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All Items for: NCE Winter Enrichment Programs: 2020/2021

Welcome to the NCE Winter 2020/2021 Virtual Enrichment Elementary Programs registration and payment page.

Registration for all Winter programs is now open.

Looking for programs for yourself? Registration for NCE Adult programs can be found at: http://www.schoolpay.com/link/NCEAdultfy21

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
No account needed! Simply add an item to your cart, where you will be prompted to complete all required information and checkout. You may now purchases classes for more than one child in the same transaction. Once you add the first item to your cart and complete the requested information, click "Add and continue shopping" in the lower left corner of the page. You will then be prompted to complete the information for the next child.

IMPORTANT: You must acknowledge acceptance of the following NCE waiver: I/We, the parents/guardians of the registered student, a minor, hereby consent to his/her participation in the Needham Community Education Program, the taking of photos of my/our child and/or promotion of the program, and to his/her use of the Needham Public Schools facilities and equipment.  I/We further agree to release and hold harmless the Town of Needham, Needham Public Schools and their employee­­­s, agents and assigns from any and all liability or expenses arising out of any incident involving, or any account of any injury to the above named minor in con­­­­nection with such program.  I/We further consent to emergency treatment by a physician in the event of injury to, or illness of our child during his/her participation in this program.  I/We accept full responsibility for all costs for any such emergency treatment.  I/We agree to abide by NCE policies.

Wait Lists: If you would like to add your child to a wait list for a full class, please email NCE Program Director, Carolyn Colonna, at: [email protected]. Include the class name, class location, your child’s name and your best daytime phone number. If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted right away.

Scholarship Assistance: Scholarship assistance is available. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch may take one class per session with NCE at a reduced price. Scholarship registrations cannot be taken online. Please email NCE Program Director, Carolyn Colonna, at: [email protected] or call teh NCE office at 781-455-0400 x5 for assistance.

NCE Elementary programs are open to all students. Are there special considerations we should know about so that your child will have a positive experience in the program? If so, please list them in the designated areas of the registration form. Note: NCE Elementary instructors and staff have no access to IEPs or 504 plans.

Registration policies: There are no refunds for withdrawals once a registration has been completed. There will be a $10 administrative fee assessed for all requested changes to original registrations. Registrations that include a materials kit cannot be changed once the materials kit has been picked up by the participant. Classes cancelled by NCE will be refunded in full. Refunds will be made by check from the Town of Needham and may take up to 3 weeks to arrive by mail. 

Questions? For more information or questions about NCE Elementary programs, please contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, at [email protected].

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MON: Art & Creativity: Gr. 1–2: W21

Art and Creativity — new projects! Instructor: Emily Garron, Williams ELC Teaching Assistant Mondays Jan 25–Mar 22 (no class 2/15) 4:00–5:00pm Grades: 1–2 Class Description: Stretch your creative muscles as we explore color, pattern, line and shape. Learn how to create art from observation and through exploration. We will make a new project each week! Social connections are a big part of kick-starting our creativity and imagination so classes will also include breaks for games, movement and/or music. On the last day of class students will share their favorite project and have an opportunity to share positive feedback with one another.  Note: Students who joined us for Art and Creativity this fall will love returning to this popular class! We will have all new art projects, activities and more. Materials Needed for this Class: Participants are asked to have the below materials readily available for each class. Paper two-pocket folder — ideally one without a shiny finish White paper Black marker Colored markers Colored pencils and/or crayons Pencil and eraser Links and Instructions: Zoom links and instructions for classes will be provided in a Welcome email from NCE THREE DAYS PRIOR to the start of class. Please be sure to type your email address carefully as all communication will be sent to the provided email address.
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$149.00

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MON: Chess: Intermediate: Gr. 5–8: W21

Chess: Intermediate Instructor: Ilya Krasik, USCF (U.S. Chess Federation) National Chess Master Mondays Jan 25–Mar 22 (no class 2/15) 6:40–7:40pm Grades: 5–8 Class Description: Taught by a USCF National Chess Master, the NCE chess instructor will prepare you for competitive play. This class is for more experienced players and/or those who have taken at least two prior classes with us. Students will further their skills and their love for the game! Required Skill Set: This class is for students who have played Chess for a few years and/or have taken at least two previous chess classes. Note: Not sure if your child is an intermediate player? Let us know and we can set up a brief online Chess test for them! Recommended Class Materials: Headphones with built-in microphone Laptop (an iPad or Chromebook may be used but a laptop will provide the best class experience) Mouse Links and Instructions: Zoom links and instructions for classes will be provided in a Welcome email from NCE THREE DAYS PRIOR to the start of class. Please be sure to type your email address carefully as all communication will be sent to the provided email address.
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$169.00

