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BELLE PLAINE COMMUNITY EDUCATION & RECREATION Share your pictures & stories about other countries at the International Fair. Contact Sheri Prokosch at 952-873-2415 x1 for more details.

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Winter 2010 Welcome

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Registration Information

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General Information

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Kids Company/Preschool

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Drivers Education

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Youth Trips

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Special Events

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Youth Enrichment

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Youth Recreation

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Adult Enrichment

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Health & Fitness

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Seniors

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Adult Trips

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Adult GED/ESL

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Ice Rink

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Winter ECFE

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Spring ECFE

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Information

What is Community Education Community Education operates with the belief that schools belong to the entire community and should serve all residents by providing lifelong learning opportunities. It is the goal of Community Education to identify the needs of the Belle Plaine community and provide corresponding educational and recreational experiences for all ages by utilizing available resources. Community Services strives to communicate our offerings by mailing brochures to all households, providing a weekly column in the Belle Plaine Herald, the Community Education Website (www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us) and by listing activities on channel 8 of the local cable service. View our course offerings page to find an educational opportunity that is right for you! We strive to make Belle Plaine “A great place to learn.” Please contact our office for more information.

AM I IN? Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is required. Your spot is held once payment is received. We will only contact you if a class is NOT going to be held.

Belle Plaine Community Education & Recreation 130 South Willow Phone: 952-873-2411 Fax: 952-873-6909 www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us

Early Childhood Family Education

330 South Market Phone: 952-873-2415, ext 1 Sheri Prokosch, ECFE Coordinator

Tiger Kids Preschool

330 South Market Phone: 952-873-2415, ext 2 Becky Luskey/Julie Miner, Teachers

Kids’ Company

330 South Market Phone: 952-873-2415, ext 3 Doreen Liebhard/Kathe Hoelz School Year Office Hours Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Nelson Ladd, Director Pandy Anderson, Secretary/Program Asst. Erin Updike, Program Asst. www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us

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Registration Information Important registration information Registration Policy

** To register for a Community Ed class, program, or trip complete the form on page 5. Then either register online, call in your registration, or deliver it to the Community Ed Office. Once you register, you are responsible for following the registration, cancellation, and facilities policies.

**Payment is required prior to start of any class, program or trip.

Cancellation Policy

** If you are unable to attend a class, program or trip you registered for, please call the Community Ed Office at (952) 873-2411 to cancel your reservation. Cancellation refunds will either be issued as a check or in the form of a class credit. **Class cancellation reimbursement is as follows: -Prior to 48 hours before program = full refund -48 hours in advance - day of program = 50% class credit refund -No notification = No refund **Trip cancellations: -Cancellations made after the trip registration deadline will not be refunded because tickets will have already been purchased. **Inclement Weather: -Cancellations that are due to inclement weather are announced on local cable channel 8, our website, facebook and voicemail at 952-873-2411. SCHOOL CLOSINGS If inclement weather forces the District #716 schools to start late, morning Tiger Kids preschool and ECFE classes will be cancelled. Afternoon and evening classes and activities will meet as scheduled. If school is cancelled all Community Education and ECFE classes and activitied will be cancelled. All Facilities will be closed as well. If school is dismissed early all Community Ed, ECFE, and Tiger Kids preschool classes and activities for the remainder of the day and evening are cancelled. All facilities will be closed as well.

Emergency school closings can be found at www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us and with messages from the districts instant alert system. Announcements can also be found on television channels KSTP 5, KARE 11, WCCO 4, Cable Chanel 8 and on Facebook.

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Belle Plaine Community Education and Recreation Registration Form Please fill out registration completely. Incomplete forms may delay processing. Parent/Guardian Name (First) Parent/Guardian Name (Last) Address Home Phone with Area Code City Zip Daytime Phone With Area Code Emergency Contact Name/Number

Email

Participant Participant D.O.B. Age M / F Grade Sport, Class or Trip Cost (first name) (last name) PAYMENT TYPE (Make checks payable to: Belle Plaine Community Ed.) □ Cash □ Check (#______) □ Mastercard □ Visa Card # ________ - ________ - ________ - ________ EXP. Date: __________________ Signature: ________________________________________________________ (only required if paying by credit card) I hereby release, absolve and hold harmless Belle Plaine Community Education and School District #716, its officers,

employees and agents from any damage resulting from injury incurred by me or my child while participating in the above mentioned programs. I understand Belle Plaine Community Education and School District #716 assume no responsibility before, during or after the program. By registering with Community Education I understand I am responsible to follow all registration, cancellation, and facilities policies.

I am interested in coaching: □ YES □ NO Name: _______________________Phone: __________ I give permission for the above information to be included on a published class list. ____ Yes ____ No

I do not want photo/video of my family to be used in program displays, advertising, and/or on the district website.

SIGNATURE: __________________________________________________________ (If under 18 years of age, parent or legal guardian must sign) Register Online: www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us

Mail form and payment: Community Ed, 130 S Willow St, Belle Plaine Fax: (952) 873-6909

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Volunteers We can’t run without volunteers COMMUNITY EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS Glee Persson Orin Kruschke Cary Coop Kelly Smith Scott Hallgren Mike Daly Dawn Underferth Matt Lenz Tom Kaletka Jerry Connolly Tim Lies David Murphy Jeff Kiewatt Betsy Ollhoff Kathy Koepp Doreen Liebhard Kathe Hoelz Nelson Ladd

Ways to Volunteer Coach a Youth Sport Teach a class Share your hobby Come to Advisory Council Meetings Help out at one of the Special Events

The Community Education Advisory Council is composed of members of the community. The council functions in cooperation with Community Education staff in an advisory capacity to promote the goals and objectives of Community Education. Members provide valuable feedback from the community perspective to advise staff on the development of the department.

ATTENTION!!!!! All families new to the Belle Plaine School District or residents with new babies. Please call 873-2411 or 873-2415 with information regarding your child’s name and birthdate. This will enable the Belle Plaine School District #716 to enroll your child on the school census; you will receive information regarding Early Childhood Programs, Early Childhood Screening and other School District information.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances after the time of print, information in this brochure is subject to change.

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Information Public Notice INSURANCE

UPDATES

GIFT CERTIFICATES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Community Education Department does not provide accident insurance for participants in any of its programs. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury resulting from their involvement in programs or activities outlined in this brochure. Gift Certificates are available for classes, recreation activities, special events, trips or any other program offered through the Community Services Department. They may be purchased for any amount at the School District Center.

Additional information and program reminders will be in the Belle Plaine Herald and on Belle Plaine Cable Channel 8. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Community Services at 873-2411. The Belle Plaine Community Education Department welcomes applications for various seasonal jobs. Job opportunities include supervision of youth activities, ice rinks, swimming pool, gymnasiums and officiating sporting activities.

USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

Belle Plaine Public Schools are available to public organizations & groups, subject to policies and procedures. Please contact Community Education or the School District Center for details. Belle Plaine Public School District is a substance free area. Thank you for not using tobacco on school property.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS S Meridian St

S Willow St

S Market St

Main St

District Center/Community Ed 130 South Willow 952-873-2400/2411 Main St

W Prairie St

Chatfield Elementary (ECFE, Kids Company, Preschool) 330 South Market 952-873-2401 Oak Crest Elementary 1101 West Commerce Dr. 952-873-2402 Jr/Sr High School 220 South Market 952-873-2403

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BUILDING LOCATIONS

TOBACCO FREE DISTRICT

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Kids Company & Preschool Tiger Kids Preschool Tiger Kids Preschool offers a variety of preschool activities within a stimulating early childhood environment. The Tiger Kids Preschool program curriculum is based on a weekly theme that emphasizes fun, self-esteem building, social skills and school readiness designed to promote the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of 3-5 year old children. Tiger Kids Preschool is held in the Chatfield Elementary School.

Fall Preschool Sign-up Information Children presently attending preschool are eligible to begin signing up for Fall 2011 Tiger Kids Preschool (4 year olds) on Feb. 22. New 4 year olds interested in attending Tiger Kids Preschool are eligible for sign up on Feb. 24, and new 3 year olds on Feb. 25. Please call 952873-2411 or 952-873-2415 ext. 2 between 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. For more information, please call Becky at 952-873-2415 ext 2.

CHILDREN MUST BE POTTY TRAINED Class Schedule

4 Year Olds (by 9-1-11)

3 Year Olds (by 9-1-11)

Session 1:

4 Day-PM Mon - Thurs 12:15 – 2:45 pm

Session 1:

2 Day-AM Mon & Wed 8:45 – 11:15 am

Session 2:

3 Day-AM Mon, Wed, & Fri 8:45 – 11:15 am

Session 2:

2 Day-AM Tues & Thurs 8:45 – 11:15 am

Session 3:

3 Day-PM Mon, Wed, & Fri 12:15 – 2:45 pm

Session 3: 1 Day-AM, Fri 8:45 – 11:15 am (3/4 Year old combination class)

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TUITION: $25.00 non refundable registration fee $40.00/month (1 day option) Session 5: 2 Day-PM $85.00/month (2 day option) Tues & Thurs 12:15 – 2:45 pm $120.00/month (3 day option) $155.00/month (4 day option) Session 4:

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2 Day-AM Tues & Thurs 8:45 – 11:15 am

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Kids Company is a program for elementary age school children offered before and after school and during the summer months at Chatfield Elementary School. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who work earlier or later than regular school hours. Kids Company provides a safe, supervised recreational and enriching play environment for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff, program and facilities create a warm and secure environment for channeling the child’s energies and meeting individual needs. Activities include arts and crafts, reading, nature activities, sports, games, relaxing, movies, field trips, special events and more.

Kids Company Hours 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Summer 6:00 am - 8:20 am School days 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm School days

Kids Company Fees

One-time registration fee of $25.00 $3.50 per hour

For more information call Doreen at 873-2415 ext. 3


Drivers Education General Information:

The Belle Plaine Community Education Driver’s Education program is for students, ages 15 - 18, who live or attend school within Belle Plaine School District 716. The driver’s education program includes classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training.

Classroom Instruction: 30 Hours

Cost: $335.00 $165.00 due upon registration, balance due at completion of the class Winter Session Must be 15 years of age by the last day of class to register.

Classroom includes lecture, class discussion, videos, written work from the textbook and written tests. Upon completion, students will be issued a blue card.

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION DATES: Jan. 10, 18, 25, 31, Feb. 1, 8, 14, 24, 28, March 2 Class will meet 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Behind-the-Wheel (BTW): 6 Hours

Spring Session Must be 15 years of age by the last day of class to register.

Behind-the-Wheel allows a student to practice driving on public streets and highways with an instructor in a dual control (two brake) car. Please come in or call Community Education and sign up for Behind-the-Wheel. Priority will be given to students based on age. If a student does not receive Behind-the-Wheel immediately after their class, please contact Community Education to be placed on a list once you have received your permit. There is a $20.00 per hour charge to make up for a missed Behind-the-Wheel. You MUST call the instructor or the Community Ed office 952-873-2411 at least 24 hours prior to cancel appointment. Upon completion of behind-thewheel, students will be issued a white card. A lost or misplaced white card will cost $10.00 to replace.

Registration: Please stop by the Community Education Office or Belle Plaine High School Office for a Driver’s Education registration packet. Or print a packet from the Community Education Website.

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION DATES: April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, May 3, 10 Class will meet 3:30 - 6:30 pm Summer Session Must be 15 years of age by the last day of class to register. CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION DATES: June 9, 8:30 - 11:30 am & 12:30 - 3:30 pm June 10, 8:30 - 11:30 am June 13, 8:30 - 11:30 am June 14, 8:30 - 11:30 am & 12:30 - 3:30 pm June 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am June 16, 8:30 - 11:30 am & 12:30 - 3:30 pm June 17, 8:30 - 11:30 am LOCATION: District Center, Rm. 202 BEHIND THE WHEEL INSTRUCTION: Offered April - July

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Youth Trips Don’t Let Your Class Get Cancelled..... Many classes require a minimum number of participants to continue. It is important you sign up early so we accurately know how many people will be attending. We need to make decisions about classes early enough for instructors to have time to prepare for the class. It is very important for you to register early.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES vs Warriors SESAME STREET LIVE “Elmo’s Healthy Heros”

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of Healthy Heroes are here.  Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover.  It’s Elmo’s Healthy Heroes to the rescue! DATE: TIME: COST: DEADLINE:

Bring your friends and family and take advantage of discounted tickets to come watch the Timberwolves take on the Golden State Warriors. The first 40 kids to sign up get to particpate in our high-five tunnel and high-five the players as they run onto the court! DATE: TIME: COST: DEADLINE:

Friday, Jan. 21 Depart at 8:45 am (District Center) Return at 2:00 pm (approximately) $20.00 (includes trans. & ticket) Friday, Jan. 14

Book Your Tickets Now! We need to order tickets for all trips, so reservations need to be made early. Please call now to reserve your spot. All Trips Depart from The District Center

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Sunday, February 27 Depart at 2:00 pm (District Center) Return at 9:00 pm (approximately) $23.00 (Includes trans.& game ticket) Friday, February 18

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Special Events

Third Annual

Daddy-Daughter Dance Once again, we are offering the very popular daddy-daughter dance. Girls young and old can enjoy a wonderful evening of dancing and dinner with their fathers. Girls from 18 months on up spend a special evening with your father that will never be forgotten. Don’t miss this opportunity for a lifelong memory to dress up and dance with your girls.

Begin the evening with the Grand March to show off your style and then stay and dance to highly entertaining music and enjoy appetizers and desserts, get a photo taken, and much more. Fathers, be the knight in shining armor for your daughter this night. Grand March will be start at 6:30 pm, anyone is welcome to come and watch. After the Grand March “Daddy’s” and Daughters stay for dancing and refreshments.

DATE: TIME: LOCATION: COST: DEADLINE:

Saturday, May 7 6:00 - 9:00 pm BPHS, South Gym $25 per family Wednesday, May 4

MOTHER/SON BOWLING & PIZZA PARTY

Come join in the fun at Borough Bowl in Belle Plaine. An exclusive day for Moms and Sons of all ages to share together. Bumpers are available if needed. Moms, make this a special time to spend with your boys! Fee includes game of bowling per person, shoe rental, pizza and drinks. This is a great day to spend together after Mothers Day. DATE: TIME: LOCATION: COST: DEADLINE:

Wednesday, May 11 6:00 - 7:30 pm Borough Bowl $12.00/person Friday, May 6

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Youth Enrichment CLAY COASTERS

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Create 4 clay coasters and a clay stamp. First we’ll create a stamp design with clay. Then, using this stamp, you’ll create 4 clay tiles. We’ll then glaze the tiles with a color of the student’s choice. Finally, we’ll put pads on the bottom of the tiles to make them into coasters. On the first day of the class please bring with you any interesting textures you might want to use to help create your stamp/tile design. AGE: DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

3 - 6 Grade Tuesdays, Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1 3:15 - 4:30 pm Oak Crest Elem, Art Rm Robin Banks $25.00

WILLY WONKA CANDY CRAFTS

Oompa Loompa doopadee doo...we’ve got another awesome art class for you! Come create crazy mosaic frames and more art that is positively scrumdiddlyumptious! We’ll use real candy such as frosting, Lifesavers, gum drops and marshmallows as our art materials! So put on your Wonkavision glasses and come create masterpieces Willy Wonka would be proud of! This is a peanut-free class. AGE: DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

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K - 5 Grade Friday, March 4 1:00 - 4:00 pm Chatfield Elem, ECFE Rm Kidcreate Studio $30.00

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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AND BOOK CREATION

For those that LOVE taking pictures, this is the class for YOU! In this new class each student will learn tips on how to use a digital camera to capture interesting images in nature. Students will then download the pictures onto school computers and will use iPhoto to edit them. Each student will choose their best pictures to display within a book that they will learn how to create. AGE: DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

3 - 6 Grade Mondays & Wednesdays, March 7, 9, 14, 16 3:15 - 4:30 pm Oak Crest Elem, Art Rm Robin Banks $30.00

ABRAKADOODLE

Abrakadoodle Art studio is a fun new art program for children in grades K-5 focusing on developing creativity and imagination. We will introduce children to new art techniques and skills through fun art activities. Children will be introduced to many new mediums such as paints, pencils, chalk pastels, oil pastels, model magic, papers and more. Each series will include one of our Drawster drawing lessons and a sculpting lesson along with other cool projects. In series II we’ll learn to draw a horse. We’ll create a pop art canvas and try our hand at foil embossing and more! AGE: DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

K - 5 Grade Wednesdays, Jan. 26 - March 2 3:15 - 4:15 pm Chatfield Elem, ECFE Rm Abrakadoodle Staff $70.00


Youth Enrichment MADSCIENCE Detective Science Discover how science is used to solve crimes! Watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exciting exploration of the fundamentals of forensics. Take home your very own Personal Profile Kit. It’s so much fun, it’s criminal!

Movie Effects Learn how “persistence of vision” makes movies so realistic. Discover how sound effects are created and used. Try out some cool anaglyph glasses. Take a closer look at how animation works then take home your own Cartoon Creator with a mini-flip book and mini-stencil to create your own short animated feature.

Bugs! Students explore the world’s most abundant animals! How do insects defend themselves? What is their role in the ecosystem? These questions and more are answered with fun, hands-on actvities to further investigate these fascinating creatures! Students will closely examine a giant pressured Lubber grasshopper and take home an Insect-a-Vision.

Earthworks Investigate the most fascinating planet in our solar system . . . . Earth! Take readings from a seismograph and take a closer look at how earthquakes change the landscape. Discuss the Earth’s crust, mantle and core; learn about volcanoes and make one erupt. Build your own sedimentary stacker to take home.

AGE: DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

3 - 6 Grade Tuesdays, April 5 - 26 3:15 - 4:15 pm Oak Crest Elementary, Rm B108 Mad Science Staff $49.00

PAINT, SCULPT, and CRAFT Paint, Sculpt and Craft class is a fun creative class that will develop your child’s imagination. In this spring session we’ll paint Pussy Willows using metallic paints, create a masterpiece on canvas board, sculpt Oaxacan animals, decoupage picture frames, and whip up some watercolor butterflies. We’ll create lots of colorful art in this fun spring class!

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DATE:

TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

K - 5 Grade

Wednesdays, April 13 – May 18 3:15 - 4:15 pm Chatfield Elem, ECFE Rm Abrakadoodle $70.00

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Youth Enrichment EXTREME LEGO: LEVERS

Build a Snapping Dragon, a cow control and design your own MARSHMALLOW CATAPULT! Each class students build a different LEGO project and use that project to investigate basic engineering concepts. For instance, the following lever components: fulcrum, load, effort and different classes of levers. Sign up today. LEVERS FOREVER! SESSION 1: AGE: DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

K - 2 Grade Tuesdays, Feb. 1 - March 15 (No Class Feb. 15) 3:15 - 4:15 pm Chatfield Elem, ECFE Rm Youth Enrichment League $55.00

SESSION 2: AGE: DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

3 - 5 Grade Thursdays, Feb. 3 - March 17 (No Class Feb. 17) 3:05 - 4:05 pm Oak Crest Elem, Rm B108 Youth Enrichment League $55.00

EXTREME LEGO: GEARS

Build your very own merry-go-round, windmill and much more! Each day students build a new LEGO project and use that project to investigate basic engineering concepts including: gearing up, gearing down, gear ratio and more. Explore gears and how they make the world go. Get in gear, sign up today! Please visit www.youthenrichmentleague.com for more details.

