Sponsor a Student Scholarship Program
Community Education plays a vital role in creating a healthy and vibrant community. Individual and family lives are enhanced through programs and activities that not only educate, but entertain, motivate and rejuvenate.
This past year has been challenging for so many families due to the pandemic. Many families are struggling financially and emotionally. Because of this they are unable to enroll their children into educational and recreational programs that provide so many benefits to their children. Community education classes allow students to learn social and emotional skills, provides hands on learning that encourages skill building, physical skill development, fitness, and so much more.
You can help a family by donating to the Sponsor a Student Scholarship Program. Your donation will be used for the sole purpose of financially assisting a student to enroll in a community education class or activity. This opens up the opportunity for individuals in our community to participate in a wide range of lifelong learning activities.
To donate online click on the photo above or call us at 952.491.8040.
Join the Westonka Community Education and Services Advisory Council
The Westonka Public Schools Community Education and Services Department is seeking volunteer members to join our Advisory Council. If you are looking for a way to become more involved in your community and the school system, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. The Advisory Council helps guide the direction of Westonka Community Education and Services and supports programming for our lifelong learners. All persons who reside or work within the Westonka School District boundaries are eligible to become a Council member. Individuals may represent civic or community service organizations, local government bodies, local businesses, local community programs or faith based organizations. High school aged students are also eligible.
To become a member, visit our Advisory Council webpage by clicking on the photo above and complete the Membership Application. You may also contact Joel Dahl, Director of Community Education and Services at email@example.com for more information.
Summer Registration is Now Open
Registration for the Summer classes is now open. You can register online at www.westonkace.org or by calling 952.491.8040.
Due to budget restraints and possible changes because of COVID-19, we will not be producing a print catalog for the Summer season. The catalog is available in digital format online for you to preview click here or on the photo to view the catalog. There is no penalty to register if a program cancels due to changing COVID-19 conditions.
We look forward to seeing you soon in a virtual or in person program when possible!We ask that participants complete a self-check for wellness prior to attending on site programs. Social distancing policies and procedures will be followed.
Childcare Heroes Work Here
In the fall 2020 catalog, we are celebrating and sharing our gratitude to our Adventure Club childcare workers. They have been providing services for children and their families since the COVID-19 pandemic began. If you would like to help us thank our childcare heroes, we encourage you and/or your child to write them a personalized letter or share a story letting them know how much they mean to you and your family.
Letters can be mailed to the Westonka Community Education office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be sharing these stories via our social media throughout the school year.
Thanks for supporting our childcare heroes!
How we are Keeping You Safe
Your health is a top priority of Westonka Community Education and the Westonka Public Schools. We wanted to share some of the measures we're taking in our buildings to help keep you safe.
In order to provide you with safe, quality classes and programs, our staff and instructors will be wearing masks and washing their hands frequently. All students and visitors will be asked to wear a face-covering upon entering our facilities. Hand sanitizer is available throughout our buildings. Hallways and stairwells are clearly marked as one-way traffic.
Additionally, we have taken the following measures:
- Promoting social distancing throughout our buildings and classrooms
- Installing plexiglass shields at front desk, reception areas
- Reducing the number of students in classes and expanding our selection of virtual classes
- Implementing additional sanitation processes to disinfect all rooms and surfaces
- Requiring all staff, students and visitors to perform a self-screening prior to leaving their home.
Please note that these guidelines will continue to be updated as we learn more from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Visit the District website for more information on the Westonka School Districts COVID-19 Safe Learning Plan.