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Tuesday January 26, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Early Morning Pump - VIRTUAL Early Morning Pump - Tues/Thurs with Jess
An overall body-pumping workout; strengthening and defining  every major muscle group using a combination of handheld weights, barbells and our own body weight.
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Total Toning - Sue S & Stacey Bobbit
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Reserved
 
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Reserved
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM    Nature Walks for Kinder Kids - Winter Walks in the Woods Ages 4-5
AUTUMN ADVENTURES IN THE WOOD FOR PRE-SCHOOL AGES 3-5This program is designed for children in preschool. We will meet five times to walk in the woods, explore local streams and ponds, and see what surprises Mother Nature has in store for us. Adult participation is encouraged but not required.3320.400 Tuesdays Sept. 29th  9:30am – 10:30am for 5 weeks3320.401 Tuesdays Sept. 29th  1:30pm – 2:30pm for 5 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park    Fee:$35       Instructor: Helen Stowe OUTDOOR ADVENTURES FOR KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN AGES 5 & 6This program is designed to help young children develop an appreciation for the natural world. We will meet five times to plant, to explore woods, fields, and streams, and finally to harvest what we planted. Adult participation is encouraged but not required. Please make arrangements for younger siblings.3320.410 Tuesdays Sept. 29th  4:00pm – 5:00pm for 5 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park   Fee:$35      Instructor: Helen Stowe OUTDOOR EXPLORATIONS FOR GRADES 1 & 2This program is designed for children in 1st and 2nd grade. We will explore woods, fields, and streams. We will go on tree and shape scavenger hunts, take a close look at insects, have a camouflage adventure, and use our senses to discover many of nature’s wonders. Adult participation is not required. Please make arrangements for younger siblings.3320.411  Wednesdays Sept. 30th  4:00pm – 5:00pm for 5 weeks OUTDOOR EXPLORATIONS FOR GRADE 3This program is designed for Grade 3 children.  We will go on long walks in the woods, sometimes blazing trails.  We will learn how to read a map and how to use a compass.  We will identify trees, plants, animal tracks, birds by their calls….and much more!3320.412  Thursdays Oct. 1st   4:00pm – 5:00pm for 5 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park   Fee: $35     Instructor: Helen Stowe WINTER WALKS IN THE WOODS FOR PRE SCHOOL CHILDREN AGES 4 & 5This winter, join Helen Stowe as we explore woods and fields in the winter. We will discover what other creatures are out and about, what they eat, where they sleep and how they move. Adult participation with your child is encouraged but not required. 3320.100  Tuesdays Jan. 5th   9:30am – 10:30am for 4 weeks3320.101 Tuesdays Jan. 5th     1:30pm – 2:30pm for 4 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park    Fee: $30    Instructor: Helen Stowe
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Fit By Nature - Fit By Nature Winter - Mary Cole
Unplugged and Active! Experienced PE & Health and Nature Based Certified teacher, Mary Cole, encourages kids to connect with Nature and their health. The holistic approach promotes healthy bodies and minds through engaging experiences that inspire mindfulness, social engagement and creativity. This class is a healthy option for kids who have a technology overload in their daily life!Fee- $110. If the program runs we will contact you for payment.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Coding and Online Robotics Club I
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Dance Adult - Line Dancing Tuesday - Jenni
Learn to dance with Carolyn LavelleAdult Hip Hop    This class is a mix of both Hip Hop and Jazz steps that will surely make it irresistible not to move to the beat. The latest dance moves will be incorporated with some of the older steps as well to make for one fun class.Tap Dance  -  Adult and a Senior Class available      Learn the basic fundamentals and terminology of the art of Tap dancing, such as shuffles and flaps, and then put the steps together to dance the popular and traditional tap moves.
 
Wednesday January 27, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM    Swing Shift - Swing Shift - Cheryl - Wed & Fri
This class is designed for the active senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascular health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. This class will keep you moving and keep you doing the activities you love to do! Class is for Adults 50+Instructors:Mondays - Stacey BobbitWednesdays - Cheryl MeyersFridays - Gwen Silloway - outside at Community Lake - Some walking but not main part of the class. Will walk just around the small loop close to parking lot at linear trail. Will do exercise on basketball courts and grass section. No lateral (side to side movements bc of grass will be done) movements, will do low impact resistance training with exercise bands. It will be similar to indoor Swing Shift
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Extended Session
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Karate - Karate For Beginners Wednesday Ages 7 to Adults
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Ozobot: Go For the Gold
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:05 PM - 6:50 PM    Total Barre & Muscle Challenge - Muscle Challenge - Wed with Linda
Sculpt your body using a barre, small ball, foam roller, weights and tubing. Experience a moving mix of pilates principles, dance and strength training while concentrating on smaller postural muscles and the fascia system. A total body workout!Muscle challenge total body strength training with a variety of equipment. Something different each week, for a challenge.
 
6:10 PM - 6:40 PM    Karate For Beginners - Adaptive Karate Age 7 +
A traditional karate program for ages 7 and up, the style of Karate we study is Tang Soo Do, a Korean based martial art. In addition to learning techniques, board breaking, forms and exercise patterns, the class focuses on self-esteem, character building, respect for self and others, proper approaches to competition and general life skills for today's child.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Karate, Tang Soo Do - Tang Soo Do Wednesdays Ages 7+
A chance for 7 year olds through adults to develop martial arts skills, build strength and confidence, build self discipline.
 
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM    Yoga Mindful/Therapeutic - Therapeutic Yoga with Zorayda (Wed)
MindfulTake time to attune to your body. Through the use of props, self-massage, breathing exercises, relaxation, and mediation, you will be encouraged to slow down and listen to your body. Poses are guided from the least challenging to a slow-graded increase in the level of intensity, to get the most benefit from your yoga practice, regardless of your perceived level of flexibility.TherapeuticDrawn from her occupational Therapy background and her yoga training, Zorayda's therapeutic yoga includes the use of props, self-massage, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Poses are built from the least challenging to a slow-graded increase in the level of intensity. Poses are modified so that each student benefits regardless of his perceived physical condition. All are welcomeSelf-AwakeningAwaken your body's inner intelligence. Discover what works for you through the experience of developmental movement, individual alignment, breath awareness, stillness, gravity, body scanning, differentiation, and non-judgemental self-awareness. Learn to listen to your body. Open mind set required ... body flexibility optional!
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Zumba - Zumba Wednesdays 7:30-8:30PM w/ Fee
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba class.
 
