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Monday January 25, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peer Education - Youth Court (Bristol Central)
Peer Education is a leadership program that gives high school students the opportunity to use their talents to help their fellow classmates in need and connect them to supportive adults. There are 2 components of Peer Education: Rising Stars and Youth Court.Rising Star members are trained to provide accurate information to their peers on teenage issues, provide an outlet for their fellow peers to gain advice, and refer students in need to appropriate service providers when necessary. Students are more apt to express themselves or take advice from someone their own age versus an adult and often resist making connections when faced with stressors.Youth Court members form their own Youth Court within their high school. Members will hold roles such as Judge, Court Clerk, Advocate, or Jury Member and will follow a restorative justice approach to the court process. They will manage issues and cases as deemed appropriate by each high school and empower those that come before them. Come join us and use your leadership skills to make a positive change in your school! *Peer Educators complete a base-training before choosing either their Rising Stars or Youth Court path.
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peer Education - Youth Court (Bristol Eastern)
Peer Education is a leadership program that gives high school students the opportunity to use their talents to help their fellow classmates in need and connect them to supportive adults. There are 2 components of Peer Education: Rising Stars and Youth Court.Rising Star members are trained to provide accurate information to their peers on teenage issues, provide an outlet for their fellow peers to gain advice, and refer students in need to appropriate service providers when necessary. Students are more apt to express themselves or take advice from someone their own age versus an adult and often resist making connections when faced with stressors.Youth Court members form their own Youth Court within their high school. Members will hold roles such as Judge, Court Clerk, Advocate, or Jury Member and will follow a restorative justice approach to the court process. They will manage issues and cases as deemed appropriate by each high school and empower those that come before them. Come join us and use your leadership skills to make a positive change in your school! *Peer Educators complete a base-training before choosing either their Rising Stars or Youth Court path.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Smartphone Photography - Youth Smartphone Photography Class
Turn your smartphone/iPad photos into works of art with creative apps!Join Photographer Andy Mars and learn how to use your smartphone camera to take high-quality photos and then edit them with some of the best photo apps. These classes will help you take your normal photos and turn them into works of art! Photographer Andy Mars is from NYC and has been living in Avon, CT since 2014. She is a freelance photographer, photo artist, and instructor. Andy is a Studio Artist at Farmington Valley Arts Center (FVAC) in Avon, CT. Her main areas of "focus" are nature, people, animals, seascapes and urban scenes. All students will be required to use a second device (any computer/tablet/iPad) during class so they can use their smartphone/iPad to work on apps during class time. The instructor will email students the online instructions prior to the first class.Youth Smartphone/iPad Class:Students will learn how to take better photos using their smartphone and/or iPad. They will learn how to use fun apps to turn their photos into photo paintings that will wow their friends and family. Students will also learn how to tell a story using the a movie app. Students will need an smartphone or an iPad with the ability to download editing apps. Remember to have your device batteries charged and to remember your ID/passwords for downloading apps. Please download Snapseed & Dropbox app on your device before the first class.Visit Andy's website: www.andymarsphotography.com
 
Tuesday January 26, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Chess Lessons - Youth Chess Lessons
Taught by nationally recognized chess player, Jithu Sajeevan, the class is geared towards chess players of all levels. Beginners learn basic game rules and opening tactic moves. Intermediate and advanced players learn sophisticated combinations and strategies, as well as advanced opening moves.Participants will need to create a free account with www.chess.com to participate.This class runs for 5 weeks, with a free tournament on the Saturday after the 5th class. The tournament and details will be communicated by the instructor. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Who: Female students who are interested in turning experience into leadership. Who have been bullied, been a bully themselves, or simply want to change the way their classmates treat each other. This is for those students who want to have fun and make new friends!  What: A club that allows students the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote a positive school attitude and atmosphere. Learn how to ditch the “drama”, stop rumors from spreading, increase your self-esteem and positive body image and stop bullying in your school. This club requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining club member’s confidentiality.
 
