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.

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

2016-2017 Club Schedule

Spring Schedule

Registration for spring clubs begins March 23 and is open until April 3.

ClubGradesDay(s)DatesMeeting LocationRegistration Fee
HNA Girls Coding4Mondays
3:15 - 4:15 pm
4/24-5/22
Computer Lab$0
Yoga Club1-3Mondays

3:00 - 4:00 pm

5/1 - 6/12

(no class on 5/29)

TBD$80
Tennis ClubK-5Tuesdays
2:15 - 3:15 pm

5/2 - 6/6

Wyckoff Gym$105

Minecraft3 - 5 Tuesdays
2:00 - 3:00 pm
5/2 - 6/13
(no class on 5/16)

Computer Lab$80
Lego ClubK-1Wednesdays
3:00 - 4:00 pm
5/3 - 6/7Classrooms$80
Junior Robotics Club

2Wednesdays

3:00 - 4:00 pm

5/3 - 6/7

Classrooms

$80

Art ClubK-3Thursdays
3:00 - 4:00 pm
4/27 - 6/8
(no class 5/4)

Classrooms$175
Golf ClubK-5Fridays
3:15 - 4:15 pm
5/12 - 6/9

Wyckoff Gym$90
Private Piano LessonsK-8ongoingvaries on needMS Music RoomTBD

Fall 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
French ClubK-5Tuesdays
2:00 - 3:00 pm
3/7 to 6/6 (no class 4/11 and 4/18)

Classrooms$165

Winter Schedule

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

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
French ClubK-5Tuesdays
2:00 - 3:00 pm
3/7 to 6/6 (no class 4/11 and 4/18)

Classrooms$165

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: TBD
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.

French Club

Club Coordinator: Lisa Mansoori
Sessions: Winter
Grades: K-5

hrough active learning and creative play, Véronique Proietto, a native of France, will take her students into the heart of the French language and culture. Each week, a different topic is introduced through fun activities and games that engage children to learn not only the language, but also cultural aspects about France: French food; French impressionists, Monsieur Eiffel and his famous tower, French medieval castles, etc. Email Lisa Mansoori to register.

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-1

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, Spring
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: Winter & Spring
Grades: 2-4

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: Winter
Grades: 1-2

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.

Piano Club

Students have the opportunity to take private piano lessons with middle school music teacher, Mr. Whitfield. Lessons are offered weekly in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments. The pricing will be as follows:

  • 30 minute lesson $38
  • 45 minute lesson $56
  • 60 minute lesson $75

Openings for trimester 3 will include Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3 pm - 6 pm. Lessons will take place in the music room by the cafeteria. Registration will take place through the website. Please contact Mr. Whitfield if you have any additional questions.


Yoga Club

Yoga & Meditation

Introduce students to a variety yoga and meditation techniques to enhance mind/body/breath connection, exercise and practice self-soothing tools. Students will begin each session with an accessible yoga practice and end with a meditation.

Week 1 - Anusara (friendly) yoga and guided meditation

Week 2 - Vinyasa (flow) yoga and mindfulness meditation

Week 3 - Iyengar (with props) yoga and walking meditation

Week 4 - Kundalini (energetic) yoga and mantra meditation

Week 5 - Sivananda (traditional) yoga and transcendental meditation

Week 6 - Restorative yoga and loving-kindness meditation

Art Club

Drawing and Painting by Kidsworkshop

Weekly studies incorporate a classical approach to drawing and paining. Students learn to "see", as an artist, becoming versatile and self critical. Studio work will comprised of lessons based on still life, portraiture, architecture, animal and landscapes. Mediums explored will include: pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, gauche, and water color paint.