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After School Programs Begin Next Week: Some Need Minimum Registrations By Thursday

Some of the after-school programs scheduled to begin next week are in danger of being canceled if the minimum registration requirement is not met by Thursday.

is reminding families that after school programs are beginning this week. While some have plenty of children signed up, others risk cancellation if the minimum registration is not met by Thursday at 4 p.m.

The Recreation Department offers these programs at each of the four grammar schools in Northborough. Taking place right after classes are dismissed each day, the programs are also available to children in surrounding towns.

Here are the after school programs that need more enrollment by Thursday at 4 p.m.: Spectacular Science at Proctor—need 5 more kids to run; Spectacular Science at—7 more kids needed to run; and Yoga at Proctor—6 more needed to run.

The schedule, as supplied by the Northborough Recreation Department

After School Programming

Grades K-5

Beasties Art Class

This fun and imaginative program is designed to increase students’ awareness in creating characters, learning to express themselves through an art form, and to learn basic techniques for developing their own individual characters.  Students will get to choose several “Beastie” characters from Mr. LaChance’s expansive collection to draw and will also create their own “Beastie” character to share with others.  Materials will be provided. Kids who have taken this class are welcome to take it again and add even more characters to their own collection!  Minimum of 10, max of 20. 

Grades:         3—5

LSS:            Tuesdays, September 18—October 23;  Tuesdays, January 8—February 26 (skip January 22 & February 19), all classes 3:30—4:30pm

PROCTOR: Thursdays, September 20—October 25th;  January 3—February 7, 3—4pm   2 more kids needed to run this class!

ZEH:  Thursdays, November 8—December 20 (skip November 22),  3—4 p.m. 

Instructor: Ray Lachance

Cost: $85 when signing up no later than one week in advance

Cooking and Eating is Fun

Join us after school for this fun cooking class.  You will learn how to prepare, cook and eat all types of great food. All of the recipes will be a combination of healthy and tasty foods.  We will even dabble in international flavors.  Recipes may include:  chicken teriyaki and vegetables, healthy buffalo chicken fingers, pork and peapod stir fry, and more.  You will also learn about the ‘super foods’ which will help your body grow strong.  Minimum of 12, max of 20.    

Grades:  3—5

LSS: Thursdays, November 8—December 20 (skip November 1 & 22), 3:30—4:30pm

PROCTOR: Tuesdays, November 13—December 18, 3—4pm

ZEH: Thursdays, January 10—February 14, 3—4pm

Instuctor:   David Chin

Cost:  $75 when signing up no later than one week in advance

Girl Power

Be Strong, Be Smart, Be Amazing!! A program designed to get girls excited about fitness and feeling fabulous while making new friends. This class features teamwork, self-empowerment activities and fun fitness segments such as boot-camp, yoga, strength training and kick boxing. Healthy eating and fueling for sports are just a few of the great topics that will be covered in this 6 week program! Try something new and discover the “power” of YOU!! Minimum of 10, max of 20. 

Grades:         3—5

PEASLEE:        Wednesdays, October 3—31*;  Wednesdays, January 9—February 13; 3:30—4:30pm   6 more needed to run—please sign up by end of Sept

LSS:            Fridays, September 21—October 26, Fridays, January 11—February 15,  3:30—4:30pm

PROCTOR:        Fridays, November 2—December 14 (skip November 23), 3—4pm  

ZEH:            Wednesdays, November 7—December 19 (skip November 21).  3—4pm

SW REC:         Wednesdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 – Dec. 19 (Skip Nov. 21)  OPEN FOR EVERYONE DO NOT HAVE TO BE A NORTHBORO RESIDENT

Instructor:     Erin Mahoney, Certified personal and Fitness trainer

Cost:           $105 when signing up no later than one week in advance

                *Peaslee’s fall class is $87 (5 weeks)

Homework Helper

Does your child need a little help with his/her homework?  This afterschool program pairs high school students or adults with your child to help with homework.  For one hour each week, these tutors will provide help with any subject they might need help with.  The ratio is 1 instructor to 3 kids. Minimum of 3, max of 6.  

Grades:         K—5

LSS:    Mondays,  September 10—October 29 (skip September 17 and October 8), 3:30-4:30pm;  November 5—December 17 (skip November 12 & 26)*, 3:30—4:30pm; 

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     January 7—February 25 (skip January 21 and February 18), 3:30—4:30pm

PROCTOR:        Wednesdays, September 12—October 31 (skip September 19 & 26);  November 7—December 19 (skip November 11);  January 9—February 13, 3—4pm

ZEH:            Tuesdays, September 18—October 23;  November 13—December 18;  January 8—February 26 (skip January 22 and February 19), 3—4pm

PEASLEE:        Thursdays, September 20—October 25;  Thursdays, November 8—December 20 (skip November 22);  Thursdays, January 10—February 28 (skip February 21), 3:30-4:30pm

Instructor:     Recreation Staff

Cost:           $65 when signing up no later than one week in advance

                $55 for classes marked with an asterisk (*), those are limited to 5 weeks due to scheduling limitations

Jedi Engineering with Lego 

Young Jedis will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets. Minimum of 10, max of 16. 

