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Enrichment Program Fall Registration Open!

posted Oct 21, 2013, 11:43 AM by Dianne Georgantas

REGISTER NOW!  NEW FALL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM BEGINS THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4TH

 Longmeadow Enrichment is thrilled to introduce our very first after school course offerings beginning this fall.  Our courses meet once a week for five weeks and are a fantastic value!  There are classes offered at all of our schools, and convenient online registration is available at www.lprd.net.  If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact Stacy Smith, Enrichment Coordinator at ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us or 413-565-4239.  We will also be offering winter and spring enrichment opportunities, so please stay tuned! 

 Elementary Enrichment

 Have Fun With Fall!  Grades K-3

Leaves, pumpkins, acorns, pinecones, scarecrows, and all the wonderful things that come this time of year can be used to create exciting things!  We will carve pumpkins, make bird feeders, make our own personal scarecrows, and more!  We will also take short nature walks and see what awaits us under the long shadows of fall.  It is a magical time to explore, discover, and create!  Join us as we create fun and interesting crafts to delight you and your family!  An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.  Instructor:  Lou Anne Tremblay

Activity: 7705.000                 Location:  Blueberry Hill School  

Dates:  Tuesdays (11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10)

Time:  3:00-4:00                    Fee: $35 per person

 

Edible Art!  Grades 1-3

You CAN have fun with food!  Lear to make appealing, beautiful creations from healthy fruits, vegetables, and items you probably have right in your pantry!  Kids will want to eat food they make that looks super appealing.  We will make fruit mobiles, tropical veggie islands, graham cracker fire engines, edible eco systems and more!  Each week will include a lesson on nutrition and the importance of healthy eating.  An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.  Instructor:  Christy Golen

Activity: 7705.001                 Location:  Wolf Swamp Road School

Dates:  Thursdays (11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12)

Time:  3:00-4:00                    Fee: $35 per person

 

Traditions and Holidays Around the World:  Grades 3-5

Learn about holidays and traditions from around the world!  Get a taste of other cultures through crafts, music, and videos.  We will create paper mache masks from the “Day of the Dead” in Mexico, make a dragon kite for Chinese New Year, and more!  Each week we will learn about the culture, history, and tradition of the region we study.  An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.  Instructor:  Christy Golen

Activity: 7705.002                             Location:  Center School   

Dates:  Wednesdays (11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11)

Time:  3:00-4:30                    Fee: $50 per person

 

 Middle School Enrichment

 Cooking Around the World:  Grades 6-8

Come join us and learn how to cook around the world!  Each week we will learn to cook cuisine based on a different global region.  Regions may include Asia, France, Italy, Mexico, and the Middle East.  Each class will also include a cultural lesson on the region we cook from!  An additional materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.  Instructor:  Debra Higgins

 

Activity: 7705.005                 Location:  LHS

Dates: Wednesdays (11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11)

Time:  3:15-4:45                    Fee: $50 per person

 

Creative Cooking:  Grades 6-8

Be creative with your food!  Create unique items such as candy sushi, fruit sculptures, and gingerbread houses!  Please note that nuts may be used in this class.  An additional materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.  Instructor:  Jennifer Lynch

 

Activity: 7705.006                 Location:  LHS

Dates:  Tuesdays  (11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10)

Time:  3:00-4:30                    Fee: $50 per person

 

Lego Mindstorm Robotics:  Grades 5-8

Bring Legos and programming together to produce your own BattleBot, obedient pet, ball sorter, and more.  In an introduction to the Lego Mindstorms environment, student engineers will investigate basic programming and engineering concepts such as torque, loops and if-then behavior as they incorporate light, sound, and touch sensors to control their creations.  Specific content is guided by the interests of the participants, who will keep an engineering journal to record successes, failures and lessons learned through a series of mini challenges that develop a toolbox of capabilities for a final challenge.  Requires no prior programming experience as the interface is visual in nature.  See http://mindstorms.lego.com for inspiration.   Instructor:  Aren Scanlan-Emigh

 

Activity: 7705.007                 Location:  Williams Middle School

Dates: Wednesdays (11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11)

Time:  3:00-4:30                    Fee: $50 per person

 

Vive le Francais!  Grades 6-8

Bienvenue dans le monde francophone!  Join us for a look at the French-speaking world.  Together we will listen to music from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Paris, France.  We will sample food from Casablanca, Morocco to Québec!  Come learn about the variety of French culture across the globe and see first hand how much French you may already know!  Students will also learn some basic French vocabulary such as how to greet others, numbers and colors.  You will leave this class with more than just Bonjour and Au Revoir! 

