Education Notes — October 4, 2018


Child & Youth Program Assistants needed

CYS needs additional Child & Youth Program Assistants in the Baumholder Military Community in order to expand programming. CYPAs are needed for all age groups. CYS is a wonderful opportunity to start a meaningful career in Early Childhood Education which can follow you wherever you are stationed. A career that goes where you do. Earn benefits such as education, vacation, health insurance, and much more. Earn 20% off your own child care fees as well as priority placement. Even earn a Child Development Associates free through CYS. To apply visit www.usajobs.gov.


SKIESUnlimited: Babysitter Training


SKIESUnlimited offers Babysitter Training on a regular basis. This training includes 4H approved training material, Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification, hands-on experience and CYS Babysitter Referral Service. Open to Grades 6 to12; ages 11 to 18. Find out when the next training is by contacting the SKIES Director or the Wetzel Teen Center, 485-6969/6810; 06783-6-6969/6810.


SKIESUnlimited: Drum Workshop

SKIESUnlimited now offers drum lessons for children ages 4+. Fees are 30 min session $20, 45min session $25, 60 min session $30. Register through Webtrac or Parent Central Services. After registering contact Parent Central Services to schedule your specific spot. Classes are available every Tuesday between 3 and 7 p.m. at the SKIES Drivers Training Room in Upper Wetzel Housing Area, Bldg. 8881. For more information, contact Parent Central Services or SKIESUnlimited, 485-7003/6969; 06783-6-7003/6969.


SKIESUnlimited: Voice Lessons

Children ages 8 to 18 can now learn how to develop a strong, healthy singing voice with SKIESUnlimited Voice Lessons. Private lessons are offered on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2901 and Landstuhl, Bldg. 3819. Participants will be trained on breath control, music theory and vocal techniques. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


SKIESUnlimited: Knitting Classes

Children ages 9+ are invited to learn the craft of knitting! Children may take classes solo or accompanied by parents. Classes are progressive from beginner to easy, intermediate, and experienced.  Learn various stitches, how to read a pattern, binding, seaming, fun historical facts about knitting, and so much more! Classes are offered monthly. All knitting supplies will be provided. Students only need to show up with their desire to learn. Our instructor has 15 years’ experience in the fiber arts and is a certified knitting instructor through the Craft Yarn Council. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


SKIESUnlimited: Engineering Classes

Children ages 4+ will be introduced to the fundamentals of engineering. Students will have an opportunity to build electrical engines, working draw-bridges, fully functioning cranes and basic gear boxes. Students will also be introduced to engineering concepts using pneumatic principles and equipment. All of this is done using the registered brand of Fischertechnik materials. Worksheets will be handed out so that children can expand their understanding of learned concepts outside of the classroom. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


SKIESUnlimited: Kindermusik

SKIESUnlimited now offers Kindermusik classes! Kindermusik has been proven to help children develop language, social, emotional and physical skills along with a lifelong love for music! SKIESUnlimited will offer Caterpillar Music for toddlers, ages 2 to 3, 3 to 3:45 p.m. and Music Together for children, ages 4 to 6, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Sessions are held every Tuesday. Cost: $50/session (4 classes). All classes are held at the CYS Multi-Purpose Room, Wetzel Upper Housing Area, Bldg. 8876. For more information or to enroll, contact Parent Central Services, 485-7003 or 06783-6-7003.


SKIESUnlimited: Music Together and Caterpillar Music Classes

Skies Unlimited is now offering a fun way to introduce your little one to music through specially created programs called Caterpillar Music classes and Music Together classes!  Caterpillar Music classes for young children ages 2-3 offer a unique introduction to music with exciting themes, colorful instruments and amazing puppets. Music together is a rich music and movement program for children age 4-6 that develops not only music skills, but also skills essential for a well-rounded education. Music develops the child’s mind, body and spirit simultaneously. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.