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Northern Dakota County TriDistrict Community Education

Brain Builders Serving Grades K-4 2017-18 School Year School Age Care strives to continually improve and deliver a program that promotes an environment where children can explore and develop their creative, personal, physical, and ethical attributes; where strengths are fostered, active learning is child driven, their individual uniqueness is embraced and the fun and learning never ends. Locations Garlough Environmental Magnet Mendota Elementary Moreland Art & Health Sciences Magnet Pilot Knob STEM Magnet Somerset Elementary St. Joseph’s School Trinity Lone Oak Hours Before School: 6:30 am-Start of the school day After School: End of the school day-6:00 pm Non-School Days at Garlough and Mendota sites: 6:30 am-6:00 pm Program Fees Visit us online to see current rates. Contact us 651-403-8054

Minecraft Lego Engineering (Grades 1-4)

From the hit video game Minecraft, comes our awesome Lego and Papercrafts class. Student Builders will be creating mob figures, custom blocks, torches, custom biomes and terrains from the MineCraft Video Game! Builders will be challenged to bring their virtual designs to life. Instructor: Computer Explorers

2:15-3:45 pm

4 sessions - $76

Garlough Elementary School 7138-F17Gems Mondays, Sept. 25-Oct. 16 Mendota Elementary School 7138-F17Mend Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Oct. 24 (No class Oct. 17) Moreland Elementary School 7138-F17More Tuesdays, Oct. 31-Nov. 28 (No class Nov. 7) Pilot Knob Elementary School 7138-F17PK Mondays, Nov. 6-27 Somerset Elementary School 7138-F17Som Wednesdays, Oct. 25-Nov. 15

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Brain Builders

Sense-ational Science (Grades 1-4)

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! Instructor: Mad Science 2:15-3:15 pm

3 sessions - $55

Garlough Elementary School 7515-F17Gems Wednesdays, Oct. 25-Nov. 8

Pilot Knob Elementary School 7515-F17PK Mondays, Sept 18-Oct 2

Mendota Elementary School 7515-F17Mend Thursdays, Oct 26-Nov. 16 (No class Nov. 9)

Somerset Elementary School 7515-F17Som Thursdays, Sept 21-Oct 5

Moreland Elementary School 7515-F17More Mondays, Oct 16-30

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Imagine & Design Create Like a Pro-Fall Art blast! (Grades K-4)

Dabble, splatter, and smear with mediums from acrylics to clay! Create frame-worthy art each week as you learn the secrets of drawing, sculpting and painting like a pro! Paint a pumpkin on canvas in the style of Romero Britto. Use beautiful fall colored pastels in your scaredy cat drawing, sculpt with clay to make an adorable fall 3-D display and more! Instructor: Watch Me Draw

2:15-3:15 pm

4 sessions - $50

Garlough Elementary School 7517-F17FGems Tuesdays, Oct. 31-Nov. 28 (No class Nov. 7) Pilot Knob Elementary School 7517-F17PK Wednesdays, Oct. 25-Nov. 15 Somerset Elementary School 7517-F17Som Mondays, Oct. 23-Nov. 13

For the Love of Art (Grades K-4)

Painting, collage, and clay—you name it, kids love it! In this class, your child will experiment with many different types of art while they make Van Gogh globes, dot-to-dot like Seurat and more. They’ll learn about famous artists such as Henri Matisse, Georges Seurat, and Vincent Van Gogh. What a great way for your child to explore the incredible world of art! Instructor: Kidcreate

2:15-3:15 pm

4 sessions - $56

Garlough Elementary School 7510-F17Gems Monday, Oct. 23-Nov. 13


are available for all classes. Please call 651-403-8313 for more information.

