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Onward and Upward - Program News

posted Jul 2, 2014, 10:45 AM by Samantha Richard

The most recent newsletter can now be found on our website.  Make sure to take a look at what's been happening lately over at 21st Century!

Good luck, Candy!

posted Jun 17, 2014, 10:04 AM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Jun 18, 2014, 10:27 AM ]

Best of luck to Candace "Candy" Robinson, site coordinator at Central HS in her retirement. Candy joined the 21st CCLC team in the fall of 2010 and has been developing and implementing high quality afterschool activities for Central students ever since. Some of the most popular enrichment programs were the Anime Club,  Comic Book Club, CHS Dance Team, Video Game Making, Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Music Creation, and Magic Card Club. We wish her happy retirement and hope that she'll come back and instruct for us if she gets bored!  Thank you Candy for all that you've done for our program!

New Site Coordinators on Board

posted Jun 17, 2014, 7:39 AM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Jun 20, 2014, 11:00 AM ]

Please join us in welcoming two new site coordinators to our team!  The 21st CCLC has recently hired Craig Houston and Sarah Niazi to serve as the site coordinators at Hillside Middle School and Parker-Varney Elementary School.
    Craig has been working for the MSD at Hillside as a paraprofessional since 2012.  He also served as a basketball coach for Cawley Middle School (Hooksett), Campbell High School (Litchfield), and as a camp counselor/coach for Nike Basketball Camps, NH region.  We are excited for Craig to bring his experience and skills to the after school program at Hillside!
    Sarah on the other hand has spent the last five years working for our program as a staff member at Beech Street Elementary.  There she taught and coached one of the most popular classes, uni-cycling! Though the students and staff will be sure to miss her at Beech, we cannot wait to see the wonderful accomplishments she will achieve at Parker-Varney.  
    Congratulations Craig and Sarah, and welcome!

Summer is Finally Here

posted Jun 5, 2014, 8:33 AM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 6:35 AM ]

The school year is winding down, and the last day of the 21st CCLC Program will be this Friday, June 6th. Be sure to check out the summer flyers and sign your children up if you haven't done so already. Summer programs will run from July 7th to August 1st at the following locations:
  • Bakersville Elementary School (will host students from Bakersville and Hallsville)
  • Beech Street Elementary School (will host students from Beech and Wilson)
  • Gossler Park Elementary School (will host students from Gossler, Northwest, and Parker-Varney)
  • McDonough Elementary School (will host students from McDonough)
  • Parkside Middle School (will host all middle school students).
Reminder:  Students must have completed at least one year of Kindergarten to attend.

Five More Years!

posted May 30, 2014, 10:40 AM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 11:48 AM ]

The 21st Century Program is pleased to announce that the New Hampshire Department of Education has chosen to continue funding our after school programs for five more years!  Receiving this grant will allow the current programs to continue taking place at Bakersville, Beech, Gossler Park, Hallsville, McDonough, Northwest, and Wilson Elementary Schools, as well as at all four middle schools.  Additionally, these funds will allow us to establish a new program at Parker-Varney Elementary School.

By continuing our program at these schools, in addition to expanding the program to a new school, we will be able to enhance the after school experience for even more students in our district. Thank you to all who have helped us in ensuring Manchester students reach their full potential academically, personally, and socially.

Announcement on New Grant Application

posted Feb 21, 2014, 12:26 PM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Feb 21, 2014, 12:26 PM ]

The 21st Century Competition for funding has been announced by the New Hampshire Department of Education and we will be seeking another five years of funding for the programs at Bakersville, Gossler Park, Hallsville, and McDonough Elementary Schools and at all four of Manchester’s public middle schools. We are also applying to receiving funding to establish a new program at Parker-Varney Elementary School. 

Our goal is to maintain the same level of excellent service and quality of programming for the next five years at these nine schools. We are currently soliciting letters of support for the program from students, parents, staff, and other community members. 


McLaughlin Session III Flyer

posted Jan 22, 2014, 1:16 PM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 1:16 PM ]

Good afternoon,

There was an error in the Session III Programming Flyer for McLaughlin Middle School. Regrettably, we forgot to include a listing for homework club on Wednesday and the error was not realized until after the flyers were printed.

There IS a homework club on Wednesday from 2:45-3:45 in a similar fashion to the other homework clubs during the week. If you have any questions about the flyer, please email the program director or program coordinator or contact a 21st CCLC staff member at McLaughlin.

Hello 2014!

posted Jan 6, 2014, 8:47 AM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Jan 6, 2014, 8:59 AM ]

We hope that you and your family had a safe, happy, and eventful holiday season. The beginning of the year brought some really chilly and snowy weather, which cancelled afterschool activities on January 2nd and January 3rd.

We are happy to be back at all twelve sites as of Monday, January 6th. There are still four whole weeks of programming remaining in Session II, which runs through the end of January.

We will have more news on upcoming program events, schedules, and other news in the near future. Welcome back and stay warm & safe!

Join Us At The Spirit of NH Christmas Parade

posted Dec 4, 2013, 1:19 PM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Dec 4, 2013, 1:19 PM ]

Good afternoon,

Once again, the 21st CCLC will be marching as part of the Spirit of NH Christmas Parade. This annual tradition is a highlight of the holiday season in Manchester and attracts thousands of spectators, and we would like YOU to join us and march in the parade.

If you would be interested in spending a few hours with your friends, peers, and 21st CCLC staff members and in representing our program in front of the entire city, please contact your school's site coordinator for more details. The weather is looking promising and there's nothing else quite like it in Manchester.

Who: You and the 21st CCLC
What: The Spirit of NH Christmas Parade
Where: Brady Sullivan Tower and Elm Street (Manchester NH)
When: Saturday, December 7th (arrive at 3 PM or earlier)
Why: To show everyone how awesome the 21st CCLC is
How: By marching as part of our contingent.

Thanksgiving Scheduling Information

posted Nov 22, 2013, 9:21 AM by Samantha Richard   [ updated Nov 22, 2013, 9:22 AM ]

Good afternoon

We are only a week away from Thanksgiving! Here is the 21st CCLC Schedule for the following week to help you and your family plan for the upcoming holiday.

Monday (11/25): Full program (morning and afternoon)
Tuesday (11/26): Full program (morning and afternoon)
Wednesday (11/27) No Morning or Afternoon Program
Thursday (11/28) and Friday (11/29): No School and No Program
Monday (12/2): Full Program

Please ask your site coordinator for additional details if you have any questions.

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

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