21st CCLC Imagine More Success – Let’s Move!

Imagine More Success – Let’s Move! 21st CCLC Site Location is:
Imagine North Lauderdale
1395 S. SR 7
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

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21st CCLC Imagine More Success – Let’s Move!


Program Update – September 27th, 2017

The 21st CCLC program has launched and is rapidly accelerating as we move into the 2nd week of the program.

Hurricane Irma did delay our initial start date of September 12th, but the program was completely in force and began on September 19th.

During the program, students will be focusing on homework help, math and reading tutoring, as well as an Aeronautics/Space Project Based Learning (PBL) Unit. The typical student schedule is as follows:

3:00 – 3:05

Attendance and Check-In

*Finish snack within 10 minutes of its arrival


Homework Help

3:35 – 4:35



Project-Based Learning

5:30 – 5:45

Dinner in Cafeteria


Enrichment Club



Students are currently taking the baseline assessments used to measure academic, character and personal growth throughout the course of the year.

Students will take the Health and Nutrition survey to assess what students know about healthy eating habits and meal preparation. One of the program objectives is that all students increase their knowledge of healthy eating habits and/or maintain a high level of knowledge. Our highly qualified teachers will use this baseline data to plan grade-level appropriate lessons and projects to accomplish this task.

Another important aspect to a well-rounded education is character. While Imagine has a mission of Justice, Integrity, and Fun (JIF), we strive to go above and beyond in the 21st CCLC program to have students improve their mindfulness, study habits, and more. We do this through a study of “7 Habits of Happy Kids”

Lastly our goal in Imagine More Success- Let’s Move! 21st CCLC program is to encourage healthy activity patterns with our students. This includes showing, modeling, and guiding students through physical activities that will lead them towards leading a healthy lifestyle.

We look forward to meeting our goals with the students throughout the year.

Program Update – August 1, 2017

The 21st CCLC program is looking forward to the start of the school year! Enrollment will begin for second-fifth grade students at the school’s Meet and Greet event on August 18, 2017 from 3:00-6:45 pm.  Enrollment is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis for students who meet at least one of the Early Warning Systems listed below:

Students who:

  • miss 10% or more of available instructional time
  • have been retained
  • are not proficient in reading by third grade
  • receive two or more behavior referrals and/or
  • receive one or more behavior referrals that lead to suspension
  • ESE and ESOL students

The afterschool program will operate during the times and dates listed, Tuesday-Friday:
Begin Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The program will not operate on early release days, holidays, or days off.  As a result, the program will be closed on Mondays and the following dates:

  • September 14 and 21, 2017
  • October 19-20, 31, 2017
  • November 9-10, 21-24, 2017
  • December 22-29, 2017
  • January 2-5, 18, 2018
  • February 22, 2018
  • March 22-30, 2018
  • May 25, 2018

The Saturday School program will operate from 9:00 am-1:00 pm on the following dates:

  • October 28, 2017
  • November 4 and 18, 2017
  • December 2, 9, and 16, 2017
  • January 20 and 27, 2018
  • February 3, 10, and 24, 2018
  • March 3, 10, and 17, 2018
  • April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018

Please call the school at 954-973-8900 to speak with Ashley Vellon, Program Director, with any questions. You may also email her at ashley.vellon@imagineschools.org.


The Imagine More Success-Let’s Move! 21st CCLC Afterschool Program begins on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 through Friday, May 26, 2017 and the program hours are 3:05 pm-6:05 pm.  The program operates Tuesday-Friday and is closed on Mondays.

The Saturday 2016-2017 21st CCLC program will continue to operate: January 21 & 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18; April 1, 22, 29; May 6. The program hours are 9:00 am-1:00 pm and the program will be closed on all long weekends or holiday weekends.

