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Student Activities

At Gatewood we believe in supplementing classroom learning with extra opportunities to challenge our children and ignite their passions. We offer many opportunities for our students to explore their world.
Offerings include:

Art Club
Basketball-After School Hoops
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Game Club
Guitar Circle Club
Hip Hop Dance
Instrumental Music
Jump Rope
Passport Club
Percussion Club
Reflections Art Contest
Science Club
Science Fair
Sign Language Club
Spanish Club

4th & 5th Grade Camp

Most clubs are designed to meet before or after school, unless noted. Not all clubs are offered for every session so please note current registration information and class descriptions. Scholarships are available for classes that have fees. Parents are responsible for transportation to/from all before/after school programs.

Unless noted below contact: Erin Browne or (206)793-9454, After School Club Coordinator, for more information.


Art Club


Learn various art techniques with experienced Mind Unwind instructors. The art mediums will change with each session.

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Basketball - After School Hoops


Join One on One Basketball at Gatewood Elementary for After School Hoops®, an ideal introduction to the most dynamic sport in the world.   Our instructors will not only teach your child athletic fundamentals through progressive drills, engaging cardio and fun competitions, but we will use these fundamentals as a platform to teach life-skill lessons that reinforce positive attitudes about effort, respect, cooperation and self-control.  After School Hoops® makes three guarantees: your child will learn, sweat and have fun!

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Game Club


Come play board games, card games, and party games after school.  Learning to play games teaches sportsmanship, literacy skills, math skills, and communication.  But most of all it’s FUN!   Learn new games or play old favorites in a non-competitive just for fun kind of way!

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Guitar Circle Club


Seattle Circle Guitar School introduces a unique approach to music instruction: developing cooperation, attention, and skill in a creative and playful musical environment. Your child will play guitar in a circle as an ensemble and experience music making as part of a group. No experience necessary.

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Hip Hop Dance


Make your move with One on One After School Hip-Hop. Students will have serious fun exploring various individual moves while building strength, flexibility and coordination through highly creative dance. The final goal is to function in a cohesive group and work together to perform for parents and friends.

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Instrumental Music


Instructor: Stephan Childers or (206)252-9370

Gatewood offers instrumental music instruction during the school day for 4th and 5th grade students. Interested students should contact Mr Seeberger.  Gatewood has some instruments available for use (based on availability and need.) 

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Jump Rope


Join Ropeworks at Gatewood Elementary for After School Jump Rope Club.  Kids work together in a fun and rewarding environment of goal setting, best effort and team building.  Play games, learn skills, develop new skills and stay fit in our fun-filled high energy program that really gets you jumpin! Any skill level welcome. 

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Passport Club


Contact: Sandy Lennon

Passport Club checkThe purpose of Gatewood's Passport Club is to get students excited about geography, to provide a springboard for other social studies in the classroom and to better prepare students to be global citizens in our fascinating, ever-changing world. Passport Club check days are generally the last Wednesday of school each month, September through May. See the Gatewood calendar for specific dates each month.


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Percussion Club


This class will use congas, Native American drums, talking drum, box drums, tambourines, and other percussion instruments to learn basic rhythms and discover the use of percussion around the world.

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Reflections Art Contest


Contact: Nicole Sipila

The Reflections Program is on hold for 2012-13. In the past, young Gatewood artists could submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Film/Video, or Choreography/Dance. This program may be revived in the future.

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Science Club


Share the mystery and wonder of science as students explore the world around them through various 6 week long after school classes.  Multiple sessions offered throughout the year. Sign up for one or many.

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Science Fair


Contact: Nicole Sipila, Science Fair Coordinator

Gatewood will be hosting our first Science Fair Palooza April 12th.  All students will be able to present a piece of science writing to share with the community.  Additionally, students who are in grades 2-5 are encouraged to submit a self-directed project that will be exhibited that evening.  Hands-on scientific investigation and invention are the focus for the fair.  Over a six week period, your child will design, test, analyze and present a project that uses the scientific method.

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Sign Language Club


Sign Language Fun classes keep both the child and adult in mind while taking the difficulty out of learning a new language! Students learn through art, stories, music, and games. All classes are taught by members of the Deaf community, providing both an educational and cultural experience.

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Spanish Club


Join Seattle Languages International at Gatewood Elementary for After School Spanish Club.  Our instructors offer engaging and fun Spanish classes for children.  All language classes are primarily taught in the target language and focus initially on verbal communication before shifting to reading and writing.  Depending on the age of the students, the classes incorporate different activities like playing games, singing songs, storytelling and role-playing.  The classes are structured, fun and stress free and are designed to introduce and build vocabulary and speaking abilities.

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4th & 5th Grade Camp


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This is an opportunity for 4th and 5th grade kids, teachers and the adult chaperones to break out of the daily routine, experience new things and grow as a person.

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