In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year | Kids Out and About Austin

In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year

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Fall 2020 on-site learning pods

We have a limited number of spots available in our on-site learning pods.

Elevator pitch below! Keep scrolling for more detailed information!

  • low ratios of 1 adult with a maximum of 9 children

  • full day programming-- Mon-Fri, 8 am - 3 pm

  • guidance and assistance with online/distance learning (both synchronous and asynchronous)

  • progress monitoring on grade specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

  • supplemental curriculum that is aligned with the TEKS and developed in collaboration with learners and parents

  • opportunities for group studies and clubs in a wide variety of areas including, but not limited to: music, theatre, foreign languages, arts, movement based activities, etc. 

  • thorough health screening procedures and hygiene measures that include facilitating communication among the parents of each learning pod

    ***Because at this time we have limited information on exactly what each child’s school day will look like, we do not yet know how much time there will be for supplemental curriculum and clubs, etc. We ask for patience and flexibility as we navigate this new program and manner of schooling.

More details:

  • We are asking all families who sign up to commit for the entire fall semester. Why is this? We assume that if school opens back up before January and we don't require the on-site folks to stay on, we might find ourselves in a situation where several families drop. It'll leave us providing care for the remaining families at a level of loss that could very quickly put us under. If everything miraculously turns around in a way that most/all families are able to safely go back to school and we are able to serve a large number again, we'll happily let everyone off the hook and go back to doing after-school. It just doesn't seem likely for the fall. 

  • Tuition is on a sliding scale, from $800- $1,200 per month. We recognize that none of you were planning on paying what ends up being private school tuition, and we acknowledge the precarious nature of life/work/sanity right now. Please know that when we tell you we need to average $1000/mo per child, this is just to help us stay afloat, and we're not looking to make a profit right now. Our rent is quite high, and because we are only able to serve about 1/3 of our normal capacity, the amount we're charging is necessary in order to sustain our program. You'll be asked on the registration form to tell us the amount you plan to pay each month. Please don't hesitate to reach out if the amount that you are able to pay shifts during the semester; we're here for you and will do everything we can to make it work. 

  • August tuition will be prorated. You'll be charged a little less than half the regular amount you'll be expected to pay for other months.

  • On Monday, August 17th, we'll do our in-person KID ORIENTATION! It'll only be from 8a until noon, so you just need to send snacks, a water bottle, and your child's wifi-enabled device. The goal will be to get everyone's device set up so that we're ready to go on Tuesday morning, which is when the semester officially starts. We'll also play games, set expectations for the students, and meet one another! (Attendance isn't mandatory for this day, but it'll help the first day run much more smoothly if your child attends, FYI.)

  • The fall semester runs from August 18th through December 23rd. Aside from the closure dates listed below, we'll provide care, guidance and fun every weekday from 8a to 3p. 

  • No extended care available at this time. We understand that many families need care beyond 3 pm. In order to maintain stable groups and also be able to provide our staff with some planning and cleaning time at the beginning and end of each day, we are only able to offer care during the posted hours. (They’re working straight through the day and eating lunch with the kids as it is!) We are, however, open to the idea of providing transportation home at the end of each day. Contact us for more details!

  • Make note of the dates we'll be CLOSED:

    • Monday, September 7th (Labor Day)

    • November 23rd - 27th (Thanksgiving week)

    • December 24th - January 3rd 

    • ***Please note: if there are other dates on the AISD calendar on which schools are "closed" but we're not, we'll provide other fun and educational programming during the regular hours of 8a to 3p.

  • Assuming conditions in the spring semester are similar to the present, we will resume programming as of January 4th, as long as we have enough families sign up. We will reach out to all of you by December 1st with an update on this.

  • There will be a mandatory one-hour PARENT ORIENTATION via Zoom for every learning pod. Once we've solidified enrollment and assigned everyone to a pod (max. 9 kids), we'll reach out to the families within each pod to schedule a one-hour meeting time that will work for everyone (likely in the evening, sometime between August 3-14). During this meeting, you'll get to meet the smsc directors and staff, and one another. We'll discuss our community agreements, drop-off/pick-up procedures, ask and answer questions, etc. We believe that having everyone actually see and speak to one another (albeit virtually) will enable us to share the responsibility of keeping one another safe. 

  • Masks are required for everyone, and only students/staff are allowed to enter the building each day. Please make sure to have a clean, well-fitting mask for your child each day. Staff will wear them all day, and students will be required to wear them during certain times (we'll come to a consensus within each pod during orientation as to when exactly students will need to have them on). Additionally, only students and staff will be allowed to enter the building each day. This is a Child Care Licensing rule; if you are brand new to the program and would like to schedule a time to get a quick tour of the building before August 14th, feel free to email us!

If you are interested in signing up or learning more, please email us at info@spilledmilksocialclub.com!

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Kid's Art Lessons
620 Art Gallery & Studio

This year, students may miss the hands on instruction they would normally receive at school within the art room. At 620 art, your child can still receive in person, high quality art instruction from a Texas art certified teacher with over 13 years of public art education experience! Our class sizes are kept small to ensure safety and individual attention. Students will explore art through a variety of processes and media including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and sculpture. Students also experience fine art by viewing the artwork in our gallery space. Sign your young artist up today at 620 Art Gallery & Studio in Round Rock!

