Online registration is now available for 20 different after school enrichment classes offered this Fall at QAE! KidCo is running our enrichment program this year, but you'll see many favorites from previous years. Classes begin the week of Oct. 14th, with options for every grade level!
Get more information about After School Enrichment and register here. Hurry — many classes fill up quickly!
The QAE Debate Team consisting of 4th and 5th graders were a great success at this year's competition! Many thanks to QAE parent, Sarah Yatsko who has been QAE's amazing Debate Club Coach for the past few years. What a great experience for our students!
Our two teams consist of Eva Hildebrandt, Piera LaRocque, Kai Abrahamsen and Olivia Miceli, Emerson Stewart, Ava Dandurand. Both teams were winners in Round 1 and Round 2. QAE's team - Eva, Piera and Kai were among the top scoring teams and Kai was among the top scoring speakers. Well done!
All are welcome at our Winter QAE PTSA general meeting. It's at the cafeteria on Wednesday, Feb. 8th from 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare will be available in the library. We'll be covering some important topics, with a focus on the future of the Enrichment program at QAE and school funding.
Help Us Brainstorm on Enrichment Classes at QAE
As our Enrichment registrations have significantly increased this year, this creates challenges for running a fulfilling, safe, and fair program on a daily basis. Please join us to discuss our Enrichment successes, hopes, concerns, obstacles, and possibilities for the program. We know enrichment classes are an important part of many families' QAE experience and want to hear your thoughts on how we can have a sustainable program as we plan for next year and beyond.
Legislative Update - School Funding
There's lots going on in the legislative arena, including the QAE PTSA Board of Directors endorsing full funding of education, the "levy cliff", creative approach status, and option school status. Come join us to learn more about these topics and continue the discussion of what we can do about them.
The Robinson Center for Young Scholars at University of Washington is offering a Saturday enrichment program for 2nd-8th graders. Topics range from philosophy to astronomy and biology. The program is intended to explore topics outside of the normal curriculum abd provide students with challenge, inspiration, and fun, in a collaborative, supportive learning environment.
There is a cost for this program, but is free for any child who receives free or reduced-cost lunch.
Registration is now open. Classes begin on Saturday, October 15th and end on December 10th. Interested families can learn more at the Robinson Center website.
See also the attached flyer that has more details about the program.
Heads up: registration for Fall enrichment classes begins at 10am today!
Check out the Enrichment page for details on all the classes and to register.
Our beloved unicycle club needs a little parent love for the fall session: are you able and willing to lead a Monday afternoon club with our favorite single-wheelers? Class runs October 3 through January 30 with no classes during school breaks.
Please contact the Enrichment Team for more information!
Girls Rock Math, an arts-based math enrichment program for girls, will be hosting monthly math workshops for 4th and 5th grade students. Each month explores a new theme, from the first female mathematician to awesome STEM careers. Explore some of the coolest math concepts, such as fractals and Fibonacci numbers, all while doing art, playing games, and engaging hands-on investigations.
When: First Thursday of each month from 5:10pm - 7:10pm, November - June
Who: Girls in Grades 4 and 5
Where: Mr. Bailey's room, Tree House room 309
Registration: $200 (scholarships available) / Registration password QAEGRM (open Oct 15-29)
More info on curriculum here! / For questions on this program please contact the Enrichment Committee.
A reminder that Clubs are starting this week - please check the Club Calendar for start dates and times.
QAE Clubs are open for registration and there is STILL SPACE AVAILABLE in most programs. We have a variety of classes: art, chess, clay animation, coding (programming), dance, debate, drama, Spanish & French, Lego, math, music, robotics, sports, and unicycle. Scholarships are available.
Visit the "Clubs" tab at the top of our school's website, then click on the Session One Schedule (Session 1 of 2). All the clubs for Session One are now listed, just click on their names to learn more about them and register. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 23.
If you have questions about registration or scholarships, please email Isadora & Lilly.
_This spring KidsCreate is taking young artists on an Adventure in Color!
This series will focus on learning basic color theory-- including how to mix and blend colors.You will learn to tissue-paint like Eric Carle's "Hungry Caterpillar", sculpt clay, paint, and make your own Shrinky-Dink Comic Strip! Sign up for eight weeks of fun and learning with our team of talented and experienced teaching artists.
Monday afternoons, March 26th – May 21st, 3:40-4:45, 8 sessions, $106.
Please register online (www.kidscreate.org) and drop your payment by the school office. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available. Please contact KidsCreate to request a scholarship.
Please register by March 21st!
The McDonald PTA has arranged for piano lessons through Music Lessons on Wheels to be offered Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Lessons will be held in the school cafeteria near the KidsCo room.
Play. Read music. Compose. We can’t promise that every student we teach will turn out to be a little Mozart, but Music Lessons on Wheels can promise that an exciting piano adventure awaits your child. Whether engaged in traditionally formatted private lessons or our beginner’s twinned lessons format (designed to teach 2 children at a time, each with his or her own instrument) our approach delivers action-packed lessons that will introduce key concepts and develop the musician in your child.
