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New Brochure Mailing List

posted Mar 18, 2019, 9:14 AM by Nicole Hall


When it comes to the brochures, Scarborough Community Services will continue to post new additions and changes to our programs on our website. This is also
where all of our digital brochures reside. Brochures are usually posted online and then available in print form in our office and at the Scarborough Public Library several weeks later. 

We realize some households like to have a physical copy of the brochure they can use as a reminder to register or to mark up with notes. It is always an option for anyone to stop by and pick up a copy at no cost but we have also started registration for the brochures to be mailed directly to you!

Beginning with the Fall 2019 Brochure (typically available in July), we will offer the opportunity for any household (regardless of residency) to subscribe to the annual brochures. For $10 per year, you will receive the printed brochures in the mail prior to registration periods so that you have an ample amount of time to make plans. If you are interested in this added service, you may register in the Community Services Office at 259 US Route One in Scarborough, or online using the provided link:  https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/mescarboroughwt.wsc/search.html?display=detail&module=AR&primarycode=mail

New to Community Services Child Care Program?

posted Mar 14, 2019, 7:13 AM by Nicole Hall

Do you have an incoming Scarborough student in need of before-school and/or after-school care services next year? 

As registration begins on Wednesday, April 10, we wanted to make new registrants aware of the upcoming registration process:


  • Prior to April 10, we highly recommend that all new users call our office at 207-730-4150 to make sure we have all necessary information in our registration system. This will help to cut down on the registration wait times.
  • Registration takes place at Scarborough Town Hall at 259 US Route One. We are open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each weekday. If you have never used our child care services before, you will need to complete their registration in our office on the third floor.
  • Please be sure to bring your chosen debit or credit card so that we may set up your monthly or bi-monthly billing.
  • We will register your child/ren for your chosen days, have you complete one waiver sheet per child, and take your registration payment, which is $125 per child for the 2019-20 school year. This payment may be paid by cash, check, or debit card.


Please refer to our 2019-20 Parent Handbook for details on each program. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us at 207-730-4150 or comserv@scarboroughmaine.org

Just Added! Session 2 of Bootcamp and POUND Fitness

posted Mar 14, 2019, 6:26 AM by Nicole Hall


Back by popular demand! Kristi is bringing back more sessions of Back to Basics Bootcamp and POUND Fitness. 


Back to Basics Bootcamp

Grab your water bottle and join the newly-added Back to Basics bootcamp-style fitness class.  This class is appropriate for all fitness levels and is for anyone wanting to get back into exercise but isn’t sure where to start.  You will perform a strengthening/cardiovascular workout utilizing basic exercises in sequence to increase your heart rate and overall muscular strength. Instructor Kristi O'Donnell has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, is a ACE certified personal trainer and certified POUND professional, has 10 years experience in the Heath and Fitness industry, as well as experience in competing and placing in figure competitions nationally.

All participants will need to bring their own yoga mat, a set of light dumbbells, and a water bottle.

04/01 to 04/29/2019
Mondays
6:00 to 6:45 pm
Middle School Cafeteria
Min 8 , Max 20
$50 per person



POUND Fitness

Instead of listening to music, you BECOME the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Instructor Kristi O'Donnell has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, is a ACE certified personal trainer and certified POUND professional, has 10 years experience in the Heath and Fitness industry, as well as experience in competing and placing in figure competitions nationally.

Participants will need to bring their own yoga mat. Ripsticks will be provided by instructor.

04/03 to 05/01/2019
Wednesdays
6:00 to 6:45 pm
Middle School Cafeteria
Min 8, Max 20
$50 per person

Just Added! Spring Cross Country -- Ages 6-12

posted Mar 6, 2019, 7:06 AM by Nicole Hall

Come join in the fun of this popular spring sport.  This program involves learning the proper technique used in running through different terrain such as woods,
fields, and a track.  Practices are held Mondays and Thursdays.  Participants who are interested in competing can attend the optional cross-country meets on Wednesday afternoons (transportation not provided). Meet schedule will be provided by coaches as soon as it is finalized. Instructor: Kathy Werner.

Shirts for this program may be purchased through the coaches for a fee of $10.  

