PLE Programs

Partial scholarships for all enrichment programs are available through the Phantom Lake PTA.  Please contact Judy Hunsberger at

Chess Club

Phantom Lake Chess Club 2023-2024 1st Trimester
Strategy. Satisfaction. Success.
Learn chess from International Grandmaster Emil Anka
Who: Students of all levels of experience and ability with preference K-5 grade.
When: Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. 3x9 classes (3 Trimesters) will be held from October 4th 2023 through Jun 5th 2024.
1st Trimester: (2023) Oct 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, Dec 6th, 13th. (NO class Nov 22nd, 29th). Make up for missed class (if any) Jan 3rd 2024.
Where: Phantom Lake Elementary School.
Cost: $180 for 9 classes (or $25 for a single class).
Emil Anka is the founder of He is a FIDE Chess Grandmaster, and he is also a FIDE International Arbiter, organizer of multiple international chess events, and the holder of a degree in coaching. Mr. Anka has over 35 years of experience in chess, with over 30 years of coaching experience. Website: Contact: or

Language Immersion Enrichment Classes

PANW offers language enrichment program for students who wish to get a head-start before middle or high school and have fun while learning the language. The class is taught by an experienced teacher. Students are introduced to new vocabulary and their correct pronunciation. Communicative approach adopted and lessons are constructed around five elements for elementary students: Total Physical Response activities, songs, games, crafts and culture. Inspired by Montessori system, groups are organized by language level and age. Returning students are automatically placed in intermediate level and new students will be placed to either group after first class assessment. Beginners/Intermediate welcome!
Kindergarteners accepted upon space availability.
When: Mondays 3:15-4:15 (Fall/Winter: Oct 16/2023- Feb 12/2024 ;14 sessions, No class: Nov 20; Dec 18,25; Jan 1,15)
Tuition & Materials: $420
When: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 (Fall/Winter: Oct 10/2023– Feb 13/2024 ; 16 sessions, No class: Nov 21, Dec 19, 26)
Tuition + All Material: $465

Smart With Art

Bite of Art - Join Smart with Art this session as we design art related to the world of food cuisine!  Students will explore a variety of art materials and mediums in this fun-filled art session.  Discover the fun art of Margritte, design your own bakery sweets with a unique collage technique, and create your own art taco! We have some tasty art projects this session for you to try.
When: Thursdays: 3:15-4:15 (Beginning Oct. 5, runs for 6 weeks)
Cost: $144

Drama Kids

Dates/Times: 9 classes, Oct 4, 11,18, 25. Nov 1, 8, 15. Dec 6, 13. 
Wednesdays: 1:10 - 2:30 pm
Tuition: $180 A one-time admin $25 fee is charged on registration through our website.
Composite Primary class (Ages 6-10): Drama Kids offers theater classes and programs for kids that are specially tailored to elementary school children ages 6-10. The instructors in our classes provide unique requirements and enhance the skills of every participant. Students at our kids’ theater classes learn speech, improvisation, dramatic movement, scene starters, snippets, and an additional variety of dramatic arts activities. One of the most fun parts of our composite classes is the end-of-the-quarter parent day. Our students demonstrate the dramatic skills they have learned over the course of the class in a short production in front of friends and family. Our theater classes and programs for kids are not only highly enjoyable for the students; they also help develop social skills, confidence, and speaking abilities. The unique knowledge and skills kids pick up at Drama Kids can create lasting friendships as well as educational benefits.

Register here!

Local Resources

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Active Youths and Youth Sports

Bellevue City Maintains a great list of local youth sports:


Lake Hill Soccer Club

Bellevue United FC (U8, U9

i9Sports (ages 4-5)

Jubilee Reach (grade 4/5)


Samena Swimming Pool and Gym. Swim classes. Summer camps.

Phantom Lake Bath & Tennis Club. Swim classes. Swim and dive team. Water Polo.


Bellevue East Little League

i9sports (ages 4-5)

i9sports (ages 4-5)


Eastside Lions

Panthers Youth Rugby


Bellevue Girls Lacrosse Association

Sammamish Interlake Lacrosse (boys)


Bellevue Ski School

The Summit at Snoqualmie. Kid club and ski lessons. Some free access areas at central (magic carpet ride).

Mini Mountain Indoor rolling carpet ski classes (year round).


Contact Hidden Valley Field House/Bellevue Boys and Girls Club Athletics |



Backstage Dance Hip hop classes

Flag Football

i9 Sports (ages 6+)

FSP League Bellevue Boys and Girls Club


Academic Enrichment, Camps, Clubs

Wise Summer Camps STEM camps and evenings.

Pedalheads Learn-to-cycle camps. Bike trail camps

First Lego League

Active art And Science. Creativity Club at PLE previously. http://www,

Cub Scouts Welcome all. Parent-led activities, camping, hiking and personal development. Meets weekly yearound.

Pack 673 Parent training. Scout scholarships available. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 156th Ave NE.

Pack 633 Andrew’s Lutheran Church (2650 148th Ave. SE; Bellevue, WA)

Bellevue Boys and Girls Club A safe place for Bellevue’s youth when they are not in school. After school programs, atheltics. Summer programs

MagiKid Robotics Afterschool and Camps (Redmond)

Makerspaces Access to and free instruction for 3D printers, CAD, laser printers...., Bellevue library and other locations

Lego Saturdays Lake Hills Library, Ages 4+.


Lake Hill Community Park (Boat Park) Adjacent to Phantom Lake/Tilicum schools.

Marymoor Park A great place to park for the Samammish River trail. Velodrome.

Wilburton Playground Features a zipline

Crossroads Park Waterpark features in the summer months.

Commercial Playgrounds:

Kids Quest

Hands on Children's Museum Olympia.

Parks and Trails

Phantom Lake Great for paddle-boarding. Extremely calm. Access via (East) The beach at Robinsglen Nature Park (for swimming and paddleboards) or (West) the dock at Phantom Lake Park (for paddle-boards and kayaks - not so great for swimming).

Lake To Lake Trail

Weowna Park Great trails and creek.

Timerlake Park Easy stroll to a beach on Sammamish Lake.

Idylwood Park

Lake Sammamish State Park Nice trails and access to Sammamish Lake and Issaquah Creek

Kelsey Creek Farm Free public access. Runs events (sheep sheering at the end of April) and camps March/April. [events] [camps]

Sammamish River A great a safe bike path for kids.

Outdoors for All Provide outdoors access to people with disabilities  (also see rental office at Lake Sammamish State Park)


tBug The Bellevue Urban Garden Community run gardens.

Bellevue Demonstation Garden

Larson Lake Blueberry Farm Blueberry picking during July/August

Bellevue Botanical Garden (free)

Local Attractions for Kids

Museum of Flight

Bellevue Youth Theatre Puts on shows all year round. Adjacent to Crossroads Park.

Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

Community Centers