ACADEMIC SUCCESS PROGRAMWe have an academically focused program because we take your student’s education seriously! Our Academic Success Program was designed in order to help your child succeed and grow in confidence in their education. TAS teachers support students with time-management, study skills and homework. We conduct a daily homework check to help ensure not merely the accuracy and completion of your student’s homework, but also to check for their comprehension of it as well. Students are noticed and celebrated for their strengths and lovingly encouraged in their weaknesses. Our aim is that they will grow in confidence and take ownership in their educational journey and as young, growing students.
At Timberlake After School, we provide a unique opportunity for free tutoring for students who may need extra help with their homework, a specific concept or subject they are studying in school.
Knowing that each student has unique educational needs, our highly qualified tutoring teachers will design an Individual Tutoring Plan (ITP) based upon observed needs by the student’s parents, school teacher and TAS teachers. Students will typically be tutored twice a week in a 1:1 or 2:1 student to teacher ratio. Weekly updates in addition to work samples are sent to parents to keep open communication of progress and continued needs.
Clubs give children a chance to sharpen their academic and social skills through a variety of themed activities. Students have a blast engaging with their teachers and peers in the unique club of the day. Our clubs are well-rounded and a different club is offered every day of the week. We also alter clubs every month in order to give students an opportunity to explore a variety of academic subjects, active games, sports, art, music, cooking and more! Each of our clubs provides students a chance to be a part of a group and create a sense of ownership within TAS. Check out our monthly academic calendar to learn about our current club offerings.
ART CLUB: Paint, stitch, cut, tape, trace, sketch. Art club encourages kids to think “outside the box” using a variety of materials. This club allows children to expand their own creativity beyond what they will learn in the classroom.
SCIENCE CLUB: Students predict, experiment, and learn the mysteries of science through hands-on activities including sticky slime, building catapults, testing the pH of solutions and making chemical reactions fizz.
THE TEAM: The Team is a club to help students remain active and have fun doing so! Students learn how to work with one another to help their team succeed. Some of the sports we offer are capture the flag, soccer, dodgeball, basketball, football and more!
COOKING CLUB: Students cook and bake their way through this club! They construct their very own gingerbread house, learn about nutrition and how to plan for and cook healthy meals and even learn how to make homemade pasta. This has been one of our students’ favorite recurring clubs!
BIG BUDDIES: Older and younger kid’s team up together to play board games, read together, compete in relay races, create art projects, and many other exciting activities. This club helps encourage leadership amongst students and encourage students to serve one another while working together while being silly and having fun!
CHAPEL Here at Timberlake After School we gather once a month for a time to sing, play games and learn more about Jesus at Chapel. Chapel is held once a month. We encourage families to join us for this time as well. In addition to our monthly chapel, our teachers read and discuss a short Bible story once a week with their class.
We will pick up your child at his/her school every day they have been scheduled. Booster seats will be provided for those kids who don’t yet meet the height or age requirements to sit in the car without a booster seat. We follow the state booster seat requirements that are as follows:
Washington's Child Restraint Law - Effective June 1, 2007, children less than 8 years old must be restrained in child restraint systems, unless the child is four feet nine inches or taller. A child who is eight years old or older, or four feet nine inches or taller, must be properly restrained either with the motor vehicle's safety belt or an appropriately fitting child restraint system. Children under thirteen years old must be transported in rear seats where it is practical to do so.
One daily afternoon snack will be provided to all kids at their arrival to TAS. Along with providing a healthy and nutritious snack, we believe in using any snack or lunch opportunity as a chance to practice using appropriate manners. A teacher will always be sitting with the kids interacting and using the time to create healthy, caring relationships with each child. All kids will be reminded to say please and thank you, use appropriate language while others are eating, and ask to be excused when they’re done. We believe that, when instilled in young children, the ability to use good manners and interact well with others is a crucial aspect of healthy childhood development.
**Please note that we are a nut-free zone.