Registration Is Open for YMCA Afterschool Program Session 1 (Sept. 4 -Oct. 25)

Session 1 for Kid’s U is open! Kid’s U is Hazel Wolf’s afterschool program run by the University YMCA. The session will run September 4 to October 25, 2019.

Go to the Afterschool Programs page to find all the details, download the registration form and learn how to register for classes.

You can also download the registration form for more info.

Please note, online registration ends Thursday, August 15, 2019, however you can still register for classes throughout the session.

Spring Ultimate

Spring Ultimate season is starting this month for Elementary and Middle School students. Teams are coed (boys and girls together) and the league is managed by DiscNW and coached by parent volunteers (we need assistant coaches!). We will have weekday practices and games on Saturdays. On Saturday, February 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., we will host a mini Jamboree for kids in 3rd-8th grades at the Maple Leaf reservoir park – a parents meeting will begin at 11 a.m.

More details:

  • Elementary: we anticipate having a 3rd, 4th and 5th grade team if enough kids sign up. One-day-per-week practices begin last week of February and games are Saturdays from March 9 through May 11. The registration deadline is Feb 9, but we will accept registrations after on a space available basis. Download the Elementary registration form »
  • Middle School: we anticipate having two teams. Practices on Wednesday will begin last week of February and games are Saturdays from March 9 through May 18. Tryouts (for MS kids only) will be Wednesday, February 27 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tryouts will take place at Maple Leaf Park on the upper grass fields. Download the Middle School registration form »


  • All kids will need to fill out the form attached to the flyer AND register with DiscNW.

Questions? Contact coaches:

Elementary School Registration
Middle School Registration

Registration Is Open for YMCA Afterschool Program Session 3 (Jan. 7-Mar. 1)

Session 3 for Kid’s U is officially open! The session will run January 7 to March 1. The Y is offering some exciting new classes exclusively for our 6th-8th graders (Mountaineers and Chess), as well as a chess club for K-5 (from Orangutan Chess Academy). Also, don’t miss Art Wizards, offered on Tuesdays with our very own 4th grade teacher Mrs. Holland!

Instructions for registering are on the Afterschool Programs page. You can also download the registration form for more info.

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for YMCA Afterschool Classes!

The latest session (Session 2) started this past Monday (October 29) and goes through December 21, and there are still openings in most classes. While online registration is closed, you can definitely still sign up! For the latest info on the Y’s afterschool offerings and how to register, visit the Afterschool Programs page on the PTSA website at

Need Care When School is Out Next Friday, Oct. 12?

Next Friday, October 12 is an in-service day and there is no school. If you’re looking for activities and/or care for your child(ren) that day, we’re fortunate to have the YMCA afterschool program on site, which will be offering programming from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Hazel Wolf Cafetorium!

To register online, follow this link:

When you register, it may give you a “schedule conflict” error, but just press “ignore conflict” at the bottom of your screen to override it.

The YMCA will have the rest of their no-school-day offerings up and open soon. For more information or to register by email or phone, contact Miranda at 206.524.1400 or

New Afterschool Class: Art Wizards – Starts Tues, Sept. 11

Information about this opportunity went home via Kidmail last week. You can also sign up online at or contact Veronica at

Art Wizards – Tuesdays from 3:35-4:45, $165, 9/11 to 10/23

In Art Wizards, kids learn to draw the things that kids find exciting. The most important part of learning to draw is learning to see. Many adults never developed that skill. Most teens, too. And all elementary students regardless of age need these skills. That’s where we start. We give them all the information they need to be successful, but not so much that we stifle their imagination or limit their opportunities. They learn that a problem can have more than one solution, that small changes can have a big effect, and that there is more than one way to look at the world around them. With consistent and ongoing practice throughout the school year, our students are amazed at the progress they make. Projects include fish, birds and animals of all kinds, people, landscapes, still life, mythical creatures, movie characters and cartoons. We show them how to break down a scene or character so it comes out looking like what they intended. We show them how easy it can be when they know how to use chalk and oil pastels, when it’s better to use colored pencils and where markers and watercolor fit in. It’s easy! It’s exciting! It’s rewarding! And it has a super-positive effect on all other subjects.