Thursday January 28, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Early Morning Pump - VIRTUAL Early Morning Pump - Tues/Thurs with Jess
An overall body-pumping workout; strengthening and defining  every major muscle group using a combination of handheld weights, barbells and our own body weight.
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Total Toning - Sue S & Stacey Bobbit
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Yoga - Gentle - Gentle Yoga & Meditation - Thurs with Christina
A nurturing, healing yoga experience for the beginner student or those needing some relaxation and ease in their life.  Basic yoga postures and breathing are taught in a gentle way to help students release deep tension and stress from their bodies and minds.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Medicare Made Clear Seminar - Medicare Made Clear Seminar (Session 3)
Bring your questions and a friend to learn about Medicare in one of our educational seminars. A representative from Insurance with T (your local Wallingford Medicare Advocate) will educate you about the 4 parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D), what is covered and not covered, when to sign up, and what options are available to add to Original Medicare (i.e., Medicare Supplements, Prescription plans and Medicare Advantage plans). This seminar is FREE and all attendees will be entered into a free raffle. This is an educational seminar only. No plan or carrier specifics will be discussed. This is NOT a sales seminar. If you have questions that can't wait for our next seminar, contact Insurance With T  203-678-4111.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Fit By Nature - Fit By Nature Winter - Mary Cole
Unplugged and Active! Experienced PE & Health and Nature Based Certified teacher, Mary Cole, encourages kids to connect with Nature and their health. The holistic approach promotes healthy bodies and minds through engaging experiences that inspire mindfulness, social engagement and creativity. This class is a healthy option for kids who have a technology overload in their daily life!Fee- $110. If the program runs we will contact you for payment.
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual VEX Code VR
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual VEX Code VR Python Coding
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Dance Adult - Adult Tap Dance Thurs - Sharon
Learn to dance with Carolyn LavelleAdult Hip Hop    This class is a mix of both Hip Hop and Jazz steps that will surely make it irresistible not to move to the beat. The latest dance moves will be incorporated with some of the older steps as well to make for one fun class.Tap Dance  -  Adult and a Senior Class available      Learn the basic fundamentals and terminology of the art of Tap dancing, such as shuffles and flaps, and then put the steps together to dance the popular and traditional tap moves.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Zumba - Zumba Thursdays w/Lisa
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba class.
 
Friday January 29, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM    Swing Shift - Swing Shift - Cheryl - Wed & Fri
This class is designed for the active senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascular health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. This class will keep you moving and keep you doing the activities you love to do! Class is for Adults 50+Instructors:Mondays - Stacey BobbitWednesdays - Cheryl MeyersFridays - Gwen Silloway - outside at Community Lake - Some walking but not main part of the class. Will walk just around the small loop close to parking lot at linear trail. Will do exercise on basketball courts and grass section. No lateral (side to side movements bc of grass will be done) movements, will do low impact resistance training with exercise bands. It will be similar to indoor Swing Shift
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Extended Session
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Ages 5 & 6
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
Saturday January 30, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Karate - Little Ninjas Saturdays Ages 3-4
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Karate, Kickin Kids - Kickin Kids Saturdays Ages 5-6
Dynamic karate techniques taught with an emphasis on kicks, punches, blocks, coordination, bullying prevention and beginning karate weapons training.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Reading Extra Help Club - Session I
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Karate - Karate For Beginners Saturday Ages 7 to Adults
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Karate, Tang Soo Do - Tang Soo Do Saturdays Ages 7+
A chance for 7 year olds through adults to develop martial arts skills, build strength and confidence, build self discipline.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Reserved
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Math Extra Help Club - Session I
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual 3D Printing with Blocks CAD
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
Sunday January 31, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Reserved
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Reserved
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Strength Fusion - Powerology with Sue M - Sunday
HardcoreAn energetic intense total body workout that challenges all major muscle groups while using a variety of weighted equipment to strength and define our core. Overall you will increase your flexibility and balance. All levels welcome.Power PumpThis is a full body weight training class which challenges all major muscle groups fusing powerful strength training techniques. Increase core strength, stability and burn calories. A great way to start a weekend!
 
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
Monday February 1, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Yoga - Basic - Basic Yoga w/ Zorayda- Monday
Basic Yoga with Zorayda – Come and enjoy the benefits of breathing awareness, yoga poses, and guided relaxation. Learn to listen to your own body as it guides you to develop the yoga practice that is right for you. Emphasis will be on feeling the poses, connecting to your breath and your body, and letting go off an ‘ideal’ of how each pose is supposed to look like.Yoga Basics with Christina – Class is for beginnersAn all-levels yoga class that includes classical poses and basic breathing techniques. Learn more about foundations of the postures, healthy alignment and relaxation. Something for everyone! Students are encouraged to work at their own pace.
 
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - ZOOM-ZOOM! Virtual - Stacey Bobbitt
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Lil Rec'ers Extended Session
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Karate - Little Ninjas 3-4 yrs Mondays
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Strength Fusion - Hardcore with Sue M - Monday
HardcoreAn energetic intense total body workout that challenges all major muscle groups while using a variety of weighted equipment to strength and define our core. Overall you will increase your flexibility and balance. All levels welcome.Power PumpThis is a full body weight training class which challenges all major muscle groups fusing powerful strength training techniques. Increase core strength, stability and burn calories. A great way to start a weekend!
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Karate, Kickin Kids - Kickin Kids Mondays Ages 5-6
Dynamic karate techniques taught with an emphasis on kicks, punches, blocks, coordination, bullying prevention and beginning karate weapons training.
 
6:45 PM - 9:30 PM    Reserved
 
Tuesday February 2, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Early Morning Pump - VIRTUAL Early Morning Pump - Tues/Thurs with Jess
An overall body-pumping workout; strengthening and defining  every major muscle group using a combination of handheld weights, barbells and our own body weight.
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Total Toning - Sue S & Stacey Bobbit
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Reserved
 
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Reserved
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM    Nature Walks for Kinder Kids - Winter Walks in the Woods Ages 4-5
AUTUMN ADVENTURES IN THE WOOD FOR PRE-SCHOOL AGES 3-5This program is designed for children in preschool. We will meet five times to walk in the woods, explore local streams and ponds, and see what surprises Mother Nature has in store for us. Adult participation is encouraged but not required.3320.400 Tuesdays Sept. 29th  9:30am – 10:30am for 5 weeks3320.401 Tuesdays Sept. 29th  1:30pm – 2:30pm for 5 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park    Fee:$35       Instructor: Helen Stowe OUTDOOR ADVENTURES FOR KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN AGES 5 & 6This program is designed to help young children develop an appreciation for the natural world. We will meet five times to plant, to explore woods, fields, and streams, and finally to harvest what we planted. Adult participation is encouraged but not required. Please make arrangements for younger siblings.3320.410 Tuesdays Sept. 29th  4:00pm – 5:00pm for 5 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park   Fee:$35      Instructor: Helen Stowe OUTDOOR EXPLORATIONS FOR GRADES 1 & 2This program is designed for children in 1st and 2nd grade. We will explore woods, fields, and streams. We will go on tree and shape scavenger hunts, take a close look at insects, have a camouflage adventure, and use our senses to discover many of nature’s wonders. Adult participation is not required. Please make arrangements for younger siblings.3320.411  Wednesdays Sept. 30th  4:00pm – 5:00pm for 5 weeks OUTDOOR EXPLORATIONS FOR GRADE 3This program is designed for Grade 3 children.  We will go on long walks in the woods, sometimes blazing trails.  We will learn how to read a map and how to use a compass.  We will identify trees, plants, animal tracks, birds by their calls….and much more!3320.412  Thursdays Oct. 1st   4:00pm – 5:00pm for 5 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park   Fee: $35     Instructor: Helen Stowe WINTER WALKS IN THE WOODS FOR PRE SCHOOL CHILDREN AGES 4 & 5This winter, join Helen Stowe as we explore woods and fields in the winter. We will discover what other creatures are out and about, what they eat, where they sleep and how they move. Adult participation with your child is encouraged but not required. 3320.100  Tuesdays Jan. 5th   9:30am – 10:30am for 4 weeks3320.101 Tuesdays Jan. 5th     1:30pm – 2:30pm for 4 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park    Fee: $30    Instructor: Helen Stowe
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Fit By Nature - Fit By Nature Winter - Mary Cole
Unplugged and Active! Experienced PE & Health and Nature Based Certified teacher, Mary Cole, encourages kids to connect with Nature and their health. The holistic approach promotes healthy bodies and minds through engaging experiences that inspire mindfulness, social engagement and creativity. This class is a healthy option for kids who have a technology overload in their daily life!Fee- $110. If the program runs we will contact you for payment.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Reserved
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Coding and Online Robotics Club I
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Dance Adult - Line Dancing Tuesday - Jenni
Learn to dance with Carolyn LavelleAdult Hip Hop    This class is a mix of both Hip Hop and Jazz steps that will surely make it irresistible not to move to the beat. The latest dance moves will be incorporated with some of the older steps as well to make for one fun class.Tap Dance  -  Adult and a Senior Class available      Learn the basic fundamentals and terminology of the art of Tap dancing, such as shuffles and flaps, and then put the steps together to dance the popular and traditional tap moves.
 
