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Vacation week Programs

Limited seats still available.  All members of the community are welcome! Contact Mary Rana if you are interested in enrolling.  508-841-8727

 

General Information

 

Dates:  Tuesday, April 16th - Friday, April 19th
Grades:  K-8
Location:  Floral Street School
Transportation:  Must be provided by parent, there are no buses this week
Lunch: If you are staying all day, please provide your child with a lunch
Program Hours and cost:

  • Morning Session 8:30AM-11:30AM - $75
  • Afternoon Session 12:00PM-3:00PM - $75
  • Full Day Session:  8:30AM-3:00PM - $150
  • Extended Day:  3:00PM-6:00PM - $75
  • Early Drop Off:  7:00AM-8:30AM - $25

You may choose a combination of morning and afternoon classes to create a full-day schedule.  There will be a supervised lunch period from 11:30-12:00 for all students who are staying for a full day. All prices are for the whole week.  Class fees are non-refundable.

Registration Instructions for Shrewsbury Public School students:

  • Login to the parent portal (once registration opens)
  • Select "Sports, Activities and Permission Slips" from the menu on the left
  • Select "Vacation enrichment"
  • Click on the class(es) you wish to take to assign the fee
  • Click on "payment center" on the left  to pay for the classes. Your spot is not confirmed until payment is received.
  • Return to the parent portal and refresh your browser
  • Click the registration box next to the class
  • At the bottom of the list, click the box that says "Enroll in Vacation Activity"
  • Please note, you will not receive a confirmation email.  To confirm if your child is enrolled, click the "sports and activities" menu and if the class has a checkmark next to it and it says the fee is paid, you are enrolled in the class.
  • Please note: registration will be blocked if you have any outstanding fees with the school district. You must pay all past-due fees in order to register for vacation classes.

AM Classes

Class Name: Backyard Bugs
Instructor(s): Tina Marino
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: K, 1
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! Come discover all the creepy, crawling, flying, fascinating creatures that live in your backyard.

Class Name: Chess Without Stress
Instructor(s): Kavita Bhatia
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - now open to grades 1 & 2!
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: "Chess is a gymnasium of mind.” The students will learn about solid fundamentals, proper vocabulary and interactive strategies involved in chess, according to their skill level, which will help them improve their mental prowess, concentration and analytical skills. Students will learn a variety of moves, how to checkmate, and how to look beyond the obvious. All skill levels are welcome.  Students who have attended this program in the past will get new opportunities to build up their skills and to take it to the next level.

Class Name: Crafty Gardening - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Diane Schwab
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: K, 1, 2
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Does your child enjoy gardening? Do they also enjoy crafty projects? If so, then this class will be a hit! We will start seeds using some unique (and recyclable) methods. There will be some fun craft projects to brighten up their own garden space at home.

Class Name: Doll-Sized Science
Instructor(s): Jill Shah
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: 2, 3
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Do you enjoy making crafts for your dolls? In this class, you will find some of the fun ways you and your doll can learn and play in the fields of science and engineering. Each day we will learn about a new topic while making a STEM craft that will be just the right size for an 18” doll. You will be introduced to Astronomy, Chemistry, Architecture, and Engineering.

Class Name: Fly into Space - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Jouliana Hanna
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: K, 1, 2
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Are you curious about what goes on in space? Come explore the universe with me. There’s a lot to learn about what surrounds our Earth. Each day, we will learn about different planets and something special about each one. We will do so through; crafts, videos, snacks, stories, and body movements.

Class Name: Fun and Games
Instructor(s): Catherine Jreije
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Let's have some fun with paint, crafts, legos and games! We will be playing board games, working on arts and crafts such as gimp, card making and painting crafts and competing for best lego creation! This class is a fun camp-like experience where you will have the option of participating in a variety of activities depending on what interests you. You can do something different each day! Let's make some memories in Vacation Camp.

Class Name: Fun wit Art - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Kristin Keenan and Makenzie Orfalea
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: K, 1, 2
Class Size: 24
Cost: $75
Description: Lets get messy!!!  Each day we'll explore new materials and projects such as shaving cream marble papers, spray painting on canvas, tie-dyed suncatchers, art with salt, white oil pastel paintings, and SLIME!  Bring a smock or wear old clothes for this week of hands-on creativity!

Class Name: Gingerbread Fun - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Joanie Markham
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: 1, 2, 3
Class Size: 14
Cost: $75
Description:  We will start each day by reading one of the many fun-filled Gingerbread stories such as the Ninjabread Boy, the Pizzaman Boy, The Gingerbread Girl and many more! Each child will create their very own gingerbread storybook complete with storyline, chant and illustrations! Each child's story will be published (spiral bound in order to take home). Other gingerbread related activities throughout the week! We will end our time together by decorating a gingerbread creation for snack time. Run, run, as fast as you can and sign up for Gingerbread Fun!

Class Name: Gym Games  - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Amy Smith
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: 2, 3, 4
Class Size: 16
Cost: $75
Description: If your child loves Elementary PE...this is the place for you.  A few different sports or games each day including Capture the Flag, Kickball, Stinky Feet, Beach Ball Volleyball, Wiffleball, Floor Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Indoor Soccer, Handball.   Where we laugh and play every day!

Class Name: Just Dance - sorry, class is full!
Instructor(s): Katie and Anne Monopoli
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: 2, 3 & 4
Class Size: 22
Cost: $75
Description: In this fun filled class, students will spend the week exploring different styles of movement and dance. They will learn choreography and work in groups to create their own pieces. We will have a performance at the end of the week to show off all of our hard work!

Class Name: Mathmatical Mindsets
Instructor(s): Laura Ryan
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: 4, 5, 6
Class Size: 18
Cost: $75
Description: Math is a fascinating, exciting, beautiful subject! Not convinced? Then this class is for you! In Mathematical Mindsets we will solve puzzles, tackle interesting problems, and explore the math that surrounds us daily during fun activities like scavenger hunts, art projects and a variety of hands-on math tasks. This class is specifically geared towards students who do not enjoy math, who think it is too difficult, or maybe even find it to be scary. By the end of the week, I hope you will find math to be a little less daunting and a lot more interesting!

Class Name: Robotics Programming - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Jason Andreola
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: 1, 2
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Dreaming up new adventures and bringing them to life, students will develop programming language by transforming robots into ready-to-play pals with code and Legos! Through the Wonder Workshop and our Dash and Dot robots, students will develop problem-solving and creative skills while building meaningful relationships with their peers and having fun! This class is for students who have not previously taken a similar robotics class at Shrewsbury Public Schools.

Class Name: Starting a Garden
Instructor(s): Carol Tasker
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Class Size: 14
Cost: $75
Description: Ever wanted to start your own garden? Maybe you thought, “not enough sun,” or “I don’t have the space, or time”. This course is designed to address these issues, discuss growing vegetables and plants, whether your in a tight space or limited light. Discussion range from soil, fertilizer and organic vs inorganic growth. We’ll also talk about vegetable nutrition sources, and the best growth value/nutrition options. Students will take home garden plans, nutrition information and vegetables and plants. We’ll have fun growing a garden even if it’s April!

Class Name: Volcano Eruptions - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Kelly Boland
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Grades: 2, 3, 4
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: This week we'll learn all about Volcanos. We will discuss what Volcanos are and made up of, and make different types of volcano models - even one that has erupting SLIME!

 

Full Day Classes

Class Name: Environmental Education in the Schoolyard
Instructor(s): Kara Frankian
Time: 8:30AM-3:00PM
Grades: 2, 3, 4
Class Size: 14
Cost: $150
Description: If you love to be outside exploring nature, this is a great class for you. Each day we will spend time on Floral's nautre trail and in the garden. We will also spend time in the classroom setting up the grow labs and starting variety of seeds.

Class Name: FUN-damentals of Basketball - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Caleb Ofori
Time: 8:30AM-3:00PM
Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Class Size: 15
Cost: $150
Description: The class will  incorporate a fun and exciting way to learn about basketball and staying in shape while also learning some important life lessons. During the first two days, the class will focus on teaching kids how to warm up their bodies for a sport, how to get their minds into the game of basketball and which ways the game incorporates life lessons. The next two days will cover the fundamental stages of basketball such as : Lay ups, dribbling, foul shooting, passing, ball-handling, jumps stops, triple threat position, pivoting, jab steps, rebounding and more.

Class Name: Improv Games for Everyone
Instructor(s): Crystal Welch
Time: 8:30AM-3:00PM
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Class Size: 10
Cost: $150
Description: Improv is for everyone and unbelievably fun to do! All the students need are their imaginations. During this class, kids will learn a large variety of different Improv Games that teach them the importance of saying “yes, and…”, space work, confidence, and more! All of this while laughing their heads off and getting up and active. A wonderful class for all levels of experience!

 

PM Classes

Class Name: Actor's Workshop
Instructor(s): Christina Pierro
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: This workshop is designed to build confidence and self esteem. Through basic acting coaching students will learn proper diction , projection, text interpretation, stage direction, theater terms, character development and audition preparation.

Class Name: Chess Without Stress - Sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Kavita Bhatia
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: "Chess is a gymnasium of mind.” The students will learn about solid fundamentals, proper vocabulary and interactive strategies involved in chess, according to their skill level, which will help them improve their mental prowess, concentration and analytical skills. Students will learn a variety of moves, how to checkmate, and how to look beyond the obvious. All skill levels are welcome.  Students who have attended this program in the past will get new opportunities to build up their skills and to take it to the next level.

Class Name: Detective Academy
Instructor(s): Polly Mertzanis and Molly Butler
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: 2, 3
Class Size: 20
Cost: $75
Description: Students will be trained to think like detectives. We will play memory games, break secret codes, analyze handwriting, and more. Students will use their newly acquired skills to go on a scavenger hunt and to solve a mystery!

