Spring 2024 Before & After School Classes

 We still have room in a few courses this spring including a new karate that is Wed mornings. Email enrichment@clarabartonptsa.org for late registration.






  1. You must have an PTSA login (available for free) on our website in order to access the registration materials
  2. Registration in before and after school classes GOES FAST, be prepared to commit and sign up as soon as possible for the greatest access to courses.
  3. We strongly recommend you consider testing out the system and becoming familiar with it before registration opens
  4. You'll find the registration link, when it opens under the "My Account" section of our website, but you will need to complete all the directory information first.
  5. Registration will open on Saturday, March 16th at 10 am
  6. All parents/guardians are required to read and abide by the Policies and Procedures.
  7. This is where you fill find the information, AFTER you have completed the initial site registration, which you should do before March 16th
  8. All parents/guardians must sign and complete the Student Release and Liability Wavier Form and have their child bring this to their first class. If they are in multiple classes we need one for each.


To register for classes (after creating your login) click: My Account in the top red bar as shown below and then go to "My Forms".


If this is your first time creating an login, you will need to set up your account and confirm your email address to complete set up before you will see the registration forms.


The form will only show up starting at 10 am on March 16th, 2024







Registration Tip - How to Save Money:  The processing fees are not included in the prices in the flyer.  If you have the ability to pay with an E-Check (electronic check) that will save you money.  The fees on an electronic check are a 1.5% or .50 cents (whichever is greater) whereas payment by credit card, like with most companies, will cost 2.79% + .30 cents on your total purchase. All you need to pay with an E-check is your bank routing number and bank account number. We strongly suggest you consider setting this up ahead of time with a small donation to the PTSA or something else on our site so it's ready to go when registration opens.


You can also save by volunteering as a chaperone for all 10 sessions. This is first come first serve. For details reach out to enrichment@clarabartonptsa.org


The Clara Barton PTSA offers an Enrichment Program with classes that will help students to:

  • Grow in new areas and learn new skills
  • Connect with kids from other grades and classes
  • Build community with local and national education providers

Whether learning to play chess, learning new languages, art, karate, robotics, Hip Hop or Digital Art. We have a comprehensive before and after-school program to keep students positively engaged. We hope you find exciting, fun opportunities from PTSA for your student. Please read policies and procedures before registering.


Free need based scholarships are available by contacting school counselor Madison Lecompte at mlecompte@lwsd.org


Before registering, please note:

  • All classes are in person.
  • No afternoon enrichment classes during Conference Week.
  • Morning enrichment classes are on during Conference Week.
  • Morning classes are from 8:10-9:10. Afternoon classes are from 3:55-4:55. Wednesday afternoon classes are from 2:25-3:25.
  • Most classes run 8 weeks.
  • In case a class does not have a chaperone for all sessions, we request every participating family to sign up to chaperone for at least one class.

Ideas and help are always welcome!

Questions or feedback? Email enrichment@clarabartonptsa.org




Spring 2024 Calendar 



AM or PM Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Little Coders

Grades K-2



Grades K-5




Grades K-5


Karate (late addition) K-5

Snapalogy Scientist with Legos

Grades 3-5

Science of Superpowers

 with Legos

Grades K-2



Hip Hop

Grades K-5

English Enrichment for Achievers

Grades 1-5

Modern Dance

Grades K-2



Grades K-5


Grades K-5




Please read the Enrichment Program Class Policies and Procedures for details on refund and cancelation policies, chaperoning, and additional terms and conditionsBy enrolling in before and after-school activity, you agree to the class policies and procedures.


Financial Assistance


  • Financial need-based scholarships may be available upon request. Please email school counselor, Madison Lecompte at mlecompte@lwsd.org
  • All student scholarship requests will be made directly to the school counselor, who will determine which students qualify.
  • By request, one Before or After School Enrichment Class per scholarship eligible student per enrichment semester may be sponsored as the Before/After School Classes budget allows.
  • A maximum of 1 spot per 10 registration spots available for enrichment classes may be held back for scholarship students.


Details for the Spring 2024 Class Lineup


Little Coders



Grades K-2;
Fees $224 for 8 classes;
Day and dates Mon 8:10-9:10 AM,

Starts on 4/15 - ends 6/10

(No class May 27th)


Get them started early! Our Little Coders class offers young children the perfect opportunity to develop their computational thinking skills, create their first programs, and have a blast with their friends! Our curriculum is tailored specifically for early readers and takes into consideration their cognitive abilities and attention span, typically found in children aged 5-7. We utilize age-appropriate online tools, including Lightbot, Kodable, and Scratch, to introduce fundamental coding skills.


Beginner students learn essential coding concepts such as Loops and Conditions. Through practice, they apply these concepts to build simple projects, including games, stories, and even animated characters. Returning and experienced students encounter new challenges that will allow them to push their coding knowledge to the next level.






Hip Hop



Grades K-5;
Fees $180 for 8 classes;
Day and dates Mon 3:55-4:55 PM,

Starts 4/15 - ends 6/10

(No class May 27th)


Get your kids afternoon off to a great start with some music and fun! Hip Hop is a high energy type of dance, originating from funk and street dance. The classes focus on different stylized techniques, rhythm, and isolations.


Teacher Information:


Originally from Redmond Washington, Natalie DuKane started training at an early age of 3. Continuing her love for dance she attended the University of Idaho in 2004 where she was a finalist at the 2008 American College Dance Festival for both performance and choreography.

