Enrichment classes are offered to provide children with a variety of fun and engaging learning opportunities that they may not have access to during their regular school day.
 
Each class is held once per week, for 6-10 week sessions. Enrichment classes are operated by outside vendors. Class sizes vary, as well as age/grade requirements.
 
Classes are held from 3:15-4:30. Students who are not picked up by 4:30 will be signed into the Extended Day program at the drop-in rate of $30.
 
Limited scholarships are available. Please contact Ken for more information. Note: Enrichment classes are not part of the Extended Day program.
After-school Enrichment class offerings and information for Fall 2014 are below:  
 
 
**Please send an after-school snack for your child when s/he is enrolled in an enrichment class.** Children who are also enrolled in Extended Day will be served snack prior to going to their Enrichment class.**
 

WINTER SESSION

Chess4Life Winter Session (Grades K-5)
Instructor(s): Brian Opalewski
Mondays, 3:15-4:30 (Room 10)
January 12-March 16 (No classes on January 19 and February 16)
8 sessions
Cost: $12.50 per session/$100 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description: Chess4Life is committed to bringing an excellent program with a positive learning environment to Giddens. Chess study has shown to increase math skills, concentration, memory, and self-confidence. Classes are tailored to the level of competency exhibited among the students. All students, of any skill level, are welcome.” 
*min students: 10/max students: 20
For more information about this program, please visit http://www.chess4life.com
 
Next Generation Yoga Winter Session (Grades Preschool-1)
Instructor(s): Nicole Koleshis
Mondays, 3:15-4:30 (Big Room)
January 5-March 16 (No classes on January 19 and February 16, and March 9)
8 sessions
Cost: $12 per session/$96 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description: “Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to stimulate children’s growing curiosity! Playful Yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques are sprinkled with music, art, books, and educational and sensory elements to create a unique learning experience. Next Generation Yoga classes with Nicole will spark children’s natural enthusiasm and joy while supporting language and social development, motor skills and play skills. Classes are an equal balance between active and passive poses, song and dance, and time for sharing and reflection. Sample NGY class themes include: “I am a Superhero”, “Gratitude is Our Attitude”, “Outer Space Blast Off”, “Peace Begins with Me”, “Every Day is Earth Day”, “African Safari”, “Partner Yoga” and “The Great Magnificent Ocean.”
*min students: 6/max students: 15                 
For more information about this program, please visitwww.NextGenerationYoga.com and www.facebook.com/NGYwithNicole
 
Impossible Worlds iPad LEGO® ANIMATION Winter Session (Grades K-5)
Instructor(s)To be announced from Clay Animation Network
Mondays, 3:15-4:30 (North Room)
January 12-March 9 (no classes January 19 and February 16)
8 sessions
Cost: $17.50 per session/$140 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description: “Impossible is now non-impossible with a cast of anti-impossible characters like Betty the Broom Ninja, Liam the Volcano Jumper, and Car Snacker Jones. Students will use iPads (provided by C.A.N.) to take animation photos, and edit video and sound.  Set, character and story construction will be taught while integrating subjects like math/science and visual/language arts. View the class commercial and over 3,000 student animations at www.cancancancan.com (4 cans). (LEGO® is not affiliated with, and does not sponsor or endorse, the services or products of the Clay Animation Network).  Advanced lessons are now offered in every class.
*min students: 5/max students: 20
For more information about this program, please visit:
 
Social Skills Play Group Winter Session (Grades K-3)
Instructor: Karrin Grutz 
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 Room 9)
January 6-March 17 (no class February 17)
10 sessions
Cost: $19 per session/$190 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description: “Coached play and cooperative games.  Giddens Play Groups are intended to help increase children’s confidence and competence in social play.  Each class will highlight an important friendship skill such as turn taking, trading, problem solving, and social thinking skills.  Children will be coached in play and engaging activities to support the generalization of friendship skills while having fun and connecting with their peers.  After more than 20 years of conducting social skills therapy groups, this instructor has decided that coached play is the key to helping children to obtain real practice negotiating real social situations.”
*min students 4/max students 8
For more information about this program, please contact: karrin@comcast.net
 
Art: Going Places with Friends Winter Session (Grades K-5)
Instructor: Nadine Smith and Nicole Appell 
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 (Art Room)
January 6-March 17 (No class February 17)
10 sessions
Cost: $15 per session/$150 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description:“All around the world and back, let's take a journey through your imagination to all the places you would like to go!  Explore art from the far corners of the world.  Get your hands on clay, paint, mixed media collage, sculpture, and more as we learn, play, and explore the wide, wide world through ART!
 
