Before & After School

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Each day students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade can participate in a range of after school enrichment classes through STAR Nova (Grades TK-5), Mad Science (Grades K-5), Theatre 31’s After School Theatre Class (Grades 2-5), Yui’s Japanese Language & Culture After School Program (Sessions 1&2: K-5 / Sessions 3&4: TK-5) and our After School PE Program (Grades 1-5).

Ms. Melissa Sirisuk
Ms. Melissa SirisukSTAR Director


Is offered to students in transitional kindergarten through second attend classes. In STAR Nova the first hour after school and students in grades three through five can attend the second hour after school. Students in this latter group can spend the first hour in our library or playing on the yard under the supervision of our Beyond the Bell After School Youth Services Director. Melissa Sirisuk, our after school STAR coordinator, ensures that all students make it to their classes. She also makes sure students get to a care provider after their class.

Times of classes by grade levels:

GradesMondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, FridaysTuesdays
TK-22:45 – 3:45 pm1:45 – 2:45 pm
3-53:50 – 4:50 pm2:45 – 3:45 pm

Session Dates 2017/18:

Session 19/5/17 – 10/27/17CLOSED
Session 210/30/17 – 1/19/18Register Now
Session 31/29/18 – 3/23/18
Session 44/3/18 – 5/25/18

Mad Science

The Mad Science Program created for schools, recreation centers, childcare sites, and individuals is designed by a professional team of educators and scientists. Our STEM programs are both scientifically accurate and meet the NGSS (New Generation Science Standards). An inquiry-based approach is used that encourages students to learn through self-discovery. Students have the opportunity to learn by asking questions, observing demonstrations, completing experiments, and building take-home projects.

Let’s Get ScientificKFridays11/3/17 – 1/26/182:40 – 3:40 pmCLOSED
NASA Space Academy of Future Space ExplorersGrades
Wednesdays11/8/17 – 1/24/182:40 – 3:40 pmCLOSED
Crazy ChemworksGrades
Wednesdays1/31/18 – 3/21/182:40 – 3:40 pmRegister Now
Crazy ChemworksKFridays2/2/18 – 3/23/182:40 – 3:40 pmRegister Now

Click here to register for all Mad Science classes!

* Early Bird Pricing is available if you register at least 2 weeks before session start date.

For any questions, please email Lisa Nadasdy or call her at (661) 803-5135.

Mr. Chad Scheppner
Mr. Chad ScheppnerTheatre 31 Artistic Director

Theatre 31

A fun, non-competitive, and all-inclusive production class in which each child is given an opportunity to sing, dance, and act in a short presentation of “Hairspray”. In an exciting curriculum focusing on techniques of the musical theatre, children will strengthen their abilities to perform and to collaborate, while building self- confidence, and enhancing their skills of interpersonal awareness.

The presentation of “Hairspray” will be on May 18, 2018 at 4:30pm (CDA Auditorium).

Session Dates 2017/18:

Fridays2/2/18 – 5/18/17
2:45 – 4:00 pm
* 3/9 & 4/27  1:00 – 2:15 pm
5/18  4:30 pm
Register Now

For any questions, please email Chad Scheppner.

Ms. Shiho Yoshida
Ms. Shiho YoshidaYui Japanese Teacher

Yui’s Japanese Language & Culture 

Yui offers a Japanese language & culture after school program, Mondays 2:45 – 3:45 pmTuesdays 1:45 – 2:45 pm, Wednesday 2:45 – 3:45 pm and Thursdays 2:45 – 3:45 pm. This after-school program consists of fun-filled activities — creating arts including calligraphy, singing and role-playing, while learning about culture and obtaining communication skills for practical Japanese. This program is intended for Grades K-5 (Session 3 & Session 4: TK-5) and is available to students at all levels, from beginners to native speakers.

The all new Program 4 is intended for students who have completed Program 1+2+3. Parents of students, who have completed Program 1+2+3, will receive an invitation to Program 4. You can also Email Shiho Yoshida to have the signup code for Program 4 sent to you.

2017/18 – Session 3 Dates:

Program 1Grades
Tuesdays1/30/18 – 3/13/181:45 – 2:45 pmRegister Now
Program 2Grades
Mondays1/29/18 – 3/19/182:45 – 3:45 pmRegister Now
Program 3Grades
Wednesdays1/31/18 – 3/14/182:45 – 3:45 pmRegister Now
Program 4 *Grades
Thursdays 2/1/18 – 3/15/18 2:45 – 3:45 pmRegister Now

* Program 4 is intended for students who have completed Program 1, Program 2 and Program 3. Parents of students, who have completed Program 1+2+3, will receive an invitation to Program 4. You can also Email Shiho Yoshida to have the signup code for Program 4 sent to you.

2017/18 – Session 2 Dates:

Program 1Grades
Tuesdays10/31/17 – 1/23/181:45 – 2:45 pmCLOSED
Program 2Grades
Mondays10/30/17 – 1/22/182:45 – 3:45 pmCLOSED
Program 3Grades
Wednesdays11/1/17 – 1/24/182:45 – 3:45 pmCLOSED
Coach Stacey Foxson
Coach Stacey FoxsonAfter School PE Program Director

After School PE Program

Is offered to students on our early release Tuesdays, from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. New sessions are offered in Fall, Winter and Spring and run for 7 weeks each. The program is run by our PE Coach Stacey Foxson and offers a variety of sports games such as Kick Ball, Dodgeball and Basketball. Yoga and Running Club are also offered.

For any questions, please email Stacey Foxson.


After School Language Arts and Mathematics

In addition to enrichment, we also offer extended day classes for students who need extra support in English language arts and mathematics. On early release Tuesdays, our teachers assistants, under the direction of our teachers, work with small groups in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. In the Spring, we offer 10 weeks, 2 hours per week, of extended day classes for students in grades one through five. We find that through enrichment and extended day classes, all of our students have the opportunity to master grade level standards and beyond.


Beyond The Bell’s After School Youth Services

Beyond the Bell’s After School Youth Services program is for students in Grades 2-5. Students in After School Youth Services can do their homework in the library until 3:30 pm. This program is run on-site and ends at 6:00 pm. The Beyond the Bell program is free and requires an application.

Click here to download the application form.

Ms. Jacquie Dorame
Ms. Jacquie DorameYMCA Director


YMCA offers ‘for-fee’ care after school until 6:00 pm. YMCA care offers care for students in TK through fifth grade. They use their own bungalow for activities and care and they also use classrooms. YMCA supervises homework and offers a snack. The YMCA programs have an excellent reputation and work in concert with Beyond the Bell’s After School Youth Services program.

Click here for more information!

For any questions, please email Jacquie Dorame.