WEST SCHOOL


WEST SCHOOL

BEFORE/AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
Fall Session 2019
Registration August 28 (9:00 am) to September 6

Online Registration Click Here

Class Times
AM Classes – 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.  Students must be walked into the West 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 until school starts.  PM Classes – 3:35-4:35 p.m. Children will be dismissed by parent car-line only pick-up at the gymnasium.  Parents must provide a photo ID to the monitor.  All children must be signed out.

 Late Pick-Up Policy- A late pick-up fee of $20 will be enforced if your child is not signed-out by 4:50 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.

Refund Policy- please read the attached information before you register for classes.

Monday AM

Monday PM

9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11
(This class will not meet on 9/30)

9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11
(This class will not meet on 9/30)

___Computer SCRATCH Jr. (2-4) $171

___Hot Wheels Racing (1-4) $171

___Crafty Card Makers (1-4) $195

___Kids Can Cook Too (K-2) $259

 

___Mindful Monday Yoga for Girls (2-4) $231

 

___Maker Lab at West (1-4) $256

 

___Quick Start Tennis (1-2) $251

 

Tuesday PM

 

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
(This class will not meet on 11/5)

 

___Robotics for Little Ones (K-3) $244

 

___Money Matters (3-4) $225

 

___Club Invention: Physics in Motion (2-4) $174

 

___Coding: Intro to Python (3-4) $231

 

___Rad Lab Science (K-2) $320

Wednesday AM

 

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
(This class will not meet on 10/9)

 

___Newspaper Club (3-4) $205

 

___Math Olympiads (4) $485 *22 week class

 

___Math Stars (K-1) $171

 

___Math Stars (2-4) $171

 

Thursday AM

Thursday PM

9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7

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

___Chess Wizards (1-4) $170

___My 1st Lemonade Stand (K-2) $225

___Kindness is Contagious (K-4) $190

___Sports Variety (1-2) $171

 

___Robotics Programming (3-4) $244

 

Friday AM

 

9/20, 9/27, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 11/1, 11/8

 

___Every Day Life-Hacks (1-4) $180

 

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

Computer SCRATCH Jr
Grades 2-4; Instructor: Maureen Correa
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11(This class will not meet on 9/30)
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: $171 (Min 8/Max 12)
 
Crafty Card Makers- new class!
Grades 1-4; Instructor: Raffi Iovieno
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11(This class will not meet on 9/30)
In this class, we will work each week exploring and using several art mediums to create beautiful cards! We will use markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, collage and more. You can turn your card designs into greeting cards, thank you cards, birthday cards, Halloween cards, etc.  At the end of the session, the artists will choose a select few cards to be professionally printed.
Class Fee: $195 (Min 8/Max 10)

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

MakerLab at West
Grades 1-4; Instructors: Stefanie Sommerville and Alison Kass
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11(This class will not meet on 9/30)
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: $256 (Min 8/Max 12)

Hot Wheels Racing
Grades 1-4; Instructor: Tania O’Leary
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11(This class will not meet on 9/30)
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: $171 (Min 8/Max 12)
 
Mindful Monday Yoga for Girls
Grades 2-4; Instructors: Joanna Tamburro and Jennifer Eldredge
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11(This class will not meet on 9/30)
Breathe, stretch and get ready for the week ahead with Mrs. Tamburro and Mrs. Eldredge. Shine your light in our mindful community. We will practice fun, challenging and empowering yoga poses to promote self-confidence and positive self-talk. Girls will learn how to focus and center themselves through various breathing and visualization techniques. Each class will include a friendship circle, guided meditation and body awareness. Bring a yoga mat and a joyful attitude.
Class Fee: $231 (Min 8/Max 16)
 
Kids Can Cook Too
Grades K-2; Instructors: Jessica Borges and Lorraine Cerino
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11
(This class will not meet on 9/30)
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: $259 (Min 8/Max 14)
 
Quick Start Tennis- new class!
Grades 1-2; Instructors: Shane O’Reilly & Staff
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11(This class will not meet on 9/30)
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: $251 (Min 8/Max 12)

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

Rad Lab Science
Grades K-2; Instructor: Jenn Moore
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12(This class will not meet on 11/5)
Join us in the lab this fall as we explore all things STEAM!  Perform ice excavations to discover hidden creatures, engineer colorful absorption towers, and create your own ocean ecosystem model.  Beat the clock while building a stethoscope, drive rovers over a moon-like surface, and make a chemical reaction resulting in glowing goo!  Students new to Rad Lab will receive a lab coat, goggles, and lab notebook.  Rad Lab is where imagination meets investigation!
Class Fee: $320 (Min 10/Max 15)

Club Invention “Physical Education: Physics in Motion”- new class!
Grades 2-4; Instructor: Michelle Daab
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12(This class will not meet on 11/5)
This Club Invention module incorporates the elements of STEM (science/technology/engineering/math).  During the Physical Education: 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: $174 (Min 12/Max 12)
 
Coding: Introduction to Python
Grades 3-4; Instructor: Clint McLeod, District Technology Integrator
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12(This class will not meet on 11/5)
Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of the Python programming language. This is a class that will elevate the students coding skills from block-based coding (Scratch) to having students, individually writing their own code.  This class will provide opportunities for the students to learn the foundations of coding (variables, functions, if statements) and apply them in their own programs.  The fourth graders that sign up do not need to have any prior coding experience but should be willing to be able to work through difficult concepts.  The format of the class is less like a club and more like a serious academic class.
Class Fee: $231 (Min 8/Max 20)
 
Money Matters- new class!
Grades 3-4; Instructor: SPARK Business Academy
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12(This class will not meet on 11/5)
This innovative class on financial literacy lays the foundation for healthy financial habits early in life, empowering students with the mindset to start making sound financial decisions and develop into responsible global citizens.  Role-playing and fun activities keep students engaged including: currencies of the world; budgeting 101; prices and bartering; check and bank accounts; credit cards and debt cards; and taxes. 
Class Fee: $225 (Min 5/Max 16)
 
Robotics for Little Ones- new class!
Grades K-3; Instructor: Happy Code Club
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12(This class will not meet on 11/5)
Learn Robotics and programming with Ozobots.  These fun filled robots are capable of doing amazing things.  Kids learn the concepts of programming by using Ozocodes where color codes control the behavior of the robot.  Later kids will move into a block-based program where the lessons guide the students from introductory to advanced concepts such as loops, variables, and functions.
Class Fee: $244 (Min 6/Max 16)

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

Math Stars K-1
Grades K-1;Instructor: Joanna Tamburro
9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13(This class will not meet on 10/9)
Math Stars 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: $171 (Min 8/Max 15)
 
Math Stars 2-4
Grades 2-4; Instructor: Vicki Creutz
9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13(This class will not meet on 10/9)
Math Stars 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: $171 (Min 8/Max 20)
 
Math Olympiads (MOEMS)
Grade 4; Instructors: Maureen Correa and Ashleigh Merritt
9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 03/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
*this is a 22 week class on Wednesdays before-school
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: $485(22 week class) (Min 12/Max 15)
 
Newspaper Club
Grades 3-4; Instructors: Stephanie Sommerville and Tania O’Leary
9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13(This class will not meet on 10/9)
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.******************************************

Kindness is Contagious- new class!
Grades K-4; Instructors: Michelle Hutchinson and Jennifer Derby
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7
Spread kindness throughout your day and your school by being a “kindness ambassador”.  We are going to use IPads and paint to create posters, and brainstorm to create a school wide kindness project.  Your efforts will benefit the West School community including your family and friends.    
Class Fee: $190 (Min 6/Max 14)
 
Chess Wizards
Grades 1-4; Instructor: Damian Donovan, Bedford Chess, Inc.
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7
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: $170 (Min 10/Max 22)

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

Sports Variety K-1
Grades K-1; Instructor: Michelle Hutchinson
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14(This class will not meet on 10/31)
Run around gym fun with Ms. Hutchinson playing your favorite activities and games. Tag games, bowling, parachute, hoop games, scooters, sharks and minnows, etc.  
Class Fee: $171 (Min 8/Max 20)
 
My 1st Lemonade Stand- new class!
Grades K-2; Instructor: SPARK Business Academy
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14(This class will not meet on 10/31)
Making lemonade is a great way to introduce our youngest entrepreneurs to the world of business and it’s fun.  This class empowers kids with an entrepreneurial mindset for their “business” drawing from such disciplines as marketing, finance and strategy in a team environment.  From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, young students will have fun while engaging in enriching, multi-disciplinary activities with a lasting developmental impact.
Class Fee: $225 (Min 5/Max 16)
 
Robotics Programming- new class!
Grades 3-4; Instructor: Happy Code Club
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14(This class will not meet on 10/31)
Students get to program awesome EV3 Robots and learn to complete missions. We use challenges that prepare you for competition or just for simple fun.  To be the winner in a challenge you may need to use critical thinking and apply it to the design and coding process.  You may need to tinker with your creation and work collaboratively with your team to solve problems and debug a program.  Come and be a Robotics Designer and Engineer for the day.
Class Fee: $244 (Min 6/Max 18)

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

Every Day Life-Hacks- new class!
Grades 1-4; Instructor: Raffi Iovieno
9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8
Ms. Iovino came up with this great class idea to offer the students this fall- Everyday in our lives, we face daily routines and obstacles. In Life Hacks, we will learn simple tips and tricks to open or minds and gain a different approach to tackling these problems. An example of such is cleaning your sneakers by creating a mixture of laundry detergent, baking soda, and toothpaste and rubbing it onto the sneaker with a toothbrush. This will be a hands-on class to explore how the influence of science can be part of our everyday life. 
Class Fee: $180 (Min 8/Max 15)

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.  All students must be walked into the West 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 until school starts. 3:35-4:35 p.m.- Students enrolled in after-school classes must be registered in School Dismissal Manager for each day. Please enter BASF in the driver name and the name & cell number of the person picking the child up in the Describe Activity Box.  Students will automatically be sent directly to the Gymnasium at the end of the school day and grouped by class by the monitor. Carline/Dismissal Manager- If your child will not be attending After-School Fun on any day, you must indicate on the school carline/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 by carline only. Monitors will greet parents in their cars and all children will be signature released to parents only.  No one other than a legal guardian, your emergency contact indicated on the BASF registration form, or the person indicated on the Dismissal Manager will be allowed to remove the child from the school.  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 4:55 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.

NURSE OFFICE AND NURSE SERVICES CLOSED
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