B/ASF Enrichment Programs- West WINTER
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WEST SCHOOL

BEFORE/AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Winter Session 2018

Registration Monday, December 11 (9:15 am) to January 2

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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
Grades 2-4; Instructor: Maureen Correa
1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 
(This class will not start until 1/22) (This class will not meet on 2/19)
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: $217 (Min 8/Max 12)

Free Play Basketball with Ms. G- new class!
Grades 2-4; Instructor: Christina Gencarelli
1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 
(This class will not start until 1/22) (This class will not meet on 2/19)
This class will include free-play basketball and improve technique like dribbling, layups, shooting, and style.  If your student likes basketball or has an interest, this is a good morning class to get them pumped up for the day.
Class Fee: $174 (Min 10/Max 20)

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

MakerLab at West
Grades 1-4; Instructors:  Stefanie Sommerville and Alison Kass
1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 
(This class will not start until 1/22) (This class will not meet on 2/19)
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: $317 (Min 8/Max 12)

Cello Play Dates- new class!
Grades 3-4; Instructor: Ilya Levitin
1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 
(This class will not start until 1/22) (This class will not meet on 2/19)
Open to grade 3-4 cello players.  Compose original cello band tunes to perform at the last class. Play in cello duos & trios explore chamber music ideas. Play games and learn special cello tricks from Mr. Levitin who is a cello player himself and include them in your compositions.
Class Fee: $433 (Min 4/Max 7)


Hot Wheels Racing
Grades K-4; Instructor: Tania O’Leary
1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 
(This class will not start until 1/22) (This class will not meet on 2/19)
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: $217 (Min 8/Max 12)

Get Active- new class!
Grades K-4; Instructors: AnneMarie Drummond and Ashleigh Merritt
1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 
(This class will not start until 1/22) (This class will not meet on 2/19)
Get ready to get ACTIVE! The winter months and cold weather can make it difficult to get up and get moving. In this class, we will run, jump, dance, do yoga and play games to get our bodies MOVING! 
Class Fee: $291 (Min 8/Max 15)

Kids Can Cook Too
Grades K-2; Instructors: Jessica Borges and Lorraine Cerino
1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 
(This class will not start until 1/22) (This class will not meet on 2/19)
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 hot chocolate cookie cups, frozen s’mores, melted snowman bark, frozen popcorn snowballs and other delicious treats! Let’s get baking!
Class Fee: $323 (Min 8/Max 14)

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

Accessorize- new class!
Grade 1-4; Instructor: Anna Marie Aunce
1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
(This class will not meet on 2/20, 3/27)
Would you like to make unique gifts to give to your friends and family or even keep for yourself?  In this class, you will create earrings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets and rings using glass beads, wooden beads, alphabet beads, and glow in the dark beads, just to name a few!  You will make various types of jewelry using wire, elastic lace, and more.  This class will help you show off your creative side!
Class Fee: $236 (Min 8/Max 12)

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

Rad Lab Science
Grades K-2; Instructor: Jenn Moore
1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
(This class will not meet on 2/20, 3/27)
From sparkling snow slime, to exploding pirate treasures, to gem-mining and constellation gazing, join us in the lab this winter for some incredibly unique science discoveries.  Program basic coding to manipulate robots, build an owl viewer, engineer a structure strong enough to defeat the Big Bad Wolf, launch cone flyers, and more in an all out STEM frenzy of fun!  Students new to Rad Lab will receive a lab coat, goggles, and lab notebook.  Rad Lab is where imagination meets investigation!
Class Fee: $386 (Min 10/Max 15)

Club Invention “Physical Education: Physics in Motion”- new class!
Grade 2-4; Instructor: Michelle Daab
1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
(This class will not meet on 2/20, 3/27)
This Club Invention module incorporates the elements of STEM (science/technology/engineering/math).  During the Phys. Ed: Physics in Motion module, children create games based on the work of scientists who helped answer questions about how and why objects move. They incorporate the laws of gravity, energy, motion, and magnetism into their activities. Children first create games based on the work of Italian physicist Galilei. Next, they use Sir Isaac Newton’s concept of center of gravity to balance an irregularly shaped object. This leads to exploring Newton’s First Law of Motion. Children then demonstrate the powerful effects of air pressure, as explained by Daniel Bernoulli. Finally, children investigate the properties of magnets and magnetism described by William Gilbert.
Class Fee: $205 (Min 12/Max 12)