Wednesday January 27, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 20: Montessori School A (1 Day - Wed) - Grades 4-6 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 20: Montessori School B (1 Day - Wed) - Grades K-3 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
Thursday January 28, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Kitchen Creations - Kitchen Creations!
Join us for a Culinary workshop with ShopRight of Bristol Dietitians Lauren and Jessica. Sharpen your knife skills, learn new time saving techniques, and create delicious dishes in this one hour class. Ingredients will be delivered to  your door (or picked up from the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services office) each week so you can cook along as you watch and learn how to create healthy, inspired snacks, side dishes, and even desserts! This adult class is a 4-week program that will be offered on Thursdays virtually via Zoom. 
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Let's Talk About R.A.C.E. - Let's Talk About R.A.C.E.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Storybook Science - Storybook Science (Virtual)
Storybook Science is a 6-week program geared for ages 6 and up. Each week in this program, there will be a story read relating to the science experiment and then participants will get to follow along creating, learning and understanding hands-on experiments. Week 1: Ice Cream in a BagWeek 2: Elephant ToothpasteWeek 3: Density TowersWeek 4: OobleckWeek 5: Oreo Moon PhasesWeek 6: Volcanic EruptionsParental observation is encouraged during all experiments. Upon registering, a material list will be provided. Most materials are common household items, there may be materials that need to be purchased. Please review the material list to ensure you have all items needed for the program. This program is being offered via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to the email address on the account of the registrant. Please ensure your email is up-to-date so that you can receive the Zoom link. This will be the only way to join the class.
 
Saturday January 30, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Winter Art Instruction (2-17yrs) - Art Instruction (2-5yrs)
We are very excited to be offering art classes with Ms. Tisa! Ms. Tisa comes to us as a certified art teacher for Central Connecticut State University and teaches during the school year in Simsbury. Classes will be offered on Saturdays for six weeks for all ages and ability levels. Each week students will work on projects and exploring a wide variety of mediums! Arts and crafts are one of the best ways for children to express their creativity and individual personalities. Project descriptions to come! COVID-19 Procedures:- All participants will be temperature checked and screened prior to the start of class.- All participants will be required to wear masks during class.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Dog/Puppy Obedience Classes - Life Skills
We are excited to offer these courses with Debbi Bacharach from Ma & Paw Paws. Debbi is a certified dog trainer that began fostering animals for the Newington Humane Society in 2010. Debbi is certified in Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness. Debbi teaches positive reinforcement style of training. For more specific questions please contact Debbi at 860-205-0407 or visit the website at  Https://www.maandpawpaws.com  Puppy Kindergarten This is a beginning level class designed for new puppy owners and others who want to teach their puppy household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common puppy problems. We build into our class time for puppies to socialize with each other so that they learn how to interact with other canines. This class is for puppies 10 weeks to 5.5 months. This is a 7 week class: first class is orientation with out the dogs. Family Dog Manners IThis is a beginning level class for dogs 5.5 months and older, designed for new dog owners, Puppy K grads and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavior problems. Sit, down, wait, go say hi, come, target and loose leash walking, are some of the behaviors taught. This is a 7 week class; First class is orientation without dogs. Family Dog Manners II/ CGC prep class (required by all therapy dog tests) This is an advanced level class focusing on the behaviors required to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs learn to walk nicely on leash, sit-stay with distractions, come when called, and greet other dogs politely. The CGC is the basis for all of the various therapy dog tests so it is a good start if you are interested in having your dog become a therapy dog. Family equivalent or I is a pre-requisite. A CGC test will be scheduled at the end of the session. Life SkillsDoes your dog know basic obedience? Do you need more help on controlling their impulses? (i.e. more reliable recall (come when called), , pulling on leash, chasing critters) Then this is the class for you! We work closely with leash control, distractions and recall. This class is designed for dogs 6 months and older (no dog is too old to learn).This is a 6 week class.Please note: These classes are NOT suitable for dogs/puppies who exhibit aggressive behaviors towards people or other dogs; dogs with issues of incessant barking are also prohibited. Participants (dogs) attending these classes must be able to withstand an hour in a group setting with 6-8 other dogs and their owners in close proximity. ***No REFUNDS are given for missed classes or after the first class***
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Winter Art Instruction (2-17yrs) - Art Instruction (6-10yrs)
We are very excited to be offering art classes with Ms. Tisa! Ms. Tisa comes to us as a certified art teacher for Central Connecticut State University and teaches during the school year in Simsbury. Classes will be offered on Saturdays for six weeks for all ages and ability levels. Each week students will work on projects and exploring a wide variety of mediums! Arts and crafts are one of the best ways for children to express their creativity and individual personalities. Project descriptions to come! COVID-19 Procedures:- All participants will be temperature checked and screened prior to the start of class.- All participants will be required to wear masks during class.
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    Dog/Puppy Obedience Classes - Family Dog Manners I
We are excited to offer these courses with Debbi Bacharach from Ma & Paw Paws. Debbi is a certified dog trainer that began fostering animals for the Newington Humane Society in 2010. Debbi is certified in Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness. Debbi teaches positive reinforcement style of training. For more specific questions please contact Debbi at 860-205-0407 or visit the website at  Https://www.maandpawpaws.com  Puppy Kindergarten This is a beginning level class designed for new puppy owners and others who want to teach their puppy household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common puppy problems. We build into our class time for puppies to socialize with each other so that they learn how to interact with other canines. This class is for puppies 10 weeks to 5.5 months. This is a 7 week class: first class is orientation with out the dogs. Family Dog Manners IThis is a beginning level class for dogs 5.5 months and older, designed for new dog owners, Puppy K grads and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavior problems. Sit, down, wait, go say hi, come, target and loose leash walking, are some of the behaviors taught. This is a 7 week class; First class is orientation without dogs. Family Dog Manners II/ CGC prep class (required by all therapy dog tests) This is an advanced level class focusing on the behaviors required to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs learn to walk nicely on leash, sit-stay with distractions, come when called, and greet other dogs politely. The CGC is the basis for all of the various therapy dog tests so it is a good start if you are interested in having your dog become a therapy dog. Family equivalent or I is a pre-requisite. A CGC test will be scheduled at the end of the session. Life SkillsDoes your dog know basic obedience? Do you need more help on controlling their impulses? (i.e. more reliable recall (come when called), , pulling on leash, chasing critters) Then this is the class for you! We work closely with leash control, distractions and recall. This class is designed for dogs 6 months and older (no dog is too old to learn).This is a 6 week class.Please note: These classes are NOT suitable for dogs/puppies who exhibit aggressive behaviors towards people or other dogs; dogs with issues of incessant barking are also prohibited. Participants (dogs) attending these classes must be able to withstand an hour in a group setting with 6-8 other dogs and their owners in close proximity. ***No REFUNDS are given for missed classes or after the first class***
 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM    Winter Art Instruction (2-17yrs) - Art Instruction (11-17yrs)
We are very excited to be offering art classes with Ms. Tisa! Ms. Tisa comes to us as a certified art teacher for Central Connecticut State University and teaches during the school year in Simsbury. Classes will be offered on Saturdays for six weeks for all ages and ability levels. Each week students will work on projects and exploring a wide variety of mediums! Arts and crafts are one of the best ways for children to express their creativity and individual personalities. Project descriptions to come! COVID-19 Procedures:- All participants will be temperature checked and screened prior to the start of class.- All participants will be required to wear masks during class.
 
Monday February 1, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Smartphone Photography - Youth Smartphone Photography Class
Turn your smartphone/iPad photos into works of art with creative apps!Join Photographer Andy Mars and learn how to use your smartphone camera to take high-quality photos and then edit them with some of the best photo apps. These classes will help you take your normal photos and turn them into works of art! Photographer Andy Mars is from NYC and has been living in Avon, CT since 2014. She is a freelance photographer, photo artist, and instructor. Andy is a Studio Artist at Farmington Valley Arts Center (FVAC) in Avon, CT. Her main areas of "focus" are nature, people, animals, seascapes and urban scenes. All students will be required to use a second device (any computer/tablet/iPad) during class so they can use their smartphone/iPad to work on apps during class time. The instructor will email students the online instructions prior to the first class.Youth Smartphone/iPad Class:Students will learn how to take better photos using their smartphone and/or iPad. They will learn how to use fun apps to turn their photos into photo paintings that will wow their friends and family. Students will also learn how to tell a story using the a movie app. Students will need an smartphone or an iPad with the ability to download editing apps. Remember to have your device batteries charged and to remember your ID/passwords for downloading apps. Please download Snapseed & Dropbox app on your device before the first class.Visit Andy's website: www.andymarsphotography.com
 
Tuesday February 2, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Who: Female students who are interested in turning experience into leadership. Who have been bullied, been a bully themselves, or simply want to change the way their classmates treat each other. This is for those students who want to have fun and make new friends!  What: A club that allows students the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote a positive school attitude and atmosphere. Learn how to ditch the “drama”, stop rumors from spreading, increase your self-esteem and positive body image and stop bullying in your school. This club requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining club member’s confidentiality.
 