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SESSION 1: AGE: DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

K - 2 Grade Tuesdays, April 12 - May 17 3:15 - 4:15 pm Chatfield Elem, ECFE Rm Youth Enrichment League $55.00

SESSION 2: AGE: DATES: TIME: LOCATION: I NSTRUCTOR: COST:

3 - 5 Grade Thursdays, April 14 - May 19 3:05 - 4:05 pm Oak Crest Elem, Rm B108 Youth Enrichment League $55.00

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Youth Enrichment YOUTH FIREARMS SAFETY CLASS The purpose of Minnesota’s Youth Firearms Safety Training Program is to promote responsible, ethical hunter conduct; emphasize the importance of wildlife management, laws and regulations and to encourage the safe handling of hunting equipment. Students will obtain a better understanding of their obligation to the resources, the landowner, other hunters, non-hunters and to themselves. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for formulating the course of instruction and designating “competent persons or organizations to give such instruction”. The result is a core of volunteer State Certified instructors providing the required instruction. These concerned individuals give their time and effort so that others will be able to enjoy the sport of hunting safely and responsibly. To register, parents must complete the registration/permission form for their son/daughter. Students/parents may pick up forms at the Community Services Office, 130 South Willow (District Center). Parents are encouraged to attend all classes. Students MUST attend all classes. Minnesota law specifies that any person born on or after January 1, 1980 applying for a MN Hunting License must show proof of successfully completing a firearms safety training course provided by the DNR. Students must be 12 years old by the upcoming fall deer hunting season (November 6). This program is sponsored by the Belle Plaine Sportsmen’s Club, Belle Plaine Vets Club, and the Belle Plaine Rotary. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!! DATES: TIME: COST: LOCATION: SHOOT: TEST:

ZAPPING THE ACT

Classroom - April 26, 28, May 3, 5 6:00 - 8:30 pm $15.00 Belle Plaine Vets Club Make checks payable to: Belle Plaine Firearm Safety Club May 7, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm May 9, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Students Must Attend All Dates!

Grades 10-12. The workshop that delivers! This workshop enables students to prepare for the ACT college admission exam. Participants gain valuable insight into the ACT through a close examination of each type of question. The workshop teaches students the strategies necessary for answering specific question types and general test taking tips. Also provides suggestions for post workshop test preparation. A competitive score can bring new opportunities for college bound students. This test preparation workshop coaches high school juniors and seniors to do their best on the ACT. DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST: DEADLINE: CLASS CODE:

Saturday, March 12 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Shakopee High School ZAPS Learning Company $80.00 Saturday, March 5 WSY-05-ACT

Register for College Prep classes at Shakopee Community Education: www.shakopee.k12.mn.us or call (952) 496 - 5029

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Youth Recreation TIGER CUBS BASKETBALL

The Tiger Cubs Basketball Program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten thru 2nd grade. The program goal is to introduce and develop basic basketball skills. All skill levels are welcome. Each practice will conclude with a short game and fun activity. Tennis shoes are required and should be carried in. Volunteer Coaches Needed. AGE: DATE: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTORS: COST:

K - 2 Grade Saturdays, Jan. 8 - Feb. 26 K: 9:00 - 10:00 am 1st Gr: 10:00 - 11:00 am 2nd Gr: 11:00 - 12:00 pm Chatfield Elem., Gym Volunteer Coaches Needed $25.00 (includes a basketball for K - 1 Grade. 2 Grade gets a T-shirt)

If recreation programs are cancelled due to the weather we will post it on channel 8, facebook and our website. You may also call 873-2411 for a recorded message.

2011 SPECIAL OLYMPICS SWIMMING AND VOLLEYBALL

Special Olympics Minnesota is founded on the belief that people with intellectual and physical disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet specific needs. Special Olympics Minnesota believes that consistent training is essential to the development of sports skills, and that competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress and providing incentives for personal growth. Special Olympics Minnesota believes that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities benefit physically, mentally and socially; families are strengthened; and the community at large, both through participation and observation, is united in understanding people with intellectual disabilities in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance. Come join us in our winter and spring activities.

SWIMMING DATES: TIME: LOCATION:

Fridays, Jan. 7 - April 8th 7:00 - 8:30 pm LeSueur Comunity Center

VOLLEYBALL DATES: TIME: LOCATION:

Thursdays, April 7th - June 23 6:45 - 7:45 pm BPHS, South Gym

Contact Debbie Kasper 952-873-2920, Email: debbkspr@aol.com with any questions

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Youth Recreation YOUTH SOCCER

Belle Plaine, Jordan, Montgomery, Lonsdale, Cleveland and Le Center are teaming up with KOSA Soccer to put on, for the first time, an inter-community Soccer League for kids. Each city will have teams that will compete against other teams from other cities. The dates & times will be the same each week but each team will be assigned a game that will be at a different location from week to week. Specific locations and team schedules will be announced prior to the first game. Parents we need you!! We are looking for parent volunteers to coach the teams. Why volunteer…  Attend Coach/Parent Volunteer Soccer clinic at no charge ($80 value)  Receive $35 discount off your child’s registration fee  Have fun with your child & friends Parent volunteers will need to commit to be at each practice/game and a coaching clinic. The clinic dates will be Thursday April 14 or April 21 (Exact times and location TBD). SESSION 1: AGES:

1 - 3 Grade Fee Includes: shirts, socks & medal Kids will need appropriate clothing: tennis shoes, water bottle and lots of energy.

SESSION 2: AGES:

4 - 6 Grade

DATES: TIME: LOCATION: COST: DEADLINE:

April - May TBD Oak Crest Elementary Rec Fields (Traveling Schedule) $55.00 April 1, 2011

TAE KWON DO

This is the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn self defense, self control, history, sparring and techniques needed to test in the beginning level of Tae Kwon Do. Advanced students will continue on at their own pace. Students attending class in BP are also welcome to train at other Kroells Karate Club locations at no additional cost. For 5 year olds and up. SESSION 3: DATES:

SESSION 1: DATES:

Wednesdays, Jan. 19 - Feb. 23

SESSION 2: DATES:

Wednesdays, March 2 - April 13 (NO CLASS March 30)

TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

6:30 - 7:30 pm Chatfield Elem, Activity Rm Linda Kroells $36.00/session

Wednesdays, April 20 - May 25

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Youth Recreation LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

Little League Baseball is designed to continue the development of young baseball players. The 3rd & 4th grade league uses pitching machines and the 5th & 6th grade league uses players as pitchers. Although advanced skills and strategies will be introduced, the primary focus is still to have fun. All players are requested to wear gray pants. Most sporting goods stores carry these. Coaches are volunteer parents. AGE: 3 - 6 Grade DATE: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May - July TIME: 6:30 pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elementary Rec. Fields COST: $60.00 DEADLINE: April 1

Early Bird Registration and Payment $45.00 Until March 11.

T-BALL & SQUIRTS

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL

Little League Softball is the first formal softball program for girls 9-12 (grades 3-6) years old. The 3rd & 4th grade league uses coaches as pitchers, and the 5th & 6th grade league uses players as pitchers. The player-pitchers are introduced to the modified softball pitch. Little League Softball attempts to continue the development of softball players, continuing the basic structure and the skills needed to enjoy success. The emphasis is on fun rather than competition in this program. Coaches are volunteer parents. AGE: DATE: TIME: LOCATION: COST: DEADLINE:

3 - 6 Grade Monday & Wednesdays, May - July 6:30 pm Oak Crest Elementary Rec. Fields $60.00 April 1

(No Program on July 4 & 5)

This summer we will offer an AM session and a PM session of T-Ball and Squirts. Coaches are volunteer parents for both sessions, please help out and coach a team. We will have 1-2 coach meetings prior to the start of the program and coaching resources will be provided. T-ball is a low-organized game designed for youth skill development. Learn the basic fundamentals of baseball/softball. In this program the emphasis is on fun rather than competition. While in Squirts the basic structure of the game will be introduced as well as the skill of hitting a pitched ball. Coaches will pitch. T-BALL SESSION 1: AM (need min. of 40 participants) TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 am LOCATION: Chatfield Elementary Rec. Fields

SQUIRTS SESSION 1: AM (need min. of 40 participants) TIME: 9:00 - 10:30 am LOCATION: Chatfield Elementary Rec. Fields

SESSION 2: PM TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 pm LOCATION: Oak Crest Elementary Rec. Fields

SESSION 2: PM TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elementary Rec. Fields

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5-6 Year old Boys and Girls Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 14 - July 12 $35.00 May 11

7-8 Year old Boys and Girls Mondays & Wednesdays, June 13 - July 11 $35.00 May 11

Early Bird Registration $25.00. Payment and Registration must be received by April 15.

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Youth Recreation METRO SOFTBALL

The metro girls fast pitch softball league is for girls ages 13-15. This is a competitive program with moderate travel. The program’s goal is to provide a competitive opportunity for further development of softball skills, along with further knowledge of the game. This league could have try-outs if the number of registrations warrant.

METRO BASEBALL The metro boys baseball league is for boys ages 1315. This is a competitive program with moderate travel. The program’s goal is to provide a competitive opportunity for further development of baseball skills along with further knowledge of the game. This league could have try-outs if the number of registrations warrant.

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May - July $95.00 (Cost does not include cap & jersey fee of $25.00) March 25

May - July $95.00 (Cost does not include cap & jersey fee of $25.00) March 25

Early Bird Registration and Payment $75.00 Until March 11 Late registrations are accepted on space availability.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Depending on the number of registrations, the Metro Baseball and MN Valley Boys Baseball Leagues may not both take place. Also, depending on the number of registrations, the Metro Softball and MN Valley Girls Fast Pitch Softball Leagues may not both take place. All baseball players are required to attend an age appropriate Baseball tryout. Tentative tryout date: Sat, March 19 and/or Sun, March 20. Community Services will determine which league will better serve the players. If the team you sign up for is cancelled, you will automatically be included in the other league registration.

