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The Best Version of You

Winter Spring 2017

Orono

Community Education


Orono Community Education WELCOMES you! Community Education Office 705 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356 952-449-8350

Director Melanie DeLuca 952-449-8351 mdeluca@orono.k12.mn.us Assistant Director Brian Bergstrom 952-449-8353 bbergstrom@orono.k12.mn.us Secretary Anita Goman 952-449-8350 agoman@orono.k12.mn.us Youth & Sports Program Coordinator Kim King 952-449-8352 kking@orono.k12.mn.us Marketing & Adult Program Coordinator Olivia Garrett 952-449-8338 x6001 ogarrett@orono.k12.mn.us Teen & Arts Program Coordinator Katie Zaccaro 952-449-8338 x6350 kzaccaro@orono.k12.mn.us

Recreation Assistant Sam Steele ssteele@orono.k12.mn.us Aquatics Coordinator Kristal Scott 952-449-8338 x8131 kscott@orono.k12.mn.us

Discovery Center

5050 Independence Street Maple Plain, MN 55359 763-479-1530 Early Learning Coordinator Jessica Koch 763-479-1530 x215 jkoch@orono.k12.mn.us Program Assistant Katy Schoen 763-479-1530 x214 kschoen@orono.k12.mn.us

Special Projects Coordinator Mitzi Overland moverland@orono.k12.mn.us

O.K. Kids

770 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356 School Age Child Care Site Supervisor (O.K. Kids) Kim Hughes 952-449-8363 khughes@orono.k12.mn.us

A Letter From Our Director: Be the Best Version of You with Orono Community Education! As the life long learning department of the Orono School District, we are your partner for new experiences, connections and learning. Don’t miss the new full day retreat for those ages 50+ on page 13. The retreat will combine sessions on physical activity, nutrition, learning and new connections at the beautiful Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto. Adult classes such as Soap Making 101, Herb Walk and DIY Herbal Remedies will focus on local, hand-crafted personal care products. For school age youth, our popular Girls on the Run program is back as well as multiple Middle School ski & snowboard trips. Did you know that our popular summer Skyhawks camps are now available during the school year? Be sure to think about your ideas for future youth programs and see page 56 on how to share these ideas with us. You can help shape our very popular youth summer program to be the best yet! If you have time and a big heart for youth, consider being a mentor for elementary or middle school age children during our afternoon SPARKS program. There is also the opportunity to mentor high school students through our STRIVE program. These volunteer opportunities can be found on page 18. Check out the Early Learning section of our brochure for information on the preschool options available for the 2017-18 school year. Now is the time to reserve a spot for your preschooler! There are half day and full day options for 3, 4 or 5 days a week to meet the needs of all families. Orono Community Education is here for you and your family!

Melanie DeLuca Director of Community Education

Community Education Advisory Council The core of Community Education is the Advisory Council. Members of the community serve on this advisory board to give direction to all of the programs offered by Orono Community Education. The council meets four to five times per year. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Community Education Director, Melanie DeLuca at mdeluca@orono.k12.mn.us for more information. This group advises Community Education on its services and programs including: Youth and Adult Enrichment, Adult Basic Education, Early Learning Programs, Recreation and Athletics, School Age Child Care, Aquatics and more!

Orono Community Education is a department of Orono Public Schools.


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4 Creative Arts

24 Middle School & High School Age Programs

44 Preschool Enrichment

Clay, stained glass, fused glass, painting and more. Try your hand at a new art form!

8 Fitness

Get your body moving with cycling, Zumba, yoga, pilates and more.

10 Health & Wellness

Classes to help rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

11 Special Interest

A variety of classes including dog obedience, stargazing, photography, finance and more.

Try activities like rock climbing and fencing! Get ready for tests with college preparatory classes and the classroom portion of Driver’s Education. We are also your resource for Middle School sports.

33 Elementary & Intermediate Age Programs

Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade will enjoy our classes in art, science, sports and much more! We offer after school, evening, and non-school day classes.

Art, Spanish, music and more!

46 Early Learning Program Information

Orono Early Learning is where your little one will start with the Orono Schools.

48 Early Childhood Family Education

Learn and explore with your child.

50 Early Learning Options

Discovery Kids, Clubhouse, Lunch Bunch, Preschool and Screening.

40 Youth Softball

52 Future Kindergartners

Learn to create delicious new dishes.

Girls in grades K - 3 knock it out of the park!

Gear up for the Kindergarten school year!

16 Travel

41 Ice Skating Lessons

54 Special Events

Glide and turn across the ice during lessons for all levels!

Book Fair, Super Saturday, Dinner & Story Time, and Pop in and Play.

17 Adult Basic Education

42 School Age Child Care

55 Parenting & Family

14 Cooking

Discover new destinations around the world!

We can help you get a GED or learn to speak English.

O.K. Kids: School Age Child Care

One-night speaker events on important early learning topics.

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for everyone 19 Aquatics

Lessons, Metro Marlins Swim Team, aquatic fitness programs and open swim.

Staff Directory Discovery Center Class Locations & Map Registration Information Registration Forms

30 Discovery School of Music A range of music programs for age 4 through adults.

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LEGO WeDo Robotics

Beginner Indoor Cycling

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MS Ski & Snowboard Trips


Creative Arts Beginner Stained Glass Window

Come ready to create a beautiful stained glass window approximately 8” x 10” in size. The copper foil technique will be taught, from cutting to assembly. The first night focuses on choosing a pattern and discussing colors of glass, equipment and layout. Tool kits available during the class. Glass and tools are available to purchase from the instructor. This class includes one free Saturday morning Open Studio visit! Instructor: Cindy Bergstrom #W501 Tues., Feb. 21 - Mar. 14 Discovery Center

4 sessions - $95 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 202

Mosaic Bird Bath

Stepping Stones

A beautiful addition to your garden or home! Create an 8” round stained glass stepping stone. Learn easy glass cutting techniques and freestyle assembly. Great class for beginners! Children ages 8 and older are welcome to register if attending with a registered adult. $14 supply fee payable to instructor at class. Instructions will be given for larger stones. Instructor: Cindy Bergstrom #W503-1 Mon., May 8 Discovery Center

1 session - $29 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 202

#W503-2 Thurs., May 25 Discovery Center

1 session - $29 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 202

This bird bath is made with an 8” terracotta drip tray. It is decorated with pieces of stained glass then grouted the next class. It is beautiful when completed! It can be placed on the ground or on a wrought iron stand or other fun ideas. We will discuss how to add a water pump for those interested in continuing their project at Open Studio. $20 supply fee is payable to instructor the first night of class. Instructor: Cindy Bergstrom #W502 Tues., April 18 - 25 Discovery Center

2 sessions - $59 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 202

Stained Glass Open Studio

Stained Glass Open Studio provides time and space to work on your projects whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced worker. A facilitator is available for advice and support. Purchase a punch card and receive your own locker to store tools/supplies and a storage space for your projects. Students can group order supplies and glass to save time and money. Instructor: Cindy Bergstrom #W500 Punch Cards* - $105 Sat., Jan. 14 - May 20 9:30 am - 12:30 pm No class Mar. 25 & Apr. 1 Discovery Center Rm. 202 *Open Studio Punch Cards have 8 punches and are valid for 6 months.

NEW! Soap Making 101

Create your own natural, fragrant soaps by hand! Join us as we learn the cold pressed method of making handmade soaps using natural ingredients and essential oils. These soaps make perfect gifts! Take home a portion of the batch of soap we make together. A $10 supply fee is payable to instructor at class. Bring an old towel and an empty pint-size paper milk carton to class. Instructor: Maggie Merkow #W526 Thurs., Apr. 27 Discovery Center

Do you and a group of friends have an idea for a specific stained glass project you’d like to create? Email Olivia at ogarrett@orono.k12.mn.us for more info. Minimum of 5 per group.

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1 session - $25 7 - 9 pm Rm. 202


Adult Enrichment Fused Glass Garden Decor

Add some flare to your garden with colorful fused glass! Create garden stakes, suncatchers or colorful totems. $15 supply fee payable to the instructor at class. Due to the firing process, participants will have to return to the studio 1-2 weeks after the class to pick up their project. This class is for both beginners and repeat fused glass participants. Instructors: Lynne Courtney, Tracee Eidenschink & Anita Lang #W507 Thurs., Apr. 20 Discovery Center

1 session - $25 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 202

Fused Glass Open Studio Melt My Heart Fused Glass

Want to freshen up Valentine’s Day? Come create an original heart-themed fused glass project. We will have several heartbased projects to choose from (hanging mosaic heart, votive or a small dish ornate with embedded hearts). This class is for beginners or repeat fused glass participants. $15 supply fee payable to the instructor at class. Due to the firing process, participants will have to return to the studio 1-2 weeks after the class to pick up their project. Instructors: Lynne Courtney, Tracee Eidenschink & Anita Lang #W506 Tues., Jan. 24 Discovery Center

1 session - $25 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 202

Fused Glass Small Plate

Create a unique small plate (no larger than 8”x 8”), decorative panel or set of 4 coasters while learning the process of cutting, assembling and fusing glass! Perfect for beginners as well as experienced fusers! Instructors will be available to demonstrate technique, explain the process and help with your design! The glass used is food safe. $15 supply fee payable to the instructor at class. Due to the fusing cycle, participants will have to return to the studio 1-2 weeks after the class to pick up their project. Instructors: Lynne Courtney, Tracee Eidenschink & Anita Lang #W508 Thurs., Feb. 23 Discovery Center

1 session - $25 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 202

“The (fused glass) instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable. They offer suggestions and assistance with what we are trying to make. It’s a very enjoyable and relaxing evening. I look forward to it!” - Fused Glass Participant

Fused Glass Open Studio provides time and space to create fused glass projects for beginner and advanced participants and the full time participant or the occasional attendee! A facilitator will be on hand for advice and support. A $20 fee will be collected to cover supplies. The participant is asked to bring their own glass (COE90-preferred), cutting tools and molds. Instructors: Lynne Courtney, Tracee Eidenschink & Anita Lang #W505 Wed., Jan. 11 - May 24 Discovery Center

Punch Cards* - $105 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 202

*Open Studio Punch Cards have 8 punches and are valid for 6 months.

4 Community Theatre Providing opportunities for theater lovers of all ages and backgrounds to be actors, musicians or crew. Make theater magic together. Join the fun!

2016 Season

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” Performances February 25, 26 & 27, March 4 & 5

Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” Performances July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 For more information: www.4communitytheatre.org, or contact: director@4communitytheatre.org

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Creative Arts NEW! Chalk Paint Crash Course

Acrylic Painting Open Studio

#W546-1 1 session - $52 Thurs., Jan. 19 6 - 7:30 pm Mama’s Happy Occasional Shop 7888 County Road 6, Independence

#W548 Wed., Jan. 11 - May 17 No class Mar. 29 Discovery Center

Come and learn the basics of painting with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. We will teach you painting techniques and walk you through the finishing touches of using the Annie Sloan waxes. You will leave with a completed large, wood pallet picture frame. Invite a girlfriend or two to join you. All materials provided. Instructor: Ann Hayes

#W546-2 1 session - $52 Thurs., Mar. 16 6 - 7:30 pm Mama’s Happy Occasional Shop 7888 County Road 6, Independence

Have you ever wanted to learn to paint? Come join us at a weekly open studio for acrylic painting! Painters of all ages and abilities are welcome. Local artist and muralist Kevin Kluever will teach his technique of creating successful paintings in this relaxed and fun atmosphere. Students should bring paints, brushes and a canvas size of their choice. Instructor: Kevin Kluever Punch Cards* - $60/$120 9:30 - 11:30 am Rm. 201

*Open Studio Punch Cards have 4 or 8 punches and are valid for 6 months.

Paint Night!

Sign up for Paint Night with local artist, Kevin Kluever! Kevin will walk you through a painting, from start to finish, in two and a half hours. This class is great for individuals of all artistic abilities! Come to class with an 11” x 14” canvas board. Paint and brushes will be provided. Instructor: Kevin Kluever

NEW! Reclaimed Wood Workshop

Ages 16 - Adult #W513-1 (Winter Tree Scene) Wed., Feb. 15 Discovery Center

1 session - $39 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 201

Ages 16 - Adult #W513-2 (Colorful Birch Trees) Mon., Apr. 24 Discovery Center

1 session - $39 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 201

Have you ever wondered how to turn reclaimed wood into a unique piece of decor? In this workshop, you’ll paint or stain a reclaimed wood box using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Then we’ll put a unique touch on it with a special word of your choice or add vintage hardware. This box can be used for storage, as the centerpiece on your table or many other decor options. There are endless possibilities! Join us for a fun evening of creating! Instructor: Ann Hayes #W547 1 session - $46 Fri., Mar. 3 6 - 8 pm Mama’s Happy Occasional Shop 7888 County Road 6, Independence

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Adult Enrichment Pottery Wheel Throwing - Beginner

Learn how to throw bowls, cups and plates as you master the basics of wheel throwing. Come prepared to have fun and get dirty! The instruction and demonstrations will focus on the fundamentals of the pottery wheel, glazing, and firing. Once you’ve got the basics down, you can master more advanced skills in Intermediate I and II or Open Studio! Instructor: Diane Schwieters #W509-1 Thurs., Mar. 2 - Apr. 6 No class Mar. 23 Discovery Center

5 sessions - $159 6:30 - 9 pm

#W509-2 Thurs., Apr. 20 - May 18 Discovery Center

5 sessions - $159 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 201

Rm. 201

Clay Open Studio

Have you taken a pottery class and are looking for more time to explore your passion with clay? Are you an advanced student looking to work in a fun, friendly environment? Open Studio is a place where you can practice new skills and work independently on projects of your choice. All skill levels welcome, but a beginner class or prior experience is recommended. $25/bag of clay payable in class, which includes glazing and firing fees. Instructor: Diane Schwieters #W512 Tues., Jan. 3 - May 23 Sat., Jan. 7 - May 20 Discovery Center

Punch Cards* - $105 6 - 9 pm 10 am - 1 pm Rm. 201

*Open Studio Punch Cards have 8 punches and are valid for 6 months.

NEW! Pottery Wheel Throwing - Intermediate I

Are you ready for the next step in your clay experience? Build on the basics of making things out of clay with this second-level class. This class is intended for those who have already taken a beginner wheel throwing class. You will experience making more complicated shapes and forms including faceted bowls, altered forms, and lidded jars. Instructor: Diane Schwieters #W510 Wed., Mar. 1 - Apr. 5 No class Mar. 22 Discovery Center

5 sessions - $159 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 201

NEW! Pottery Wheel Throwing - Intermediate II

This class is for individuals who have taken one or more beginning or intermediate classes. We will review lidded and various functional/decorative forms, perfect our skills for a desired outcome, and make larger pieces using 4-6 pounds of clay. We will also experiment with surface decoration such as slip trailing, sgraffito, and wax resist techniques. Instructor: Diane Schwieters #W511 Wed., Apr. 19 - May 17 Discovery Center

5 sessions - $159 6:30 - 9 pm Rm. 201

Learn. Inspire.

Create.

