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TEEN FUN NIGHT @ WESTPORT Y (Click here for flyer)
APRIL 29th FROM 7:30pm TO 9:30pm
Come to our Teen Fun night at the Westport Y. This is a drop off event for children receiving special education in Westport (Grades. 6 to 12 only). Snacks will be available for $1 each.
Best Buddies and S.L.O.B.S. will provide peer support!
NEXT SIP 'N CHAT:
Meet, exchange ideas and ask questions with other Special Ed parents. Open to all parents of students receiving Special Education services in Westport schools.
Thursday, May 11th, 9:30-10:30am Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East, next to Home Goods).
WESTPORT LITTLE LEAGUE
Space is limited sign up soon! Great community program with peer buddies!
2017 Spring Baseball - Challenger
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.
This division is sponsored by Westport Little League and there is no cost to participate. This program is offered in the fall and spring.
Sundays at 11am
WESTPORT PARKS & RECREATION
Intro to Pickleball: Ages 6 - 13
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation and all the rage! This is an inclusive program for children who are challenged and would like to learn how to play the new sport of PICKLEBALL! This is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Pickleball players use a solid paddle made of wood to hit a polymer ball, similar to a whiffle ball, over a net. It is a fast paced and a LOT of FUN! Together with Coleytown Middle School physical education teacher Rick Quiricone and our support staff, kids will learn the fundamentals and skills for the game of Pickleball. Peer mentors will be invited to participate.
April 26 - May 31
Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Ages 6 - 13
Coleytown Middle School Gym
Cycle Club: Ages 6 - 13
Come to the beach with your bike and take a spin! This is an inclusive program for children who are challenged and would like to learn to ride a bicycle and/or have open space to ride. Children must have a bicycle and helmet. Together with Occupational Therapist, Barbara Greenspan and our support staff, kids will have any opportunity to ride in a safe closed off area of Compo Beach and practice their cycling skills. Peer mentors will be invited to participate.
April 24 - June 5
Mondays 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Ages 6 - 13
Compo Beach Roller Hockey Court
Skateboarding - American Originals
It's time to learn something new! Westport Parks and Recreation has teamed up with American Originals Skateboarding to offer a new and dynamic program designed for children with special needs and challenges. This is a great opportunity for each participant to learn new skills and accomplish something they may have never thought they could! Through this program children will not only learn skateboarding skills, but will gain confidence, teamwork, and build friendships. Peer mentors and volunteers will be used to keep it moving and fun!
May 6 - June 10
Saturday 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ages 5 - 15
Compo Beach Skate Park
Inclusive nature programs for all ages
Adventures in Animal Hall
Grades 3 to 5 Tuesdays, 4 – 5 pm
April 4, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23; June 6, 13, 20
Citizen Science Brigade
Grades 5+, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm
April 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21
Teen Volunteer Club
Grades 5+ Tuesdays, 4 – 5 pm
April 4, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20
Grades 6 to 12, Saturdays, 10am-2pm
After School Enrichment Program (grades K-5)
The Earthplace After School Enrichment Program provides a bridge between school and home. It also provides working parents with the knowledge that their child will have a seamless transition from school to an afternoon of fun and learning. Earthplace provides private transportation from all elementary schools to Earthplace.
Monday to Friday from 3pm to 6pm
Please visit our website for more information: www.earthplace.org and call Becky Newman at 203-557-4563
Fairfield Public Schools Transition Series
“So you think you want to go to college after HS?; What you should be doing NOW to prepare.
April 18th 2017
6:30 PM @ Fairfield Warde High School
Ms. Debra Fairchild, from the Southern Ct. State University, Disability Support Center, will present information, strategies and processes that HS students and their parents should know and understand to make the transition from HS to College life. Mr. BoZamphir of the SCSU Center for Technology (CAT LAB) will review high and low tech hardware and software that student can use to improve their performance in and out of the classroom
Ky Michaelson Rocketman: The Inspiring Story of a Rebel Dyslexic Space
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Register this event online at www.eaglehillsouthport.org/
For more information contact:
Dr. Hallie A. Buckingham -- hbuckingham@
Eagle Hill Southport School, 214 Main Street Southport, CT 06890