(After School Enrichment Program)

The After School Enrichment Program is coordinated by Olinda PTA volunteers, with the goal of enriching the educational experience for Olinda students.  Professional vendors and community volunteers host a selection of classes held conveniently after school on the Olinda campus.

Olinda PTA does not raise funds from this program, but actually subsidizes the cost of classes, in order to make them more affordable for our families. We hope all students will find something of interest in the variety of classes!

Contact Carissa: for help with any questions you may have.

Spring ASEP is here!! Enrollment is from Monday, Feb 27th thru Monday, Mar 6th. Please note: No Late enrollments will be accepted. Sign up early to get a spot!

Spring 2023 A.S.E.P. Schedule

You can now register for ASEP Right Here on the PTA Website! 

Spring Registration is now closed. Thank you for signing up!

  – Cash/Check: click “pay offline later” to receive a printable invoice. Return your invoice, with payment, to the PTA box in the office. Payment must be received by March 9 (or by March 13 with $50 late fee per class) or your child will lose their spot in the class. Please make checks out to “Olinda PTA”. Submit your payment to the school office


 Olinda’s After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) Spring 2023 Schedule

Classes Start Week of March 13th* and runs through May (end dates vary- see Class Dates below)   

Dungeons and Dragons with Ms. Lee
2:50-4:20 PM
Grades: *4th-6th
Room: Library
*3rd graders by request
Girls Who Code
2:50-4:00 PM
Grades: 4th-6thRm: 11

*Start Date: Feb 28th- May 9th
Sewing Together for Family Caregivers
11:00-12:30 PM
Room: 10 March 8th- May10
Sewing with Ms. Ruth
1:15-2:45 PM
Grades: 4th-6th
Room: 10
The Berkeley Chess School 
2:50-3:50 PM
Grades: 1st-6th
Room: MPR 

No Chess class on minimum day 4/6, 4/20
Gymnastics TK-Kinder: 2:15-2:45 PM
1st-4th: 2:50-3:40 PM Room: MPR    
*Start Date 3/10No class on 3/31, 4/7, 4/14Last day of class 5/12Only 7 classes
2:25-3:25 PM
Grades: TK-3rd
Nature and Art with Ms. Lori
Grades: 1st-3rd
Room: 19
Crafty Creations of Mythical Creatures
1:10-2:10 PM
Grades: 1st-3rd
Room: 11

Edible Science
2:50-3:50 PM
Grades: 4th-6th
Room: 10
One on One Basketball
2:50-3:50 PM
Grades: 4th-6th
Basketball Court
Simonelli Fabulous Art Lab 
2:50-3:50 PM
Grades: 4th-6th
Room: 10
Jazz/ Hip Hop Combo Dance
1:10-2:00 PM
Grades: TK-3rd
Room: MPR
STEM Explorations with LEGO Materials
2:25-3:55 PM
Grades: 1st-3rd
Room: Room 19
Dungeons and Dragons with Ms. Lee 1:20-2:50 PM
Grades: *4th-6th
Room: Library
Class Dates: March 13, 20, 27,April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8 No school Spring Break April 3rdClass Dates: March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25May 2, 9No school Spring Break April 4thClass Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26,May 3, 10 Wednesdays are minimum days, note start times above. No school Spring Break April 5thClass Dates:
March 16, 23, 30April 13, 20*, 27, May 4, 11*minimum day schedule: classes begin at 1:15 pm. No school Spring Break April 6th
Class Dates: March 17, 24, April 14, 21, 27May 5, 12, 19. No School Spring Break March 31st and April 7th

Fees and Scholarships:

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 highly likely 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 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 section for scholarship request if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

To request a scholarship: Use coupon code SCHOLARSHIP25 (for a $25 scholarship) or SCHOLARSHIP50 (for a $50 scholarship) at checkout, and leave us a note explaining why you are requesting a scholarship when you complete your checkout questionnaire. Note that use of these codes are not a guarantee that your child will be awarded a scholarship. Scholarship availability may vary each ASEP session and is determined by PTA budget and number of scholarship requests received. Final decisions about scholarship awards are solely at the discretion of the PTA board. If your scholarship request is not approved, we will send you a link to pay for the remaining portion of your class purchase, or you may request to be dropped from the class at that time.


Each class needs a parent chaperone for the class to run. 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:

To request to chaperone: Set the chaperone dropdown above to YES before adding the class to your cart. Chaperones receive the class for free! However, this is not a guarantee that you will be selected as the class chaperone. We often receive multiple requests to chaperone classes, and final decisions about chaperones are solely at the discretion of the PTA board. If your chaperone request is not approved, we will send you a link to pay for the class.

In addition, chaperones will be trained to ensure that all proper protocols are taken with regard to student safety. Chaperone training will take place prior to the beginning of classes. In accordance to district requirements, all chaperones/volunteers need to be fully vaccinated for Covid or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of being on campus must be presented each time they are on campus.

General Information:

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 Y-Care should go immediately to Y-Care upon school dismissal. They will be escorted to and from there after school class by a parent chaperone or Y-Care personnel.

Some of our Instructors are paid professionals from companies specializing in after school education.  Many 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.

Questions? Contact our ASEP Chairperson, Carissa Poehnert:

Contact Carissa: for help with any questions you may have.

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