After-School Activities

Broadview-Thomson K8 (BTK8) offers a variety of before and after school activities which are sponsored directly by the school, or independent contractors that are secured by the BTK8 PTA, or the Bitter Lake Community Center (BLCC) in conjunction with Seattle Parks Department.  Some activities require a registration/supply fee.

The BTK8 PTA communicates with our families to provide the activities information so parents/guardians and the school community can plan accordingly.  NOTE:  Parents/guardians need to work directly with the activity provider to secure their students’ spots and make registration payment for their students.

Below is a list of activities planned for Winter 2017.  Look for flyers coming home or see details below on how to register.

** Questions? Queries? Suggestions? Email – we check emails weekly and will assist with any questions/concerns you may have.**

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Art Wizards:

Grades: 1 to 5

Meeting Times: Friday, 2:30 to 3:30 PM

Room: 225  (Art Room)

Dates: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10

Fee: $96 for eight classes


Description: The Art Wizards curriculum has been designed to teach children the skills of fine art while keeping them excited and encouraged to improve. With our class structure, students can see the progress they make, so they remain enthusiastic and motivated. Using a variety of media, (oil and chalk pastels, watercolor, pencil, charcoal and ink) children learn to see the way that artists do, and have fun with individualized, non-competitive lessons.

Chess Club:

Grades: 1 to 6

Meeting Times: Tuesday, 2:45 to 3:45 PM

Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20

Winter Tournament:  Saturday, January 21

Room: Lunchroom

Fee: $130 for school year. Students qualified for Free or Reduced Lunch have fee waived.


Description: This is a club that teaches students to play chess for fun, as well as how to compete in a chess tournament.

Choir/Drama – “Suessical the Musical” Cast:

Registration packets are now available in rooms 118 and 107.  Any questions, contact instructor Olivia Thronson at or call the main phone number at school (206-252-4080) and ask for Ms. Thronson.

Rehearsals Grades 3 – 5:

  • Rehearsal Times:  Tuesdays, 2:35pm – 3:35pm
  • Room 118
  • First rehearsal: Tuesday, February 7
  • Registration due:  Monday, February 6
  • Cost:  $60 per student   (Scholarships available)

Rehearsals Middle School Grades 6 – 8:

  • Rehearsal Times:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2:35pm – 3:35pm     Room 118
  • First rehearsal:  Tuesday, January 10
  • Registration due:  Monday, January 31
  • Cost:  $60 per student  (Scholarships available)

Performance Dates for Entire Cast:

  • Thursday, June 15 @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, June 16 @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, June 17 @ 3:00pm and 7:00pm

Coding:  Game Development (Beginner – Intermediate)

Grades: 2 to 5

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 2:35 to 3:35

Room: 218

Dates:  1/18, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

Fee:  $159 for Winter quarter


Description: Do you play games and wonder how they are created?  Would you like to build your own computer programs?  Come learn how at the Coding with Kids Academy!  In this fun after-school class, BEGINNERS will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditionals and variables.  INTERMEDIATE students will move on to more advanced concepts, such as nest conditionals and functions with parameters. Using the SCRATCH development environment, you will learn how to create a variety of programs, from simple animations to multi-level games.  With new projects each session, you will be able to express your creativity and advance as a coder!

Coding: Little Coders

Grades: K to 2

Meeting Times: Monday, 2:35 to 3:35

Room: 109

Dates:  1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20

Fee:  $159 for Winter quarter


Description: Jump start your child’s STEAM education with Coding with Kids’ Little Coders class!  Students will develop their computational thinking skills and build their own creative programs. Our curriculum combines a blend of fun activities – both “on-screen” and “off-screen” – to keep students engaged and excited about coding.  This class will give students a strong foundation on coding basics, such as loops and conditionals, that can be built upon in our other classes.  Kids will be introduced to these programming fundamentals in a variety of ways appropriate for this age group, from coding puzzles and board games to hands-on programming using online drag-and-drop tools such as Scratch (

Cub Scouts

Grades: K to 5

Meeting Times: Pack Meetings (K-5) are the last Tuesday of the month, at 6:30 PM. Den Meetings (individual grades) are arranged for a time and place by the families of that den.

