East School B/ASF- FALL 2021
Registration September 8 (9:15 am)-September 15

Registration Link CLICK HERE (beginning 9/8 9:15 am)

Fun with Yoga Gr. 2-4


Sports Variety Gr. 2-4
Chess Wizards Gr. 1-4
Lights, Camera, Action: Acting 101 Gr. 3-4
Kids Can Cook Too Gr. K-1

Quick Start Tennis Gr. 1-2


Strings Playland Gr. 3-4 (for current strings students)

Class Times
PM Classes – 3:45-4:45 p.m. Students will automatically be sent to after-school programs at the end of the school day.  Pick-up: Children will gather and wait for parents in the gymnasium.  Monitors will greet parents at the school side door at dismissal time and all children must be signed out by their parent.  All parents must present ID.

MONDAY AFTERNOONS 3:45-4:45 p.m.*******************************************************
Fun with Yoga

Grades 2-4; Instructor: Rebecca Roth
9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8

In this 7 week program we will explore the connection between movement and breath in the practice of yoga. We will learn yoga poses and breathing techniques in a fun, playful child centered environment. Throughout the class children will have the opportunity to build a self-soothing practice and foster a deeper awareness of and connection to their emotions.  Students need to provide a yoga mat.
Class Fee: $200 (Min 8/Max 10)

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 3:45-4:45 p.m.*******************************************************
Sports Variety
Grades 2-4; Instructor: Chris Sangalli

9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
Join your friends for your favorite after school games outside on the playground in a fun and supportive environment!  Both girls and boys will enjoy the opportunity to be active playing kickball, capture the flag, soccer and more.  Basketball will be factored into the majority of the classes.

Class Fee: $200 (Min 8/Max 18)

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

9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
The Chess Club is designed for the student who wants to advance their skills to a more competitive level.  Beginners through advanced players, all students will receive chess packets with level appropriate chess puzzles.  Learn to record your chess moves and then analyze your games with Grandmaster strength software.  Have fun recording your games and playing chess with digital clocks!   

Class Fee: $200 (Min 10/Max 16)

Lights, Camera, Action: Acting 101
Grades 3-4; Instructors: Madison Mulhern and Danielle Murdock
9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
Lights! Camera! Action! This course teaches students basic acting skills through a variety of techniques and collaborative work. Students will have the opportunity to use acting games to improve their improv work, while also working with other students to design their own plays and commercials. We will utilize acting vocabulary and create a fun environment for students to explore their interest in acting.     
Class Fee: $200 (Min 8/Max 12)

Kids Can Cook Too
Grades K-1;
Instructors: Beverley Griffin and Susanne Orlando
9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
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 recipes.  Some recipes include sweet apple pie bites, delicious pumpkin patch bars, spooky witch hats, adorable turkey bites and other scrumptious treats.  Let’s get baking!
Class Fee:  $220 (Min 9/Max 14)

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS 3:45-4:45 p.m.****************************************************
Quick Start Tennis
Grades 1-2; Instructors:  Shane O’Reilly & Staff

9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10
Quick Start Tennis is designed to introduce children to the game of tennis in a fun and rewarding way.  Equipment and court size is tailored to the needs and abilities of the children.  Tennis racquets are provided and each class will have fundamental skills built into fun games on the court.  A 1/4 coach ratio will be observed in this program.     

Class Fee: $260 (Min 8/Max 12)

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS 3:45-4:45 p.m.**************************************************** 

Strings Playland (open to current strings students)
Grades 3-4; Instructor: Ilya Levitin
9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11
The sessions will assist grade 3-4 students to explore the basics of Jazz Improvisation. Beginning with the spoken dialogue, call and response and question-and-answer technique students will learn how to make up simple tunes of their own. Students will use the 12 bar blues structure for their improvisations and compositions.
Class Fee: $200 (Min 8/Max 12)

General Information and BASF Policies
Class Times-

7:45-8:45 a.m.- Students cannot arrive at school before 7:40 am as no staff is on duty including the program monitor and office staff.  Also- students must be walked into the East School lobby and released to the monitor on duty.  No curb drop-off and drive-off is permitted.  Following the class, children will be escorted to their respective playgrounds or gymnasium until school starts.
3:45-4:45 p.m.- Students will automatically be sent directly to the Library at the end of the school day and grouped by class by the monitor. Dismissal Manager- If your child will not be attending After-School Fun on any day, you must indicate on the school dismissal manager “DO NOT SEND TO B/ASF TODAY” along with your dismissal instructions. 

Pick-Up and Late Pick-Up Policy
Children will be dismissed from after-school classes at the school gymnasium. Monitors will greet parents in the hallway and all children will be signature released to parents only.  You must present an ID at pick-up. A late pick-up fee of $20 will be enforced if your child is not signed-out by 5:00 p.m.  After two late fees, a child will be suspended from the class until a meeting is held between the parent and the program director to discuss the problem.  No refunds will be issued.

Registrations and Wait Lists
The registration period for the classes is posted both online.  A class registration minimum and maximum is established.  Classes that do not meet the registration minimum student number will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued to the parent.  Late registrations submitted after the class begins will be with the approval of the Program Supervisor. 

No pro-rating of program fees will be allowed.     

Program Monitor
A Program Monitor will be on-duty in the main lobby during the B/ASF classes.  The monitor will have a first-aid kit and emergency management book. 

Class Cancellation
BOE class cancellations due to school closing, school late opening, or school early dismissal will be sent through the School communications.  The Recreation Department will send out an email notification if a schedule change occurs due to teacher illness, special event conflict, or change of room availability.  On these days, all children enrolled in ASF classes will be sent home the “regular” way.  An automatic adding of a make-up class at the end of the schedule will occur.  THE RECREATION WEBSITE WILL KEEP AN UP-TO-DATE LIST OF CLASSES, INCLUDING CANCELLATIONS AND MAKE-UP CLASSES, ON THE WEBSITE INFORMATION PAGE. 

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. Sorry- 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.

The school nurse’s office is not open at any time during the before/after-school fun programs and school nursing services are not available.  Items stored within the nurse’s office are not accessible during recreation programs. The Recreation Department has staff monitors on duty to initiate first responder care for minor issues and activate emergency procedures for all other situations.  Parent communication is 100% part of all incidents.  Any child that has an allergy or a health condition that requires a prescribed emergency medication is required to deliver an emergency response package to the Recreation staff monitors before the first class.  This will be kept in a location for quick response and held for the 8/10-week session of classes and returned on the last day.  In a zip lock baggie labeled with the child’s name place your epi-pen; benedryl liquid or tablets (if liquid include a measuring cup); detailed instructions of the order of application ie. 1. Benedryl  2. Epi-pen.  This should come from your doctor signed by his office.  Also make sure the expiration dates on the medicine are current. Thank you