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    Adams PTA

    Before and After School Activities Program (BASAP)
    Fall S
    chedule 2017

    Registration begins September 14 - September 23

    ***Choir registration runs separately, the week before: September 6 - 13

    Fall sessions begin the week of October 2
    (program runs for 8 weeks; fall Friday programs run for 7 weeks)
    (no programs October 14, 31, November 11 and 21-25)


    Scholarships are available for all classes. Contact the school counselor, Michael Murphy, at to request a scholarship.
    Please free to contact Anne Livingston, BASAP Coordinator  with any questions or to volunteer. 
    Classes fill up quickly, so sign up early! Sorry, no late registrations will be accepted.


    Online Registration

    with these exceptions:

    Register directly with the following organizations:

    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.


    Before School Programs

    • Choir (grades 3-5) - $195- Every Tuesday and Thursday starting September 26 - June 12  7:45 - 8:35 a.m.  -- PLUS a required family information meeting for registered students on Thursday, September 21 at 8:00 a.m.
    •  World Language Program at Adams Elementary- Spanish with The Language Link (grades K-5) - $358 for T/TH and $523 for T/TH/FRI- 7:40-8:40 a.m.  October 3, 2016 - February 9, 2017


    Novice Low K-2nd Tues/Thurs

    Novice Mid K-2nd  Tues/Thurs

    Novice High 3rd-5th Tues/Thurs/Fri


    Please contact The Language Link directly with questions about the program.  Registration at

     After School Programs

     Monday Programs

    Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 27 (no programs on November 20)

    Hip-Pop (Dance)  (grades 2-5) - $158 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Chess Club with Chess Mates Foundation (grades 1-5) -  $88 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Circus Sports (grades K-2) - $78 - 3:30-4:45 p.m.

    Sewing with Little Hands Creations (grades 1-5) - $152 - 3:30-5:00 p.m.

    (Available at BCC: Kids at Clay (grades K-2) Contact Ballard Community Center Front Desk)

    Tuesday Programs

    Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, and 28 (no programs on November 21)

    Circus Sports (grades 3-5) - $78 - 3:30-4:45 p.m.

    Sewing with Little Hands Creations (grades 1-5) - $152 - 3:30-5:00 p.m.

    (Available at BCC: Kids at Clay (grades K-2) Contact Ballard Community Center Front Desk)

    Wednesday Programs

    Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 29 (no programs on November 22)

    Zumba for Kids (grades 1-5) - $104 - 2:15-3:15 p.m.

    Comic Art with Mantisart (grades K-5) - $158 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

    Rainy Day Dinner Club (grades 1-5) - $280 - 2:15 - 3:55 p.m.

    Outdoor Wilderness (grades K-2) $300 - 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.

    Outdoor Wilderness (grades 3-5) $300 - 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.

                (Available at BCC: Wacky Wednesdays - care until 5 p.m. - Contact Ballard Community Center Front Desk)

    Thursday Programs

    Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 (no programs on November 23)

    Art with Kids Create (grades K-5) - $128 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Sports Club (grades 3-5) - $78 - 3:30-4:45 p.m.

    Creative Coding 4 Kids (grades 3-5) – $247 - 3:30-5:00 p.m.

    Yoga (grades K-5) - $128 - 3:30-5:00 p.m.


    Friday Programs (Fridays will be 7-week session for fall)

    Oct. 6, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 17, and Dec. 1 and 8 (no programs on October 13, November 10 and 24)

    Piano Keyboard Club with Musical Minds (grades K-5) - $148 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    LEGO Club (grades K-5)  - $70 - 3:30-4:45 p.m.

    Musical Theatre with Seattle's Performers (grades 1-5) - $113 - 3:30-5:00 p.m.

    (Available at BCC: Jewelry Making (grades 2-5) Contact Ballard Community Center Front Desk)



    BASAP Fall 2017 Class Descriptions


    Choir with Mr. Deryl Harter

    (grades 3-5)

    Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout school year,
    First rehearsal: Tuesday, September 26
    Plus, a required family information meeting for registered students and their adults on Thursday, September 21 at 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.


    Max 90

    $195 (includes tee shirt)

    7:45 - 8:35 a.m.

