B/ASF Enrichment Programs- West FALL
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WEST SCHOOL

BEFORE/AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Fall Session 2017

Registration August 30 (9:15 am) to September 7

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Refund Policy

$5 fee will be assessed if parent notification to the Recreation Department occurs up to 7 days before the start of the class.

$25 fee will be assessed if parent notification to the Recreation Department occurs within 7 days before the start of the class.

No refunds will be issued after the class starts.

No refunds will be issued if your child is dismissed for inappropriate behavior or suspended because of the late pick-up policy.

MONDAY MORNINGS 7:45-8:45 a.m.*****************************************

Computer SCRATCH Jr- new class!

Grades 2-4; Instructor: Maureen Correa

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Scratch Jr. is an introduction to computer coding.  Students can create their own interactive stories and games.  In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.

Class Fee: $170 (Min 8/Max 12)

 

MONDAY AFTERNOONS 3:35-4:35 p.m.*************************************

Beginner SPHERO- The Robotic Ball

Grades 3-4; Instructor: Janine Dubois

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

SPHERO is incredible technology using a robot ball…“the APP-enabled ball that does it all”.  Students will work together as partners to control SPHERO with a school supplied iPad and programming will give their robot orders and visual blocks representing code.  They will be able to see an instant connection between their program and how the SPHERO robot reacts to their code.  SPHERO will ignite a love of robotics, coding, and STEM principals all through play.

Class Fee: $228 (Min 6/Max 8)

 

MakerLab at West- new class!

Grades 1-4; Instructors:  Stefanie Sommerville and Alison Kass

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

Do you like to tinker, create, design, code and MAKE? The MakerLab will be a place where students gather each week to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials ranging from art supplies and origami to LEGOS and robots.  We will spend time each week setting our own goals and deciding on our own independent or group projects.  With our imagination the possibilities are endless!  Each project will help build independence, perseverance, collaboration, and promote problem solving skills.  Bring your imagination and be ready to create!

Class fee: $255 (Min 8/Max 12)

 

Hot Wheels Racing

Grades 1-4; Instructor: Tania O’Leary

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

Ready, set, race!  We’ll transform the classroom into a racetrack and learn how to make our cars go from fast to lightning speed.  You will build tracks out of new materials and customize your very own Hot Wheels car.  Each day we will drive, race, build, and create together to have fun and learn how Hot Wheels can relate to science.  

Class Fee: $170 (Min 8/Max 12)

 

Kids Can Cook Too

Grades K-2; Instructors: Jessica Borges and Lorraine Cerino

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

Come join us for a fun filled culinary experience.  Grab your aprons and baking hats and get ready to make some tasty treats.  Together we will prepare, measure, mix, bake, and even taste some delightful fall and holiday recipes.  Some recipes include sweet apple crisp, scrumptious mini donut spiders, delicious jello treats, melt in your mouth pumpkin bread, and many others.

Class Fee:  $255 (Min 8/Max 14)

 

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 3:35-4:35 p.m.*********************************

Rad Lab Science

Grades K-2; Instructor: Jenn Moore

9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 (This class will not meet on 10/31, 11/7)

Join us in the lab this fall to explore!  Create your own lava lamp, make gummy bears grow, investigate thermochromic gadgets, uncover the secrets of optical illusions, build Cartesian divers, and more.  Through fast paced, hands-on investigations, scientists will encounter biology, chemistry, physics and beyond.  Students new to Rad Lab will receive a lab coat, goggles, and a lab notebook.  Rad Lab is where imagination meets investigation.

Class Fee: $265 (Min 10/Max 15)

 

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS 7:45-8:45 a.m.***********************************

Math Olympiads (22-week class)- new class!

