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Fall 2018 Class Catalog

BIRTH - 5 PRESCHOOL CHILD CARE

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YOUTH

ADULTS

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WELCOME

Staff

Director Brad Schnitzler.................763.262.7183 b.schnitzler@biglakeschools.org Community Ed Program Coordinator Allen Berg .........................763.262.8107 a.berg@biglakeschools.org Community Ed Program Secretary Teresa Scott.......................763.262.7187 t.scott@biglakeschools.org Facility Program Secretary Paula Jelen........................763.262.7188 p.jelen@biglakeschools.org Early Childhood Program Coordinator Kelly Kazeck......................763.262.8128 k.kazeck@biglakeschools.org Early Childhood Program Secretary Jeanne Freichels...............763.262.8182 j.freichels@biglakeschools.org Kids Club Site Supervisor Independence Elementary Jackie Kosch......................763.262.7168 indykc@biglakeschools.org Kids Club Site Supervisor Liberty Elementary Samantha Wiggins............763.262.8284 libertykc@biglakeschools.org

Register Online at biglakece.com Call CE @ 763.262.2523 Call ECFE @ 763.262.3233 In Person at 17901 205th Ave NW Big Lake, MN 55309

Contents

EARLY CHILDHOOD.................................. 4 Classes............................................................. 5 Special Events............................................... 10 At-a-Glance.................................................... 11 Resources....................................................... 12 Screening....................................................... 13 PRESCHOOL.............................................. 14 Class Options................................................. 15 Hive Time Child Care................................... 15 SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE................... 16 YOUTH......................................................... 17 Enrichment.................................................... 17 Recreation...................................................... 19 Gymnastics.................................................... 21 Aquatics......................................................... 24 Youth Sports Assoc....................................... 26 ADULTS....................................................... 27 Enrichment.................................................... 27 Fitness........................................................... 30 Online Learning............................................ 32 Trips............................................................... 33 Opening Doors............................................... 34 Adult Basic Ed............................................... 36 Policies.................................................... 39 Is your child in our census? Make sure we have all of your children in our census so you don’t miss out on important mailings like kindergarten registration and information about our programs and services! Call Big Lake CE to get your information added!

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Big Lake High School Presents April 12 @ 7 p.m. April 13 @ 2 & 7 p.m. April 14 @ 2 p.m. Big Lake High School Auditorium

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By L. Frank Baum With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg Background Music by Herbert Stothart Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard Orchestration by Larry Wilcox Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.


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Together, families with children birth to before kindergarten entrance, engage in activities and experiences led by licensed staff that nurture children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language skills.

A Typical ECFE Class Includes:

• Family Time: together families enjoy a safe classroom filled with developmentally-appropriate learning activities, such as art, blocks, puppets and sensory play. A portion of this is spent in “circle time,” where parents, children and teachers come together to sing, read and participate in literacy-rich music and movement activities. • Adult Discussion: adults join together for a discussion group lead by a licensed parent educator. Each session, joys and concerns are shared, in addition to topics pertaining to child development. Depending on the class, discussions occur either within the classroom (non-separating) or in a nearby parent education room (separating).

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• Children’s Time: while parents are in discussion, children participate in child-directed play-based activities facilitated by a licensed Early Childhood teacher. Teachers prepare the classrooms using developmentally-appropriate research-based curriculum that focuses on meeting each child’s individual needs and development.


Breastfeeding Basics for Parents

This class is designed for pregnant and postpartum women and their partners. The class will discuss benefits of breastfeeding, risks of formula feeding, how to breastfeed, initial challenges, milk supply, going back to work, storing breastmilk, breast pumps, weaning and more. Resources provided by Sherburne County Public Health and the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). Registration is required - call 763-262-3233 to register. Mon, Oct 1 Lib. Elem. Rm 114 Register by Sept 27

1-3 p.m.

Tue, Nov 6 Lib. Elem. Rm 114 Register by Nov 1

1-3 p.m.

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Baby Steps

Birth-12 months|non-separating Discover ways to support your baby’s development, celebrate his/her milestones, gain friendship and support, discover your own parenting style, and learn infant massage & baby signs. Playtime and nesting with your little snuggler will be followed by interactive discussions on nursing/ bottle feeding, nutrition, sleeping, safety, brain development and balancing your life as a parent. Your baby stays with you during this engaging class.  Come for all sessions…or drop in for the sessions that work for you. No class: Oct 19; Nov 9, 23, 30 Fri, Sept 21-Dec 14 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 9 Sessions

10:45-11:45 a.m. PC101 FREE

ECFE Baby Shower

Birth-12 months|non-separating Drop in and celebrate the birth of your new baby. Meet other new parents, enjoy activities together, learn about our free baby classes, and receive a complimentary gift. Free childcare is available for older siblings upon request. Fri, Oct 12 10:45-11:45 a.m. Lib. Elem. Rm 115 PC102 FREE

Birth-3 Play With Me

Birth-36 months|non-separating This will be your special time to experience uninterrupted play with your little one in our early childhood classroom. Circle time will include singing, stories and parent discussion. No class: Oct 18, Nov 8, 22 Thu, Sept 20-Dec 13 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 10 Session

9-10:30 a.m. PC103 $30

Wonderful Ones & Twos

12-36 months|non-separating Crawling, walking, tumbling and toddling. Your little one is growing up and changing into an adventurous toddler. Our early childhood classroom is the perfect safe place to play and explore! Families will enjoy fun, engaging activities geared toward enhancing each squiggler and scamper’s development. Circle time will include singing, stories and parent discussion. Take a break to come and play! No class: Oct 17, Nov 13 Tue, Sept 18-Dec 11 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 12 Sessions

9-10:30 a.m. PC105-1 $50

Wed, Sept 19-Dec 12 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 12 Sessions

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. PC105-2 $50

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Classes

SIBLING CARE Care is available for siblings while parents take an ECFE class with another child. Our sibling care room is equipped with toys and activities for all ages. Register for sibling care at the same time as ECFE classes. Sibling care is free.

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24-36 months|separating Your 2 or 3 year old is experiencing new milestones and developing new skills every day. What an exciting time! You and your child will meet new friends while enjoying fun activities and circle time. After circle time, parents will meet in the parent ed room for discussion and focus on the wonders and challenges of navigating the bridge between toddler and preschool years. Children remain in the classroom with the early childhood teacher. No class: Oct 19, Nov 9, 23, 30 Fri, Sept 21-Dec 14 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 9 Sessions

9-10:30 a.m. PC106 $63

Family Fun For Everyone

Birth-5 years|separating Come enjoy special time with your child(ren), exploring and playing in our classroom, and then experience “adult” time in the parent education room where you can share, laugh, learn and find support in the joys and challenges of everyday life with your busy family! No class: Oct 18, Nov 8, 12, 22 Mon, Sept 17-Dec 10 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 12 Sessions

9-10:30 a.m. PC107-1 $84

Thu, Sept 20-Dec 13 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 10 Sessions

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. PC107-2 $70

Birth-5 Play With Me Birth-5 years|non-separating Join us at your convenience in the early childhood classroom for some special one-on-one time with your child. Come relax and play! We will have the room packed with lots of fun hands-on activities for all ages! Circle time will include singing, stories and parent discussion. Running short on time? Feel free to bring your dinner with and enjoy it before class - we will have a table in our ECFE pod available at 5 p.m. No class: Oct 17 Wed, Sept 19-Dec 12 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 12 Sessions

5:30-7 p.m. PC104 $48

No one is turned away due to an inability to pay. See the sliding fee scale on the at-a-glance page.

