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Monday March 4, 2024
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM    Chess by CT Kids Play Chess, Inc. - Chess - Winter - FULL
Chess is the fun game of thinking. It has been proven to develop memory, concentration, focus, logical thinking and the ability to calculate. The first class will be a review of the basics. Subsequent classes will offer some simple rules the student can use to select a move throughout the game. Sessions will involve a combination of learning and supervised playing.  The last class will consist of a tournament with prizes. All participants must know how the pieces move and the basic rules of chess. Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc. (CKPCI) one of the largest chess teaching organizations in Connecticut, will once again run the program. Glenn Budzinski, the owner of CKPCI, a life-long chess teacher, Expert-rated player and certified chess tournament director, will teach the class. This is a 6-week session. Any make-ups will be added to the end of the session.UPDATED DATES - Winter Session: Mondays, 1/29-3/18, (no class on 2/12 - Instructor sick & 2/19), 6-weeksSpring Session: Mondays, 4/22-6/3, (no class on 5/27), 6-weeksTime: 3:50pm-4:50pmGrades: 3-5Location: SSES classroom# 143Fee: $108Min of 8 students
 
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM    iSTEAM - Secret Agent Academy - iSTEAM - Winter
WINTER - Secret Agent Academy "Secret Agent Academy" is a STE(A)M-focused after school class with a spy-themed curriculum. The class will include a range of hands-on activities and challenges that will encourage students to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills. They will learn about the science of encryption and code-breaking, as well as the physics of motion and energy. Students will also explore the world of forensic science, analyzing fingerprints, DNA samples, and other evidence to solve mysteries. Led by experienced instructors, students will work collaboratively and have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in a final mission. The class aims to excite and inspire students about STE(A)M and encourage further studies in science and technology.SPRING – COLOR LABOur young scientists will get to experiment with creativity and outside of the box thinking while learning about science. Scientific concepts are introduced through hands-on projects like exploring the water cycle with colorful raindrops, learning about molecular binding through painting, and exploring what traits make animals special by creating their own creatures! Our young scientists are encouraged to ask questions, think critically, experiment, and explain their reasoning and problem-solving. As a result, they will deepen their collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills, as well as their understanding and interest in science. Run by iCook After-School, for more info you can go to their website at www.icookafterschool.com.Winter Session: Mondays, 1/22-3/4, (no class 2/19), 6-weeksSpring: Mondays, 4/1-5/13, (no class 4/15), 6-weeksTime: 3:50pm-4:50pmGrades: 1-5Fee: $159/per sessionLocation: Fall Session in SSES Cafeteria / Pickup at 4:50pm will be at the front silo doors.Any cancelled classes will be made-up at the end of the session.
 
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM    Basketball K-5 with Future Stars - Basketball K-5 by Future Stars - Winter Mondays
Fall & Winter Basketball by Future StarsA comprehensive program for boys and girls ages 5-9. The program, as developed by USA TODAY'S Most Caring Coach, Jim Olayos is designed to teach the game of basketball by using proven methods and concepts. The program consists of instruction, contests and game play using age-appropriate equipment. The program also includes the award winning and nationally recognized “Lessons of Life” character development program. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and Future Stars Basketball Academy giveaways. For more info go to www.futurestarssportsacademy.comWinter Dates - all are 6-week sessionsSession 1 - Mondays - 1/22-3/4 (no class 2/19)Session 2 - Wednesday - 1/24-3/6 (no class 2/21)Time: 3:50 pm- 5:00 pmLocation: SSES Big GymGrades: K-5 - Players will be divided by age and ability the day of practice.Fee: $159/per sessionMax: 30 players*If we have any weather days off, we will add the missed class to the end of the program.
 
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Mondays - TEAC After School Mondays - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess!  All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsWinter: 1/8 - 2/26 (no class 1/15 & 2/19)Early Spring: 3/4 - 4/8Spring: 4/22 - 6/3 (no class 5/27)Time: 4:00pm - 5:20pmAges: 4-11*Fee: $180   Location: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations. You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Tuesday March 5, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Tuesdays - TEAC After School Tuesdays - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess! All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsEarly Spring: 2/27 - 4/2Spring: 4/9 - 5/21 (no class 4/16)Time: 4:00pm-5:20pmAges: 4 - 11*Fee: $180.00/per sessionLocation: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations.  You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Wednesday March 6, 2024
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM    TEAC Mini Picasso (Pre-School) - Mini-Picasso Wednesdays - Late Winter
Your Mini Picasso will learn the basics of art through interactivity and tactility while having fun painting, splattering, sculpting, mixing, building and creating. Dress for a mess! Held in TEAC, enter through the Park & Rec office. This is a drop-off class. Max of 12.Wednesdays, 6-week sessionsWednesdays Early Winter - Feb 28 - April 3  Wednesdays Late Winter - April 24 - May 29 Time: 2:30-3:15pmCANCELLED - Fridays, 6-week sessionFridays Spring - March 1 - April 12, (No class on 3/29) Time:10:00am-10:45am  Ages: 3+ years oldFee: $150.00/per session
 
