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.

Monday – Theater Annie 3rd-5th, Technology 1st-3rd

Tuesday – Art 1st-3rd, Music 3rd-5th, Technology 1st-3rd

Wednesday – Theater Annie 3rd-5th, Art 2nd-5th, Technology 1st-3rd, Music 1st-5th (music is a morning class 7:40-8:10am)

Thursday – Art 3rd-5th, Music 2nd-5th, Technology 3rd-5th

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

Registration is OPEN for session #1

ART

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

Tuesdays 2-3pm: 1st– 3rd Grades   
Click here to register for this class. 
CLAY CREATIONS – We will work with conventional clay and paper clay to create some cool works of art!
Session #1 Cost $183 – 9 classes: Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Wednesdays 3-4pm: 2nd– 5th Grades 
Click here to register for this class. 
ART OUT OF THE BOX – Make works of art using traditional and repurposed materials in varied approaches to Painting, 3-D, Collage & Design!
Session #1 Cost $163 – 8 classes: Sept 4, 11 (due to a min day, Sept 11 class will be 12:45-1:45), 18, 25, Oct 2, (No class Oct 9-no school), 16, 23, 30
Thursdays 3-4pm: 3rd– 5th Grades
Class caneclled due to low enrollment
MIXED MEDIA PAINTING & UNUSUAL OBJECTS – We will create layered paintings using a variety of mediums and explore design & paint elements on favored objects supplied by the students!
Session #1 Cost $183 – 9 classes: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17 (class on Oct 17 is from 12:45-1:45 due to min day), 24, 31

MUSIC 

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

Tuesdays 2-3pm: 3rd-5th Grades    

Click here to register for this class. 

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

Session #1 Cost $182 – 9 classes: Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Wednesdays 7:40-8:10am: 1st – 5th Grades
Click here to register for this class. 
MORNING SING/GLEE CLUB – Start the day off right with a song!  Mr. Lawton will be conducting 30 minutes of singing on Wednesday mornings for grades 1-5 with songs ranging from folk to pop to show tunes.  The emphasis will be singing for fun with a little vocal training thrown in.
Session #1 Cost $122 – 8 classes: Sept 4, 11 (due to a min day, Sept 11 class will be 7:30am-8am), 18, 25, Oct 2, (No class Oct 9-no school), 16, 23, 30
Thursdays 3-4pm: 2nd-5th Grades
Class cancelled due to low sign ups.
DRUM CIRCLE – This fun drum circle is for grades 2-5. No prior skills are required. We will be focusing on basic percussion skills as they apply to everything from congas to paint buckets. Be prepared to get loud!
Session #1 Cost $182 – 9 classes: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17 (class on Oct 17 is from 12:45-1:45 due to min day), 24, 31

TECHNOLOGY/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 register for this class. 
3D GAME DESIGN with KODU – Kodu Game Lab is a programming environment where students can build their world visually, then program characters and objects to move around and interact with each other. A great class for the artistic student who enjoys both designing worlds and introductory programming.
Session #1 Cost $141 – 7 classes: Sept 9, 16, 23, (No school Sept 30) Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Tuesdays 2-3pm: 1st – 3rd Grades 
Click here to register for this class. 
CODING with SCRATCH – Students dive into the world of coding with a simple but powerful tool called Scratch. Developed by MIT, it utilizes visual programming tools where students use building blocks to code 2D animations and games.
Session #1 Cost $181 – 9 classes: Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Wednesdays 3-4pm: 1st – 3rd Grades    
Click here to register for this class. 
STORY WRITING with STORYJUMPER – Students who enjoy reading and writing stories will love this class. Using an online tool known as StoryJumper, students learn and go through the process of writing a story from beginning to end and search the web for pictures to accompany their stories.
Session #1 Cost $161 – 8 classes: Sept 4, 11 (due to a min day, Sept 11 class will be 12:45-1:45), 18, 25, Oct 2, (No class Oct 9-no school), 16, 23, 30
Thursdays 3-4pm: 3rd– 5th Grades
Class cancelled due to low sign ups.
2D GAME DESIGN with FUSION – Clickteam Fusion is an amazing environment for kids to design “Super Mario” style video games (known as Platformer games) and code their way into an awesome multi-level video game. We delve deep in programming concepts and finish with a multi-level game and boss battle!
Session #1 Cost $181 – 9 classes: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17 (class on Oct 17 is from 12:45-1:45 due to min day), 24, 31

THEATER

Click here to learn more on the Theater Art page. 

Policies/Frequently Asked Questions 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.

Registration: Friends of Roscomare organizes and makes these wonderful F.O.R. after school programs possible. Priority will be given to F.O.R. member families who support Friends of Roscomare with their share of Annual Giving yearly.  Payments do not confirm that your child will be admitted to the program. If your child is not admitted to the program, a refund will be given. If you request to drop the class after payment is made, no refund will be given. Registration confirmations will be sent via email.

Teacher/Principal Approval, & Class Behavior:  Some students may not be admitted into a F.O.R. program. Students who sign up for a F.O.R. after school program are expected to exhibit good behavior in the program, and during school.  All students will require approval from their teacher and the Principal to participate. If your student does not receive approval to participate in a F.O.R. program, you will be advised by the Principal before the program begins and a refund will be given. If your student is accepted into a F.O.R. program, and is asked to leave the program due to poor behavior, no refund will be given.

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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