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After School Activities Program (ASAP)

Announcing the Virtual ASAP program for Winter of 2021! 

District staff will be teaching hour-long enrichment classes for students in grades K-8.  The classes will meet weekly, for 6 weeks, via zoom.  Topics include art, science, coding, crafts, gardening, yoga and much more.  SPS students from all cohorts are welcome to register.

Registration Instructions:

  • Log in to your parent portal account
  • Click "Sports, Activities and Permission Slips:
  • Click "After School Activities Program"
  • Select the class you wish to take
  • Click Payment Center to pay the $30 class fee
  • Your seat in the class is not reserved until payment is received.  Unpaid class registrations will be deleted.

Class: Art Club - sorry, class is full!
Grades: 3, 4
Teacher: Amanda DeZago
Time: Fridays, 4:15-5:15 PM
Dates: 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26
Cost: $30
Class Size: 16
Description: This class will be offered to those students that wish to strengthen their art skills as well as focusing on being mindful. This art club will also allow other students to share and critique their work if they so wish! Supplies will be provided - your teacher will email you about how to pick up your supply kit.

Class: Citizen Science - now open to grades 5 & 6!
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Teacher: Ann Ambiel
Time: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM
Dates: 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Cost: $30
Class Size: 16
Description: Introduce students to different citizen science activities that can be done from their homes or local park.

Class: Colorful Arts and Crafts - sorry, class is full!
Grades: 3, 4
Teacher: Adelina Baka
Time: Mondays, 5:15-6:15 PM
Dates: 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22
Cost: $30
Class Size: 12
Description: Join us each week as we take construction paper and scissors and transform them into different forms of animals and flowers. Supplies will be provided - your teacher will email you about how to pick up your supply kit.

Class: Craft Corner - sorry, class is full
Grades: K, 1, 2
Teacher: Jessica Prescott
Time: Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 PM
Dates: 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24
Cost: $30
Class Size: 12
Description: We will have a different theme each week that works its way into all of our activities. We will get to know each other through games (“what’s in the mystery bag?”, surveys like “what is your favorite color?” and show and tell time. There will be dress up days to match our themes and we will create a new craft each time we meet. Supplies will be provided - your teacher will email you about how to pick up your supply kit.

Class: e-Textiles! Making things light up!
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Teacher: Lynn Gracie-Rogers
Time: Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15
Dates: 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31
Cost: $35 (includes $5 materials fee)
Class Size: 14
Description: Have you ever wanted to make things light up? Come and use button batteries, along with copper tape, flexible fabric tape, conductive thread and led lights to make papercrafts, cardboard creations and even add lights to clothing (light up sweatshirts, anyone?)! Some minor sewing required.This class is designed for middle and high school students. Supplies will be provided - your teacher will email you about how to pick up your supply kit.

Class: Friday Fun!
Grades: 5, 6
Teacher: Laura Ryan
Time: Fridays, 4:00-5:00
Dates: 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26
Cost: $30
Class Size: 20
Description: Start your weekend with some Friday fun! Each week, we will play Zoom adaptations of favorite games and activities like Scattegories, charades, Pictionary, and Catch Phrase. In addition to learning existing games, we will make our own, too. We will have fun connecting with peers and meeting new friends, and you will learn some fun ways to stay connected with family and friends virtually!

Class: Fun with Circuits! - sorry, class is full
Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Teacher: Lynn Gracie-Rogers
Time: Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15PM
Dates: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
Cost: $35 (includes $5 materials fee)
Class Size: 12
Description: Have you ever wanted to make things light up? Using small batteries, make creations that light up! Students will use copper tape, conductive fabric tape and small led lights to add lights to cards, cardboard structures and even fabric if time allows (light up sock puppets anyone?). Suitable for elementary and middle school - no sewing required. Supplies will be provided - your teacher will email you about how to pick up your supply kit.

