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Woodbridge Youth Services – 12-12-14

Woodbridge Youth Services – 12-12-14

Amity Middle School students play volleyball during the Staff/Student Volleyball Tournament hosted by the Student Social Committee and the Middle School Leo Club and sponsored by Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany.

Parent Support Group

Amity High School, Woodbridge Youth Services, and the Orange Drug and Alcohol Action Committee have teamed up to invite local parents who struggle with children who are, or may be involved with, substance abuse to share experiences and concerns in a confidential setting. The Amity Parent Support Group meets every other Friday morning at 7:45 in the Woodbridge Senior Center Lounge on the lower level at 4 Meetinghouse Lane. Meetings are scheduled for December 19th, January 2nd, 16th, and 30th. For more information, please contact Gary Lindgren at AHS or Nancy Pfund at (203) 389-3429, or e-mail npfund@woodbridgect.org.

Why Rake Those Leaves? Teens Need Jobs in Woodbridge

The Woodbridge Job Bank has numerous teenagers who are experienced in leaf raking, tutoring, babysitting, pet care, and other odd jobs. Many have completed the American Red Cross Babysitters Training Course. If you are a Woodbridge resident and would like more information, call Woodbridge Youth Services at 203-389-3429.

Snow shoveling

Please plan ahead. If you wish to hire a teen from the Woodbridge Job Bank for snow shoveling, contact Woodbridge Youth Services at 203-389-3429 to be matched up with a student who will contact you when it snows to schedule a time to get your walkways cleared.

Woodbridge Job Bank for Woodbridge Residents

Woodbridge teens between the ages of 13 and 18 who are willing to work and want to earn money should contact Woodbridge Youth Services at 203-389-3429 to learn how to join the Job Bank. Parental permission is required to join. Jobs may include raking, childcare, pet care, snow shoveling, housework, tutoring, and other odd jobs. We help teens find work with Woodbridge residents who need a hand around the home or office. It’s a great way to build responsibility and gain work experience close to home.

Close to 100 Amity Middle School students and 15 members of the faculty, administration and staff participated in the Volleyball fundraising event. The event raised $365.00 for the Andrew Eldredge Family Fund. Amity grad Andrew Eldredge was in a pedestrian accident with a motorcycle in New York City in August 2014. Donations for the Eldredge Family Fund may be made directly to their site http://www.eldredgefund.org .

Sign up for winter sessions of after -school programming:

Digital Photography– Instructor: former New Haven Register Staff Photographer Melanie Stengel

This is an introductory class on digital photography for students who want to get the most out of their digital cameras and improve their photographic skills as well as for those more experienced students who want to enhance their skills. The class will be offered Thursdays in the computer lab at the Middle School from 2:25pm-3:55pm. Late bus available following class.

The course will cover camera basics while working through creative assignments on composition, natural and artificial light and color. Students will work in Adobe Photoshop in the computer lab learning professional techniques to maximize their photography. Weekly projects will allow plenty of time for experimentation. If a student does not have access to a camera, arrangements may be made. A materials fee of $80.00 per student must be paid in advance. A discount for siblings and financial assistance may be arranged for qualifying families. Class will meet for 10 weeks on Thursdays beginning February 5th after school in the computer lab at AMS-B. For more information, to sign up and complete a permission slip, please call Youth Services at 203-389-3429.

Fun Fitness Cooking –Instructor: John Bencivengo Jr.

Learn how to cook in a hands-on, fun environment. This 10 week class will be offered in the Middle School’s kitchen after school Tuesdays from 2:25-3:55pm. Late bus available following class.

Class is limited to 12 participants. Recipes will not be repeated from first semester. Students will receive a notebook with recipes, nutrition and food safety information, a glossary of techniques and terms and an apron. We’ll start with basic skills and techniques and enhance the fundamentals to help develop a lifetime of great cooking and creativity.

The materials fee of $100.00 per student must be paid in advance. A discount for siblings and financial assistance may be arranged for qualifying families. Class will begin February 3rd . For more information or to sign up please call Woodbridge Youth Services at 203-389-3429.


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