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  • Babysitter Safety Training (Ages 11 and older)

    Babysitter Safety Training Ages 11 and older Boys and girls ages 11 and older learn skill training that is necessary in caring for infants and children in this American Health & Safety Institute accredited program. This program will teach the importance of responsibility, recognizing an emergency, emergency action steps, personal safety, fire and water safety, infant/child basic care and also, responding to an unconscious victim, CPR, choking management, and basic First Aid. Upon successful completion, participants will earn the American Health & Safety Institute Child and Babysitting Safety certification card. Students should bring a pen, notebook, snacks, and a beverage to class. Instructor: Shelly Nahan, RN, BSN, PHN, Health and Safety specialist Friday, May 7 8 am - 12 noon Westonka Activity Center Conference Room #2008-B21W $59 Monday, June 7 8 am - 12 noon Westonka Activity Center Conference Room #2008-A21S $59 Tuesday, August 10 8 am - 12 noon Westonka Activity Center Conference Room #2008-B21S $59
  • Code Championship *NEW* Virtual Computer Coding Competition (Grades 3-9)

    Code Championship Virtual Computer Coding Competition Grades 3-9 Build a computer bot to play head to head against other coders! Players will be broken into pools based on age for competitive and fair play. Whether this is your first Code Championship event, or if you've been competing for years, this is the perfect way to explore the competitive coding world of Code Championship. No previous coding experience necessary. Register for four separate, one-time Tuesday evening classes/tournaments. Students can register for any 1, 2, 3 or 4 classes/tournaments, each one will be different. This event will be hosted online using Google Meet and the Code Championship website. If you have a modern browser like Chrome or Firefox, no additional download is required. Please come knowing how to navigate the Internet (basic typing and mouse control). The link to the Google Meet event will be mailed two days before the tournament. Time Schedule 6:55 pm Players enter and get ready 7 pm Walk through event plan 7:05 pm Introduce challenge 7:10 pm Build and help time 7:40 pm Pool play 8 pm Build and help time 8:15 pm Tournament play 8:25 pm Congratulations and goodbyes Tuesday, June 15 7- 8:30 pm online class - link to be sent closer to start date #1376-A21S $27 Tuesday, July 13 7 - 8:30 pm online class - link to be sent closer to start date #1376-B21S $27 Tuesday, August 17 7 - 8:30 pm online class - link to be sent closer to start date #1376-C21S $27 Tuesday, September 14 7 - 8:30 pm online class - link to be sent closer to start date #1376-D21S $27
  • Day Camp at Voyageur Environmental Center (Entering Grades K - 6)

    Day Camp at Voyageur Environmental Center Entering Grades K - 6 No childcare the last week of Summer vacation? We've got you covered! This week will be a fun outdoor camp experience - not far from home! Pick the days your child needs care, or have them come all week! Each day will include activities such as archery, canoeing, outdoor living skills, fishing, field games, volleyball, swimming, arts and crafts, team building, hiking and more! This unique opportunity will take place at Voyageur Environmental Camp, a year-round environmental education center located in Mound. Voyageur Environmental Center is located at 7000 County Road 15, Minnetrista. Campers will need to bring their own bag lunch, two snacks, water bottle, swim suit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray each day. More camp information will be emailed out to parents closer to the start of camp. Monday, August 23 8 am - 5 pm #4002-A21S $49 Tuesday, August 24 8 am - 5 pm #4002-B21S $49 Wednesday, August 25 8 am - 5 pm #4002-C21S $49 Thursday, August 26 8 am - 5 pm #4002-D21S $49
  • Driver Education (ages 14-1/2 to 18) Virtual class format

    Driver's Education Ages 14-1/2 to 18 years old Virtual class format This class includes 30 hours of classroom instruction. Students must attend every session; state law requires 30 hours of classroom instruction to receive their White Card. After completing this course, students sign up with a commercial driving school and receive a Blue Card needed before taking the permit test. After passing the permit test, students take six hours of Behind-the-Wheel instruction at a cost of approximately $330 - $350 through a commercial driving school. Drivers Education Manuals will be available for pick up beginning June 21 in the vestibule of the Educational Service Center (the building across from MWHS) Monday - Thursday from 8 am - 4 pm. Please have paper, a pencil, and your manual prepared for each class. Instructor Pam Garvais is certified by the State Board of Education and the MN Department of Transportation. Monday - Thursday, July 12 - 15, 19 - 22 and 26 & 27 8 to 11 am *online class - Zoom link to be sent closer to start date #2004-A21S $115 Monday - Thursday, July 12 - 15, 19 - 22, 26 & 27 11:30 am to 2:30 pm *online class - Zoom link to be sent closer to start date #2004-B21S $115
  • GMS Band Camp (Grade 5)

