After School Clubs


This is just a reminder that winter term clubs will begin this Monday, January 8 th . Clubs will
run every day until 4:00pm, including Wednesdays. Families must pick up from the
location of the club by 4:00pm.

Please make sure payment has been submitted to Kids Co. and a drop in form if this is your
child’s first time participating in clubs this school year. If you have questions, please
contact Kids Co. at (206)632-7753 or via email at vanessak at kidscompany.org.
Looking forward to another fun filled term!


Dear Cascadia Families,

At this point, most after school club confirmations have been sent out from Kids Co. If you
have not received a confirmation and think you should have, please contact Ryan at
ryanc at kidscompany.org .

If you are registered for a language class, the language link will send out their own
confirmations.

The following classes have low enrollment, so confirmations have not yet been sent out yet.
If you are interested in any of these classes, please let us know and we can get your child
registered!

  • Hip Hop on Tuesday
  • Songsterz on Wednesday
  • Word Magic on Wednesday
  • Mixed Coding on Thursday
  • Studio Coding on Friday

We will let families know by this Friday if any of these classes end up getting cancelled.
The following classes have already been cancelled due to low enrollment:

  • Debateable on Tuesday
  • Choir/general Music on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Artist Trading Cards on Friday
  • Yoga on Thursday

Please contact Ryan (ryanc at kidscompany.org) if you have any other questions.

Best,
Vanessa Kitchner
Program Manager
Kids Co. at Cascadia
Kids Co. at Decatur


Dear Cascadia Families,

Below is club registration and information for the upcoming Winter 2018 club session at Cascadia. Please take the time to read the information below as it will help with this process.

For starters, all of the club information is communicated through the PTA website. Kids Co. does not post anything on our child care website. If you are not signed up for the PTA emails, I would recommend doing so as we send out communication through the PTA email as well. On the PTA website you will find the club descriptions, prices and the club schedule.

Registration will open on Monday, November 27th at 8:00am. We are switching to a lottery system, so families will have one week to turn in forms for club. Anything turned in after that week, will be put on a waiting list until all other students have been entered. A note was sent out previously about this as well.

The actual registration form is a writeable PDF. All families should either be able to fill it out on their computer or print off a copy and turn it in that way. To turn in the form, please email it over to OSTCascadia at kidscompany.org . You should receive an auto reply saying we received the form and will let you know about placement in the club. If your child has been waitlisted for a class, we will email families as soon as possible so that any necessary changes can be made.

Registration will run for one weeks and end on Friday, December 1st at 8:00pm. Any forms received after this time will be put on a waitlist and we will contact families once we know about placement.

Lastly, for new families, please fill out the Kids Co. drop in form. We need this information before your child can attend club.

To register, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the PTA website and click on the before and after school tab.
  2. Once you know which classes you would like to sign your child up for, download the registration form to your device.
  3. Fill out the registration form and the desired classes.
  4. Save the PDF to your device before sending it over. It will come back to us blank if you do not save it.
  5. Once sent, you should receive an auto-reply stating we have received your forms and will be in touch as soon as possible.
  6. If your child has been waitlisted, we will email you by the end of the day letting you know they did not make it into the desired class and what number on the waitlist they are.
  7. Confirmations will be sent out by the end of the first week for clubs.

Clubs will begin on Monday, January 8th. After school clubs will all meet in the cafeteria directly after school. Once signed in, instructors will take students to the designated space where we ask that students are picked up after club is over. Clubs will run in the afternoon from 2:30-4:00pm every day.  The new schedule is here.

If you have any other questions, please contact Vanessa Kitchner at vanessak at kidscompany.org.

Thank you,

Vanessa Kitchner
Program Manager
Kids Co. at Cascadia


November 8, 2017

Dear Cascadia Families,

As we prepare to open registration for winter term, below are some updates and general
reminders.

