Welcome to Westside School’s Extended Day and Enrichment Program.
Here at Westside School, our philosophy of joyful learning, as well as our commitment to a fun and healthy community, goes beyond normal school hours. We offer a range of excellent after school programs so Westside students may continue to learn and play after the 3:15 bell.
Westside School After School Enrichments 2015-2016
Our Extended Day Program is run and supervised by Westside School’s staff of Instructional Assistants. After school, kids are signed in and given a healthy snack before heading off to a diverse range of activities. Kids will be able to choose between active, calm, and quiet activities which will all be available at different stations. Instructional Assistants provide direction, support, and instruction as kids build and create in project based activities, participate in games and sports, or work on homework assignments. Extended Day gives kids the opportunity to continue learning, playing, and spending time with their peers and Instructors in a comfortable, safe and fun environment.
Our Enrichment Program offers a collection of classes and workshops offered by independent vendors and hosted by Westside School for students enrolled in our extended day program. We select our programs based on compatibility with our mission of joyful learning, and our belief that playing and community are essential to education. Programs focus on critical thinking, project based learning, physical activity, and community building. Most enrichment classes begin at 4:00 p.m. Kids signed up for enrichment classes will be signed in and fed snack by our Extended Day staff, and then participate in Extended Day activities until Enrichment Programs begin. For students not enrolled in extended day the cost is included in your enrichment fees. Students with an existing extended day contract on the day of their enrichment class will receive a 25% discount on their enrichment class enrollment.
Enrichment Session 3 Dates and info are as follows:
Chess Wizards: Enter into the magical and exciting world of chess with Chess Wizards! You will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia and more! Our specialized classes are a blast for everyone as young as kindergarten and as old as eighth grade. Whether you have been playing chess for your entire life and want to improve, are brand new to the game, or you just want to have a fun experience with your friends - Chess Wizards is the place for you!
K and up
Dates: 4/4, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 and 6/6*dates adjusted 3/17
Cost $150.00 w/contract $112.50
Trendy Crafts: Explore your creative side in a fun, social setting. In this class we take creative crafting to the next level with all of the latest supplies and techniques. Join us this Spring to make multi-media canvases, washi-taped accessories, Crafty Catcti, and so much more.
Dates: 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 and 5/23
Cost $155.00 w/ contract $116.25
Piano Club: Piano/Keyboard club introduces the basic elements of music theory and piano performance to students through fun, popular songs from movies like Star Wars and Frozen, and video games like Minecraft and Mario. Kids have a chance to learn any song they want on the piano while being exposed to the basics of reading sheet music and improvising on the piano. A fun and easy introduction to music!
Dates: 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 and 5/17
Cost: $205.00 w/ contract $153.75
Comics! Yes! Please!: In this intro to cartooning, students will develop their drawing and storytelling skills to create comics based in both reality and imaginary worlds. We will cover the basics of drawing characters, expressions, and emotions, and explore the use of different drawing styles and symbols to convey atmosphere and feeling. Our class will conclude with creating a collaborative class comic book!
2nd and older
Dates: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 and 5/25
Cost: $120.00 w/ contract $90.00
Creative Coding 4 Kids All Level class *Note: This session will be a mixed-level class with students being taught at their level. Creative Coding teaches your child the joy of computer programming by helping them write their own custom computer games and animations! Beginner studentswill participate in the Creative Coding core curriculum, learning the fundamental elements of coding using MIT's Scratch to create their very own computer game! Advanced coders(students with previous Scratch experience) will enjoy the Advanced Curriculum, where each day contains a unique mix of coding challenges techniques, and hacks. Our classes are designed to be repeated as many times as desired. Each time, kids increase their coding skills, speed and proficiency. Many parents and educators are realizing that the benefits of learning to code at a young age extend far beyond the skill itself. Through the "brain exercise" of coding, coders build intelligence like athletes build muscles. Just as importantly, they develop stronger problem solving skills, confidence over technology, and emotional persistence.
Cost $285.00 w/ Contract $213.75
Mind Unwind presents Art Around the World: Explore geography and culture through art! Students will create projects based on traditional techniques and styles from different cultures around the world. Spring Quarter focuses on West and South Africa, Historic Europe and Northern Coastal Europe . Students will learn about the origins of each style and the culture behind it, while making their own versions to take home. We have heard that this curriculum has the most “frame-able” kid’s art pieces to date.
Dates: 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19 and 5/26
Cost: $165.00 w/contract $123.75
Westside Dance: Kids will get moving and grooving in this fun offering! The first half of class will be a mix of hip-hop, jazz and modern dance that children will love. The last four sessions students will begin learning to partner dance and move with others without stepping on feet!
Dates: 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 and 5/27
If you have questions or need additional info, contact Andrew DeLappe, Extended Day Coordinator.
Extended Day Cell: 206-948-0056
Office: 206-932-2511 ext. 142
For Drop-In Care: https://westsideschool.ejoinme.org/extendedday