Basic Calligraphy

Have you ever wanted to enhance your scrapbook pages with calligraphy or wanted to use calligraphy on a certificate, invitations or holiday cards? Join us and learn this fun skill! You will learn the basic calligraphy strokes and how to write the alphabet in calligraphy. We will practice on invitations, certificates, posters, etc. You will take home a two-sided felt calligraphy pen, a pad of writing paper, and numerous handouts to continue practicing. All supplies included. Instructor: Tiffany Gerken #W525 Tues., Mar. 14 Orono Education Link

1 session - $45 6 - 9 pm Rm. 102L

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Fitness Yoga for Beginners

Come get your “Om” on! This will be a safe introduction to yoga moves for those who have never tried yoga but are ready to start! We will concentrate on proper technique and safe positioning while adding flow and movement to our yoga moves. Yoga strengthens and stretches at the same time. Join us for a wonderful hour of weekly exercise. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Kim Fischer #W517-1 Thurs., Jan. 12 - Mar. 23 No class Feb. 9 & Mar. 2 Orono Middle School

9 sessions - $90 6 - 7 pm

#W517-2 Thurs., Apr. 13 - May 18 Orono Middle School

Mat Pilates

Strengthen your core, improve your flexibility and hone in on your mind-body awareness! Pilates is an exercise technique where the more you do it, the bigger the reward. Your muscles will get stronger as you work them deeper and more efficiently each week. It’s a functional exercise that will help your everyday movements too. Come join us! Instructor: Kim Fischer 9 sessions - $90 4:45 - 5:45 pm

Cafeteria

#W516-1 Wed., Jan. 11 - Mar. 22 No class Feb. 8 & Mar. 1 Orono Middle School

6 sessions - $54 6 - 7 pm Cafeteria

#W516-2 Wed., Apr. 12 - May 17 Orono Middle School

6 sessions - $54 4:45 - 5:45 pm Cafeteria

Cafeteria

Zumba

Heat up Monday nights with Latin, pop, and funky fun music to dance you into your week! Towels, a water bottle, and great shoes are suggested, but all you really need is a positive attitude and a smile! Whether you are working on weight loss or just love to dance, this class is for you! Instructor: Laurie Sigel

Flow Yoga

Are you stressed out, overworked and in need of some relaxation time? Come join us for an invigorating then relaxing flow yoga class. This class is for those who have taken a yoga class before. We will flow our movements fast and vigorous enough to break a sweat. With gained strength and expertise, we will add positions for more of a challenge. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Kim Fischer #W515-1 Wed., Jan. 11 - Mar. 22 No class Feb. 8 & Mar. 1 Orono Middle School

9 sessions - $90 6 - 7 pm

#W515-2 Wed., Apr. 12 - May 17 Orono Middle School

6 sessions - $54 6 - 7 pm Cafeteria

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#W514-1 Mon., Jan. 9 - Mar. 20 No class Feb. 20 Discovery Center

10 sessions - $92 6 - 7 pm

#W514-2 Mon., Apr. 10 - May 22 Discovery Center

7 sessions - $65 6 - 7 pm West Gym

West Gym

Olympic Fencing

Fencing is a vigorous sport that requires and develops stamina, quick reactions, speed, accuracy of movement and excellent coordination. It utilizes natural body movements to create simple and effective self-protection techniques with the sword. Attacking, defense, timing and intense tactics are all integrated into this beginning class. We provide everything needed to fence (mask, jacket, glove and weapon). Come dressed comfortably (for freedom of movement) including long sweat pants and running shoes. Instructor: Minnesota Swordplay Ages 8 - Adult #W316 Tues., Feb. 7 - Mar. 21 No class Feb. 21 Orono Middle School

6 sessions - $90 6 - 7 pm Cafeteria


Adult Enrichment Beginner Indoor Cycling

Have you been wanting to try a new type of workout or wondered what this new cycling craze is all about? This class is geared toward beginners looking to learn about indoor cycling and also get a great workout! The instructors will teach you proper bike set-up, how to turn the bike and how to ride standing up. After this 4 or 8-week introductory course, you’ll be ready for more advanced cycling classes. All ages and fitness levels welcome! Wear indoor, athletic shoes. Instructor: Todd Johnson #W529-1 Thurs., Jan. 5 - 26

4 sessions - $49 5:30 - 6:30 pm

#W529-2 Thurs., Feb. 2 - 23

4 sessions - $49 5:30 - 6:30 pm

#W529-3 Thurs., Mar. 2 - 23

4 sessions - $49 5:30 - 6:30 pm

#W529-4 Thurs., Apr. 6 - 27

4 sessions - $49 5:30 - 6:30 pm

#W530-1 Tues., Jan. 3 - Feb. 21 #W530-2 Tues., Mar. 7 - Apr. 25

8 sessions - $98 10:45 - 11:45 am

Calisthenics for Fitness

This class allows you to go at a pace that is right for you, making it great for all fitness levels. No complex machines or confusing training gear, just your body-weight and a variety of exercises that don’t require a gym. Warm up, workout and stretch your body into a healthier you. This program is geared toward eliminating body fat, gaining strength and improving cardiovascular health. By utilizing functional body-weight exercises and proper techniques, you can also expect gains in your balance, coordination and flexibility. Two or three days per week options and payment plan available. Bring an exercise mat. Instructor: Casey Fryer #W528-1 Mon., Wed., & Fri., Jan. 9 - Mar. 24 No class Jan. 16, 27, 30, Feb., 17 & 20 Orono Intermediate School

28 sessions - $266 6 - 7 am

#W528-2 Mon., Wed., & Fri., Apr. 3 - May 26 No class Apr. 14 Orono Intermediate School

23 sessions - $219 6 - 7 am

Gym

Gym

8 sessions - $98 10:45 - 11:45 am

Pedal Wild 1865 W. Wayzata Blvd. #105, Long Lake

Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi is a gentle, slow-moving exercise that is easy to learn and safe for all ages. This life-long practice increases balance, strength, flexibility, and reduces stress. Certified instructor, Cindy Bergstrom, leads this class, which is a program of Dr. Paul Lam, a world leader in the field of Tai Chi for health improvement. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Instructor: Cindy Bergstrom #W504 Sat., Apr. 8 - May 20 Discovery Center

7 sessions - $63 8:30 - 9:30 am Rm. 204

Volleyball Open Gym

Two courts of play available. Co-ed teams formed each night. Come and join this fun group and get some great exercise. Adults & H.S. Students Wed., Jan., 4 - May 31 No Open Gym Mar. 29 Orono Middle School

FREE 7 - 9 pm Gym A

Basketball Open Gym

Bring your own basketball. Locker room and showers available. Please, no children for safety reasons. Adults & H.S. Students Wed., Jan. 4 - May 31 No Open Gym Mar. 29 Orono High School

FREE 7 - 9 pm Gym

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Health & Wellness Combined First Aid, CPR and AED Learn how to recognize and respond to first aid, cardiac and breathing emergencies through hands-on training. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and decide whether advanced medical care is needed. Red Cross certification will be offered. Participants must be able to demonstrate skills competently in order to be certified. Instructor: Lavinia Pottios

#W544-1 2 sessions - $89 Thurs., Mar. 9 & Mar. 16 6 - 8:30 pm Orono Education Link Rm. 102L #W544-2 2 sessions - $89 Thurs., May 4 & May 11 6 - 8:30 pm Orono Intermediate School Media Center

NEW! DIY Herbal Remedies

Making your own herbal remedies is easier than you think! Build up your medicine cabinet with natural, high-quality botanical remedies and lavish your loved ones with beautiful herbal-based gifts. Join herbalist Laura Sanden as she covers the fundamentals of herbal medicine making. Laura will explain the difference between infusions, decoctions and tinctures and when to use each one. She’ll also discuss and demonstrate how to: harvest herbs; infuse oils; and make salves, herbal honeys, medicinal vinegars and syrups. This course will also cover basic guidelines for foraging and wildcrafting. Participants will leave knowing how to use their own teas, tinctures, syrups, salves and oils to address common ailments at home. Instructor: Laura Sanden #W543 Tues., Apr. 18

1 session - $25 6:30 - 8 pm

Orono Intermediate School Media Center

NEW! Herb Walk

Come meet the medicine at your feet. Join herbalist Laura Sanden on a short walk through the Orono Nature Center to identify local, edible and medicinal plants. This type of learning cannot be done accurately with books, photos, and web images alone. On an herb walk, you will explore the fascinating fields of foraging and ethnobotany as Laura discusses and demonstrates the plants’ traditional and modern uses for food, home remedies, botanical medicine, survival, wildcrafting, ceremony and more. The herb walk is less than ½ mile distance with frequent stops to examine plants. Instructor: Laura Sanden #W542 1 session - $25 Thurs., May 11 6:30 - 8 pm Orono Rotary Learning Pavilion

NEW! Whole Foods Family: Paleo 1-2-3

This four week cooking class will not only explore and explain what Paleoliving includes, but will reinvent how to live and cook with whole foods for the whole family. Each week will include hands-on instruction and cooking a new recipe. Topics covered include: introduction to the lifestyle with Paleo and ketogenic breads, cookies and protein bars (yes, you can make sweet and delicious foods without sugar, flour, or artificial sweeteners), breakfast for the whole family (including pancakes), Paleo fried rice, and exploration of other one-dish meals. Instructor: Kara Zahasky #W602 4 sessions - $119 Wed., Jan. 18 - Feb. 8 6 - 7 pm Grandview Middle School Rm. G-18

NEW! Hormone Health for Women

Learn how hormones affect our everyday life and how they fluctuate as we age. Join us as we discuss common issues as we age like estrogen dominance, chronic fatigue, sleep problems, adrenaline issues, and thyroid concerns. Symptoms from these issues may include: brain fog, weight gain, hair loss, PMS-type symptoms, food cravings, etc. There are holistic alternatives to keep you on track! Although these concerns are more common with women, feel free to bring your spouse too! Instructor: Madalyn Raasch #W546 Wed., Jan. 25

1 session - $15 6:30 - 8 pm

Orono Intermediate School Media Center

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Special Interest NEW! Graduation Party Planning 101 - Tips and Tricks

Do you have a son or daughter graduating this spring? Are you already thinking about his or her graduation party and are overwhelmed with where to start? Spend an evening with Jennifer Arends, local event planner, to hear about the latest trends in the graduation party scene, where to get the best local prices for rental needs, and how to plan your party without losing sleep! Now is the time to get a jump-start on this important planning! All attendees will leave with a graduation party planning tip sheet. Instructor: Jennifer Arends #W538 Thurs., Feb. 23 Orono Intermediate School

1 session - $15 7 - 8:30 pm Media Center

Dog Obedience

Train your dog to be a better companion! Classes are open to adults and students age 12 and older. Note: Please come 15 minutes early on the first night for check-in. Bring current vaccination records. Equipment needed: jerky-type dog treats, 6 ft. leather leash and buckle collar (can be purchased in class). For dogs 10 weeks and older. Do not bring females in heat. Call Tami Grabill at TLG with canine questions, 952-476-4536. Instructor: Tami Grabill #W534 Tues., Apr. 18 - May 23 Schumann Elementary

FREE Travel Show

Join us for a FREE informational presentation about the unique travel opportunities sponsored by Orono Community Education and managed and guided by Premier World Travel. You’ll receive all the inside information about the different trips, the destinations, and other travel details. Please register to reserve your attendance. All are welcome! Attending does not commit you to a trip. Instructor: Kelsey VanOrdstrand #W533-1 Thurs., Feb. 16 Ridgedale YMCA

1 session - FREE 1 - 2 pm

#W533-2 Thurs., Feb. 16 Wayzata Central Middle School

1 session - FREE 6 - 7 pm A413

#W533-3 Tues., Feb. 28 Orono Intermediate School

1 session - FREE 6 - 7 pm Media Center

6 sessions - $65 6:30 - 7:30 pm Field in front of bldg.

Dog Agility

For pups and dogs 16 weeks and up. Teach your dog to run through tunnels, jump through hoops, weave between poles and climb ramps in this fun, fast paced class. Open to adults and students age 12 and older who have completed a TLG Classy Canine obedience class. Note: Please arrive 15 minutes early first night for check in. Bring current vaccination records. Equipment needed: jerky-type dog treats, 6 ft. leather leash and buckle collar (can be purchased in class). Instructor: Tami Grabill #W535 Thurs., Apr. 27 - May 25 Schumann Elementary

5 sessions - $75 6:30 - 7:30 pm Field in front of bldg.

Life Reimagined® Check-Up

Life Reimagined® is all about possibilities – envisioning them, evaluating them and making them reality. Attend this workshop to receive guidance and resources along with support from your peers pursuing similar goals for work, relationships, health and finance. When you find yourself wondering “What’s next?” it’s time to plan your next move. This checkup is led by Melanie DeLuca, Orono Community Education Director, who has researched and given keynotes on the second half of life and Karen Pederson. There will be appetizers and door prizes! Our thanks to MN AARP for providing the financial support for this event. Instructors: Melanie DeLuca & Karen Pederson #W541 Tues., Jan. 24 McGarry’s Irish Pub 5189 Main St. E., Maple Plain

1 session - $5 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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Special Interest NEW! Me? Be on the Board?

Have you ever been asked to run for the board of your homeowner’s association or a non-profit or other group but didn’t know what it entailed? Ever wondered what Robert’s Rules of Order are? We’ve assembled a panel of current and previous members of boards of school, homeowner’s associations, and other community organizations who will share their experiences and answer your questions. #W527 Wed., Mar. 8 Wayzata Central Middle School

1 session - $9 6:30 - 8:30 pm A411

NEW! Preparing for Long Term Care

In an instant your life can change...and your family’s lives too. Where would you receive care? Who would provide it? How would you pay for it? Join us for a presentation to learn more about long-term care and how you and your family can prepare for it – emotionally, physically and financially. Instructor: Lynne Lien #W531 Thurs., Jan. 26 Orono Intermediate School

1 session - $14 6:30 - 7:30 pm Media Center

NEW! Women and Finance

Today, more women than ever are responsible for their financial well-being and the well-being of their families. But women often face unique financial challenges. That’s why it’s so important that no matter what life stage they’re in, women know how to save, invest and plan for their future. You’ll learn how and why women’s economic clout is growing, how day-today realities and expectations can affect your financial future, and steps to help you take control of your money and help you achieve financial security. Instructor: Lynne Lien #W532 Thurs., Mar. 9 Orono Intermediate School

1 session - $14 6:30 - 7:30 pm Media Center

NEW! Texas Hold’Em 101

Ever wanted to learn how to play poker? This is your chance! With the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour on TV, Texas Hold’Em continues to grow in popularity. Come and learn the basics of the game so you can join in the fun. Instructor Eric Putkonen has been playing Texas Hold’Em for a number of years in home games, leagues, and casino-based tournaments. Instructor: Erik Putkonen #W601-1 Thurs., Mar. 2 Mound-Westonka High School

1 session - $25 6:30 - 8:30 pm High School Faculty Lounge

#W601-2 Tues., May 2 Mound-Westonka High School

1 session - $25 6:30 - 8:30 pm High School Faculty Lounge

Taking Better Photos

Are you intimidated by your digital camera? Confused by all its functions, features and modes? You’ll learn to use the power of your digital camera, which camera features are most important, and how to use them to create better photographs. This class is primarily for beginning photographers, but experienced people may find it helpful as well. The class will discuss the various aspects of composition, including tips and techniques. In addition to composition, we will spend some time covering the basic functions of digital cameras and how to use them to create better photographs. Instructor: Mark Paulson #W536 Tues., Apr. 4 Orono Intermediate School

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1 session - $35 7 - 9 pm Media Center

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Long Lake & Nelson Park

Saturday, February 11 2nd annual wintery community event for the entire family! Run, bike, ski events, winter sport demonstrations, kids’ events and more -- mark your calendars!

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Adult Enrichment NEW! The Next Road - Healthy Aging Retreat

Join us for a full day retreat for thriving in life after age 50. The day will include six great workshops, two exercise classes, two healthy nutrition classes plus time to connect with others who are also thinking about the road ahead! We’ll start our day with Tai Chi followed by a nutrition discussion as we make healthy smoothies. There will also be a choice of yoga or a hike in the woods and another nutrition discussion after lunch, which is served family style at the camp. There will be learning topics throughout the day that include finding purpose, 50+ travel, aging myths and realities, brain health, building social networks, mindfulness, resources and more! We’ll end our day with an optional dinner out at a great local restaurant to reflect on the day. Don’t miss this first healthy aging retreat planned by three community educators who are passionate and knowledgeable on these topics and what lies ahead in life after age 50!

NEW! Expanding Your View: Macro Photography Workshop

Have you ever wanted to get “up close and personal” to your photography subject? Macro, or close-up photography, brings to light the amazing details of subjects like flowers and plants, animals, food and much more! Join local photographers, Al Giencke and John Maciejny, representatives from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, for a hands-on workshop. We’ll start by learning and discussing concepts in the classroom and then head to the beautiful Noerenberg Gardens on Lake Minnetonka to practice! After this workshop you’ll be ready to start exploring the world of the small all around us! This class is best suited for photographers with at least some experience taking photos and operating a digital camera. A camera manual and tripod is recommended. Instructors: Al Giencke & John Maciejny

Dress comfortably and bring an exercise mat if you have one. If you want to hike, bring your outdoor gear.

#W539 Tues., May 23 Orono Intermediate School

Held at the beautiful Camp Iduhapi in Loretto (map and directions will be sent).

