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t n e m h c i r n E h t You FALL 2017






1 Northern Dakota County TriDistrict Community Education

Brain Builders

Sense-ational Science

Schoolhouse Chess

(Grades 1-5) The Pages Level of Schoolhouse Chess is designed for the beginner with no chess knowledge. Learn how the pieces move and capture, check and checkmate, castling, and material value. Learning chess helps children develop math skills, selfconfidence, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. In Schoolhouse Chess for Success your child will be continually learning new skills on the road to becoming your family’s chess champion! Mad Science’s unique learning method uses comic books and engaging characters to bring chess pieces (and personalities) to life. Learn chess in a fun, kid-friendly way. Lincoln Center Elementary Mondays, Sept. 25-Nov. 13 #4128-F17LC (No class Oct. 16)

3-4 pm 7 sessions - $93

(Grades 1-5) Experience the sensational world of science with Mad Science®. Light up your imagination as you blend and separate light, and trick your eyes with mirrors and optical illusions. Discover how to manipulate sound, harness the power of air, heat and static electricity. Explore food science as you practice chemistry in the kitchen and figure out how to build the perfect meal. And of course, get a great signature Mad Science take-home every day! Visit for class syllabus at your location. Instructor: Mad Science Kaposia Education Center Fridays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 #4113-F17KEC

3:40-4:40 pm 3 sessions - $55

Lincoln Center Elementary Thursdays, Nov. 16, 30 & Dec 7 #4113-F17LC

3-4 pm 3 sessions - $55

Star Wars Jedi Movie Making (Grades 1-5)

From a galaxy far, far away Star Wars come to life! Work on a stop motion animated LEGO Star Wars movie. Star Wars action figures, LEGOS and backdrops will be available for filming in class. Handle all the technical details including using a digital movie camera, stop motion animation, digital editing and adding finishing special effects and transitions to the movie.Our instructor will take your student through the entire digital film making steps from start to finish using Frames Software. Student groups’ final projects will be emailed to parents, or students may bring a USB jump drive the last day of class. Please bring a peanut free snack and beverage daily. Instructor: Computer Explorers Kaposia Education Center Mondays, Oct. 23, 30 & Nov. 6 #4118-F17KEC

3:40-5:10 pm 3 sessions - $64

Lincoln Center Elementary Wednesdays, Oct. 25, Nov. 1 & 8 #4118-F17LC

3-4:30 pm 3 sessions - $64

If you bring a snack, make it NUT FREE!


Imagine & Design

Shopkins Cute with Kidcreate Studios

Mess to the Max! With Kidcreate Studios

Kaposia Education Center Wednesday, Oct. 25 #4430-F17KEC

3:40-4:40pm 1 session - $16

Kaposia Education Center Wednesdays, Nov. 8-29 #4431-F17KEC

3:40-4:40 pm 4 session - $56

Lincoln Center Elementary Thursday, Oct. 26 #4430-F17LC

3-4 pm 1 session - $16

Lincoln Center Elementary Tues, Nov. 14-Dec. 5 #4431-F17LC

3-4 pm 4 sessions - $56

(Grades K-5) Those collectibles with the adorable faces and the unique names sure are cute! Come and create the cutest sweet treats around! We will be making Berry Smoothie and Lolli Poppins out of air-dry clay and paint. Let’s get creating! Instructor: Kidcreate Studio

(Grades 1-5) We will be maximizing the mess to make this art class the very best! Get excited to paint with plaster, sculpt with gooey gunk, make papier mache puppies and fling paint like Jackson Pollock. We will learn some cool stuff along the way! Instructor: Kidcreate Studio


Health & Safety

Safekids 101-Preparing Kids to Stay Safe at Home or in the Community One Day Class! Certified Babysitter’s Training

(Ages 11 and up) This course is designed to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. Youth will learn skills in four core areas: leadership and professionalism,safety, basic care for infants and children and first aid. Babysitter’s Handbook is included with the fee. Please bring a nut free bag lunch and a beverage. Instructor: Deb Gutzman Central Square Community Center Thursday, Oct. 19 9 am-2:30 pm #4202-F17A 1 session - $60 Saturday, Dec. 2 #4202-F17B

(Ages 10 and up) Safe Kids 101 helps kids with the next step in independence and helps parents rest in the knowledge that this course will help their child stay safe at home and in the community. Topics Include: Responsibilities when staying home alone, how to decide whether to answer the door, simple first aid and identifying fire safety rules. Understanding safety in unfamiliar scenarios: around guns, online safety and near aggressive dogs. Knowing the truth about abuse, abduction and stranger danger. Instructor: Deb Gutzman Central Square Community Center Friday, Oct. 20 9-11:30 am #4203-F17A 1 session - $30 Saturday, Nov. 18 #4203-F17B

9-11:30am 1 session - $30

9 am-2:30 pm 1 session - $60

Kid’s Choice SAC available after class. Call 651-306-3631 for more information


are available for most classes. Please call 651-306-3631 for more information.


