Classes

Thank you for your interest in the Lynch Extended Learning Program! We offer three 8 week sessions that are offered throughout the year in three sessions. Classes are taught by by our wonderful Lynch teachers. PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the Winter session will open on JANUARY 15th and classes will being the week of January 29th. Classes listed below are planned for the Winter Session but are subject to change between now and the 15th as details are finalized. Please review the class dates closely – they work around early release days.

If there are weather related school closings, ELP classes will also be cancelled and added to the end of the session.

Class LocationInstructorLocationNumber of SessionsDayTimeGradesMax # of StudentsCostDescription
Extended Learning Club Instructors: Betsy D'Alelio, Jillian Dwyer and various additional Lynch teachers Cafeteria8 Weeks:

Mondays: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

Wednesday MORNINGS: 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4

Wednesday AFTERNOONS:
2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11
Mondays and/or Wednesdays

You may sign up for one or two sessions: one morning and one afternoon OR two afternoons.
Mondays, 2:50-3:50 pm
Wednesdays, 7:45-8:45am
Wednesdays, 2:50-3:50 pm
3-5No maximum$80 for one session a week or $160 for two sessions a week (either two afternoons or one morning and afternoon).

Scholarships available.
What’s better than spending quality time reading a good book and playing math games alongside a few Lynch teachers and friends?
Join us on Mondays and/or Wednesdays as we read, both independently and in small groups, and practice math concepts and facts using Everyday math games, Math Journal activities and HomeLinks .

Lynch School Extended Learning Club will help students fulfill grade-level goals for home learning.

We will meet students in the cafeteria before each session. We ask that you send a healthy snack with your child to be enjoyed during this time- reading and math can create quite the appetite! Students are also asked to bring an independent “just right” reading book from home or from their classroom.

This Learning Club runs all year long. Students may join us at any time in the year by first contacting Jillian Dwyer (jdwyer@winchesterps.org) or Betsy D’Alelio (bdalelio@winchesterps.org)
Fitigami: Where Fitness & Origami CollideInstructors: Bethany Pine and Leah RogersRoom 1118 Weeks:

Thursdays:
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Thursdays2:50-4:00 pm3-512 students$80 for 8 weeksInterested in fitness and folding paper? Then Fitigami is the place for you! Join Ms. Pine and Ms. Rogers for 30 minutes of fun indoor exercise followed by 30 minutes of the paper folding art of origami. From samurai helmets to sit-ups, we'll do it all.
KeyboardingInstructors: Patrick Flaherty and Bethany PineMs. Pine's classroom8 Weeks:

Wednesdays: 1/31, 2/7 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

Fridays: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Wednesdays and/or Fridays8:00-8:45 am3-518 students per day$80 for 8 weeks (1 day a week), $160 for 8 weeks (2 days a week)Keyboarding is an essential skill for all students! Keyboard faster and more efficiently! Make your life easier! Come join in the fun on Wednesday and/or Friday mornings (students have the option of once per week or twice).

The web-based Keyboarding Without Tears program will be used, which can be used for the entire school year, on any computer with internet access. During the sessions, each student will be guided through the program at his or her own pace.
YogArt: Yoga & ArtInstructor: Anne DaleyPreschool "Multipurpose" Room - to the right at the bottom of the stairs (we will meet in the cafeteria and walk down together). We will dismiss at the main entrance.8 Weeks:

Thursdays:
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Thursdays2:50-4:00 pmK-28 students$80 for 8 weeksWe will introduce children to yoga exercises targeting strength, flexibility and coordination, helping them learn to focus, calm and center themselves through breathing and visualization exercises. They will learn respect for themselves and others while practicing poses (individual, partner and group) and enjoying fun yoga games, art projects, music and storytelling.

Please have your child bring a yoga mat or towel and a snack.
Loom Knitting - WinterInstructors: Deb Griffin and Terri MaguireArt Room8 Weeks:

Thursdays:
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Thursdays2:50-4:30pm2-510 students$120 for 8 weeksContinuing our adventure in loom knitting, we will try our hand at making pillows this session. As always, we can also make
winter hats or a scarf which can be gifts or donated to people in need. This is
for beginners and for those who want to continue!
Laughing with Literacy -- CLASS FULLInstructors: Cindy Harrington and Laurin HolmesPreschool Room (will dismiss at main entrance)8 Weeks:

Thursdays:
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Thursdays
2:50-4:00 pmK-210 students$80 for 8 weeksCome laugh with us! Each week, this fun-filled offering will begin with a comical, seasonally themed book. After hearing the story students will engage in various center based activities: re-write the ending, change out a main character, learn and create jokes/songs/ rhymes related to the theme, produce a craft related to the story, explore idiomatic expressions related to the theme, etc. Emphasis will be placed on the language of the text not on reading/ decoding. Perfect for students who love books, like to laugh and/or need extra language practice!

Students should bring a snack and a drink from home.

We will dismiss from the front entrance at 4pm.
S.T.E.A.M. Fun -- CLASS FULLInstructors: Laurin Holmes and Cindy HarringtonPreschool Multi-Purpose Room (will dismiss at main entrance)8 Weeks:

Wednesdays: 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11
Wednesdays2:50-4:00 pmK-110 students$85 for 8 weeks (includes cost of materials)Join us for STEAM fun where each week we will feature a different activity—from building a simple machine to performing some intriguing science experiments!

We will dismiss at the main doors promptly at 4pm.
Movie Making (Session 2) -- CLASS FULLInstructor: Phil BellenoitLibrary8 Weeks:

Mondays: 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

NO CLASS 2/5 and 2/19
Mondays2:50-4:00pm3-58 students$80 for 8 weeksThis year movie making will be split into two sessions. In the first session (October), students will develop a
script and plan shots using a storyboard. In the second session (January), students will produce the movie written in the first session playing the roles of actor, director, camera and microphone operator. Students who were not in session 1 are allowed to join session 2.