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After School Activity Program

Oak Middle School
After School Activities Program
Winter 2020

Class:  Learning to Code with Python
Cost: $30
Time: Mondays 3:00-4:00PM
Location:  Media Center
Dates: 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
Instructors:  High School students from Mass Academy
Description:  Do you love to code? Have you always been interested in coding, but don’t know where to start? Join us on Mondays in the computer lab to learn the basics of programming through Python. Students of all levels of experience are welcome! Learning how to code boosts problem solving and logic skills, is applicable to almost every career field, can earn you a high salary, and can enable you to make really cool projects like apps and games. But most importantly... coding is fun! Students from the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI will be running this after school activity. Coding competitions will be held with awesome prizes for winning teams! The goals of this program are to foster a love for computer science, improve students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and provide a foundational understanding of computer programming and its real-world applications.

Class: Unified Yoga and Mindfulness Club - sorry, class is cancelled
Cost: $30
Time: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00PM
Dates: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11
Instructors: Ms. Powers and Ms. Menard
Description:
Join us every Wednesday to practice being present and positive. We will learn strategies like meditation, yoga, and breathing practices to apply to our daily lives focusing on body and mind awareness. Discover your own abilities to self-regulate and focus on your thoughts, practice with the tools you need to live connected, authentic and happy lives. This course is designed for access to all students who want to participate. Please reach out to spowers@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us with any questions regarding access or support.

Registration Instructions:

  • Log into the Parent Portal.
  • From the navigation menu on the left, select “Sports and Activities”
  • Choose the class you wish to take by clicking “Assign Fee”
  • From the navigation menu, select “Payment Center” and you will be redirected to School Pay
  • Your spot is not reserved until you have completed your payment.
  • Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis

Additional Information:

  • There is no transportation for this program. Students must be picked up promptly at 4:00
  • Classes are open to Oak Middle School students only.
  • Please note that the ASAP programs do not require the $50 district activity fee. You are only required to pay the fee associated with the activity. (The district activities fee does NOT cover this program.)
  • Classes will need to meet minimum enrollments (10 students) in order to take place. We will contact you ONLY if a class is cancelled.
  • There is no nurse on duty at the school during the after-school program.
  • We must be able to reach a parent/guardian or designated adult by phone that can immediately come to the school in case of an emergency or unacceptable behavior.
  • Classes only meet on days when school is in session. Classes will not meet on vacation days, holidays or snow days.
  • On occasion, a class may be cancelled the day of class. Students need to listen to announcements for cancellations. Parents WILL NOT be notified of day-to-day cancellations. After school plans should be in place for all students in case of cancellations.
  • If a class is cancelled due to weather or other circumstances, the instructor will arrange for a make-up date.
  • Expectations for appropriate student behavior are the same as during the school day. Students who do not behave appropriately may be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • There will be no refunds.

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