Teacher Conference Days- WEST
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All classes are open to grades K-4

All classes will be held 1:15-3:15 p.m. at West School

Register at the New Canaan Recreation Department or online www.newcanaan.info


Registration begins Wednesday, November 8 (9:15 am)

November 8-12…. Registration restriction of one class per child

November 13-26…. Open registration for additional classes

Classes are enrolled per day, not for the entire week.  Register online on the Recreation website www.newcanaan.info (username and password needed) or at the Recreation Department.  Payment is due at the time of registration.  No refunds on class registrations.  Parents- prompt pick-up at 3:15 p.m. for all programs is requested by carline at the gymnasium.   Personal photo ID is required to be presented by the adult at pick-up

"HOLIDAY CRAFTS WITH LEE ANN" (This class is offered Tuesday ONLY)

Want to make your conference day SUPER EASY, while making your kids day SUPER FUN? Your child will get into the holiday spirit creating fun holiday crafts and playing holiday games.  Crafts will be an assortment of ornaments, gifts to give, holiday cards and much more.  Each student should be able to complete 3-4 crafts per day. Class fee: $30 (Min 15/Max 15)

 NEW CANAAN ART & SOUL: “HOLIDAY SURPRISE” (This class is offered Wednesday ONLY)

Get in the mood for winter fun by painting your very own festive pottery snowman stack to display throughout the season.  Dress your snowmen in bright colors and use sparkly paints to make them shine.  Each will be unique and special because it’s yours.  Pottery will be fired at Art & Soul, then returned to school for pick-up. Class fee: $30 (Min 10/Max 12)


Participants will practice skills and play games in both traditional sports and playground favorites.  Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Whiffle Ball, Bump and Bite, Knights and Dragons, Numbers Game, Tag Games, Safe Base and More.  Overtime Athletics covers all the bases and our emphasis on playing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. Class Fee: $30 (Min 13/Max 20)


Mineral Mania- students will recreate the process of rock formation with explosive volcanos. They will also devise ways to identify and classify rocks and minerals. They will experience the thrill of panning for stones; the stones they find, they can take home for further study and investigation. Magnetic Magic- explore the power of magnets. Create electromagnets and control a compass needle. See a magnetic accelerator in action. Discover the invisible fields surrounding magnets with our iron fillings. Devise and perform experiments to test magnetic strength. Take home your very own Magnet Lab to continue your research. Class Fee: $30 (Min 15/Max 15)

MY CUPCAKE PARTY: "CREATE A CUPCAKE" (This class is offered Tuesday)

Join instructors from My Cupcake Party for this new extended Create-A-Cupcake class!  This 2 hour class will include tips and tricks on baking the perfect cupcake including tools and ingredients to make your baked goods shine!  We will review basic frosting techniques, and instruct new and exciting decorating skills that will really make your desserts special!  Students will use their newly learned techniques to create 4 of their own cupcakes designs to take home!  Class Fee: $30 (Min 12/Max 20)

"LEGO LOVE" (This class is held on Tuesday or Thursday ONLY)

Lego Love consists of building LEGO creations each class.  While building creations with other students, they are also being introduced to different life skills such as negotiation, communication, self-pride, creativity, public speaking, and tolerance.  The students work together in groups of 3-5 to build one creation per group.   The creations are then dismantled and put back in the storage bins by the instructors. Class Fee: $30 (Min 12/Max 20)                              

NUTMEG KITCHEN: "GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING" (This class is offered on Wednesday or Thursday ONLY)

Megan Morales of Nutmeg Kitchen (cooking classes for kids) will be at West School helping students build their own gingerbread house and decorate it.  She will supply all of the materials (pre-baked house pieces, boards to mount houses on, frosting “glue” for assembly, and all of the decorating items.  Class Fee: $30 (Min 12/Max 12)

 NEW CANAAN KEMPO KARATE: “JEDI KARATE” (This class is offered on Thursday or Friday ONLY)

Students will enjoy obstacle courses, team challenges, themed games and Martial Arts fun! Our program will focus on a blend of fitness, strength and conditioning, agility and martial arts based games and activities. Participants will gain confidence, self-control, and group camaraderie. Class Fee: $30 (Min 8/Max 15)

 RAD LAB SCIENCE QUEST- ENGINEERING EXPO! (This class is offered Wednesday ONLY)

Challenge accepted!  Join Rad Lab in a quest to conquer a plethora of engineering challenges, from building an unsinkable boat, to creating the farthest reaching catapult. Young scientists will attempt to build a break-proof capsule for a sky-diving egg, create a bridge that can withstand tremendous force, and even build their own self-drawing Art-Bot.  Bring your creativity, and join in the Engineering Expo! Class fee: $30 (Min 12/Max 15)