Sherwood Forest PTA's After School Enrichment committee arranges three sessions of after school classes for Fall, Winter and Spring. The classes vary each session and may include Art, Chess, Math, Sports, Coding, and Engineering. These sessions seek to offer fun and supportive after school enrichment opportunities for kids who may want to try something new or pursue extracurricular interests with school friends. For parents, these classes can expand opportunities for kids in a convenient location and build community.
If you have a suggestion of an activity you would like to bring to Sherwood Forest Elementary, questions, comments, or suggestions feel free to reach out to volunteer@sherwoodforestelementary.org. You are also welcome to research your idea and bring the important details to our next PTA meeting.

Volunteering may be required to enroll in our after-school programs. PTA-run after-school classes cannot happen without you! Every child who is enrolled in an after-school class may be required to provide an adult volunteer to chaperone one or more days of the class. Help the PTA and benefit with reduced or free tuition for your child! Discounts will be offered to one child in each of the classes below if their parent/guardian can attend every class. This benefit is extended on a first-come, first-served basis. If we do not have a volunteer for each class, we CANNOT RUN THE CLASS.



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Chess Club (1st - 5th Grade): Tuesdays 2:35–3:20 pm, Art Room (Up to 20 students) $75

January 9th- March 6th (8 sessions)

Chess skills are taught for beginners through experienced players by an enthusiastic group of student volunteers from Interlake High School and PTA volunteers. Students receive a lot of individual attention and instruction as well as peer-to-peer play in this 45 minute class

Minecraft Coding (2nd - 5th Grade): Wednesdays 12:15–1:15pm, Library (Up to 20 Students) $100

January 10th – March 7th (8 sessions)

Do you like to code? Do you like the creative world of Minecraft? Then this program is for you! Learn to code in the new Microsoft platform, MakeCode, to program your Minecraft Agent to complete tasks for you. Please note that we will not be playing in Minecraft survival mode. But we will explore, create and play in an immersive Minecraft world while focusing on coding skills. Led by Sherwood Forest IT specialist Jessica Brown.



Craft Club (K-1st Grade): Wednesdays 12:15–1:15pm, Kindergarten Common Space (Up to 15 students) $75

January 10th – March 7th (8 sessions)

Feeling crafty? Join our PTA volunteers in creating unique, creative and fun take home projects using new and recycled materials. Please note that sometimes we will get messy! An old shirt to use as a smock is suggested.






Full and Partial Scholarships are available to families who submit a Scholarship request. There is a limit of one scholarship, per family per year. Please note that scholarships are funded through the proceeds of the PTA Enrichment Program itself, i.e. from all of our families. The goal is to be all-inclusive but also self sustaining. Please carefully consider the needs of your family when deciding whether to request a scholarship. Scholarship requests will be kept confidential. If the demand for scholarships is too great, the PTA will need to limit the number of scholarships awarded. To apply, please fill out a scholarship application and return it to the PTA mailbox near the Front Office. For questions, please contact: ptasherwoodforest@gmail.com