AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES

PTO-sponsored after school enrichment classes are usually offered over 4 sessions throughout the year.

 

For the 2021/22, classes will only be held during 4th quarter, after Spring Break. 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the After School Classes Coordinator.

More Info:

SPRING CLASSES

MONDAYS, 1:50 - 2:50 PM

4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6 (no class 5/30)

Imagination at Play (Grades K-1) 

​Join Ms. Chanel for play time fun with friends. Free choice options will include arts and crafts, Lego free building, games and outdoor fun, when weather permits. $95

 

Outdoor Fun (Grades 2-5) 

Join Mrs. Prager for some fun outdoors! We'll play games like Kickball, Spud, Capture the Flag, Kick the Can, Sharks & Minnows, 4 or 9 Square and others. Taught by Ms. Prager. $90

 

TUESDAYS, 3:25 - 4:25 PM

4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7

Lego Time (Grades K-2)

Have loads of fun using LEGO® to build unique creations and play games! We'll have weekly challenges or themes as well as time for free-building. Taught by Ms. Chanel. $100

 

Beginning Spanish (Grades 2-5)

Learn a new language with games, music and arts! Fun is the most effective way to learn a language. We will be using age appropriate games along with music, dance, playacting, storytelling and arts to learn Spanish language basics. Taught by Ms. Koval. $105

 

Yoga (Grades K-3)

Join Mrs. Savage in games and books incorporating yoga. Learn yoga basics including balance, stretches, poses, and relaxation techniques. Each week we will sample a less common fruit or vegetable. $105

 

Tech Club (Grades 3-5) 

In this computer club, students may explore a variety of computer based activities: programming, scratch, design, art, projects and gaming. The instructors will help with defining and supporting individual goals. Taught by Ms. Ashmore & Ms. Betzwieser. $100

Note: For students already enrolled in virtual Scratch Programming, class runs through 5/3. If your student wishes to join Tech Club once Scratch Programming concludes, they may register and receive a credit for the April class dates they miss. Contact prez@vhepto.org to request a credit.

 

WEDNESDAYS, 3:25 - 4:25 PM

4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 (no class 6/8)

Magic School Bus Mania (Grades K-2)

Join Ms. Frizzle (aka Ms. Kraemer), Liz and the whole Magic School Bus gang as we explore the world around us through fun, messy and sometimes silly science experiments! Each week will be a different theme based on student interests. $95

 

Calligraphy & Handwriting Art (Grades 3-5)

Explore different styles of calligraphy and other decorative hand lettering to give your penmanship an artistic flair. We'll spend time practicing cool fonts and creating cards, posters and other projects. Taught by Ms. Powell. $95

 

Wacky Word Games (Grades 3-5)

Play word games each week like Bananagrams, Pair in Pears, Quidldler, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, and more! We will even have a 'Word Madness Bracket' for players who want to compete if they would like. Each week we will learn rules, tips and tricks, play in groups, and have tons of fun. Taught by Ms. Drenk. $95

 

THURSDAYS, 3:25 - 4:25 PM

4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2 (no class 4/14, 6/9)

Board Games (Grades 2-5)

Join Ms. Ashmore and Ms. Jimenez to learn and play some fun board games! Both new and classic games will be played in small groups, building team work, problem solving and strategic thinking stills. $80

 

Deal Me In (Grades 3-5)

​Join Ms. Drenk and Ms. Mahr to play card games like Crazy 8's, Rummy, Speed/Spit/Snap, Spoons and Pig. Each week we'll learn the rules, have a practice game and then split into groups to play. The first rule is to have fun! $80

 

Registration Instructions

Returning Families: Before you resigter, update your student's grade level, classroom teacher and emergency contact information (under children on the left panel once you log in) so that your child is eligible for classes at their appropriate grade level.

 

New Families: If you have not previously registered for an after school class, you will need to create an account in the Popsicle App and add your child/ren to your profile before you register for classes.

FAQ

How do I register a student?

HOW DO I REGISTER A STUDENT

Our online registration system, Popsicle, is simple and secure, allowing you to register and pay for classes all at once. 

You will first need to create an account and add children to your account. 

If you are a returning family that has registered for after school classes previously, be sure to update your student/s' grade and make any necessary changes to contact and health info.

Once your Family Account is created, you may visit the Parent Portal at any time to view information and register for classes, or view your class history and online payments.  REGISTER NOW

If a class is full, you may add your student to the waitlist. If a spot opens, you will be notified.

