Expanding Learning Opportunities




    Maryvale was awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant. The grant allows us to create an after-school program free of charge for our Primary and Intermediate students, Kindergarten through 5th grade.


    The program runs after-school from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Primary (5:15 p.m. Parent Pickup)  and 2:55 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Intermediate School (5:15 p.m. Parent Pickup).


    The program runs Monday to Friday with our Maryvale faculty working collaboratively with YMCA.


    The FREE program runs October 1st  to May 31st but families can still receive after-school services in September and in June for a charge during those months from the YMCA.


    The program mixes academics, nutritious snacks, enrichment services and leisure sessions.


    The use of 21st CCLP hopes to improve test scores, increase proficiency gaps, better school attendance and continue a child’s harmonious school attitude.







    Frequently asked questions about the program:


    1. What is the program? It is a federally funded program through a grant awarded to run an after-school program with a multitude of academic enrichment and youth development services.
    2. What is the purpose? Our purpose is to create community learning centers that provide academic enrichment and youth development opportunities for children grades K-5. Families can receive ideas for literacy and related educational development.
    3. What is our goal? Our goal is to make sure all students receive varied opportunities with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and careers as we aligned the program to match NYS educational guidelines.
    4. Who can attend? The program is offered the students in grades K-5 that attend our Primary and Intermediate Schools.
    5. Where, When & Transportation? The program will begin in October 2018 and run through May 2019. The YMCA has a cost based program in September and June. Your child will attend program based on the school they are assigned for the school day.  Bussing can be provided for students who need transportation. Families can choose their own transportation on a consistent basis. Families cannot alternate between bussing and family vehicles. The program runs daily with the exception of school holidays and closures.
    6. How do I register? Enrollment forms will be available via the district’s website and in the Primary and Intermediate School offices by the end of summer.
    7. Is there a cost? No! Funding is provided by the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant therefore it is free to all that attend. Please be advised there are fees for families wishing to utilize the YMCA for after-school care in September and in June. 
    8. As a parent of a student, what can I expect from this program?
    • Opportunities for academic enrichment
    • Wellness programs (including physical activity)
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Technology Integration
    • Healthy Snacks
    • Opportunities for family educational development
    • Licensed and Highly Qualified Staff






     21st Century Program Handbook 2018-2019





    Attendance Requirements:

     - Students can be dismissed earlier than stated    PS 5:15     IS 5:30

    - Students must be  IN PROGRAM a minimum of 3 days - partial days included 

    please be mindful of...

     - over the course of the 8-month program, a student cannot miss more than 150 hours in total




    Questions or Concerns?  

    Please call school offices with questions during program times   

    Primary School  631-7471      Intermediate School 631-7423


    21st Century Program Director, Mrs. Kristen M. Hada

    (716) 631-7498  






    We are an enrichment program not child-care based. A child-care program pertains to the child partaking in semi-structured events. Our program runs with many certified teachers and highly qualified staff. We run by schedule and offer a program that allows the child to work with his or her body and mind. We echo many school concepts as we are an extension of the school day.

    Thus, we do close due to climate, general safety issues and for EMS/fire safety reasons. This is a reflection of what schools do across NYS that offer this program. We are an extension of the school day.

    Please keep in mind that many area child-care centers also close for such events.

    We ask that you be ready to pick-up your child in case of the aforementioned events or if the child is being bussed have a plan in place with your child.

    We cannot keep child for an extened amount of time. We need to enact closing plans at the schools.

    The YMCA is our community partner and they are no longer on grounds for these closure days. This holds true for many of their satellites.

    This is for the safety of all parties. 



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