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Extended Learning Department
After School-Summer School-Family Literacy Programs
The vision of the Extended Learning Department:
Meaningful academic and enrichment opportunities. Preparing students for college, career, and life.
Our Mission Statement:
The mission of Extended Learning Programs is to inspire lifelong learners for success in a changing world. In collaboration with families and the community, we provide a safe, caring, and supportive learning environment. We challenge and empower our multidimensional students to develop academic, social, and emotional skills that prepare them to reach their potential in college, career, and life.
Extended Learning After School Program serve students in grades Kindergarten-12th grade. Programming runs directly after school until 6:00 pm. A child may be released early from the after school program prior to the end of the program time at 6:00 pm based upon the PVUSD ASAEP Early Release Policy. Please see the after school office at your child's school for further information.
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Promising Practices in Afterschool
Our Cesar Chavez after school program, known as Club Chavez, started a ukulele class a few years ago. Students meet once a week in during after school program with additional break and lunch practices and performances in the school quad. All are welcome, with open-entry and open-exit. Students, teachers and Watsonville Acute Center patients select the songs for our performances at schools and in the community. This music class attracts a diverse population of both high need (foster, PAL, emotional issues) and high achieving students. The program's impact on students beyond music skills (both solo and group) is development of teamwork, tenacity, transforming performance anxiety to enhanced performance. They also learn public speaking and microphone skills. Enduring, positive cross-grade and cross-student group friendships have developed from this group. Pictures attached. Los Ukuelesters will be performing TOMORROW, Saturday, December 17th from 10:30-11:30 am at Kelly’s Books (next Bagel Cafe). This will be there first “paid gig”! After the performance students will get to choose one free book for themselves and one for CCMS library. More information on tomorrow’s performance, as well as a video of a performance at a local nursing home, can be found on our website.
Since January our after school programs have been collaborating with Migrant Education to provide services to Migrant students. The Migrant After School (MAS) program allows Migrant students to receive small group science and literacy intervention services with a trained Credentialed teacher. Students then have the opportunity to participate in the other academic and enrichment programs offered in the afterschool program. This collaboration has allowed us to better align the services we offer to our students. Attached you will find a picture of Freedom Elementary MAS students with their picture writing projects. Thanks for sharing Heather!
Hall District's Garden Committee (which I am a member of) hosted a very successful Garden Work Day on Saturday, November 19th for families and staff to come out and help winterize our school garden. Patrick Littleton and Hannah Smith (and her parents) from Fitness 4 Life came out and we had 8 families come with their children along with 4 teachers and myself. We built garden beds, moved a mountain of wood chips around for mulch, installed signs painted by first grade students, planted a lot of donated perennials throughout the garden, and got it all done before the rain started!
Christina Powell is in her second year at Hyde as our AmeriCorp volunteer. She started last year planning and facilitating our Student Council here at Hyde. After meeting with the Student Council students this year, she discovered that there were more students who were interested in being leaders at our school, so she formed a Leadership Club. The students in both of these groups are very concerned with bullying. They want their school to be a friendly place where bullying is not common and students can easily make friends.
Their first action project was to have an “Anti-Bully March” during the regular day, upper grade lunch. Students made posters during the After School Program and then marched the next day during lunch.
The next action was to paint a piece of our playground to designate it the “Friend Zone.” The students decided that a rainbow was most appropriate, so they were given permission by our principal, they made a design, and they painted it during the After School Program. The paint was donated by a regular day teacher here at Hyde who had leftover paint from a mural his students painted on a wall here. There was also a lot of collaboration and support with our school counselor, Noel Scriffiny. She has been instrumental in helping make the connection between the real concerns and needs of our students and meaningful actions.
The next project they are working on is organizing a food drive for Second Harvest. They will also be selling ceramic pins in star and strawberry shapes in December to raise money for more service learning projects such as these.
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