The Summer School 2017 program will operate from June 12-July 13, 2017. The program hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The program will not be in session: June 16, 23, 30, and July 4, 2017

Program Update – May 15, 2017

Imagine North Lauderale’s scholars have conquered the 2017 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)! All third, fourth, and fifth graders persevered through weeks of assessments and successfully put forth maximum effort to demonstrate their reading, writing, math, and/or science knowledge. Our 21 st CCLC students spent 12-15 extra hours per week “acquiring knowledge for college”, and we are confident their additional time spent engaged in learning will translate to above-average learning gains this year! Now that the FSA has concluded, our scholars have shifted their focus during tutoring time towards
preparing for other end-of- year assessments – STAR, FAIR, DRA, i-Ready, Journeys, and Go Math!, just to name a few. This is the time of year for students to shine by demonstrating their academic growth. We are especially proud of our students who take advantage of regular tutoring opportunities – their effort is sure to lead to academic gains!

After homework help and tutoring time each afternoon, students engage in a Project Based Learning (PBL) Unit. During PBL time, students are immersed in hands-on learning on a high-interest topic, such as their personal college and career plan and critical components of a healthy diet and lifestyle. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students dive into their data and become engaged in motivating, real-world math problems. Students graph their achievement and attendance data and compare their
achievement with district grade-level expectations and district averages. Using their data, students identify their areas of strength and establish SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely) goals to target areas of improvement.

On Thursdays and Fridays, students learn the science and math needed to get fit! Students research to deepen their understanding of the composition of healthy meals and how to correctly interpret nutrition labels. Students have been shocked to discover how much sugar is hidden in drinks, what a healthy plate actually looks like, and unhealthy ingredients hidden within some of our favorite snacks. Our 21 st CCLC students have definitely improved their knowledge of health and nutrition and are better equipped to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Throughout the third quarter, The Imagine More Success – Let’s Move! clubs were focused on i-Ready or Waggle computer-based interventions and/or teacher-led small group instruction in reading and math. Regular clubs, including cheerleading, basketball, track, Spanish, and team sports will resume in May. We are excited to showcase club performances at our May 31 st 21 st CCLC Family Learning Nigh t. May 6, 2017 marks the final day of Imagine More Success – Let’s Move! Saturday school. Participating students spent 18 Saturdays together reviewing the most rigorous content covered during the traditional
school day and engaging in writing and science project-based learning activities. Students who showed outstanding attendance, missing less than two days of Saturday school, celebrated their accomplishmentat Galaxy Skateway. Our 21 st CCLC scholars are dedicated learners, and we thank parents for encouraging their children to continue learning, even on Saturdays!

21 st CCLC Summer Programming
The Imagine More Success – Let’s Move! Summer Learning Program, offered free of cost to our scholars, begins on June 12, 2017. Participating students will report to school from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and will have breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack provided for them.


For the 4th and 5th grade students, the FSA Writing has come and passed. All efforts going forward will be focused on core Reading and Math instruction as we prepare for the FSA assessments. 5th grade will also prepare for the FCAT 2.0 Science test. During the 21st CCLC program, students receive alternating days of instruction in Reading (Tuesday-Wednesday) and Math (Thursday-Friday) during the tutoring portion of the program.

The Project Based Learning (PBL) lessons are split as well to cover as much content as possible before the end of the school year. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the students will be digging into their data, setting action plans, and using their time to address specific areas for improvement. Our goal is to have the students become focused on where they were when we started and where they are now so they can achieve more in the future. Students will be focusing on their STAR, I-Ready, DRA, and other available data by graphing, charting, analyzing, and reflecting in an attempt to gain insight in how their study habits affect their education.

The other two days of PBL will be focused on increasing our student’s knowledge of Health and Nutritional concepts. The students will work with interactive technology to learn about various basic segments of nutrition, such as fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. By making sure all students have these building blocks, we can then move on to healthy meal planning, assessing the nutritional value of our foods, and making healthy decisions when eating.

