Dear Community Members,
Welcome to the Summer Catalog from our friends at Chelmsford Community Education. Spring is here and our community is engaged in a myriad of seasonal activities. However, it is also the time when we start looking ahead and anticipating and planning summertime fun. Our staff at Community Education has been working hard over the last several months to offer a diverse selection of engaging classes for the community to partake in this year.
The Chelmsford Community Education Center will be a busy place during the day this summer. The sciences are back strong, including courses that will take your child to space or allow them to dabble in chemical magic. The importance of working as a team, to collaborate on scientific discoveries has also been covered.
The arts will be well represented as well. Your child can enjoy learning charcoal drawing or watercolor and pottery painting. In collaboration with the Chelmsford Public Schools Fine and Performing Arts Department, private music lessons will continue to be offered over the summer months; the center will be filled with music!
Lazing around for some of the summer is enjoyable too, however, getting up and keeping in shape is always encouraged! The Community Education Team has put together an assortment of sports for your children. Some skills like lacrosse and soccer will be held at the Center, others like the Summer Basketball League and Field Play will be at the high school.
As always adults have not been left out. There are athletic opportunities as well as artistic classes for you to enjoy, too.
Please take a moment to look inside and discover all the fun and educational opportunities that can be enjoyed in your community this summer.
On behalf of the Chelmsford Public Schools, I wish you a terrific summer season!
Dr. Frank A. Tiano
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WHO MAY ATTEND: Enrollment in Chelmsford Community Education programs is open to all. Please note there are some age requirements. We welcome participation from other communities.
REGISTRATION: print the registration form, using the link to the left, for MOST activities listed above, except for Basketball, Summerfest, Summer School, Trips, Revolution Prep and Music Lessons.
TRIPS require separate registration forms; available using the link to the left, or at the CommEdCenter.
SUMMERFEST requires a separate registration form. You will find the link on the left.
MUSIC LESSONS requires a separate registration form. The summer registration form will be available soon.
SUMMER BASKETBALL—ONLINE registration only, using the link on the left.
SUMMER SCHOOL—ONLINE registration only, using the link on the left.
PAYMENT: Include credit card information, or enclose a check or money order payable to Town of Chelmsford/CommEd.
• Registrations are accepted in person at the Community Education Office weekdays from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The address is 170 Dalton Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824.
• Registrations are accepted by mail.
• Registrations can be emailed to CommEd@Chelmsford.k12.ma.us
• Registration forms can be faxed to 978-251-5154. After faxing, send the original form and payment to the above address.
Early registration assures you a place in the program and protects against course cancellations due to insufficient enrollment. Once the registration is sent, students should consider their registrations accepted, unless otherwise notified. No confirmations are sent, however, you are welcome to call our office to verify receipt. Late registration will be accepted on a space available basis.
FEES: Fees represent the cost of administering the Chelmsford Community Education (CommEd) program and have been set to make CommEd self-supporting. Additional fees for books, supplies, or materials may be listed in the course description. CommEd reserves the right to cancel all courses, programs and other events for which there is insufficient enrollment. If necessary, CommEd may also change course location, instructors, reschedule programs or take other administrative measures as necessary. Refunds are not automatically guaranteed based on these changes. A $10.00 discount is given to senior citizens, 60 and over (with the exception of trips and music lessons).
SUMMER REFUND POLICY: All CLASS fees are refundable if there is insufficient enrollment.
A 50% credit towards another CommEd class will be issued for withdrawals more than TWO weeks prior to the start of class.
Credits expire one year from date of issue.
NO refunds or credits will be made for withdrawals made TWO weeks prior to start of class.
Most TRIPS have a NO REFUND POLICY. Please refer to individual registration forms for details.
Chelmsford Community Education charges a $10.00 processing fee for all withdrawals.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: The CommEd Office and its instructors will strive to make up all classes/activities canceled due to inclement weather. However, make-up classes are not guaranteed.
CANCELLATIONS: Call the CommEd office, 7AM–3PM, if you are wondering if a day program will run. The decision to cancel an evening program will be made by 3 PM. For adult evening tennis: call Next Champions Tennis at 978-369-8747 after 3:00 pm. Check our web-site or call the Community Education Office at 978-251-5151 or watch your local Chelmsford Telemedia station.
QUESTIONS: Questions regarding programs, classes, dates, registration, etc. should be directed to the Community Education staff, 978-251-5151, between the hours of 7 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday.