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AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

Registration for Winter ASAP classes is now open.

All registration and payment must be done through the parent portal. (Classes will be listed in the "Sports and Activities" section of the portal once registration opens.) Your spot in the class is not guaranteed until payment is made.

Class: Coding with Sphero Robots - sorry, class is full
Cost: $30
Time: Mondays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9
Instructor: Ms. Hopkins and Ms. Clegg
Class size: 24
Location: Room 323
Description: Do you love coding or do you want to learn how to code? Spend some time working on your coding skills with the Sphero robots. Sphero robots are small, spherical robots; we will learn how to make them move around through real-life mazes and obstacle courses, racing against the clock and each other to complete different challenges!

Class: Ceramic Animals and Creatures - sorry, class is full
Cost: $30
Time: Mondays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 (note, this class starts and ends a week later than other classes)
Instructor: Ms. Kunar
Class size: 15
Location: Art Room 344
Description: Students will use kiln fired clay to create animal sculptures.  Students will sculpt realistic and fictional animals or creatures using a number of hand-building clay methods including slabs, pinch pots, score and slip, and coils.  All clay sculptures will be painted with food safe glaze.  The first class will start Monday January 13. 

Class: Finance for Life (new students only)
Cost: $30
Time: Tuesdays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/10, 3/17 (no class on early release days)
Instructors: Ms. Durairajan & Mr. Subramoniam
Class size: 20
Location: 309
Description: Have you ever wondered how long will it take to grow a penny to a million or billion dollars? Or what attributes do Mozart, LeBron James, Toni Morrison, and Sal Khan have in common?  As you know, finance plays an important role in our lives. The rules of money and its management should be a basic life skill.  In Finance for Life (Fin4Life), your child will learn the basics of finance, the importance of savings and starting it early, the perils of debt, and the magical power of compounding. They will learn these skills in a fun, engaging, and entertaining manner with role-play activities, and interactive discussions.  We hope to see your child in the class!

Class: Strength and Conditioning - Sorry, class is full
Cost: $30
Time: Tuesdays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/10, 3/17 (no class on early release days)
Instructors: Abby Guinard (owner of Get in Shape for Women in Shrewsbury)
Class size: 14
Location: gym
Description: This 8 week fitness training program was designed to help middle school students to thrive and grow physically and mentally, in a supportive enviornment. In addition to improving overall fitness levels, this class will promote improved body awareness, confidence and self-esteem. Each class will begin with a short dynamic warm up. Participants will then learn to perform basic body weight exercises with proper form and technique. Finally, the exercises they learned will be combined into a full-body, age appropriate workout. The class is open to all students regardless of their experience or fitness level. 

Class: Soccer Club - sorry, class is full
Cost: $30
Time: Wednesdays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4
Instructors: Mr. Wheeler & Mr. DiGristina
Class size: 20
Location: gym
Description: Love playing soccer?  Come work on your fitness and skills during the winter to get ready for the spring season. 

Class: Craft Club
Cost: $30
Time: Wednesdays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4
Instructor: Ms. Hopkins
Class size: 16
Location: room 323
Description: Spend some time working on all sorts of crafts, including friendship bracelets, gimp and beaded animal keychains, fuse beads, and knitting! Come work on a craft you already love doing or learn a new one!

Class: 3D Print your own board game (Wednesday class) -Sorry, class is full
Cost: $30
Time: Wednesdays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4
Instructor: Ms. Rivera
Class size: 8
Location: media center
Description: Use your creativity to design your own travel Board Game or Puzzle along with Game Pieces. We provide the box you create the game!! We’ll 3D Print the Pieces for you.

Class: 3D Print your own board game (Thursday class) -Sorry, class is full
Cost: $30
Time: Thursdays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5
Instructor: Ms. Rivera
Class size: 8
Location: media center
Description: Use your creativity to design your own travel Board Game or Puzzle along with Game Pieces. We provide the box you create the game!! We’ll 3D Print the Pieces for you.

Class: Basketball - sorry, class is full
Cost: $30
Time: Thursdays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5
Instructor: Ms. Quinn
Class size: 15
Location: gym
Description: Come learn the basics of basketball in a fun environment.

Class: Fun with Food and Fitness - Cancelled
Cost: $30
Time: Thursdays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5
Instructors: Ms. Rocco and Ms. Easson
Class size: 20
Location: TBA
Description: Please join us for after school fun!! Students will enjoy making and eating healthy snack while learning the nutritional value of the food they are preparing.  We will incorporate fun and easy movement activities into each class.

Class: Hour(s) of Code
Cost: $30
Time: Thursdays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5
Instructors: Ms. Walsh and Ms. O'Connor
Class size: 20
Location: room 223
Description: "The “official” Hour of Code takes place during Computer Science Education
week in early December. BUT who says that we have to limit it to one hour? This class will allow you to explore some websites, online courses, and apps that will allow you to independently learn to code! Please note, this class will be based on students teaching themselves (and classmates!) how to complete some coding tasks accessible on the iPad in a quiet, collaborative environment! "

Class: Drama for All - sorry, class is full
Cost: $30
Time: Thursdays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5
Instructor: Ms. Bonneau
Class size: 20
Location: TBA
Description: Students will experience a number of activities that contribute towards an understanding in the fine art of musical theater and the skills necessary to be successful in that art.  Games, singing, acting, moving constitute the major components of this class.  Fun, however, will be at the top of the list!

Class: Yoga and Zentangle
Cost: $30
Time: Fridays, 2:55-3:55PM
Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6
Instructor: Ms. Gupta
Class size: 15
Location: Art room 344
Description: Students will learn some basic yoga poses and easy breathing exercises to calm their minds and body. Yoga mats are provided. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn drawing method that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being.

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.

Additional Information:

  • There is no transportation for this program. Students must be picked up promptly at 3:55
  • Classes are open to Sherwood 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 early release, vacation, holidays or parent conference days. Instructors will arrange for a make-up class for these days.
  • On occasion, a class may be cancelled the day of class. Students need to listen to announcements and check the after-school bulletin board by the main office. 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

The Sherwood After School Activities Program (ASAP) offers hour-long classes that run once a week after school for 8 weeks.  Anticipated program dates for the 2019-2020 school year are:
Session 1:  October 9- December 1
Session 2: January 6 - March 6
Session 3:  March 23 - May 22
 
Each class costs $30. Class titles vary depending on the interests and availability of the teachers.
Classes are only open to the students enrolled at Sherwood.  Information about the classes will be posted here, and will be included in the principal's weekly email to parents.