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Spring 2013 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 its WOW! After-School programs for students in Kindergarten through Second Grade at Hurlbutt Elementary School. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first -served basis.  Enrollment is limited in order to keep class size small. Please register your child only if he/she has a genuine interest in the program.
 
Registration/Payment:
Online registration will open on Tuesday, March 26th  at 12:01 a.m. If a program is full, you still may register and your child's name will automatically be placed on the wait-list (no payment is required at this time).  If space becomes available you will be notified.

 You have several options to pay:
  1. Pay online at the time of registration via Mastercard or Visa,
  2. Drop off a check (payable to The Town of Weston) in the WOW Mailboxes located in Main Office at Hurlbutt or WIS, or
  3. Drop off a check (payable to The Town of Weston) at the Youth Services Office/Town Hall Annex (located in the portables next to the BOE Central Office).
  4. Please Note:  If payment is not received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5th, your registration for the program(s) will be automatically canceled.
Special Note:  If your child was waitlisted for the winter session, you will have the opportunity to register only for that class, if it is offered, on Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee space in that class. A link will be emailed to you.
 
Fee:
See each course listing. ALL materials are included in the fees shown. Financial Aid is available.
 
Refund Policy:
Once a class starts, we cannot issue refunds or credits.
                       
Program Dates:
Classes begin the week of April 22nd and run thru the week of June 3rd     
 
Time:
All classes are scheduled from 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm (unless noted).  Parents are asked to wait outside by the South House Cafeteria double doors to pick up their child(ren).  Please be prompt in picking up your child at 4:15 p.m.!  Please understand that our instructors have commitments after class.

Important Notes:
  1. Alternate dismissal notes must be sent, in duplicate, every week to your child’s teacher, even if you send a blanket note! Please make a notation on your alternate dismissal notice if anyone, other than yourself, is picking up your child at the conclusion of the program. Additionally, please indicate on your dismissal note each week what your child’s dismissal plans are in the event of an unplanned after school activities cancellation
  2. In the event of an early dismissal due to inclement weather or any other school emergency, all after-school programs will be cancelled and the children will be sent home per your regular school dismissal plans. Cancellations will be announced on our website and an email will be sent out. If a class is cancelled at the last minute on the day it was to be held and we are unable to contact you, children will stay in the main office with the WOW! Supervisor until you arrive.  We will make every effort to make up missed classes due to last minute cancellations.
  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, followed by 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. Children may bring a small peanut/nut-free snack to be eaten before the program begins.  Children will be asked to wash hands before the program starts. Please do not send any  home -made snacks!.
  5. Weston Youth Services reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of student enrollment.
  6. 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   or (203) 222-2586.

 
Monday Programs
6 -week session
Apr. 22nd – June 3rd (no class May 27th)
 
Little Scientist (K-2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 10 students
Fee: 85.00
Location: Art Room
Note:  This is a 5-week class!  There will be no class on April 29th!
 
Calling all girls and boys!  Come join Little Scientist and enjoy scientific discovery with hands-on experiments! Discover the magic of surface tension, the science of sound, magnetic attraction, the forces of gravity, and more in this five week program! This very popular class is designed for K's, 1st and 2nd graders and has been running continuously at Weston's Hurlbutt School for 15 years. Students work together as a group and independently to create their science project to take home.
Instructor:
Frank Lee, resident of Wilton, has been a Little Scientists instructor since he brought the program to Fairfield County in Fall of 1998.

Paint, Draw & More (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum Number of participants: 12 students
Fee:  $ 108.00
Location:  South House # 44
 
Paint, Draw & More! teaches younger children to draw what they see, to enhance their drawings with their own ideas and concepts, and to use different materials in creative ways.  The class environment is non-competitive, nurturing, and fun.  This program helps children to build their self-esteem through their drawing success and enhances hand eye coordination as well as spatial and color relationships. Students will use pencils, pastels, charcoals, and paints to discover sketching and drawing, develop technique, and strengthen drawing fundamentals. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Monday program, we also offer a Friday class!
 
Instructor:
Jo-Ann Thompson-Claybourne attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and has 37 years’ experience in sketching, drawing, painting, and collages.  She creates new and exciting pieces using different mediums to capture the vision she sees while creating each piece.  Jo-Ann has shown her works throughout Connecticut and New York.

 

Tuesday Programs
7-week session
Apr. 23rd – June 4th
 
New!  Karate Club (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 18 students
Fee/Option 1: $137.00 (includes uniform (Gi))
Fee/Option 2: $112.00 (if student already has a uniform (Gi))

Location: South House APE Room 
 
We are pleased to announce the addition of a Tuesday Karate program this spring through Georgetown Martial Arts!  This NON-competitive, core-strengthening exercise is good for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students. The focus will be on helping students to understand and use martial arts to develop self- discipline, self- control, confidence, focus, and respect for others in a fun and safe environment. Included in the fee ($137.00), each student will receive a white GI (uniform). Please specify weight and height on registration form. If your child has their own uniform, there will be a price adjustment ($112.00).  Note:  If your child cannot make the Tuesday class, we also offer a 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: 
Richard Dandanell’s expertise and ability to impart his knowledge of Tai Chi and Chi Gong are exceptional. He has taught martial arts throughout Connecticut for over 15 years and trained at The American Center for Chinese Studies as well as The Hall of the Dragon and Tiger in New York. Richard has studied a variety of styles and brings the depth of his experience to our program.
 
Fun with Fabric and Yarn (1st and 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants:  10 students
Fee: $ 112.00
Location:  South House # 48
 
Gabriela Low returns to Hurlbutt this spring with her Fun with Fabric and Yarn program! During the course, students will learn how to use a sewing needle and yarn!  They will also learn how to fasten a button, make a braid and cord, and acquire the art of finger knitting!  Each student will create a drawstring bag and other crafts!
 
Instructor: 
Gabriela Low discovered her love of crafts as a child in the Swiss school system. Today she enjoys sewing, knitting, needlework, and many other creative activities and is especially pleased when she sees a child’s enthusiastic discovery of their own creativity. Many know Gabriela who frequently works as a substitute teacher in the Weston schools.
 
Magic…Junior Genies Magic Club (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 20 students
Fee: $123.00
Location: South House # 47
Magic Show on June 4th !   
 
Offered for students in Grades K-2, 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! This class provides an interactive experience where students will learn the “classics” of magic.  Students will learn presentation skills, leadership skills, speaking skills, confidence, poise, and tips for self-improvement.  This program is wonderful, interesting, and fun-filled. Each week you will receive magic tricks and materials to take home.  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:  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.
 
Clay Sculpting (K*- 2nd Grade)
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee:  $133.00
Location: Art Room
*Now offered to students in kindergarten! 

Do you like to work with clay and make clay projects in art class?  Do you like shaping squishy clay to create whatever you like? Then join us and explore your creativity further!  This seven-week course, now extended to kindergartners, will offer students a chance to learn about clay, as well as create and sculpt with it.  Projects may include making sculpted animals, several types of pots, dinosaurs, vessels, portraits, leaf prints, and more.  The Clay Place in Norwalk will provide materials, storage space, and firing for our sculptures. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Tuesday program, we also offer Wednesday and Thursday classes!

Instructor:
Meg Murphy teaches clay studies to children at The Clay Place in Norwalk. She 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.  We are very happy to have Meg return this spring to Hurlbutt!
 
 
Wednesday Programs
7-week session
Apr. 24th - June 5th
 
Art with Ms. Liz (1st and 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 10 students  
Fee: $112.00
Location: South House # 44
 
Explore your creativity with various media! Ms. Liz will encourage fun and spontaneity while inspiring students to challenge themselves!  Students will feel the energy of their work and challenge their imagination! The emphasis of this program is on experimenting with different mediums, opening your eyes, respecting others, and appreciating the wonders of creativity.
 
