January 2008

In this Issue:

Winter Session Starts Now!

Fitness Calendar

Red Morton Fitness Center

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Preschool Preview Night

Events at the VMSC

Holiday Closures

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 Winter Session Starts NOW!

Registration for Winter began the end of November. Some classes begin at the beginning of January! If you need a copy of the brochure, please email us at recreation@redwoodcity.org or pick one up at one of our community centers or libraries.

Classes will run from January through March.
What's Your Goal!

New Saturday Art & Dance classes for tots!

 More Fitness Classes!

Didn't see what you were looking for last year? Check out our easy to navigate, online fitness calendar. Our new classes provide an exciting way to change up your dull workout routine. Don't wait! Some classes start now!

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 Red Morton Fitness Center

Don't want to pay expensive gym memberships?


If your resolution was to save money this year- but you also wanted to join a gym, check out the Red Morton Fitness Center! Inexpensively pay as you go or buy a pass, it is even less!

We have a variety of cardio and exercise equipment to fit your needs: Treadmills, Free Weights, Exercise Bicycles, Universal 3 Station mini gym, Elliptical Trainer, Stairmasters, Ab Trainer, Lockers, Showers, Scale, and a Wall-mounted T.V.

Fitness Tip: Parents, sign your child up for a class, and then come work out!

 Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten
with RCSD Assistant Superintendent,
Liz Wolfe

Monday, January 14, 2008
7:00-8:30pm
Community Activities Building

Kindergarten has changed since you were in school, and this is your chance for a preview of what your child will experience during his first year of school. Learn about strategies used by the Redwood City School District to give your children the building blocks they need to move successfully through the primary grades and beyond. A panel of kindergarten teachers representing several schools in the Redwood City School District will describe what the first few days of kindergarten are like, what your child will learn during the year, and how you can prepare them for a productive and happy first year of school. You will have a chance to ask questions of the panel and assistant superintendent Liz Wolfe. For more information, call Naomi Hunter at 650.423.2282.

There will be a presentation in spanish on
Thursday, January 24, 7:00-8:30pm
at the Fair Oaks Community Center

 Preschool Preview Night - Save the Date

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
6:00-8:00pm
Community Activities Building

A Preschool / Childcare & Parent Resources Fair

co-sponsored by The Redwood City Mother’s Club, Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services and Bay Area Parent Magazine

View displays and talk to representatives from many early care and education programs in the mid-Peninsula (Belmont to Palo Alto)

Attend one of two short presentations on "Choosing Quality Preschool & Child Care" by the Child Care Coordinating Council (5:30pm or 6:30pm)

Pick up general information or ask questions about family child care homes, State licensing, in-home care, quality indicators, accreditation, and more.

For more information, call 650.780.7311 or 650.224.1586 or email
Co-sponsored by: The Redwood City Mother's Club, Bay Area Parent Magazine, and Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services
 Events at the VMSC
Toast To the Town Dance
Saturday, January 12, 2008
1:00-3:00pm
VMSC

Start 2008 off with an afternoon of music compliments of the Bob Saul Orchestra. Appetizers, Champagne and New Years Cake will be served. For tickets, leave a message at (650) 780-7264 by Wednesday, January 9th. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Transportation available! $10 per person
 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Closures
All City offices and Parks, Recreation, and Community Services facilities will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Some centers will be closed the entire weekend. Please check the individual community center web pages for closure info.
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