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    Student Activities

     
    We at Van Asselt feel that participation in student-oriented activities is a vital part of a student’s education. Therefore, a wide range of activities are provided, including the following:

    Van Asselt Music Makers (VAMM)


    Activity Coordinator - Celeste Flock


    VAMM is a music group made up of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders that perform many times throughout the school year.

    Chess Instruction


    Activity Coordinator - Detective Cookie

    Every week on 4th and 5th grade students learn how to play chess and participate in a tournament in the spring against South Shore K-8.


    After School Musical


    Activity Coordinator - Travis Moore

    For 2018-2019, Van Asselt will produce Lion King Jr.!

    Dance Chance


    Contact:  Ms. Mary Brant
                 (206) 252-7500
                
    Van Asselt is proud to have a long standing partnership with Pacific Northwest Ballet. PNB offers outstanding programs for DanceChance to students at Van Asselt.

    In 2007, we began partnering with DanceChance, a program that identifies and trains students starting in third grade. Every fall a PNB screening team visits Van Asselt and identifies third grade students who possess the unique physical aptitude required to pursue a career in dance. Selected third graders participate in a 10-week introductory session which is built into their school day. These students are provided with classical ballet training twice a week, dancewear and shoes, transportation to PNB classes from school, and tickets to PNB performances. A select number of students demonstrating talent and interest are invited to join the Spring Session and may advance to the DanceChance Level 2 classes for 4th graders the following year. In the third year of studies, DanceChance students are integrated into regular PNB classes which meet after school. Students have the opportunity to dance in PNB’s Annual School performance in June, and in some cases perform with the company in PNB productions including Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Coppelia.