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM    Basketball K-5 with Future Stars - Basketball K-5 by Future Stars - Winter Wednesdays
Fall & Winter Basketball by Future StarsA comprehensive program for boys and girls ages 5-9. The program, as developed by USA TODAY'S Most Caring Coach, Jim Olayos is designed to teach the game of basketball by using proven methods and concepts. The program consists of instruction, contests and game play using age-appropriate equipment. The program also includes the award winning and nationally recognized “Lessons of Life” character development program. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and Future Stars Basketball Academy giveaways. For more info go to www.futurestarssportsacademy.comWinter Dates - all are 6-week sessionsSession 1 - Mondays - 1/22-3/4 (no class 2/19)Session 2 - Wednesday - 1/24-3/6 (no class 2/21)Time: 3:50 pm- 5:00 pmLocation: SSES Big GymGrades: K-5 - Players will be divided by age and ability the day of practice.Fee: $159/per sessionMax: 30 players*If we have any weather days off, we will add the missed class to the end of the program.
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    TEAC Fine Art Fundamentals - Wed - TEAC Fine Art Fundamentals - Spring
Students will learn fundamental methods of drawing and painting from life using live models and still life. Students will work in a variety of mediums: charcoal, watercolors, colored pencils and pastels.  Get ready to see your child’s work come to life as they build upon their foundation, learn from trial and error, and watch them break out of their comfort zones as they try new techniques. Instructor: Keri English-Giddes/Sara HunsuckerAll session are 6 weeks. Max: 15 studentsWednesdaysSpring: 2/28 - 4/3Late Spring: 4/24 - 5/29Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm    Ages: 6-12Fee per session: $240 (Please bring a sketchpad)Location: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road TRANSPORTATION ~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Wednesdays - TEAC After School Wednesday - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess! All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsEarly Spring: 2/28 - 4/3Spring: 4/24 - 5/29Time: 4:00pm-5:20pmAges: 4 - 11*Fee: $180.00/per sessionLocation: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations.  You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Thursday March 7, 2024
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM    Tennis Indoor: Youth - Indoor Tennis - Session 3 - K-1
Youth indoor tennis lessons at Samuel Staples Elementary School late fall, winter & spring this year. Classes will focus on teaching basic strokes along with playing lots of games. This is for beginners/advanced beginners. Portable nets will be used and classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students must bring their own racquet's and water bottle.THURSDAY INDOOR TENNISSession 3: Thursdays, March 7 – April 4, 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:20 PM, GRADES K & 1, Fee: $95/per session*Times: 4:30 - 5:30 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. SPRING FRIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS Spring:  Fridays, May 3 - June 7, (no class on 5/17), 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:50 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. Beginner: Player is introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve and volley with drills, fun games, and game situations.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on a regular basis.*Please note, children attending the 5:00pm sessions cannot wait unattended, they must be with a parent or guardian. You can register your child for the Ext Day Program from 3:45pm-5:00pm at a discounted rate, please contact the office at (203) 268-7200 for further details. They are not able to return to Ext Day after Tennis, unless you sign-up as an Ext Day family.For more info please contact: http://www.fairfieldcountytennis.net/For more info call 203-640-1724, email fct@fairfieldcountytennis.com. Fairfield County Tennis Cancellation Line before/after normal business hours: 203-283-5629.Easton Park & Rec cancellations will be emailed (check your spam), on Facebook and on our webpage.
 
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM    Mad Science - Crazy ChemWorks & Science in Action Lab / Spring - NASA! - Winter - Science In Action Lab
Spring - NASA! - Take a voyage of discovery into the atmosphere and beyond! Explore planets, moons and other space phenomena in our solar system. Discover the difficulties of space travel, the challenges of living in space and try assembling a satellite while training to be an astronaut. Build your own Mad Science rocket and be a part of a launch while we investigate the four forces of flight. Every student receives a lab coat, goggles, and specially designed NASA Take Homes to help extend learning at home!CLASS IS RUNNING Winter Session: Thurs, Feb 8 - Mar 21, (No class on 2/22)Spring Session: Thurs, 4/25-5/30This is a 6-week session. Any make-ups will be added to the end of the session.Time: 3:50pm-4:50pmGrades: 2-5Location: SSES CafeteriaFee: $183/per session
 
