Youth Enrichment Programs

 MAGIC CLASSES OF GARY KANTOR CO-OP WITH THE OAK PARK PARK DISTRICT

Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn fascinating tricks from a professional magician!  Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading and more.  While the tricks may appear difficult, you’ll discover that they are easy to learn and perform.  All materials are provided, and each child will receive a magic kit to take home.  Children are grouped together by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate.  Brand new tricks are taught each session!

Min/Max:       1/12

Ages:                5-12

Location:         The Park District of Oak Park

Day:                  Tuesday or Friday

Instructor:       Gary Kantor

Fees:                  R: $20/NR: $25

Code                  Date                                                                 Time

2202-3-1-0      February 2 (Friday)                                       6:45pm -7:40pm

2202-3-2-0      March 20 (Tuesday)                                      5:00pm -5:55pm


DISCOVERY KIDS-PUTERBUGS

Calling all Puterbugs Detectives!  We need your help in solving Discovery Kids Puterbug missions.  The technology continues to unfold and the wave of digital learning is a reality.  Knowing how to use computers as tools (not just toys) is a key component of core curriculum.  This program teaches young children how to apply today’s technology along with developing skills in keyboarding, creative problem solving, school readiness, common core curriculum, STEM initiatives and Internet Safety.  “Missions” do not repeat-new software lesson from Discovery every week, all year. With enrollment, families receive free access to online supplementary materials.  Each child will have a computer to use-no sharing.  Returning students will continue progression in the curriculum.

Min/Max:         3/20

Ages:                  3-5

Location:          Administrative Building

Day:                  Monday

Instructor:       Puterbugs Staff

Fees:                 R:$70/NR: $80

Code                 Dates                                                                           Time

2716-3-1-0       Jan. 8 –  Feb. 26 (no class Jan. 15 or Feb. 19)     11:00am-12:00pm

2716-3-2-0       Mar. 12 – Apr. 23 (no class Apr. 2)                       11:00am-12:00pm


KEYBOARDING AND KODING KIDS

The technology revolution continues to unfold and the wave of digital learning is a reality. Knowing how to use computers as tools (not just toys) is a key component of core curriculum.  Young learners need to know keyboarding, functionally and coding to be ready to embrace their upcoming academic adventures.  The expert staff from Smart Starters, Inc. delivers instruction on the tools students need in a dynamic, fun, and challenging environment-including knowledge of true keyboarding/function keys, safe Internet habits. Document building, and coding.  Students are 1:1 on the provided netbook computers.  Weekly progress reports sent home with the students.  You do not want to miss this valuable program!

Min/Max:        3/20

Ages:                1st-5th Grade

Location:         Administrative Building

Day:                  Monday

Instructor:       Smart Starters, Inc.

Fees:                 R: $70/NR: $80

Code                 Dates                                                                                       Time

2705-3-1-0      Jan. 8 –  Feb. 26 (no class Jan. 15 or Feb. 19)            3:00pm-4:00pm

2705-3-2-0      Mar. 12 – Apr. 23 (no class Apr. 2)                               3:00pm-4:00pm


FLEECE BLANKET

Join Sandy Byrnes as she takes you step-by-step through the design process of making your very own fleece blanket.  Participants need 1 yard each of TWO different pieces of fleece.

Min/Max:       3/6

Ages:               10 and up

Location:        Administrative Building

Day:                Thursday

Instructor:      Sandy Byrnes

Fees:                R: $10/NR: $15

Code               Date                                        Time

2104-3-2-0      February 15                             3:30pm-5:00pm


 KIDS CRAFT CLASS

It’s a day off from school! Join Ms. Sandy in this hands-on craft class where she uses basic skills to create works of art! Participants will be provided with all supplies and will go home with a new craft to serve as a gift or keep for yourself!

Min/Max:       4/7

Ages:               8-12

Location:        Administrative Building, 2nd Floor

Day:                Monday

Instructor:     Sandy Byrnes

Fees:               R: $10/NR: $12

Code                Date                                         Time

2104-3-1-0     February 19                             10:00am-11:30am


KIDS COOKING CLASS

Have your kids whip up their own after school goodies!  This class will teach new chefs how to make everything from French Toast to their own personal pizzas. All food and supplies are included in this hands-on, fun-filled class. Participants should bring a container to carry food home.

Min/Max:       4/7

Ages:               5-8

Location:        Administrative Building, 2nd Floor Kitchen

Day:                Thursday

Instructor:      Sandy Byrnes

Fees:                R: $15/NR: $20

Code                Date                                         Time

2107-3-1-0      March 1                                   3:30pm-5:00pm

2107-3-3-0      April 19                                   3:30pm-5:00pm


KIDS PASTRY CLASS

In this pastry class, students will learn to bake and decorate cupcakes. All food and supplies are included in this hands-on, fun-filled class. Participants should bring a container to carry food home.

Min/Max:       3/5

Ages:               7-10

Location:        Administrative Building, 2nd Floor Kitchen

Day:                Thursday

Instructor:      Sandy Byrnes

Fees:                R: $15/NR: $20

Code                Date                                         Time

2107-3-2-0     March 15                                 3:30pm-5:00pm


MAKE YOUR OWN CRAFTS –SPRING BREAK CAMP

Looking for something to do over Spring Break?  Join Ms. Sandy in this hands-on craft class where she uses basic skills to create works of art! Participants will be provided with all supplies and will go home with a new a craft to serve as a gift or keep for yourself!

Min/Max:       4/7

Ages:                8-12

Location:         Administrative Building, 2nd Floor

Day:                 Tuesday and Wednesday

Instructor:      Sandy Byrnes

Fees:                R: $10/NR: $12 each day

R: $18/NR: $22 for both days

Code                Date                                             Time

2104-3-2-1      April 3 (one day)                      10:00am-11:30am

2104-3-2-2      April 4 (one day)                     10:00am-11:30am

2104-3-2-3      April 3 and 4 (two days)        10:00am-11:30am

 

updated 12/20/2017