Instructor:
Liz Ward has been part of the Hurlbutt Kindergarten team for ten years. She has taught art in our Summer Creative/Arts Enrichment camp, Inspirational Yoga and Art camp, and taught K-WOW! for many years in our after-school WOW! programs at Hurlbutt Elementary School.  She is also an accomplished artist whose work can be viewed at www.lizwardart.com.
 
Clay Sculpting (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee: $133.00
Location: Art Room
 
Do you like to work with clay and make clay projects in art class?  Do you like shaping squishy clay to create whatever you like? Then join us and explore your creativity further!  This course will offer students a chance to learn about clay, as well as create and sculpt with it. Projects may include making sculpted animals, several types of pots, dinosaurs, vessels, portraits, leaf prints, and more.  The Clay Place in Norwalk will provide materials, storage space, and firing for our sculptures. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Wednesday program, we also offer Tuesday and Thursday classes!

Instructor:
Meg Murphy, teaches clay studies to children at The Clay Place in Norwalk. She 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.
 
Karate Club (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 18 students
Fee/Option 1: $137.00 (includes uniform (Gi))
Fee/Option 2: $112.00 (if student already has a uniform (Gi))

Location: South House APE Room 
 
Georgetown Martial Arts returns to the Weston Youth Services’ WOW! After-School programs this spring!  This NON-competitive, core-strengthening exercise is good for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students. The focus will be on helping students to understand and use martial arts to develop self- discipline, self- control, confidence, focus, and respect for others in a fun and safe environment. Included in the fee ($137.00), each student will receive a white GI (uniform). Please specify weight and height on registration form. If your child has their own uniform, there will be a price adjustment ($112.00). Note:  If your child cannot make the Wednesday class, we also offer a Tuesday 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: 
Richard Dandanell’s expertise and ability to impart his knowledge of Tai Chi and Chi Gong are exceptional. He has taught martial arts throughout Connecticut for over 15 years and trained at The American Center for Chinese Studies as well as The Hall of the Dragon and Tiger in New York. Richard has studied a variety of styles and brings the depth of his experience to our program.


 
Thursday Programs
6-week session
Apr. 25th - June 6th (No class May 9th )

 
Crafts for Kids (1st & 2nd grade)
Maximum # of Participants: 10 students
Fee: $ 135.00
Location:  South House # 42
Special Note: Program runs from 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Crafts by Kids returns to Hurlbutt Elementary School this spring with all new projects.
In Crafts by Kids, students may use a variety of craft-making materials including paper, clay, paint, decoupage, wire, beads, ribbons, and fabric to create fun and exciting handmade projects. Join Mrs. Smith and experience the “magic of crafting.” All materials are included in this program that runs from 3:15-4:30 p.m. 
 
Instructor: 
June Smith has lived in Weston with her family for the past 19 years. Upon moving to Weston, Mrs. Smith became active as a volunteer and an employee of the Weston Public Schools. She is currently a kindergarten aide at Hurlbutt Elementary School. Mrs. Smith is well-known for her creativity, enjoys working with children, and is looking forward to sharing her crafting skills with her students.
 
Clay Sculpting (K*- 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee: $ 114.00
Location: Art Room
*Now offered to students in kindergarten! 
 
Do you like to work with clay and make clay projects in art class?  Do you like shaping squishy clay to create whatever you like? Then join us and explore your creativity further!  This eleven-week course, now extended to kindergartners, will offer students a chance to learn about clay, as well as create and sculpt with it. Projects may include making sculpted animals, several types of pots, dinosaurs, vessels, portraits, leaf prints, and more.  The Clay Place in Norwalk will provide materials, storage space, and firing for our sculptures. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Thursday program, we also offer Tuesday and Wednesday classes!

Instructor:
Meg Murphy enjoys teaching clay studies to children at The Clay Place. She 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.