Wednesday February 3, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM    Swing Shift - Swing Shift - Cheryl - Wed & Fri
This class is designed for the active senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascular health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. This class will keep you moving and keep you doing the activities you love to do! Class is for Adults 50+Instructors:Mondays - Stacey BobbitWednesdays - Cheryl MeyersFridays - Gwen Silloway - outside at Community Lake - Some walking but not main part of the class. Will walk just around the small loop close to parking lot at linear trail. Will do exercise on basketball courts and grass section. No lateral (side to side movements bc of grass will be done) movements, will do low impact resistance training with exercise bands. It will be similar to indoor Swing Shift
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Lil Rec'ers Extended Session
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Karate - Karate For Beginners Wednesday Ages 7 to Adults
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Ozobot: Go For the Gold
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:05 PM - 6:50 PM    Total Barre & Muscle Challenge - Muscle Challenge - Wed with Linda
Sculpt your body using a barre, small ball, foam roller, weights and tubing. Experience a moving mix of pilates principles, dance and strength training while concentrating on smaller postural muscles and the fascia system. A total body workout!Muscle challenge total body strength training with a variety of equipment. Something different each week, for a challenge.
 
6:10 PM - 6:40 PM    Karate For Beginners - Adaptive Karate Age 7 +
A traditional karate program for ages 7 and up, the style of Karate we study is Tang Soo Do, a Korean based martial art. In addition to learning techniques, board breaking, forms and exercise patterns, the class focuses on self-esteem, character building, respect for self and others, proper approaches to competition and general life skills for today's child.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Karate, Tang Soo Do - Tang Soo Do Wednesdays Ages 7+
A chance for 7 year olds through adults to develop martial arts skills, build strength and confidence, build self discipline.
 
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM    Yoga Mindful/Therapeutic - Therapeutic Yoga with Zorayda (Wed)
MindfulTake time to attune to your body. Through the use of props, self-massage, breathing exercises, relaxation, and mediation, you will be encouraged to slow down and listen to your body. Poses are guided from the least challenging to a slow-graded increase in the level of intensity, to get the most benefit from your yoga practice, regardless of your perceived level of flexibility.TherapeuticDrawn from her occupational Therapy background and her yoga training, Zorayda's therapeutic yoga includes the use of props, self-massage, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Poses are built from the least challenging to a slow-graded increase in the level of intensity. Poses are modified so that each student benefits regardless of his perceived physical condition. All are welcomeSelf-AwakeningAwaken your body's inner intelligence. Discover what works for you through the experience of developmental movement, individual alignment, breath awareness, stillness, gravity, body scanning, differentiation, and non-judgemental self-awareness. Learn to listen to your body. Open mind set required ... body flexibility optional!
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Zumba - Zumba Wednesdays 7:30-8:30PM w/ Fee
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba class.
 
Thursday February 4, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Early Morning Pump - VIRTUAL Early Morning Pump - Tues/Thurs with Jess
An overall body-pumping workout; strengthening and defining  every major muscle group using a combination of handheld weights, barbells and our own body weight.
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Total Toning - Sue S & Stacey Bobbit
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Yoga - Gentle - Gentle Yoga & Meditation - Thurs with Christina
A nurturing, healing yoga experience for the beginner student or those needing some relaxation and ease in their life.  Basic yoga postures and breathing are taught in a gentle way to help students release deep tension and stress from their bodies and minds.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Fit By Nature - Fit By Nature Winter - Mary Cole
Unplugged and Active! Experienced PE & Health and Nature Based Certified teacher, Mary Cole, encourages kids to connect with Nature and their health. The holistic approach promotes healthy bodies and minds through engaging experiences that inspire mindfulness, social engagement and creativity. This class is a healthy option for kids who have a technology overload in their daily life!Fee- $110. If the program runs we will contact you for payment.
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Straw Egg Drop Challenge
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Reserved
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual STEM Club
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Dance Adult - Adult Tap Dance Thurs - Sharon
Learn to dance with Carolyn LavelleAdult Hip Hop    This class is a mix of both Hip Hop and Jazz steps that will surely make it irresistible not to move to the beat. The latest dance moves will be incorporated with some of the older steps as well to make for one fun class.Tap Dance  -  Adult and a Senior Class available      Learn the basic fundamentals and terminology of the art of Tap dancing, such as shuffles and flaps, and then put the steps together to dance the popular and traditional tap moves.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Zumba - Zumba Thursdays w/Lisa
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba class.
 
Friday February 5, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Reserved
 
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM    Swing Shift - Swing Shift - Cheryl - Wed & Fri
This class is designed for the active senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascular health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. This class will keep you moving and keep you doing the activities you love to do! Class is for Adults 50+Instructors:Mondays - Stacey BobbitWednesdays - Cheryl MeyersFridays - Gwen Silloway - outside at Community Lake - Some walking but not main part of the class. Will walk just around the small loop close to parking lot at linear trail. Will do exercise on basketball courts and grass section. No lateral (side to side movements bc of grass will be done) movements, will do low impact resistance training with exercise bands. It will be similar to indoor Swing Shift
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Lil Rec'ers Extended Session
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Ages 7 & 8 - Winter
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
Saturday February 6, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Karate - Little Ninjas Saturdays Ages 3-4
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Karate, Kickin Kids - Kickin Kids Saturdays Ages 5-6
Dynamic karate techniques taught with an emphasis on kicks, punches, blocks, coordination, bullying prevention and beginning karate weapons training.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Reading Extra Help Club - Session II
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Karate - Karate For Beginners Saturday Ages 7 to Adults
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Karate, Tang Soo Do - Tang Soo Do Saturdays Ages 7+
A chance for 7 year olds through adults to develop martial arts skills, build strength and confidence, build self discipline.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Reserved
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Math Extra Help Club - Session II
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Electric Circuits
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
Sunday February 7, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Strength Fusion - Powerology with Sue M - Sunday
HardcoreAn energetic intense total body workout that challenges all major muscle groups while using a variety of weighted equipment to strength and define our core. Overall you will increase your flexibility and balance. All levels welcome.Power PumpThis is a full body weight training class which challenges all major muscle groups fusing powerful strength training techniques. Increase core strength, stability and burn calories. A great way to start a weekend!
 
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Reserved
 
Monday February 8, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Yoga - Basic - Basic Yoga w/ Zorayda- Monday
Basic Yoga with Zorayda – Come and enjoy the benefits of breathing awareness, yoga poses, and guided relaxation. Learn to listen to your own body as it guides you to develop the yoga practice that is right for you. Emphasis will be on feeling the poses, connecting to your breath and your body, and letting go off an ‘ideal’ of how each pose is supposed to look like.Yoga Basics with Christina – Class is for beginnersAn all-levels yoga class that includes classical poses and basic breathing techniques. Learn more about foundations of the postures, healthy alignment and relaxation. Something for everyone! Students are encouraged to work at their own pace.
 
