Expanding Learning Opportunities
Questions? Need more information? Contact the 21st Century Office
Mrs. Kristen Hada, Program Director
To Contact the Primary School During 21st Century Hours: (716) 631-7492
To Contact the Intermediate School During 21st Century Hours: (716) 631-7488
Making yoga & mindfulness fun for kids with Young Audiences of WNY
Learning about Solar Programming and building solar powered cars with the Engineering Students at University at Buffalo
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.
- Academic enrichment activities that can help students meet state and local achievement standards.
- A broad array of additional services designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program, such as: drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs.
- Literacy and related educational development services to the families of children who are served in the program.
Maryvale Program Details
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).
- 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
- 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.
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.
Meeting new friends and learning about animals and their environments with Buffalo Animal Adventures
Self-expression through art, dance and music with Young Audiences of WNY.
Frequently asked questions about the program:
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.
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.
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.
Who can attend? The program is offered the students in grades K-5 that attend our Primary and Intermediate Schools.
Where, When & Transportation? The program will begin October 1, 2018 and run through May 31, 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.
If you have questions regarding transportation or to inquire about the status of your child's bus after program dismissal, please contact First Student at (716) 684-9440
How do I register? Enrollment forms are available in the Primary and Intermediate School offices, or contact Mrs. Hada.
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.
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
Healthy Bodies & Minds! Practicing Stress Relief Yoga Techniques with Kids Escaping Drugs
We're on the move with The YMCA for more enrichment!
Learning about meteorology with Patrick Hammer from Channel 2 News
School Bus Safety with Mr. Kevin from First Student
Enjoying our weekly visit from the volunteers from the SPCA Paws for Love Program!
Building Self-Confidence with Young N Fokus'd: The Power of Words- Young Audiences of WNY
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
IMPORTANT: Closing Due to Inclement Weather
If After-School activities are cancelled for Maryvale UFSD, 21st Century is cancelled as well.
The District will send out an automated call/text alert. Closing information will also be on Channel 2, 4 & 7.
Students will be dismissed at their regular dismissal time, the way they would go home if not attending 21st Century (Bus or Pick Up).
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 for your child.
Please keep in mind that we cannot keep a 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 is for the safety of all parties.
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