LEGO® Materials, Winter 

    Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course. 
    Registration details:

    Register at http://www.play-well.org/

    Intro to STEM with with LEGO® Materials, Winter ID: 64032
    Grades 1-K
    Wednesdays, 1/17/18 - 3/28/18.   9 Sessions-Omit: Jan 31st, Feb 21st
    1:10pm - 2:45pm
    Play-Well: $153.00 (Price Per Course Per Participant)


    STEM Challenge with with LEGO® Materials, Winter

    Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Gear Cars, Gondolas, Merry-Go-Rounds, and Scissor Lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course. 

    Registration details:

    Register at http://www.play-well.org/

    STEM Challenge with with LEGO® Materials, Winter ID: 64033

    Grades: 2 to 5

    Fridays, 1/19/18 - 3/30/18.  10 Sessions- Omit: Feb 23rd

     2:25pm - 4:00pm

    Play-Well: $170.00 (Price Per Course Per Participant)


    Seattle Parks and Recreation

    Whittier Elementary hosts Loyal Heights Enrichment Programming at Whittier Elementary. 

     

    Machine Sewing @Whittier

    Students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. Beginning students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. Student will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. Projects, which are constantly rotating during the quarter, include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animal and more! All sewing classes are supervised by Chelsea Cook, owner of Little Hands Creations. 

    Registration details:

    Loyal Height Community Center, register on SPARC https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp

    Ages 7-12

    Instructor: Little Hands Sewing

    Location: Whittier Elementary School

    1/8-2/26 Mon 2:30-4 p.m. $180 (No class 1/15 and 2/19)

    3/5-4/2 Mon 2:30-4 p.m. $150


    Hip Hop @Whittier

    Learn the creative and energetic dance steps of Hip Hop for fun or fitness. Hip Hop classes are designed for students to learn all facets, foundations and fundamentals of hip hop. Students will leave class refreshed, with confidence and ready to strut their stuff.

    Registration details:

    Loyal Height Community Center, register on SPARC https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp

    Ages 5-12

    Instructor: Anna Nagy

    Location: Whittier Elementary School

    1/9-3/20 Tue 2:30-4 p.m. $180

     

     

    Coding @Whittier

    Creative Coding teaches your child to code by helping them make their own custom video games! Our project based, multilevel classes are amazingly fun yet very effective in teaching creative problem solving AND emotional resilience. As your creative girl or boy has fun bringing their ideas to life, they iterate through the emotional cycle of Coding (idea>excitement> effort>frustration>more effort>triumph!) With our support and positive encouragement. Repeating this cycle not only builds great coders, but more importantly, develops emotional persistence that will help students enjoy taking on new challenges in all aspects of their lives. Students new to coding will participate in the Creative Coding core curriculum, learning the fundamental elements of coding using MIT's Scratch to create their very own computer games! 

    Registration details:

    Loyal Height Community Center, register on SPARC https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp

    Ages 7-12

    Instructor: Creative Coding for Kids

    Location: Whittier Elementary School

    1/8-2/26 Mon 2:30-4:30 p.m. $330 (No class 1/15 and 2/9.)

    3/5-4/2 Mon 2:30-4:30 p.m. $275


    Wildcat Recreation with Mr. Pule

    Mr. Pule will offer after-school recreation programs during the 2017-2018 school year. Information and registration forms can be found here.


    Other After School Enrichment Options