Wednesday February 3, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 21: Montessori School A (1 Day - Wed) - Grades 4-6 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 21: Montessori School B (1 Day - Wed) - Grades K-3 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
Thursday February 4, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Let's Talk About R.A.C.E. - Let's Talk About R.A.C.E.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Storybook Science - Storybook Science (Virtual)
Storybook Science is a 6-week program geared for ages 6 and up. Each week in this program, there will be a story read relating to the science experiment and then participants will get to follow along creating, learning and understanding hands-on experiments. Week 1: Ice Cream in a BagWeek 2: Elephant ToothpasteWeek 3: Density TowersWeek 4: OobleckWeek 5: Oreo Moon PhasesWeek 6: Volcanic EruptionsParental observation is encouraged during all experiments. Upon registering, a material list will be provided. Most materials are common household items, there may be materials that need to be purchased. Please review the material list to ensure you have all items needed for the program. This program is being offered via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to the email address on the account of the registrant. Please ensure your email is up-to-date so that you can receive the Zoom link. This will be the only way to join the class.
 
Saturday February 6, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Winter Art Instruction (2-17yrs) - Art Instruction (2-5yrs)
We are very excited to be offering art classes with Ms. Tisa! Ms. Tisa comes to us as a certified art teacher for Central Connecticut State University and teaches during the school year in Simsbury. Classes will be offered on Saturdays for six weeks for all ages and ability levels. Each week students will work on projects and exploring a wide variety of mediums! Arts and crafts are one of the best ways for children to express their creativity and individual personalities. Project descriptions to come! COVID-19 Procedures:- All participants will be temperature checked and screened prior to the start of class.- All participants will be required to wear masks during class.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Dog/Puppy Obedience Classes - Life Skills
We are excited to offer these courses with Debbi Bacharach from Ma & Paw Paws. Debbi is a certified dog trainer that began fostering animals for the Newington Humane Society in 2010. Debbi is certified in Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness. Debbi teaches positive reinforcement style of training. For more specific questions please contact Debbi at 860-205-0407 or visit the website at  Https://www.maandpawpaws.com  Puppy Kindergarten This is a beginning level class designed for new puppy owners and others who want to teach their puppy household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common puppy problems. We build into our class time for puppies to socialize with each other so that they learn how to interact with other canines. This class is for puppies 10 weeks to 5.5 months. This is a 7 week class: first class is orientation with out the dogs. Family Dog Manners IThis is a beginning level class for dogs 5.5 months and older, designed for new dog owners, Puppy K grads and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavior problems. Sit, down, wait, go say hi, come, target and loose leash walking, are some of the behaviors taught. This is a 7 week class; First class is orientation without dogs. Family Dog Manners II/ CGC prep class (required by all therapy dog tests) This is an advanced level class focusing on the behaviors required to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs learn to walk nicely on leash, sit-stay with distractions, come when called, and greet other dogs politely. The CGC is the basis for all of the various therapy dog tests so it is a good start if you are interested in having your dog become a therapy dog. Family equivalent or I is a pre-requisite. A CGC test will be scheduled at the end of the session. Life SkillsDoes your dog know basic obedience? Do you need more help on controlling their impulses? (i.e. more reliable recall (come when called), , pulling on leash, chasing critters) Then this is the class for you! We work closely with leash control, distractions and recall. This class is designed for dogs 6 months and older (no dog is too old to learn).This is a 6 week class.Please note: These classes are NOT suitable for dogs/puppies who exhibit aggressive behaviors towards people or other dogs; dogs with issues of incessant barking are also prohibited. Participants (dogs) attending these classes must be able to withstand an hour in a group setting with 6-8 other dogs and their owners in close proximity. ***No REFUNDS are given for missed classes or after the first class***
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Winter Art Instruction (2-17yrs) - Art Instruction (6-10yrs)
We are very excited to be offering art classes with Ms. Tisa! Ms. Tisa comes to us as a certified art teacher for Central Connecticut State University and teaches during the school year in Simsbury. Classes will be offered on Saturdays for six weeks for all ages and ability levels. Each week students will work on projects and exploring a wide variety of mediums! Arts and crafts are one of the best ways for children to express their creativity and individual personalities. Project descriptions to come! COVID-19 Procedures:- All participants will be temperature checked and screened prior to the start of class.- All participants will be required to wear masks during class.
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    Dog/Puppy Obedience Classes - Family Dog Manners I
We are excited to offer these courses with Debbi Bacharach from Ma & Paw Paws. Debbi is a certified dog trainer that began fostering animals for the Newington Humane Society in 2010. Debbi is certified in Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness. Debbi teaches positive reinforcement style of training. For more specific questions please contact Debbi at 860-205-0407 or visit the website at  Https://www.maandpawpaws.com  Puppy Kindergarten This is a beginning level class designed for new puppy owners and others who want to teach their puppy household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common puppy problems. We build into our class time for puppies to socialize with each other so that they learn how to interact with other canines. This class is for puppies 10 weeks to 5.5 months. This is a 7 week class: first class is orientation with out the dogs. Family Dog Manners IThis is a beginning level class for dogs 5.5 months and older, designed for new dog owners, Puppy K grads and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavior problems. Sit, down, wait, go say hi, come, target and loose leash walking, are some of the behaviors taught. This is a 7 week class; First class is orientation without dogs. Family Dog Manners II/ CGC prep class (required by all therapy dog tests) This is an advanced level class focusing on the behaviors required to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs learn to walk nicely on leash, sit-stay with distractions, come when called, and greet other dogs politely. The CGC is the basis for all of the various therapy dog tests so it is a good start if you are interested in having your dog become a therapy dog. Family equivalent or I is a pre-requisite. A CGC test will be scheduled at the end of the session. Life SkillsDoes your dog know basic obedience? Do you need more help on controlling their impulses? (i.e. more reliable recall (come when called), , pulling on leash, chasing critters) Then this is the class for you! We work closely with leash control, distractions and recall. This class is designed for dogs 6 months and older (no dog is too old to learn).This is a 6 week class.Please note: These classes are NOT suitable for dogs/puppies who exhibit aggressive behaviors towards people or other dogs; dogs with issues of incessant barking are also prohibited. Participants (dogs) attending these classes must be able to withstand an hour in a group setting with 6-8 other dogs and their owners in close proximity. ***No REFUNDS are given for missed classes or after the first class***
 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM    Winter Art Instruction (2-17yrs) - Art Instruction (11-17yrs)
We are very excited to be offering art classes with Ms. Tisa! Ms. Tisa comes to us as a certified art teacher for Central Connecticut State University and teaches during the school year in Simsbury. Classes will be offered on Saturdays for six weeks for all ages and ability levels. Each week students will work on projects and exploring a wide variety of mediums! Arts and crafts are one of the best ways for children to express their creativity and individual personalities. Project descriptions to come! COVID-19 Procedures:- All participants will be temperature checked and screened prior to the start of class.- All participants will be required to wear masks during class.
 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    worship
 
