Calendar

Dec
15
Fri
The World of Multiples @ Family Learning Center
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Enjoy the magic of your multiples (twins or triples) through a program designed for your unique parenting needs. Take time to interact with your children and socialize with other parents of multiples during a separate parenting time while your children spend time in our early childhood classroom. Sibling care is available. Registration is required.

World of Ones @ Family Learning Center
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Discover the developmental needs of a one year old. What makes them “tick?”  What excites and drives them? Explore what parents can do to maintain equilibrium in the household amidst the opposing drives of this age. Sibling care is available, daytime only, registration is required.

Our gradually separating classes are taught by highly skilled professionals to provide you and your child with the best possible separation experience. The parent education time during ECFE is generally about 40 minutes. In a gradually separating class there is no separation during the first class. After the first class the amount of separation time can vary anywhere between 10 minutes and 35 minutes and is determined by these factors:  the needs of the children, the needs of the parents, the ages of the children and the staffing of a particular group.

Gear Engineers @ Carver Elementary, Room D235
Dec 15 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

STEM Enrichment using LEGO® bricks for the 21st Century learner. Each STEM class follows four basic components.
•Teach It!…Each class students are taught the basic STEM engineering concepts behind each project.
•Build It!… Students use LEGO® bricks to build a trundle wheel, merry-go-round and design their own wicked amusement park ride.
•Explore It!…Then they use that project to explore the basic engineering concepts – this session is focused on gearing concepts.
•Play It!…Finally they play with their project, modify it, create extensions and have fun working with it.
Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with {YEL!}. For more details about {YEL!} STEM classes, visit YouthEnrichmentLeague.com.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.

Grandmasters of Chess @ Jonathan Elementary, Media Center
Dec 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

New and returning students invited. Each {YEL!} Chess class follows four basic components:
•Teach It!…Each class, students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games
•Practice It!…Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept.
•Puzzle It!… Students are given chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance to solve them.
•Play It!…Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session.
$10 materials fee includes: ChessKid.com membership for the chess session (a $49 annual value), prizes and puzzle sheets.

Middle School Dance Team @ Chaska Middle School East, Gym
Dec 15 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Whether you have danced for years or just want to start now, Middle School Dance Team is for you! Get a taste of what it’s like to dance in high school with Coach Ella. Dancers will spend their season learning a full length competition dance routine, many combinations and dance skills. The team will preform at the Chaska Dance Show as well as dance at a dance invitational or two

Country/Bluegrass Ensemble @ Chaska Middle School West
Dec 15 @ 3:50 pm – 4:50 pm

Grades 6-8

If you love country or bluegrass music, there is now a group for you. The Country/Bluegrass Ensemble may be your first step to becoming a country superstar. This ensemble learns traditional bluegrass styles and current contemporary country hit songs. Performances are then scheduled to give students a chance to show off their skills. We are looking for singers, guitarists, banjo players, mandolin players, steel guitarists, violinists, bass players, and drummers who have at least one year experience on their instruments. Performances at the CMSW Talent Show on Friday, January 12, The Rock-It! Concert on Friday, February 2 and a closing event in February.

Audition is required.

Auditions will be held on Monday, Oct. 9 in the CMSW Band Room at 3:50 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the PRMS Band Room at 3:50 p.m.

Students should choose one of these dates. No sign up is necessary to audition. Audition material will be available in the PRMS, CMSE and CMSW band rooms by Sept. 11. 

 Please don’t register for class until audition results have been posted.

21st Century Skills – Civic Literacy, Learning and Innovation Skills, Life and Career Skills

Garage Band @ Chaska Middle School West
Dec 15 @ 3:50 pm – 5:15 pm

Grades 6-8

Are you looking to be part of a rock band and just can’t find the people, place to rehearse or music? Then come be part of the District 112 Garage Band. Since 2004, we have been providing students an innovative rock band experience like none other in the Twin Cities area. Play or sing everything from classic rock to the newest rock with other musicians who love it as much as you do. We are looking for singers, guitarists, keyboardists, bass players, drummers and horn players who have at least two years experience on their instruments.

Performances at Chaska Rocks Toys For Tots on Saturday, December 9, the CMSW Talent Show on Friday, January 12, the Rock-It! Concert on Friday, February 2 and a closing event in February.

Audition is required. Auditions will be held on Monday, October 9 in the CMSW Band Room at 3:50 pm and Wednesday, October 11 in the PRM Band Room at 3:50 p.m.

Students should choose one of these dates. No sign up is necessary to audition. Audition material will be available in the PRMS, CMSE, and CMSW band rooms by Sept. 11. Please don’t register for class until audition results have been posted. 

21st Century Skills – Civic Literacy, Learning and Innovation Skills, Life and Career Skills, Information, Media and Technology Skills

The Best-EVER Art Class! @ Victoria Elementary
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This class is packed full of fan favorites! From snow globes, projects that glow-in-the-dark, and messy clay masterpieces, these are the most requested Kidcreate projects of all time! All of them put together in one highly-anticipated class. This is the stuff the kids can’t get enough of and guaranteed to be an artsy good time!

Dec
16
Sat
MN Spelling Bee and Vocabulary Bee @ Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for the inaugural Hopkins Youth Spelling Bee! Compete against kids from Wayzata, Lakeville and Eastern Carver County in a daylong event. There will be two levels that day (Grades 2-4 and 5-6). The morning will consist of written and oral exams, then lunch will be served to all participants, with the day culminating in the final oral round in the afternoon. All the contestants will receive a participation certificate/medal, while the top 3 winners from each level get trophies.

Fee includes: Trophies, medals, certificates, pizza and beverage for participant.
Transportation is not provided to and from the event.

Fit 45 @ Carver Elementary
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:15 pm

Fit 45 is an easy to follow, intermediate level group fitness class that will make the most of every second you give it.  Using a variety of strength and cardio moves, participants will get a full body workout while building muscle and endurance.  Join this high energy class for a quick workout!  Register for all three sessions and receive a discount!  Join today!  (Please bring a mat for use during cool down stretching)