    GMS Band Camp Grade 5 These camps are for students who want to get a head start for the upcoming school year. Students in the beginner group will learn the basics of their instrument in a combination of large and small group sessions. These include how to care for their instrument, putting the instrument together, getting a good tone, and how to work together. Small group sessions will be led by experts on woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments. Students in the advanced group will have the opportunity to continue their progress on their chosen instrument in the same type of small and large groups. A concert will be held on Friday morning for family and friends. Grade 5 (Beginners) Monday - Friday, August 16 - 20 8 am - 12 noon Grandview Middle School Band Room #5810-A21S $95
  • GMS Band Camp (Grades 6-7)

    GMS Band Camp Grades 6-7 These camps are for students who want to get a head start for the upcoming school year. Students in the beginner group will learn the basics of their instrument in a combination of large and small group sessions. These include how to care for their instrument, putting the instrument together, getting a good tone, and how to work together. Small group sessions will be led by experts on woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments. Students in the advanced group will have the opportunity to continue their progress on their chosen instrument in the same type of small and large groups. A concert will be held on Friday morning for family and friends. Grades 6 - 7 (Advanced) Monday - Friday, August 16 - 20 9 am - 12 noon Grandview Middle School Band Room #5811-A21S $85
  • Kidcreate Studio *NEW* Candy Shop (ages 4-9)

    Kidcreate Studio's award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. The curriculum is age-appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio! For more information about Kidcreate Studio visit www.kidcreatestudio.com. Candy Shop ages 4-9 Come and create the most delicious art projects of all time! We will learn step by step drawing and sculpting techniques as we create jumbo-sized goodies. This sounds like a dream come true for any kid! But don't worry Mom, your young artist will be creating, not eating these masterpieces. We'll make some of your child's favorite candies out of paint, clay and a variety of other materials. Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but this camp is our best-kept secret! Register early before it fills up. Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child. Tuesday & Thursday, June 15 & 17 1 - 4 pm Hilltop Primary School Art Room #1624-A21S $75
  • Kidcreate Studio *NEW* How to Draw Cartoons Camp (ages 5-12)

    Kidcreate Studio's award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. The curriculum is age-appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio! For more information about Kidcreate Studio visit www.kidcreatestudio.com. How to Draw Cartoons Camp ages 5-12 Kids, have you ever wished you were better at drawing cartoons? During this camp, we'll teach step by step techniques that will help you draw super cool and cute cartoons! From cute, cuddly puppy dogs to kooky cool characters - we'll do it all at this camp. You will be impressed with how great your drawings turn out! Each child will receive their own How to Draw Cartoons booklet to take home! Please pack a nut free snack and drink for your child. Tuesday and Thursday, August 10 & 12 1 - 4 pm Hilltop Primary School Art Room #1633-A21S $75
  • Kidcreate Studio *NEW* Masters on Canvas Camp, Part II (ages 5-12)

    Kidcreate Studio's award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. The curriculum is age-appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio! For more information about Kidcreate Studio visit www.kidcreatestudio.com. Masters on Canvas, Part II ages 5-12 Back by popular demand with all new projects! In this camp, we will be inspired by art created by Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, and Pablo Picasso. We will re-create famous works of art like Van Gogh's Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, Monet's Bridge at Giverny, Pollock's splatter painting, and many others all on real canvas boards. Make room on your walls! Your child is going to be very proud of these masterpieces. Your child does not need to have attended Masters on Canvas, Part I to attend this class. Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child. Tuesday and Thursday, July 13 & 15 HIlltop Primary School Art Room 1 - 4 pm #1628-A21S $75
  • Kidcreate Studio *NEW* Oh My, Glitterfly (ages 5-12)

    Kidcreate Studio's award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. The curriculum is age-appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio! For more information about Kidcreate Studio visit www.kidcreatestudio.com. Oh My, Glitterfly ages 5-12 Get ready to fly high in the sky as we sculpt the glitziest butterfly you've ever seen! Your artist will explore with clay and paint, and then we'll add some glitter and glam. Perfect for anyone that likes a little sparkle! Please pack a nut free snack and drink for your child. Thursday, July 29 Hilltop Primary School Art Room 1 - 4 pm #1631-A21S $39
  • Kidcreate Studio *NEW* Ooey Gooey Clay Play (ages 4-9)

    Kidcreate Studio's award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. The curriculum is age-appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of "I did it" moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio. For more information about Kidcreate Studio visit www.kidcreatestudio.com Ooey Gooey Clay Play ages 4-9 Let your child dig their hands into some ooey gooey clay and experience the art of play! Sparkly ice cream cones, proud ponies, colorful dragons, and silly self-portraits are just a few of the incredible creations your child will construct as they learn basic terms and techniques of working with clay. We'll use air-dry clay, Model Magic and and paint during this fun-filled and messy camp. Please pack a nut free snack and drink for your child. Tuesday and Thursday, August 3 & 5 1 - 4 pm Hilltop Primary School Art Room #1632-A21S $75
  • Kidcreate Studio *NEW* Sparkle Love (ages 5-12)

    Kidcreate Studio's award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. The curriculum is age-appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio! For more information about Kidcreate Studio visit www.kidcreatestudio.com. Sparkle Love ages 5-12 Kids LOVE sparkles. They just can't get enough of them! In this camp, the kids will go sparkle crazy! They'll create multiple projects all covered with sparkles galore! They will "tie dye," play with clay, paint and other spectacularly, sparkly art supplies. Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child. Tuesday and Thursday, July 6 & 8 1 - 4 pm Hilltop Primary School Art Room #1627-A21S $75
  • Kidcreate Studio *NEW* Spectacular Splatter Painting (ages 5-12)

    Kidcreate Studio's award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. The curriculum is age-appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio! For more information about Kidcreate Studio visit www.kidcreatestudio.com. Spectacular Splatter Painting ages 5-12 We will learn about and be inspired by Jackson Pollock and his super-duper messy painting technique called splatter painting. Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child. Tuesday, July 27 1 - 4 pm Hilltop Primary School Art Room #1630-A21S $39
  • Kidcreate Studio *NEW* The Messiest Art Camp Ever! Part II (ages 5-12)

    Kidcreate Studio's award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. The curriculum is age-appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio! For more information about Kidcreate Studio visit www.kidcreatestudio.com. The Messiest Art Camp Ever! Part II ages 5-12 Back by popular demand with all new projects that take mess-making to a whole new level! We'll paint with plaster, sculpt with gooey gunk, make papier mache birds and fling paint like Jackson Pollock. We will even learn some art terms along the way. These are not projects to tackle at home - leave the mess with us. After all, being a kid is messy business! There is no need for your child to have completed the Messiest Art Camp Ever Part I to attend this class. Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child. Tuesday and Thursday, July 20 & 22 1 - 4 pm Hilltop Primary School Art Room #1629-A21S $75
  • Math Skills Boost Camp (Entering Grades 1 & 2 and 3 & 4)

    We are offering two different skills boost camps that are designed for varying level learners. Teaching will be differentiated to meet students at their learning level. Learning or reading skill losses during the Summer months are cumulative and can affect school year achievement. Our goal through these camps is to give students a jump-start on their school year and help boost their math and/or reading skills. These camps are taught by Westonka District teachers and the curriculum used the camps aligns with the District curriculum. Note: Parents who have students in Summer Adventure Club and Enrichment Camps, Boost camps are during the last week of Session 4 Enrichment programs. Math Skills Boost Camp Entering Grades 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 Give your child's math skills a boost this Summer! Specifically selected math curriculum will align with key skills (number sense, fact fluency, place value, improving problem solving skills, and more) which are required for math success at each level. Taught by District teachers, this is the perfect way for your child to get ready for the school year. Camp will be fun, relaxing, and will help your child build confidence and a love for math. This will be an interactive class that includes games, puzzles, challenges and more. Grades 1 & 2 Ms. Abernethy Monday - Thursday, August 9 - 12 10:45 am - 12:15 pm Hilltop Primary School Room 109 #1393-A21S $49 ___________________________________________________ Monday - Thursday, August 16 - 19 10:45 am - 12:15 pm Hilltop Primary School Room 109 #1393-C21S $49 Grades 3 & 4 Ms. Ruud Monday - Thursday, August 9 - 12 10:45 am - 12:15 pm Hilltop Primary School Room 106 #1393-B21S $49 _______________________________________________________ Monday - Thursday, August 16 - 19 10:45 am - 12:15 pm Hilltop Primary School Room 106 #1393- D21S $49
  • Private Tutoring (Grades K - 8; Grades 9 - 12 upon request)

    Private Tutoring Grades K-8 (Grades 9-12 upon request) Does your child need a little extra help in school? One to one tutoring may be the answer! Your tutor will work with you and your child through an evaluation process, testing, goal setting and will personalize tutoring sessions to fit the needs of your child. Tutors will work with the child's schedule to suit your family's needs. Licensed teachers have been hired for private tutoring. Contact Carley Olsem at olsemc@westonka.k12.mn.us to schedule tutoring sessions. Mondays through Thursdays Shirley Hills/Hilltop/Grandview/Mound Westonka High school $45 per hour; a minimum of four sessions must be paid at the time of registration initially #2037-A21S
  • Reading Skills Boost Camp (Entering Grades 1 & 2 and 3 & 4)

    We are offering two different skills boost camps that are designed for varying level learners. Teaching will be differentiated to meet students at their learning level. Learning or reading skill losses during the Summer months are cumulative and can affect school year achievement. Our goal through these camps is to give students a jump-start on their school year and help boost their math and/or reading skills. These camps are taught by Westonka District teachers and the curriculum used the camps aligns with the District curriculum. Note: Parents who have students in Summer Adventure Club and Enrichment Camps, Boost camps are during the last week of Session 4 Enrichment programs. Reading Skills Boost Camp Entering Grades 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 Give your child's reading skills a boost this Summer! Specifically selected reading curriculum will align with key skills (prediction, questions, summarizing, increasing reading fluency, writing and comprehension) which are required for reading success at each level. Taught by district teachers, this is the perfect way for your child to get ready for the school year. Camp will be fun, relaxing, and will help your child build confidence and a love for reading. Grades 1 & 2 Ms. Abernethy Monday - Thursday, August 9 - 12 9 - 10:30 am Hilltop Primary School Room 109 #1392-A21S $49 __________________________________________________________________ Monday - Thursday, August 16 - 19 9 - 10:30 am Hilltop Primary School Room 109 #1392-C21S $49 Grades 3 & 4 Ms. Ruud Monday - Thursday, August 9 - 12 9 - 10:30 am Hilltop Primary School Room 106 #1392-B21S $49 _____________________________________________________ Monday - Thursday, August 16 - 19 9 - 10:30 am Hilltop Primary School Room 106 #1392-D21S $49
  • SafeKids 101 (Ages 8-12)

    SafeKids 101 Ages 8-12 Preparing kids to stay safe at home and in the community. Does your child ages eight to 12 want to stay home alone after school? Get your child trained with SafeKids 101 and both of you will feel more confident about their safety at home and in the community. This program is full of important safety principles. This program teaches what all parents want their children to know about safety! Topics include: staying home alone, answering the door or telephone, basic First Aid including burns, wounds, injuries, and bandaging, poisoning, and choking emergencies. Natural emergencies also included such as storms and fire emergency training. Stranger danger . . . straight talk with honest answers. Shelly will discuss some fun, safe activities to do when home alone, how to create fun, and options of healthy and safe snacks. Please indicate any food allergies at registration. Instructor: Shelly Nahan, RN, BSN, PHN, and Health and Safety Specialist Monday, June 7 12:15 - 2:45 pm Westonka Activity Center Conference Room #2046-A21S $39 Tuesday, August 10 12:15 - 2:45 pm Westonka Activity Center Conference Room #2046-B21S $39
  • Session 2 | Entering Grade 1: Alphabet Adventures

    Enrichment classes for Grades 1-4 will be held at Hilltop Primary School. Please use the 12E Doors for all activities. Room locations:There will be door signs at each room with a listing of what classes are held in that room. Upon drop off, students will be guided to their classrooms. Bring to Class: Send a backpack with your child to class so projects are not lost. Please label all items that your child may bring to school. No classes:There will be no enrichment classes Monday, June 28 - Monday, July 5. Session 2 enrichment classes will resume Tuesday, July 6. Alphabet Adventures Entering Grade 1 In this class, we will learning about the letters in the alphabet fun through songs, art projects and games! We will review different letters each day and even learn some sign language to go with them. The goal of this class will be to have a blast while learning! Tuesday - Friday, July 6 - 9 & Monday - Thursday, July 12 - 15 9:30 - 11:30 am Hilltop Primary School - Room to be determined #1618-C21S $109
  • Session 2 | Entering Grade 1: Bringing Stories Alive through Directed Drawings

