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    A note about transportation: We plan on providing transportation to and from all of our programs. When filling out the lottery form that will be released on Monday May 3rd, you will be able to indicate whether or not transportation is required. 
    Lottery Note: For families who do not make it through the lottery, we will be sharing information about other programs from other providers in Framingham.

    FHS Sports Club -

    Athletics

    Entering Grades 1 - 5

    Registration via lottery & referral

    Participants will learn how to play different sports from around the world and build strong sportsmanship and teamwork skills. Join us each week for a different set of sports. Sports will include: soccer, basketball, olympic games,  baseball, and kickball. Participants will also learn about famous athletes, and participate in other sport themed enrichment activities.

    Dates
    July 6th - July 9th
    July 12th - July 16th
    July 19th - July 23rd
    July 26th - July 30th

    Hours
    Early Drop-Off 7am - 9am
    Program Hours 9am - 3pm
    Extended Day 3pm - 6pm
    Transportation hours to follow

    The Art Nook

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    Arts

    Entering Grades 1 - 5

    Registration via lottery & referral

    Participants will get hands-on time making art that draws on elements from around the world. Classical western painting, calligraphy, pottery, sculpture, are only a fragment of what this program will explore. Participants will also spend time outside exploring the intersection between art and movement.

    The MakerSpace -

    STEAM

    Entering Grades 1 - 5

    Registration via lottery & referral

    Participants will engage in hands-on problem solving. Join our engineering team and learn how to turn good ideas into great inventions. Students will mastermind their way through creative solutions rooted in coding, engineering, and more. Students will get hands on experience with 3D printers, coding computers, and more!

    The Music Factory

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    Band

    Entering Grades 6

    Registration via lottery & referral

    Offered twice, the summer band program features a lot of making music, listening to music, and having fun with music. Attendees will continue to learn the fundamentals of good musicianship that they started in the school year, including music appreciation, technique, and performance. Join us at the end of the two weeks for a showcase concert (concert may be remote depending on Covid regulations)!

    Students must have an instrument to join - if you need an instrument please fill out this google form.

    Club Exitos

    Entering Grades 1 - 5

    Registration via lottery & referral

    The Club Exitos program is offered in Spanish for students in the Dual Language Spanish program to enhance their learning of Spanish language and culture during the summer. Students are in mixed-age classrooms and continue their language use while engaging in a variety of STEAM and enrichment activities.

    Club Sucesso

    Entering Grades 1 - 5

    Registration via lottery & referral

    The Club Sucesso program is offered in Portuguese for students in the Dual Language Portuguese program to enhance their learning of Portuguese language and culture during the summer. Students are in mixed-age classrooms and continue their language use while engaging in a variety of STEAM and enrichment activities. 

    Framingham Youth Theater

    Entering 1 through 6

    Framingham Youth Theater is a fabulous opportunity to rehearse, act, sing, dance, and design. Join us for the month of July for an in depth look at the art of theater. All of the workshops are run by FPS Directors and Choreographers and will include, voice, dance, acting and technical theater. The program requires a four week commitment.

    Dates
    July 6th - July 30th

     

    Summer Park Meetups

    All family

    A rotating outdoor meetup for the whole family. Through a partnership with a variety of community partners, three nights a week there will be organized activities for the whole family at different parks around Framingham. An official schedule will be posted to our website in June.

    Dates
    Month of July - Early August

    Official schedule will be released in June.

    Summer Reading Community Partnership

    Entering Grades K - 5

     

    The Summer Reading Community Partnership will offer an in person book club that will meet twice a week for seven weeks. Students will choose a book and participate in different curriculum and activities tailored to their book of choice. Meet-ups will occur at Pelham Learning Center as well as outdoors during the Summer Park Meet-Ups.

    Dates
    June 28th - August 13th

    Times
    Twice a week for an hour


    More information about registration will be available late May

    Summer Haircut Reading Initiative

    Rising 1 - 12

     

    To promote literacy and strengthen the interest of reading with our youth, students grades K-12 will be offered free haircuts while completing their summer reading goals. Each week students will participate in different reading challenges and tasks, log their progress, and share the information with their barber/stylist while they receive a free haircut.

    Dates
    July 6th - August 13th

    More information about participation will be available late May

    Virtual Summer Book Club

    Rising 1 - 12

    More information about registration will be available late May

    Virtual Summer Book Club is an ELA focused book club for rising 1st-5th Graders. Offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese, students will choose between two titles provided by the Library Media Specialists and meet virtually twice a week to review and discuss that week's chapters and do activities based on the literature.

    Dates
    June 28th - August 13th

    More information about registration and participation will be available late May

    R.I.S.E
    Reading, Intervention, STEAM, Exhibition

    Graduating K & 1

    Enrollment through Referral

    R.I.S.E is the district academic intervention summer program focused on literacy and STEAM. R.I.S.E is a partnership with Framingham State University and the Multilingual Department. Students are taught by FSU graduate school teachers in a reading intervention program and then participate in an afternoon of STEAM programming. 

    The Public Library comes weekly to set up a “pop-up” library where students can get library cards and take out library books.

    Dates
    July 6th - July 30th

    More information about registration will be available late May

    Middle School Summer Jr. Flyers

    Current Middle School Students

    Enrollment through Referral

    Summer Flyers Jr. is an academic intervention program that will include Math, ELA, and SEL. A blend of ELA, SEL, and Math in the morning, students finish out the day with the choice of their own enrichment track in the afternoon. Enrichment options include Robotics, esports, Nutrition, and more!

    Dates
    July 6th - July 30th


    Intro to Middle School

    Incoming Middle School Students

    Enrollment through Referral

    Students will participate in building tours, team building, and activities to help new middle schoolers transition from elementary school

    Dates
    August 2nd - August 20th

    Middle School TV Production

    Current Middle School Students

    Registration through Lottery

    Students will design, plan, create, and get hands on time with all the aspects of TV production. This includes filming, script writing, editing, and set design.

    Dates
    July 6th - July 30th

    FHS Summer Institute

    High School Students

    Enrollment details to come late May

    This is a month long academic summer program for high school students. The program offers both credit recovery and original credit classes. 

    Credit Recovery: if a Framingham High School student is missing coursework or time in a particular class and is on the verge of failing, students and families are able to sign up for a credit recovery class in the summer. This provides students with additional time and support to complete assignments and/or time missed. Completing this summer class allows students to avoid failing and needing to repeat a class the following school year. 

    Original Credit Classes:  Framingham High School students and families are able to enroll in classes that earn actual credit towards graduation. This allows students to complete specific requirements early, add an additional study hall or work-study the following school year, or simply learn something new in the summer. 

    Dates
    June 28th-July 27th 

    July 28th and 29th are make-up days for missed classes or support in completing assignments

     

    Summer Flyers (Intro to High School)

    Students Entering 9th Grade

    Enrollment through Referral

    Students will participate in building tours, team building, and activities to help new middle schoolers transition from elementary school.

    Dates
    July 6th - july 30th

    Summer Flyers

    Current High School Students

    Enrollment through Referral

    An academic engagement program that will have students participating in credit courses in the morning and then partnering with MassHire to earn a stipend through career exploration work.

    Dates
    July 6th - July 30th