Monday February 8, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peer Education - Rising Stars
Peer Education is a leadership program that gives high school students the opportunity to use their talents to help their fellow classmates in need and connect them to supportive adults. There are 2 components of Peer Education: Rising Stars and Youth Court.Rising Star members are trained to provide accurate information to their peers on teenage issues, provide an outlet for their fellow peers to gain advice, and refer students in need to appropriate service providers when necessary. Students are more apt to express themselves or take advice from someone their own age versus an adult and often resist making connections when faced with stressors.Youth Court members form their own Youth Court within their high school. Members will hold roles such as Judge, Court Clerk, Advocate, or Jury Member and will follow a restorative justice approach to the court process. They will manage issues and cases as deemed appropriate by each high school and empower those that come before them. Come join us and use your leadership skills to make a positive change in your school! *Peer Educators complete a base-training before choosing either their Rising Stars or Youth Court path.
 
Tuesday February 9, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Who: Female students who are interested in turning experience into leadership. Who have been bullied, been a bully themselves, or simply want to change the way their classmates treat each other. This is for those students who want to have fun and make new friends!  What: A club that allows students the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote a positive school attitude and atmosphere. Learn how to ditch the “drama”, stop rumors from spreading, increase your self-esteem and positive body image and stop bullying in your school. This club requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining club member’s confidentiality.
 