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM    Tang Soo Do - KAMAS Karate - Tang Soo Do
Master James King of King Academy of Martial Arts & Self-defense (KAMAS Karate) will train students in the discipline of Tang Soo Do. As such, students in this program are guided and challenged in the basic principles of the art to introduce the underlining principles of conduct of Tang Soo Do (honesty, courtesy, integrity, self-control, perseverance, and indomitable spirit). Emphasis is placed on enhancing each student’s physical, mental, and social development to influence the positive life skills and characteristics of discipline and self-confidence. The techniques taught inclusive of all kicks, strikes, blocks, stances, forms, sparring, and self-defense are aligned to the traditional teachings of Tang Soo Do as sanction by the ATA. Students will have the opportunity to achieve belts and will test for belt advancement throughout the program. For more information go to www.kamaskarate.com Optional Uniform - Please order from Amazon.The program is credentialed and sanctioned by the American Tang Soo Association and the teachings of the legendary Grand Master Richard Byrne and reputable ATA Masters.Winter Session: Thursdays, 1/25-3/7, (no 2/22) 6-weeksSpring Session: Thursdays, 4/25 - 5/30, 6-weeksAny missed classes will be made up at the end of the session.Time: 3:50pm-4:50pmGrades: K-5Location: SSES GymFee: $145.00/per session Minimum of 10 students to run program.
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis Indoor: Youth - Indoor Tennis - Session 3 - Grades 2-4
Youth indoor tennis lessons at Samuel Staples Elementary School late fall, winter & spring this year. Classes will focus on teaching basic strokes along with playing lots of games. This is for beginners/advanced beginners. Portable nets will be used and classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students must bring their own racquet's and water bottle.THURSDAY INDOOR TENNISSession 3: Thursdays, March 7 – April 4, 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:20 PM, GRADES K & 1, Fee: $95/per session*Times: 4:30 - 5:30 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. SPRING FRIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS Spring:  Fridays, May 3 - June 7, (no class on 5/17), 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:50 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. Beginner: Player is introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve and volley with drills, fun games, and game situations.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on a regular basis.*Please note, children attending the 5:00pm sessions cannot wait unattended, they must be with a parent or guardian. You can register your child for the Ext Day Program from 3:45pm-5:00pm at a discounted rate, please contact the office at (203) 268-7200 for further details. They are not able to return to Ext Day after Tennis, unless you sign-up as an Ext Day family.For more info please contact: http://www.fairfieldcountytennis.net/For more info call 203-640-1724, email fct@fairfieldcountytennis.com. Fairfield County Tennis Cancellation Line before/after normal business hours: 203-283-5629.Easton Park & Rec cancellations will be emailed (check your spam), on Facebook and on our webpage.
 
Friday March 8, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    TEAC TAYLOR SWIFT PAINT PARTY!!! - TEAC Taylor Swift Paint Party!!!
Attention Swifties!!! Friday night is your night to join us at TEAC for painting TS on canvas, bracelet making and sharing, singing the entire time as music streams throughout the studio, pizza, snacks and drinks provided. Please dress for a mess as we will be using acrylic paints for the canvas painting.Date: Friday, March 8Time: 6:00pm-8:00pmFee: $50Ages: 6+Limit 22
 
Saturday March 9, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Winter Rec Basketball Grades K-2 - Winter Rec Basketball - Grades K, 1 & 2
Time to learn the FUNdamentals of basketball with Coach Frank! Your little player will learn all of the basic skills and terms of basketball in a fun, engaging atmosphere with a brief skills instruction beginning each session followed by some instructional game play on age-appropriate hoops!C'mon LET'S BALL! Practice/games will be held Saturday mornings at Samuel Staples Elementary Large Gym in 1-hour time blocks.• K, 1st & 2nd grade boys and girls (combined) will be running from 10:00 am–11:00 pm.• We will have pickup games and will not be assigning teams.• Teams will have 30-minutes of practice before the 30-minute game times.Dates: Saturday, Jan 20 - March 9 (No class on 2/17 & 2/24) 6-weeksTimes & Grades: Grades K, 1 & 2 - 10:00am - 11:00amFee: $140.00/per sessionLocation: Samuel Staples Large Gym, 515 Morehouse Road, EastonEnter through the far left building door. Coach will have door open.
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    TEAC Leprechaun Trap Workshop - Leprechaun Trap Workshop
Please have your child join us for our Annual Leprechaun Trap Workshop. Children will make their own traps using the supplies and materials in the studio in hopes to catch a leprechaun in their own homes on the eve of St. Pat’s. Date: Sat, March 9Time: 10:00am-11:30amAges: 4+Fee: $35Max: 24
 
Monday March 11, 2024
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM    Chess by CT Kids Play Chess, Inc. - Chess - Winter - FULL
Chess is the fun game of thinking. It has been proven to develop memory, concentration, focus, logical thinking and the ability to calculate. The first class will be a review of the basics. Subsequent classes will offer some simple rules the student can use to select a move throughout the game. Sessions will involve a combination of learning and supervised playing.  The last class will consist of a tournament with prizes. All participants must know how the pieces move and the basic rules of chess. Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc. (CKPCI) one of the largest chess teaching organizations in Connecticut, will once again run the program. Glenn Budzinski, the owner of CKPCI, a life-long chess teacher, Expert-rated player and certified chess tournament director, will teach the class. This is a 6-week session. Any make-ups will be added to the end of the session.UPDATED DATES - Winter Session: Mondays, 1/29-3/18, (no class on 2/12 - Instructor sick & 2/19), 6-weeksSpring Session: Mondays, 4/22-6/3, (no class on 5/27), 6-weeksTime: 3:50pm-4:50pmGrades: 3-5Location: SSES classroom# 143Fee: $108Min of 8 students
 
