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  • 2-3 years Ready! for Kindergarten

    Ready! for Kindergarten is a program of Early Childhood Family Education and United Way. Ready! for Kindergarten is a series of three parent classes per year (fall, winter, spring) for parents of children aged birth to five. Register for each child separately. This class is for parents with children who will enter kindergarten in 2020.
  • 2-3's Combo Class

    Being a two or three year old is a very unique time in your child’s life. Language development is emerging, social skills are developing and physical and cognitive changes occur rapidly. The class will have parent/ child interaction time followed by a parent only discussion time lead by a Parent Educator. Children remain in the classroom to experience learning activities, such as sensory exploration, dramatic play, large and small muscle experiences, in addition to storytelling, music and other literacy-rich activities under the guidance of an Early Childhood Teacher. Outdoor experiences will be provided weather permitting. We are excited to be able to offer take home learning activities for families enrolled in distance learning sections. (Sibling care will be offered during class time but is contingent on staffing. $25 1st child, $12 additional children)
  • 3-18 Months

    Ages 3 to 18 months
  • 3-4 years Ready! for Kindergarten

    Ready! for Kindergarten is a program of Early Childhood Family Education and United Way. Ready! for Kindergarten is a series of three parent classes per year (fall, winter, spring) for parents of children aged birth to five. Register for each child separately. This class is for parents with children who will enter kindergarten in 2019.
  • 4-5 years Ready! for Kindergarten

    Ready! for Kindergarten is a program of Early Childhood Family Education and United Way. Ready! for Kindergarten is a series of three parent classes per year (fall, winter, spring) for parents of children aged birth to five. Register for each child separately. This class is for parents with children who will enter kindergarten in 2018.
  • 5th GRADE FUN DAY AT DAKOTA MEADOWS MIDDLE SCHOOL - GET READY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

    As a fifth grade student, you will soon be transitioning to middle school at DMMS. Fifth Grade Fun Day is an early experience in exploring your new school. If you are planning on attending DMMS next school year, please consider joining us for tours, activities, prizes and good times! This half day experience will be a lot of fun and help lessen anxiety about a new school and new expectations the following year! Check In- 7:45 - 8:00 AM Program Runs - 8:00 - 11:30 AM For - Current 5th Grade Students Attending DMMS during the 2023-24 school year Cost- $15
  • AMERICAN INDIAN LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (ELEMENTARY)

    American Indian Life Skills Development & Cultural Activities is an opportunity available to any student interested in learning about the Amerian Indian Culture. Course is taught by Megan Schnitker.
  • AMERICAN INDIAN LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (GRADES 6-12)

    American Indian Life Skills Development & Cultural Activities is an opportunity available to any student interested in learning about the Amerian Indian Culture. Course is taught by Megan Schnitker.
  • ANIME CLUB MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL PWMS

