C.O.R.S.E Foundation
Scituate Community Of Resources for Special Education - CORSE
  Home | About Us | Events/News | Sponsors/Donors | Shop CORSE | Proposals | Programs/Registration | Contact Us
header bottom
 

      Instructor Templates

     Best Buddies and Peer

       Mentor Programs     

 

 

    

 

 

Registration for Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Programs

 

Summer Programs

Four Week Cycle July 9 – August 3 unless otherwise designated
 
Registration Deadline June 1.  There is a $25 late registration fee for any forms received after June 1
Financial Assistance is Available


Programs are open to ALL Scituate students, unless designated, and are staffed appropriately so that children with special needs can successfully participate in them.  

For 2018, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Harold Brooks Trust, John W. Alden Trust, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Scituate Rotary Club, South Shore Playhouse Associates as well as our community fundraising supporters.  



Sunshine Adventurers (Pre-School-Kindergarten) PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM RUNS MONDAY–FRIDAY, AUGUST 6-10, 3 HOURS EACH DAY

The main focus of this one-week program is to have FUN while fostering social interactions in a highly motivating peer environment.   This integrated program is open to children of all abilities to have an enjoyable summer experience involving social activities and field trips. Social development skills are practiced and reinforced, and team-building is continually fostered.
Primary Instructor(s):  Kim Sheehan (SPED Teacher), Nicole Cazeault (SPED Teacher)            Time:   Monday-Friday, 9:00-12:00pm
Location: Wampatuck School  

Fee:  $120      
Register by clicking here: https://conta.cc/2uts3QX

 
Grades K-2 Best Buddies Field Trip Fridays (open to all schools) July 13, 20, 27, August Hang with your buddies, have fun on great Friday trips!
This exciting program will provide students with social community outings in a lively, inclusive, and fun atmosphere.  These social activities and field trips will help foster and facilitate meaningful interactions between students and promote friend-to-friend connections while developing social skills.  Field trips are at age-appropriate favorite summer destinations. 
Primary Instructor(s):  Christine Kane (SPED Teacher), Shan Morrissey (SPED Teacher)        
Time:   Fridays 10:00am-12:30pm   
Location:  Jenkins School Entrance                    
Fee:  $80 
Register by clicking here: https://conta.cc/2uqymVk

 
Grades 3-5 Best Buddies Field Trip Fridays (open to all schools) July 13, 20, 27, August 3
Hang with your buddies, have fun on great Friday trips!
This exciting program will provide students with social community outings in a lively, inclusive, and fun atmosphere.  These social activities and field trips will help foster and facilitate meaningful interactions between students and promote friend-to-friend connections while developing social skills.  Field trips are at age-appropriate favorite summer destinations. 
Primary Instructor(s):  Meaghan Baird (SPED Teacher), Mary Hallin (Teacher)                       
Time:   Fridays 10:00am-12:30pm   
Location:  Jenkins School Entrance                    
Fee:  $80 
Register by clicking here: https://conta.cc/2GftLL3

 
Reading and Writing Enrichment Plus Summer ELA Packet!  (Grades 3-5: open to all schools)  Fridays July 13, 20, 27, August 3
Summer Reading fun!

Students will work together in small groups to strengthen their reading comprehension and writing skills.  A reading novel will be chosen for the students that is appropriate toward completing part of their summer ELA assignment; some reading will still need to be completed at home. We will read together in small groups and focus on a different literary theme each week.  In addition, we will use portions of the district’s writing curriculum that relates to the summer reading assignments. 
Primary Instructor(s):  Heather McNamara (Reading Specialist)
Time:  Fridays 8:00-9:30am
Location:  Jenkins School 
Fee:  $50   
Register by clicking here:  https://conta.cc/2Ggv8JE
 

Math Investigators Plus Summer Math Packet! (Grades 3-5: open to all schools Fridays July 13, 20, 27, August 3
This program will work on sharpening math skills. 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. "Math Investigators" will cover the strands of Number Sense, Patterns and Relationships, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, and Measurement. Students will develop an understanding of these strands using games to reinforce skill knowledge, group activities for vocabulary development and multi-step problems.  A portion of each class will be dedicated to working on the summer math online assignments or packets in grade level groupings.
Primary Instructor(s): Deb McHugh (Math Specialist)
Time:   Fridays 9:45-11:15am
Location:  Jenkins School      
Fee:  $50   
Register by clicking here:  https://conta.cc/2Gfvyjf
 

Gates/High School Summer Enrichment Packet Support Fridays July 13, 20, 27, August 3
Keep your reading and math skills sharp!

If you will be in Gates or Scituate High, then you will want to be a part of this small group to work on reading and math summer enrichment packets. The reading novel chosen will be appropriate for the ELA assignment.  Some reading will need to be completed at home. For the math component, please bring a calculator and your student passwords.
Primary Instructor(s): Caitlin Corey (SPED Teacher), Katelyn O’Rourke (SPED Teacher)
Time:   Fridays 9:45-11:45 am
Location:  Jenkins School    
Fee:  $65 
Register by clicking here:  https://conta.cc/2GgxIiO
 
 

Gates/High School Traveling Tuesdays 
PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM RUNS July 10, 17, 24, 31   4 HOURS EACH TUESDAY

The focus of this program will be on introducing students to new environments, activities and people in a fun and relaxed setting. Proposed activities include: kayaking, sight-seeing at favorite area hangouts, exploring Plymouth Harbor or enjoying a day at the beach on 4th Cliff.   Students will be working on social thinking skills, travel training, money skills and fostering peer relationships.
Primary Instructor(s): Julie Meredith (SPED Teacher), Kathleen McCarthy (Physical Education Teacher)
Time:  Tuesdays 12:00-4:00pm
Location: Jenkins School  
Fee:  $130 
Register by clicking here: https://conta.cc/2Gi4pwn

 

___________________________________________________________

 

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 2018, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Harold Brooks Trust, John W. Alden Trust, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Scituate Rotary Club, South Shore Playhouse Associates as well as our community fundraising supporters

 

________________________________________________________

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:

__________________________________________________________________________

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.

                                         _______________________________________________

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.  

                          _______________________________________________

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.  

_____________________________________________________________________

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: