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Leschi Elementary Before and After School Offerings

Leschi Elementary offers a variety of enrichment programs for children in grades K-5. A large number of Leschi students participate in our before and after school offerings. Enrichment activities provide additional learning opportunities, with an emphasis on fun! Class selections vary from quarter to quarter. Please see the new quarterly enrichment catalog.

After School Enrichment Programs

Leschi currently partners with Garfield Community Center to run many after school enrichment programs at our school.

A step-by-step of where to go to register for after school enrichment classes

  1. Click the ‘Register for Programs’ icon (the green button with the bike icon on it)
  2. In the menu on the left, click Childcare & Out-of-School Time
  3. In the location drop down menu in the top right, select Leschi Elementary
  4. Click the blue ‘Show Courses’ button in the middle of the screen
  5. Click add next to the class you are interested in (it shows next to each class what the availability is)

To see current offerings and register online, go to Seattle Parks Registration Page , and make sure you are in the ‘Programs’ tab. Expand the Advanced Search dialogue in the left-hand menu, then type ‘Leschi’ in the Keyword(s) box. Even if you register online, you still need to bring your registration form and E-13 form in person to Garfield Community Center. Writable versions of those forms are available in the Fall Catalog posted in the menu on the left.

In addition, there are several activities run directly by Leschi Elementary (i.e. Leschi Chess Scholars). For these, consult the link on the left menu for the Leschi program.

Seattle Music Partners, 4th-5th grade

Seattle Music Partners provides the opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students to participate after school in one-on-one music lessons on Monday afternoons and group music playing and learning on Wednesday afternoons (participating students are expected to attend both Monday and Wednesday sessions each week throughout the school year). Each student will be placed with a high school, college, or community musician for individual lessons on their instrument. Through these individual lessons, group activities and ensemble playing, 4th and 5th graders will learn to read music, play an instrument, and make music as part of an orchestra or band.

Students perform in several recitals each year, showcasing their new skills and gaining valuable performance experience. Seattle Music Partners (SMP) works closely to support the instrumental music learning that is happening during in-school music lessons and students are strongly encouraged to sign up to participate in instrumental music during school as well.

SMP provides instruments to students as needed. In addition, SMP works with area arts organizations to bring guest artists to Leschi for assemblies and also helps to arrange for field trips to music performances.

Listen to the NPR story about this program.

Launch (formerly CDSA)

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What is Launch?

The Community Day School Association (CDSA) has been the onsite provider of before and after school child care here at Leschi for many years. We’re excited to announce that CDSA is starting 2016 with a new “brand,” including a new name (Launch) and a new logo. Watch for our new name and logo around the school, and visit our new website for more information about our organization.

In the meantime, please know that nothing in our programs will change. CDSA/Launch children will have the same wonderful and dedicated teachers, the same curriculum, the same quality programs, and the same great experience they’ve always had. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Leschi community and hope that you are as happy with our new look as we are!

Questions? Please contact Launch at Leschi at 206-323-9465 or the Launch Main Office at 206-726-7972.

Our Mission

Lead the charge to brilliant outcomes for the children of our community by ensuring equitable access to the highest quality learning and care.

We are a small, local non-profit organization whose mission is to provide and advocate for quality childcare that enriches and nurtures all children, supporting their success in school and in life.

Launch supports working families from all cultural and economic backgrounds. Families who enroll in our program enter a network of assistance that strengthens the community, while offering positive opportunities for their children.

Our nine locations have deep and close relationships with Seattle Public Schools. This collaboration with the school district allows our staff to communicate and partner with teachers, ensuring what children learn in our before and after school programs complements and supports what they’re learning in the classroom.

Launch administrative staff and teachers are passionate about preparing 21st century learners for school and life beyond school in a fun and nurturing environment. Focusing on social, emotional, and academic learning and growth, we’re leading the charge to brilliant outcomes for the children in our community.

We invite families, donors, volunteers, and our community to learn how you can get involved in helping us prepare children for the future!

We’d like you to meet Angel Williams, Program Director at Launch

Angel is an accomplished Educational Director and brings over a decade of experience as an Educational Youth Director working with families of at-risk children. Angel has her master’s degree in Public Health, specializing in Social and Behavioral Health from Capella University. This training taught her how to be a leader and role model with a strong heart.