WEST SPRINGFIELD PARK AND RECREATION Winter 2014 Spring 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD PARK AND RECREATION  Winter 2014  Spring 2015
GENERAL INFORMATION 1 Welcome to... W e s t S p ri n g f i e l d P a rk a n d R e c re a t i o n D epartment Mission Statement As a Municipal Agency, the mission of the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department is to provide recreational programs, services, and park and playground facilities which offer opportunities for Town residents to enjoy their leisure time, experience personal growth, and to enhance the quality of their lives. This mission includes the establishment of a nonviolence and drug free environment for our volunteers as well as our paid employees in order to maintain a safe and comfortable atmosphere for our program participants. All program participants, who so desire, should be able to participate in activities regardless of socioeconomic status or ability level. All participants should have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of the activity, to develop their skills, and to participate equally in programs and activities. This philosophy includes the establishment of short and long range goals and objectives for the conduct of recreation, leisure and cultural activities for and on the behalf of the residents of the Town. The Park and Recreation Commission shall assess the status of the fields, play areas, parks and park equipment, facilities and programs, including school fields and recreational areas. The Park and Recreation Commissioners shall review all requests for the use of Town property for recreational, cultural and leisure purposes. The Park and Recreation Commissioners and Department create and promote successful programs for our residents which instill pride in our community. West Springfield Park and Recreation Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Municipal Office Building 26 Central Street - Suite 19 West Springfield, MA 01089 Important Numbers Phone: (413) 263-3284 Fax: (413) 739-1549 Weather Cancellation Phone: (413) 781-3020 Park & Recreation Staff Director - Victoria L. Connor, CPRP, CPSI,CPO Recreation Supervisor - Sonia H. Manley Fiscal Assistant - Patricia A. Reveruzzi Adminstrative Assistant - Katelyn LaValley Park & Recreation Commission Chairman - Al Howard Vice Chairman - Paul Mantoni Robert Collins John Granger Mike Patruski Mark Smith Bill Schlien West Springfield Park and Recreation Commission Here’s What’s Inside: GENERAL INFORMATION 1-2 ADULT PROGRAMS 3 YOUTH BASKETBALL 4 BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/LACROSSE 5 SPECIAL EVENTS 6-7 LESSONS 8 FACILITIES 9 REGISTRATION FORM 10 The West Springfield Park and Recreation Commission has monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month. All meetings are open to the public and are held in the Park and Recreation Office, 2nd floor of the Municipal Office building, 26 Central Street at 7:00 p.m. The Park and Recreation Commission is made up of seven members from the community appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The purpose of the Commission is to set policies for conduct of recreation programs and reports to the Mayor matters related to the operation and functions of the Park and Recreation programs and facilities. Internet Visit us at www.west-springfield.ma.us for the latest program information and printable forms. Online you can print out registration forms, job applications and coaching applications. The site also includes information to find out if there are weather related cancellations of programs. Photo Policy The Park and Recreation Department reserves the right to photograph/videotape program participation/spectators for publicity purposes.
GENERAL INFORMATION       1 Welcome to...  W e s t S p ri n g f i e l d P a rk a n d R e c re a t i o n D epartment Missio...
