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Spring 2020 Weston Youth Services
WOW!  After-School Programs
Weston Middle School (WMS)
Grades 6 thru 8

Weston’s One World After-School Programs
Weston Youth Services is pleased to offer After-School programs for students in Grades 6-8 at Weston Middle 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 (UPDATED):
Online registration will open on March 31st  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.
Important Note: 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, March 17th.  
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.
Please see each course listing for specific fees. ALL materials are included in class fee.
Financial Aid is available; please contact Allison Lisbon, Director of Social Services,
at 203-222-2663 if you would like to inquire about assistance.
  • 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).”
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:
Please check individual programs for dates.
Class Length:
Please check individual programs for descriptions, room assignments, start dates, and program end times.
Students will be dismissed from the front entrance doors. Please be prompt in picking up your child as our instructors have commitments after class.

Important information:
  1. In the event of an early dismissal due to inclement weather or any other school emergency, all after-school programs will be cancelled and children will be sent home per regular school dismissal plans. In the event of a cancellation, we will send a reminder via email and also post this information on the Weston Youth Services website. We will make every effort to make up missed classes due to cancellations.
  2. 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 at 203-222-2586 prior to the start of the session.
  3. Weston Youth Services reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of student enrollment.
  4. If a student is dismissed for disciplinary reasons or withdraws from the school or the program, the entire program fee is forfeited.
If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Monn, Weston Youth Services Program Coordinator, at   or (203) 222-2586.
Tuesday Program
5–week session
April 21st – May 26th (no class on April 28th)
Battles and Beyond
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee: $ 90.00
Location: Room C-24
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Step into the past with Battles and Beyond!  Students will travel back in time to learn about key battles in history. We'll learn about the tactics and strategies used in a specific battle, and imagine what it was like living during that time. We'll divide into small groups and recreate the various battles with different decisions and strategies than the Generals made at that time and see what the new outcome may have been if we fought in the battle. 
Dan Starbuck Pelletier has been teaching soccer, chess and history in the Weston area for seven years. Many know Coach Dan and his program, DIG USA, where he has worked with thousands of kids around Connecticut. He has been featured in the Hartford Courant, Connecticut Post, Norwalk Hour and on Fox 61. His focus is on having fun while learning in a positive environment.
Coach Peter Dey, Weston Middle School English teacher, is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Peter earned a BA in both English and History: Social Studies from Eastern Connecticut State University. He then earned an MA in English Literature from Western Connecticut State University.
Wednesday Program
6-week session
April 22nd – May 27th
Bulls & Bears: The Stock Market Game
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee: $ 120.00
Location: C-24
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, come and learn how investors make (and lose) money in the stock market and how you can start investing successfully at a young age! In this hands-on class, students use a cool stock- trading simulation tool with real-time market data to select a $10,000 stock portfolio, “learning by doing.” 
Smart investing will help you meet long-term financial goals. Make your money work hard for you! Topics include: 
• Stocks and bonds 
• Understanding stock price graphs 
• Stock indices around the world 
• Risk, return and diversification 
• Case study on IPOs: SNAP, Facebook, Twitter 
• “Buy low, sell high” 
• Mutual funds 
• “Cool finance math” (e.g., rate of return) 
Note: Students must bring an electronic device with them to class each week.
Spark Business Academy
Wednesday Program
5-week session
April 22nd – May 20th
Sitter Safety Course
Maximum # of participants: 20 students
Fee: $ 90.00 (per session)
Location: Room F-5 (Health Room)
Time: 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Weston Youth Services is excited to offer one more session of the Sitter Safety course this academic year. The course will cover:
  • American Heart Association (AHA) First Aid Certification along with Hands Only CPR
  • Infant and Toddler Child Care
  • Emergency Situations
  • Child Development and Behavior
The requirements to pass this course and to receive a certification are as follows:
  • Completion of attendance at all 5 sessions (unless parents notify course instructor)
  • Completion of a written final exam.
  • Supervised baby-sitting in-Service Project with the return of completed questionnaires.
Julia Braden