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After School Programs in Danger of Cancelation: Sign Up Now to Save Them

The Recreation Department is running a variety of after-school programs at local schools. Have you signed your kids up yet?

The Northborough Receation Department's program schedule begins next week. But, according to Director Allison Lane, due to low enrollment, some programs have already gotten the axe and others are on the chopping blog.

And these are some good programs.

The Rec Department is also promoting a new class called Wicked Gross Anatomy at the Peaslee and Zeh Schools this winter, as well as the return of the Beasties at Proctor.

To register for any of these programs, go to www.northboroughrecreation.com   or call 393-5034 before 4 p.m. to sign up over the phone with a credit card.

After School Programs

School programming takes place right after school in each of Northborough’s four public schools. Kids enrolled in an after school program at their school will be dismissed to the program location at their school. Children from other schools are welcome to sign up, but please note that the Department is unable to provide transportation. 

 

PROGRAMS

Paint Your Own Pottery

Looking for a creative and relaxing outlet for your child? PYOP Studio makes it easy for kids to create treasures that will last forever!  All materials will be provided. In this session, kids will learn different painting techniques to create their masterpieces, including paper blocking, dot on dot, taping, image transfer, and stamping. Pieces will be ready for pick up at PYOP Studio shortly after the session has ended.  Minimum of 10, max of 20. 

Grades: K—5    

Lincoln St.: Thursdays, Jan. 12 to Feb. 9, 3:30—4:30 p.m. Four registered, six more needed to run, registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 9

Instructor: Paint Your Own Pottery staff

Cost: $115 until one week before program starts, $125 within one week of program starting

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

Lincoln St: Tuesdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 28 (skip Jan. 17 and Feb. 21), 3:30—4:30 p.m.    FULL

Instructor: Ray LaChance

Cost: $85 until one week before program starts, $95 within one week of program starting

Chess

Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative and challenging chess lessons to students. The mission of Chess Wizards is to improve students’ logic, concentration and critical thinking skills while introducing students to the magical world of chess. Chess Wizards teaches children many important life concepts, such as learning the ability to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. All of students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience.  Minimum of 10, max of 20.

Grades: 3—5

Lincoln Street: Mondays, Jan. 9 to March 12 (skip Jan. 16 and Feb. 20), 3:30–4:30 p.m. Four registered, three more needed to run, registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 5, 3 p.m.

Instructor: Chess Wizards

Cost: $145 until one week before program starts, $155 within one week of program starting

PROGRAMS

Paint Your Own Pottery

Looking for a creative and relaxing outlet for your child? PYOP Studio makes it easy for kids to create treasures that will last forever! All materials will be provided.  In this session,  kids will learn different painting techniques to create their masterpieces, including paper blocking, dot on dot, taping, image transfer, and stamping. Pieces will be ready for pick up at PYOP Studio shortly after the session has ended. Minimum of 10, max of 20. 

Grades: K—5    

Zeh: Fridays, Jan. 13 through Feb. 10,  3—4 p.m. Four registered, four more needed to run, registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 9, 3 p.m.  

Instructor: Paint Your Own Pottery staff

Cost: $115 until one week before program starts, $125 within one week of program starting

Engineering FUNdamentals

Students take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO materials. From racecars to battletracks, this is a hands-on aMinimum of 6, max of 12. Minds-on adventure suitable for LEGO novices to maniacs!  Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges both new and returning students to reach the next level of engineering comprehension, all while having fun. Minimum of 10, max of 16.

Grades: 3—5

Zeh: Mondays, Jan. 9 to March 12 (skip Jan. 16 and Feb. 20), 3—4:30 p.m. Four registered, four more needed to run, registration deadline is Thursday Jan. 5, 3 p.m. 

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

Cost: $150 until one week before program begins, $160 within one week of program beginning

Hip Hop

An upbeat class set to today’s music! Everyone will learn fun, funky moves.  Kids will do a standing and sitting warm-up and learn some across-the-floor combinations and a routine that will be built upon during the 5 weeks.  Please be sure to send your child with water!  Minimum of 8, max of 12.

