After School Programs

Parents are responsible for the safety and care of their children after the bell rings. Students must be picked up immediately after school unless they are enrolled in an after school program (more information regarding after school options will be sent home).  Only 2nd – 5th grade students are allowed to participate in the LAUSD Beyond the Bell playground program and must be signed up.

Kindergarten/TK and 1st grade students must be be picked up when the bell rings by an adult (not a sibling) OR signed up for STAR or another class such as Art, Music, Computers, Theater.  Kindergarten/TK and 1st grade students cannot stay and play on the structure or on the yard after school unless they have signed up with STAR even if they have older siblings or an adult accompanying them.

Here is a quick summary of Session #2:

  • Computer classes with our instructor Mr. Andrew Widmann in our computer lab 1st-3rd Grade- Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.  4th-5th Grade Thursday… see below for all class options.
  • Art classes with Mrs. Herod in our art room #22. 1st-3rd Tuesday,  Wednesday 3rd-5th, and Thursday 1st-5th. See below for all class options.
  • Music: Chorus/Ukelele – Roadrunner String Band with Mr. Lawton – 3rd-5th Grade Tuesdays 2-3pm & Recorder Ensemble with Mr. Lawton – 3rd-5th Grade Thursday 3-4pm
  • Theatre with Upstage Theatre Arts School – 3rd-5th Grade “High School Musical” Mondays & Wednesday (twice a week) ongoing – K-2 “Peter Pan” registration opens in December
  • STAR – a variety of classes for TK-5th.
  • LAUSD Beyond The Bell – playground recreation program available to students in grades 2 through 5. Basketball Team – Tuesday’s 2-3,  Wednesday’s and Thursday 3-4pm. See Coach Brian.

For more details on each program, and to register, see below.

Registration is OPEN Wednesday, 10/17 – Thursday, 10/25/18 for Session #2 Computers, Art, & Music. The classes listed below begin the week of October 29th.  


with Mr. Andrew- classes held in the Computer Room #12

These classes are with our Planet Bravo Computer Teacher, Mr. Andrew and are offered Monday-Thursday beginning in 1st grade. Classes take place in Roscomare’s well-appointed computer lab includes 32 Dell desktops with headsets.

Mondays 3-4pm:  1st-3rd Grades   

Click here to Register Session #2 Cost $141 – 7 classes:  October 29, Nov 5 and 26, Dec 3 and 10, Jan 7 and 14. (School closed Nov 12 and 19, Dec 17, 24 and 31, Jan 21.)

Maker’s Empire 3D Modeling – Students design three-dimensional models using Maker’s Empire, a perfect tool for this age group for 3D Printing. While actual prints won’t be made in this course, the skills acquired are all the steps needed to actually 3D print. Students can later send their models off to be printed by a source like

Tuesdays 2-3pm: 1st-3rd Grades  

Click here to Register  Session #2 Cost $181 – 9 classes:  Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 27, Dec 4 and 11, Jan 8, 15 and 22.  (School closed Nov 20, Dec 18 and 25, Jan 1.)

Fusion 2D Video Game Creation – Students use the Clickteam Fusion game development software to design and program their own “Mario Brothers”-style game. While Fusion does not use a specific coding language, this entire program involves If/Then principles as they piece together logical conditions. This software has inspired thousands of students to go onto coding as a study and career.

Wednesdays 3-4pm: 1st-3rd Grades  

Click here to Register  Session #2 Cost $181 – 9 classes:  Oct 31, Nov 7, 14 and 28, Dec 5 and 12, Jan 9, 16 and 23.  (School closed Nov 21, Dec 19 and 26, Jan 2.)

Kodu 3D Game Design – Students use Microsoft’s Kodu game design software to make and program 3D video games. This software does not use an official coding language, but rather a simple drag and drop conditional set of rules, just like If/Then statements in code.

Thursdays 3-4pm: 4th-5th Grades   

Click here to Register  Session #2 Cost $181 – 9 classes:  Nov 1, 8, 15 and 29, Dec 6 and 13, Jan 10, 17 and 24.  (School closed Nov 22, Dec 20 and 27, Jan 3.)

HTML/CSS/JavaScript Web Applications – Students in this after school course create their own web pages and applications by hand. Instead of using tools such as Weebly, students type in their own HTML and CSS code, as well as program interactive web features with JavaScript. This is a serious course for students who want to see how web pages are coded from a blank screen.


with Ms. Herod – classes held in the Art Room #22

Tuesdays 2-3pm: 1st-3rd Grade  

Click here to Register for Session #2 Tuesday Art Session #2 Cost $183 – 9 classes:  Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 27, Dec 4 and 11, Jan 8, 15 and 22.  (School closed Nov 20, Dec 18 and 25, Jan 1.)

ART OUT OF THE BOX – Make several works of Art using unconventional combined approaches to Painting, Printmaking, Collage & Design.


Wednesdays 3-4pm: 3rd-5th Grade 

Click here to Register for Session #2 Wednesday Art  Session #2 Cost $183 – 9 classes:  Oct 31, Nov 7, 14 and 28, Dec 5 and 12, Jan 9, 16 and 23.  (School closed Nov 21, Dec 19 and 26, Jan 2.)

PUPPETRY 101 – Learn the basics to make exciting Rod, Marionette and Pop up puppets!

Thursdays 3-4pm:  1st-5th Grades

Click here to Register for Session #2 Thursday Art  Session #2 Cost $183 – 9 classes: Nov 1, 8, 15 and 29, Dec 6 and 13, Jan 10, 17 and 24.  (School closed Nov 22, Dec 20 and 27, Jan 3.)

PRINTMAKING – Create prints using Monotype, Block and Collagraph techniques. We will also explore some experimental Printmaking methods.


with Mr. Lawton – classes held in the Music Room #24

Tuesday 2-3 pm: 3rd-5th Grade  – Roadrunner String Band

Click here to Register for Session #2 Roadrunner String Band  Session #2 Cost $182  – 9 classes:  Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 27, Dec 4 and 11, Jan 8, 15 and 22.  (School closed Nov 20, Dec 18 and 25, Jan 1.)  

Roadrunner String Band – 2-3pm 

Open to both new and returning 3rd to 5th graders, The Roadrunner String Band is a vocal and ukulele group that focuses on student’s ability to accompany their own signing. As we like to say, “Everybody sings; everybody strums.” Singers and uke players of all levels of ability are welcome, and instruments will be provided.

Thursday 3rd-5th Grade – Roscomare Recorder Ensemble

Click here to Register for Session #2 Recorder  Session #2 Cost $182 – 9 classes: Nov 1, 8, 15 and 29, Dec 6 and 13, Jan 10, 17 and 24.  (School closed Nov 22, Dec 20 and 27, Jan 3.)

 Roscomare Recorder Ensemble– 3-4pm 

For students who wish to develop their ability to read music, but also improvise as jazz musicians do, we are offering The Roscomare Recorder Ensemble.  In Recorder Consort students will focus on playing recorders of various sizes — a “consort” — to perform traditional Renaissance and folk music, as well as contemporary material.  Recorders will be provided


Kindergarten-2nd Grade “Peter Pan”

Registration for K-2 ‘Peter Pan” will open on December 10th. The program begins on February 12, 2019 with shows on May 3rd and May 4th.  Click here for more info.

3rd-5th Grade “High School Musical”

This program is already in session, and no longer open for registration – shows are on December 7th & 8th.

Frequently Asked Questions/Policies regarding Music/Art/Theater/Computers

Q: How do I register my child for After School Enrichment?

A: Pay online for your desired course. Remember, spots for these sessions are filled on a first come, first serve basis, space is limited, and often classes fill-up.  Note, art, music & computer classes must typically have at least 5 students enrolled. If less than 5 enroll, then the class may be cancelled – this is quite rare. Confirmation of placement in a given class will be via e-mail.

Q: What if my child misses a session?
A: While no make-up sessions can be offered, the instructor may be able to provide materials for a missed class.

