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Community Resource Development Office Plans To Introduce 3D Printers During February School Vacation Week

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

Community Resource Development
Tiffany Lillie, Director
73 Mount Wayte Avenue, Suite #5
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702
Telephone: 508-782-6887


Community Resource Development Office Plans To Introduce 3D Printers During February School Vacation Week

January 17, 2019 (Framingham, MA): The Explorers Before and After School Programs continue to grow by adding vacation week programming for Framingham Public School students who are in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

“It’s been an incredible and rewarding experience to support the Explorers program expansion over the past few years,” said Tiffany Lillie, Director of the Community Resource Development office. “Our ultimate goal is to enhance the school day by creating opportunities for students to engage with topics like Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) in new and different ways, while also building social and emotional skills. In doing this and through Panorama Survey data, we’ve found so many benefits for students that participate in Explorers; such as a higher sense of belonging in their schools and increased social awareness as compared to their peers. It is through the support of families, students, and community partners that contribute to the growth of our programs that we are able to bring innovation into our Out of School Time (OST) programs.”  

Framingham Public Schools families are invited to register for the upcoming February school vacation week. During registration, families may choose to sign up for programming from 8am - 3pm or 8am - 6pm and can also select their camp type based on interest. The registration deadline is February 1st.

Artists, Athletes, and STEAMers
This program offers a bit of everything and will integrate art, sports, science, coding, lessons from Community Partners, Ozobots, and more! NEW THIS YEAR and based on suggestions from students and families, Explorers will be adding 3D Printers to both February and April Vacation weeks.  

Youth Theatre Company (New This Year!)
Based on the success of the Summer Program through Framingham Theatre Company, we have added a Theatre Boot Camp this vacation week. This program offers inclusive theatre workshops that will include staging a performance, acting, singing, choreography and more! This program culminates in a mini-musical finale for family and friends. Note: The Youth Theatre Company will not run on 2/15, so anyone who chooses registration for that day will be in the Artists, Athletes, and STEAMers program.

February Vacation Week

$50 Annual Explorers Membership gives the ‘Explorers’ discounted prices on all programs

PROGRAM

HOURS

EXPLORERS STUDENTS

NON-EXPLORERS

OPEN TO

DATES

LOCATION

Artists, Athletes, and STEAMers

8am - 3pm

$45 / day

$60 / day

Framingham Public Schools students: K-5

2/15; 2/19 - 2/22

King Elementary School

8am - 6pm

$65 / day

$80 / day

Youth Theatre Company

8am - 3pm

$45 / day

$60 / day

Framingham Public Schools students: K-5

2/19 - 2/22*

8am - 6pm

$65 / day

$80 / day

February Vacation Registration Ends on February 1st, 2019

 

Important Notes:

  • The program will be located at King Elementary School (454 Water Street).
  • Lunch is not provided to the students. Parents are advised to pack a NUT free lunch.
  • Transportation is not provided. Students will need to be dropped off and picked up at King Elementary School.

For more information, please contact the Office of Community Resource Development at 508-782-6887 or by visiting the website: Vacation Programming and Summer Programming.

About Community Resource Development
The Department 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) on Facebook, Twitter, and (@framinghamschools) on Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools.

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