After School Activities for Middle Years (6th-8th grade)

 december 10 - march 1

 
 

NATURE ARTISTS

Grade: 1-6

Number of students: 4 minimum, 12 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25

Day & Time: 4:00-5:00 PM Monday

Teacher: Elizabeth Sokol

Room: Otter Room

Registration Cost: $150

Description: Nature Artists offers your kids the opportunity to release their inner artist!  In this class, students will have the chance to create beautiful artwork with natural and found materials, some of which they will gather outside themselves.  Examples of activities include making paint from crushed berries and leaves, nature weaving, collage, and making brushes with feathers and lichen. Emphasis is placed on enjoying the creative process and paying attention to the materials that we use.  Nature art is a great way to stay connected to the natural world during every season.

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

Grade: 6-8

Number of students: 3 minimum, 10 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/15, 2/25

Day & Time: 4:00-5:00 Monday & one Friday (2/15)

Teacher: Anita Watson

Room: Science Lab

Registration Cost: $500

Description: The Hallowell Todaro Center is happy to partner with Soundview School again this year in supporting middle school students as they develop and target their executive function skills. This after school group is reserved for students in 6th-8th grade and will include personal learning assessments, executive functioning and brain development curriculum, and time for additional support with schoolwork and homework. The group will focus on developing goals and building habits, specifically related to organization, planning, time management, working memory, and emotional regulation. The overall goal is for students to learn more about who they are, how their brains work, and to have time and space for work.

YOGA

Grade: 2-8

Number of students: 6 minimum, 30 maximum

Trimester & Dates: Winter, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26

Day & Time: 4:15-5:15 PM Tuesday

Teacher: Hot Yoga of Mill Creek

Room: Otter Classroom

Registration Cost: $160

Description: Yoga is the perfect physical activity for those looking to develop coordination, flexibility, and strength. Students build confidence and a sense of achievement as they master increasingly challenging poses. Each lesson will give them an opportunity to slow down, chill out, and work their muscles in a safe, comfortable environment. Whether you’re brand new or an experienced yogi, you can benefit from our weekly yoga classes for a fun, challenging workout.

COOKING UP STORIES

Grade: 3-8

Number of students: 3 minimum, 10 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26

Day & Time: 4:00-5:00 PM Tuesday

Teacher: Valerie Stein

Room: PAC Kitchen

Registration Cost: $160

Description: Have some fun in the kitchen with books featuring… food! We’ll make recipes from favorite books and share snippets from the stories as we cook and enjoy some yummy treats. 3rd and up. Pre-reading the featured books not required!

ROLE PLAYING GAMES

Grade: 6-8

Number of students: 3 minimum, 8 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter, 12/11, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/26

Day & Time: 4:00-5:30 PM Tuesday

Teacher: Mr. Fleming

Room: Science Lab

Registration Cost: $100

Description: Role playing games are all about storytelling - you and your friends gather to tell this story together by guiding your heroes through epic battles, searching for treasure in dark dungeons, or pulling off daring rescues. This year, we will be playing Masks, a game set in the fictional Halcyon City where you will play a teenage superhero (think Teen Titans). Unlike many RPGs, Masks relies less on dice rolls and more on the narrative, allowing players to focus on the story rather than on a huge set of rules. Turn off the screen, put down the controller, and get ready to use your imaginations!

BEGINNING STRINGS

Grade: 1-8

Number of students: 3 minimum, 15 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27

Day & Time: 3:45-4:30 PM Wednesday

Teacher: Mrs. Higgins

Room: Performing Arts Center

Registration Cost: $135

Description: The Beginning Strings class provides the opportunity to learn the basic skills for playing the violin or the cello. Our lessons will focus on the individual needs of each student for learning good sound production, note reading facility, and equipment care. Beginning Strings students have fun making music while learning from an encouraging and patient instructor. Once a strong foundation of basic skills is developed (as determined by the instructor), students may advance to the Soundview Community Youth Orchestra where a move to viola or bass is an option. Students need to purchase their own copy of Essential Elements 2000 in the edition for their instrument (violin or cello) and provide their own instrument. All other music materials are provided.

