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

September 25- November 14 (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 in this 45 minute class. Kindergartners with past Chess Club experience welcome.

 Minecraft Coding (3rd - 5th Grade): Wednesdays 12:15–1:15pm, Library (Up to 20 Students) $100

September 27 – November 15 (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 Minecraft in survival mode. But we will explore, create and play in an immersive Minecraft world while focusing on our coding skills. Led by Sherwood Forest IT specialist Jessica Brown. *Since this is expected to be a popular class, a lottery will be used to select class participants if more than 20 students enroll. Checks will be returned if you are not selected.


 Active Kids Club (K-5th Grade): Thursdays 2:35–3:35pm, Gym (Up to 18 students) $75

September 28- November 16 (7 sessions)

PTA volunteers provide students with a safe and encouraging environment in which to run, jump, play and be generally physically active while having fun. Kids will also practice good Puma values during group games and activities. A desire to play and participate is all that is required!



ORIGAMI (K-5th Grade) - Cancelled due to lack of Volunteer Instructors. Origami is a fun, creative way for kids to learn core principles of math while creating art. Each day will focus on a new pattern including some of the these fun projects: flowers, rockets, paper airplanes, hats and other wearable paper pieces. As skills advance, more complex patterns, such as castles can be built. Kids will have guidance while making something of their own choosing.



Rubiks Cube (3-5th Grade) - Cancelled due to lack of Volunteer Instructors. PTA Volunteers teach students how to solve the Rubiks cube in 6 weeks. The remaining 2 weeks are spent in practice and competition mode to see who can solve it the fastest. 



Kindergarten Craft Club (Kindergarten Only) - Cancelled due to lack of Volunteer Instructors. PTA Volunteers help students to make creative and incredible crafts to take home using new and recycled materials.. 






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