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PTSA helps provide opportunities during the school day and before/after school to help enrich your child's education. 

 

 

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

 

MATH CHALLENGE

Chair: Rui Hu & Garima Mehra (mathchallenge@ellabakerptsa.org)

Math Challenge is an optional, math enrichment extension program at Ella Baker. It is designed to give students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills. Throughout the challenges, the program covers problem solving strategies such as drawing a picture or model, making an organized list, looking for patterns, working backwards, and guessing and checking. Families are encouraged to get involved and work

Math Challenge is a free and open to all students (K-5). The first Math Challenge will be available starting Sep 27. Registration is required to be eligible for an award.

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 15 (TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS)

VIEW 2019-2020 MATH CHALLENGE DETAILS

 


 

REFLECTIONS

Chair: Sangeeta Dutt & Kathy Dai (reflection@ellabakerptsa.org)

The Reflections Program is a national and state PTA cultural arts competition providing students (Pre-K to 12th grade) an opportunity to express themselves through their own original works. Reflections engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education each year. Call for Entries from National PTA (youtube).

Submissions Due: Oct 31


VIEW 2019-20 REFLECTIONS DETAILS

 


 

ART SMART

Chairs: Sheffali Budhiraja & Maria Paramonova

An online program where kids watch videos and create art projects inspired by the masters. Art Docents, parent volunteers from each classroom, help implement already designed grade-level art lessons in coordination with the classroom teacher. Art Docents receive training in the beginning of the year and the time commitment in the classroom is approximately twice per month. Finally, an Art Show to showcase students' artwork is organized in the spring.

Art Docent Training (2 options):  Oct 21 (9:30-11am) or Oct 23 (2:30pm-3:50pm)

Clay/Kiln Training (2 options): Oct 28 (9:30-11am) or Nov 4 (2-3:50pm)

VIEW ART DOCENT HANDBOOK (DOC)

 


 

CHANGEMAKER PROJECTS

Information coming soon

 


 

 

ENRICHMENT CLASSES & CLUBS

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

BEFORE
SCHOOL

   

Math Club (2/3)

Karate

Math Club (4/5)

Choir

Yoga/Mindfulness

AFTER
SCHOOL

Robotics

Intro to STEM

Spanish

Coding

Chess

Art

Cricket

Scholarships are available for all before/after school enrichment programs. Please inquire about scholarships with the school counselor, Colleen Hawkins at chawkins@lwsd.org

 

 

CHOIR (BEFORE SCHOOL - THURSDAYS)

Do you enjoy singing? Performing? Playing instruments? Then join choir with Ms. Wilson, Ella Baker's very own music teacher! Learn proper vocal techniques and learn how to incorporate instruments into your performances. Questions? Contact megwilson@lwsd.org. Parent chaperones are needed, contact enrichment@ellabakerptsa.org if interested.

Open To: 3rd-5th Grades; max 50 students

Meetings: Thursdays 8:15-9:05am

Year-Long Session: Oct 3 - May 9 (no classes Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 26, Jan 2, Jan 30, Feb 13, Apr 9)

Pricing: $215

Concerts:

  • Thursday, December 5 (7pm, Redmond High School Gym)
  • Friday, December 29th (3:15pm, Ella Baker's All School Sing-a-Long) - optional performance
  • Thursday, May 7 (7pm, Ella Baker)

 

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 


 

CRICKET CLUB (AFTER SCHOOL - FRIDAYS)

Come play cricket with us! In this class, led by the Cricket Academy of Puget Sound, students will have the opportunity to learn about the game of cricket, develop their skills, and practice their play. Parent chaperones are needed, contact enrichment@ellabakerptsa.org if interested.

Open To: K-5th Grade; max 20 students

Meetings: Fridays 3:55-4:55pm - 10 sessions

Fall Session: Sep 27 - Dec 13 (no classes Oct 18, Nov 29, and non-school days)

Spring Session: Mar 20 - Jun 5 (no classes May 22 and non-school days)

Pricing: $235

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS 

 


 

MATH CLUB (BEFORE SCHOOL - WEDNESDAYS/THURSDAYS)

 Math Club (by Archimedes School) will provide a mental workout for students. It's designed to give young minds an opportunity to develop their investigative, creative, and critical thinking skills by exploring mathematical topics and brainteasers in an inspiring and competitive team setting. The class stretches the students' reasoning beyond day-to-day thinking by challenging them with exciting and puzzling problems. Each class may be divided into subgroups depending on student interest (math competitions or math enrichment activities). Parent chaperones are needed, contact enrichment@ellabakerptsa.org if interested.

Open To: 2nd-5th Grade; max 40 students each class

Meeting Days/Times:

  • Grades 2-3: Wednesdays (8:10-9:10am) - 13 sessions
  • Grades 4-5: Thursdays (8:10-9:10am) - 13 sessions

Fall Session: Week of Oct 2 - Week of Jan 22 (no classes Oct 16/17, Nov 27, and non-school days)

Spring Session: Week of Feb 19 - Week of May 20

Pricing: $314

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 


 

ROBOTICS CLUB (AFTER SCHOOL - MONDAYS)

Chair: Wayne King, Lalitha Pammi, Shelly Jamwal

First Lego League (1st-3rd graders): students use Lego Components to design and program robots. At the end of the season, students will attend a First Lego League expo where they will show their learning, share their ideas, and celebrate their achievements (Expo is optional. Parents are responsible for transportation. PTSA cannot be held liable. This is not a drop-off event).

VexIQ Robots (4th and 5th graders): students use VexIQ parts, pieces, and platforms to design and program robots to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels. Ella Baker Robotics funds up to 3 local competitions (Competitions are optional. Parents are responsible for transportation. PTSA will not be held liable. Competitions are not drop-off events).

Parent coaches are needed, contact enrichment@ellabakerptsa.org if interested.

Open To: 1st-5th grades; max 32 students each class

Parent Info Night: Sep 16, 6:30-7:30pm, Commons

Coaches Meeting: Sep 23, 6:30-7:30pm (anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to attend)

Meetings/Pricing:

  • First Lego League (1st-3rd): Mondays 6:30-8:00pm (Oct 7 - Feb TBD) - $150 - Class is Full
  • VexIQ Robots (4th-5th): Mondays 6:30-8pm (Sep 30 - Feb/Mar TBD) - $250 - Class is Full

 


 

THEATER (AFTER SCHOOL - SPRING)

Chair: Teri Wegner, Dipanwita Sarka & Asha Muralidhar

PTSA is partnering with Studio East to provide Theater in the Spring. Auditions will be March 9th and 10th. Rehearsals will likely be Monday through Thursday after school. And the Performance is currently scheduled for Aril 23rd and 24th. More information will be shared in the Spring.



 

YMCA BEFORE/AFTER-SCHOOL

PTSA will be partnering with the YMCA to offer additional classes from October 28th-December 20
  • Intro to STEM (Play-Well Teknologies) - Mondays 3:50-5pm for ages 5-9
  • Spanish (Sponge) - Tuesdays 3:50-5pm for ages 5-11
  • Create with Code (TechVenture) - Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm for ages 7-11

  • Karate (Eastside Family Karate) - Wednesdays 8:10-9:10am for ages 5-11

  • Chess Club (Chess4Life) - Thursdays 3:50-5pm for ages 5-11
  • Morning Yoga & Mindfulness (KidsFocusNow) - Fridays 8:10-9:10am for ages 5-11
  • The Wonders of Watercolors (Smart with Art) - Fridays 3:50-5pm for ages 5-11

REGISTER FOR YMCA CLASSES  Registration is open from Oct 1-25

 

The YMCA will continue to offer their regular programs:

Need help registering? Contact the YMCA at eastsidechildcare@seattleymca.org or 425-644-8417.