After School Enrichment

The PTA is offering many exciting after-school enrichment programs this year! Enrichment programs are offered on Mondays for five weeks, beginning Oct. 16. Online registration ends Oct. 9, and space is first-come, first-serve.


Oct. 16, 23 & 30 and Nov. 13 & 20

2:40-3:20: Supervised homework and snack time
3:20-4:20: Enrichment programs

Program Offerings

K-2nd Grade

Smart Cookies: $75/student, presented by Ms. Horacek
This class is all about decorating baked goods! From cakes and cupcakes to cookies, your child will learn how to decorate delicious culinary creations. (Minimum 6 students, 15 max)

Gardening Club: $60/student, presented by Ms. Patoray (this class is for 2nd-5th Grades)
Be part of a school community garden! Students will plant, water and maintain garden beds. We will introduce various gardening tips, ideas and the difference between perennials and annuals and use creative thinking skills to map out the fall vegetable garden. (Minimum 7 students, 15 max)

Crafts with Nature: $50/student, presented by Mrs. Ford
Explore crafting possibilities using nature and the changing seasons for inspiration. Each week will complete a craft using natural elements combined with a variety of seasonal art elements. (Minimum 12 students, 20 max)

Fun with Painting: $50/student, presented by Ms. Bluford
See your imagination come to life with a variety of painting projects that students will be able to take home! (Minimum 12 students, 20 max)

3rd-5th Grades

CLAY Creations: $75/student, presented by Mrs. Thessen
Students will learn a variety of techniques (coiling, slab, pinch pot and more) using clay to make super creative and imaginative one-of-a0kind clay pieces! Students will use ceramic glaze to paint their pieces to top it off! Students may pick up the remainder of the clay artworks at school in the Art room a week after class ends. (Minimum 6 students, 14 max)

D.R.U.M. For Fun!: $45/student, presented by Mrs. Roye
Do you like to bang on pots and pans and buckets and make noise? Well, drumming might be just the thing for you. Learn how to correctly play the conga drum and learn how to play along with others to create a performance. (Minimum 6 students, 12 max)

Speed Stacking: $45/student, presented by Mrs. Wright
Sport Stacking is an individual, small group, or team activity where participants stack and unstack 12 especially made cups in predetermined pyramids.  Stackers race against the clock and in relays.  Sport stacking helps students use both sides of their bodies and brains, promoting hand quickness and concentration.  Sport stacking can challenge students to focus on hand-eye coordination and reaction time—important skills for almost any sport or physical activity. Every student, no matter what his or her athletic ability, can find success with sport stacking! (Minimum 9 students, 25 max)

K-5th Grades

Sportz 4 Life: $75/student, presented by David Neal
Sportz 4 Life is bringing their fun, engaging golf and tennis classes to Gayton this fall! Using kid-friendly equipment, Sportz 4 Life introduces golf and tennis with easy to learn skills and creative games for the children. Children will learn swings, grips, putting, chipping, volleys, forehands, backhands, hand-eye coordination, balance and movement, etiquette, games, and positive character traits. (Minimum 5 students, 25 max)

Cheerleading Squad: $45/student, presented by Mrs. Christopher & Jodi Donham
Learn some simple cheers that can be done at various school events and Gator Rallies! Get your Pom Poms Ready! (Minimum 10 students, 20 max)


Registration and payment is available online by logging in to MySchoolAnywhere and visiting the store.

Please note the following policies:

  • Online registration closes Oct. 9. After you register online, send your enrollment form (PDF) to school by Thursday, Oct. 12. The form should be sent in an envelope marked “After School Enrichment.”
  • The registration costs go directly toward funding the enrichment programs, including staffing and materials. A portion of your fee will go to the Gayton PTA to fund future school endeavors. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis. Contact Amy Rostan, school counselor, for more information.
  • There will be no make-up classes in the event of a school cancellation due to inclement weather. We must adhere to HCPS’ weather schedule.
  • Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack that they may eat during homework time (no nuts!). Please send a pencil for your child to complete assignments.
  • Student pick-up instructions will be sent to you after registration and payment.


Contact Kristina Barbier at or Christi Williams at