Q: If my schedule changes, can I get a refund?
A: Sessions are not refundable or transferable so be sure to check your schedule before signing up.

Q: How will my child know when and where to go?
A: Roscomare students are familiar with the music room, art room, computer lab, and auditorium. Kindergarten students will be picked up from their classes, all others will walk over. Students should, however, be reminded by a parent of their after school classes on that day and to arrive to class on time.

Q: What happens to my payment if the sessions are full?
A: Payment will be processed only for those students enrolled in the program. Please note that payments are neither refundable nor transferable.


STAR is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to offering extended educational, recreational and enrichment programs, to supporting and enhancing school curriculum, and to expanding the cultural base of young people through innovative, quality programs offered by exceptional instructors.

STAR GALAXY offers a daily dose of scheduled classes, September through June, from school dismissal until 6 PM. Students rotate through several classes including art, literacy, math, homework, sports/fitness/recreation, and enrichment classes.

STAR NOVA offers enrichment programs with classes that allow for a more individualized experience tailored to the specific needs and interests of each student. The wide range of Nova classes includes such offerings as Theater, Soccer, Cooking, Woodworking, Hip-Hop Dance, RockSTAR, Superhero Science, and more! There are four Nova sessions during the school year, each lasting around 8 weeks.

The STAR SPANISH ACADEMY is a year-long program that accommodates all levels of Spanish students and meets twice a week.

STAR was created by experts to make public schools a one stop place for each family. STAR classes and programs are designed to encourage kids to explore, grow, encounter the world, and expand their cultural base. STAR works together with superintendents, principals, teachers, parents and community groups to create amazing enrichment opportunities for children.

STAR Nova Brochure is available at the beginning of the school year.

Click here for more information and to download registration forms

Galaxy Contract and Tuition information can be downloaded from the link above. The remainder of the paperwork will be sent upon return the forms. A non-refundable $50 registration fee and the completed contract are required. Sibling discounts are available, see tuition contract for details.

Contact Christine Kim (Star Director) with questions at 310-863-4655 or email



The Beyond the Bell – Youth Services After-School Program of organized games, enrichment activities, and homework assistance is provided for those students capable of independent supervision to, from, and at the playground site. It is a permissive recreation program available to students in grade 2 through 5. Children may come and go as they choose and by their own volition.

Boys and girls are welcome to join the Roscomare Road Basketball team (Beyond the Bell). This team will play local LAUSD schools. Please join our team. Practice starts the week of October 15th. Practice is Tuesday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm and Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please see Coach Brian after school.

The Beyond the Bell Youth Services After-School Program is not a child care program. Students do not sign-in or out. It is a privilege, not a right, to participate in the program. Children are expected to conduct themselves appropriately and may lose the opportunity to participate if their behavior is disruptive. The elementary program is for students in elementary grades (grades 2 through 5). Students must attend the school where the program is located.

Parents and guardians are reminded that they must arrange ahead of time for how their child will be reunited with them at the conclusion of the program. Any child not picked-up or allowed to walk home on their own prior to the conclusion of the program will be considered “unattended” and supervising personnel will begin “late child” procedures. If attempts to reunite the child with an authorized adult fail, supervising personnel will contact the Local Law Enforcement Agency for assistance and to take custody of the child. Failure to consistently arrange for appropriate supervision of your child by the conclusion of the program will result in the student losing the privilege of participating in the program. Parents and Guardians are urged to keep emergency cards up to date with alternative contacts authorized to pick-up their child.

The Beyond the Bell Youth Services After-School Program is CLOSED on all non-instructional days (weekends, holidays, pupil free days, etc.). Playground services are only available during scheduled hours.

In order for a student to be approved to participate an agreement form is required. Please print and fill out the agreement form and turn it in to the Youth Services staff person on duty. Once completed and authorized by the Youth Services staff person on duty, the student may participate.  Click here for the form.

The persons responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beyond the Bell Youth Services After- School Program can be reached by calling: Youth Development Program & Youth Services @ YDPsites – (818) 587-4300; Elementary Schools (other than YDP sites).

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