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Weston Youth Services
WOW! Winter Session 2 
 
 
 
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www.westonyouthservices.org  
 
Weston Youth Services is pleased to offer Winter Session 2 WOW! after school programs for students in Grades K-8. All programs are being held through the Zoom app. 
 
Please see guidelines for virtual conferencing at the end of this catalog.
 
Registration: 
Online registration is now open! 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.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, you will be charged a $25.00 administrative and processing fee. Once the class begins, we do not issue refunds or credits                     
 
Program Dates:
Please see individual programs for start and end dates. . 
 
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 any questions, please contact Charlene Monn, Weston Youth Services Program Coordinator, at cmonn@westonct.gov or (203) 222-2586.
 
Monday Programs
 
NEW! Cartooning (3rd - 5th grade) 
Maximum # of participants: 7 students
Fee: $ 80.00
Note: This is a 4-week program and runs from February 22nd - March 15th
 
 
Tuesday Programs
 
 
Yoga with Judy (1st – 5th grade)
Maximum # of participants: 10 students
Fee: $ 90.00
Note: This is a 5-week program and runs from February 23rd - March 23rd 
 
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
 
Wonderful World of Watercolor Painting! (3rd - 5th grade) 
Maximum # of participants: 7 students
Fee: $ 80.00
Note: This is a 4-week program and runs from February 16th - March 9th 
 
Step into our wonderful world of watercolors painting. The beauty of these paints is their versatility. We love them dry, we love them wet, we love them mixed and we love them layered! What do we mean? Take this class to find out. Students will be discovering water techniques used on a variety of paintings. Paintings chosen to enhance the technique of the day. Students will need watercolor paint sets and brushes. Paint, Draw & More will deliver watercolor papers before the start of the program. 
 

 

Wednesday Programs
 
 
 
Baking with Gabriela! (3rd – 5th grade)
Maximum # of participants: 10 students
Fee: $ 114.00
Note: This is a 6-week program and runs from February 17th - March 24th 
 
Surprise your family with a homemade treat that you baked in your kitchen! We’ll bake virtually together and 
You’ll be your own chef, ready with the recipe, cookware, and ingredients. Gabriela will stand by and guide you 
through the different baking steps and answering questions, while you and your friends mix, measure, and prep. 
The recipes in this 60-minute online class may include yeast-based bread and pizzas, muffins, and cakes. 
See you in the kitchen!
 
Instructor: 
Gabriela Low 
 
NEW! Gross Science (K-3nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 15 students
Fee:  $ 115.00
NOTE: This is a 5-week program runs from  February 24th- March 24th
 
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 delivered home kit, with most materials needed for class (A few simple household materials are required)
 
Instructor:
Mad Science of Fairfield & New Haven Counties
 
 
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)