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Mondays - TEAC After School Mondays - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess!  All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsWinter: 1/8 - 2/26 (no class 1/15 & 2/19)Early Spring: 3/4 - 4/8Spring: 4/22 - 6/3 (no class 5/27)Time: 4:00pm - 5:20pmAges: 4-11*Fee: $180   Location: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations. You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Tuesday March 12, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Tuesdays - TEAC After School Tuesdays - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess! All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsEarly Spring: 2/27 - 4/2Spring: 4/9 - 5/21 (no class 4/16)Time: 4:00pm-5:20pmAges: 4 - 11*Fee: $180.00/per sessionLocation: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations.  You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Wednesday March 13, 2024
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM    TEAC Mini Picasso (Pre-School) - Mini-Picasso Wednesdays - Late Winter
Your Mini Picasso will learn the basics of art through interactivity and tactility while having fun painting, splattering, sculpting, mixing, building and creating. Dress for a mess! Held in TEAC, enter through the Park & Rec office. This is a drop-off class. Max of 12.Wednesdays, 6-week sessionsWednesdays Early Winter - Feb 28 - April 3  Wednesdays Late Winter - April 24 - May 29 Time: 2:30-3:15pmCANCELLED - Fridays, 6-week sessionFridays Spring - March 1 - April 12, (No class on 3/29) Time:10:00am-10:45am  Ages: 3+ years oldFee: $150.00/per session
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    TEAC Fine Art Fundamentals - Wed - TEAC Fine Art Fundamentals - Spring
Students will learn fundamental methods of drawing and painting from life using live models and still life. Students will work in a variety of mediums: charcoal, watercolors, colored pencils and pastels.  Get ready to see your child’s work come to life as they build upon their foundation, learn from trial and error, and watch them break out of their comfort zones as they try new techniques. Instructor: Keri English-Giddes/Sara HunsuckerAll session are 6 weeks. Max: 15 studentsWednesdaysSpring: 2/28 - 4/3Late Spring: 4/24 - 5/29Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm    Ages: 6-12Fee per session: $240 (Please bring a sketchpad)Location: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road TRANSPORTATION ~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Wednesdays - TEAC After School Wednesday - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess! All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsEarly Spring: 2/28 - 4/3Spring: 4/24 - 5/29Time: 4:00pm-5:20pmAges: 4 - 11*Fee: $180.00/per sessionLocation: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations.  You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Thursday March 14, 2024
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM    Tennis Indoor: Youth - Indoor Tennis - Session 3 - K-1
Youth indoor tennis lessons at Samuel Staples Elementary School late fall, winter & spring this year. Classes will focus on teaching basic strokes along with playing lots of games. This is for beginners/advanced beginners. Portable nets will be used and classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students must bring their own racquet's and water bottle.THURSDAY INDOOR TENNISSession 3: Thursdays, March 7 – April 4, 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:20 PM, GRADES K & 1, Fee: $95/per session*Times: 4:30 - 5:30 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. SPRING FRIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS Spring:  Fridays, May 3 - June 7, (no class on 5/17), 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:50 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. Beginner: Player is introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve and volley with drills, fun games, and game situations.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on a regular basis.*Please note, children attending the 5:00pm sessions cannot wait unattended, they must be with a parent or guardian. You can register your child for the Ext Day Program from 3:45pm-5:00pm at a discounted rate, please contact the office at (203) 268-7200 for further details. They are not able to return to Ext Day after Tennis, unless you sign-up as an Ext Day family.For more info please contact: http://www.fairfieldcountytennis.net/For more info call 203-640-1724, email fct@fairfieldcountytennis.com. Fairfield County Tennis Cancellation Line before/after normal business hours: 203-283-5629.Easton Park & Rec cancellations will be emailed (check your spam), on Facebook and on our webpage.
 
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM    Mad Science - Crazy ChemWorks & Science in Action Lab / Spring - NASA! - Winter - Science In Action Lab
Spring - NASA! - Take a voyage of discovery into the atmosphere and beyond! Explore planets, moons and other space phenomena in our solar system. Discover the difficulties of space travel, the challenges of living in space and try assembling a satellite while training to be an astronaut. Build your own Mad Science rocket and be a part of a launch while we investigate the four forces of flight. Every student receives a lab coat, goggles, and specially designed NASA Take Homes to help extend learning at home!CLASS IS RUNNING Winter Session: Thurs, Feb 8 - Mar 21, (No class on 2/22)Spring Session: Thurs, 4/25-5/30This is a 6-week session. Any make-ups will be added to the end of the session.Time: 3:50pm-4:50pmGrades: 2-5Location: SSES CafeteriaFee: $183/per session
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis Indoor: Youth - Indoor Tennis - Session 3 - Grades 2-4
Youth indoor tennis lessons at Samuel Staples Elementary School late fall, winter & spring this year. Classes will focus on teaching basic strokes along with playing lots of games. This is for beginners/advanced beginners. Portable nets will be used and classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students must bring their own racquet's and water bottle.THURSDAY INDOOR TENNISSession 3: Thursdays, March 7 – April 4, 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:20 PM, GRADES K & 1, Fee: $95/per session*Times: 4:30 - 5:30 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. SPRING FRIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS Spring:  Fridays, May 3 - June 7, (no class on 5/17), 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:50 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. Beginner: Player is introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve and volley with drills, fun games, and game situations.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on a regular basis.*Please note, children attending the 5:00pm sessions cannot wait unattended, they must be with a parent or guardian. You can register your child for the Ext Day Program from 3:45pm-5:00pm at a discounted rate, please contact the office at (203) 268-7200 for further details. They are not able to return to Ext Day after Tennis, unless you sign-up as an Ext Day family.For more info please contact: http://www.fairfieldcountytennis.net/For more info call 203-640-1724, email fct@fairfieldcountytennis.com. Fairfield County Tennis Cancellation Line before/after normal business hours: 203-283-5629.Easton Park & Rec cancellations will be emailed (check your spam), on Facebook and on our webpage.
 