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - ZOOM-ZOOM! Virtual - Stacey Bobbitt
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Lil Rec'ers Extended Session
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Karate - Little Ninjas 3-4 yrs Mondays
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Strength Fusion - Hardcore with Sue M - Monday
HardcoreAn energetic intense total body workout that challenges all major muscle groups while using a variety of weighted equipment to strength and define our core. Overall you will increase your flexibility and balance. All levels welcome.Power PumpThis is a full body weight training class which challenges all major muscle groups fusing powerful strength training techniques. Increase core strength, stability and burn calories. A great way to start a weekend!
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Karate, Kickin Kids - Kickin Kids Mondays Ages 5-6
Dynamic karate techniques taught with an emphasis on kicks, punches, blocks, coordination, bullying prevention and beginning karate weapons training.
 
6:45 PM - 9:30 PM    Reserved
 
Tuesday February 9, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Early Morning Pump - VIRTUAL Early Morning Pump - Tues/Thurs with Jess
An overall body-pumping workout; strengthening and defining  every major muscle group using a combination of handheld weights, barbells and our own body weight.
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Total Toning - Sue S & Stacey Bobbit
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Reserved
 
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Reserved
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM    Nature Walks for Kinder Kids - Winter Walks in the Woods Ages 4-5
AUTUMN ADVENTURES IN THE WOOD FOR PRE-SCHOOL AGES 3-5This program is designed for children in preschool. We will meet five times to walk in the woods, explore local streams and ponds, and see what surprises Mother Nature has in store for us. Adult participation is encouraged but not required.3320.400 Tuesdays Sept. 29th  9:30am – 10:30am for 5 weeks3320.401 Tuesdays Sept. 29th  1:30pm – 2:30pm for 5 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park    Fee:$35       Instructor: Helen Stowe OUTDOOR ADVENTURES FOR KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN AGES 5 & 6This program is designed to help young children develop an appreciation for the natural world. We will meet five times to plant, to explore woods, fields, and streams, and finally to harvest what we planted. Adult participation is encouraged but not required. Please make arrangements for younger siblings.3320.410 Tuesdays Sept. 29th  4:00pm – 5:00pm for 5 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park   Fee:$35      Instructor: Helen Stowe OUTDOOR EXPLORATIONS FOR GRADES 1 & 2This program is designed for children in 1st and 2nd grade. We will explore woods, fields, and streams. We will go on tree and shape scavenger hunts, take a close look at insects, have a camouflage adventure, and use our senses to discover many of nature’s wonders. Adult participation is not required. Please make arrangements for younger siblings.3320.411  Wednesdays Sept. 30th  4:00pm – 5:00pm for 5 weeks OUTDOOR EXPLORATIONS FOR GRADE 3This program is designed for Grade 3 children.  We will go on long walks in the woods, sometimes blazing trails.  We will learn how to read a map and how to use a compass.  We will identify trees, plants, animal tracks, birds by their calls….and much more!3320.412  Thursdays Oct. 1st   4:00pm – 5:00pm for 5 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park   Fee: $35     Instructor: Helen Stowe WINTER WALKS IN THE WOODS FOR PRE SCHOOL CHILDREN AGES 4 & 5This winter, join Helen Stowe as we explore woods and fields in the winter. We will discover what other creatures are out and about, what they eat, where they sleep and how they move. Adult participation with your child is encouraged but not required. 3320.100  Tuesdays Jan. 5th   9:30am – 10:30am for 4 weeks3320.101 Tuesdays Jan. 5th     1:30pm – 2:30pm for 4 weeksLocation: Marcus Cooke Park    Fee: $30    Instructor: Helen Stowe
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Fit By Nature - Fit By Nature Winter - Mary Cole
Unplugged and Active! Experienced PE & Health and Nature Based Certified teacher, Mary Cole, encourages kids to connect with Nature and their health. The holistic approach promotes healthy bodies and minds through engaging experiences that inspire mindfulness, social engagement and creativity. This class is a healthy option for kids who have a technology overload in their daily life!Fee- $110. If the program runs we will contact you for payment.
 
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Reserved
 
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Dance Adult - Line Dancing Tuesday - Jenni
Learn to dance with Carolyn LavelleAdult Hip Hop    This class is a mix of both Hip Hop and Jazz steps that will surely make it irresistible not to move to the beat. The latest dance moves will be incorporated with some of the older steps as well to make for one fun class.Tap Dance  -  Adult and a Senior Class available      Learn the basic fundamentals and terminology of the art of Tap dancing, such as shuffles and flaps, and then put the steps together to dance the popular and traditional tap moves.
 
Wednesday February 10, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM    Swing Shift - Swing Shift - Cheryl - Wed & Fri
This class is designed for the active senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascular health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. This class will keep you moving and keep you doing the activities you love to do! Class is for Adults 50+Instructors:Mondays - Stacey BobbitWednesdays - Cheryl MeyersFridays - Gwen Silloway - outside at Community Lake - Some walking but not main part of the class. Will walk just around the small loop close to parking lot at linear trail. Will do exercise on basketball courts and grass section. No lateral (side to side movements bc of grass will be done) movements, will do low impact resistance training with exercise bands. It will be similar to indoor Swing Shift
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Lil Rec'ers Extended Session
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Karate - Karate For Beginners Wednesday Ages 7 to Adults
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Reserved
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Ozobot: Go For the Gold
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:05 PM - 6:50 PM    Total Barre & Muscle Challenge - Muscle Challenge - Wed with Linda
Sculpt your body using a barre, small ball, foam roller, weights and tubing. Experience a moving mix of pilates principles, dance and strength training while concentrating on smaller postural muscles and the fascia system. A total body workout!Muscle challenge total body strength training with a variety of equipment. Something different each week, for a challenge.
 
6:10 PM - 6:40 PM    Karate For Beginners - Adaptive Karate Age 7 +
A traditional karate program for ages 7 and up, the style of Karate we study is Tang Soo Do, a Korean based martial art. In addition to learning techniques, board breaking, forms and exercise patterns, the class focuses on self-esteem, character building, respect for self and others, proper approaches to competition and general life skills for today's child.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Karate, Tang Soo Do - Tang Soo Do Wednesdays Ages 7+
A chance for 7 year olds through adults to develop martial arts skills, build strength and confidence, build self discipline.
 
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Reserved
 
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM    Yoga Mindful/Therapeutic - Therapeutic Yoga with Zorayda (Wed)
MindfulTake time to attune to your body. Through the use of props, self-massage, breathing exercises, relaxation, and mediation, you will be encouraged to slow down and listen to your body. Poses are guided from the least challenging to a slow-graded increase in the level of intensity, to get the most benefit from your yoga practice, regardless of your perceived level of flexibility.TherapeuticDrawn from her occupational Therapy background and her yoga training, Zorayda's therapeutic yoga includes the use of props, self-massage, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Poses are built from the least challenging to a slow-graded increase in the level of intensity. Poses are modified so that each student benefits regardless of his perceived physical condition. All are welcomeSelf-AwakeningAwaken your body's inner intelligence. Discover what works for you through the experience of developmental movement, individual alignment, breath awareness, stillness, gravity, body scanning, differentiation, and non-judgemental self-awareness. Learn to listen to your body. Open mind set required ... body flexibility optional!
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Zumba - Zumba Wednesdays 7:30-8:30PM w/ Fee
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba class.
 
Thursday February 11, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Early Morning Pump - VIRTUAL Early Morning Pump - Tues/Thurs with Jess
An overall body-pumping workout; strengthening and defining  every major muscle group using a combination of handheld weights, barbells and our own body weight.
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Total Toning - Sue S & Stacey Bobbit
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Yoga - Gentle - Gentle Yoga & Meditation - Thurs with Christina
A nurturing, healing yoga experience for the beginner student or those needing some relaxation and ease in their life.  Basic yoga postures and breathing are taught in a gentle way to help students release deep tension and stress from their bodies and minds.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Fit By Nature - Fit By Nature Winter - Mary Cole
Unplugged and Active! Experienced PE & Health and Nature Based Certified teacher, Mary Cole, encourages kids to connect with Nature and their health. The holistic approach promotes healthy bodies and minds through engaging experiences that inspire mindfulness, social engagement and creativity. This class is a healthy option for kids who have a technology overload in their daily life!Fee- $110. If the program runs we will contact you for payment.
 
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Reserved
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual STEM Club
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Dance Adult - Adult Tap Dance Thurs - Sharon
Learn to dance with Carolyn LavelleAdult Hip Hop    This class is a mix of both Hip Hop and Jazz steps that will surely make it irresistible not to move to the beat. The latest dance moves will be incorporated with some of the older steps as well to make for one fun class.Tap Dance  -  Adult and a Senior Class available      Learn the basic fundamentals and terminology of the art of Tap dancing, such as shuffles and flaps, and then put the steps together to dance the popular and traditional tap moves.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Zumba - Zumba Thursdays w/Lisa
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba class.
 
Friday February 12, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM    Swing Shift - Swing Shift - Cheryl - Wed & Fri
This class is designed for the active senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascular health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. This class will keep you moving and keep you doing the activities you love to do! Class is for Adults 50+Instructors:Mondays - Stacey BobbitWednesdays - Cheryl MeyersFridays - Gwen Silloway - outside at Community Lake - Some walking but not main part of the class. Will walk just around the small loop close to parking lot at linear trail. Will do exercise on basketball courts and grass section. No lateral (side to side movements bc of grass will be done) movements, will do low impact resistance training with exercise bands. It will be similar to indoor Swing Shift
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Ages 7 & 8 - Winter
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
Saturday February 13, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Karate - Little Ninjas Saturdays Ages 3-4
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Reserved
 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Karate, Kickin Kids - Kickin Kids Saturdays Ages 5-6
Dynamic karate techniques taught with an emphasis on kicks, punches, blocks, coordination, bullying prevention and beginning karate weapons training.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Reading Extra Help Club - Session II
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Karate - Karate For Beginners Saturday Ages 7 to Adults
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Karate, Tang Soo Do - Tang Soo Do Saturdays Ages 7+
A chance for 7 year olds through adults to develop martial arts skills, build strength and confidence, build self discipline.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Reserved
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Math Extra Help Club - Session II
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Electric Circuits
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
Sunday February 14, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Strength Fusion - Powerology with Sue M - Sunday
HardcoreAn energetic intense total body workout that challenges all major muscle groups while using a variety of weighted equipment to strength and define our core. Overall you will increase your flexibility and balance. All levels welcome.Power PumpThis is a full body weight training class which challenges all major muscle groups fusing powerful strength training techniques. Increase core strength, stability and burn calories. A great way to start a weekend!
 
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Reserved
 
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Reserved
 
Monday February 15, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Karate - Little Ninjas 3-4 yrs Mondays
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Strength Fusion - Hardcore with Sue M - Monday
HardcoreAn energetic intense total body workout that challenges all major muscle groups while using a variety of weighted equipment to strength and define our core. Overall you will increase your flexibility and balance. All levels welcome.Power PumpThis is a full body weight training class which challenges all major muscle groups fusing powerful strength training techniques. Increase core strength, stability and burn calories. A great way to start a weekend!
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Karate, Kickin Kids - Kickin Kids Mondays Ages 5-6
Dynamic karate techniques taught with an emphasis on kicks, punches, blocks, coordination, bullying prevention and beginning karate weapons training.
 
6:45 PM - 9:30 PM    Reserved
 
Tuesday February 16, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Early Morning Pump - VIRTUAL Early Morning Pump - Tues/Thurs with Jess
An overall body-pumping workout; strengthening and defining  every major muscle group using a combination of handheld weights, barbells and our own body weight.
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Total Toning - Sue S & Stacey Bobbit
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Reserved
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Medicare Made Clear Seminar - Medicare Made Clear Seminar (Session 1)
Bring your questions and a friend to learn about Medicare in one of our educational seminars. A representative from Insurance with T (your local Wallingford Medicare Advocate) will educate you about the 4 parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D), what is covered and not covered, when to sign up, and what options are available to add to Original Medicare (i.e., Medicare Supplements, Prescription plans and Medicare Advantage plans). This seminar is FREE and all attendees will be entered into a free raffle. This is an educational seminar only. No plan or carrier specifics will be discussed. This is NOT a sales seminar. If you have questions that can't wait for our next seminar, contact Insurance With T  203-678-4111.
 
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Reserved
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Fit By Nature - Fit By Nature Winter - Mary Cole
Unplugged and Active! Experienced PE & Health and Nature Based Certified teacher, Mary Cole, encourages kids to connect with Nature and their health. The holistic approach promotes healthy bodies and minds through engaging experiences that inspire mindfulness, social engagement and creativity. This class is a healthy option for kids who have a technology overload in their daily life!Fee- $110. If the program runs we will contact you for payment.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Reserved
 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Chemistry Creations
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Dance Adult - Line Dancing Tuesday - Jenni
Learn to dance with Carolyn LavelleAdult Hip Hop    This class is a mix of both Hip Hop and Jazz steps that will surely make it irresistible not to move to the beat. The latest dance moves will be incorporated with some of the older steps as well to make for one fun class.Tap Dance  -  Adult and a Senior Class available      Learn the basic fundamentals and terminology of the art of Tap dancing, such as shuffles and flaps, and then put the steps together to dance the popular and traditional tap moves.
 
Wednesday February 17, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM    Swing Shift - Swing Shift - Cheryl - Wed & Fri
This class is designed for the active senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascular health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. This class will keep you moving and keep you doing the activities you love to do! Class is for Adults 50+Instructors:Mondays - Stacey BobbitWednesdays - Cheryl MeyersFridays - Gwen Silloway - outside at Community Lake - Some walking but not main part of the class. Will walk just around the small loop close to parking lot at linear trail. Will do exercise on basketball courts and grass section. No lateral (side to side movements bc of grass will be done) movements, will do low impact resistance training with exercise bands. It will be similar to indoor Swing Shift
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Lil Rec'ers Extended Session
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Karate - Karate For Beginners Wednesday Ages 7 to Adults
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Reserved
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Ozobot: Go For the Gold
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:05 PM - 6:50 PM    Total Barre & Muscle Challenge - Muscle Challenge - Wed with Linda
Sculpt your body using a barre, small ball, foam roller, weights and tubing. Experience a moving mix of pilates principles, dance and strength training while concentrating on smaller postural muscles and the fascia system. A total body workout!Muscle challenge total body strength training with a variety of equipment. Something different each week, for a challenge.
 