MN. VALLEY GIRLS FAST PITCH SOFTBALL

This girls Youth Softball League is a traveling league for girls ages 13-15. This program’s goal is to provide an opportunity for further development of softball skills along with further knowledge of the game. Although it is a competitive program, players still need to have fun and experience success. DATE: COST: DEADLINE:

Weekday evenings, May - July $95.00 (Cost does not include cap & jersey fee of $25.00) March 25

MN. VALLEY BOYS BASEBALL

This boys youth baseball traveling league is for boys ages 13-15. This program’s goal is to provide an opportunity for further development of baseball skills along with further knowledge of the game. Although it is a competitive program, players still need to have fun and experience success. DATE: COST: DEADLINE:

Weekday evenings, May - July $95.00 (Cost does not include cap & jersey fee of $25.00) March 25

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Adult Enrichment Meet our instructors

BASIC SLR PHOTOGRAPHY

In this basic class we will learn all the dial and menu settings on your camera and their purpose. We will cover the fundamentals of SLR photography, composition and accessories and how to achieve fantastic photographs. Bring your digital SLR camera and manual to class. DATES: Fridays, Jan. 21, 28 TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 pm LOCATION: District Center, Rm. 202 INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Bivens COST: $35.00 MINIMUM: 4

AMANDA BIVENS Amanda is the owner of Bivens Photography, located in New Prague, where she specializes in children, family, senior and wedding photography. She has been doing photography professionally for seven years and teaching for four years. She is an instructor with Minneapolis and New Prague Public Schools teaching photography courses in the community education program. Amanda is also a co-owner of Midwest Photo Adventures, teaching additional photography classes and travel workshops.

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BASIC PHOTOSHOP

Discover a great introduction to Photoshop, no knowledge of this image editing software is needed. We start with the name and function of the common tools. We will work with photos and how to crop images, control brightness/contrast, changing the image size and resolution. Learn how to save & print images, send as email attachments or compress images for webpages. Enhance digital or scanned photos with the use of layers, filters and palettes. DATE: Fridays, March 11, 18 TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 pm LOCATION: BPHS, Computer Lab INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Bivens COST: $55.00 MINIMUM: 4

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ADVANCED DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY

NEW

If you know the basics of SLR photography but want to learn more, this advanced class is for you. You will learn how to use the advanced features of your digital SLR camera to create stunning photographs. Topics discussed include shutter speed, ISO/ ASA settings, aperture control, white balance and more. Please bring your digital SLR camera and manual to class. We will be going out to shoot and playing with the different settings. DATES: Fridays, Feb. 4, 11 TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 pm LOCATION: District Center, Rm 202 INSTRUCTOR: Eric Bivens COST: $55.00 MINIMUM: 4

ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP

NEW

This advanced Photoshop class is for you if you already know the basics but want to learn more. This class will take your photos to the next level. We will learn about masks, actions, templates, textures and so much more. DATE: Fridays, April 8, 15 TIME: 6:30 pm LOCATION: BPHS, Computer Lab INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Bivens COST: $10.00 MINIMUM: 4

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That’s the sound it makes when we cancel a class because not enough people registered. Be sure to register early for classes you are interested in.


Adult Enrichment WEB DESIGN

Ever thought about designing your own website? Work with a professional website creator to create a website of your own in this handson class. In this class you will learn the basics of HTML then learn to construct a site using Dreamweaver. DATES: Mondays, Feb. 21, 28, March 7 TIME: 7:30 - 8:50 pm LOCATION: BPHS, Computer Lab INSTRUCTOR: Eric Bivens COST: $40.00

You must pre-register for all classes HOW TO BE AN EXECUTOR OR TRUSTEE OF AN ESTATE OR TRUST

Are you named an executor (aka personal representative in Minnesota) or trustee for someone? Do you know what lies ahead? What a commitment this is? This class will organize you for the huge role coming your way. You’ll learn about legal procedures and terminology, what to expect, decisions that will need to be made, and questions to ask . . . and the #1 thing you need to start doing immediately even before your loved one is called home! Our panel will help you on: * Preparing to be an Executor or Trustee * Collecting Life Insurance, Social Security and other benefits * Keeping peace with family members * Taking care of orphaned children and their property * Dealing with creditors * Making sense of a will ~ What to do if there is no will * Taxes: Estate Tax vs. Income Tax on the Estate * Understanding what stepped-up basis is and it’s importance Experts will include an attorney from a leading regional estate planning firm, a banker, a funeral home and insurance professionals. Homework will be given out once you register. Cost includes classroom materials. You get the newest edition of the highly acclaimed book, “The Executor’s Guide: Settling a Loved One’s Estate or Trust” to keep as a resource. DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST:

Saturday, Jan. 22nd 9:00 - 11:30 am District Center, Rm. 202 Mark Santelman $36.00

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Adult Enrichment A SMART START TO MUTUAL FUNDS

NEW

When it comes to investing, there’s no better place to start than with the basics. Join us for a discussion on the basics of mutual funds. Refreshments provided. DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST: MINIMUM:

Tuesday, Jan. 18 7:00 - 8:15 pm District Center, Rm 202 Ashton Pankonin, Edward Jones® Financial Advisor $5.00 NEW 5

ROLL IT, TAKE IT, LEAVE IT, MOVE IT: KNOW YOUR EMPLOYER RETIREMENT OPTIONS If you recently switched jobs or retired or are facing unemployment due to a layoff or downsizing, this seminar can help you determine what to do with the assets in your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan. We’ll help you evaluate your retirement goals and potential strategies and understand tax consequences, and then we’ll discuss the pros and cons of your options. Refreshments provided. DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST: MINIMUM:

Tuesday, March 1 7:00 - 8:00 pm District Center, Rm 202 Ashton Pankonin Edward Jones® Financial Advisor $5.00 5

RULES OF THE ROAD SEMINAR

NEW

This seminar explores how you can move toward your financial goals with Edward Jones’ 10 Rules of the Road to investing. These rules will help you learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help you build wealth. Refreshments provided. DATES: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTOR: COST: MINIMUM:

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Tuesday, Jan. 11 7:00 - 8:15 pm District Center, Rm 202 Ashton Pankonin Edward Jones® Financial Advisor $5.00 5

REGISTER ONLINE

No need to call or mail your form in. Now you can do it all online! www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us Click on Community Services

You must pre-register for all classes. DOG OBEDIENCE

Dogs with obedience training make better family members. Learn basic obedience like: heeling on leash, sit, down and stay. Also included is a little rally obedience. A six-foot leather or cotton leash and a training collar are required. 1st Grade and up, but must be able to handle dog. Dogs must be a minimum of 12 weeks old. THIS CLASS IS OFFERED IN LESUEUR Please bring proof of vaccinations Beginners TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Advanced

If previous training and your dog can heel, sit and stay. Bring dog and proof of vaccinations. TIME:

7:30 - 8:30 pm

DATES: LOCATION: COST: INSTRUCTOR:

Monday, Jan. 31 Beginners only (no dogs) Mondays, Feb. 7 - March 21 (NO CLASS Feb. 21) Park Elementary, Small Gym $45.00/dog Ruth Schwartz

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Health & Fitness ADULT CO-RECREATION VOLLEYBALL

All men and women 18 and over are invited to play volleyball on Wednesday nights at the Belle Plaine High School. DATE: TIME: LOCATION: COST:

Wednesdays, Dec. 1 - March 23 7:30 pm BPHS, North Gym $10.00 Season Pass (Available at Com. Ed) $1.00 per night (please pay attendant)

ADULT RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL

All of you basketball enthusiasts will now have the opportunity to brush up on your skills on Sunday nights at the Belle Plaine High School. Please carry your shoes. Adults Only. DATE: TIME: LOCATION: COST:

Sundays, Dec. 5 - March 20 6:30 - 8:30 pm BPHS, South Gym $10.00 Season Pass, (Available at Com. Ed) $1.00 per night (please pay the attendant)

BALLROOM DANCING LESSONS

Do you love to dance but don’t know the basic steps? Or, do you need practice to become better? Instructor Geats Lemyre will show you how to dance the tango, waltz, foxtrot, and much more! It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s here in Belle Plaine. Min. 5 Couples SESSION 1: DATES: Tuesdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8

The Heartsaver AED course teaches CPR, AED use, manage airway obstruction in adults and children, and infant CPR and airway obstruction, and use of barrier devices for all ages. First aid teaches basic skills on how to manage medical emergencies and injury emergencies. Learn signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and stroke. Participants will be tested on CPR and AED use to receive a certification card. The CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Card is good for 2 years. SESSION 1: DATES: Mon & Wed, Jan. 24 & 26 SESSION 2: DATES: Mon & Wed, Feb. 21 & 23 SESSION 3: DATES: Mon & Thur, March 21 & 24 TIME: 6:00 - 9:30 pm LOCATION: District Center, Board Room INSTRUCTOR: John Winterfeldt, Cert. Instructor COST: $45.00 MINIMUM: 5

INDOOR WALKING

Chatfield Elementary and the Jr/Sr High Schools are open for indoor walking November—March, Monday– Friday (only scheduled school days).

SESSION 2: DATES: Tuesdays, Feb. 22, March 1, 8 SESSION 3: DATES: Tuesdays, March 22, 29, April 5 TIME: 7:30 - 8:50 pm LOCATION: BPHS, North Gym INSTRUCTOR:Geats Lemyre COST: $40.00/ $80.00 Couple

CPR CERTIFICATION CPR/AED/FIRST AID TRAINING

High School from 6:30-7:30 am, Chatfield Elementary School from 6:30-8:00 pm. Please carry in your walking shoes to prevent messes. NO JOGGERS—ADULTS ONLY.

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Health & Fitness ZUMBA!! AEROBICS

Zumba, it’s the hottest new aerobic fitness craze, that’s all about dancing, party-style, to exhilarating music. A Zumba class is a full hour of continuous dancing to Latin and international social-dance music. It provides a high level of aerobic exercise and is structured according to the same principles as interval training, alternating between fast and slow musical selections. But unlike most fitness classes, Zumba involves virtually no talking. You’re having so much fun dancing around that you don’t realize you’re exercising. Come join the party. SESSION 1: DATES: Tuesdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 8 TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 pm LOCATION: Chatfield, Activity Rm SESSION 2: DATES: Tuesdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 8 TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 pm LOCATION: Chatfield, Activity Rm SESSION 3: DATES: Thursdays, Jan. 6 - Feb. 10 TIME: 7:30 - 8:30 pm LOCATION: BPHS, North Gym SESSION 4: DATES: Tuesdays, March 1 - April 5 TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 pm LOCATION: Chatfield, Activity Rm SESSION 5: DATES: Tuesdays, March 1 - April 5 TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 pm LOCATION: Chatfield, Activity Rm SESSION 6: DATES: Thursdays, March 3 - April 7 TIME: 7:30 - 8:30 pm LOCATION: BPHS, North Gym INSTRUCTOR: KrisAnn Krause COST: $25.00

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Meet our instructors

KrisAnn Krause has enjoyed the benefits of physical fitness her entire life. In 2008, she decided to turn her passion of fitness into a career by enrolling at Minnesota School of Business in the Health Fitness program. She is currently working towards her NET Group Fitness certification and ACE Personal Trainer certification. She is a certified Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Zumbatomic instructor. She is passionate about health and fitness and loves to share her enthusiasm with all ages and abilities. KrisAnn enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs in rural Le Sueur, along with participating in local 5K’s.

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Seniors 55 ALIVE MATURE DRIVING CLASS Drivers, age 55 and over, may qualify for a 10% discount on their auto insurance premium by taking a 4 or 8 hour course. 4 hour courses are for those who have taken the class before, 8 hour courses are for individuals taking the class for the first time or if you want to repeat the entire course. Many safe driving topics will be covered. All classroom instruction is by AARP volunteer instructors. There is no driving or testing involved. Bring your driver’s license and a pen to class. SESSION 1 (First Time Attendees) DATES: Tuesday & Thursday, Feb. 22 & 24 (8 hour) TIME: 5:30 - 9:30 pm LOCATION: District Center, Board Room INSTRUCTOR: Gary Beise COST: $15.00 SESSION 2 (Refresher) DATES: Tuesday, March 22 TIME: 5:30 - 9:30 pm LOCATION: District Center, Rm 202 INSTRUCTOR: Gary Beise COST: $15.00

SESSION 3 (Refresher) DATE: Tuesday, April 26 TIME: 1:00 - 5:00 pm LOCATION: Kingsway Retirement Living INSTRUCTOR: Gary Beise COST: $15.00

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BELLE PLAINE CITY WIDE GARAGE SALES

BELLE PLAINE FARMERS MARKET

April 22 - 23

May - October Wednesdays 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Court Square

Send a list of sale items, name, address and $10.00 to Diane Skelley 111 S. Meridian St. Belle Plaine Announcements of the sales will be placed in local newspapers and fliers will be posted in local businesses

Vendors Welcome! For more information contact: Diane Skelley: (952) 873-2467 Lisa Fahey: (952) 873-5665

Maps available at www.belleplainemn.com More information available, contact Diane Skelley, (952) 873-2467 Fall Garage Sale will be Sept 16 & 17

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Adult Trips CHURCH ARCHITECTURE TOURS We will be touring two beautiful cathedrals in St. Paul & Minneapolis. First, we will start with the Cathedral of St. Paul. This turn-of-the-century Beaux Arts masterpiece enshrines priceless mosaics from the Vatican, as well as windows and sculptures by great American artists.  Then we will stop for lunch before our next tour. Then we will travel to the Basilica of St. Mary.  This is considered one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture in the country.  It is also the first Basilica in the US, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Come out and enjoy this beautiful sitting and walking tour! DATE: TIME: COST: DEADLINE:

Thursday, Jan. 20 Depart at 8:30 am (District Center) Return at 2:30 pm (approximately) $45.00 (includes trans & tour) (cost of lunch is on your own) Thursday, Jan. 13

OLD LOG THEATER “On Golden Pond” Originally presented to critical and popular acclaim on Broadway, this funny, touching and warmly perceptive play centers around lovable curmudgeon, Norman Thayer, Jr., and his spirited wife, Ethel, who make their 48th annual trip to their summer home on Golden Pond in Maine. They are soon visited by their middleaged daughter and her dentist fiance, who, en route to a European vacation, leave behind his teenage son for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness and slang in return. “On Golden Pond” is a heart-warming and hilarious celebration of everyday life, love and family. Please specify lunch choice: Roasted Chicken Breast, Smoked Windsor Pork Chop, Walleye Pike, Beef Stroganoff or Vegetarian Lasagna. DATE: TIME: COST: DEADLINE:

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Thursday, March 24 Depart at 11:00 am (District Center) Return at 4:00 pm (approximately) $58.00 (includes trans, dinner & show) Monday, March 14

OLD LOG THEATER “Jeeves in Bloom” Jeeves In Bloom follows the uproarious mishaps and misadventures of the loveable, loopy Bertie Wooster, who manages time and again to put himself in socially precarious situations, only to be rescued by his brainy butler, Jeeves. Now Bertie finds himself dodging romantic entanglements with a starry-eyed young woman, eluding an enraged chef wielding a meat cleaver, and begrudgingly helping his Aunt Dahlia to commit a burglary. Thank heaven Jeeves is there to save the day. This area premiere comedy is based on the writings of best selling author, P. G. Wodehouse and is great fun. Please specify lunch choice: Roasted Chicken Breast, Smoked Windsor Pork Chop, Walleye Pike or Vegetarian Lasagna. DATE: TIME: COST: DEADLINE:

Thursday, Feb. 3 Depart at 10:30 am (District Center) Return at 4:00 pm (approximately) $55.00 (includes trans, dinner & show) Friday, Jan. 28

PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE “The Marvelous Wonderettes” A cotton-candy colored, non-stop pop musical blast from the past, featuring your favorite songs from the 50’s and 60’s. “The Marvelous Wonderettes” takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts and voices to match! Fast-forward ten years to Act Two when they meet again at their High School reunion. See what happens as we rediscover their lives and loves through their special brand of tightly harmonized “Shing-a-lings” and “shoop-de-doos.” It’s an evening you don’t want to miss! Chicken buffet will be provided prior to the show. DATE: TIME: COST: DEADLINE:

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Thursday, April 7 Depart at 10:30 am (District Center) Return at 4:00 pm (approximately) $63.00 (includes trans, dinner & show) March 14


Adult Trips CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATER “Jesus Christ Superstar” A wonderful production for the Easter Season! Coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ Main Stage for the first time in it’s history is Jesus Christ Superstar the first rock opera, and groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by the legendary writing team of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber! Jesus Christ Superstar tells the emotionally charged story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Propelled by a vibrant score, with turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar will captivate audiences with its transcendent power and a passion piercing straight to the heart. Seating for lunch is 11:30 a.m. and you will choose from a variety of lunch menu items. Showtime is 1 p.m. DATE: TIME: COST: DEADLINE:

Saturday, April 16 Depart at 10:10 am (District Center) Return at 4:30 pm (approximately) $85.00 (includes trans, dinner & show) Friday, March 18

MORGAN CREEK VINEYARD & SCHELL’S BREWERY TOUR Morgan Creek Vineyards, established in 1993, enjoyed its first vintage season the fall of 1998 and the opening of Minnesota’s only underground winery. The underground earth shelter provides perfect cellar temperature for wine production and aging, and creates an inviting atmosphere for tasting room and gift shop visitors. Specializing in growing and producing German, French, and American style wines, including Minnesota cold-hardy varietals. Morgan Creek Vineyards offers a cycle of seasonal events that celebrate the joy of living and the art of fine winemaking. History of the August Schell Brewing Company founding family and of the brewery itself is covered, and the tour ends with an assorted beer and 1919 Root Beer sampling in our Rathskeller Tap Room. We will go up to the old copper kettle area; however, due to liability issues and close production area, we do not go into any other production areas of the plant. A short video will be shown in the Tap Room, which shows production areas and more of the brewing process. We will have lunch at the Kaiserhoff Restaurant (on your own) and time to browse downtown New Ulm.

JAMES J HILL MANSION/WABASHA CAVES We will be touring the James J Hill Mansion, built in DATE: Friday, June 3 1891, it was the largest & most expensive home in TIME: Depart at 9:15 am (District Center) Minnesota. It has 36,000 square feet on 5 floors Return at 6:00 (approximately) including 13 bathrooms, 22 fireplaces, a profusion of COST: $40.00 (includes trans & tours) elaborately carved oak & mahogany wood work. DEADLINE: Friday, May 20 (this will be a 1 ½ hr tour) We will be lunching (on your own) at the Mn. History Center followed by a tour. Then off to the Wabasha Caves. . . hear and see the history of these sandstone caves. You will explore the original mined caves and see the finished caves (once a romantic Book Your Tickets Now! night club called The Castle Royal). Hear the legends of the We need to order tickets for all mobster massacres and ghostly lore in the most unique setting from Chicago to San Francisco. This is a 45-minute walking tour. trips, so reservations need to be DATE: TIME: COST: DEADLINE:

Wednesday, May 18 Depart at 8:45 am (District Center) Return at 4:15 pm (approximately) $55.00 Wednesday, May 4

made early. Please call now to reserve your spot. All Trips Depart from The District Center

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GED/ESL

Shakopee Valley Green Workforce Center

792 Canterbury Road, Suite 220 Classes Mon.– Fri., 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Mon., Tues., Thurs., 5:30 – 8:30 pm Registration: Mon.

11 Peavey Road Classes Mon. – Thurs., 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration: Tues., Thurs., 12:00 pm

Mound Shirley Hills School

401 East 4th St Classes Mon., Wed., Thurs., 5:30 – 8:30 pm Registration: Wed., 5:30 pm

2450 Willshire Blvd Classes Mon., Tues., Wed., 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm or 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration: contact Mary Hurley 952-491-8463

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Chaska District #112 Education Center

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Ice Rink The Skating Rink will open for the season as weather permits. PHONE NUMBER 952-873-2333 Open Skating/Warming House Hours: Monday-Friday 3:30-8:30 pm Weekends & Non-School Days 1-8:30 pm When School Closes due to weather, the Warming House will be closed as well.

Skating Rink Information: *Warming House will be supervised by a Community Education employee. *Warming House will not be open if the temperature and/or wind chill is below 0 degrees. *No hockey allowed except in the Hockey Rink. *All hockey players under the age of 18 are asked to wear a helmet and other safety equipment is recommended. *Abusive behavior and language will not be tolerated. *No alcoholic beverages or tobacco products are allowed in the warming house or rink property.