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Ninja Summer Camps
Adrenaline Taekwondo

Come Kick it at NINJA CAMP!

Fort Worth's best kids Martial Arts Summer Camp

Ninja Camp is a week-long Summer Camp dedicated to Ages 4-12. This camp encompasses fun martial arts training, weapons instruction, tumbling, games, dodgeball, water day and board breaking. Camp price includes camp shirt and 1 board for board breaking(Limit 20 Ninjas per Camp)

 

 
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Parque Zaragoza's Diversity Grove Tree Identification Activities
Amigos de Parque Zaragoza

Welcome to Zaragoza Park's Newly Planted Diversity Grove 'Tree ID' Activities Hub

Tree ID sign 

In March 2019, City of Austin Urban Forestry planted more than 60 baby trees, or saplings, comprising 30 species in Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park.   Our website and Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park provides free educational fun activities for learning more about the park's new Diversity Grove and how to identify trees.  You can use the Grove Tree ID Location Map to identify the 30 various species we have growing in Parque Zaragoza. Many of the new saplings provide an excellent opportunity for children reaching the heights of many of the tree's canopies an up close leaf identification experience.The 'All Things Trees' pdf information pack provides educational and fun facts about all the trees in the park including height, fruit, and various wildlife each tree provides shelter and food for. Make sure to also checkout the instructions and downloadable template for making eco-friendly DIY tree identification signs and other kids activities for all ages.Don't forget to hug one of our 200 year old heritage Oaks too. 

And contact parquezaragozana@gmail.com if you have photos you would like to add of a family or school park event to our website or social media. We would love to share your experience! 

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Parque Zaragoza's Diversity Grove Tree Identification Activities
Amigos de Parque Zaragoza

Welcome to Zaragoza Park's Newly Planted Diversity Grove 'Tree ID' Activities Hub

Tree ID sign

In March 2019, City of Austin Urban Forestry planted more than 60 baby trees, or saplings, comprising 30 species in Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park.   Our website and Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park provides free educational fun activities for learning more about the park's new Diversity Grove and how to identify trees.  You can use the Grove Tree ID Location Map to identify the 30 various species we have growing in Parque Zaragoza. Many of the new saplings provide an excellent opportunity for children reaching the heights of many of the tree's canopies an up close leaf identification experience.The 'All Things Trees' pdf information pack provides educational and fun facts about all the trees in the park including height, fruit, and various wildlife each tree provides shelter and food for. Make sure to also checkout the instructions and downloadable template for making eco-friendly DIY tree identification signs and other kids activities for all ages.Don't forget to hug one of our 200 year old heritage Oaks too. 

And contact parquezaragozana@gmail.com if you have photos you would like to add of a family or school park event to our website or social media. We would love to share your experience! 

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Parque Zaragoza's Diversity Grove Tree Identification Activities
Amigos de Parque Zaragoza

Welcome to Zaragoza Park's Newly Planted Diversity Grove 'Tree ID' Activities Hub

Tree ID sign

In March 2019, City of Austin Urban Forestry planted more than 60 baby trees, or saplings, comprising 30 species in Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park.   Our website and Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park provides free educational fun activities for learning more about the park's new Diversity Grove and how to identify trees.  You can use the Grove Tree ID Location Map to identify the 30 various species we have growing in Parque Zaragoza. Many of the new saplings provide an excellent opportunity for children reaching the heights of many of the tree's canopies an up close leaf identification experience.The 'All Things Trees' pdf information pack provides educational and fun facts about all the trees in the park including height, fruit, and various wildlife each tree provides shelter and food for. Make sure to also checkout the instructions and downloadable template for making eco-friendly DIY tree identification signs and other kids activities for all ages.Don't forget to hug one of our 200 year old heritage Oaks too. 

And contact parquezaragozana@gmail.com if you have photos you would like to add of a family or school park event to our website or social media. We would love to share your experience! 

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Bach to Rock Penfield Summer Music Camps - Every Week (ages 5-17)
Bach to Rock Penfield
Music
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Music Lessons (In-Person & Online)
Band Aid School of Music

Band Aid School of Music is Austin's premier music school, teaching hundreds of students from infant to adult. Whatever instrument you or your child wish to play, odds are we teach it: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bands, Voice, Singing, Brass, Woodwinds, and more.

We are OPEN and offering private, group, and band lessons (in-person at our South location, online, or home visit options available). We are taking extra precaution during this time by requiring masks to be worn by all parents, students, and staff when meeting for all in person lessons, in addition to social distancing. We are also sanitizing each practice room and all equipment after each lesson.

Want to join our growing Austin Family of music lovers? Sign up online or email info@bandaidschoolofmusic.com :)

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Boogaloo Academy
Boogaloo Academy/A Star Society

Join our vibrant community! 

Register now for Boogaloo Academy’s 2021-2022 season. 

We offer the best of both worlds with street and classical dance styles - with recreational to award-winning competitive programs for ages 1.5 years to adult. Online and In studio classes start on Sept. 12th.
 
We carefully implement Covid-19 safety protocols. 
  
 
 
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Supervised E-Learning Program at Code Ninjas Round Rock
Code Ninjas Round Rock

Have to work or have other commitments during the day, but don’t want to send your child to a crowded school due to COVID concerns? Then, send them to Code Ninjas in a safe, engaging environment by enrolling them in our new Supervised E-Learning Program. We have very limited seating and high demand for this, so email us at roundrocktx@codeninjas.com

Read below for more information:

 

What is the Supervised E-Learning program at Code Ninjas Round Rock?