6:10 PM - 6:40 PM    Karate For Beginners - Adaptive Karate Age 7 +
A traditional karate program for ages 7 and up, the style of Karate we study is Tang Soo Do, a Korean based martial art. In addition to learning techniques, board breaking, forms and exercise patterns, the class focuses on self-esteem, character building, respect for self and others, proper approaches to competition and general life skills for today's child.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Karate, Tang Soo Do - Tang Soo Do Wednesdays Ages 7+
A chance for 7 year olds through adults to develop martial arts skills, build strength and confidence, build self discipline.
 
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM    Yoga Mindful/Therapeutic - Therapeutic Yoga with Zorayda (Wed)
MindfulTake time to attune to your body. Through the use of props, self-massage, breathing exercises, relaxation, and mediation, you will be encouraged to slow down and listen to your body. Poses are guided from the least challenging to a slow-graded increase in the level of intensity, to get the most benefit from your yoga practice, regardless of your perceived level of flexibility.TherapeuticDrawn from her occupational Therapy background and her yoga training, Zorayda's therapeutic yoga includes the use of props, self-massage, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Poses are built from the least challenging to a slow-graded increase in the level of intensity. Poses are modified so that each student benefits regardless of his perceived physical condition. All are welcomeSelf-AwakeningAwaken your body's inner intelligence. Discover what works for you through the experience of developmental movement, individual alignment, breath awareness, stillness, gravity, body scanning, differentiation, and non-judgemental self-awareness. Learn to listen to your body. Open mind set required ... body flexibility optional!
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Zumba - Zumba Wednesdays 7:30-8:30PM w/ Fee
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba class.
 
Thursday February 18, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Early Morning Pump - VIRTUAL Early Morning Pump - Tues/Thurs with Jess
An overall body-pumping workout; strengthening and defining  every major muscle group using a combination of handheld weights, barbells and our own body weight.
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Total Toning - Sue S & Stacey Bobbit
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Yoga - Gentle - Gentle Yoga & Meditation - Thurs with Christina
A nurturing, healing yoga experience for the beginner student or those needing some relaxation and ease in their life.  Basic yoga postures and breathing are taught in a gentle way to help students release deep tension and stress from their bodies and minds.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Fit By Nature - Fit By Nature Winter - Mary Cole
Unplugged and Active! Experienced PE & Health and Nature Based Certified teacher, Mary Cole, encourages kids to connect with Nature and their health. The holistic approach promotes healthy bodies and minds through engaging experiences that inspire mindfulness, social engagement and creativity. This class is a healthy option for kids who have a technology overload in their daily life!Fee- $110. If the program runs we will contact you for payment.
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Reserved
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual STEM Club
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Dance Adult - Adult Tap Dance Thurs - Sharon
Learn to dance with Carolyn LavelleAdult Hip Hop    This class is a mix of both Hip Hop and Jazz steps that will surely make it irresistible not to move to the beat. The latest dance moves will be incorporated with some of the older steps as well to make for one fun class.Tap Dance  -  Adult and a Senior Class available      Learn the basic fundamentals and terminology of the art of Tap dancing, such as shuffles and flaps, and then put the steps together to dance the popular and traditional tap moves.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Zumba - Zumba Thursdays w/Lisa
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba class.
 
Friday February 19, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM    Swing Shift - Swing Shift - Cheryl - Wed & Fri
This class is designed for the active senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascular health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. This class will keep you moving and keep you doing the activities you love to do! Class is for Adults 50+Instructors:Mondays - Stacey BobbitWednesdays - Cheryl MeyersFridays - Gwen Silloway - outside at Community Lake - Some walking but not main part of the class. Will walk just around the small loop close to parking lot at linear trail. Will do exercise on basketball courts and grass section. No lateral (side to side movements bc of grass will be done) movements, will do low impact resistance training with exercise bands. It will be similar to indoor Swing Shift
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Lil Rec'ers Extended Session
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Ages 7 & 8 - Winter
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
Saturday February 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Karate - Little Ninjas Saturdays Ages 3-4
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Karate, Kickin Kids - Kickin Kids Saturdays Ages 5-6
Dynamic karate techniques taught with an emphasis on kicks, punches, blocks, coordination, bullying prevention and beginning karate weapons training.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Reading Extra Help Club - Session II
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Karate - Karate For Beginners Saturday Ages 7 to Adults
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Karate, Tang Soo Do - Tang Soo Do Saturdays Ages 7+
A chance for 7 year olds through adults to develop martial arts skills, build strength and confidence, build self discipline.
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    Reserved
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Math Extra Help Club - Session II
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Electric Circuits
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
Sunday February 21, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Strength Fusion - Powerology with Sue M - Sunday
HardcoreAn energetic intense total body workout that challenges all major muscle groups while using a variety of weighted equipment to strength and define our core. Overall you will increase your flexibility and balance. All levels welcome.Power PumpThis is a full body weight training class which challenges all major muscle groups fusing powerful strength training techniques. Increase core strength, stability and burn calories. A great way to start a weekend!
 
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Reserved
 
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Reserved
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Reserved
 
Monday February 22, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Yoga - Basic - Basic Yoga w/ Zorayda- Monday
Basic Yoga with Zorayda – Come and enjoy the benefits of breathing awareness, yoga poses, and guided relaxation. Learn to listen to your own body as it guides you to develop the yoga practice that is right for you. Emphasis will be on feeling the poses, connecting to your breath and your body, and letting go off an ‘ideal’ of how each pose is supposed to look like.Yoga Basics with Christina – Class is for beginnersAn all-levels yoga class that includes classical poses and basic breathing techniques. Learn more about foundations of the postures, healthy alignment and relaxation. Something for everyone! Students are encouraged to work at their own pace.
 
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - ZOOM-ZOOM! Virtual - Stacey Bobbitt
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Lil Rec'ers Extended Session
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Karate - Little Ninjas 3-4 yrs Mondays
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Strength Fusion - Hardcore with Sue M - Monday
HardcoreAn energetic intense total body workout that challenges all major muscle groups while using a variety of weighted equipment to strength and define our core. Overall you will increase your flexibility and balance. All levels welcome.Power PumpThis is a full body weight training class which challenges all major muscle groups fusing powerful strength training techniques. Increase core strength, stability and burn calories. A great way to start a weekend!
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Karate, Kickin Kids - Kickin Kids Mondays Ages 5-6
Dynamic karate techniques taught with an emphasis on kicks, punches, blocks, coordination, bullying prevention and beginning karate weapons training.
 
6:45 PM - 9:30 PM    Reserved
 
Tuesday February 23, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Early Morning Pump - VIRTUAL Early Morning Pump - Tues/Thurs with Jess
An overall body-pumping workout; strengthening and defining  every major muscle group using a combination of handheld weights, barbells and our own body weight.
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Total Toning - Sue S & Stacey Bobbit
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Reserved
 
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Reserved
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Chemistry Creations
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
Wednesday February 24, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM    Swing Shift - Swing Shift - Cheryl - Wed & Fri
This class is designed for the active senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascular health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. This class will keep you moving and keep you doing the activities you love to do! Class is for Adults 50+Instructors:Mondays - Stacey BobbitWednesdays - Cheryl MeyersFridays - Gwen Silloway - outside at Community Lake - Some walking but not main part of the class. Will walk just around the small loop close to parking lot at linear trail. Will do exercise on basketball courts and grass section. No lateral (side to side movements bc of grass will be done) movements, will do low impact resistance training with exercise bands. It will be similar to indoor Swing Shift
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Lil Rec'ers Extended Session
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Reserved
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Karate - Karate For Beginners Wednesday Ages 7 to Adults
Karate techniques incorporated with essential motor skills for 3-4 year olds.
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Reserved
 
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Reserved
 
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Reserved
 
6:05 PM - 6:50 PM    Total Barre & Muscle Challenge - Muscle Challenge - Wed with Linda
Sculpt your body using a barre, small ball, foam roller, weights and tubing. Experience a moving mix of pilates principles, dance and strength training while concentrating on smaller postural muscles and the fascia system. A total body workout!Muscle challenge total body strength training with a variety of equipment. Something different each week, for a challenge.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Karate, Tang Soo Do - Tang Soo Do Wednesdays Ages 7+
A chance for 7 year olds through adults to develop martial arts skills, build strength and confidence, build self discipline.
 