Saturday school will also continue to be in operation any weekend where there is not a holiday or early release. Saturday school will not be in session on the following upcoming dates: 4/8 and 4/15. Also as a general reminder, the Summer School 2017 program will operate from June 12-July 13, 2017. The program hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The program will not be in session: June 16, 23, 30, and July 4, 2017.

This month, the program hosted a joint 21st CCLC Family Education Night that sought input and ideas on how the school can improve the parent’s experience with the program and teacher communication. We believe that parental input is imperative to your student’s academic success. Children whose parents stay involved in their education earn better grades and test scores. They are also more likely to graduate from high school and college! Thank you to those who attended the evening.


As we get closer to the FSA Writing in 4th and 5th grade, the 21st CCLC classes are working hard to prepare by reading, writing, editing and revising their work. The 4th and 5th grade students will take the FSA test on February, 28, 2017. The 21st CCLC students wrote to topics ranging from “Which dinner is healthier?”, “How do animals and plants adapt to survive in the wild?” and “How do hurricanes cause so much damage?” After preparing, writing, editing and publishing, the hours of extra tutoring have definitely paid off.

At the last Family Education Night Adult Family Members and their 21st CCLC students had the benefit of having Ms. Teresa Basilone and Mr. Max Braglia, both 21st CCLC community partners, lead fun fitness activities. The presenters showed ways for families to come together and use items at home to help get fit. Parents and children worked out together and gave advice and encouragement to each other over the course of the night. At the end, everyone came together for a quick cooldown and went home tired and happy.

The next Family Education Night is scheduled for February 22nd, 2017. We will go over some of the myths and misconceptions of the FSA, as well as give parents a taste of what the students will be experience this spring.


To meet the academic goals of the program and our duty to our students the program is preparing for the FSA testing season. Three out of the four grade levels in the 21st CCLC program will be taking the FSA.  All grade levels will be focusing on writing instruction, both opinion and informational. Students will work to analyze the prompt, read, text-code, plan, write and revise to really deepen the students’ understanding of the content and sharpen their writing skills. Students will present their writing pieces at a future Family Education Night.

Upcoming Family Night
The next Family Education Night will occur on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Ms. Teresa Basilone and Mr. Max Braglia, 21st CCLC community partners, have a history of presenting very engaging and fun exercise and nutrition parent education sessions. Join these two fitness experts to learn easy ways to engage your students in exercise at home. Bring a towel, water bottle, tennis shoes, and loose, comfortable clothing.

PROGRAM UPDATE – January 1, 2017

The December 21, 2016 Family Literacy Night was a big success. The basketball, cheerleading, and STEP clubs performed for the adult family members in attendance.  In addition, teachers and students were available to explain the Project Based Learning artifacts that were displayed for each grade level.  The Running and Legos clubs also prepared a Power Point presentation to showcase student participation in the club.

Dr. Steve Rios, the 21st CCLC Program Evaluator, conducted program site visits on Wednesday, December 21 and Thursday, December 22 to complete observations of each component of the program.  The program leaders met with Dr. Rios to give insight into program operations.  The site visit report will be available and posted to this website in January.

21st CCLC students completed the second round of assessments in December to measure progress toward the program objectives.  Several documents will be submitted to the state to show student progress towards the program objectives and to make program changes as needed.

The program will be closed during winter break, but will resume on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  Saturday School will resume on January 21, 2017.

The next Family Education Night will occur on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Ms. Teresa Basilone and Mr. Max Braglia, 21st CCLC community partners, have a history of presenting very engaging and fun exercise and nutrition parent education sessions.  Join these two fitness experts to learn easy ways to engage your students in exercise at home.  Bring a towel, water bottle, tennis shoes, and loose, comfortable clothing.

PROGRAM UPDATE – November 18, 2016

With the upcoming holiday just around the corner, there will be no 21st CCLC tutoring during the week of 11/21/18. The program staff hopes that you take this time to give thanks with your family, friends and community and come back ready for the home stretch of December before winter break. If you have any questions regarding hours of operation or dates in session please feel free to call our front desk.

The 21st CCLC program’s Project Based Learning (PBL) continues to focus on Natural Disasters. Various grade levels have delved into the study of how hurricanes are created, the damage they create and how to effectively prepare for various natural disasters. Over the next quarter, students will be utilizing this knowledge and display their learning in hands on activities such as Tornadoes in a bottle and creating real life survival kits.

To date the program has increased attendance during Saturday School compared to last year. Thank you for your help in this! The program is offering an incentive for 100% attendance going forward. Students who do not miss a single day of Saturday School going forward will be offered a FREE field trip provided by the school.

To follow up with one of the program goals of ensuring our students are exposed to healthy experiences and healthy living the program has started a Gardening Club. The students planted lettuce, carrots, radishes and beets. Stay tuned to see how it turns out and see pictures of the club on the 21st CCLC photo tab.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:15-7:30 pm
Family Education Night
Mrs. Ashley Vellon will share Saturday School updates and reminders.
Dr. Steve J. Rios is a longtime education advocate who has served on the Executive Committee of the Broward County Public Schools minority male success task force. He also is co-founder of Florida Reach, a network of child welfare and educational professionals dedicated to helping foster children reach their higher education goals. He will share with us all how to set support your student’s attendance in school.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:15-7:30 pm
Family Education Night
Ms. Stacey Arbogast and Mr. Zachary Parchomenko, along with Imagine North Lauderdale teachers, will teach parents how to help their students with Calendar Math at home through an interactive lesson. Families will learn how to play math games that teach and reinforce math skills in a fun and engaging way to students.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:15-7:30 pm
Family Literacy Night
The Imagine More Success-Let’s Move! 21st CCLC students will showcase their Project Based Learning. Come see presentations that showcase some of the world’s most dangerous natural disasters! Additionally, there will be enrichment club performances from the cheer team, the dance team, the cardio team, the STEP club, and the Imagine North Lauderdale choir. A basketball scrimmage will be held to showcase the basketball club. Finally, see updates and pictures from the running club, scrapbooking club, and the Legos club.

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:15-7:30 pm 
Family Education Night
Ms. Teresa Basilone and Mr. Max Braglia, 21st CCLC community partners, have a history of presenting very engaging and fun exercise and nutrition parent education sessions. Join these two fitness experts to learn easy ways to engage your students in exercise at home. Bring a towel, water bottle, tennis shoes, and loose, comfortable clothing.


The 21st CCLC began on September 13, 2016. A total of 122 students are enrolled in the program. The students have started homework help, tutoring, project based learning, and physical enrichment activities. Beginning October 4, 2016, the students will participate in teacher-led personal enrichment clubs, such as Zumba, Gardening, Track, Team Sports, Spanish, among others.

The second 21st CCLC parent night is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2016 and begins at 6:15, immediately following dismissal. Dr. Steve Rios will be hosting the evening and will elaborate on how to help your student set and achieve his/her dreams. The program is lucky enough to see him present for the third time.

PROGRAM UPDATES:  (Updated 5/01/2016)

The students worked very hard during the second semester of the 21st CCLC program. In addition to Project Based Learning (PBL) and Enrichments, the students worked hard to prepare for the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests.

Tests by Grade Level:
3rd Grade: FSA Reading and Math
4th Grade: FSA Reading, Writing and Math
5th Grade: FSA Reading, Writing and Math and FCAT 2.0 Science

During the remainder of the 21st CCLC Afternoon and Summer School sessions, the students will prepare for the reading and math end-of-year assessments.

Summer School Programming Information:

Dates: June 13, 2016 – July 11, 2016, Monday-Friday
Times: 8:00am-5:00pm
Place: Imagine North Lauderdale, various classrooms
Who: All students who are at risk of retention, based on county guidelines.

Program Description: Students will engage in homework help and tutoring, project-based learning, and personal enrichment classes.

Summer School Expectations:
Students will have 100% attendance to summer school.
Students will arrive on time and be picked up on time.
Parents will attend the Family Learning Night from 2:30-4:30pm on Monday, July 11, 2016.
Students will maintain positive behavior.

Summer Program Contact Information:

Curriculum Director and Parent Liaison: Sharon Bailey (954)973-8900

(Updated 01/08/2016)

The first two sessions of Saturday School were completed in December. The students participated in reading, math and science tutoring, Science Fusion lessons, enrichment classes and even created ice cream while participating in a science experiment. The students will work on a Project Based Learning unit that requires the students to complete informational articles on the school and the 21st CCLC program. This newspaper will be disseminated to all stakeholders after its completion in April.

The students in the 21st CCLC afterschool program continue to participate in daily Project Based Learning, homework help, tutoring and enrichment classes. The students are working hard to prepare for the 2015-2016 FSA Assessment that will occur this spring.

The program held its first Advisory Board meeting on December 9, 2015. The Advisory Board is comprised of sixteen parents, community members, teachers, students and former students. The board was given a comprehensive update on the 2015-2016 program.  The Program Director also received input from the Advisory Board members on what was going well within the program and suggestions for change within the program. There will be another Advisory Board meeting during the second semester of the program. New members are welcome to attend. The date and time will be listed on this website and a notice will be sent to Adult Family Members.

The program’s next parent night will occur from 6:15-7:30 on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Dr. Steve Rios will be the guest presenter and  will provide additional information from last year’s presentation titled “G.O. D.R.R.E.A.M.” There will also be performances from several of our student groups, including the Imagine North Lauderdale choir, directed by Mr.  Zachary Parchomenko.

Two additional afterschool enrichment classes (football and behavioral mentoring) were added and are directed by Mr. Herb Bynes.

(Updated 11/30/2015)

Saturday School will begin on December 5, 2015. Please be sure  your child arrives by 9:00 am and ready to learn. Your child will be provided with a snack and the learning materials that he or she needs. Saturday School will run on the following dates:
Saturday Dates 2015: December 5 and 12
Saturday Dates 2016: January 9, 23, 30; February 6, 20, 27; March 5, 12; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21

Our next parent night will be on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 6:15.  After a brief program update from Mrs. Ashley Sweeton Vellon, Mrs. Teresa Basilone and guest will lead a family workout class that will teach parents and students how to move and get healthy together. All 21st CCLC family members are invited and should wear workout clothing such as shorts,t-shirts and sneakers. If you have a mat or towel that you can bring to place beneath you while exercising, please bring it. Also, bring a bottle of water.

(Last Updated 10/1/2015)

Program Description: The 21st CCLC program at Imagine North Lauderdale began on September 10, 2015. On average, 120 second-fifth grade students attend the program daily. There are four components to the program: Enrichment Clubs, Homework Help, Tutoring Time, and Project Based Learning. For the first four weeks, students completed physical activities in the classroom during the Enrichment Club time to jump start their desire and motivation to be physically fit. Beginning October 6, 2015, students will choose between a variety of clubs that the 21st CCLC teachers will teach. Navigate to the Enrichment Tab to see the clubs that the children are able to choose from.

During the Homework Help session, students receive one-on-one or small group assistance from their 21st CCLC teachers to complete reading and math work. After Homework Help is Tutoring Time. During the tutoring session, students are able to practice reading and math skills that will be covered during the school year. The teachers teach a mini-lesson to the students and the students are able to practice the skills with their peers and in small groups with teachers.

Between September and December, the students are focusing their energy on becoming healthy, both nutritionally and physically. The students will plan, prepare, build, plant, and maintain garden plots at the city of North Lauderdale. They will also set nutrition and physical fitness goals and action steps to achieve these goals. In December, the students will have a nutrition and physical fitness manual that they will pass out to all Imagine North Lauderdale students and community members.

