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2 Explore More! Night & Weekend Events After School The Middle School Drop In at the Kelley School Youth Center Youth Groups Vacations Clubs Designed as an activity center for youth in grades 6-8, the Drop In Center provides a safe place for socializing, exploring and community involvement. Daily activities are planned and participants have a choice to also create their own activities from the materials and supplies at the center. Clubs will also run weekly, as well as youth groups. Events: Weekend and night events will be planned on a monthly basis Staff: The program is staffed by both professional adult staff and positive high school role models. All staff receive training and professional development from NYS. Regular Hours: 2:00pm-5:45pm Monday- Friday Early Release Days: 11:00 am- 5:45pm Cost: Annual memberships are available as well as daily drop in rates. INTRODUCING THE SNACTORY-FACTORY! Youth Run Snack Bar! Open from 2:15-4:00pm Monday- Friday All your favorite snacks @ a great price Are you building Youth Assets in your family? Explore More! 3 CONTENTS: Wild About Nature Programs Page 4 Learn To Play Programs Page 5 The mission of Fall Programs Page 6 Newburyport Youth Yoga Kids and Teens Page 7 Services is to create Early Enrichment Programs Page 7 quality programming Proven Results Conditioning Page 10 and events for our city’s Babysitting Course Page 10 youth in safe Early Release and Professional Dev Days Page 10 and supportive Vacation Weeks and Art Club Page 11 environments that After School Programs Page 12 encourage growth, self Destination Imagination Page 12 exploration and Ski and Skateboarding Programs Page 13 empowerment. Events and Dances Page 14 Global Child Foreign Language Page 15 LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR: Our Staff This winter I will celebrate 5 years of being in Newburyport. Who would have thought that in just 5 years we would have Andrea Egmont grown as much as we have? And now in 2009 we have opened Director, Youth and the Kelley School Youth Center! Recreational Services This fall and winter we have brought back our favorites and Sarah Hayden Prevention Project Director added a number of new programs. Please sit and go through it… as always, we encourage you to sit with your child. Often Margot Petler parents are surprised that their child shows an interest in some- Recreation Program Director thing… encourage them to try new things. Beth Manning Also this fall we celebrate a HUGE success of re-opening the Drop In Center Coordinator Middle School Drop In Center. We hope that this program will create a space for young teens to socialize, explore and become Courtney Nguyen Early Ed Instructor more involved with their community. Rosie Preston Thank you all for a wonderful summer and to all of you who Office Assistant/ Street Team went out of your way to share your thanks, your stories, your Coord. feedback and ideas. I look forward to another great year! Andi Egmont Where we are located: or call us at 978.465.4434 2nd Floor City Hall email@example.com 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA firstname.lastname@example.org Check our Website For More Info, Updates and Registration Forms 4 Explore More! Fairy Houses Take a Walk on the Wild Side Joann Healey Joann Healey Saturday, 10-11:30am; Moseley Woods Friday, 3:45-5pm; Moseley Woods All ages (under 6 must be with adult) Grades 1-4 Read the delightful story Fairy Houses by Tracey Kane. Join naturalist Joann Healey for this hands-on program as we Then we'll head out for a walk to collect natural items to explore the diversity of ecosystems at Moseley Woods from build a fairy house of your own on a beautiful site over- field and forest to pond and river. Learn about the local looking the Merrimack River. Learn about nature in the plants and wildlife as well as Native American historical use process. Because of the popularity of the program, we've of the area. Weekly activities include nature walks, hands- added another date. on nature displays, crafts and games. Search for bald eagles along the river, turn over rotting logs for salamanders and Sept 26 (raindate Sept 27) FH09-01 $15 search for signs of wildlife. We'll also learn some letterbox- Oct 3 (raindate October 4) FH09-02 $15 ing and geo-caching as well as basic outdoor skills. Sept 25-Oct 30 WK09-03 $70 *$10.00 materials fee Preschool Take a Walk Joann Healey Tuesday, 1-2pm; Moseley Woods Animal Tracking and Snowshoe Workshop Ages 4-6 (program can be drop off depending on maturity Joann Healey level of child) Saturday, 10-11:30am; Location TBD Ages 7+ (parents welcome) Learn how to expose your child to the natural world around them. Join wildlife biologist, Joann Healey for this hands-on Join naturalist Joann Healey we search for signs of wildlife nature program as we explore Moseley Woods and the Mer- in the snow. Learn how to identify tracks and the many rimack River. Program themes will be built around a weekly signs that wildlife leave behind in the winter. We'll also story and include: nature walks, sensory awareness activi- learn what species are native to the local area