Projects include: mixed media maps, African masks, Chinese block-printing, Latin American ceramics, Islamic mosaic, Italian stained glass paintings on mylar.”
*min students 8/max students 18
For more information about this program, please visit: www.kidscreate.org
 
 
Amazing A cappella Winter Session (Grades 4-5)
Instructor: Carrie Ivory
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 (North Room)
January 6-March 17 w/ an additional class and special performance on March 20 (No class on February 17)
10 sessions 
Cost: $12 per session/$132 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description: “An a cappella group for 4th and 5th grade students who love singing and performing. Enthusiasm and talent are welcomed! Students will learn and sing mainstream songs that incorporate harmony and offer solo opportunities. The group will work towards a performance at the end of the winter term that friends and family can attend.”
*min students: 7/max students: 12
 
Origami Beginnings Winter Session (Grades K-5)
Instructor: Malaki Stahl
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 (Room 10)
January 7-March 18 (No classes February 18 and March 4)
9 sessions 
Cost: $15 per session/$135 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description: “Children will learn how to fold a paper by making a folded model, origami terms and definitions, and the different types or subgroups of the art of origami. The children will practice making suggested forms, or for more advanced folders, I will assist them in following directions they researched. We hope it inspires a love for the art and science of folding (and crushing!) paper for years to come.”
*min students: 7/max students: 14
For examples of work, please visit: http://www.blurb.com/b/1305236-preliminary-folds
 
Creative Computing with Scratch Beginner!  Winter Session (Grades 4-5)
Instructor: Jordan Dill
Thursdays, 3:15-4:30 (Rooms 9 and 10)
January 15-March 12 (No class February 19)
8 sessions 
Cost: $23 per session/$185 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description: “Would you like to design your own computer game?  How about a computer program that makes a cat dance or explore a maze or sing your favorite song? If yes, then join us in Creative Computing with Scratch!  We will introduce you to the exciting world of computer science. You will learn fundamental programming concepts such as variables, loops, conditional statements, and event handling. You will learn to create animations, make and import objects, create audio recordings, and use them to develop interactive programs.  You will learn this and more using Scratch, an interactive programming language developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.    As you teach a mischievous cat to dance, explore a maze, or build games, you will learn how to think creatively with math and computer code. In the course you will be able to use your newly acquired skills to design and develop your own game ideas and share it with your classmates, friends, and family.”
*min students: 6/max students: 16
 
 
Beginning Ukulele Winter Session (Grades K-5)
Instructor: Zach Burba
Thursdays, 3:15-4:30 (North Room)
January 8-March 19 (No class on February 18)
10 sessions 
Cost: $18 per session/$180 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description: “Ukuleles have the perfect sound, size, and feel for young musicians. All you need is a ukulele (soprano, concert, or tenor size). We’ll work on easy chords, popular songs, note reading, and singing along with our strumming.” 
 *min students: 3/max students: 12
For more information about this program, please visitwww.metermusicschool.com
 
Hero’s Quest Winter Session (Grades Preschool-1)
Instructor(s): Michael LoSasso
Fridays,  3:15-4:30 (North Room)
January 9-March 20 (no classes on February 20)
10 sessions
Cost: $12 per session/$120 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description: “Outwit the dragon, trick the Pirates into giving you their map, or dive deep underwater to find the lost artifact, a new and exciting adventure is waiting for you every week! Come along and discover how to create new characters using our voices and bodies, proving that the only limitation is one’s imagination.”
*min students:6/max students 15
For more information about this program, please visit www.yestheatre912.org
 
Seattle United After School Soccer Program Winter Session (Grades 4-5)
Instructor (s): Carlos Enriquez, Paul Aur
Fridays, 3:15-4:30 (Big Room)
January 9-February 13
6 sessions
Cost: $15 per session/ $90. For scholarship information, contact Ken.
Program Description: “Come join us for 6 weeks of exciting soccer activities that will challenge any player regardless of their skill level.  We will play fun games that will teach you the fundamentals in dribbling, passing, and shooting.  The class will combine skill instruction and “free play” in order to encourage the students to use the skills they learn in game situations. We will always strive to have a positive and supportive environment for the students so that they may participate without hesitation._ All activities will be indoors.”
*min students: 10/ students 20