04-22 to 05-30-2019

Practice: Mondays and Thursdays
4:30 to 5:30 pm
Memorial Park

Meets: Wednesdays
Various Locations
Meets begin at 4:15 pm

$50 per child

Just Added! Youth Ultimate Frisbee for Grades 6-8

posted Mar 5, 2019, 8:34 AM by Nicole Hall

If you're athletic and love team sports, or are just looking for something new and exciting to do, come check out Ultimate Frisbee. Everyone plays! Everyone has
 fun! We'll teach you to throw and catch in no time! Participants will be split into different age brackets, as necessary. No experience is necessary (don't worry if you aren't good with a Frisbee . . . nobody is when they start)! This group will have weekly games against other clubs from Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, South Portland, and also attend two multi-game local tournaments on weekends. Registration fee includes team jersey, frisbee, and tournament fees.

04-23 to 06-14-2019
Practices: Tuesdays and Fridays
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Wentworth Field
$75 per participant

Summer 2019 Brochure

posted Mar 5, 2019, 5:41 AM by Nicole Hall

The Summer 2019 brochure is now available to view and print! Check out all of the fun offerings for kids, adults, and seniors this summer.
https://docs.google.com/a/scarboroughmaine.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=c2NhcmJvcm91Z2htYWluZS5vcmd8dG93bnxneDo3ZmU0OWE4Y2FjMDJjYmRm

Please note the various registration dates:
  • Summer Day Camp -- Opens March 19 for those choosing all 8 weeks of summer (MUST register in person for payment plans; pay in full available online); Opens April 2 for individual weeks
  • Youth Specialty Camps -- Opens April 2
  • Child Care 2019-20 -- Opens April 10 (MUST register in person at Town Hall)
  • Senior Programs -- Opens April 16 for Scarborough residents and April 23 for non-residents

Printed copies of the brochure will be available in the Community Services Office shortly before registration begins.

High School Ultimate Frisbee Registration Open

posted Mar 4, 2019, 12:46 PM by Nicole Hall


Scarborough will be participating in the 2019 High School Ultimate Spring League for the 7th year in a row. League play and games will again be scheduled for Wednesdays at Wainwright Farms and New Gloucester Fairgrounds in four divisions, Boys A, Boys B, Girls and Mixed. Scarborough will be entering teams in the appropriate divisions based on the level of participation. The Scarborough practice location is currently set for Memorial field (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri). For more information please contact Steve Stracqualursi (steve.straq@gmail.com). 
 
The list of schools that we will be competing against is still being finalized but these are all possibilities: Bangor, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Casco Bay, Cheverus, Cumberland, Edward Little, Falmouth, Forest City (Portland/Deering), Freeport, Fryeburg, Gorham, Gray-New Gloucester, Islesboro, Kennebunk, Maine Coast Waldorf, Scarborough, South Portland, Waynflete, Westbrook, and Yarmouth

Fee includes a uniform and a disc. This fee does not include the USAU membership fees (approximately $15 for the affiliate members and $38 required to play in the state championships and sanctioned tournaments). Transportation to games is not provided.

03/25 through 06/07/2019

Practices: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
3:00 to 4:30 pm
Memorial Park

Games/League Play: Wednesdays
3:00 to 6:00 pm
Locations Vary

$85 per participant

Annual Egg Hunt Events -- Saturday, April 13

posted Feb 28, 2019, 7:05 AM by Nicole Hall


Join us as we celebrate spring with a little Easter Bunny fun! Both egg hunts are open to all children through Grade 5 and the Bunny will be available at both events for photo ops. Each hunt will also feature a few "special" eggs that earn the finder a bonus prize!

DAYTIME HUNT (3:30 pm): Our afternoon hunt will begin at 3:30 pm but we ask everyone to show up a little early to meet in the Wentworth Cafeteria for check in, to pick up their egg collection bag, and get a chance to do some crafts and interact with the Bunny. At 3:30 pm, the Bunny will lead everyone outside to start hunting for colorful eggs!

NIGHTTIME HUNT (7:30 pm): If 7:30 pm is not too late for your children, then this is the event you don't want to miss! Everyone will meet in the Wentworth Cafeteria ahead of time to check in, pick up their egg collection bag with added glow stick necklace, do some crafts, meet with the bunny, and NEW this year, partake in our Easter Hot Cocoa Station. The Bunny will escort the group out the Wentworth Fields, where kids will need to use their flashlights to search for eggs. Participants MUST bring their own flashlight.

