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Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more >.
For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day, and full-week programs during school professional development days, school conferences, and February and April school vacations. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program.
There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs: school conference and professional development days (full-days off), and February vacation and April vacation. There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December.
The WPC program and WPC Special Programs are NOT held on school holidays. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook also apply to all WPC/REC Club Special Programs.
For your convenience:
NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Pick-up hours are from 4:30 and 5:45 p.m.
WPC 2017-2018 Special Programs Dates:
November 21, 2017 - Conference Day, (full-day coverage)
November 21 Special Program Registration Form
This Special Program takes place at the Tyngsboro Sports Center's new facility, where children will enjoy "Tons of Fun Open Play" (hula hoops, soccer balls, frisbees, and more), followed by a trip to Roller Kingdom for a pizza lunch and private skating (skate rentals included). November 22 is an early release day at Westford Public Schools. There will be no WPC coverage on that day.
December 7, 2017 - Professional Development Day, (early release, 1/2 day coverage)
January 16, 2018 - Professional Development Day, (full-day coverage)
February 7, 2018 - Professional Development Day, (early release, 1/2 day coverage)
February 20-23, 2018 - Winter Break, (Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)
March 15, 2018 - Professional Development Day, (early release, 1/2 day coverage)
March 30, 2018 - (early release, 1/2 day coverage)
April 4, 2018 - Professional Development Day, (early release, 1/2 day coverage)
April 17-20, 2018 - Spring Break, (Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)
May 17, 2018 - Professional Development Day, (early release, 1/2 day coverage)
Dates are based on the 2017-2018 Westford Public Schools Calendar.
Past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:
October 10, 2017 - Professional Development Day, (full-day coverage)
WPC is offering a seasonal visit to Salem, MA. Grades K-2 students will start the day with a visit to the New England Pirate Museum, while grades 3-5 and 6-8 explore the Salem Witch Museum. Later in the day, all students will head to the Salem Wax Museum, to experience hands-on activities that explore the history of Salem’s seafarers and witch trials. After a picnic lunch on Salem Common, students will finish up with a tour of the House of Seven Gables.
Last year's 2016-2017 Special Programs:
April Vacation: April 18-21, 2017
Tuesday: Fenway Park tour and a visit to the USS Constitution; Wednesday: Plimoth Plantation; Thursday: Roger Williams Zoo; Friday: Kimball Farm mini-golf, bumper boats, and ice cream
March 30, 2017 – School Conferences
Museum of Science
February 21-24, 2017 – February Vacation
Tuesday: Pappas Golf Academy; Wednesday:LEGOLAND® and Stone Zoo; Thursday: Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center; Friday: Movie at Chunky's and Bowling at Leda Lanes
January 17, 2017 – Professional Development Day
Nashoba Valley Olympia Ice Skating and bowling at the Acton Bowladrome
November 8, 2016 – Professional Development Day
Ecotarium and Animal Adventures