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Spring 2018 Weston Youth Services
WOW!  After-School Programs

Hurlbutt Students (HES)
Grades K thru 2
Weston’s One World After-School Programs
 
Weston Youth Services is pleased to offer WOW! After-School programs for students in Kindergarten through Second Grade at Hurlbutt Elementary School. Please note that enrollment is limited in order to keep class size small and classes will be filled on a first-come, first -served basis
Registration
Online registration will open on Tuesday, March 20th at 10:01 p.m. If a program is full, you may still register and your child's name will automatically be placed on the wait-list (No payment is required at this time). If space does become available, you will be notified via email.
 
Special Note:  If your child was waitlisted from a program in the winter, and that class is being offered in the spring, you will have the opportunity to register only for that class from 10:01 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13th through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14th.  If you do not register during this early registration period, we cannot guarantee your child a space in that class.  A link will be emailed to any individuals eligible for early registration.
 
Fees:
Please see each course listing for specific fees. ALL materials are included in class fee.
Financial Aid is available; please contact Charlene Chiang-Hillman, Director of Social Services, at 203-222-2663 if you would like to inquire about assistance.
 
Payment:
  • ALL payments must be made online; you will have the option to pay with a credit card or pay by check online via our secure site.
  • Full payment of program fees must be made within twenty-four (24) hours of registration.  The system has been set up to automatically delete unpaid registrations after twenty-four (24) hours.   When a registration has been deleted due to non-payment, a system-generated email will be sent stating:
"This is a notification that the registration for (registrants first name and last initial) has been deleted due to non-payment on (date and time that registration was deleted).”
 
Refund:
Once a class begins, we do not issue refunds or credits.  If you cancel your child’s registration prior to the start of a program, you will be charged a $25.00 administrative and processing fee.
                       
Program Dates:
Classes begin the week of April 16th and run through the week of May 21st, unless otherwise noted. 
 
Class Length:
All classes are scheduled from 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm unless otherwise noted.  Please check individual programs for descriptions, grade eligibility, room assignments, start dates, and program end times.

Important information:
  1. Alternate dismissal notes must be sent, in duplicate, every week to your child’s teacher.  Please make a notation on your alternate dismissal notice if anyone, other than yourself is picking up your child at dismissal.  Additionally, given our unpredictable Weston weather, please indicate what your child’s dismissal plans are in the event of an unplanned after school activities cancelation.
  2. In the event of an early dismissal due to inclement weather or any other school emergency, all after-school programs will be canceled and the children will be sent home per school policy. In the event of a cancelation, we will send a reminder via email and also post this information on the Weston Youth Services website. If we are unable to contact you in the case of a last minute cancelation by an instructor, children will stay in the main office with the WOW! Supervisor until a parent arrives.  We will make every effort to make up missed classes due to cancelations.
  3. There is no nurse on duty after normal school hours. In the event of illness or emergency treatment, we will call 911 and then contact parents, or the emergency contact if necessary. If your child has any special medical needs, please contact Charlene Monn prior to the start of the session.
  4. Weston Youth Services reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of student enrollment.
  5. If a student is dismissed for disciplinary reasons or withdraws from the school or the program, the parent forfeits the entire program fee.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Monn, Weston Youth Services Program Coordinator, at cmonn@westonct.gov or (203) 222-2586.

 
Monday Programs
6week session
April 16th - May 21st
 
New!  World Robot Olympiad  (1st & 2nd grade)
Minimum # of participants:  5 students
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee:  $ 165.00
Location:  North House # 21 (Health Room)
 
Inspired by the World Robot Olympiad Organization and the FIFA World Cup in June 2018, students will design and program robots to play popular sports including soccer, basketball and boxing in Zaniac's World Robot Olympiad LEGO® MINDSTORMS® class. The program is designed for students to help them develop their creativity, design and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational robot competitions and activities. ​Students learn the principal of robotics and programming.
 
Instructor:
Zaniac-Westport
 
Fun with Fabric (1st & 2nd grade)*                                      *Subject to change
Maximum # of participants:  10 students
Fee:  $ 90.00
Location: East House # 32
Note:  This is a 5-week class and ends on May 14th. 
 
She’s back! After a long day of school, why not settle down with this hands-on activities program with Gabriela!  Students will work with different materials like wool, yarn, linen, felt, and silk allowing them to experiment with textures and fabrics. New sewing skills, finger knitting and crocheting, braiding, and much more will be introduced to your child in this class.  Students will explore their creativity and craft fun accessories to wear and also make decorations for your home.
 
Instructor: 
We’re thrilled to welcome Gabriela Low back to our WOW! after-school programs. Gabriela discovered her love of crafts as a child in the Swiss school system. Today she enjoys sewing, knitting, and needlework, and is especially pleased when she sees a child’s enthusiastic discovery of their own creativity. Many students know Ms. Low as a substitute teacher in the Weston school.
 
Paint Draw & More!  (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum Number of participants:  12 students
Fee:  $ 114.00
Location: Art Room
 
Paint Draw & More! is proud of its 20+ successful years as pioneers in children’s art instruction. Paint, Draw & More! allows children to express their creativity, while learning technical skills, and helps to build self-esteem through artistic accomplishments. Drawing fundamentals like shape, contour, design, color and medium are progressively used every week so your child can create new and varied works of art. Our classes are fun, engaging and each project is developed with your child in mind. Whether your child continues in the arts or chooses another path, this creative development will enhance their intellectual growth and understanding of math, history and the sciences. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Monday program, we also offer a Friday class!
 
Instructor:
Steve Burke has always been interested in the mechanics of how things work. He was a machinist at a small R+D firm where he worked with a variety of materials. Soon after, he began a home construction company specializing in design, restoration, additions and cabinetry. Using his expertise in design, mechanics, machining, and woodworking, helps broaden students’ perspective and better understand how things work.  
 
Tuesday Programs
6-week session
April 17th – May 22nd
 
NEW: Introduction to STEM with LEGO (K & 1st grade)
Minimum# of participants; 10 students;
Maximum # of participants; 13 students
Fee:  $ 138.00
Location:  Art Room
Special Note:  This is a 1 ½ hour program and ends at 4:45 p.m.
 
We’re pleased to offer this program, which includes kindergartners, this spring! Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO parts!  Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, snowmobiles, catapults, and merry-go-rounds.  Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor in this 1 ½ hour program that ends at 4:45 p.m.  Note:  Projects will not go home with students!
 
Instructor:
Play-Well TEKnologies
 
NEW! Introduction to Tai/Chi/Qi Gong for Kids (1st & 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants; 10 students
Fee:  $ 96.00
Location:  TBA
 
Judy Orr, instructor of our WOW! yoga class on Thursdays, is very excited to offer Introduction to Tai/Chi/Qi Gong for Kids this spring! This program will engage children to participate in wellness exercises using traditional Chinese techniques and raise their awareness of the mind-body connection.  The outcome is balanced energy and emotions, improved circulation; better control, focus, and mental clarity.  Weather permitting, classes will be held outdoors.
 
Instructor:
Judy is currently a 500Hr Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher specializing in Yin, Gentle, Power Vinyasa Flow, Y12SR for Addiction and Thai Yoga Bodywork.  Her approach to kids yoga is to “play” yoga with children by integrating storytelling, games, and music that foster a loving environment for movement, concentration, and relaxation.
 
Karate Club (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 16 students
Fee/Option 1: $121.00 (includes the cost of white uniform (Gi))
Fee/Option 2: $96.00 (if student already has a uniform (Gi))

Location: East House Cafeteria
 
We’re thrilled to have Georgetown Martial Arts return to our spring WOW! programs! This NON-competitive, core-strengthening exercise is good for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students. Sensei David focuses on helping students understand and use martial arts to develop self-discipline, self-control, confidence, focus, and respect for others in a fun and safe environment
Note:  Please specify weight and height on registration form if your child is ordering a white                   
GI- uniform. Advanced karate students ordering a black gi should order directly through Georgetown Martial Arts and Sensei Dave.  (If your child already has his/her own uniform, the price of the class will be adjusted to $96.00).  Note: If your child cannot make the Tuesday class, we also offer a Wednesday and Thursday program!
Special Note:  Students may be invited to test for an advanced belt pending successful completion of learned techniques.  Parents will be notified directly by Georgetown Martial Arts.  Please know that there is an additional cost for the test, payable to Georgetown Martial Arts, and is not part of the WOW! fee.
 
Instructor: 
Sensei David Chapman is the owner of Georgetown Martial Arts. Sensei Dave began his own martial arts training at the age of 9. He studied the arts of Tang Soo Do, Uechi-Ryu in which he holds a black belt.  Mr. Chapman also holds a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do and has studied kempo karate since 1994. Sensei also earned the rank of 3nd degree black belt and holds a black sash in Black Tiger Kung-Fu.

Magic Club (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 18 students
Fee: $114.00
Location:  East House # 26 (Music Room)

 
Weston’s own Master Magician, Nisan Eventoff, returns to Hurlbutt this spring to teach students the secrets of the professional magician!  Come and experience the wonders of magic!  Offering tons of fun and miles of smiles, students will learn the “classics” of magic, while learning presentation skills, leadership skills, speaking skills, confidence, poise, and tips for self-improvement. Each week you will receive magic tricks and materials to take home with you.  Any students repeating this class will receive new tricks to take home and will assist as magic assistants for new students. All materials will be provided.  A truly magical experience awaits you! Note: Any students repeating this class will receive new tricks and will help as magic assistants for new students. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Tuesday program, we also offer a Friday class!
 
Instructor:
Nisan Eventoff is an internationally known magician who has appeared in movies, T.V. and theatre.  He is a life member of the prestigious “Magic Castle” in Los Angeles.

 
Wednesday Programs
6-week session
April 18th – May 23rd
 
Chess Club (1st & 2nd grade)  
Minimum # of participants: 10 students
Maximum # of participants: 12 students  
Fee: $ 120.00
Location:  East House #32
 
We are excited to welcome back the Chess Club of Fairfield County! This 6-week course for beginners builds logical and critical thinking, helps develop patience and concentration, and informs students about the history and evolution of chess strategy. Students will learn the basics of the game of chess, including but not limited to board set up, the value of pieces, elementary tactics, and endgame strategy.
 
Instructor:
The Chess Club of Fairfield County offers educational and recreational services for all players from beginners to grandmasters with a common element of an uncompromising dedication to elevating chess.
 
GoPro Flix  (2nd grade)
Minimum # of participants:    7 students
Maximum # of participants:  10 students
Fee: $ 125.00
Location:  North House # 21 (Health Room)
 
When it comes to capturing the action, the GoPro is second to none! In this class, kids get to experience all the fun for themselves as they make their very own live action GoPro videos. Students work in groups to experiment with this amazing new filmmaking tool and learn the techniques and tricks behind creating truly unique GoPro movies!   Note: Students in this program will have the opportunity to be on camera Downloads will be available within a month after the program ends and become the property of all participants, who have the right to share online. When registering online, please read and sign the release agreement.
 
Instructor: 
Incrediflix

Creative Paper Crafts with Meg Murphy (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 8 students
Fee:  $ 111.00
Location:  Art Room
 
Have you ever made anything with paper pulp? The creative process of making hand-made paper has been around for centuries. Students will have so much fun learning how to make paper pulp and turn it into imaginative works of art that include card making, plates, bowls, art paper, and more!  A sure enjoyment for your art oriented child!  
 
Instructor: 
Meg Murphy, who many of our students know from clay sculpting, is pleased to offer this creative after school program.  Meg attended Silvermine School of the Arts where she studied fundamentals of design, drawing, ceramics and metal sculptures. She is also an accomplished stain glass designer as well as a landscape designer. 
 
Karate Club (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 16 students
Fee/Option 1: $121.00 (includes white uniform (Gi))
Fee/Option 2: $96.00 (if student already has a uniform (Gi))

Location: East House Cafeteria
 
We’re thrilled to have Georgetown Martial Arts return to our spring WOW! programs! This NON-competitive, core-strengthening exercise is good for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students. Sensei David focuses on helping students understand and use martial arts to develop self-discipline, self-control, confidence, focus, and respect for others in a fun and safe environment.
Note:  Please specify weight and height on registration form if your child is ordering a white                   
GI-uniform. Advanced karate students ordering a black gi should order directly through Georgetown Martial Arts and Sensei Dave. (If your child already has his/her own uniform, the price of the class will be adjusted to $96.00).  Note: If your child cannot make the Wednesday class, we also offer a Tuesday and Thursday program!
Special Note:  Students may be invited to test for an advanced belt pending successful completion of learned techniques.  Parents will be notified directly by Georgetown Martial Arts.  Please know that there is an additional cost for the test, payable to Georgetown Martial Arts, and is not part of the WOW! fee.
 
Instructor: 
Sensei David Chapman is the owner of Georgetown Martial Arts. Sensei Dave began his own martial arts training at the age of 9. He studied the arts of Tang Soo Do, Uechi-Ryu in which he holds a black belt.  Mr. Chapman also holds a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do and has studied kempo karate since 1994. Sensei also earned the rank of 3nd degree black belt and holds a black sash in Black Tiger Kung-Fu.
 
Thursday Programs
6-week session
April 19th – May 24th
 
NEW! Super Hero Engineering with LEGO (1st & 2nd grade)
Minimum# of participants:  11 students;
Maximum # of participants: 16 students
Fee:  $ 138.00
Location:  North House # 21 (health room)
Special Note:  This is a 1 ½ hour program and ends at 4:45 p.m.
 
Save the world with LEGO Super Heroes!  Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers!  An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict in this 1 ½ hour program that ends at 4:45 p.m.
Note:  Projects will not go home with students!
 
