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CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
OF NEW BRITAIN

In partnership with family and community, the Consolidated School District of New Britain works to provide the best personalized and comprehensive whole-child education at every level so students will be prepared for, and positively contribute to, a profoundly different future. The Consolidated School District of New Britain strives to pursue excellence one student at a time.

Consolidated School District of New Britain

Summer Learning Experiences



Below is information regarding each of our summer learning programs. To register for any of our summer learning programs, please do so through the Online Parent Portal. If you need assistance, please email nbsummer@csdnb.org.


CREATE is in its 5th year as a summer initiative for Grade 4-5 students.  It is designed to give students hands-on experiences  to help improve their school engagement, especially in the areas of the Arts.  Partnerships between CSDNB and Community-Based Organizations will help students connect to both their school and the larger community.

Program Dates
July 19 - August 6, 2021

Location/Time
New Britain High School 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Meals
Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Cost
FREE

Transportation
Busing will be provided for ALL students - letters will be sent home by early July

Registration
First come/first served basis (up to 160 students); 

Focus

• Arts & Creative Writing - A Hero’s Journey
• Camp-like environment - not a typical classroom environment; project-based learning
• Daily activities with both Teachers doing individual, non-traditional writing projects and Community Organizations in Arts-related fields: visual arts, theater, music, rap poetry, digital production, etc.
• Physical education 
• Community Service Projects
• Hands-on activities with teachers and community providers
• Team-building, community service, and creative, imaginative fun!
• End of program Showcase of Learning

Additional Questions
Please email nbsummer@csdnb.org


Jump Start into Kindergarten is in its FIRST year as a summer initiative for students entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. It is designed to give students a sneak-peek into the world of kindergarten while also providing hands-on experiences to get them excited about learning and seeing their place as members of the New Britain School community. Students will work with CSDNB kindergarten teachers and community partners to learn school routines, get to know new friends, and get ready for elementary school.

Program Dates
July 19 - August 6, 2021

Location/Time
DiLoreto Elementary School
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Meals
Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Cost
FREE

Transportation
Busing will be provided for ALL students - letters will be sent home by early July

Registration
First come/first served basis (up to 120 students). Students who are already in CSDNB's Pre-K 4 can register through the Parent Portal under Forms. Students who are already pre-registered for kindergarten, but have not attended Pre-K in CSDNB will receive information on setting up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account in the mail so that they can register for Jump Start. If you have not yet registered your child for kindergarten, click here to get started!

Focus

• Small class sizes
• Practice with school routines, language, and daily activities
• Ample support staff for academic, social, and linguistic support
• Hands-on learning activities with teachers and community providers
• Camp-like environment Socialization with peers
• End of program Showcase of Learning - I’m Ready for Kindergarten!

Additional Questions
Please email nbsummer@csdnb.org


Learning Through the Arts (LTA) is a new summer initiative for Smalley Elementary students in Grades 1-3. Learning Through the Arts is designed to help students develop critical thinking abilities, independent judgment and creative problem solving skills. LTA is designed to infuse the arts into the classroom. It will integrate arts into academic areas to build student’s background knowledge, critical thinking and comprehension skills.

Program Dates
July 19 - August 6, 2021

Location/Time
Smalley Elementary School
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Meals
Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Cost
FREE

Transportation
Busing will be provided for ALL students - letters will be sent home by early July

Registration
First come/first served basis 

Focus

• STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)
• Visual Literacy
• Daily activities with both Teachers and Community Artists
• Purposeful Play
• Community Centered Learning
• End of program Showcase of Learning

Additional Questions
Please email nbsummer@csdnb.org


Level Up! Programs are designed to give students hands-on experiences beyond the classroom. Programs will take place during out-of-school hours and the themes will vary from session to session. You can expect exciting programming for students where they have real-world experiences that will give them the edge they need to “Level Up!” and gain the valuable knowledge they need to succeed!

Program Dates
Out of school time, Saturdays, school vacations, etc.
Summer Level Up!: July 12 - 16 (Grades K-8) August 9 - 13 (Grades K-8)

Location
Varies by Program
Summer Level Up!: Lincoln, RELC, Smalley (Grades K-3) NBHS (Grades 4-5 and 6-8)

Time
Varies by Specific Program
Summer Level Up!: 8:00 - 4:00

Meals
Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Cost
FREE

Transportation
Busing will be provided for ALL students. Letters will be sent home by early July for Summer 2021 Level Up!

Registration
First come/first served basis (up to 100 students per site)

Focus

• Enrichment - providers will vary based on program
• Activities could include: art, music, movement, creative writing, cooking, STEM, sports, outdoor activities, and MORE!

Additional Questions
Please email nbsummer@csdnb.org


S.E.E. (Summer Enrichment Experience) is in its 10th year as a summer initiative for Elementary School students in Grades K-3. It is designed to give students an extra academic boost while also providing hands-on experiences to get them excited about learning and seeing their place in the community. Partnerships between CSDNB and Community-Based Organizations will help students connect to both their school and the larger community.

Program Dates
July 19 - August 6, 2021

Location
Lincoln Elementary (for students whose home schools are Lincoln, Gaffney, and Holmes) Roosevelt Early Learning Center (for students whose home schools are Chamberlain, Smith, and Northend) Smalley Elementary (for students who attend Smalley, Jefferson, and Vance)

Time
8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Meals
Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Cost
FREE

Transportation
Busing will be provided for ALL students - letters will be sent home by early July

Registration
First come/first served basis (up to 160 students)

Focus

• STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
• Camp-like environment - not a typical classroom environment; project-based learning
• Daily activities with both Teachers doing STEM-related projects/experiments and Community Organizations in STEM-related fields
• Physical education
• Community Service Projects
• Team-building, career exploration, community service, personal development (physical fitness, nutrition, wellness, money management, etc.)
• End of program Showcase of Learning

Additional Questions
Please email nbsummer@csdnb.org


Teachers in the Park (TiPs) is in its FIRST year as a summer initiative for PK3 and PK4 students. It is designed to give students and parents/guardians an opportunity for hands-on experiences to keep them excited about learning over the summer. These programs teaches students and parents/guardians the basic fine and gross motor skills necessary to create a solid foundation for future skills and activities that are part of everyday life in a fun and stress-free environment!

Program Dates
June 22 - July 15

Location
Roosevelt Early Learning Center (Varied Activity Centers)
Gaffney Elementary School (Start Smart Sports Move and Play)

Time
5 - 6 PM

Meals
No meals provided

Cost
FREE

Transportation
No transportation provided

Registration
First come/first served basis - Enrollment of 12 students. Students MUST be registered for PK in CSDNB to be eligible for TiPs. If you have not yet registered your child for kindergarten, click here to get started!

Focus

• Small class sizes
• Ample support staff for academic, social, and linguistic support
• Hands-on learning activities with teachers and CSDNB staff
• Camp-like environment
• Socialization with peers, teachers and parents/guardians

Additional Questions
Please email nbsummer@csdnb.org


XTREME is in its 5th year as a summer initiative for Middle School students. It is designed to give students hands-on experiences in STEM-related fields to help improve their school engagement, especially in the areas of math and science. Partnerships between CSDNB and Community-Based Organizations will help students connect to both their school and the larger community.

Program Dates
July 19 - August 6, 2021

Location
New Britain High School

Time
8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Meals
Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Cost
FREE

Transportation
Busing will be provided for ALL students - letters will be sent home by early July

Registration
First come/first served basis (300-350 students per site)

Focus

• Small class sizes for reading, writing, and math enrichment
• Ample support staff for academic, social, and linguistic support
• Community Meeting daily to increase connection to school environment
• Hands-on learning activities with teachers and community providers
• Camp-like environment
• Community service project embedded in program
• Team-building
• End of program Showcase of Learning

Additional Questions
Please email nbsummer@csdnb.org

 


What programs make up the New Britain Summer Learning Experiences?

• Jump Start into Kindergarten: Students entering Kindergarten in Fall 2021
• SEE: Grades K-3
• CREATE: Grades 4-5
• XTREME: Grades 6-8
• Level Up: Grades K-8

When will the programs take place?

• Jump Start, SEE, CREATE and XTREME will be held July 19 - August 6
• Level Up weeks will be July 12-16 and August 9-13

Where will the programs be held?

• Jump Start: DiLoreto
• SEE: Lincoln, RELC, Smalley
• CREATE: NBHS XTREME: NBHS
• Level Up: Lincoln, RELC, Smalley, NBHS

How much time will my student spend engaged in online learning during the summer programming?
Programs run from 8 AM - 4 PM with breakfast and lunch included. Jump Start, SEE, CREATE and XTREME combine rich hands-on learning experiences with teachers and enrichment activities with community partners. Level Up has students engaging in programming with CSDNB community partners.

Why should I consider enrolling my student in summer programming?
CSDNB is proud to offer high-quality summer programming and this year is no exception! We will be back in-person, following the CSC guidelines for COVID-19 safety protocols. Keeping your child engaged and safe are our top priorities. 

What do I have to do to register my child?
For ALL Programs: If your child was invited to attend summer programming, visit the Power School parent portal and open the form. Each child invited will have a separate form.

Is the program mandatory for my child?
The program is an opportunity for students to stay engaged through exciting programming done online. While it is not mandatory, it will help students transition back to school in Fall 2021.

What enrichment opportunities are offered through summer programming?
CSDNB’s community partners are committed to working with students during Summer 2021. Students will work with community partners in a variety of hands-on activities throughout the program. Examples of the type of opportunities that will be offered are STEM activities, physical education, art classes, Tae-kwon-do, cooking classes and lots more!

What materials will my child need?
Any materials your student needs will be provided to him/her at no cost to you. Students in SEE, CREATE, and XTREME SHOULD bring their Chromebooks to the program each day.

What support will there be for my student and for me during Summer 2021?
CSDNB teachers, paraprofessionals, behavior support assistants, nurses, community partners and other support staff will be available to support students. We pride ourselves on a low student to adult ratio so that we can give as much personalized instruction as possible.

Will there be a Summer Showcase?
YES! Stay tuned for the date of the annual summer showcase where students demonstrate their learning. This takes place during the LAST week of Jump Start, SEE, CREATE, and XTREME - the week of August 2.

Who can I contact if I need additional information?
Please email nbsummer@csdnb.org with any questions about any of our New Britain Summer Learning Experiences.

Contact Information


Please look for your student’s home school and contact the person below with any questions regarding summer programming.

Name School Email Address Phone Number
Jennifer Wright HALS Academy Click to email 860-860-2266
Emily Sirois Smith Elementary Click to email 860-223-8819
Kenny Noyola Vance Elementary Click to email 860-225-8731
Evelyn Lopez DiLoreto Elementary & Middle Click to email 860-223-2885
Karla Sosa DiLoreto Elementary & Middle Click to email 860-223-2885
Jemima Sam Holmes Elementary Click to email 860-223-8294 Ext. 158
Lila Ocasio Chamberlain Elementary Click to email 860-832-5692
Imari Watson Lincoln Elementary Click to email 860-225-1581
Samantha V. Williams Northend Elementary Click to email 860-223-3819
Deb Madigan Gaffney Elementary Click to email 860-223-2051
Majadah Nassir Jefferson Elementary Click to email 860-224-3193
Chase Morales Smalley Elementary Click to email 860-357-0918
Jason Gibson Pulaski Middle Click to email 860-225-7665 Ext. 217
Joe Foran Slade Middle Click to email 860-225-6395