Community Programs

NEWS: 

***IMPORTANT NOTICE UPDATE - 3/26/20***  Due to the school closure for the next several weeks (March 16 until May 4, per Gov. Baker) Rangers Club Before & After School Programs, including the April Vacation program,  are cancelled; account credits will be applied.  Also, K-8 Enrichment Programming (Current STEAM Enrichment & Homework Clubs) and the MHS 21st CCLC Program are cancelled for the same time period; make-up sessions will be scheduled after the closure.  Regarding newly offered/proposed STEAM Enrichment sessions parents may have signed up for, they have also been cancelled for the time being.  We will update this page periodically as we have more information.  Meanwhile, you may want to check this link out with your childrenScholastic has online "learn at home" resources across subject areas for Pre-K and grades 1-2, 3-5, and 6+. You may also want to check out https://www.wgbh.org/distance-learning-center/broadcast, and the other resources mentioned in Asst. Supt. McGee's Friday, 3/20/20 letter, some of which we shared with him.  Enjoy!  Thank you.

**FY20 School Year RANGERS CLUB - Our new online registration and payment program (Community Pass) is up and running!  Please call our office regarding any new FY20 school-year registration - 978-722-6000, x1146.  Online registrations are required for all applicants and online payments (optional) will provide you with the option of E-Check  or credit card payments for a nominal convenience/transaction fee that is for the payment service provided by/through Community Pass/Capture Point.  Methuen Public Schools does not keep those fees.  We will still accept checks made out to Methuen Public Schools.  NO FEE INCREASE - 7th Year in a row!  Our staff will be able to assist you at the Central Administration Building Community Programs office and soon on-site.  February's registration closes January 1st.  We are now accepting registrations for March.  We will endeavor to work with you all to help make this process as smooth as possible.  Like anything new we expect that it will take some getting used to for all of us.  

Again, we appreciate your patience and thank you!

**Please join us in welcoming Shaybel Liriano, as our Interim Marsh Program Coordinator, for Rangers Club & Rangers Club Summer Program.  Also please welcome Luisairy Mendez, our Interim Timony Assistant Coordinator.

More RANGERS CLUB FY20 Information:

Notice to All Parents:

Updated Parent Handbook:  Please check below for a copy of our updated parent handbook (3/4/20).  All program parents will receive a hardcopy from your school's program staff at sign-out.  Please make sure that you sign the acknowledgment sheet (p.11, last page) and give it to our staff for our records.  Thank you for your patience in awaiting this update.  It takes effect immediately.

ADMISSIONS:  Start the 1st day of each month and registrations are required at least 1 month in advance.  New this year - The $30 non-refundable registration fee and 1st month's tuition are also due at the time of registration.
EXAMPLE:  For a November 1st start date, registrations need to be completed online by October 1st with payment of the $30 registration fee and first month's tuition.  Please see RC Enrollment Deadline Dates Calendar below for all our FY20 enrollment deadline dates.

SUCCESSIVE TUITION PAYMENTS:  Due by the 15th of the previous month.
EXAMPLE:  April's tuition will be due by March 15th.  Please see RC Payment Due Dates Calendar below for all our FY20 payment due dates.

**May applications due date: April 1st 

New this year:  THE DEADLINE for MAY, and JUNE PROGRAM CHANGES is APRIL 15th.  Changes must be completed on our Program Change Form by 4/15/20.

REMINDER:  Tuition invoices/notices go out at the beginning of the previous month and tuition is always due the 15th day of the previous month, except for the first month of admission (please see ADMISSION above).  Payment to: Methuen Public Schools by check or money order - No Cash please; online payment option also.  The option of E-Check  or credit card payments is for a nominal convenience/transaction fee that is for the payment service provided by/through Community Pass/Capture Point.  Methuen Public Schools does not keep those fees.   Thank you for signing up in our program!


** CONGRATULATIONS Superintendent Kwong on being selected as our new full time superintendent starting FY20!  Your support of our programs has been tremendous and we look forward to growing under your leadership.

** Welcome to new Assistant Superintendent Chip McKee!  We look forward to working with you and also growing under your leadership.

**We applied for, but did not receive, a (new) FY20 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant for the Tenney & Timony lower schools, which would have served students in need.  Our Tenney and Timony 21st Century Homework Clubs have begun - please see below for more details.

**Rangers Club's 1st FAMILY NIGHT event (FY19) was a HUGE SUCCESS- held on two nights at LAUNCH! -due to the great response of nearly 500 students & family members!!!
We owe BIG THANK YOUs to our host LAUNCH! and food providers TEXAS ROADHOUSE and CHICK-FIL-A.   Our families had an excellent time and the food was fantastic.  Thank you for being wonderful partners!  Thank you parents and students for being part of our Rangers Club family!

RANGERS CLUB Summer Program 2020 -  We are currently working on the summer program.  Parents will be notified when we have information available.


FY20 21st CCLC After-School Program:   FY20 is year 3 of our high school 21st CCLC Program for MHS 9th - 11th graders - teacher, guidance, & administrator referrals only.  Parents of 21st CCLC students are encouraged at all times to contact our office or the program site coordinator, Juana LaRose, to provide feedback and suggestions regarding the program.


**21st Century Homework Club FY20 has begun! - For Tenney & Timony Gr. 1 - 4 students typically eligible for the 21st CCLC Grant Program.  This program is by teacher referral and invitation only.  Pending enough registrations, the program will run from January 7th through May 2020 - similar to last year. Referred students are/will be contacted.

***MPS Community Programs STEAM Enrichment*** -   We have begun STEAM Enrichment!  Sessions are currently underway at the Marsh, Tenney, and Timony grammar schools and will be added periodically.  Parents will be notified when program activities become available to your children (Grades 3 - 8). 


Please note:  If your child is on medication, doctor's orders and child's meds, including EpiPens, must be submitted before he/she starts the program - we require separate ones from the school day meds.  Thank you! 
                            

REMINDERS:  

 
Programs Closed -  Friday 4/10/20 (Good Friday).
                                      Monday 4/20/20 (Patriots' Day).
                                      Monday 5/25/20 (Memorial Day).


The next early-release days:  Friday 3/27/20 (School Cancelled - NO PROGRAMS).
                                                         Friday 4/17/20 (Professional Development - Program Open).
                                                         Friday 5/22/20 (Professional Development - Program Open).
                                                         

April (Spring Recess) Vacation Program (sept. fee) - Runs from Tuesday 4/21/20 - Friday 4/24/20.  -  Registrations now open on Community Pass.

Tax ID # is listed at the top of the Rangers Club Fee Schedule.

Delayed School Openings - Rangers Club Before School Program is open to registered before-school students.

Snow Day Closures - All programs are closed; for Rangers' Club those days are added on to the school calendar in June.

Rangers Club & Rangers Club Summer Program Parent Handbook is available below - update coming soon.

21st CCLC After-School & Summer Programs Parent Handbook is available below - update coming soon.


MPS Community Programs consists of the following programs: 

Rangers Club - a fee-based before and after school program held in all four grammar schools for MPS students

Rangers Club Summer Program - a fee-based summer program for rising Methuen K-8 children

21st Century Community Learning Centers Program - a federal grant funded program for teacher & staff referred, at-risk and struggling MHS 9th, 10th, & 11th graders.

21st Century Homework Club - a fee-based after-school homework help club for Tenney & Timony Gr. 1 - 4 referred students, formerly members of the 21st CCLC Program and students in need.

STEAM Enrichment - a fee based Gr. 3 - 8 program.
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