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Framingham Public Schools Office of Community Resource Development Launches Expanded Online Enrichment with Daily Take-Home Activities and Podcasts


Framingham Public Schools
Robert A. Tremblay, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Community Resource Development
Tiffany Lillie, Director
73 Mount Wayte Avenue, Suite #5

Framingham, Massachusetts 01702
Telephone: 508-782-6889

Framingham Public Schools Office of Community Resource Development Launches Expanded Online Enrichment with Daily Take-Home Activities and Podcasts

Framingham, MA (April 21, 2020) - On Monday, April 6, 2020 Framingham Public Schools officially launched the Remote Learning Website which contained content aimed at providing an organized means for students to review previously taught material. Weekly calendars, organized by grade level or department, are updated by teachers in a collaborative manner before going through translation into Spanish and Portuguese. The final calendars for each upcoming week are embedded into Framingham Public Schools’ Remote Learning Website.

Prior to the official launch of the Remote Learning Website, the District had organized a vetted list of enrichment resources to support academic activities for students, as well as engagement resources for parents and guardians.

Adding to the incredible effort of Framingham Public School Teachers, Support Staff, and Administrators, the Office of Community Resource Development (CRD) is excited to announce the expanded launch of educational enrichment opportunities online for all students from Pre-k - High School. CRD, which coordinates after school programming including signature programs such as Little Explorers, Explorers, Flyers After School, and Flyers by Night has been working to create project-based enrichment activities online that are easily accessible to students across the district. Families can now visit CRD’s website ( to access the new material which will be updated daily throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, our out-of-school time (OST) staff have been working diligently to develop content to keep students and families engaged and active,” said Tiffany Lillie, Director of CRD. “All of the activities we created can be viewed online and are accompanied by instructions translated into Spanish and Portuguese. We’ve also organized original content in Spanish and Portuguese.’’

In addition to the daily posting of project-based activities, CRD is excited to launch the following new initiatives:

The Explorers Podcast hosted by Amanda Lloyd, Coordinator for Explorers at King Elementary School.
The goal of the podcast is to keep families connected with the Explorers program while also exploring different topics related to out of school time. Go to @FPSExplorers on Facebook every Wednesday at 3:00 PM to hear the newest podcast. Students and families can submit questions they have to Amanda by emailing them to

Keepin’ it 100 Podcast
The Flyers After School Podcast is created in partnership with MassHire Careers and Pelham Lifelong Learning Center for High School students by High School students. Weekly episodes will include interviews with community mentors and each other on life, career planning, and tips on how to manage in the times of COVID-19. The podcast will be posted to @FlyersAfterSchool on Facebook every Thursday at 3PM. If you have additional questions please contact Reyad Shah at

Challenge of the Day
The Explorers Drawing Challenge Part 2 launches today, Tuesday, April 21st. This daily drawing challenge presents a prompt and encourages families and students to participate and share his/her/their photos either on social media or by emailing This fun and interactive series will be posted to the FPS Explorers Facebook page for all to engage in. We hope to see creations from across Framingham Public Schools. Families can also keep an eye out for other challenges, including jokes, riddles, and trivia. Students and families are encouraged to participate by posting photos and responses.

The ultimate goal of the Office of Community Resource Development is to continue engaging families and providing enrichment to students. Please feel free to send suggestions and ideas to Tiffany Lillie at

About the Office of Community Resource Development
The Office of Community Resource Development (CRD) serves as a facilitator for the Framingham Public Schools in providing multifaceted, comprehensive, and holistic learning opportunities to all students through programming that addresses social and emotional development and provides academic supports that complement the school day.

About Framingham Public Schools
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Public Schools (@FraminghamPS) Facebook, Twitter, and (@framinghamschools) on Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools.

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