News and Events
Due to teacher conferences on October 19th, there will be no afterschool programs at the elementary schools (with the exception of Hallsville). Middle School programs will run as normal. On October 20th, there will be no afterschool programs at the elementary schools due to early release. Our annual Lights On! celebration will take place from 3pm - 5pm Oct 20th, more details to come.
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This year a new afterschool award has been included in the Child Development Bureau’s 2015 Early Childhood and Afterschool celebration on April 14, 2015.
“NHAN (New Hampshire Afterschool Network) Excellence in Afterschool Award” celebrates a commitment to quality and professionalism in the field of afterschool. This award will be presented to an afterschool professional who: fosters and encourages the development and sustainability of high quality afterschool programming, improves afterschool professionalism, and improves program quality by providing a wide variety of extended learning opportunities during out-of-school hours.
Please join us in congratulating our very own Site Coordinator, Norma Gonzalez, as she is recognized as this year’s NHAN Excellence in Afterschool Award recipient. For the past eight years, Norma has worked at Beech Street Elementary School providing high-quality enrichment programs, as well as, support and encouragement to the students and families in one of the highest need and most diverse schools in New Hampshire. She consistently strives to bring new experiences to her students and families so that they may grow not only as students, but also as contributing members of their community.
Norma continuously goes above and beyond not only for her own students, but for all students city-wide, as she looks to bring new experiences to all twelve of our afterschool programs. Thank you Norma for all of your hard work!
Recently the elimination of dedicated 21st CCLC funding has been proposed. The draft Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization bill put forth by Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) last week would eliminate the dedicated 21st CCLC funding for afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs.
In New Hampshire alone, we serve over 10,000 children and youth from communities in the greatest need without turning away students based on ability to pay. We work towards building stronger communities and community partnerships to improve student academic success and help working families.
Absence of the 21st CCLC funding would directly impact the services we provide to the students of Manchester, NH.
Contact information for Senators:
(603) 647-7500 or: shaheen.senate.gov
(603) 622-7979 or: ayotte.senate.gov
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