Wednesday February 10, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 22: Montessori School A (1 Day - Wed) - Grades 4-6 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 22: Montessori School B (1 Day - Wed) - Grades K-3 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
Thursday February 11, 2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Valentine's Cupcake Decorating Kits - Valentine's Cupcake Decorating Kits
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services is giving you the opportunity to personalize and decorate your own Valentine's Day treats for your family or that special someone.Each decorating kit will include 6 cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles and a card to help you create the perfect gift for a loved one or yourself! All cupcakes are baked fresh and donated by our neighborhood friends at ShopRite of Bristol. Share your delicious works-of-art on social media using the hashtag #AllHeartParksRegistration for your Valentine's Cupcake Decorating Kit will end Monday, February 8th at 12:00 PM!Curbside Pick Up:Due to COVID-19, the take home Valentine's Cupcake Decorating Kits will be available for curbside pick-up at the Youth Services building in Bristol (51 High Street). All you need to do is drive up and give your name to our staff! Valentine's Cupcake Decorating Kits MUST be picked on on Thursday, February 11 between 4-7 PM at the Youth & Community Services building.Pick-up will take place on:Thursday, February 11th, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Let's Talk About R.A.C.E. - Let's Talk About R.A.C.E.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Storybook Science - Storybook Science (Virtual)
Storybook Science is a 6-week program geared for ages 6 and up. Each week in this program, there will be a story read relating to the science experiment and then participants will get to follow along creating, learning and understanding hands-on experiments. Week 1: Ice Cream in a BagWeek 2: Elephant ToothpasteWeek 3: Density TowersWeek 4: OobleckWeek 5: Oreo Moon PhasesWeek 6: Volcanic EruptionsParental observation is encouraged during all experiments. Upon registering, a material list will be provided. Most materials are common household items, there may be materials that need to be purchased. Please review the material list to ensure you have all items needed for the program. This program is being offered via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to the email address on the account of the registrant. Please ensure your email is up-to-date so that you can receive the Zoom link. This will be the only way to join the class.
 
Saturday February 13, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Dog/Puppy Obedience Classes - Life Skills
We are excited to offer these courses with Debbi Bacharach from Ma & Paw Paws. Debbi is a certified dog trainer that began fostering animals for the Newington Humane Society in 2010. Debbi is certified in Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness. Debbi teaches positive reinforcement style of training. For more specific questions please contact Debbi at 860-205-0407 or visit the website at  Https://www.maandpawpaws.com  Puppy Kindergarten This is a beginning level class designed for new puppy owners and others who want to teach their puppy household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common puppy problems. We build into our class time for puppies to socialize with each other so that they learn how to interact with other canines. This class is for puppies 10 weeks to 5.5 months. This is a 7 week class: first class is orientation with out the dogs. Family Dog Manners IThis is a beginning level class for dogs 5.5 months and older, designed for new dog owners, Puppy K grads and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavior problems. Sit, down, wait, go say hi, come, target and loose leash walking, are some of the behaviors taught. This is a 7 week class; First class is orientation without dogs. Family Dog Manners II/ CGC prep class (required by all therapy dog tests) This is an advanced level class focusing on the behaviors required to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs learn to walk nicely on leash, sit-stay with distractions, come when called, and greet other dogs politely. The CGC is the basis for all of the various therapy dog tests so it is a good start if you are interested in having your dog become a therapy dog. Family equivalent or I is a pre-requisite. A CGC test will be scheduled at the end of the session. Life SkillsDoes your dog know basic obedience? Do you need more help on controlling their impulses? (i.e. more reliable recall (come when called), , pulling on leash, chasing critters) Then this is the class for you! We work closely with leash control, distractions and recall. This class is designed for dogs 6 months and older (no dog is too old to learn).This is a 6 week class.Please note: These classes are NOT suitable for dogs/puppies who exhibit aggressive behaviors towards people or other dogs; dogs with issues of incessant barking are also prohibited. Participants (dogs) attending these classes must be able to withstand an hour in a group setting with 6-8 other dogs and their owners in close proximity. ***No REFUNDS are given for missed classes or after the first class***
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    Dog/Puppy Obedience Classes - Family Dog Manners I
We are excited to offer these courses with Debbi Bacharach from Ma & Paw Paws. Debbi is a certified dog trainer that began fostering animals for the Newington Humane Society in 2010. Debbi is certified in Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness. Debbi teaches positive reinforcement style of training. For more specific questions please contact Debbi at 860-205-0407 or visit the website at  Https://www.maandpawpaws.com  Puppy Kindergarten This is a beginning level class designed for new puppy owners and others who want to teach their puppy household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common puppy problems. We build into our class time for puppies to socialize with each other so that they learn how to interact with other canines. This class is for puppies 10 weeks to 5.5 months. This is a 7 week class: first class is orientation with out the dogs. Family Dog Manners IThis is a beginning level class for dogs 5.5 months and older, designed for new dog owners, Puppy K grads and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavior problems. Sit, down, wait, go say hi, come, target and loose leash walking, are some of the behaviors taught. This is a 7 week class; First class is orientation without dogs. Family Dog Manners II/ CGC prep class (required by all therapy dog tests) This is an advanced level class focusing on the behaviors required to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs learn to walk nicely on leash, sit-stay with distractions, come when called, and greet other dogs politely. The CGC is the basis for all of the various therapy dog tests so it is a good start if you are interested in having your dog become a therapy dog. Family equivalent or I is a pre-requisite. A CGC test will be scheduled at the end of the session. Life SkillsDoes your dog know basic obedience? Do you need more help on controlling their impulses? (i.e. more reliable recall (come when called), , pulling on leash, chasing critters) Then this is the class for you! We work closely with leash control, distractions and recall. This class is designed for dogs 6 months and older (no dog is too old to learn).This is a 6 week class.Please note: These classes are NOT suitable for dogs/puppies who exhibit aggressive behaviors towards people or other dogs; dogs with issues of incessant barking are also prohibited. Participants (dogs) attending these classes must be able to withstand an hour in a group setting with 6-8 other dogs and their owners in close proximity. ***No REFUNDS are given for missed classes or after the first class***
 
