Kingdom Afterschool programs opened at Burke Town School, Lyndon Town School, Miller's Run School, Newark Street School and Sutton Village School on Sept. 9.

Effective July 1, 2013, Caledonia North Supervisory Union was awarded a new five-year 21st Century Community Learning Center grant by the Vermont Agency of Education to continue to support Kingdom Afterschool Programs. The grant funds provide 50 percent of program costs. Programs also receive funding through local school budgets, SU Title I funds and parent fees. Programs are open to all CNSU K-8th grade students and offer hands-on, project based learning activities focused on skill development in a safe, supportive environment. The daily schedule includes a healthy snack, help with homework, and clubs and activities led by school day teachers and instructors from community partners.

New This Year:

â?¢ Reduced meal eligible students join free meal eligible students in attending programs at no charge.

â?¢ Middle school students attend programs at no charge at all sites.

â?¢ Expanded snack served at Lyndon Town School After The Bell to K-8th grade students attending Afterschool through the sponsorship of the U. S. Department of Agriculture funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. Students are served from a daily snack menu including food from five food groups furnished by the school food service provider, The Abbey Group. The additional food gives students a more nutritious snack to fuel them through their afternoon activities. Snacks are available at no separate charge to enrolled students and provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Any person who believes that he/she has been discriminated against can write to Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302.

â?¢ Increased programming for middle school students at all sites; age appropriate clubs and homework labs.

Student registrations forms and calendars of activities for 2013-2014 are available at each school office and can be found on the school website. Contact Diane Janukajtis, program director, for additional information: djanukajtis@cnsuschools.org, or call 626-6100, ext. 215.

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