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The Barrett PTA is excited to offer an after school enrichment program for its students! We have three exciting sessions planned - Fall, Winter and Spring - with lots of great classes to choose from in each one. On this site you'll find all the information about program procedures, class descriptions and details you need to participate. Whether you are looking for sports, drama, arts and crafts, technology, science or hobbies, there's something here for everyone. SO go exploring and see what you want to learn!

Transition from school to enrichment program:

Barrett teachers and Extended Day staff will bring students to the class location.

Zen Budo Karate - Zen Budo Karate - $119

Zen Budo Karate is a holistic martial arts program that combines meditation, yoga, bullying prevention tactics, realistic self-defense and traditional Karate training. The emphasis in our teaching is on partner work participation, rather than the imitation of the instructor. Students learn pressure points, joint locks, throws, kicks, punches, how to escape grabs, and defensive tactics. Uniform: The student must wear a karate uniform and belt at all times in class for safety/practical purposes. Uniforms are $30, payable through our paypal link. Uniforms will be delivered to your Karate class the first or second week of class. Students that have previously attended a Zen Budo Karate class will already have a uniform and do not pay this fee. Uniforms may be exchanged at no cost if a different size is needed. Parents may get a full refund within the first two weeks for both the uniform and the class for any reason. Students that continue in Zen Budo Karate obviously do not have to pay this fee for subsequent sessions.

Chess Club - Arlington Students Chess - $97

Our chess club is low-cost and fun, and exposes as many students as possible to the fundamentals of chess. 10-15 minutes of each hour are devoted to instruction -- then students play friendly or more formal and competitive ladder games while the instructor spot teaches. The club holds an annual school chess tournament, supports a school chess team, and sponsors other special events.

Breakfast for Dinner with Tiny Chefs! - Tiny Chefs - $150

Turn your favorite breakfast dishes into the main event as dinner options. How about a cheddar-chive frittata with fresh salsa? Or Brunch pasta with bacon and eggs? Maybe you'd prefer a more traditional French toast, dressed up with bananas and blueberries? Any way you slice it your little chef will love tucking into these comforting breakfast classics.

MusicStart: Learn to Read Music and Play Tunes! - MusicStart - $156

MusicStart® is a patented progressive music learning system that balances fun and development of skills. Using familiar songs, it teaches all the necessary basics to get started playing music. The MusicStart® Keyboard is especially designed for learning. It uses 4 instructive Attachments that vary the challenge from color matching to letter matching to note matching and reading standard musical notation. MusicStart® is preparation for (or a supplement to) playing any instrument and teaches step-by-step problem solving. All materials are provided.

The Science Seed - The Science Seed™ - $103

Children are natural scientists; curious and full of the desire to observe and explore. Preschool and early elementary is the perfect time to start a lifelong love of science by introducing students to basic science concepts. The Science Seed™ teaches geology/earth science, chemistry, biology/nature, physics, and nutrition in fun, interactive and age-appropriate ways. Our goal is for students to understand the breadth of science and therefore each session contains lessons from the different disciplines. In addition, we introduce students to the fact that scientists are also note-takers, data recorders, writers and authors by creating a journal of the session…a memento they will bring home on the last day of class. Students will bring home from each class a note to the parents informing you of what was explored in class and how to continue the lesson at home. Topics will be different for each session offered at this school for the year. For information on the specific topics taught this session, please email

Blueberries Club League- Robert McLaughlin - $54

Your beloved "blueberries" the fast action competitive team game played in Your Physical Education class is now in a league format. Join up to compete with friends in this capture the flag style team tag game. "Blueberries is created and played only at Barrett, ask your child about the details of play and they'll be sure to fill you in.

STEM Challenge using LEGO® Materials - Play-Well TEKnologies - $119

Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. There are no prerequisites for this course and each season's session will feature unique projects, STEM concepts, and new adventures!

Cardio Jam- Adrenaline Dance Force - $92

Love fitness & dance than this is the perfect class for you. This class combines cutting edge dance moves with fun high energy circuit drills designed to help improve balance, coordination, and overall physical fitness. Our class will help your child channel their high level of energy into fun fitness activities that develop cardiovascular endurance encouraging healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Yoga - Authentic Yoga with Stephanie - $43

Ms. Shaefer's ever-popular yoga class is back. Kids learn basic yoga moves and relaxation techniques.
Note: Check class dates carefully. The classes do not necessarily meet consecutively on a weekly basis.

Cup Stacking - Robert McLaughlin - $54

Come learn Cup Stacking with Mr. McLaughlin!

Let's Be Creative - Wendy Kramer - $189

Creating is a fun and exciting way for children to express themselves. Lines, shapes, shading, space and more will be explored in class. Through the use of active imagination, stories, and visual references, students will experience how these elements of drawing magically give form to themes from nature, everyday life, and the inner world of your child. Monsters, magical landscapes, autumn leaves, animals and more are among just some of the very fun themes used as springboards to stimulate creativity and excite the imagination. Children are always encouraged to explore themes of their own choosing. If the size of the class permits, students will also paint and sculpt. Projects will vary from session to session. To view examples for student artworks please visit www.