Enrichment Activities

Thanks to our PTA, McKinley-Thatcher Elementary is excited to offer students in grades K-5 the opportunity to sign up for a wide variety of after school activities!

Classes are subsidized by PTA to be $10/session or less, and scholarships are available. Please contact McKinleyThatcher@gmail.com to request a scholarship or with any questions/suggestions/etc.

Enrichment Class Offerings

We are excited to announce our winter after-school enrichment schedule for grades K-5! Scholarships are available to those in need – please contact the main office at (720) 424-5600 for more information.

Woodshop WizardsWoodshop Wizards logo

  • Who: Woodshop Wizards
  • What: A learning experience teaching basic woodworking skills and the use of essential hand tools!
  • When: Mondays, Jan. 8 to Mar. 19, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Where: Staff lounge
  • How: Register online by clicking here. $90/student for the full class.

Drawing Classes for Kids!

  • Who: Young Rembrandts
  • What: Encourage your student’s enthusiasm for art and help develop their drawing skills! The vibrant colors and intricate design of our patterned lion drawing will engage students and your heart will melt once you see the adorable Dalmatian your student will create. Your student will also learn important artistic themes and concepts in our art history lessons.
  • When: Tuesdays, Jan. 9 to Mar. 20, 3:00pm-4:10pm
  • Where: Staff lounge
  • How: Register online by clicking here. $111/student for the full class.

Beauty and the BeastKidStage logo

  • Who: KidStage
  • What: Let your kids learn concentration, teamwork, improvisation, movement, voice and basic theatre terminology! All classes are taught by trained instructors whose goal it is to teach your child about the excitement of theatre, improve your their self-confidence, and to provide a safe, fun and interesting environment. KidStage will strengthen your child’s confidence as well as build teamwork, leadership, reading, and vocabulary!
  • When: Wednesdays, Jan. 10 to Mar. 21, 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Where: Stage
  • How: Register online by clicking here. $110 for the full class.

Rhythm & Percussion Class

  • Who: Sound Formation
  • What: Elite music training for your child! Handpercussion is the perfect foundation and starting place for learning music. Fusing rhythm with mathematics, music is clarified and simplified. The curriculum develops the whole child,
    emphasizing character values and strengthening learning capacity with strategic and fun games. There will be a performance the final day.
  • When: Thursdays, Jan. 11 to Mar. 22, 3:00pm-4:10pm
  • Where: Stage
  • HowRegister online by clicking here. $110 for the full class.

Spanish Club La Mano Kids logo

  • Who: La Mano Kids
  • What: Students will learn to speak Spanish and explore la cultura latina (Latin culture). Older students will learn more extensive parts of the language by reading, writing, practicing grammar, and learning pieces of conversation. There will be a fiesta at the end of the school year!
  • When: Week of Sept. 11 to week of May 7. K-2nd: Tuesdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm & 3rd-5th: Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Where: Library
  • How: Pay through PayPal. $300 for the full class. More information available here. Questions? Contact Michele Brown at (303) 332-8277 or michele@lamanoart.com.