and how they ties, nature displays, games, and a craft. Themes: birds, adapt to winter. Bring your own snowshoes or sign up to slugs, snails, & salamanders ,trees, Native borrow a pair. Americans, animal tracks & signs. Feb 6 (rain/snow date Sun, Feb 7) AN10-01 $15 Sept 22-Oct 27 WK09-01 $60 *$4.00 materials fee/family * $8.00 materials fee Preschool Science Joann Healey Wednesday, 1-1:45pm; Kelley School Ages 4-6 Join Joann Healey for this fun hands-on program at the Teaching your child to Kelley School. Each week will focus on a different theme appreciate the outdoors which will include experiments, activities, and crafts. We and nature can lead to a will explore a variety of topics including playground lifetime of outdoor physics, fitness, colors of the rainbow, kitchen chemistry, activities! make your own playdough and exploding gases. Sept 23-Nov 18 (skip Nov 11) WK09-02 $75 * $8.00 materials fee Are you building Youth Assets in your family? Explore More! 5 Learn to Play is a series of programs designed to introduce young players to the basic skills of different sports. Programs all depend on parent participation and are a fun way to learn how to coach your child! LTP Flag Football LTP Basketball LTP Floor Hockey TTS Sports, Perkins Playground TTS Sports, Brown School Gym TTS Sports, Brown School Gym Sept 26-Oct 31; Saturday, 9-10am Saturday, 9-10am Feb 20-March 27 (skip Feb 13); Saturday Tom Brady, here they come! Let your Paul Pierce has nothing on your child! Remember how much fun floor hockey child feel what it is like to run, pass, and Coach Mike Fay has done it again, was in gym class growing up? Bring the catch a football with no-contact flag foot- bringing his coaching style and experi- fun and excitement into your child’s life ball. Coach Mike Fay and the staff of ence to the minds and bodies of our early with Coach Mike and That’s the Spirit That’s the Spirit Sports provide skills, basketball players. Allow him and his Sports. The staff will introduce entry level games, contests, and drills to support youth That’s the Spirit Staff to teach passing, skills and drills as well as the safety behind in building a beginner football foundation. dribbling, shooting, and more to youth the game of floor hockey. Just think, then looking to take the next step in the game they can use their talents for ice and street Age 4-6 FF09-01 $45 of basketball. hockey! Flag Football Pro Division Nov 7-Dec 19* Age 4-6 BB09-01 $55 Age 4-6 9-10am FH10-01 $55 TTS Sports, Perkins Playground Jan 2- Feb 6 Age 4-6 BB09-02 $55 Sept 26-Oct 31; Saturday, 10:30-11:30am *(skip Nov 28) Hockey Pro Division TTS Sports, Brown School Gym Basketball Pro Division Feb 20- March 27 (skip Feb 13); Saturday Run and catch like Randy Moss! This pro- TTS Sports, Brown School Gym gram allows youth to expand their football Saturday, 10:30-11:30am Block it. Slap it. Pass it. Allow your child ability with That's the Spirit Sports. Mike to build speed and agility on the floor with Fay and his staff coach youth to a better He may be tall, but Kevin Garnett can't friends and coaching combined. The im- understanding and performance behind the out shoot your child! Using the skills portance of safety and teamwork will be knack and talent it takes to play football. they already have, your youth will ex- reinforced during drills and games. pand their repertoire of basketball Age 7-8 FF09-02 $45 strengths and abilities for each of the Age 7-10 10:30-11:30am FH10-02 $55 necessary positions to make a successful basketball team. Running, passing, drib- bling, shooting and blocking are the name of the game. Nov 7-Dec 19 (skip Nov 28) Age 7-9 BB09-03 $55 Jan 2-Feb 6 Age 7-9 BB09-04 $55 LTP Cheerleading Hollis Caswell, Kelley School Saturdays, 10-11am Nov 7 -Dec 12 (skip Nov 28) This program is designed to be an introduction to cheerleading! It will teach basic cheerleading motions and cheers that are fun and age appropriate. Cheers and motions, jumps and splits! No experience necessary to participate! No stunting higher than thigh level will be done at this program. Age 6-9 CH09-01 $50 Check our Website For More Info, Updates and Registration Forms 6 Explore More! Fencing 101 Baking Class 3MB, Belleville Congregational Church Chez Boucher, NHS Sept 26-Dec 5 (skip Oct 10, 24, Nov 28); Saturday, 10-11am Sept 30-Oct 21; Wednesday This is an introductory class to the sport of fencing. Learn Youth will spend the afternoon learning baking basics and distance, timing, beginner blade work, sportsmanship, and creating a variety of items including cakes, cookies, pretzels, camaraderie. You must complete this class to move up to chocolate & much more. This program teaches kitchen intermediate and competition classes. All equipment is safety, proper utilization of equipment, interpreting a recipe, provided, except a glove for the fencing hand. Please wear food preparation techniques and basic baking methods. athletic sneakers-no sandals, clogs or boots. *participants provide tupperware containers. Ages 9-12 FN09-02 $150 Ages 8-14 3:30-5:30pm Code: CB09-01 $200 Cooking/Dinner Class Little Zoro's Chez Boucher, NHS 3MB, Belleville Congregational Church Nov 18-Dec 16 (skip