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Before & After School Programs

Braintree Extended Enrichment Program (BEEP)

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Winter B.E.E.P. Information

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Beginning Monday, February 4th, the Braintree Public Schools will begin the winter session of extended enrichment programs to be held at various school buildings for all the children in grades K-5. Students must be enrolled in Braintree Public Schools in order to attend the program.

An Extended Enrichment registration form must be completed and the fee for the program must be submitted before a child is eligible to enter the program. Registrations and fees must be returned to the Monatiquot School, c/o Maureen Moline, 25 Brow Avenue, Braintree, MA 02184 with all checks made payable to the Town of Braintree. A minimum enrollment will be required for a course to be offered. Registration is on a first come-first serve basis. There will be no confirmation calls. You will only be called if the class is full.

Programs will be held for five consecutive weeks unless noted in the schedule or interrupted by a holiday, school vacation or a weather emergency. Payment for more than one course or child may be combined into one check. However, a separate registration form must be filled out per course per child.

Please read each course description carefully and pay particular attention to the time and location of the course. All transportation to and from the location must be provided by the parents. Parents must be prompt in picking up their child. A $5.00 late fee will be assessed for every 15 minutes past the ending time of the course. Children may sign up for more than one course at any school. These courses are not limited to children attending that particular school.

If you have any further questions, please contact the program coordinator, Maureen Moline at maureen.moline@braintreeschools.org

ART FOR THE SEASON

  • Location: Highlands Room 7                          
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Hinckley                                  
  • Grades: K, 1, 2, 3
  • Day: Tuesday (5 weeks)                                 
  • Cost: $36.00 (plus $10 for mat.)

We will begin this fun filled art class with popular Winter Themes such as Polar Bears, Penguins, and Snowman. We will also work on Spring Themes such as St. Patrick’s Day and Bunnies. Your child will be busy while creating many teacher directed and open ended crafts. Class Limit: 12

“BEARY” FUN CRAFTS

  • Location: Highlands Room 7                          
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Hinckley                                  
  • Grades: K, 1, 2, 3
  • Day: Monday (5 weeks)                                  
  • Cost: $36.00(plus $10 for mat.)

Do you love Bears? Do you love Arts and Crafts? It is winter (The Perfect Season to Create Some Fun Bear Crafts). Come join friends and make new friends as we color, cut, paint, and glue to create a variety of bear craft projects. We will use our creativity to make real bear projects (polar bears, brown bears, panda bears, and more) as well as some fictional bears such as Corduroy the Bear. Class Limit: 12

BOARD GAMES

  • Location: Highlands Cafeteria                       
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Holick                                      
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Thursday (5 weeks)                               
  • Cost: $30.00

Come join me for some board games. You can bring your own board game to play with friends. Board games will also be provided. Class Limit: 10

CHESS CLUB

  • Location: Morrison Cafeteria                        
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teachers: Mr. Dufault                                  
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Monday (5 weeks)                                  
  • Cost: $36.00

Checkmate! Come play Chess with Mr. D., and if you need to learn, I will teach you! This class is available for all ages and skill levels! First four classes will be all fun, with the final class being a tournament for all the students. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 winners at the end! Class Limit: 20

COMPUTER CLUB!

  • Location: Liberty Media Center                    
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Haran                                      
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Wednesday (4 weeks)                            
  • Cost: $30.00

Need more computer practice? This club offers students in grades 3 – 5 the opportunity to work in the computer lab and explore a variety of programs. Here students can practice their keyboarding and coding skills through various websites such as Scratch or Dance Mat typing, use their Google account to work on projects, or practice their math/ELA skills on fun gaming websites! At the end of the class they can have free choice.      Class Limit: 12

CRAFT TIME WITH GINGERBREAD FRIENDS

  • Location: Highlands Room 7                          
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Hinckley                                  
  • Grades: K, 1, 2
  • Day: Friday (5 weeks)                                    
  • Cost: $36.00 (plus $10 for mat.)

Do you love the tale of the Gingerbread Man? Come explore different versions of this beloved tale and new twists on the popular storybook character. We will make a variety of Gingerbread Crafts (Gingerbread Boys, Girls, Houses, etc.) out of different art materials. Come color, paint, and glue as you create some very fun projects. If you took Gingerbread Fun last year and are looking to create more “sweet” art, or missed out last year, this is the class for you. Class Limit: 12

DIGGING FOR DINOSAURS

  • Location: Liberty Room 17                            
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00
  • Teacher: Ms. Mulligan                                   
  • Grades: 2, 3, 4
  • Day: Monday (5 weeks)                                  
  • Cost: $30

Join us for a prehistoric adventure! Each week, we will study a new dinosaur, and participate in fun, dino-themed activities! Learn about the terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, the super Stegosaurus, the booming Brontosaurus, and many more! Class Limit: 15

