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April Vacation Program

Dates: Tuesday, April 17th - Friday, April 20th
Grades: K-8
Location: Sherwood Middle School
Time: 8:30-3:00 - half day options available
Extended Hours: available 3:00-6:00PM for an additional fee (registration link at the bottom of the page.)
Cost: Half-Day classes cost $75 per week. Full-Day classes cost $150 per week. You can select two different half-day classes to create a full-day program.
Transportation: not provided
LunchStudents staying for a full day must provide a lunch from home. There will be a supervised lunch period from 11:30-12:00.  Staff will assist students to their afternoon class.

Payment: Check or money order made payable to Shrewsbury Public Schools. Class fees are non-refundable.

Mail or deliver payments to:
Sherwood Middle School
ATTN: Karen Isaacson
28 Sherwood Ave
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Questions?  Contact Karen Isaacson, Director of Extended Learning kisaacson@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us

Class: Youth Acting
Open to Grades: 2, 3, 4
Time: 8:30-11:30AM
Instructor: Christina Pierro
Cost: $75
Description: This workshop is designed to empower and prepare students for auditions in school plays and the ability to stand up and present in front of their peers. Students will be given monologues and scene work for which they will create characters, learn basic acting, engage in physical and vocal warmups, learn theater terms and more! Students will perform on the last day of class.

Class: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Open to Grades: 2, 3, 4
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Lisa Quigley
Cost: $75
Description: From snow globes to lava lamps, piggy banks to jewelry boxes, we will take every day recyclable items and turn them into something new. We will also learn how recycling helps the environment through fun games and activities.

Class: Art and Animals
Open to Grades: K, 1, 2
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Courtney Poske, Sarah Cantor
Cost: $75
Description: We’ll be getting creative while we learn all about animals and their habitats. In this class we will use different styles and methods of art to learn all about animals. Activities will include painting, drawing, coloring and studying all about animals!

Class: Become Your Own Superhero - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: K, 1, 2
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Kristin Keenan
Cost: $75
Description: Use your imagination to create your own superhero and design your own supersuit! Use science to discover your super powers, play superhero games, and many other super activities.

Class: Chess Masters - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: 2-6
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Kavita Bhatia
Cost: $75
Description: 
“ Chess is a gymnasium of mind.” The students will learn about solid fundamentals, proper vocabulary and interactive strategies involved in chess game according to their skill level which will further help them to improve their mental prowess, concentration and analytical skills. The kids will learn how to make right moves, how to do checkmates and to look beyond the obvious. No prior chess experience required.  Those who already attended this program in the past and want to grow more in the life of chess will get new opportunities to build up their skills and to take it to the next level.

Class: Flower Power  Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: K, 1, 2
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Kayla Donoghue
Cost: $75
Description: Happy Spring! join me for a fun springtime class all about flowers. You will work as scientists to discover parts of the flower and how flowers grow. We will also design our own flower pots, gardens and flower arrangements!

Class: Fun With Money  - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: 2, 3, 4
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Jessica Prescott
Cost: $75
Description: Become money savvy! Identify money, learn its value, count money, round up to the next dollar, estimate the prices of items, and learn to shop within a budget ... All while working in groups, playing games and having fun!

Class: Fun with Science - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: K, 1, 2
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Jacquelyn Resendes
Cost: $75
Description: We will be having lots of fun trying out different experiments. Will our homemade boats float or sink?  Can we make water float? We’ll also make water rainbows, bubbles, slime and all kinds of things that fizz and foam!

Class: Games Galore - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: K, 1, 2
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Rima Hanna
Cost: $75
Description: When was the last time you had a family board game night? Does your child know how to play Checkers, Monopoly, Mancala, Dominos, Scrabble, Connect Four, Uno, or other classic board games? Playing board games has been proven to:
-teach critical social skills such as turn taking, empathy, losing gracefully, and sportsmanship,
-reinforce basic academic skills such math, geometry, and literacy
-teach the ability to strategize
-develop higher thinking skills
This class gives your child an opportunity to explore many classic board games. Some of these games have been around for thousands of years. Board games are an important part of our culture. This program provides a fun way for your child to learn to play these games with friends. Come join us and have fun!!