Nov 25); Wednesday Sept 26-Dec 5 (skip Oct 10, 24, Nov 28); Saturday, 9-10am Youth will spend the afternoon creating dinners that they Class specially designed for this age group. Learn basic choose, from a variety of family friendly meals. When you footwork, handwork, offensive and defensive skills for this pick them up, they will have a family dinner for that evening Olympic sport. It’s fun and it’s fast! Come give it a try! All prepared, packed and ready to go. This program teaches equipment provided, except a glove for the fencing hand. kitchen safety, proper utilization of equipment, interpreting a Please wear athletic sneakers—no sandals, clogs, or boots. recipe, food preparation techniques and basic cooking methods. *participants provide tupperware containers. Ages 6-8 FN09-01 $150 Here is a sampling of what your child will be making and bringing home: Golf Clinic Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Spinach Herb Ricotta Cheese Carriage Pines Golf Club Chicken & Sausage Cacciatore Sept 24-Oct 29; Thursday Chicken or Turkey Marsala Sweet & Sour Chicken Grip, swing, balanced positions. Irons and woods, sand traps. Chili con Carne Stew Fundamentals, pitch shot and steep swing. Putting and chip- Beef Stroganoff ping and distance control. This program is designed for chil- Grilled Vegetable Lasagna dren to learn the golf swing(s) in a nurturing, safe environ- Eggplant Parmesan ment with an emphasis on fun. Fee includes equipment. Roast Turkey Bake Classes are weather permitting. Baked Macaroni w/Ham, Cheese & Broccoli Ages 7+ 3:30-4:30pm Ages 8-14 3:30-5:30pm Code: CB09-02 $200 Code: GF09-01 $70 Horseback Riding High Tail Acres, Newbury (Indoor arena and heated viewing room) Sundays Your child is horse crazy! Is this fascination just a phase? Our hands-on program is the perfect way to investigate your child’s desires to be involved with horses. This program aims to introduce the beginner to horseback riding OR enhance the skills of the intermediate to advanced rider. Each student will be taught on a one to one basis by a Massachusetts licensed instructor. The beginner student will learn the importance of proper grooming before and after they ride, basic horseman- ship skills and tacking up and untacking their lesson horse. The intermediate to advanced rider will have their skills and ability level evaluated and be challenged by the development of new skills. October 11-18; Ages 6+ 1:30-2:30pm HR09-01 $110 November 15-29; Ages 6+ 1:30-2:30pm HR09-02 $160 December 13-27; Ages 6+ 1:30-2:30pm HR09-03 $160 January 3-31; ** Ages 6+ 1:30-2:30pm HR09-04 $160 February 14-28; Ages 6+ 1:30-2:30pm HR09-05 $160 **(skip Jan 17, 24) Are you building Youth Assets in your family? Explore More! 7 YogaKids YogaTeens Candy Blaxter, Kelley School Candy Blaxter, Kelley School Educating and empowering children through a Connecting teens with their own inner strength, playful and integrative approach to yoga. Classes incorporate courage and wisdom through the power of movement, breath music, books, fun yoga poses, relaxation, and art. and meditation. Stress management and relaxation techniques are taught along with traditional yoga poses. 3 year olds; Tuesday, 10:30-11:15am Sept 29-Nov 17 (skip Oct 20, Nov 10) YK09-01 $50 10-13 year olds; Tuesday, 4-5pm Jan 5-Feb 23 (skip Jan 19, Feb 16) YK09-02 $50 Sept 29-Nov 17 (skip Oct 20, Nov 10) YT09-01 $50 Jan 5-Feb 23 (skip Jan 19, Feb 16) YT09-02 $50 4-5 year olds; Wednesday, 10:30-11:30am Sept 30-Nov 18 (skip Oct 21, Nov 11) YK09-03 $50 YOGA MATS PROVIDED! Jan 6-Feb 24 (skip Jan 20, Feb 17) YK09-04 $50 6-9 year olds; Wednesday, 4-5pm Sept 30-Nov 18 (skip Oct 21, Nov 11) YK09-05 $50 Jan 6-Feb 24 (skip Jan 20, Feb 17) YK09-06 $50 Alphabet Soup Fairie Princess School Courtney Nguyen, Kelley School Courtney Nguyen, Kelley School 4-5 year olds; 9-9:45am 4-5 year olds; 10-10:45am Encourage a love of letters and reading using the Lively Transform your child into a strong and well-accessorized Prin- Letters curriculum, which uses song and dance to teach letter cess or Prince! In this class we will make wands, tiaras, wings, sounds which are the building blocks for reading puppets and more - as well as learn proper Royal manners. readiness. Beginning writing skills will include making letters We'll use glitter, jewels, paint, paper and magic to do each out of clay, writing in pudding, making letters with your body creation. Each week, we'll dance elegantly, create sparkly and other tactile ways of learning. things and socialize. Children are welcome to dress up for class in their princess finery. Friday, Oct 9-Nov 13 EE09-05 $50 Thursday, Jan 14- Feb 25 (skip Feb 18) EE09-06 $50 Friday, Oct 9-Nov 13 EE09-03 $50 Pirates and Superheros Storybook Art Courtney Nguyen, Kelley School Courtney Nguyen, Kelley School 4-5 year olds; 10– 10:45am 4-5 year olds; 10:00-10:45am Three weeks of Pirates, three of Superheroes! During the Extend your child's love of literacy and art as we read quality Pirate weeks, we'll look at some Pirate lore, make a bandanna, literature and do unique art projects to go with each book. A eye patch, map and treasure chest -- as well as develop different media (or combination of media) will be used every Pirat-itude! The Superheroes will come up with a super- week, including paint, collage, clay, textured paper, recycled persona, make a cape and mask, and draw a comic book goods and more. Students are given free reign to create a starring him/herself. We'll talk about villains, characteristics of masterpiece that goes beyond the usual crafts children do. superheroes, and review some of the greats. Tuesday, Oct 6-Nov 17 (skip Nov 3) EE09-01 $50 Thursday, Jan 14-Feb 25 (skip Feb 18) EE09-04 $50 Wednesday, Jan 12-Feb 24 (skip Feb 17) EE09-02 $50 Check our Website For More Info, Updates and Registration Forms 8 Explore More! The Kelley School is available for rental or meeting space! Room Descriptions and Fees: Multi Purpose Room: This room has furniture and materials appropriate for preschool age youth. It has a sink, fridge and microwave. The room can be arranged with folding tables and chairs suitable for older children and adults. The Green Room: This Room is furnished with at least 4-6 couches and chairs (seating 12-15 people) in addition there are tables and chairs. There is a large flat screen television (with cable) and three computers (with internet access). There is also fuseball and other table games. The Art Room: This room is furnished with 4 large oak art tables and 20 stools. There is also a carpeted area and chairs. The room has a sink. Room Rentals 1. Rental Rates are available in the Building Use Agreement now on our website. 2. Rentals are for 2 hours blocks Birthday Parties 1. Rental Rate: $125 2. Birthday parties are for 2 hours. 3. Birthday parties are scheduled for certain Saturday afternoons and some school vacation times only. The building hours are: • Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (10pm on Friday Nights) • Saturdays (when needed) 8:00am- 8:00pm • CLOSED Sundays ** exceptions are made at the will of NYS. Rental times are determined by the department’s ability to supply a supervisor during hours that department staff are not on duty. Are you building Youth Assets in your family? Explore More! 9 The more assets a child has... The healthier choices they make... How many do your kids have? Check our Website For More Info, Updates and Registration Forms 10 Explore More! Proven Results Conditioning Babysitting Course Jay Murphy, Nock Middle School Weight Room Debbie LaFlamme, Kelley School Grades 6-8 2:05-3:20pm; Monday and Tuesday Saturday, October 10 9am-2pm An instructional weight training clinic is for beginning and ex- Parents are looking for responsible, loyal, and trustworthy perienced level youth. It is designed for athletes that want in- teens to watch their children. This course will teach the ba- struction from an experienced strength coach. The program ap- sics to help the babysitter: peals to youth that want to develop strength and power for their Learn how to interview with parents. Learn infant & toddler chosen sport. care - diapering and feeding techniques, creative reading, activities for young children, and appropriate snacks. Handle bed time issues. Choose safe and age-appropriate toys and Sept 28-Dec 22 CO09-01 $125 games. Perform basic First Aid Learn tips for having a safe Jan 11-April 13 CO09-02 $125 babysitting experience! April 26-June 15 CO09-03 $80 Did you know that Newburyport Public Ages 11+ BC09-01 $40.00 Schools have 2 Professional Development days this year when kid’s don’t have school? And one early release day a month? We have plans for all of them!!! DAY OFF at the KELLEY EARLY RELEASE DAY TRIPS Tuesday, November 3rd 9am– 3pm Seacoast Science Center Rye NH Grades 1– 5 October 1st; 11:30-4 pm Grades 1– 5 Join us for the whole day or for just a part! 9-10am Board Games and Arts & Crafts Hop on the bus as we head out to grab a bite to eat before check- 10-11am Obstacle Course and Scavenger Hunt ing out some of the coolest creatures from the Atlantic Ocean as 11-Noon Lunch and Game Show we embark on a nature exploration. A naturalist will guide us 12-2 pm Movie and Quiet Play through the tide pools and tell us about the habitats surrounding 2-3 pm More Games and More Fun!! the New Hampshire seacoast. Cost includes lunch out, Seacoast Science Center entry and naturalist. Code: DO09-01 Cost $35.00 ER09-03 Cost $50.00 Tuesday March 16th 9am-3pm Grades 1-5 Movie and Lunch @ the Loop! December 3; 11:30– 4pm Join us for the whole day or for just a part! Grades 1– 5 9-10am Instant Challenges 10-11am Sledding and Snow playing (?) Choose from burgers, chicken fingers or grilled cheese at 11-Noon Lunch and Game Show Fuddruckers; The best burgers around! Then we’ll head to the 12-2 pm Movie and Quiet Play hottest kid’s flick playing at Loews at the Loop (movie to be 2-3 pm Creation Station; art and inventions announced closer to the date). Cost includes lunch (including drink and desert). Movie will be rated PG. Code: DO09-02 Cost $35.00 ER09-04 Cost $50.00 * Participants will bring their own nut-free lunch, drinks and snacks. Busses will pick up children at 11:30 at the Molin Upper Elementary , 11:40 at the Bresnahan School and 11:45 at the IC School. Parent pick up will be at the Nock Middle School Parking lot (by the Superintendent's office) for all children. Are you building Youth Assets in your family? Explore More! 11 February Break Lego Kevin Husson Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 16-18; Kelley School Grades 2-6 This hands-on class provides a fun and exciting experience as participants learn how motors, gears, and wheels work to create a variety of LEGO vehicles. Each day campers will work from instructions to construct several motorized projects. Opportunity will also be provided for students to customize their designs. Many NEW elements have been added since the summer workshops including the ability to operate LEGO projects via remote-controls!!! 