Mike Lynch Starwatch Party

Presenters: Mary O’Brien, Melanie DeLuca and Jackie Johnston have all devoted their careers to Community Education as Directors in Hastings, Orono, and Eastern Carver County and have led many individual workshops and classes on these topics and are excited to bring their expertise together for this retreat. #W603 Fri., Mar. 3 Camp Ihduhapi 3425 Ihduhapi Trail, Loretto

1 session - $69 8 am - 6:30 pm

1 session - $32 6 - 8 pm Media Center

Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over the western side of Lake Minnetonka. This night will be filled with the stars, constellations, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and more! We start off with an indoor orientation followed by quality time outside under the heavens. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Orion the Hunter, Leo the Lion, and some of their great stories behind them. We’ll use large reflecting telescopes, including two giant 20-inch reflectors that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota for close-up views of a number of celestial wonders in the spring skies. This is also an opportunity to learn about celestial photography. Weather permitting we’ll use a new astronomical camera-telescope system for extra special views of the distant universe. You’ll also get a large handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope-buying guide and more! Mike Lynch is a meteorologist with WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for 45 years. Instructor: Mike Lynch #W601 1 session - $25 Mon., Mar. 6 7 - 9 pm Westonka Educational Service Center - Community Room

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Cooking Whole Foods Family: Paleo 1-2-3

This four week cooking class will not only explore and explain what Paleo-living includes, but will reinvent how to live and cook with whole foods for the whole family. Each week will include hands-on instruction and cooking up a new recipe. Topics covered will include: introduction to the lifestyle with Paleo and ketogenic breads, cookies and protein bars (yes, you can make sweet and delicious foods without sugar, flour, or artificial sweeteners), breakfast for the whole family (including pancakes), Paleo fried rice, and exploration of other one-dish meals. Instructor: Kara Zahasky #W602 Wed., Jan. 18 - Feb. 8 Grandview Middle School

4 sessions - $119 6 - 7 pm Rm. G-18

Artisan Breads in 5 Minutes a Day

Chicken & More Chicken

Do you love making chicken for meals but are in need of some new recipes? In this class we will make a variety of recipes, some classic, some quick, some spectacular for company but ALL healthy and delicious! We will use skillets and the oven to prepare and enjoy a variety of chicken recipes - cordon bleu, marsala with sage, Philippine-style adobo, strips with spicy honey dipping sauce, white wine and mushroom sauce, crabstuffed breasts, crispy parmesan strips, Italian lemon, lemon kebobs, pineapple raspberry nibbles, raspberry lime, and roasted with mushrooms and apples. These recipes are great as appetizers or entrees, which will quickly become your favorite for family and friends! $15 supply fee payable to instructor at class. Instructor: Laurel Severson #W518 Thurs., Feb. 9 Wayzata Central Middle School

1 session - $29 6 - 9 pm Rm. A306

Want to make bread with great flavor and texture? Surprise family and friends with fabulous, delicious homemade artisan breads! Learn to make savory, healthy loaves in less than 5 minutes using dough that you mix (no kneading required) and store in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. Sample several breads in class, mix up a batch of dough to take home and receive recipes for several artisan bread options. Bring a 4-quart mixing bowl with cover, a set of measuring cups and spoons, and a large wooden spoon to class. Hands-on demonstrations and tastings are all included. You will leave class with a batch of bread dough and a warm loaf of bread that you make and bake in class. $8 supply fee payable to instructor at class. Instructor: Carol Schaub #W519 Thurs., Feb. 23 Wayzata Central Middle School

1 session - $39 6:30 - 8:15 pm Rm. A306

THANK YOU to Wayzata Community Education. Our partnership allows us to offer you these cooking classes!

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No Meat Main Dishes

Tired of beef? Looking for healthy and yummy alternatives? Join us and learn to create great tasting no meat dishes your family will love. Create risotto with porcini mushrooms, tofu stroganoff, a hearty garbanzo bean and lentil soup, blackeyed peas with cabbage and cheese, chili with kidney beans and bulgur, quinoa salad with bell peppers and olives, and the famous Nepali dal using lentils. $14 supply fee payable to instructor at class. Instructor: Laurel Severson #W524 Mon., Mar. 6 Wayzata Central Middle School

1 session - $29 6 - 9 pm Rm. A306


Adult Enrichment Jams, Jellies, Marmalades & Butters

Now is the time to prepare for the bounteous fruits of summer. Be ready to ‘jam’ when the berries, peaches, rhubarb, herbs and more are at their peak of taste and availability. Learn the difference between the various preserves and have the opportunity to taste several different kinds. You will prepare a batch of jam/jelly from start to finish, learn basic ‘hot water bath’ techniques that are applicable to other canning projects and take home 1 - 2 jars to enjoy. Tasting of and handout for multiple recipes included. $8 supply fee is payable to instructor at class. Instructor: Carol Schaub #W522 Mon., Apr. 10 Wayzata Central Middle School

Festive Spring Salads

1 session - $29 6:30 - 8:15 pm Rm. A306

Head into spring with a wild rice and chicken breast salad or wild rice with fresh mushrooms and cashews. We will also feature a vegetarian main dish salad using multi-colored peppers and quinoa. What could be more refreshing than a fruit salad with cantaloupe and strawberries tossed in an orange sauce. Equally as pretty is a raspberry-spinach salad with glazed pecans. We’ll round out the evening with three easy dressings for your favorite combination of assorted garden greens -- feta cheese, creamy blue cheese and orange dressing. You will be ready for family, friends and spring! $13 supply fee payable to instructor in class. Instructor: Laurel Severson #W523 Mon., May 22 Wayzata Central Middle School

1 session - $29 6 - 9 pm Rm. A306

“It was really fun! Laurel is very knowledgeable and energetic. Very positive atmosphere and the class participants felt like friends by the end of the class!” - Participant from Laurel Severson’s class

Don’t Wait... REGISTER Now! Decisions to cancel a class due to low enrollment are typically made one week prior to the start date. Register early to prevent your class from cancelling!

Yogurt & Mozzarella Cheese for Beginners

Easy, inexpensive, nutritious and gluten free – learn to make mozzarella cheese and yogurt at home. They taste better and are healthier for you because they don’t contain the unnecessary additives of commercial products. Discuss how to make multiple types of cheese as well as Greek yogurt. Your kitchen already has most of the equipment needed to create these delicious products. You will make mozzarella in class and get a detailed demonstration of yogurt making. Handout includes recipes for several different types of cheeses, recipes that utilize cheese and/or yogurt, and resource information for supplies. Bring two 1-cup containers with secure lids to take home mozzarella cheese and yogurt starter. $8 supply fee is payable to instructor at class. Instructor: Carol Schaub #W521 Thurs., Mar. 16 Wayzata Central Middle School

1 sessions - $39 6:30 - 8:15 pm Rm. A306

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Travel

Canadian Rockies VIA Rail - 8 days - July 26, 2017 New England Rails & Trails - 8 days - October 6, 2017 FREE Travel Show #W533-1 Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017 #W533-2 Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017 #W533-3 Tues., Feb. 28, 2017

1 - 2 pm 6 - 7 pm 6 - 7 pm

Ridgedale YMCA Wayzata Central Middle School Rm. A413 Orono Intermediate School Media Center

Join us for a FREE informational presentation about the unique travel opportunities sponsored by Orono Community Education and managed and guided by Premier World Travel. You’ll receive all the inside information about the different trips, the destinations and other travel details. Please register to reserve your spot. All are welcome! Attending does not commit you to a trip.

Sedona Holiday - 5 days - November 29, 2017 Panama Canal Cruise - 15 days - February 2, 2018

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Adult Basic Education GED Preparation & Basic Skills Class

English as a Second Language (ESL)

s are FREE Child C Need to improve your English? English classes are free for U.S. residents and citizens, immigrants, refugees or work-visa holders. FREE Classe

Multi-Level English Class

Prepare for your GED in a student-centered, individualized class to meet your learning needs. Classes are open to students 17 years of age or older and not enrolled in high school. *Classes meet at the Plymouth location Services include: • Individualized instruction • Online preparation options • Help obtaining necessary age waiver if under 19 years of age Call 763-745-6034 for more information

GED Test Measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you. • Offered in both English and Spanish • 4 parts: Science, Social Studies, Reasoning/Language Arts, Math • A score of 145 points or more on each subject needed to pass • FREE promo code from ABE/GED class (while promo lasts)

Volunteer to Tutor Adults

Instruction includes: improving daily life skills, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, technology, computer and typing skills and citizenship study.

Become an English or Academic volunteer tutor! Give a few hours a week and help adult learners learn English, basic reading, writing or math skills. Training is required!

Classes ongoing - join at any time! Tuesday & Thursday 6 - 8:30 pm Orono Discovery Center Room 102 5050 Independence Street, Maple Plain

Step One: Attend Tutor Orientation Wednesday, January 18, 6 - 8 pm at Buffalo location OR Wednesday, January 18, 6 - 8 pm at Plymouth location

Call 763-479-1168 or 952-353-4723 for more information or stop in at the Discovery Center any night during class. ESL classes will also be held on Sunday evenings about twice a month at St. George’s Catholic Church 133 N. Brown Road, Long Lake Call 763-479-1168 or 952-353-4723 for more info. Daytime classes are available at our Plymouth location. Please call 763-745-6034 for more information.

Step Two: English Language & Literacy Training Saturday, January 21, 9 am - 4 pm at Buffalo location Step Three: Final Training Session Monday, January 23, 6 - 9 pm at Buffalo location Training locations: 301 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo 1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth For more information about tutoring or to register for training call: Terrisa Fisher (763) 682-8688 for Buffalo area Cheryl Lubinski (763) 745-6034 for Plymouth area

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Adult Volunteer Opportunities Orono SPARKS Support elementary or middle school age children in the new Orono homework help program (SPARKS), which started in October. There are two sites – one at Maple Plain Community Church on Mondays and Wednesdays and another at Calvin Church in Long Lake on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteer one or more days per week between the hours of 3 - 5 pm. A licensed teacher and outreach worker are on site to support the volunteers and children. Every child hopes for someone to be there just for them. We are seeking more volunteers to reach a one-to-one ratio. Please consider being that special someone in a child’s life! For more information contact: Melanie DeLuca at mdeluca@orono.k12.mn.us or 952-449-8351

Orono STRIVE The Orono STRIVE program, offered in partnership with the Orono Rotary Club, matches adult mentors from the community with Orono High School students. Mentors focus on providing encouragement, resources and support to help students discover their own strengths and take charge of their education, career and personal goals. Become a mentor today and build healthy, lasting and influential relationships in your own community! The STRIVE mentor application is available on the Orono Rotary and Orono Community Education websites. For more information contact: Katie Zaccaro at 952-449-8338 x6350

Great Expectations Orono Schools has joined with Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners and the Wayzata School District to promote a new community-wide initiative to support kids and work to close the achievement gap. Great Expectations will strengthen and expand in-school and out-of-school educational opportunities that set all of our kids on the path to success from cradle to career. This is a data-driven, evidence-based, achievement-focused initiative designed to ensure all kids have the opportunity to start strong, achieve critical learning benchmarks, graduate from high school, have access to post-secondary education and training and are ready to pursue a future of their choice. Our community has the ability to support each and every child, all along the way, from cradle to career – please join us and make a difference! Planning Groups: Seeking community members to research, plan and champion the best way to help our kids along the pathway to success. Volunteers choose which age group interests them, work with others to create or improve activities and review the progress. Contact Matt Miller at mmiller@iocp.org or call 763-489-7717.

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Aquatics ORONO POOL Orono Education Link 705 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356 952-449-8350 The Orono Community Education Aquatics program serves youth, adults and seniors.

Pool Schedule

Open Swim

Pool Rental

Pick up a monthly pool calendar from the literature rack outside the Community Education Office or look online.

Open to adults, children over 50 inches of height, and children under 50 inches of height accompanied by an adult in the water. Two lanes designated for lap swimmers only. Punch cards not available for open swim.

A fun idea for birthday parties, scout meetings, athletic team functions or other special events!

www.orono.k12.mn.us Click Community Education, then click Aquatics The pool schedule is subject to change. Closed when High School home swim meets are scheduled. See monthly calendar for details.

Saturdays, January 28 - March 18 April 22 - May 20 1 - 3 pm $3 per swimmer $10 per family (immediate family only)

Aquatic Fitness Programs January 2 - May 31

No Programs Jan. 16 - 23, Mar. 27 - 31, May 29 Fitness Cards

Valid for one year for activities listed to the right! Purchase at the pool. Jan. - Apr. Unlimited 20 punches 10 punches 5 punches Per Visit

ADULTS $150 $85 $45 $25 $6

AGE 60+ $130 $65 $35 $20 $5

$55 per hour for groups of 25 or less $80 per hour for groups of 25 or more The pool rental rate includes a lifeguard. Plan early, rentals must be booked two weeks in advance. 952-449-8338 x8131

AQUA EXERCISE #W1102 Monday - Friday 6:45 - 7:45 am Low to medium impact exercises, performed in shallow water. Workouts include cardiovascular and muscle toning exercises that are easy on your joints, but still work your heart and major muscle groups. No swimming skills necessary to join. LAP SWIM #W1103 Monday - Friday 6 - 7:45 am Open to adults and students over 15 years of age. MASTERS SWIM #W1104 Mon., Wed., & Fri. 5 - 6:30 am Participants must register with US Masters Swim. Swim workout available upon request.

For more information about the Orono Pool, such as: pool rules, pool rental, aquatic fitness and more go to www.orono.k12.mn.us, Click Community Education, then Click Aquatics 952-449-8350 | www.oronocommunityed.com

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Aquatics Swimming Lesson Details Our swimming lessons are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors and follow the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum, which sets high standards for both students and instructors. • Use the descriptions below to help you select the appropriate level for your swimmer. Then use the schedule on page 21 to find a time that works for you. If you are uncertain of what level to place your child in, please call 952-449-8338 x8131. • To see full descriptions and exit skills for each swim level, go to www.orono.k12.mn.us and click Community Education. • Lessons fill quickly! Please sign your child up for a class even if it is full. You will be put on a waitlist. If other classes are cancelled, we will make every effort to make an additional class to fit waitlisted swimmers into the program.

Swimming Lesson Descriptions Parent/Child Class 6 months - 3 years Enjoy swimming with your child while building swimming readiness by emphasizing fun and safety in the water. Parent/adult must accompany child in the water. Children not potty trained should wear swim diapers or plastic diaper covers. Preschool Level 1 Ages 3 - 5 This level is for the swimmer with little to no water and swimming experience, does not like going under water, or for the fearful or scared preschool-aged swimmer. Preschool Level 2 Ages 3 - 5 For the swimmer who is comfortable in the water. This level will work toward greater independence floating and swimming in the water.

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Preschool Level 3 Ages 3 - 5 For the swimmer who is floating, swimming and submerging independently. This level works on coordinating strokes on front and back swimming and practicing water skills independently. Level 1: Introduction of Water Skills Ages 5+ New swimmers Sign up for Level 1 if: • Tentative in and around water • Does not like to submerge head • Not yet floating independently Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills Ages 5+ Sign up for Level 2 if: • Comfortable in the water • Submerges head • Floats independently Level 3: Stroke Development Ages 5+ Sign up for Level 3 if: • Comfortable in deep water • Swims at least 5 yards on front with a coordinated stroke independently • Swims at least 5 yards on back with a coordinated stroke independently

Level 4: Stroke Improvement Ages 5+ Sign up for Level 4 if: • Comfortable in deep water • Swims at least 15 yards coordinated: front crawl, back crawl and knows dolphin kick and breaststroke kick. Level 5: Stroke Refinement Ages 5+ Sign up for Level 5 if: • Comfortable in deep water • Swims at least 25 yards of the following strokes: front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke. • Swims 15 yards coordinated of the following strokes: breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. Level 6: Swimming & Skill Proficiency Ages 5+ Sign up for Level 6 if: • Comfortable in deep water, swims at least 25 yards of the following strokes: front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly.