Place: Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (just across Greenwood Avenue!)

Dates:  1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30

Fee: $60 for calendar year


Description: Cub Scouts experience outdoor adventures and other life skills, and have a lot of fun in the process. The program also emphasizes values such as being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, thrifty, brave and more.

Girls On The Run

Grades: 3 – 5

Meeting Times: Monday & Wednesday, 2:25 to 3:55 PM

Room: 117 and Main Gym

Dates:  3/6, 3/8, 3/13, 3/15, 3/20, 3/22, 3/27, 3/29, 4/3, 4/5, 4/17, 4/19, 4/24, 4/26, 5/1, 5/3, 5/8, 5/10, 5/15, 5/17

Final 5K Race Date:  Sunday, May 21 at Renton Memorial Stadium

Fee:  $185. (Scholarship sliding scale also available)

Register: Details coming soon!

Coaches:  Karen Boehling & Kelsey Hinton

LEGO:  Minecraft Engineering – CANCELED

Mad Science

Grades: 1 – 5

Meeting Times: Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30 PM

Room: 205

Dates:  1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

Fee:  $138


Description: We make it our mission to spark imaginative learning! Mad science is the leading science enrichment provider for children in kindergarten through to grade 6. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences to children. During after-school programs, children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty, and more! Our hands-on, one-hour science programs are themed around a particular area of science and include such topics as electricity, magnetism, optics, biology and many more.


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Math Edge

Grades: K – 5

Meeting Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:30 to 4:00 PM

Room: 202

Dates:  1/10, 1/12, 1/17, 1/19, 1/24, 1/26, 1/31, 2/2, 2/7, 2/9, 2/14, 2/16, 2/28, 3/2, 3/7, 3/9, 3/14, 3/16, 3/21, 3/23, 3/28, 3/30

Fee: $199 per month

Register: 206-838-5274 or

Description: Your child will discover through various math games that math has real-life application and it can be fun; get help with homework; build the confidence he or she needs to feel successful; work in small groups to develop mathematical vocabulary, math facts fluency and problem solving strategies; and have individual time when they will work on a personalized plan focused on filling in gaps or refresh concepts studied during the previous grades.

Algebra Edge

Grades: 6 – 8

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 2:30 to 4:00 PM

Room: 209

Dates:  1/18, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21

Fee: $99 per month

Register: 206-838-5274 or

Description: Your child will discover the mysteries of pre-algebra and algebra and learn that math is easy and fun; get help with homework; builds the confidence your child needs to feel successful; work in small groups to develop mathematical vocabulary and problem solving strategies; have individual time when they will work on a personalized plan focused on filling in gaps or refresh concepts studied during the previous grades.


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Middle School Varsity & JV Girls Basketball

Grades: 6 – 8 Girls

Practice Times: Monday & Thursday, 2:45 to 4:15 PM

Place: Main Gym

Dates: January 5 – March 16

Game Times:  Saturdays (times & locations vary)

Register:  With Mr. Sims (Room 201)

Coaches:  Varsity-Candace Chambers,, JV-Alec Aeschliman,

Middle School Varsity & JV Boys Basketball

Grades: 6 – 8  Boys

Practice Times: Tuesday & Friday, 2:45 to 4:15 PM

Place: Main Gym

Dates: January 3 – March 17

Game Times:  Saturdays (times & locations vary)

Register:  With Mr. Sims (Room 201)

Coaches:  Varsity-Laurie Reddy,, JV-Vincent Shields,


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These activities are scheduled and coordinated directly with BLCC in conjunction with Seattle Parks and Rec.  Visit the Bitter Lake website and download the “Northwest Seattle Brochure” for more details: