After School Classes

Grades k-5th

Fun and engaging classes for elementary schoolers to continue to learn and explore after their school day.

Fall 2019 session runs September 9-Nov 22 | View 2019-20 calendar

No classes: 
Sept 30: Rosh Hashanah
Oct 1: Rosh Hashanah
Oct 8: Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur
Oct 9: Yom Kippur
Nov 11: Veterans’ Day


NEW! After School Plus
Need extended care after your after school classes? Check out our new After School Plus option to get care in our Kidstown after school program.

 

Questions? Contact Vance Snelson, Kidstown & Enrichment Coordinator, or call 206-829-2668. 

Please view the SJCC class refund/credit/cancellation policy.

Fall 2019 Classes

Hip Hop Dance

Monday | 4:15-5:15 pm 
k-5th grade
Sept 9-Nov 18 (no classes Sept 30, Nov 11)
9 classes
$155 members/$180 guests
Instructor: Liat Perlman

This hoppin’ class was created specifically for kids who love to dance! Students will have 6 weeks of fun and exciting classes that focus on the coolest dance moves to pop music. Participants will learn basic dance skills like keeping rhythm, following choreography, and developing body control all while building self-esteem and confidence in this energetic class.

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

New! STEAM Maker: Space Travel Puppet Show

Monday | 4:30-5:30 pm
3rd-5th grade
Sept 9-Nov 18 (no classes Sept 30, Nov 11)
9 classes
$225 members/$260 guests
Instructor: Linda Chen

Students will make puppets and props using various art and recycled materials, and woo their audience with special technical effects. Instructors’ goals are to build students’ interest and confidence in STEM through hands-on collaborative activities. We will introduce various robotic games, maker tools,and special guests to help students understand concepts and inspire them to incorporate curriculum into their group projects. This fall we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Family and friends are welcome to view the final performance at the last session!

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

Watts Basketball Academy

Tuesday | 4:30-5:30 pm
K-5th grade
Sept 10-Nov 19 (no classes Oct 1, Oct 8)
9 classes
$175 members/$205 guests
Instructor: Donald “Slick” Watts & Watts coaches

Kids learn the fundamentals of basketball from a PRO!  Players will build confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, and social skills while learning the basics and having fun. Led by Donald “Slick” Watts, former Seattle SuperSonics Guard and a Seattle schools physical education teacher of 20 years. (For older kids, check out the new Watts Basketball Academy for 6th-8th graders).

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

Cooking Up Knowledge

Wednesday | 2:30-3:30 pm
k-5th grade
Sept 11-Nov 20 (no classes Oct 9)
10 classes
$180 members/$210 guests
Instructor: Youth Programming Staff

Calling all adventurous eaters and budding chefs! Join us after school for child-friendly recipes that show off diverse cultures through food. While working in the kitchen students will practice safe kitchen tool use, food preparation, and enjoy all the sensory delights cooking has to offer. Please communicate any food allergies with Enrichment Coordinator Vance Snelson.

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

New! Trendy Crafts

Wednesday | 2:30-3:30 pm
k-5th grade
Sept 11-Nov 20 (no classes Oct 9)
10 sessions
$180 members/$210 guests
Instructor: Trendy Crafts staff

Join Trendy Crafts after school and make an exciting, new craft project each week. Each semester with Trendy Crafts features a new theme and “Decorate Your Space” is a perfect match for the transition back to school. Projects include, glass trinket trays, a pom-pom peach sign canvas, llama shrinky dinks and so much more!

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

New! STEAM Maker: Space Travel Puppet Show (Thursday)

Thursday | 4:30-5:30 pm
k-2nd grade
Sept 12-Nov 21
11 classes
$275 members/$310 guests
Instructor: Linda Chen

Students will make puppets and props using various art and recycled materials, and woo their audience with special technical effects. Instructors’ goals are to build students’ interest and confidence in STEM through hands-on collaborative activities. We will introduce various robotic games, maker tools,and special guests to help students understand concepts and inspire them to incorporate curriculum into their group projects. This fall we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Family and friends are welcome to view the final performance at the last session!

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

STEM Sports: Multi-Sport

Thursday | 4:30-5:30 pm
K-5th grade
Sept 12-Nov 21
11 classes
$230 members/$265 guests
Instructor: Youth Programming Staff

The STEM Multi-Sport program incorporates essential sports basics such as shooting (basketball), throwing (football), kicking (soccer), and general game-play into its curriculum to help students understand the science behind the sports they love.

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

Karate-X

Friday | 4:45-5:30 pm
k-5th grade
Sept 13-Nov 22
11 classes
$245 members/$280 guests
Additional fees: $45 belt test fee | $65 uniform fee (new students only)
Instructor: Sensei Brandon

Join Karate-X for awesome classes that are disciplined, challenging and fun! 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 19 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. For beginners who have never tried karate, to athletes of any sport, Karate-X will challenge and grow bodies and minds!

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

Little Coders: Coding Class

Friday | 4:30-5:30 pm   
k-2nd grade
Sept 13-Nov 22
11 classes
$285 members/$325 guests
Instructor: Coding with Kids

This class provides young students with the basics of computational thinking, such as coordinates, loops, and conditionals, through a blend of “unplugged” and online activities. Designed specifically for early learners.

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

New! Creative Art Network: Comic Books

Friday | 4:45-6 pm
k-5th grade
Sept 13-Nov 22
11 classes
$245 members/$280 guests
Instructor: Luke Allenbaugh

Have you ever read a comic book and wanted to make your own? In this class, students will use traditional art supplies (pen, pencil, and paper) to make their own comic book. Students will receive coaching on how to draw specific characters and 3D objects, and will be supported in finding their own artistic style and voice.

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

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