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The Columbus School Enrichment Committee is pleased to announce a wonderful selection of Winter/Spring After School Clubs! To join an After School Club, please complete the registration form on the last page of this letter. Payment in full must be included with the form. If you would like to enroll your child in more than one club, please fill out a separate form for each club (extra copies available at the school’s office). Please return form and payment to the Columbus School Enrichment Committee by Monday, February 4, 2013 by dropping it off at the Main Office or sending it to school in your child’s folder. Please pay by cash or check (payable to the “Columbus School PTO”).
**Important Dates** Forms due Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Clubs start after February vacation.
IMPORTANT: Please submit a separate check for each club your child is requesting (One check, per child, per club). This will make it easier to return checks in the case of over or under enrollment. Once enrolled in a club, NO refunds will be allowed. For financial assistance, please contact the principal, Ms. Kay (781-393-2177 ext. 3506) before registration. PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED. In return for your time and effort, the club you volunteer for will be free for your child. Please contact April Watkins-Doeg (firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-395-3196), our volunteer coordinator, if you are interested in volunteering. Clubs without parent volunteers may not be run. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Students are dismissed directly to their Clubs and a snack is provided. To reduce waste, students should bring their own water bottle for the snack time before clubs.
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Pick-up after clubs: Parents/guardians must make arrangements for their child to be picked up immediately after the program. There is no bus service available. If parents are late in picking up twice, the child will not be allowed to continue in the club. Because the school doors must remain locked at all times, parents must wait outside the school by the front door to pick up their child at the end of all clubs. The club leader will walk the children to this door where parents are asked to wait outside for their child to be delivered to them. Thank you for your understanding in keeping all the students present at the Columbus safe after school hours. Student behavior: We want every child’s experience in the after school clubs to be fun and positive. Disruptive behavior takes up the club leader’s time and attention, and takes away from everyone else’s experience. Children are expected to show respect for fellow students, club leaders, and volunteers. If a discipline issue arises, parents/guardians will be called and the child will not be allowed to continue. If there is no improvement, the child may be asked to leave the club without a refund. In an effort to reduce the amount of paper that we use, we encourage you to provide an email address for confirmation and communication about the After School Clubs. Please contact April Watkins-Doeg (firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-395-3196) if you have questions.
Winter 2010 Club Offerings Pottery Club Club leaders: Holly Herring, Mudflat Studio Teacher Volunteer: Susan Schmidt, Columbus School Parent Students will create 3-dimensional artworks in clay, using handbuilding techniques. They will investigate construction techniques, such as slabs, coils or pinching, and will explore the addition of decorative elements, including texture and color, through the use of underglazes. They will be introduced to design in their projects and will develop an understanding of the process of working in clay. Fee includes all
clay, glazes, and kiln firings. Mudflat will provide all tools for working in clay.
Grades 2-5 **Monday, 2:30 – 4:00 4 weeks, ***March 4 – March 25 Cost: $60 (covers all clay, glazes, and kiln firings.) Limit: 12 students
Healthy Cooking Club ** 2 week session** Club leader: Mary Landale, educator from Whole Foods Market in Medford Volunteer: NEED! Come join Mary to learn about some healthy things to cook and eat. Mary will bring food from Whole Foods Market and show kids the nutritional value of what they are eating and teach them some simple recipes to make and enjoy at home. Grades 1-3 Thursday, 2:45 – 3:30pm Cost: FREE! Limit: 10 students Grades 4-5 Thursday, 2:45 – 3:30pm Cost: FREE! Limit: 10 students Weeks: Feb 28 and Mar 7
Weeks: Mar 14 and Mar 21
Club leader: Jenn DesAutels, published children's book illustrator and Columbus parent. Volunteer: NEED! We will look at different picture books from an artist's point of view and explore related techniques. Students will get to test their new skills with a special illustration "challenge" during the last meeting.
Grades 1-2 Wednesday, 1:45 – 2:45pm Cost: $20 (covers all materials) Limit: 6 students
4 Weeks: Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3
LEGO Club Jr. Club leader: April Watkins-Doeg, Columbus Parent Volunteer: NEED! Lego helps children develop their creativity and learning skills through constructive play. Come join us for creative, open Lego building sessions for kindergartners and first graders. At the end of each building session, we will take pictures of their creations and encourage the children to discuss them with the group. Grades K-1 Cost: $15 Wednesday, 1:45 – 2:30 Limit: 6 students 4 weeks: Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3
Dance Club Club leaders: Danielle O’Brien, from the Dance Place in Arlington Volunteer: NEED! This is a dance class for grades 3-5. This class will use props and dance games to teach basic dance skills and movement concepts. Dancing is a great way to exercise and have fun! Students should wear comfortable clothing. Grades 3-5 Cost: $25 Tuesday, 2:45 – 3:30 Limit: 12 students 6 weeks: Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 9
Gardening Club The Columbus Gardening Club will start activities in May. Look for a separate registration form in April!
Garden Club will also hold its annual Spring Gardening and Clean-up Day on Sunday, May 5 from 1:30 – 4pm.
COLUMBUS AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
WINTER/SPRING 2013 Registration Form
Registration deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2013 in the PTO Box in the Main Office. Please be considerate and turn in your forms on time. We cannot guarantee a spot in the club if forms are received after the deadline. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY IN BLACK OR BLUE INK. If you would like to enroll your child in more than one club, please use a separate form for each club. Additional forms available on the Columbus School website: http://www.medfordpublicschools.org/schools/columbuselementary-school/ and also in the school’s main office. Club Name _______________________________________________Cost $_________ nd If your child does not get in this club, do you have a 2 choice? YES NO Please list here: ______________ Cost $___
I am willing to serve as a parent volunteer for this club. (Children of volunteers are free.)
Student Name: _______________________________________________________________________ Teacher:________________________________________________ Grade: _________ Parent/Guardian name(s): _______________________________________________________________ Telephone number(s): __________________________________________________________________ Email address (print clearly): ________________________________________________________________________ May we use your email address for confirmation of a class and communication? Yes____No_____ Person(s) responsible for picking up child after the program: Name:_________________________________________________ Relationship: _________________ Telephone number(s)__________________________________________________________________ (Please list all additional persons and phone numbers on the back of this form) ___ I give my child permission to walk home alone. Does your child have any medical conditions or allergies of which the club leader should be aware? Yes __ No__ If yes, please explain__________________________________________________________________
Medical Treatment: I understand that every effort will be made to contact me in the event of an emergency requiring medical attention for my child. However, if I cannot be reached, I authorize program staff to transport my child to the nearest hospital or medical facility and to secure necessary medical treatment. The Columbus School nurse’s office closes at the end of the school day. The school nurse is not available to treat children after the school day ends.
Signature of Parent/Guardian (required): ____________________________________ Date _________
IMPORTANT: All clubs must be paid in full with submission of registration (one check, per child, per club). Please pay by cash, or by check made payable to the Columbus School PTO. Financial assistance is available for families with financial needs. Please speak with Ms. Kay at 781-393-2177 ext. 3506, before registering for clubs.
Enrollment is limited in all clubs. We will enroll your child if there is space, but in the case of over enrollment, a lottery system will be used. Parents will receive an e-mail or notice in their child’s backpack before the first meeting of the club. Photographs may be used to promote club activities in school related materials, school website, and the newspaper. [ ] I give permission for my child to be photographed. [ ] I do not give permission for my child to be photographed.
CHECKLIST Did you attach your payment? One check per club per child? Is your check made payable to “Columbus School PTO?” Please consider adding a $1 donation to help our scholarship fund.. Did you fill in all your contact information and your child’s teacher? Thank you for your interest!
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