    Enrichment classes for Grades 1-4 will be held at HIlltop Primary School. Please use the 12E Doors for all activities. Room locations:There will be door signs at each room with a listing of what classes are held in that room. Upon drop off, students will be guided to their classrooms. Bring to Class: Send a backpack with your child to class so projects are not lost. Please label all items that your child may bring to school. No classes:There will be no enrichment classes Monday, June 28 - Monday, July 5. Session 2 enrichment classes will resume Tuesday, July 6. Bringing Stories Alive through Directed Drawings Entering Grade 1 How can you bring a story to life? By bringing your own creativity and imagination into the classroom. Each students will listen to a story and follow a directed drawing by adding in their own inspiration from each read-a-loud. We will be exploring with pastels, watercolors, fingerpaint and other drawing materials. Tuesday - Thursday, July 6 - 9 & Monday - Thursday, July 12 - 15 9:30 - 11:30 am HIlltop Primary School - Room TBD #1618-D21S $109
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  • Session 2 | Entering Grade 2: Card Making

    Enrichment classes for Grades 1-4 will be held at Hilltop Primary School. Please use the 12E Doors for all activities. Room locations: There will be door signs at each room with a listing of what classes are held in that room. Upon drop off, students will be guided to their classrooms. Bring to Class: Send a backpack with your child to class so projects are not lost. Please label all items that your child may bring to school. No classes:There will be no enrichment classes Monday, June 28 - Monday, July 5. Session 2 enrichment classes will resume Tuesday, July 6. Card Making Entering Grade 2 Who doesn't love a homemade card? In this class, you will make your very own set of cards to share with family and friends! They will be personalized and created by you. Tuesday - Friday, July 6 - 9 & Monday - Thursday, July 12 - 15 9:30 - 11:30 am Hilltop Primary School - Room TBD #1618-E21S $109
  • Session 2 | Entering Grade 3: Intro to Drawing

    Enrichment classes for Grades 1-4 will be held at Hilltop Primary School. Please use the 12E Doors for all activities. Room locations: There will be door signs at each room with a listing of what classes are held in that room. Upon drop off, students will be guided to their classrooms. Bring to Class: Send a backpack with your child to class so projects are not lost. Please label all items that your child may bring to school. No classes:There will be no enrichment classes Monday, June 28 - Monday, July 5. Session 2 enrichment classes will resume Tuesday, July 6. Intro to Drawing Entering Grade 3 Do you like to sketch or draw? Join Intro to Drawing as we explore a variety of books and other resources to make our own illustrations. You will also compile your creations in your very own picture book. Let's draw cartoons, animals, nature and more! Tuesday - Friday, July 6 - 9 & Monday - Thursday, July 12 - 15 9:30 - 11:30 am Hilltop Primary School - Room TBD #1618-G21S $109
  • Session 2 | Entering Grade 4: Cookies and Canvas

    Entering Kindergarten enrichment classes will take place at the Early Learning Center. Enrichment classes for Grades 1-4 will be held at Hilltop Primary School. Please use the 12E Doors for all activities. Room locations: There will be door signs at each room with a listing of what classes are held in that room. Upon drop off, students will be guided to their classrooms. Bring to Class: Send a backpack with your child to class so projects are not lost. Please label all items that your child may bring to school. No classes: There will be no enrichment classes Monday, June 28 - Monday, July 5. Session 2 enrichment classes will resume Tuesday, July 6. Cookies and Canvas Entering Grade 4 Who doesn't love painting and eating cookies? Local artist Mr. Kluever will give step by step instructions to teach students how to draw and paint on canvases, Students will celebrate at the end of the session with an art show and allergy-free "Enjoy Life" cookies. Tuesday - Friday, July 6 - 9 & Monday - Thursday, July 12 - 15 9:30 - 11:30 am Hilltop Primary School - Room TBD #1618-I21S $109
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  • Session 2 | GMS Enrichment: Smart Brain + Wise Heart (Entering Grades 5-7)

    Enrichment classes provide opportunities for students to explore new interests, gain new skills, meet new people, and improve academic and social skills. We are excited about the classes that have been planned and the knowledgeable and caring staff that have been hired for the summer. The classes offer interdisciplinary, hands-on learning which encourage skill building and a love for learning. Enrichment classes for Grades 5 - 7 will be held at Hilltop Primary School. Please use the 12E Doors for all activities. There will be no enrichment classes Monday, June 28 - Monday, July 5. Session 2 enrichment classes will resume Tuesday, July 6. Smart Brain + Wise Heart Entering Grades 5-7 Students will learn why it is important to have our heart and brain in a positive working state. We will watch videos, read articles and complete activity worksheets in this class. Tuesday - Friday, July 6-9 & Monday - Thursday, July 12-15 9:30 - 11:30 am Hilltop Primary School - Room TBD #1618-J21S $109