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What is Super Saturdays?
Super Saturdays is a social recreational program for all students in Braintree from the age of 8 and older that are serviced through the Special Education Department. We are committed to providing students with a safe and welcoming environment and a wide array of activities that are healthy, interactive, engaging and …fun! We generally start in early to mid September in order to make the most of the beautiful fall weather. We have many terrific activities planned but we are also very open to new ideas. As we get to know the students and their interests better we will continue to adjust our activity schedule.
We have two sessions (Fall and Spring) with each session running for twelve weeks and we have additional optional activities planned for the school vacation weeks in February and April. The program is funded through the hard work and generosity of parents and family members who plan and organize fundraising activities throughout the year. In addition to the operating expences that pay for staffing and transportation there is an additional activity fee. The activity fee was $240 for each twelve week session during the 2010-2011 year which breaks down to $20 per week. It is estimated that the actual expence for each child is valued at approximately $1500 per year. Due to the increasing popularity of the program and related expences to maintain a 3-1 counselor-student ratio it is anticipated that the activity fee will be increased to $25 per week for the 2011-2012 academic year or $300 per session. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in the fundraising efforts to help curtail the price of the program.
The Super Saturdays Program meets at the Liberty School on 49 Proctor Road with approximate hours between 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The hours may change depending on the activity and sometimes we ask parents to drop students at a different location if our activty is local for the day. Each week an e-mail is sent to parent/guardians providing specific details of the weekly activity. Our activities typically extend through the lunch hour so students are encouraged to bring their lunch. On special occasions we may provide lunch.
We would like to see as many students as possible take advantage of this exciting program. If you have any questions about the program or suggestions for us to consider we would to love hear from you. We are really looking forward to sharing many fun filled Saturdays with your child.