"It starts with the community!"




     Questions?  Need more information?  

    21st Century Office:  (716) 631-7498 


    Please call school offices with questions/concerns during program times   



    Site Coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Waltz- Primary School 

    (716) 631-7492




    Lead Site Coordinator, Mrs. Mary Baier- Intermediate School

    (716) 631-7498 




     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.

    It Includes:

    • 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 3:35 p.m. to 5:35 p.m. VIRTUALLY - WHILE WE ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE SCHOOL BUILDING DURING COVID 19 



    Attendance Requirements:

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

    - Students must be IN PROGRAM a minimum of 3 days  (Partial days included:  4 p.m. at the Intermediate & 4:30 p.m. at the Primary)

       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 the Wille Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Program


    The FREE program runs September 28th through May 28th, but families can still receive after-school services in September and in June for a charge during those months from the YMCA.  (Enrollment information can be obtained by calling the Lancaster YMCA at 716-684-2395). 


    The program mixes academics, enrichment services and local community involvement.


    The use of 21st CCLC 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.  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   



    Salsa   MH

    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 September 30th and runs through May 29th and runs Monday through Friday.  The program does not run on school breaks or holiday, district half days, or staff development or Parent/teacher Conference Days.  The YMCA has a cost based program in September and June and days not in session. 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. 


    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 information can be obtained by contacting Mrs. Hada, Program Director at (716) 631-7498 or hada@maryvaleufsd.org. 


    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 or days program is not in session.   


    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/STEAM Integration
    • Healthy Snacks
    • Opportunities for family educational development
    • Licensed and Highly Qualified Staff


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      Healthy Bodies & Minds!  Practicing Stress Relief Yoga Techniques with Kids Escaping Drugs




    School Safety with our School Resource Officer (SRO), Officer Scapillato




    Learning about meteorology with Patrick Hammer from Channel 2 News



      Bus Safety


                       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









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