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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

Contact: mathchallenge@ellabakerptsa.org


BI-WEEKLY MATH CHALLENGES

Math Challenge is free and open to all students (K-5). It covers problem-solving skills using strategies such as drawing a picture or model, making an organized list, looking for patterns, working backwards, and guessing and checking.

VIEW DETAILS

 

MATH TOURNAMENT
The Math Challenge Tournament is a National Mathematics tournament providing an opportunity for students (Grades 2-6) to showcase their skills in a variety of math topics. Questions are carefully designed with two focuses: math fundamentals and problem-solving skills. Registration is required (no refunds). 

VIEW 2019-20 TOURNAMENT DETAILS


 

REFLECTIONS

Chair: reflection@ellabakerptsa.org

The Reflections Program is a national and state PTA cultural arts competition providing students (grades pre-K to 12) an opportunity to express themselves through their own original works. 

Submissions Due: TBA


VIEW 2019-20 REFLECTIONS DETAILS

 


 

ART SMART

Chairs: artdocent@ellabakerptsa.org

An online program where kids watch videos and create art projects inspired by the masters. Art Docents help implement already designed grade-level lessons with the classroom teacher. Art Docents receive training in the beginning of the year. Time commitment in is about twice per month.

Art Docent Training (2 options):  TBA

Clay/Kiln Training (2 options): TBA

 

VIEW ART DOCENT HANDBOOK (PDF)

 


 

 

 

ENRICHMENT CLASSES & CLUBS

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

BEFORE
SCHOOL

   

Math Club (2/3) (Feb-May)

Math Club (4/5) (Feb-May)

Choir (Year-Long)

Mindfulness
(Mar-Apr)

AFTER
SCHOOL

STEM FUNdamentals (Mar-Apr)

Spanish
(Mar-Apr)

Arts & Logic
(Mar-Apr)

Chess (Mar-Apr)

Exploring Robotics (Mar-Apr)

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.

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)

 


 

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)  CANCELED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT

Pricing: $235

 


 

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)

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

Pricing: $314

 


 

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) - $150
  • VexIQ Robots (4th-5th): Mondays 6:30-8pm (Sep 30 - Feb) - $250

 


 

THEATER (AFTER SCHOOL - MONDAYS THRU THURSDAYS)

Chair: Teri Wegner, Dipanwita Sarka & Asha Muralidhar

PTSA is excited work with Studio East to produce Ella Baker's first theater production, Peter Pan in Neverland. 

Open To: 1st-5th graders

Parent Meeting: March 2nd, 7pm STEAM lab

Audition Dates: March 9th and 10th

Rehearsal Dates: March 11 thru April 22. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursday 4-6pm, Wednesdays 2:30-5:30pm

Performance Date: April 23rd and 24th, 7pm

Parents are required to sign up for one a committee (such as ticketing, costumes, etc) as well as be a chaperone for ~2 rehearsals. Questions? Contact theater@ellabakerptsa.org

PROGRAM CANCELED



 

YMCA BEFORE/AFTER-SCHOOL

PTSA will be partnering with the YMCA to offer additional classes. 
 
Fall Session: Sept-Dec 
 
Winter Session: Jan 6 - Feb 28
 
Spring Session: March 2 - May 1
 
Contact the YMCA at 425-644-8417 or eastsidechildcare@seattleymca.org if you need help completing the online registration process and/or need financial assistance.

  • STEM FUNdamentals (Play-Well Teknologies) - Mondays 3:50-5pm
  • Spanish (Sponge) - Tuesdays 3:50-5pm
  • Arts & Logic - Wednesdays 2:20-3:10pm

  • Chess Wizard - Thursdays 3:50-5pm
  • Mindfulness With Kids (KidsFocusNow) - Fridays 8:15-9:15am
  • Exploring Robotics (TechVenture) -  Grades 2-4 - Fridays 3:50-5pm
  • Create with Code  - Not offered in the Spring

 

The YMCA will continue to offer their regular programs:

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