Monday March 18, 2024
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM    Chess by CT Kids Play Chess, Inc. - Chess - Winter - FULL
Chess is the fun game of thinking. It has been proven to develop memory, concentration, focus, logical thinking and the ability to calculate. The first class will be a review of the basics. Subsequent classes will offer some simple rules the student can use to select a move throughout the game. Sessions will involve a combination of learning and supervised playing.  The last class will consist of a tournament with prizes. All participants must know how the pieces move and the basic rules of chess. Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc. (CKPCI) one of the largest chess teaching organizations in Connecticut, will once again run the program. Glenn Budzinski, the owner of CKPCI, a life-long chess teacher, Expert-rated player and certified chess tournament director, will teach the class. This is a 6-week session. Any make-ups will be added to the end of the session.UPDATED DATES - Winter Session: Mondays, 1/29-3/18, (no class on 2/12 - Instructor sick & 2/19), 6-weeksSpring Session: Mondays, 4/22-6/3, (no class on 5/27), 6-weeksTime: 3:50pm-4:50pmGrades: 3-5Location: SSES classroom# 143Fee: $108Min of 8 students
 
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Mondays - TEAC After School Mondays - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess!  All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsWinter: 1/8 - 2/26 (no class 1/15 & 2/19)Early Spring: 3/4 - 4/8Spring: 4/22 - 6/3 (no class 5/27)Time: 4:00pm - 5:20pmAges: 4-11*Fee: $180   Location: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations. You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Tuesday March 19, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Tuesdays - TEAC After School Tuesdays - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess! All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsEarly Spring: 2/27 - 4/2Spring: 4/9 - 5/21 (no class 4/16)Time: 4:00pm-5:20pmAges: 4 - 11*Fee: $180.00/per sessionLocation: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations.  You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Wednesday March 20, 2024
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM    TEAC Mini Picasso (Pre-School) - Mini-Picasso Wednesdays - Late Winter
Your Mini Picasso will learn the basics of art through interactivity and tactility while having fun painting, splattering, sculpting, mixing, building and creating. Dress for a mess! Held in TEAC, enter through the Park & Rec office. This is a drop-off class. Max of 12.Wednesdays, 6-week sessionsWednesdays Early Winter - Feb 28 - April 3  Wednesdays Late Winter - April 24 - May 29 Time: 2:30-3:15pmCANCELLED - Fridays, 6-week sessionFridays Spring - March 1 - April 12, (No class on 3/29) Time:10:00am-10:45am  Ages: 3+ years oldFee: $150.00/per session
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    TEAC Fine Art Fundamentals - Wed - TEAC Fine Art Fundamentals - Spring
Students will learn fundamental methods of drawing and painting from life using live models and still life. Students will work in a variety of mediums: charcoal, watercolors, colored pencils and pastels.  Get ready to see your child’s work come to life as they build upon their foundation, learn from trial and error, and watch them break out of their comfort zones as they try new techniques. Instructor: Keri English-Giddes/Sara HunsuckerAll session are 6 weeks. Max: 15 studentsWednesdaysSpring: 2/28 - 4/3Late Spring: 4/24 - 5/29Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm    Ages: 6-12Fee per session: $240 (Please bring a sketchpad)Location: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road TRANSPORTATION ~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Wednesdays - TEAC After School Wednesday - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess! All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsEarly Spring: 2/28 - 4/3Spring: 4/24 - 5/29Time: 4:00pm-5:20pmAges: 4 - 11*Fee: $180.00/per sessionLocation: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations.  You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Thursday March 21, 2024
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM    Tennis Indoor: Youth - Indoor Tennis - Session 3 - K-1
Youth indoor tennis lessons at Samuel Staples Elementary School late fall, winter & spring this year. Classes will focus on teaching basic strokes along with playing lots of games. This is for beginners/advanced beginners. Portable nets will be used and classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students must bring their own racquet's and water bottle.THURSDAY INDOOR TENNISSession 3: Thursdays, March 7 – April 4, 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:20 PM, GRADES K & 1, Fee: $95/per session*Times: 4:30 - 5:30 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. SPRING FRIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS Spring:  Fridays, May 3 - June 7, (no class on 5/17), 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:50 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. Beginner: Player is introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve and volley with drills, fun games, and game situations.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on a regular basis.*Please note, children attending the 5:00pm sessions cannot wait unattended, they must be with a parent or guardian. You can register your child for the Ext Day Program from 3:45pm-5:00pm at a discounted rate, please contact the office at (203) 268-7200 for further details. They are not able to return to Ext Day after Tennis, unless you sign-up as an Ext Day family.For more info please contact: http://www.fairfieldcountytennis.net/For more info call 203-640-1724, email fct@fairfieldcountytennis.com. Fairfield County Tennis Cancellation Line before/after normal business hours: 203-283-5629.Easton Park & Rec cancellations will be emailed (check your spam), on Facebook and on our webpage.
 