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM    Yoga Mindful/Therapeutic - Therapeutic Yoga with Zorayda (Wed)
MindfulTake time to attune to your body. Through the use of props, self-massage, breathing exercises, relaxation, and mediation, you will be encouraged to slow down and listen to your body. Poses are guided from the least challenging to a slow-graded increase in the level of intensity, to get the most benefit from your yoga practice, regardless of your perceived level of flexibility.TherapeuticDrawn from her occupational Therapy background and her yoga training, Zorayda's therapeutic yoga includes the use of props, self-massage, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Poses are built from the least challenging to a slow-graded increase in the level of intensity. Poses are modified so that each student benefits regardless of his perceived physical condition. All are welcomeSelf-AwakeningAwaken your body's inner intelligence. Discover what works for you through the experience of developmental movement, individual alignment, breath awareness, stillness, gravity, body scanning, differentiation, and non-judgemental self-awareness. Learn to listen to your body. Open mind set required ... body flexibility optional!
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Zumba - Zumba Wednesdays 7:30-8:30PM w/ Fee
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba class.
 
Thursday February 25, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Early Morning Pump - VIRTUAL Early Morning Pump - Tues/Thurs with Jess
An overall body-pumping workout; strengthening and defining  every major muscle group using a combination of handheld weights, barbells and our own body weight.
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Total Toning - Sue S & Stacey Bobbit
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Yoga - Gentle - Gentle Yoga & Meditation - Thurs with Christina
A nurturing, healing yoga experience for the beginner student or those needing some relaxation and ease in their life.  Basic yoga postures and breathing are taught in a gentle way to help students release deep tension and stress from their bodies and minds.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Terrific Twosies with Parent - Terrific Twosies with Parents (T/Th) Session 2
Good afternoon,Last week the Office of Early Childhood sent out updated guidelines for child care programs this fall. As of now, children ages 3-5 (All Lil'Rec'ers participants) will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Children ages 2 and under (Terrific Twosies) will not be required to wear a mask. *Please note these requirements may not apply to other programs where physical activity is taking place (sports, karate, dance etc.)* All staff and parents will also be required to wear masks throughout the day. Other safety measures we will be taking will be cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, increased fresh air flow throughout the building, and taking kids outside whenever weather allows.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 203-294-2120.Terrific Twosies will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays either 9:00-10:00am or 10:30-11:30amSession II Dec 8th - Feb 25thSession III March 9th - May 20th The final step before reaching Lil Rec’ers. Experience lifelong friendships for parents and children. This program will model our pre-school program weekly themes, BUT every activity will be based on age appropriate songs, stories, crafts, play kits, gym activities and more! The materials and supplies will be specific for the two year old and it will be a class filled with fun for all!
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Corporate Open Gym - Noontime - Corporate Open Gym - Noontime
Gym is open between 12:00-1:00pm Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThis program must be purchased in person.This program requires a picture ID that the Park & Rec creates.
 
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Reserved
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Celebrate Engineering Week
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Virtual Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Zumba - Zumba Thursdays w/Lisa
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba class.
 
Friday February 26, 2021
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM    Virtual Fitness Programs - Virtual Power Up Your Morning - Jess Holloway
Hosted by Wallingford Parks & Recreation Classes will be held live on Zoom with certified instructors. To attend classes please register below. Once registered you will then be emailed instructions to attend meeting (the meeting ID and password) 5810.400 BASIC YOGA A Yoga class that flows at a perfect pace for all those who would like to continue with their practice. Strengthen the mind/body connection by linking breath with a series of dynamic postures that will improve your flexibility and strength.  All levels welcome.Instructor: Sue Schade certified yoga instructor Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesdays and ThursdaysSession 1: 9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks    Fee: $70Session 2: 11/10-12/31 for 7 weeks  No class 11/25   Fee: $705810.401 TOTAL TONING Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. Please have a chair, hand weights (if you don’t have weights soup cans or water bottles) and a mat. Let's get strong together! All levels welcome. Fee: $40Instructor: Sue Schade certified instructorClass Time Tuesday and Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AMSession 1  9/22-11/5 for 7 weeks Fee: $40Session 2 11/10-12/31, no class 11/26 for 7 weeks Fee: $403 WEEK ZOOM INTERSESSION -POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 classes and 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome Date: 8/28-9/18, no class 9/7   Fee: $25 5820.400 & 5820.401 POWER UP YOUR MORNING with Jess Holloway 6:00-6:45 AM ZOOM CLASS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 different formats to get keep you motivated and getting a great workout!  Mondays will be P-90X Format -you will power through a full-body strength and cardio workout to reach your fitness goals. Hand-held weights are optional. Wednesdays will be Cardio Kickboxing  We will use a mix of kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music to ramp up our fitness. No equipment necessary. Fridays will be Transform format which is a high-intensity cardio-conditioning class. Step is optional. All levels welcome.Session 1:  9/21-11/6 for 7 weeksFee: $52Session II:  11/9-12/30 for 7 weeks no class 12/25       Location: Zoom onlineFee: $55ZOOM-ZOOM!!! with Stacey Bobbitt  5800.400  Mondays 9/28-11/16 at  10:30-11:10 AM   Fee $255800.401   Mondays 11/23-12/28 at  10:30-11:10 AM  Fee: $20(Cardio Fitness Dance class) Come join us for a moderately paced dance fitness class for people of all ages.  A fun workout to all types of music!   5840.400 & 5840.401 BABY BOOMER BOOGIE with Lauren Henrici 12:05-12:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Move over Zumba Gold....Baby Boomer Boogie is a fun cardio dance fitness class that incorporates the best of todays and yesterday’s favorite music hits. Get your heart pumping and spirits soaring with easy to follow dance movements. Top if off with some strength work and balance challenges and you have a TOTAL body workout! Session 1:  9/22-11/5 Session II:  11/10 -12/29  no class 11/26, 12/24       Location: Zoom online  Fee: $20
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 3 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Terese
 
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM    Lil Rec'ers - 4-5 Year Olds Lil Rec'ers w/ Miss Debbie
 
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM    Swing Shift - Swing Shift - Cheryl - Wed & Fri
This class is designed for the active senior. Move and step to your favorite music as you improve your cardiovascular health. Strength and balance exercises also included for complete fitness. This class will keep you moving and keep you doing the activities you love to do! Class is for Adults 50+Instructors:Mondays - Stacey BobbitWednesdays - Cheryl MeyersFridays - Gwen Silloway - outside at Community Lake - Some walking but not main part of the class. Will walk just around the small loop close to parking lot at linear trail. Will do exercise on basketball courts and grass section. No lateral (side to side movements bc of grass will be done) movements, will do low impact resistance training with exercise bands. It will be similar to indoor Swing Shift
 
