Thursday, June 21, 2007

2007-2008 Program

Dear Parents,
Rio del Mar Elementary School's After School Program will begin on Monday, August 20th. Our program will run from 2:05 – 4:25 p.m. On Wednesdays the program will run until 2:05 p.m. The primary purpose of this program is to help students with homework and provide academic support and interventions for students that are falling behind grade level standards. As is the case every year, our program is based on the district's ability to fund our program. This funding/budget report will come in at the end of August. As a result, our program will either remain the same, or possibly be reduced. It has not been reduced up to this point, but it is still possible.
The program will continue to consist of an hour of tutorial/homework support. If your child completes all of their homework they will participate in an hour of enrichment activities to support student learning. Enrichment activities will consist of: Sports Leagues, Music, Guitar, Computers, Chess, Ceramics, Arts and Crafts, Actor's Theater, African Drumming, Games and more! Rio’s After School is an open enrollment program and this means that your child may come any day we are in session.

*For those students who take the bus: there will be a free after school bus that will pick up the students at 4:30 p.m.

**Please remember to pick up your child promptly each day at 4:25 p.m. After three warnings for getting picked up late, your child will be required to take the free after school bus home.

*There will be no after school program on Fridays or during Parent/Teacher Conferences in October. Snacks and drinks will be provided each day.

*When school begins, please send a donation check for $110 for each child to Rio’s After School Program to help pay for Reading Specialist, Math Specialist, enrichment staff, supplies, equipment, prizes and much more. This one time fee is a small sum compared to the hundreds of dollars you would pay at other programs. Checks should be made out to the Rio Del Mar Parent Alliance.

J Martin Sweet
Teacher/After School Coordinator – Questions? E-mail: