REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1ST
LETTER from the TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE Mission Statement
Educate. Advocate. Collaborate. We will provide superior, reliable municipal services for the benefit of our citizens. We aim to be good stewards of both public resources and our natural environment as we embrace our heritage and yet recognize and act on opportunities to enhance the future quality of life in our community.
We aspire to be a customer-centered organization through innovation and sustainability.
Laura Crum Manager of Public Outreach Jeannine Fortier, Administrative Assistant Kristin White Director of Education Terri Wolf Office Manager Kristen Yutzy, Investigator
Westfield Washington Township started offering programs in 2005. We are excited to be able to offer an array of programs to meet the needs of our community year round. Whether you like long walks and want to join a walking group, have a preschooler that loves dinosaurs or want to learn a new language for your trip, you and your family have countless of recreation options to choose from year round. As in so many other aspects of life, the key to running a successful department is having the ability to strike a balance between new and old, traditional and innovative, the need of one want versus the needs of many. Keeping this in mind, our small staff continually strives to honor the past while embracing the challenges of the future. We want to serve an entire community and maintain meaningful connections with individual participants. As Westfield Washington Township grows each year, so does the interest in our programming and MacGregor Park. Our staff is dedicated to offering quality programs for the residents in our community. I hope that the Westfield Washington Township website is helpful to you in learning about the many programs & activities we offer. Sincerely,
Park Advisory Council Martin Kirkwood | Dave Mueller Jim Peyton | Danielle Carey Tolan
Danielle Carey Tolan
Township Advisory Board
Westfield Washington Township Trustee
David Gill | Erica Strahm | Danyele Easterhaus
ON THE COVER Brock Willis, Cicero, has a love for photography and MacGregor Park. He has been visiting the park for the past three years and likes to go several times a week during the fall and usually once a week the rest of the year. One of his favorite spots at MacGregor Park is in the center of the park around the bridge. You can check out his photography throughout this issue, on Instagram at brockw20, or www.twenty20.com/brockw20/photos.
PROGRAM LOCATIONS WTO Township Office 1549 East Greyhound Pass • Carmel 46032 WTO Lower
Lower Level: Take ramp towards back of building.
Main Level: Enter through front entrance.
Upper Level Village Farms • 453 Greyhound Pass • Carmel 46032
21105 MacGregor Park Road • Westfield 46074
333 West Hoover Street • Westfield 46074
Register online at westfieldwashingtontwp.us or by phone at 317-574-9490, ext 4
ENRICHMENT Preschool Enrichment Class Requirements
Ages 3-5. Children MUST be potty trained and be able to follow directions and participate in small group setting without a parent. Doors will be open 10 minutes prior to class. No make-up for canceled classes or missed classes. Kids will receive a snack and drink. Min 6/Max 12 $12 1 Class WTO Lower
BUSY BUILDERS Come and use your creativity to build at Washington Township Parks and Recreation. Have fun building with the tools that construction workers use every day. We will use Lincoln Logs, Legos, K’nex, nuts, bolts, gears, and much, much more. A guaranteed day of fun. W 12:30 – 2 p.m. Nov 13 4194.111
GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE! ANIMAL PLANET
Calling all wild animal lovers… Why do animals camouflage themselves? Where do they live? What do they eat? Come to the parks department to find out. It will be a jungle in here. Join the fun. W 12:30 – 2 p.m. Sep 4 4194.101
GALACTIC GALAXY Would you like to blast off into outer space? Pick out your favorite planet when we explore outer space. We will make a space craft and have a snack fit for an astronaut. It will be out of this world. Don’t miss it. T 9 – 10:30 a.m. Sep 10 4194.102
COME TO YOUR SENSES Your child will explore using their 5 senses. We will spend the time tasting, feeling, smelling, hearing and seeing things, all while playing games. Everyone will have a better understanding of the importance of using all their senses. We hope to SEE you there. Th 9 – 10:30 a.m. Sep 19 4194.103
Come and join our Thanksgiving celebration. Make and take a turkey. We will have a feast of a snack. Happy Turkey Day! Tu 9 – 10:30 a.m. Nov 26 4194.112
WEE PLAY Ages 1-5 with Adult. Toddlers love to play! They love social interaction with other children and they love to explore new surroundings. Wee Play allows you and your little ones to meet new friends. Each toddler hour has a new theme for your child to learn and explore about a new topic. Grab a Starbucks and bring a friend, you’ll be glad you did. PARENT WITH CHILD Min 5/Max 22 Free 1 class Simon Moon Park 2710 E 171st Street Wee Play Outdoors Th 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Sep 12 4194.301 $4 1 class WTO Lower Kitchen Connection Tu 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Oct 22 4194.302 Busy Builders W 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Nov 13 4194.303
APPLES TO APPLES In the fall it is easy to play apple games and make something out of apples. Whether we are picking apples, eating or counting them join in the fun. We’ll discover the beauty of autumn. M 12:30 – 2 p.m. Sep 23 4194.104
DYNAMIC DINO DAYS Are you a meat eater or a plant eater? Come and find out what Dinosaurs like to eat. We can enjoy some games and Dino stories. We will make a Dinosaur keepsake to take home. Th 9 – 10:30 a.m. Oct 3 4194.105
ALL ABOARD All you engineers come on over to the Parks Department to help build a track and get the trains running. Whether you like diesels or steam engines, you’ll be busy workin’ on the railroad. W 12:30 – 2 p.m. Oct 9 4194.106
OOEY GOOEY Get ready for some sticky, slimy experiments. Enter this world of science at your own risk! M 12:30 – 2 p.m. Oct 21 4194.107
CREEPY CRAWLERS Come and explore a world of bugs and spiders. Find out why they are important to our environment. Hope you don’t think it is creepy to eat a spider for snack time. T 9 – 10:30 a.m. Oct 29 4194.108
SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and do some trick or treating with Washington Township Parks. We will have wonderful games, make a craft and have a scary snack. Th 12:30 – 2 p.m. Oct 31 4194.109
AHOY MATES Calling all pirates! There is a treasure hunt going on at the Parks Department. We need all the pirates we can get to find the X that marks the spot. Th 9 – 10:30 a.m. Nov 7 4194.110
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS.
FITNESS & MOVEMENT
MY FIRST TUMBLING
Ages 3-6. This is a great way to introduce your child to ballet or continue to build on skills from previous classes. Participants will learn intro level ballet skills such as positions, floor and barre movements, and terminology. Ballerinas will gain confidence, grace, poise, and further develop better balance and posture. They will get a chance each week to learn a routine, play fun games that correlate to ballet, and even take a turn on the floor beam. Family and friends will be invited to watch the last 10 minutes of the final class so participants can perform what they learned. Parents are always welcome in class. Children should wear ballet shoes. Min 4/Max 8 $57 6 weeks WTO Lower *DENOTES NO CLASS Tu 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Sep 10 - Oct 15 4194.201 Tu 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Oct 22 - Dec 17 4194.202 *11/5, 11/26, 12/3
Ages 2-5. This is a very innovative program that teaches basic fundamental skills needed to be successful in gymnastics, cheer or even sports. The focus is on learning rolls and jumps, while also developing strength and balance. Terminology, poise, and rhythm are also included in the curriculum. Instructors will help parents teach to the child’s ability in order for each child to be challenged and learn properly. Min 4/Max 8 $57 6 weeks WTO Lower *DENOTES NO CLASS Tu 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. Sep 10 - Oct 15 4194.205 Tu 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. Oct 22 - Dec 17 4194.206 *11/5, 11/26, 12/3 F 11:45 am - 12:15 pm Sep 13 - Oct 18 4194.207 F 11:45 am - 12:15 pm Nov 1 - Dec 20 4194.208 *11/29, 12/6
BALLET/HIP HOP Ages 3-6. This is a great way to introduce your child to ballet and hip hop or continue to build on skills from previous classes. Participants will learn intro level skills such as positions, floor and barre movements, rhythms, jumps, memorization and terminology. Dancers will gain confidence, grace, poise, and further develop better balance and posture. They will get a chance each week to learn a routine, play fun games that correlate to ballet and hip hop, and even take a turn on the floor beam and trampoline. Family and friends will be invited to watch the last 10 minutes of the final class so participants can perform what they learned. Parents are always welcome in class. Children should wear ballet shoes. Min 4/Max 8 $57 6 weeks WWPL *DENOTES NO CLASS F 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Sep 13 - Oct 18 4194.203 F 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Nov 1 - Dec 20 4194.204 *11/29, 12/6
YOUTH & FAMILY SAFE SITTER Ages 11-13. Safe Sitter® is a medically accurate childcare curriculum that gives young adolescents the skills to be safe, nurturing babysitters. Mrs. White will teach important life skills-business, medical, and safe habits- in this high quality course. Babysitters are responsible for the lives of the children they are watching. It is vital that all babysitters know how to keep children safe and how to respond in any emergency. Graduates will receive a Safe Sitter® certification. Please bring a sack lunch. These class fills up quick, so don’t delay! Min 6/Max 12 $50 1 class WTO Lower M 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Oct 14 6194.301 F 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Nov 8 6194.302
SEWING CAMP Ages 13-17. Beginning Sewing Class will include the basics of machine use, reading a pattern and hand stitching. You will finish the 3 day camp with a completed project. Min 5/Max 25 $127 1 class WWT Main M/W/F 4 - 6 p.m. Sep 16 - 20 5194.405 M/W/F 4 - 6 p.m. Oct 21 - 25 5194.406
TREE IDENTIFICATION HIKE All Ages. This hiking activity will give the whole family a chance to collect leaves and identify some of the trees found in MacGregor Park. Please bring a water bottle and dress for hiking. Notebooks and other supplies will be provided for keeping your leaf collection in. If you sign up your family (up to four people), you get a family rate of $32. Or you can add additional people or sign up Individually for $15. Min 5/Max 25 $15/person 1 class MacGregor Park Sa 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sep 14 5194.401 Sa 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct 12 5194.402 $32/4 ppl 1 class MacGregor Park Sa 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sep 14 5194.403 Sa 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct 12 5194.404
Register online at westfieldwashingtontwp.us or by phone at 317-574-9490, ext 4
FITNESS & MOVEMENT
YOUTH & FAMILY
Ages 6-12. This is a great way to introduce your child to hip hop and ballet or continue to build on skills from previous classes. Participants will learn skills such as turns, rhythms, jumps, and memorization. They will get a chance each week to learn a routine, play fun games that correlate to hip hop and even take a turn on the trampoline. Family and friends will be invited to watch the last 10 minutes of the final class so participants can perform what they learned. Parents are always welcome in class. Children should wear tennis shoes. Min 4/Max 8 $57 6 weeks WTO Lower *DENOTES NO CLASS Tu 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Sep 10 - Oct 15 5194.201 Tu 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Oct 22 - Dec 17 5194.202 *11/5, 11/26, 12/3
Ages 6-12. This is a great way to introduce your child to hip hop and ballet or continue to build on skills from previous classes. Participants will learn skills such as turns, rhythms, jumps, and memorization. They will get a chance each week to learn a routine, play fun games that correlate to hip hop and even take a turn on the trampoline. Family and friends will be invited to watch the last 10 minutes of the final class so participants can perform what they learned. Parents are always welcome in class. Children should wear tennis shoes. Min 4/Max 8 $57 6 weeks WTO Lower *DENOTES NO CLASS Tu 7:15 - 7:45 p.m. Sep 10 - Oct 15 5194.203 Tu 7:15 - 7:45 p.m. Oct 22 - Dec 17 5194.204 *11/5, 11/26, 12/3
DO'S AND DON'T'S OF TRAVEL ANYWHERE
Ages 18+. Learn with Dr. Wilma Sukapdjo the language of French dating back to 1066, that brings words to us like ‘royal, corduroy, Leroy’. It is a language of nuances, double-entendres, and is used worldwide as a second or third language for communication. Learn how to pronounce the names of great Frenchmen as well as greeting, numbers and common expressions. Learn the difference between Quebecois, Cajun, Haitian and Parisian French. Vive le francais. Min 3/Max 10 $92 8 weeks WTO Main *DENOTES NO CLASS W 7 – 8 p.m. Sep 11 - Nov 6*10/23 2194.301 $77 7 weeks WTO Main M 6 - 7 p.m. Nov 4 - Dec 16 2194.302
Ages 18+. Dr. Sukapdjo gives an overview of acceptable and unacceptable behavior, dress, and gestures in a dozen or more countries frequented by American tourists. Be in the know and do not offend or be misunderstood. Min 3/Max 10 $77 7weeks WTO Main Th 6 – 7 p.m. Sep 5 - Oct 17 2194.307
GERMAN Ages 18+. Learn how many German words you already know, because our basic household words are from German. Learn present and past tense of 25 common verbs and how to construct small sentences. Weekdays, seasons, months, numbers and learn about famous German People: composers, artists, scientist, writers, etc. Viel Spas! Frau Dr. Sukapdjo is ready to help you learn German. Min 3/Max 8 $77 7 weeks WTO Main F 8 - 9 p.m. Sep 6 - Oct 18 2194.303
BEGINNING SPANISH Ages 18+. Dr. Sukapdjo teaches pronunciation and spelling, nouns, adjectival agreement and present tense verbs. One never having had Spanish should come to get a good foundation for “ el idioma”. Hasta luego. Min 3/Max 10 $77 7 weeks WTO Main F 6 – 7 p.m. Sep 6 - Oct 18 2194.308 Th 7 – 8 p.m. Sep 5 - Oct 17 2194.309
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH Ages 18+. For students who already know present, preterite, and imperfect tenses, as well as irregular verbs. More tenses and reading and writing exercises will be given by Dr.Wilma Sukapdjo. Min 3/Max 10 $77 7 weeks WTO Main F 7 – 8 p.m. Sep 6 - Oct 18 2194.310 M 7 - 8 p.m. Nov 4 - Dec 16 2194.311
SPANISH LITERARY READINGS
Ages 18+. Ciao! Italian is based on Latin. You will learn from Dr. Wilma Sukapdjo the present tense, so as to be able to understand read and speak some basic sentences for fun or travel. We’ll study ‘gestures’ as well as grammar, because Italian’s speak with their hands! Mi piace il caffe. (I like coffee.)”Mi piace I’italiano.” (I like the Italian language.) You will enjoy this beautiful language of vowels – every sentence ends with a vowel. Come to learn and to speak! Ciao! Min 3/Max 10 $92 8 weeks WTO Main *DENOTES NO CLASS W 6 - 7 p.m. Sep 11 - Nov 6*10/23 2194.304 $77 7 weeks WTO Main M 8 - 9 p.m. Nov 4 - Dec 16 2194.305
Ages 18+. Spanish Literary Readings for students who know four tenses and can handle maxims, poems, proverbs and a short story to be read and discussed in Spanish, taught by Dr. Wilma Sukapdjo. Min 3/Max 10 $92 8 weeks WTO Main *DENOTES NO CLASS W 8 - 9 p.m. Sep 11 - Nov 6*10/23 2194.312
LATIN FOR TODAY Ages 18+. You will learn Latin phrases in use today and Latin proverbs, State mottoes, general terminology. Come to learn and have fun. Carpet Diem with Dr. Sukapdjo!! Min 3/Max 8 $77 7 weeks WTO Main Th 8 - 9 p.m. Sep 5 - Oct 17 2194.306
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS.
CPR Ages 13+. The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies, and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive an American Red Cross certification for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. For Questions, Please Call Cathy Nickels-Herndon 317-501-1121. Includes Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid. Min 4/Max 10 $102 1 class WTO Lower Sa 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct 19 2194.313 Sa 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nov 9 2194.314
CPR CLASSES - BLENDED LEARNING Ages 13+. This American Red Cross course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. Allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive certification for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. For Questions, Please Call Cathy Nickels-Herndon 317-501-1121. Includes Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid. Min 4/Max 10 $102 1 class WTO Lower Sa 10 – 11:45 a.m. Sep 14 2194.315
UNDERSTANDING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
Ages 55+. If you are a person who is pre-Social Security age or currently receiving your Social Security benefits, please plan on attending this free educational seminar about them and the impact they can have on your retirement years. Discussion topics will include how and when to apply for benefits, when is the best age to access your benefits, understanding your Social Security Benefit Statement, how to access beneficiary benefits, what impact will inflation have on your benefits and how your Social Security Benefits are affected by other retirement income and other benefits supplied by the Social Security Administration. Min 4/Max 12 FREE 1 class WTO Main Tu 6 – 7 p.m. Sep 10 2194.321 Tu 6 – 7 p.m. Oct 8 2194.322 Tu 6 – 7 p.m. Nov 12 2194.323
AGING IN PLACE: NAVIGATING YOUR OPTIONS Ages 55+. Don’t wait until crisis hits. Learn how to preserve your independence with some pre-planning and knowledge of local resources. Min 5/Max 15 FREE 1 class WTO Main Tu 6 – 7 p.m. Oct 1 2194.324
FIFTY WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR STRESSORS Ages 13+. Everyone is stressed - what's new about that? This highly interactive session will provide you with new research findings on stress and how it can actually be helpful to you. Be prepared to try out a minimum of 5 proven techniques for managing stress. Min 4/Max 16 FREE 1 class WTO Main Th 6:30- 8 p.m. Sep 19 2194.316 Tu 6:30 - 8 p.m. Nov 19 2194.317
MEDICARE MADE CLEAR Ages 55+. Approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old every day and become eligible to enroll in Medicare. But choosing Medicare coverage can sometimes seem difficult. This workshop will explain the basics of Medicare and the options for coverage available to Medicare beneficiaries. The class is open to anyone eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, or anyone with interest in learning more about how Medicare works. Min 1/Max 13 FREE 1 class WTO Main M 6 – 7 p.m. Sep 9 M 6 - 7 p.m. Oct 14 M 6 - 7 p.m. Nov 18
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Register online at westfieldwashingtontwp.us or by phone at 317-574-9490, ext 4
FITNESS & MOVEMENT CORE AND MORE Ages 18+. Fitness expert Rich Ford leads you in a resistance training class that targets the core, back, lower body and MORE! You never know what the MORE will be, but it will burn calories and leave you with a better frame! Learn more about training, nutrition, and have fun doing it! All fitness levels welcome. Min 4/Max 20 $40 1x/week WTO Lower Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Sep 7 - 28 3194.401 Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Oct 5 - 26 3194.402 Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Nov 2 - 30 3194.403 $72 2x/week VF Clubhouse *3rd Tues 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. Sep 3 - 26 3194.404 Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. Oct 1 - 31 3194.405 Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. Nov 5 - 26 3194.406 $87 3x/week See Above *DENOTES NO CLASS Tu/Th/Sa 6 – 7 p.m. & Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Sep 3 - 28 3194.407 Tu/Th/Sa 6 – 7 p.m. & Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Oct 1 - 31 3194.408 Tu/Th/Sa 6 – 7 p.m. & Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Nov 5 - 30*11/28 3194.409
Ages 16+. Join Certified Trainer, Rich Ford, for this Total Body workout. This workout is designed to increase muscle strength and endurance, improve muscle definition and burn fat. You will gain knowledge of different muscle groups and learn to tone those muscles in a safe way. All fitness levels welcome! Min 6/Max 12 $67 4 weeks, 2x/wk WTO Lower Tu/Th 11 a.m. – Noon Sep 3 - 26 3194.410 Tu/Th 11 a.m. – Noon Oct 1 - 31 3194.411 Tu/Th 11 a.m. – Noon Nov 5 - 26 3194.412
WOMEN’S WALKING GROUP
Ages 18+. Continue your fitness routine…Join us at MacGregor Park for a walking program that focuses on strength and toning. FREE 9 Weeks MacGregor Park Gazebo Tu/Th 9:30 a.m. Sep 3 - Oct 31 4 Weeks WWPL Tu/Th 10:30 a.m. Nov 5 - 26
Ages 16+. Tone your muscles and calm your mind with Yoga! Designed for both beginner and the more experienced student, the class takes you through a gentle sequence of postures that will allow you to discover your body’s own wisdom. Not only will your body feel better, but your mind will too. “Move your muscle, change your life”. Bring your yoga mat to class. Min 6/Max 26 Penny Foster $37 4 weeks VF Clubhouse M 9 – 10 a.m. Sep 9 - 30 3194.101 M 9 – 10 a.m. Nov 4 - 25 3194.103 $32 3 weeks VF Clubhouse *DENOTES NO CLASS M 9 – 10 a.m. Oct 7 - 28*10/14 3194.102 Jim Habegger (Gentle Yoga) $37 4 weeks W 6 – 7:15 p.m. W 6 – 7:15 p.m. W 6 – 7:15 p.m.
WTO Lower Sep 4 - 25 Oct 2 - 23 Oct 30 - Nov 20
3194.104 3194.105 3194.106
Andrea Stevens (Beginner Yoga) $37 4 weeks F 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. F 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. F 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
VF Clubhouse Sep 6 - 27 Oct 4 - 25 Nov 1 - 22
3194.107 3194.108 3194.109
Ages 18+. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music/dance themes that create an exciting dynamic of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. It is based on the principle that a workout should be “fun and easy to do”. Min 4/Max 10 $37 4 weeks WTO Lower Th 6 – 7 p.m. Sep 5 - 26 3194.201 Su 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Oct 6 - 27 3194.203 Su 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Nov 3 - 24 3194.204 $45 5 weeks WTO Lower Su 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Sep 1 - 29 3194.206 Th 6 – 7 p.m. Oct 3 - 31 3194.205 $32 3 weeks WTO Lower Th 6 – 7 p.m. Nov 7 - 21 3194.202
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS.
WESTFIELD WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS The following programs are hosted by the Westfield Washington Public Library (WWPL). All programs are free unless otherwise noted. If registration is required or if you would like additional information, please contact the WWPL at 317-8969391. Visit wwpl.lib.in.us for a complete calendar of events.
18 months and up w/caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays, rhymes and puppets. Strengthen early literacy skills and encourage the joy of learning. Each program ends with a fun craft or an activity. M 10:30 a.m. AND 1 p.m.*CLOSED Sep 2 Tu 10:30 a.m. AND 11:30 a.m.
Baby Love Story Time - Every Thursday
Families. Decorate a cardboard sword and make a paper lantern or some jewelry fit for Princess Jasmine. You can also win treasure from the Cave of Wonders Bean Bag Toss game. Come dressed as your favorite prince or princess, if you’d like. We will be showing Disney’s Aladdin at 1:00 as part of our regular Story Castle Cinema series. Free. No registration required. Sa 12 - 3 p.m. Sep 7
Story Castle Cinema
Families. Join us in the Story Castle for free family movie fun on the first Saturday of each month! Sa 1 p.m. Sep 7 (Aladdin, 1992 animated film) Sa 1 p.m. Oct 5 (The Goonies) Sa 1 p.m. Nov 2 (Frozen)
Preschool w/caregiver. M 1 p.m. Tu 10:30 a.m. M 1 p.m. Tu 10:30 a.m. M 1 p.m. Tu 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Sep 23 (The Three Little Pigs) Sep 24 (The Three Little Pigs) Oct 21 (Little Red Riding Hood) Oct 22 (Little Red Riding Hood) Nov 18 (Goldilocks and the Three Bears) Nov 19 (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)
Sep 28 Oct 23 Nov 13
Fireside Tales at Simon Moon Park
Families. Join us for 3 Wednesdays around the campfire! Each night there will be a new theme, craft and stories! Enjoy s'mores with your little ones and join us for this fall family series! (This is a program in partnership with Westfield Welcome.) W 6:30 - 8 p.m. Oct 9 W 6:30 - 8 p.m. Oct 16 W 6:30 - 8 p.m. Oct 23
Families. Join us at the library for a party that’s all treats and no tricks! Wear something orange or come dressed in costume and find a Treasure in a Haystack. Bring a friend and challenge them to the Pumpkin Broom Race Obstacle Course. Or just relax with some apple cider and make a pumpkin craft. Free. No registration required. Tu 4 - 7 p.m. Oct 29
Birth to 18 months. Stories, songs, rhymes, finger-plays, and playtime for babies accompanied by a caregiver. Siblings welcome. Th 10:30 a.m.
RECURRING SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS Family Game Night with Hoosier Tabletop
Families, ages 6+. Join us with your friends and family for some new and exciting card and board games! Hoosier Tabletop will provide a new selection of games from their library and teach you how to play. Online registration required at https://www.hoosiertabletop.com. W 6 – 7:30 p.m. Sep 4; Oct 2; Nov 6
Gymnastics Demonstration with Wright's FUNdamentals Gymnastics North Sa W W
Story Time(s) at the WWPL - Every Monday and Tuesday*
Register for WWPL classes: wwpl.lib.in.us or 317-896-9391
Grades K - 6. Stop by the library and build LEGO creations! Th 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Sep 5; Oct 3; Nov 7 Tu 6 - 7 p.m. Sep 17; Oct 15; Nov 19
Paws to Read
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog in a non-judging environment. Free, but call to reserve your 10 minute time slot. Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sept 14; Oct 12; Nov 9
Grades 1 - 6. Registration required. September: Lots of Blocks – Building stations with KEVA Planks, KNEX, Duplo, Strawbees, LEGOs, wood blocks and MegaBlox October: Pumpkin Science Experiments November: Creators’ Corner – Free build with recycled materials and make recycled book origami/bookmarks. Tu 6 – 7 p.m. Sep 10; Oct 8; Nov 12 W 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Sep 11; Oct 9; Nov 13
CoderDojo at WWPL
Grades 1 - 6. A monthly club for kids interested in programming concepts. Free, but registration requested. September: Hour of Code – https://hourofcode.com/us ; https://code.org/learn October: Robot Petting Zoo November: Hour of Code (see web sites above) Tu 6 - 7 p.m. Sep 24; Oct 22; Nov 26 W 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Sep 25; Oct 23
Homeschool Classes at the WWPL
The library offers a wide variety of homeschool classes and clubs for elementary through high school aged students. Contact the WWPL Children’s Department at 317-896-9391 for more information or to register.
ADULTS – AGES 18+
Anime’ Manga Club
WWPL Book Group (For more information, inquire at our Adult Reference Desk.)
If you love anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comics), or Japanese culture, this is the place for you! Teens meet in the Story Castle to watch videos, share stories, and just hang out. Snacks provided. M 4 p.m. Sep 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
Mystery Book Group W
Come and play video games with friends after school in the teen room at the library. W 4 p.m. Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20
Drop in and make a fun craft in the teen room! Th 4 p.m. Sep 12 (Bad Art Night) Th 4 p.m. Oct 10 (Jack-o-Lantern Jars) Th 4 p.m. Nov 14 (Faux Stained Glass)
Sep 18; Oct 16; Nov 20
Sep 4; Oct 2; Nov 6
American Mahjong - Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday Tu W Su
4:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Escape Room: Jurassic Park
Adults, Teens. Reservations required. Tu 5 p.m. Sep 24 W 5 p.m. Sep 25
Escape Room: Jurassic Park Adults, Teens. Reservations required. Tu 5 p.m. Sep 24 W 5 p.m. Sep 25
Breakout Box: Zombies Th
Thanksgiving Minute-to-Win-It Tu
WESTFIELD WASHINGTON SCHOOLS
TO SCHOOL 2019
Parent Workshop JOIN US!
PARENT UNIVERSITY NAVIGATE YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION
8:30 - 11:30 AM
SESSION 2 5:30 - 8:30 PM
WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
WWS START TIMES
All incoming freshman and students new to WHS are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. Students will receive their schedules and locker assignments at this time and be able to walk the halls to find their classrooms and lockers.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 7:50 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM OR 6:30 PM
MIDDLE & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 8:45 AM - 3:35 PM HIGH SCHOOL 8:35 AM - 3:45 PM
www.wws.k12.in.us Register for WWPL classes: wwpl.lib.in.us or 317-896-9391
WWS BACK TO SCHOOL EVENTS WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
August 1 August 8
• New Student / Freshman Orientation, 4 PM or 6:30 PM • Meet the Teacher Night, 7-8:30 PM
WESTFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL
July 30 • Open House, 8-11 AM; 12-3 PM; & 5-7 PM August 15 • Meet the Teacher Night, 6-8 PM W E S T F I E L D I N T E R M E D I AT E S C H O O L
July 31 August 1 August 8
• Open House, 8-11 AM; 12-3 PM; & 5-7 PM • Open House, 8-11 AM; 12-3 PM • Meet the Teacher Night (5th), 5:45-6:30 PM; Related Arts, 6:30-7:00 PM; Meet the Teacher Night (6th), 7-7:45 PM
C A R E Y R I D G E E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L
August 5 • Ice Cream Social, 6-7 PM August 15 • Meet the Teacher Night, 6:30 PM & 7 PM M A P L E G L E N E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L
August 1 • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher Night, 6-7 PM August 4 • Ice Cream Social, 4:30-6 PM August 13 • Meet the Teacher Night (1st-4th), 6 PM M O N O N T R A I L E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L
• Back to School Celebration / Meet the Teacher Night, 4-5:30 PM
O A K T R A C E E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L
August 1 • Kindergarten Information / Meet the Teacher Night, 6-6:30 PM August 1 • Ice Cream Social, 7-8 PM August 29 • Meet the Teacher Night (1st-4th), 7-8:30 PM S H A M R O C K S P R I N G S E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L
August 4 • Kindergarten Information Night, 6-6:30 PM August 4 • Open House / Meet the Teacher Night (K-4th), 6:30-7:30 PM August 22 • Classroom Info. Night (1st-4th), 6-6:30 PM & 6:45-7:15 PM WA S H I N G T O N W O O D S E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L
August 1 • Kindergarten Orientation, 6-7:30 PM August 2 • Cookout and Community Fair, 5:30-7 PM August 20 • Meet the Teacher Night, 6-7:30 PM
YOUR LOCAL PARKS & TRAILS REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS.