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.

Roscomare has a lot of after school choices for our students!  Here is a quick summary:

  • Music: Chorus/Ukelele – Roadrunner String Band with Mr. Lawton – 3rd-5th Grade Tuesdays 2-3pm
  • Music: Recorder Consort with Mr. Lawton – 3rd-5th Grade Thursday 3-4pm
  • Exploring Ancient Art with Ms. Vorce – 1st-3rd Grade Tuesdays 2-3pm
  • Exploring Ancient Art with Ms. Vorce – 3rd-5th Grade Thursdays 3-4pm
  • Ongoing Theatre with Upstage Theatre Arts School – 3rd -5th Grade Aladdin (Sept-Dec) Monday & Wednesday 3-5pm
  • Ongoing Theatre with Upstage Theatre Arts School – K-2nd Grade AristoCats (Feb-May) Tuesday  (2-3:30) & Thursday (3-4:30pm)
  • Computer classes with our instructor Mr. Andrew Widman in our computer lab 1st-5th Grade- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday… see below for all class options.
  • STAR – a variety of classes for TK-5th until 5pm
  • Beyond The Bell – playground recreation program available to students in grades 2 through 5

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

Click here for the registration form for Music/Art/Computers/Theater. Turn in to the office if you are paying by check. 

MUSIC

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

Tuesday 3rd-5th Grade  Session #2 CLASS IS FULL – You may inquire with Mr. Lawton about possible openings.

Roadrunner String Band – 2-3pm 

If space is available.  Open to both new and returning singers and strummers. The Roadrunner String Band is a vocal and ukulele-playing group that focuses on student’s ability to accompany their own singing. As we like to say, “everybody sings; everybody strums.” It is an excellent way to develop students’ ability to “match pitch” and to be introduced to the extensive catalog of folk and popular music. Singers and uke players of all levels of ability are welcome and instruments will be provided.

Session #2 Cost $160 Tuesday: 8 classes. Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28 Dec 5, 12 Jan 9, 16

Thursday 3rd-5th Grade

Roscomare Recorder Ensemble – 3-4pm 

New this session.  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.  Students who began to learn recorder in third grade last year or who will be learning it in third grade this year are encouraged to take part, but first timers are also welcome, and, again, no prior experience in necessary.  Recorders will be provided.

Session #2 Cost $140.  7 classes. Nov 2, No class Nov 9 – Mr. Lawton at conference, Nov 16, 30, Dec 7, 14 Jan 11, 18

Drop off the form with a check in the office/homework folder, or Click here to register

ART

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

Tuesday 1st-3rd Grade 2-3pm

Exploring Ancient Artifacts

Students will look at ancient artifacts from around the world, and use them as inspiration for their own unique art pieces! Such projects will include gold painted self portraits based on Ancient Egyptian artifacts, and handmade terra cotta pottery pieces inspired by Ancient Greek vases. Students will gain exposure to a variety of mediums, and have the chance to create two dimensional and three-dimensional artwork, all while learning about historically significant art from a variety of cultures!

Session #2 Cost $160 Tuesday: 8 classes. Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28 Dec 5, 12 Jan 9, 16

Space for these sessions are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Confirmation of placement in a given class will be emailed.

Drop off the form with a check in the office/homework folder, or Click here to register.

Thursday 3rd-5th Grade 3-4pm

Exploring Ancient Artifacts

Students will look at ancient artifacts from around the world, and use them as inspiration for their own unique art pieces! Such projects will include gold painted self portraits based on Ancient Egyptian artifacts, and handmade terra cotta pottery pieces inspired by Ancient Greek vases. Students will gain exposure to a variety of mediums, and have the chance to create two dimensional and three-dimensional artwork, all while learning about historically significant art from a variety of cultures!

Session #2 Cost $160 Thursday 8 classes,  Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14, Jan 11, 18

Space for these sessions are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Confirmation of placement in a given class will be emailed.

Drop off the form with a check in the office/homework folder, or Click here to register. 

THEATER

Our 3rd-5th Aladdin Program with Upstage Theatre Arts School begins in September, 2017.

Registration is CLOSED – class is ongoing, shows in December!

Click here to learn more and register!

COMPUTERS

These classes are with our Planet Bravo Computer Teacher, Andrew. Classes take place in Roscomare’s well-appointed computer lab includes 32 Dell desktops with headsets, 2 faculty-only stations, 2 networked printers, and a cart of 25 iPads.

Registration is now OPEN.  Click here for the form. 

Monday  (Grades 1st-3rd)  – Drop off your check and form in the office/homework folder,  or Click here to register.

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.

Cost: $140:  7 classes:  Monday’s $140.  Oct 30-Jan 8 (Nov 6th minimum day class held 12:45-1:45pm; No class Jan 15 for MLK Day.)

Tuesday   (Grades 4th-5th) – Drop off your check and form in the office/homework folder, or Click here to register.

Lua Programming Language – This course introduces students to the Lua programming language. Students will be learning to code from scratch. They will be developing their own Choose Your Own Adventure Game. It is a great course for budding programmers!

Cost: $160:  8 classes: Oct 31-Jan 16

Wednesday  (Grades 1st-3rd) – Drop off your check and form in the office/homework folder, or Click here to register.

mBots Programming – This course focuses on building and programming a robot.  Students learn about different robotic parts. They focus on learning if-then statements and making an autonomous robot.

Cost :$180  8 classes: Nov 1-Jan 17 (Nov 8th minimum day 12:45-1:45pm) Materials fee of $20 is included.

Thursday (Grades 4th-5th) – Drop off your check and form in the office/homework folder, or Click here to register.

Game Programming Unity – This course introduces students to the Unity Engine. Students in this course design and code their own 3D games using C#. This course is a must for students who are serious about trying out different coding languages and game development practices.

Cost:  $160. 8 classes: Nov 2-Jan 18

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Music/Art/Theater/Computers

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

A: Complete and submit a Registration Form along with full payment for the desired course. We accept check made payable to F.O.R and Visa/MasterCard/Am Ex online. Please seal your registration form and payment in an envelope and bring it to the school office. Remember, spots for these sessions are filled on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited and often class 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.

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 thier 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 once the course begins.

 

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.

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 or live in the residential area.

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 (effective July 2010). 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.

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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