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MON: Minecraft Explorations: Gr. 3–5: W21

Minecraft Explorations with Empow Studios Instructor: Empow Studios staff member Monday ​s​ Jan 25–Mar 29 (no class 2/15) 4:00–5:00pm Grades: 3–5 Class Description: Minecraft isn’t just for video gamers – it’s for explorers, designers, and builders, too! Students will explore the basics of art, architecture, animation, and the patented Redstone circuitry. They will build their own Minecraft world, collaborate on a friend’s world, design animated characters with command blocks, and take home digital files so that they can keep exploring their world after class has ended. They’ll also gain an understanding of how one of the most popular platforms in the world works. This class will be followed by Minecraft Coding: Redstone & Commands with Empow Studios during our Spring session of classes (same day of the week and time) where returning students can continue their progress and new students will be welcome to join!  Software required: Zoom, Minecraft: Java Edition (Java Edition $26.95 additional materials fee) Other Tech Requirements: Windows or Mac computer, or a Chromebook that supports Linux Setup instructions to be emailed to enrolled participants prior to the start of the class session. Links and Instructions: Zoom links and instructions for classes will be provided in a Welcome email from NCE THREE DAYS PRIOR to the start of class. Please be sure to type your email address carefully as all communication will be sent to the provided email address.
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$245.00

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MON: Radical Reactions Science: Gr. 1–3: W21

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Radical Reactions with Super Science Instructor: Super Science staff member Monday​s​ Jan 25–Mar 22 (no class 2/15) 4:30-5:15pm Grades: 1–3 Class Description: Break out the beakers and flasks! It's time for slime, combustion and exothermic reactions. Children will learn about laboratory safety and standards. All materials handled by children are non-toxic and provided for by Super Science. Children will investigate the rates of chemical changes and identify clues to identify reactions. They'll test chemical reactions, make batteries, vaporize solids and create colorful art in this Super Science class! Materials Kit included: Class fee includes a materials kit containing supplies needed for this class. We'll provide a contact-less pick-up location for your child's materials kit in Needham. Links and Instructions: Zoom links and instructions for classes will be provided in a Welcome email from NCE THREE DAYS PRIOR to the start of class. Please be sure to type your email address carefully as all communication will be sent to the provided email address.
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$134.00

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TUES: Feb 23: Home Alone: Gr. 3–5: W21

Home Alone — single day workshop Instructor: AllenKingsley, Inc. staff member Tuesday February 23 3:30–5:00pm Grades: 3–5 Class Description: Take the first steps towards independence! In this course, we’ll teach children the basics of being safe when home alone for short periods of time. We’ll talk about how to answer the telephone and door, discuss internet safety, learn about accident prevention and fire safety protection, how to call 911 and we’ll cover simple first aid techniques, such as how to relieve choking. We'll also talk about how to use our time wisely! Materials Needed for this Class: Participants will receive a PDF packet of worksheets to be printed for this class. Students should have a notebook/paper and pencil/pen available for class. Links and Instructions: Zoom links and instructions for classes will be provided in a Welcome email from NCE THREE DAYS PRIOR to the start of class. Please be sure to type your email address carefully as all communication will be sent to the provided email address.  
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$55.00

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WED: Feb 24: Babysitting Safety Lessons and Training: Gr. 5–8: W21

Babysitting Lessons and Safety Training — single day workshop Instructor: AllenKingsley, Inc. staff member Wednesday February 24 4:30–6:30pm Grades: 5–8 Class Description: The  BLAST (Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training)  program provides training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare. In addition, this course helps prepare children to interview for a babysitting job, select safe and suitable games and activities, prevent accidents, and begin babysitting safely and competently. Topics covered include: feeding, burping a baby, spoon-feeding, crying, and preparing for bed, behavioral problems, and discipline. Note: Some aspects of our two safety training classes overlap. Home Alone Safety focuses on learning to babysit yourself. Babysitting Safety focuses on learning to babysit other families' children. Materials Needed for this Class: Participants will receive a PDF packet of worksheets to be printed for this class. Students should have a notebook/paper and pencil/pen available for class. Links and Instructions: Zoom links and instructions for classes will be provided in a Welcome email from NCE THREE DAYS PRIOR to the start of class. Please be sure to type your email address carefully as all communication will be sent to the provided email address.  
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$60.00