Mendota Elementary School 7510-F17Mend Mondays, Nov. 6-27 Moreland Elementary School 7510-F17More Wednesdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 25 (No class Oct. 18) Pilot Knob Elementary School 7510-F17PK Wednesdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 11 Somerset Elementary School 7510-F17Som Mondays, Sept. 25-Oct. 23 (No class Oct. 16)


Imagine & Design

Holiday Gift Making (Grades K-4)

This is your child’s chance to come and create hand-crafted gifts just in time for the holiday season! Great gifts for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa and of course that favorite teacher. We’ll make picture frames, clay trinket boxes, snow globes and more. What great keepsakes! This is a very popular class. Register early to ensure your child’s spot! Instructor: Kidcreate


4 sessions - $56

Mendota Elementary School 7404-F17Mend Wednesdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 20 Pilot Knob Elementary School 7404-F17PK Wednesdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 20 Somerset Elementary School 7404-F17Som Mondays, Nov. 27-Dec. 18

How to Draw Cartoons (Grades K-4)

During this class, we’ll teach step-by-step techniques that will help you draw super cool (and cute!) cartoons! From cute, cuddly puppy dogs to kooky cool characters – we’ll do it all at this class. You will be impressed with how great your drawings turn out! Each child will receive their own How to Draw Cartoons booklet to take home! Instructor: Kidcreate

2:15-3:15 pm

4 sessions - $56

Garlough Elementary School 8420-F17Gems Wednesdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 25 (No class Oct. 18) Mendota Elementary School 8420-F17Mend Monday, Oct. 9-30 Moreland Elementary School 8420-F17More Thursdays, Sept. 28-Oct. 26 (No class Oct. 19) Somerset Elementary School 8420-F17Som Tuesdays, Oct. 24-Nov. 21 (No class Nov. 7th) 5

Health & Safety

One Day Class! Certified Babysitter’s Training (Ages 11+)

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. Participants will receive their Babysitter’s Training Certification and Babysitter’s Handbook. Please bring a nut free bag lunch. Instructor: Allison

9 am-3 pm 1 session - $80

Friendly Hills Middle School 7000-F17A Saturday, Sept. 23 Heritage Middle School 7000-F17B Saturday, Oct. 28 Friendly Hills Middle School 7000-F17C Saturday, Dec. 9


Sports & Recreation

Kung Fu

(Ages 5 and up)


(Grades 2-10) New and returning students invited!

Join this fast growing Olympic sport. Each fencing class follows four basic components: •Teach It!…Hall of Fame Olympic Fencing Coach Ro Sobalvarro crafts our lessons and curriculum. •Practice It!…Students pair up and practice the fencing move or concept, rotate partners and repeat •Move It!…Students are then asked to mock-fence using only the moves taught so far. •Play It!…10-15 minutes each class students fence with multiple fencers at their skill level. All equipment provided. Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with Youth Enrichment League! Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Somerset Elementary School Wednesdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 13 7428-F17 (No class Nov. 22)

6:30-7:30 pm 6 sessions - $82

Kung Fu is the art of fitness and self defense. Learn practical Kung Fu techniques that will benefit you throughout your life, through a skill building progressive training program for beginners through Black Belt. You will become more aware of self and surroundings, improve your self-esteem and confidence. This is a noncompetitive, full participation and fun class which will strengthen the mind and body, promote leadership, discipline, concentration, coordination and balance. Optional uniform and certificate for white to black belt are available. Instructor: National Treasure Kung Fu, Inc. Director Al Lam Mendota Elementary School (Beginner and White Belt) Wednesdays, Oct. 4-Nov.29 (No class Oct. 18 & Nov. 22) 7822-F17A Mendota Elementary School (Advanced Yellow - Black Belt) Wednesdays, Oct. 4-Nov.29 (No class Oct. 18 & Nov. 22) 7822-F17B

6:15-7 pm 7 sessions - $81

7-7:45 pm 7 sessions - $81


Family Classes Marvel Universe Live!: Age of Heroes

The Avengers and many more join forces to defeat Loki in his eternal quest to become ruler of Asgard and Earth. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow will go against the most threatening villains. 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

Skeletons in the Closet - In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Join us for this very special and unique opportunity proudly sponsored by Dakota County Libraries and TriDistrict Community Education. In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is bringing their magic and wonder to Simley High School, don’t miss out on this FREE opportunity. This bilingual (Spanish and English) puppet show is a tender story of children who are remembering their grandparents who have passed away. As the children follow their curiosity, they discover the meaning of Day of the Dead and that the connection they have with their grandparents continues beyond death. The story is a celebration of love and the cycle of life. Preregistration is not required but greatly appreciated. Friday, Nov. 3 6-7 pm #5902-F17 1 session - FREE Simley High School, Inver Grove Heights

Boo Bash - A Halloween Movie Night

The witching hour has begun! Join us for a little "Hocus Pocus" while wearing your creative costumes. We'll have a costume contest with prizes for the top three fan favorites. Concessions will be for sale at the event. All ages are welcome, pre registration is recommended due to limited space but not required. Friday, Oct. 27 6:30-9 pm #6957-F17 1 session - $2/person Heritage E-STEM Magnet Middle School, WSP


Dodge Nature Center Classes

Dodge Nature Center Classes

After School Enrichment Classes for Garlough students (Grades K-4) Fall 2017

All classes will start and end at Garlough where students will be checked in and checked out of the class. The Dodge Naturalist will leave from Garlough at 2:15 to walk students to the Nature Center where classes will be held at the Farm Education Building. At 3:15 all the students will walk back with the Naturalist to Garlough where parents will pick them up by 3:30 p.m. or they will join SAC if enrolled in the program. $55 for each four week session

Wild Minnesota

Snakes, salamanders, turtles and owls are just some of the wild animals that call Minnesota home. Spend time meeting these animals up close. We’ll feed animals, play games and explore the nature center to get to know some of the wild creatures around us. Tuesdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 10 2:15-3:30 pm 7813-F17Gems 4 sessions - $55 Registration deadline: September 12

Nature Explorers

Explore the lives of different animals on this amazing adventure. From slithering snakes and slimy salamanders to fun farm animals; we will have adventures learning about our animal friends through games, stories and other fun activities. Tuesdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 7 2:15-3:30 pm 7815-F17Gems 4 sessions - $55 Registration deadline: October 10

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Extra Innings School Age Care

Grades K-4 Extra Innings School-Age Care is a childcare program sponsored by West St Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Public Schools and TriDistrict Community Education.

Located in: Garlough Environmental Magnet Mendota Elementary Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet Pilot Knob STEM Magnet Somerset Elementary K-8 St. Joseph’s School Trinity Lone Oak

Encore SAC For Grades 5-8

Encore provides a safe and nurturing environment for students where students are able to choose activities such as sports activities, gym time, arts, crafts, billiards and cooking. The students also take part in many community service activities. Morning Care located at Heritage and Friendly Hills Middle Schools After School Care located at The Noreen Center, 1575 Charlton St. WSP


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

A dult B asic E ducation C lasses (GED Prep and Basic Skills)

ABE CENTER: Math: Monday & Wednesday Reading/Writing: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Reading/Writing: Tuesday Math: Thursday

9 am-12 pm 9 am-12 pm 6 pm-8 pm 6 pm-8 pm

NORTHERN SERVICE CENTER: Math: Tuesday & Thursday Reading/Writing: Monday, Wednesday, Fridays

8:45 am-12 pm 8:45 am-12 pm

INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Reading/Writing/Math GED Lab: Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 pm-8 pm

English Learning Language Classes ABE Center: Levels 1 & 2: Monday-Friday Levels 3 & 4: Monday-Friday

10:30 am - 12:30 pm 8:30 am & 10:30 am

WEST HEIGHTS ALC: Levels 1- 4: Monday & Wednesdays Pre-Lit ELL: Monday & Wednesdays

6 pm - 8 pm 6 pm - 8 pm

Call to Register: 651-457-9441

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g n i h t e m o s i R T NEW today! WWW.TRIDISTRICTCE.ORG LOCATIONS Friendly Hills Middle School 701 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights Heritage Middle School 121 West Butler Ave., West St. Paul Garlough Environmental Magnet School 1740 Charlton Street, West St. Paul Mendota Elementary School 1979 Summit Lane, Mendota Heights







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Moreland Elementary School 217 W. Moreland Ave., West St. Paul Pilot Knob Elementary School 1436 Lone Oak Road, Eagan Somerset Elementary School 1355 Dodd Road, Mendota Heights

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Fall 2017 West St. Paul Youth Enrichment  

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