9am-Noon LG10-01 $70 12:30-3:30pm LG10-02 $70 Newburyport Learning Enrichment Center Artistic Expressions– Vacation Club Pottery Isle, The Tannery Located at 15 Storey Avenue, the NLEC has been 9 am – Noon providing services to Newburyport children and families Ages 8-12 since 1999. Originally established to address the causes and consequences of academic failure among low income Artists will enjoy expressing their creativity through a students, the NLEC has expanded its service population to variety of fired art media—PYOP painting techniques, slip include all students identified as being academically at-risk. casting, glass-fusing, and Creativi-T’s. Founded on the belief that a successful academic experience opens the door to opportunity, the NLEC’s mission is to: • Facilitate long term tutor/mentor relationships that December Vacation Dec 29-31 PI09-01 $100 support students who are struggling academically, February Vacation Feb 16-18 PI10-01 $100 emotionally and socially. • Provide access to cultural arts activities in the community. • Create stronger links with community partners to help Smorgasbord Fired Art Club reduce social isolation and boost a sense of belonging to Pottery Isle; The Tannery the greater Newburyport community. Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm Grade 2 and higher • Provide necessary resources to families and children involved in the center. Children explore a variety of fired art media in this exciting hands-on studio program. Each week we will introduce a The Learning Enrichment Center in Kelleher Park is always different form of fired art for the children to experiment seeking reading and math tutors/mentors to work with with. Projects will include slip-casting, hand-building with children, ages 6-16, in an established program to provide clay, glass fusing, and designing wearable art by heat academic support and individual attention to students. transfer method. Each Session is 4 weeks. Volunteers are asked to dedicate two hours per week working one on one with students. Sept 29-Oct 20 SA09-01 $90.00 Oct 27– Nov 24 SA09-02 $90.00 For information on services or to volunteer: Jan 12– Feb 2 SA10-01 $90.00 Feb 23– Mar 16 SA10-02 $90.00 Contact: Nancy Earls: (978) 465-9324 or email email@example.com Check our Website For More Info, Updates and Registration Forms 12 Explore More! BENEFITS OF AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS Afterschool programs can enhance children's academic achievement and social development. Participants in afterschool programs:** • show increased interest and ability in reading • develop new skills and interests • show improved school attendance, increased engagement in school, and reduced dropout rate • turn in more and better quality homework and can spend more time on task • are held back or placed in special education classes less frequently • show higher aspirations for the future, including intention to complete high school and go to college. **Making the Case:A 2009 Fact Sheet on Children and Youth In Out-of-School Time School age child care is offered for grades K-3 at the Bresnahan School at the School's Out program. YWKids is after school child care for grades 4, 5 and 6. These programs are designed with both the general age group and the individual children in mind. Activities will range from arts and crafts to sport, technology and more! Kids will be encouraged to choose from planned activities and projects or from the large variety of games, materials and supplies. This program is run by the YWCA Greater Newburyport through a contract with NYS. www.ywcanewburyport.org After School Drop-In Care is also available through the Boys and Girl’s Club in Salisbury. NEWBURYPORT’S MOST CREATIVE KIDS DO DI!!!! What is Destination ImagiNation®? Info Meeting Thursday October 8th, 7pm, Kelley School Destination ImagiNation® (DI) is an international non-profit organization that teaches life skills and expands imaginations through youth-centered, team- based creative problem solving. Adult Team Manag- ers oversee the teams and act as guides throughout the process. Who: K-12 students can form teams to compete in the Regional, State, and even World tournaments. All you need is a team of 3-7 kids and a manager (High School age or older) and imagination. When: Teams begin working on their solutions in November in preparation for the March Regional Tournaments. The best teams can progress to the state tournament in April or even the World Tournament in May. Want to learn