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ECFE Winter 2011 Warm Greetings to all! I hope everyone enjoyed their extra time with family and friends over the holidays. It is hard to believe that it is time to say good-bye to 2010 and welcome in 2011. We are excited to start this brand new year and hope that you are too. We will open our winter session with registration. Online registration, walk ins or mail ins will be accepted after 10:00 am on January 3. We have lots to pick from including day and evening classes as well as a Night of Magic with Tricky Troy, the Storyteller Lisa Laird and her Pocket Full of Fun, the International Fair and much more. You won’t want to miss the fun so sign up soon! We want to welcome anyone that is new to our community. ECFE is a great place to meet families that have children the same age as your own so come and visit us. We are looking forward to meeting you and your family. Sheri

Winter Registration January 3, 2011 10:00 am

ECFE STAFF Sheri Prokosch ECFE Coordinator Lindsay Lee Office Assistant Sara Bungarden Children’s Teacher Tracy Witt Children’s Teacher Kerri Williamson Children’s Teacher Michelle Tordsen Parent Facilitator Sheila Bauer Parent Facilitator Rita Iverson Parent Facilitator Stephanie Farniok Classroom Assistant Holli Reimers Classroom Assistant Kelly Poppler Classroom Assistant Debbie Anderley Classroom Assistant

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ECFE Information What is ECFE?

Early Childhood Family Education is a state funded program that is run through Belle Plaine Community Education. ECFE works to begin an effective and satisfying school-home partnership. We offer regular series classes and special events for ALL families with children ages birth to pre-kindergarten. ECFE strives to help build positive parent-child relationships.

Who is ECFE for?

ECFE is for any and all moms, dads, and their children (birth to pre-kindergarten). Whether you are a single parent, a teen parent, a stay at home parent, a grandparent, a guardian, or even a daycare provider you are invited to come to our classes with your child/children.

Why should I come to ECFE?

ECFE focuses on age-appropriate child development as well as parent and family education. Being a mom or dad is one of the most important jobs you will ever have. Come and share information with other parents about raising your child/children. Come to learn more about your child/children and you. Come to meet other parents and learn that you are not alone in the many joys and challenges of raising children.

Where is ECFE? All Belle Plaine ECFE classes are located at 330 South Market Street at Chatfield Elementary. When are the ECFE classes?

Classes are offered throughout the school year and you can choose from daytime classes or evening classes. Class listings are found in the Community Education brochure. If you have not received a brochure please call (952)873-2411. To register for classes go to www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us.

What about my other children?

We offer sibling care to children not in series classes for a nominal fee. Children are under the care of experienced classroom assistants. The charge for registered children per session is $25.00. Sibling Care is not available for Special Events. Drop in slots are available for $5, but we must have a one day notice to ensure proper teacher-child ratios. Siblings will join the class for snack and remain in the classroom the rest of class.

FEE INFORMATION

All class fees must be paid prior to the beginning of each class or event. If your class fee has not been paid and you have not made other arrangements with Sheri you will be removed from the list and other families on the waiting list will take your spot. Payments can be made by check, cash or on-line by credit card. The sliding fee scale applies to all regular weekly classes. It does not apply to sib care, special events, Discovery Threes or Discovery Fours. For scholarship information for Discovery Threes or Discovery Fours call Sheri at 952-873-2415, ext 1. SNACK INFO ECFE will provide nutritious peanut free snacks and milk or juice for each class that meets for 1 1/2 hours or longer. Please do not bring snacks from home for your children. If you have food allergy concern, please let us know and we will work with you.

Annual Gross Income Under $24,999 $25,000-$39,999 $40,000-$54,999 $55,000-$69,999 $70,000 and above

Fees Per Child Waived fees Pay 25% Pay 50% Pay 75% Full Amount

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ECFE Information Closings Emergency School Closings can be found at www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us. Announcements can also be seen on television channels KSTP 5, KARE 11, WCCO 4 and cable channel 8. If the district has a late start, then the morning classes will be cancelled. If the district has an early release due to the weather, then the afternoon and evening classes will be cancelled. ECFE WISH LIST

ATTENTION!!!!! CENSUS INFORMATION All families new to the Belle Plaine School District or residents with new babies. Please call 952-873-2411 or 952-873-2415 with information regarding your child’s name and birthdate.

In the past, people have asked about making donations to ECFE so we are publishing a Supply Wish List. We also have a giving tree near the classrooms that will be updated with other ideas throughout the year. Donations can be given to any ECFE staff at any time. Thank you in advance for your help! Baby Wipes Hand Soap 5 oz Dixie Cups Non-coated Lg Paper Plates Glue Sticks Handwipes (disposable dishcloths) Golf Tees

This will enable the Belle Plaine School District #716 to enroll your child on the school census; you will receive information regarding: Early Childhood Programs Early Childhood Screening Other School District information. If you know someone that just had a baby or has moved to the community, please pass this information on to them. Thank You!

THANK YOU

Thank you to the many ECFE supporters that have contributed to past fundraisers. These funds are used to support ECFE and ECFE sponsored events like the Costume Party and Holiday Express.

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ECFE PAC MEMBERS Alisa Kuhn Amy Fahey Gwen Keller Cathy Kill

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Charlotte Mulroy Melanie Eggers Hope Lawler Stephanie Farniok

Tricia Ruud Angie Ritter Carla Riemers Angie Schueren


PAC Information Upcoming PAC Activities

ECFE Parent Advisory Council Update

PAC (Parent Advisory Council) had a busy summer. We worked again at the Lion's Bingo stand and will be kicking off our year at the Farmers Market on September 1. Last year we earned $1,557 and with that money we were able to help pay for the Costume Party, Holiday Express and purchase ipods and docks for the ECFE classrooms. We hope that we can continue to help support quality offerings this year. The ECFE PAC board would like to thank everyone that has volunteered their time or has contributed to any of our fundraisers. You help make these events possible and we are truly grateful for your support. For the 2010-2011 school year we helped with the ECFE Baby Shower as well as the Costume Party and Holiday Express. We also want to continue promoting ECFE in our community and be involved with early education. As a group, we support ECFE by volunteering, providing feedback and seeking others to help us at various events. Listed to the right are activities we are heading up or supporting and if you can help in any way we would appreciate it. We look for volunteers to decorate, set up, clean up and help at the events so come and get involved. Thank you for considering! ECFE Parent Advisory Council Board

PAC Upcoming Meetings PAC meetings will be held at 6:15 in the Parenting Room unless noted otherwise. The following are tentative dates for the 2010-2011 school year. Mondays, January 24 March 21 May 23

Feb. 1:

Eat for ECFE Pizza Night 2

April 5:

Eat for ECFE Pizza Night 3

April 29:

International Fair Volunteers Wanted. Contact Sheri Prokosch at 952-873-2415 ext 1 to help

May 7:

ECFE Garage Sale Volunteers and Donations Wanted, contact Sheri Prokosch at 952-873-2415, ext 1 to help or drop off donations

ECFE Kid Stuff Sale Before you get rid of all that excess kids stuff you have been cleaning up around your house, consider donating it to the ECFE Kids Stuff Sale! All proceeds from the sale go right back to Belle Plaine ECFE. We will be accepting gently used kids items such as clothing, toys, craft projects and miscellaneous items. For liability reasons, no cribs, carseats or strollers will be accepted. Due to lack of storage, donations will not be accepted until Monday, April 18. Please e-mail mjeggers@yahoo.com if you have any questions and watch for more details to come as the ECFE Kids Stuff Sale date gets closer. Thanks for supporting Belle Plaine ECFE!!!

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Early Childhood Screening Information What is Early Childhood Screening (ECS)?

In Minnesota, all children are required to complete Early Childhood Screening before they enter kindergarten. It is a free service that helps you find out how your child is developing, connects you and your child to early childhood programs and provides resources for parenting questions.

What Should I Expect at an ECS?

Your child will visit a nurse to have his/her vision and hearing checked. After their visit with the nurse your child will go in and work with another person who will do the developmental screening. After your child is taken to the developmental screening room, the nurse will review general health and nutrition practices as well as immunization information with you. When the person that is doing the developmental screening is done with the assessment, they will come and get you to go over the information with you. You will also have a chance to ask any final questions at this time.

When Should I Schedule an ECS Appointment?

You should schedule an appointment when your child is 3 1/2 years old. We have found that this age works the best, as it allows us to provide you with information about early childhood programs and it allows us to provide your child with any services that they may need to get ready for kindergarten. This is not a test that they need to pass to go to kindergarten, but the state requires all children to be screened.

How Do I Schedule an ECS Appointment

You will need to call Kris at 378-2451 to schedule an appointment. ECS appointments are available on Fridays from 8:00-2:00. The following are scheduled ECS dates for the 2010-2011 School Year. Friday, January 14 Want to help and get more involved? Friday, February 4 Then SEAC might be something for you. SEAC (pronounced "seek") stands Friday, March 11 for Special Education Advisory Council. SEAC provides input on special education issues to its local school district. The Belle Plaine/Jordan/ Montgomery-Londsdale SEAC meets four times a year and are usually scheduled on Mondays at 6:00 pm. If you are interested in more information contact Kris Davis at 952-378-2451 or email at kdavis@belleplaine.k12.mn.us.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Do you have concerns about your child’s speech, physical or cognitive development or their behaviors? If you do have concerns and you live in the Belle Plaine School district, you can call us. *For children birth to age 3 call Kris Davis at (952)378-2451 *For children 3 to Pre-Kindergarten with Speech concerns call Gwen Keller at (952)873-2401 *For children 3 to Pre-Kindergarten with developmental or behavioral concerns call Jason Rahn at (952)873-2401 *For children outside the Belle Plaine School District call First Step at 952-496-5059 about any of the concerns This is a free service so don’t hesitate to call. It is better to address things earlier than to wait.

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Discovery Days Independent Learning Discovery classes are designed for children that want some time to meet new friends, explore new books and learn some new skills. Each week we will discover new things and practice skills that will help us as we enter school. Students will compile a portfolio of things that they learn so they can look back at all that has been accomplished.