This new program offers parents the freedom to focus on the workday along with the peace of mind that their children are safe to focus on the school day. Our staff will follow your child's school schedule (as provided by you) and ensure they are on-time to their virtual sessions and actively participating whether it is a synchronous or an asynchronous session. 

 

Program Overview:

  • Seats Available: Only 14 (to allow for social distancing)

  • We will provide laptops. We will also provide headphones, if needed.
  • Program cost: $10 an hour

  • Days: You will pick which days of the week your child will attend the Supervised E-Learning at Code Ninjas Round Rock. Example: Tuesday & Thursdays. We follow the school calendar for days of operation.

  • Time Spots:

    • Half Day mornings (8:00am - 11:30am)

    • Half Day afternoons (11:30am - 3:00pm)

    • Full Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)

    • We are flexible with the time spots. Please let us know if you need a time-frame outside these and we will see if we can accommodate it.

    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1

    • To guarantee a spot, you must prepay for the days you need in August. 

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    How to Become a Surrogate
    ConceiveAbilities

    Did you love being pregnant? Interested in helping others achieve their dreams of becoming a family? Surrogacy is the answer for so many families that are struggling to get pregnant, whether it's a women with cancer, gay men who can't have children or infertility issues, you may be able to change a family's life and earn money to help your family at the same time. Surrogacy packages start at $55,000 for first-time surrogates. Is this the right step for your family? Explore the process below to find out more...

    Learn How To Become a Surrogate

    Our job is to help you realize your dream of how to become a surrogate with expert guidance, from learning about the surrogate process all the way to your fourth trimester care. Our proven process makes your dream of helping another family a reality. We are all-in as your guide for a healthy and successful surrogacy journey.

    • 78% of our surrogates want to recommend another woman to be a ConceiveAbilities surrogate
    • 56% of our surrogates want to do another surrogacy journey with us

    Timing

    We customize our qualification process to work at your pace, with no timing pressure, What timing works for you? Some potential GCs are motivated to move through the process quickly. Some potential GCs need time to process and learn. We are on your timeline.

    Matching

    Our proprietary matching process pairs you with the family you were meant to help who have shared values and expectations. Matching Matters® has a 97% success rate at first introduction, expediting your journey.

    Compensation

    We prioritize your custom financial package so you have no bumps in the road that take you away from your dream of helping another family. Because we value your labor of love and because you are needed, ConceiveAbilities is proud to offer our first-of-its-kind All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program. Our pay package for you is the highest of any surrogacy agency. Period. Talk to us and we’ll make sure it is so.

    • Expert Guidance from application through fourth trimester postpartum care on how to become a surrogate
    • Top Pay through a simple, easy package that is custom-built for you
    • Monthly Care packages, with goodies that are chosen based on your priorities

    Use our compensation calculator to find out your personalized base pay.

    We tailor what you will earn according to where you live, your current salary, and whether you have prior experience as a surrogate. All put together into one easy and simple package of payments with no receipt tracking.

     

    Surrogate Mother Requirements

    What is Surrogacy?

    Surrogacy is a modern and growing means of bringing new life into the world, where a woman carries a baby for another person or a couple. The intended parents undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF), meaning fertilization outside of the body, to transfer an embryo into the surrogate mother’s uterus. In our work at ConceiveAbilities, surrogates are not genetically or legally related to the baby and are compensated for their time and service by the intended parents. In 2018, more than 10,000 births took place by surrogate in the United States, and the market is steadily growing at 15% per year based on data from the Centers for Disease Control. And, in the past ten years, the percentage of all IVF transfers that took place with a gestational carrier grew from just over 1% to 4.8%.

    What Are Surrogate Requirements?

    In order to ensure that surrogacy can be a healthy and successful experience for you, the basic requirements include your age, your experience with prior deliveries, and your medical history.

    The basic requirements include

     

    • Have you given birth before?
      • A history of at least one full-term, health and uncomplicated pregnancy is essential to ensuring your surrogacy journey is healthy and successful.
    • How old are you?
      • At the time you are matched with intended parents, you should be between 21 and 40 years of age.
    • Where do you live?
      • Compensated surrogacy is legal in most, but not all states. And, certain locations are highly valued by intended parents and you can earn higher compensation.
    • Are you a long-term US resident?
      • The surrogacy journey is lengthy and is accomplished only by working with a US-based IVF clinic.
    • Are you physically healthy?
      • You must have an uncomplicated medical history, not be over- or under-weight, not currently smoke, and be free of certain chronic conditions.
    • Are you emotionally healthy?
      • Your surrogacy journey is demanding and requires a stable foundation in your life without undue stress.

     

    Apply Now: ConceiveAbilities Application

     

     

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    Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids- Austin
    Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids- Austin

    Our goal at Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids is to provide families with an amazing haircut experience. From the playscape in the waiting area to the TVs, video games, and fantasy chairs on the cutting floor our expert staff is waiting to provide your child with a one of a kind experience.

    We strive to provide a caring environment where we put both the child and the parent at ease. Our stylists are skilled in cutting hair for all children, and provide that extra special touch for those with special needs. Not all children like to get their haircut, we are aware of this struggle and do all we can to make the experience one that they will want to have again. We strive to help all kids Discover How Much Fun A Haircut Can Be!

    Art Classes for Adults, Teens, Kids, Online, Homeschool
    Cordovan Art School

    Cordovan Art School and Pottery Parlor offers Art Classes for kids, teens and adults of all skill leves in a varied of media at 5 locations in the Austin area:  Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Southwest Austin and NW Austin. You can enroll any time! We also customize Homeschool Programs and have Online Art Classes! Thousands of kids attend our Art camps!  We have the "Best Art Camps" in the greater Austin area: When School is out for Holidays or Vacations, Art Camps are in session!  Our studios are also walk-in Paint Your Own Pottery Studios where groups can come and paint pottery together as family or friends, for parties, corporate events, or special workshops. Call our studios and let us find a creative art experience to fill your needs!!

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    Elementally Intuitive Movement
    Elementally Functional Family Fitness

    EIM is a flow-arts based functional movement practice; intended for all ages and stages of (self-propelled) development. 

    It includes Elementally Intuitive Movement 101 and Elemental Implement Manipulation. 

    I offers in-person guidance through the six levels of EIM, for pod/groups of 12 or less; the rate is the same ($80/hr), regardless of class size--gather together, separately, and save--plus it's fun to gather together, knowing we are giving each other enough space because EIM requires each body have at least 6 feet of space, or more, to explore their sphere freely. 

    We wear masks to help reduce airborne particulate (like pollen and dust); to show our respect for each other; and as a form of eustress training (choosing to do something uncomfortable bc we CAN--and getting better at it because we are choosing to practice getting better at it). 

    My goal is to provide you with a daily practice that you can maintain on your own, with minimal guidance on my part--because you have learned how to listen to your own body's signals, as it communicates to you, the navigator. 

    After 17 years working on human bodies, I want to help prevent the wear & tear I witnessed on my massage table--EIM is a gentle practice that helps keep my own (very particular) vessel mobile, and relatively pain-free (after a lifetime of chronic pain). I'm eager to share it with you and your loved ones, at your preferred outdoor location--be it your back/front yard, or at a local park. 

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    Improv Outside for Pre Schoolers
    Excused Absence Comedy

    ColdTowne Theater's ExAb Comedy brings you this outdoor, early improv class for kids ages 3.5 to 5. High energy, creative and low pressure. Six weeks of class and a 7th week of performance. Held outside at 1410 Larkwood, 78723. Read more about ExAb at www.excusedabsence.com 

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    In-person & In-studio Music Lessons | Franklin Music Academy
    Franklin Music Academy

    PBS music education benefits kids

    Whether you’re planning on a season of at-home micro school, home school, or conventional in-person classes for your child this fall, safe music instruction can easily fit within your plans. Franklin Music Academy offers online music lessons as well as safe in-person instruction designed to fit your budget, schedule, and child’s unique interests.

    We know firsthand how music education benefits kids because we see it every day. For years, many parents have trusted our expertise.

    Group music lessons are a phenomenal way to round out a pandemic pod learning experience by adding fun to your child’s weekly routine. In this music education format, kids learn from an expert instructor as well as their peers, and they’re perfect for social learners.

    In private online and in-person lessons, Franklin Music Academy offers instruction for how to play guitar, piano, drums, keyboard, and even expert guidance on how kids can write, record, and produce music from home. Every kid can benefit from the fun, excitement, and personalized attention that private music lessons deliver.

    Our world is more complicated than ever. Music is an easy choice.

    Learn more about our lessons and discover how music education benefits kids. 

    How Franklin Music Academy is prioritizing safe in-person music lessons during the pandemic

    While music is profoundly meaningful to us, we know we have a big responsibility. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the families we work with and our staff. To ensure safe in-person music education, our instructors and kids must follow a strict set of Daily Pandemic Safety Procedures. We’re committed to keeping our kids safe and staff safe. See our guidelines below:

    Daily Pandemic Safety Procedures

    • Students and instructors are asked to wear a face covering over the mouth during lessons
    • We closely monitor daily updates and recommendations from the CDC
    • No physical greetings
    • Seats, piano keys, tables, and doorknobs are sanitized after each lesson
    • Our staff is trained in thorough and frequent hand-washing: fronts, backs, wrists, between fingers with soap and water for at least twenty seconds each time
    • Supervised 20-second hand washing is required for every student before lessons 
    • Employees have been instructed to never come to work if they experience fever or any COVID-19 symptoms. We ask at this time that students and families do the same 

    More about Franklin Music Academy 

    Franklin Music Academy was founded after educator JP Ahmad saw how much the kids in his fifth grade class enjoyed performing Beatles songs. Word quickly spread around Austin about the school, and its curriculum quickly expanded to offer new programs, instructors, and instruments. The academy is now seen as a staple in Austin’s music education community. We’re proud to offer lessons on a variety of instruments for students of all ages and musical backgrounds. 

    We’re here for your kids during this tough time. Music can help.

    To learn more, fill out this contact form and we’ll be in touch!

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    IW Story Time
    Inflatable Wonderland

    IW Story Time on Thursdays at 11:30 AM.  Then stay and Jump, Laugh, and Play.  It is discount Thursday so the cost is $7.00/kid.  

