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    Afternoon Programs Held at Whittier Elementary

    These programs are brought to Whittier by the PTA: programs.whittierpta@gmail.com


    Comic Design and Gamer Clubs with Mr. Buck

    Tuesday Comic Club 
    Come and develop skills in comic design and illustration and learn how to create characters, scenes and comic strips. 

    Grades: All Ages-
    Dates: Every Tuesday, Sep. 18-Nov. 27, 2:45-3:45
    Cost: $35 Online pay to follow, please only complete sign-up to hold your students place in the class. Please contact Mr. Buck directly to inquire about scholarships. BCBuck@seattleschools.org
     
    Thursday Gamers Group
    Bring your favorite board, tabletop, card games to share and play with friends and learn and play new games with Mr. Buck.

    Grades: All Ages- (2nd-5th Recommended)
    Dates: Every Thursday, Sep. 20-Nov. 29, 2:45-3:45
    Cost: $35 Online pay to follow, please only complete sign-up to hold your students place in the class. Please contact Mr. Buck directly to inquire about scholarships. BCBuck@seattleschools.org


    Outdoor Wilderness at Whittier (Fridays)

    Registration: schools.seattleadventuresports.com/WhittierK3

    Welcome to the Fall term of Outdoor Wilderness where we will have a blast learning through adventure! Join us as we turn Whittier Elementary into our own wilderness. We will learn valuable skills that will help students develop an appreciation for our natural world, empower them to work through adversity, and build leadership skills. We'll play team building games and learn outdoor living skills like shelter building, leave-no-trace ethics, orienteering using maps and compasses, and how to make the perfect s'more!  We have great activities for all weather and will bring shelters to keep us dry on those rainy Seattle days like our Scandinavian tipi! 
     
    Please let us know if you need assistance with warm or waterproof clothing. Seattle Adventure Sports has loaners we can provide.

    Grades: K-3
    Dates: Fridays from 2:25 to 4 p.m. 
    Begins: 10/5, Ends:12/14  (No classes Oct 12 and Nov 23)
    Cost: $228.75 (9 weeks)


    The Language Link - Spanish

    Registration: http://thelanguagelinkllc.com/k-8-school-programs/

    Spanish Novice K-2nd
    This class is for students in their first year of Spanish study. Session 1 and 2 will both focus on new themes and activities to build on what students have already learned. By the end of this school year, these students will, at minimum, be able to understand familiar words, basic phrases, and commands. They will also be able to use short, practiced phrases to speak about themselves, their families, and their surroundings. New and returning students are welcome!

    Grades: K-2nd
    Dates: Mondays and Fridays 2:30-3:30 PM (60 minutes, twice a week)
    Begins 10/1, Ends 12/21 (No classes on 10/12 or 11/12,19 & 23)   
    Cost: $220 for 19 classes (19 hours)

    Spanish Novice 3-5th Grade
    This class is for students in their first or second year of Spanish study. Session 1 and Session 2 will focus on new themes and activities to build on what students have already learned. By the end of this school year, these students will, at minimum, be able to understand familiar words, basic phrases, and commands. They will also be able to use short, practiced phrases to speak about themselves, their families, and their surroundings. New and returning students are welcome!
    Registration details:

    Grades: 3-5th
    Dates: Mondays and Fridays 2:30-3:30 PM (60 minutes, twice a week)
    Begins 10/1, Ends 12/21 (No classes on 10/12 or 11/12,19 & 23) 
    Cost: $220 for 19 classes (19 hours)
     
    Spanish Novice Mix K-5th Grade
     
    This class welcomes all students! Session 1 and 2 will focus on new themes and activities to build on what students have already learned. By the end of this school year, these students will, at minimum, be able to understand familiar words, basic phrases, and commands. They will also be able to use short, practiced phrases to speak about themselves, their families, and their surroundings. New and returning students are welcome!
     
    Grades: K-5
    Dates: Wednesdays 1:15-3:30 PM (135 minutes, once a week)
    Begins 10/3, Ends 12/19 (No classes on 11/21)
    Cost: $290.00 for 11 classes (25 hours)


    Chess 4 Life (Wednesdays)

    Registration: https://chess4life.com/

    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.

    Grades: ALL GRADES
    Dates: 
Wednesdays 1:15 to 2:15pm

    Begins: 10/3 Ends: 12/12 (No class on 11/21)    
    Cost: $169


    PLAYWELL TEKnologies:

    Registration: http://www.play-well.org/
     
    Intro to STEM with with LEGO® Materials, Fall
    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. 

    Grades: 1-K
    Location: Whittier Elementary School

    Dates: Wednesdays 1:10pm - 2:45pm 
    Begins: 10/3 Ends 12/5 (No classes 11/21 )
    Cost: $180  (10 weeks)

    STEM Challenge with with LEGO® Materials, Fall
    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. 

    Grades: 2 to 5
    Dates: Fridays 2:25pm - 4:00pm 
    Begins: 10/5, Ends: 12/7 (No classes on 10/12 or 11/25)    
    Cost: $162.00 (9 weeks)


    Machine Sewing @Whittier, Spring

    SPARC Registration: https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp

    Whittier - Machine Sewing (8-12yrs) - 183228
    Students to learn the basics and beyond. New students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. The class will begin with a simple project, then students will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. This class is designed to teach children with both beginning and advanced skills. Projects are constantly rotating during the quarter and include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animals, and more! *For all new sewers, the first class of the session is mandatory

    Ages 8-12 year old
    Instructor: Little Hands Sewing
    Days: Monday 2:30-4 p.m. 
    Begins: 9/17, Ends 10/15  
    Cost: $150 (5 weeks)

    Whittier - Beginner Sewing and Crafts (5-7yrs) - 183215
    Stitching, sewing and more for a variety of ages. Learn the basics of hand sewing, knitting, crafting and weaving in this new class, created to introduce our younger students hand sewing and different types of fiber arts! Boys and girls will learn basic hand sewing techniques, from threading needles and tying knots, to several types of stitches. Students will also create fun projects that explore their craft skills. New projects each quarter, ranging from embroidery, hand sewn puppets, accessories, pillows, woven rag rugs and more! This class will build fine motor skills, finger dexterity, and most important, it will give their creative muscles a work out! All supplies included, let’s get creative!

    Ages 5-7 year old
    Instructor: Little Hands Sewing
    Days: Monday 2:30-4 p.m. 
    Begins: 10/22,  Ends: 11/19
    Cost: $150 (5 weeks) 


    Hip Hop @Whittier, Fall

    SPARC Registration: https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp

    Whittier - Hip Hop (8-12yrs) - 183221
    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.

    Ages 8-12 year old
    Instructor: Anna Nagy
    Days: Tuesdays 2:30-4 p.m. 
    Begins: 9/18 Ends: 10/16    
    Cost: $75 (5 weeks)

    Whittier - Hip Hop (5-7yrs) - 183218
    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.

    Ages 5-7 year old
    Instructor: Anna Nagy
    Days: Tuesdays 2:30-4 p.m. 
    Begins: 10/23 Ends: 11/20 
    Cost: $75


    Basketball @Whittier, Fall

    SPARC Registration: https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp

    Whittier - After School Hoops (5-8yrs) - 183213
    Learn and develop your basketball skills. Join One on One Basketball this semester for After School Hoops®, an ideal after school activity for aspiring athletes. Basketball is a unique sport that combines upper and lower body motor-skill learning with an intense cardiovascular workout. Our organization has decades of experience teaching this sport in a motivating, inclusive and age-appropriate manor. After School Hoops® makes three guarantees: your child will learn, sweat, and have fun!

    Ages 5 to 8 year old
    Days: Mondays 2:30-4 p.m. 
    Begins:  9/17,    Ends: 10/19       
    Cost: $117 (5 weeks)

    Whittier - After School Hoops (8-12yrs) - 183214
    Learn and develop your basketball skills. Join One on One Basketball this semester for After School Hoops®, an ideal after school activity for aspiring athletes. Basketball is a unique sport that combines upper and lower body motor-skill learning with an intense cardiovascular workout. Our organization has decades of experience teaching this sport in a motivating, inclusive and age-appropriate manor. After School Hoops® makes three guarantees: your child will learn, sweat, and have fun!

    Ages 8 to 12 year old
    Days: Mondays 2:30-4 p.m. 
    Begins: 9/17  Ends 10/15     
    Cost: $117 (5 weeks)