21st Century Community Learning Center

September 2018

Dear Families:

We are pleased to invite your child to attend Reiche LearningWorks Afterschool!

Reiche school staff and your child’s classroom teacher believe your child will benefit from the additional academic learning experience in LearningWorks Afterschool.  The program is designed to engage students in hands-on math, science, and literacy and expand their background knowledge, vocabulary, teamwork, communication, and analytical thinking skills. Our first engineering unit of the year is on engineering a safe animal trap!!             

Our program integrates daily physical fitness, health, and arts/cultural activities. We offer field trips and invite guest presenters periodically, to reinforce learning and build community connections. This afterschool program is provided by LearningWorks, in partnership with Portland Schools, and is funded by 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

This program does not offer individualized homework help or tutoring, however, staff may provide opportunities for students to get started, offering guidance, during student choice time.

LearningWorks Afterschool Program Details

  • Program begins Monday September 17th, 2018 – May 2019 end date TBD
  • Program runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays
  • Times are TBD, approximately 2 hours daily (+1 hour on early release Wednesdays)
  • No program on Fridays, in-service days, February or April vacation weeks
  • Students are expected to attend daily, unless otherwise discussed with site coordinator
  • The program is free to all participating students; healthy snacks provided daily
  • Students must be enrolled in grades 2, 3, 4, or 5 in the 2018 school year
  • Transportation home is available for eligible students. 
    • Please indicate on your enrollment form if you are requesting a bus. 
    • We will follow up to confirm eligibility.  Stops may be up to ½ mile from homes.


Space is limited.Please return the completed registration form directly to Toni Newsome as soon as possible to secure a LearningWorks Afterschool spot for your child.

Please call 615-5312 with any questions.


Toni Newsome                                                            Amy Pichette

Site Coordinator, LWAS Reiche School                      Director, LearningWorks Afterschool


To learn more about LearningWorks Afterschool visit the Learning Works Maine webpage or connect with our Learning Works Portland Facebook page for a glimpse of the invaluable academic and social opportunities we offer our students of all ages. Special events and fieldtrips planned for Reiche participants and their families are posted on the Reiche web page "Learning Works" calendar . Enrollment in LWAS is open to eligible students by invitation.  For more information on the LWAS program at Reiche School, please contact Toni Newsome at 207-615-5312 or