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM    Mad Science - Crazy ChemWorks & Science in Action Lab / Spring - NASA! - Winter - Science In Action Lab
Spring - NASA! - Take a voyage of discovery into the atmosphere and beyond! Explore planets, moons and other space phenomena in our solar system. Discover the difficulties of space travel, the challenges of living in space and try assembling a satellite while training to be an astronaut. Build your own Mad Science rocket and be a part of a launch while we investigate the four forces of flight. Every student receives a lab coat, goggles, and specially designed NASA Take Homes to help extend learning at home!CLASS IS RUNNING Winter Session: Thurs, Feb 8 - Mar 21, (No class on 2/22)Spring Session: Thurs, 4/25-5/30This is a 6-week session. Any make-ups will be added to the end of the session.Time: 3:50pm-4:50pmGrades: 2-5Location: SSES CafeteriaFee: $183/per session
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis Indoor: Youth - Indoor Tennis - Session 3 - Grades 2-4
Youth indoor tennis lessons at Samuel Staples Elementary School late fall, winter & spring this year. Classes will focus on teaching basic strokes along with playing lots of games. This is for beginners/advanced beginners. Portable nets will be used and classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students must bring their own racquet's and water bottle.THURSDAY INDOOR TENNISSession 3: Thursdays, March 7 – April 4, 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:20 PM, GRADES K & 1, Fee: $95/per session*Times: 4:30 - 5:30 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. SPRING FRIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS Spring:  Fridays, May 3 - June 7, (no class on 5/17), 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:50 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. Beginner: Player is introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve and volley with drills, fun games, and game situations.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on a regular basis.*Please note, children attending the 5:00pm sessions cannot wait unattended, they must be with a parent or guardian. You can register your child for the Ext Day Program from 3:45pm-5:00pm at a discounted rate, please contact the office at (203) 268-7200 for further details. They are not able to return to Ext Day after Tennis, unless you sign-up as an Ext Day family.For more info please contact: http://www.fairfieldcountytennis.net/For more info call 203-640-1724, email fct@fairfieldcountytennis.com. Fairfield County Tennis Cancellation Line before/after normal business hours: 203-283-5629.Easton Park & Rec cancellations will be emailed (check your spam), on Facebook and on our webpage.
 
Monday March 25, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Mondays - TEAC After School Mondays - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess!  All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsWinter: 1/8 - 2/26 (no class 1/15 & 2/19)Early Spring: 3/4 - 4/8Spring: 4/22 - 6/3 (no class 5/27)Time: 4:00pm - 5:20pmAges: 4-11*Fee: $180   Location: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations. You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Tuesday March 26, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Tuesdays - TEAC After School Tuesdays - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess! All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsEarly Spring: 2/27 - 4/2Spring: 4/9 - 5/21 (no class 4/16)Time: 4:00pm-5:20pmAges: 4 - 11*Fee: $180.00/per sessionLocation: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations.  You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Wednesday March 27, 2024
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM    TEAC Mini Picasso (Pre-School) - Mini-Picasso Wednesdays - Late Winter
Your Mini Picasso will learn the basics of art through interactivity and tactility while having fun painting, splattering, sculpting, mixing, building and creating. Dress for a mess! Held in TEAC, enter through the Park & Rec office. This is a drop-off class. Max of 12.Wednesdays, 6-week sessionsWednesdays Early Winter - Feb 28 - April 3  Wednesdays Late Winter - April 24 - May 29 Time: 2:30-3:15pmCANCELLED - Fridays, 6-week sessionFridays Spring - March 1 - April 12, (No class on 3/29) Time:10:00am-10:45am  Ages: 3+ years oldFee: $150.00/per session
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    TEAC Fine Art Fundamentals - Wed - TEAC Fine Art Fundamentals - Spring
Students will learn fundamental methods of drawing and painting from life using live models and still life. Students will work in a variety of mediums: charcoal, watercolors, colored pencils and pastels.  Get ready to see your child’s work come to life as they build upon their foundation, learn from trial and error, and watch them break out of their comfort zones as they try new techniques. Instructor: Keri English-Giddes/Sara HunsuckerAll session are 6 weeks. Max: 15 studentsWednesdaysSpring: 2/28 - 4/3Late Spring: 4/24 - 5/29Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm    Ages: 6-12Fee per session: $240 (Please bring a sketchpad)Location: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road TRANSPORTATION ~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Wednesdays - TEAC After School Wednesday - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess! All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsEarly Spring: 2/28 - 4/3Spring: 4/24 - 5/29Time: 4:00pm-5:20pmAges: 4 - 11*Fee: $180.00/per sessionLocation: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations.  You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Thursday March 28, 2024
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM    Tennis Indoor: Youth - Indoor Tennis - Session 3 - K-1
Youth indoor tennis lessons at Samuel Staples Elementary School late fall, winter & spring this year. Classes will focus on teaching basic strokes along with playing lots of games. This is for beginners/advanced beginners. Portable nets will be used and classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students must bring their own racquet's and water bottle.THURSDAY INDOOR TENNISSession 3: Thursdays, March 7 – April 4, 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:20 PM, GRADES K & 1, Fee: $95/per session*Times: 4:30 - 5:30 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. SPRING FRIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS Spring:  Fridays, May 3 - June 7, (no class on 5/17), 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:50 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. Beginner: Player is introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve and volley with drills, fun games, and game situations.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on a regular basis.*Please note, children attending the 5:00pm sessions cannot wait unattended, they must be with a parent or guardian. You can register your child for the Ext Day Program from 3:45pm-5:00pm at a discounted rate, please contact the office at (203) 268-7200 for further details. They are not able to return to Ext Day after Tennis, unless you sign-up as an Ext Day family.For more info please contact: http://www.fairfieldcountytennis.net/For more info call 203-640-1724, email fct@fairfieldcountytennis.com. Fairfield County Tennis Cancellation Line before/after normal business hours: 203-283-5629.Easton Park & Rec cancellations will be emailed (check your spam), on Facebook and on our webpage.
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis Indoor: Youth - Indoor Tennis - Session 3 - Grades 2-4
Youth indoor tennis lessons at Samuel Staples Elementary School late fall, winter & spring this year. Classes will focus on teaching basic strokes along with playing lots of games. This is for beginners/advanced beginners. Portable nets will be used and classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students must bring their own racquet's and water bottle.THURSDAY INDOOR TENNISSession 3: Thursdays, March 7 – April 4, 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:20 PM, GRADES K & 1, Fee: $95/per session*Times: 4:30 - 5:30 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. SPRING FRIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS Spring:  Fridays, May 3 - June 7, (no class on 5/17), 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:50 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. Beginner: Player is introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve and volley with drills, fun games, and game situations.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on a regular basis.*Please note, children attending the 5:00pm sessions cannot wait unattended, they must be with a parent or guardian. You can register your child for the Ext Day Program from 3:45pm-5:00pm at a discounted rate, please contact the office at (203) 268-7200 for further details. They are not able to return to Ext Day after Tennis, unless you sign-up as an Ext Day family.For more info please contact: http://www.fairfieldcountytennis.net/For more info call 203-640-1724, email fct@fairfieldcountytennis.com. Fairfield County Tennis Cancellation Line before/after normal business hours: 203-283-5629.Easton Park & Rec cancellations will be emailed (check your spam), on Facebook and on our webpage.
 