Grade 4; Instructors: Maureen Correa and Daniella Mini

Begins 9/20- this is a 22 week class on Wednesdays

This program is for self-motivated students who want to challenge themselves.  Join the team as we participate for the first time in the Math Olympiads!  The goals of the program are to stimulate enthusiasm and love for mathematics; introduce important mathematical concepts; teach major strategies for problem solving; develop mathematical flexibility in solving problems; foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity; provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges.  The class will be entering five monthly Olympiad contests November through March.  More information about the program is available on www.moems.org      

Class Fee: $450 (22 week class) (Min 12/Max 15)

 

Wake Up Math Club

Grade K-1; Instructor: Joanna Tamburro

Grades 2-4; Instructor: Vicki Creutz

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8

The Wake Up Math Club is a great way to spend the morning challenging your math and mind!  We will explore many areas of mathematics including number sense, problem solving, geometry, algebra, logical reasoning and more!  This year we will be trying out new games and math projects that will surely stretch your brain and keep those math skills fresh.  Join us as we have some fun with math. 

Class fee: $185 (Min 8/Max 15 Gr. K-1; Max 20 Gr. 2-4)

 

Newspaper Club

Grades 3-4; Instructors: Stephanie Sommerville and Tania O’Leary

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8

Written, published and distributed by our reporters, the reporters will be creating articles fact or fiction, poetry, and original drawings for our school newspaper.  Reporters will use various technologies such as: digital cameras, scanners, and software (MS Word, Tux Paint, and MS Publisher) to create the West Weekly.  The newspaper is such a fine communication tool for the West community. 

Class Fee: $205 (Min 9/Max 12)

 

THURSDAY MORNINGS 7:45-8:45 a.m.***********************************

Introduction to Drawing- new class!

Grade 2-4; Instructor: Christina Gencarelli

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (This class will not meet on 9/21)

This early morning program entails the basics of drawing.  This class will include drawing still life- such as apples, plants, etc, drawing from imagination, and includes the different techniques included in drawing.  A drawing notebook is required an pencils will be provided.

Class Fee: $175 (Min 8/Max 20)

 

West Chess Club

Grades 1-4; Instructor: Damian Donovan, Bedford Chess, Inc.

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (This class will not meet on 9/21)

Join your school chessmates for a fall of fun matching your skills across the board.  Beginner Instruction on opening, middle and endgame with strong emphasis on playing!  Beginners will also learn the moves and rules of chess.  Children will play supervised games and practice the art of checkmate on diagrams tailored to their level.  Students at the intermediate level will be grouped to learn at a higher level playing against more competitive opponents and advanced strategies. 

Class fee: $137 (Min 10/Max 22)

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS 3:35-4:35 p.m.*********************************

Crafty Cooks- new class!

Grades 1-4; Instructor: Lee Ann Mistretta

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (This class will not meet on 9/21)

What better way to end your school day…. crafting & creating tasty treats with your friends! If you love crafts then this is the class for you as we’ll be making charm friendship jewelry, duct tape projects, learning to sew and much more. We’ll also make fun themed cupcakes and “paint” cookies, as well as making ice cream and pizzelles from scratch.

Class fee: $190 (Min 8/Max 10)

 

FRIDAY MORNINGS 7:45-8:45 a.m.*********************************

Snap Circuits

Grades 3-4; Instructor: Michelle Hutchinson

9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

Children will be using Snap Circuits to make over 300 electronic devices.  It's easy and fun!  They will follow the colorful pictures and build exciting projects such as AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, propellers, lights, generators, and much more!! They will be able to play electronic games with their friends. All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Enjoy hours of fun while learning about electronics. No tools required.

Class Fee: $170 (Min 8/Max 12)

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS 3:35-4:35 p.m.*********************************

LEGO Robotics/Advanced Robotics

Grades 2-4; Instructor: CompuChild

9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 (This class will not meet on 9/22)

Students follow step by step instructions on laptop for building LEGO robots and then connect it to computer and program it to move. Students who are in grades 3-4 and/or those who have taken this program before will be placed in the Advanced Robotics Class.  In Advanced Robotics, students will have missing instructions on building robots but with their robotics knowledge they would still be able to build the robots using gears, motors and make it move with their program.

Class fee: $185 (Min 8/Max 14)