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Introduction to Quadcopters I

$88

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 4th - 9th (contact instructor for exceptions)

Grade Level: 4th grade through 9th grade – contact instructor for exceptions

 Description: Quadcopters (a/k/a quadrotors) have become an inexpensive vehicle to introduce students to a variety of aeronautical and controls concepts and universities often incorporate quadcopters into their aerospace lab curriculum. This class will introduce students to quadcopter theory together with actual “hands-on” flying of quadrotors in each class session. The O’Neill cafetorium provides a large space for indoor flying with outdoor flying as weather permits.

Each student in the Intro to Quadcopters class will be given a quadrotor to take home after the last class session.

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Introduction to Quadcopters II

$88

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: 4th - 9th

contact instructor for exceptions

Description: Quadcopters (a/k/a quadrotors) have become an inexpensive vehicle to introduce students to a variety of aeronautical and controls concepts and universities often incorporate quadcopters into their aerospace lab curriculum. This class will introduce students to quadcopter theory together with actual “hands-on” flying of quadrotors in each class session. The O’Neill cafetorium provides a large space for indoor flying with outdoor flying as weather permits.

Each student in the Intro to Quadcopters class will be given a quadrotor to take home after the last class session.

Full Course

Introduction to Sewing

$53

with Anna Wanderer

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

11:00 -11:50 Grades: 1st - Adult 

Learn the basics of machine and hand stitching: thread a needle, tie a knot, sew a patch and a button. We will use hand and machine sewing to make a simple home decor project with embellishments. For students with little to no sewing experience.

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Jr. Chefs I

$68

with Cathy Oriatti - Rm 149

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  4th - 8th

Full participation cooking class for students K-8th grade.  Recipe selections allow for students to explore essential cooking techniques using an assortment of kitchen tools and gadgets.  Individual and group recipes will be prepared.  Kitchen safety and ingredient & tool knowledge will be a part of each session.  All recipes will be nut free.  Parent participation is welcome, online sign up is available.  Students are encouraged to bring reusable containers to transport food samples home, but disposable containers will be available each week.  Students may bring an oversized T-shirt or apron to wear to protect clothing, if desired.

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Meet me in the “Mittel” (Beginning German) *1

$45

with Janet Stock - 108

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: 5th - 8th

Meet me in the “Mittel” (Beginning German for Grades 5-8)

Guten Tag! It’s a good day to start learning German and exploring German culture. For students in fifththrough eighth grade, you’ll start to see the connections between English and its Germanic parentlanguage. We will learn greetings and geography, sports and sayings, family and food, traditions andtravels through practice and play together. If you’d like to know what “Gesundheit” or “Kindergarten”really mean, this is the class for you!

Painting on Canvas

$53

with Sarah David - Rm 107

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades:  3rd - 8th

Have you always wondered how the real artists paint? Whether you are an aspiring Van Gogh or just looking to explore your creative side, you are sure to go home with a painting that is uniquely yours. Each class is guided step by step so it is easy and fun. We will provide the paints, canvases, brushes, easels and aprons.

No previous experience required.

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Sew comfy pajama pants

$58

with Anna Wanderer

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am

10:00 10:50 Grades: 3rd-Adult

Bring a favorite pair of pajama pants and learn to measure, cut and sew your own custom pair. Students will use machine and hand sewing techniques to make a pair of pajama pants. No sewing experience required.

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Sew comfy shirts, jackets, and robes

$58

with Anna Wanderer

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50 Grades: 3rd to Adult

Students will learn to make a paper pattern for their own measurements, then cut and sew a simple shirt, jacket or robe. No sewing experience required.

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