GAME DAY

  • Location: Liberty – Music Room                    
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Cleveland                                 
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Wednesday (5 weeks)                            
  • Cost: $30.00

Need someone to play some board games with you? Come to Game Day! Students will be able to choose games such as Candyland, Jenga, Blokus, Yahtzee Jr., Spt It, Chutes and Ladders, Checkers, etc. Playing card will also be available. You may also bring a game from home.          Class Limit: 15  

HOLIDAY CRAFTING CLUB

  • Location: Morrison Cafeteria                        
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Mr. Dufault                                    
  • Grades:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Tuesday (5 weeks)                                 
  • Cost: $36.00 (plus $5 for mat.)

It’s crafting time! In the spirit of the season and its holidays, we will be crafting fun activities including snowflakes, valentines, and more! There will be a lot of scissors and glitter to go around. Class Limit: 20

HOMEWORK CLUB

  • Location: Highlands Room 19                        
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00
  • Teacher: Ms. Phung                                       
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Thursday (5 weeks)                               
  • Cost: $30.00

Do you know what goes hand-in-hand with school? Homework! Some work take a short time and some take a long time. If you need an extra hand with your homework, come join me and we’ll work through it together! If you don’t have any homework, you can come for extra practice in reading, writing and math.  Class Limit: 12

INDOOR PLAY

  • Location: Highlands Gym                               
  • Time 3:00 – 4:15 PM 
  • Teachers: Ms. Sullivan & Ms. Leminen          
  • Cost: $30.00
  • Tuesday (4 weeks)                                  Grades: 3 & 4 & 5
  • Wednesday (4 weeks)                             Grades 1 & 2

Join us for some indoor play. We will be playing many different games in the gym from Capture the Flag to Scooter Soccer and many more!

INDOOR SOCCER AT FLAHERTY

  • Location: Flaherty Gym                                 
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Mr. Pestone                                   
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Tuesday (5 weeks)                                 
  • Cost: $30.00

Come play indoor soccer with Mr. Pestone and friends! We will cover some basic skills, but spend most of our time playing scrimmages. You don’t have to be an expert, BUT shin guards are required for safety. Don’t forget your sneakers too! See you on the pitch. Class Limit: 17

INDOOR SPORTS CLUB

  • Location: Morrison Gym                                
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Mr. Dufault                                    
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Friday (5 weeks)                                    
  • Cost: $36.00

Let’s have fun playing sports in the Gym! We’ll enjoy some great games like: kickball, hockey (pillow polo), soccer, capture the flag, and dodgeball! This is a fun class that teachers sportsmanship and teamwork. Sign up soon, because this class fills up fast! Class Limit: 20

IPAD MOVIE STUDIO

  • Location: Flaherty Room 14                           
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Mr. Pestone                                   
  • Grades: 4 & 5
  • Day: Monday (5 weeks)                                  
  • Cost: $30.00

Come make movies with Mr. Pestone! Need help with your script? Want to kick start your acting career? You and your friends have a great idea for a short movie? Are you a prop master? We will use our green screen and iPads to make short movies. Previous experience is optional, but passion is required! Class Limit: 15

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

  • Location: Morrison –Teacher’s Lounge          
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Gonzalez                                 
  • Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Tuesday (4 weeks)                                 
  • Cost: $30.00 (plus $20 for mat.)

No-bake cooking activities! We will have fun learning easy snack recipes for enjoying after school or when entertaining friends. Before dropping off your child, please fill out an allergy information form provided by the teacher. Class Limit: 12

LEARN AND PLAY THE EL WAY

  • Location: Hollis Room 110                             
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Teachers: Ms. McHugh & Ms. Gonzalez        
  • Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Thursday (5 weeks)                               
  • Cost: $30.00(plus $5 for mat.)

Come join an after school group to practice language! EL students (English  Learners) and others in grades K – 5 are welcome to practice their English skills in a fun environment. Activities include games, crafts, and building with Legos and other construction toys. Bring your own snack. Join the fun! Note: This is not a homework club. Please bring $5.00 cash to the first class. All are welcome! Class Limit: 20 

LEGO CLUB

  • Location: Morrison Media Center                 
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Mazzeo                                    
  • Cost: $36.00 (plus $5 for mat.)
  • Monday (5 weeks)                                   Grades K, 1, 2
  • Wednesday (5 weeks)                             Grades 3, 4, 5

Lego Club is a club for all levels of Lego builders. Each week students will be asked to show their creativity through Lego creations. There will be free time to let imaginations run wild, as well as themes for guided creativity. At the end of each weekly session there will be a discussion of building methods, designs, and outcomes for group or guided projects, as well as time for “Show & Tell” for individual creations. Lego Club is for students of all abilities in grades K-5. For students who enjoy Duplo versions of Legos, there will be plenty of larger blocks available for building Duplo creations. Class Limit: 15

LOOSE PARTS PLAY

  • Location: Highlands Room 20                        
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Preziosi                                   
  • Cost: $30.00 (plus $5 for mat.)
  • Monday (5 weeks)                                   Grades 3, 4, 5
  • Wednesday (5 weeks)                             Grades K, 1, 2

Loose parts play encourage children to explore, experiment, design, create and construct. It gives them the opportunity to figure out there are different ways of doing things. It teaches them to be critical of their own creations, be flexible and resilient when things don’t work out. Loose parts play encourages independent play, self-motivation and creative thinking.   Class Limit: 15

MARVEL OR D.C.? DOG MAN OR WIMPY KID?

  • Location: Morrison – Teacher’s Room           
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Murray                                    
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Monday (5 weeks)                                  
  • Cost: $30.00 (plus $5 for mat.)

Bring your comic books and graphic novels and spend the hour reading and talking about your favorites! Also, see if you what it takes to be the next Stan Lee or Dav Pikey and try your hand at writing and illustrating your own comic book. Class Limit: 12

MATH GENIUSES

  • Location: Morrison Cafeteria                        
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Mr. Dufault                                    
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Wednesday (5 weeks)                            
  • Cost: $36.00

Calling all students who love math games! This club will take you to the next level in your math class! We will use flash cards, solve fun brain teasers, and use the Prodigy app to make learning fun! Students will be able to practice their number sense, logic, and critical thinking skills! Come have fun and prepare yourself to be a math genius! Class Limit: 20

MINDFUL COLORING

  • Location: Liberty – Music Room                    
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Cleveland                                 
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Monday (5 weeks)                                  
  • Cost: $30.00

Come relax and color with some quiet music! Children will be provided with coloring pages to choose from including mandalas, positive affirmations, or seasonal scene. Students could also choose to make a card for someone they care about or free draw. Each session will begin and end with a meditative visualization exercise to help us relax. Bring your preferred coloring materials and extra materials will be provided. Class Limit: 15

MUGGLES AT MORRISON ( HARRY POTTER CLASS)

  • Location: Morrison Room 109                       
  • Time: 7:30 – 8:30 AM
  • Teacher: Ms. Antonelli                                 
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Friday (5 weeks)                                    
  • Cost: $30.00 (plus $5 for mat.)

Come enjoy five classes of Harry Potter themed fun! From wand making, to potions class to Harry Potter trivia/ Jeopardy, each week will have a magical theme for muggle children attending. Join us for an adventure you won’t forget. Class Limit: 15

PAINTING CLUB

  • Location: Morrison Cafeteria                        
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Mrs. Davidson                                
  • Grades: 4, 5
  • Day: Friday (4 weeks)                                    
  • Cost: $30.00 (plus $10 for mat.)

Come get a little messy and try painting with Mrs. Davidson! We’ll be experimenting, mixing, and creating art on canvases, fabric, and more! Each student will get to make and take home their own canvas painting, as well as try a number of other processes, materials, and techniques. Let the fun begin! Let’s Paint! Class Limit: 12

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLUB

  • Location: Liberty Gym                                   
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Fontes & Ms. Haran                 
  • Cost: $30.00
  • Tuesday (4 weeks)                                  Grades 1, 2, 3
  • Friday (4 weeks)                                     Grades 3, 4, 5

Classes will include fundamental movement skills games, cooperation games, health and fitness games, chasing and fleeing games, invasion games, target games, net and wall games, and striking and fielding games. This is a fun program that teaches skills and helps students become more fit and increase their physical activity! Games will involve cooperation, teamwork, trust, and problem-solving. They will also help students develop their understanding of health and fitness concepts through play. Class Limit: 20

PLAY LIKE A GIRL!

  • Location: Flaherty Gym                                 
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Nelligan                                   
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Wednesday (5 weeks)                            
  • Cost: $30.00

This group will play a different sport throughout the five weeks including basketball, soccer, softball, and GaGa ball. We will also learn about professional female athletes and discuss what it means to be a role model in sports. All levels and sport interests welcome!!! Class Limit: 15

Q-TIP PAINTING!

