Enrichment Programs

The Ben Franklin PTA is so very excited to announce that after two years in hiatus, after-school enrichment is back! We have got the go-ahead to host 2 classes a week to start and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Classes will be held outside the school building, though students will have access to the restrooms. Masks are not required but are recommended.


FREE TUITION FOR A STUDENT IF YOU VOLUNTEER TO CHAPERONE!! As always, a volunteer is required to attend each session. To help make that happen our wonderful vendors have offered free tuition to the child of a parent who volunteers to attend all the sessions. To learn more or register Email: afterschool@mybenfranklinpta.org or call (206) 605-8502


Class #1: Sports Science
Outside, children will learn the science behind their favorite sports. They will perform simple experiments related to sports as they learn about momentum, energy, measurement, air pressure, and much more. Perfect for both sports and science lovers, this fun interactive program exercises both the body and the mind.   
Academic Enrichment:

  • Learn about important concepts in physiology including heart rate and muscle tone/ strength
  • Explore sports related physics including momentum, energy, force, and pressure 
  • Utilize important scientific skills including experimentation and measurement  

When: Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, April 18 to June 13 (skip day 5/30)
Ages: 2nd – 5th grade
Cost: $ 180
Min/Max: 10 students/ 20 students
Free seat for parent chaperone: Yes 

Registration link: https://embed.snapology.com/licensee/89/events/122757 
** Please populate the notes with your student’s grade and Teacher**

Class #2: Spring into LEGO Building STEAM Learning
Outside, after-school LEGO building classes using technic pieces including gears, axles and dedicated builds kits for each child. Focus is on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art-Architecture-Agri, Math) lessons and hand's on jr. robotic programs, new to learn-build-play each week. Ages 5-12 - multiple levels available for all skills from beginner to advanced. Taught by a Franklin alumna.

When: Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30. April 20 to June 15
Cost: $ 135
Ages: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Min/Max: 8 students/ 15 students
Free seat for parent chaperone: Yes 
Registration site: https://us.bricks4kidznow.com/profile.php?id=97947&coupon=WNMYKHGNHCZYKEBY&ts=164787890 


For families who are new to Franklin and wondering how enrichment works, a volunteer will meet the group near the bus lines after school and escort them to the class. They will take attendance and stay with the group for the entire time. Parents will need to sign their student out at the end of class before the student is released.