Category Archives: Enrichment

Coloring Club for K-2

Do you sometimes wish you had “just one more hour” of alone time? How about signing your child up for an after school Coloring Club? Coloring Club is open to all students Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  The first class is March 28th and the last class is June 6th.  There are no after school classes the week of April 10th due to spring break. Coloring Club will meet each Tuesday from 2:30-3:30. After the final bell of the day Coloring Club participants will go to the cafeteria for a snack and then outside for a short recess. At 2:30 they will go to Coloring Club where they will express themselves through art and color. There is no after school bus available for this class – you will need to pick your child up at 3:30. Registration for this class will close on Monday, March 13th at 2:05 p.m.The registration fee is $10 however you are welcome to pay more! You can pick up a registration form in the school office if you no longer have the form sent home with students on February 27th. You will also find a registration form attached. Just fill it out and write “Coloring Club” at the top.  Return the form and your registration form to the school office by March 13th.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me:  Bridgette Kolias – After School Volunteer Coordinator – bkkolias@seattleschools.org

Coloring Club Registration Form

Happy Hour fund raiser

Lake City’s Hellbent Brewing company is having a happy hour fundraiser to benefit our school.

On Wednesday, November 16th, from 5-9pm, $1 of every pint will be donated to Olympic Hills Elementary PTA.

We use these funds primarily to subsidize scholarships for after-school programs for families who otherwise cannot afford after-school enrichment programs.

See you at the brewery!  13035 Lake City Way NE

KING5 news covers coding camp

Over the winter school break, the PTA partnered to offer a FREE computer coding camp, and KING5 news covered it.  Watch the video and read the full story on KING5 (video starts with an advertisement).

Special thanks to Creative Coding 4 Kids who are running the camps, and the sponsor of the event, UW Alumni Katherine A. Hitchcock, whose recently released memoir, Atypical Girl Geek, describes her career as a programmer.

Science Fridays

Did you know that every Friday lunchtime recess includes a fun weekly science experience? The goal is to show how fun science can be and to practice using the scientific process. So far we have checked out many areas of science including: chemistry, physics, weather, and physiology. Based on the crowds of kids, cheering, and amazing questions, it’s a pretty big hit.

To inspire your young scientists over vacation, we will be sending home a booklet of all the things we have studied so far.

We are always looking for new ideas so if you have an interesting idea, skill or job related to science let us know. We would love to include you in a future Science Friday. Contact Stephanie Frans at steffeff@gmail.com.