The WOW! Singers: (K-2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants:  20 students
Fee:  $ 87.00
Location:  South House # 47



We are so happy to bring The WOW! Singers back this spring  Mrs. Jane Jessep, former music teacher at Hurlbutt for 20 years, will work with interested young singers. We will talk about how to make different kinds of vocal sounds, how to sing expressively and how to create your own songs. Simple unison songs will be used and a variety of rounds and 2 part songs as well. It will be loads of fun!  An absolute charming program! 
 
Instructor:  
Jane Jessep was Hurlbutt's music teacher for 20 years. During her time there she created the Mother's Day concert and had a 3rd and 4th grade chorus that hundreds of students joined over the years. Students did composing workshops and choreography workshops with Mrs. Jessep as well.  She is excited to return to Hurlbutt to work with young singers again.




 
Friday Programs
5-week session
Apr. 26th – June 7th (No class May 10th & May 24th )
 
 
Flower Arranging (1st & 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee: $ 93.00
Location:  East House # 31 

Come join us for our spring session of Flower Arranging! Students will learn the basics of flower design!  They will learn about flowers - different types, varieties, scents, colors which ones work best for arranging. Students will design and create an arrangement each week and be able to their work home to enjoy. This class provides a truly hands- on floral experience!  You won’t believe it wasn’t professionally done!
 
Instructor:
Allison Pregman has been a special education teacher at Hurlbutt for 10 years and just recently started her own floral business!.  We are so excited to have her share her talents with us this spring!
 
Magic…Junior Genies Magic Club (K- 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 20 students
Fee: $88.00
Location: South House # 47
Magic Show on June 7th  
  
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! This class provides an interactive experience where students will learn the “classics” of magic.  Students will learn presentation skills, leadership skills, speaking skills, confidence, poise, and tips for self-improvement.  This program is wonderful, interesting, and fun-filled. 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 aides for new students. All materials will be provided.  A truly magical experience awaits you! 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.

Drama/Movement with Mary Jo (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 16 students

Fee: $73.00
Location: South House APE Room
Performance on June 7th
 
Self-confidence, poise, dramatic expression, coordination of movement and an endless opportunity for imagination sums up an hour with Mary Jo. The class will expose the children to Broadway tunes, hip-hip music to name a few. Voice projection, poise and delivery will be enhanced thru theater games, adlib, quick-fire dialogues, and snippets. Mini plays created by the children will bring out the inner director in every child. The class will incorporate dance movement, traditional, lyrical, and hip-hop to encourage self-expression and control of body movement.
  
Instructor:
Mary Jo Colman has been a drama instructor at Hurlbutt for 6 years and is currently a preschool teacher in New Canaan. She has worked professionally with the International Mexican Dance Co, NYC Ballet Company, Mozartina Conservatory, and the Westchester Ballet Company. Mary Jo has studied master classes under the direction of Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Andrea de la Conte of Spain, Connoisseurs in Stamford, and many others in NYC.  She comes equipped with endless energy, innovative delivery, and a positive attitude that engages every child.

Paint, Draw & More (K thru 2nd grade)
Maximum Number of participants: 12 students
Fee:  $ 90.00
Location:  South House # 44
 
Paint, Draw & More! teaches younger children to draw what they see, to enhance their drawings with their own ideas and concepts, and to use different materials in creative ways.  The class environment is non-competitive, nurturing, and fun.  This program helps children to build their self-esteem through their drawing success and enhances hand eye coordination as well as spatial and color relationships.  We will use pencils, pastels, charcoals, and paints to discover sketching and drawing, develop technique, and strengthen drawing fundamentals. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Friday program, we also offer a Monday class!


Instructor:
Jo-Ann Thompson-Claybourne attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and has 37 years’ experience in sketching, drawing, painting, and collages.  She creates new and exciting pieces using different mediums to capture the vision she sees while creating each piece.  Jo-Ann has shown her works throughout Connecticut and New York.