SB After School Program

After School Programs                                                  Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse

The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse offers an after school program for 3rd-8th grade members from 3:00pm-6:00pm weekdays.  Members who attend Bridgeport schools can find the nearest bus stop location in proximity to the Clubhouse and use that as their stop to attend the Clubhouse, or arrange their own transportation with parents/guardians.  Bus transportation is available from the Fairfield School District for McKinley School, and Holland Hill.  Members may participate in a variety of daily activities including: art, technology, homework, gym, game room, and studio. Members that participate in our after school program receive a free healthy snack each day.

Our after school program follows a rotating schedule where each grade rotates activities every 30 minutes. This enables members to participate in all of our program areas, as well as keeping members with their fellow grade members and not staying in one area for the entire afternoon. There is thirty minutes each day for members to complete homework.  Members are required to complete their homework every day unless a parent chooses to have their child complete homework at home.
Fairfield & Bridgeport Schools at SBC
Boys & Girls Grades 3-8 & 9-12

Members are welcome at our Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse from any area school/town.  All members who attend Bridgeport schools must find the nearest bus stop location in proximity to our clubhouse and use that as his/her stop to get here OR find their own transportation with parents/guardians, etc. Holland Hill Elementary School and McKinley Elementary School in Fairfield provide bus transportation for 3rd-5th graders directly to the Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse through a partnership between Wakeman and the Fairfield School District. Bus is available every full day of school and all early dismissal days on the Fairfield school calendar. A "late bus" is also available from school to Wakeman on select days.  
 
After School Program
Members rotate by grade every 30 minutes through activity areas in the clubhouse between 3:00pm and 6:00pm. Areas include homework help, game room, gym, computers, art, fitness studio and more. A free daily healthy snack is provided by the Club to all after school program participants.  Homework is required of all members each day except Friday.  Parents are responsible for picking up their child from Wakeman. The structured after school program ends at 6:00pm.  Members in 3rd-5th grade may stay for Open Rec from 6:00pm-7:00pm and must be picked up by 7:00pm.  Members in 6th-12th grade may stay for Open Rec from 6:00pm-8:00pm and must be picked up by 8:00pm.

Wakeman Walker Program
Wakeman offers a "walker" program for members who attend Black Rock School, St. Ann's Academy and Claytor Magnet School.  The program takes place Monday - Friday and on all scheduled early dismissal days.  The program will not take place on any "pop-up" early dismissal days due to weather, extreme heat or any other unforeseen issue.   Parents/guardians must complete a permission slip and pay the appropriate fee.
 
Vacation Days During School Year
The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse is also open most days during school year when school is closed. Club hours are typically 8:45am-8:00pm for 3rd-12th graders at no additional fee.  

Program Fees
2017-2018 Membership
$125 (Required of all 3rd-8th grade participants in Wakeman programs).
Membership Fee is prorated on or after May 1, 2018.
 
Bridgeport Resident - After School Program Fee
$30 annual fee for 2017-2018 school year.
Fee remains the same regardless of the number of days per week youth attend clubhouse.

Non-Bridgeport Resident - After School Program Fee
$120 annual fee for 2017-2018 school year.
Fee remains the same regardless of the number of days per week youth attend clubhouse.

Teen Membership
$40 annual fee for the 2017-2018 school year.
Fee remains the same regardless of the number of days per week teens attend clubhouse.


For more information, contact Unit Director Laura Magnotta at laura@wakemanclub.org 
How to Register

Wakeman Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse Membership

The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse is located at 2414 Fairfield Avenue in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. We are a brand new facility that opened in June 2011. The clubhouse is open for after school program members Monday – Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm*. Open Rec is Monday – Friday 6:00pm-8:00pm* and on Saturdays 10:00am-3:00pm. Open Rec is where members may come in and have open/free time in the gym and game room. 

How to Register
Wakeman will take membership registrations for the 2017-2018 program year online.  Any child wishing to participate in a Wakeman program or Open Gym must have a current membership. In order to register for membership online, follow the directions below.

1) Current members will receive via email a username and password. **If you have not received a username and password, please call the club during office hours 9am-4pm**

2) Click "Parent Portal" at the very top of this page. Follow the link to our online database.

3) On the "Login" tab you will be prompted to enter your username & password. You will then proceed to renew your membership.

4) If your child is a new member, follow the prompts for "Become a Member” and then click "Sign Up”. This must be done before your child can register for a program.

5) Follow the prompts the entire process.

6) Once you complete the online application and pay for membership, you will then have to go back and add the After School Program option to your cart and pay the fee.  

*Members in 3rd-5th grade must be picked up by 7:00pm Monday - Friday.
*Members in 6th-12th grade must be picked up by 8:00pm Monday - Friday.

Membership Fees
General Membership (3rd-8th grade) - $125
Bridgeport Residents After School Program Fee - $30
Non Bridgeport After School Program Fee - $120
Wakeman Walker Program - $30
Teen Membership (9th-12th grade) - $40***

***Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse Teen Membership only.

Bus Registration
Bus registration is required for members who go to McKinley & Holland Hill Schools in Fairfield. Once you have completed the membership application & ASP Program membership and have paid the appropriate fees, you will then email Jenn Vega the days you would like your child to take the bus. If you want them to take the place on all scheduled early dismissal days, please indicate that as well. jenn@wakemanclub.org

Inclement Weather
There is no bus transportation when school has early dismissal due to inclement weather or other unforeseen reason.  Parents should have a plan in place for situations such as these.
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