Class Times

2011-2012 Registration

Discovery Threes class is for Children that are 3 by Sept. 1. This class meets Mondays and Wednesdays 12:15-2:45 pm *School Readiness Scholarships Due April 8 Discovery Fours class is for children that are 4 by Sept. 1. This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15-2:45 pm *Current Discovery Days participants registration April 11 Tuition: *New Discovery Days participants $80.00 per month registration April 13 OR $60.00 per month plus Parent Involvement Activities All Discovery Days Participants will be charged an additional $25 to cover snacks and other special cooking projects for the entire year. This fee is not covered by the scholarship program. Scholarships are also available to those who qualify. If you have any questions or would like an application contact Sheri Prokosch at 952-873-2415 ext. 1.

Sliding fee scale does not apply to Discovery Classes.

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Daycare Express DAYCARE EXPRESS

This is a special invitation to in-home Daycare Providers. We would like to invite ourselves into your home to treat you and your daycare children to a special class. We will bring an hour of activities, songs and games for everyone to enjoy. Registration begins on January 3rd at 10:00 am. Call to reserve your spot. Date: Group A: Group B: Group C: Group D: Times: Cost:

Please choose a group and a time. Tuesdays, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 5, May 10 Wednesdays, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 6, May 11 Thursdays, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7, May 12 Fridays, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 8:45 - 9:45 am OR 10:00 - 11:00 am $2.00 per child

DAYCARE PROVIDER FYIs

Be sure to remind your daycare parents about Early Childhood Screening. You can find more information on page 34.

DAYCARE PROVIDER BINS

Daycare Provider Bins are now available at the Belle Plaine Public Library for providers to use with their children. The bins are available for check out by using your Library Card. In these bins, you will find a variety of activities to do with your daycare kids including CD’s, Writing Activities, Recipes, and more. Some of the themes that you will find in these bins include the Alphabet, Colors, Music, Numbers, Science and Shapes. These bins are made possible by the Belle Plaine Friends of the Library and ECFE.

Registration Date and Time

Registration begins on January 3 at 10:00 am Please call 952-873-2415, ext 1 to reserve your spot.

Daycare Express Dates fill up fast so don’t wait!

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UPCOMING FAMILY EVENTS Remind your families to register for screening. See Page 34 for details. Join us for these upcoming Special Events * Thursday, January 6 - Tricky Troy at 6:30 pm * Thursday, February 24 - Lisa Laird, Storyteller at 6:30 pm * Friday, April 29 - International Fair at 6:00 pm

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Community Information

COMMUNITY RESOURCE NUMBERS Belle Plaine Community Education 873-2411 Belle Plaine Public Library 873-6767 Belle Plaine School District Office 873-2400 CAP Agency 496-2125 Chatfield Elementary 873-2401 ECFE 873-2415 ext. 1 Early Childhood Screening 378-2451 I’m O.K. Children’s Visitation Center 873-4216 Kids Company 873-2415 ext. 3 MRVSEC 378-2451 Scott County Public Health 496-8373 Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women 873-4214 Stier Bus 873-2362 Tiger Kids 873-2415 ext. 2 Trailblazer Transit 1-888-743-3828

TOY LENDING LIBRARY Did you know that we have a Toy Lending Library in our Community? If you didn’t you should go to the Belle Plaine Public Library to check it out. There is an assortment of items including book and prop combinations, puzzles, creative dramatic play, science, musical toys, computer games and audio CDs. Toys can be checked out for three weeks at a time and must be returned in clean and complete condition. This is a great opportunity to have special toys for grandchildren coming to visit or Daycare Providers to provide a unique experience for their daycare children. The Toy Lending Library is made possible by the Belle Plaine Friends of the Library and ECFE.

STORY TIME AT THE LIBRARY ECFE is going to the library! Belle Plaine Public Library and ECFE are coming together to provide you with fun and interactive story times. We will read stories, sing songs and play games as we explore a variety of books and poems. Be sure to come and visit us at the library and don’t forget your library card for checking out books, movies or toys. See you soon! Tentative Schedule: 10:30 am January 21 and 28 Februay 4 and 18 March 4 and 18 April 8 and 15

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Babies and One Year Olds LUNCH BUNCH BABIES

(Newborns-Crawlers & Parent) ECFE staff will watch your babies so you can relax and have lunch with other moms or dads and share stories. A parent educator and sometimes guest speakers will provide developmental information as well as other resources that are available in our area. Class will end with everyone joining for a simple group time. Sibling Care is provided for older children and we encourage you to bring a sack lunch for them. DATE: Wednesdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16 TIME: 11:00 - 12:00 pm COST: $35.00 (Includes Lunch)

BABY NIGHT OUT

(Newborns-Crawlers & Parent) Come and meet other moms and dads with babies and talk about the joys and the challenges you are facing as well as tips on balancing home, work and family time. We will have snacks waiting for you when you arrive. DATE: Mondays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14 TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 pm COST: $35.00 (Includes Snacks) Parent Comment:

“It’s nice to know we all go through the same things/ challenges as parents” JUST TODDLIN’

PLAYFUL PALS

(New Walkers-1 Year Olds & Parent) If you have a new walker or a 1 year old then you don’t want to miss this. We will have different projects and activities set up for you to explore each week. After you have had a chance to do the activities we will gather for an interactive group time. This is a super way to spend some special time with your child and give them the opportunity to play with other children and learn from their teacher. You too will get to know other people that have children the same age as yours. DATE: TIME: COST:

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Mondays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14 6:00 - 7:00 pm $45.00

(New Walkers-1 Year Olds & Parent) If you have a new walker or a 1 year old then you will want to check out this class. We will spend half of the time doing projects and activities that focus on a different theme each week. The second part of the class will give you an opportunity to meet other moms or dads and a chance to ask a parent educator questions while your child is playing with ECFE staff. Parents and children will stay in the same room the entire time. This is a great way to give your child some time to play with other children that are the same age while you meet other parents.

SESSION 1 DATE: TIME: COST:

SESSION 2 DATE: TIME: COST:

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Mondays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14 9:00 - 10:00 am $45.00 Wednesdays, Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, 16 9:00 - 10:00 am $45.00


Toddlers TIME FOR TWOS

(2 Year Olds & Parent) This class is for 2 year olds and their parent(s) who want to spend time together doing projects and activities. Each week there will be a new theme to explore and then you will end with an interactive group time. You will remain together the entire time. DATE: TIME: COST:

Mondays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14 10:30 - 11:30 am $45.00

TERRIFIC “TWOs” DAY

(2 Year Olds & Parent) Walking, talking, exploring and testing! Each day you witness amazing learning and growth changes and face new challenges as your child explores his/her emerging independence. Spend time with your child doing a variety of activities and have a chance to talk with other parents and a parent educator regarding ways to help your child learn to share, deal with frustration, and build their self-esteem. Parents and children will separate for discussion.

AM SESSION DATE: TIME: COST:

Parent Comment:

“My child asks all week when are we going to class?”

Tuesdays, Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8, 15 9:00 - 10:30 am $48.00

PM SESSION DATE: TIME: COST:

Tuesdays, Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8, 15 6:00 - 7:30 pm $48.00

Winter Registration Date and Time Winter Registration begins on January 3, at 10:00 am Please register online or use the registration form on page 47. Children must be registered to be in class or sibcare. Snack Info ECFE will provide a nutritious peanut free snack and milk or juice for each class that meets 1 1/2 hours or longer. Please do not bring snacks from home for your children. If you have food allergy concerns please let us know and we will work with you. Fee Info All fees must be paid prior to start of class to avoid unnecessary cancellations.

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3 & Pre K TOPICS FOR THE TIMES

A BIT OF THIS and A BIT OF THAT

DATE: TIME: COST:

AM SESSION

(3-Pre K & Parent) This class is designed for children and parents that have been through many ECFE classes and are tired of discussing sibling rivalry and discipline. The first part of the class will be spent doing projects, activities and group time and the second part of the class you will be looking at topics like “When we were kids” or “Electronic Overload: Where to draw the line”. Parents and children will separate for discussion. Thursdays, Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, March 3, 10, 17 9:00 - 11:00 am $51.00

Winter Registration Date and Time Winter Registration begins on January 3rd, at 10:00 am Please register online or use the registration form on pg 47. Children must be registered to be in class or sibcare. Snack Info ECFE will provide a nutritious peanut free snack and milk or juice for each class that meets 1 1/2 hours or longer. Please do not bring snacks from home for your children. If you have food allergy concerns please let us know and we will work with you.

(3-Pre K & Parent) This class will be filled with different activities each week. Sometimes you might play with doughs and textures, sometimes you might cook, and other times we might have a party. Every week it will be a surprise. Parents will separate half way through to discuss a variety of topics that are chosen by the participants. This will be fun class that is filled with a bit of this and a bit of that, so remember to sign up for this fun and unique class. DATE: TIME: COST:

PM SESSION DATE: TIME: COST:

Fee Info All fees must be paid prior to start of class to avoid unnecessary cancellations.

