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Pre K to Grade 1 Programs
ABCD's with the Blue Belles A Baton, Cheer And Dance
Who:  Grades Pre Kindergarten - 8th 
When:  Mondays:

Winter: 12/5-2/27/17
Spring: 3/20-5/22/17

Parade: 5/29/17     
Time:  4:00-4:45pm Grades PreK-2
4:45-5:30pm Grades 3-8      
Where:  Philip's School Gym: 30 Common Street
Cost:  $50 resident for each session
$75 non-resident for each session
Description:

Set to music, the participants will experience cheering, dance and/or baton twirling. Participants will learn marching, basic twirling skills, cheer motions and dance moves. Focus is on hand-eye coordination, rhythm, and teamwork. Spring session participants will learn a routine for the Memorial Day parade. Instruction is provided by Miss Tracey Gangi Johnson.

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April Vacation Program Grades 1-8
Who:  Grades 1-8
When:  Tuesday-Friday, April 18 - April 21, 2017
Time:  Early Drop 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Program    8:45 am - 2:30 pm
Extended Day  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
Where:  Watertown Middle School
Cost:  Regular Hours    $80.00  resident $110.00 non-resident
Early Drop-Off    $25.00 
Extended Day    $55.00  
Description: Children will be divided into groups by grades at the start of the program. They will participate in activities such as basketball whiffle ball, floor hockey and indoor soccer. In addition, we have arts & crafts, board games, movies and special event. Children should bring a bag lunch, snack and a drink.
 Program Documentation  

Boston Bruins Tickets
Who:  All Ages
Games and Times:  Tuesday, January 24th vs. Detroit Red Wings at 7:00pm $80.00
Thursday, February 9th vs. San Jose Sharks at 7:00pm $80.00
Where:  TD Bank Garden, Boston, MA
Description:

Enjoy some great family fun watching a Bruins game at TD Garden.

Program Documentation

Boston Celtics Tickets
Who:  All Ages                 SOLD OUT
Games and Times:  Saturday, January 7th at 7:30pm $35.00
Monday, January 16th at 7:30pm $20.00
Friday, February 3rd at 8:00pm $70.00
Sunday, March 12th at 3:30pm $70.00
Friday, March 24th at 7:30pm $50.00
Where:  TD Bank Garden, Boston, MA
Description:

Enjoy some great family fun watching a Celtics game at TD Garden.

 

Community Sports and Games (Winter)
Who:  Children and Families and Adults
When:          Sundays, December 12th - April 9th
Time:  2:00-7:00 pm            
Where:  Watertown High School Gymnasium
Cost:  $10 for youth 17 and under   $25 for adults 18 and older
Description: Bring a friend or family member to shoot hoops, play a game of volleyball or just get in shape for the next baseball/softball season in our batting cages. This is a great option for those cold winter Sundays.
 Program Documentation

December Vacation Program
Who:  Grades 1-8
When:  Tuesday-Friday, December 27 - December 30, 2016
Time:  Early Drop 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Program    8:45 am - 2:30 pm
Extended Day  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
Where:  Watertown Middle School
Cost:  Regular Hours    $80.00  resident $110.00 non-resident
Early Drop-Off    $25.00 
Extended Day    $55.00  
Description: Children will be divided into groups by grades at the start of the program. They will participate in activities such as basketball whiffle ball, floor hockey and indoor soccer. In addition, we have arts & crafts, board games, movies and special event. Children should bring a bag lunch, snack and a drink.

Disney On Ice "Follow Your Heart"
Who:  All Ages                  SOLD OUT
When:  Sunday, February 19
Time:  11:00 AM
Where:  TD Garden
Cost:  $30.00 per seat
Description: Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney Pixar's Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney Pixar's Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley's spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite sisters Anna and Else from Disney's Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness, and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and the Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie, and all your Disney friends when Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart!
 Program Documentation

Family Movie Nights (Summer)
Who:  All Ages
When:  Friday, Summer Evenings
Time:  6:30-10:00pm
Where:  552 Main Street(behind Police Station) 
Cost:  $0.00 
Description:

The festivities will be held outside in the park
at 552 Main St, behind the police station
6:30- 8:00 Games, Face Painting, Popcorn, Pizza and Refreshments
8:00 The Movie will begin!
Watertown Elementary students, bring your friends and family for a night of fun and excitement!