Move & Learn Drop in Play

Birth-5 years|non-separating Come and explore our early childhood classroom! Let’s play blocks, let flour sift between our fingers at the sensory table, paint with bright colors at the art station, and roll out playdough. And this is only the beginning of the fun you can have! Parents - leave the mess to us! No registration needed. Simply purchase a punch card in the Community Education office. No class: Oct 19, Nov 9, 23, 30 Fri, Sept 21-Dec 14 Lib. Elem. Rm 116 $2 per child per session

10:45-11:45 a.m. PC111

Fabulous 4s and 5s

4-5 years|separating This ECFE class will provide opportunities for your preschool-aged child to practice important social and emotional skills. In the parent ed room you can connect with other parents and discuss ways to enhance and support your child’s learning. No class: Nov 12 Mon, Sept 17-Dec 10 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 12 Sessions

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. PC108 $84

NEW CLASS ALERT! Practicing for Preschool

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Tremendous Twos & Threes

2.5-3 years|separating Help your child take his or her next step into preschool! In the early childhood classroom, we will focus on social emotional development, physical development, pre-reading, pre-writing, language skills, and being part of a classroom community. Parents will separate from children for parenting time which will focus on developing school readiness skills including separation anxiety and language development. This class is available to children who were two years old or older on March 1st, 2018 and are currently not enrolled in a preschool program. No class: Oct 17 Wed, Sept 19-Dec 12 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 12 Sessions

9-10:30 a.m. PC109 $84

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ECFE & Me @ the Library

Birth-5 years|non-separating Come enjoy circle time where we will sing songs, do movement activities, and read a different children’s book each month. Then we will expand on that book by offering activities and games for parents and children to do together! The Big Lake Great River Regional Library will set up a special shelf for us with the books we read and additional resources so you can “take the learning home!” Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 27, Dec 11 Big Lake Library 4 Sessions

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. PC110 FREE

Join the Early Childhood Advisory Council The Council invites dedicated parents to join us as we help make our early childhood programs the strongest and best they can be! Please contact the ECFE office for more information or to join. Meetings are held at 6-7 p.m. Meeting dates for 2018-19: Sept 24, Nov 5, Jan 7, Feb 4, May 7


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Special Events Llama Llama ECFE Open House

Join us for a morning full of fun! Come when you can, and stay for as long as you would like! Check out our early childhood classrooms, parent education room, the Lending Library, and our moving & learning room. The early childhood staff will have lots of Llama Llama inspired activities set up. Join us and meet new friends! Admission is FREE, but online registration is requested! There will be book and toy giveaways! Sat, Sept 15 Lib. Elem. Pod 110

Birth-5 + families Fingerpaint, play with homemade slime and glurch, splash in the water, and make a big mess AT SCHOOL! Children learn important concepts through sensory play such as empty, full, heavy, light, rough, smooth, wet, dry, and other comparisons. Shared with a parent, such play becomes an opportunity for language development and simple science. Dress for a mess and come prepared to have fun! Sat, Nov 3 Lib. Elem. Pod 110 $10 per family

10 a.m.-12 p.m. SE102

Gingerbread Adventures

Family Fun Fest Resource Fair

A free resource fair for the while family! Local businesses and agencies will have information and freebies, there will be art activities, snacks, face painting, games and prizes! Wear a costume and get your picture taken in the photo booth! Fri, Oct 5 Lib. Elem.

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10 a.m.-12 p.m. SE101

Ooey Gooey Day

Birth-5 + families Run, run as fast as you can, see if you can catch the gingerbread man! There are gingerbread children on the loose in the school! Will you be able to help us catch them? Join us for a gingerbread adventure as we listen to fun gingerbread tales, build delicious gingerbread houses, decorate gingerbread children, and follow the clues to try to catch those mischievous little cookies. Sat, Dec 8 Lib. Elem. Pod 110 $10 per family

10 a.m.-12 p.m. SE103

5-7 p.m. FREE

Early Bird Discount! Register by Sept 1 and receive 10% off! Use code: FALLECFE18


Class Calendar: Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

9-10:30 a.m. Family Fun For Everyone

9-10:30 a.m. Wonderful Ones & Twos

8:45-10 a.m. Stepping into Little Learners

9-10:30 a.m. Birth-3 Play w/Me

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Fabulous 4s & 5s

(Monthly) - 11:15 9-10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Practicing for ECFE & Me @ The Preschool Library 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wonderful Ones & Twos

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Family Fun for Everyone

Friday 8:45-10 a.m. Stepping into Little Learners 9-10:30 a.m. Tremendous Twos & Threes 10:45-11:45 a.m. Baby Steps 10:45-11:45 a.m. Move & Learn Drop-in Play

5:30-7 p.m. Birth-5 Play w/ Me

ECFE Special Events: Llama Llama ECFE Open House Sat, Sept 15 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Family Fun Fest Resource Fair Fri, Oct 5 5-7 p.m. Ooey Gooey Day Sat, Nov 3 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Gingerbread Adventures Sat, Dec 8 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Can’t afford a class? No problem! Check out the sliding fee scale below and give our office a call to register.

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At-a-Glance

2018-2019 ECFE Sliding Fee Scale Household Size

Annual Household Gross Income

2

<$21,398

<$25,925

<$30,451

3

$27,014

$32,729

$38,443

4

$32,630

$39,533

$46,435

5

$38,012

$46,337

$54,094

6

$43,862

$53,141

$62,419

7

$49,478

$59,945

$70,411

8

$55,094

$66,749

$78,403

For each add’l person add:

$5,616

$6,804

$7,992

You Pay:

NO FEE

50% Fee

75% Fee

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Resources ECFE Home & Child Care Visits

Big Lake Schools’ Early Childhood Family Education Program offers several home visit options for families and child care providers in an effort to share knowledge and resources. Visit biglakeschools.org/ecfe to learn more about our programs. Questions? Call 763.262.3233 or email earlychildhood@biglakeschools.org. ECFE & Me! This is a free “personalized visiting” program that comes to you! Struggling with bedtime routines? Looking for new ideas for potty training? Or maybe you have other questions about your child... we can help! Families can choose to meet in their own home, a public place, or one-on-one at our ECFE center. One of our highly knowledgeable staff members will meet with you and together conquer any struggles or questions. Baby & Me! These visits are for families with a new baby. An ECFE representative will come to your home with information on classes, resources in the community, and a free gift! An introduction into baby massage can also be included in this visit upon request. These visits are available at no cost. Child care Provider 1-on-1 Connections We are here to partner with you! Our staff can connect with you about topics or questions you have pertaining to child development, challenging behaviors, social emotional issues, health and nutrition and more. The parent educator can meet with you in your home, at school, over the phone, or via email. There is no fee for these visits. ECFE Come Play with Me (Child care Visit) ECFE teachers are available to visit your provider home monthly (or on a schedule that works best for you). We will provide storytime followed by fun, engaging, hands-on activities for the children in your care, with your involvement. In addition, we will provide handouts for you to share with your families about the activities we presented and how they support child development and learning. This is a great opportunity to get connected to our program and be informed of all school and community activities that may pertain to you as a child care provider!

Sherburne County Programs Visit the county website for detailed information on each program.

Breastfeeding Resources Breastfeeding is one of the most important things you can do to give your baby the best start in life. Child Passenger Safety / Car Seats Sherburne County Public Health wants to ensure that all children are traveling safely in vehicles. Check out our car seat distribution class! Follow Along Program Babies and young children grow and learn at their own rate. However, some children may need help to grow up healthy and learn skills such as sitting, walking, or talking. Minnesota’s Follow Along Program can help you track your child’s development and let you know if your child is playing, talking, growing, moving, and behaving like other children. Family Home Visiting This service, for pregnant women, their partners, and families with young children, provides education and support to help families to reach their needs. Women, Infants & Children (WIC) WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition education program that provides free supplemental foods to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.

Reach-Up Inc. Head Start (K-readiness for 3-5 year olds) Early Head Start (Child development activities for prenatal-2 year olds) Call for more info! (320) 253-8110 Most programs are provided at NO COST to families who qualify.


Is your child 3?

Then it’s time to screen! Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is developing. Between the ages of 3 and 4 is the prime time to screen as it can detect possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before they start school.

What if I feel like my child isn’t ready?

Screening covers:

Should I wait until my child is closer to kindergarten entrance age?

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Immunization records Hearing and vision Large and small muscles Height and weight Thinking, language and communication • Social and emotional development

Who needs to be screened?

All Minnesota children 3-5 years old who are not currently enrolled in kindergarten. You will have to submit screening information for kindergarten entrance.

Watch this!

FAQs Screening isn’t about “being ready” for anything! It is just a snapshot in time that looks at where your child is physically, emotionally and mentally.

No, this screening has nothing to do with kindergarten entrance other than it needs to be completed before a child enters kindergarten. It is best to have your child screened right when they turn three years old so that if any needs are discovered they can have two full years to work on them before entering kindergarten.

What if my child fails the “test?”

Test? This isn’t a test. There is no passing or failing grade given. It’s just a snapshot in time measuring where they are at in various areas.

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Screening

Refer a child to:

Take a minute to watch a MN Dept of Education video about screenings here: http://bit.ly/ECscreening

Make an appointment online:

Screenings are done by appointment only. Go online at biglakeschools.org/ECS

Screening Dates Sept 13, 14; Nov 12, 13; Feb 28, Mar 1; May 2, 3

Screening Times

Thursdays: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 3:30-6 p.m. Fridays:  8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Liberty Elementary School

If you have concerns about your child’s development, talk to your health care provider, or call Help Me Grow at 1-866-693-GROW(4769). Someone will assist you in arranging a free screening or evaluation to determine if your child is eligible for Help Me Grow: Early Intervention Services. Early childhood specialists will work with eligible children and families to plan the services and support they need. Visit: http://helpmegrowmn.org

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PRESCHOOL

At Little Learners Preschool, children, discover the joy of learning and develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully transition into kindergarten in a safe and friendly environment.

