Winter Session

Our winter session runs from January 16, 2024 through March 9, 2024.

ENROLLMENT WILL BEGIN MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2023.

WE WILL NOT HAVE MONDAY CLASSES THIS SESSION.

Session membership is $175.00 per student. The membership fee includes two (2) in-person classes and unlimited on-line classes. Each additional in-person class is $50.00. Please enroll your student for the winter membership before registering for class.

All classes are in person unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: Cooking classes have an additional $25.00 materials fee to help off-set the cost of food.

Our special events are free for members and $10.00 for guests and non-members.

The first step for enrolling is to enroll the student in membership. The second step is to enroll them in the specific classes.

Playing in the ball pit

New families: scroll down below the class schedule for sign up instructions!

Returning families: click below to sign in to JackRabbit and register for classes.

Winter Session: January 16 – March 9, 2024

Tuesday

Friendship Band - Ages 16+, 4-5 p.m. (FULL)

This class is closed and does not allow additional sign-ups, however we hope to add another Friendship Band in the near future, so if interested please let us know!

“We got the rock and roll beat! We’ll knock you off our feet! We are the Friendship Band!”

This class is closed and does not allow for additional sign-ups. However, we hope to add another Friendship Band in the future so, if you are interested, please let us know!

Come join in the fun of making music with the Friendship Band, Whole Children’s resident rock group. This session, we will meet to play our old hits and create new songs together. We will explore writing lyrics, composing melodies, and matching rhythms as a group. We will continue to generate ideas for the Friendship Band’s LIVE performances – including costumes, choreography, and adding video to the gigs. Like the song says, “Friendship is a good idea, the best ideas will save the world!”

Performers must consent to being photographed and videoed and are expected to participate in a number of community performances.

Dungeons and Dragons - Ages 13+, 4–6 p.m.

From dungeons to dragons and everything in-between! Come take part in a unique role-playing experience where you, and other members of your adventuring party, create characters, overcome obstacles, and explore the world. Veteran players and newcomers are welcome.

If you are mostly into role-playing experiences and don’t know much about character creating or numbers, we have your back. Come test your improv skills with this unique fantasy world made up by our Dungeon Masters.

Yoga Dance - Ages 16+, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Move to the sounds of fabulous music at your own pace to improve flexibility, strength and balance. Experience a reduction in stress, improved cardiovascular fitness, and well-being of body, mind and spirit in a warm and welcoming group setting.

Joyful Chorus - All Ages, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: JOYFUL CHORUS HAS A LATER START THIS SESSION

Encapsulating the spirit of Whole Children, our Joyful Chorus is a truly inclusive and, of course, joyful opportunity for students to come together in song. We are a performance group, singing at events all over the valley.

This class is supported by a grant from the Department of Developmental Services. Singers must consent to being photographed and videoed, and are expected to participate in a number of community performances.

Wednesday

Book Club: Harry Potter (Book 5) - All Ages, 3-4 p.m. Online

We are continuing to read from the Harry Potter book series. We take turns reading passages and discussing the magical wizarding world. We are continuing with Book 5 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Boundaries and Relationships - Ages 18+, 4-5 p.m.

Our Boundaries and Relationships class provides students with the building blocks of creating relationships of all types and understanding that boundaries are needed to have safe, healthy relationships.

This session’s topic is TBD.

Dance Class for Kids: Moves and Grooves - Ages 6-12, 4-5 p.m.

In this class we learn the basic techniques of different dance styles including jazz, hip hop, modern, and ballet. We kick it off with an energetic warm up and then continue to skill building. We end each class learning a fun dance routine!

Men's Group - Ages 18+, 4-5 p.m.

What is a real man, anyway?! Men’s Group is a place where men come together, give each other support and discover all of the ways we can be good men. Come join us!

Minecraft - All Ages, 4-5 p.m. Online

Join us in the pixelated world of Minecraft, where gamers explore and build to their hearts’ content! On our designated Minecraft server, students interact with one another while being in the game world, and while chatting with their friends online. Teachers are ready to help those just learning to play, and to model appropriate social skills. Minecraft at Whole Children promotes cooperation and enhances students’ ability to negotiate space and resources.

Note: “Minecraft Java Edition” is required to play with other students on our servers. A personal account can be purchased at Minecraft.net for $26.95. Other versions of Minecraft, such as Win 10 or Bedrock, are not compatible with our servers.

Dance Class for Teens and Adults: Moves and Grooves - Ages 13+, 5-6 p.m.

In this class we learn the basic techniques of different dance styles including jazz, hip hop, modern, and ballet. We kick it off with an energetic warm up and then continue to skill building. We end each class learning a fun dance routine!

Video Game Club - All Ages, 5-6 p.m. Online

Jump on Discord to play with your friends in Smash Brothers, Pokémon, or maybe your favorite indie game! Play alone and talk with others or connect in games with multiplayer functionality and play together. We usually play games on the Nintendo Switch console but feel free to log on with any games you want to share or talk about.

Thursday

Theater - Ages 13+, 4-5:30 p.m.

This session we will be gearing up for our spring performance. This session is all about learning our lines, learning the choreography, and preparing for the performance. The specifics of the play will be discussed during the first night of class.

This class is all about preparing for our spring show, so we ask that those signing up are committed to taking theater again in the SPRING and being a part of our performance in June.

Friday

Indonesian Kung-Fu for Kids - Ages 6-12, 4-5 p.m.

In Indonesian Kung-fu, or “Silat,” students learn both physical and verbal self-defense and martial arts skills with a focus on cooperation, respect, self-awareness and self-control.  Students earn stripes and belts at their own pace while learning the values of hard work and determination. Each session culminates in a presentation and board-breaking demonstration! Families may purchase shirt, belt and pants from the instructor.

Cooking Class - Ages 16+, 4-5:30 p.m.

Come cook something with your friends! Students work on practical cooking skills while finding new foods to try. They will each get a chance to suggest a dish that we will do our best to recreate. And of course, at the end of class we will get to enjoy the meal together! Some nights we will be making food right before a special event, such as the potluck social or one of our dances. In those cases, we will be making extra food for people to share.

Note: All cooking classes have a $25.00 materials fee to help cover the cost of food.

Dungeons and Dragons - Ages 13+, 4-6 p.m. Online

From dungeons to dragons and everything in-between! Come take part in a unique role-playing experience where you and other members of your adventuring party create characters, overcome obstacles and explore the world. Veteran players and newcomers are welcome.

We have a very special session this time around run by one of our students from Dungeon Masters Training. Teachers will of course also be present to help with the creation process and running the game. Come experience the adventure he has cooked up!

Indonesian Kung-Fu for Teens & Adults - Ages 13+, 5-6 p.m.

In Indonesian Kung-fu, or “Silat,” students learn both physical and verbal self-defense and martial arts skills with a focus on cooperation, respect, self-awareness and self-control.  Students earn stripes and belts at their own pace while learning the values of hard work and determination. Each session culminates in a presentation and board-breaking demonstration! Families may purchase shirt, belt and pants from the instructor.

Super Smash Brothers (every other week) - All Ages, 6:30-8 p.m. Online

This class will meet every other week.

Join us for an evening of cartoony stress-relief as we select our favorite Nintendo icons and playfully throw our friends off the stage. Whether your preference is to embrace the chaos of all the items or to rely on your character’s own strength to win, we have a place set up for that! Feel free to join in the fun or spectate from the sidelines, but remember to be supportive of your pals. A Nintendo Switch and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate game are required, along with a Nintendo Switch online subscription to play multiplayer.

Saturday

Movement and Play - Ages 3-7, 10-10:45 a.m.

This social group for young folk focuses on expanding communication by meeting kids at their developmental level and building their strengths. The class will be divided into two parts, first focusing on fine motor activities through art and play, and then on gross motor skills in our Movement Room space.

Legos, Trains & More for Kids - Ages 6-12, 11-11:45 a.m.

We set out all kinds of building materials each class for students to explore: trains, K’NEX, blocks, and of course, Legos. They can build by themselves or cooperatively with others, and we make sure to take time at the end to share our creations. Talking and sharing among the group is strongly encouraged and usually one of the best parts!

Anime Lunch Club - Ages 13+, 12-1:30 p.m.

Relax and watch anime with your friends! Many think of anime as a genre, but it is actually just another way that stories can be told with many different genres to explore. This class offers a forum for everyone to share their favorite shows with each other, which treats us to a large variety of storytelling and art. Anime can contain both constructive and somewhat questionable messages about society and values, so during and after the film our teachers invite students to participate in thoughtful discussion while also cracking a few jokes and gushing about our favorite characters. Because we will be watching during lunchtime, feel free to bring a nut-free lunch!

Saturday Cooking Class - Ages 13+, 12-1:30 p.m.

Come cook something with your friends on the weekend! Students work on practical cooking skills while finding new foods to try. They each get a chance to suggest a dish that we do our best to recreate. And of course, at the end of class, we get to enjoy the meal together!

Note: All cooking classes have a $25.00 materials fee to help cover the cost of food.

Art Exploration - Ages 13+, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

We do a little bit of everything in this class – drawing, painting, fiber arts, collage and more! This class is for everyone with an interest in exploring the visual arts, whether you’re an accomplished artist or someone looking to discover your creative side.

Legos, Trains & More for Teens & Adults - Ages 13+, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

We set out all kinds of building materials each class for students to explore: trains, K’NEX, blocks, and of course, Legos. They can build by themselves or cooperatively with others, and we make sure to take time at the end to share our creations. Talking and sharing among the group is strongly encouraged and usually one of the best parts!

Video Game and Minecraft Club - All Ages, 2:45-4 p.m.

We have combined our in-person Minecraft and general Video Game Club for the session. Join us in-person to play with your friends in Smash Brothers, Pokémon or maybe your favorite indie game! Play alone and talk with others or connect in games with multiplayer functionality and play together. We usually play games on the Nintendo Switch console, but feel free to bring along any games you want to share or talk about.

Note: A Nintendo Online subscription is required to play certain Switch games like Smash Brothers or Animal Crossing.

If you are more of a Minecraft enthusiast, join us in the pixelated world of Minecraft, where gamers explore and build to their hearts’ content! On our designated Minecraft server students interact with one another while being in the game world and while chatting with their friends online. Teachers are ready to help those just learning to play, and to model appropriate social skills.

Note: “Minecraft Java Edition” is required to play with other students on our servers. A personal account can be purchased at Minecraft.net for $26.95. Other versions of Minecraft, such as Win 10 or Bedrock, are not compatible with our servers.

WC Winter Session 2023 Friday Events

Future Classes – We Want to Hear From You!

Is there a class you’d like to see us offer? Something you want us to know about our existing classes? Let us know!

Group outside in snow
Legos with friends
Dance Class
Friendship Band onstage

NEW FAMILIES

Step 1: If you are new to Whole Children/Milestones Recreation, click the button below to fill out registration forms.

Step 2: After you’ve filled out and submitted all registration forms, click the button below. Watch the video for instructions on how to sign up for our portal and enroll in classes.

Remember, please first sign up for the summer membership before choosing specific classes.

RETURNING FAMILIES

Click below to sign in to JackRabbit and register for classes.

Links for Zoom classes will be emailed to members when payment has been received, and when registration forms have been submitted.

For Discord, the current link will remain accessible to the general public, regardless of membership status, for sending private messages to friends; and it will be moderated by teachers. However, only members will be able to take part in weekly Discord-accessible classes, and only members will have access to the server’s voice chat function.

Scholarships available. See details and download the form here.

Questions? Please email the front desk or call (413) 585-8010.