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HILLSIDE PTA “HOBBY HOUR Fall 2009” PROGRAM INFORMATION Please keep this information sheet for future reference Hobby Hour is a student enrichment and fun program, with classes taught by either Hillside parents or private organizations. All children at Hillside are invited to participate. Classes are located at Hillside School; begin at 2:30p.m. and end at 3:30p.m. This year’s dates for Hobby Hour are: Wednesday, September 30, October 7, 14, 28 (NO CLASS 10-20-09) Thursday, October 1, 8, 15, 29 (NO CLASS 10-21-09) HOW DO CHILDREN GET TO CLASSES? Each teacher gets a list of children who are participating and which class they will attend. Each child participating receives a tag indicating the class name and room number. The children are escorted to the Hobby Hour classes. Attendance will be taken. HOW IS DISMISSAL HANDLED? Pick up will be at 3:30 p.m. If your child attends the YMCA extended day program and would like to participate in Hobby Hour, we will bring him/her to the program after Hobby Hour class. It is the parents’ responsibility to make arrangements for pick-up at 3:30p.m. Children will exit from the Kindergarten doors only. There will be no crossing guards at the usual locations. Any child who will be walking home after the program must provide a note to the class instructor from their parents giving permission. WHAT IS THE COST? The cost per class varies. The cost per class is the cost for the instructor and supplies. Do not send money now. HOW DOES MY CHILD REGISTER? Due to limited class size, participants will be chosen by lottery. Availability of classes is subject to student interest. FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM AND RETURN IT TO SCHOOL NO LATER THAN Wednesday, September 16th. Indicate the Childs 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice of class/date. Please understand that making only one choice on the registration form does not guarantee a spot in that class. Once the participants have been chosen, a confirmation notice will be sent home indicating his/her class and date and all appropriate fees. Each child is limited to one class on one day. NOTE TO PARENTS: Instructors have the right to dismiss disruptive students from class once Mrs. Pilchman and the parent have been notified. Your cooperation is essential for this program to run smoothly. Thank you and a special thanks to those who volunteer to help make this program happen. Hobby Hour Class Descriptions Fall 2009 Most classes are divided into age categories, Kindergarten through 2nd grade, (K-2): and 3rd grade through 5th grade, (3-5). Read the descriptions, complete the enclosed form, and return it in an envelope marked PTA HOBBY HOUR by Wedneday, September 16th. Grades: K-2 Wednesday Instructor: Jr. Lancers Coach – Jessy Byrne Cheerleading Kids will be taught the fundamentals of cheerleading. There will be NO tumbling in this class. Cost: $20.00 for instructor fees Grades: K-2 Thursday Instructor: Color Me Mine Instructors Color Me Mine 3-5 Wednesday Kids will paint a different ceramic piece each week and receive their fired piece the following week! Classes may use techniques of favorite artists or cover themes or cultures from around the world. The final class will do a mosaic which you can take home the same day. Cost: $60.00 for supplies and instructor fees Grades: 3-5 Wednesday Instructor: Jeri Fitzgerald Jewelry Making Kids will make a different piece of jewelry each week. Cost: $50.00 for supplies and instructor fees Grades: K-2 Wednesday Instructor: Lori Fine Karate Kids will learn beginning karate skills, and develop cardio, balance, respect and focusing techniques through the use of fun filled, age-specific games and activities. Cost: $55.00 for instructor fees Grades: K-2 Thursday Instructor: Mad Science Instructors Mad Science 3-5 Wednesday This is a privately operated program that promotes scientific literacy in a learn-by-doing program. Children are introduced to science concepts through hands-on experiments and some take home projects. Each class will cover a different topic and include age appropriate experiments and fun! This is all new this year taught by a new group of instructors Cost: $60.00 for supplies and instructor fees Grades: 1-5 Thursday Instructor: Joe Fisher Magic A behind the scenes look at how magicians do their tricks. Each week students are taught how to do magic by a real professional magician. They take home their own bag of tricks making them real magicians. Cost: $50.00 for instructor fees and supplies Grades: K-2 Wednesday Instructor: Instructors from Platypus Pottery Platypus Pottery 3-5 Thursday Kids will have fun creating and sculpting animals and whimsical clay characters in this fun class run by Livingston’s Platypus Pottery Studio. The children will take home a different “masterpiece” each week. Cost: $50.00 for supplies and instructor fees Hobby Hour Class Descriptions Fall 2009 (page 2) Grades: K-2 Thursday Instructor: Bill Boesenberg Snakes and Scales 3-5 Wednesday A different reptile will be brought to class each week. The children will be able to touch and learn about the reptile and then complete an activity or craft related to that reptile. Cost: $60.00 for instructor fees and supplies Grades: K-2 Thursday Instructor: Sports Institute Instructor Sports Institute 3-5 Thursday The US Sports Institute will introduce, teach and play a different sport each week (i.e., golf, flag football, cricket, lacrosse). Cost: $60.00 for instructor fees Grades: K-2 Wednesday Instructor: Studio Instructor Studio Kids Art Bugs, Birds and People Puppets: Each class we make a different kind of puppet that is either a bug, bird or person and have a short puppet show Cost: $55.00 for supplies and instructor fees Grades: 3-5 Thursday Instructor: Studio Instructor Studio Kids Art Comic Book Art: Learn all aspects of comic book and cartoon illustration and complete a one page comic story by the end of the session. Students will use pencil, pen, and ink, watercolors and colored pencils. Cost: $55.00 for supplies and instructor fees SUMMARY OF CLASSES: Wednesdays Thursdays Cheerleading K-2 Color Me Mine K-2 Color Me Mine 3-5 Mad Science K-2 Jewelry Making 3-5 Magic 1-5 Karate K-2 Platypus Pottery 3-5 Mad Science 3-5 Snakes & Scales K-2 Platypus Pottery K-2 Sports Institute K-2 Snakes & Scales 3-5 Sports Institute 3-5 Studio Kids Art K-2 Studio Kids Art 3-5 COMPLETE THE FORM AND RETURN IT IN AN ENVELOPE MARKED PTA HOBBY HOUR BY Wednesday, September 16th. DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS TO AMY DINICOLA (973) 535-1912 Thanks! “HOBBY HOUR FALL 2009” REGISTRATION FORM Child’s Name________________________________________________________ Telephone #_________________________________________________________ Teacher/Grade_______________________________________________________ Class/Date Choice #1____________________________________________________ Class/Date Choice #2____________________________________________________ Class/Date Choice #3____________________________________________________ Please indicate first, second and third class/date choices. Classes are formed by lottery. We will do all that we can to register your child for his/her first choice, but making only one choice does not guarantee a spot in the program. When making your choice, please be sure that your child is available for the class on the dates indicated and that they want to take the class. It is not fair to those who do not get their first choice, for others to drop out at the last minute. Do not send any money at this time. When your child is selected for his/her class/date through the lottery system, you will be notified. The fees will be collected AFTER you are notified. REMINDER: Classes will be dismissed promptly at 3:30p.m. It is the parents’ responsibility to make arrangements for pick up. Children will be exiting from the Kindergarten doors only. PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH Parent’s Signature_____________________________________ I would like to volunteer to help with Hobby Hour dismissal: Name:__________________________________________________________________ E-Mail:_________________________________________________________________ (We need LOTS of volunteers to help out with dismissal. The classes are dismissed one at a time and we need help ensuring the kids’ safety. You would need to report at 3:15 p.m. on the Hobby Hour day you select). Thank you for your cooperation!
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