February Vacation Program Grades 1-8
Who:  Grades 1-8
When:  Tuesday - Friday, February 21 - February 24, 2017
Time:  Early Drop 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Program    8:45 am - 2:30 pm
Extended Day  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Where:  Watertown Middle School
Cost:  Regular Hours    $80.00  resident $110.00 non-resident
Early Drop-Off    $25.00 
Extended Day    $55.00  
Description: Children will be divided into groups by grades at the start of the program.
They will participate in activities such as basketball whiffle ball, floor hockey and indoor soccer. In addition, we have arts & crafts, board games, movies and special event. Children should bring a bag lunch, snack and a drink.
 Program Documentation

Floor Hockey (Winter) Grades K-5
Who:  Boys and Girls Grades K-5
When:  Saturdays, December 3 - February 18, 2017
Time:  Grades 1: 9:00am
Grades K: 10:15am
Grades 2-3: 11:30am
Where:  Grades K-1: Hosmer small gym
Grades 2-3: Hosmer large gym
Cost:  $60 residents $90 non residents
Description: The general objectives of the program are to promote sportsmanship and teamwork in a fun setting. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the rules and fundamentals of floor hockey.
Program Documentation

Harlem Globetrotters Show
Who:  All Ages                   SOLD OUT
When:  Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time:  1:00 PM
Where:  TD Garden
Cost:  $35 per ticket
Description:

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2016-2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph, and high five session for fans.

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Junior All Sports Grades K-2
Who:  Grades Kindergarten-2 
When:  April 11 - June 8, 2017
Time:  Lowell & Cunniff: 2:30-3:30pm
Hosmer: 2:45-3:45pm
Where:  Tuesday (Hosmer School), Wednesday (Lowell School), Thursday (Cunniff School)
Cost:  $35 residents
Description:

 A fun and active program where students will take part in different sports such as Floor Hockey, kickball, soccer and Group Games. Two weeks will be dedicated to each of these sports where participants will be introduced to the basics of each game in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere.

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Junior Creative Crafts Grades PreK-2
Who:  PreK-Grade 2 (Children entering Kindergarten fall 2017)
When:  April 10 - June 9, 2017
Time:  Lowell & Cunniff: 2:30-3:30pm
Hosmer: 2:45-3:45pm
Where: 

Lowell School on Mondays 
Hosmer School on Tuesdays 
Hosmer School on Wednesdays 
Cunniff School on Thursdays 
Lowell School on Fridays

Cost:  $35-40 residents 
Description:

Glue, paint, color, cut, sprinkle, make a mess. It’s all part of the fun! Come and join us and meet new friends, as we create special works of art that you can treasure for a life-time. This class encourages creativity and teaches children to be proud of their accomplishments.

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Little Shooters Basketball (Winter) Grades K-1
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Who:  Grades Kindergarten-1 
When:  Saturdays, December 3 - February 18, 2017
Time:  Kindergarten: 9:00-10:00am
Grade 1: 10:15-11:15am 
Where:  Hosmer Large Gym
Cost:  $60 residents  $90 non-residents
Description: This basketball program will introduce youngsters to the basic basketball skills they will need to move forward in basketball such as passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. The main focus of the program will be to teach and promote good sportsmanship and teamwork to maximize every individual’s skill development in a fun atmosphere. 
Program Documentation