LEGO CLUB

Grade: 6-8

Number of students: 3 minimum, 15 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6

Day & Time: 4:00-5:00 PM Wednesday

Teacher: Francine Profitt

Room: Whale Room

Registration Cost: $135

Description: Build LEGO creations while learning about arduino programming and robotics.

ULTIMATE

Grade: 6-8

Number of students: 7 minimum, 20 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter & Spring, 2/13, 2/14, 2/27, 2/28, 3/6, 3/7, 3/13, 3/14, 3/20, 3/21, 3/27, 4/10, 4/11, 4/17, 4/18, 4/24, 5/1, 5/2, 5/8, 5/9, 5/15, 5/16, 5/22, 5/29, 5/30

Day & Time: 4:00-5:00 PM Wednesday & Thursday

Teachers: Mr. Stenovec and Ms. Armstrong

Location: Meadowdale Elementary Field

Registration Cost: $450

Description: Ultimate is a self-officiated, co-ed game which focuses on sportsmanship, fair play, fun, and exercise. The Soundview Ultimate team will compete against other independent and public schools from the Seattle area with the DiscNW middle school league in an 8-to-12 game series on Saturdays. Beginning in February, we will meet twice a week to practice our skills and strategies in order to build a strong competitive team. We hope to see you on the field!

DISC GOLF

Grade: 3-8

Number of students: 3 minimum, 15 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7

Day & Time: 4:00-4:30 PM Thursday

Teacher: Mr. Chuck

Location: Forest

Registration Cost: $50

Description: Disc Golf is a great way for child to work on Frisbee throwing technique and learn the basics of the sport. We will be using Ultimate Frisbee Discs in place of disc golf specific ones in order to build stronger Ultimate Frisbee throwing skills. By strategically placing our school's new portable basket in the forest students will have the opportunity to practice a variety of throwing techniques at their own pace. The skills learned during each session can be equally useful on the ultimate field or the disc course. This class is abbreviated as it only runs until ultimate season begins.

CAKE DECORATING

Grade: 4-8

Number of students: 5 minimum, 10 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28

Day & Time: 4:00-5:30 PM Thursday

Teacher: Tenille Van Hollebeke from Sweet Spot Cakery

Room: PAC Kitchen

Registration Cost: $350

Description: Students will complete small on-trend projects using a variety of cake decorating skills that can be applied to cake and other sweet treats. Students will learn how to smooth cakes with buttercream icing, use decorating bags and the most popular tips to create fun decorations and borders, as well as work with fondant to elevate their designs that will surely impress their family and friends. All supplies are provided.

CHESS

Grade: K-8

Number of students: 8 minimum, 16 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1

Day & Time: 3:45-4:45 PM Friday

Teacher: Chess Club

Room: Manatee Room

Registration Cost: $150

Description: Ready to make some new friends and amaze your parents with your brain power? Join Chess Wizards this school year for challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun team activities, and more! If you’re brand new to the game, we’ll teach you the basics and get you playing with the big kids in no time. If you’re a seasoned checkmate artist, we’ll show you new ways to let your creativity loose on and off the chessboard.

YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Grade: 3-8

Number of students: 3 minimum, 18 maximum

Trimester/Dates: Winter, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1

Day & Time: 3:45-5:15 PM Friday

Teacher: Mrs. Higgins

Room: Performing Arts Center

Registration Cost: $160

Description: The Soundview Community Youth Orchestra is the place to build skills and create musical art on violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Our rehearsals develop playing technique, teach ensemble music making, and challenge the students with practice in sight reading. Orchestra requires one year of experience with a violin or cello. Students need to purchase their own copy of Essential Elements 2000 in the edition for their instrument. All other music materials provided. Student provides their own instrument.