Club descriptions will be available on the PTA website by the week of November 13th.
Registration for winter term will open Monday November 27th. We are moving to a lottery
system, so families will have until Dec 1 to get registration in to Kids Co before open spots
are filled. Clubs will NOT be filled on a first come, first serve basis. If a student does not get
an open spot, they will be placed on the waitlist. If a form is turned in after Friday
December 1st, it will go onto the waitlist until registration has been completed. Open spots
after the lottery will be filled from the waitlists. Families will be notified of which clubs
their child gets into no later than the week of December 11th.

Classes that offer continuation (karate) will still do so, but open spots will be filled based
on the lottery system.

The registration form will need to be emailed in to ostcascadia@kidscompany.org . Please
make sure to email it in as we want to make sure we have the correct emails to notify
families. If your child is waitlisted for a club, Kids Co. will notify families as well. Kids Co.
will send out a confirmation through the PTA once we have notified all families about club
placements.

Winter term will begin on Monday, January 8th and will run until Friday March 23rd. Like
this term, clubs will run until 4:00pm each day.

Mondays 1/8; 1/22; 1/29; 2/5; 2/12; 2/26; 3/5; 3/12; 3/19 9 classes total No Class: 1/15; 2/19
Tuesdays 1/9; 1/16; 1/23; 1/30; 2/6; 2/13; 2/27; 3/6; 3/13; 3/20 10 classes total No Class: 2/20
Wednesdays 1/10; 1/17; 1/24; 2/7; 2/14; 2/28; 3/7; 3/14; 3/21 9 classes total No Class: 1/31; 2/21
Thursdays 1/11; 1/18; 1/25; 2/1; 2/8; 2/15; 3/1; 3/8; 3/15; 3/22 10 classes total No Class: 2/22
Fridays 1/12; 1/19; 1/26; 2/2; 2/9; 2/16; 3/2; 3/9; 3/16; 3/23 10 classes total No Class: 2/23

As always, please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Best,

Vanessa Kitchner
Program Manager
Kids Co. at Cascadia
(206)632-7753
vanessak@kidscompany.org

Debbie Paulsen
Cascadia PTA President
president@cascadiapta.org


Summer Letter

Dear Cascadia Families,

With all of the transitions for the upcoming school year, we are hoping to ease some anxieties by releasing the before and after school club schedule for the fall.  Please keep in mind that this is not final as we have not confirmed with all vendors, but this is what we are working toward.

The biggest change for the after-school clubs is that the pick-up time each day will be 4:00pm.  Classes will be 1.5 hours long on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 2.75 hours long on Wednesdays.  We understand the 4:00pm pick-up time might still be challenging for some families; however, the survey results showed that a two-tier club system for each day would not work.

Our hope in getting this schedule out early to families is that there is time to plan for the earlier pick up time.  We will also be working over the summer to get descriptions of specific clubs and prices to you as soon as possible.  Please be aware that prices for clubs will be more expensive due to the extended time.

Club registration will open the first full week of school and the after school clubs will start in early October.

We also wanted to say thank you to all families who responded to our club survey.  It was helpful to get feedback and gauge where families are in terms of needs and the types of clubs that can potentially be offered.  We are always looking for new types of classes and once we get settled into the new building, we will have a better idea of what spaces are available to us and will look into bringing in some different types of classes.

There was also a large request for organizing offsite classes.  While there were some great suggestions, this is something that the PTA and Kids Co. cannot take on for liability reasons.

Lastly, we understand that the biggest frustration for some families is the registration process; specifically, the lack of online registration.  An online registration system is something we are working toward as an organization, and we are exploring ways to make the registration process better for families as we move in this direction.  We appreciate your patience and feedback on this.

We are looking forward to seeing all returning and new families in the new building this fall!  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Best,

Vanessa Kitchner – Program Manager, Kids Co. at Cascadia

Vanessak@kidscompany.org

Debbie Paulsen– Cascadia PTA President

president@cascadiapta.org

Fall 2017 Schedule

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Winter 2018 Schedule

Please find below the club schedule, registration form, and club descriptions.

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