Join the families at BF Day, Bryant, John Stanford, Laurelhurst, the Meridian School and over 25 other locations in helping us to bring the joy of making music to your child. We are ready to begin an 8 week session with lessons delivered weekly beginning on Monday, March 7th. When enrollment exceeds capacity, we’ll introduce another lesson day. Don’t hesitate to let us know if Mondays/Wednesdays will not work for you – there are often other options!
Visit our website at: http://www.MusicLessonsOnWheels.com or phone Jeanne for more information at 206.818.4780. Register here or email Martina at PianoLessonsMLOW@gmail.com. She will help schedule a lesson time for your child.
8 twinned lessons (2 children together for 30 minutes) $160
4 private lessons (30 minutes – more traditional format) $140, invoiced monthly
*there is a 1-time $10 registration fee
This information is also in our Before/After school web section.
Sponge Language Class
We’ve received an excellent response to registration for the two Sponge Language classes. As of last Thursday, the QAE allocated spaces have been filled and both the 5-day and 2-day classes have wait lists. It's possible that additional spots/classes may be added. If you are still planning on registering, please sign up for the wait-list by Wednesday 9/22, so we know final numbers.
Add your child's name to the wait-list by following the registration instructions at http://www.spongeschool.com/QAE.
QAE PTSA and McDonald PTSA are excited to announce two before/after school club offerings for Fall 2010!
SP Nation Drama Club
Drama Club will provide a unique theater after-school enrichment program, open to actors and non-actors alike. There will be fun for everyone! The curriculum is multi-cultural and fosters physical, mental, emotional, and social development, while celebrating the creative process. Daily schedule includes active games, snack-time, visual arts, creative writing, culture and music, all related to the theater production that will be selected by the children enrolled. Students will be able to choose to be on stage or involved with the technical side of theater. The experience culminates in an exciting performance the week of December 6th!
Enrollment: Min 10, Max 30
Meeting Time: Tuesday and Thursday 3:40 -5:40pm beginning October 5th
The club flyer (at the bottom of this post) has additional information and registration form. Payment must be mailed or delivered to SP Nation by Sept 29th. Please call Sweet Pea Cottage and reference the QAE/McDonald SP Nation Drama Club if you have further questions, 206-217-9767.
Lego Club by Playwell TEKnologies (http://www.play-well.org/)
Note this club will meet on Wednesday mornings for students in grades 2-5 and on Friday mornings for students in grades K-1. Club Flyers are located at the bottom of this post. Register Online at www.play-well.org. Click on the “Find a Class” link under the parent section and find the class in your area that you would like to register for. If you need to register by mail contact Allen Jiang (email@example.com).
Pre-Engineering with LEGO®
Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students will build cities, bridges, and motorized cars/planes and explore the many creative possibilities of engineering with the LEGO® system. With access to over 100,000 pieces of LEGO, your child will have the opportunity to build what they have only dreamed of with the support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering instructor to guide them.
Meeting Time: Friday 8:00-9:15am beginning Oct 1st
Enrollment: Min 11/Max 16 (enrollment may be increased with a parent volunteer)
Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO®
Have your child become a Play Well Engineer! Students take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO® material. From racecars to Battletracks, this is a hands-on and minds-on camp suitable for LEGO novices to "maniacs." Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges both new and returning students to reach the next level of engineering comprehension all while having fun.
Enrollment: Min 11/Max 16 (enrollment may be increased with a parent volunteer)
Meeting Time: Wednesday 8:00-9:15am beginning Oct 6th
Clubs will not meet on October 8th, November 11th, or Thanksgiving week.
Please contact Alison Payauys firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
QAE PTSA together with McDonald PTSA are excited to announce Sponge Language School will provide extracurricular language classes for Queen Anne and McDonald Elementary students for the 2010-2011 school year. Two classes are planned to start the first week of October. Based on the Before/After School Survey conducted in June, Sponge will offer a 5-day a week Spanish class and a 2-day a week (Tu/Th) Spanish class for K-2 students. Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 9:15 am. (These classes are for K-2 students only. If you are interested in Language class for your grade 3, 4, or 5 student, see our earlier News post).
“We want children to love language and culture the way we do. We teach our classes entirely in language using the communicative approach. We design our themes and activities to engage the students and to motivate them to communicate. We teach using multiple media to appeal to different learning styles—from the visual learner who loves felt-board stories and art to the kinesthetic learner who loves drama and movement. We differentiate our instruction encouraging students to use more language and longer expressions as their skills develop.”
Tuition is $280/month for the 5-day a week class and four payments of $275 for the 2-day a week class.
Families are asked to commit financially to the academic year. Class size is limited. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis once registration is opened. If spaces fill, a wait list will be created and Sponge will work to meet demand once interest is known.
In order to make sure QAE families are aware of this opportunity registration will begin on September 9th. Registration will be completed through Sponge’s website, www.spongeschool.com.
A Sponge representative will attend the QAE/McDonald Orientation on September 1st to provide information and answer questions.
Sponge School will be providing a before-school language program to K - 2, and those details are going to be announced in the near future.
Now we're gauging interest, again, in an extracurricular language program for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders (whose population has grown significantly since the last time we asked). More details at http://qae-community-discussion.715305.n3.nabble.com/3-4-5-Grade-Language-Program-Interest-tt1346452.html#a1346452
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