Little Learners Preschool Big Lake Schools

Here’s a Little Bit About Us

Little Learners is a Big Lake Schools preschool program for potty-trained 3, 4 and 5 year olds. We focus on helping young students acquire the skills and attitudes necessary to begin their journey as lifelong learners! Our teachers carefully plan lessons using research-based curriculum and teaching strategies that meet the individual learning needs of each child.

Our Teachers are Amazing!

Little Learners teachers are out-of-this-world amazing! Not only are they licensed, highly educated, and specially trained in early childhood, but they are some of the most warm and friendly people you will ever meet!

Our Curriculum is Top-notch!

Teachers use The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool in all preschool classrooms. This comprehensive research-based curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Students will build confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills by engaging in hands-on, project-based investigations. We place a strong emphasis on teaching social emotional skills necessary for learning success - all while having fun and being active!

WE’RE ALMOST FULL!

Registration & More Info

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Visit biglakece.com for more information or to register. You can also call the Early Childhood Office at 763-262-3233.

There are just a few spots left to grab before our preschool program is totally full for the 2018-2019 school year! Check online at biglakece.com for openings, or call our office to get on a waitlist.


Stepping into Little Learners

3 years old + parents This is a new preschool class that combines our preschool and ECFE programs. Children will attend with their parents on Wednesday and experience a typical ECFE class where parents and children do activities together, and then parents move to the parent education room for discussion time while children remain in the classroom with an early childhood teacher. On Fridays, children will attend class independently without parents. Wed/Fri

8:45-10:45 a.m.

$90/month

Classes for 3 Year Olds

Must be 3 by Sept 1 We focus on becoming familiar with school routines and learning how to separate from caregivers. Skills we emphasize are following directions, learning to participate, making friends, developing emotional regulation, and beginning concepts. Check online for any remaining open sections

Classes for 3.5 & 4 Year Olds

Must be 3 by March 1 We focus on important social skills as we work on developing a stronger attention span, independence, and cooperative group interactions, all while building early literacy and math skills. Check online for any remaining open sections

Classes for 4 & 5 Year Olds

Must be 4 by Sept 1 We continue to emphasize the important social skills needs for learning success such as self regulation, negotiating, problem solving, and being a super friend. Academic skills are embedded into daily activities that provide foundational knowledge in literacy, math and critical thinking.

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Class Options

Check online for any remaining open sections

Busing is available for children who are 4 by Sept 1, 2018 for a fee. Get the details online!

Hive Time Child Care

Hive Time is a wrap-around child care option available for children who are enrolled in our Little Learners preschool program. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s considered an extension of the program since it follows the same philosophies and expands on the learning occuring in the preschool classroom. Availability: Hive Time is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is available for non-preschool days. Rates: Full Day: $29/day Half Day: $19/day (after morning class or before afternoon class) Financial assistance information and/or scholarship applications are available. Call 763-262-3233 for information.

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CHILD CARE

Kids Club is a Big Lake Community Ed program that offers before and after school child care in a fun, safe environment for students in kindergarten through 9th grade.

Kids Club Child Care for School-age Children

Our school-age program is more than just child care; we offer a wide variety of programming that includes arts and crafts, physical education, outdoor games, and more!

What Ages Can Go?

Kids Club is open to students in kindergarten all the way to 9th grade. Have a child in Little Learners Preschool? Check out our Hive Time child care program - see the preschool page for details.

When is Kids Club Open?

Kids Club is open from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great option for nonschool days too!

Where is Kids Club at?

We have two convenient locations: inside of Liberty and Independence Elementary Schools. Grades K-2 attend Liberty Elementary, and grades 3-9 attend Independence Elementary.

What is the Cost?

Before OR After School: $10 per day Non-school Day/Full Day: $34 per day

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Where Do I Register?

Drop-in: $15 per day

To register, or for the most up-to-date rates, visit biglakece.com or call 763-262-8107.


Prairie Fire’s Beauty & the Beast

Drivers Education

Auditions Mon, Oct 22 BLHS Auditorium Prairie Fire Theatre

Mon-Fri, Oct 22-Nov 2 BLHS Rm K101/102 10 Sessions

Ages 7+ Up to 75 children are needed to play the roles of Beauty, her sisters and brothers, the gypsies, the gargoyles, the madrigals, the roses, the servants, and the prince. The audition process lasts up to two hours and you must be able to attend the entire audition. A portion of the cast will be asked to stay following the auditions to rehearse. 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. 4006-1 $59

Rehearsals Tue-Fri, Oct 23-26 3:45-7:15 p.m. An information sheet with rehearsal times for each of the roles played will be sent home. Show Times Fri, Oct 26 at 7 p.m. and Sat, Oct 27 at 2 p.m. BLHS Auditorium Tickets: $5 adults / $3 youth

Emergency Room 101

Grades 1-5 Become a student doctor as you learn about the human body and first aid through plenty of handson activities. Participate in mock emergency situations, create a basic first aid kit, plus you will learn the importance of mucus and other gross stuff that your body produces to keep you healthy. Instructor: Science Explorers Tue, Nov 6-20 Ind. Elem. Art Rm 255 3 Sessions

3:45-5 p.m. 4056-1 $47

Chess Class

Grades K-8 Become a checkmate pro! Learn the basics and strategy behind chess in this mind-challenging class that includes a 30-minute chess lesson followed by 30 minutes of tournament-style play. All participants are sure to increase their skill level in this interactive environment. Instructor: Twin Cities Chess Club Tue, Oct 23-Nov 27 Ind. Elem. Rm 147 6 Sessions

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. 4005-1 $59

Ages 14½ + Sign up for this complete Drivers Education program consisting of 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind the wheel training. Arrange behind the wheel hours with Wheels Driving Academy. Registration fee of $40 is payable to Big Lake Community Education upon registration and $350 is due to Wheels Driving Academy upon the first class.

YOUTH

Enrichment

2:45-5:45 p.m. 4001-1 $390

Nature Explorers

Grades 1-2 Calling all first and second graders to come and explore nature! As Nature Explorers, we will learn to identify flowers, trees, go on nature hikes, and learn to connect with our backyard. We will connect nature to artwork, creating pieces that tie in to our learning. Come join us as we explore the outdoors together! Wear comfortable walking shoes. No class: Oct 18. Instructors: Dan Haley, Jane Kallemeyn Tue/Thu, Oct 2-23 Lib. Elem. Rm 212 6 Sessions

3:45-5 p.m. 4056-1 $35

NEW! Insane Slime

Ages 4-9 Sign up early for this popular class! It’s silly, slimy and insanely fun. Messy time is one of our most popular activities, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing all class long! We’ll get silly with silly putty, messy with muck and so much more. This is going to be a messy one, so please dress your child appropriately. Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child. Instructor: KidCreate Thu, Oct 18 1-4 p.m. Lib. Elem. Art Rm 146 4058-1 Non-school Day $37

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NEW! The Best Ever Art Class

Ages 5-12 This class is packed full of fan favorites! From snow globes, glow-in-the-dark projects, and messy clay masterpieces, these are the most requested projects of all time. This is the stuff kids can’t get enough of and guaranteed to be an artsy good time! Please pack a nut-free snack, lunch and drink for your child. Instructor: KidCreate Fri, Oct 19 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lib. Elem. Art Rm 146 4059-1 Non-school Day $65

Babysitting 101

Grades 5-8 Learn current practices for safety, injury prevention, first aid basics, and caring for infants. Additionally, learn how to handle behavior problems and how to manage a babysitting business. You will receive a reference book, handouts, babysitting bag and a first aid kit. Bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Emergency Outfitters, Inc. Thu, Oct 18 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Lib. Elem. Rm 130 4002-1 Non-school Day $59

NEW! Mario Frogger: Game Coding

Grades 3-7 Create and share by creating an interactive 2D video game. Using MIT’s award-winning Scratch, to teach principles of object-oriented programming. Scratch is a powerful yet simple block-based language. We will recreate a classic Frogger game using popular Nintendo characters. Please bring a drink and peanut-free snack. Instructor: Computer Explorers Sat, Dec 8 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Lib. Elem. Rm 130 4060-1 $46

Clay Mania

Grades 3-5 Join us for a three-session clay workshop! Learn about the world around you using Sculpey, air dry clay and Model Magic. Students will use their hands as well as a number of tools to create unique sculptures. Participants will be exposed to elements and principles of design such as shape, form, repetition, color and texture. Instructor: KidzArt

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Thu, Sept 27-Oct 11 Ind. Elem. Art Rm 255 3 Sessions

3:45-4:45 p.m. 4064-1 $43

Cupcakes & Canvas: Witch’s Hat

Ages 4+ Grab the whole family and join us for a fun family painting event. Everyone will create their own painting of a Halloween witch’s hat on an 11x14” stretched canvas. Pay $29 for the first canvas to share, plus purchase additional canvas for $18 each for your little one to enjoy or create a painting together. Enjoy cupcakes as our paint dries. Instructor: Kidz Art Wed, Oct 17 6:30 -7:45 p.m.| Ind. Elem. Cafeteria 4060-1 $29

Cupcakes & Canvas: Jolly Elf

Ages 4+ Grab the whole family and join us for a fun family painting event. Everyone will create their own painting of a Jolly Elf on an 11x14” stretched canvas. Pay $29 for the first canvas to share, plus purchase additional canvas for $18 each for your little one to enjoy or create a painting together. Enjoy cupcakes as our paint dries. Instructor: Kidz Art Wed, Nov 28 6:30-7:45 p.m. Ind. Elem. Cafeteria 4061-1 $29

NEW! Polar Express: Winter Art Adventures

Grades K-2 Grab your friends and jump on the express train to all things winter and art! In this special two session class, we will draw a polar bear and ice fisher in the deep arctic with markers and chalk, then sculpt a penguin on top an ice berg with clay. Instructor: KidzArt​ Wed, Dec 12, 19 Lib. Elem. Art Rm 146 2 Sessions

3:35-4:35 p.m. 4064-1 $33


Rock Climbing for Kids

Ages 6-13 Experience rock climbing in a fun, controlled setting that is exciting for all skill levels in this exciting half-day class! Younger climbers will get introduced to the sport of climbing by learning climbing basics, risk management, knot tying and roped climbing. Older participants will explore more advanced climbing techniques like knot tying, belaying, ascending and rappelling. All climbers will leave with increased confidence and a greater appreciation for the sport. Bring a peanut-free snack and wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Vertical Endeavors, 2540 Nicollet Ave, Mpls   Wed, Oct 17 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Vertical Endeavors 4040-1 $55

Golf with Bill Miller

Grades 3-5 Learn grip, stance and swing fundamentals, the long game (drivers and irons), and the short game (pitching, chipping and putting). This is a fun class where kids will learn lifelong skills and be able to hit the course in no time! Bring your own clubs, dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. Class will move outside when weather allows. Instructor: Coach Bill Miller Wed, Sept 19-Oct 10 Ind. Elem. East Gym 1 4 Sessions

3:45-5 p.m 5004-1 $38

Archery with Mr. Streit

Grades 4-5 Learn how to shoot and score archery. We will learn how to safely shoot a bow following the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) guidelines. Come get involved in this great lifelong sport! Instructor: Mr. Lowell Streit Mon-Thu, Oct 22-25 Ind. Elem. East Gym 4 Sessions

3:50-4:50 p.m. 5009-1 $30

Horse Camp

Learn how to groom, tack-up, lead and do in-hand work with horses! Practice how to work with them while learning balance and control in the saddle. Other activities include horseshoe painting, braiding a horse’s mane and tail, giving a horse a bath, horse tag, feeding and watering and care. Build new friendships with fellow horse loving peers in this structured and positive environment. Camps are rain or shine. Proper attire includes sneakers or boots (closed toe with a heel), long pants and layering depending on weather. Bring a water bottle and nut-free lunch. Everyone must bring a signed waiver form to camp. Campers under age 6 must have a parent with at all times. Instructor: Andrea Keacher, Boulder Pointe Equestrian & Event Center, 6612 189th Lane N.W., Anoka Level 1|Ages 2-5 Sat, Sept 15 9-11 a.m. Sat, Oct 20 9-11 a.m.

5005-1 5005-2

$45 $45

Level 2|Ages 6+ Thu, Oct 18 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri, Oct 19 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Recreation

Cheer America

Ages 4-16 Cheer America is an exciting cheerleading program where students learn popular cheers and chants, choreographed dance and pompom routines, parade marching techniques, etc. Register in-person on Sept 13 from 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Independence Elementary Cafeteria. There is a $5 registration fee. Fees payable to Cheer America. No class: Oct 18, Nov 22. Instructor: Abbey Christianson Ages 4-8 Thu, Sept 20-Dec 20 Ind. Elem. Cafeteria 12 Sessions

6:45-7:30 p.m. Register in-person $7 weekly fee

Ages 9+ Thu, Sept 20-Dec 20 Ind. Elem. Cafeteria 12 Sessions

7:45-8:30 p.m. Register in-person $7 weekly fee

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Amazing Athletes

Ages 2.5-6 years This developmental sports and fitness program teaches basic fundamentals and mechanics of nine different sports including baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, football, basketball, soccer, golf, hockey and tennis. Build self-confidence, practice teamwork and improve motor skills. In this noncompetitive environment, children increase their cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, hand-eye coordination and reaction time. No class: Oct 17, 31. Instructor: Molly Hurrle Wed, Oct 3-Nov 21 Lib. Elem. Cafeteria 6 Sessions

Introduction to Wrestling

Grades K-5 Work with high school wrestlers and head varsity coach, Ryan Prom, in this introductory wrestling clinic to see if wrestling is for you! We will cover basic wrestling rules and procedures, takedowns, basic top and bottom techniques, benefits of wrestling, plus our values and mission as a program. Please wear comfortable athletic clothing. Mini-meet on last day of class. Mon-Wed, Oct 22-24 Thu, Oct 25 BLHS Wrestling Rm 4 Sessions

6-7:15 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 5007-1 $25

Volleyball Skills

Grades 3-6 Build self-confidence, practice teamwork and improve motor skills while learning the fundamentals of volleyball! Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Instructors: Christa Vogel, Jaclyn VanHorrick & Jeff Vogel Sun, Sept 9-Oct 14 Lib. Elem. Gym 6 Sessions

3:45-4:30 p.m. 3000-1 $64

Karate/Self Defense

Ages 4-16 Learn verbal skills and non-aggressive selfdefense techniques in this safety awareness class! New students earn the certified yellow belt, and returning students can earn higher ranking belts. Register in-person on Sept 18 from 3:45-5:15 p.m. at Independence Elementary Cafeteria. There is a $5 registration fee. Fees payable to Young Americans School of Self Defense. Instructor: Jeff Wood Tue, Sept 25-Dec 11 Ind. Elem. Cafeteria 12 Session

3:45-4:30 p.m. Register in-person $7 weekly fee

Tue, Sept 25-Dec 11 Ind. Elem. Cafeteria 12 Sessions

4:30-5:15 p.m. Register in-person $7 weekly fee

6:30-7:30 p.m. 5001-1 $55

ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BACK! Friday Night Ski/Snowboard Trips

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Grades 6-12 New to skiing or snowboarding? Not a problem, lessons are available! Need a lift ticket, equipment or lessons? We have a package that will suit your needs. Buses depart from the back of the high school shortly after class dismissal. Buses return to the front of the high school at approximately 9:30 p.m. All participants must ride the bus to and from Powder Ridge. Mandatory student/parent meeting for all new participants (and highly encouraged for returning ones) on Monday, Dec 3 at 7 p.m. in the Big Lake High School Cafeteria. No class: Dec 28 Fri, Dec 14-Jan 25 2:30-9:30 p.m. See online for different pricing options

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Our gymnastics classes fill up extremely fast, so register early!

Gymnastics

Parent/Child Gymnastics

Ages 18 months-3 years Work together with your child as you practice different activities such as walking on a beam, throwing rings, forward and backward rolls, wall walkers, jumps, bear crawls and so much more! Thu, Sept 13-Nov 8 BLHS - Door H2 9 Sessions

5:40-6:25 p.m. 6000-1 $81

Pre-K Gymnastics

Ages 4-5 years Let those little ones burn off some energy! This class will help with coordination, flexibility and balance. Your child will go through many activities including walking on beams, hanging on the bars, learning floor movements, trying out the vault and more. Children must be potty trained, parents should remain for duration of class. Thu, Sept 13-Nov 8 BLHS - Door H2 9 Sessions

4:45-5:30 p.m 6001-1 $81

Wed, Nov 21-Dec 19 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

6:30-7:25 p.m. 6001-2 $45

Hornet in Training

Ages 4-8|Instructor approval required This class is designed for those gymnasts who are looking to be challenged and ready for the next level! No class: Oct 31 Mon, Sept 10-Nov 5 BLHS - Door H2 9 Sessions

4-4:55 p.m. 6017-1 $90

Wed, Sept 12-Nov 7 BLHS - Door H2 8 Sessions

5-5:55 p.m. 6017-2 $80

Wed, Nov 21-Dec 19 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

5:30-6:25 p.m. 6017-3 $50

Boys Gymnastics

Grades K-5 This class will introduce boys who have 0 to 1 year of experience in gymnastics to all four events designed for this sport including vault, bars, beam and floor. Some of the skills covered include backward roll, handstand and a floor cartwheel. Instructor: Lanny Goldsmith Mon, Sept 10-Nov 5 BLHS - Door H2 9 Sessions

4-4:55 p.m. 6018-1 $90

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Beginner Gymnastics

This class will introduce children who have 0 to 1 year of experience in gymnastics using all four events designed for gymnastics including vault, bars, beam and floor. Some of the skills covered include backward roll, handstand and a floor cartwheel. No class: Oct 31 Ages 5-6 Tue, Sept 11-Oct 30 BLHS - Door H2 8 Sessions

4-4:55 p.m. 6020-1 $80

Ages 7-8 Tue, Sept 11-Oct 30 BLHS - Door H2 8 Sessions

5-5:55 p.m. 6021-1 $80

Wed, Sept 12-Nov 7 BLHS - Door H2 8 Sessions

7-7:55 p.m. 6020-2 $80

Wed, Sept 12-Nov 7 BLHS - Door H2 8 Sessions

4-4:55 p.m. 6021-2 $80

Fri, Sept 14-Nov 9 BLHS - Door H2 9 Sessions

4-4:55 p.m. 6020-3 $90

Wed, Sept 12-Nov 7 BLHS - Door H2 8 Sessions

5-5:55 p.m. 6021-3 $80

Sat, Sept 15-Nov 10 BLHS - Door H2 9 Sessions

9:15-10:10 a.m. 6020-4 $90

Fri, Sept 14-Nov 9 BLHS - Door H2 9 Sessions

6-6:55 p.m. 6021-4 $90

Mon, Nov 19-Dec 17 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

5:30-6:25 p.m. 6020-5 $50

Mon, Nov 19-Dec 17 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

6:30-7:25 p.m. 6021-5 $50

Tue, Nov 20-Dec 18 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

5:30-6:25 p.m. 6020-6 $50

Tue, Nov 20-Dec 18 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

6:30-7:25 p.m. 6021-6 $50

Wed, Nov 21-Dec 19 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

7:30-8:25 p.m. 6020-7 $50

Wed, Nov 21-Dec 19 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

5:30-6:25 p.m. 6021-7 $50

Intermediate Gymnastics

Ages 8+ This class focuses on strength and technique. Gymnasts work hard to build on basic skills already mastered including bridge kick-over, handstand to bridge, walk pull over on bars and comfortably jumping on the high beam. No class: Oct 31 Mon, Nov 19-Dec 17 7:30-8:25 p.m. Tue, Sept 11-Oct 30 6-6:55 p.m. BLHS - Door H2 6005-5 BLHS - Door H3 6005-1 5 Sessions $50 8 Sessions $80

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Wed, Sept 12-Nov 7 BLHS - Door H2 8 Sessions

6-6:55 p.m. 6005-2 $80

Tue, Nov 20-Dec 18 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

7:30-8:25 p.m. 6005-6 $50

Fri, Sept 14-Nov 9 BLHS - Door H2 9 Sessions

7-7:55 p.m. 6005-3 $90

Wed, Nov 21-Dec 19 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

6:30-7:25 p.m. 6005-7 $50

Sat, Sept 15-Nov 10 BLHS - Door H2 9 Sessions

10:15-11:10 a.m. 6005-4 $90


Approval Needed Take your skill level beyond Intermediate. No class: Oct 31 Wed, Sept 12-Nov 7 BLHS - Door H2 8 Sessions

7-8:30 p.m. 6006-1 $120

Wed, Nov 21-Dec 19 BLHS - Door H2 5 Sessions

7:30-8:55 p.m. 6006-2 $75

High School Off-Season Training

Grades 7-12 Skills practiced in this class include full twisting and flipping vaults, handstand skills and releases on bars, flight series on beam and twisting on floor. Instructors: Amy Hedberg & Nikki Dilbert Thu, Sept 6-Nov 8 Amy Hedberg 10 Sessions

2:30-4:30 p.m. 6011-1 $160

Thu, Sept 6-Nov 8 Nikki Dilbert 10 Sessions

6:30-8:45 p.m. 6011-2 $180

Mon/Thu, Sept 6-Nov 8 Mon w/Amy Hedberg Thu w/ Nikki Dilbert 19 Sessions

6011-3 7-9:15 p.m. 6:30-8:45 p.m. $299

Tue/Thu, Sept 6-Nov 8 Amy Hedberg 19 Sessions

2:30-4:30 p.m. 6011-4 $266

Mon, Sept 10-Nov 5 Amy Hedberg 9 Sessions

7-9:15 p.m. 6011-5 $162

Tue, Sept 11-Nov 6 Amy Hedberg 9 Sessions

2:30-4:30 p.m. 6011-6 $144

Meet Coach Amy Hedberg Hello! I have been coaching gymnastics for Big Lake Community Education for 7 years. Throughout my coaching career, I have been a high school coach for 14 seasons and a coach at various clubs for 19 years. Personally, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve competed in club gymnastics through JO level 7, was a high school gymnastics captain, and a high school state meet participant. I love getting to help build a great program here in Big Lake for all ages and abilities. On behalf of the entire coaching staff we hope to see you this fall in our gym! -Coach Amy

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Meet Kaycee! Big Lake’s Pool Facilitator

Aquatics Hello! I have had the pleasure of working for Big Lake Community Education the past 8 years. For the past year, I have been developing a new swim program, which we are rolling out this fall. Our new program focuses on building skills through natural progression and repetition, while also teaching water safety. The new levels will allow more flexibility in your child’s ability to succeed in our swim program, while still maintaining the basic requirements of American Red Cross swimming lessons. As you look at our new lesson titles, we have included the Red Cross lesson names in parentheses. I look forward to seeing everyone this fall in the pool! ~ Kaycee

Seahorse 1&2 (Parent/Child Aquatics) Ages 6 months-3 years In this class, parents work with their child on body position, blowing bubbles, floating, and entering/ exiting the water on own. This class is intended for swimmers to learn to be comfortable in the water and start to develop skills for swimming independently from a parent with assistance of a floatation device. This class is a combination of Seahorse 1 & 2 - instructors will determine your child’s level on the first night of class. No class: Sept 24, Oct 1, 31

Ages 3-5 years This class will focus on water exploration with learning how to float, blow bubbles, push off the wall, kicking, and small distance forward motion. Swimmers will learn personal water safety along with basic swim competency. No class: Sept 24, Oct 1, 31 Mon/Wed, Sept 17-Oct 17 6-6:30 p.m. BLHS Pool 7003-1 8 Sessions $38

Mon/Wed, Sept 17-Oct 17 6:45-7:15 p.m. BLHS Pool 7004-1 8 Sessions $38

Mon/Wed, Oct 22-Nov 19 BLHS Pool 8 Sessions

Mon/Wed, Oct 22-Nov 19 BLHS Pool 8 Sessions

Mon/Wed, Nov 26-Dec 19 5:30-6 p.m. BLHS Pool 7003-3 8 Sessions $38

6-6:30 p.m. 7004-2 $38

Mon/Wed, Nov 26-Dec 19 5:30-6 p.m. BLHS Pool 7004-3 8 Sessions $38

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Turtle 1 (Preschool Aquatics)

6-6:30 p.m. 7003-2 $38

OPEN SWIM

Sun, Sept 16-Dec 16 1-3 p.m. All ages are welcome! A lifeguard will be on duty. Pay $3/person or $6/family per visit at the door. Not open: Nov 25


Ages 3-5 years This class will build upon Turtle 1 allowing swimmers to swim and kick longer distances, submerge under the water to pick up a ring from the bottom of the pool, and jumping in from the side. The benchmarks for passing will be submerging underwater, swim to float, and learning to jump and swim to safety. No class: Sept 24, Oct 1, 31 Mon/Wed, Sept 17-Oct 17 6-6:30 p.m. BLHS Pool 7003-4 8 Sessions $38 Mon/Wed, Oct 22-Nov 19 BLHS Pool 8 Sessions

6-6:30 p.m. 7003-5 $38

Mon/Wed, Nov 26-Dec 19 5:30-6 p.m. BLHS Pool 7003-6 8 Sessions $38

Otter 1 (Level 1)

Ages 5+ years Swimmers will be introduced to underwater streamline, swimming and kicking longer distances, building on their treading skills, and jumping in from the side and swimming a certain distance. No class: Sept 24, Oct 1, 31 Mon/Wed, Sept 17-Oct 17 6-6:40 p.m. BLHS Pool 7005-1 8 Sessions $40 Mon/Wed, Oct 22-Nov 19 BLHS Pool 8 Sessions

6:45-7:25 p.m. 7005-2 $40

Otter 2 (Level 1 Advanced)