    ANIME CLUB MEETING DAY- MONDAYS LOCATION - Prairie Winds Middle Schooll Each club has limited enrollment, so register EARLY if you intend to participate. ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL Middle School After School Clubs meet after school (when classes are in session). Most clubs meet one day per week. There are exceptions such as parent teacher conferences or days when after school programming is cancelled due to weather other unforeseen circumstances. When changes are made to the original schedule, the Mankato CER office will communicate with parents via text or email, so please be certain that your payer account stays updated with accurate email and phone contact information. HOW MANY DAYS PER WEEK CAN I ATTEND MSAS? During the 2022-23 school year, Middle School After School will be open at Prairie Winds and Dakota Meadows Middle Schools from 3:20 - 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday afternoons. No programming on Wednesday or Friday. You should attend MSAS on the day(s) your club(s) are in session. You may also attend MSAS on the day(s) you are not enrolled in a club but want to stay after school to wait for a ride. We call this time (outside of your club time) "Student Union." During Student Union you can work on homework, use games activities provided by the program, and hang out with friends. Only authorized computer games (shooter games prohibited) and authorized, age appropriate content will be allowed on cell phones or devices during MSAS. WHO CAN ENROLL IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL? Middle School After School is open to students in grades 6-8, attendig Prairie Winds or Dakota Meadows Middle Schools. You must be registered for AT LEAST 1 club to use the Student Union on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. You must be registered BEFORE attending clubs. Registration is only done through the Community Education Office, not the middle school. Call the Mankato Community Education Office for registration assistance at 507-387-5501. Keep scrolling to learn about financial aid from Greater Mankato Area United Way Connecting Kids. Popular clubs are available on multiple days per week to allow for more youth participation. Cost per club varies. Drama Kids registration is via their website. Go online at dramakids.com/mankato-stpeter-new-ulm-mn for complete schedule, cost and DK program information. WHERE TO REPORT Immediately after the final bell of the school day, students enrolled in Middle School After School should report to the cafeteria. You should report to MSAS with EVERYTHING you need for clubs or to take home. This includes jackets, chromebooks, homework, cell phones, band / orchestra instruments or any personal items. You WILL NOT be able to go to your locker after 3:30 pm when the academic wings are locked There will be a sign indicating the check in area and MSAS site supervisors will be ready to distribute a snack and take attendance. From 3:20 - 3:45 pm, students will be in the cafeteria having a snack, visiting with friends, and unwinding from the school day. Site Supervisors will have organized games or art supplies available for student use. Youth can also use this time to complete homework. This is also time when students can locate their teachers for questions or to make up work. Check in with MSAS Site Supervisors before locating your classroom teacher. TRANSPORTATION HOME Clubs begin at 3:45 pm and end at 5:00 pm. Transportation is not available. Parents / Guardians must arrange for pick up at 5:00 pm. All youth participating in the Middle School After School Student Union or Clubs should report to the cafeteria immediately after the final bell of the day for a snack and check in with staff. Site Supervisors will assure students are directed to the right location for their club or have proper supervision and age appropriate activity until picked up. SAFETY & CONDUCT We ask that any student enrolled in Middle School After School be prepared to follow school day rules for conduct as well as any COVID mitigation guidelines including but not limited to: staying home when you are ill and following CDC guidelines when you test positive for COVID. If you have any additional questions about the program or your participation, please contact Melanie Schmidt, Enrichment Program Coordinator with MAPS Community Education at 507-207-3044 or email mschmi3@isd77.org REFUNDS If you wish to withdraw your registration from a club, you must do so a MINIMUM of 4 business days prior to the start date of the club. Refunds will not be granted fewer than 4 days prior to the start date of the club and after the club has started. If space allows, you will be allowed to join a club after the start date, but the cost will not be pro-rated. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Greater Mankato Area United Way Connecting Kids Fee discounts are available particularly for those who qualify for FREE or REDUCED lunch. For more information on possible scholarships, contact Jennifer Stratton at Connecting Kids. Her email is connectingkidsmankato@gmail.com or by phone at 507-207-3042. You may also visit the Connecting Kids website at connectingkidsmankato.org. You must complete the 2022-23 Application For Educational Benefits before requesting a schoarship. This application is available from your school.
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  • ART CLUB MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL PWMS

    ART CLUB MEETING DAY - Thursdays LOCATION - Prairie Winds Middle School Each club has limited enrollment, so register EARLY if you intend to participate. ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL Middle School After School Clubs meet after school (when classes are in session). Most clubs meet one day per week. There are exceptions such as parent teacher conferences or days when after school programming is cancelled due to weather other unforeseen circumstances. When changes are made to the original schedule, the Mankato CER office will communicate with parents via text or email, so please be certain that your payer account stays updated with accurate email and phone contact information. HOW MANY DAYS PER WEEK CAN I ATTEND MSAS? During the 2022-23 school year, Middle School After School will be open at Prairie Winds and Dakota Meadows Middle Schools from 3:20 - 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday afternoons. No programming on Wednesday or Friday. You should attend MSAS on the day(s) your club(s) are in session. You may also attend MSAS on the day(s) you are not enrolled in a club but want to stay after school to wait for a ride. We call this time (outside of your club time) "Student Union." During Student Union you can work on homework, use games activities provided by the program, and hang out with friends. Only authorized computer games (shooter games prohibited) and authorized, age appropriate content will be allowed on cell phones or devices during MSAS. WHO CAN ENROLL IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL? Middle School After School is open to students in grades 6-8, attendig Prairie Winds or Dakota Meadows Middle Schools. You must be registered for AT LEAST 1 club to use the Student Union on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. You must be registered BEFORE attending clubs. Registration is only done through the Community Education Office, not the middle school. Call the Mankato Community Education Office for registration assistance at 507-387-5501. Keep scrolling to learn about financial aid from Greater Mankato Area United Way Connecting Kids. Popular clubs are available on multiple days per week to allow for more youth participation. Cost per club varies. Drama Kids registration is via their website. Go online at dramakids.com/mankato-stpeter-new-ulm-mn for complete schedule, cost and DK program information. WHERE TO REPORT Immediately after the final bell of the school day, students enrolled in Middle School After School should report to the cafeteria. You should report to MSAS with EVERYTHING you need for clubs or to take home. This includes jackets, chromebooks, homework, cell phones, band / orchestra instruments or any personal items. You WILL NOT be able to go to your locker after 3:30 pm when the academic wings are locked There will be a sign indicating the check in area and MSAS site supervisors will be ready to distribute a snack and take attendance. From 3:20 - 3:45 pm, students will be in the cafeteria having a snack, visiting with friends, and unwinding from the school day. Site Supervisors will have organized games or art supplies available for student use. Youth can also use this time to complete homework. This is also time when students can locate their teachers for questions or to make up work. Check in with MSAS Site Supervisors before locating your classroom teacher. TRANSPORTATION HOME Clubs begin at 3:45 pm and end at 5:00 pm. Transportation is not available. Parents / Guardians must arrange for pick up at 5:00 pm. All youth participating in the Middle School After School Student Union or Clubs should report to the cafeteria immediately after the final bell of the day for a snack and check in with staff. Site Supervisors will assure students are directed to the right location for their club or have proper supervision and age appropriate activity until picked up. SAFETY & CONDUCT We ask that any student enrolled in Middle School After School be prepared to follow school day rules for conduct as well as any COVID mitigation guidelines including but not limited to: staying home when you are ill and following CDC guidelines when you test positive for COVID. If you have any additional questions about the program or your participation, please contact Melanie Schmidt, Enrichment Program Coordinator with MAPS Community Education at 507-207-3044 or email mschmi3@isd77.org REFUNDS If you wish to withdraw your registration from a club, you must do so a MINIMUM of 4 business days prior to the start date of the club. Refunds will not be granted fewer than 4 days prior to the start date of the club and after the club has started. If space allows, you will be allowed to join a club after the start date, but the cost will not be pro-rated. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Greater Mankato Area United Way Connecting Kids Fee discounts are available particularly for those who qualify for FREE or REDUCED lunch. For more information on possible scholarships, contact Jennifer Stratton at Connecting Kids. Her email is connectingkidsmankato@gmail.com or by phone at 507-207-3042. You may also visit the Connecting Kids website at connectingkidsmankato.org. You must complete the 2022-23 Application For Educational Benefits before requesting a schoarship. This application is available from your school.
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  • Adult Enrichment

    See below for current offerings in our pottery studio or upcoming trips.
  • Adult Recreation

    Providing individual, group and team opportunities for fitness and fun
  • Adult Social Pickleball

    Come anytime and stay as long as you like! Meet new people and get some great exercise while playing pickleball. Anyone can play. Players of all ability levels are welcome. We even have equipment for you to try out! Come join us!
  • Age 1-2 Ready! for Kindergarten

    What is Ready!? Ready! For Kindergarten provides workshops and take home materials and tools to inspire and empower parents and caregivers to help babies and young children develop strong brain connections that determine how they will think, learn, and grow. Parents and caregivers attend a series of workshops each year, based on their child’s age. They learn new skills and helpful tips to nurture development in ways that foster academic skills and personal behaviors to boost children’s motivation, perseverance and engagement in learning. Ready! facilitates interactions and active learning by using movement, play, exploration, communication and all of the child’s senses- seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and tasting. Register for each child separately.
  • Archery For Teens

    Grades 7-12 Teens now have the opportunity to become involved in something new and explore the world of target shooting! Participation within an archery program has been shown to increase student concentration, positive behavior, motivation and focus! Our teen program will also utilize the NASP curriculum and equipment, and will teach the basics of using a compound bow. Students will have the opportunity to shoot from various distances and participate in class competitions!