    Attention all singers! Third, fourth and fifth graders are invited to sign up for choir for the 2016-2017 school year. Choir is a year-long commitment with rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings. There are three main concerts a year: in late fall, winter and spring/summer, plus other performance opportunities as they arise. Find more information and performance schedules at Adams Elementary Music Program


    World Language Program at Adams Elementary- Spanish with The Language Link, LLC

    Registration at

    (grades K-5)


    October 4-February 10

    7:40-8:40 a.m.


    Art, music, drama and games guide the curriculum for our Spanish classes at Adams. We offer beginning, intermediate and advanced levels in these languages from kindergarten through middle school grades. Since our focus is on oral proficiency, classes are conducted entirely in the target language so that students are fully engaged in the language and culture they are studying.


    Novice Low K-2nd Tues/Thurs

    Novice Mid K-2ndTues/Thurs

    Novice High 3rd-5th Tues/Thurs/Fri


    Please contact The Language Link directly with questions about the program.




    Hip Pop with Metropolis Dance


    Min 8/Max 15

    3:30-4:30 p.m.

    This class gets the students movin’ and groovin’! Hip Pop is a fusion between hip hop and pop music.

    Each class incorporates stretching, energetic dance warm ups, and of course--dance games! Students will learn a choreographed dance routine and an invitation to perform at our Metropolis Dance Show! **Our dance show is optional and held at Queen Anne Community Center. Our shows are videotaped, so media release is required to participate in the show.


    Chess Club with Chess Mates Foundation

    (grades 1-5)


    Min 8/Max 16

    3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Join Adams Elementary Chess Club and learn tactics and strategies of chess! Chess Mates has been offering after-school chess programs in Seattle area public schools for more than 20 years.  Chess helps children built critical thinking skills and helps to learn focus and plan. Each class includes lesson presentation, chess puzzle-solving time and game-playing time. Chess Mates will provide student workbooks, chess sets and boards and other materials. All you need to be is eager to play and learn! Both beginner and intermediate players are welcome! Please email with any questions.


    Monday Circus Sports

    (grades K-2)


    Min 5/Max 30

    3:30-4:45 p.m.

    Practice unicycle, jump rope, juggling, double-dutch and tumbling with Mr. Faucette.


    Sewing with Little Hands Creations (Monday session OR Tuesday session)

    (grades 1-5)


    Min 3/Max 9

    3:30-5:00 p.m.

    Once a week, students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime... sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. Beginning students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. Student will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. Projects, which are constantly rotating during the quarter, include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animal and more! For a full list of projects, please visit





    Tuesday Circus Sports

    (grades 3-5)


    Min 5/Max 30

    3:30-4:45 p.m.

    Practice unicycle, jump rope, juggling, double-dutch and tumbling with Mr. Faucette.




    Zumba® Kids with Venessa

    (grades 1-5)


    Min 8/Max 20

    2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

    Grab your friends and let’s dance like no one is watching! Zumba® Kids classes are rockin’, high energy dance fitness parties packed with kid-friendly routines. We break down the steps, add games, activities, and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Kids jam out and dance to music from top charts and from around the world with age appropriate, easy to follow dance steps. Zumba® Kids help develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, and cultural awareness.


    Mural Design & Comic Art with Mantisart

    (grades K-5)


    Min 5/Max 25

    2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

    Mural Design & Comic Art will be joining forces for this engaging art class taught by artist Andy Miller.  Students will be learning the techniques involved in designing a collaborative mural, along with expanding their individual skills in comic illustration, character building and story telling. Every student is given the freedom of creative expression in this fun and energetic class. They will take home a portfolio and their mural will join the exciting pieces hanging on the portable classrooms.


    Rainy Day Dinner Club

    (grades 1-5)


    Min 6/Max 12

    2:15-3:55 p.m.

    You don’t have to make dinner tonight!

    Each week, students learn basic cooking skills while making dinner for their family!

    Students will create delicious dishes focusing on the importance of local ingredients, scratch

    cooking, and natural preservatives while practicing knife skills and kitchen safety.

    As students follow recipes, they will learn the science behind the use of different ingredients

    involved and the important role herbs, spices and veggies play in flavoring our favorite dishes.

    Each entrée will serve 4 to 6 and will be packaged in oven ready cookware with baking



    Outdoor Wilderness with Seattle Adventure Sports

    (2 separate sections running concurrently: one for grades K-2, the other for grades 3-5)


    Min 4/Max 20

    2:15-4:15 p.m.