PLAY AND LEARN

(3-Pre K & Parent) This class is filled with stories, songs and activities for children and parents to enjoy together. First spend some of that important one-on-one time with each other and then end the evening with group time activities. You will remain together the entire time. DATE: Tuesdays, Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8, 15 TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 pm COST: $45.00

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Mondays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14 9:30 - 11:00 am $48.00

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Mondays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14 6:00 - 7:30 pm $48.00


Special Events MAGICIAN

(A Family Event) It’s a night of magic for all families to enjoy. You will be amazed as you watch the magic happen right in front of your eyes as Tricky Troy mystifies us with his magic. This event is sponsored by PTO and PAC DATE: TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Thursday, Jan. 6 6:30 pm Free Oak Crest Commons Area

Remember Storytime at the Library on Fridays at 10:30 am 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/8, & 4/15

STORYTELLER

(A Family Event) Lisa Laird is a well known storyteller that has shared her stories with many libraries and schools in the upper midwest. Through Lisa’s stories and her puppets, she promotes the joy and the importance of reading. Lisa brings her characters to life in creative and interactive ways that will capture the attention of her audience. This event is sponsored by Title I and ECFE. DATE: TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Thursday, Feb. 24 6:30 pm Free Chatfield Library

Winter Registration January 3 10:00 am

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ECFE Spring 2011 Spring Registration begins on Monday, March 21st at 10:00 am. Please register online or use the registration sheets that are provided in the book. You can find additional registration sheets online under ECFE Downloadable Forms

Babies and One Year Olds LUNCH BUNCH BABIES

(Newborns-Crawlers & Parent) ECFE staff will watch your babies so you can relax and have lunch with other moms and dads and share stories. A parent educator and sometimes guest speakers will provide developmental information as well as other resources that are available in our area. Class will end with everyone joining for a simple group time. Sibling Care is provided for older children and we encourage you to bring a sack lunch for them. DATE: Wednesdays, April 13, 20, 27 May 4 TIME: 11:00 - 12:00 pm COST: $35.00 (Includes Lunch)

PLAYFUL PALS

(New Walkers-1 Year Olds & Parent) If you have a new walker or a 1 year old then you don’t want to miss this. We will have different projects and activities set up for you to explore each week. After you have had a chance to do the activities we will gather for an interactive group time. This is a super way to spend some special time with your child and give them the opportunity to play with other children and learn from their teacher. You too will get to know other people that have children the same age as yours. DATE: TIME: COST:

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, May 2, 9 6:00 - 7:00 pm $30.00

BABY NIGHT OUT

(Newborns-Crawlers & Parent) Come and meet other moms and dads with babies and talk about the joys and the challenges you are facing as well as tips on balancing home, work and family time. We will have snacks waiting for you when you arrive. DATE: Mondays, April 11, 18, May 2, 9 TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 pm COST: $35.00 (Includes Snacks)

JUST TODDLIN’

(New Walkers-1 Year Olds & Parent) If you have a new walker or a 1 year old then you will want to check out this class. We will spend half of the time doing projects and activities that focus on a different theme each week. The second part of the class will give you an opportunity to meet other moms and dadsa chance to ask a parent educator questions while your child is playing with ECFE staff. Parents and children will stay in the same room the entire time. This is a great way to give your child some time to play with other children that are the same age while you meet other parents.

SESSION 1 DATE: TIME: COST:

SESSION 2 DATE: TIME: COST:

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, May 2, 9 9:00 - 10:00 am $30.00 Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 9:00 - 10:00 am $30.00


Toddlers TIME FOR TWOS

(2 Year Olds & Parent) This class is for 2 year olds and their parent(s) who want to spend time together doing projects and activities. Each week there will be a new theme to explore and then you will end with an interactive group time. You will remain together the entire time. DATE: TIME: COST:

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, May 2, 9 10:30 - 11:30 am $30.00

TERRIFIC “TWOs� DAY

(2 Year Olds & Parent) Walking, talking, exploring and testing! Each day you witness amazing learning and growth changes and face new challenges as your child explores his/her emerging independence. Spend time with your child doing a variety of activities and have a chance to talk with other parents and a parent educator regarding ways to help your child learn to share, deal with frustration, and build their self-esteem. Parents and children will separate for discussion.

AM SESSION DATE: TIME: COST:

Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10 9:00 - 10:30 am $33.00

PM SESSION DATE: TIME: COST:

Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10 6:00 - 7:30 pm $33.00

Spring Registration Date and Time Spring Registration begins on March 21, at 10:00 am Please register online or use the registration form on page 47. Children must be registered to be in class or sibcare. Snack Info ECFE will provide a nutritious peanut free snack and milk or juice for each class that meets 1 1/2 hours or longer. Please do not bring snacks from home for your children. If you have food allergy concerns please let us know and we will work with you. Fee Info All fees must be paid prior to start of class to avoid unnecessary cancellations.

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3 & Pre K PLAY AND LEARN

(3-Pre K & Parent) This class is filled with stories, songs and activities for children and parents to enjoy together. First spend some of that important one-on-one time with each other and then end the evening with group time activities. You will remain together the entire time. DATE: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10 TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 pm COST: $30.00 Parent Comment:

“I learned different ways to parent more positive”

A BIT OF THIS and A BIT OF THAT

(3-Pre K & Parent) This class will be filled with different activities each week. Sometimes you might play with doughs and textures, sometimes you might cook, and other times we might have a party. Every week it will be a surprise. Parents will separate half way through to discuss a variety of topics that are chosen by the participants. This will be fun class that is filled with a bit of this and a bit of that, so remember to sign up for this fun and unique class.

AM SESSION DATE: TIME: COST:

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, May 2, 9 9:30 - 11:00 am $33.00

PM SESSION

DATE: (3-Pre K & Parent) TIME: This class is designed for children and parents that have been COST: through many ECFE classes and are tired of discussing sibling rivalry and discipline. The first part of the class will be spent doing projects, activities and group time and the second part of the class you will be looking at topics like “When we were kids” or “Electronic Overload: Where to draw the line”. Parents and children will separate for discussion.

TOPICS FOR THE TIMES

DATE: TIME: COST:

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Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12 9:00 - 11:00 am $36.00

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Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, May 2, 9 6:00 - 7:30 pm $33.00


Special Events INTERNATIONAL FAIR (A Family Event)

It’s a festival of nations, so bring your whole family and explore the world around us through the sights and sounds of many cultures. We will have music, entertainers and many activities for the family to enjoy. Mark your calendars for this extraordinary event. This event is sponsored by PTO and PAC. DATE: Friday, April 29 TIME: 6:00 - 7:30 pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elementary COST: FREE

ECFE GRADUATION

(‘10-’11 Kindergarteners) Have you participated in ECFE classes and are about to make the big step into kindergarten? If so, this event is just for you! ECFE is planning a special graduation party. Each participant is encouraged to invite their parents, grandparents and special friends to this memorable event, filled with fun and surprises. A reception will follow the ceremony. Please bring your child to the Pre-K room before entering the gym. Registration Deadline: Friday, May 13 DATE: TIME: LOCATION: COST:

Tuesday, May 24 6:30 - 7:30 pm Chatfield Gym Free

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Registration Information ECFE has made changes to the registration process… ECFE has made some changes in the registration process. We hope these changes will make registration more convenient for your family. Also, by having paperwork done before classes start, you can have more time with your child and/or parenting discussions. * Online – Online registration is available for classes and events at: www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us <click> For Parents <click> Early Childhood Family Education <click> Three Registration, <click> on the link, <click> Community Education tab, <click> ECFE, and choose your easy class. Make sure you are pre-registered for a username and password prior to the beginning of registration.

ways

* By Mail – Mail the completed form with a check made out to “Belle Plaine ECFE” to: to Belle Plaine ECFE, 330 South Market Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011.

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* In Person – Drop off your completed form and cash or check payment to: Chatfield Elementary School, 330 South Market Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 One form per child. Photocopies may be made of the form or additional forms are available from the ECFE office and at www. belleplaine.k12.mn.us <click> For Parents <click> Early Childhood Family Education <click> Downloadable Forms, located on the left side of the screen. You may use the same form to register a child for multiple ECFE classes and ECFE special events. Confirmations. Unless contacted that a class or event is full/cancelled, plan on attending the first day of class or special event. Fee Assistance. Fee assistance for classes is available for qualifying families on a sliding scale. Refer to the table below to determine your fee category. The information you provide will be confidential. All families are welcome to attend ECFE classes; no one will be denied access due to inability to pay fees. If you do not qualify for the sliding fee, based on income, but have other circumstances affecting your family, please contact the ECFE office to explore fee reduction options. The sliding scale only applies to series classes (those that meet 3 times or more). The scale does not apply to specials or sibcare.

Annual Gross Income

Under $24,999 $25,000-$39,999 $40,000-$54,999 $55,000-$69,999 $70,000 and above

Fees Per Child Waived fees Pay 25% Pay 50% Pay 75% Full Amount

Sliding fee scale only applies to ECFE classes, Not Community Education classes

Immunizations. State law requires immunizations upon enrolling in the ECFE and School Readiness programs. Immunization files are not kept from year to year. Legal exemption from the law for medical reasons or conscientiously held beliefs is available by calling your doctor, clinic or health plan. Copies of immunization forms are available at www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us <click> For Parents <click> Early Childhood Family Education <click> Downloadable Forms, located on the left side of the screen, or at the ECFE offices. Immunization forms MUST be returned to the ECFE offices on or before the first day of class. Participant Questionnaire. This mandatory questionnaire should be completed one time per school year for each family enrolled in the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and/or School Readiness Program. Each family is asked to provide participation information that will be used for local and state program planning and evaluation. Only one family member should complete this questionnaire. The information you provide will be kept confidential and will not be directly connected with you or your family. The Participant Questionnaire is available for download at www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us <click> For Parents <click> Early Childhood Family Education <click> Downloadable Forms, located on the left side of the screen. Copies are available at the ECFE offices. Thank you for your help in improving these programs.

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Registration Form You must register on our website or with this form. Priority goes to those that have registered using the ECFE Registration Form or registered on the website. Please complete a separate form for each child. (Make copies of form or print off from website) Parent’s Name(s)

Child’s Name

Child’s DOB

Address Phone Number

Email Address

Please list the class(es) you would like to attend. Class Name Day(s) of Week Start Time Sibling Care Names/DOB

Fee* – Include Sibling Care

*Please indicate amount according to the sliding fee scale on the opposite page. Contact ECFE office for extenuating circumstances outside the income guidelines.

Please list the special events you would like to attend.

Special Event

Date

Fee

I give permission for the above information to be included on a published class list. ____ Yes ____ No I give permission for photo/video of my family to be used in program displays, advertising, and/or on the district website. ____ Yes ____ No I would like to make a tax deductible donation of $30____ $20____ $10____ $______ (other) for ECFE supplies.

For office use only

_______ Cash Amt _______ Check Amt _______ Online Amt

_______ Immunizations _______ Demographics _______ Emergency Card

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BELLE PLAINE COMMUNITY EDUCATION & RECREATION

130 South Willow Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011

Postal Customer

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Permit #24 Belle Plaine, MN 56011

Belle Plaine Community Education Winter Brochure  

Winter class offerings with Belle Plaine Community Education and ECFE

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