Monday February 15, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 23: Montessori School A (1 Day - Mon) - Grades 4-6 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 23: Montessori School B (1 Day - Mon) - Grades K-3 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
Tuesday February 16, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 23: Montessori School A (1 Day - Tue) - Grades 4-6 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 23: Montessori School B (1 Day - Tue) - Grades K-3 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Who: Female students who are interested in turning experience into leadership. Who have been bullied, been a bully themselves, or simply want to change the way their classmates treat each other. This is for those students who want to have fun and make new friends!  What: A club that allows students the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote a positive school attitude and atmosphere. Learn how to ditch the “drama”, stop rumors from spreading, increase your self-esteem and positive body image and stop bullying in your school. This club requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining club member’s confidentiality.
 
Wednesday February 17, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 23: Montessori School A (1 Day - Wed) - Grades 4-6 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Care 2021 - Week 23: Montessori School B (1 Day - Wed) - Grades K-3 (All Schools)
As Bristol Public Schools students return to class in the Fall, Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will be offering a child care program to assist the families of our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for students as they adjust to hybrid learning.In our Winter Care program, daily health screenings of each student will be conducted upon arrival. Winter Care will mirror the Bristol Public Schools policy regarding face masks, which requires all students in grades K-12 to wear a face mask while attending. Students will need to bring their school provided breakfast and lunch, or their own breakfast and lunch, to the Winter Care program.
 
