Mary Rowlandson School Extended Learning



Please take a moment to explore the many diverse enrichment opportunities that are available for the Extended Learning Program participants.These activities are organized by month and run in six, eight, or ten-week sessions. Please note that some of these activities require a registration and/or activity fee. You will be notified and billed via email once the activity is filled to its minimum requirement (the minimum will be listed for each activity as it varies). Once an activity is filled the activity will be CLOSED. Visit the activity calendar for a complete listing of events. 

In addition to the activities listed on our calendar, the dynamic Extended Learning Program staff also offer a variety of exciting daily activities that do not require registration. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions for an activity please email Laura Dwyer at ldwyer@nrsd or chat with your Site Coordinator. We are always looking for new ideas to share with our students. 

HOLIDAY BREAK 12/25/2017 - 1/3/2018

This series is designed to pair experienced gardeners and cooks with younger people and less experienced gardens. Gardeners will grow for themselves and for the Community.  In addition, everyone learns and has lots of fun!  Events include a cooking series, and a planting and growing series. We plan on some great Farm to Fork dinners too, and already have commitments for produce and some big-name chefs coming in, as well as yet to be discovered celebrity chefs. If you would like your child to participate please complete the below permission form and have your child return it to Ms. Rita. All are welcome! Kids and adults! Thanks to Harvard Community Health Foundation for their support. Please note all participants will be transported to the Lancaster Council On Aging via the Council On Aging's minivan and must be picked up at the Council On Aging at 5:30 pm. The Council On Aging's address is 39 Harvard Road, Lancaster, Ma. Their phone number is (978) 733 - 1249. This class will run the third Monday of each month.
Grades: K - 5
Dates: 10/16, 11/20, 12/18
Day: Monday
Time: 3:30—5:30 
Cost: Free
Limit: 10 Participants

Permission Form

~JANUARY 2018~
Registrations for the below winter activities are now OPEN!

STEM IS FUN FOR KIDS! Through hands-on activities and STEM challenges, children will think, construct, experiment, discover, and develop the desire to learn more. The children will explore the use of different learning tools that enable and emphasize STEM learning. Participants will learn something new and experience a different kind of fun in each class. Learning is best when kids are having fun! STEM IS Fun! Classes are conducted one hour per week for six weeks.
Instructor: STEM Beginnings Instructors
Grades: K - 3
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Location: MRE Cafeteria
Day: Wednesday
Dates: 1/10- 2/14 (NO CLASS 2/21)
Cost: $105.00 (six sessions) 2018 Price
*Minimum 10 participants to run this class.
Want to learn more about this exciting program? Check out this Fall's weekly newsletters below:
October 4th (unavailable)
October 11th
October 18th
October 25th
November 1st
November 8th

IMAGARENA Over the course of 6 weeks, participants create with over 30 building materials and learn strategies for overcoming creative blocks and working in teams. At the end of the program, their creations are posted online to share with family and friends. Great for after-school programs looking to add a new and exciting enrichment program to their offerings. Classes are conducted one hour per week for six weeks.
Instructor Mr. Tim
Grades: 1 - 3
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Location: MRE Cafeteria
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 2/27 - 4/3 (No Class 2/20)
Cost: $60.00
*Minimum 10 participants to run this class.

ENERGY, FORCES, FLIGHT & ROBOTS May the forces be with you! Explore inertia, momentum, and gravity by launching race cars, spinning bike wheels, and launching catapults. Experiment with tension and compression, discover which shapes are strongest and try to make an earthquake-proof building. Work with robots that react to coding, follow a maze of lines, pick up toys, or even listen and react to sounds, then build your own robotic hand to continue the exploration at home. Discover the wonders of potential and kinetic energy, the mechanics of flight and more related topics throughout the term. Classes are conducted one hour per week for six weeks.
Instructor: Mad Science Instructor
Grades: 1 - 5
Location: MRE Cafeteria
Day: Monday
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Dates: 1/8 - 2/26 (NO CLASS 1/15 and 2/19)
Cost: $105.00
*Minimum 10 participants to run this class.

QUICKSTART TENNIS QuickStart Tennis is a new format to help children 10 and under learn and play the game of tennis. To make it easier for them, a few things have changed.
- The court size.
- The racquet sizes.
- The tennis balls.
- The scoring system.
- The height of the nets.
The changes really work, because now any child between ages 5 and 10 can start playing tennis almost immediately - even if he or she has never picked up a racquet before. Just like other popular youth sports, QuickStart Tennis stresses the importance of actually playing the game of tennis and getting involved in a team competition. QuickStart Tennis is also now part of the USTA Jr. Team Tennis league and Clarke-Oconee Tennis Association (COTA) Junior Team Tennis. This means that even more children will have the opportunity to experience this new format, have fun playing with their friends and develop skills that will become the foundation of their game. Participants should wear sneakers. All other equipment is provided.
Grades: K - 2
Location: Emerson School Gym
Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27
Cost: $110.00


~Margie crafting with her new friends!~

Margie Crafting
~Sewing Club gal pals~
Sewing Club

~Strand Movie Theater Trip~
Strand Movie Theater
~It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Mr. Rossley our SUPER HERO!~
Ross 3
Scott 1
~Gardening at the Lancaster Community Center~
Gardening Marilyn
~Look who stopped in for a spring
Easter Bunny with two kids
Easter Bunny Group
~Junior Chef Program~
Chef Tom
Chef Tom
Chef Tom
Chef T
Kids cooking
~Lego Club is a builder's dream.~
Lego Club
Lego Club
~Valentine cupcake decorating was a sweet success.~
Jenna cupcake happiness
~Great friends creating friendship bracelets~

Friendship bracelet

Friendship bracelet
~Community Center Senior
 and  Student Collaboration~
Community Center

Community Center Garden Beds Progject
   ~Fall Planting~
Fall planting.