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 Enrichment Classes

 ENRICHMENT CLASSES OFFERED FOR STUDENTS 3 years+ ATTENDING Plus (9:00-2:00) or Full Day schedule.  Days of classes vary.

Several instructors come to The Shyne School after lunch for children 3 years and older, some classes are longer so it prevents children from napping to participate. Parents can sign their child up for one or all of the classes offered. The instructors provide classes:

* Enrichment Classes are open only to children, currently enrolled at the Shyne School.

* Classes are provided on site as a service at an additional charge. Classes offer parents convenience and fun learning for the children. Children not signed up for a class stay with the group and follow the normal schedule of activities inside or out. Classes will be canceled if we do not have sufficient enrollment.

* Parents enroll with instructors and give termination notice to the instructors.

 SPANISH – Offered by Sponge – Not enough interest, not offered 2017-2018

Mondays from 12:30 to 1:15, 9/11/17 to 5/14/18  for $65 a month with a class minimum of 10 students. Must sign up for a 2 month minimum.  Sign up at: 


 At Sponge, we see language as a passport to global citizenship. Students learn to see the world through a different lens while acquiring language skills and the confidence to use them.

Young learners are especially primed for language learning – research shows that students are 70% more likely to gain fluency when they begin in elementary school or younger.

Questions? info@spongeschool.com  425-274-5188 www.spongeschool.com

SILLY SIGNS – Sign Language

Tuesdays, four weeks a month, from 12:30pm to 1:00pm.  Tuition is billed by The Shyne School and shows up on your tuition billing for $42 a month, checks made out to The Shyne School. Please give the school and the instructor two weeks notice.

Mr. “C” (Ran Clarkson) has taught in hundreds of schools and thousands of students throughout the Puget Sound area for more than 30 years. Silly Signs was developed to teach preschool and elementary children the importance and fun of this popular language.

The overall philosophy is that if the child is having fun learning, he or she will want to learn more and retain the information longer. Over 800 signs will be learned throughout the year, with continual weekly review. The signs are taught using stories, songs, magic tricks, and silly jokes. Lost of smiles and laughter are the norm! Students are encouraged to practice their new words with family and friends and teachers. Teachers from the school observe and help the children practice during the week. Silly Signs is a great way to develop eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity, and learn the third most popular language in the United Sates. You can ask for a brochure from the front desk and you are welcome to come and visit a class anytime.

If you would like to disenroll your child please give two weeks verbal or written notice to Silly Signs or the spot will remain yours until proper notice is given.

Ran Clarkson   206-484-4457  Info@Silly-Signs.com and web at www.Silly-Signs.com

Amazing Athletes

Wednesdays, four weeks a month, from 12:30pm to 1:00pm.  Amazing Athletes bills $50 a month plus an annual Registration fee of  $15.  Please place payments in the GREY & WHITE Amazing Athletes payment folder in the lobby. Or ONLINE payment is available at www.amazingathletes.com/southsound

Our coach comes to provide a year-round program that is specifically designed to enhance your child’s learning experience through movement.  At Amazing Athletes your child will learn the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 9 different sports while also building self confidence, practicing teamwork, and improving 7 key areas of motor development.

Coaches are trained to work with every child at their own development level within a non-competitive, learning-based environment.

Each class focuses on 2 different sports and incorporates mini lessons on muscles, nutrition, and motor-development. Our custom classes also include activities designed to develop hand-eye coordination, muscle tone, cardiovascular fitness and more!

For more info or to try a class out for free, please feel to contact Amazing Athletes.

Amazing Athletes is a year round program. If you ever need to dis-enroll your child please give two weeks verbal or written notice to Amazing Athletes or the spot will remain yours until proper notice is given.

Dennis Moore- Owner

Amazing Athletes South Sound

C: 206-390-0937


Music and More

Thursday OR Friday from 12:30 to 1:00 PM, 4 classes a month, Classes will begin Sept. 8th and 9th, 2017. Tuition is billed by The Shyne School and shows up on your tuition billing for $30 a month.

Beth Bishop has a BS in Music Education, and additional credits in Early childhood Education She has been teaching music and working with children for over 15 years.

Join Ms. Beth for music, singing songs about numbers, shapes, ABS’s and more! Your child will learn musical symbols, compose their own songs, and play musical games.

Beth Bishop    (570) 352-6339    travelingmusic@yahoo.com

If you ever need to dis-enroll your child please give two weeks verbal or written notice to Beth Bishop or the spot will remain yours until proper notice is given.


The Shyne School provides student transportation in The Shyne School van to local elementary schools.  We will shuttle your child to and from all day kindergarten . Children are welcome for summer completing Kindergarten.

Washington State law requires all children 8 years and younger and/or fewer than 4 feet 9 inches and less than 80 pounds to ride in booster seats.  The Shyne School does provide boosters or you may bring one from home labeled with your child’s name.

Children attend The Shyne School all day on non-student days, holidays and school breaks (Winter, Mid-winter, Spring and Summer), included in the tuition.

You can find more information about our summer class information below.