Grades: 1—5 

Zeh: Wednesdays, Jan. 11 to Feb. 15, 3-3:45 p.m. Three registered, five more needed to run, registration deadline is Thursday Jan. 5, 3 p.m.

Instructor:  Becky Marrone

Cost: $55 until one week before program starts, $65 within one week of program starting

Wicked Gross Anatomy (new!)

This is an introduction to the amazing systems that make up the human body in all it’s gross glory! Eyeballs, blood and various organs are all examined and educationally modeled. Minimum of 8 max of 14. 

Grades: 1—4

Zeh: Thursdays, Feb. 2 to March 15 (skip Feb. 23), 3-4 p.m.          

Instructor: Wicked Cool for Kids

Cost: $95

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

Schedule Jan. 19 to March 1 (skipping Feb. 23), 3-4 p.m.                     minimum of 10 needed, registration deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 17, 3 p.m.

Instructor: Ray LaChance

Cost: $85 until one week before program starts

Paint Your Own Pottery

Looking for a creative and relaxing outlet for your child? PYOP Studio makes it easy for kids to create treasures that will last forever! All materials will be provided.  In this session,  kids will learn different painting techniques to create their masterpieces, including paper blocking, dot on dot, taping, image transfer, and stamping. Pieces will be ready for pick up at PYOP Studio shortly after the session has ended.  Minimum of 10, max of 20. 

Grades: K—5    

Proctor: Thursdays, March 1—March 29, 3—4pm             

Instructor: Paint Your Own Pottery staff

Cost: $115 until one week before program starts, $125 within one week of program starting

Hip Hop

An upbeat class set to today’s music! Everyone will learn fun, funky moves.  Kids will do a standing and sitting warm-up and learn some across-the-floor combinations and a routine that will be built upon during the 5 weeks.  Please be sure to send your child with water! Minimum of 8, max of 12.

Grades:  1—5 

Proctor: Tuesdays, Feb. 28  to March 27, 3-3:45 p.m.

Instructor: Becky Marrone

Cost: $55 until one week before program starts, $65 within one week of program starting

Engineering FUNdamentals

Students take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO materials.  From racecars to battletracks, this is a hands-on aMinimum of 6, max of 12.nd minds-on adventure suitable for LEGO novices to maniacs!  Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges both new and returning students to reach the next level of engineering comprehension, all while having fun.  Minimum of 10, max of 16.

Grades: 3—5

Proctor: Thursdays, Jan. 12 to March 8 (skip Feb. 23), 3—4:30 p.m. Four registered, four more needed to run, registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 9, 3 p.m.

Instructor:  Play-Well TEKnologies

Cost: $150 until one week before program begins, $160 within one week of program beginning

Hip Hop

An upbeat class set to today’s music! Everyone will learn fun, funky moves.  Kids will do a standing and sitting warm-up and learn some across-the-floor combinations and a routine that will be built upon during the 5 weeks. Please be sure to send your child with water! Minimum of 8, max of 12.

Grades: 1—5 

Peaslee: Tuesdays, Jan. 10  to Feb. 14 (skip January 17), 3:30-4:15 p.m.      Zero registered, eight needed to run, registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 5, 3 p.m.

Instructor: Becky Marrone

Cost: $55 until one week before program starts, $65 within one week of program starting

Cooking and Eating is FUN

Middle Schoolers only

Get together 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. You wil 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: Thursdays

Dates: Jan. 12 through March 1, skip Feb. 9 and Feb. 23, 6 weeks  Two registered, 10 more needed to run, registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 5, 3 p.m.

Times: 2:30—3:30pm (kids can take the late bus home)

Instructor: David Chin

Cost: $75 until January 5, $85 as of Jan. 6

Location: Melican Middle School cafeteria

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