REDWOOD HEIGHTS RECREATION CENTER3883 ALISO AVENUEOAKLAND, CA 94619(510) 482-7827www.oaklandnet.com/parksOFFICE HOURSMonday9:00 AM - 9:00 PMTuesday9:00 AM - 9:30 PMWednesday9:00 AM - 9:30 PMThursday9:00 AM - 9:00 PMFriday9:00 AM - 6:00 PMSaturdayRentals onlySundayRentals only*Rental inquires Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm en hours 6:00 PM - 12:00 AMBetween hours 3:00 PM - 12:00 AMBetween hours 12 pm - 12:00 AMDATES TO REMEMBERDecember 9, 2013Winter 2014 Cooking class online registration onlyDecember 10, 2013Winter 2014 Class registration beginsJanuary 13 – March 14, 2014Winter 2014 Session (9 weeks)March 3, 2014Summer Day Camp registration beginsMarch 4, 2014Spring 2014 Cooking Class online registration onlyMarch 5, 2014Spring 2014 Class registration beginsMarch 24 – June 6, 2014Spring 2014 Session (10 weeks)MOVIES IN THE PARKPlease check our website www.oaklandnet.com/parks for updated information for our Movies in The Park 2014.*Ballet program does not follow session schedule. Follow specific class listing under Ballet**Ongoing programs continue year-round and do not follow session schedule.You may register at any time for these classes. See class listings for details.
TABLE OF CONTENTSDates to RememberList of Staff & Registration InfoRockets after School Program/Before School CareGeneral InformationRental InformationAdvisory Council13-44-5141414WINTER 2014 CLASSESPre-school (4-5 years of age) programsBig TotsPeewee KaratePre-Ballet6-7677Elementary (6-13 years of age) programsAfro-Haitian DanceAmharic Language ClassBalletBasketball TeamCeramicsCookingDouble DutchDrummingKarateMorning CareRockets after school care7-11788999-1010101154Teen/Adult/Senior programsAro-bo-ciseBallet StretchBallroom DanceBridgeKarateYoga11-12121212111313-2-
RECREATION CENTER STAFFCENTER DIRECTOR: Breht ClarkSELF-SUSTAINING STAFFTauheedah Abdur-RasheedAmy AldrichDiana GoodmanPatricia HunterCaryn WolfGeorge LatimerCarolyn deVreezeAlejandro JohnsonDorothy FergusonBlanka SoltysWilliam AustinIMPORTANT INFORMATIONMany patrons have inquired about classes after they have been canceled. Since the fee that is obtained from theclasses pays the staff salaries & supply costs, a minimum enrollment for each class must be reached. If the minimumenrollment is not reached, we will have to cancel one week prior to beginning of class. To prevent classes frombeing canceled, please sign up on the day of registration or the following week.REGISTRATION INFORMATION1. Walk-in registration for the Winter 2014 Session will begin on December 10, 2013 (unless otherwisenoted), during regular business hours, and will continue during regular business hours 9:00 am to 6:00pm, until classes are either full or canceled. All registrations will be processed in the order in which they arereceived until programs reach capacity.2. Fill out a registration form(s) (available in center office) and make check payable to the City of Oakland.On your check, please be sure to include the participant’s full name and itemize what you are paying for.NO REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT FULL PAYMENT.3. Payment for all classes is due at time of registration. Fees for self-sustaining classes are non-refundable andcannot be pro-rated, unless determined otherwise by the Recreation Center Director. It is necessary toenforce this rule because all adult classes and many youth programs are self-sustaining and instructor pay isbased on the number of persons enrolled.4. Classes without sufficient advance registration may be canceled. Patrons will be notified by phone and maytransfer classes or receive a full refund.5. Waiting lists will be kept for all full classes. You will be notified by phone if openings occur and a spot willbe held for you for 24 hours. If you cannot be reached, the next person on the list will be notified.6. If a parent/guardian signs up for a class and does not withdraw before the start of the 1st class, then no refundwill be given.7. Please allow 6-8 weeks for refund to be processed by the City of Oakland8. A receipt will be issued for all payments received and may be picked up in the office during regular businesshours9. If your check is returned NSF, you could be liable for three times the amount of the check (city policy) plusthe face value of the check and court costs.10. Make checks payable to “City of Oakland”-3-
11. Oakland’s Office of Parks and Recreation (OPR) welcome individuals with disabilities into its programs.If you need disability accommodations please contact your Recreation Center Director or ProgramCoordinator. You may also contact OPR directly at (510) 238-3092.REDWOOD ROCKETS #32201.2012013-2014 School year***August 26, 2013 – June 12, 2014Registration for the 2013 – 2014 school year of Rockets will begin June 3, 2013MONDAY - FRIDAY, 3:00-6:00 p.m. (Wednesdays 1:30-6:00 pm)Inquire in the office for the COVA schedule and rate.Again this fall, we have the Kindergarten & 1st grade children separate from the 2nd-5th grade children. The 2nd-5thgrade children will be signed in & out at our old building (the one with the murals on it) and the K’s & 1st gradechildren will be signed in & out down in the new building in the Pre-school classroom.***Please note that there will be some days when the two age groups will be combined and that is due to the Preschool classroom not being available for use (there are other classes that use that room as well), special events or ifwe have staff that are out sick.Redwood Rockets is an after-school program designed for Kindergarten through 5th graders who are in need ofsupervision during the hours of 3 pm - 6 pm. The program will run on school days and will NOT meet whenOakland Public Schools are not in session. Redwood Rockets incorporates structured activities and free play. Atypical day includes activities such as outdoor games, arts & crafts indoor games, snack, etc. At about 5:00 pm wecome inside for homework/quiet time. Children are encouraged to work together toward goals and problem solving.The philosophy of fair play will be stressed. Rules governing the conduct of children will be enforced. If a childneeds more than two parent call-ins because of behavioral problems in one month; he/she will be dropped from theprogram.In addition to participation in the Redwood Rockets, your child may also register for other classes listed in theprogram brochure for the fee listed. However, if you are unable to pick up your child after the end of the class,he/she must go into the Rockets program to ensure that your child is properly supervised. Children are expected tocome DIRECTLY from school to the old center to check in. Parents are expected to sign out their child DAILY andinform the instructor that you are taking the child.If your child is unable to attend on a day that he/she is expected, please notify the center at (510) 482-7827.Rockets must be paid in advance. The Office of Parks & Recreation is enforcing this rule. We will no longer beable to allow parents to pay 1 week (or later) late. Basically you will need to have a credit on your Rockets account.If at the end of the school year you have not used up all of your credit, we will issue a refund for any un-used funds.If you do not pay in advance, your child will not be allowed to attend Rockets and you will need to pick them up atthe school. Please note that all of your fees paid for Rockets go directly towards programs/supplies here at thecenter. You also may leave a credit card # on file that we will charge at the end of each month if you prefer (we hadabout 15 parents do this last year).The fee for the Rockets program is 12/day (you only pay for the days that your child attends).A 60 fee is due at time of registration (this will be applied towards the first 5 times your child attends Rockets).-4-
BEFORE SCHOOL CARE #32215.401This program will meet on days that the Redwood Heights Elementary School is in session. Program will includecraft activities, free play and more. Breakfast is not provided. Children will be walked down to the school @ 8:35am.Instructor: StaffHours:Cost:7:30 am –8:40 am 7/day per child 35 deposit (this will be applied towards the 1st 5 times your child attends morning care) is due at time ofregistration.Morning care must be paid in advance. The Office of Parks & Recreation is enforcing this rule. We will nolonger be able to allow parents to pay 1 week (or later) late. Basically you will need to have a credit on your Rocketsaccount. If at the end of the school year you have not used up all of your credit, we will issue a refund for any unused funds. If you do not pay in advance, your child will not be allowed to attend morning care and you will need todrop them off at the school. Please note that all of your fees paid for Morning care go directly towardsprograms/supplies here at the center. You also may leave a credit card # on file that we will charge at the end ofeach month if you prefer (we had about 15 parents do this last year).COLLABORATIONSRedwood Heights Recreation Center is pleased to be able to partner with the Girl Scouts. We currently have 2different troops that meet at the center. Please contact the center for more information.-5-