Program Site:
Imagine North Lauderdale
1395 S. State Rd. 7
North Lauderdale, Fl 33068

Contact Information:

Ashley Sweeton Vellon
Program Director
(954) 973-8900

Sharon Bailey
Curriculum Liaison and Community Liaison
(954) 973-8900

Hours of Operation:
Afterschool Program: Tuesday-Friday 3:05pm-6:05pm
Saturday School Program: 9:00am-1:00pm, beginning on November 7, 2015

(Last Updated on 6/19/15)                   

The Imagine More Success-Let’s Move! 21st CCLC program’s first semester of implementation is coming to an end. The students were able to participate in two college field trips, a career day with twelve professionals, a field trip to the Museum of Discovery and Science, and engaging project-based learning, enrichment, and homework activities.

Summer School attendance has been strong and Summer School concludes on July 3, 2015. The students receive tutoring in reading, math, science and writing. Students also receive STEM, PE and Hip Hop Dancing enrichment classes. Additionally, the students are working on a Marketing Project Based Learning Unit in which they identify the marketable areas of Imagine North Lauderdale and the 21st CCLC program and go into the community to promote the school. The first marketing activity that the students worked to complete was representing the school at the Goldson Spine Grand Opening event. The 5th grade students built a lemonade stand and worked to create a tasty lemonade. Prior to the event, the students held a taste test at Goldson Spine with the doctors and the doctors chose the lemonade that the students gave away at the event. The students then prepared the lemonade and ran the booth on Saturday June, 13, 2015 from 10am-4pm. The 2nd-4th grade students created flyers and signs to market the event and to use at the lemonade stand.

2nd-3rd grade students will attend Goldson Spine to create pictures labelled with the school’s name to market the school. The 4th and 5th grade students will go to the clinic to complete a tour of the facility and to create a mutually beneficial marketing plan.

Mrs. Ashley Sweeton Vellon and Mrs. Erin Kelly recently finished writing the Request For Application Narrative for the 2015-2016 school year to ensure the program continues to receive funding. This narrative is located in the school’s front office or on the website under the tab 21st CCLC Important Forms and Documents.

(Last Updated on 4/17/15)

Summer School Programming Information:

Dates: June 8, 2015 – July 3, 2015, Monday-Friday
Times: 8:00am-5:00pm
Place: Imagine North Lauderdale, various classrooms
Who: All students who are at risk of retention, based on county guidelines
Students will engage in homework help and tutoring, project-based learning, and personal enrichment classes.

Summer School Expectations:
Students will have 100% attendance to summer school.
Students will arrive on time and be picked up on time.
Parents will attend the Family Learning Night from 5:00-6:30pm on Thursday July 2, 2015.
Students will maintain positive behavior.

Field Trips:  21st CCLC students attended Florida Atlantic University on Tuesday February 24, 2015.  The students toured the campus to see the admission center, lecture halls, athletic center, a sample dorm room, and the breezeway that has various food options.  Mrs. Mary Lord, Curriculum Director and Community Liaison, scheduled a field trip to Broward College on March 13, 2015 with the help of Dr. Steve Rios.  Greg Ferenchak and Dean Awilda Delgado are working to create an agenda that includes an informational session and interactive science experiments. These field trips encourage 21st CCLC students to get a sense of what college is and will encourage them to start setting career goals which include attending college.

Guest Visitors:  Da Professor and Spiky Records came to visit the 21st CCLC students at Imagine North Lauderdale on February 20, 2105.  Spiky Records presented information about bullying prevention and Da Professor sang an acoustic version of his new hit, I Love Myself.  See a video of this exciting visit:  http://youtu.be/-ZDJoVVs3wM

Advisory Board Update:  The program’s first Advisory Board meeting will occur on Tuesday March 10, 2015.  Please join us from 7:15-8:15p.m. in Room 201 at Imagine North Lauderdale to hear program updates.

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