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Weston Youth Services
Virtual Online Fall 2020 After School Programs
Online Registration Opens Thursday, September 10th at 10:01 p.m.
 
Weston Youth Services will be offering virtual Fall WOW! after school programs for students in Grades K-10 beginning the week of September 21st. All programs are held through the Zoom app, unless otherwise indicated.
 
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 Thursday, September 10th 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.
 
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 Thursday, September 10th . 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.
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  • 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 September 21st  and run through the week of November 30th. 
Please note that Wednesday programs begin on September 30th. 
 
Class Length:
All HES and WIS programs are scheduled to run from 4:30-5:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
All WMS and WHS programs are scheduled to run from 3:30-4:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
 
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   or (203) 222-2586.
 
 
HURLBUTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS
All classes will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. 
 
Monday Programs
9-week session
September 21st – November 30th (no class 9/28, 10/12)
 
Paint, Draw & More (K-2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants:  12 students
Fee:  $ 171.00
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
 
Young Diplomats ( 1st & 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants:  15 students
Fee:  $ 158.00
We are pleased to welcome Spark Business Academy to our HES students this fall! This fun class helps students develop a global mindset and build international awareness early in life, an important skill in today's increasingly interconnected world. Students will explore cultural differences across countries, play geography games, discover famous landmarks, learn world currencies, current global events, the role of international institutions like the United Nations, and more. they will role-play as diplomats and come up with solutions to key global problems like hunger, poverty and pollution.
 
Instructor:
Spark Business Academy
 
Tuesday Programs
10-week session
September 22nd – December 1st (no class 11/3)
 
Magic Zoom Club (K-3rd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 8 students
Fee: $ 170.00
NOTE: This is a 40 minute program and runs from 4:30-5:10 p.m.
Disappearing coins! Magic scarves! Card tricks! Experience the wonder of magic as you learn and build techniques led by Weston’s own Magic Genie! Improve your presentation, public speaking, and leadership skills, build self-confidence and poise, and develop stage presence. We promise a magical experience. Each week, you’ll have tricks and goodies to fool your parents and friends! Note: Students repeating this class will receive new tricks and… with the wave of a wand, become magical allies for new students.. A pick-up time for materials will be arranged prior to class. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Tuesday program, we’re magically offering a Friday class!
 
Instructor:
Nisan Eventoff
 
Yoga with Judy (1st – 5th grade)
Maximum # of participants: 10 students
Fee: $ 170.00
Judy returns this fall to our WOW! programs with a 60-minute online yoga retreat! Get ready to have fun on your mat as you 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 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
 
Kempo Karate ( K – 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee/Option 1: $195.00 (includes white uniform (Gi)*
Fee/Option 2: $170.00 (if student already has a uniform (Gi)

Your martial arts journey is here with Ridgefield Kempo this fall! Train to improve physical conditioning and practical self-defense skills. The goal of this traditional martial arts program is to develop the whole person - body, mind, and character, thereby increasing confidence, focus, self-discipline, self-control, and respect for self and others. Kempo Karate is a great way to provide efficient guidance for children in their listening skills, discipline, motor skill development, obedience, patience, and self-control. Children who participate in this program will produce optimal evolvement in simple everyday tasks, challenges/struggles, making wise decisions and facing life situations when it comes to self-defense, and mastering the mind. * A karate uniform is not required, but suggested. If you are ordering a uniform, please be as precise as possible with your child's height and weight as they cannot be exchanged.  
A pick-up time for the uniform will be arranged within the first two classes. 
 
Note: If your child cannot make the Tuesday class, we also offer a Thursday program!
Special Note:  Students may be invited to test for an advanced belt pending successful completion of learned techniques.  Parents will be notified directly by Ridgefield Kempo.  Please know that there is an additional cost for the test, payable to Ridgefield Kempo, and is not part of the WOW! fee.
 
