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  1. All After School Programs • One Registration/Emergency Information form needs to be filled out PER child regardless of whether or not you will utilize any of the programs. • Aftercare is open to all OLA students on a walk-in basis. • Club registration is on a first come, first serve basis. New members are welcome at anytime throughout the school year but is dependent upon space availability. • All students must maintain acceptable grades while participating in after school clubs. • All students must maintain proper behavior and follow the rules of the club. If a student is disruptive or not adhering to club rules, they will be sent to Aftercare and charges will apply. • Some clubs note if a fee is required to cover costs of supplies and/or snacks. • For further questions regarding the After School Programs or the Registration/Emergency Information form, please feel free to contact Christina Gopal at or 293-5421/573-6054 • Program Descriptions • After Care Pg. 2 • Brownie Scouts Pg. 8 • Chess Club Pg. 3 • Creative Writing Club P. 4 • Cub Scouts Pg. 5 • Daisy Scouts Pg. 8 • Drama Club Pg. 6 • Sprout’s Garden Club Pg. 7 • Kick 2 Fit Pg. 10 • Lego Club Pg. 9 • Tennis Club Pg. 10 • Registration/Emergency Information Forms Pg. 11+(can also be downloaded from Sycamore & Website) • Please Note the Following: • In the winter and cooler months please make sure the children have proper jackets and/or sweaters • In the warmer months send sun screen for UV protection in case a club goes outdoors • Children who are not picked up and signed out within 10 minutes of club dismissal will be sent to Aftercare. All Aftercare rules and fees will then apply. See Aftercare description on page 10as well as the Registration form on page 11 & 12 for detailed information • Upon the event a club meeting is cancelled, all parents will be notified via the email address you provide on the Registration/Emergency form • *Please send children who have specific food allergies with their own snack provisions

  2. After Care Program • Grades:Available to all OLA students on a regular, walk-in basis. • Days: Monday-Friday (Dates and times may change according to OLA school schedule.) • Time: • Mon-Fri afterschool until 6pm • Instructor: Mrs. Celine Crawley • Assistant: Ms. Della& Ms. Amanda • Contact: Via Sycamore “Pass a Note” or call 256-3167 ext. 1 • Supply & Snack Fee: • 1st Student $4 • Additional family students $3 each • Late Fee $5 first minute • $1 per minute there after • Location:Classroom next to the Music room • Description: • For safety and liability reasons, any student remaining on the campus more than 15 minutes after the school day MUST report to Aftercare. • Student Athletes and student spectators who are on campus prior to a game or practice MUST report to Aftercare and will be released to attend the game/practice on time. • Students attending after school clubs who are not signed out with in 10 minutes of dismissal will be escorted to Aftercare. • Students found loitering on the school campus will be issued a detention. • There may be an occasion where the school needs to close on short notice, i.e.., severe weather, local emergency, etc. Guardians will be notified per Emergency contact protocol (See Registration and Emergency Information Form on Pg. 11 ). • Aftercare Schedule: • 3:15pm – 4:00pm: Homework will be completed in a quiet fashion. • 4:00pm – 4:20pm: Silent reading (required for each grade). • 4:20+: Snack and continued completion of homeworkor Recreation once homework is complete. • A Registration & Emergency Information Form must be filled out PER STUDENT, school wide. No exceptions. Unplanned, urgent rare occurrences may happen and we must have this information on file in any event.

  3. Chess Club Grades: Boys & Girls 1st-8th Grade Class Size:16 Time: 3:20pm-4:20pm Days: Fridays twice a month Instructor: Richard Valerio 220-3842 Assistant: TBA Supply & Snack Fee: $15 Description: Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard. Chess has been played by Kings and Queens for centuries, and is often referred to as “The Royal Game”. • The purpose of the Chess Club is to bring together students that are interested in learning how to play the game. As well as to provide a time and location for those who want to share their hobby and interest in Chess with each other. • The Chess Club gives students an opportunity to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. • Students of all levels are welcome to join, as help is given to those who need it. • Chess is a mental sport, and helps to develop tactics and strategies. • Beginners will be taught the rules of the game, how each piece moves and strategies • Space is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. Please take careful consideration regarding attendance when joining this club, especially during sports season. • For Middle School Students who participate in sports but would like to help out on occasion, please contact the club leader directly.

  4. Creative Writing Club Grades: Boys & Girls 5th-8th Grade Class Size: 20 Students Max Time: 3:20-4:30 Days: 2nd & 4th Friday of the Month (Subject to change based upon early dismissal and holidays) Location: OLA School Library Instructor: Laura Lim (719) 650-4707 Assistant: TBA Supply Fee: $25.00 Description: OLA is excited to announce the new addition to it’s after school program, the Creative Writing Club. • The purpose of the Creative Writing Club is to provide students an opportunity to become authors and learn to experiment with different types of writing. • Creative writing is a great outlet for kids to be creative, express themselves and explore their own imaginations. • Each writing project will have brainstorming, writing drafts then final edits. Spelling and grammatical errors are not focused on until the piece of writing is preened for submission! • Children will build self-esteem by sharing their work and feeling pride in completing a piece of writing. • The students will learn basic elements of the English language and immediately apply them to creative use, e.g. building their own stories out of nouns and verbs, adjectives and adverbs of his own choosing.  • Many key concepts in creative writing are addressed, such as action, characterization, dialogue, and description, all presented in a manner designed especially for this age group. • Elementary Creative Writing is an approach to improving language skills, while teaching the student about creative writing. The writing activities will primarily focus on Narrative, Expository, Descriptive and Persuasive writing skills.