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Lil Rec'ers - Lil Rec'ers Extended Session
 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM    STEM Academy - STEM Ages 7 & 8 - Winter
2021 In Person Programs Course No: 2005.104   Ages 7 and 8 STEM (NEW Programming)     Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room 13Fridays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26     Time 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of exploring many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Our session will include high interest materials that will include science, technology, art and math! Maximum Number will be 10 participantsFriday Night Science Fun          Ages 8-12         Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Location: Outdoors at Community Lake Pavilion        Fee: $15 per sessionThere's nothing like some science to kick off the weekend! Saturday Science programs will involve exciting projects for students to burn off some of that built up energy from the week. Activities will include exciting and engaging science labs for kids to collaborate on.                 If inclement weather, program will be moved to Wallingford Park and Rec STEM Room.  2005.226    Friday, May 14  - Popsicle Stick Bridges Participants will create structures to hold weight and allow a vehicle to travel across it.  2005.227     Friday, May 21  -  Chemistry Participants will engage in a fun hands-on chemistry experiment.  2005.228      Friday, June 4   -   Roller Coasters Participants will envision and design a paper roller coaster.  2005.229       Friday, June 11  -   Film Canister Rockets Participants will build and conduct multiple trials as they launch a film canister rocket. Exploring the Natural World         Course Number 2005.205       Fee: $32.00Its Spring! The sun is shining and the plants are growing! In this program, participants will get outside and learn about various plants and animals that inhabit the world around them. Participants will also collect, observe and identify plants, rocks and minerals. Come on out and see what nature has to offer!Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Ages:  9-14                      Location: Bertini Park, West Dayton Hill Road Lego Robotics for Ages 7 and 8         Course Number 2005.204      Fee:  $32.00The great minds at LEGO have provided the tools and means for us to use their fun kits to do more advanced STEM and computer science. LEGO Mindstorms are a great facet for students to explore a different side of robotics that includes interesting building challenges, programming, and innovative thinking.Fridays: 3 /12, 3 /19, 3 /26       Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.      Ages: 7 and 8 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  VEX IQ Robotics for Beginners     Course Number 2005.201      Fee: $40.00Join us for an introduction to our VEX IQ robotics program. No experience necessary. This club is high commitment and high reward. Our program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Ages 7 and 8 may register with prior robotics experience Fridays: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7      Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Ages   9-13 Location: Wallingford Parks and Rec STEM Room  2021 Virtual Programs   One Day Virtual STEM Programs Participants will engage in a wide range of STEM topics that vary per day.  This is a perfect program for any school age child including homeschool and distance learning students!  January 28Course No:  2006.144     VEX Code VRVEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used for VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students (excerpt from VEX VR website).  No additional materials required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 4Course No: 2006.145       Straw Egg Drop ChallengeParticipants will create a protective covering/device to prevent an egg from breaking during an egg drop test.  Families will need to provide up to 50 plastic non-flexible straws, one meter of masking tape, scissors, ziploc bag, plate or tin for workspace and one raw egg.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 9Course No: 2006.152     Explore STEM Careers - One Night Program Participants will explore all types of STEM Careers through CT STEM Academy’s engaging Careers In STEM website.  Participants will walk away with an understanding of skills needed for various STEM Careers. No additional materials will be required for this class.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.February 25Course No: 2006.146       Celebrate Engineering WeekJoin CT STEM Academy in celebrating Engineers Week in Wallingford! We will celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! We will be offering a hands-on “make and take” engineering activity.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants. February 25Course No: 2006.155      Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day   Ages 8 - 15Please join CT STEM Academy in celebrating Girls in Engineering!  We will watch a portion of the movie Dream Big:  Engineering Our World Narrated by Jeff Bridges, create a “make and take” engineering activity and introduce you to our VEX IQ Robotics Program.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.  Materials will need to be provided by families. Each child should have an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 5 paper clips, and scissors.  Various types of paper such as regular copy paper, 5 x 8 index card and construction paper and clear tape are recommended, but not required.Time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per participantPrior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.Multi- Day Programs Course No: 2006.112      Chemistry Creations    Ages 9 - 14Tuesdays: 2/16 and 2/23   Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $30Explore a different side of STEM with this new program.  As junior chemists, students will study the substances that make up matter everything that takes up space in the universe. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.  Participants who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects that might include chemical testing and allergy free food chemistry.  We have also included new topics to explore.  A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Participants may pick up their materials on February 10, 11 or 16Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.  The program instructor will be Ruby Hsu.  Ruby is a STEM educator, past Wallingford Teacher of the Year, and internationally experienced educator.    Course No: 2006.162       Coding and Online Robotics Club II      Ages 8 – 14Saturdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27       Time: 11:00 to 12:00 Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40This program is designed for participants who would like a rich introduction to coding. This program encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.  Participants will be using a variety of block coding websites to learn the basics of coding and related STEM applications.   Instructors will adjust program instruction to meet the needs of all participants.  with registered participants.  No additional materials are required for this program.  Topics will not be the same Coding and Online Robotics Club I. Participants are not required to complete Coding and Online Robotics Club I to participate.  First session participants are invited to join this session as well.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Course No: 2006.152           Makey Makey Club   Ages 9 - 14Thursdays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $100 (includes Makey Makey kit)A Makey Makey Kit, and supplies, will be provided to each participant.  The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. In this program, you will create fun inventions using Makey Makey and household materials provided in our kit!*Families will be required to pick up their Makey Makey kit prior to the program. Participants may pick up their materials between 2/26 - 3/3.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   *Course Description in part from http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/makey-makey.html Course No: 2006.154      STEM Club   Ages 8 - 12Thursdays: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Google Meet Cost: $35Participants will be introduced to the engineering design process as they explore fun hands-on science and engineering challenges.   A kit of supplies will be provided to each participant. Please note that this program will require participants to pick up their kit prior to the program.  Additionally, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants prior to the program.   Participants may pick up their materials on January 29 through February 3.   Course No: 2006.157        Electric Circuits         Ages 8 - 14Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27     Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $60Are you interested in electricity, circuit boards and basic robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing inventions with your very own Snap Circuits Kit.  Each participant will receive a Snap Circuits Kit to keep and continue the learning fun even after our program.  Participants may pick up their materials on January 27, 28, or 29.  Prior to the program, a Google Meet Code will be shared with registered participants.   Reading Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsReading is a fundamental skill and building block for all learning. Help your child improve their reading skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on improving fluency/reading rate, accuracy, comprehension, fiction and nonfiction connections.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program: Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment. Math Extra Help Club    Ages 8 and 9Course No: 2006.158   Session A - Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30Course No: 2006.159   Session B - Saturdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Location: Online via Google MeetCost: $40 for each sessionsHelp your child improve their math skills with tutoring provided by an aspiring educator who is experienced teaching students. Instruction will be based on student needs focusing on fact fluency, computation strategies and problem solving.  Prior to the program, a survey will be shared with families to provide instruction focus.  Instructor for this program:   Bridgette Murphy.  Bridgette has led the Cheshire Fall 2020 One Day Programs.  Additional staff will be added based upon enrollment.   Coding: Music and Sound     Course Number 2006.230        Cost: $32.00Saturdays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8       Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Ages:  8-13 Location: Online/Virtual Offering  Do you like creating your own music? If so, join us for this new class where students will use code to play musical notes, create a music video and an interactive music display. No previous experience required! Join us for this STEAM fun session! Upon registration, course Google Meet code will be shared with participants.