Emerson School Extended Learning


Please take a moment to explore the many diverse enrichment opportunities that are available for the Emerson School K - 5 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 when the activity fills. Once an activity is filled the activity will be CLOSED. Visit our 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. 


MUSIC FALL SESSION CLOSED!(Violin & Piano Lessons) No need to drive to music lessons! Marcia Kidder Desilets(mkidmusic@gmail.com) an exceptional music instructor with over 30 years of experience in piano, violin, and viola instruction will be offering 1/2 hour private piano lessons and small group violin and viola lessons for interested K - 5 students. Violins and violas may be rented for a low monthly cost through the Marcia. Lessons will be offered in 10 session increments. Your child can now learn to play the piano, violin or viola as part of their day! Please email Marcia at mkidmusic@gmail.com to reserve a lesson time. Space is limited!

Grades: K - 5
Where:  Emerson School
Time:    Between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Days:    Monday and Wednesday
Cost:     $33.00 (1/2 hour private piano, violin, viola lesson)
            $20.00 (45-minute group session violin or viola lesson)

LIBRARY WEDNESDAY OPEN Small groups of interested students will walk to the Bolton library to enjoy the many wonderful opportunities the library has to offer its visitors. Please take a look at the library's exciting November calendar for this months activities. We encourage parents to sign their child or children up for a Bolton Library card so that students will be able to check out books! Weather permitting.

Grades: K - 5
Day: Wednesday
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Grades: K - 5 
Cost: No Cost

~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 - 2
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Location: Emerson School Gym
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 1/9 - 2/13 
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 3rd
October 10th
October 17th
October 24th
October 31st

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 - 5
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Location: Emerson School Gym
Day: Thursday
Dates: 1/11 - 2/15
Cost: $60.00
*Minimum 10 participants to run this class.

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: 3 - 5
Location: Emerson School Gym
Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Dates: 1/9 - 2/13
Cost: $105.00
*Minumum 10 participants to run this class.



Andrew might be our next PICASSO!
Andrew the artist
The Bolton Extended Learning Program entered this fine gentleman into the annual town Scarecrow Contest!
 Ms. Linda and a few members of the Gardening Club.
Gardening Club
Keith Munslow recording with students
"Lunch Time" song.
 Keith Munslow, children's song writer,
cartoonist and storyteller sharing his
BellyWog drawing with students
 after his presentation.
Keith Munslow
Harry Potter Club is filled with magic.
Chess Wizard's Program combines
strategy and fun.
Chess Wizards

Students in grades K - 8 brought their bikes to the Emerson Gym for a fall tune up and basic bicycle safety. Community cyclists hosted this amazing one hour opportunity for students to learn bike safety and maintenance tips from the experts. The class was open to all interested Extended Learning Program, Florence Sawyer and Emerson School students.