Instructor:
Ridgefield Kempo
 
Wednesday Programs
8-week session
September 30th – December 2nd (no class 9/23, 10/21, 11/25)
 
Junior Performers (1st & 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 10 students
Fee:  $ 136.00
This class will introduce children to elements of theater and performance in a fun and creative way. Students will bring their own characters to life by creating the character, writing a short script, and putting together costumes and set pieces all while learning basic theater terminology. As this is a virtual program, junior performers will work to create a piece to contribute to an end-of-session iMovie for friends and family to watch.
 
Instructor:
Amy MacRae
 
Science Wonders and Phenomena (K-2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 20 students
Fee:  $ 178.00
Come explore the world of science wonders and phenomena! 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. This program will help students discover how spectacular science is! With crazy optical illusions, underwater volcanoes, rainbow spectrums, mysterious Dry Ice, and electrifying experiments students will be leaving each class wanting to dive into more science! Each student will receive a home kit, delivered to your house with most materials needed for class. (A few simple household material required)
 
Instructor:
Mad Science of Fairfield & New Haven Counties
 
 
Thursday Programs
10-week session
September 24th – December 3rd (no class 11/26)
 
Kempo Karate ( K – 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee/Option 1: $195.00 (includes white uniform (Gi)*
Fee/Option 2: $170.00 (if student already has a uniform (Gi)

Your martial arts journey is here with Ridgefield Kempo this fall! Train to improve physical conditioning and practical self-defense skills. The goal of this traditional martial arts program is to develop the whole person - body, mind, and character, thereby increasing confidence, focus, self-discipline, self-control, and respect for self and others. Kempo Karate is a great way to provide efficient guidance for children in their listening skills, discipline, motor skill development, obedience, patience, and self-control. Children who participate in this program will produce optimal evolvement in simple everyday tasks, challenges/struggles, making wise decisions and facing life situations when it comes to self-defense, and mastering the mind. *
A karate uniform is not required, but suggested. If you are ordering a uniform, please be as precise as possible with your child's height and weight as they cannot be exchanged.  A pick-up time for the uniform will be arranged within the first two classes. 
 
Note: If your child cannot make the Tuesday class, we also offer a Tuesday program!
Special Note:  Students may be invited to test for an advanced belt pending successful completion of learned techniques.  Parents will be notified directly by Ridgefield Kempo.  Please know that there is an additional cost for the test, payable to Ridgefield Kempo, and is not part of the WOW! fee.
 
Instructor:
Ridgefield Kempo
 
Chess (1st & 2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 14 students
Fee: $ 210.00
The Chess Club of Fairfield County is pleased to offer online classes that our students can take from home! This course for beginners builds logical and critical thinking, helps develop patience and concentration, and informs students about the history and evolution of chess strategy. Students will learn the basics of the game of chess, including, but not limited to board set up, the value of pieces, elementary tactics, and endgame strategy. Students will be able to see each other and discuss positions with the CCFC instructor.
 
Instructor:
Chess Club of Fairfield County
 
 
Friday Programs
9-week session
September 25th – December 4th (no class 11/6, 11/27)
 
Paint, Draw & More (K-2nd grade)
Maximum # of participants:  12 students
Fee:  $ 171.00
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 Monday class!
 
Instructor:
Paint, Draw & More – Heather Bennett
 
Magic Zoom Club (K-3rd grade)
Maximum # of participants: 12 students
Fee: $ 153.00
NOTE: This is a 40 minute program and runs from 4:30-5:10 p.m.
Disappearing coins! Magic scarves! Card tricks! Experience the wonder of magic as you learn and build techniques led by Weston’s own Magic Genie! Improve your presentation, public speaking, and leadership skills, build self-confidence and poise, and develop stage presence. We promise a magical experience. Each week, you’ll have tricks and goodies to fool your parents and friends! Note: Students repeating this class will receive new tricks and… with the wave of a wand, become magical allies for new students.. A pick-up time for materials will be arranged prior to class. Note:  If your child cannot attend the Tuesday program, we’re magically offering a Friday class!
 
Instructor:
Nisan Eventoff