WINTER 2014CLASSESJANUARY 6 –MARCH 14, 2014UNLESS OTHER WISE NOTED(9 weeks)*************************PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 4-5 Years of AgeBIG TOTSBig Tots will prepare your child for Kindergarten. We work to develop their ability to follow classroom rules andincrease their attention span through planned lesson times.Instructor: Lea FelixWinter registration has begunDay’s class meets:Tuesdays & ThursdaysClass times:11:00 am – 1:30 pmAge:4.5-5 years of ageJanuary & February - 140 (January 14 – February 27)March & April - 150 (March 4 – April 29) No class April 15 & 17 (spring break)May & June - 110 (May 1 – June 5)- 6-
PEEWEE KARATEKids in this class will learn and practice real, traditional martial arts values like non-violence, cooperation, respectand helping others. They will also build coordination, balance and fitness through fun, physical activities and learnbasic, age appropriate skills for safety and self defense. When they are ready to move into the “big kids” karate class,they will have an excellent head start!Instructor: Didi GoodmanVisit the Redwood karate website www.redwood-dojo.com for more information.Winter 2014 session:Day’s class meets:Class times:Age:Cost:January, February & March 2014Mondays4:00 – 5:00 pm4½ -5 yearsNo exceptions on lower age limit. 75Spring 2014 session:Day’s class meets:Class times:Age:Cost:April, May & June 2014Mondays4:00 – 5:00 pm4½ -5 yearsNo exceptions on lower age limit. 75PRE-BALLETPre-ballet is a wonderful introduction to the world of classical music, imaginative movement, and the timelessballet stories which inspire young minds to dream and thrive. Being elegant and graceful is stressed as well asproper behavior in a classroom setting, preparing them for a more formal class when maturity and skill havedeveloped. YOUR CHILD MUST BE 4 BY THE FIRST CLASS DATE. PLEASE BRING BIRTHCERTIFICATE WHEN REGISTERING FOR THE FIRST TIME!Instructor:Patricia HunterRegistration for new students begins December 10, 2013Days class meets: Saturdays January 11 – March 8 (9 weeks)Class time:10:00 am – 10:45 amAge:4-6 yearsCost: 135ELEMENTARY PROGRAMSAFRO-HAITIAN DANCEThis class introduces dances, music and culture of Haiti. Children will learn exciting and rhythmic dances thatcondition the body by developing strength, coordination and flexibility, as well as learn the dances historical andcultural context.Come and enjoy the fun!Maximum enrollment of 20 students.Winter registration begins December 10, 2013.Day’s class meets:Fridays January 10 – March 14, 2014 – 9 weeks – No class January 31, 2014.Class times:4:30-5:30 pmAge:7-11 yearsCost: 35- 7-
AMHARIC LANGUAGE CLASSThis 1-hour language class is designed for children ages 4-12 who are interested in learning the fundamentals ofone of the many Ethiopian languages – Amharic. In addition, the students will be exposed to some of the richEthiopian culture.The learning environment is setup to be a fun and inspirational experience as youngsters explore the languageand culture. The classes are specifically designed to provide children with a firm grasp of both written andspoken Amharic. We use a variety of educational tools, from traditional classroom materials and audio-visualaids, to facilitate learning Amharic as effectively as possible.Day’s class meets:SaturdaysClass times:10:30 am – 12 pmAge:4-12 yearsCost:FREEBALLET TECHNIQUEThe Ballet program, under the direction of Patricia Hunter, at Redwood Heights includes Pre-Ballet through andincluding pre-Pointe. Patricia Hunter is a Certified Associate with the Imperial Society of Teachers ofClassical Ballet. She danced professionally for 12 years before she began teaching in the Bay Area 24 years ago.WINTER 2014 BALLET TUITION (9 weeks)Please read carefully under specific classPre-Ballet Saturdays 10:00 - 10:45 amBallet 1-A Saturdays 11:00 – 12:15 pmBallet 1-B Saturdays 11:00 – 12:45 pm 135 150 175Those dancers in Ballet 1-B would benefit greatly taking an additional class at one of our sister studiosduring the week to help pre-pare for pointe work in the future. Inquire and we can provide a list if you areinterested.BALLET 1-A and 1-BThese classes are for graduates of pre-ballet or dancers with 2 years RECENT ballet experience. We will advisewhen a pre-ballet student is ready!We use the ballet Barre and do simple center combinations. We will closely monitor progress as to not injure thedeveloping joints and musculature, especially posture and alignment of the spine.Instructor: Patricia HunterRegistration for new students begins December 10, 2013Day’s class meets:Saturdays January 11 – March 8Class times:Ballet 1-A; 11:00 am – 12:15 pmBallet 1-B; 11:00 am – 12:45 pm7-12 yearsBallet 1-A: 150Ballet 1-B: 175Age:Cost:- 8-
2013-2014 School year ***August 26, 2013 – June 12, 2014 Registration for the 2013 – 2014 school year of Rockets will begin June 3, 2013 MONDAY - FRIDAY, 3:00-6:00 p.m. (Wednesdays 1:30-6:00 pm) Inquire in the office for the COVA schedule and rate.