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Winter 2022 Extracurriculars

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Dear Winn Brook Families,

For anyone interested in the winter session of Extracurriculars starting in January, we wanted to share some important dates and a preliminary schedule.  Winter Extracurriculars will run as a mini session with limited offerings, so please be sure and register early!  (If you are new to Winn Brook or Extracurriculars, please read through to the end for some helpful FAQs about the program.)

IMPORTANT DATES:

Jan 5 – Online course preview available at winnbrook.recdesk.com

Jan 9-12 – Registration opens 9pm Sunday, Jan 9th and closes 9pm Wed, Jan 12th

Jan 18 – Classes begin

Mar 21 – Classes end

Mar 22-28 – Make-ups if needed

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE FOR WINTER SESSION 2022:

- This schedule is subject to change – please see the online course preview on Jan 5th for final details.

- All classes run for one hour immediately after school unless noted

Mondays: 

Fit & Fun, Grades 3-4, with Ms. Lapon & Ms. Ackerman

Tuesdays:

7:45AM CLASS: Beginner Chess, Grades 1-4, with Mr. Eldridge

Habitat Nature Detectives (TUES), Grades K-2

After School Sports, Grades 1-2, with Mr. Franey

Writing & Drawing with Computers (TUES), Grades 3-4, with Ms. Morrison

Wednesdays:

7:35AM CLASS:  Girls Before School Sports, Grades 1-4, with Mr. Franey

Yoga & Kickball Fun, Grades 2-3, with Ms. Federico

Thursdays:

7:35AM CLASS:  Before School Sports, Grades 1-4, with Mr. Franey

Legos, Bionicles, K’Nex & More, Grades K-2, with Ms. Lapon and Mr. Pennington

Basketball for Girls & Boys, Grades 3-4, with Ms. Federico

Writing & Drawing with Computers (THUR), Grades 3-4, with Ms. Morrison

Fridays:

Habitat Nature Detectives (FRI), Grades K-2

Super Soccer Stars, Grades K-2

Please look for more details via email when everyone returns from break.  Until then, we wish you a wonderful holiday!

Sincerely, The Winn Brook PTA Extracurricular Committee

EXTRACURRICULAR FAQ’S

What are Winn Brook PTA Extracurriculars? 

Beyond the school day, this program provides an opportunity for Winn Brook students of all grades and interests to enjoy low-key, non-graded classes across a wide range of topics including sports, nature, art, computing, movement, theater, science and more. We are fortunate to have the talents of Winn Brook teachers and parents as instructors, as well as specialists from professional organizations and independent artists.

When are Extracurriculars offered?

The PTA Extracurricular Committee typically coordinates three sessions per year (fall, winter, spring) with each session lasting 7-8 weeks.  During each session, some classes are held in the morning, usually 7:45-8:45am. The majority take place right after school, so 3-4pm most days and earlier on Wednesdays given the fluctuating schedule.

How do I sign up?

All registrations take place online at winnbrook.recdesk.com.  It is a first-come, first-served system, and some classes fill up within minutes of registration opening, so you are encouraged to sign up early!  Each family must create their own account on RecDesk to get started, and payments are only accepted via credit card.

What are the costs?

Classes typically range from $95-$125, depending on the content and provider.  All proceeds from these classes support the Winn Brook PTA.

How does my child get to class?  And how are they dismissed?

For morning classes, students enter through the school’s main doors on Waterhouse Rd and can walk themselves to the class location.  For younger students, office staff will help ensure students get to their class location. Students are then dismissed in time to begin the school day with their classmates.

For afternoon classes, students in Grades 1-4 walk themselves to the class location, while K students are escorted by school staff.  At the end of class, students in the WBExL program are brought to that location by their Extracurricular instructor.  Students being picked up as well as those allowed to walk home (with permission) are brought to and then dismissed via the Cross St. doors.  There are two Extracurricular monitors (school staff) who manage this process and are present throughout the afternoon classes.

Can my child attend WBExL AND Extracurriculars?

Yes, and many do!  Please note however that these are two separate programs and there is no cost-sharing.  Students enrolled in WBExL pay the same fees as other students for Extracurriculars, and do not receive a discount from the WBExL program.