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Weston Youth Services
Virtual Online Winter 2021 After School Programs​
Hurlbutt Elementary School 
 
Online Registration Opens Tuesday, December 1st at 10:01 p.m.
www.westonyouthservices.org  
 
Weston Youth Services is pleased to offer Winter WOW! after school programs for students in 
Grades K-8 beginning the week of January 4, 2021. All programs are being held through the Zoom app. 
 
Please see guidelines for virtual conferencing at the end of this catalog.
 
Registration: 
Online registration will open on Tuesday, December 1st at 10:01 p.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 does become available, you will be notified via email. 
 
If you do not have an account established with Weston Youth Services, you will need to set up an account online once the registration systems opens at 10:01 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1st. The system will ask for your email address and generate a temporary password which will then be emailed to you so you can proceed with registration. 
 
Fees:
Please see each course listing for specific fees.
Financial Aid is available; please contact Allison Lisbon, Director of Social Services,
at 203-222-2663 if you would like to inquire about assistance.
 
Payment:
* ALL payments must be made online by credit card 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:
If you cancel your child’s registration prior to the day that a program begins, you will be charged a $25.00 administrative and processing fee. Once a class begins, we do not issue refunds or credits                     
 
Program Dates:
Classes begin the week of January 4th and run through the week of March 22nd,  unless otherwise noted. 
 
Class Length:
All programs are scheduled to run from 4:30-5:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. 
 
Please check individual programs for descriptions, grade eligibility, and cost. 
 
Weston Youth Services reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of student enrollment. If a student is dismissed for disciplinary reasons or withdraws from 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
9-week session 
January 4th – March 15th (no class 1/18, 2/15)
 
 
NEW! Animals & Insects by Paint, Draw & More! (K-2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee:  $ 176.00
 
If you know Mr. Steve, you know he will not only teach you to draw these fine furry and creepy crawlies, but will also share fascinating facts about where they live, what they eat, and more interesting information than you thought you would ever know.  Students will use whatever color art supplies they have available at home. All projects can be done in watercolor, color pencils, markers, crayons or oil pastels. We will provide the drawing papers.
 
Instructor:
Paint, Draw & More – Steve Burke
 
NEW! Money Matters (K-2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants:  15 students
Fee:  $ 171.00
 
Earn, save, spend, donate! Let's learn about money! This innovative program provides a solid foundation on financial literacy for children in a fully interactive online setting. Games and hands-on activities help students internalize key concepts (like money, budgeting and saving) in a fun and supportive environment fostering teamwork.
 
Instructor:
Spark Business Academy
Tuesday Programs
12-week session
January 5th – March 23rd 
 
 
Magic Zoom Club (K-3rd grade) 
Maximum # of participants: 8 students
Fee: $ 204.00
NOTE: This is a 40 minute program and runs from 4:30-5:10 p.m. 
 
Disappearing coins! Magic scarves! Card tricks! Experience the wonder of magic as you learn and build techniques led by Weston’s own Magic Genie! Improve your presentation, public speaking, and leadership skills, build self-confidence and poise, and develop stage presence. We promise a magical experience. Each week, students will have tricks and goodies to fool parents and friends!
 
Note: Students repeating this class will receive new tricks and… with the wave of a wand, become magical buddies for new students. A pick-up time for materials will be arranged prior to class. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Tuesday program, we’re magically offering a Friday class!
 
Instructor:
Nisan Eventoff
 
Yoga with Judy (1st – 5th grade)
Maximum # of participants: 10 students
Fee: $ 216.00
 
Get ready to have fun on your mat as we explore and discover the mind and body connection! 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 will help to promote strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. Judy incorporates breathing and visualization techniques to teach children how to focus, relax, and develop self-control in a fun-filled way. 
 
Instructor:
Judy Orr
 
Wednesday Programs
12-week session 
January 6th – March 24th 
 
NEW! Gross Science (K-2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 20 students
Fee:  $ 262.00
 
Are you interested in smelly, gooey, icky and creepy things? If so, this is the program for you! Did you know most stinky things are chemical reactions? Or farts, snot and burps are healthy bodily reactions? Or how caterpillars disguise themselves as bird poop? We have tons of crazy, gross chemical reactions that you won’t want to miss! Get ready to learn the science behind all GROSS THINGS!
 
Each session is a live, INTERACTIVE on-line one-hour genuine Mad Science program with demos, activities, and your own easy to do hands-on experiment. Each student will receive a home kit, with most materials needed for class (A few simple household materials are required)
 
Instructor:
Mad Science of Fairfield & New Haven Counties
 
NEW! Bonjour mes Amis – French Online (2nd – 5th grade)
Maximum # of participants: 6 students
Fee: $ 228.00
 
Now extended to include 2nd grade students this winter, come learn the beauty of the French language and its charm with Madame Sylvie! Online fun, play, singing, and socializing in French will form the foundation for our French Zoom program. Within two or three classes, children will learn key French phrases through songs and activities. Meanwhile, they will become familiar with more complex aspects of the language by engaging in "adventures," art projects, and games that require them to solve simple problems in French, of course. Merci beaucoup! 
 