Monday April 1, 2024
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM    iSTEAM - Secret Agent Academy - iSTEAM - Spring
WINTER - Secret Agent Academy "Secret Agent Academy" is a STE(A)M-focused after school class with a spy-themed curriculum. The class will include a range of hands-on activities and challenges that will encourage students to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills. They will learn about the science of encryption and code-breaking, as well as the physics of motion and energy. Students will also explore the world of forensic science, analyzing fingerprints, DNA samples, and other evidence to solve mysteries. Led by experienced instructors, students will work collaboratively and have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in a final mission. The class aims to excite and inspire students about STE(A)M and encourage further studies in science and technology.SPRING – COLOR LABOur young scientists will get to experiment with creativity and outside of the box thinking while learning about science. Scientific concepts are introduced through hands-on projects like exploring the water cycle with colorful raindrops, learning about molecular binding through painting, and exploring what traits make animals special by creating their own creatures! Our young scientists are encouraged to ask questions, think critically, experiment, and explain their reasoning and problem-solving. As a result, they will deepen their collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills, as well as their understanding and interest in science. Run by iCook After-School, for more info you can go to their website at www.icookafterschool.com.Winter Session: Mondays, 1/22-3/4, (no class 2/19), 6-weeksSpring: Mondays, 4/1-5/13, (no class 4/15), 6-weeksTime: 3:50pm-4:50pmGrades: 1-5Fee: $159/per sessionLocation: Fall Session in SSES Cafeteria / Pickup at 4:50pm will be at the front silo doors.Any cancelled classes will be made-up at the end of the session.
 
