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Summer Programs!


Charlestown Learning Center Summer Program Updates! 

The Charlestown Learning Center is currently offering some exciting summer  opportunities! If you are interested in registering for any of our programs below, please click here

Summer Reading and Writing Camp - Biography Focus "My Sporting Hero Presents: Tom Brady"

June 26th through June 29th from 9:00am- 12:00pm

Get a head start on your scholar's summer reading and writing homework with our incredible, BPS certified teacher, Ms. Shannon Moran! Throughout the week, scholars in rising 4th through 6th grade will be reading "My Sporting Hero Presents: Tom Brady". This program promises to hold students' engagement through group discussions, fun activities and completing several writing prompts in their own personal notebooks. Snack and outdoor time will be provided throughout each day. This program costs $325 and includes a personal copy of the book!

Chess Wizards HALF DAY AM Chess Camp

Session 1:  6/26-6/30 9:00am -12:00pm

Session 2: 8/21-8/25 9:00am -12:00pm

Chess Wizards will be offering two, week long half day summer camps at the Learning Center this summer! This training is ideal for scholars in rising 1st through 8th grade. Upon completion of the camp, chess players will receive a tshirt, trophy and chess puzzles folder! This program costs $265. 

American Red Cross Babysitter Training

Thursday, August 31st -  9:00am-4:30pm

The Red Cross will be running an in-person babysitting training at the Learning Center on August 31st! This program provides youths who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop their own babysitting business and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Scholars will have lunch and several breaks built in throughout the day. This training is ideal for scholars ages 11 and up. Upon completion of the one day program, students are given a babysitting certificate that never expires! This program costs $130 per child. 

For scholarship information or any questions about the programs listed above, please contact Blake Riley, Learning Director, at cllclearningdirector@gmail.com. For immediate updates, follow us on Instagram, @charlestownlearningcenter ! Thank you for your support and dedication to the Learning Center - we greatly appreciate it. 

 

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Lacrosse season is upon us! Excited to announce that we are a few weeks away from kicking off the 2023 Spring Season! Shooting out this email to notify you all of some important dates looking ahead for practices and games. 

 We're waiting on finalization of the Mass Youth Lacrosse Schedule to know what Sunday's will look like but please see below for all important dates looking ahead to the start of the season.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Practice Start 
    • Girls: Monday 3/20
    • Boys: Tuesday 3/21
  • Games Start 
    • Grades 3rd - 8th Grade: 4/2 
    • Grades 1st & 2nd Grade 4/23

Practice Times/Locations

  • Mon: Girls at BHCC 
    • 5:30-6:45 grades 1-4 
    • 6:45-8:00 grades 5-8 
  • Tues: Boys at BHCC 
    • 5:30-6:45 grades 1-4 
    • 6:45-8:00 grades 5-8 
  • Wed: Girls on back turf @ Charlestown High
    • 5:30-6:45 grades 1-4 
    • 6:45-8:00 grades 5-8 
  • Thurs: Boys on back turf @ Charlestown High
    • 5:30-6:45 grades 1-4 
    • 6:45-8:00 grades 5-8 

Select Information

    • Games Start: 4/7- 4/8 
    • Location: Select games at BHCC 

K1/K2 Scoops Lacrosse

    • Dates: 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11 
    • Location: Back turf @ Charlestown High

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to getting out on the field with everyone this spring!

 

 

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Uniform Store Reopened

 

PLEASE PURCHASE A UNIFORM IF NEEDED THIS WEEKEND

 

The Powell Lacrosse uniform link is live. Please read in entirety as families are now ordering their game Jersey and uniform directly from Powell. Due to the consistent request for the children to keep their Game jersey at the end of the season we are NOW having families order all 3 directly; the Game Jersey, Shorts and Shooter/Under Shirt.

Charlestown Lacrosse will not be handing out game jerseys or shorts/shooters.

Siblings and cousins etc. can absolutely pass on uniforms and game jerseys they have outgrown to another player as desired instead of ordering a new one.

The uniform store closes 3/1…. there will not be any late orders past 3/1 to ensure all uniforms arrive in time for the season.

If your child needs a new uniform (including game jersey) please order ASAP.

  • Sizing: add 1 size to what size your child currently wears for gym shorts/swim trunks, t shirt etc.
  • Game Jersey
    • If your child played last year but you need to order your child a larger size, make sure you order the same uniform number they currently have. I.e., the number on the back 11, 23, 19 etc.
      • If you lost your Game jersey & forgot what # your child wore last season then follow below, same as new families for jersey #
    • If your child is new to Charlestown Lacrosse, please order as follows.
      • The day of the month they were born on as follows.
        • Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov birth months
          • The exact day they were born on, i.e., 1st = 1, 2nd =2 etc.
        • Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec
          • The day they were born on +31, the 1st of the month =32, 2nd = 33, 3rd=34, 4th=35 etc.
      • This will ensure we limit the duplicate numbers within the same School Grade year. With over 450 children playing lacrosse annually in Charlestown it will be impossible to not have some duplicates, but this will limit duplicate #’s.
THIS WEEKEND
20% Discount @ DICK'S Sporting Goods
 
 
Massachusetts Youth Lacrosse 20% OFF SHOP EVENT
Friday, March 3rd - Monday, March 6th
All MA, RI and Southern NH Store Locations
(for list of locations, please visit www.dickssportinggoods.com)
 
THIS WEEKEND: Our partner, DICK’S Sporting Goods, is offering you a 20% off discount throughout the store to help you gear up for the season! Be sure to use the coupon linked below, as this is specific to our organization. The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above, and should be shown at the register during checkout.
 
 
 
Online order discount code: SDLK52GOC1KOVZ  
**Please note that unlike the in-store offer, this discount is limited to select team sports equipment items and cleats only. Online offers are also subject to vendor mandated restrictions.**
 
K1/K2 Spring Registration!
 
We apologize for the delay, but are excited to open up our K1/K2 Spring Registration. This spring we're partnering with Scoops Lacrosse to bring a fun and enjoyable environment for the kids. 
 
Scoops Lacrosse helps kids, players, teammates, and individuals on and off the field, by focusing
on the fun in fundamentals, Scoops classes are designed to ensure the game of lacrosse is learned the right way.
 
The practice plans, confidence building, and the excitement generated by the players, coaches, parents, and everyone involved will help create a positive, learning environment for the next generation of Charlestown Lacrosse Rockstars. (https://www.scoopslax.com/)
 
Season Outline:
K1/K2 Ages 3 to Kindergarten | No experience or Pads needed
Number of classes: 6
Time: 12pm - 1pm on Sundays 
Location: Charlestown has a field secured in town (TBD on final details here.)
Dates: 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11 
Price: $125/player 
(IMPORTANT NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO CREATE A NEW DEMOSPHERE ACCOUNT)
 
We'll also be looking for 8-10 volunteers who are interested in helping to roll balls out and run stations! Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping out. 
 
Please help spread the word to friends and families who may be interested!
 
Really looking forward to seeing everyone on the field this spring!
 
- Cam

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FREE Drop In Homework Tutoring!

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6:00pm - Beginning January 17th through end of BPS School Year

 

We are pleased to welcome all Kindergarten through 9th graders to join our highly qualified, fully certified, current Boston Public School educators for weekly in-person homework support! Homework club will run every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:30pm-6:00pm (except for dates on which BPS is closed for weather, school breaks or otherwise). Homework club will follow the BPS school calendar and will run through the end of the school year. 

If your scholar is interested in tutoring, you must register in advance online in order to complete our liability waiver and receive the weekly sign up emails. For those who have registered, a weekly Google Document will be delivered to the email used through our registration page for you to sign up and hold your scholar’s spot in each tutoring session. Registration is on a rolling basis throughout the duration of the program.  Registered families should expect to receive the weekly Google Document by the end of day each preceding Thursday. The maximum number of students will be eight per session.  Students must bring their homework to the learning center to receive support from the teachers on site. Chromebooks will be available for students who have online homework. 

Private tutoring can cost up to $100 per hour! We are thrilled to offer this service for free but donations for tutoring are always welcome! Any donations would go back towards materials, scholarships, technology and paying our qualified tutprs! If you are interested in making a donation, please Venmo @Charlestown-lacrosse.

If you have any further questions regarding our Homework Club, please reach out to Blake Riley, cllclearningdirector@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!


  

LACROSSE: SPRING REGISTRATION REMINDER

Hello Everyone!

Our Spring Classic Lacrosse Season is now open for Girls / Boys in Grade 1-8 running from March to June this Spring! Thank you for your patience as we were working on getting this out. 

Full equipment will be needed which for the Girls includes Goggles, Mouthguard, and a Stick. For the boys this includes a Helmet, Mouth guard, Shoulder Pads, Gloves, Elbow Pads, Protective Cup and Stick

An active MYL (Mass Youth Lacrosse) membership is required for every player as there is an insurance component to the membership which is included in our registration fee. There is also a multi-child discount of $50.

Please register here: https://charlestownlacrosse.demosphere-secure.com/_registration

(IMPORTANT NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO CREATE A NEW DEMOSPHERE ACCOUNT)

We will be sharing a link to Powell Lacrosse to order uniforms in the coming days for those that may need a new uniform or those that were not part of the program last season. Please keep an eye out!

K1/2 UPDATE

We will be sending out information for K1/2 Registration soon! We're excited to announce that we're partnering with Scoops Lacrosse for K1/2 this spring! More exciting info to come on this.  

Thank you and we look forward to a safe, competitive and fun season for all! 

- Cam Joyce &

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FREE AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB!

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6:00pm - Beginning January 17th through end of BPS School Year

 

We are pleased to welcome all Kindergarten through 9th graders to join our highly qualified, fully certified, current Boston Public School educators for weekly in-person homework support! Homework club will run every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:30pm-6:00pm (except for dates on which BPS is closed for weather, school breaks or otherwise). Homework club will follow the BPS school calendar and will run through the end of the school year. 

If your scholar is interested in tutoring, you must register in advance online in order to complete our liability waiver and receive the weekly sign up emails. For those who have registered, a weekly Google Document will be delivered to the email used through our registration page for you to sign up and hold your scholar’s spot in each tutoring session. Registration is on a rolling basis throughout the duration of the program.  Registered families should expect to receive the weekly Google Document by the end of day each preceding Thursday. The maximum number of students will be eight per session.  Students must bring their homework to the learning center to receive support from the teachers on site. Chromebooks will be available for students who have online homework. 

Private tutoring can cost up to $100 per hour! We are thrilled to offer this service for free but donations to support homework club are always welcome! Any donations will go towards materials, scholarships, technology and paying our tutors. If you are interested in making a donation, please Venmo @Charlestown-lacrosse.

Coming Soon in 2023  

-Financial Literacy Course for Middle and High Schoolers

-New England Etiquette Academy - Etiquette Boot Camp 

-Letgoyourmind - Advanced STEM LEGO Coding for 4th through 6th grade scholars.

 

CLLC Winter Skills Session #2
 Info & Registration
 
Happy New Year!! Hope everyone was able to enjoy the holidays. We're excited to announce we'll be picking back up Indoor Winter Skills Session #2 again starting Monday (1/9) in Winchester at the Teamworks Indoor Field! 
 
We had a great first 6 weeks of practice before the new year and are looking forward to seeing more and more girls & boys out on the field in the coming months.
 
Please see below for more information on the Charlestown Winter Skills Sessions...
 
  • Location
    •  Teamworks Indoor Facility
    • 120 Cross Street Winchester, MA 01890
  • Sessions
    • Boys & Girls Grades 1-4: 5:30 - 6:30
    • Boys & Girls Grades 5-8: 6:30 - 7:30 
  • Registration
    • $150 per session | Register here - https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=43585&org=CharlestownLacrosse 
  • Sessions
    • Session 2 dates: 
      • 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

We're really looking forward tgetting the kids out on the field this winter! Please let me know if you have any questions while registering.

Best.

Cam

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LEARNING CENTER UPDATES!

Below are a few program reminders and updates from the learning center. If you are interested in registering, direct link here: www.charlestownlacrosse.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=98019&org=CharlestownLacrosse 

 

Book Club - Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, Ages 9-11 4 SPOTS LEFT!

Tuesdays 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7  - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

We will be partnering with the Kennedy Center, Turn It Around and Essem Art this November for our first collaborative Book Club! Our first book will be Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. This book club is geared towards scholars ages 9-11. The vision for this book club is to create an environment where kids are excited to read! This club will not feel like homework! Each week, kids will read together, discuss the novel and participate in activities related to the text. Towards the end of the course, kids will watch the movie Hoot and compare the book to film. In our very last class, kids will work with Sophia Moon and create a final art project!  Cost is $100 and the book is included!  

 

For scholarship information or any questions about any of the programs listed above, please contact Blake Riley, Learning Director, at cllclearningdirector@gmail.com. Thank you for your support and dedication to the Learning Center - we greatly appreciate it. For immediate updates, follow us on Instagram, @charlestownlearningcentercllc !

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Charlestown Learning Center & Lacrosse Leadership...

: Director, Learning Center

: Head Director Boy's & Girl's Lacrosse

: Director Girl's lacrosse

: Head Coach & Lacrosse Development, Girl's Lacrosse

CLLC Board of Directors Executive Leadership Committee...

Ryan Sutton Chair

Corinne Green Vice Chair & Counsel

Katie Signorelli Vice Chair & Treasurer

 

 

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While the learning center is looking for tutors, home-work helpers, foreign language speakers, and general educators.
 
 
Please email Director Learning Center for more information

 

 

 

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