Friday, August 15, 2014

Rio's After School resumes on Monday, August 25th

Dear Parents,
Rio del Mar Elementary School's After School Program will begin on Monday, August 25th and run through the middle of May. Our program will run from 2:05 – 4:25 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays the program will run until 2:10 p.m. The primary purpose of this program is to help students with homework and provide academic support/interventions for students that are falling behind grade level standards and who may struggle with the standards being taught at their grade level.
The program will continue to consist of an hour of tutorial/homework support for students in 2nd through 6th grades. If your child completes all of their homework they will participate in an hour of enrichment activities to support student learning. Students are to be honest regarding finishing their homework. If they fail to be honest in this regard, they will lose fun enrichment class opportunities for two weeks. Enrichment activities will consist of: Sports, Rock Bands, Guitar, Cartooning, Legos, Computers, Piano, Chess, Ceramics, Spanish, Arts and Crafts, Actor's Theater, African Drumming, Games, Video Game Programming, Magic the Gathering and much 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 4:25 p.m. If you have questions about bus transportation problem/concern, please call: 728-6324. There is no BUS ON WEDNESDAYS so pick up on time please.
**Please remember to pick up your child promptly each day at 4:25 p.m. and 2:10 on WEDNESDAYS After three late pick-ups, your child will be required to take the free after school bus home. If this occurs on Wednesdays, they will be dropped this just this day.
*There will be no after school program on Fridays, or during Parent/Teacher Conferences in October. Snacks and drinks will be provided each day. All-calls will be made to keep parents updated for enrichment classes coming soon.
*When school begins, the suggested donation is $250 to fund the program Rio’s After School Program. This one-time donation for the school year pays for a Reading Specialist, staff, supplies, curriculum, books, equipment, music, prizes and much more. This amount is a small sum compared to the hundreds of dollars you would pay at other programs each month and without it, after school will lose key parts of the program. Checks are preferred and they should be made out to the RDM Parent Alliance.

J Martin Sweet
5th Grade Teacher/After School & Music Coordinator – Questions? E-mail:
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