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WED: Mar 10: Babysitting Safety Lessons and Training: Gr. 5–8: W21

Babysitting Lessons and Safety Training — single day workshop Instructor: AllenKingsley, Inc. staff member Wednesday March 10 4:00–6:00pm Grades: 5–8 Class Description: The  BLAST (Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training)  program provides training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare. In addition, this course helps prepare children to interview for a babysitting job, select safe and suitable games and activities, prevent accidents, and begin babysitting safely and competently. Topics covered include: feeding, burping a baby, spoon-feeding, crying, and preparing for bed, behavioral problems, and discipline. Note: Some aspects of our two safety training classes overlap. Home Alone Safety focuses on learning to babysit yourself. Babysitting Safety focuses on learning to babysit other families' children. Materials Needed for this Class: Participants will receive a PDF packet of worksheets to be printed for this class. Students should have a notebook/paper and pencil/pen available for class. Links and Instructions: Zoom links and instructions for classes will be provided in a Welcome email from NCE THREE DAYS PRIOR to the start of class. Please be sure to type your email address carefully as all communication will be sent to the provided email address.  
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$60.00

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WED: Mar 24: Home Alone: Gr. 3–5: W21

Home Alone — single day workshop Instructor: AllenKingsley, Inc. staff member Wednesday March 24 3:30–5:00pm Grades: 3–5 Class Description: Take the first steps towards independence! In this course, we’ll teach children the basics of being safe when home alone for short periods of time. We’ll talk about how to answer the telephone and door, discuss internet safety, learn about accident prevention and fire safety protection, how to call 911 and we’ll cover simple first aid techniques, such as how to relieve choking. We'll also talk about how to use our time wisely! Materials Needed for this Class: Participants will receive a PDF packet of worksheets to be printed for this class. Students should have a notebook/paper and pencil/pen available for class. Links and Instructions: Zoom links and instructions for classes will be provided in a Welcome email from NCE THREE DAYS PRIOR to the start of class. Please be sure to type your email address carefully as all communication will be sent to the provided email address.  
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$55.00

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WED: Kids Can Cook: Feb24–Mar17: Delicious Dinners: Gr. 5–8: W21

Kids Can Cook: Delicious Dinners with The Culinary Arts Experience Instructor: The Culinary Arts Experience staff member Wednesday​s​ (4 weeks) Feb 24–Mar 17 5:00–6:00pm Note: This class is also available for purchase as an 8-week series for a lower price. Grades: 5–8 Class Description: Put the kids in charge of dinner! Your kids will learn basic culinary methods and techniques while we guide them through creating a variety of tasty, nutritious meals ready to share with their family at the end of each class. Notes: While this class is designed for students to work mostly independently, participants at the younger end of this age group may need occasional support from an adult or older sibling. Weekly themes: Dinner from the Pantry Plant Based Proteins Chinese Takeout Little Italy Materials Needed for this Class: A list of ingredients needed for each class will be sent to participants one week prior to each class throughout the course. Links and Instructions: Zoom links and instructions for classes will be provided in a Welcome email from NCE THREE DAYS PRIOR to the start of class. Please be sure to type your email address carefully as all communication will be sent to the provided email address.
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$129.00

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THURS: Chess: Adv Beginners to Intermediate: Gr. 1–5: W21

Chess: Advanced Beginners to Intermediate Instructor: Vadim Martirosov, Chess Coach Thursdays Jan 28–Mar 25 (no class 2/18) 3:30–4:30pm Grades: 1–5 Class Description: Taught by a chess master, the NCE chess instructor will prepare students for competitive play. Whether you have only recently learned how to play, or if you are already a competent competitor, your skills will be further advanced and your love for the game will blossom.  This class can accommodate a mix of chess skill levels, but all participants must have an understanding of how the chess pieces move. Returning students welcome! Participants will be required to register for a Chess.com account for this class. There is a membership fee of $29.00/year to secure an ad-free membership. Recommended Class Materials: Headphones with built-in microphone Laptop (an iPad or Chromebook may be used but a laptop will provide the best class experience) Mouse Links and Instructions: Zoom links and instructions for classes will be provided in a Welcome email from NCE THREE DAYS PRIOR to the start of class. Please be sure to type your email address carefully as all communication will be sent to the provided email address.
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$169.00

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