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    2018/2019 Winter Programs Held at Whittier Elementary

    These programs are brought to Whittier by the PTA: programs.whittierpta@gmail.com.Scholarships are available, please contact the office if you are in need of a scholarship.


    Comic Design and Gamer Clubs with Mr. Buck

    Comic Design Club
    All Ages-Come and develop skills in comic design and illustration and learn how to create characters, scenes and comic strips.

    Registration:Click here for a registration form or pick one up in the office. Include a check payable to Whittier Elementary.
    Grades: All ages
    Location: Whittier Elementary School, Art Room 103
    Days:Tuesdays
    Time: 2:30-3:45pm
    Begins: 1/15/19 Ends:3/26/19 (No classes 2/19)
    Cost: $40 (10 weeks)

    Gamer Club
    *All Ages-Bring your favorite board, tabletop, card games to share and play with friends andlearn and play new games with Mr. Buck.*2nd-5th Recommended

    Registration:Click here for a registration form or pick one up in the office. Include a check payable to Whittier Elementary.
    Grades: All ages
    Location: Whittier Elementary School, Art Room 103
    Days:Thursday
    Time: 2:30-3:45pm
    Begins: 1/17/19 Ends:3/29/19 (No classes 2/21)
    Cost: $40 (10 weeks)


    Ukulele with Ms. Barret

    Tuesdays- 3-5th
    Registration: Click here for a registration form or pick one up in the office. Include a check payable to Whittier Elementary.
    Grades: 3-5th
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
    Days: Tuesdays
    Time: 2:30-3:45pm
    Begins: 1/15/19 Ends:3/26/19 (No classes 2/19)
    Cost: $75 (10 weeks)

    Thursdays K-2nd

    Registration: Click here for a registration form or pick one up in the office. Include a check payable to Whittier Elementary.
    Grades: k-2nd
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
    Days: Thursday
    Time: 2:30-3:45pm
    Begins: 1/17/19 Ends:3/29/19 (No classes 2/21)
    Cost: $75 (10 weeks)


    Wildcat Recreation with Mr. Pule

    This is an hour’s extension of our physical education program once a week that will build on the variety of activities enjoyed in Whittier’s gym program. Program will include individual skills building, small and larger group activities, etc. We may also include skating, archery, bowling, circus arts and other interests over the 10 classes.

    Tuesdays- K-2nd
    Registration: Click here for a registration form or pick one up in the office. Include a check payable to Whittier Elementary.
    Grades: K-2nd
    Location: Whittier Elementary School, gym
    Days: Tuesdays
    Time: 2:30-3:45pm
    Begins: 1/15/19 Ends:3/26/19 (No classes 2/19)
    Cost: $35 (10 weeks)

    Thursdays 3-5th
    Registration: Click here for a registration form or pick one up in the office. Include a check payable to Whittier Elementary.
    Grades: 3 to 5th
    Location: Whittier Elementary School, gym
    Days: Thursday
    Time: 2:30-3:45pm
    Begins: 1/17/19 Ends:3/29/19 (No classes 2/21)
    Cost: $35 (10 weeks)


    Yoga After School with Ms. Kemery

    Yoga provides an opportunity for students to further their mental and physical capacity through breath exercises, postures, balancing, and meditation. The benefits of yoga can help children concentrate and regulate their emotions, all while being physically active.

    Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat (let us know if you will need to borrow one).

    Mondays All Ages
    Registration: Click here for a registration form or pick one up in the office. Include a check payable to Whittier Elementary.
    Grades: All grades
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
    Days: Monday
    Time: 2:30-3:45pm
    Begins: 1/17/19 Ends:4/1/19 (No classes 1/21 and 2/18)
    Cost:$45 (10 weeks)

    Tuesdays- All Ages
    Registration: Click here for a registration form or pick one up in the office. Include a check payable to Whittier Elementary.
    Grades: All grades
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
    Days: Tuesdays
    Time: 2:30-3:45pm
    Begins: 1/15/19 Ends:3/26/19 (No classes 2/19)
    Cost:$45 (10 weeks)


    Coding with Kids

    GAME DEVELOPMENT / BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE
    This course introduces kids to computer programming through the fun and excitement of building video games. Working in Scratch, a drag-and-drop programming tool, students will create everything from animations to multi-level games. Beginner Students will learn the core concepts of programming a game, such as loops, conditionals, and variables. Intermediate Students will level-up to more complex concepts, like nested conditionals and functions with parameters. Projects are updated each session, so returning students will have new challenges to work through and advance their creativity and knowledge to the next level.

    Registration: www.codingwithkids.com/session/9624
    Grades: 3-5
    Location: Whittier Elementary School, library
    Days: Tuesdays
    Time: 2:30 to 3:30pm
    Begins: 1/22/2019 Ends: 4/2/2019 (No classes 2/19)
    Cost: $220 (10 weeks)

    LITTLE CODERS
    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.

    Registration: www.codingwithkids.com/session/9736
    Grades: K-2
    Location: Whittier Elementary School library
    Days: Thursdays
    Time: 2:30 to 3:30pm
    Begins: 1/24/2019 Ends: 4/4/2019 (No classes 2/21)
    Cost $220 (10 weeks)


    The Language Link - Spanish

    Spanish Novice K-2nd Grade
    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!