GENERAL INFORMATION... 2 REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Registrations are currently accepted for all programs listed within this booklet. Use the enclosed registration form for programs with an activity number attached. Registration for programs without an activity number require additional paperwork and are accepted at the P&R Office only. Unless otherwise stated, all programs require pre-registration. All registrations are taken by the Park and Recreation Department staff. Registrations are on a first come, first served basis and may be made in person or by mail. 1. Participation in programs is restricted to West Springfield residents, unless otherwise noted. 2. Only parents or legal guardians may register their own children. 3. We reserve the right to: A. Cancel a program due to low enrollment or lack of staff B. Limit ages and size of program or class C. Request proof of residency or age at anytime. Proof of residency and age are required for first time participants. 4. Return check policy: $25. FEES: Must be paid when you register. Payment may be made by cash, check or money order. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “The Town of West Springfield.” WAIT LIST: If the class/program you desire has already been filled, staff will return your fee and keep your registration form. You will be notified if a space becomes available or new classes are formed. Program openings will be on a first come, first served basis from the waiting list. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: It is the policy of the Park and Recreation Commission that the inability to pay a fee should not deter any child, residing in West Springfield, who wishes to participate in a program from doing so. Families wishing to apply for financial assistance may do so in person at the P&R office. Please bring the following documents for filing for financial assistance: proof of residency, proof of household members, proof of income. PROGRAM REFUND POLICY: General programs and sport activities: 1.) Full refunds will be made when requested three weeks prior to the start of a program, or activity or before the participant has been assigned to a team. 2.) Partial refunds will be made when requested less than three weeks before the start of an activity, 30% of the registration will be retained as administrative cost. 3.) No refunds will be made once a class, program or sports activity has begun. 4) Refunds take 2-3 weeks for processing. YOU SNOOZE ...YOU LOSE Nothing cancels a good program quicker than everyone waiting until the last minute to register. If there are not enough registrations by a certain date, the program may be canceled. Coming in on the day the program begins won’t resurrect it, so please register early. Brochure Distribution The Department’s brochure is mailed to all past registrations within 3 years and is available at the Main Office of any West Springfield Public and private school, Town Library and the Municipal Office Building. The Department produces two brochures; a Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall brochure. Summer/Fall will be available in March 2015 Get Involved... VOLUNTEER ! The West Springfield Park and Recreation volunteers provide valuable service to the community by assisting in many events and programs in a variety of ways. Volunteers can participate on a regular basis or on occasion as desired. Volunteer opportunities exist in the following areas: • • • • Youth Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Softball and Torpedoes Swim Team Youth Programs Community Events, Halloween Sign-A-Long, Operation Santa/Santa’s House, Easter Egg Hunt and Fishing Derby Park Projects If you would like to volunteer with us, please contact Katelyn LaValley at 263-3284 or klavalley@west-springfield.ma.us Stay Connected up to date on the lastest Department news, Keep program offerings, employment opportunities, special events, photos & more. You can also offer program suggestions and provide feedback on your experiences. Don’t use Facebook or Twitter, but still want to be kept up to date on the latest Parks and Recreation News? Join our Email News. If you wish to subscribe, visit our website and Click on Blackboard Connect.
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ADULT PROGRAMS... 3 AEROBICS Get a great and fun aerobic workout designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, burn fat, tone muscles and increase flexibility. Classes are for all levels of ability on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the dates below. Classes are held in the Band Room of the W.S. Middle School. Instructor: Lynn McCarthy. Activity Code Session/Date Location Fees 401110 Holiday - Nov. 4, 6, 13, 18, 20, 25 Dec. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 Band Room of the W.S. Middle School $35 Resident $40 Non-Resident 101010 New Year’s - Jan. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 Feb. 3, 5, 10, 12 Band Room of the W.S. Middle School $35 Resident $40 Non-Resident 201010 Spring - Mar. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 Apr. 2, 7, 9 Band Room of the W.S. Middle School $35 Resident $40 Non-Resident Please note that the Park & Recreation Department reserves the right to substitute instructors, alternate facilities and change programming dates as necessary. YOGA Learn Hatha Yoga and Mat Pilates techniques along with controlled deep breathing for total well being and health for mind and body. Helps improve coordination, increase coordination, increase range of motion, increase muscle strength and total body alignment. Bring mat and comfortable clothing. Classes are held in the Band Room of the W.S. Middle School from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Instructor: Lynn McCarthy Activity Code Day/Level Session/Dates Location Fees 401130 Tuesdays Inter./Adv. Holiday - Nov. 4, 18, 25 Dec. 2, 9, 16, Band Room of the W.S. Middle School $40 Resident $50 Non-Resident 401140 Thursdays Beginner Holiday - Nov. 6, 13, 20 Dec. 4, 11, 18 Band Room of the W.S. Middle School $40 Resident $50 Non-Resident 101030 Tuesdays Inter./Adv. New Year’s - Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb. 3,10 Band Room of the W.S. Middle School $40 Resident $50 Non-Resident 101040 Thursdays Beginner New Year’s - Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12 Band Room of the W.S. Middle School $40 Resident $50 Non-Resident 201030 Tuesdays Inter./Adv. Spring - Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Apr. 7 Band Room of the W.S. Middle School $40 Resident $50 Non-Resident 201040 Thursdays Beginner Spring - Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 9 Band Room of the W.S. Middle School $40 Resident $50 Non-Resident Please note that the Park & Recreation Department reserves the right to substitute instructors, alternate facilities and change programming dates as necessary. Adult Coed Volleyball Stay fit, strengthen your muscles and recreate with a group of friends by playing Adult Coed volleyball. This recreational volleyball program consists of two games per week and will begin the week of March 16, 2015 and run until mid-May. Get a group of friends together and play in a laid back, fun-filled league! Emphasis is on FUN, no standings are kept! Games are held at the Middle School Gym. Anyone interested in entering a team is asked to email a request for an official roster form to Sonia (smanley@west-springfield.ma.us) after February 2, 2015. A team t-shirt is provided. Team rosters cannot exceed 10 players. Deadline to register your team is February 20th. Fee: $35 per person for W.S. Residents $40 per person for Non-Residents
ADULT PROGRAMS...        3 AEROBICS Get a great and fun aerobic workout designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, burn...
