After School Activities & Clubs

St. Joseph School offers a variety of before and after school clubs for students K-8. We invite you to explore the various clubs below which are offered at varying times throughout the year.

Registration for winter clubs begins December 12 and is open until December 16.

General questions about after school activities and clubs contact please contact Lisa Mansoori, 206.329.3260 X224.

Winter CLUB SCHEDULE

ClubGradesDay(s)DatesMeeting LocationRegistration Fee
Chess ClubK-8Tuesdays
2:00 - 3:00 pm
2/28 - 4/26 (no class 4/18)Classrooms$100
HNA Girls Coding4Mondays 3:15 - 4:15 pm1/9 - 2/27 (no class 1/16 and 2/20)Computer Lab$0
Junior Robotics Club3-4Wednesdays
3:15 - 4:15 pm
3/8 - 4/18Classrooms$80

CodingTBDTuesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pmTBDComputer Lab, Classrooms$100
Minecraft1 & 2Wednesdays 3:15 - 4:15 pm1/11 - 2/1Computer Lab$50
Minecraft3 - 5 Wednesdays
3:15 - 4:15 pm
2/8 - 3/1Computer Lab$50
STEAM Club1-2Tuesdays
2:15 - 3:15 pm
1/24 - 2/14Classrooms$50

Club Descriptions

Chess Club

Club Coordinator: Laura Laun
Sessions: Fall & Winter
Grades: K-8

Whether your child is a seasoned tournament player or has never laid eyes on a chess board, they can enjoy 55 minutes of chess instruction and friendly competition by joining the St Joseph Chess Club. The club meets after school once a week, offered in two sessions throughout the school year, with periodic tournaments against other grade school teams.

We recommend if your child is learning chess for the first time to sign-up for the fall session. The winter session assumes children have learned the basics.

Coding

WATT Coding - Founded by HNA students who go back in to Catholic Schools to teach girls basic coding skills and enhancement of logic skills.

Cribbage Club

Club Coordinator: Emily Weinberg
Sessions: Winter and Spring
Grades: K-4


What is cribbage? Cribbage is a two person card game invented by Sir John Suckling, a British poet and knight, around 1635. It uses a 52-card deck and Cribbage board with pegs to keep score. Cribbage is an engaging way to practice math facts. When playing cribbage, a student practices math facts, looks for patterns, develops working memory by having to think out a strategy, holds played cards in working memory, and has fun!

Cribbage Club at St. Joseph School will be held after school once a week.

Golf Club

Club Coordinator: Lisa Mansoori
Sessions: Fall & Spring
Grades: K-5

Kid-friendly instructors help students develop golf skills and knowledge while using the sport to teach valuable life lessons like honesty and sportsmanship. All equipment is provided. All skill levels are welcome.

Golf Club will meet once a week in the fall and the spring.

Junior Robotics Club

Junior Robotics Club - The club will introduce the students to robotics. They will design, build, and program their robots. The Club will be utilizing the WeDo 2.0 Lego Educational Sets and be working on iPads to program their creations.

Lego Club

Club Coordinator: Laura Laun
Sessions: Fall & Spring
Grades (Fall session): K-2
Grades (Spring session): K-4

We will be using Legos to help students structure stories using their imagination and language to create, tell, write and visualize their stories using Legos. We will bring STEM principles to life by using Legos to explore machines and mechanisms. In addition, we will be using motorized Lego models to allow for hands on experience with basic coding to move their robots or creations. Of course, we will have time for free build unstructured creativity opportunities.

Lego Club will meet once a week in the fall and spring sessions.

Minecraft Club

Club Coordinator: Laura Laun
Sessions: Fall & Winter
Grades: 1-6

Minecraft is a very popular "sandbox" game which allows users to construct things out of blocks in a creative environment. The goal of Minecraft club is to work on engineering, collaboration and team-building skills while exploring the value of Game-Based Learning (GBL). The club utilizes the Minecraft educational module to work together as a team, explore and create in pre-defined worlds, as well work independently in their own world.

Minecraft once a week for four week sessions.

Robotics Club

Club Coordinator: Laura Laun
Sessions: TBD
Grades: TBD

Experience basic design, engineering, programming and problem solving by building your own robot to accomplish fun and exciting tasks. Students will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 and work in teams to collaborate and share ideas.

Speech Team

Team Coordinator: John Courtney & Jamie Flynn
Year-long club
Grades: 6, 7, 8

No experience is necessary. The team competes in tournaments at Bishop Blanchet High School, Seattle Preparatory School and Eastside Catholic High School. Tournaments are December through February.

Practice begins in the early fall, with weekly meetings at school, as well as practice and preparation at home.

Parents are required to attend the first two meetings with their children. Participating in speech team is a great way to develop your child’s confidence and skills as a public speaker.

STEAM Club

Club Coordinator: Laura Laun
Sessions: TBD
Grades: TBD

S.T.E.A.M. Club will demonstrate how science, technology, engineering, art, and math works together through hands on activities and demonstrations.

Tennis Club

Club Coordinator: Lisa Mansoori
Sessions: Fall & Spring
Grades: K-5

Kid-friendly instructors help students develop tennis skills and knowledge while using the sport to teach valuable life lessons like honesty and sportsmanship. All equipment is provided. All skill levels are welcome.

Tennis Club will meet once a week in the fall and the spring.