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Early Learning

ECFE Winter/Spring Enrollment is Now Open!

ECFE Winter/Spring registration is now available online. Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes are for children birth to 5 and their parents/families. Classes begin the week of January 24th. Sign up now to ensure your space! A sample of classes offered includes: 

Babies, Babies, Babies!             LRW003-4    Thursdays, 10:30 am -11:45 am at LR2

Birth to Five                                DPW501-1    Mondays, 10:30 am -12:00 pm at DPC

Birth to Five                                LRW507-5      Fridays,11:00 am - 12:30 pm at LR2

Fun with Books! (3-4 yrs)           LRW708-5     Fridays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm at LR2   

Parenting Across Cultures          LRW705-3E   Wednesdays, 6 pm - 7:30 pm at LR2

Toddlers/Two’s                            LRW104-1       Mondays, 8:30 am -10 am at LR2

Toddlers/Two’s                            LRW110-3       Wednesdays,11:15 am -12:15 am at LR2

Click on the link for a full class listing and enrollment information:

https://commed.sowashco.org/early-learning/early-childhood-family-education-ecfe

 

ECFE Community Baby Shower – FREE!

Friday, January 21, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

If you have just welcomed a new baby to your family, or are expecting to soon, join us for our ECFE Baby Shower! During the baby shower, families will be introduced to the format of an ECFE class along and you will engage in fun interactive activities that support your infant’s development. You will also be provided with a baby gift bag and some helpful community resources. This baby shower is free, but registration is required. Register at https://www.sowashco.org/academics/early-childhood-family-education-ecfe, course # LR005-5.

 

Preschool Registration 2022-23

Preschool registration for the 2022-23 school year will take place January 10-February 18. Get your registration in during this time period to be included in the random lottery placement for preschool. If your child will be 4 years old by September 1 and hasn’t yet completed Early Childhood Screening, please make an appointment now at https://commed.sowashco.org/early-learning/early-childhood-screening. In order for your registration to be included in the lottery, you must have screening completed by February 18.

 

More information can be found on our website at https://commed.sowashco.org/early-learning. Questions about enrollment can be directed to bgriffin@sowashco.org.

Youth Enrichment

IN PERSON

 

Conquer Ninja Rec Team, Fridays, Jan 7-Feb 25, 3:45-4:45 pm, 5-6 pm, or 6:15-7:15 pm, Conquer Ninja Gym, Woodbury, Ages 6-9 or 10-13

Serenity Farm Horse Camp, Saturdays, January 8 & 22, 9 am - 2 pm, Serenity Farm, Stillwater, Ages 6-12

New Year New Art After School beginning Mondays, beginning January 10 at Hillside and Pine Hill, Tuesdays beginning January 11 at Grey Cloud and Valley Crossing, Wednesdays beginning January 12 at Middleton and Cottage Grove Elementary, Thursdays beginning January 13 at Red Rock and Fridays beginning January 14 at Royal Oaks. Grades K-5

Sing Along Art Tuesdays, January 11 - February 8, Wednesdays, January 12 - February 9 or Saturdays, January 15- February 12, 9:30 -10:15 am, Kidcreate Studios, Woodbury, Ages 2-6

Young Engineers Robotics and STEM Program - Machines Thursdays beginning January 13, 6:30 - 8pm, East Ridge, Grades 2-8

Advanced Drawing-Self Portraits Fridays, January 14 & 21, 6 - 8:30 pm, Kidcreate Studios, Woodbury, Ages 7-12

Ooey Gooey Clay Creations Monday, January 17, 9 am - 3 pm, Kidcreate Studio, Woodbury, Ages 5-12

Favorite Art in Apps Tuesdays, January 18 - February 15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, East Ridge, Grades K-5

Private Guitar Lessons Tuesdays, January 18 - March 29, 30 minute lessons, Session times beginning at 4 pm, East Ridge, Grades 4-12

Rubik Cube Club After School Tuesdays, January 18 - March 29 at Nuevas Fronteras and Wednesdays, January 19 - March 23 at Valley Crossing, Grades 1-5

Generation Pound After School Wednesdays, January 19 - March 23 at Bailey and Thursdays, January 20 - February 24 at Woodbury Elementary, Ages 6-12

Grandmasters of Chess After School Thursdays, January 27 - March 3 at Valley Crossing and Red Rock and Fridays, January 21 - March 4 at Nuevas Fronteras, Ages 6-12

Bowling Club Saturdays, January 22 - February 26, 9 - 10 am, Park Grove Bowl, St. Paul Park, Grades 1-6

ONLINE

 

Private Music Lessons with Michelle Dunkirk Lessons are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through February. Choose the day and time that works best in your schedule.