YOUTH SPORTS - WINTER 4 BASKETBALL Activity Code 106000 Teams formed according to child’s current grade Program Name Grades/Age Fun Basketball Program Kindergarten - Coed League for boys and girls 106010 Instructional Girls Grades 1 & 2 106020 Instructional Boys 106030 Girls Midgets I Grades 3 & 4 106040 Boys Midgets I Grades 3 & 4 106050 Girls Midgets II Grades 5 & 6 106060 Boys Midgets II Grades 5 & 6 106070 *Boys Junior League Grades 7, 8 & 9 106080 *Girls Intermediate League Grades 7, 8, 9 & 10 106090 *Boys Senior League Grades 1 & 2 Grades 10, 11, & 12 or cannot turn 19 before September 1st . Cannot have played varsity basketball in their senior year of eligibility. Cannot currently be on a HS JV or Varsity Basketball team. Registration Dates: October - November 3, 2014 Fee for W.S. Residents: $40 on or before November 3, 2014 $55 for registrations received after Nov. 3, 2014 (if openings still exist) Fee for Non-Residents: $90 (limited slots available for non-residents) Basketball Need-to-Knows • Proof of age and proof of residency is required if you have never participated in a W.S. Park & Recreation program before. In order to avoid being placed on a waiting list, registrations must be received by November 3, 2014. • *If a participant makes a High School Varsity or Junior Varsity team before December 31, that player shall not be eligible for the remainder of the season. • • For Boys and Girls Midget, Girls Intermediate and Boys Junior league, practices are held weekday evenings, one practice per week December 1st - March 1st. Practices are scheduled by volunteer coaches according to the coaches’ availability and the availability of the facilities. Games are held on Saturdays. Games and practices are held at various West Springfield School facilities. • The Fun Basketball program and Boys and Girls Instructional program are held on Sunday afternoons beginning January 4th. • The Boys Senior League begins in January. One practice a week and games on Sunday afternoons. • If: You are trying out for the school team, CYO or Suburban basketball team but might be interested in playing Park & Recreation basketball, please sign up now. If you then decide not to play we can refund your money. It is more difficult to add players after the teams have been drafted then it is to pull a player off a team. • Note: Coaches will notify participants directly about their team placement. • Please note that maximum age restrictions exist in each league. The P&R Dept. reserves the right to move participants who have reached their maximum age to the appropriate league. • No refunds after program start date. • Inclement weather number (413) 781-3020 or www-west-springfield.ma.us.
YOUTH SPORTS - WINTER       4 BASKETBALL     Activity Code   106000     Teams formed according to child   s current grade ...