Class: Robotics Programming - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: 1, 2
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Jason Andreola
Cost: $75
Description: In this class we’ll be dreaming up new adventures and bringing them to life!  Students will use programming language to transform robots into ready-to-play pals.  Through the Wonder Workshop and our Dash and Dot robots, students will learn to code, develop problem-solving and creative skills while building meaningful relationships with their peers and having fun! Please note: this class is for students who have not previously taken robotics programming with Shrewsbury Public Schools

Class: Building a Hurricane-Proof House
Open to Grades: 5, 6
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Mollie Jasper
Cost: $75
Description: Many homes on the coast are destroyed by hurricanes all the time. You and your partner will be given the task of planning and constructing a prototype of a home that is hurricane proof. With crazy winds up to 150mph, this is no easy task. Throughout the class we will use the design process to build, test, and redesign a home that will stand against even the worst of storms.

Class: Games, Games and More Games!
Open to Grades: 4, 5, 6
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructors:  Nerida Vargas and April Mullins
Cost: $75
Description: Join us in the Gym as we play a variety of team sports and strategic games. Different games will be offered each day.

Class: Lost in Time!
Open to Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Ginamarie Coleman
Cost: $75
Description: Calling all detectives – someone is missing!  This week you will hear the stories of characters who are lost and your job is to find them.  The catch?  They could be lost anywhere in the world, at any point in history!  Bring your iPad to conduct research on history and geography.  Teams will use secret clues and their powers of deduction to bring the character home.

Class: Pastel and Watercolor Painting
Open to Grades: 4, 5, 6
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Doreen Kelly
Cost: $75
Description: Find the inner artist in you! We will create beautiful caves paintings using watercolors and oil pastels. Landscapes, seascapes, florals etc. Creativity is all you need, come join the fun!

Class: Ready, Set, Go: A Transportation Exploration!
Open to Grades: K, 1
Time: 8:30-11:30
Instructor: Catherine Dowling and Emily Ryan
Cost: $75
Description: Do you want to race on a road, row on a raft, or soar through the sky? If so you are needed to come and be a Transport Engineer. We need teams of Design Engineers to make a car move without touching it, create an unsinkable raft, and launch a bear in a rocket! Your team will complete a daily Engineering Report including designs and plans for your inventions to discuss with your fellow Engineers. Hop on the bus as we read books, brainstorm ideas, sing songs, play games, and use your art skills to create rocket ships, monster trucks, and your own pirate ship! We can’t wait for you to come aboard and join us on this voyage.

Class: Broadway Breakout!
Open to Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Time: Full Day 8:30-3:00        
Instructor: Crystal Devoe
Cost: $75
Description: This Broadway Dance class will help you continue your path to Broadway! You've got down your Jazz Hands and your Kick Line, so come learn some more advanced moves! We will break a sweat, watch videos of professional dancers, choreograph an ensemble piece, learn to work with props, and have lots of fun! Students who took this class in February are welcome to continue, but no prior dance is experience required.

Class: Games, Games and More Games!
Open to Grades: 4, 5, 6
Time: 12:00-3:00
Instructors:  Nerida Vargas and April Mullins
Cost: $75
Description: Join us in the Gym as we play a variety of team sports and strategic games. Different games will be offered each day.

Class: Lost in Time!
Open to Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Time: 12:00-3:00
Instructor: Ginamarie Coleman
Cost: $75
Description: Calling all detectives – someone is missing!  This week you will hear the stories of characters who are lost and your job is to find them.  The catch?  They could be lost anywhere in the world, at any point in history!  Bring your iPad to conduct research on history and geography.  Teams will use secret clues and their powers of deduction to bring the character home.
 