more? Please come to our information meeting and team registration on Thursday, October 8th at 7:00 pm to hear from some former coaches and team members about the program. Where you go from there is only limited by the bounds of your imagination…. Are you building Youth Assets in your family? Explore More! 13 Friday Skate Lessons Wachusett Trips! Attitash Multi Week Program! Nbpt Skatepark NYS, Wachusett Mountain Sept 25-Oct 16; Friday Early Release Days; Thursdays, 11:30am-8pm Saturdays this winter: Rye Airfield staff are coming to the Enjoy 5 Saturdays of skiing and Newburyport Skate Park for les- Grades 6-12 boarding at Attitash. Sign up with sons! Beginners and skaters of all some friends and enjoy 70 trails levels are welcome to sign up. Spend an afternoon on the slopes across 2 mountains. Everything from basic instruction to with NYS skiing and snowboarding. tricks are being offered. Come out Youth are able to explore the many This is a great deal to get in a on your own or sign up with a trails that Wachusett Mountain bunch of skiing this winter! friend. Then you will be able to visit has to offer, leaving their homework the Newburyport Skate Park and behind. We pick you up at school Saturdays: skate with the regulars whenever as soon as the bell rings! Please Feb 6, 20, 27, March 6, 13 you want! note the late return. For grades 6-12. All Ages 4-5pm SK09-01 $60 January 7 WA10-01 $70 **Deadline: Sept 23 February 4 WA10-02 $70 March 4 WA10-03 $70 Cost includes transportation and lift Monday Skate at Rye ticket. We take a coach bus every Rye Airfield, Rye Airfield week and Jan 25-March 8 (Skip Feb 15) rentals are available. Join in us as we continue to head Please visit our website later this up on Mondays to Rye Airfield. fall for more detail, costs and regis- Bus will pick up at the Nock and the tration forms. High School for nearly three hours of skateboarding, BMXing, and rollerblading. We have the place to ourselves! Participants must have a valid waiver on file with Rye NYS is always seeking adult Airfield. Pick up at the High School chaperones for ski trips! at 6pm. Grades 6-12 2-6pm RA10-01 $150 **Deadline: Dec 11 Check our Website For More Info, Updates and Registration Forms 14 Explore More! Red, White and Blue Dance Guys Night Out FREE Friday, September 11 7-9pm Friday, November 20 7-9pm City Hall Grades 6-8 Pirate Party Dance Friday, October 2 7-9pm An opportunity for middle school guys to try new activities, learn about opportunities in the community, and share some laughs. Day Off Dance Tuesday, November 10 7-9pm Movie Night FREE Friday, December 4 6:30-8:30 City Hall Surfs Up Dance Grades 1-5 Friday, December 18 7-9pm We will be offering a movie that coincides with the Disco Club Chamber’s Winter Invitation Night. The Snactory Friday, January 22 7-9pm Factory, a youth run snack bar, will be on hand to sell snacks and drinks. Black and White Dance Friday, February 26 7-9pm Girls Night Out FREE March 12 7-9pm City Hall Day Off Dance Grades 6-8 Monday, March 15 7-9pm A night for middle school girls to celebrate friendships, We encourage participant to dress for the explore new activities and speak their minds. theme but it is not required. Some dances may advertise free giveaways or prizes. All dances for middle school youth are run with adult and teen chaperones. Participants may not leave until the end of the event unless a parent comes in to get them. All events have a $5.00 fee. This year we have created an “event member- ship” which costs $50.00 and allows NYS to have emergency information on file for each child. This will cover the cost of all dances. Registration will be available at our first dance! Are you building Youth Assets in your family? Explore More! 15 Introduce your child to a world language by enrolling them in the Global Child program! The program empha- sizes listening and speaking skills with culture integrated into the language. The rate is $180 for 10 weeks. Classes meet once a week for 50-minutes. Each student receives a Student Booklet and Audio CD for practice at home. There are “Fun Pages” in every booklet to help reinforce language skills. Booklet and Audio CD in- cluded in the tuition, valued at over $25. Children bring a “light” snack to class. You must register through NEWBURYPORT YOUTH SERVICES! o $180 for Fall semester (10 weeks); o $150 for sibling discount (10 weeks) Global Child fees are eligible for the Child Care Credit. For more information contact: Global Child, Director: Diana Hibner at 978-851-5337, firstname.lastname@example.org www.globalchild.com COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: Play & Learn - Using songs and movement, children act out many verbs and “visit” farms in Mexico/France. Beginning Lower - Introduces basic language concepts: Counting, colors, greetings and good-byes, snack vocabu- lary, body parts, active verbs and a few questions. Beginning Upper - Introduces basic language concepts. Upper differs from the beginning lower course in several ways: Teaches more vocabulary, more complex, age appropriate games are played, and reading is intro- duced. Beginning Chinese, Level One - Open to all ages. Introduces basic