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LEAP Volume 6 Issue


									  Volume 6, Issue 7
                                     APPLETON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
       March 2012

                                    Learning, Enrichment, and Athletic Programs
                     This is a monthly publication to inform families of community activities for children.

                                AEF Community Education Program
                                         The Sociology of Young Children —
                               How Infants and Children Understand Their Social World
Each year, the Appleton Education Foundation supports various educational programming with the goal of giving our students, educators and
community new opportunities for lifelong learning. Together with our grant funding program, we are committed to creatively enhancing education
for all! Please join us for our next featured speaker event!
We’ve all heard that good social skills are nearly as indicative of children’s success as are their academic achievements. As Director of the Social
Kids Lab at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center, Dr. Kristin Shutts brings her personal observations and insights about how infants and children learn
to perceive, think about and interact with the world around them. For example: What do infants know about other people? How do preschoolers
select playmates for themselves? When and why do children start to notice others’ gender and race? Dr. Shutts will address these questions and
others by sharing findings from her research with infants and young children. This presentation is FREE and open to the public!
WHO: Kristin Shutts, Ph.D., Director of the Social Kids Lab at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center
WHEN: Wednesday, March 21
      7:00 pm at Building For Kids Children’s Museum

                                            For more details, call the AEF Office at 920-832-1517

                                   PARENTS of Toddlers to 12 years…
 Join other parents for a basic overview on a variety of parenting topics:
    February 28      Anger Management for Parents
    March 6          Positive Discipline
    March 13         Your Child’s Temperament
    March 20         Is My Child Normal?!? (Child Development)
    March 27         Ways to Decrease Financial Stress on Your Family
    April 10         Preventing Power Struggles with Your Child

                           TIME:                6:15 – 7:45 pm (Tuesdays)
                           COST:                FREE when registered in advance
                           CHILD CARE:          Free for Infant-9 years (4 day advance notice needed)
                           HOST SITE:           First United Methodist Church, 325 E Franklin Street, Appleton
                           REGISTER:            TIPS Hotline at (920) 540-7380
    Apple Creek
    Youth Nights
Students in Grades 3-6 are invited to the Apple Creek YMCA Youth Nights from
6:00-9:00 pm on the following dates:                                                       Worlds of Wonder
     *March 23                    *April 27                     *May 11               Spring Break Camps for Kids!
Cost: $3.00 per person                                                               The Whole Child Learning Company lets your kids go buggy so you
                                                                                       don’t during spring break. W.O.W. offers exciting educational
Get your friends together and head out to the Apple Creek YMCA for a night of   enrichment opportunities for your school age children. Kids have fun while
music, dancing, foosball, pool, air hockey, Wii games and outdoor activities      learning in our hands-on, active classes that will engage their problem
including a campfire and roasting marshmallows (weather permitting). Don’t                               solving skills and creativity.
miss the fun!
                                                                                                 2012 Spring Break Camps Include:
                 Call Shane at 733-9622 for more information.
                                                                                               Lego® Simple & Motorized Machines I & II
                                                                                                    W.O.W. Gross Out!-Chemistry
                                                                                                     W.O.W. Spanish Art Camp
                                                                                                       W.O.W. Bugs– Science
                                                                                                                          Contact us to find out
                                                                                                                   how to add your child to our exciting
                                                                                                                    new camps in the Fox Valley area.
                                                                                                                          Phone: 920-428-3915
     APPLETON NORTH HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS                                                                        Visit our website at

                                                                                Affinity Health System
                                                                                St. Elizabeth Hospital
                                                                                Safe Sitter Babysitting Class (no school day)
                                                                                Monday, April 30; 8:00 am-3:00 pm
                                                                                Students ages 11-13 will learn child care essentials and discuss how to
                                                                                deal with behavior, injuries, choking rescue and other topics. Safe Sitter is
                                                                                a medically accurate program taught by health professionals. Students
                                                                                receive a user-friendly manual. $40.00.

                                                                                Mother Daughter Puberty Classes
                                                                                Saturday, March 3; 9:00 am-12:00 pm
                                                                                Saturday, May 5; 9:00 am-12:00 pm
                                                                                9-12 year old girls and their moms will learn
                                                                                about physical and emotional changes in puber-
                                                                                ty, hygiene, menstruation, self-esteem, nutrition,
                                                                                fitness and healthy body image. $35.00 per couple.