We can drop off or pick up at additional schools if they do not conflict with the pick up times we already have scheduled.  In past years we have dropped off and picked up at Bear Creek, Cottage Lake, Eastridge, Sunrise, Hollywood Hills and Wellington. View the enrollment page for current schools and openings.

We have a small group of children that choose The Shyne School for before and/or after school care.  They join our afternoon group of children 3.5 to 5 years old.  We have a group size of 20 with a 10:1 ratio.  This is a good fit for younger children that are not ready to join large after school programs for their Kindergarten year.

Mornings Consist of:

7:00 – 8:30 am

Early morning activities… eat breakfast, play quiet games, color, and do puzzles.  Free play and supervised activities.  Depending on when school starts children may have a little time outside before it is time to leave.

Afternoons Consist of:

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Children arrive after school, wash up, have a snack and join afternoon activities out or indoors depending on the time the van arrives back at school and the day light hours.

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Free choice, Snack and free play until parents arrive.

Summer Curriculum

The Shyne School offers a lot of flexibility for parents.  We have two sessions, fall runs from September to Mid-June and summer from Mid-June to the end of August.  Not only can parents choose their days, number of days and length of days they enroll for, they can also choose to attend year round, just for fall session and take the summer off or attend just for summer!  Families can attend part of the summer if space is available.

We often have past students that attended Kindergarten during the school year return for the summer to enjoy our fun in house activities.  We offer a lower ratio of 10:1 and the oldest group age range from 5 to 8 years old.  Our Curriculum  focuses on three primary topics of study; Science, Structures and Things that go!  We have different visitors each summer and fun activity days like Wet & Wild Day, Things that go Day, End of Summer Party. We also do more field trips during the summer, but need parent help to take trips away from the school so we have lower ratios.

Some of our past summers have included:


We will work on documenting the things we see through drawings, charts, notes, stories, sculptures and art.  The whole month will be devoted to the study of science.   Topics of study may include but will not be limited to animals, dinosaurs, and bodies of water, ice cream, volcanoes, growing things, environments, climates, bubbles, and insects. How do you make ice cream? Why does ice melt?  What is the makeup of a bubble? Why are dinosaurs gone? What kind of bug is this?  These are just a few of the questions we hope to find the answers to.  We enjoy watching butterfly larva form their chrysalis!

July 4th The Shyne School is CLOSED!!

For a HOT WEEK! Wet N’ Wild Week.  Bring a bathing suit/trunks and water toy or super soaker!!! Because we can’t predict the weather, plan on leaving the toys at school for the whole summer.

If you can leave an extra swim suit/trucks that will ensure your child can do the water play on hot days when offered! Water proof foot wear is best with wood chips!


Structures are everywhere; in fact you would not be standing without the structure inside of you.  Did you guess what it is?  Your skeleton!!  Some activities you will see are forts, cages, tents, theater sets, costumes, boxes, and 3-D Art.  We will be taking a look at the construction and blue prints of buildings, vehicles and the internal structures of animals and humans. You will still see Science projects, because they flow together.


This is all about movement! People (exercise, dancing, travel, Olympics…), Transportation (planes, auto, trains, buggy, bike, tricycles, scooters, boats…), Animals (horses, camels, ox, elephant, dog sled…) and anything that moves with our help, electricity or batteries! Some things we may experiment with could be Yo Yo’s, pendulums, pulleys, skateboards, scooters, jump ropes, fans and different sprinklers!  I bet the kids can think of even more things!

Last week of fun and Review

We will be planning our Summer Party for the end of the week, repeating our favorite summer activities and packing up for the end of summer!

We will plan special visitors and field trips related to the children’s study projects.  Parents are notified before a visitor comes or field trips. Parents sign an overall consent form for field trips and medical care at the time of enrollment.  We will let you know what to provide for each trip and if there is an admission fee.  We will need parent chaperons to make trips happen!

Once I receive enrollment for summer we balance out our classes for the summer. We work hard to keep the children in their current class for the summer or move them up if we feel they need a more challenging class. We change the name of the older groups to separate the summer program from the regular school year for the children.  For the Toddlers we keep it as consistent as possible with the name of the program, schedule, class mates and teachers!  The Stargazer group is called Busy Bee’s and the Sunshiner group is called Butterflies just for the summer. Children may move to the older group in summer or move to the next group in the fall based on enrollment and teacher recommendations.

As we transition into fall, children will visit in the group with their new teacher throughout the summer and at the end of August.  We work hard as a teaching team to ensure your child’s needs are being met on all levels of development for a smooth transition.  Make sure you stop in and visit so you also feel your needs are being met and you have a smooth transition too!

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January 2018

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30 Re-enrollment forms placed in current families parent pockets – turn in sibling pre-registration forms.

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The Shyne School will follow the Northshore School District snow or weather closures for Only (9:00-11:30 AM) or Plus (9:00 AM to 12:30/1:00 or 2:00 PM) schedules

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Tours are offered Monday to Friday at 9:30 or 10:30 AM by appointment.

Now scheduling Open Tours: We offer open tours January through February each year for a summer 2018 or fall 2018-19 start. We do not start a waiting

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