Enrichment Classes and Clubs
The Jaguar Club will offer enrichment classes and clubs that will meet for 6-8 weeks every trimester. The classes and clubs are grade specific and will vary throughout the year. Enrichment classes and clubs are open to all current St. Joseph students. Please see below for detailed class descriptions, schedules, or to register.
General questions about enrichment classes or clubs? Please contact David Sepulveda 206.329.3260x224.
|Club||Grades||Day(s)||Dates||Meeting Location||Registration Fee|
1/20 & 2/17)
(No Class 2/17 & 3/23)
|French||K - 4th||Tuesdays
(No Class 2/18, 3/24 & 4/14)
|Private Guitar, Piano, or Voice Lesson||K-8th||Ongoing||Scheduled by instructor||Music Room||See tab below for details|
3:15 - 4:30
- Chess Club
- French Club
- Junior Robotics Club
- Lego Robotics
- Minecraft Club
- Robotics Team
- Speech Team
- STEAM Club
- Piano Lessons
- Wildlife Studies
- Intergenerational Service Corps
- Fiber Arts & Crafts
- Machine Sewing
- Play Creation Class
- Drama K-3
- Private Voice Lessons
- Harry Potter
- Guitar Lessons
- WATT Coding
Club Coordinator: Laura Laun
Sessions: Fall & Winter
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.
Through 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; Fre
Club Coordinator: Laura Laun
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 6 week sessions.
Club Coordinator: Jamie Read
Grades: 3rd -6th
Experience basic design, engineering, programming and problem solving by building your own robot to accomplish fun and exciting tasks. Students will use VEQ IQ and work in teams to collaborate and share ideas. This club is focused on competition, structured team work, and good behavior.
Please see the website for the new VEQ IQ challenge - https://www.vexrobotics.com/
Grades: 7th & 8th Graders
No experience is necessary. The team competes in tournaments at Bishop Blanchet High School, Seattle Preparatory School and Archbishop Murphy High School on December 8, January 19 and February 9.
Practice begins on October 3, with weekly meetings at school on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45. Participants also are required to practice and prepare at home.
Participating in speech team is a great way to develop your child’s confidence and skills as a public speaker.
Club Coordinator: Laura Laun
Grades: 3rd - 6th
ExploraVision is a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality.
ExploraVision is a competition for K-12 students that engage the next generation real world problem solving with a strong emphasis on STEM.
ExploraVision challenges students to envision and communicate new technology 20 years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current science and technology.
We are offering an afterschool opportunity for the 3rd-5th graders to work with a team and enter the competition. Your child must commit to working afterschool or weekends. They will be working both independently, in addition to designated team meetings to complete the project. Based on the team’s availability, a specific day will be specified for team meetings. The project due date is February 2020.Students on average spend 1-2 hours per week over a 3 to 4 month period.
At St. Joseph School, we have been recognized nationally with honorable mentions each year we submitted projects to the competition. This year, we had our first National Winner in the K-3 division with a team of third graders submitting their vision of an intelligent swimsuit called the iSuit.
For more information, please go to https://www.exploravision.org/.
Email Laura Laun if you are interested in mentoring a team or volunteering on Thursdays.
The Seattle Children's Theatre is bringing introduction to acting classes to St. Joseph. In this 10 week course bring a script to life. Explore scenes from great plays to expand your knowledge of the basic terms, concepts, and approaches to acting. Taking clues from the given circumstances found on the page, actors will embody dynamic characters, create strong relationships, and make choices that transform the words and stage directions into living, breathing scenes.
Students have the opportunity to take private piano lessons with school music teacher, Ms. James. Lessons are offered weekly in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments. The pricing will be as follows:
- 30 minute lesson $45
- 45 minute lesson $65
- 60 minute lesson $85
Lessons will take place in the music room by the cafeteria. Registration will take place through the website. Please contact Ms. James regarding available lesson times and for any additional questions.
Learn the art of knitting and crochet! Knitting is calming, relaxing, and keeps us centered because of its repetitive rhythmic movements. Beginners will start slowly with finger knitting, before moving on to knitting needles and our handy Knfity Knitter Looms. Projects include book markers, stuffed animals, hats, headbands, pouches and more!
Pinnacle Exploration - Wildlife Studies
Are you interested in making a difference in the community? Want to meet older members living in the neighborhood? Join the Intergenerational Service Corps at St. Joseph! During this program, students in grades 5 - 8 will get to know residents of Fred Lind Manor, discuss issues in the community that are important to the group, and will work together to design and implement community service projects to address these issues.
Expand your imagination and let’s get creative! This class with explore different techniques in fiber arts! The theme will change between textile art, including knitting, weaving, dying, bleach printing and paper crafts, which will be comprised of paper making, Fiber marbling, paper stars, pop up-books, stamp making, flip books, scratch boards, papier-mâché and screen printing. We’ll also have specialty projects for the holidays. This class is designed to include students with both basic and advanced skills and we rotate the projects every quarter.
Students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy…sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. New students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. The class will begin with a simple project, then students will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. This class is designed to teach children with both beginning and advanced skills. Projects, which are constantly rotating during the quarter, include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animal and more!
Seattle Children's Theatre brings Dramatic Imagination to St. Joseph. Dive into a world we create together and act out a story that builds from session to session. Play characters and create environments that tie into the session-long adventure. We learn to use imagination, body and voice to work together, overcome obstacles, and develop every aspect of a completely original story.
Rainy Day Dinner Club
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 instructions. All new recipes this session!
We will provide vegetarian options upon request at registration. **We can provide nut free classes, but we’re unable to provide gluten free or dairy free classes. ** For more info please visit rainydaydinnerclub.com
Lauren James, the Primary School Music teacher, is offering private voice lessons to students who are 7 years of age and older. The student will learn vocal exercises, classical voice technique which can be applied to various music styles and solo repertoire. Miss James holds a Bachelor’s degree of Music from Pacific Lutheran University and a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Lessons will be held in the Primary Music room located next to the school Library. 30 minute lessons available for Primary grades, and 30-45 minute lessons available for middle school students. Please sign up through the website and feel free to contact Miss James with lesson availability and any additional questions.
- 30 minute lesson $45
- 45 minute lesson $65
Harry Potter Fantasy and Fairy Tale Scene Study
Rob Carroll, Ph.D., our Exploratory Rock Band teacher, is offering private guitar and electric bass lessons. Some preference will be given to middle school students who have an interest in playing in the Rock Band class or the Worship Band. Dr. Carroll received his doctorate in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington and his B.A. in music and psychology from Rutgers University. He’s been teaching guitar and bass privately for over twenty years, and at Holy Names Academy for eight years. While his main strengths are in rock, folk and pop styles, he also teaches classical, jazz and various international genres. He emphasizes building strong fundamental playing techniques and designs a student’s curriculum based on their individual musical interests. Lessons will mostly be held Tuesdays from 2–4 pm and Thursdays from 3–5 pm, but other times may be available. Lessons will be 30 or 45 minutes long depending on the student’s experience. For students who don’t yet own a guitar, a few may be available for loan from the school. Please sign up through the website and contact him directly with any questions.
• 30-minute lessons $45
• 45-minute lessons $65
Art Workshops at St. Joseph!
We are excited to announce that Rainbow Parrot Art workshops are returning to St. Jose's! These workshops offer memorable opportunities for children to explore authentic expression and unleash their creative power through art. We explore diverse forms of ceramic sculpture, painting, multimedia, and more. We're going to have so much fun!