Swimming Lesson Schedule 8 lessons - $58

SESSION 1

Saturdays, January 28 - March 18

9:15 - 9:50 am

#W1110 Parent & Child

#W1111 Preschool Level 2

#W1112 Level 5/6

9:55 - 10:30 am

#W1113 Preschool Level 1

#W1114 Preschool Level 3

#W1115 Level 4

10:35 - 11:10 am

#W1116 Preschool Level 2

#W1117 Level 1

#W1118 Level 3

11:15 - 11:50 am

#W1119 Preschool Level 1

#W1120 Aqua Teen*

#W1121 Level 2

11:55 am - 12:30 pm

#W1122 Level 2

#W1123 Level 3

*Aqua Teen

For children ages 9-15 who don’t feel comfortable in the water and are looking to improve their swimming skills. Class will focus on getting teens ready to join Level 4 by practicing floating, front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and more. Forgot what level to sign up for? We keep track of your child’s swimming progress. Call 952-449-8338 x8131

Private or Semi-Private Lessons

Taking private lessons is a great way for your child to receive one-on-one help. They may need help on a difficult skill or passing a challenging level. Pre-requisite: Must be at least 4 years old. Semi-private lessons can be done with friends or family, max of 2 (students must be of similar swimming ability). $25/half hour for Private Lessons $20/half hour for Semi-Private Lessons

Adaptive Private Lessons

One-on-one instruction designed for participants with mild special needs. Thirty minute lessons are individualized based on student needs. Lessons give students the opportunity to learn and improve swimming skills and maintain physical fitness. Whatever the age or swimming level of the student, we can help them succeed in the water. $25/half hour for Adaptive Private Lessons

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Creative Arts Aquatics Water Safety Aide (WSA)

Are you interested in swimming? Looking for a summer job? Do you like working with children? If yes, take this class to become a Water Safety Aide. This class will teach you to work with instructors to help deliver Red Cross lessons, which are an industry standard at many facilities. Bring your swimsuit and towel. Class Requirement: 8 volunteer hours at the Orono Pool between January 28 - March 18 during swim lesson times. (This class does not guarantee employment at the Orono Pool - it will teach you the skills needed to obtain employment.) Instructor: Kristal Scott Age 13 - Adult #W1127 Sat., Jan. 14 Orono Education Link

1 session - $30 9 am - 12 pm Pool

METRO MARLINS SWIM TEAM Open to ages 7 - 18 Coaches: Pete Buecher & Assistant Coaches

The Metro Marlins Swim Team is a member team of USA Swimming. The program includes conditioning, stroke technique and swim meets against other Minnesota swim teams. Anyone interested in competitive swimming is invited to try out. Our team is divided into two levels: Red and Blue. All levels are encouraged to join USA Swimming and compete at meets. All swimmers will be evaluated for placement during the first two weeks of swim practice.

SCHEDULE: April 3 - mid-July

Practice schedules may be adjusted due to team enrollment numbers.

Red Team: Swimmers with little or no competitive swim team

experience, can swim 25 yards freestyle using rhythmic side breathing and 25 yards of single-arm backstroke AND passed Level 4 of the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program.

#W1100 Monday & Wednesday Tuesday & Thursday Friday

$415 or 4 payments of $103.75 5:30 - 6:30 pm 6 - 7 pm 4 - 5 pm

Spring Season Only (April 3 - June 9) $260 Summer Season Only (June 12 - mid-July) $156

Blue Team: Swimmers with previous competitive experience and know three or more strokes and turns. MUST join USA swimming and compete in at least one swim meet during the season.

#W1101 Monday & Wednesday Tuesday & Thursday Friday

$620 or 4 payments of $155 5:30 - 7 pm 6 - 7:30 pm 4 - 5:30 pm

Spring Season Only (April 3 - June 9) $390 Summer Season Only (June 12 - mid-July) $234

A Seasonal USA Swimming fee of $38 is not included in the registration fee and is required for those swimming in meets who did not pay in Fall of 2016. The fee is payable to Orono Community Education.

SWIM TEAM FALL KICK-OFF MEETING Tuesday, March 21 6 pm Intermediate School Cafeteria

Swimmers and parents should be in attendance. You will receive hand-outs, practice schedules and order team suits.

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Blended Learning Lifeguard Class

This course focuses on the job of a lifeguard in a swimming pool environment. Emphasis will be on victim recognition, surveillance and equipment based rescues. The class includes First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Students will be required to pass both written and skills tests to obtain certification. Please bring pencil, paper, a swimsuit and towel. Pre-requisites: Students must be 15 years of age on or before the last day of class; be able to swim 500 yards continuously; be able to swim 20 yards, submerge 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10 lb. diving brick, and swim 20 yards back using legs only. Attendance is mandatory. Material fees are payable at time of registration: Book $35, Pocket Mask $12. Instructor: Lavinia Pottios

Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Deadline to register: May 11 Age 15 - Adult #W1125 Thurs. & Fri., May 18 & 19 Sat., May 20 Sun., May 21 Orono Education Link

4 sessions - $200 5 - 9 pm 9 am - 5 pm 1 - 5 pm Rm. 102L & Pool

Lifeguarding Review Course

Red Cross Waterfront or Basic Lifeguarding. All students should be prepared to demonstrate lifeguarding skills and take a written exam. Includes CPR for lifeguarding. Instructor: Lavinia Pottios Age 16 - Adult #W1126 Fri., May 5 Sat., May 6 Orono Education Link

2 sessions - $135 5 - 9 pm 9 am - 5 pm Pool

This course trains instructor candidates to teach all levels of the American Red Cross water safety courses. Instructor candidates must be able to demonstrate six strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and butterfly) and also be able to float and tread water for one minute at Learn-to-Swim Level 4 ability. Training is scheduled to include prerequisite Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) course. Instructor: Lavinia Pottios Deadline to register: December 30 Age 16 - Adult #W1124-1 6 sessions - $175 Fri., Jan. 6 & 13 5 - 9 pm Sat., Jan. 7 & 14 9 am - 3 pm Sun., Jan. 8 & 15 1 - 4 pm Orono Education Link Pool Deadline to register: April 14 Age 16 - Adult #W1124-2 Fri., Apr. 21 & 28 Sat., Apr. 22 & 29 Sun., Apr. 23 & 30 Orono Education Link

The Pool is Hiring!

6 sessions - $175 5 - 9 pm 9 am - 3 pm 1 - 4 pm Pool

Swim.

The pool is hiring lifeguards, swimming instructors and aides. Contact Kristal at kscott@orono.k12.mn.us for more information.

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Middle & High School Driver’s Education

This class fulfills the 30 hours of classroom driver’s training required by the State of Minnesota. After completing this class, students must sign up with a commercial driving school and receive a blue card, which they will need before taking their permit test. After passing the permit test, they must take 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction at a cost of approximately $320. For more information on Driver’s Education and Westonka Driving School, see their website at www.westonkadrivingschool.com Instructor: Rob Illies Ages 14 - 18 #W740 10 sessions - $105 Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 14 - Mar. 21 6:30 - 9:30 pm No class Feb. 21 Orono High School Rm. 109

ACT College Examination Preparatory Course

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to take the ACT. Instruction for all areas tested will be provided with focal points including: diagnostic testing, vocabulary development, mathematics, science, reading comprehension, concentration improvement, and time management. Students will receive two workbooks to assist their studies. Students may repeat the course as often as they desire for NO ADDITIONAL COST. For more information, call Advantage Education Programs at 612-222-5108. Instructor: Advantage Education Grades 10 - 12 #W775-1 Thurs., Feb. 2, 9 & 23 Tues., Feb. 14 No class Feb. 16 Orono High School Grades 10 - 12 #W775-2 Thurs., May 4 - 25 Orono High School

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4 sessions - $140 5:45 - 8:45 pm Rm. 107 4 sessions - $140 5:45 - 8:45 pm Rm. 107

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Youth in Government: Model United Nations This program creates a working replica of the United Nations, conducted almost entirely by students. While focusing on roleplaying an “adopted” country, students exercise the arts of compromise and diplomacy, focus on international issues, and gain skills in research, public speaking, and thinking globally.

Conference Dates: March 30 - April 1, 2017 Interested? Contact Katie Zaccaro, Orono’s Delegation Director, at kzaccaro@orono.k12.mn.us

SOARS® Study Skills

The SOARS® program provides the study and life skills to improve reading comprehension, learning strategies, written expression, critical thinking, time management, organization, attention to detail, and independence to help students meet the increasing demands in a rapidly changing workplace in our information and technology age. This program is also for parents: you will learn how to make homework time shorter, more successful, and less frustrating for your students. Additionally, you will learn how to solve homework battles and improve communication with your student. Even your student’s teachers will benefit. By becoming an independent learner, the student’s dependence on his or her teacher is lessened, allowing teachers to make a more significant difference in your student’s life and help him or her meet individual objects faster. Students will then meet one-on-one with their Achieve Academics mentor after the program ends. The goal of Achieve Academics is to see this program through and make sure that the students are utilizing the program as they progress through the school year. Instructor: Achieve Academics Grades 6 - 7 #W103 Mon., Jan. 30 - Apr. 17 No class Feb. 20 & Mar. 27 Orono Middle School

10 sessions - $165 2:45 - 4:15 pm Media Center

Join the MS Thespians for the 4th Annual Variety Show: Ode to the Greats The Middle School Thespians are looking for acts for their annual variety show this Spring! Singing, dancing, instrumentals, or even a yo-yo demonstration let your imagination guide you! Auditions: Thursday, May 17 from 3 - 5 pm For additional information email: oronovarietyshow@gmail.com


Youth Enrichment Middle School Ski/Snowboard Trips

Have a blast skiing or boarding with your friends this winter! Each trip will feature a different destination - Wild Mountain, Hyland Hills, Afton Alps, and Trollhaugen. Bring your own gear or rent skis or a board (fees vary at each site). Helmets are STRONGLY recommended and can be rented for $2 - $8 on-site (Hyland Hills requires a waiver to be signed previous to attending trip). Beginner lessons are available for $10 in cash on site at Hyland, free at the other locations. Students should pack a dinner or bring money to buy food at the ski lodge. All participants must pre-register and agree to the code of conduct listed online. Bus leaves from Orono Middle School at 3 pm and returns by or before 11 pm. Equipment may be dropped off by parents by 2:50 pm or brought to school in the morning in labeled ski bags (no loose equipment), which will be stored until departure time. The bus will have an equipment trailer. Parents are welcome to come along to help supervise for a reduced fee which covers your lift ticket and bus. Parents who are chaperoning may also bring a younger sibling along for same youth fee which includes lift ticket, bus and chaperone. Hyland Hills Grades 6 - 8 #W750 Fri., Jan. 20

1 session - $48 3 - 10 pm

Wild Mountain Grades 6 - 8 #W751 Fri., Feb. 10

1 session - $45 3 - 11 pm

Afton Alps Grades 6 - 8 #W752 Fri., Feb. 24 Trollhaugen Grades 6 - 8 #W753 Fri., Mar. 3

1 session - $50 3 - 11 pm

1 session - $45 3 - 11 pm

Skateboard Camp

3rd Lair Skateboard camps are designed for all ages and abilities. We teach the basics of skateboarding as well as help more advanced individuals take their skating to the next level. Our professional instructors share their love of the sport in a fun and supportive environment designed to foster confidence and build skills. We provide any equipment and pads you may need, free of charge. Our camps provide small group instruction based on skill level so everyone feels comfortable, supported and challenged. www.3rdlair.com. *Receive a discounted price for registering for the full week of classes, March 27 - 31. Select discounted fee when registering. Be sure to register for each day you plan to attend. Instructor: 3rd Lair SkatePark Ages 6 - 18 1 session - $50 or *$36 9 am - 12 pm 3rd Lair Skatepark 850 Florida Ave. S., Golden Valley #W338-1 #W338-2 #W338-3* #W338-4* #W338-5* #W338-6* #W338-7*

Mon., Jan. 16 Mon., Feb. 20 Mon., Mar. 27 Tues., Mar. 28 Wed., Mar. 29 Thurs., Mar. 30 Fri., Mar. 31

Olympic Fencing

Fencing is a vigorous sport that requires and develops stamina, quick reactions, speed, accuracy of movement and excellent coordination. It utilizes natural body movements to create simple and effective self-protection techniques with the sword. Attacking, defense, timing and intense tactics are all integrated into this beginning class. Whether you are fencing for a good workout or gaining points for the Olympics, fencing is fun for the whole family. We provide everything needed to fence (mask, jacket, glove and weapon). Come dressed comfortably (for freedom of movement) including long sweat pants and running shoes. Instructor: Minnesota Swordplay Ages 8 - Adult #W316 Tues., Feb. 7 - Mar. 21 No class Feb. 21 Orono Middle School

6 sessions - $90 6 - 7 pm Cafeteria

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Middle & High School Orono 4 on 4 Volleyball League Grades 4 - 8

Mondays, April 24 - May 22

This is a “non-coached” league. Teams play at least one match each night and an end of league tournament. High School players will referee. Teams can have more than 4 players, but only 4 can play at a time.

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LOCATION: Orono Intermediate School AND Orono Middle School COST: $65/player (Includes a T-shirt) SCHEDULE: Emailed week of April 17th REGISTRATION: Deadline April 7th • If you have multiple grade level players on your team, you must register for the grade of your oldest player. • Players MUST indicate team name at time of registration. #W6004 4th grade #W6005 5th grade

#W6006 6th grade #W6007 7th grade

Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30 - 4:30 pm

*Does not meet on non-school days Students in grades 6 - 12 whose developmental disabilities may prevent them from participating in mainstream activities are welcome to join in this program celebrating a unified experience where every individual can have fun!

#W6008 8th grade

questions? Contact Katie Zaccaro at kzaccaro@orono.k12.mn.us

This league is sponsored by Orono Community Education and is also a fundraiser for Orono Volleyball. Questions: Call 952-449-8350

Ride the Edge! Experience the ultimate in skiing, snowboarding and racing instruction from beginners to experts! At seven different metro ski and snowboard areas, our top quality adult staff will teach you to improve your skiing or boarding on groomed runs and terrain parks. You provide your own food and gear (season long rentals are available), we provide the rest! Grades K - 12 8 am - 5:30 pm (approx.) 11 Lessons - Saturdays (December - February) OR 8 Lessons - Sundays (January - February) Bus pickup at: Marina Center: 4677 Shoreline Drive Spring Park, MN 55384 Lake Community Bank: 1964 W. Wayzata Blvd. Long Lake, MN 55356 Lunds: 1151 E. Wayzata Blvd Wayzata, MN 55391 Weekly Trip Fees: You will be contacted prior to the trip each week for your reservation. Using our flexible pay-as-you-go trip fee structure, you pay a weekly trip fee of about $65 to cover round trip bus transportation and lift ticket. If you can’t attend that week, you don’t owe anything!

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SKI & SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTION Classic Grades 5 - 12 Sat. $319/Sun. $219 Explore cool trails and terrain parks as you improve skills at your own pace. You’ll also have plenty of time to free ski or ride, too! Team Blizzard Grades 5 - 12 Ski freestyle & racing or snowboard freestyle team instruction.

To register: www.blizzardmn.com or 763-559-3343 When registering, mention code OCE16


Youth Enrichment

Middle School Sports & High School Club Sports

Registration Information A current sports physical is REQUIRED BEFORE you can register for Middle School Sports or High School Club Sports! Minnesota State High School League Sports Qualifying Physical Exam - The Sports Physical must be completed on the State High School League Form. Physicals are valid for 3 years from exam date. - Although the sports listed here are not governed by the Minnesota State High School League, Orono Community Education follows the same high standards and, therefore, requires all athletes complete the Minnesota State High School League form. - Our registration system will not allow you to complete your registration if your child’s physical is not on file in our office, or if a current physical expires before the end of the season you are registering for. Download a Sports Qualifying Physical Exam form at: orono.k12.mn.us > Community Education > Youth Sports & Recreation > Middle School Sports Complete Sports Qualifying Physical Exam forms should be turned in to the Community Education Office: In Person at the Orono Community Education Office in the Education Link (Door E24) By Mail to Orono Community Education, 705 Old Crystal Bay Road N., Long Lake, MN 55356 Fax to 952-449-8359 Scan and Email to Kim at kking@orono.k12.mn.us

HOW TO REGISTER: If you have received instructions from the school district on registering for activities via ParentVUE, please follow those. If you have not received instructions about ParentVUE, follow the steps below. 1. Go to https://orono.feepay.com. 2. Select “Log in” from the menu in the upper right corner. 3. Enter your username and password. If you can’t remember you password, please do not create a new account, but rather select “Forgot Password” and go through the process of resetting your password with the email account you used previously with SchoolView. 4. The direct link for “Forgot Password” is https://accounts.feepay.switchboard.io/password/forgot. If you have questions or experience a problem with FeePayTM, email feepayhelp@orono.k12.mn.us.

Questions: Contact Kim at 952-449-8352 or kking@orono.k12.mn.us

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Middle & High School Spring Sports 2017 Schedules subject to change. Specific schedules for these sports are still being finalized. Complete schedules will be sent out by Community Education or the coaches in the week prior to the start date. Start dates listed are weather permitting! Orono Trap Team

Join this sport that is experiencing huge growth across the state of Minnesota. Participants will shoot two rounds of Trap each week. There will be an end of season picnic and fun shoot, and the state competition is in June. Due to the popularity of this program there are very few spots available. Expect registration to fill very quickly. Online registration will open February 1st at www.oronocommunityed.com and is limited to Orono School District residents and students open enrolled at Orono Schools.

#W8000 Co-Ed Track & Field

Grades 6 - 8 Required Equipment: Running shoes, water bottle, appropriate clothes for the weather each day. Start Date: April 4 (Meet in MS Gym A on first day) Practice Times: 3 - 4:30 pm Schedule: Mondays - Thursdays (some Fridays) April - mid May Fee: $225

#W8001 Boys Tennis Grades 6 - 8

Required Equipment: Tennis shoes, tennis racket, water bottle, appropriate clothes for weather each day. Start Date: April 10 Practice Times: 3 - 5 pm Schedule: Mondays - Thursdays, April - mid May Fee: $225

#W8002 Co-Ed Golf

Grades 7 - 8 Required Equipment: Golf clubs, water bottle, appropriate clothes and shoes for the weather each day. Start Date: April 10 Practice Times: 3 - 5 pm Schedule: Mondays - Thursdays, April - mid May Fee: $225

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Requirements: Gun Safety Certificate and completion of required forms. Additional forms will be sent to those who register. Grades 9 - 12 #W760 9 sessions - $250 Mondays, Apr. 3 - Jun. 5 5 - 7 pm No Trap Club May 25 Park Gun Club (west of Old Crystal Bay Rd. on Cty. Rd. 6)

Mountain Biking Team Grades 7 - 12 Boys & Girls No experience necessary...excitement required! Registration opens in March Season: First week of August through October Races: 4 weekend races Practices: 2/week

Questions? kking@orono.k12.mn.us www.minnesotamtb.org Check Out More at: https://vimeo.com/111103211


West Metro Dance • Dance instruction for age 3 through adult • Summer dance camps and workshops • Competition opportunities • Quality, caring instructors

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hip hop

West Metro Dance, an Orono Community Education program, is dedicated to providing a positive experience for dancers at all levels. We offer quality instruction in a comfortable environment, focusing on each child as an individual. Whether trying dance for the first time or taking your training to a serious level, our goal is to help every participant love the art of dance through a blend of proper technique and a fun atmosphere!

West Metro Dance Coordinator: Gretchen Novak

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Information & Registration: 952-449-8350 www.oronocommunityed.com

West Metro Dance Studio Orono Discovery Center 5050 Independence Street Maple Plain, MN 55359 763-479-1530 x204 gnovak@orono.k12.mn.us

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Join us for our Spring Recital! Saturday, May 6th Orono High School Auditorium Tickets will be available for purchase online approximately three weeks prior to the recital.

Registration for summer programs will be available in late March!

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Private Music Lessons

Private ½ hour lessons available for all ability levels. Registration guarantees the same lesson time for the FULL SCHOOL YEAR, and you will be billed in monthly installments. The annual spring recital is planned for May 18, 2017. A Discovery School of Music Private Music Lesson Handbook is available online. Private Music Lesson Request Since many students begin their music lessons in the fall, instructors may have minimal availability during mid-year for lessons. If you child is interested in starting lessons, please send a message to Katie at kzaccaro@orono.k12.mn.us with your request. The Discovery School of Music is committed to making high quality music instruction available in our local community.

Suzuki Violin

Suzuki violin lessons are age appropriate where learning to play is accomplished at the individual’s own pace and by ear. Note reading is delayed until it is age appropriate. The core of Suzuki training is the individual lesson with parent, child, and teacher paired with a weekly group lesson. Parents are required to attend all lessons. Beginning students must be between the ages of 4 and 8. New students should not rent or purchase instruments before the first lesson. All students will participate in recitals. Instructor: Cindy Uhlemann Ages 4 & Up #F901 $106 monthly for 9 months + $40 registration fee (Billed monthly, prorated based on start date.)

Private Lessons: Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 5 - May 25 No lessons: Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 27, 30, Apr. 13 Group Class: Thursdays, Jan. 5 - May 25 No classes Mar. 30, Apr. 13 Twinkle levels - End of Book 1

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Kindergarten - Adult $15/person annual registration fee $26/half hour lesson (Monthly payment option available.)

The number of lessons will vary each month depending on the day of the week you have lessons. Winter/Spring Semester: Jan. 4 - May 11 No Lessons (Winter/Spring semester): Jan. 16, Feb. 20 & Mar. 27 - 30 Make-Up Only Lesson Dates: May 15 & 16. Please see the handbook for more details. Room locations will be emailed to those registered.

Students taking programs after school at the Discovery Center can take a bus. Please obtain a bus pass from the school office.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Annual Spring Recital & Reception Thursday, May 18


Special Interest Day Camp at Skyrock

Tutoring services to help your student ACHIEVE! No testing or registration fee!

Kindergarten - 12th grade Tutoring is available for students in all academic areas.

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Steps to Scheduling a Tutor... #1 - Submit a request form to Orono Community Education. Forms can be found at www.orono.k12.mn.us > Community Education > Youth Academic > Achievement Academy Tutoring #2 - Allow two weeks for a tutor match #3 - A tutor will contact you to set up tutoring sessions #4 - You will need to guarantee payments with a credit card, or prepay for sessions.

Tutoring sessions are available 1 or 2 hours/week Tutoring will take place in scheduled locations on the Orono Schools Campus.

Fee: $39/hour Contact: Katie Zaccaro at kzaccaro@orono.k12.mn.us 952-449-8338 x6350

Spend your day off from school on the farm at Skyrock! Learn all about horses, how to groom and care for a horse, and common horse vocabulary! After we’ve met the horses, we’ll spend time with the chickens and collect the daily farm eggs. Then, we’ll take a guided nature hike of the entire farm. There will also be time to hang out in the club house, play games, make new friends and much more! Join us for a day of adventure on the farm! Bring a bag lunch, water and a nut-free snack. OUT! Instructor: Bill & Stacy Nunn SCHOOL’S Grades K - 5 #W320 Fri., Apr. 14 Skyrock Farm 2825 Willow Dr., Hamel

1 session - $78 9 am - 3 pm

Grandmasters of Chess

New and returning students invited. Join this “sport of the mind” and be part of our school’s chess club. The lessons progress from rudimentary concepts through higher-level theories. Our activity books are formatted to be accessible to beginners, yet challenge intermediate and advanced students to apply deeper understanding of chess concepts. Develop your mind and your chess mettle. Create a checkmate today! Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Grades K - 5 #W309-1 Fri., Jan. 20 - Mar. 24 No class Jan. 27 & Feb. 17 Orono Intermediate School Grades K - 5 #W309-2 Fri., Apr. 7 - June 2 No class Apr. 14 Orono Intermediate School

8 sessions - $121 3:50 - 4:50 pm Cafeteria 8 sessions - $121 3:50 - 4:50 pm Cafeteria

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Art NEW! Monet Masterpiece

This is your child’s chance to paint on a real canvas board, just like Monet! We’ll learn all about the impressionist painter Claude Monet as we create our own masterpiece. Please pack a nut free snack and beverage for your child. Instructor: Kidcreate Studio T! Ages 4 - 9 #W315 Mon., Jan. 16 Discovery Center

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NEW! Me and My Doll

Where would you like to take your American Girl® doll or another favorite doll? How about to the movies, the mall or maybe to the beach? We’re going to make all the accessories your doll needs to go on awesome adventures with you! We’ll make doll sized backpacks, purses, treats and more. Bring your doll to class so she can join in the fun. This program is not affiliated with, endorsed by or sponsored by, American Girl Brands, LLC. Instructor: Kidcreate Studio Grades K - 3 #W313 Wed., Feb. 1 - 22 Orono Intermediate School

4 sessions - $66 3:50 - 4:50 pm Rm. 123

NEW! Clay Treasure Creation Parent/Grandparent & Me

Have fun making memories together and using your hands to make little clay treasures. Come dressed for a mess and ready to have fun! An additional $12 supply fee is payable to instructor the night of class. Instructor: Diane Schwieters Ages 5 - 12 #W318 Sat., Jan. 21 Discovery Center

1 session - $35/pair $10/additional child 1:30 - 3 pm Rm. 201

AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES Every Elementary & Intermediate School student participating in an after school youth program must have a written note to his or her school teacher BEFORE the class begins. The following items must be included in your note: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Your child’s first and last name. Name of the class your child is registered for. Starting and ending dates of the class. Your signature. Students taking classes at the Discovery Center may take the bus. Be sure to include this information on the note so a bus pass can be obtained.

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NEW! Sparkly, Glittery Art

Do you love art? How about paint and glitter? In this wildly creative class, we’ll draw, paint and collage using glitter, sequins and gems to make our artwork sparkle. We’ll also make a beautiful and sparkling clay art piece. Bring a water bottle, lunch and a snack. Instructor: Abrakadoodle T! HOOL’S OU SC

Grades K - 4 #W317 Tues., Feb. 21 Orono Intermediate School

1 session - $89 9 am - 3 pm Rm. 123

Looking for fun activities for your kids when there is no school? We can help. Look for classes designated by the SCHOOL’S OUT! symbol throughout the brochure. SCHOOL’S OUT!


Youth Enrichment Glow-in-the-Dark Art

These projects will ROCK your world long after the lights go out at night. You guessed it, all the projects we create in this camp will glow-in-the-dark! How cool is that?! We will be working with a variety of different art supplies including clay, paint and other luminescent materials to create masterpieces you will be ready to show off in the dark! Instructor: Kidcreate Studio Grades K - 5 #W312 Thurs., Apr. 6 - 27 Orono Intermediate School

4 sessions - $66 3:50 - 4:50 pm Art Rm. 211

NEW! Paint on Canvas - Parent/Grandparent & Me

Have fun making memories with your little creative artist that will last forever! Diane will lead class as you and your little one paint on canvas together. Come dressed for a mess and ready to have fun! An additional $12 supply fee is payable to instructor the day of class. Instructor: Diane Schwieters

NEW! Papier Mâché Day

Ages 5 - 12 & Parent/Grandparent #W319-1 - Owl Painting Sat., Mar. 4 Discovery Center

1 session - $35/pair $10/additional child 1:30 – 3 pm Rm. 201

Ages 5 - 12 & Parent/Grandparent #W319-2 - Fish Painting Sat., Apr. 29 Discovery Center

1 session - $35/pair $10/additional child 1:30 – 3 pm Rm. 201

It’s messy, sloppy and oh so much fun! Come join us for a day full of papier mâché. The kids will create bugs, bowls, and monsters too. This class is going to be a messy good time, so please have your child dress accordingly. This is a gluten free art class. Please pack a nut free snack, lunch and beverage for your child. OUT! Instructor: Kidcreate Studio SCHOOL’S Grades K - 5 #W314 Fri., Apr. 14 Discovery Center

1 session - $77 10 am - 3 pm Rm. 201

My son loved the class! The teacher was great, very friendly. We look forward to another similar class soon. Thank you! - Parent of Kidcreate Participant 952-449-8350 | www.oronocommunityed.com

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Science & Technology LEGO® WeDo Robotics - Winter

Build a motorized LEGO® walking giant, ferocious lion, terrible pterodactyl and much more. Eight to ten different projects will be built, programmed and tested throughout the session. Energize your ingenuity this winter! See www.youthenrichmentleague.com for more details. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League

NEW! Pokémon Movie Making

Work on a stop motion animated pokémon movie. Pick your favorite characters to star in your own minimovie - the possibilities are endless! Actions figures, props and backdrops will be available for filming in class. Handle all of the technical details including using a digital movie camera, filming scenes, stop-motion animation, digital editing and adding finishing special effects and transitions. Student groups’ final projects will be emailed to parents, or students can bring a USB jump drive. Instructor: Computer Explorers SCHOOL’S

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Grades 1 - 3 #W311 1 session - $43 Fri., Jan. 27 9 am - 12 pm Orono Intermediate School Rm. 123

NEW! The Mechanics of Gizmos & Gadgets

How did toys work before batteries? They relied on physics! Put science to work as you explore the hows and whys of motion, gravity, energy and more. Discover the action packed world of physics by building, experimenting and questioning science contraptions and toys that really work. Instructor: Science Explorers Grades K - 5 #W321 Tues., Jan. 31 - Mar. 7 No class Feb. 21 Orono Education Link

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Grades 1 - 5 #W361 6 sessions - $90 Thurs., Jan. 26 - Mar. 2 3:50 - 4:50 pm Orono Intermediate School Media Center

LEGO® WeDo Robotics - Spring

Get ready for Spring soccer by building your own robotic soccer goalie and cheering fans! Other projects include motorized airplanes, boats and more. Eight to ten different projects will be built, programmed and tested throughout the session. Ignite your inner innovator this spring! See www.youthenrichmentleague.com for more details. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Grades 1 - 5 #W362 6 sessions - $90 Thurs., Apr. 6 - May 11 3:50 - 4:50 pm Orono Intermediate School Media Center

NEW! Robotic Builders: Battlebots

Let the battles begin! Designed by the experts at MIT, LEGO® WeDo Robotics’ unique system teaches students about simple machines, engineering, programming and so much more. In this class, students will construct a catapult, ninja star, tank, battle axe, crossbow, battering ram, and fighter plane and more! Please bring a nut-free snack and beverage. Instructor: Computer Explorers SCHOOL’S

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Grades 1 - 5 #W310 1 session - $43 Fri., Feb. 17 9 am - 12 pm Orono Intermediate School Media Center

NEW! Emergency Room 101

In the Emergency Room, you will become a student doctor as you learn about the human body and basic first aid through hands on activities. You will explore the respiratory, circulatory and skeletal systems, plus learn the importance of mucus and other gross stuff that your body produces to keep you healthy. You will participate in mock emergency situations, create a basic first aid kit and more when you join us in the emergency room. Instructor: Science Explorers Grades K - 5 #W322 5 sessions - $78 Tues., Apr. 11 - May 9 3:45 - 4:45 pm Orono Intermediate School Rm. 123


Sports & Fitness Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is an excellent way to stay in shape and learn self defense. Some other benefits are coordination, fitness and discipline. There is a $25 fee for students wanting uniforms. Please send a separate check with your child payable to Tom Malone on the first day of class. This class is taught by Master Malone, a Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee and AAU Champion. Instructor: Tom Malone Grades K - 5 #W370-1 Mon., Jan. 23 - Mar. 13 No class Feb. 20 Schumann Elementary Grades K - 5 #W370-2 Mon., Apr. 10 - May 22 Schumann Elementary

7 sessions - $91 3:50 - 4:45 pm

Floor Hockey

Get your pulse pounding with our fast-paced floor hockey class. Develop your basic stick handling, shooting and teamwork skills. Safety and sportsmanship are emphasized each week! Floor hockey sticks and an indoor puck will be used. For boys and girls alike! Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Grades K - 2 #W360 Wed., Jan. 25 - Mar. 8 No class Feb. 15 Schumann Elementary

6 sessions - $81 3:50 - 4:50 pm Gym

Cafeteria 7 sessions - $91 3:50 - 4:45 pm Cafeteria

Flag Football

Down, set, hike! Come join Skyhawks coaches for this interactive, skill building and, most importantly, FUN class. For half of the class we will focus on skill building drills and skill games and the other part of class we will put these skills into scrimmage related games. We will focus on passing, catching and ball handling while also learning offensive and defensive strategies. Limited spots available, so register today! Instructor: Skyhawks Grades 2 - 3 #W375 Wed., Apr. 5 - May 3 Orono Intermediate School

5 sessions - $79 3:50 - 5 pm Field 10

Game Camp: Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee & Kickball

Ultimate frisbee, kickball, and capture the flag! You know these games from playgrounds, backyards, and family get-togethers. Take all of the traditional aspects of these games and put a Skyhawks spin on it. Learn strategy in addition to rules of the game while incorporating sportsmanship and teamwork into this action packed class. Bring your friends or come and make new ones in this unique and fast paced program. Instructor: Skyhawks Grades 3 - 5 #W376 Tues., Apr. 4 - May 2 Orono Intermediate School

5 sessions - $79 3:50 - 5 pm Field 10

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Sports & Fitness Olympic Fencing