Make and Take Art- new class!
Grades 2-4; Instructor: Rafaella Iovieno
1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
(This class will not meet on 2/20, 3/27)
This class is designed for students to have fun by learning and exploring different mixed mediums. They will create a new piece of art each week by using their imagination and creativity. In art, there is no right way to make a piece and the beauty is to have fun. We will explore symmetry, printmaking, echo stenciling, stampings, rubbing, collage, drawing, and 3-dimentional art. We will design and make stamps, and will use paint to print our stamp designs. Also, learning to use colored pencils to make a beautiful picture with many different kinds of textures and colors. 
Class Fee: $233 (Min 8/Max 15)

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

Newspaper Club
Grades 3-4; Instructors: Stephanie Sommerville and Tania O’Leary
1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
(This class will not meet on 2/21)
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: $259 (Min 9/Max 12)

Wake Up Math Club
Grade K-1; Instructor: Joanna Tamburro
1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
(This class will not meet on 2/21)
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.  
Class Fee: $217 (Min 8/Max 15)

Wake Up Math Club
Grades 2-4; Instructor: Vicki Creutz and Assistant
1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
(This class will not meet on 2/21)
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.  
Class Fee: $292 (Min 8/Max 20)

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

Strings Band
Grade 3-4; Instructor: Ilya Levitin
1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
(This class will not meet on 2/21)
The band is designed to assist grade 3-4 strings students in creating productive and enjoyable practicing habits. With the help of improvisational games and question & answer technique, students will learn how to enjoy practicing on their own. Winter Band sessions are designed as a “work in progress” approach to the school year with the goal of having students being comfortable to pick up their instrument and feel free to express themselves through fun tunes and improvisation.
Class Fee: $433 (Min 4/Max 7)

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

Creative Drawing with Ms. G- new class!
Grade 2-4; Instructor: Christina Gencarelli
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
(This class will not meet on 2/22)
Exploring the fundamentals of drawing using pens, pencils, charcoal, pastels, and our creative and imaginative minds. Learning the basics of shapes, shading, and defining lines. It’s a free draw for your student to explore their passion in the world of art. 
Class Fee: $223 (Min 8/Max 20)

West Chess Club
Grades 1-4; Instructor: Damian Donovan, Bedford Chess, Inc. 
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
(This class will not meet on 2/22)
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: $180 (Min 10/Max 22)

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

Sports Variety K-1
Grades K-1; Instructors: AnnaMarie Drummond and assistant
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
(This class will not meet on 2/22)
Run around gym fun with Mrs. Drummond playing your favorite activities and games. Tag games, bowling, parachute, hoop games, scooters, sharks and minnows, etc.   
Class Fee: $291 (Min 8/Max 20)

Stop Motion Tricks and Effects- new class! 
Grades 2-4; Instructor: Incrediflix Staff
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
(This class will not meet on 2/22)
 “Wow, how did they do that cool effect”?  In this class we pull back the curtain and reveal how stop-motion movie magic is made. Students learn how to create a variety of effects in their movies including fire effects, water effects, and even how to make characters fly! Working in groups they will film these effects, showcasing their new skill.    
Class Fee: $172 (Min 8/Max 15)

Elementary STEM
Grades 2-4; Instructor: Peggy McNamara, District Technology Technician
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
(This class will not meet on 2/22)
In this 10-week course you will use an iPad to explore a number of apps. Each week's class will begin with a fun math warm up using Colorful Math or King of Math apps, where you'll be able to improve your personal math scores. You will use Kodable and Daisy the Dinosaur to learn basic coding, and progress into condition statements. We will explore numerous gravity, prediction and problem solving science apps like: BasketFall, Isaac Newton’s Gravity, Birdie Cat, Swing, and Cut the Rope, and then move onto more challenging coding apps like Lightbot Hour and RobotLogic LE.  All of the apps will allow you to learn at your own pace while having fun!
Class Fee: $289 (Min 6/Max 8)

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

Fun With Circuits*
Grades 3-4; Instructor: Michelle Hutchinson
1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 (*8-week class)
(This class is 8-weeks & will not meet on 2/16, 2/23)
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: $187 (Min 8/Max 12)

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

All About Me: Mixed Media Art Journey*- new class!
Grade 1-4; Instructor: Pam Heberton, Art & Soul Pottery and Crafts
1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 (*8-week class)
(This class is 8-weeks & will not meet on 2/16, 2/23)
Pop Art techniques, such as decoupage, silk screening, graffiti and optical illusion, will be used to create a mixed media art. Students will make a personal works of art by painting pottery, creating an art journal and using other media in this fun class. Designs will feature lettering, names, hand prints and emojis that will reflect each child's personality.  
Class Fee: $220 (Min 10/Max 12)

LEGO Robotics/Advanced Robotics*
Grades 2-4; Instructor: CompuChild
1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 (*8-week class)
(This class is 8-weeks & will not meet on 2/16, 2/23)
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: $175 (Min 8/Max 14)