Activity: 7705.003                             Location:  Williams Middle School

Dates:  Thursdays (11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12)

Time:  3:00-4:30                    Fee: $50 per person

 

Activity: 7705.004                             Location:  Glenbrook

Dates:  Tuesdays (11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10)

Time:  3:00-4:30                    Fee: $50 per person

 

 Mastering the Math MCAS: Grades 6-8

This class is offered to students of all middle schools who would like to experience fun extra practice in maintaining and improving Math performance. This course will include a variety of pre-algebra activities designed to engage students. Exciting games and hands-on learning activities will be used to tackle MCAS questions. Students will explore and discover new ways to answer the most challenging MCAS problems.  Instructor: Laura Amaral

 

Activity: 7705.008                             Location:  Williams Middle School

Dates: Tuesdays (11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10)

Time:  3:00-4:30                    Fee: $50 per person

 

STEM Computer Programming: Grades 6-8

In this course students will learn to use computers to program Arduino circuit boards.  Circuit boards will respond to inputs and create a variety of outputs including blinking LED lights, motors, sound, and more!  Instructor: Please note that due to a half day on 11/7 this course will begin one week later (11/14) and end one week later (12/19).  Pam Novak

 

Activity: 7705.009                 Location:  Glenbrook Middle School

Dates: Thursdays (11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19)

Time:  3:00-4:30                    Fee: $50 per person

 

High School Enrichment

 

Adobe Photoshop CS6:  Grades 9-12

This class will teach you the basic skills necessary to get you started in Adobe Photoshop. The class will consist of drawing, painting, editing and effect building. We will also learn how to use the Pen tablet. By the end of our session you will know the PS tools, menu options and Palettes. If you want to take home a hard copy of your work, you will be able to print your favorite projects for a small fee. Hope to see you in class!  Instructor:  Judy Neilson

 

Activity:  7705.010                                        Location:  LHS

Dates:  Tuesdays (11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10)                

Time: 2:30-3:45                                             Fee: $50 per person

 

Fun With Fall Foods:  Grades 9-12

Apples, pumpkins, and squash!  Fall provides us with some delicious foods, and we are going to use them to create some delicious dishes!  Come join us and learn to make apple crisp, butternut squash, ravioli, hearty soups, and even handmade pie crust to fill with locally grown fall fruits.  This class will be educational, fun, and delicious!!!.  An additional materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.  Instructor:  Lou Anne Tremblay

 

Activity: 7705.011                                         Location:  LHS

Dates: Thursdays (11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12)                   

Time: 2:30-3:45                                 Fee: $50 per person

 

Japanese for Beginners:  Grades 9-12

This course will focus on basic reading, speaking, and writing including Kanji (Chinese characters).  We will also explore some traditional Japanese crafts including Origami, and there will be an introduction to the cultures of Tokyo, and Kyoto via role-playing and simulated Japanese cultural experiences.  Instructor:  Masako Glushien

 

Activity: 7705.012                                         Location:  LHS

Dates:  Tuesdays (11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10)                

Time: 2:30-3:45                                             Fee: $50 per person

 

Special Topics in History – The Holocaust: Grades 9-12

This course will introduce students to the history of the Holocaust including a look at the social conditions that led to the rise of the Third Reich.  We will also discuss the psychology of Adolf Hitler, how dehumanization of an ethnic group can change collective social psyche, and the ramifications of the Holocaust in modern history.  Instructor: Angelique Colby

 

Activity:  7705.013                                        Location:  LHS

Dates:  Wednesdays (11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11)               

Time: 3:00-4:30                                             Fee: $50 per person

 

 

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