Instructor:
Play-Well TEKnologies
 
Karate Club (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 16 students
Fee/Option 1: $ 121.00 (includes white uniform (Gi))
Fee/Option 2: $  96.00 (if student already has a uniform (Gi))

Location: East House Cafeteria
 
We’re thrilled to have Georgetown Martial Arts return to our spring WOW! programs! This NON-competitive, core-strengthening exercise is good for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students. Sensei David focuses on helping students understand and use martial arts to develop self-discipline, self-control, confidence, focus, and respect for others in a fun and safe environment.
Note:  Please specify weight and height on registration form if your child is ordering a white                   
GI-uniform. Advanced karate students ordering a black gi should order directly through Georgetown Martial Arts and Sensei Dave (If your child already has his/her own uniform, the price of the class will be adjusted to $96.00).  Note: If your child cannot make the Thursday class, we also offer a Tuesday and Wednesday program!
Special Note:  Students may be invited to test for an advanced belt pending successful completion of learned techniques.  Parents will be notified directly by Georgetown Martial Arts.  Please know that there is an additional cost for the test, payable to Georgetown Martial Arts, and is not part of the WOW! fee.
 
Instructor: 
Sensei David Chapman is the owner of Georgetown Martial Arts. Sensei Dave began his own martial arts training at the age of 9. He studied the arts of Tang Soo Do, Uechi-Ryu in which he holds a black belt.  Mr. Chapman also holds a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do and has studied kempo karate since 1994. Sensei also earned the rank of 3nd degree black belt and holds a black sash in Black Tiger Kung-Fu.
 
Yoga (1st & 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 10 students
Fee: $ 96.00
Location: East House # 26 (Music Room)
 
Come join Judy Orr as she encourages children to explore and discover the mind and body connection in a fun-filled way! Judy takes a creative approach to yoga that can be very helpful for children whose bodies are still developing. The use of animated poses and basic stretching exercises promote strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques teach children how to focus, relax and develop self-control.
Note:  Students should bring their own yoga mat each week to class.
 
Instructor:
Judy is currently a 500Hr Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher specializing in Yin, Gentle, Power Vinyasa Flow, Y12SR for Addiction and Thai Yoga Bodywork.  Her approach to kids yoga is to “play” yoga with children by integrating storytelling, games, and music that foster a loving environment for movement, concentration, and relaxation.
 
Friday Programs
6-week session
April 20th – May 25th
 
NEW: Science Discoveries  (K - 2nd grade)
Minimum # of participants: 12 students
Maximum # of participants: 14 students
Fee:  $ 125.00
Location: North House # 21 (Health Room)
 
Join Mad Science for some hands-on science dis­covery. Explore the wonders of the earth, try to defy gravity with a pendulum and forecast some walloping weather! You’ll examine the chemistry in your kitchen (no food will be served in this class). Make a model ecosystem and see how bugs can defend themselves. You won’t believe your eyes when we practice movie special effects! Cool take homes in every class!
 
Instructor:
Mad Science of Fairfield and New Haven Counties
 
Magic Club (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 18 students
Fee: $114.00
Location:  East House # 26 (Music Room)

 
Weston’s own Master Magician, Nisan Eventoff, returns to Hurlbutt this spring to teach students the secrets of the professional magician!  Come and experience the wonders of magic!  Offering tons of fun and miles of smiles, students will learn the “classics” of magic, while learning presentation skills, leadership skills, speaking skills, confidence, poise, and tips for self-improvement. Each week you will receive magic tricks and materials to take home with you.  Any students repeating this class will receive new tricks to take home and will assist as magic assistants for new students. All materials will be provided.  A truly magical experience awaits you! 
Note: Any students repeating this class will receive new tricks and will help as magic assistants for new students. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Friday program, we also offer a Tuesday class!
 
Instructor:
Nisan Eventoff is an internationally known magician who has appeared in movies, T.V. and theatre.  He is a life member of the prestigious “Magic Castle” in Los Angeles.
  
Paint Draw & More!  (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum Number of participants: 12 students
Fee:  $114.00
Location:  Art Room
 
Paint Draw & More! is proud of its 20+ successful years as pioneers in children’s art instruction. Paint, Draw & More! allows children to express their creativity, while learning technical skills, and helps to build self-esteem through artistic accomplishments. Drawing fundamentals like shape, contour, design, color and medium are progressively used every week so your child can create new and varied works of art. Our classes are fun, engaging and each project is developed with your child in mind. Whether your child continues in the arts or chooses another path, this creative development will enhance their intellectual growth and understanding of math, history and the sciences. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Friday program, we also offer a Monday class!
 
Instructor:
With a degree in molecular and cell biology, Anastasia Gussen is also trained in all traditional types of media; pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, paint and photography. She has participated in invitation only life drawing classes and has completed a graphic design program at Pratt Institute.