                                                                                Kids’ Keys to Safety Class
                                                                                Saturday, May 5; 1:00-3:00 pm
                                                                                Important safety ideas for children ages 9-12 who come home to an empty
                                                                                house or may begin staying home alone for short periods of time. $15

                                                                                       All classes are held at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton
        TICKETS $12 EXCEPT MARCH 8 & 11 TICKETS $10
                                                                                 Call NurseDirect at 738-2230 to register or go to
                                                                                          If you’ve always wanted to learn how to ice skate, this is your chance!
                                                                                                           Learn how to skate and play hockey
Where: Appleton East High School New Gym
                                                                                    WHAT: Seven introductory sessions (each session is 50 minutes)
When: Saturday, March 3
                                                                                    AGE: 5-13 year old girls
         Registration: 10:30-11:00 am
                                                                                    WHERE: Appleton Family Ice Center
         Clinic: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
                                                                                    WHEN: 7:00 pm on: April 9, April 16, April 23, May 14, May 21
         Performance for family: 3:00 pm
                                                                                          9:00 am on: April 28 and May 5
Who: Anyone pre-K to 8th grade
                                                                                    COST: $50.00
Why: Have fun, learn new skills and perfect ones you already know!
Cost: $25.00 (includes a t-shirt, lunch and snack)                                  “Bring a Friend to Hockey” Open house -- Monday, April 2nd from 6:00–8:00 pm at
                                                                                    AFIC. Current girls in hockey should bring their friends out to skate and sign up
Please wear a t-shirt, shorts and gym shoes, and bring a water bottle with          for the Beginner girls hockey program. The new girls can meet the coaches and
your name on it! All skills will be taught by Appleton East Cheerleaders            try on equipment. All girls can skate from 7:00-8:00 pm.
and Coaches. Parents are welcome to attend the performance to see all
the skills learned at the clinic.                                                   Equipment Required: helmet, gloves, skates, stick, knee pads, elbow pads,
                                                                                    shoulder pads, and breezers. If you do not have skates, rental skates will be
The participants will be learning some basic stunting techniques with the           provided for no additional fee.
assistance of the East Cheerleaders. Please indicate Yes or No on the
                                                                                    If you have any questions, please call Julie Martin at
registration form if you would like your child to participate in the stunting
                                                                                    (920) 470-9608 or email at
portion of the clinic. Also, please indicate if your child is part of an All-Star
                                                                                    Space is limited so sign up early.
cheer program. Groups will be formed based on age, skills, and interests.
                                                                                    More information including forms can be viewed and
Contact Jane Rufe at 832-6203 with questions or to get a registration form.         printed from the Appleton Family Ice Arena website at
  Registration forms can also be picked up at the East Business Office.   

                                                                                    Fox Valley Pop Warner Football, Inc. is a
                                                                                    non-profit organization dedicated to
                                                                                    providing area youth the opportunity to
                                                                                    participate in an organized, supervised,
                                                                                    safe and fun football program. We teach
The Grand Chute Summer Park Program provides a fun and safe environ-                football fundamentals, teamwork, pride,
ment during the summer by engaging children in games and crafts pertain-            discipline, leadership and good sports-
ing to weekly themes. In addition to the daily crafts and activities, children      manship.
will also have the opportunity to join us on multiple field trips throughout        Online registration for the 2012 season is now open and will
the eight-week program.                                                             close on April 14 or once max player numbers are reached.
The program occurs 3 days a week from June 12-August 10 (no program                                        Registration fee: $75 by April 14
the week of July 2):
                                                                                    Youth entering grades 3 through 8 and within weight are eligible.
     Tuesdays at Lions Park
     Wednesdays at Arrowhead Park                                                      Grade:        3rd        4th        5th        6th      7th    8th
     Thursday mornings at Prairie Hill Park; Thursday afternoons at Carter                 lbs: 45-110 50-120 55-135 60-145 65+ 80+
     Woods Park

     Morning session (9:00 am-12:00 pm) is geared towards 5-8 year olds
     Afternoon session (1:00-4:00 pm) is geared towards 9-12 year olds              There are no player tryouts or drafts for team selections. Eligible
                                                                                    players will be assigned to teams by grade, weight, and location.
Cost: $30 for one child or $50 per family                                           Games are held on Saturdays (September 8–October 13) at the
                                                                                    Fox Valley Pop Warner (FVPW) fields inside Plamann Park.
       Registration can be completed online at,
    or by completing a registration form at the Grand Chute Town Hall.              New this season: Registration and payment should be complet-
                                                                                    ed online. Visit to register.
 For more information email Rachel Wenninger at
                                                                                    Those without internet access will need to attend a walk in regis-
                                                                                    tration event at the FVPW shed in Plamann Park.

                                                                                                     Walk In Day 1           Walk In Day 2
                                                                                                     Sat., March 10          Mon., March 12
                                                                                                     9:00 AM – noon          5:30 – 7:30 PM
                                                                                       Call 738-1948 or visit the above website for more information.

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