Updated April 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Stacy Smith

Enrichment Coordinator



Online Registration

After School Winter Enrichment 2019

We hope you will consider signing up for one of our after school offerings this winter. Most courses meet once a week for five weeks and are a fantastic value! These classes are offered at our schools, and a link to convenient online registration is available at https://www.longmeadow.k12.ma.us/district-departments/enrichment-program. If you have any trouble locating our classes in the online registration system, please be sure that you select Longmeadow Public Schools as a site in your filters.

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Elementary Offerings

New! Hobby Quest’s “Airplane Builders” Grades K-5

Can you build them? Yes, you can! UFO, Sky Rocket, and Arrow Quest are just a few of the many airplane models you’ll get to build in this STEM-focused program. Learn what makes your plane lift off and continue to fly, and then build some more. But don’t let the physics fool you! You’ll learn a great deal, while having an amazing time flying all the models. Each week students will have the opportunity to build and keep their own airplane! Materials fee is built into the course.

It’s STEM! Build it! Fly it! Keep it!

Activity: 7705.080

Location: Wolf Swamp Road School

Dates: Tuesdays 1/15-2/12

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

Activity: 7705.081

Location: Blueberry Hill School

Dates: Wednesdays 1/16-2/13

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

Activity: 7705.082

Location: Center School

Dates: Thursdays 1/17-2/14

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

New! Sports. With Scratch. Grades 4-5

Teamwork. Athletics. Coding

Go for the win with computer science! Use computer science to simulate extreme sports, make your own fitness gadget commercial, and create commentary for a big sporting event. Learn about and use the tech concepts that are improving the sports you love. Bring your friends! No experience necessary with computers or on the field. CS First Sports is fun for everyone! Please note: this is a seven-week course. Instructor: Silvia Scott

Activity: 7705.083

Location: Blueberry Hill School

Dates: Tuesdays 1/15 -3/5 (No Class 2/19, Make up 3/12 if necessary)

Time: 2:45-4:15pm Fee: $70 per person

New! Mindful Movers: Grades 3-5

*** Please note this class is currently full, however Mrs. McLean will be offering a summer enrichment course in July if you are interested. Stay tuned!***

Leave the busy school day behind and join Mrs McLean after the final bell to declutter your mind and breathe with ease at her Mindful Movers club.The club teaches coping mechanisms such as mindful hands-on tools, mindful meditation, calming breathing techniques, and targeted body movements to counteract days spent sitting at a school desk. "Center your mind and move your body." Please bring a yoga mat to class. Mrs. McLean is a certified yoga and youth yoga teacher who has also completed a mindfulness training. Instructor: Arlene McLean

Activity: 7705.303

Location: Center School

Dates: Thursdays 1/17 – 2/14

Time: 2:45-4:15pm Fee: $50 per person

Book Wars (Battle of the Books): Grades 3-5

Book Wars is back! Battle of the books is an exciting and fun way to READ! Students enrolled in Book Wars will form teams, read books, design uniforms, and compete to see who are the BOOK WAR JEDIS! There will be 4 regular Wednesday meetings - 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, and 2/13. On these days, teams will focus on important details from the battle books, work together to create a team strategy, and compete in practice "battles". The teams will compete in Family Feud style "battles". The official battle dates are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 2/28 (preliminary rounds) and Friday, 3/1 (finals). It will be a double elimination tournament, so each team will have at least 2 battles. Students are not required to read all books, but the more they read the stronger reading Jedi they will become! MAY THE READING FORCE BE WITH YOU! Instructor: Joy Bocchino and Jamie Quinn

Activity: 7705.084

Location: Center School

Dates: Wednesdays 1/23-2/13, Thursday 2/28, Friday 3/1

Time: 2:45-4:15pm Fee: $70 per person

Magical Muggle Masterminds: Grades 3-5

Are you obsessed with Harry Potter? Do you love everything related to Harry Potter so much that you would be willing to stay at school past the bell? Is your Potter passion enough to read and write about Harry Potter’s world? Come meet fellow Lonmgeadow Potterheads to explore and create reading and writing magic together. We will use our five sessions to read and write in different genres and forms to reinforce literay skills and strategies students are learning in their classrooms. As Professor Dumbledore says, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” Let’s make Dumbledore proud with our magical musings! Interested students should have read at least one of the books in the Harry Potter series prior to the start of this class. Instructor: Vanessa Vigna

Activity: 7705.085

Location: Center School

Dates: Wednesdays 1/16-2/13

Time: 2:45-4:15pm Fee: $50 per person

Middle School Offerings

New! Creative Corner: Grades 6-8

Participants will have the option to loom a scarf or make a quilt. If quilting, machines will be provided but participants will need to supply their own material. Loomers will have all materials provided. Instructors: Corrina Tabin and Mary Southworth

Activity: 7705.086

Location: Glenbrook Middle School

Dates: Wednesdays 1/16-2/13

Time: 2:45-4:15pm Fee: $50 per person

New! Sweet Decoration: Grades 6-8

Learn simple decorating ideas for cupcakes and cakes. Make your own fondant and cupcakes with surprises. Pastry bags, flower tips, and food color galore! Week 1: Surprise cupcakes with flower frosting. Week 2: Rainbow frosting with rainbow cupcakes. Week 3: Marshmallow fondant. Week 4: Cake decorating. Students with their own rolling pins and frosting tips are encouraged to bring them to class. An additional materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course. Instructor: Jennifer Lynch

Activity: 7705.087

Location: Longmeadow High School

Dates: Tuesdays 1/15-2/12

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

Stacy Smith - Enrichment Coordinator - 413-565-4239 - ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us - Online Registration