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After School Programs at Whittier

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Spring 2024 Programs

Whittier PTA is excited to partner with local orgs and teachers to offer a variety of fun after-school enrichment clubs for students in grades K-5.

Registration for the spring session opens on Monday, March 18th. Create your account on before registering.

Important Note About Spring Dates!

Spring classes will begin on a staggered schedule this session, due to our enrichment providers’ availability. Most classes will begin the week of April 1. Classes starting after spring break are noted in red. Please see the dates below.



Chess Wizards (Grades 1-5) 

4/1 – 5/20
2:25-3:30 pm

Classes are geared to suit children of all skill levels—from chessling to checkmate artists. Students will build upon their knowledge through lessons, tournaments, variation games, and more!

Introductory Spanish with Jump on Languages (Grades K-5) 

4/1 – 5/20
2:25-3:30 pm

Students will learn Spanish words and culture while developing motor skills and creativity. Teachers will mostly speak Spanish and guide them through fun activities.



Gamer Group with Mr. Buck (Grades 1-2)

4/2 – 5/28
2:25-4:00 pm

Students will learn to play new board games, make new friends, and have tons of fun!

Bricks For Kidz: A Pirate’s Quest (Grades K-2)

4/16 – 6/4
2:25-3:30 pm

Shiver me timbers! Using LEGO® Bricks, We’ll build motorized pirate ships and launch trebuchets as we search for buried treasure. Anchors aweigh!



Coding With Kids: Scratch Game Development (Grades 3-5)

4/4 – 5/30
2:25-3:30 pm

Unleash your creativity with Scratch, a fun drag-and-drop coding tool. Students will learn coding basics and build exciting games, animations, and story projects, like the Pokémon Flyer!

Gamer Group with Mr. Buck (Grades 3-5)

4/4 – 5/30
2:25-4:00 pm

Students will learn to play new board games, make new friends, and have tons of fun!

BEAM Experiences: Dungeon Master Academy (Grades 3-5)

4/18 – 6/6
2:25-4:00 pm

Curious about how to play Dungeons and Dragons? Learn to be a Dungeon Master and forge your own adventure! Students will build magical worlds, draw amazing maps, and craft fantastic stories.


How to Register

This year, we are using to manage registration and classes for all after-school programs. This tool will simplify the registration process and make it easier for families, vendors, and school staff to participate.

YOU MUST SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT before registering for classes on January 8th. Once you set up an account, you can learn more about each program and tuition. Please don’t wait until the last minute!


We Need Volunteers!

After-school programs at Whittier can’t happen without your help! Shifts are once a week and are either 60 or 90 minutes. Volunteers help students line up, take attendance, and provide light support to after-school instructors as needed. For information and opportunities to volunteer, please contact Jen at Reduced tuition opportunities may be available for families who volunteer.


Scholarships & Additional Support

We strive for equitable opportunities for all students. For scholarship information, please contact

If you want to sign your child up for an activity and they need extra support in the classroom, please contact for options.


Other Considerations


Spots are limited, though families can join the waitlist if classes are full. Waitlisted families get priority enrollment if they are on the waitlist for a class offered the following term. Please email the enrichment providers directly with questions concerning the waitlist, schedule, or class policies.


A $10 registration fee is included in tuition to support Whittier Elementary PTA after-school enrichment. Registration fees are used to fund scholarships and pay for volunteer background checks.

Behavior Policy

If a student is behaving in a way that is disrupting the class and the teacher(s) is unable to control such behavior, the vendor will reach out to the parent of the student and inform the parent and the Programs Chair of the behavior concern as well as the vendor’s policy regarding next steps.

Roles & Responsibilities

Whittier Elementary and Seattle Public Schools are not affiliated with or connected to the Whittier PTA Programs offerings or individual program vendors. Whittier PTA coordinates building reservations and hosts registration links for independent enrichment providers. Enrichment providers manage registrations and schedules through the 6crickets platform.

Please direct all of your questions to or the appropriate enrichment provider.