Blanchard

tree with hand prints as leaves
EXTENDED DAY AT BLANCHARD
A Fun, Safe, & Comfortable Place to
Meet with Friends

AT A GLANCE

LOCATION
     
Blanchard Memorial School
493 Massachusetts Ave.
Boxborough MA 01719

TELEPHONE
978-263-4569 EXT. 136

OPEN
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 
We follow the ABRSD school calendar

GRADES
Early Childhood (3&4 yr. olds) - Grade Six

REGISTRATION FORMS
2018/2019 Kindergarten-Grade 6
2018/2019 Early Childhood
Registration forms for Kindergarten School Hours at the Admin. Bldg.

ACTIVITIES
Arts & Crafts, Games, Sports, Outdoor play, Computers, Music, Cooking and Baking, and more. A quiet study area is available for students who wish to do homework.

SNACKS

Milk or Juice and a nutritious snack are provided daily.

For additional information contact Maribeth Higgins at 978-263-4569 ext. 136 or mhiggins@abschools.org.

Extended Day Stick person - teahcer
Maribeth Higgins,M.Ed.
 
Blanchard Extended Day
mhiggins@abschools.org
978-263-4569 ext. 136

The Teachers
Jenny Gulliver
Wendy Doerfler
Swati Sinha
Rachael Carlstrom
Saima Huseni
Laurelyn Shirley
High School Student Aides

put this on calendarTuesday, September 4 - 1st day of School & Extended Day

Thursday, September 6, 13, 20, 27   Early Release - Don't forget to bring a lunch and a drink

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Blanchard Memorial School in conjunction with AB Community Education offers before and after school care for children Early Childhood (3&4) yr. olds –Grade 6.  The program opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, following the school calendar.

The Extended Day children are grouped by grade levels, with separate staff members assigned to each group.  The program is located in the school cafeteria. We have use of the computer lab for homework, the gym, the tot lot and the playground. 

The Extended Day program is designed to allow children freedom to choose among such activities as arts & crafts, nature & science, games, cooking and sports.  A quiet study area is available for students who wish to do homework.  Outdoor recreations periods (weather permitting) are scheduled daily.  Milk or juice and a nutritious snack are provided.

EXTENDED DAY STAFF
Our professional staff consists of a Director, Head Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and a number of high school students who (assist in the program under the direction of the teachers).  All Head Teachers must hold a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.

PHILOSOPHY 
Extended Day provides a safe, warm and comfortable environment designed to provide a wide range of opportunities and developmentally appropriate experiences for exploration, creativity, discovery, and achievement.  A strong emphasis is placed on fostering cooperative play and promoting positive group interaction.  We encourage respect for individual capabilities, talents, and cultural diversity and values.  Our staff recognizes the uniqueness of each child, and strives to provide an opportunity for each child to explore new pastimes and ideas in a safe, creative and supportive environment.

TRANSPORTATION
Transportation to the Extended Day program in the morning and from the program at the close of the day is the responsibility of the parents.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND FORMS
All registration, tuition and business matters are handled through the Acton - Boxborough Community Education office. Monthly tuition fees are based on the total cost of operating the Extended Day program for 180 school days per year, divided by 10 months and the number of days attended per week. A non -refundable one month’s tuition is paid by August 1st or upon registration if after August 1st and a registration fee 
is required for each child.

For more information about the program contact Maribeth Higgins at 978-263-4569 ext. 136 or email at mhiggins@abschools.org

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