Beyond the Bell & Club B

Register for the Oct. 13 Data Day Field Trips

On the Oct. 13 Data Day, elementary and middle school students will have the opportunity to go on field trips! Students in grades K-5 will participate in a fun, interactive, and educational at Carpinto Brothers Farm. Students in grades 6-8 will spend an exciting day at the Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) and the Pt. Defiance Marina.  Registration opens Sep. 25, space is limited. 

Register in Compass

Download K-5 Field Trip Flyer

Clubs, Activities, Sports, and Field Trips at Your School

Tacoma Public Schools and community partners have come together to offer Beyond the Bell activities for students in grades K-5 and Club B activities for students in grades 6-8. Login to your Compass: TPS Family App account and visit the activities page to see what options are available at your student's school.

When you register, you will see three payment options per session. Please select the best option based on your family’s current need.

These experiences are available thanks to our community partners, including Tacoma Creates, private philanthropy, City of Tacoma, Pierce County, Greentrike, Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma Public Schools and individual donors.

2023-2024 School Year Important Dates

Session 1: September 25 - November 17

  • Register August 28 - September 16

Session 2: December 4 - February 9

  • Register October 30 - November 21

Session 3: February 19 - April 12

  • Register January 22 - February 10

Session 4: April 22 - June 14

  • Register March 25 - April 13

Login to Compass: TPS Family App to register

View program schedules for your school on the Metro Parks Website

Going Beyond the School Day

Through programs like Beyond the Bell and Club B, kids in our elementary and middle schools have access to fun, meaningful after-school activities. And – like teachers – the people who lead the activities are trained in Whole Child practices like social emotional learning. That way, after school feels directly connected to the school day – with people who care, know and support our kids.

Hear from Shon Sylvia, Executive Director of Metro Parks Tacoma, why it’s so important to build strong programs for Tacoma’s kids when they’re not at school.