    Welcome to Outdoor Wilderness- your passport to the outdoors. Join us as we learn to build shelters, tie knots, collect water from the air, use a compass, and complete the orienteering course for a prize- among many other fun activities!  Children will learn fundamental wilderness survival skills while developing critical thinking, teamwork, independence, and leadership. No experience necessary-come prepared to be outside.  It is perfectly easy to stay safe, warm, and dry even during the wettest Seattle weather- join us and we’ll show you how.




    Sports Club

    (grades 3-5)


    Min 5/Max 30

    3:30-4:45 p.m.

    Come have fun in the gym with Mr. Faucette’s new after school sports class! This class will have a different sport focus each week, from basketball, to bowling, badminton to roller-skating! Students will know in advance which sport will be played so they can dress appropriately.


    Art Club with Kids Create

    (grades K-5)


    Min 8/Max 12

    3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Mixed Media Storymaking - Books, Puppets and More!

    In this series, students will explore sculpture, paint, drawing and more, as we create mixed media art books, papier mâché finger puppets, paper mosaics, and imaginary clay characters. Come join the fun!


    Creative Coding 4 Kids - Core Class *(Thursday class only this session)

    Registration at

    (grades 3-5)

    Min 8/Max 12


    3:30-5:00 p.m.

    *Note: This session will be a mixed-level class for grades 3 - 5 with students being taught at their level.


    Creative Coding teaches your child to code by helping them make their own custom video games! Our project-based, multi-level classes are amazingly fun yet very effective in teaching creative problem solving AND emotional resilience. As your creative girl or boy has fun bringing their ideas to life, they iterate through the emotional cycle of Coding (idea->excitement->effort->frustration->more effort->triumph!)

    With our support and positive encouragement. Repeating this cycle not only builds great coders, but more importantly, develops emotional persistence that will help students enjoy taking on new challenges in all aspects of their lives.


    Students new to coding​ will participate in the Creative Coding core curriculum, learning the fundamental

    elements of coding using MIT's Scratch to create their very own computer games! Students with previous Scratch experience​ will enjoy the Advanced Curriculum, where each day contains a unique mix of coding challenges, techniques, and hacks. Our classes are designed to be repeated an infinite number of times. As students complete a class, they go up one level, like in video games, and increase their coding skills, speed and proficiency. Many parents and educators are realizing that the benefits of learning to code at a young age extend far beyond the skill itself. Through the "brain exercise" of coding, coders build intelligence like athletes build muscles. Just as importantly, they develop stronger problem solving skills, confidence over technology, and emotional persistence.


    For more info and to register, visit


    Yoga Club

    (Grades K-5)


    Min 10/Max 15

    3:30-5:00 p.m.

    In yoga club, we’ll explore yoga through breathing exercises, poses, games, art activities, and more. Students will learn how to stay calm, listen to their bodies, cultivate strength and flexibility, and work together to have fun and create peace.


    FRIDAY PROGRAMS (Friday programs will run 7 weeks for fall session)


    Piano Keyboard Club with Musical Minds

    (grades K-5)


    Min 8/Max 24

    3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Kids will have the opportunity to learn to play their favorite songs and music on electric keyboards. Radio hits, movie and television themes are made so easy, that our participants will be playing them after the very first class! The club is a combination of keyboard piano lessons and a music learning workshop, which uses a clever visual method to teach the basics of music reading and piano playing. We've developed lots of learning games and activities designed to teach kids basic music reading skills and playing techniques, in ways that are fun, engaging, and stimulating. We want our students to stay motivated and continue to want to learn to play music, whether they like Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Macklemore or Beethoven. We have all the music they want. We have music from Frozen, Stars Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and lots more. Each participant has his/her own keyboard supplied during the class, along with headphones, and books and other materials are included.


    Friday LEGO Club

    (grades K-5)


    Min 15/Max 25

    3:30-4:45 p.m.

    Let your imagination run wild with thousands of pieces of LEGO. Build anything from cars, to cities, animals to aircraft. Be creative as you allow your mind to run with the endless possibilities to create whatever you imagine! Join Mr. Faucette as you enjoy and explore the fun, exciting, and wonderful world of LEGOs.


    Musical Theatre with Seattle’s Performers

    (grades 1-5)


    Min 7/Max 16

    3:30-5:00 p.m.

    Beauty and the Beast at Adams

    Come join Seattle's Performers for this enchanting musical theatre class!!

    The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Our class will feature songs such as Belle, Be Our Guest and Beauty and the Beast, as well as acting and dancing opportunities!