SCHOOL'S OUT!

The COMO’s School’s Out offers a fun curriculum-based, full-day care program for families with K-8 youth that need assistance during scheduled school vacations and days off and for those looking to add some fun to their school vacation. This program is open to anyone in our community, not only those that participate in regular COMO programs– register for full or half day sessions, or a mix! See available 2016-2017 dates below. Spaces are limited! Registration forms must be on file prior to the date of care needed. We look forward to meeting you!

 

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AVAILABLE DAYS

December 23rd, December 27th, December 28th, December 29th, December 30th

March 10th

April 10th, April 11th, April 12th, April 13th

 

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SCHOOL'S OUT SESSION THEMES

Choose from a half-day (AM 9-12 or PM 1-4), full-day or extended day options! 


December 23:

AM: Holiday Card-Making

Give a heartfelt, handmade card to your friends and family this holiday season.  Explore various techniques to make your creations truly unique.

PM: Ornament Decorating

Get in the spirit with some ornament decorating! These will make excellent gifts, or could be just right for your own tree!


December 27:

AM: Immersive Technology

The COMO classrooms turn into tech spaces, with fun games like Wii Dance, Group trivia, and Minecraft in each room.  Focus on one game, or try them all!

PM: Recess S.O.S. (School’s Out Style)

Your favorite recess games take center stage. Make your own hopscotch outside, shoot hoops in our gym, and play on our playground. Kick it up a notch with kickball, tag games, and more for a fun afternoon filled with activities to get you moving!


December 28:

AM: Magician’s Apprentice

Enter a secret portal in the COMO, leading to a land with fantastical creatures and magic! Learn some magic tricks to amaze your family and friends, and then adventure with your fellow magicians.

PM: Magical Adventures, Fantastic Fun

The COMO transforms into a world of your creation!  Design and make the landscape, use our costumes to transform into a character of your choosing, and save the day with magical team-building games.


December 29:

AM: Kitchen Creations: New Year, New Food

Make and taste an assortment of hors d’oeuvres for New Year’s Eve, so you can replicate the recipes at home for family and friends!

PM: Creative with Clay: Mask Making

Learn about masks and how people around the world make them. Create your own mask with our Pottery Teacher, and take home a piece of art that has meaning to you. 

 


DECEMBER 30:

AM: Back to the Future: 2017

Get ready for the new year with tons of fun games and crafts perfect for 2017!

PM: Major Burn: Nutrition under Fire

Get a hands-on understanding of calories with this fun experiment. We will be exploring the process of scientific inquiry: making hypotheses, collecting data and comparing results. After all that hard work, get into the kitchen and help make a nutritious snack for the group!

 


February 21:

The Board of Education Recently released a new school year calendar.

School will be in session February 21st.

 


March 10:

AM: Pond Pals: STEM Outdoors

Use our engaging Pond Pals curriculum to learn about the COMO Pond habitat, test the pH of the water, and record and compare our findings!

PM: COMO Outdoor Sports

Spring is in the air, and that means spring sports are on their way! We will get a taste of the upcoming season, trying soccer, tennis, Frisbee and field hockey!


April 10:

AM: Maker’s Morning: Create a Font

Explore fonts, and the intricacies and details that make each font unique. Create your own font with that can be downloaded and used anytime! Take advantage of the COMO’s new makerspace, the perfect spot to conduct experiments, explore technology, and create using your imagination!

PM: Take a Hike!

As part of our Spring Break School’s Out series, we will be exploring different trails in the greater Stonington area. Explore these hidden gems, and gain a greater appreciation for the natural landscape.


April 11:

AM: Maker’s Morning: Video Production

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Use a few key skills to make your own video! Starting from scratch, work together to create a script, choose roles, film, and edit the final product. See where your creativity takes you in the COMO’s new makerspace!

PM:Take A Hike!

As part of our Spring Break School’s Out series, we will be exploring different trails in the greater Stonington area. Explore these hidden gems, and gain a greater appreciation for the natural landscape.


April 12:

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AM: Maker’s Morning:Rockets!

Build and launch your rockets, make them soar! Use key engineering concepts to construct your rocket, and see whose rocket flies the farthest! Turn the COMO’s new markerspace into a lab where you can design and build your rocket.

PM: Take A Hike!

As part of our Spring Break School’s Out series, we will be exploring different trails in the greater Stonington area. Explore these hidden gems, and gain a greater appreciation for the natural landscape.


April 13:

AM: Maker’s Morning: Fantastic Eggscape

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An egg becomes your escape pod. How will you protect your pod to withstand a crash landing? We will take our eggs for a test run, dropping the eggs to determine whose pod will survive.  Take advantage of the COMO’s new makerspace, and discover how much fun STEM can be!

PM: Take A Hike!

As part of our Spring Break School’s Out series, we will be exploring different trails in the greater Stonington area. Explore these hidden gems, and gain a greater appreciation for the natural landscape.