Since the Flashlight Egg Hunt includes so much more this year, the Bunny has asked each participant to "pay it forward" and bring at least one canned food item that can be donated to the Scarborough Food Pantry.

Saturday, April 13

Daytime Hunt: Begins at 3:30 pm
Flashlight Hunt: Begins at 7:30 pm

Wentworth School, Field, and Playground

Daytime Hunt: FREE
Nighttime Hunt: Bring one canned good item for admission


Thank you to Fontaine Family - The Real Estate Leader for sponsoring our 2019 Egg Hunts!

Registration Process for Child Care 2019-20

posted Feb 27, 2019, 10:45 AM by Nicole Hall   [ updated Mar 4, 2019, 12:47 PM by Brandi Bradley ]

Registration for the 2019-20 child care program begins Wednesday, April 10, and remains open until school sites are full. This program does require an in-
person registration at Scarborough Town Hall, which will be open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm every day that week. 

Due to the craziness of last year’s registration and our prediction of similar happenings this year, we have decided to streamline the process to make it more efficient for everyone:

Current/Past Child Care Users

  • All current child care users needing services again MUST call the Community Services Office at 207-730-4150 to update their household information. We will be available to take your calls Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. This update phone call needs to be placed between March 4 and April 5. This call should not take any more than 10 minutes to complete.
  • Please be sure to have the following information ready: Parent(s) address(es), phone numbers, email address(es), child/ren’s dates of birth and medical information, and emergency contacts beyond parents. We will also need to input your chosen credit or debit card for billing so please have that available. New members can be added to your account during this update process, as well.
  • Once we have updated all information over the phone, we will make note of the update so that when you arrive to register for the program in person at Town Hall, it will be a relatively quick process.
  • Beginning Wednesday, April 10, households who have completed the phone update process will enter Scarborough Town Hall and proceed directly back to Council Chambers. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to take a ticket and wait until you are called to the registration desk.
  • We will register your child/ren for your chosen days, have you complete one waiver sheet per child, and take your registration payment, which is $125 per child for the 2019-20 school year. This payment MUST be paid by cash or check.
  • If you choose to pay the registration fee by card, you will be required to register in the Community Services Office on the 3rd floor. This is where first-time child care users will be registering that day so there may be wait times.
  • Any household that has not completed the phone update process ahead of April 10 will also be required to complete the child care registration in the Community Services Office.


New to Child Care Program

  • Households who are new to the Community Services child care program may call our office ahead of time at 207-730-4150 to make sure we have all necessary information in our registration system. This will help to cut down on the registration wait times beginning Wednesday, April 10.
  • Registration for the 2019-20 school year opens on April 10. Registration takes place at Scarborough Town Hall at 259 US Route One. We are open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each weekday. New households will need to complete their registration in our office on the third floor.
  • Please be sure to bring your chosen debit or credit card so that we may set up your monthly or bi-monthly billing.
  • We will register your child/ren for your chosen days, have you complete one waiver sheet per child, and take your registration payment, which is $125 per child for the 2019-20 school year. This payment may be paid by cash, check, or debit card.

Red Sox Trip -- Sunday, May 19

posted Feb 5, 2019, 8:53 AM by Nicole Hall

Love the Red Sox but hate figuring out where to park in Boston? Leave the planning to us! We have purchased 54 tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs. the Houston Astros game on May 19 and we are offering them to the public as a package with transportation. We will board a coach bus at 7:45 am as to give everyone some extra time ahead of the game to explore Boston. The game begins at 1:05 pm, getting us back into Scarborough around 7:00 pm (dependent on game end time). 

Tickets are located in the Right Field Box, Rows H-M (these are right next to the opposing team's bullpen) Tickets will be assigned prior to arrival based on groupings and on a first-come, first-assigned basis. Trip price includes coach transportation to and from game, driver gratuity, and ticket to game. Food and beverage purchases on your own. Purchase four or more spots and get $5 off each person!

Sunday, May 9
Bus departs at 8:00 am
Game begins at 1:05 pm
Bus returns at 7:00 pm
$125 per person ($5 off each ticket if purchasing 4 or more)
54 tickets available

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