Instructor:
Literakid – Sylvie Lobsenz – founder
 
 
Thursday Programs
9-week session
January 7th – March 25th (no class 1/28, 2/11, 3/18) 
 
 
NEW! Play-Well @Home: STEM Fundamentals using LEGO® (K-2nd grade)
Minimum/Maximum # of participants: 7 minimum/14 maximum students 
Fee: $ 192.00  
Note: This is an 8-week session and ends on March 11th 
 
Take your creativity to the next level as Play-Well classes go virtual! Build engineer-designed projects
and learn new building techniques over Zoom with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
Encounter practical real-world STEM concepts, while learning from and connecting virtually with other
young engineers. Specific LEGO® materials are required and will be sent to you from Play-Well. 
Note: A non-refundable lego kit fee of $40.00 is built into the fee and includes shipping of materials to families prior to class.
 
Chess (1st- 5th grade)
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee: $162.00
 
We’re thrilled to bring Dan Starbuck Pelletier and his team of chess coaches to our WOW! after school programs this winter!  DIG USA teachers use chess to improve strategic thinking, problem solving and patience in a fun, engaging way. We teach how the pieces move and how they work together using tactics like forks, pins and discover attacks. We will use Chess.com (free to set up an account and free to use) and Zoom to teach the students. This class is for beginners, intermediate and advanced. We’ll make it interesting for everyone, while teaching content and material that is understandable for all!
 
Instructor:
DIG USA 
 
NEW! Around the World in Six Weeks (Grades K-2) 
Maximum # of participants: 6 students
Fee: $ 114.00
Note: This is a 6-week program and ends on February 25th
 
Bonjourno, Hola, Bonjour or Salve! Grab your suitcase and join us as we travel and explore the culture, language, and traditions of a different country each week. While visiting Italy, Spain, France, China, Australia, and Russia, students will learn local greetings and traditions, numbers, and learn the unique characteristics of each location. They’ll be inspired by the traditional costume to virtually create their own, they will encounter specific animals and their habitats, and we’ll even prepare a virtual ethnic lunch box!  
This course is specifically designed to open the students to different cultures, languages and traditions through games, songs, and videos, while also strengthening their knowledge of cultural diversity. 
Give your child the opportunity to discover the world!
 
 
Friday Programs
10-week session 
January 8th – March 26th (no class 2/12, 3/19)
 
 
Magic Zoom Club (K-3rd grade) 
Maximum # of participants: 8 students
Fee: $ 170.00
NOTE: This is a 40-minute program and runs from 4:30-5:10 p.m. 
 
Disappearing coins! Magic scarves! Card tricks! Experience the wonder of magic as you learn and build techniques led by Weston’s own Magic Genie! Improve your presentation, public speaking, and leadership skills, build self-confidence and poise, and develop stage presence. We promise a magical experience. Each week, students will have tricks and goodies to fool parents and friends!
Note: Students repeating this class will receive new tricks and… with the wave of a wand, become magical allies for new students. A pick-up time for materials will be arranged prior to class. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Friday program, we’re magically offering a Tuesday class!
 
Instructor:
Nisan Eventoff
 
Guidelines for Virtual Conferencing
 
For Instructors
o Instructors will create an invitation, with link, that will be sent to Weston Youth Services and then forwarded to parents. 
o A password will be created for entry to class.
o Instructors will enable the waiting room feature. This offers a message to students who arrive early that they are in the right place and the instructor will arrive soon. The instructor then admits the students at class start time.
o Instructors will choose the option to mute participants upon entry. This will ensure that students are not chatting before there is an adult supervising.
o Instructors can mute a student or class if they are too disruptive when they are talking.
o Instructors will not record the session.
o Instructors will not take any screenshots during the session. 
o Instructors will not enable the chat feature between them and/or the students.
 
For Parents and Students:
Here are the steps WYS WOW! Program is taking to ensure student comfort and safety:
o Our WOW! instructors are background checked and known to us from previous WOW! after school programs. 
o Classes are setup so that audio is muted and video is off until the instructor is present in the video class. Once the Instructor turns on the video and audio, students will be seen and heard by the instructor and other students/unless parents or students choose to turn off their individual audio or video at any time.
o The email link to enter the video class will be sent to the parents’ email provided at registration. We encourage parents to be with the child when they enter the class, but they are not required to stay in the video for the class.
o The classes will be set up with a password and there will be a ding sound when a new participant enters the class. The instructor will carefully monitor participant count so that no unauthorized participants are in the class. 
o As noted above, the instructors will mute audio, turn off video or even disconnect a student from the class if they deem it necessary.
o Parents and/or students will not record the session.
o Parents and/or students will not take any screenshots during the session.
o Parents should be mindful where your child is sitting and its background setting during the virtual meeting.
 
Permission: 
During the registration process, parents will be asked to check off a box indicating that they have read and agree to the following: 
Video Conferencing Class Permissions
 
I give permission for my child to participate in Weston Youth Service WOW! Enrichment courses via video conference platform (Zoom) while enrolled in the Winter 2021 session. I understand that:
* My child’s WOW! Program instructor will be leading the video conference class. 
* Students will be visible to other participants in the video call. 
* Students will be able to ask/answer questions during the video call.
*  Students and/or parents will have the ability to turn off their individual audio or video at any time during the class.
*  Classes will NOT be recorded by the instructor or Weston Youth Services. Students and parents agree they will NOT video or record the classes. 
* Instructors, Weston Youth Services, students, and parents agree they will NOT snapshot any pictures of the session. 
* The instructor retains the right to mute or turn off any participant’s video, or disconnect a child from the program at any time if they deem it necessary.
* This registration is individual to each registered child. (If someone else is interested in participating in the class please refer them to our website for registration, or have them contact Charlene Monn, cmonn@westonct.org)