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Registration for Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Programs

Academic Year Cycle

 

Programs are open to ALL Scituate Public School students, unless designated, and are staffed appropriately so that children with special needs can successfully participate in them.   For each program, we have identified highly qualified SPS staff and aide support to provide a low staff to student ratio (usually 1:3 for social groups and 1:4 for academic courses) to assure the quality of this programming for our students. Unfortunately, we no longer accept out-of-town registrations for Scituate Public Schools' academic and social development programs, except for students tuitioned into SPS or Scituate students who are enrolled out of district.

Registration deadline is November 10th.  There is a $25 late registration fee for any forms received after November 10th.  Financial Assistance Available

For 2017, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Grace E. Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Massachusetts Bankers Association, Scituate Rotary Club and South Shore Playhouse Associates as well as our community fundraising supporters.

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Circle of Friends (Pre-school) begins January 9, 20 sessions

This program provides a small group setting for students to develop social thinking and language to enhance their play and conversational skills.  Through interactive play and small group activities, children build their skills in communicating, sharing and problem-solving. The optimal teacher-child ratio promotes opportunities for children to learn through structured play and facilitated conversations. Children will be encouraged to express themselves, both verbally and through art/journals. Children will practice identifying expected and unexpected behavior in groups by role playing and using puppets.  Some examples of expected behaviors that will be focused on during the session include; listening to others, taking turns and participating appropriately in group settings.  This class is geared toward 4-5 year olds; 3 year olds will be considered if space is available.

Primary Instructor(s):  Jessica Baird, (SPED Teacher), Kim Sheehan (SPED Teacher)

Time:   Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45-4:15pm  

Location/Fee: Wampatuck School, Room 13  $240        

Register by clicking here.

Please click on the following links to access key information for this program:

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Elementary Best Buddies

We have customized our VERY POPULAR Gates and HS Best Buddies programs for our elementary students!!!!  Best Buddies provides peer buddy and social thinking training opportunities as well as many field trips and social activities for ALL students to participate!  Best Buddies enhances a caring, compassionate and social school community that encourages peer-to-peer support and acceptance of differences.  Interested students will apply for the program with a parent registration and simple teacher recommendation.  Program sessions will alternate between on-site social thinking and team building activities as well as field trips.

Program sessions will alternate between on-site social thinking and team building activities as well as field trips.


Selected Best Buddies are expected to commit to ALL sessions, attendance is mandatory for continued participation in the program.  There are a set number of slots reserved for students who receive Special Education services.

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Elementary Best Buddies (Grade K-2); open to all schools) begins January 16, 9 sessions

Primary Instructor(s): Deb Edgren (School Psychologist), Meaghan Baird (SPED Teacher), Molly Scott (SPED Teacher)

Time: 1-2 times a month Tuesdays 3:45-5:15pm (later for field trip days); schedule will be given in advance

Location: Wampatuck School Room 26

Fee: $0 Best Buddies Programs are fully sponsored by CORSE

Please click on the following links to access key information for this program:

Application Process: 

Parent Required to Complete On-line Registration

Step 1: Parent must register student information with signed consent.  Register by clicking here.

Students Required to Complete Recommendation Letter

Step 2: Students must obtain a recommendation by any SPS faculty member - link to teacher recommendation document; please email to programs@corsefoundation.org or mail to CORSE, PO Box 512 North Scituate 02060 (note zip)

Applicants selected by Program Staff Advisors; This program ALWAYS fills VERY QUICKLY so please submit registration and recommendation letter as soon as possible.  There are a set number of slots reserved for students who receive Special Education services until November 10.  

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Elementary Best Buddies (Grade 3-5); open to all schools) begins January 9, 9 sessions

Primary Instructor(s):  Angela Lang (School Psychologist), Sabrina Daniels (SPED Teacher), Meaghan Baird (SPED Teacher)

Time: 1-2 times a month Thursdays 3:45-5:15pm (later for field trip days); schedule will be given in advance

Location: Jenkins School Room 211

Fee: $0 Best Buddies Programs are fully sponsored by CORSE

Please click on the following links to access key information for this program:

Application Process: 

Parent Required to Complete On-line Registration

Step 1: Parent must register student information with signed consent.  Register by clicking here.

Students Required to Complete Recommendation Letter

Step 2: Students must obtain a recommendation by any SPS faculty member - link to teacher recommendation document; please email to programs@corsefoundation.org or mail to CORSE, PO Box 512 North Scituate 02060 (note zip)

Applicants selected by Program Staff Advisors; This program ALWAYS fills VERY QUICKLY so please submit registration and recommendation letter as soon as possible.  There are a set number of slots reserved for students who receive Special Education services until November 10.  

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Math Investigators (Grades 3-5: open to all schools) begins January 11, 12 sessions

This program will work on sharpening math skills in grade level groupings through games and group activities to reinforce skill knowledge.  It will also equip students to solve multi-step math problems by teaching strategies to understand the question, identify important information, choose an appropriate strategy, solve the problem and then check to make sure it is reasonable. Students will also work on developing their grade level math vocabulary.

Primary Instructor(s): Deborah McHugh (Math Specialist)           

Time:  Thursdays, 3:45-5:15pm

Location/Fee:  Jenkins School  Room 204  $145 

Register by clicking here.

Please click on the following links to access key information for this program: