Other After-School Activities (non-PTA sponsored)

Please note that these are classes/activities that are simply using space available at BHES. We are sharing the information provided by the organizations, but neither BHES nor the PTA are endorsing these programs. Any questions or for more information, please contact the organizations directly. 

  • Art Brains Winter 2018

The ART BRAINS program moves far beyond the average arts and crafts hour, inspiring kids to think independently, creatively problem-solve, and expand on their ideas in an atmosphere of high imagination and empowered experimentation. We know that kids engaged in the arts gain academic and problem-solving ability, confidence, interpersonal skills and empathy, and our creative curricula are designed with these qualities in mind. Art Brains kids create within our thoughtful projects considering themes of science, history, anthropology, nature, story-telling and magic! They always experiment with a variety of materials, and will draw, paint, sculpt, build, write, and more in a single session. Some sessions include video, music, and performative projects too. Join us this Winter and activate your *art brains*! Students will: invent their own hieroglyphs, make valentines for the natural world, fabricate tiny houses, sculpt imaginary pet creatures, create mixed media poem collages, make accessories for invented superheroes, alternate world snow globes, and more! See our website for more info, photos, and parent testimonials: www.artbrainskids.com
Fridays, 3:40-4:40pm
Open to grades K – 5
8 classes: 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16, (No class 1/26, 3/2)
REGISTER ONLINE: https://artbrains.eventsmart.com/?p=150

  • Erika Woodworth Gymnastics at Wyngate Elementary School Fall 2017

Thursdays 4-5:15pm from Sept 14th- Nov 30th (Students may enter gym immediately after school for supervised set up, and free time with the staff before class begins).

Program will run for 9 weeks (1hr and 15min class) at a fee of $250 per gymnast. K-5 welcome.

Kids will learn basic skills such as handstands, cartwheels and poses. For those who have experience, they will work on different types of tumbling and flips and more difficult poses. All kids may participate in a routine for family on the last day!

Click here for full contract and class description.

  • After school classes with Imagination Stage at Bradley Hills

Class #5132 Creative Drama and Movement (Grades K-2):

Learning to work in a group dynamic, students integrate dramatic play with movement. Parents are invited to observe the last 30 minutes of the last class for an informal sharing where students share what they have learned in class. 

Class #5133 FUNdamentals of Acting (Grades 3-5): 

In FUNdamentals of Acting, students focus on creating sustainable and believable characters and truthful actions for the stage. Parents are invited to observe the last 30 minutes of the last class for an informal sharing where students share what they have learned in class. 


Tuesdays 3:40pm - 4:40pm 

9/26/2017-11/14/2017 (8 weeks) $140 per student 

Please register online at: 

5132: http://patrons.imaginationstage.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=4058 

5133: http://patrons.imaginationstage.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=4059 

All registrations must be submitted by 9/19/2017 (*8 student minimum must be reached by the above deadline in order to run the class). For questions contact Danielle Pampinella, Satellite EducationPrograms Coordinator, 301-280-1673 or satellite@imaginationstage.org

  • After school with Kaizen Karate

This Karate program offers safe, structured training that teaches students the proper form, style and technique. Classes are tailored to student’s individual needs and help them to grow to their fullest potential. Karate not only focuses on instruction, but also provides valuable lessons related to respect, discipline, motivation, self-control, confidence and continual improvement.

Time: 3:40 pm – 4:40 pm 
Grade: K -5TH 
Mondays Sept 25 - Nov 13 ( 8 weeks) 
Please register at http://kaizenkaratemd.siplay.com/site/

  • Little Scholars After School classes for the fall:

Builders with Little Scholars Grades: K-2nd 

Calling all inventors, creators, builders, and designers! Come build awesome creations with us! We will create our own designs and build structures using recyclable materials, Legos, and many other interesting items. No skills necessary! Skills gained: communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and team work. 

Mondays (8 total), 9/25 - 11/13, 3:30 - 4:30 pm $135 

To register: go to https://buildersf17.eventbrite.com. Registration closes on Friday, September 15. 

World of Wizards with Little Scholars Grades: 3rd-5th 

Calling all wizard fans! This is like no other class you have ever experienced. We will take a magical journey into the world of wizards. We will design trading cards, make a personal crest, create a treasure hunt, have a Triwizard tournament, and participate in activities that will astound all Muggles. 

Wednesdays (8 total), 9/27 - 11/15, 3:30 - 4:30 pm $135 

To register: go to https://wowf17.eventbrite.com. Registration closes on Friday, September 15. 

For more information about Little Scholars, visit us at www.littlescholarsllc.com or contact us at 410-246-1673.

  • Cub Scouts Pack 817 "Join Scouting Night" - Monday, Sept. 18th @ 7pm (Grades K-5)

Join Cub Scouts! Boys in grades K through five are invited to "Join Scouting Night" for Pack 817, which draws from Burning Tree and Bradley Hills Elementary as well as other area schools. We have a large and very active Pack, and welcome new Cub Scouts from K through five.

Our "Join Scouting Night" will be held on Monday, September 18th at 7:00 pm in the All-Purpose Room at Burning Tree Elementary (7900 Beech Tree Road, Bethesda MD 20817).

Come learn about Cub Scouts and all our fun activities: camping, fall hayride, overnight trips to Port Discovery in Baltimore, ice skating, bowling, baseball, our famous Pinewood Derby race and more! Questions? Contact: Committee Chair, Lacey Kurtz at Lacey1@gmail.com or Cubmaster, John Borchert at cubmaster817@gmail.com.