  • Location: Liberty Room 17                            
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Mulligan                                   
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Wednesday (5 weeks)                            
  • Cost: $30.00

Q-Tips aren’t just for cleaning out those ears! We will make various paintings using dot style art through Q-Tips! A new painting each week! Class Limit: 15

SOCCER TRAINING AT HIGHLANDS

  • Location: Highlands Gym                               
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Mr. Kayser                                     
  • Grades: 4 & 5
  • Day:  Thursday (4 weeks)                              
  • Cost: $30.00

Never played soccer before but interested in trying? Played soccer your whole life and want to get more touches? From first timers to lifers this afternoon session will be the perfect fit for you. Players will learn new skills as well as build the ones they already have. We will learn new drills to enhance our abilities as well as play tones of fun games that make us lover soccer even more! Come join Coach Kayser and let’s have a ball!! Class Limit: 15

STREET BALL

  • Location: Morrison Gym                                
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Mr. Dufault                                    
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Thursday (5 weeks)                               
  • Cost: $36.00

Who loves basketball? If you do, sign up today! Mr. D will run fun basketball drills to improve your game, then the whole class will play together to practice what we’ve learned! This is a great class if you want to get better at the game! Class Limit: 20

TAP CLASS

  • Location: Highlands Cafeteria                       
  • Time: 3:00 – 3:45 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Holick                                      
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Tuesday (5 weeks)                                 
  • Cost: $22.50

Come join me for tap classes. Please bring your tap shoes.  Class Limit: 10

TYPING/KEYBOARDING

  • Location: Hollis Computer Lab                      
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Sullivan                                   
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Pick Wednesday or Thursday (5 weeks)
  • Cost: $30.00

Learn Keyboarding skills. Practice typing using correct two hand positions to improve accuracy and increase speed. Skills can be beginner to intermediate. Students will be able to follow and track individual progress. Class Limit: 12

TRIVIA!

  • Location: Flaherty Room 18                           
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Seeto & Ms. Flint                    
  • Grades: 4 & 5
  • Day: Thursday (5 weeks)                               
  • Cost: $30.00

Come join Ms. Flint and Ms. Seeto for some friendly competition in teams and show off your knowledge! Trivia categories may include Disney, sports, animals, music, pop culture, and world knowledge. We can’t wait to see all the random facts that you know! Class Limit: 20

WEAVING AND STITCHING

  • Location: Highlands Room 2                          
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Mrs. Davidson                                
  • Grades: 4 & 5
  • Day: Monday (4 weeks)                                  
  • Cost: $30.00 (plus $10 for mat.)

We’ll use old t-shirts and cardboard to create giant circle weavings and learn how to stitch patterns to create cool string art! Of course we’ll need to add a little paint to these too! Class Limit: 12

WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE?

  • Location: Morrison Cafeteria                        
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Murray                                    
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Thursday (5 weeks)                               
  • Cost: $30.00 (plus $5 for mat.)

Calling all actors and actresses! Find your way to the stage and each week we will work on fun dramatic activities. We will start each class with a warm up and improv activity. We will then perform a Readers Theatre. Have fun while building confidence and improving speaking skills in front of an audience. Come break a leg! Class Limit: 20

WINTER STORY TIME ARTS & CRAFTS

  • Location: Highlands Room 7                          
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Hinckley                                  
  • Grades: K, 1, 2, 3
  • Day: Wednesday (5 weeks)                            
  • Cost: $36.00 (plus $10 for mat.)

Do you enjoy listening to stories? Do you enjoy creating fun art projects? Come and listen to some fun (new and popular) stories with a winter theme? Then follow up our stories by creating art projects inspired by the stories we read. Please Note: if you took Winter Storybook Crafts last year, please join me again as we will be listening to new stories and creating new art projects. Class Limit: 12

YARN ON OVER

  • Location: Morrison Media Center                 
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Murray                                    
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Wednesday (4 weeks)                            
  • Cost: $30.00 (plus $5 for mat.)

What better way to spend a chilly afternoon than playing and creating with yarn? We will spend time creating woven baby turtles, dream catchers, pom pom love bugs and monsters along with yarn wrapped letters and words. Fun for everyone! Class Limit: 12

YOGA

  • Location: Liberty Music Room                       
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Teacher: Ms. Cleveland                                 
  • Grades: K, 1, 2
  • Day: Thursday (5 weeks)                               
  • Cost: $30.00

Yoga classes will incorporate coloring, music, games, books and dancing while children exercise and practice yoga poses and breathing in a non-competitive environment. Benefits of children’s yoga include increased strength, coordination, flexibility, concentration and a sense of calmness. Bring a mat if you have one. Class Limit: 15

YOGA & MINDFULNESS

  • Location: Morrison Room 102                       
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:15 PM
  • Teacher: Mrs. Lynn                                       
  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Day: Monday (5 weeks)                                  
  • Cost: $36.00 (plus $5 for mat.)

Yoga and mindfulness help keep our bodies healthy, calm our minds, build social skills and confidence, and help with creative thinking. Learn & practice yoga poses, breathing techniques, play fun games and more. Class Limit: 12



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