Sports & Recreation

CheerAmerica Kung Fu

(Age 5 – Adult) Learn the lifelong benefits of Kung Fu. Not just a punching, kicking, self-defense class, Kung Fu teaches awareness of self and surroundings and improves self-esteem and confidence. Join a FUN, progressive, full participation class that focuses on helping students develop leadership, discipline, concentration and coordination skills for a healthy mind and body. Improve your strength, flexibility and endurance. Parents: Don’t just sit at the sideline. Sign up and participate with your child in class. This is a skill building progressive training program for beginners through Black Belt. Optional uniform and certification from White to Black Belt are available. Instructor: National Treasure Kung Fu,Inc. Lincoln Center Elementary Beginner-White Belt) Mondays, Oct. 2-Nov. 27 (No class Oct 16 and Nov 20 #4802-F17A Lincoln Center Elementary Yellow-Black Belt Mondays, Oct. 2-Nov. 27 (No class Oct 16 and Nov 20) #4802-F17B

6:15-7 pm 7 sessions - $81

(Grades K-7) Cheer America is an exciting cheerleading and dance program. Students learn popular cheers, chants, jumps, leaps, choreographed pom pom/ dance routines, parade marching techniques and other skills involved in performances, competitions and school cheerleading team tryouts. The program also promotes improved coordination and physical fitness, personal esteem and working as a cooperative team member with other children on the cheerleading squad. Please call Jeff Wood at CheerAmerica for pricing on pom-poms and uniforms(optional) 952.997.7732 Instructor: CheerAmerica Kaposia Education Center Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 19 6-6:45 pm (No class Oct. 17, 31 and Nov. 7) 10 sessions - $71 #4800-F17A (Ages 5-8) Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 19 (No class Oct. 17, 31 and Nov. 7) #4800-F17B (Ages 9-14)

7-7:45 pm 10 sessions - $71

7-7:45 pm 7 sessions - $81


Sports & Recreation

School Of Fish

(Grade 3-12) School of Fish is a 2 ½ hour youth fishing class open to youth in grades 3-12 taught by pro angler and television host Mike Frisch. Youth learn about lakes, finding fish in those lakes and some great ways to catch them. They also learn to tie a fishing knot and rig and use a slip-bobber setup. Class cost is FREE. (Space is limited. Registration is required.) Youth will receive: • Cabela’s rod & reel • Tackle box with Northland Tackle • Cabela’s $10 gift card • School of Fish 32-page full color workbook • KLN Snack • FREE T-Shirt certificate $60.00 in value in the equipment pack!

Vertical Endeavors

Most important, however, they leave class with the knowledge and skills to go fishing! Also, one School of Fish graduate will be drawn to have the opportunity to be a guest on Fishing the Midwest TV!

(Ages 6-12) These half day camps offer kids the opportunity to learn proper climbing techniques in a controlled setting that is fun, safe and exciting! Activities may include top rope climbing, knot tying, rappelling and climbing games. Your child will leave camp with a renewed sense of self-reliance and accomplishment, as well as a deeper sense of respect for the rock climbing community. Please bring snack/lunch/beverage and water to the camp. Register by Oct. 3 Instructor: Vertical Endeavors

Lincoln Center Elementary Saturday, Sept. 30 9:30 am-12 pm #4810-F17 Free

*All participants need a signed waiver by a parent or a court-assigned legal guardian. 855 Phalen Boulevard, St.Paul

Sponsored by: South St. Paul Educational Foundation Hosted by: Community Education

Thursday, Oct. 19 #4804-F17A

9 am-1 pm 1 session - $55

Friday, Oct. 20 #4804-F17B

9 am-1 pm 1 session - $55


Performing Arts

A.C.T. (Awesome Children’s Theatre) Presents: Beauty and the Beast

(Grades 3-8) Beauty is misunderstood by all the villagers in this non-musical version of the classic. She longs to escape her hum-drum life – until that’s exactly what she gets. In an attempt to save her father, she ends up locked in a castle and must ultimately befriend the Beast to save both their lives. Kaposia Education Center Monday-Friday, Sept. 18-Oct. 4 6:15-8:15 pm #4724-F17 15 sessions - $100 Performances on Oct. 5 & 6 at 7 pm Tickets available after Sept. 21 $4 in advance at the Community Education office 517 Marie Ave. SSP (8am-3pm M-F) $5 at the door on performance nights

