Panther Enrichment Program (PEP)

Our After School Programs offer fun and engaging activities designed to explore your student’s talents, promote self-expression, and make new friends. Through enrichment and academic classes, we provide a dynamic and nurturing environment for your student to learn and grow. Now called PEP (Panther Enrichment Program), the program will be completely run and will continue to be partly funded by the Madrona Elementary PTSA.

Please note that this makes for a very long day for the kindergarten and first grade students. Please keep this in mind when choosing classes for your student.

PARTICIPATION COST: $50/class/student or $400/student for Fall session

The Madrona PTSA, who organizes and runs the after school program, strives to provide affordable after school classes to ALL students.

Starting in the Fall the cost will be $50 per student per class. So if a student were to attend both classes on all four days (total of 8 classes per week) the total would be $400 for the Fall session. We know that this is quite a bit more than last year; however, it is still far less than similar options elsewhere. And, we are working to secure external funding to hopefully lower this cost later in the year.

Last year, the school contributed significantly to funding the program and will not be able to this coming year, so unfortunately we will need to raise fees to cover the cost of running the program. This includes paying our Director, staff, and vendors, as well as providing snacks for the students.

Importantly, we will continue to offer a discount for families who receive free and reduced lunch and we will also offer a payment plan, similar to this past year.  We are working hard to make the program affordable for all our families and will work with you to make that happen! 

Should you have any questions please feel to contact Alyssa Hays at or or 425-231-1043.


Complete the attached registration form and return to Mrs. Tina (you can find her office at the end of the hall past the main office) or the Madrona main office no later than September 16.

Most classes have limited capacity. You will be contacted if a 2nd choice is necessary. We encourage proactive selection of 2nd choices on this form.


Tina Shepard Program Coordinator 206-252-3108


Monday – Thursday, session A is 2:40–3:40 and session B is 3:45–4:45

Your student must be picked up by 5pm.

Wednesday – Supervision provided from early release until beginning of Session A


Registration Deadline: September 16, 2019

Start: September 23, 2019

There will be no programs any day that school is not in session.

End of Fall Session: December 19, 2019


In an effort to keep program costs to a minimum, bus transportation will not be available. Please arrange for student pickup.

If you wish to sponsor other students’ participation, donations beyond the cost of your child are gladly accepted. All donations to support enrichment classes are tax-deductible contributions to the Madrona PTSA, a registered 501c3 organization. Donate at

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Each class is $50 per student. Select the number of classes you would like your child to participate in. To enroll in the maximum, select 8 classes which is $400.

Tip: Type the number of classes in the box below, it is easier than using the arrows.

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Girl scouts


Check out Troop 42514's web page here:

Madrona Elementary is host to Girl Scout Troop 42514, a group of forty-five future leaders. First established in 2015, the troop is made of Daisies (K-1), Brownies (2-3), and Juniors (4-5). Last year, the Girl Scouts hiked through Madrona Woods, learned pottery from local ceramicist and Madrona parent Jodi Rockwell, built Little Libraries, practiced first aid with Madrona parents Dr. Jen Younggren and Dr. Liz Kracen, took field trips to a local fire station as well as to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and took part in Madrona's Mayfair Parade. Our Troop had a chance to practice their new skills, had fun reconnecting with old friends, and made new ones during the Troop Camping Trip to River Ranch over the Labor Day weekend. All girls and those identifying as girls are welcome to join, regardless of financial status.




Formerly CDSA, Launch provides before and after school care on site at Madrona. They also offer full- time care during the summer. From their website:

We provide before and after school programs for children in grades K–5 and full-time enrichment programs during school breaks. We are open Monday through Friday, with morning programs starting at 7:00 a.m. and afternoon programs ending at 6:00 p.m.

Our schedule allows time for nutritious snacks, academic work, outdoor play, and engaging enrichment activities. The school year focuses on building strong teacher-child relationships as well as the child’s academic, emotional, and life skills. We offer each child a safe physical and emotional space to help them develop a grounded and strong sense of self.

Launch teachers collaborate with one another as well as public school teachers to create lesson plans that maximize enrichment learning. We utilize teacher feedback and observations to identify student needs and plan activities with specific learning objectives that support each child while remaining fun and inclusive for everyone.


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