Ages 6+ years In this class, swimmers will build on the foundations from Otter 1. Swimmers will work on swimming and kicking longer distances, and explore simultaneous arm and leg motions on their stomach and back. Swimmers will focus on body position, control and directional change. No class: Sept 24, Oct 1, 31 Mon/Wed, Nov 26-Dec 19 6:10-6:50 p.m. BLHS Pool 7005-3 8 Sessions $40

Dolphin 1 (Level 2)

Ages 5+ years In this class, swimmers will develop stroke technique in front and backstroke, and get introduced to the breaststroke kick and diving. Swimmers will continue to build on endurance by learning rotary breathing. No class: Sept 24, Oct 1, 31 Mon/Wed, Sept 17-Oct 17 6:45-7:25 p.m. BLHS Pool 7007-1 8 Sessions $40 Mon/Wed, Oct 22-Nov 19 BLHS Pool 8 Sessions

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Turtle 2 (Preschool Aquatics)

6:45-7:25 p.m. 7007-2 $40

Mon/Wed, Nov 26-Dec 19 6:10-6:50 p.m. BLHS Pool 7007-3 8 Sessions $40

Dolphin 2 (Level 3)

Ages 5+ years This class will focus on stroke introduction and will continue with stroke technique and diving. Swimmers will be introduced to the dolphin kick and timed swimming events. Students will also be introduced to the butterfly in this class. No class: Sept 24, Oct 1, 31 Mon/Wed, Sept 17-Oct 15 6:45-7:25 p.m. BLHS Pool 7006-1 8 Sessions $40 Mon/Wed, Oct 22-Nov 19 BLHS Pool 8 Sessions

6:45-7:25 p.m. 7006-2 $40

Mon/Wed, Nov 26-Dec 19 6:10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:50 p.m. BLHS Pool 7006-3 8 Sessions $40

Private Red Cross Swim Lessons

Would your child enjoy one-on-one or two-on-one swim instruction instead of group lessons? Then this class is the ticket! Enjoy five 30, 40 or 50 minute sessions with a certified instructor. Grab a friend with similar swimming abilities and get a 2-for-1 price! Any additional person, pay half of the class fee. Contact Kaycee Taubert at k.taubert@ biglakeschools.org to arrange dates and times. Preschool Parent/Child|$90|30 Min|7000 Levels 1 & 2|$120|40 Min|7001 Levels 3+|$155|50 Min|7002

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Youth Sports Assoc. Listed below are Big Lake Area Youth Sports Associations. Big Lake Community Education does not have any affiliation with these organizations. Please contact them directly for registration questions. Becker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Big Lake Youth Hockey www.beckerbiglakehockey.com Big Lake Baseball Association www.biglakebaseball.com www.facebook.com/biglakebaseball In-house & travel Big Lake Fastpitch Association www.biglakefastpitch.com www.facebook.com/biglakefastpitch In-house, local league & travel Big Lake JO Volleyball www.biglakejo.weebly.com Travel: Ages 9-17 Big Lake Lacrosse http://sports.bluesombrero.com/biglakelax www.facebook.com/biglakelax In-house & travel

Big Lake Youth Basketball Association www.blyba.com In-house & travel Big Lake Youth Football Association www.biglakefootball.org www.facebook.com/biglakeyouthfootball Flag, local league & travel SWARm Wrestling www.biglakewrestling.org https://www.facebook.com/BigLakeSwarm/ In-house & travel Tri-County United Soccer Association www.tricountyunitedsoccer.net In-house & travel

SEE INDIVIDUAL WEBSITES FOR EXACT REGISTRATION AND SEASON DATES

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Puppy Kindergarten

Enrichment

Dogs ages 9 weeks-6 months Teach your new puppy basic obedience commands with the guidance of an expert trainer. Your pup will learn to sit, stay, lay down and more! Playtime will take place to help puppies learn appropriate social skills. Instructor: Cathy Mahr Tue, Aug 21-Sept 18 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

6-7 p.m. 2001-1 $75

Thu, Sept 13-Oct 11 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

6-7 p.m. 2001-2 $75

Tue, Oct 2-30 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

6-7 p.m. 2001-3 $75

Thu, Oct 18-Nov 15 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

6-7 p.m. 2001-4 $75

Tue, Nov 13-Dec 11 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

6-7 p.m. 2001-5 $75

Thu, Nov 29-Dec 27 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

6-7 p.m. 2001-6 $75

Basic Dog Obedience

Dogs ages 6+ months Sit, stay, down and heel will be covered in this class. Additionally, pups will begin learning how to walk nicely on a leash. Instructor: Cathy Mahr Tue, Aug 21-Sept 18 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

7-8 p.m. 2000-1 $75

Thu, Sept 13-Oct 11 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

7-8 p.m. 2000-2 $75

Tue, Oct 2-30 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

7-8 p.m. 2000-3 $75

Thu, Oct 18-Nov 15 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

7-8 p.m. 2000-4 $75

Tue, Nov 13-Dec 11 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

7-8 p.m. 2000-5 $75

Thu, Nov 29-Dec 27 Monticello Pet Hospital 5 Sessions

7-8 p.m. 2000-6 $75

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Driver Improvement Program

Palette Up! Acrylic Pouring

4 HR Refresher Class Wed, Aug 22 Lib. Elem. Rm 130

Tue, Oct 23 7-8:30 p.m. BLMS Art Rm 2025-1 $45

Age 55+ Explore changes in laws, learn the latest vehicle technologies, and learn easy-to-use defensive driving techniques. In addition, this class will explore traffic safety and accident prevention. Complete these courses and you could receive a 10% reduction on your automobile insurance premiums! This class is offered through MN Safety Center and taught by MN Safety Center trainers. To register and pay, contact the MN Safety Center at 1-888-234-1294 or mnsafetycenter.org. Keller Lake Commons, 655 Norwood Ln, Big Lake 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mon, Oct 29 1-5 p.m. Keller Lake Commons Senior Facility 8 HR Driver Improvement Class Wed-Thu, Oct 3-4 1-5 p.m. Keller Lake Commons Senior Facility

NEW! Yoga for Self-Care

Each season has its particular challenges. In the Fall, the temperature drops and the wind turns cold and crisp making it important for us to turn our internal temperatures up, nourish ourselves, and to moisturize from head to toe! Using principles, tools and techniques from Ayurveda “science of life,” you’ll learn how to balance, nurture, and nourish yourself throughout the fall and winter. This workshop will include a seasonal supportive yoga practice, breathe work, and guided relaxation. Lecture notes and food guideline will be handed out. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Amy Jensen Tue, Oct 23 6-8 p.m. Ind. Elem. Comm. Rm 2003-1 $30

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Get introduced to the magical world of fluid acrylics and pouring! Take advantage of the classroom experience and don’t worry about the mess! No experience is required to learn how to create the same beautiful abstract canvases you see on Pinterest. Instead of paint brushes we will use gravity to move the paint and try techniques such as dirty pour, flip cup, and the swipe. It’s alot of fun and somewhat addicting! You will create two 8”x8” canvases. Your final piece will change during transportation and when it is completely dry. Instructor: Art Innovations

NEW! How Do You Brew?

Explore craft brewing basics, grain varieties and how to create different styles and flavors of beers. You will gain knowledge about each stage of the brewing process, including what it takes to keg or can beers. Samples will be provided. Supply fee of $12 in cash must be paid to the instructor at class. Class held at 10K Brewing, 2005-2nd Ave, Anoka. Instructor: Jesse Hauf, Owner/Brewer of 10K Brewery Mon, Oct 15 6-8 p.m. 10K Brewery 2002-1 $19

NEW! Medicare 101

Do you know how Medicare plans work, or understand their options for coverage? This class is designed to educate those who are on Medicare, soon to be on, as well as caregivers of those on Medicare better understand their options. Instructor: Robbie Smith, licensed insurance agent with Foster-White Agency. Tue, Sept 25 7-8 p.m. Ind. Elem. Comm. Rm 2010-1 $15

Are you nearing retirement and haven’t taken social security benefits yet? Join us for this informational class in which we will discuss ways to maximize Social Security benefits for the individual and spouse based on age, life expectancy, employment and need. Instructor: Tim Suchy, Financial Advisor Edward Jones

NEW! Crochet a Christmas Ornament

Thu, Oct 4 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ind. Elem. Comm. Rm 2006-1 $15

Wed, Dec 5 6:30-9 p.m. Ind. Elem. Rm 103 2036-1 $25

Join us for this fun class as we will be crocheting a Christmas panda ornament for the holiday season! Some crochet experience is required. Bring small amounts of size 4 yarn in black and white and a crochet hook between size 3.0mm to 3.5mm. Instructor: Pam Whitcomb


