Before & After School

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Before & After School2018-10-28T16:03:41+00:00


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), LIFT Enrichment Cooking Classes (Grades 1-5) 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:

Grades Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Tuesdays
TK-2 2:45 – 3:45 pm 1:45 – 2:45 pm
3-5 3:50 – 4:50 pm 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Session Dates 2017/18:

Session 1 9/4/18 – 10/26/18 CLOSED
Session 2 10/29/18 – 1/25/19 Registration Starts 10/19 @ 1PM
Session 3 2/4/19 – 4/5/19
Session 4 4/8/19 – 5/31/19

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.

Did Someone Say Science ? Grades
Wednesdays 10/17/18 – 12/5/18 2:40 – 3:40 pm Register Now
Pint sized Science ! K Fridays 10/19/18 – 12/7/18 2:40 – 3:10 pm Register 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 Courtney Turckel or call her at (818) 909-6777.

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 “Aladdin”. 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 “Aladdin” will be on November 16, 2018 at 3:00pm (CDA Auditorium).

Session Dates 2018/19:

Aladdin Grades
Fridays 9/7/18 – 11/16/18
2:45 – 4:00 pm
* 11/16 Dress Rehearsal: 1:00 – 2:30pm
11/16  3:00 pm
Register Now
TBA Grades
Fridays 2/1/19 – 5/31/19
2:45 – 4:00 pm
* 3/8 Minimum Day: 1:00 – 2:15pm
5/31  4:30 pm

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.

The curriculum for each course is different, but all courses are available to K-5 (Session 3&4: TK-5) students at all levels, from beginners to native speakers. If your child is new to the program, your child can start with the Bamboo Course, the Plum Course and/or the Pine Course.

2018/19 – Session 2 Dates:

Bamboo Course Grades
Tuesdays 10/30/18 – 1/15/19 1:45 – 2:45 pm Register Now
Plum Course Grades
Wednesdays 10/31/18 – 1/16/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm Register Now
Pine Course Grades
Thursdays 11/1/18 – 1/17/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm Register Now

LIFT Enrichment Cooking Classes

Fall 2018 – Food Network Favorites
Enjoy delicious and healthy food by your favorite celebrity chefs in this fun, interactive Cooking class! We’ll explore dishes made by Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Giada de Laurentis, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay and more! Each lesson students will develop their culinary skills while learning about nutrition, culture and even dining etiquette. At the end of the session, parents are invited to our Kid Restaurant where your kids are the waiters and chefs! Get hungry to learn the art of cooking.

Recipes Include: Giada’s Pasta Caprese, Kale Caesar Salad, Bobby Flay’s Chicken Tacos with Queso Fresco, Cauliflower Gratin, Jamie Oliver’s Eggplant Bruschetta, Rainbow Salad Wraps, Gordon Ramsay’s Tomato and Mushroom Risotto, Guy Fieri’s Chili, Ree’s Marshmallow Crispy Treats and much more!

Fore more details, click here to download the flyer.

2018/19 – Session 1 Dates:

Food Network Favorites Grades
Thursdays 10/4/18 – 11/8/18 2:45 – 3:45 pm Register Now

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

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. Malia FineYMCA 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 talk with Ms. Malia Fine.