YOUTH SPORTS - SPRING 5 Sign up for 2015 Spring Softball and Baseball Leagues NOW! Teams will be formed according to the current grade child is in for School Year 2014-2015. To Avoid Being Placed On A Waiting List, Registrations Must Be Received On or Before February 27, 2015. Proof of age and proof of residency is required for new participants. Maximum age restrictions exist in each league. The Park & Recreation Department reserves the right to move participants who have reached their maxium age to the appropriate leagues. YOUTH BASEBALL Activity Code League Current Grade School Year 2014-2015 W.S. Resident Fee W.S. Resident Fee Non-Resident after 2/27 Fee (if openings exist) 205000 Coed T-Ball Pre-School $20 $35 $35 205010 Instructional Baseball 1 Currently in Kindergarten $25 $40 $45 205020 Instructional Baseball 2 Currently in Grade 1 $25 $40 $45 205030 Midget 1 Baseball Currently in Grade 2 $35 $50 $55 205040 Midget 2 Baseball Currently in Grade 3 & 4 $35 $50 $55 205050 Junior Baseball Currently in Grade 5 & 6 $35 $50 $55 Senior Baseball Currently in Grades 7,8, & 9 $40 $55 $60 205060 (must be 4 or 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015) (plays in town & suburban schedule) YOUTH SOFTBALL Activity Code League Current Grade School Year 2014-2015 W.S. Resident Fee W.S. Resident Fee after 2/27 (if openings exist) Non-Resident Fee 205000 Coed T-Ball Pre-School $20 $35 $35 219000 Instructional Softball Currently in Kindergarten $20 $35 $35 219010 Midget 1 Softball Currently in Grade 1 & 2 $20 $35 $35 219020 Midget 2 Softball Currently in Grade 3 & 4 $20 $35 $35 219030 Junior Softball Currently in Grade 5 & 6 $20 $35 $35 219040 Senior Softball Currently in Grades 7,8, 9 & 10 $20 $35 $35 (must be 4 or 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015) WEST SPRINGFIELD YOUTH LACROSSE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS IN GRADES 3 THROUGH 8 TO REGISTER VisIt - www.westsidelacrosse.org The WSYLA is a private group governed by a Board of Directors that consists of volunteers from the community. They offer a number of programs for boys and girls, beginning in mid-March and concluding in mid-June, with each program geared to a specific age group. Players may start playing lacrosse at any grade level. The boys program is affiliated with the Connecticut Valley Youth Lacrosse League (CVYL), whose membership includes over 30 cities and towns in Western Massachusetts and Central and Northern Connecticut. The girls program is affiliated with the Western Massachusetts Girls Youth Lacrosse (WMGYL) League, with member teams from towns in the Connecticut River Valley. A governing board from each league establishes rules of play for their respective programs. The boys’ and girls’ Bantam program (grades 3 & 4) emphasizes the fundamentals of catching, scooping, cradling, passing and shooting. Players learn these skills during practices and games played against other teams in the CVYL League (www.cvyl.org). Additionally, the Bantam boys’ team is entered into a Bantams tournament later in the season. Fee for the Bantam Program is $100.00 plus uniform. Players in grades 5 & 6 play in the Junior program, where advanced skills are developed. Our Senior program is for players in grades 7 & 8, and seeks to advance the skills of players further as they prepare for play at the high school level. Both the Junior and Senior boys’ and girls’ teams play against other teams within the CVYL League, and boys’ teams compete in a playoff tournament at the end of the year. Fee for the Junior and Senior programs is $100.00 plus uniform. Participants in the boys’ program will need a boys’ lacrosse stick, helmet (lacrosse helmets only), shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, mouth guard (colored preferred but not required), athletic cup and cleats. Optional equipment includes rib pads. Participants in the girls’ program will need a girls’ lacrosse stick (no boys’ sticks), eye protection and colored mouth guard. Optional equipment includes gloves.
YOUTH SPORTS - SPRING       5 Sign up for 2015 Spring Softball and Baseball Leagues NOW  Teams will be formed according to...
SPECIAL EVENTS... 6 Bus Trips with Patti October 18, 2014 - “Bewitchingly Ghostly “ to Salem, MA Bus Departs: 7:00 a.m. Departs Salem: 6:00pm. PRICE: $60/PP Trip includes the bus and tickets to two Haunted houses.You will have the whole day to explore historic Salem. Don’t miss visiting the Old Burying Point graveyard, memorial to the witch trials, Salem Wax Museum, Salem Witch Museum and the many shoppes at the Brick Marketplace. Come dressed in costume…prize for best costumes: young kids and adults!! Activity Code: 514160 November 29, 2014 - New York City with Ticket to Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall featuring the Rockettes, 11:30 a.m. show. Price: $120 /PP. Bus only: $50/PP. Bus Departs: 7:30 a.m. Arrives in NYC: approx. 10:45 a.m. Leaves city for home: 6:00 p.m. Activity Code: 514020 April 18, 2015 - Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island/911 Memorial Bus Departs: 7:30a.m. Leaves NYC: 5:00p.m. Price pp $70 adults, $60 children under 12. Price includes ferry tickets and bus ride. Activity Code: 514180 2nd Annual Mayor’s Winter Carnival & Family Fun Road Race Saturday, February 14, 2015 Mittineague Park Bundle up the family and come out for a free, fun time of winter events, ice sculpture, arts & crafts, bonfire and cookout from 12:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion. Family Fun Road Race Begins at 10:30a.m. Location: Upper Tatham Soccer fields Fee: $10 (kids under 12 are free) Registration check in: 10:00a.m. Distance 2 Miles Finish: UNICO Building SANTA’S HOUSE Mittineague Park Main Entrance off Route 20 The West Springfield Park and Recreation Department has been sponsoring Santa’s House, located in Mittineague Park, since 1980. Santa will meet the children of West Springfield each evening before Christmas. Santa is scheduled to arrive Saturday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m. Visiting Hours for Santa are as follows: December 13 - 23rd Monday - Friday hours ~ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday hours ~ 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. OPERATION SANTA Help us in fulfilling the dreams of needy children! Along with a host of organizations donating toys and games, the West Springfield Park and Recreation assures that needy Town children have a very Merry Christmas. Volunteers are needed to help prepare food baskets and package toys during the week of December 15, 2014. Help is also needed on the day of distribution, December 20, 2014. Call the Park and Recreation Department to sign up for volunteering. HALLOWEEN SING-A-LONG FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24th The West Springfield Park and Recreation Department’s Halloween party for Town children will feature a Sing-A-Long by local performer Roger Tincknell and will be held at the Rotary Pavilion in Mittineague Park. The show will start promptly at 6:45 p.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Parents must accompany their children. Children and chaperons are invited to come in costume. Be sure to dress warm. The Halloween Party will last about one hour and will conclude with each child receiving a Halloween Treat. Program held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved indoors to the Middle School, please call the current event phone (413)781-3020, or visit the Park and Recreation Dept. web site at www.west-springfield. ma.us after 3:30 p.m. to find the program location. 27th ANNUAL CAROLING ON THE GREEN DECEMBER 4th 5:45 p.m. at the Elm Street Gazebo. Local artist Dave Mindell brings his Rockin’ Robin Christmas Sing-A-Long to town with accompaning appearances by the St. Thomas Junior Choir, under the direction of Mr. Tom Coburn. Bright Night’s Bus Tour DECEMBER 4th Free Family Bright Nights Bus Tour (after the Caroling on the green)! The West Springfield Park and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office and Republic Services is sponsoring a Free Family Bright Nights Bus Tour! On December 4th immediately following our Annual Caroling on the Green Celebration on Elm Street, 3 busses will leave at 7:00 p.m. in front of the Municipal Office Building and tour the iconic Bright Nights at Forest Park. To participate in this event, any West Springfield resident must acquire a free bus voucher at the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department, 26 Central Street, 2nd floor of the Municipal Office Building prior to noon on Thursday, December 4th. The voucher must be presented at the time of bus tour. Parental supervision is required for children under 18. The Park & Recreation Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Proof of residency is required to receive a voucher. Because there are a limited number of vouchers available, vouchers will be issued on a first come first served basis. Chanukkah Celebration Monday - December 22 ~ 2:00 p.m. Elm Street Common across from the Majestic Theatre Chanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight-day celebration which begins this year on Tuesday, December 16th.
SPECIAL EVENTS...         6 Bus Trips with Patti October 18, 2014 -    Bewitchingly Ghostly     to Salem, MA Bus Departs  ...
SPECIAL EVENTS... 7 FREE SKATING AMELIA PARK ICE ARENA, WESTFIELD December 29, 2014 ~ 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. February 17, 2015 ~ 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. To participate in this event, any West Springfield resident must aquire a free skate voucher at the P&R office starting three weeks prior to the scheduled skate date. Proof of residency is required! The voucher must be presented at the time of skate to receive admission. Parental signature is required for children under18, and helmets are highly recommended. Skate rentals are available for $3.00. EASTER EGG HUNT th April 4 Join the Search for over 5000 eggs The annual Easter Egg Hunt, for Town children, ages 7 years and younger will be held on Saturday, April 4th at Mittineague Park. Children are invited to meet the Easter Bunny and receive a candy treat between 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin SHARPLY at 10:30 a.m. The children will be divided into three color-coded age groups,Yellow for 2 years and under, Pink for 3 to 4 years, and Purple for 5 to 7 years old. Each age group will have a separate section to partake in their hunt for candy-filled eggs. Please look for your child’s age grouping color. In the event of inclement weather, please call (413) 781-3020 or visit us on line at www.west-springfield.ma.us for updated information regarding the hunt. Due to the fields being extremely wet, please dress your children appropriately. Please note that Mittineague Park will be closed to vehicles from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. due to the event. In addition, at the Easter Bunny’s request, we ask that you leave your dogs at home! FISHING DERBY APRIL 18TH For all kids who love to fish--or who’d love to give it a try. The West Springfield Park and Recreation Department will host the 29th Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Upper Reservoir, located at the intersection of Amostown Road and Smyrna Street. The Fishing Derby is open to children 15 years and younger and is generously sponsored by Sullivan Paper Company and Donut Dip, Inc. The Derby is free; however, contestants must furnish their own equipment and bait. Trophies will be awarded according to category and age group. Each participant will receive a “goodie bag”. Also, participants can register for a drawing of some neat prizes such as fishing rods, reels and tackle boxes. A full conconcession stand will be available. Proceeds to benefit future Park and Recreation programming. Park & Recreation Nights at the Springfield Falcons! Enjoy the fun and excitement of Springfield Falcons Hockey with your family! Fun for all ages! Enjoy great seats at a discounted price! W.S. Park & Recreation various youth sports programs will benefit from receiving a portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales. Come out and support the Falcons hockey team while supporting your local Park & Recreation Dept. Discount tickets will be available for purchase at the Park & Recreation Office, 26 Central St, up until 2 days prior to game day. Ticket prices pp are $14.00. (Checks made payable to: Springfield Falcons) Sunday, October 26, 2014 Syracuse Crunch at Springfield Falcons Game Time: 3:00 PM (FREE SKATE after the game!) Saturday, November 22, 2014 Providence Bruins at Springfield Falcons Game Time: 7:00 PM Sunday, January 4, 2015 Manchester Monarchs at Springfield Falcons Game Time: 3:00 PM (FREE SKATE after the game!) The Mother/Son Dance Saturday, May 9, 2015 Make a memory with your son that will last a lifetime! Mothers and sons are invited to an evening of fun & dancing! The evening will include music provided by a D.J., dancing, light snacks and drinks along with a photo of mother & son. Mothers are encouraged to wear a dress, skirt or dress pants. For sons; dress pants and tie suggested. Activity Code: 203000-1 The Father/Daughter Dance Saturday, June 13, 2015 Make a memory with your daughter that will last a lifetime! Fathers and daughters are invited to an evening of fun & dancing! The evening will include music provided by a D.J., dancing, light snacks and drinks along with a photo of father & daughter. Fathers are encouraged to wear a suit, dress pants and tie. For daughters; fancy dresses are suggested. Activity Code: 203000-2 Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM Location: UNICO Building (located in Mittineague Park) Fee: $35 per couple (additional child $10) Ages: Boys/Girls 4 -12 years Max: 40 people (80 couples) UNICO DANCES The West Springfield Chapter of UNICO in cooperation with the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department is once again sponsoring its monthly dances for people with Special Needs. All dances will be held at the Mittineague Congregational Church, Rte. 20, West Springfield. All dance times are 7:00-9:00 p.m. Please note doors do not open until 6:45 p.m. and everyone must be promptly picked up by 9:00 p.m. $2.00 per person admission donation. Halloween Dance - October 24, 2014 ( WS Middle School Cafeteria) Thanksgiving Dance - November 21, 2014 January 30, 2015 Valentine’s Day - February 27, 2015 March 27, 2015 April 24, 2015 May 29, 2015
SPECIAL EVENTS...         7 FREE SKATING  AMELIA PARK ICE ARENA, WESTFIELD December 29, 2014   10 00 a.m. to 10 50 a.m. Fe...