Class: Grow a Garden
Grades: 5, 6, 7
Teacher: Carol Tasker
Time: Thursdays, 4:00-5:00
Dates: 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
Cost: $30
Class Size: 14
Description: Do you enjoy gardening? Never grown a garden? Our class will learn the basics of growing plants and vegetables inside and outdoors. We will learn about garden basics, hydroponics, and outdoor growing. Information on nutrition and recipes are included. Get ready to watch your seeds grow and enjoy! Supplies will be provided - your teacher will email you about how to pick up your supply kit.

Class: Learning to Sew: Headbands and Scrunchies - sorry, class is full!
Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6
Teacher: Jennifer Tabor and Cindy Reid
Time: Mondays, 4:15-5:15PM
Dates: 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22
Cost: $40
Class Size: 22
Description:This class teaches how to sew by hand! We will teach the fundamentals of pinning and sewing and the result will be headbands and scrunchies the kids can wear and be proud of! Supplies will be provided - your teacher will email you about how to pick up your supply kit.

Class: Python for Beginners (new students only) - sorry, class is full
Grades: 5, 6
Teacher: Litza Rivera
Time: Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 PM
Dates: 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Cost: $30
Class Size: 12
Description: Learn the basics of the Python language by writing code for fun programs. Students will write code to run a "kindness chatbot" to lift someone's spirit. We will also explore Python's drawing capabiilty to get creative by writing code that draws colorful designs. We will even write a program that tells jokes! Our approach will be learning by doing. Come join us and code the fun! This same class is running on Thursdays, please only register for one class.

Class: Python for Beginners - sorry, class is full
Grades: 5, 6
Teacher: Litza Rivera
Time: Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM
Dates: 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
Cost: $30
Class Size: 12
Description: Learn the basics of the Python language by writing code for fun programs. Students will write code to run a "kindness chatbot" to lift someone's spirit. We will also explore Python's drawing capabiilty to get creative by writing code that draws colorful designs. We will even write a program that tells jokes! Our approach will be learning by doing. Come join us and code the fun! This same class is running on Tuesdays, please only register for one class.

Class: Read With Me! - sorry, class is full
Grades: K, 1, 2
Teacher: Jessica Prescott
Time: Fridays, 4:15-5:15 PM
Dates: 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26
Cost: $30
Class Size: 12
Description: We will have a new theme each week dictated by our stories with dress up days to go along with our themes. Getting to know our friends will be fun with games, show and tell time and surveys like “how many pets do you have?”. We will have scavenger hunts and other movement breaks. We will read fabulous stories, talk about vocabulary words and answer “wh” questions about the stories. There will even be some exciting virtual field trips.

Class: Reading Club - sorry, class is full
Grades: 2, 3, 4
Teacher: Jessica Prescott
Time: Mondays 4:15-5:15
Dates: 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22
Cost: $30
Class Size: 12
Description: There will be a theme each week that works it’s way into each of our activities. We will play games, share and tell about our lives, listen to stories, answer “wh” questions about the story, talk about vocabulary words, have scavenger hunts and other movement breaks, related science experiments, take virtual field trips and dress up to go along with our theme.

Class: The Star Wars Universe
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Teacher: Chris Garth
Time: Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM
Dates: 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22
Cost: $30
Class Size: 20
Description: How much do you really know about the Star Wars Universe? Have you watched the films? Built legos from the Star Wars collection? Have you skipped everything Star Wars in your life because you just don't get it? Bring your own force to this gathering of minds and learn and maybe, just maybe you might want to see more of Jedi Knights, droids or Baby Yoda in your world.

Class: Yoga - sorry, class is full
Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Teacher: Bonnie Pierce
Time: Tuesdays 4:15-5:15
Dates: 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Cost: $30
Class Size: 18
Description: Maybe you’ve heard that yoga is good for your body and your mind, but did you know that yoga can also be a lot of fun? Come join me and discover yoga through games, music, crafts, fun and challenging yoga poses, and a visit to the secret garden.
 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact
Karen Isaacson, Director of Extended Learning
kisaacson@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us
508-841-8727