Saturday February 20, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Dog/Puppy Obedience Classes - Life Skills
We are excited to offer these courses with Debbi Bacharach from Ma & Paw Paws. Debbi is a certified dog trainer that began fostering animals for the Newington Humane Society in 2010. Debbi is certified in Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness. Debbi teaches positive reinforcement style of training. For more specific questions please contact Debbi at 860-205-0407 or visit the website at  Https://www.maandpawpaws.com  Puppy Kindergarten This is a beginning level class designed for new puppy owners and others who want to teach their puppy household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common puppy problems. We build into our class time for puppies to socialize with each other so that they learn how to interact with other canines. This class is for puppies 10 weeks to 5.5 months. This is a 7 week class: first class is orientation with out the dogs. Family Dog Manners IThis is a beginning level class for dogs 5.5 months and older, designed for new dog owners, Puppy K grads and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavior problems. Sit, down, wait, go say hi, come, target and loose leash walking, are some of the behaviors taught. This is a 7 week class; First class is orientation without dogs. Family Dog Manners II/ CGC prep class (required by all therapy dog tests) This is an advanced level class focusing on the behaviors required to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs learn to walk nicely on leash, sit-stay with distractions, come when called, and greet other dogs politely. The CGC is the basis for all of the various therapy dog tests so it is a good start if you are interested in having your dog become a therapy dog. Family equivalent or I is a pre-requisite. A CGC test will be scheduled at the end of the session. Life SkillsDoes your dog know basic obedience? Do you need more help on controlling their impulses? (i.e. more reliable recall (come when called), , pulling on leash, chasing critters) Then this is the class for you! We work closely with leash control, distractions and recall. This class is designed for dogs 6 months and older (no dog is too old to learn).This is a 6 week class.Please note: These classes are NOT suitable for dogs/puppies who exhibit aggressive behaviors towards people or other dogs; dogs with issues of incessant barking are also prohibited. Participants (dogs) attending these classes must be able to withstand an hour in a group setting with 6-8 other dogs and their owners in close proximity. ***No REFUNDS are given for missed classes or after the first class***
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    Dog/Puppy Obedience Classes - Family Dog Manners I
We are excited to offer these courses with Debbi Bacharach from Ma & Paw Paws. Debbi is a certified dog trainer that began fostering animals for the Newington Humane Society in 2010. Debbi is certified in Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness. Debbi teaches positive reinforcement style of training. For more specific questions please contact Debbi at 860-205-0407 or visit the website at  Https://www.maandpawpaws.com  Puppy Kindergarten This is a beginning level class designed for new puppy owners and others who want to teach their puppy household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common puppy problems. We build into our class time for puppies to socialize with each other so that they learn how to interact with other canines. This class is for puppies 10 weeks to 5.5 months. This is a 7 week class: first class is orientation with out the dogs. Family Dog Manners IThis is a beginning level class for dogs 5.5 months and older, designed for new dog owners, Puppy K grads and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavior problems. Sit, down, wait, go say hi, come, target and loose leash walking, are some of the behaviors taught. This is a 7 week class; First class is orientation without dogs. Family Dog Manners II/ CGC prep class (required by all therapy dog tests) This is an advanced level class focusing on the behaviors required to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs learn to walk nicely on leash, sit-stay with distractions, come when called, and greet other dogs politely. The CGC is the basis for all of the various therapy dog tests so it is a good start if you are interested in having your dog become a therapy dog. Family equivalent or I is a pre-requisite. A CGC test will be scheduled at the end of the session. Life SkillsDoes your dog know basic obedience? Do you need more help on controlling their impulses? (i.e. more reliable recall (come when called), , pulling on leash, chasing critters) Then this is the class for you! We work closely with leash control, distractions and recall. This class is designed for dogs 6 months and older (no dog is too old to learn).This is a 6 week class.Please note: These classes are NOT suitable for dogs/puppies who exhibit aggressive behaviors towards people or other dogs; dogs with issues of incessant barking are also prohibited. Participants (dogs) attending these classes must be able to withstand an hour in a group setting with 6-8 other dogs and their owners in close proximity. ***No REFUNDS are given for missed classes or after the first class***
 
Monday February 22, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peer Education - Youth Court (Bristol Central)
Peer Education is a leadership program that gives high school students the opportunity to use their talents to help their fellow classmates in need and connect them to supportive adults. There are 2 components of Peer Education: Rising Stars and Youth Court.Rising Star members are trained to provide accurate information to their peers on teenage issues, provide an outlet for their fellow peers to gain advice, and refer students in need to appropriate service providers when necessary. Students are more apt to express themselves or take advice from someone their own age versus an adult and often resist making connections when faced with stressors.Youth Court members form their own Youth Court within their high school. Members will hold roles such as Judge, Court Clerk, Advocate, or Jury Member and will follow a restorative justice approach to the court process. They will manage issues and cases as deemed appropriate by each high school and empower those that come before them. Come join us and use your leadership skills to make a positive change in your school! *Peer Educators complete a base-training before choosing either their Rising Stars or Youth Court path.
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Peer Education - Youth Court (Bristol Eastern)
Peer Education is a leadership program that gives high school students the opportunity to use their talents to help their fellow classmates in need and connect them to supportive adults. There are 2 components of Peer Education: Rising Stars and Youth Court.Rising Star members are trained to provide accurate information to their peers on teenage issues, provide an outlet for their fellow peers to gain advice, and refer students in need to appropriate service providers when necessary. Students are more apt to express themselves or take advice from someone their own age versus an adult and often resist making connections when faced with stressors.Youth Court members form their own Youth Court within their high school. Members will hold roles such as Judge, Court Clerk, Advocate, or Jury Member and will follow a restorative justice approach to the court process. They will manage issues and cases as deemed appropriate by each high school and empower those that come before them. Come join us and use your leadership skills to make a positive change in your school! *Peer Educators complete a base-training before choosing either their Rising Stars or Youth Court path.
 
Tuesday February 23, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Who: Female students who are interested in turning experience into leadership. Who have been bullied, been a bully themselves, or simply want to change the way their classmates treat each other. This is for those students who want to have fun and make new friends!  What: A club that allows students the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote a positive school attitude and atmosphere. Learn how to ditch the “drama”, stop rumors from spreading, increase your self-esteem and positive body image and stop bullying in your school. This club requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining club member’s confidentiality.