Graduating in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Dance she has since been a guest instructor and competition judge throughout the Pacific Northwest including the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, American College Dance Festival and Technical Moves Dance Competition. Although familiar with many dance genres, Natalie’s classes focus on hip hop, contemporary/lyrical, jazz, and musical theater. She has a vast range of knowledge including recreational dance, studio competition, and concert dance. She is also versed Labanotation, the standard of historical dance notation.

Beyond dance, Natalie is active in the music industry and specializes in music marketing. Through her internet radio company she works with many retail chains from Spirit Halloween to Taco Bell, and various organizations including Warner Brothers Records, Universal Records, and Music Biz, formerly known as the Association for National Record and Merchants.






Grades K-5;

Fees $265  for 8 classes (Material Included);

Day and dates Tuesday 8:10 – 9:10 AM Starts 4/16- ends 6/11

(No class May 28th)


Grades K-5;

Fees $265  for 8 classes (Material Included);

Day and dates Wednesday 8:10 – 9:10 AM Starts 4/17- ends 6/05




Karate Students will learn and practice Karate skills with punching bags, breaking boards, blocking drills, kicking targets and more!  Karate-X has been teaching in the Puget Sound for 20 years, with a Martial Arts program specifically designed for preschool and elementary students.  Our professional instructors know how to motivate kids while building self-confidence and discipline. Belt rank testing is held at the end of each session, giving students goals to aim for and recognition of their accomplishments. Thousands of kids have enjoyed Karate-X classes, and yours will love it too!


Teacher Information:


Sensei Brendan Requa has been a top instructor with Karate-X for 8 years.  He is a natural at working with kids, and in the past 20 years has been a preschool teacher, sports coach, and para-educator.  He has a passion for seeing kids work through challenges to be the best they can be! Most importantly, he enjoys seeing kids have fun while learning Karate!


Institute Information:


Karate-X has been teaching extracurricular Martial Arts classes exclusively in private and public schools for over 20 years.  From the start our focus has been bringing quality Martial Arts instruction into schools, specializing in teaching students from 4 years old through 6th grade. Karate-X classes focus on all the traditional Martial Arts benefits parents care about – focus, discipline, challenge, and fun.




English Enrichment for Achievers Program:



Grades 1-5;

Fees  $215 for 8 classes;

Day and dates Tue 3:55-4:55 PM, starts 4/16 - ends 6/11

(No class May 28th)



Early childhood education and development forms the foundation for future. We can help your child acquire English language life skills to succeed through our program. Salient features are vocabulary enrichment, creative writing, listening and critical thinking, speaking, and reading.


Salient features are:


  1. Vocabulary enrichment: Learning new words for conciseness, and right usage and expression.
  2. Creative writing: Using imagination to express own personality and flair.
  3. Listening and Critical Thinking: Active listening - Information gathering, absorbing, and synthesizing. Reflecting and responding for compassionate leadership.
  4. Speaking: Confidence building through speaking.
  5. Reading – Having a perspective and opinion through the Book of the Month.


Instructor: Rachel Sherin

  • Accomplished English Language High School teacher
  • Endorsements K-8, Library, English Language Learning, History, ELA
  • Knowledge of Digital Photography, French, Gifted students, Technology



Modern Dance

Instructor: Alina Spektor


Grades K-2;
Fees $191 for 8 classes;
Day and dates Wed 2:25-3:25 PM, Starts 04/17 - ends 06/05 


Children will be actively exposed to movements, balance, coordination and fun. Each class will be a combination of dance styles like Contemporary -Hip-Hop and Jazz. Students will develop confidence and creativity while learning new choreography. Children will be learning how to do splits, backbend
bridge and pirouettes.



Snapalogy Scientist



Grades 3-5;
Fees $175 for 8 classes;
Day and dates Thurs 8:10-9:10 AM, Starts 04/18 - ends 06/6


Allow your child to cultivate their love of science and experience different domains of science & nature. Students will engage in concepts from astronomy, earth science, biology, chemistry and physics using LEGO® bricks and other interactive learning tools. We make science fun at Snapology!




Science of Superpowers: 




Grades K-2;
Fees $175 for 8 classes;
Day and dates Fri 8:10-9:10 AM, Starts 04/19- ends 06/14
(No class May 24th due to LEAP day)


In Snapology's Science of Superpowers program, students explore the world of their favorite superheroes. Students will learn about forces, energy, and problem solving as they build models inspired by Superman, Batman, and all their favorite heroes. Experimentation and fun are crucial components of this ‘super’ educational program!



Choose from two options! Wed AM or Thursday PM


In this chess program students will practice learning with games against their peers, have a focused lesson and play fun variant chess games. In advanced classes, a simulated tournament will be organized. Any skill level is welcome.


Grades K-5;

Fees $135 for 8 classes;


Day and dates Wed 8:10-9:10 AM, Starts 4/17 – ends 6/5



Day and dates Thurs 3:55-4:55 PM, Starts 4/18 - ends 6/6




Art by CreART



Grades K-5;

Fees  $219 for 8 classes; Material Included.

Day and dates Friday 3:55 – 4:55 PM, Starts 4/19- ends 6/14

No class May 24th




Sculpt, Paint, Sketch Draw - 3

This season, young artists will be exploring Romero Britto mosaics, create vivid oil pastel wicks, design blue pottery pots, play with complementary colors, mold clay coil treats, paint with Starry Night strokes, sketch pet portraits, and experiment with foam prints. Join us for a season of artistic discovery and expression with all new themes and projects.