Get ready for a super easy project! We will be making a lacy scarf with bulky yarn. You will learn about yarn weights and hook sizes, pattern abbreviations and how to read a pattern, how to hold the hook and yarn, some simple stitches and hopefully have some fun in the process. Please bring a size M9.0mm crochet hook and size 6 bulky yarn (at least 80 yards). Instructor: Pam Whitcomb Tue, Oct 23 6:30-9 p.m. Ind. Elem. Rm 103 2035-1 $25

NEW! Beginner Knitted Headband

Learn to knit this super easy and quick headband for yourself or to give as a gift! You will learn about yarn weights and needle sizes, pattern abbreviations and how to read a pattern, how to hold the needles and yarn, casting on and off, basic knit stitches and hopefully have fun. Please bring size 10 knitting needles and 1 skein of size 6 bulky yarn. Instructor: Pam Whitcomb Tue, Nov 20 6:30-9 p.m. Ind. Elem. Rm 103 2037-1 $25

Fall Container Garden

Bring a splash of color to your entryway, porch or garden by learning creative ways to use plants and things from your garden or yard to make unique fall containers. Bring a 16” - 24” container filled 3/4 full of soil. You will receive additional soil, 5 plants and miscellaneous decor to design your own beautiful fall container. Additional plants will be available to purchase at class for those who would like more. This will be a hands-on class, please bring garden gloves. Please park behind the middle school by Door F and we will have carts available for you to transport your container. Instructors: Master Gardeners, Diana Quinn and Stephanie Thomsen

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NEW! Beginner Crochet Lacy Scarf

Mon, Oct 1 6:30-7:30 p.m. BLMS Art Rm 2018-1 $40

SHARE YOUR SKILLS Community Ed is always looking for new instructors and classes! Do you have a skill or knowledge you’d like to share, and make money doing it? Let’s talk!

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Fitness NEW! Power Up!

FAT BURN and MUSCLE BUILD to the MAX! You’ll keep your heart rate and calorie burn high for the entire duration of class by adding in bodyweight cardio intervals in between strength exercises. The cardio interval makes this a routine that can definitely improve your cardiovascular endurance as well as your strength. Fun, loud and powerful! Register for this class and receive the Zumba class right after class for free! Instructor: Julie Severs. No class: Oct 22, 31 Mon/Wed, Oct 1-Nov 12 BLHS Weight Rm 12 Sessions

5:30-6:15 p.m. 1020-1 $100

NEW! Yoga & Wine

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Enjoy an hour of yoga followed by your choice of wine tasting or a glass of wine. Options are given throughout this class, making it ideal for anyone. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat, water and an ID. Two Rivers, 6111 US 10 #200, Ramsey. Instructor: Kim Olson, Pure Paddle Sat, Oct 13 10:30-11:30 a.m. Two Rivers Winery 1019-1 $20

Zumba with Julie Severs

Forget the workout…just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the ultimate fitness party. Each class is designed to bring people together to sweat it out. A total workout combining all elements of fitness such as cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. We meet in the auditorium or cafeteria. Instructor: Julie Severs. No class: Oct 22, 31 Mon/Wed, Oct 3-Nov 12 6:30-7:15 p.m. BLHS 1000-1 10 Sessions $48

NEW! Yoga & Beer

Enjoy an hour of yoga followed by a flight or glass of Lupulin’s Brew. Options are given throughout this class, making it ideal for anyone. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat, water, and an ID. Lupulin, 570 Humboldt Dr, Big Lake. Instructor: Kim Olson, Pure Paddle Sat, Sept 15 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lupulin Brewery 1018-1 $20


Get fit while learning realistic techniques of Tae Kwon Do with circuit training, toning, heavy bag work and cardio all-in-one! Session 1 will go over basic punches and footwork. Session 2 will add more advanced punches, and add kicks. You will need hand wraps and boxing gloves. Lastly, session 3 will add advanced kicks. Instructor: Brandon Stein, Evolution Tae Kwon 321 Cty Rd. 43, Big Lake. No class: Nov 21. Session 1 (Beginner): Mon/Wed, Sept 5-26 Evolution Tae Kwon Do 7 Sessions

7-8 p.m. 1010-1 $35

Kickboxing/Pilates Combo

Grab a friend and get fit! Kickboxing combines strength-based routines with aerobic exercise making it an ideal workout. Landing punches and practicing kicks improves muscle strength and coordination, and can even help you gain better balance. Then, we will end the class with Pilates, which is similar to yoga but emphasizes your bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Instructor: Amy Visci Tue, Nov 13-Dec 18 Ind. Elem. Cafeteria 6 Sessions

6-7 p.m. 1017-1 $40

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Kickboxing

Walking Club

Session 2 (Intermediate): Mon/Wed, Oct 1-24 Evolution Tae Kwon Do 8 Sessions

7-8 p.m. 1010-2 $35

Session 3 (Advanced): Mon/Wed, Nov 5-28 Evolution Tae Kwon Do 8 Sessions

Independence Elementary hallways are open for walkers before and after school on school days only. Stop in the Community Education office now located at Liberty Elementary to purchase your walking button.

7-8 p.m. 1010-3 $35

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Tae Kwon Do

Reduce stress and increase self-confidence, flexibility, balance, and overall health in this great class! A balance of hard work and discipline, this class develops confident well-balanced individuals. Session 1 will go over basic kicks and hand techniques. Session 2 will build on what you previously learned, then session 3 will help prepare you for a belt test and board break at the end. Testing fee is separate. Instructor: Brandon Stein, Evolution Tae Kwon Do, 321 County Rd. 43, Big Lake. No class: Nov 22 Session 1 (Beginner): Tue/Thu, Sept 4-27 Evolution Tae Kwon Do 8 Sessions

7:30-8:30 p.m. 1008-1 $35

Session 2 (Intermediate): Tue/Thu, Oct 2-25 Evolution Tae Kwon Do 8 Sessions

7:30-8:30 p.m. 1008-2 $35

Session 3 (Advanced): Tue/Thu, Nov 1-29 Evolution Tae Kwon Do 8 Sessions

7:30-8:30 p.m. 1008-3 $35

6:30-7:45 a.m. 4:30-9 p.m. $10 per school year

Jocks for Life - Basketball

Looking to play some early morning pick-up? Contact l.tschritter@biglakeschools.org for info, then call Community Ed at 763-262-2523 to register. The instructor will email you each week on which gym to meet at - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually the high school. This class is ongoing, so join anytime! Fri, Aug 31-May 25 Location Varies

5:15-6:30 a.m. 1003-1 $25/school year

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Trips Rome & the Country Roads of Tuscany

Join us as we travel abroad and tour such magnificent treasures as Florence, The Statue of David, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Assisi, Rome City and so much more! Price includes roundtrip airfare from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, 10 meals, 7 nights of accommodations, professional tour director, motor coach transportation, comprehensive sightseeing, baggage handling, and hotel transfers. Call for details at 763-262-2523. Trip Travel Details: Tue-Wed, Mar 26-Apr 3 7 Nights $3,595 per person/double occupancy

Cape Cod & the Islands

This trip features Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Newport. Enjoy a 6-night hotel stay in Cape Cod. Learn about the history of the Kennedys and this seaside resort. Board a ferry and cruise to historic Nantucket Island, visit the historic city of Boston, plus visit one of New England’s most delightful coastal cities of Newport, RI. Price includes roundtrip airfare from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, 9 meals, 6 nights in Cape Cod, admissions per itinerary, professional tour director, deluxe motorcoach, daily sightseeing, baggage handling, and hotel transfers. Call for details at 763-262-2523. Trip Travel Details: Sun-Sat, June 9-15 6 Nights $2,425 per person/double occupancy

Trips Preview Night

Join us for this FREE informational presentation about upcoming travel opportunities sponsored by Big Lake Community Education. Listen as Premier World Discovery Representative, Kelsey Van Ordstrand, describes the highlights of some amazing travel destinations such as Rome & The Country Road of Tuscany, Holland Windmills, Waterways & Tulips River Cruise, Cape Cod & The Islands, California Rail Discovery, Albuquerque Balloon Festival and the Rose Parade New Years! Please register in advanced. Thu, Oct 11 BLHS Lecture Hall D120

6-7 p.m.

"The accommodations on our recent Grand Canyon trip were great and the guides were awesome! Overall, the trip was very well organized.”

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ADULTS Opening Doors is a program for anyone 16 years of age or older with a disability.

