Wednesday, September 20, 2006


If you need to contact Mr. Sweet, the After School Coordinator, you may contact me during after school hours at: 750-7151. The hours I am available will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 - 5:00 p.m. On Wednesdays you can reach me from 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Monday, September 11, 2006

New Enrichment Class - Exploration of Theatre

Rio del Mar is pleased to have Christopher Wohlters, a Spectra Artist, returning as an after school enrichment teacher. He will be teaching a new class called Exploration of Theatre. A letter should have been sent home to the 2nd - 6th graders. This new enrichment course will be offered as a free class due to the generous donations made by parents this year. However, this class will be offered to only 20 students who will sign up for a 10 - week class on Tuesdays starting 9/19 and going through 11/28. The first 20 students who turn in their permission slips to Room 12 will be registered in the class.

Monday, September 04, 2006


Dear Parents,

---Many of you are having a difficult time finding your child when you pick them up. This is probably a very frustrating situation, especially after working all day long! Our program is wonderful because it gives students the opportunity to choose what enrichment class they would like to attend during the second hour. However, the problem arises when children do not tell their parents, in advance, which class they will be attending.
This dilemma can be averted if you check the website beforehand, and decide which class your child will go to each day. I know you love touring our beautiful school, but this will help expedite the process of picking up your children in a timely manner.

---Please remember that Rio del Mar's After School Program ends on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:25 p.m. On Wednesdays students go home at 2:00 p.m. Please pick them up promptly at this time. If this is not possible, your child may take the free after school bus home.

---Good news! I recently met with Joe Trautwein, the Director of Extending Learning, who generates funding for our program. He gave our program expansion the final green light. This means 2nd through 6th graders will be able to attend each day our program is in session.

---The state is still ironing out the final details for the implementation of Propostion 49. I will keep you posted when I receive details of the grant.

---I am in the process of getting a cell phone for the after school program. This will give you an emergency contact when the office staff goes home.

Thank you for your support,
J Martin Sweet
After School Coordinator
4th/5th Grade Teacher