Class: Become Your Own Superhero - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: K, 1, 2
Time: 12:00-3:00
Instructor: Kristin Keenan
Cost: $75
Description: Use your imagination to create your own superhero and design your own supersuit! Use science to discover your super powers, play superhero games, and many other super activities

Class: Chess Masters - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: 2-6
Time: 12:00-3:00
Instructor: Kavita Bhatia
Cost: $75
Description: 
“ Chess is a gymnasium of mind.” The students will learn about solid fundamentals, proper vocabulary and interactive strategies involved in chess game according to their skill level which will further help them to improve their mental prowess, concentration and analytical skills. The kids will learn how to make right moves, how to do checkmates and to look beyond the obvious. No prior chess experience required.  Those who already attended this program in the past and want to grow more in the life of chess will get new opportunities to build up their skills and to take it to the next level.

Class: Earth Day - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: K, 1, 2
Time: 12:00-3:00
Instructor: Jessica Prescott
Cost: $75
Description: Earth Day is April 22nd. Through science activities, experiments arts and crafts projects and stories, we will explore the wonders of this amazing planet and what we can do to help save it.

Class: Flower Power - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: 1, 2, 3
Time: 12:00-3:00
Instructor: Kayla Donoghue
Cost: $75
Description: Happy Spring! join me for a fun springtime class all about flowers. You will work as scientists to discover parts of the flower and how flowers grow. We will also design our own flower pots, gardens and flower arrangements!

Class: Games Galore - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: K, 1, 2
Time: 12:00-3:00
Instructor: Rima Hanna
Cost: $75
Description: When was the last time you had a family board game night? Does your child know how to play Checkers, Monopoly, Mancala, Dominos, Scrabble, Connect Four, Uno, or other classic board games?  Playing board games has been proven to:
-teach critical social skills such as turn taking, empathy, losing gracefully, and sportsmanship,
-reinforce basic academic skills such math, geometry, and literacy,
-teach the ability to strategize,
-develop higher thinking skills.
This class gives your child an opportunity to explore many classic board games. Some of these games have been around for thousands of years. Board games are an important part of our culture. This program provides a fun way for your child to learn to play these games with friends. Come join us and have fun!!

Class: Mad Scientists - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: K, 1, 2
Time: 12:00-3:00      
Instructor: Courtney Poske, Sarah Cantor
Cost: $75
Description: Throw on your lab coats and join us in exploring the wonderful world of science! In this class we will predict, preform and record many different types of science experiments. We will learn how to make playdough, rock candy, dinosaur eggs and more!

Class: Ready, Set, Go: A Transportation Exploration! - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: K, 1
Time: 12:00-3:00
Instructor: Catherine Dowling and Emily Ryan
Cost: $75
Description: Do you want to race on a road, row on a raft, or soar through the sky? If so you are needed to come and be a Transport Engineer. We need teams of Design Engineers to make a car move without touching it, create an unsinkable raft, and launch a bear in a rocket! Your team will complete a daily Engineering Report including designs and plans for your inventions to discuss with your fellow Engineers. Hop on the bus as we read books, brainstorm ideas, sing songs, play games, and use your art skills to create rocket ships, monster trucks, and your own pirate ship! We can’t wait for you to come aboard and join us on this voyage.

Class: Robotics Programming - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: 3, 4
Time: 12:00-3:00
Instructor: Jason Andreola
Cost: $75
Description: In this class we’ll be dreaming up new adventures and bringing them to life!  Students will use programming language to transform robots into ready-to-play pals.  Through the Wonder Workshop and our Dash and Dot robots, students will learn to code, develop problem-solving and creative skills while building meaningful relationships with their peers and having fun! Please note: this class is for students who have not previously taken robotics programming with Shrewsbury Public Schools

Class: Spring Stem and Earth Day Activities - Sorry, this class is full
Open to Grades: 2, 3, 4
Time: 12:00-3:00
Instructor: Ann-Marie Rogers
Cost: $75
Description: What better way to use up jellybeans and Peeps than with scientific experiments! There will be several hands-on experiments with candy such as exploding Peeps as well as stem challenges and chromatography. We will also honor Earth Day by creating projects with recyclable items such as plantable seed paper.

Extended Day
Time: 3:00-6:00PM
Cost: $75
Description: Extend the fun with crafts, group games, gym time, special projects and more! A snack and drink will be provided. Parents may pick up their students anytime before 6:00PM.  Please enter through the cafeteria doors in the rear of the building.