 

ONLINE ON-DEMAND (ANYTIME)

 

Self Paced Online Advantage ACT Prep Course Grades 10 & 11

Science Explorer Kits  Lots of STEM activity kits to choose from. Preschool – Elementary age

Do At Home Kits: Weaving Projects, Friendship Bracelets, Beaded Keychains and more! Fun for all ages, under 6 years may need adult help/supervision for some.

Kids in the Kitchen Class Favorites cooking class on your schedule. Adult supervision for students under age 13 is recommended.

Youth Sports

IN PERSON

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    Middle School Athletic Performance Camp by ETS Monday & Thursdays, January 10 - March 24 at Lake and Tuesdays & Fridays, January 11 - March 25 at Woodbury Middle, 2:45 - 3:30 pm, Grades 6-8

  • DASH Sports - Basketball Camp after school at Royal Oaks and Valley Crossing on Mondays, January 24 - February 14, Grades K-5

  • DASH Sports - Non- School Day Multi-Sport Camp Friday, February 18, Monday, February 21 at Oltman and Tuesday, February 22 at Cottage Grove Elementary, 9 am - 4 pm, Grades K-5

  • Middle School Boys Basketball Beginning Jan 10th after school at Cottage Grove, Lake, Oltman and Woodbury Middle Schools, Grades 6-8

  • Park Youth Wrestling Session II Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan 10 - Mar 16, Park, Grades K-6

  • Golf Squad Fridays, January 14 - February 4 at Valley Crossing or Fridays, January 21 - February 11 at Liberty Ridge, 3:55 - 5:25 pm, Grades 1-5

  • Skyhawks Winter Volleyball Wednesdays, January 19 - February 9, Red Rock and Middleton, Grades K-5 

  • Gymnastics Looking for information about gymnastics classes? Check out the information page for class descriptions, current schedules, and registration deadlines.

  • Swim lesson and lap swim registrations now open for classes beginning in January. Lap swimmers must register as we will not be able to take walk ins. Find classes here:  Swim lessons Lap Swim

 

DAYTIME PE LIFEGUARDS NEEDED (part time)

Got your lifeguard certification and your kids are at school? Apply to lifeguard during PE classes! Must be available to work all pool locations in Cottage Grove and Woodbury. Hours vary between 2 – 5 hours/day when PE is scheduled in the pool. Hours range between 7:55 AM and 3:00 PM. Must have a willingness to help teachers ensure safety and order while in the pool. Need to be at least 18 years old. APPLY HERE

LOVE THE WATER AND WORKING WITH CHILDREN? HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF SWIMMING STROKES?

(Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, Side Stroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly) We are hiring part time swim instructors for multiple locations within the district. Must have a willingness to work with children and parents. Lifeguard preferred – but not required. We will train the right candidate!! Need to be at least 14 years old. APPLY HERE

Kids Club

We're Hiring! If you like working with kids and are looking for part time or full time work, Kids Club may be the place for you! 

Kids Club is a school age child care program operated by SoWashCo Schools Community Education. Kids Club is offered before and after school and on school release days at all 16 elementary schools. Experience working with children is preferred. 

Learn more at sowashco.org/careers. Questions? Contact Carol Tobin at ctobin@sowashco.org or 651-425-6612.

Adults

DAYTIME

ONLINE

Ed2Go - Online Enrichment and Career Opportunities

  • Hundreds of interactive online courses taught by expert instructors are available HERE

Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium 

Register for FREE Classes for Adults:

Earn your NorthStar Digital Literacy Certificate with us! For questions please text or call Susie Evans at 

651-270-3266 or email her at sevans1@sowashco.org.

Senior Activities - 50+

Indoor and Outdoor Wellness Activities Are Available through Cottage Grove Wellness 50+ (One of Community Ed’s Partner Programs). Sign up for the group and to receive more information about Wellness 50+ events.  

https://www.meetup.com/Wellness50-TwinCities/

Free weekly activities such as Cribbage, Bingo, Bunco, Farkle, Bridge, 500, Mexican Train, Mahjong, Hand & Foot and more. See dates and times HERE.       

Foot Care appointments are scheduled by appointment only on the first Tuesday and Friday of the month. Cost is $23. Service is offered by Ginny’s Footcare. 

Call 651-425-6650 to schedule.

For more details on becoming a member of our Senior Activities program, visit HERE.