Mini Creative Crafts Grades Pre K-2
Who:  Grades Pre-K to 2 (Pre K attending kindergarten fall of 2017)
When:  Saturdays, March 4 - April 8, 2017
Time:  Pre-K -Kindergarten: 9:00-10:00pm
Grades 1-2: 10:15-11:15am                                 
Where:  Hosmer School Cafeteria 
Cost:  $40.00 residents $65.00 non-residents
Description: Glue, paint, color, cut, sprinkle, make a mess. It’s all part of the fun! Come and join us and meet new friends, as we create special works of art that you can treasure for a life-time. This class encourages creativity and teaches children to be proud of their accomplishments.
Program Documentation

Mighty Mite Pre-Kindergarten Sports (Winter)
Who:  Ages 3-5
When:  Saturdays, December 10 - February 11, 2017
Time:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Where:  Hosmer Small Gymnasium
Cost:  $35.00 residents $55.00 non-residents
Description:

This program will work on the fundamentals of soccer, t-ball and other games. The children will work on skills needed to play these games as well as learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, safe setting.

 Program Documentation

Musical Instrument Lessons Grades: All
Who:  Grades: K-12
When:  Classes Offered Monday-Friday: September 19 - June 16, 2017
Time:  2:30-7:00pm
Where:  Watertown Middle School
Cost:  30 minutes for 10 classes, $250.00 
45 minutes for 10 classes, $375.00 
60 minutes for 10 classes, $500.00
Description: Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians.
Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of the child. Parents must contact the teacher in advance of registration to determine an appropriate lesson length and schedule.Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians.
Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of the child. Parents must contact the teacher in advance of registration to determine an appropriate lesson length and schedule.
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Pequossette Summer Recreation Program Grades: K - 8 in the Fall 2017
Who:  Grades K-8 (K-8 in fall 2017)
When:  Weekdays: Summer
Time:  Regular 8:45-2:30, Early Drop Off 7:30-8:45, Extended Day 2:30-5:30
Where:  Hosmer Elementary School 1 Concord Street
Cost:  $125 resident   $170 non-resident
$35 resident early drop of   $45 non-resident early drop off
$75 resident extended day   $85 non-resident extended day
Description: The Kindergarten Summer Program is for children entering K in the fall and the Pequossette Summer Program is for children entering the first through eighth grade in the fall. The program runs for 8 weeks from June 27th to August 18th.
 Program documentation  Program brochure,Medical form,Permission form,Approved pickup form

Pre-Kindergarten Outdoor Sports Program
Who:  Ages 3-5
When:  Tuesday or Thursday, April 11 - June 8th
Time:  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Where:  Victory Field
Cost:  $35 resident   $55 non-resident
Description: This program will stress fun and fundamentals of soccer, T-ball, and other games. The children will work on skills needed to play these games as well as learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun and safe setting.
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Pre-Kindergarten Summer Outdoor Sports Program
Who:  Ages 3-5
When:  Tuesday or Wednesday, July 11 - August 17th
Time:  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Where:  Moxley Park - Tuesdays
Filippello Park - Wednesdays
Cost:  $30 resident   $40 non-resident
Description: This program will stress fun and fundamentals of soccer, T-ball, and other games. The children will work on skills needed to play these games as well as learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun and safe setting.
 Program Documentation  

Red Sox Tickets
Who:  All Ages
When:  Spring
Time:  Various
Where:  Fenway Park
Cost:  $30 - $45 - per ticket depending on the game
Description:

Enjoy some great family events with the "Boys of Summer" at historic Fenway Park.

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Summer Parks Program Grades K-12
Who:   Grades K-12
When:   Monday-Friday                       
Time:   9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where:   Victory Field, Bemis Playground and Casey Park
Cost:   Free
Description:

Come join the recreation park instructors for a summer filled of sports, games and activities. There will be a variety of sports offered such as wiffleball, kickball, soccer, baseball and 
badminton, as well as arts and crafts for those who need a break from the hot summer sun during the day. In addition to sports, games and arts and crafts, will also take various trips throughout the summer to Canobie Lake Park, Laser-Craze, Chunky’s Theater and Water Wizz just to name a few.