Opening Doors

Apples, Apples, Apples-Pie Making

Martha Stewart could not do this apple pie bake any better than we can! We will make our own apple pie. Each participant will leave class with an unbaked apple pie ready to bake at home or freeze for later. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry, we have pie to sample and apple cider to quench your thirst. Register 1 week in advance, so we have time to collect the apples. Tue, Sept 18 BLHS FACS Rm C112

6:30-8 p.m. $10

Prairie Fireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beauty & the Beast

An unjust prince, a gypsy curse, and a young girl who sees beyond appearances. Beauty, her sisters and brothers, the gypsies, the gargoyles, the madrigals, the roses, the servants, and the prince. Meet our Opening Doors staff inside door A (main entrance to high school) at 1:45 p.m., play starts @ 2 p.m. Sat, Oct 27 BLHS Auditorium

Halloween Party

There might be scary ghosts and goblins at this event, for sure games and prizes. Sub-style sandwiches and Halloween treats too. Registration deadline is October 23; we want to have enough treats for everyone! Tue, Oct 30 Ind. Elem. Comm. Rm

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1:45-3:45 p.m. $7

6-7:30 p.m. $9

Opening Doors offers classes/activities in the school districts of Buffalo-HanoverMontrose, Big Lake, Becker, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted and Monticello. Specialized activities offer educational, social, life skill and recreational learning opportunities for adults with a disability. Only activities in the Big Lake area are listed in this catalog. For activities in the other school districts, visit bhmschools. ce.eleyo.com or request a current Opening Doors catalog by calling 763-682-8770.


He is a charmer and will certainly make you smile. We will use popsicle sticks to create this crazy character. Mr. Scarecrow can be hung on your door or added to your other autumn decorations. Wed, Nov 7 Ind. Elem. Art Rm 255

6-7:30 p.m. $7

Puzzle Piece Snowflake

It is amazing what can be created from puzzle pieces! When the snowflakes start developing in this class you will be astounded by the beauty. You will leave class with a snowflake ornament proud to place on your tree this season. Mon, Nov 26 Ind. Elem. Comm. Rm

6:30-7:30 p.m. $7

Beach Ball Dodge Ball

Come with your team spirit and join your friends as we divide into 2 teams for a game of modified dodge ball! Instead of throwing at each other, we will aim at a supersized beach ball. The goal will be to move the ball into the other team’s territory. Spectators are welcomed too! Fri, Nov 30 Ind. Elem. East Gym

6:30-7:30 p.m. $10

Holiday Cookies

Make and take! Create special holiday treats for yourself and friends. Please bring a container to take your treats home. Register early; this class is limited and sure to fill up quickly! Tue, Dec 11 BLHS FACS Rm C112

Friday Night Bingo

Bring yourself, maybe a date, and for certain your luck! Fun prizes served with a side of pizza and other special treats will add to the excitement of the evening. Mark your calendar for a night of BINGO! Fri, Dec 14 Ind. Elem. Comm. Rm

6-8 p.m. $10 client/$6 caregiver

Holiday Concert

Join us for the beautiful sound of the season holiday concert. The Big Lake High School bands and choirs will perform a variety of music especially choscn for the holidays. Meet our Opening Door staff inside door A (main entrance to high school) so we can sit together for this 7 p.m. holiday extravaganza! Mon, Dec 17 BLHS Auditorium

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Mr. Scarecrow

6:45-8:30 p.m. $5

Stress Free Holiday Wrapping

‘Tis the giving season, so let us help you reduce the holiday gift giving stress by assisting you with your holiday wrapping. We will create gift tags and provide 2 gift bags with tissue ready for you to fill. If you have a special gift to wrap, bring it along and we will assist you. Tue, Dec 18 Ind. Elem. Comm. Rm

6:30-7:30 p.m. $7

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ADULTS ABE is a free program to help adults, ages 17 years and older, prepare for the GED test, learn English, and improve basic skills such as literacy and math.

Adult Basic Ed

Basic Skills Work one-on-one with staff to acquire or improve math and literacy skills for work, training, college or personal enrichment.

GED (General Education Development) This program is available to ages 17+ who would like to earn their GED, which is equivalent to a high school diploma. ESL (English as a Second Language) Adults learn skills in listening, conversation, reading and writing English. Multi-level and advanced classes available.

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GED/Basic Skills Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Multi-level ESL Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. GED/Basic Skills/ESL Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. All classes held in Rm 103 at Liberty Elementary School

Child Care Free child care is available during daytime classes. Arrange with your ABE instructor at least a day in advance. Volunteering ABE and ESL programs welcome your help. Experience is not needed and training is provided. For upcoming trainings, visit: mnliteracy.org/volunteers/ training West ABE Big Lake’s ABE program is part of West ABE, which offers programming throughout the west metro area. Learn more about West ABE here: www.westabe. org. Contact Information For more information about Big Lake’s class offerings, call 763-262-2523.


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Policies Registration Registration is required. See registration page for ways to register. By registering, you are confirming your seat in a class â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on a first come first service basis. You do not have to be a Big Lake resident to participate in classes. Confirmations You are registered for a class once payment has been received. You will receive a confirmation email, or an email letting you know you have been placed on a wait list. Payment Payment is due in full at time of registration. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card. Make checks payable to Big Lake Community Education. Scholarships A limited number of scholarships are available for qualified classes & individuals. Contact Community Ed for eligibility requirements. Refunds/Cancellations Class fees cannot be prorated for any reason. Cancellations made at least 2 days before the first class will be refunded the class fee minus $5 or 10%, whichever is greater. There will be NO refunds after classes have started or for weather-related closings. If the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be issued. If you paid by cash or check, please allow 2-3 weeks for a refund check. Paid Advertisements Throughout the catalog, paid advertisements can be found. We do not endorse the organization or what it is advertising for.

Photo/Video Community Education staff may photograph and/or videotape participants, and use the material for promotional reasons on our website, catalogs, social media channels, and/or by local media outlets without any obligation to provide compensation to those photographed or any obligation to obtain prior consent for use. By registering for any of our classes, you are giving permission for you and/or your child(ren) to be photographed and/or videotaped. If you do not wish for this to occur, please inform us at the time of registration in writing. Inclement Weather When bad weather or emergencies cause cancellation of school activities, Community Education classes will also be cancelled. Make-up classes are not guaranteed. Watch our Facebook page for closings. Disclaimer Every effort has been made to ensure timely accuracy of this publication; however, policies and class offerings do occasionally change. If you have a question about a policy or class, please contact Community Education for the most up-to-date information. Class Disclaimer Fitness and other activity classes can be strenuous and cause injury. By registering, you agree to release Big Lake Schools and its employees of all liability of accidents or injuries incurred during a class by yourself and/or listed participants. Non-endorsement Community Education does not endorse the opinions or business affiliations of the instructors used.

Pool Shut Downs Occasionally the pool is shut down due to circumstances that are beyond our control. If only one class is cancelled, there is no make-up class. In the rare situation a second class is cancelled, we make every effort to offer a make-up lesson. ECFE Specific Policies: Payment Class fees are per family, unless otherwise stated, and are due at registration. Payments can be made in multiple installments, if necessary. Sliding Fee Scale No one will be turned away because of an inability to pay for classes. See the Early Childhood section for the sliding fee scale. Immunizations Required Minnesota law requires that all children be immunized before entering school, including ECFE and Little Learners Preschool classes. Up-to-date immunizations must be submitted to ECFE before your child attends classes. Please enclose a copy of your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record with your registration. Class Location All ECFE classes are held at Liberty Elementary School. Sibling Childcare Available Big Lake ECFE offers child care for siblings while you are spending quality time with a child in an ECFE class. Please indicate sibling care is needed when registering. Sibling Care Rates: FREE


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CLASS HIGHLIGHTS Friday Night Ski/Snowboard Trips

Grades 6-12 New to skiing or snowboarding? Not a problem, lessons are available! Need a lift ticket, equipment or lessons? We have a package that will suit your needs. Join us on the slopes at Powder Ridge! Participants ride our bus to and from the ski hill. Fri, Dec 14-Jan 25

2:30-9:30 p.m.

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Llama Llama ECFE Open House Birth-5+families

Join us for a morning full of fun! Come when you can, and stay for as long as you would like! Check out our early childhood classrooms, parent education room, the Lending Library, and our moving & learning room. The early childhood staff will have lots of Llama Llama inspired activities set up. Did we mention there will be book and toy giveaways? See you soon! Sat, Sept 15

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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NEW! Power Up!

FAT BURN and MUSCLE BUILD to the MAX! You’ll keep your heart rate and calorie burn high for the entire duration of class by adding in bodyweight cardio intervals in between strength exercises. The cardio interval makes this a routine that can definitely improve your cardiovascular endurance as well as your strength. Mon/Wed, Oct 1-Nov 12

5:30-6:15 p.m.

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Prairie Fire’s Beauty & the Beast Ages 7+

An unjust prince, a gypsy curse, and a young girl who sees beyond appearances. Come support our local youth as they play various roles in this classic play! Interested in being part of the production? Come to the audition on Monday, Oct 22. Fri, Oct 26 at 7 p.m. & Sat, Oct 27 at 2 p.m.

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