LESSONS... 8 BABYSITTER TRAINING COURSE Because You Care...Prepare What you need to know and what every parent wants in a safe and responsible babysitter! Designed for 11 to 15 year olds, the Babysitter’s Training course can help you— • Care for children and infants. • Be a good leader and role model. • Make good decisions and solve problems. • Keep the children you baby-sit and yourself safe. • Handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents. • Write resumes and interview for jobs. • And much more! Complete the course in just one day and begin babysitting the next. Pre-registration required at the P&R Office, 26 Central Street. TENNIS LESSONS Pick up a racket and join us for spring tennis lessons held at Mittineague Park. No matter what level, you will enjoy the opportunity to improve your skills. Please bring your own tennis racket, water bottle, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. The fee is $50 for residents and $55 for non-residents. Activity Code Level/Age Dates (Sundays) 221000 Pee Wee Apr. 26 (ages 5-7) May 3,10,17,31 June 7 221020 Hot Shot Apr. 26 (ages 8-11) May 3,10,17,31 June 7 Time 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Course Location: UNICO Building, Mittineague Park Course Instructor: Erin Augusti Activity Code 100001 Activity Code 100000 Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014 Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 Time: 9:00am-3:00pm Time: 9:00am-3:00pm Fee: $40R $50NR Fee: $40R $50NR SWIM LESSONS The Park and Recreation Department offers winter swim lessons for the following levels. All swim lessons are held at the Senior High School Sady Pool. Class size is limited. Please register early, for these classes will fill fast. Fee: $40R $50NR Activity Code Level/Age Dates (Sundays) Time 104000 I -Intro to Water Skills Jan. 4,11,18,25 1:30 p.m. (min 4 yrs old) Feb. 1,8 104020 2 -Fundamental Aquatic Jan. 4,11,18,25 2:30 p.m. Skills (min 5 yrs old) Feb. 1,8 104030 2 -Fundamental Aquatic Jan. 4,11,18,25. 3:30 p.m. Skills (min 5 yrs old) Feb. 1, 8 Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills (min 4 yrs old) Purpose - To help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely, Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills (min 5 yrs old) Purpose - To provide students with opportunities for success with fundamental skills such as tread water and basic swim strokes. Public Swim at Sady Pool WS High School Sundays ~ 12:00p.m. to 1:15p.m. January 4 to February 8, 2015 The new Sady Pool, located in the WS High School will be open for WS residents (proof of residency required). Non-residents are welcome to utilize both pools for a nominal charge. On Sunday afternoons from 12:00p.m. to 1:15 p.m. from January 4 to February 8, 2015. GOLF LESSONS Wanta give golf a try? Join LPGA Professional Susan Teitel this spring to give golf a try. This session’s golf lessons are for beginners, youth and adults interested in learning the basics of golf. Lessons are held on Tuesday evenings at Shaker Farms Country Club, located in Westfield. Sessions include 6 lessons. Don’t have clubs? Kindly inform us at time of registration if you need clubs. Class dates: Tuesdays April 28, May 5,12, 19, June 2,9 Acitvity Code Level/Age Time Fee 311000 Child Beginner (6-12) 5:30-6:30 p.m. $75 R $80 NR 311010 Adult Beginner (13 & up) 6:30-7:30 p.m. $75 R $80 NR Intro to Fencing A fun introduction to Fencing will be offered to students to learn the basics of fencing safety, etiquette, techniques and tactics. This course will be held at the UNICO Building, located in Mittineague Park. The cost of $100 per student covers all supplies. Students are to bring a water bottle, wear sneakers & comfortable clothing. Instructed by Taro Yamashita, coach for UMASS and Brandeis University. Classes are held on Sundays from October 19 to November 23, 2014 Activity Code 400000-1 400000-2 Ages Time 8-13 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. 13 & up 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Fee $100 $100
LESSONS...           8 BABYSITTER TRAINING COURSE Because You Care...Prepare What you need to know and what every parent w...
FACILITIES... 9 SKATING AREAS IN TOWN When the cold weather permits, the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department, in cooperation with DPW, maintains the following areas for Recreational Skating during the winter months. Amostown Reservoir - Located corner of Smyrna and Amostown Road Frog Pond - Located in Mittineague Park behind the Green House. The Park and Recreation Department would like to remind residents that the DPW’s first priority during snowstorms is to clear snow from the streets and sidewalks. Once they have completed the storm clean up, the DPW returns to maintaining our skating facilities. The Department recommends the following ice skating safety tips: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Before skating, call the P&R Dept’s current events phone at (413) 781-3020 for current skating conditions. Skate only on ice 6 inches or thicker. Never skate by yourself. Keep emergency equipment available. Warn others skaters of dangerous conditions. Do not skate at night, unless in lighted areas. Be courteous to other skaters - play hockey only in designated areas. Do not throw objects onto the ice surface. BALISE SCION SKATE PARK Area youths have been enjoying a state-of-the-art skate park since July 2007 by a generous donation made by Balise. The Balise Scion Skate Park is located in Cooks Playground, off Morton Street, and is open to the public for free. The hours are 9 a.m. to dusk. 1. Skate at your own risk. This park is a non-supervised facility. 2. Only skateboards and in-line skates are allowed. Bicycles, rollerskating or wheeled devices are not permitted. 3. Helmets are highly recommended for all people who use the skate park. Other recommended protective equipment includes wrist guards, elbow pads and knee pads. 4. Serious injury may result from being hit by a skateboard, falling, or colliding. West Springfield does not assume responsibility for injuries. 5. This park will close at dusk. “No trespassing” ordinance will be enforced after park is closed. 6. No skating when wet or rainy. 7. No littering or graffiti. Please put trash in designated trash receptacles. 8. This park is a drug, alcohol and smoke free area. 9. Be courteous to other people using the park, and all other patrons. 10. No fighting, vulgarity or socially unacceptable behavior is permitted. Are You Connected? 1. On the Web: www.west-springfield.ma.us By visiting us online you can: • View the latest program offerings & special events. • Check if your child’s game has been cancelled due to weather conditions. • Download Registration Forms, Facility Reservation Forms, Employment & Coaching Applications. • View Volunteer & Employment Opportunities. 2. E-NEWS Do you want instant information sent to you directly via Email? We provide email announcements regarding various programs and recreational activities: Including cancellation of programs/sport activities due to weather conditions. To subscribe, go to www.west-springfield.ma.us and scroll to the bottom of any page. Click on “subscribe to public notice” and follow the directions...It’s that simple!
FACILITIES...          9 SKATING AREAS IN TOWN When the cold weather permits, the West Springfield Park and Recreation Dep...
REGISTRATION FORM... 10 Two ways to Register WALK IN Come visit us...Register in person by coming to the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department, located on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Office Building, 26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA 01089. MAIL IN Simply complete the registration form and send it to West Springfield Park and Recreation Department, 26 Central Street, Suite 19, West Springfield, MA 01089. Registrations must be received by deadline. WEST SPRINGFIELD PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION FORM Parent/Guardian Name:___________________________________ Home Phone:_________________ (parent/guardian if participant is under 18 or under legal guardianship) Street Address:________________________________________ Work Phone:_________________ City:_________________________State:_______ Zip:________ Cell Phone:___________________ Is this a change in address?___ Yes ___No Email Address:__________________________________ Participant Information: Activity Code Last name Proof of Age & Residency is Required for New Participants First Name Address/City Please Read and Sign I am aware that participation in any recreational activity may involve the risk of injury. I have reviewed the activities required to participate in this program as set forth above, and I am able to perform these activities. I realize that the submission of any false or knowingly misleading statement made in completing this form by the participant, or by his or her parent or guardian, will be grounds for the removal of the participant from the program and the forfeiture of any fee paid. Recognizing that there is a risk of injury in my participation in this program, I hereby release, and discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless, the Town of West Springfield, it’s employees, contractor instructors, and volunteers from any and all liabilities and cause of action that I or my child may have arising out of participation in this program. I hereby agree to abide by the rules and regulations as established by the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department. I further agree that when I leave this activity or at its completion, I shall return any and all equipment and uniforms issued to me. Zero Tolerance Policy By signing below, I agree that if I, or any of my family members or guests, fail to abide by the Code of Conduct found in the “Zero Tolerance Policy” received at the time of registration, then I/they will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the “Zero Tolerance Policy” that could include, but is not limited to, the following: • • • • Verbal warning by an official, head coach or Recreation Staff person. Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by WSPRD. Game forfeit initiated by the official or coach. Parental season suspension. Parent/Guardian Signature:___________________________ Date_________ M/F D.O.B Current Grade Grade entering 9/2015 Fee Coaches & Sponsors Needed for Sports Teams! We rely on volunteers to coach and help teams. Without volunteers, the sports program cannot be successful. No experience is necessary, just the desire to help kids learn basic skills and enjoy being active. I would like to Volunteer as... Coach _______ Asst. Coach_________ I would like to Sponsor a team... Yes________ No_______ I would like to referee...Yes________ No_______ Make checks payable to: Town of West Springfield Mail to: West Springfield Park & Recreation Department 26 Central Street - Suite 19 West Springfield, MA 01089 _____ Cash (do not mail cash) _____ Check/Money Order Total Enclosed $_______________
REGISTRATION FORM...       10 Two ways to Register WALK IN Come visit us...Register in person by coming to the West Spring...
WEST SPRINGFIELD Park & Recreation Department 26 Central Street - Suite 19 West Springfield, MA 01089 We work so you can play! PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID W. Springfield, MA Permit No. 49
WEST SPRINGFIELD  Park   Recreation Department 26 Central Street - Suite 19 West Springfield, MA 01089  We work so you can...