Fencing is a vigorous sport that requires and develops stamina, quick reactions, speed, accuracy of movement and excellent coordination. It utilizes natural body movements to create simple and effective self-protection techniques with the sword. Attacking, defense, timing and intense tactics are all integrated into this beginning class. Whether you are fencing for a good workout or gaining points for the Olympics, fencing is fun for the whole family. We provide everything needed to fence (mask, jacket, glove and weapon). Come dressed comfortably (for freedom of movement) including long sweat pants and running shoes. Instructor: Minnesota Swordplay Ages 8 - Adult #W316 Tues., Feb. 7 - Mar. 21 No class Feb. 21 Orono Middle School

6 sessions - $90 6 - 7 pm Cafeteria

Junior Soccer

Get outside and get kickin’! We teach the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, receiving and scoring. Emphasis is on teamwork, fundamentals, safety and fast-paced action. Get your pulse pounding today! For information, please visit our website, www.youthenrichmentleague.com. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Grades K - 4 #W363 Mon., Apr. 24 - May 22 Orono Intermediate School

5 sessions - $68 3:50 - 4:50 pm Field 11

Volleyball Skills

Get an early start in this popular sport! Learn the skills to pass, set and serve. Skill development will be emphasized. Learn how to incorporate skills into fun games. Equipment and instruction will be age appropriate. Attire: tennis shoes, t-shirt and shorts suggested. Knee pads recommended, but optional. Instructor: Orono Volleyball Players & Staff Grades K - 2 #W401 Tues., Apr. 4 - May 9 Orono Intermediate School

6 sessions - $69 4 - 5 pm South Gym

Grades 3 - 5 #W402 Thurs., Apr. 6 - May 11 Orono Intermediate School

6 sessions - $69 4 - 5 pm South Gym

Rock Climbing Camp

Learn proper climbing techniques in a controlled and fun atmosphere. No experience necessary. In addition to our focus on fun, all of our camps promote awareness and understanding of climbing safety. Activities include cooperative games, top rope climbing and climbing activities. Our instructors bring years of knowledge to the table in both the art of climbing movement and the technical know-how of rope and anchor systems. Above all, our instructors’ goal is to provide a fun, educational and memorable experience for each camper and help them to achieve personal goals in a supportive and controlled environment. You may register for multiple days. Instructor: Vertical Endeavors Ages 6 - 12 1 session - $45 9 am - 1 pm Vertical Endeavors, Minneapolis #W350-1 #W350-2 #W350-3 #W350-4

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Youth Enrichment Skateboard Camp

3rd Lair Skateboard camps are designed for all ages and abilities. We teach the basics of skateboarding as well as help more advanced individuals take their skating to the next level. Our professional instructors share their love of the sport in a fun and supportive environment designed to foster confidence and build skills. We provide any equipment and pads you may need, free of charge. Our camps provide small group instruction based on skill level so everyone feels comfortable, supported and challenged. www.3rdlair.com *Receive a discounted price for registering for the full week of classes, March 27 - 31. Select discounted fee when registering. Be sure to register for each day you plan to attend. Instructor: 3rd Lair SkatePark Ages 6 - 18 OUT! SCHOOL’S 1 session- $50 9 am - 12 pm 3rd Lair Skatepark 850 Florida Ave. S., Golden Valley #W338-1 #W338-2 #W338-3* #W338-4* #W338-5* #W338-6* #W338-7*

Mon., Jan. 16 Mon., Feb. 20 Mon., Mar. 27 Tues., Mar., 28 Wed., Mar. 29 Thurs., Mar. 30 Fri., Mar. 31

Orono 4 on 4 Volleyball League Grades 4 - 8

Mondays, April 24 - May 22

A fun, competitive learning environment for all players. This is a “non-coached” league. Teams play at least one match each night and an end of league tournament. High School volleyball players will referee. Teams can have more than 4 players, but only 4 players can be on the court at one time.

LOCATION: Orono Intermediate School AND Orono Middle School COST: $65/player (Includes a T-shirt) SCHEDULE: Emailed week of April 17th REGISTRATION: Deadline April 7th • If you have multiple grade level players on your team, you must register for the grade of your oldest player. • Players MUST indicate team name at time of registration. #W6004 4th grade #W6005 5th grade #W6006 6th grade

#W6007 7th grade #W6008 8th grade

This league is sponsored by Orono Community Education and is also a fundraiser for Orono Volleyball.

Questions: Call 952-449-8350

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Sports & Fitness Have You Heard? Girls on the Run will be back this spring! In partnership with Orono Community Education, Girls on the Run is an after-school program that uses the power of running to prepare 3rd - 5th grade girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Over the course of the 10-week, 20-lesson season, girls learn life-changing lessons about teamwork, decision-making, self-respect and more, all while preparing to run a 5K. Open to all 3rd - 5th grade girls; no previous running experience required, and financial aid is available. Our Spring 2017 season will culminate with the Girls on the Run Twin Cities 5K on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Join us!

Season Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:45 - 5:15 pm, March 20 - June 5 Girls on the Run 5K: June 3 Online registration: Opens February 1st at www.gotrtwincities.org

ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONS

Visit www.gotrtwincities.org for more information.

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COORDINATED BY ORONO COMMUNITY EDUCATION

952-449-8350 www.oronocommunityed.com Community Education offers additional sports opportunities not listed below. See www.orono.k12.mn.us > Community Education > Youth Sports for details. METRO MARLINS SWIM TEAM Ages: 6 - 18 Season 1: September - February Season 2: April - July Registration: August & March

ORONO JO VOLLEYBALL CLUB

ORONO WRESTLING CLUB

Grades: K - 6 Season: December - February Registration: September Additional Contact: Eric Seppelt ericm.sepp@gmail.com 608-385-3837

Grades: 4 - 8 Season: December - March Registration & Tryouts: Oct. & Nov.

INDEPENDENT BUSINESS NORTH SHORE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION 763-479-3189 northshoregym.com Ages: Age 18 mths - 18 yrs Registration: Aug., Oct., Jan. & May

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COORDINATED BY VOLUNTEER GROUPS

Individual group contact information listed with each sport. ORONO BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Grades: 4 - 8 Travel Season: October - March

oronobasketball.com Registration & Tryouts: October

ORONO BASEBALL ASSOCIATION Ages: 5 - 18

oronobaseball.org

ORONO SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION Ages: 6 - 18 Season: April - July

Registration: February

oronofastpitch.org

ORONO FOOTBALL

Grades: 4 - 8 Registration: July

oronoyouthfootball.org

ORONO HOCKEY BOOSTERS

Ages: 5 - 15 Registration: August

oronohockey.org

THUNDER SOCCER

Ages: 4 - 18 oronothunder.org Spring/Summer Season: April - July

Season: April - July

Season: August - October Orono Ice Arena 952-449-6090 Fall Season: August - October

Registration: February

ORONO LACROSSE ASSOCIATION Ages: 9 - 15 Season: April - July

Registration: January

oronolax.org


Youth Enrichment

Orono Community Education’s partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance continues to provide valuable resources to coaches, athletes and parents. Have you checked them out yet? See a sample resource at right. PCA develops “BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE.”

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Orono Girls Youth Softball The Orono Softball Association (OSA) offers the opportunity to learn the game of softball for girls who live in the Orono School District, are open enrolled at Orono Schools, or are attending area preschools. OSA strives to provide a positive learning experience by promoting physical and mental development, good character and the ideals of good sportsmanship and citizenship.

Photos courtesy of Courtney Hess

ORONO FASTPITCH TRAVEL TEAMS (10U, 12U & 14U)

Girls who were born before 1/1/2008 are eligible to try out. For more details please contact Jessica Steiner at 952-334-1492 or sjsteiner@frontiernet.net Travel softball consists of weeknight league and weekend tournament play. The younger age levels focus on improving the fundamental skill sets, playing as a team and learning good sportsmanship. Teams at the older age levels also focus on those areas, but games involve more strategy and are more competitive in nature. Teams are ideally comprised of 11-12 players.

TRYOUTS

Tryouts for Spring/Summer softball are tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 12th Orono High School Gym Pre-registration is required! Registration form and additional information can be found online at

www.oronofastpitch.org

The Orono Softball Association is responsible for registration and fees for the Girls Fastpitch Travel Program.

BUILD YOUR SKILLS! Sunday night clinics for all ages begin in January Details at www.oronofastpitch.org

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PreK - 3 TRAVEL LITE TEAMS Grades PreK - 1 #W295 Grades 2 - 3 #W296 Dates: May - June Monday & Wednesday Evenings* Grades 2 - 3 end-of-season tournament in early July Location: Rainbow & Discovery Center Fields Early Registration Fee: $95 (includes T-shirt & softie ball) Fee After March 20th: $110 *Subject to change

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 20th Registration closes: April 3rd Register at www.oronocommunityed.com or call the Orono Community Education office at 952-449-8350. • Schedules will be sent by coaches the last week of April • The season begins in early May (depending on field conditions) • Volunteer coaches are needed. No experience is necessary and training will be provided. • Orono Community Education is responsible for registration and fees for Grades PreK - 3 ONLY! • All other age groups must register through the Orono Softball Association at www.oronofastpitch.org

For more information about the program, contact Cari Bullemer at cari_OSA@hardatworkdesign.com All age groups (PreK - 14U), please subscribe online at www.oronofastpitch.org to receive informational emails, winter clinic opportunities and helpful reminders.


Ice Skating Lessons Indoor Lessons at the Orono Ice Arena

Program Director: Mary Tichy Mary is a USFSA Double Gold medalist (figures and freestyle) with 19 years of skating experience and 12 years of coaching experience.

Ages 3½ - 18

Basic Skills Program Descriptions SNOWPLOW SAM recommended for ages 3½ - 5 - Students MUST be 3½ to start a class

Lesson Schedule

7 lessons - $112

Saturdays January 7 - February 25 No lessons February 18

Snowplow Sam - Beginner: Learn to stand, fall, and move across ice

Each lesson includes 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of free practice time either prior to or after your lesson.

Snowplow Sam - Intermediate: Learn striding, gliding and edging

#W1700 Snowplow Sam - Beginner 9:00 - 9:30 am #W1701 Snowplow Sam - Intermediate 9:00 - 9:30 am #W1702 Snowplow Sam - Advanced 9:00 - 9:30 am #W1703 Beginners Age 6+ 8:30 - 9:00 am #W1704 Basic 1, 2 & 3 8:30 - 9:00 am #W1705 Basic 3, 4 & 5 8:30 - 9:00 am #W1706 Semi-Private Lessons 8:00 - 8:30 am #W1707 Squirt & Advanced Mite 7:30 - 8:00 am Hockey Skating Skills

Snowplow Sam - Advanced: Learn enhanced striding, gliding and edging

BASIC 1 - 5 recommended for age 6 and up Beginners: Students who need to learn the Snowplow Sam skills but are age 6 and older Basic 1: Stronger forward skating, gliding, snowplow stop Basic 2: Backward skating, one-foot glide, turn forward to backward, pumping on circle Basic 3: Two-foot turn, backward pumping on circle, forward two-foot sways Basic 4: Forward edges, crossovers, backward glide, three turns Basic 5: Backward edges, three turns, back crossovers, hockey stop Hockey Skating Skills - Squirt and Advanced Mite Level: Learn proper skating techniques to improve stroking, edging, turning, stopping, and agility needed in the game of hockey.

Semi-Private Lessons: 30 minutes/7 lessons - $128

Either hockey or figure skating. Lessons have a maximum of 3 students per group.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOUR SKATING LESSONS! • Children should dress warmly (jackets, hats, mittens, etc.) because the arena is cold. • Helmets are REQUIRED for Snowplow Sam skaters and highly recommended for all other skaters. • Wear either leather hockey or figure skates, but please no double bladed skates. • Parents are not allowed on the ice without skates. If you are wearing skates you may join your child in the practice area, but not in the lesson area.

We are proud to provide the Learn to Skate USA curriculum for our classes. We teach fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson. The progressive curriculum ensures success from the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills. Come experience the health and fitness benefits of ice skating. 952-449-8350 | www.oronocommunityed.com

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Creative School Age Arts Child Care Before and after school, non-school day and summer care for Pre-K - Grade 5 Conveniently located across the street from the Orono elementary school building Bus transportation provided to and from school Caring, experienced staff Dedicated space

Schedule a visit at our center today!

952-449-8363 www.orono.k12.mn.us and click on Community Education 770 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356

Child Care Options

Summer Openings!

Pre-Kindergarten Academy

Open to Orono Schools students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5

Full Summer Program begins June 19th for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5

Open to 4 & 5 year olds who will start Kindergarten in the fall of 2017

• Children registered in the summer program will enroll in six weeks of morning enrichment programs offered by Community Education. Classes include science, arts, theater, sports, swimming lessons and more.

Join Miss Jane for an enrichment program using state-approved Creative Curriculum® that will inspire your child’s creativity. Her creative curriculum introduces many skills through science discovery, art, math, phonics, physical activities, stories and fine motor skills. There is also lots of time for individual exploration, friendship, and fun! This program is part of the Orono Schools Early Learning Program.

Before & After School Care

6:30 am until school starts and after school until 6 pm. (Includes breakfast before 8:00 am and an afternoon snack). We also provide full day care on most non-school days.

• The regular weekly tuition will be discounted and will cover time spent at O.K. Kids. The cost of classes will be paid to Orono Community Education. • The O.K. Kids Program also includes field trips or special events, “Camps” for those completing grades 2 - 5, and many other activities throughout the summer. • Closed the first and last week of the Orono Schools summer vacation and July 3rd & 4th.

Monday - Friday Morning Academy Part Time Academy Full Day Hours

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Orono Community Education

9 am - 1 pm 9 am - 3 pm 6:30 am - 6 pm


Summer 2017

Let’s Think r e m m u S

Orono Community Education will provide over 350 camps, classes and programs for all ages this summer!

More than 80 sports camps! Recreation programs - enjoy being a kid! Theme and life skills youth camps. Camps for preschool age children. Art, Dance, Music & Theater programs. Engaging programs for Middle School age students. Science, Nature, Computer & Technology camps. Academic programs in all major subject areas.

What ’s on your mind for the summer? Have a great idea for a summer activity?

We are now taking suggestions for our summer program. Send your ideas to kking@orono.k12.mn.us by January 15th or take our survey at http://bit.ly/2gT7LIS Be sure to include what age you would like the activity for, and any other important details!

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Preschool Enrichment NEW! Goo Factory

Let your child explore the messier side of art. We are going to roll up our sleeves and make a mess as we mix up a bunch of messy concoctions including silly putty and finger paint. Making a mess is the best, especially when you leave the mess with us! Instructor: Kidcreate Studio Ages 3 - 6 #W110 Fri., Feb. 24 Discovery Center

1 session - $39 9 am - 12 pm Rm. 201

Los Chiquitos - Preschool Spanish! Let the fun continue! Your preschooler will continue building on their vocabulary. After a brief review of numbers and colors, new topics and basic conversational skills will be introduced. Teachers will use age appropriate, hands-on activities incorporating puppets, games and songs to teach vocabulary related to family members, food, animals and body parts. Studies show that children learn a language best in the earliest of years. Continue your head start today! This class is designed for students with or without previous Spanish experience. Instructor: Futura Language Professionals Ages 3 - 5 #CE1001 Tues., Feb. 14 - May 2 No class Feb. 21 & Mar. 28 Discovery Center

10 sessions - $135 12:45 - 1:30 pm Rm. 105

First Steps in Music Land - Parent & Child

Get exposure to basic musical concepts and a wide variety of musical styles through fun activities. This class will give parents and children a positive, happy experience as they interact with each other in dance, song and play while learning rhythm and fine/gross motor coordination. The curriculum includes many facets of a well-rounded music education. Instructor: Kerri Olson Ages 2 - 6 #W112-1 Tues., Jan. 10 - Feb. 14 Discovery Center Ages 2 - 6 #W112-2 Tues., Feb. 21 - Apr. 4 No class Mar. 28 Discovery Center Ages 2 - 6 #W112-3 Tues., Apr. 18 - May 23 Discovery Center

6 sessions - $59 9:30 - 10:15 am Rm. 204 6 sessions - $59 9:30 - 10:15 am Rm. 204 6 sessions - $59 9:30 - 10:15 am Rm. 204

Don’t miss the Discovery Center Book Fair!

February 6 - 11, 2017 Take a hike into the Book Fair forest! See page 54 for more details.

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Kindermusik Sing & Play - Big Red Barn

Kindermusik Sing & Play- Rain or Shine

Ages 10 - 24 months #W301 Tues., Jan. 10 - 31 Discovery Center

Ages 10 - 24 months #W304 Tues., Apr. 11 - May 2 Discovery Center

An enduring favorite theme, farms (and all the moos, quacks and neighs that come with them) are a reliable toddler hit! Packed with classics, Big Red Barn is fun and active as toddlers move like animals, make animal sounds, play instruments, and learn about loud/quiet and fast/slow. Class includes @home digital credits to bring the learning home! Instructor: Rachael Bomsta 4 sessions - $29 9:45 - 10:30 am Rm. 102

Up the water spout, down the water spout, you know how it goes. In this class, the children will use their senses to explore the sights, sounds, and feelings of sunny days and rainy days… all kinds of days! And we’ll throw a little math in there too! Rain or shine, get ready for some fun! Class includes @home digital credits for the learning to come home! Instructor: Rachael Bomsta 4 sessions - $39 9:45 - 10:30 am Rm. 102

Kindermusik Sing & Play- Family All Around

For toddlers, ‘family’ means everyone who loves them! Toddlers are surrounded by family members, friends and other loving caregivers who look after them and shape their days. Family All Around celebrates these bonds and offers lots of opportunities for fun, connection, movement and instrument play. Class includes @home digital credits to bring the learning home! Instructor: Rachael Bomsta Ages 10 - 24 months #W302 Tues., Feb. 7 - 28 Discovery Center

4 sessions - $39 9:45 - 10:30 am Rm. 102

Kindermusik Sing & Play- I Can Do That!

Being a little kid is complicated. There’s so much toddlers still need help with but so many new things within their grasp! In this class you’ll help boost their skills and confidence by exploring language-enhancing, steady-beat activities that will have them saying, “I can do that!” Class includes @home digital credits for the learning to come home! Instructor: Rachael Bomsta Ages 10 - 24 months #W305 Tues., May 9 - 30 Discovery Center

4 sessions - $39 9:45 - 10:30 am Rm. 102

Kindermusik Sing & Play- Way Up High

In Way up High, your toddler will experience opposite concepts with their voice, body and movements, as well as with instruments and props. Swoop and flutter, fast and slow, high and low, as we’re exploring spatial development and positional vocabulary, multi-sensory learning and more. Class includes @ home digital credits for the learning to come home! Instructor: Rachael Bomsta Ages 10 - 24 months #W303 Tues, Mar. 7 - Apr. 4 No class Mar. 28 Discovery Center

4 sessions - $39 9:45 - 10:30 am Rm. 102

More classes for your preschooler! Swimming Lessons Page 21 Ice Skating Lessons Page 41 West Metro Dance Page 29 Art Classes Page 32-33

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Orono Schools Early Learning What Are Teachers Saying? “I treasure young childrens’ ways of approaching the world and feel it is a privilege to spend my days with their love, humor, angst, and developing minds.” Hilary Laing, Pre-K Teacher “My hope and goal is to offer creativity, imagination, security, and self confidence to each and every child each time I walk into the Discovery Center.” Michele Brandt, Clubhouse Teacher “I love being a preschool teacher because I cannot think of another job where I can play, read, comfort, laugh, learn, teach, create, love, sing, get messy, be silly, hug and be hugged each day!” Carissa Stricklen, Pre-K Teacher

Before the ABCs – ECFE!

Step 1

Practice Preschool

Step 2

Follow the track l o o h c S o t Success!

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Ages 2 - 3

This program starts your 2 or 3 year old on the track to Preschool. Highly experienced teachers encourage individual and group success in the classroom through carefully planned activities.

Preschool

Step 3

Ages 3 - 5

The Orono School’s preschool program, complete with licensed teachers and coordinated with Orono Kindergarten expectations. Two, three or four day per week class options.

Early Childhood Screening

Age 3½

ECS is required in Minnesota for entrance into a public school. Ideally, children participate in screening before age four. Don’t wait - earlier is better!

Step 3½

Pre-K Enrichment

Step 4

Ages 4 - 5

Great classes with opportunities for you to further prepare your child for the start of Kindergarten.

Step 5

Every Step

Birth to Age 4

School Readiness begins at birth! Early Childhood Family Education classes are for ALL parents with children ages birth to Kindergarten. Join a Parent-Child class to help you “set the stage” for your child’s future.

Creative Curriculum

Kindergarten

Ready for Kindergarten in the Orono Schools! Welcome Spartans!

Age 5 by September 1

All early learning classes at the Discovery Center utilize the state-approved Creative Curriculum and Assessment. The Creative Curriculum® is widely regarded as a forward-thinking, comprehensive, rigorously researched curriculum approach that honors creativity and respects the role that teachers play in making learning exciting and relevant for every child.

Orono Early Learning


Who Are We? Early Learning Coordinator:

Jessica Koch jkoch@orono.k12.mn.us 763-479-1530 x215

Program Assistant:

early learning staff

Katy Schoen kschoen@orono.k12.mn.us 763-479-1530 x214

Special Projects Coordinator:

Mitzi Overland moverland@orono.k12.mn.us

Teaching Staff: Peggy Adam Michele Brandt Cindy Essen Pam Farmer Katie Kilberg Hilary Laing Carrie Packer Karen Pennaz Darlene Pietig Lori Prickett Chelsea Rhea Keri Schwarz Carissa Stricklen Melissa Tuma-Grant Krismar Waage Kyle Weber

Teaching Assistants: Ali Anderson Rowanne Dombeck Adelle Hyrkas Beth Johnson Tara Koltes Jill Lukema Emily Michel Yvrose Mshihiri Amy Roehl Alysha Sewell Terry Skreen Joann Toensing

Screening Staff: Ellen Fritz Liz Prodahl Patty Rezabek

Early Learning Advisory Council Supports all Early Learning programs at the Discovery Center. Allison Brown, Co-Chair Mary Beth Plucinski, Co-Chair Jodi Farley, Treasurer Christine Trooien, Secretary Sean Campbell Ashley Elmer Ellie Flannery Autumn Gode Brittany Kato-Spears Kara Landon Jessi Lindquist Kristin Madgett Noelle McCarthy Beth Oslund

Shannon Oslund Karen Perman Rachel Rebman Mesa Robbins MiaLisa Millares Katy Sherman Martha Tofteland Leah Vierthaler Jodi Vucinovich

Orono School District Representatives Laura Wallander Melanie DeLuca Jessica Koch Katy Schoen

Online Auction: April 10-16! The Online Auction is our largest fundraiser. This year’s proceeds are designated for early childhood education scholarships, new gym equipment, and an outdoor classroom. We are now accepting donations for April’s auction. It can be anything: gift certificates, items, tickets, services or experiences we encourage you to think outside the box! Donations can be turned into the Early Learning Office anytime between now and March 24th. We thank you for whatever your family/business is able to contribute.

Parents - This is Your Program!

We invite comments, ideas and suggestions for current and future Early Learning offerings. Please contact Jessica at 763-479-1530 ext. 215 or jkoch@orono.k12.mn.us, or any Early Learning Advisory Council Member.

Register online! www.oronoearlylearning.com 763-479-1530 Option 3 | www.oronoearlylearning.com

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Parent & Child Classes Before the ABC’s - ECFE!

What does a typical ECFE class include?

Parent-Child Activity Time where families explore a classroom filled with developmentally appropriate play and learning activities planned by a licensed early childhood teacher. Parent-Child Circle Time where parents help their children with their first experiences in a large group activity at school. ECFE teachers are famous for the fun and creative ways they encourage language, music and your imagination. Parent Discussion Time where parents meet with a licensed parent educator to share support, experiences and information about child development and parenting techniques. Children’s Activity Time where children learn with the licensed early childhood teachers/staff and practice social skills as they interact with each other.

Class Definitions

Non-Separating: Parents stay with children the entire class. Separating: Parent discussion time is held in a separate room. Some younger classes will transition to separating.

Sibling Care

You must pre-register and pre-pay for sibling care for parent-child classes. Register online. Please include the names and ages of children needing sibling care when registering. Our goal is to provide safe, reliable and fun care for your children while you attend ECFE offerings. *Sibling care is not available for Mixed Ages ECFE classes.

Tuition

Tuition for ECFE Parent-Child classes is based on household income and is on a sliding fee scale.

Class Sliding Fee Scale for Parent-Child Classes Fees must never be the reason you don't attend ECFE! Please call if fees are difficult to pay at this time. The Minnesota state legislature requires all ECFE programs to utilize a sliding fee scale based on household income. Orono has traditionally kept fees as low as possible. We hope this fee scale will work for you. Please note that these fees will be due monthly, October through May. Annual Family Gross Income $95,000 + $75,000-$94,999 $60,000-$74,999 $45,000-$59,999 $25,000-$44,999 Under $24,999 Sibling Care monthly cost

*Sibling Care not available for Mixed Age classes

Before Preschool Sibling Care 8:45 - 9:15 am

1 1/2 hour class - MONTHLY FEES (Tuesday & Friday)

Add’l Child $65 $18 $54 $16 $41 $13 $28 $9 $15 $6 No fee $17 per child/$32 family max $13 per child/month

1 1/4 hour class - MONTHLY FEES (Thursday)

Add’l Child $54 $16 $41 $14 $32 $12 $21 $9 $12 $6 No fee $15 per child/$30 family max $13 per child/month

Families with extenuating circumstances such as number of people in the family, a change in financial status due to loss of job, medical problems or a change in marital status may request fee adjustments. Please contact Jessica at 763-479-1530 x215. Requests are confidential.

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Before the ABC’s - ECFE!

Thursdays Birth - 12 months 10:30 - 11:45 am Oct. 6 - May 11 Thursdays 9 - 10:15 am

12 - 18 months Oct. 6 - May 11

Now’s the time to set the stage, and it’s even more fun together!

This class is separating.

A ONE-derful way to explore the world together!

twos

This class is separating.

mixed ages

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Tuesdays 1 year olds 9 - 10:30 am Oct. 4 - May 9

Fridays 9 - 10:30 am

2 year olds Sept. 23 - May 19

Learning about learning - together with friends!

These classes are separating. Tuesdays Mixed Ages 10:45 am - 12:15 pm Oct. 4 - May 9 Fridays 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Mixed Ages Sept. 23 - May 19

*Sibling Care not available for Mixed Ages ECFE classes

2 mixed ages

ones

baby & me

These classes are non-separating.

baby

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ECFE classes are ongoing throughout the year. Spots may become available. Please call to inquire about a specific class. 763-479-1530 Option 3 | www.oronoearlylearning.com

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Early Learning Options Discovery Kids Educationally Focused Child Care Full day, full year - including district non-school days!

A year-round Orono School District program providing educationally focused child care integrated with Early Learning and School Readiness and coordinated with Orono Schools expectations.

Program Information Serving: Infants 6 weeks - 16 months, Toddlers 16 - 36 months, Preschoolers 36 months - PreK Location: Discovery Center, 5050 Independence Street, Maple Plain Meals: Breakfast, morning snack, afternoon snack and hot lunch are provided.

Request a contract and find more information online at www.oronoearlylearning.com Or call 763-479-1530, Option 3

The Clubhouse & Lunch Bunch Multi-aged classroom filled with creative curriculum studies and activities to enhance your child’s social, emotional and academic development. The Clubhouse program offers a class schedule filled with discovery time, read aloud story time, art time, music time, circle time, healthy snack, inside/outside play time and much, much more! Led by CDA trained, experienced and highly qualified teachers. Available Monday - Friday. Pick a constant schedule where your child will attend the same day(s) each week or an occasional drop-in/pick your day schedule (fees increase for occasional schedules).

Morning Clubhouse

Ages 18 months - 5 years old 9:15 - 11:45 am Toddler (18 - 35 months): $25/day Preschool (36+ months): $20/day Occasional Drop-In: Toddler: $30/day Preschool: $25/day

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Lunch Bunch

Ages 3 - 5 years old (must be potty trained)

11:45 am - 12:45 pm $8/day $10/day Occasional Drop-In Stay and have lunch with your friends and an Orono Early Learning teacher after Preschool. Parents - please pack a lunch. Milk and water are provided. No Tree Nut products.

Afternoon Clubhouse Ages 3 - 5 years old

12:45 - 3:45 pm $24/day $30/day Occasional Drop-In After ExploreMORE!: $15/day (dependant on availability)

Afternoon Clubhouse is a great way to extend your preschooler’s day. The afternoon will be filled with arts, physical activities and music designed to enhance your child’s social, emotional and academic development. Your child will use their creativity to produce artistic masterpieces, use their muscles while participating in gym play and outside activities, and have a blast exploring musical instruments and dancing the afternoon away.


Part Day or Full Day It’s time to get ready for next year... 2017 - 2018 Preschool & Practice Preschool Registration opens online on January 4th at 9 am

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Practice Preschool

Practice Preschool provides important fun for children who would benefit from time to “practice” being at school. Teachers will engage children in circle times, theme-based learning activities, nutritious snacks, and outdoor/indoor playground time. Current or prior involvement in ECFE classes is encouraged. 2 ½ - 3 year olds (Age as of Sept. 1, 2017) Tues./Thurs., Sept. 12 - May 17 9:15 - 11:45 am $175/month 2 - 3 year olds (Between ages 2 - 3 as of Sept. 1, 2017) Mon., Sept. 11 - May 14 9:15 - 11:45 am $87.50/month 2 - 3 year olds (Between ages 2 - 3 as of Sept. 1, 2017) Mon./Wed., Sept. 11 - May 16 Class meets Monday only from Sept. 11 - Jan. 8 Beginning the week of January 22, the class will meet on Monday & Wednesday 9:15 - 11:45 am $140/month

*See online for additional details on these classes.

2017 - 18

Ste p 3

Preschool

Ages 4 - 5 Mon./Wed./Fri. Sept. 11 - May 16 9:15 - 11:45 am $295/month Ages 4 - 5 Mon. - Thurs. Sept. 11 - May 17 9:15 - 11:45 am $405/month Ages 3 - 4 Mon./Wed./Fri. Sept. 11 - May 16 9:15 - 11:45 am $295/month Ages 3 - 4 Tues./Thurs. Sept. 12 - May 17 9:15 - 11:45 am $197/month Ages 4 - 5 Mon./Wed./Fri. Sept. 11 - May 16 12:45 - 3:15 pm $295/month *FULL DAY Ages 4 - 5 Mon./Wed./Fri. Sept. 11 - May 16 9:15 am - 2:45 pm $587/month Ages 4 - 5 *Mon. - Fri. Sept. 11 - May 16 9:15 - 11:45 am $495/month

Early Childhood Screening

Step 3½

Early Childhood Screening is required in Minnesota for entrance into a public school. Ideally, children participate in screening between the ages of 3½ and 4. Earlier is better! A trained professional will check: vision* and hearing; large and small muscles; height and weight; health and immunization checks; social and emotional development; thinking, language and communication skills. Appointments last 1 hour. Contact us to set up your child’s screening appointment.

Call 763-479-1530 x214

If your child is age 4 and has not been invited to a screening or has already participated in another school district’s screening process, please call and notify us. *Screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems, but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam.

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Future Kindergartners Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting

Kindergarten Connection Classes

Thursday, February 23 7 - 8:00 pm Schumann Elementary Gym #EC742

A sample of Kindergarten for all children entering Kindergarten and their parents.

Welcome to Kindergarten! This parent-only meeting will include a welcome to the Orono District and important information about starting Kindergarten from Schumann Elementary Principal, Mr. Adam Lamparske and the Kindergarten teachers. A number of other Orono District staff members will also be on hand to answer questions. You will get your Kindergarten registration packet. This meeting is for parents only and it is not necessary to pre-register to attend unless you need child care during the meeting. Limited child care available for $5 per child. Please register for child care by February 16 online or by calling 763-479-1530, Option 3. Parents and children entering Kindergarten will have a scheduled orientation session with their new teacher in the fall (the day after Labor Day). In the meantime, Kindergarten Connection classes are offered free of charge to all incoming families. Sign up for one of the sessions to the right.

