CLC Program

  • 21st Century Community Learning GRANT

    Our school has the privilege of being the recipient of the 21st Century CLC grant.  This grant provides students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program all while having fun with hands-on activities. At the same time, our program is designed to help working parents/guardians by providing a safe environment for students during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session.  Our program objectives are as follows:

    Objective 1: Student attendance will be entered daily into the program monitoring system. The program director will track student attendance results daily/weekly and make calls to parents of those that have not attended regularly to problem solve the concern with families.

    What progress have we made toward this goal?

    Recognizing the relationship between attendance and student achievement and success, attendance is monitored daily. If a student is absent from the program and a parent or day school teacher has not reached out, staff contacts the parent.

    Objective 2: 85% of students regularly participating in the program will show continuous improvement in achievement as determined by improvement in Math and/or Reading percentiles from “minimal” or “basic” to “proficient” or “advanced proficient” on the MAPS

    What progress have we made towards this goal?

    We have made significant progress with this goal through our hands-on approach to math and reading enrichment in our after school programming.  We will continue to use this approach and will add additional activities to both grow and challenge our students.

    Objective 3: Fruzen will offer high-quality enrichment opportunities that positively affect student outcomes such as school attendance and academic performance, and result in decreased disciplinary actions or other adverse behaviors.   

    What progress have we made towards this goal?

    Our mid-year report reflects an average daily attendance of 137 students. This speaks not only our multiple, high-quality program offerings, but to the engaging delivery by our certified teachers.


    Before School: 7:15am - 8:15am (must arrive no later than 7:25 in order to participate).

    After School: 3:50pm - 5:45pm

    *Note: New participants for the after school program are accepted during the first week of each month.

    Classes your child will be able to choose from in March are as follows:

    1. Bottoms Up
    Have you ever wanted to make your own clothing? The Bottoms Up class is your chance! You will learn about the parts and functions of the machine, as well as how to read a pattern and measure and cut material.  At the conclusion of the program, you will have your own hand-made pair of pajama bottoms. Those who finish early will also be able to make a pillow or blanket.

    2. STEM Challenges
    Each night in this class will bring new opportunities to collaborate and problem solve by executing STEM challenges.  From Mentos in Diet Coke to a paper airplane challenge, students will be actively problem solving and moving all night!

    3.Sign Language 101
    This introductory class will help develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in American Sign Language.  We will learn the alphabet as well as basic communicative signs.

    Through a series of planned team building events that are fun and motivational, teams build skills like communication, planning, problem-solving and conflict resolution. These team building activity ideas help to facilitate long term team building through fostering genuine connections, deeper discussions, and processing.

    2.  LEGO WeDo
    Robots are rising to help us solve engineering problems.  In this robotics adventure, participants will take their interest in robots, couple it with engineering design to build and program robots to find engineering solutions to some real-life challenges.  Engineering challenges will include rescue missions, earthquake-resistant buildings, trash clean up and more! 

    3.  Chess Club
    Advantages of learning to play chess are that it helps young people learn to concentrate and think logically. In addition, chess teaches children many fundamentals, like problem-solving, focus, patience and follow-through.

    Fridays are FUN! Students are able to choose among stations. Examples include gym time, Gaga ball, board games, Osmo, soccer, art stations and much more!

    If you have any questions about this fun opportunity for your child, please contact Mrs. Arp @ (608) 361-2020 or