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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Century Community Learning Centers
Donna Mostovoy, Program
(603) 624-6300 X201
Manchester, N.H., February
21st Century Afterschool Program Showcases
April 10, 2014, students from the 21st Century Community Learning
Centers (21st CCLC) afterschool program will present what they have
been learning after the bell rings.
youth from twelve Manchester
schools, spanning from kindergarten to high school, will share their newly
learned skills and abilities with the community through dances, songs, short
demonstrations, presentations, and student-created videos. The showcase will
take place in the McAllaster Hall at Central High School at 6:00 PM and is free and open to the public.
21st CCLC afterschool program inspires all students to reach their
full potential academically, personally, and socially. Our goal is to improve student
achievement through academic, arts-based, and recreational enrichment
activities. For more information about the 21st CCLC in Manchester, go to www.mansd.org/21st_century.
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.
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!
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.
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!
We are almost two months into the program year, and that means we have almost completed our first session of programming.
The second session starts on November 18th. This means a brand new list of classes and brand new flyers, which are all posted in the Program Flyers
portion of our website. All eleven of our elementary and middle school sites should have updated flyers posted both on the web and on school grounds.
Additionally, we would like to remind parents that there will be no program on November 27th at any of our 21st CCLC sites.
Every year, the third Thursday in October is the annual "LIghts On Afterschool" day, an annual celebration of afterschool programming.
We will have a full update on the event and pictures in the next newsletter in November. However, I would like to post a series of "thank yous" to the people who made this year's event possible.
First, we would like to thank "you", the students, parents, and community members who make Lights On the great event it is.
We also thank the program staff and organizations who collaborated to offer great events and delicious food to all of our attendees. These outside organizations include City Year of Manchester, who teams with our staff to help run our activity tables and meet many of our attendees, and the Manchester Health Department which offered food, games, and activities outside during the event.
In addition, several other organizations provided food and refreshments for the event. The Beech Street PTG and McLaughlin's Transitional Special Needs Class provided the popcorn that was given to students and parents at the end of the event, while the Manchester School District's "School Food and Nutrition" department and Granite State Fruit provided apples as another healthy option.
A special thank you goes to Judi Provencher of "Creative Delites" for baking hundreds of delicious mini-cupcakes in honor of our tenth anniversary. These were a special treat for all of our attendees.
Finally, we would like to extend our gratitude to Beech Street School, which once again was a gracious host to us for Lights On Afterschool.
We're already looking forward to 2014!
There will be no afterschool program at McDonough Elementary School on Wednesday, October 23rd (Parent-Teacher Conferences) or Thursday, October 24th (Early Release).
For students who go to other schools, please check with your school's site coordinator as to which days the program will be operating this week.
Lights On Afterschool!
October 17, 2013
On Thursday, October 17th, 2013, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, the Manchester School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) will join over 2,500 other programs, and a projected one million people, nationwide, by hosting their annual “Lights on Afterschool!” celebration. The event, to be held at Beech Street Elementary School
at 333 Beech Street in Manchester, NH, is free and open to the public.
Come participate in interactive, afterschool enrichment activities that are engaging for all ages. Express yourself through a variety of art projects, have your picture taken at the photo booth, sport a new look by getting your face painted, learn about some of our program offerings, and chat with the staff members and community partners that work with the 21st CCLC.
Nearly one out of every four children in New Hampshire goes home alone after school. Join us in raising awareness for Manchester’s 21st CCLC afterschool program as it inspires over 2,000 students annually to reach their full potential academically, socially, and personally through the support of the program, families and the community.