Beginner Group Violin Lessons

(Grades 2-6) Learn all about playing the beautiful and melodious violin! In this beginning violin class, you will learn proper position and you will be able to play a few songs by the end of our session. We will celebrate your hard work by performing a concert for friends and family at our last class. Music and violin(to be used at the class only)will be provided. You can rent a violin from the instructor for a small fee. Please talk to the instructor on the 1st day of the class if you are interested in renting a violin. Instructor: Sadie Benson Lincoln Center Elementary Thursdays, Oct. 26-Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 23) #4711-F17

3-4 pm 8 sessions - $80


(Grades 2-5) Join us as we enjoy singing and dancing to fun and energetic songs. Our final class will be a performance for family and friends! Instructor: Sadie Benson Lincoln Center Elementary Mondays, Oct. 23-Dec 11. #4706-F17

3-4 pm 8 sessions - $59


Performing Arts Piano Lessons

(Grades 2-6) Join us for piano lessons using Yamaha’s Music and Education Program. Piano is offered before school at Lincoln Center and Kaposia Education Center. We will provide the keyboards, instruction and music book. Instructor: Lori Lencowski Kaposia Education Center Mondays, Oct. 2-Nov. 27 No Class Oct. 16 #4700-F17KEC

7:50-8:50 am 8 sessions - $72

Lincoln Center Elementary Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 28 No Class Oct. 17) #4700-F17LC

7:10-8:10 am 8 sessions - $72

Magic and Juggling

(Grades 3-5) Participants will have a hands on experience with magic, juggling, balloon sculpting and slap-stick comedy illusion. MAGIC: Amaze your family and friends when you share with them illusionary tricks with cards, coins, and the vanishing and reappearing of any small object! JUGGLING: Come discover the secrets of multiobject manipulation in this beginning juggling class. Students will develop life skills that will benefit you forever! Learning and performing will not only build confidence and self-esteem, but will also help your ability to speak in front of audiences. That’s Magic! Satisfaction guaranteed or all laughter returned! Instructor: Homeward Bound Theater Kaposia Education Center Thursdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 9 3:40-5:10 pm #4722-F17 3 sessions - $45

Private Guitar Lessons

(8 years and older) One-on one weekly half hour guitar lessons. (electric or acoustic accepted) Suitable for students of any level. Content of class is geared to each student's goals and interest. Students must bring their own instrument. Make-up lessons for missed lessons are to be arranged with the instructor. Instructor: Drew Druckrey Thirty minute individual lesson times begin at 4pm. To schedule a lesson time please call 651.306.3631 On-line registration is not available. Kaposia Education Center Thursdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 30 30 min. Lessons #4708-F17 8 sessions - $130 (No lesson on Oct 19 and Nov 23)

Beginner Group Violin Lessons

(Grades 2-6) Learn all about playing the beautiful and melodious violin! In this beginning violin class, you will learn proper position and you will be able to play a few songs by the end of our session. We will celebrate your hard work by performing a concert for friends and family at our last class. Music and violin(to be used at the class only)will be provided. You can rent a violin from the instructor for a small fee. Please talk to the instructor on the 1st day of the class if you are interested in renting a violin. Lincoln Center Elementary Thursdays 3-4 pm #4711-F17 8 sessions-$80


are available for most classes. Please call 651-306-3631 for more information.


Family Fun Night

An evening event hosted by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to give parents of children living with mental health challenges a time to connect and receive resources. Children will enjoy fun activities throughout the evening. Registration is required. Hosted by NAMI Minnesota


Lincoln Center Elementary Thursday, Nov. 9 6-8 pm #5901-F17 1 session - FREE

Holiday Skating Event

Marvel Universe Live!: Age of Heroes

The Avengers and many more join forces to defeat Loki in his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow will go against some of the most threatening villains that the universe has to offer. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family, LIVE! Discount tickets are available through Community Education. Transportation is not provided. Children 2 years and older are required to have a ticket. Tickets must be ordered by Wednesday, November 22 and picked up the week of December 4 at the SSP Adult Basic Education Building, 517 Marie Avenue, South St. Paul. Please call 651-306-3631 for office hours. Sunday, Dec. 10 5-7 pm #5950-F17 1 session - $20.50/person Xcel Energy Center 199 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul

The Doug Woog Arena is once again teaming with the South St.Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force and Wakota Federal Credit to offer the Annual Halloween Skate (October 29 from 4:40-6:00pm) And Holiday Skate (December 17th from 4:406:00pm) These skating events are open to the public and free to attend! Don’t have skates? That’s ok, a limited amount of skates are available to rent for free during the event.

Holiday Book Campaign

The South St. Paul Public Library , SSP Mayor’s Youth Task Force, SSP Kids’ Choice SAC and Neighbors, Inc., will be teaming up and hosting the 3rd Annual Every Child Should Receive a New Book for this Holiday Season Campaign. Monetary donations will be accepted from October 1 to November 15 at the South St.Paul Public Library. Every Child Should Receive a New Book this Holiday Season provides new books for the Love your Neighbor Program that is facilitated by Neighbors,Inc. Last year, over 1,000 books were gifted to youth of all ages. For additional information, contact the South St. Paul Library at 651.554.3240 or Deb Griffith at 651.554.3230. Let’s give every child a gift of reading!


Kids’ Choice Preschool Care For 4 year olds

Kids’ Choice Preschool Care is offered before and after preschool for children enrolled in the SSP Community PreSchool program. Full day care is offered on non school days when Preschool is not in session. Engaging activities support learning through play and school readiness. Child care fees are in addition to preschool fees. Flexible scheduling is available.

Kids’ Choice 2017 Program

The Kids’ Choice program allows youth to participate in fun indoor and outdoor activities, go on field trips and socialize with friends, all in a safe and engaging environment. Activities include STEM based projects, physical fitness, wellness, sports, cooking service learning and more. Flexible scheduling is available. Call 651.306.3631 for more information. Register online at


Located in:

Kaposia Education Center and Lincoln Center

Monday-Friday Mornings: 6:30 am until start of school day Afternoons: After school until 6 pm Non-School Days: 6:30 am-6 pm

Our students, our schools, our community The South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) are committed to making decisions that strengthen our schools, our students and our staff. Our vision is to prepare each and every student for their next step. To help provide the learning environment our students deserve, residents will vote on two school funding requests on November 7.

But did you know: • SSPPS currently receives $450 less in per-student voter-approved funding than the average of all Dakota County school districts? • Our local education funding is among the lowest in the county.

Question 1 is a request to increase the district’s operating levy to:

Question 2 is a no-tax increase request

• help the district retain quality teaching staff • fund programs to help students who struggle academically

• help fund technology for teaching and learning • give students exposure and access to technology tools

to renew the district’s technology levy to:

Prepared and paid for by the South St. Paul Public Schools, 104 Fifth Ave So, South St Paul, MN 55075.

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South St. Paul Youth Registration Form Fall 2017

Online: By Phone: 651-306-3631 In Person: Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. By Mail: Community Education 517 Marie Ave South St. Paul, MN 55075

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SSPPS is partnering with Second Harvest Heartland to provide a 13-pound box of free food each month to interested families at Lincoln Center Elementary and Kaposia Education Center. The Food + You program provides FREE food to any families with children at Kaposia or Lincoln. There are no income guidelines or registration required because we are here to support ALL Lincoln and Kaposia families. We have monthly school-wide distributions at both elementary schools. At distributions, we have the Family Food Boxes, bread, milk, potatoes, and even fresh fruits and vegetables. However, you may receive a Family Food Box at any other time in the month by contacting your school Family Support Worker. Family Food Boxes contain dry goods such as: cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, canned chicken, tuna, soup and more. These opportunities are one way SSPPS helps our families stretch their food dollars and ensure their children are well-fed and ready to learn.

Lincoln Center: Sept. 21, Oct. 18, Nov. 16, Dec .21 & Jan. 18


Kaposia Education Center: Sept. 28, Oct. 17, Nov. 16, Dec. 14 & Jan. 11 2-6pm Please contact your school for more information. Fare For All is a non-profit, community-supported program and is open to everyone. No registration needed. Bring your family, friends and neighbors along, they can’t afford to miss these great savings! Fare For All Express packages contain a variety of healthy, fresh, quality food items. There is no limit to the number of packages that can be purchased each month. Fare For All accepts cash, credit, debit and EBT cards. Visit for more information. Tuesdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov 21 and Dec 19 4-6pm Central Square Community Center. 100 7th Ave N. SSP.

Did you know that Community Education offers: Early Childhood Classes: 651.457.9418 Community Preschool: 651.457.9418 Early Childhood Screening: (appointment line) 651.288.6897 Youth Enrichment classes: 651.306.3631 Kids’ Choice SAC: 651.306.3631

Adult Enrichment classes: 651.306.3631 Adult Basic Education: 651.306.3632 ELL classes: 651.306.3632 Older Adult programs: 651.366.6204

LOCATIONS Kaposia Education Center Central Square Community Center 1225 1st Ave. S. 100 Seventh Ave. N. Lincoln Center 357 Ninth Ave. N.

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Fall 2017 South St. Paul Youth Enrichment