The After School Enrichment Program is coordinated by Olinda PTA volunteers, with the goal of enriching the educational experience for Olinda students. Olinda PTA coordinates with professional vendors as well as community volunteers to host a selection of classes held conveniently after school on the Olinda campus. We want all of our students to have access to quality after school classes. Olinda PTA does not raise funds from this program, but actually subsidizes the costs of almost all classes, in order to make the classes more affordable for our families. If families find the posted fees to still be unaffordable, we also offer additional scholarships as much as our current year budget allows. We hope all students will find something of interest in the variety of classes!
Dee Ann Henderson
Olinda PTA ASEP Chair
Spring 2018 has an exciting line up! We have returning favorites (Chess, Mad Science, Toyology, Lego Engineering, Clay Arts, MArtial Arts, Magic) as well as some new classes. We have a new art class for lower grades, “Creative Critters” hosted by the Sticky Art Lab from Berkeley. We’ve tried to make more spaces for Kinder students, after we had such a high demand in Fall, with a second Gymnastics class and several other classes open to Kinder and TK. For upper grades, we have several new classes: Dungeons & Dragons, LEGO Robotics, and Speech & Debate Take a look at the information below! Get your registration in quickly – classes will close registration early if they reach maximum capacity.
JUST ADDED – a separate Martial Arts class for Kinder kids on Mondays.
KINDERGARTEN PARENTS – PLEASE NOTE:
It is challenging to include TK/Kinder students in after school classes. There is not enough demand for many Kinder only classes, so we usually must combine Kinder students with older grades. The earlier dismissal time for Kinder means that we need to make special arrangements to supervise these students. In an effort to make accommodations for the number of interested Kinder students while also ensuring their safe care, we offer the following:
TK/Kinder Students may be enrolled in any class open to 1st graders (with instructor approval) IF one of the following requirements is met:
- The student is enrolled in Y-Care.
- The parent or another guardian will supervise the student from school dismissal until the after school class starts.
- The parent chaperone for the class is a Kinder parent who will be there to supervise Kinder students at school dismissal. (please inquire if this is the case)
Please also consider your child’s personal energy and ability levels when enrolling. It can be a long day for younger kids! To inquire about Kinder enrollment in any other class listed as 1st and up, please contact: olindaPTAasep@gmail.com
We do have 2 Friday Gymnastics classes for Kinder students only; use this packet to register.
UPDATE (3/10): the 2:10 pm Kinder gymnastics has reached maximum capacity and is closed to further registrations. There are (as of March 10) three spaces left in the 3:30 pm class.
There is a NEW KINDER ONLY Martial Arts class now added, on Mondays, 2:15-3pm, for $70.
Registration Open Now!
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(also sent home on March 7)
Classes scheduled to start the week of March 26 (Specific dates are listed in packet and calendar)
Registration closes on March 20th, or when classes reach maximum capacity.
What to turn in:
2) Payment (make all checks payable to Olinda PTA, and please write separate ones for each class.)
Where to turn in your forms:
Bring to the office to be put in the PTA box. You may also turn in to your teacher.
West Contra Costa Unified School District provides all students and families with equal access to site-based After School Program activities regardless of their ability to pay fees. As such, all payment amounts per student for each class are considered to be suggested donations. However, if Olinda PTA is not able to collect the suggested amount per student for any given class, it is possible that the class will have to be cancelled. In order to keep classes affordable for all students and families, Olinda PTA subsidizes the cost for many (if not all) of the classes to offer discounted rates to our students. In addition to the subsidies, we also have a limited amount of After-School Enrichment Program Scholarships available in order to increase the accessibility of ASEP classes for ALL students. See the scholarship form if you are interested in applying for a scholarship:
Each class needs a parent chaperone. Chaperones are used in each class to help supervise the students before, during and after the classes. The parent chaperone will receive complimentary admission in the class for their student. Volunteers must have a volunteer badge issued by the school district. (If you need information on how to get a badge, contact the ASEP chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org)
In addition, chaperones will be trained to ensure that all proper protocols are taken in regard to student safety. Chaperone training will take place at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 21.
Student Dismissal and Supervision
As an extra measure of safety, students in Grades K-3rd will be supervised upon school dismissal until the start of class time by the parent chaperone. Students in Grade 4-6 are responsible for getting to their after school classes on their own. All ASEP students in YCare should go immediately to YCare upon school dismissal. They will be escorted to and from their after school class by a parent chaperone or YCare personnel.
The majority of our Instructors are paid professionals from companies specializing in after school education. A few of our Instructors are parent and community volunteers who have an expertise in a subject and strong interest in providing an opportunity for our students. All Instructors are held to WCCUSD requirements including background checks and TB tests.
Click here for a weekly calendar of classes:
Click her for a description of classes: