Lake Tapps After-School Activities

Our students at Lake Tapps Elementary are provided with a challenging curriculum during the day and our goal is to continue their enrichment after school as well. We have several staff members who provide after school activities, which are listed below. Please contact Mrs. Kristen Espy, the after school activity coordinator at 253-862-6600 if you have questions. Specific information along with registration forms come home this fall.

All activities will be on Tuesday afternoons starting in late fall. Activities will take place from 3:15-4:15. Registration forms will come home about a month before classes start. These clubs are not on a first come, first serve basis. We accept all applications and then work to get as many students as possible into each activity. A drawing is held to determine who is in the club when numbers exceed the amount of students we can take.

Parents must pick students up at the end of clubs.


Science Club: Mrs. Zulauf will provide our students with fun and challenging science projects and experiments during this club.

Literature/Technology Club: Mrs. Stewart will foster a love of children’s literature and technology during the time that this club meets.

Chess Club: Mrs. Severeid will provide students the opportunity to learn and practice chess skills.

Ready, Set, Go!: Students will focus on fun and fitness during this after school activity. Mrs. Housden and Mr. Smith host this club.

Lego Club: Mrs. Stanton will work together with students on problem solving, math, and science concepts with the use of Lego.

Cup Stacking: Later in the year, Mr. Smith will hold a Cup Stacking Club, so that students can prepare and participate in the Regional Cup Stacking Event. Information on this will come home separately from other Club Activities.


PTA sponsors an Art Class on Thursday afternoons. Please check out their website for more information. 

ACE Fridays: Please check the ACE Friday link from the home page of our website for activities that students have the opportunity to attend once school lets out at 1:15 on Fridays. With the exception of Kidz Club, these activities are not sponsored by the district.

DHES Activities

Band is available for Grade 5 students. Band instruction is held at North Tapps Middle School from 7:50 - 8:30 a.m. three mornings a week. Band students may ride the middle school buses to NTMS, and bus transportation is provided back to DHES after band class. For further information, please check with your classroom teacher or our office.

Chorus is offered to Grades 4 - 5. Students have an opportunity to develop their musical skills, participate in performances, and generally have a great time. Chorus will meet after school one to two times weekly.

Cougar Chat
The Cougar Chat is our school newsletter, written by kids for kids. Any 5th grader can join the staff by attending a monthly meeting to be assigned a topic. The Cougar Chat is published every 5 to 6 weeks.

Math Club
Math Club is open to 4th and 5th grade students. Members meet one day a week to further their math skills while having fun. Several members are selected to participate in the state Math Olympiad competition in the spring.

Intramural Sports
Intramural sports will be offered during the school year. Activities are usually held during school, and specific opportunities are provided throughout the year.

Student Council
Student government at DHES is known as the Student Council. It is the purpose of this organization to improve our school, plan school projects, and promote school spirit. A representative is elected from each 4th and 5th grade class. Student Council officer elections are held in the fall.

Jump Rope Club 
Jump Rope club is an after school activity for grades Pre-1st/K/4-5. In the club, boys and girls practice rope jumping skills and learn exciting inpidual and team routines. These are performances within the district as well. 

Computer Club
Computer club is available after school to 4th and 5th graders. Students explore digital photography and photo editing, create yearbook pages, and post articles and pictures to the school website. They have the opportunity to use and explore websites not used during the regular school day.

Mileage Club
An after school fitness club to encourage students to be active and stay healthy. 

NTMS Activities



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