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    Adams PTA

    Before and After School Activities Program (BASAP)

    The Before and After School Activities Program (BASAP) provides enriching activities in art, music, language, theater, sports and craft to enhance our children’s educational experience, strengthen their love of learning, add to the sense of belonging across grade levels, and encourage students to succeed while having fun pursuing new interests.

    Winter Registration Begins December 6 – January 10

    Winter Sessions begin the week of January 22


    • New Registration Process
    • New BASAP Scholarship Fund
    • BASAP Independence
    • Possible Debate Club and Some Class Day Changes

    New Registration Process - Action Recommended Now

    Adams BASAP Program has a new online registration tool called 6Crickets to streamline your experience. Once you create your account, the info is saved, making future registration a snap! We highly recommended that you create an account and enter your child’s info before registration opens on December 6 at 6a.m.  Follow the steps below:

    · Sign Up--top right of the screen, or login if you already have an account

    · Once you are logged in, under My Account, click on Edit Students. Complete all required information for every child you are registering. It will show up as "Complete" when you are finished.


    • Please enter your child's AFTERNOON teacher/classroom. 
    • Some fields are required by 6Crickets and not by Adams (for example: "Please set a password to use for picking up your child" and "Insurance Information"). Completing them might come in handy if you use 6Crickets later to sign up for summer camps, which is their main service. You cannot leave those spaces blank, but you can enter anything. 

    · Under My Account, click on Edit Profile.  Here you can enter your credit card information and opt out of email subscriptions if you wish (otherwise you will start receiving 6Crickets emails and newsletters).

    · You are ready to register for classes when they open on December 6! Use the Parent's Guide if you need help. See class listings at the bottom of this page to help with planning. Contact if you need help using the interface.


    BASAP Scholarship Fund

    Our enrichment providers generously contribute a spot for each of their classes. However, the need for scholarships exceeds that amount. Now there’s the opportunity to donate money specifically to a BASAP Scholarship Fund, to ensure every student has the opportunity for enrichment. When you register your students for classes, there will be an option to donate to this fund at checkout. Thank you for your help! Any amount makes a difference.

     To request a scholarship: Create a 6Crickets account and contact our counselor Mr. Murphy at

     BASAP Independence

    Class prices will increase by couple dollars to cover credit card fees, which were subsidized by PTA in the past. This change is not due to 6Crickets, but instead meets our goal to keep BASAP self-contained, not subsidized by PTA funds. PTA has been paying the BASAP credit card fees and also some scholarships. This can add up to thousands of dollars that could go toward classrooms or other whole-school needs. Thank you for paying the credit card fees that keep the program running smoothly and independently.

     You may notice at checkout a “school fee” mentioned. In the past, class prices had already included that school fee to pay for parent volunteer stipends. This will now simply be visible at checkout.

    Class Changes for Winter

    *New* Debate Club for 4th and 5th Graders! Before school at 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. on Wednesdays.

    *New* Mad Science Club! This session’s class is “Crazy Chemworks.” See our Adams page on 6crickets for more info about the class. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

    Rainy Day Dinner Club must change to Fridays for Winter Session, but they will be back to Wednesdays in the spring. Yoga is moving to Tuesdays and will now be an hour long.

    Winter Program Listings

    Monday Activities

    Jan. 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19 (no programs on Feb. 19)

    • Hip-Pop (Dance)  (grades 2-5) - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Chess Club with Chess Mates Foundation (grades 1-5) - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Circus Sports (grades K-2) - 3:30-4:45 p.m.
    • Sewing with Little Hands Creations (grades 1-5) - 3:30-5:00 p.m.

    Tuesday Activities

    Jan. 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20 (no programs on Feb. 20)

    • Yoga (grades K-5) - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Circus Sports (grades 3-5) - 3:30-4:45 p.m.
    • Sewing with Little Hands Creations (grades 1-5)- 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Mad Science - Crazy Chemworks (grades 1-5) - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

    Wednesday Activities

    Jan. 24, Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar., 7, 14, 21* (no programs on Jan. 31 and Feb. 22)

    • *New* Before School Debate Club for 4th and 5th Graders! Before school at 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. on Wednesdays. See details on 6Crickets.
    • Zumba for Kids (grades 1-5) - 2:15-3:30 p.m.
    • Comic Art with Mantisart (grades K-5) - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
    • Outdoor Wilderness (grades K-2) - 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.
    • Outdoor Wilderness (grades 3-5) - 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.

    Thursday Activities

    Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 (no programs on Feb. 22)

    • Art with Kids Create (grades K-5) -  3:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Sports Club (grades 3-5) - 3:30-4:45 p.m.
    • Creative Coding 4 Kids (grades 3-5) -3:30-5:00 p.m.

    Friday Activities

    Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 (no programs on Feb. 23)

    • Piano Keyboard Club with Musical Minds (grades K-5) - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    • LEGO Club (grades K-5) - 3:30-4:45 p.m.
    • Musical Theatre with Seattle's Performers (grades 1-5) - 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Rainy Day Dinner Club (grades 1-5) - 3:30 - 5:10 p.m.

    General Information about BASAP:

    There are three eight-week sessions offered per year: Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes are offered Monday through Friday, including early release days. Classes are not offered on ‘no school days,’ but are made up during subsequent weeks. After school classes range from one hour to two hours and meet once a week. Before school classes typically meet twice a week.

    Scholarships are available for all classes.  Please contact the school counselor to request a scholarship. Families using scholarships still need to create a free account at 6Crickets.

    This PTA enrichment program could not be possible without an awesome team of parent volunteers. Volunteers are needed to check students in/out and observe classes. Volunteers receive up to $100 in tuition reimbursement each session. Please email if you are available to volunteer for these after school hours or would like to assist in the logistics.

    Classes fill quickly, so sign up early!  Sorry, no late registrations will be accepted.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Cancellation/change during open registration dates​= full refund
    • Cancellation/change after registration closes​= no credit or refund
    • In case of emergency or insufficient number of registrations, BASAP reserves the right to cancel a class and refund the participants in full.

    Feel free to contact BASAP Coordinator, Anne Livingston, with any questions, suggestions for classes, or to volunteer.  

    Below are additional before and after school options that may be helpful:
    Kids Co.
    Ballard Community Center (BCC)
    Ballard Boys & Girls Club
    Illumination Learning Studio
    Washington Karate Association