Grades:         3—5

PEASLEE:        Mondays, September 24—October 29 (skip September 17 and October 8);  Wednesdays, November 7—December 19 (skip November 21);  3:30—5pm

ZEH:            Wednesdays, October 3—October 31*;  Mondays, January 7—February 25 (skip January 21 and February 18), 3—4:30pm

PROCTOR:        Mondays, November 5—December 17 (skip November 12 & 26)*, 3—4:30pm

LSS:            Wednesdays,  January 9—February 13, 3:30—5pm

Instructor:     Play-Well TEKnologies  

Cost:           $120 when signing up no later than one week in advance

                *$100 for fall programs at Zeh, Peaslee & Proctor; 5 week sessions due to scheduling limitations

Spectacular Science

Come join this very cool and fun hands-on science program!   Top Secret Science has created over 5,000 exciting programs in the Boston area.  Each week, the kids will explore 5 weird and wacky hands-on science experiments and will make and take home 2-3 projects.  The scientists are fast-paced and funny, and kids are sure to be thoroughly entertained (they’ll even learn some interesting things too).  Be prepared for some wonderful experiments including chemistry, physics, weather, science magic, crystals, magnets, electricity, etc.  There will be at least 25% new experiments from last year's classes.  A wonderful hour of science!!  Minimum of 12, max of 20.

Grades:         1—5

PROCTOR:        Tuesdays, September 18—October 23;  January 8—February 26 (skip January 22 and February 19),  3—4pm   5 more kids needed to run, sign up by 9/13 please

ZEH:            Fridays, September 21—October 26;  January 4—February 8, 3—4pm  7 more kids needed to run, sign up by 9/13 please

PEASLEE:        Tuesdays, November 13—December 18, 3:30—4:30pm

LSS:            Fridays, November 2—December 14, 3:30—4:30pm

Instructor:     Top Secret Science

Cost:           $85 when signing up no later than one week in advance

Taekwondo

Children learn to reach their full potential through our confidence-building Taekwondo program. Children work on not just improving their body but making their minds strong too. Classes concentrate on skills and the core values of respect and discipline.  Master Kim and all his certified instructors pay special attention to the student’s gross motor development, coordination, concentration, and flexibility. This class is an all belt class so experienced and beginner students are welcomed.

Grades:         K—3

PROCTOR:        Mondays, September10—October 29 (skip September 17 and October 8), January 7—February 25, 3—4pm. 

PEASLEE:        Tuesdays, September 18—October 23; January 8—February 26 (skip January 22 and February 19), 3:30—4:30pm.

ZEH:            Mondays, November 5—December 17 (skip Nov. 12 & 26)*;  January 7—February 25; 3—4pm.

Instructor:     Kim’s Taekwondo 

Cost:           $75 when signing up no later than one week in advance

                *62.50 for Zeh’s program (5 weeks due to scheduling limitations)

Yoga for Kids

Over the course of this class with the use of games and posture flows we will develop flexibility, focus, and coordination and combined with a regular meditation practice also learn to focus, relax and develop self-control Minimum of 8, max of 20.  This program is also scheduled to run at Town Hall on Wednesdays this fall and winter for those who can’t make the afterschool schedule.

Grades:         3—5

ZEH:            Wednesdays, October 3—November 7;  January 9—February 13, 3—4pm  

PROCTOR:        Tuesdays, September 18—October 23;  November 13—December 18;  January 8—February 26 8 more kids needed to run, sign up by Thurs 4pm please

                (skip January 22 and February 19), 3—4pm

TOWN HALL:      Wednesdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 24 and Jan. 9 – Feb. 13 OPEN FOR EVERYONE DO NOT HAVE TO BE A NORTHBORO RESIDENT

Instructor:     Alan Haines 

Cost:           $70 when signing up no later than one week in advance

 

After School Programming

Grades 6-8

Cooking and Eating is Fun

Join us after school for this fun cooking class.  You will learn how to prepare, cook and eat all types of great food. All of the recipes will be a combination of healthy and tasty foods.We will even dabble in international flavors.  Recipes may include:  chicken teriyaki and vegetables, healthy buffalo chicken fingers, pork and peapod stir fry, and more. You will also learn about the ‘super foods’ which will help your body grow strong.  Minimum of 12, max of 20. 

Grades:         6—8

Days:           Wednesdays

Dates:          Fall:  November 7—December 19 (skip November 22);

  •   Winter:  January 2—February 6 (This is an Advanced class, recommended for students who have taken the fall session. Although if you did not take the fall session you can still sign up for the winter.

Times:          2:30—3:30pm

Cost:           $75

Instructor:     David Chin

Location:       Melican Middle School

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