Class Name: Earth Day and Spring STEM Activities
Instructor(s): Ann-Marie Rogers
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: 3, 4, 5 - now open to grade 3!
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: In Celebration of Earth Day, students will engage in a hands-on activity each day such as exploring how an oil spill effects ocean life, how a landfill is constructed, water pollution and glacier erosion and how they impact the environment. We will also be making a series of crafts with recycled materials and conduct experiments with spring time candy such Peeps and Jelly Beans!

Class Name: Fly into Space - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Jouliana Hanna
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: K, 1, 2
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Are you curious about what goes on in space? Come explore the universe with me. There’s a lot to learn about what surrounds our Earth. Each day, we will learn about different planets and something special about each one. We will do so through; crafts, videos, snacks, stories, and body movements.

Class Name: Fun wit Art - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Kristin Keenan and Makenzie Orfalea
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: K, 1, 2
Class Size: 24
Cost: $75
Description: Lets get messy!!!  Each day we'll explore new materials and projects such as shaving cream marble papers, spray painted canvasses, tie-dyed suncatchers, art with salt, white oil pastel paintings and SLIME!  Bring a smock or wear old clothes for this week of hands-on creativity!

Class Name: Gym Games - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Amy Smith
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: 2, 3, 4
Class Size: 16
Cost: $75
Description: If your child loves Elementary PE...this is the place for you.  A few different sports or games each day including Capture the Flag, Kickball, Stinky Feet, Beach Ball Volleyball, Wiffleball, Floor Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Indoor Soccer, Handball.   Where we laugh and play every day!

Class Name: Learn Cursive Handwriting
Instructor(s): Diane Schwab
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: 2, 3, 4
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Is your child interested in learning cursive? This class will teach your child how to write the capital and lower case letters in cursive. To keep things interesting, a variety of writing instruments...everything from pencils to shave cream...will help them practice in a variety of ways. Activities such as read aloud, word match and Bingo games, and finally painting their signature in cursive, keep this class anything but boring!

Class Name: Minute to Win It with STEM - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Bindu Gupta
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: 2, 3, 4
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Students are going to learn, practice, and challenge each other with STEM based games. Using some common house hold items, we will use science to make entertaining and fun projects in order to compete in the minute to win it games. We have all New Challenges so let's have some fun with learning!

Class Name: Robotics Programming - - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Jason Andreola
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: 3, 4
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Dreaming up new adventures and bringing them to life, students will develop programming language by transforming robots into ready-to-play pals with code and Legos! Through the Wonder Workshop and our Dash and Dot robots, students will develop problem-solving and creative skills while building meaningful relationships with their peers and having fun!  This class is for students who have not previously taken a similar robotics class at Shrewsbury Public Schools.

Class Name: Snacktivities - sorry, class is full
Instructor(s): Mary Forzaglia
Time:12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades:  1, 2, 3
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Snacktivities class gives a whole new meaning to "playing with your food"! With your creativity, you will turn basic foods into edible works of art. By manipulating fruits, veggies and various other foods, you are going to be amazed and what you can design. We will be creating apple fruit donuts, daffodil snack cups, veggie bugs, buzzing bee snack bags and many more fun snacktivities. We will be discussing healthy snacks and other activities revolving around healthy choices! When children are more excited about their food, they are more likely to enjoy themselves and try something new. Come join the fun and bring along your creativity. Please note: We will not use any peanut or nut products in the class, but some ingredients may have been processed in a facililty that processes nuts.  Please discuss any food allergies with the program director prior to class.

Class Name: Spring Fling
Instructor(s): Jessica Prescott
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: K, 1, 2
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: Read stories, play games and do crafts all while learning about life cycles of plants and animals that surround us every day and help to make this time of year so beautiful and exciting.

Class Name: Yoga and Mindful Crafts
Instructor(s): Bonnie Pierce
Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
Grades: K, 1, 2
Class Size: 12
Cost: $75
Description: You already know yoga is fun, but did you also know it's good for your body and your mind? Explore yoga through fun and challenging yoga poses, partner poses, books, games and activities. We will balance out all that high energy fun with calming activities like guided meditations, mindful moments, and mindful and yoga related crafts. Each student will also create a Mindful Strategies Tool Kit to take home at the end of the week.

Early Drop-Off - $25 for the week

If you need to get an early start on your day, you can drop off your student any time after 7:00AM. Activities such as board games, and arts and crafts are planned each day.  Extended Day staff will supervise students and make sure they get to their morning class at 8:30.   Sorry, a daily rate is not available.

Extended Hours - $75 for the week

Extended the fun until 6:00PM!  Extended Day staff will plan a variety of games, projects and activities for students to choose from each day.  We will also play gym games and go outside (weather permitting.). Parents can pick up any time before 6:00PM.  Sorry, a daily rate is not available.

 

For more information, contact:
Karen Isaacson, Director of Extended Learning
kisaacson@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us
508-841-8727