 Program documentation  

Super Saturday Sports (Spring)
Who:  Grades Pre K - 5 
When:  Saturdays, March 4-April 8
Time:  Grade Pre K: 9:00 -10:00 am 
Grades Kindergarten: 10:15 - 11:15 am 
Grades 1-2: 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Grades 3-5: 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Where:  Hosmer Large Gymnasium
Cost:  $30.00 Residents $45.00 Non-Residents
Description: Students will gain fundamental athletic skills while working as a team to learn games such as basketball, soccer, T-ball, floor hockey and lacrosse. All activities will be age appropriate and take place indoors in an atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship, teamwork, and most of all fun.

 Program Documentation


The Show Must Go On Grades K-5 (Spring)
Who:  Grades Kindergarten-5
When:  Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays     
March 9 - May 8, 2017  
Rehearsal May 11th 3-6pm WMS
Show May 12th 6pm WMS Auditorium                
Time:  2:45-4:00pm Mondays or
2:30-3:45pm Thursdays or
2:30-3:45pm Fridays or
11:00-12:15pm Saturdays
Where:  Mondays - Hosmer School
Thursdays - Lowell Elementary School
Fridays - Lowell Elementary School
Saturdays - Middle School Auditorium
Cost:  $125
Description: This year’s theme will bring us back to the 1960’s. In this nine week workshop, grades K-8 will research songs from the 60’s decade. The kids will learn about the music during this era and choose some favorite hits. We’ll rehearse these songs with live accompaniment or karaoke tracks then perform them for family and friends.           
         
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Wrestling Program Grades 1-4 (Winter)
Who:  Grades 1-4
When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time:  5:00-6:00pm
Where:  Watertown High School
Wrestling Room
Cost:  $50 Residents Only
Description:

This program introduces children to traditional wrestling. It will prioritize basic skills of balance, strength, discipline, and technique while having fun. Dual meets and scrimmages will be scheduled mostly on Wednesdays (up to 5 total). No Tournaments.

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Yoga at Artemis Studio
Who:  Grades K-2
When:  Mondays, March 20 - May 15, 2017
Time:  3:45-4:30pm
Where:  Artemis Yoga Studio
639 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA
Cost:  $75 Residents
$100 Non-residents
Description:

Younger and older children will enjoy learning the fundamentals of yoga in a fun and engaging class that is both active and calm. Students will strengthen muscles, build flexibility and challenge themselves with new skills both individually and as a cooperative group. This is an opportunity to explore and learn in a supportive, fun environment and at a brand new facility, Artemis Yoga, in East Watertown. Everyone can practice yoga - no particular fitness level or experience required and class is tailored by age group. See you in class!

 Program Documentation

Youth Fall Tennis Lessons Grades 1-8
Who:  Grades 1-8
When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 20 - October 27th
Time:  Grades 1-5 3:00-4:00pm               
Grades 6-8 4:00-5:00pm         
Where:  Victory Field Mary Williams Shea Tennis Courts
Cost:  $50 residents    $75 non-residents
Description:

This program will concentrate on basic stroke, forehand and backhand strokes, serving and scoring. We will also include such games as King of the Court, Wipe Out and Dungeons. The coaching staff is headed by Dan Cedrone, WHS Boys Varsity Coach.


Youth Summer Tennis Lessons
Who:  Ages 6-17
When:  Summer days:
Time:  Ages 6-7 8:30-9:20am
Ages 8-10 9:30-10:20am
Ages 11-13 10:30-11:20am
Ages 14-17 11:30am-12:20pm
Where:  Victory Field Mary Williams Shea Tennis Courts
Cost:  $175 residents    $200 non-residents
Description:

Lessons are held daily from Monday through Friday for 50 minutes. Our lessons include forehand, backhand and overhead shots, serving and scoring. July 6th and July 7th are set aside for placing the students in their proper skills classes.

 Program documentation