    Registration details:
    Class Length: 60 minutes, twice a week
    Registration: http://thelanguagelinkllc.com/k-8-school-programs/
    Grades: K-2nd
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
Days: Mondays and Fridays
    Time: 2:30-3:30 PM,
    Begins: 1/14/2019, Ends 4/1/2019 (No classes on 1/21 or 2/18, 2/22)
    Cost: $235.00, if register by 1/7/19. After the price increases to $250 (20 classes)

    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:
    Class Length: 60 minutes, twice a week

    Registration: http://thelanguagelinkllc.com/k-8-school-programs/
    Grades: 3-5th
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
Days: Mondays and Fridays
    Time: 2:30-3:30 PM,
    Begins: 1/14/2019, Ends 4/1/2019 (No classes on 1/21 or 2/18, 2/22)
    Cost: $235.00, if register by 1/7/19. After the price increases to $250 (20 classes)


    Chess 4 Life (Wednesdays)

    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.

    Register: at https://chess4life.com/
    Grades: ALL GRADES

    Days: 
Wednesdays
    Time: 1:15 to 2:15pm
    Begins: 1/9/19 Ends: 3/20/19 (No class on 01/30 or 02/20)
    Cost: $ 159 (9 sessions)


    PLAYWELL TEKnologies (Lego)

    Minecraft Engineering with LEGO® Materials
    Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer- designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and the LEGO® building system or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.

    Register: at http://www.play-well.org/
    Grades: K-1st
    Location: Whittier Elementary School

    Days: Friday
    Time: 2:25pm – 4:00pm
    Begins: 1/11/19 Ends 3/22/19 (No classes 2/22 )
    Cost: $180 (10 weeks)

    Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System
    Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo® system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs.

    Register at http://www.play-well.org/
    Grades: 2nd to 5th
    Days: Wednesday
    Time: 1:15pm – 3:15pm
    Begins: 1/09/19 Ends 3/20/19 (No classes on 1/30 and 2/20)
    Cost: $216 (for 9 sessions)


    Outdoor Wilderness at Whittier (Fridays)

    Join Seattle Adventure Sports as we run our after school enrichment program: Outdoor Wilderness!

    We are excited to spend the winter term exploring the outdoors, learning wilderness survival skills and Leave No Trace principles. We will embrace the winter weather as we practice outdoor living techniques to stay warm and dry - some days in our lavvu- a Scandinavian tipi- and some days in shelters we build ourselves. (We always have a dry backup plan to make sure that everyone is staying warm.)

    This term we are offering a K-5th grade program which will always be staffed with at least two of our enthusiastic instructors. The class will be broken up into age appropriate groups and instructors will provide unique experiences for students of all grade levels. Every term is its own new experience so whether this is your first quarter or your fourth, we hope you will join us for some Outdoor Wilderness fun!

    Please let us know if you need assistance with warm or waterproof clothing. Seattle Adventure Sports has loaners we can provide.

    Registration: Registration: https://seattleadventuresports.com/program_calendar/whittierk5/
    Grades: K-5 All grades
    Location: Whittier Elementary School, outside the building
    Dates: Mondays from 2:25 to 4 p.m.
    Begins: 1/14/19, Ends:4/1/2019 (No Class 1/21 or 2/18)
    Cost: $228.75 (10 weeks)


    Machine Sewing @Whittier

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

    Machine Sewing (8-12yrs) - 12595
    No experience necessary for students to learn the basics and beyond. New students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing tech- niques, 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 chal- lenging 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
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
    Days: Monday 2:30-4 p.m.
    Begins: 1/14/2019, Ends 4/1/2019 (No Class 1/21 or 2/18)
    Cost: $300 (10 weeks)

    Beginner Hand Sewing and Crafts (5-7yrs) - 12596
    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
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
    Days: Tuesday
    Time: 2:30-4 p.m.
    Begins: 1/15/19, Ends: 4/2/2019 ((no class 2/19)
    Cost: $330 (10 weeks)


    Hip Hop @Whittier

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

    Whittier - Hip Hop (6-82yrs) - 12597
    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
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
    Days: Tuesdays
    Time: 2:30-4 p.m.
    Begins: 01/15/2019 Ends: 04/2/2019 (no class 2/19)
    Cost: $165 (11weeks)


    Basketball @Whittier

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

    After School Hoops (5-8yrs) – 12161

    Join One on One Basketball this semester for After School Hoops®, an ideal after school activity for aspiring athletes. Bas- ketball 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
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
    Days: Mondays
    Time: 2:30-4 p.m.
    Begins: 01/14/19 Ends: 04/01/19 (No Class 1/21 or 2/18)
    Cost: $234 (10 weeks)


    School Musical- Sparkle and Shine with Ms. Steph

    Ms. Steph’s production company Sparkle and Shine will create the school musical for 4th and 5th graders, “The Wizard of Oz”. Information will come home in kid mail.


    Philosophy for Wildcats

    Registration:Click here for a registration form or pick one up in the office. Include a check payable to Whittier Elementary.