Dear WSRA Friends,
Thank you to all of our participants, family members and staff who joined us for another week of virtual programs! Please see next week’s virtual schedule below. Here are a few announcements:
WSRA Gear: If you are interested in purchasing WSRA clothing, water bottles, face masks and more, check out these wonderful Etsy options! A special thank you to Jana Wagner for personalizing your Etsy shop to include WSRA gear for our families and staff: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpecialKoflove
Special Halloween Event: Warren-Newport Public Library is hosting a virtual Halloween costume party for adults ages 18 & older on Monday, 10/26 from 7:00 – 8:00pm. Please view the attached flyer for details. Registration is through WNPL’s website at https://calendar.wnpl.info/events.
Here is the schedule of WSRA’s FREE virtual programs for the week of October 19. The Program Lead will open up the Zoom rooms approximately 5 minutes before each program, and each program will last up to 40 total minutes. Though it is not required, participants are encouraged to use the webcam through their computer, tablet or smart phone to assist with social interaction. When logging onto Zoom, we ask that participants type in their first name only (not last name). At this time, we will not be requiring families to register in advance, so participants and staff are able to attend these virtual programs when able and interested and without advance notice.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
(All ages) ‘GAMES GALORE!’ with Emily
Today we are playing Name Five! Think fast and name five things related to the category! Sounds simple doesn’t it? As the timer counts down, the pressure is on and the laughs begin!
(Ages 15 & Older) ‘TALK & DINE’ with Tracy
Let's enjoy each other’s company over dinner (your choice of cuisine), similar to Walk & Dine but in the comfort of your home. If you won't be eating dinner during the time of this program, please still join us to socialize and catch up with friends! NOTE: We will continue to use a Zoom feature called ‘breakout groups’. With this feature, we will break into two groups to give everyone the chance for more meaningful socialization during the program.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20
(All ages) ‘TRIVIA TUESDAY: Halloween!’ with Tracy
Come test your knowledge of all things Halloween with some festive trivia questions! From Halloween candy, movies, song lyrics and fun facts, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting morning of trivia!
(All ages) ‘TONE IT UP TUESDAY’ with Jess
In today's program- We will be stretching and moving our bodies from head to toe, through various yoga poses. Come ready to relax, unwind and feel completely Zen!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
(Ages 15 & Older) ‘THE WAKE UP CREW’ with Jess
Come join in on some morning discussion and fun, with all your favorite friends. We will start off with a question of the day, then play some fun Guessing Games.
(All ages) ‘BINGO Bonanza – All Things Fall’ with Emily
Today’s bingo is all things fall! From scarecrows to colorful leaves, this game covers all things autumn. Bingo cards are attached to this email. Please print one, or more, of the attached bingo cards or get creative to make your own.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
(All ages) ‘ART with JESS – Learn to Draw a Fall Owl’
Come join us for some fun crafting and chatting!! J In today’s class we will be drawing our very own Fall inspired Owl. Supplies Needed: White paper, pencil, black marker, colored pencils or crayons
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
(All ages) ‘MUSIC MADNESS’ with Lexie
Calling all music lovers! Join us for music with Lexie Gutierrez where we will sing, dance, and have a good time. Be sure to bring yourself, an instrument to shake if you have one (even some rice, beans, or other small objects in a container will work), and most importantly- energy!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
7:00 – 8:00pm
(Ages 13 & Older) ‘SRA TRIVIA NIGHT’
Brush up on your Disney, ESPN, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel because it’s trivia night with the SRA’s! Get ready for a night of friendly competition with your friends from WSRA and surrounding SRA’s. Feel free to decorate your virtual background or wear a shirt/hat to represent any of these themes to get in the spirit! To Register: Email Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, 10/22 by NOON if you would like to attend. There are only 10 spots available, so don’t delay! Jessica Fultz will email the Zoom link to all registered participants by the end of the day on Friday, 10/23.
We encourage you to continue checking out WSRA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WarrenSpecialRec, and Pinterest page at https://www.pinterest.com/WarrenSpecialRecreation for additional resources and updates. Please let us know if you have recommendations for virtual recreation programs, as we continue to welcome feedback and suggestions along the way.
If you would like to add any of your children/family member’s email addresses to this weekly email chain, please send me an email and I will add them to the list. We would be happy to include participants in the weekly emails to help promote independence and the learning of technology during this time. Additionally, if your family member is interested in having a one-on-one phone call or virtual Zoom session with any of our full-time staff members, let us know and we would be happy to set that up.
Please let our team know if you have any questions.
The WSRA Team