Afterschool Club 2020-2021

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Monroe Street ARts Center!

Our Afterschool Club is a place for kids in grades K-5 to learn and develop their creativity through Yoga, Art, Culinary and Music in the after school hours during the school year! Throughout each week, Club groups will experience each of the specialties, with 1-2 classes per day (schedule listed below). Kids will also have Free Create, homework supervision and snack time each day at Club, which takes place in Monroe Street Arts Center's beautiful new space!

Yoga will be led by little om BIG OM, Culinary by Yummy Sprout and Art & Music by Monroe Street Arts Center and groups will be led by talented and passionate Club Leaders! This program is directed by Jamie Gale & Tara Verma.  Read more about our team below! We are so proud of this partnership and are incredibly excited to create with school-age kids all year long! 

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Currently enrolled families can log into the Club Member Zone to access current Club info and links! Please check your email for the password!

Ready to Enroll?

Complete our Enrollment Request Form!

Please note that completion of the form does not guarantee a spot in Club; families will be notified within 48 hours of the status of their request. If there is a spot available, completion of this form is a commitment by the family to enroll.

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Spots available for the rest of this school year!

Weekly Program Schedule:

Monday: 1:15 - 5:00 pm // Yoga and Culinary

Tuesday: 2:45-5:00 pm // Art

Wednesday: 2:45-5:00 pm // Music

Thursday: 2:45-5:00 // Yoga

Friday: 2:45-5: 00 // Art

   Extended Care Option: 5:00-6:00 pm

Location:

Monroe Street Arts Center

1732 West Lawn Ave., Madison, WI 53711

2020-2021 Enrollment Options:

5-Day - $135/week

4 - Day - $120/week

3-Day - $105/week

2-Day - $70/week

1-Day (Monday) - $50/week

1-Day (T, W, Th or F) - $40/week

Extended Care - Contracted at $10/day, Drop In at $15/day

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Enrollment Process:

Step One: Complete our Enrollment Request Form 2020-2021.

Step Two: Enrollment Offers and Wait List Notices will be sent to families within 48 hours of submitting Request.

(Requests for 5-Day Enrollment will be prioritized)

Step Three: Families complete the process and secure their Club spot by paying the first fee installment.

Enrollment Notes:

Enrollment contracts are for the duration of the academic year and Club fees will be billed in 9 equal installments through the year. We understand that with many area school districts starting virtually, with no clear picture as to if and when students will go back to school in-person, that families need flexibility this year. Our 2020-2021 enrollment policy allows for contract withdrawals for the following reasons: changes to in-person/virtual programming for your school district, changes in recommendations from public health, or changes in transportation availability for your child. If MMSD offers in-person instruction this year, we will contact their transportation department to inquire about bussing to Club from neighboring schools and will keep families informed! Withdrawals must be made in writing at least two weeks prior to the last date of attendance.

COVID-19 Notes:

Our plan is constantly evolving as new information and guidelines become available, with the overarching goal of creativity and community in a safe and healthy environment. Safety measures we will be taking include: 

  • Groups will remain separate from each other at all times and group size will follow local health orders.

  • Thorough cleaning of surfaces and spaces will be a priority!

  • We will reduce the use of shared spaces, supplies, and equipment.

  • Per the State of WI Emergency Order, face coverings/masks are required of all who are five-years-old and older when in an enclosed space (exceptions made for snack time). All staff and specialists will wear masks.

  • Specialists who work with multiple groups will keep a minimum 6 ft distance from students.   

  • Health and temperature checks will be required upon arrival for students and staff.

  • Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will always available for students and staff and frequent hand washing will be practiced.

  • We will follow all health and safety requirements and guidelines from Public Health Madison & Dane County regarding quarantines and closures. If Club needs to close for a period of time due to a positive COVID result of a student or staff member or due to a requirement from Public Health, accounts will be credited accordingly for the days Club is closed.

  • An upgraded air purification system has been installed at Monroe Street Arts Center. Read more here!

Meet the Club Team!

 
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Club Co-Director and Culinary Specialist

TARA

Tara is the owner of Yummy Sprout and Co-Director of Creative Soul Camp programs. Her favorite ways to spend her time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing and painting, running, doing yoga and exploring the world with her two daughters.

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Club Co-Director and Yoga Specialist

JAMIE

In her work as the owner of little om BIG OM, Jamie loves to play yoga with kids and give them tools to make their minds and bodies stronger on and off the mat! When she's not directing Creative Soul Camp programs or teaching yoga, she's staying busy with her three adventurous kids!

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MSAC Director of Programming and Music Specialist

Suzy

Suzy is a passionate musician with a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Music! She works for Monroe Street Arts Center as the Director of Programming & Marketing, and loves helping create new and fun classes for our families to participate in! She is most often found with her husband and three crazy kiddos! 

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Yoga Specialist

MIa

Mia is a little om BIG OM instructor and understands the benefits and importance of yoga and movement for young children. She uses her own practice to help her stay centered, focused and happy. Mia teaches in a kindergarten bilingual classroom at Glendale Elementary in Madison. She completed her 200 hour RYT. Mia is excited to share her passion for teaching young minds how to be self-aware and comfortable with their bodies. Mia has a graduate degree from UW-Madison in Literacy Education. She enjoys running, playing with her dog, trying new restaurants and reading. Her favorite part of yoga is savasana - of course!

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Culinary Specialist

Zarmeen

Zarmeen is a Yummy Sprout instructor and is a current graduate student with a passion for cooking and science. An NYC native, she finds joy in experiencing cuisine from all corners of the world and in her spare time, she can be found experimenting in the kitchen with various recipes handed down to her from friends and family. When she's not in the kitchen or in the lab, she can be found spending time with her friends at the local coffee shops (there is no such thing as too much coffee, decaf of course!) 

Art Specialist

SARAH

Sarah is an Art Instructor with Monroe Street Arts Center and is a student studying Gender and women’s studies, Social work and studio art. She enjoys making art, drawing, painting, crocheting and cooking. Sarah also loves watching movies and spending time with her friends and family.

Music Specialist

Emili

Emili is a musician and piano teacher at Monroe Street Arts Center. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from UW-Madison in 2017, and actively performs throughout Madison in various musical projects. While she’s been studying classical piano since she was a child, Emili also loves playing keyboards in bands, and experimenting and improvising on her own. When she’s not teaching, performing, or practicing, Emili enjoys setting up sound environments in her apartment, listening to music, cooking, and going on hikes! 

Club Group Leader

JENNI

Jenni is a freshman at UW-Madison and plans on earning a degree in Early Childhood Education. In the past, she has worked with children inside of and outside of the classroom and loves watching and helping kids learn, grow, and explore the world around them. She is so excited to be a part of Creative Soul Camp and cannot wait to meet and build relationships with all of the kiddos! In her free time, Jenni enjoys exercising, being outside, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Club Group Leader

JANE

Jane is a UW Madison student and is excited to bring some fun and creativity to kids' daily lives! She is a junior majoring in Elementary Education with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and TESOL. She loves trying out new things and her hobbies include reading, cooking, and traveling.

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Club Group Leader

EMMA

Emma is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin Madison pursuing her Master’s in Social Work. Throughout her college career, Emma has been able to work with children of various backgrounds and abilities. Emma aspires to be an elementary school social worker and works as a social work intern at Glendale Elementary School. In her free time, Emma enjoys playing the piano, reading, thrift shopping, and volunteering at community centers and grassroots organizations in Madison. She is excited to be a club leader and can’t wait to help the kiddos express their creativity!  

Club Group Leader

GRACE

Grace is a senior at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently studies journalism and psychology, but plans to pursue a Masters of Education after graduation to become a teacher. Grace has worked with countless children throughout the years, either through nannying or through working at the Boys and Girls Club, and she has had so much fun creating relationships with each and every one of them. In her free time, Grace enjoys art and photography, cooking healthy-ish meals, and researching her next travel destinations. She can’t wait to get to know more amazing kiddos as a club leader!

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Club Group Leader

KARLY

Karly is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Karly's major is undecided, but she is planning on going into a career working with children. She has a lot of experience working with a variety of children from many different backgrounds. Karly loves being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, and baking. She looks forward to working with and creating a relationship with each and every child that joins this program!

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Club Group Leader

YANELLY

Yanelly is a third-year student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from Chicago, Illinois. She is double majoring in Spanish and Psychology. Yanelly has 5 younger siblings with whom she enjoys supporting, mentoring, and taking part in fun activities. Over the years, she's picked up several hobbies and interests such as baking, cooking, exercising, gardening, and drawing. She believes hobbies are essential to reveal stress and fundamental for basic skills. 

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