    Reading / Writing / Literacy
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    Sparta NJ Meditation Classes Events in Person
    Kadampa Meditation Center New York

    Our in-person Sparta, NJ Meditation Group classes are back. However, we are continuing to offer live stream guided meditation classes for the Sparta, NJ Area.

    Beginner friendly meditation classes include guided meditation and practical wisdom on how to maintain the experience of the inner peace in daily life. Connect with an experience of inner peace and develop practical tools to maintain a positive mind.

    Online Live ZOOM Modern Buddhism guided meditation classes, no experience needed.
    $10 per class | pre-registration required
    845-856-9000 www.KadampaNewYork.org

    Upcoming Meditation Class topics

    April 12, 2021 : Overcoming scattered thoughts
    April 19, 2012 : How to cultivate mindfulness
    April 26, 2021 : Developing concentration

    Buddha taught meditation and special ways of thinking that allow us to keep peace of mind and be of real help to others regardless of what is happening in our lives and the world.

    Free online Meditation and Buddhism Books and Resources:
    MEDITATION - "Getting Started or Back to Basics" FREE online Meditation Audio and Resource Page:

    1) Buddhist Podcasts Free - No subscription, No Sign-up, No ads
    2) Free Online Meditation Audio - Learn how to meditate. Includes guided meditation for beginners. No subscription, No signup, No ads.
    3) Free Meditation Book "How to Transform Your Life" and Modern Buddhism eBook download. No subscription, No ads

    Best Guided Meditations youtube - How to Meditate and Introduction to Buddhist Meditation includes: Guided Meditations for Beginners, Meditation on Karma, Meditations on Overcoming Anger and more,
    NO ADS.

    Kadampa Meditation Center New York World Peace Temple in Sullivan County Catskills in Upstate NY is open, Free to the Public. Tour the Buddhist World Peace Temple, Hike, Walk Nature Trails, Buddhist Book Store, Gift Shop and Outdoor Cafe Coffee shop, Tea, Snacks and locally homemade baked goods. Families & Pets on a leash welcome.

    $
    Small Learning Pods for School Assistance
    Mindworx Enrichment Programs & Camps

    Don't do school alone! Mindworx has small group learning pods to help your child along with their school day for the Fall while they are attending their ISD virtually. Grades 1 - 6. Students will need to bring in their own laptop and laptop charger loaded with all school software/websites necessary to complete their virtual learning school day. Any school supplies such as personal notebooks will need to be brought in a backpack. 

    Please provide a labeled lunch, snack, and water bottle. Mindworx will provide a pizza lunch on Friday, complete with fruit and a juice box. Your child will need to bring a full lunch all other days. We have a microwave, but utensils will not be provided. Thank you.

    Doors will open at 8:00 am for in-person virtual school assistance. Your child's school schedule will be followed until 2:55 pm, at which time you will pick up.  If you require early drop-off between 7:30 am - 8:00 am, there will be an extra $25 charge per week. Register at https://mindworx.asapconnected.com/#ProgramID=6116

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    Classes and performance opportunities for ages 3 - 20
    Oddfellows Playhouse

    Registration is now open for Fall classes and performance opportunities at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown.

    Fall 2021 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown holds an array of programs for students ages 3-20. Programs will run from September 20 - December 9th. Our in-person, socially distanced, covid-safe programs feature crafts, circus arts, dance, theater, acting, juggling, acrofit, contortion, and a mainstage performance! All classes will be held in the Oddfellows Playhouse theater. For details, and more information, go to www.oddfellows.org, call (860) 347-6143, or email info@oddfellows.org.

     All classes will have tuition of 200$ unless otherwise noted and all classes Monday-Thursday have the option to add on our Oddbridge after school program for 50$.

    CIRCUS SATURDAYS

    The fun starts on Saturday Sept 18th with “Welcome to Circus” for ages 3-5 and “Circus 1” for ages 6-8. Both classes will be led by Maegan Fuller. 

    “Circrobatics I” offers participants the chance to have a blast tumbling and playing with scarves, ribbons, and other fun pieces of circus equipment for an exciting introduction to circus. These classes will run every Saturday from 10-10:45am. Tuition is $200. 

    “Circrobatics II” gives participants the chance to have fun discovering their inner clown while learning how to manipulate different pieces of circus equipment including; flower sticks, diabolo, juggling, poi, and more! Classes run on Saturdays from 11am-12pm. Tuition is $200. 

     

    AGES 6-8

    Musical Mentoring

    A partnership between Oddfellows and Wesleyan University’s student-run Cardinal Kids, this class provides individual music mentoring with a Wesleyan music student. The lessons are tailored to fit the individual needs of different learners, and the mentors will work closely with their students to develop their musical skills and stimulate interest. Available topics include voice, keyboard, guitar and violin. Class time: Mondays 430-530 beginning 9/20/21

    Hip Hop Dance

    Class time: Mondays 430-530 beginning 9/20/21

    Circus I

    Juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping and more! Class time: Tuesdays 430-530 beginning 9/21/21

    Fairy Tale Theater

    A theatrical exploration of the Fairy Tale world, featuring characters and stories from your favorite fairy tales.  Class time: Wednesdays 430-530 beginning 9/22/21

    Story Theater from Around the World

    Students will use theater games and skills to explore tales and fables from different parts of the world. We can discover how people from all over the world answered questions like: How did birds get their colorful wings? Or, Why do turtles have shells? And many more! Class time: Thursdays 430-530 beginning 9/23/21

