Friday, May 25, 2018

Back to School Splash Bash



FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH
6:30-8:30PM
UNITED TOWNSHIP POOL
(pool door faces Archer)


Our Back to School pool party will be here within a blink!  If you would like a reminder, feel free to click HERE and fill out the form.  We will send you a reminder a week before.  Until then, sit back, relax and enjoy the chaos that is summer.  Wait...is yours relaxing?  Happy Summer!


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Saturday Serendipity Quick Info/Links/FAQ

SATURDAY SERENDIPITY 2018 

INFO/LINKS/FAQ
March 10, 2018
9:00 am-1:30 pm
 Wilson Middle School

All class placement letters have been sent via email.  Please check your spam folder if you have yet to receive it.  Please see the schedule below.  Our email link is also below if you have any questions.  For emergencies during our event or if you have a change in pick up, please call us at (563) 484-4284.  Remember to have all lab fees ready in cash at check-in.  Envelopes will be provided.

8:40 am Doors Open/Check-in, East Entrance (Rec/Gym-off 48th)
8:55 am           Instructors pick up students
9:00 am Session One
11:00 am Lunch (Please send sack lunch)
11:30 am Session Two
1:30 pm Pick up in Gym/Cafeteria

What is Saturday Serendipity? 
SS is a fun, educational event for SELECT students in Grades 1-5 offering exciting and enriching classes to stimulate knowledge, skills, and imagination taught by energetic instructors from local schools and the community. 

How do I know you received my registration?  If registering online, you will receive confirmation from Google immediately after payment.  Class schedules will be sent to the email you provide within a week of the event.  Please use an ACTIVE email address as we only use it for Saturday Serendipity purposes.  Also watch your spam folder, just in case.

My child’s class says it has a lab fee.  How do I pay that? 
Lab fees are set by each instructor and are paid IN CASH at Check-in.  This is different than in previous years as some parents didn't feel it necessary to pay their fees.  MCG will collect the fees up front to distribute.  Students may not attend without lab fees.  No refunds will be provided.  MCG does not set the lab fees, nor do we profit from them.

If my child is unable to attend, can I get a refund?
In order to keep our commitment to our instructors, no refunds will be issued for those unable to attend the event.  Our instructors purchase supplies weeks in advance based on registration numbers.  We truly appreciate your donation.


Please contact Moline Council for the Gifted with any questions.  Do not contact Wilson as they are simply hosting the venue.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Thank you to all who have registered!  We are so excited to have over 330 students this year!  Watch your inbox as we will be emailing class placement lists, along with lab fees, between now and Sunday.  You will receive one for EACH student registered.  This is an exciting year with so many different options. 

We cannot accommodate any further registrations.  Please do not contact Wilson requesting an exception as they cannot assist with this.  The deadline was February 22nd.  While we can appreciate the frustration for those who did not receive the invitation in a timely manner, it is imperative that our instructors receive numbers in time to purchase and prepare supplies.  Invitations were delivered to schools February 7th.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SS 2018 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Saturday Serendipity 2018
COURSE CATALOG
March 10, 2018 ♦ 9:00am-1:30pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR CLASS ASSIGNMENTS BEFORE MARCH 5TH!

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE 

RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 22ND

SCROLL TO FIND AVAILABLE CLASSES

FULL DAY CLASSES 
Students will attend ONE off-site class.  Student will need to bring lunch.  Schedule may vary from times listed; however, drop off and pick up times are the same. 

Detective For A Day   GRADES: 3-5
(HELD AT MOLINE POLICE DEPT.)
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**

Furry Friends   GRADES: 3-5
INSTRUCTOR: Stacey Teager (HELD AT QC ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER)
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**

HALF DAY CLASSES 
Students will attend TWO classes at Wilson Middle School.  Student will need to bring lunch.  Please be sure to note grade levels as those who register for a class outside of the suggested grades will be placed in a different class selected.  

All About Birds GRADES: 3-5
INSTRUCTOR: Tammie Good
Students will learn about birds native to our area. We will be making a bird house from plastic jars and playing a matching game about birds based on class information.
Students will need to bring an empty clean plastic jar with a screw on lid, such as a peanut butter or a mayo jar.
LAB FEE: $2 


Balloon Creations 101   GRADES: 3-5
INSTRUCTOR: Patti Altobelli
Students will learn how to create art with various styles of inflated and un-inflated balloons.
LAB FEE: $5


Belly Dancing   GRADES: 1-5
INSTRUCTOR: Taghreed karadsheh
Expose your students to a new form of exercise!  The graceful hip drops, rolls, and pivots in this dance utilize muscle groups in the abdomen, pelvis, trunk, spine and neck, working with the body instead of against it.  Belly Dancing improves posture, muscle tone, flexibility, weight loss and is a great way for kids to expend excess energy! 
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Small scarf
LAB FEE: $10 for hip scarf