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Mondays - TEAC After School Mondays - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess!  All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsWinter: 1/8 - 2/26 (no class 1/15 & 2/19)Early Spring: 3/4 - 4/8Spring: 4/22 - 6/3 (no class 5/27)Time: 4:00pm - 5:20pmAges: 4-11*Fee: $180   Location: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations. You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Tuesday April 2, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Tuesdays - TEAC After School Tuesdays - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess! All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsEarly Spring: 2/27 - 4/2Spring: 4/9 - 5/21 (no class 4/16)Time: 4:00pm-5:20pmAges: 4 - 11*Fee: $180.00/per sessionLocation: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations.  You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Wednesday April 3, 2024
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM    TEAC Mini Picasso (Pre-School) - Mini-Picasso Wednesdays - Late Winter
Your Mini Picasso will learn the basics of art through interactivity and tactility while having fun painting, splattering, sculpting, mixing, building and creating. Dress for a mess! Held in TEAC, enter through the Park & Rec office. This is a drop-off class. Max of 12.Wednesdays, 6-week sessionsWednesdays Early Winter - Feb 28 - April 3  Wednesdays Late Winter - April 24 - May 29 Time: 2:30-3:15pmCANCELLED - Fridays, 6-week sessionFridays Spring - March 1 - April 12, (No class on 3/29) Time:10:00am-10:45am  Ages: 3+ years oldFee: $150.00/per session
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    TEAC Fine Art Fundamentals - Wed - TEAC Fine Art Fundamentals - Spring
Students will learn fundamental methods of drawing and painting from life using live models and still life. Students will work in a variety of mediums: charcoal, watercolors, colored pencils and pastels.  Get ready to see your child’s work come to life as they build upon their foundation, learn from trial and error, and watch them break out of their comfort zones as they try new techniques. Instructor: Keri English-Giddes/Sara HunsuckerAll session are 6 weeks. Max: 15 studentsWednesdaysSpring: 2/28 - 4/3Late Spring: 4/24 - 5/29Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm    Ages: 6-12Fee per session: $240 (Please bring a sketchpad)Location: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road TRANSPORTATION ~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~ We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM    TEAC After School Open Studio Wednesdays - TEAC After School Wednesday - Spring
Have your child join us after school at TEAC (The Easton Arts Center) for OPEN STUDIO. They will have the freedom to use their creative license with some guided instruction. We will touch upon fine art, mixed media, etc. Please dress for a mess! All session are 6 weeks. Max: 18 studentsEarly Spring: 2/28 - 4/3Spring: 4/24 - 5/29Time: 4:00pm-5:20pmAges: 4 - 11*Fee: $180.00/per sessionLocation: TEAC - 652 Morehouse Road*There is no prorating for missed classes or late registrations.  You can do a make-up class on a different day after school if the class is not full.TRANSPORTATION~ TEAC uses bus #11 to bring children to the Easton Arts Center from SSES on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. ~ Children must be listed as bus #11 in dismissal manager and MUST contact Keri English-Giddes (203) 393-5597 after registration (before session) to see if your child has a seat on the bus. ~We are limited to the first 20 children who register and request.Late Pick UpsThe Easton Arts Center Programs conclude at a specific time. We ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child/children on time. We do understand that sometimes circumstances arise and for this reason we will be instituting a 5 minute grace period. Any child/children that are picked up after that 5 minute grace period, are considered a “late pick up” and will be charged a fee of $5, then $1 a minute each additional minute until pickup.
 
Thursday April 4, 2024
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM    Tennis Indoor: Youth - Indoor Tennis - Session 3 - K-1
Youth indoor tennis lessons at Samuel Staples Elementary School late fall, winter & spring this year. Classes will focus on teaching basic strokes along with playing lots of games. This is for beginners/advanced beginners. Portable nets will be used and classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students must bring their own racquet's and water bottle.THURSDAY INDOOR TENNISSession 3: Thursdays, March 7 – April 4, 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:20 PM, GRADES K & 1, Fee: $95/per session*Times: 4:30 - 5:30 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. SPRING FRIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS Spring:  Fridays, May 3 - June 7, (no class on 5/17), 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:50 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. Beginner: Player is introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve and volley with drills, fun games, and game situations.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on a regular basis.*Please note, children attending the 5:00pm sessions cannot wait unattended, they must be with a parent or guardian. You can register your child for the Ext Day Program from 3:45pm-5:00pm at a discounted rate, please contact the office at (203) 268-7200 for further details. They are not able to return to Ext Day after Tennis, unless you sign-up as an Ext Day family.For more info please contact: http://www.fairfieldcountytennis.net/For more info call 203-640-1724, email fct@fairfieldcountytennis.com. Fairfield County Tennis Cancellation Line before/after normal business hours: 203-283-5629.Easton Park & Rec cancellations will be emailed (check your spam), on Facebook and on our webpage.
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis Indoor: Youth - Indoor Tennis - Session 3 - Grades 2-4
Youth indoor tennis lessons at Samuel Staples Elementary School late fall, winter & spring this year. Classes will focus on teaching basic strokes along with playing lots of games. This is for beginners/advanced beginners. Portable nets will be used and classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students must bring their own racquet's and water bottle.THURSDAY INDOOR TENNISSession 3: Thursdays, March 7 – April 4, 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:20 PM, GRADES K & 1, Fee: $95/per session*Times: 4:30 - 5:30 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. SPRING FRIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS Spring:  Fridays, May 3 - June 7, (no class on 5/17), 5-weeksIf needed, any make-up classes would be held at the end of the session.Times: 3:50 - 4:50 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES K-2, Fee: $140/per session*Times: 5:00 - 6:00 PM, GRADES 2-4, Fee: $140/per session Pick up and drop off is at the end of the Kindergarten hallway around the back of the building. Beginner: Player is introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve and volley with drills, fun games, and game situations.Advanced Beginner: Player has had introduction to grips and strokes, starts to make contact with ball on a regular basis.*Please note, children attending the 5:00pm sessions cannot wait unattended, they must be with a parent or guardian. You can register your child for the Ext Day Program from 3:45pm-5:00pm at a discounted rate, please contact the office at (203) 268-7200 for further details. They are not able to return to Ext Day after Tennis, unless you sign-up as an Ext Day family.For more info please contact: http://www.fairfieldcountytennis.net/For more info call 203-640-1724, email fct@fairfieldcountytennis.com. Fairfield County Tennis Cancellation Line before/after normal business hours: 203-283-5629.Easton Park & Rec cancellations will be emailed (check your spam), on Facebook and on our webpage.