     

     

     

    AGES 9-11

    Circus II

    Juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping and more! Mondays 430-530 beginning 9/20/21

    Tom Sawyer Mini-Production

    Students will explore the classic story “Tom Sawyer” and put an original spin on this age old “getting in and MOSTLY out of trouble” tale. Through theater games and character work we will use our own creativity along with scripts to create a unique re-telling of Mark Twain’s well-known coming of age story.
    Tuesdays 430-545 beginning 9/21/21

    Musical Mentoring

    A partnership between Oddfellows and Wesleyan University’s student-run Cardinal Kids, this class provides individual music mentoring with a Wesleyan music student. The lessons are tailored to fit the individual needs of different learners, and the mentors will work closely with their students to develop their musical skills and stimulate interest. Available topics include voice, keyboard, guitar and violin. Wednesdays 430-530 beginning 9/22/21

    Theater Improv

    Learn the art of play in the world of theatre through improvisation - making it up as you go along! Enhance your listening, communication skills and confidence while giving your imagination a supportive space to thrive in as you make new friends and have fun.
    Wednesdays 430-530 beginning 9/22/21

    Hip Hop Dance

    Thursdays 430-530 beginning 9/23/21 *Ages 9-14*

    AGES 11-20

     

    Acting and Scene Study

    Develop skills and techniques that will enhance your creativity, strengthen your communication skills and foster new friendships. Nurture and magnify your inner gifts and natural talents by working with partners on scenes from classic and contemporary theater.
    Mondays 4:30-6pm beginning 9/20/21

    Circophony Teen Circus

    Students are invited to join one or both days where they will practice and learn both solo skills and build a repertoire as an ensemble. Monday with Allison McDermott will focus on Tumbling, Mini-trampoline and Equilibristics (Unicycles, rolling globe, rola bola, spools, trick bikes).

    Tuesday with Naja Muller and Allison McDermott will focus on Partner Acrobatics, Contortion, Juggling and Prop Manipulation. Fall Training is a great way to prepare for Circophony's Winter Main Stage show.

    Get a second day of Circophony for a discounted rate. Simply "add on" in registration! (Additional day only 150$!)

    Mondays & Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm beginning 9/20/21
    *Ages 12-20*

    The Art of Being an Artist

    Creating a piece of art is one thing. What to do with it next is another. Come learn what it’s like to live the life of a visual artist from beginning to end in this mixed media art class for 7th & 8th grade students. The sole requirement for this class is that you must have a passion for creating art. Students will be exposed to various types of mediums and techniques including painting, mask making, weaving, beading, stenciling and more. They will also learn how to prepare their work for exhibition and how to market oneself as an artist. Class will conclude with an exhibition of student work.
    Tuesdays 4:30-5:45pm beginning 9/21/21

    Introduction to Shakespeare

    An introduction to the characters, stories and language of Shakespeare's plays, culminating in short scene performances.
    Wednesdays 4:30-6pm beginning 9/22/21

    Hip Hop Dance

    Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm beginning 9/23/21
    *Ages 9 - 14*

    TEEN REP

    The Teen Repertory Company is Oddfellows' senior performance ensemble, open to all young people ages 14 - 20. The Teen Rep generally stages two main stage productions every year (one in the fall, one in the spring) and focuses on classes, special projects and a New Plays Festival during the winter. The Teen Rep Company provides adventurous teens with performance opportunities not always available in the public schools - original work, ensemble-created projects, classics from various cultures, and theater for social justice. All teens are invited to audition, and everyone who commits to the rehearsal and production schedule is cast. There is a tuition charge to join the Teen Repertory Company, but financial aid is available for all families who need it.

    Young people ages 13 - 20 can audition for our Teen Repertory Company on September 15 & 16, 6:30-9pm. Tuition is 300$

    Rehearsals will be two evenings per week beginning the week of September 20 and our mainstage performances will be on November 11 - 13 & 19 - 20. Anyone interested in auditioning, or wanting more information, should contact the Playhouse at info@oddfellows.org or call (860) 347-6143

     

    For more information, or to register for any of the above classes, auditions or events, go to www.oddfellows.org, email info@oddfellows.org, or call (860) 347-6143. Financial aid is available for all tuition-based programs; it is Playhouse policy never to turn anyone away because of inability to pay.

     

    Oddfellows Playhouse productions, classes and special events are made possible with the generous support of the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD; Middletown Commission on the Arts; The Fund for Greater Hartford; American Savings Foundation; State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (Youth Violence Prevention); Middletown Youth Services Bureau; Thomas J. Atkins Memorial Trust Fund; Middlesex United Way; CHEFA Cultural Relief Grant; New England Foundation for the Arts New England Arts Resilience Fund; Community Foundation of Middlesex County; Stare Family Fund; Evan Boyd Knoll Memorial Circus Fund; Community Development Block Grant; and many generous individual donors.

     

    Spring classes and performance opportunities for kids range from circus, play writing and acting for teens to classes and performances for younger kids. Go to www.oddfellows.org for more info.

