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Dear Parents and Staff Members:

21st Century is participating in a fundraising food program called Market Day, the original fundraising food co-oop. has been operating since 1975. Each month, as a participating Market Day school,restaurant-quality food products, from the same vendors that supply many upscale restaurants, will be available for purchase. Our goal is to raise funds that directly support our students, teachers, and students families. We can raise these funds without our students going door-to-door, without purchasing products we wouldnt ordinarily purchase, and with the knowledge that all products are of exceptional quality and covered by a Satistaction Guarentee! The order sheet will be coming home once a month with your student. Please take a few minutes to review it and place an order. We are confident that this fundraising program will not only benifit our program, but will also benifit you as a consumer. You can find out more about Market Day and even place your order online at Register your email address to receive reminders to order and special offers for online customers. Our Market Day account # is 21650 C.C.L.C Please give Market Day a try! Please check order forms for the scheduled pickup date & time for your orders each month. Orders can be made online or by sending in order forms. Payment is expected by cash, check, or Bridge Card at pickup or with your order.
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For further information please contact our main office at: (269) 965-3883

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Welcome to Before and After School Learning, at Battle Creek Public Schools!

Elementary Program

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Mission statement:

The Mission of 21st Century Community Learning Centers is to provide:

Quality before and after school care
Academic instruction in math and reading
Enrichment activities
Homework assistance
Nutritional meals, following USDA guidelines
Field Trips
Service Learning Projects
Cultural activities
Recreation and sports activities
Safe environment before and after school
Highly Qualified Curriculum Coordination
Certified Site Coordinators
Certified Teachers
Experienced Staff Members

Message from Project Director – Jennifer Bonner Jennifer-Bonner-001[1]

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Please take note of the following information and rates for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers School Age Program in your school.  The program offers a supportive environment in which school-age children may grow and develop.  Key aspects include:

  • The program is not a drop in babysitting service. Qualified staff seeks to implement a program that keeps children safe, active, and learning.
  • The program is located within each school so that children do not have to walk, use a bus or      car.  Hired staff meets state licensing standards for current First Aid and CPR training.
  • Activities, facilities, equipment and approaches are suited to meet the needs of the range of development stages of school age children.
  • Children are cared for by staff with which they can develop secure relationships in the familiar environment of the school setting.
  • Children will be given time to relax before or after school. Staff will set aside time daily so that children can begin or complete their homework assignment while at the program while receiving new learning materials during the program.
  • With the use of the school outdoor equipment and gymnasium, the program offers children many opportunities for exercise as well as organized games with the support of other outside agencies such as the Y Center.
  • The program is non-profit with fees structured to meet some of the expenses and not to produce a profit.
  • Rates:  $5.00 registration fee per student with new registration form

          $25.00 quarterly fee per family to be paid with new registration

          $25.00 quarterly fee per family December 1,2013

          $25.00 quarterly fee per family March 1, 2014

Thank you for your interest and support of the 21st Century program.  Wishing you and your family a great school year. If you have any questions, please call the 21st Century office at (269) 965-3883.

Sincerely yours,

Jennifer Bonner, Project Director

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Thanks and Wishing you all a wonderful School year
Jennifer Bonner
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Battle Creek Public Schools

Middle/High School Program

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Recent Events:

stem (640x192)(Visit our NW Stem page) 21st Century is excited to have been chosen as a pilot site for the unique “STEM Challenge” developed by NASA for the U.S. Department of Education. This year North Western Middle school students will participate in a STEM Challenge based upon real mission data and experiences that occur during human and robotic exploration of the solar system

  • Students have 3 challenges from which to choose
  • Educators will attend NASA training for each challenge
  • Students may participate in live connections with NASA scientists and engineers to support the development of their designs.
  • Students will create a brief video showcasing their response to the challenge and submit the video for review.
  • NASA will select student submissions to highlight in a culminating live Web event!

Each challenge comes with an educator guide, videos and resources to help educators conduct the challenges and engage the students. Slide04

We are excited to announce that after the success of our Rookie Year High School Robotics FIRST Team #4483 we have created two new Teams for our Middle School Students! This years kick off will begin Sept. 7th. We look forward to a new challenge for our students as they participate with engineers from Kellogg Community College of Engineering.

Click on our Logo to the Left to visit the 21st Century ROBOTICS web page.

Message from Superintendent – Dr. Linda Hicks

Battle Creek Public Schools is extremely fortunate to have 21st Century, an excellent before and after school program for our students.  Quality after-school programs offer a vast array of learning experiences and include activities above and beyond the traditional school day.  There is accumulating research that after-school programs, summer school, and extended school days enable children who are behind to catch up and also enhances their social and emotional development.

Our 21st Century program enriches the lives of our students.  Battle Creek Public Schools is pleased and privileged to have such a great opportunity to meet the needs of our children.