Beyond School Time Programming 2020/2021
21st Century Community Learning Centers:
The purpose of the federally-funded Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant is to support additional learning time for students in grades K-12 before and/or after school and during the summer that provides creative and engaging academic enrichment opportunities that will help to address college and workforce readiness and success. Wareham Public Schools has 21st Century Community Learning Centers, known as the CARE program at Wareham Middle School, Decas Elementary, Minot Forest Elementary and the SAIL program at Wareham High School. The CARE and SAIL programs offer two, sixteen-week after school sessions and a six-week summer program. An example of classes is: Robotics, Marine Science, Environmental Art, Wood Shop, Hands in the Dirt, Camp Inventions, Photography, Violin, Art, Imagination Station and Drama. For more information, email email@example.com
Various fee-based programs and clubs are offered throughout the school year and are advertised within the schools and online. Some examples are: Lego Builders Club, Foreign Language Club, BoksKids, Builders Club, Kkids etc. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Extended Care Program:
This fee-based program offers before and after school care for students at Minot, Decas and WMS from 6:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students are offered a wide variety of activities, such as music, foreign language, sports, Legos and more. These students are then blended in to the CARE program during the two CARE sessions and they are able to choose from a vast array of academic and enrichment offerings. There are also February and April vacation and summer fee-based camps available. At present there is no extended Care program, we hope to return in the fall.
Playgroups are presently held virtually via zoom. Ms. Roberge play group on Tuesdays, for 3-5 year olds from 3:30-4:30. Ms. McKay Music, Movement and Creative Mayhem on Tuesdays for 4-6 year olds. For more information , please contact email@example.com
The BST Directors sit on the board of the Wareham Community Collaborative, which is a group of representatives from local agencies and community members, who work together to share resources and ideas for community improvement. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant focuses on offering resources such as books, literacy nights, playgroups and STEM activities to children aged birth-age 8. The council meetings are currently held via zoom, every other month, schedule TBD. For more information, email email@example.com
Each year, WPS organizes a coat drive and gives hundreds of new or gently used coats away to those in need. For the past several years, BST has been running this much-needed program that has been in the district for well over a decade. Have a coat you don’t need anymore? Looking for a new one? Contact Patricia Gagnon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This group is open to all “non-traditional” caregivers. Currently they are meeting via zoom. Topics of interest that are specific to this group are discussed. Guest speakers discuss concerns raised by the group. For more information email email@example.com
Teen Mom Support Group:
This group will meet monthly at the Multiservice Center. Participants are new or expecting teen mothers. Guest speakers will work with the facilitator to discuss topics of interest and participants will receive dinner & new books for their baby’s library. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Cafés are a series of free, structured, small group gatherings that focus on conversations or activities and bring parents together to discuss issues or to enjoy hobbies that are important to them. The goal is to directly engage parents in building relationships in the school and community in order to promote and support healthy outcomes for all families. BST offers 1-2 Community Cafés/month. For more information, email email@example.com
Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE):
BST offers programs through the CFCE grant that serves families with children ages birth through 8. The main goal of CFCE is to provide families access to:
- transition information and supports;
- assistance with meeting basic needs;
- family literacy and school readiness activities;
- family and community events;
- parent leadership opportunities; and
- information about early education and community resources that support parents in their role as their child’s first teacher.
Under the CFCE grant is also the Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) which provides home visits twice a week for 23 weeks to 20 eligible families in Wareham and 2 Center based day-cares. The home visitors bring free books, toys and games to the family to keep for a growing collection of age appropriate school readiness materials. To get on the wait list for PCHP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about PCHP, please contact Marianne Murphy at email@example.com
Pathways to Academic Student Success (PASS):
PASS is a program of studies for students who wish complete their high school education and receive a full high school diploma from the Wareham Public Schools. Students who choose to enroll in the PASS Program do so because they are committed to their education. Consistency is the key to commitment. The PASS Program is a work and competency-based program that operates with the same high academic expectations as Wareham High School. For more information, contact PASS Program Coordinator, Joe Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Principal of the Wareham Cooperative School, Jane Fondulis, at email@example.com. You can also reach us by phone at 508-291-3500 ext. 3555.