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Weston Youth Services

Virtual Online Fall 2020 After School Programs

Session II

 

Online Registration Opens Wednesday, October 7th at 12:01 a.m.

www.westonyouthservices.org  

 

Weston Youth Services is pleased to be offering Session II of our virtual Fall WOW!

after school programs for students in Grades K-5 beginning the week of October 19th.

All programs are held through the Zoom app. 

Please scroll down for course catalog and registration information

 

Programs are listed following our guidelines. 

Guidelines for Virtual Conferencing

  • For Instructors
    • Instructors will create an invitation, with link, that will be sent to Weston Youth Services and then forwarded to parents. 
    • A password will be created for entry to class.
    • 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.
    • Instructors will choose the option to mute participants upon entry. This will ensure that students are not chatting before there is an adult supervising.
    • Instructors can mute a student or class if they are too disruptive when they are talking.
    • Instructors will not record the session.
    • Instructors will not take any screenshots during the session. 
    • 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:
    • Our WOW! instructors are background checked and known to us from previous WOW! after school programs.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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. 
    • As noted above, the instructors will mute audio, turn off video or even disconnect a student from the class if they deem it necessary.
    • Parents and/or students will not record the session.
    • Parents and/or students will not take any screenshots during the session.
    • 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 Fall 2020 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,  )

 

DISCLAIMER: This is an evolving situation and our current plan. We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to having your children be part of our WOW! Programs.


Registration: 


Online registration will open on Wednesday, October 7th 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 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 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7th. 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 October 19th and run through the week of November 30th.

 

Class Length:

  • All programs are scheduled to run from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • 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 questions, contact Charlene Monn, Weston Youth Services Program Coordinator, at   or (203) 222-2586.

SESSION 2 COURSE CATALOG

 

MONDAYS: 

7-week session: October 19th – November 30th

 

Paint, Draw & More (K-2nd grade)

Maximum # of participants:  12 students

Fee:  $ 133.00

Drawing classes teach 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, creative, and fun. This program helps students build their self-esteem through their drawing success and enhances hand eye coordination as well as spatial and color relationships. Special holidays and events are considered for project ideas. Multicultural arts and techniques are taught; educating students in history, geography, and storytelling as well. Drawing projects may include collage, mask making, still life, animals, scenery, people, portrait, or architecture. Students may take multiple sessions from year to year and will not repeat projects.

Papers will be mailed to students prior to class. Students can use materials they have at home such as oil or chalk pastels, crayons, color pencils, markers, and watercolor paints for this class. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Monday program, we also offer a Friday class!

Instructor:

Paint, Draw & More – Steve Burke

 

Tuesdays:

6-week session: October 20th – December 1st (no class 11/3)

 

Cartooning (3rd thru 5th grade)

Maximum # of participants: 12 students

Fee:  $ 114.00

Learn to create cartoon characters, super heroes and comic strips with Heather Bennett! Students will learn to develop characters and story lines with associated dramatic illustration. The first few classes will concentrate on drawing and technique which students will then apply while designing and drawing their own projects for the rest of the session. 

Instructor:

Paint, Draw & More – Heather Bennett

 

Thursdays

6-week session 

October 22nd – December 3rd (no class 11/26)

 

Advanced Paint, Draw & More! (3rd-5th grade)

Maximum # of participants: 12 students

Fee: $ 114.00

Paint Draw & More is proud to have perfected the art of igniting children’s creative instincts. Our fun and informative drawing and painting classes for older students are specially designed to build on your child’s knowledge of drawing and teach them technical skills as they develop their own unique style. We encourage students to work in black and white, or color; whichever best achieves their vision. Students may take multiple sessions from year to year and will not repeat projects.

Papers will be mailed to students prior to class. Students can use materials they have on hand at home such as oil or chalk pastels, crayons, color pencils, markers, and watercolor paints for this class. 

Instructor:

Paint, Draw & More – Susan Jackson 

 

Cooking for Life! (3rd-5th grade)

Maximum # of participants: 10 students

Fee: $ 114.00

Imagine, you made dinner tomorrow night! We'll cook virtually together and you'll be your own chef, ready with the recipe, cookware, and ingredients. Christine will stand by, demonstrating different cooking steps and answering questions, while you and your friends peel, mix and prepare. Recipes in this 60-minute online class may include soup, baked potato with vegetables, breakfast omelet, among others. Cooking is fun! See you in the kitchen!

Instructor:

Christine Walder- Atelier SEW FUN Enterprises LLC

 

Fridays

5-week session: October 23rd  – December 4th (no class 11/6, 11/27)

 

Paint, Draw & More (K-2nd grade)

Maximum # of participants:  12 students

Fee:  $ 95.00

 

Drawing classes teach 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, creative, and fun. This program helps students build their self-esteem through their drawing success and enhances hand eye coordination as well as spatial and color relationships. Special holidays and events are considered for project ideas. Multicultural arts and techniques are taught; educating students in history, geography, and storytelling as well. Drawing projects may include collage, mask making, still life, animals, scenery, people, portrait, or architecture. Students may take multiple sessions from year to year and will not repeat projects.

Papers will be mailed to students prior to class. Students can use materials they have at home such as oil or chalk pastels, crayons, color pencils, markers, and watercolor paints for this class. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Friday program, we also offer a Monday class!

Instructor:

Paint, Draw & More – Heather Bennett