Thursday, October 12, 2017


Our new lineup of Enrichment Classes are coming soon in November!

Keep an eye out for Ceramics with a new teacher, Erin Kirkpatrick.

Explore the Code with Ryan Daniele. Students will learn the basics of coding and will design their own games.

The ever-popular Beginning/Intermediate Piano with Ryan Daniele will continue

Introduction to Rock Band will begin at Rio del Mar with Mr. Sweet. No tryouts! Everybody makes the band and performs a show at the after school program.

Yearbook Class-Sign up to use your technology and photography skills to make our yearbook great this year!

Returning in Spring will be a second drama class culminating in a school wide performance of Alice in Wonderland along with a parent evening show.

Monday, August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017
Dear Parents,
Rio del Mar Elementary School's After School Program will begin on Monday, August 28th,  and run through the middle of May, 2018. Our program will run from 2:05 – 4:30 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 common core 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 Classes that you can sign up this Fall are: Sneezing Beauty, Rock Band, Guitar, Piano, Minecraft, Photography, Rio Crossfit Club, and Rio Rock Band. To sign up for any of these classes, simply go to the after school website, click link of class you want to join on right, print, sign and return the form with your donation. 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 not be able to attend that day.
*There will be no after school program on Fridays, or during Parent/Teacher Conferences in November.. Snacks and drinks will be provided each day. All-calls and e-mails will be made to keep parents updated for enrichment classes coming soon.
*When school begins, the suggested donation is $275 for the entire school year to fund the program Rio’s After School Program. This one-time donation for the school year pays for a Math Specialst,, 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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I would like my child to attend:

Child’s Name______________________________Teacher____________________Grade_______

Monday                    Tuesday            Wednesday             Thursday
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(Initial Days)
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Parent’s Name                                           Cell Phone                E-mail Address (Write neatly in print)
(By signing you have read and understand the policies at Rio’s After School Program)

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM to your teacher, or the office with the donation