Center School Extended Learning
~APRIL/MAY 2017~


Critter Club

Extended Learning Program participants in grades K - 2 are invited to bring their stuffed animal friends to enjoy story time with Ms. Olivia. Ms. Olivia will share the magic of literature during an enchanted hour of reading and fun. Special guest readers will make surprise appearances. Stuffy Club and instructor Ms.Olivia created their very own stuffed animals with the Let's Gogh Art Critter A Critter workshop on April 10th.


QuickStart tennis is the newest rage sweeping the junior tennis
world! This program allows younger children to play tennis using a smaller court, softer balls and other specialized equipment. Kids are extremely engaged and they learn skills that can be applied to more advanced techniques as they improve. The MLTC has been offering high-level tennis instruction in Acton for over 16 years and the program was one of the first in the area to offer QuickStart methods. Student should wear sneakers and dress comfortably. Rackets provided.

Day: Monday
Dates: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5 (6 sessions)
3:15 - 4:15 Beginner Grades K - 2
4:15 - 5:15 Beginner Grades 3 - 5
Cost: $106.00

On the Mark Archery LogoONTHEMARK ARCHERY
OnTheMark's 'learn by playing' philosophy enables student to enjoy the excitement of shooting while practicing skills and fundamental aspects of the shot process embedded into the course.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Location: Center School Gym
Grade: 4 - 8
Cost: $76.00
Dates: June 6th, 7th, 8th
 Chef Cooking Clip Art Images & Picture NEW! JUNIOR CHEF FUN! CLOSED
This introductory class will provide an introduction to the art of cooking. Participants will explore healthy eating habits, learn basic cooking skills and prepare a simple meal with Chef Tom Houle!

Grades: K - 3
Time:     3:30 - 5:00
Date:     April 25 (RESCHEDULED)
Day:      Tuesday
Cost:     Free

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Music lessons for band, chorus and general music will be offered this year to all interested elementary, middle and high school students. Music lessons will be held at Hale Middle School from September to June for Stow students in grades 4 -12. This is a pilot program that  we would like to expand to include Lancaster and Bolton next year.

The cost of each lesson is $33/half hour per student once a week and parents/guardians will be billed once per trimester. The billing dates are as follows: September 28th, 2016, December 28th, 2016 and March 28th, 2017. Parents/guardians will be billed for a minimum of 10 lessons per trimester, but students are encouraged to take more if  their schedule permits.

All payments will be made via Nashoba RSD UniPay Gold (read directions on how to complete payment on Mrs. Morrill's website Payments must be made in full and received by the above deadlines in order for your student to continue their lessons.

Once registered, the instructors will be in contacted  to set up dates and times for lessons. If your child is absent from school and therefore misses a lesson, they will be able to schedule a make-up lesson with the instructor. However, if your child is in school and does not attend his/her lesson, parents will still be billed for that lesson. General music questions or concerns, please contact Erin Morrill at Questions or concerns regarding payments, please contact Laura Dwyer at

Lessons are available for the following instruments:
Flute, clarinet, alto/tenor/baritone saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, percussion/drum set, guitar, bass guitar, piano and vocals.
Please click here for information about our instructors.
Please click here for more information about lessons.

Musical Notes.pngNew! Ron Sorgman Architect/Musician

Mr. Sorgman is an accomplished architect from California where he was one of the most sought after architects in the Santa Barbara area. He is also a skilled guitar player who would like to share his diversified talents with our students. Every Tuesday Mr. Sorgman will work with small groups of students drawing and teaching basic guitar. The class is free and open to all Extended Learning Program interested students, there is a 12 student limit per class. We have four loaner guitars for students that would like to take home a guitar to practice. Students may borrow a guitar for one month at a time with the option to extend this time. Please see Ms. Dorcas for information about a loaner guitar. Dates: Every Tuesday Time: 3:30 - 4:30 Grades: 3 - 5 Cost: Free Class Size: Limit to 12 per class

APRIL 2017

Rob Surette 

Date: April 28th
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Location: Center School Cafeteria
Grades: K - 5

Robert Surette - 
It’s not every day that one of the world’s top DISNEY artists comes to visit!
"It will be a MAGNIFICENT day, full of amazing INSPIRATION at your school, where your students will receive a tremendous boost of self-worth and self-empowerment." ~Rob Surette
Please visit Rob Surette website for addition information.

MAY 2017

Location: Florence Sawyer Auditorium
Date:              May 12th
Dinner:           6:00 - 6:30
Talent Show:  6:30 - 7:30
Cost:              Free 
A chance for everyone to SING!

Man In Suit.png Extra! Extra! CLUBHOUSE NEW FALL EDITION

~Ms. Olivia and friend sharing a story.~
Olivia reading
~Let it snow! Let it snow!~
Winter adventures.
~Coin Club~
Coin club
~Ready for St. Patrick's Day!~
St. Patrick's Day
~Snowman design consultation.~
~Hip, hip, hooray for snow!~
Snow fun
~We are serious about our puzzles.~
~Teddy Bear Social Club. Ms. Olivia combines literacy and Teddy Bear fun.~
Teddy Bear
~Reading together is always more fun.~
Susan reading to student.
~Russian exchange students sharing ideas with Extended Learning Program students.~
Russian Learning

~Students discovering robotics through interactive play.~
More robotics

Stow robotics

~Mother Goose visits K - 2 students.~

Mother Goose visit

~First winter snowman!~

~STEM Enrichment class~
STEM Enrichment