What if I am unable to register online?

WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO REGISTER ONLINE?

If you cannot register or pay online, contact an After School Class Coordinator to get assistance with registering offline.

How do I pay for class?

HOW DO I PAY FOR CLASS?

Payment is due at the time of registration. If you wish to pay by cash or check, enter CASH/CHECK in the coupon code area and select Apply when checking out, then send payment to school with your student via backpack mail or to the front office. Registration will not be considered final until payment is received.

If a student is waitlisted you may make payment once you are notified that space becomes available in the class.

New registrations will not be accepted if there is an outstanding payment due from a previous session. If you have an outstanding balance, your registration will be considered final once the outstanding payment is settled.

Can I still register after the deadline?

CAN I STILL REGISTER AFTER THE DEADLINE?

If there is room in a class, you may still register after the deadline. A $10 late registration fee may apply.

Are scholarships available?

ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

Full and partial scholarships are available. Please contact an After School Coordinator to inquire.

I registered my student/s.  What happens next?

I REGISTERED MY STUDENT/S.  WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

You will receive a confirmation email once registration is submitted. A week before the class, you will receive another email with additional details and instructions including class location, schedule, snacks/allergies, teacher contact and other important details.. PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL CAREFULLY.

Can I register more than one child at the same time?

CAN I REGISTER MORE THAN ONE CHILD AT THE SAME TIME?

Once you have created and logged into your family account, you may register for multiple children. Register each child for each class and select Enroll to add them to your shopping cart. Then pay for them all at once when you checkout. For each student, we need a variety of unique information - grade, teacher, allergies, dismissal instructions.

My student participates in Wisconsin Youth Company After School Program.  Can s/he also participate in After School Classes?

MY STUDENT PARTICIPATES IN WISCONSIN YOUTH COMPANY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.  CAN THEY ALSO TAKE AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES?

Yes! Students enrolled in the WI Youth Company (WYC) After School Program may take PTO sponsored After School Classes. Once you enroll your student in an After School Class, submit a signed release authorization form to WYC prior to the first class or the student will not be allowed to attend. Scan and email completed forms or fax to (608) 276-4050. 

On the day of the After School Class, students should report to WYC first; they will then be released to the After School Class(es) in which they are enrolled. After class, students will be returned to WYC or released to their parent/guardian, as indicated on the registration form.

What happens if I am late picking up my student?

WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM LATE PICKING UP MY STUDENT?

It is the parent’s responsibility to promptly pick up students immediately at the end of class. Please respect the commitments of our Teachers and arrive promptly. If you will be more than a few minutes late please make arrangements with another adult such as a family member, friend, neighbor, etc. to pick up your child. Repeated late pick-ups may result in your child’s dismissal from the current class session and/or future sessions. Refunds will not be issued in the event of dismissal due to late pick-up.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY STUDENT IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL OR NEEDS TO MISS CLASS FOR ANOTHER REASON?

Please notify the After School Class teacher by email or phone, in addition to the normal school notification procedures. Refunds are not issued for missed classes.

What happens if my student is absent from school or needs to miss a class for another reason?

DO ASC MEET ON EARLY RELEASE DAYS OR NO SCHOOL DAYS?

After School Classes will NOT meet on days the school is closed (due to holidays or extreme weather) or on any early dismissal days other than Mondays.

Are After School Classes ever cancelled?

An After School Class may be cancelled for the following reasons:

  • If the class does not meet the minimum enrollment, the class will be cancelled students and enrolled students will be notified, refunded and eligible to register for another open class.

  • If a teacher becomes ill, we will attempt to find a substitute teacher. If that is not possible, we will contact parents/guardians as early as possible. Please ensure that we have up-to-date contact information. 

If a class is cancelled, we will attempt to reschedule the class. If the class is rescheduled, no refunds will be given. If the class cannot be rescheduled, the prorated cost of the class, excluding any materials fee or online payment fees, will be refunded.

Do After School Classes meet on No School or Early Release Days?

WHEN ARE AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER?

All classes will be held regardless of weather, including outdoor classes, unless MMSD closes school or cancels after school activities due to severe weather. In the event MMSD cancels after school activities due to severe weather, we will send out an email notifying parents of enrolled parents as soon as we hear of the cancellation.

When are After School Classes cancelled due to inclement weather?

What if I have a question that isn't addressed here?

Please direct additional questions to an 

After School Coordinator.