Build a Birdhouse   GRADES: 3-5

Students may want a paint shirt/smock and latex gloves (to avoid paint mess)
LAB FEE: $5
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**

Cake Decorating ADVANCED   GRADES: 3-5

Students will want to bring a grocery sack or bag for taking home treats!
LAB FEE: $8 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**

Cake Decorating BEGINNER   GRADES: 1-3

LAB FEE: $2
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**

Card Making & Stamping GRADES: 1-5

Students may want to wear an old shirt or painting smock.
LAB FEE: $1
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**

Checkmate! Chess   GRADES: 3-5
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**

Computer Fun   GRADES: 4-5
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**


DIY Wood Sign Workshop GRADES: 3-5
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**

Drones 101 GRADES: 4-5
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**


Drums & Percussion 101   GRADES: 3-5
LAB FEE: $5 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**


Easy Chinese for Kids   GRADES: 4-5
Students will learn beginning Chinese conversation.  They will also use fun activities to learn how to write Chinese characters!
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Crayons, scissors, red construction paper


French Fun GRADES: 1-5
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Crayons or markers, pencil, lined or printer paper
LAB FEE: $3
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**



Kitchen Khemistry   GRADES: 1-3
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**

Lego Machine Building   GRADES: 4-5
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**


Magic Fun GRADES: 1-5
Please bring to class a deck of cards that has a box. Bicycle cards are the best to use.
LAB FEE: $5
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**


Muggle Wizardry (Harry Potter)   GRADES: 4-5
LAB FEE: $5 
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**


Paper Bag Mini Scrapbook   GRADES: 1-5
Please bring 8-15 photos, no larger than 4x6, best with a theme
LAB FEE: $5
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**


Pokemon   GRADES: 1-4
Students will want to bring Pokemon items of interest such as cards, games, books, etc.
No Lab Fee
**THIS CLASS IS FULL**


Recycled News   GRADES: 2-5
Please bring paint shirt, smock or apron as we will get messy!
LAB FEE: $1**THIS CLASS IS FULL**



Actual Class Option
Spring Wreath   GRADES: 1-5
INSTRUCTOR: Cindy Horvath Create a choice of spring theme wreaths using decomesh.  Finished pieces make great home d├ęcor.  Some techniques may be easier for seasoned crafters or with a helper.  
**NOTE: 1st-2nd graders need an adult to attend with them.  No additional registration fee is needed**
LAB FEE: $3


Too Cute to be Scary   GRADES: 1-5
LAB FEE: $3**THIS CLASS IS FULL**


Upcycling Wardrobe and Jewelry   GRADES: 3-5
INSTRUCTOR: Laura Anderson
Have you outgrown your favorite t-shirt?  Do your shoes need a new life?  We can't save all your favorite wardrobe items, but maybe we can create a new item out of your once favorite things.  Students will learn to make bags out of t-shirts and how to spruce up shoes.
Students should bring a bag of your items you want to make new we will start with shoes.
LAB FEE: $3 

Yoga Fun for Kids GRADES: 1-5
**JUST ADDED, NOT IN ORIGINAL CATALOG**

INSTRUCTOR: Daina Lewis
This workshop will have some of foundation poses and breathing techniques that have help kids get focused and have more confidence. We will also play with poses that involve using a friend to help build communication and team work.
Please bring a yoga mat or even a towel to mark your spot in class.  No lab fee.

Zumba, Strength and Movement   GRADES: 3-5
INSTRUCTOR: Constance King
Experience Zumba dance fitness. Learn about dance styles and world music. Learn strength and stretching movements! 
Students should wear comfortable athletic gear and tennis shoes.  They should also bring a water bottle and a towel. No lab fee.



Many classes need student supplied items.  Feel free to send along in a grocery sack or backpack.  Don't forget your lab fees!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

We are seeking instructors for the 2018 Saturday Serendipity!  Our event is on March 10th from 9:00am -1:30pm at Wilson Middle School in Moline.  If you would like to teach a class to some great 1st through 5th grade students, you will be rewarded!  Choose one of two class options and get paid $100!  Easy, right?  Fill out this contract form with your details and someone from MCG will be in touch!  

Need ideas?  Here are some classes we've had in the past:

  • Painting
  • Hula Hoop
  • Zumba
  • Chess
  • Coding
  • French
  • Dance
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • German
  • Build a Birdhouse
  • Robotics
  • Upcycling Crafts
  • Card Making
  • Spanish
  • Cake Decorating
  • Belly Dancing
  • Magic

    This is a sampling, but we are open to others!  Let's expand these wonderful minds!   Contact us at MolineCG@gmail.com with questions, do NOT contact Wilson directly as they are simply the venue.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Invitation Only

This payment page is by invitation only.  A PayPal account is not required; however, a valid credit or debit card is necessary. Select the number of students registered only AFTER the form has been sent.  Use this link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/zGbK5ZOscSHniJ6w2



Number of Students Attending