Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Middletown Minds In Motion 2009 at Snow School

From Jennifer Hadley:

Registration is now open for Middletown’s first ever “Minds in Motion” enrichment program, which will take place Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Wilbert Snow Elementary School from 12:30-4:00 pm.

“Minds in Motion” is an afternoon of fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshops geared to high-interest, motivated students in grades K-8. Workshops are designed to encourage curious students to try new experiences in a variety of subject areas. This year’s workshops range from robotics to dance, mathematics, fencing, logic, pottery, yoga, chemistry, karate, clowning, theater, hip-hop, fitness, and much more. The complete brochure, as well as online registration, is available at or or contact Jennifer Hadley at, Jim Gaudreau at or call 860-347-2579 (Snow School). Financial aid is available to any student in need. Workshops will fill up quickly and are open to students throughout the greater Middletown area and beyond, so early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is March 9.

The afternoon also includes free activities for parents and teachers, including a keynote talk by nationally known educator and author, Nathan Levy, speaking on “Powerful Ways to Help Children Reach Their Potential.” Other adult workshops will focus on parenting gifted children, creating delicious healthy meals, raising readers, and parent leadership programs. The Vendor and Exhibitor area will highlight local programs and organizations, educational materials, and other resources of interest to families.

The event is co-sponsored by the Snow School PTO and the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG), which has organized “Minds in Motion” events throughout the state for many years. Volunteers from Farm Hill, Macdonough and Independent Day School have been key collaborators, and local organizations and individuals have responded enthusiastically to the program.

More volunteers will be needed on the day of the event. The committee is also still registering vendors and exhibitors, with an early bird special rate for those confirmed before March 9. Please contact the organizers listed above for more information.

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