Choose: #EC743 Tuesdays, April 4 & 11 (Register for sibling care by March 28) Or #EC744 Mondays, April 17 & 24 (Register for sibling care by April 10) 6:30 - 8:00 pm Schumann Elementary (enter door E22) Licensed ECFE Early Childhood Educators will act as Kindergarten teachers for this class, providing opportunities to spend time in a Kindergarten room and have positive experiences with Kindergarten-like activities, including a practice bus trip. Each evening will begin with parent/child activities. At 7 pm the children remain with their teachers while parents separate for a parent meeting with speakers Mr. Adam Lamparske and Dr. Ada Alden. Child care available for siblings for $10 per child per evening.

Register for class and sibling care online or call 763-479-1530, Option 3

* Please direct open enrollment questions to the District Office at 952-449-8300.

Time Line to Kindergarten February 23 Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting (details above). Registration Packets will be mailed to students in early February. April

Free Kindergarten Connection classes, see above. (Dates: April 4 & 11 or April 17 & 24).

June - August

Summer preschool programs, including "Ready, Set, Kindergarten!" offered through Orono Community Education.

Late August

Letters sent regarding Kindergarten teacher and school start up plans, district bus schedules distributed.

September 5

Kindergarten Orientation as scheduled - First full day of Kindergarten is September 6.

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A series of high interest, high potential enrichment activities designed for children who are eligible for Kindergarten in Fall 2017 (ages 4 - 5) to take advantage of their natural curiosity and to extend learning in targeted areas.

Focused on enhancing your student’s communication and creative thinking skills. Taught by an experienced, licensed teacher who makes learning MORE fun! Enriched by the latest technology such as SmartBoards and iPads. Integrated with the curriculum and standards of the award-winning Orono Schools.

JUNIOR EINSTEINS

ExploreMORE! about science & technology

All curious children are invited to come wonder with us! We will explore our world and how it works. We will delve into STEM, chemistry, physics, and science related to the natural world. Through fun, hands-on learning, your budding scientist will practice using scientists’ tools, make careful observations, and conduct experiments. #6514114 Mondays

Oct. 3 - May 8

No class Dec. 26, Jan. 2 & 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 27

12:45 - 2:15 pm

$58/month (Oct. - May)

BOOK WORMS

ExploreMORE! about children’s literature

Does your child love books? We will read and explore several genres of children’s literature as well as learn the art of oral storytelling. Pre-writing, writing and art experiences, exposure to great books and fun with words will help your child continue to build a strong literacy foundation. #6514133 Wednesdays No class Dec. 28, Mar. 29

Oct. 5 - May 10

12:45 - 2:15 pm

$65/month (Oct. - May)

MATHLETES

ExploreMORE! about math and movement

Pre-K students will strengthen their math muscles with a fun workout that includes games, songs, and engaging classroom materials. Kids won’t even know they are learning things like number sense, geometry, measurement, patterning, and data analysis. Curriculum is based on National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards. #6514145 Thursdays No class Dec. 22 & 29, Mar. 30

Oct. 6 - May 11

12:45 - 2:15 pm

$60/month (Oct. - May)

Los Chiquitos Spanish!

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Let the fun continue! Your preschooler will continue building on their vocabulary. After a brief review of numbers and colors, new topics and basic conversational skills will be introduced. Teachers will use age appropriate, handson activities incorporating puppets, games and songs to teach vocabulary related to family members, food, animals and body parts. Studies show that children learn a language best in the earliest of years. Continue your head start today! This class is designed for students with or without previous Spanish experience. Instructor: Futura Language Professionals Ages 3 - 5 #CE1001 Tuesdays Feb. 14 - May 2 $135/10 classes No class Feb. 21 & Mar. 28

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Special Events Pop In & Play Gym Times

Book Fair Super Saturday

Get the wiggles out and meet new friends. Parents stay with their children and supervise.

February 11 10 - 11:30 am Discovery Center in Maple Plain

Come meet Cat in the Hat! Activities and entertainment for all ages!

10 - 11 am

FREE!

East Gym open for families

Mondays, January 9 - April 24

Except Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 13 & 27 Please bring an ID and check in at the front office. No need to register - please join us!

Discovery Center Book Fair Take a hike deep into the Book Fair forest!

Scholastic “Happy Camper” Book Fair Monday - Saturday, February 6 - 11 HOURS: Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Thursday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 10 am - 12 pm Sponsored by the Orono Early Learning Advisory Council.

For more information call 763-479-1530 Option 3

Dinner and Story Time - families of children ages birth - 24 months Tuesday, February 7

6 - 7:30 pm FREE!

Helping Us Grow (HUG) and Orono Early Learning invite you to join us for a fun family night. Enjoy dinner and meet other families in our community with infants and toddlers. Share a story, enjoy some playtime and bring home a free children’s book! Space is limited. Pre-registration is required at www.oronoearlylearning.com 54

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Parenting & Family MANAGING PARENTING EXPECTATIONS AND CREATING BALANCE

Presented by Solveig Brown, author of All on One Plate: Cultural Expectations on American Mothers

Come enjoy a fun and informative evening with anthropologist Solveig Brown, author of All On One Plate: Cultural Expectations on American Mothers. Dr. Brown will discuss her research on Minnesota mothers. You will get answers to questions such as: How have cultural changes affected our expectations for parents? What makes someone a good parent? What contributes to the pressure, guilt, and judgment many mothers routinely feel? How can parents create more balance in their lives? Participants will learn proven strategies to better manage everything on their plate.

Wednesday, January 11 Fee: $7/person at door

6:30 - 8:30 pm CEUs available

Orono Discovery Center Child care: $5 per child - register one week prior

WONDERFUL WORDS THAT BUILD PROBLEM SOLVING

Presented by Chris Wing, CCC, SLP, Ph.D.

Communication skills are an important part of school readiness. They make it possible for you and your child to be partners in his or her development. They provide an alternative to acting out or withdrawing and are essential for planning and problem solving. Certain words are particularly useful for organizing, understanding emotions, and developing self regulation. Come and learn what these words are and how to teach them to your child. Dr. Wing is a specialist in the area of language development. She works extensively with parents and caregivers, providing practical strategies based on neuroscience and current research on child development.

Thursday, February 16 6:30 - 8:30 pm Fee: $7/person at door

CEUs available

Orono Discovery Center Child care: $5 per child - register one week prior

MAKING CHANGES ONE BITE AT A TIME

Presented by Margaret Johansen-Kong

Meal patterns, upon which the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program is based, have not been changed since it’s creation in 1968. Come into the 21st century with us and learn best practices for feeding children with the new meal patterns which go into effect October 2017. Food program participants will meet CACFP annual training requirements by attending this session. This workshop is MNCPD approved for 2 hours of training for KCF area VII.C. Providing Healthy Nutrition and CDA content area Safe, Healthy Learning Environment.

Monday, March 6

6:30 - 8:30 pm Fee: $7/person at door CEUs available

Orono Discovery Center Child care: $5 per child - register one week prior

EXPLORING NATURE

Presented by Dawn Braa

Children today are often connected to gadgets. Research tells us that hands-on, experiential play is the best way for young children to learn. Participants will identify ways for children to explore the outdoors and connect with nature in this session.

Tuesday, March 14

6:30 - 8:30 pm Fee: $7/person at door CEUs available

Orono Discovery Center Child care: $5 per child - register one week prior

MINDFULNESS - THE PATH TO PEACE

Presented by Kathy Matthews, licensed parent educator, MBA, M.Ed., certified coach This workshop will help create a positive and calm climate at home and in the classroom. Peace Factors developed a program for educators, youth and parents. It teaches the essential life skills of compassion and positive decision-making. Adults and children learn how to manage thoughts so that the words said and the actions chosen build healthy relationships. Techniques and strategies shared can be used immediately for personal and professional growth.

Wednesday, April 26 6:30 - 8:30 pm Fee: $10/person at door

CEUs available

Orono Discovery Center Child care: $5 per child - register one week prior

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Orono Community Education

Orono Community Education is a department of the Orono School District, and we offer programs and services that meet the unique needs of our community that fall outside of the traditional K-12 program. Do you have a specific need or interest that we could meet? Just because a class or program is not currently being offered does not mean that it can’t be! Community Education is here for you and your family!

Frequently Asked Questions I have a new idea. Can Community Education help make it become reality? We are always looking for new ideas. If we are not offering something that you are interested in, let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen. What if I want to teach a class? Send us an email and provide your phone number along with a brief description of your interests. Send information for adult programs to ogarrett@orono.k12.mn.us and information for youth programs to kking@orono.k12.mn.us. What kinds of programs are possible through Community Education? Let your imagination run wild and think outside the box. If we can find an instructor and work out the logistics, we can offer a class. Some of our recent NEW programs: High School Mountain Biking Team, Girls on the Run, Healthy Aging Retreat Are we providing what you and your family need? We would love your feedback on what kind of programs you want offered.

We want to hear from you! Go to this link to give us your feedback and ideas.

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New Indoor Activities Center Orono Schools is excited to announce that planning is under way for a new Indoor Activities Center adjacent to Orono High School. It was approved by residents this fall. The center will add needed space for physical education classes, athletic conditioning and practices and additional instructional space. It will also provide recreational and wellness opportunities for all community residents.

We Want Your Ideas We want to know what features you’d like the center to include. Go to www.orono.k12.mn.us to complete a short questionnaire. Thank you! A Core Planning Group will begin meeting in January to advise district leadership and the district’s architect on the design of the center. This group will have 25 to 30 members who represent the perspectives and needs of various stakeholders.

Conceptual Design

Fast Facts About Our New Indoor Activities Center

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The space can be configured to accommodate 5 basketball courts or 5 volleyball courts or 5 tennis courts or 15 badminton or pickleball courts. It will also have flexible instructional spaces.

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The center will include a fitness center and team locker rooms plus additional multipurpose storage space.

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Youth and adults can enjoy a wide array of enrichment programs. The Discovery Center is bringing people together with new opportunities. The Discovery Center and its programs are coordinated by Orono Community Education, a department of the Orono Schools.

www.orono.k12.mn.us Click on Community Education

Come discover the possibilities!

763-479-1530

5050 Independence Street Maple Plain, MN 55359

Community Center Services at the Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is the Orono School District’s multi-use community center providing lifelong learning opportunities for all ages. The Discovery Center is an important resource for the communities of the Orono School District. Contact Orono Community Education at 952-449-8350 or online at www.orono.k12.mn.us and click on Community Education. • • • • • • •

West Metro Dance – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical & Hip Hop offered in two studio spaces Discovery School of Music – Lessons in piano, voice, Suzuki violin and band instruments Pottery & Glass Studios – Offering adult and youth classes and open studios English as a Second Language – For adults wanting to improve their English skills Fitness Classes – Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba, Pilates and more Adult and Youth Enrichment Classes - Many topics and subjects available; see listing in this brochure or online at www.oronocommunityed.com Community Meeting Space - Available for rental

Orono School District Early Learning Programs & Services

These programs and services support young children and their families through the critical developmental years of birth to age 5. The wide range of integrated early learning programs and services set the foundation for future school and life success and is coordinated with the Orono Schools’ K-12 curriculum and goals. An active parent advisory council supports activities and initiatives for young families. For more information on these services, look online at www.oronoearlylearning.com. Services include: • ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) parent-child classes starting at birth • Practice Preschool and Preschool offering 1, 2, 3, and 4 day options • ExploreMORE! Preschool classes in Reading, Science, Math, and the Arts for children preparing for Kindergarten the following fall • Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Classes rich in readiness experiences • Discovery Kids Child Care offering full and part time year-round child care for ages six weeks through the start of Kindergarten • Early Childhood Developmental Screening starting at 3 ½ years. Screening is required before entering a Minnesota public school Kindergarten program

Maple Plain City Offices

The Discovery Center also serves as the location for the City of Maple Plain offices!

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Class Locations Orono Schools Class Locations Discovery Center 5050 Independence Street Maple Plain, MN 55359 O.K. Kids 770 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356 Orono Education Link 705 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356 Orono High School 795 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356 Orono Ice Arena 1025 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356 Orono Intermediate School 685 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356

Please note the location of your class. Some classes are hosted by neighboring school districts and businesses.

Orono Middle School 800 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356

Orono School District Facilities are available for use by the public.

Orono Schumann Elementary 765 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356

Additional Class Locations Mound Westonka High School 5905 Sunnyfield Rd E. Minnetrista, MN 55364 Grandview Middle School 1881 Commerce Blvd. Mound, MN 55364 Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane N. Plymouth, MN 55447 Other class location addresses listed directly with the class descriptions.

Facility Scheduling

To Make a Reservation: 2 Options 1. ONLINE: Visit orono.ce.feepay.com/facilities to request facility use online. You will be required to pay a $15 processing fee when you make the request. You will need an online Community Education account. If you don’t already have one, you can find instructions on the orono.ce.feepay.com home page. -OR2. IN OUR OFFICE: Pick up an Application to Use Buildings or Grounds from Orono Community Education, or download it (visit www.orono.k12.mn.us and click Community Education).

a. Complete the application and return it with a $15 processing fee to the Community Education Office.

b. Some requests may not be possible due to weather, field conditions or available personnel.

c. Permits are then processed by the Community Education Office and emailed or mailed to the individual requesting the use.

A MINIMUM OF 5 WORKING DAYS IS NEEDED TO PROCESS AN APPLICATION ONCE IT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED.

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Registration Information 4 Easy Ways to Register Registration begins immediately

Online

www.oronocommunityed.com

• Search for a specific class/subject or browse all of our programs • For instructions on how to set up your account visit www.orono.k12.mn.us, click Community Education, then click “Registration”

Mail

Fill out a form from page 61 and mail it with your payment to: Orono Community Education 705 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake, MN 55356

In Person

Visit our office in the Orono Education Link 705 Old Crystal Bay Road N., Long Lake Door E24

Phone 952-449-8350

Please have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover number and your course information ready.

Email Notice Often times when we send class information to our customers we get a bounce back stating that your email address no longer exists. We always call for a class cancellation; however, we often use email to send additional information about a class. Please keep your email up-to-date! Go into your account and change your email or call us and we will be happy to change it for you.

Participants in our programs may be photographed, filmed, or interviewed and the pictures, videos, quotations may be used by Community Education and/or local news media. If you do not want to be photographed, filmed, or interviewed, please contact our office at 952-449-8350 so that we may honor your wish.

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Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Class Confirmation

To receive confirmation of your class enrollment, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS! Otherwise, no news is good news! The only time you will hear from us aside from email confirmation is: • If there is a change in class time or day • If the class is cancelled

School Closings

If school closes during the day due to bad weather, Community Education will cancel all activities. Announcements will be broadcast on all local television news stations or call 952-449-8350 and listen to the voicemail.

Fee Assistance

Please call 952-449-8350 for an application or more information.

Class Cancellations

If you need to drop a class, please notify us by phone at 952-449-8350 as soon as you know. Up to 1 week prior to the class, a refund minus a $5 cancellation fee will be issued. After that time, you will be issued a credit on your Community Education account minus a $5 cancellation fee, good for one year, applicable toward any class or program we offer. No refunds will be issued after class start date. If we need to cancel a class, we will call you and process a full refund.

Senior Citizens

Participants age 60 and over may enroll for 20% off the regular tuition fee of a class. Course supply fees must be paid at the full rate. Some classes may not qualify.


Registration Forms ORONO COMMUNITY EDUCATION REGISTRATION FORM Participant Name______________________________ E-mail ___________________________________ Address___________________________________________ City____________________ Zip__________ Home Phone_____________________________ Work Phone________________________________

Fill out the following if the participant is infant through high school age. Grade_________ D.O.B. ____________ Mother’s Name _____________________ Work # __________________ Cell # __________________ Father’s Name _____________________ Work # ___________________ Cell #__________________ Emergency Contact Name & Phone (if you can’t be reached) __________________________________ COURSE # COURSE TITLE FEE _________ ____________________________________ ______ _________ ____________________________________ ______ _________ ____________________________________ ______

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ORONO COMMUNITY EDUCATION REGISTRATION FORM Participant Name______________________________ E-mail ___________________________________ Address___________________________________________ City____________________ Zip__________ Home Phone_____________________________ Work Phone________________________________

Fill out the following if the participant is infant through high school age. Grade_________ D.O.B. ____________ Mother’s Name _____________________ Work # __________________ Cell # __________________ Father’s Name _____________________ Work # ___________________ Cell #__________________ Emergency Contact Name & Phone (if you can’t be reached) __________________________________ COURSE # COURSE TITLE FEE _________ ____________________________________ ______ _________ ____________________________________ ______ _________ ____________________________________ ______

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