language concepts in Mandarin, with the use of games, rhymes and skits. Culture will be introduced in each lesson as well as familiarization of the Chinese characters. Theme “School Life” - For students who have already taken the Beginner course or are in middle school. A lively rap song takes children through all the steps of getting ready for school. Students learn to talk about their teachers, their school, and the objects in the classroom. They learn to introduce each other to parents and friends. Games like "Who's got the pencil?”, "Who's calling you?” and "Around the World” give children an opportunity to use the vocabulary in fun ways. SCHOOL CODE COURSE TITLE GRADE DAY TIME DATES BROWN NP-BR-1 Spanish Play & Learn K Mon 3:30-4:20 10/5 – 12/14/09 NP-BR-13 French Play & Learn K Mon 3:30-4:20 10/5 – 12/14/09 NP-BR-30 Beginning Chinese, Level One K Mon 3:30-4:20 10/5 – 12/14/09 BRESNAHAN NP-BH-2 Beginning Spanish Lower 1-3 Tue 2:50-3:40 10/6 – 12/15/09 NP-BH-5 Spanish Theme: School Life 2-3 Tue 2:50-3:40 10/6 – 12/15/09 NP-BH-14 Beginning French Lower 1-3 Tue 2:50-3:40 10/6 – 12/15/09 NP-BH-30 Beginning Chinese, Level One 1-3 Tue 2:50-3:40 10/6 – 12/15/09 NP-BH-41 Chinese Theme: School Life 2-3 Tue 2:50-3:40 10/6 – 12/15/09 MOLIN NP-MO-3 Beginning Spanish Upper 4-5 Wed 2:40-3:30 10/7 – 12/23/09 NP-MO-15 Beginning French Upper 4-5 Wed 2:40-3:30 10/7 – 12/23/09 NP-MO-30 Beginning Chinese, Level One 4-5 Wed 2:40-3:30 10/7 – 12/23/09 NOCK MS NP-NC-5 Spanish Theme: School Life 6-8 Mon 2:00-2:50 10/5 – 12/14/09 NP-NC-17 French Theme: School Life 6-8 Mon 2:00-2:50 10/5 – 12/14/09 NP-NC-30 Beginning Chinese, Level One 6-8 Mon 2:00-2:50 10/5 – 12/14/09 th Classes run for 10-weeks beginning October 5 . Spring classes meet for 10 weeks starting in early February. Global Child follows the Newburyport school calendar. No classes on school holidays and early release days. Check our Website For More Info, Updates and Registration Forms 16 Explore More! Merrimack Valley Skating Club hosted at the Graf Rink MUSIC LESSONS WITH KATHY HEYWOOD Learn to Skate and Tiny Tots Classes! MUSIC TEACHER IN Classes Run Year Round! NEWBURYPORT SCHOOLS Skaters can learn the basic fundamentals needed for hockey and figure skating. (No sticks or pucks are used during lessons). Perfect for the beginning skater! Skaters must be at least 3 years of age to participate. Even adults can join! Tuesdays - after school – private lessons for school aged September – June Class Days & Times: children in voice, piano, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone, beginner percussion. Tiny Tots (pre-school age children) Groups lessons are also available. Private lessons – 30 minutes, $25.00, paid monthly Group lessons – 45 minutes,10 weeks $80.00 Learn to Skate and Tiny Tots Classes meet once per week at the Kelley School Youth Center. Classes meet after 3:00pm. Ongoing Applications are posted in the Graf Rink lobby and at registration begins September 8th. www.grafrink.com! Students: voice & piano grade 2 and up, Please call 978-462-8112 for more information. all others grade 4 and up. Happy Skating! Fall session begins September 15th. Space limited, sign up forms available. Tuition due at registration. Info contact Kathy Heywood 978-463-3746 www.myspace.com/kathyheywood Are you building Youth Assets in your family? Explore More! 17 NYS is always looking for individuals in the community Party with us! with a passion for children and a Plan your birthday party with us…your choice of pottery- skill they love to teach! painting, glass-fusing, clay, or Paint Me Creativi-T’s starting at $16.95 per person. Workshops and Camps We run clubs, programs and After school, Saturday mornings, Mom & Me, handbuilding summer sessions. with clay, glass-fusing, instant wearable art, painting tech- niques and more. If you have an idea, proposal or Open studio – Walk-in guests are always welcomed. suggestion please tell us about it! at The Tannery 50 Water Street Newburyport, MA 01950 www.potteryisle.com or 978 499 3999 Call NYS at 978. 465.4434 Check our Website For More Info, Updates and Registration Forms 18 Explore More! TUITION: Registration begins Tuition varies for each course and is specified in each course description. Tuition must be paid at the time of registration. Tuesday, September 8th at 8 am for Check swill be deposited within 30 days of receipt. Credit cards Residents. are not accepted. Cash or checks only (payable to the “City of Please continue to check our website, we do update the Newburyport.”). All fees include a $10 Administration cost. brochure if changes are made. Materials Fee: When applicable, approximate cost of the HOW TO REGISTER: supplies is listed in the course description. Material fees are paid directly to the instructor For your registration to be complete, include: Financial Assistance: We would like to make these 1. Registration forms for each child programs accessible to all of our city’s youth. Please contact us 2. Emergency Information Form for each child if you need financial assistance. Scholarships are available. 3. Provide payment OR have spoken to NYS about Financial Aid. We accept cash or check made payable to: “Newburyport Youth Services”. EMERGENCY INFO: 4. Mail or drop off your registration forms (both Registration An Emergency Information Sheet is needed for each child age and NYS Emergency/Release form) and payment to the 18 and under. This includes medical and behavioral information address below. as well as emergency contacts and a liability waiver. Mail: Newburyport Youth Services LIABILITY: Participants agree to forever release the City of New- 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 buryport from any and all claims from participation in NYS’s voluntary programs. A complete liability statement is on file at Drop Box Located in the front of City Hall. NYS. Phone registrations are not accepted. PHOTO PERMISSION: Participants in NYS sponsored activities permit the taking of photos and videos of themselves and their It’s OK to photocopy the registration form or print more children for publication and any use, as NYS deems necessary. from our web site. www.newburyportyouthservices.com CANCELLATION POLICY: Confirmation: We email confirmations once the program is CANCELLATIONS: Youth Services reserves the right to cancel confirmed to run: You will be notified if the program is full and any program due to under enrollment or unforeseen you are placed on a waitlist. If you do not provide an email, circumstances. please call to confirm. W EATHER RELATED CANCELLATIONS: Programs do not run if Newburyport Public Schools are cancelled. NYS reserves the Confidentiality: right to cancel due to dangerous weather. Call our office 978- Your child’s forms are confidential and are shared only with 465-4434 for weather related cancellations or announcements program staff. Class rosters are not confidential, often families (such as location change). If possible make-ups will be offered. would like to know if their child will have any friends in the program, for this purpose we do share rosters. When you WITHDRAWALS and REFUNDS: provide your email to us for registration, it is automatically Withdrawals: Students withdrawing are asked to give notice at added to our email mailing list. It is not used for anything else least two weeks prior to program start date. or given out. Refunds: In the event NYS cancels a program, a complete re- NON-RESIDENTS: There is an additional $10 fee per course fund to the student will be made. Checks are not deposited until for non-residents. NYS reserves the right to give priority to the program has been confirmed. When possible we will return residents. voided checks. However, deposited checks will be refunded but may take up to three weeks. A participant who withdraws at least two weeks prior to the class start date will be given a re- fund, minus a $10.00 administration fee. Location of classes and/or fields is subject to change. This is out of the hands of NYS and there will be no refunds for class loca- tion changes. Refunds are not given for weather cancellation of less than 25% of the program time and only then if make-ups can not be offered. Refunds are not given for special events involving ticket purchase or if NYS has incurred an expense on your behalf. Consult the NYS office. You must request a refund in writing. AGE REQUIRMENTS: Children must be the required age by the start date of the program. Are you building Youth Assets in your family? • Community members like you who care about raising healthy kids • A community wide movement to build Youth Assets • Fostering leadership and civic engagement in teens Since 2004 • A positive approach to prevention • Is for younger children as well as We have seen the average teens number of Assets in • MAKING A DIFFERENCE! Newburyport youth raise from 20.7 to over 24 assets! How to get involved: In turn we have seen the per- cent of young people’s high risk Email Sarah Hayden, Prevention Project Director behaviors start to decrease. at email@example.com or call 978.463.8977 and get on our mailing list! % of High School students who have ever drank alcohol: Our Next Quarterly meeting is 81% (2001)- 64% (2007) December 10 at 4:00 at the Kelley School UPCOMING PROJECTS and EVENTS! • Annual Youth Leadership Retreat • Staying Connected with Your Teen Parenting Program • You’re an Asset Builder! Presentations Community Wide • Teen Asset Builders • Teach-In at the Molin Elementary School during Alcohol Awareness Week early April. • Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking during Alcohol Awareness Week in early April • Family Prom and BEACON Awards Saturday, May 15, 6-9 at City Hall Auditorium Our Vision is for Newburyport to be a community that welcomes, values, and empowers youth through meaningful opportunities and a collaborative effort to support and strengthen youth assets www.BeaconCoalition.com 978.463.8977 Beacon@cityofnewburyport.com NEWBURYPORT YOUTH SERVICES Bulk Rate U.S. Postage Paid CITY HALL Permit No. 1 60 PLEASANT STREET Newburyport, MA NEWBURYPORT, MA 01950 01950 New New Early Enrichment Middle School Drop In Programs for 3- 5 Center Year Olds! New to Learn to Play is Monthly Dances for 7th LTP Cheerleading! & 8th Graders New Cooking Classes for Kids! Dinner will be ready when you pick them up! And so much more….