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 #4:

  • Computer classes with our instructor Mr. Andrew Widmann in our computer lab Rm #12 1st-3rd Grade- Monday & Thursday, 3rd-5th Grade on Tuesday… see below for all class options.
  • Art classes with Mrs. Herod in our art room #22. 1st-5th 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 – K-2nd Grade “Peter Pan” Tuesdays & Thursdays (twice a week) –THIS CLASS IS FULL and ongoing
  • 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 – See Coach Brian.

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

Registration is OPEN for Session #4

COMPUTERS

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 34 Dell desktops with headsets.

Mondays 3-4pm:  1st-3rd Grades 

Click here to RegisterSession #4 Cost $141 – 7 classes:  Mar 25, Apr 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, and 20.  (No classes Apr 1- Cesar Chavez Day; Apr 15- Spring Break; May 27- Memorial Day.)

Story Jumper –  Students practice their typing and writing while making a digital storybook.  Students improve their creativity and computer skills.  Students leave with a digital copy of their story.

Tuesdays 2-3pm: 3rd-5th Grades  

Click here to Register  Session #4 Cost $161 – 8 classes:   Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21. (No class Apr 16- Spring Break)

PYTHON PROGRAMMING – Becoming a real programmer is serious business, and this Python coding class is perfect for first-timers or beginners to make their own text-based adventure game. Coding is one of the most important skills needed today to program all of the machines that are popping up all over the world.

Thursdays 3-4pm:  1st-3rd Grades

Click here to Register Session #4 Cost $161 – 8 classes: Mar 28, April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23.  (No class Apr 18- Spring Break. Minimum day May 23, class runs 12:45-1:45.)

MAKE A 3D VIDEO GAME – Students learn the elements of building a 3D video game using the magic of Kodu software. By the end of this course, students will have made a handful of simple three-dimensional games using computer science principles in an easy-to-learn tool.

ART

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

Tuesdays 2-3pm: 1st-5th Grade  

Click here to Register for Session #4 Tuesday Art  Session #4 Cost $183 – 9 classes: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, and 28. (No class Apr 16-Spring Break)

ART OUT OF THE BOX – Make works of art using traditional and repurposed materials in varied approaches to 3-D, Paint, Collage & Design!

Wednesdays 3-4pm: 3rd-5th Grade

Click here to Register for Session #4 Wednesday Art  Session #4 Cost $183 – 9 classes:  Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.  (No class Apr 17- Spring Break)

INK, PAINT, ASSEMBLAGE  – Use India ink with print & paint techniques to create striking 2-D works of art!

Thursdays 3-4pm:  1st-5th Grades

Click here to Register for Session #4 Thursday Art Session #4 Cost $183 –  9 classes: Mar 28, April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. (No class Apr 18-Spring Break. Minimum day May 23, class runs 12:45-1:45.)

CLAY CREATIONS – We will work with conventional clay and paper clay to create some cool works of art!

MUSIC 

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 #4 Roadrunner String Band  Session #4   Cost $162 – 8 Classes:  Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, and 21. (No class Apr 16-Spring Break)

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 #4 Recorder Session #4  Cost $162 – 8 classes:  Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23. (No class Apr 18-Spring Break. Minimum day May 23, class runs 12:45-1:45.)

 Roscomare Recorder Ensemble– 3-4pm 

Open to new and returning students. 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.

THEATER

Click here to learn more. 

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

Note, all payments are non-refundable or transferable.

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

A: Pay online for your desired course. Space is limited, and often classes fill-up.  Note, art, music & computer classes must typically have at least 4-5 students enrolled. If less than 4 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.

STAR

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 roscomare@starinc.org

 

BEYOND THE BELL 

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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