    Dance
    Exercise / Health / Yoga
    Music
    Theater
    Visual arts / crafts
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    $
    Ocean Heroes
    Pacific Marine Mammal Center

    Ocean Heroes is an after school science program designed for children ages 8-12. Children are engaged in marine science and conservation topics, hands-on activities, games, crafts and optional offsite stewardship projects (if allowed due to COVID precautions). Over the course of eight different sessions, children learn about a diversity of marine mammals, their adaptations, and what life is like living under the sea. This program has a total of 8 sessions consisting of two different themes, the first 4 sessions is coastal creatures and the last 4 sessions is endangered species; all 8 sessions are included in program price. This program will once a month from October to May.

    Cost per participant: $250.00; Full payment at registration is required to hold a spot for your child.

    Number of sessions per program: 8

    Session length: 2 hours

    Time: 4-6 pm (PST) one day per month.

    Dates: The second Friday of every month- Oct. 8th, Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th, Jan. 14th, Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th, Apr. 8th, May 13th

    ·       Optional Whale Watching Trip on May 20th (additional charge)

    Ages: 8 to 12

    Class size: limited to 12 participants per program

    Refunds: Are only provided for medical emergencies verified by a doctor. Reimbursement is not given for any missed days or cancellations. All proceeds from Ocean Explorers go to the medical care and treatment of our seal and sea lion patients.

    Coastal Creatures

    Discover your favorite marine mammals that call the coast their home! Whether you are near or far from the coastal shores, join us online to explore the rocky shores, shallow waters and thriving life that the coast has to offer. Explorers will investigate sea turtle habitats, recognize the calls of Spotted dolphins, uncover the diets of Stellar sea lions, and the behaviors of spinner dolphins all while learning how we can protect our coastal creatures!

    Session I: Sea Turtles- Follow these ancient creatures through their life from hatchlings to adults! Explorers will learn about the 7 different species of sea turtles, their adaptations and habitat, as well as actions that can protect them. In this session, explorers will get crafty by creating their own turtle and habitat.

    Session II: Spinner Dolphins- Spinner dolphins are known for their aerial displays and catching the waves from surrounding boats, but did you know their behaviors change during the night to feed? Explore the life of Spinner dolphins and create a PSA to encourage others to protect this species!

    Session III: Stellar Sea Lions- Discover amazing facts about the largest of the sea lion species and how researchers are studying these animals and the food they eat! Explorers will investigate and document their findings, just like a marine mammal scientist.

    Session IV: Spotted Dolphins- Can you identify a Spotted dolphin by its vocalizations? Listen closely as you learn about the clicks and buzzes of cetaceans. Spotted dolphins are social mammals, learning from others and traveling in pods by the hundreds. Explorers will etch a dolphin and race against the clock in a game of ‘Spot the Difference’!

    Endangered Species

    Join us in becoming an Ocean Steward and investigate the wonderful world of marine mammals! Explorers will craft sea lions, puzzle through activities, navigate as a Right Whale, and lead their Vaquita to victory in a game verse the teachers! With these animals threatened to near extinction, what can YOU do to help?

    Session I: New Zealand Sea Lions- Discover the most “rare” sea lion in the world and how humans are helping to boost their population! Explorers will learn about the tale of “Mum” and how she brought sea lions back to the main islands! Explorers will get crafty and make a sea lion face and mane!

    Session II: Vaquitas- With only 10 suspected individuals left in the world, learn about the smallest cetacean on the planet, how they became critically endangered and lessons learned in the effort to save them! Can you determine the difference between a porpoise and a dolphin, become an expert and help us ID these animals in the wild. Explorers will challenge our teachers as they lead their Vaquita to victory by making its way through obstacles at sea!

    Session III: North Atlantic Right Whales- These massive whales weigh in at 140,000 pounds and are the world’s most endangered large whale species! In this session, explorers will learn about the threats to these animals and how they can help. Can you help Riley the Right Whale navigate her way through the ocean? Try your flipper at helping her get past natural and unnatural threats through an adventure game!

    Session IV: Guadalupe Fur Seals- Did you know that PMMC rescues Guadalupe fur seals? Learn more about previous patients we have helped and their stories! Explorers will get crafty as they puzzle through piecing together what makes a fur seal and an eared seal!

     

    STEM - General
    Nature
    Late Elementary School
    $
    Petit Architect
    Petit Architect

    Petit Architect was born in 2017, with the mandate to make architecture more accessible to children and youth and inspire them to become educated citizens involved in their cities. Maia Tarassoff teaches fun, hands-on after-school programs and intervenes in schools, for all ages ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Her curriculum is focused on sustainability, social impact and energy efficiency. In parallel, she continues to work as a passive house and interior designer.

    Academic - General
    Mathematics
    STEM - General
    Visual arts / crafts
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    Home school cooking lessons, age 9-13 years
    Pinny and Trowel LLC

    A fun series of lessons for home-schoolers, with 5 lessons over 5 weeks, each lesson is two hours long. We will be making peach gelato and waffle cones, ratatouille, butterfly cakes, tortilla's and salsa and cannoli with a traditional filling

    Misc
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    $
    Home school cooking lessons, age 5-9 years
    Pinny and Trowel LLC

    Fun Fall cooking classes, for five weeks, two hours each Tuesday morning, for children aged 5-9 years. We will be making peach gelato, ratatouille, tortilla and salsa, cannoli and filling plus butterfly cakes

    Misc
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    $
    Discover Austin Walking Scavenger Hunt by Rock Paper Scissors
    Rock Paper Scissors Custom Events

    Download this outdoor activity, fun for all ages! Our scavenger hunt takes you around Lady Bird Lake to see, think and discover together. Fifty percent of proceeds goes to Art From the Streets.

    This walking route is circular, so you can park where is most convenient, jump in at the nearest red numbered dot and the hunt will bring you back where you started. Approx. 1.5 hours to complete (unless you stop for ice cream).

    Misc
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    Adults
    School of Rock Kingwood
    School of Rock Kingwood

    OUR PATENTED RESULTS-DRIVEN PROGRAMS COMBINE ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS WITH GROUP BAND PRACTICES, MAKING SCHOOL OF ROCK THE ULTIMATE MUSIC SCHOOL FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

    Music
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    Adults
    $
    School of Rock San Antonio: In person lessons for guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals and keyboards
    School of Rock San Antonio

     

    School of Rock Performance-Based Music Programs Rock Socializing— With Social Distancing

    Kids have been inspired in the School of Rock community for the last 8 and half years, learning music by playing music– together. Through programs designed for all skill levels, students go from lessons and rehearsal to performance– developing confidence, talent and teamwork skills along the way. Students, ages 7 to 18 engage in a private, one-on-one lesson. Those weekly lessons come with a bonus: the chance to be a rock star. Once enrolled, students become part of a band as well, and play in a socially distanced rehearsal each week. Bands are determined by skill level and age. They practice together for a season (about 4 months) and then play a show. This unique approach allows students to use what they learn from their teacher in the real-world setting of a band, comprised of their peers. They learn to rock on stage and in life.

    School of Rock community members also have access to our one-of-a-kind, fully integrated Method app. The App provides an enhanced learning experience and reinforced practice schedule. Parents and students know what should be worked on and progress can be tracked.

    Programs—Something For All Ages

    Rookies

    Ages 5-7. Fun musical activities and hands-on experience with guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and singing, so they can discover which instrument interests them most.

    Rock 101

    Ages 7-12. Your budding rock star applies music fundamentals learned in their private lessons to playing in a band. Rock 101 is a fun, low stress environment where basics are mastered while playing songs with other kids.

    Junior Performance

    Ages 9-12.  Upon completing Rock 101, your young rocker learns harmonies, musicianship and much more about performing as a band.

    Performance

    Ages 12-18. For beginner to advanced players. With several show themes each season, your team will excel from one level to the next– all while playing music they love.

    Rock 101, Junior Performance and Performance Programs include a weekly private lesson and weekly band rehearsals.

    Just how safe is School of Rock San Antonio? Click on the following link to take a personalized virtual tour and find out!

    Virtual Safety Tour of School of Rock San Antonio

    Give us a call today to schedule your in-person tour and free trial lesson: 210.314.7671.

    Music
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    Adults
    $
    Spruill Center for the Arts- In-person Art Classes
    Spruill Center for the Arts

    Spruill Center for the Arts is offering a wide variety of youth programs to complement students’ remote learning this fall. To help provide hands-on learning experiences during a virtual learning fall semester. 

    Fall Break Camps

    Weekday Afternoon Art Classes

    Wonderful Wednesday School Break Day Camp

    Thanksgiving Break Camp

    Weekend Art Classes

    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    Adults
    WonderKids Pre-K Prep Program
    The Little Gym of South County
    WonderKids Club™ is a 3-hour preschool prep program in Austin that extends The Little Gym experience with active learning and center activities, arts and crafts projects and various art media, story time, and creative play with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. Our immersive play and learning activities help prepare kids for success in school. For parents, like you, WonderKids Club provides a few hours of much-needed grown-up time and the confidence that your child is happy and growing in a safe, structured, familiar environment.
    Call to to learn more & enroll today: (512)-713-6421
    https://www.thelittlegym.com/AustinSouthTX/classes/wonderkids-club
    Exercise / Health / Yoga
    Preschool
    Preschoolers
    $
    Fall Performing Arts Classes at Valey Youth Theatre
    Valley Youth Theatre

    Whether your child is looking for a place to start, or is already a seasoned performer, VYT’s classes are fun, engaging, and will foster a passion for acting, dance, musical theatre, storytelling, improvisation, and more. Classes are designed to develop a young performer’s stage presence while teaching life skills, enriching self-esteem, building confidence and communication, and creating an ensemble and community of VYT family.

    Babies/Toddlers
    Preschoolers
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    $
    Valor Digital Learning Camp
    Valor Martial Arts Georgetown
    Parents!  FOLLOWING G.I.S.D.’s decision to start school virtually we will be hosting an exciting Digital Learning Camp for school aged children, from August 20-September 9! 
    SPOTS AVAILABLEThis is the PERFECT option if you are worried about how to stay on top of the distance learning requirements for your kids. We are offering a safe solution with daily schoolwork assistance, martial arts fitness and VERY limited participation to ensure everyone stays healthy.
    The first 15 students to reserve their spot can expect: 
    Curbside Drop-off & Pick-up
    Supervised & Distanced Learning
    Individual School Supplies
    Hand Washing, Disinfectant, & Temperature Checks
     Separate Belongings Storage
    Distanced Martial Arts Training & Drills
    Spots are filling up quick and Digital Learning Camp starts August 20...
    To learn more call or text us at (512)630-7648.
    Academic - General
    Martial arts
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    $