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LearningWorks STEM-Based Afterschool Program Starts Sept. 14

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LearningWorks STEM-Based Afterschool Program Starts Sept. 14
Posted on 08/25/2016
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LearningWorks Afterschool (LWAS) is about to start for the 2016-2017 school year. The STEM-based afterschool program for students in grades 2-5 at six elementary schools in Portland – Reiche, East End Community School, Ocean Avenue, Presumpscot, Hall, and Riverton – begins Sept. 14.

The program is designed to give students additional academic learning experiences in literacy, science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, project-based setting.

Students will be engaged in hands-on learning that will expand their background knowledge, vocabulary, teamwork, communication, and analytical thinking skills. Students will also be engaged in physical fitness, health, and arts/cultural activities. Field trips and guest speakers are a key part of the program. This afterschool program is provided by LearningWorks, in partnership with Portland Schools, and is funded by 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

LearningWorks Afterschool Program Details

·         Program begins Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 and ends Thursday, May 26, 2017

·         This program does not offer individualized homework help or tutoring

·         The program runs Monday – Thursday. The program schedule at each school varies and is generally 2-2.5 hours/day.

·         No program on Fridays, in-service days or vacation weeks

·         Students are expected to attend daily, unless otherwise discussed with a LWAS Team Member

·         The program is held at the school the student attends (Reiche, EECS, Ocean Avenue, Presumpscot, Hall, or Riverton). Only students attending those schools are eligible to participate

·         The program is free to all participating students

·         Students must be currently enrolled in grades 2, 3, 4, or 5

·         Healthy snacks are provided daily

·         Transportation home is provided for students at the end of each program day. Please note that students may need to walk up to ½ mile home from corner bus stops.

Space is limited and students must be determined eligible to participate (determined by their academic need). Please click HERE to contact a LearningWorks Afterschool Team Member to determine if your child is eligible for the program or to ask questions about the program.