The Trace PTO sponsors different after school enrichment programs throughout the year. For equitability we are holding a random lottery for spaces into the programs. Programs are available to all interested Trace students. Scholarships are available to families who need fees waived.

El PTO de Trace patrocina diferentes programas de enriquecimiento después de la escuela durante todo el año. Por equidad, estamos realizando una lotería aleatoria de espacios en los programas. Los programas están disponibles para todos los estudiantes de Trace interesados. Las becas están disponibles para las familias que necesitan una exención de las tarifas.

This Spring we’re excited to offer: 

  • Skate After School Beginner & Intermediate (1st – 5th grades ONLY)
    Mondays, 3/20- 5/1, 2:25-3:25
  • Folklorico (K – 2nd grades ONLY)
    Mondays, 3/20 – 5/15, 2:25-3:15pm
  • Folklorico (3rd – 5th grades ONLY)
    Wednesdays, 3/22 – 5/17, 2:25-3:15pm
  • Bucketeers Drumming (TK – 2nd grades ONLY)
    Wednesdays, 3/22 – 5/17, 2:25-3:00pm
  • Taiko Drumming (3rd – 5th grades ONLY)
    Thursdays, 3/23 – 5/18, 2:25-3:25pm
  • Chess for All (2nd – 5th grades ONLY)
    Fridays, 3/24 – 5/19, 2:25-3:25pm

Registration / Registro

Registration for the program lottery starts NOW through Wednesday March 8th. Please complete this form (English) to be entered into the lottery.

La inscripción para la lotería del programa comienza AHORA hasta el miércoles 8 de marzo. Complete este formulario (español) para participar en la lotería.


  • NO classes will meet during Trace Spring Break (April 10-14) 
  • The PTO is covering a substantial portion of the program costs to offer the low prices indicated. Scholarships are available to families who need fees waived.
  • Preference will be given to students who have not participated in a previous PTO After School Program (Spring & Fall 2022)
  • Please complete this form only once for each student
  • Send questions to [email protected]


  • No habrá clases durante las vacaciones de primavera de Trace (del 10 al 14 de abril)
  • El PTO está cubriendo una parte sustancial de los costos del programa para ofrecer los precios bajos indicados.
  • Las becas están disponibles para las familias que necesitan una exención de las tarifas.
  • Se dará preferencia a los estudiantes que no hayan participado en un programa extracurricular de PTO este año escolar (otoño de 2022 e invierno de 2023)
  • Complete este formulario solo una vez para cada estudiante
  • Enviar preguntas a [email protected]

Program Information

Skate After School: Beginner & Intermediate
Mondays, 3/20 – 5/1, 2:25-3:25 pm
1st-5th grades ONLY, $80

Go Go Skateboarding will be on campus with a program fit for all levels and abilities. With safety at a top priority students will be introduced to skateboard fundamentals where we will learn to be creative, overcome fears, & never give up!

Mondays, 3/20-5/15, 2:25-3:15 pm (K- 2nd grades ONLY, $30)
Wednesdays, 3/22 – 5/17, 2:25-3:15pm (3rd-5th grades ONLY, $30)

Come learn Folklorico dancing from Arturo Magaña, director of the local Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí. Two sessions are offered- Mondays for K-2nd grades and Wednesdays for 3rd-5th grades. No experience necessary.

Bucketeers Drumming
Wednesdays, 3/22 – 5/17, 2:25-3:00pm
TK- 2nd grades ONLY, $50

Bucketeers is a mobile drum school and the brainchild of drummer/teacher/author Andy Ziker. Applying a color-coded system to five-gallon buckets allows children to learn the art of percussion as young as three years old. Bucket drumming provides a unique, fun learning environment for children. It allows them to collaborate while developing self-expression, learn to play a variety of rhythms patterns, and gain an understanding of melody and syllables.

Taiko Drumming
Thursdays, 3/23-5/18, 2:25 – 3:25 pm
3rd-5th grades ONLY, $30

After-School Taiko will introduce kids to taiko drumming basics including kata (form), kuchishoka (the oral system used to teach taiko), and playing with a jiuchi (back beat). They’ll build rhythm, music, and cultural knowledge in a program that’s rewarding, COVID-cautious, and FUN! Note, students must be fully vaccinated and must wear an N95, KN95, or KF94 mask during class. (Masks will be provided.) The program will be taught by Rome Hamner,  a professional taiko performer, teacher, and certified Orff instructor, who has spent 20+ years engaging students in the joy of taiko.

Chess for All
Fridays, 3/24 – 5/19, 2:25-3:25pm
2nd-5th graders ONLY, $15

Chess is like life! If you don’t make a plan, react to unexpected events, and revise your thinking, you will struggle. This session is for beginners and more experienced players to learn and improve their skills, and develop a positive approach to thinking ahead, learning chess, and good sportsmanship. Keith and Katrina Ayres conducted successful chess clubs at their former schools in Oregon. They helped many students learn chess, and compete in local and state tournaments.