  5. Cub Scouts • Grades: Boys grades 1st -5th • Time:Determined by each Den • Days: Determined by each Den • Instructors: • Cub Master- TBA • Chairperson/Treasurer- Heidi Segura • Den leaders- Tiger Cubs (1st grade) Mathew Hall • Wolf Cubs (2nd grade) Jennifer Sandoval • Bear Cubs (3rd grade) Judy Kettleborough • Webelos I (4th grade) • Webelos II (5thgrade) Craig Goodyear • Registration Fee: $15 per year (Special paper work will need to be completed and fee will be paid at that time) *Fee is subject to change • Description: • For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. (From the BSA web-site.) • The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. • The Boy Scouts of America is one of our nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. • Each grade level den meets separately to work toward achieving their various scouting activity badges and belt loops. • All of the dens meet once a month in a Pack meeting to share their accomplishments and to participate in group activities to develop skills that will help the individuals and dens grow into the leaders of our future. • Scout leaders are volunteers from the school and parish. • The OLA scouts participate in many fun activities, community service opportunities, as well as assist with parish events as necessary.

  6. Drama Club • Grades: Boys & Girls Grades 1st-8th • Time: 3:20pm – 4:50pm (1.5 hour) • Days: Thursday’s Twice a Month (8 classes per semester or 16 classes for the school year) • Location: Art Room (Stage in the Spring) • Fall Session: Lights, Camera, Action! • Instructor: TBD- Services provided by Sol Acting Academy • Club Fee: • $10 per hour ($15 for hour and half) • Total of $120/Semester with 2 Semesters in the year, Sept-Dec & Jan-May • Paid directly to Sol Acting • Payment plan offered • Tuition Assistance might be available for some families, contact Christina Gopal for details. • Description: • OLA’s Drama Club is a valuable and fun experience for students outgoing and shy. • Training as an actor instills leadership qualities that will inspire children for a lifetime. • Drama engages students with positive learning experiences that will build self-esteem and creativity. • Not only do our students develop a further appreciation for artistic endeavor, but they also learn teamwork and communication skills that are vital to their development into young adults. • Sol Acting has teachers who have experience working with children that are both new to acting, interested in acting, and also kids that are currently signed on with local talent agencies who want to develop their skills and confidence! • OLA’s Drama club involves both acting and music.Last years productions included a play written and performed by the students themselves and the Spring Musical was a wonderful short version of Wicked: Just a Little Wicked. • Sol Acting Academy was voted “Best Kid’s Classes” in Albuquerque the Magazine’s “Best of the City”  2010 & 2011 Awards, and “Best Acting Classes” in the Alibi’s “Best of Burque 2010? awards!

  7. Garden Club • Members: Open to All Students • Capacity: 15 Max • Time:3:30 • Days: TBA (Alternate Thursdays) • Instructor: Sarah Haynes • Contact Information: or 459-9527 • Assistant: Clarissa Contreras and Felipe Haynes • Supply & Snack Fee: Each parent/guardian must volunteer for 2 club meetings • Description: • The OLA Sprouts Garden Club is a wonderful extracurricular program and soon to be full fledged ministry that participates in all things green.  • It is an age appropriate activity that augments academic disciplines, health and nutrition, physical activity, sustainability and Christ-like behaviors.  • Students' and volunteers' primary job is to maintain a year round garden while learning.  The classrooms and parish are encouraged to use the garden for outdoor classroom sessions. • We participate in growing fruits, vegetables and flowers that we use for learning and donations to those less fortunate, promoting reciprocal relationships within our school, parish and community.    • Objectives are as follows: • Increase healthy dietary behaviors and physical activity • Improve classroom learning through hands-on activity • Decrease hyperactivity through a fun working environment • Increase empathy and altruism through ministry work for the nearby community • Promote respect for ourselves, others, and our environment

  8. Girl Scouts Brownies Grades: Brownies – 2nd & 3rd; Juniors – 4th & 5th; Cadets – 6th, 7th & 8th Time: 3:20pm-5:00pm Days: Alternate Fridays – see schedule Leaders: Brownies – Faith Johnston Juniors – Jayne Rutherford Cadets – Shannon Romero Supply & Snack Fee: Registration with the Girl Scouts is $15.00. See schedule for snacks provided by girls. Description: Girl Scout Troop 10202 is part of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Council. • The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails continues the vision of Juliette Gordon Low when she created the Girl Scout in 1912. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails provides girls with the programs and activities to help them develop the courage, confidence and character to become our future community leaders. • The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is a proud member of the global Girl Scouting community that includes 3.3 million Girl Scouts—2.4 million girl members and 900,000 adult members. Through membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts is part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries. • Girl Scouts is the largest organization for girls in the world. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Through hands-on activities in science, technology, business, economic literacy, outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouts provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship, while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem. Daisies • Grades: Girls grades Kindergarten & 1st • Time:TBD • Days: two times per month • Co-leaders:DanyielJobe & Angelica Benavidez • Registration fee: $15 per year (Special paper work will need to be completed and fee will be paid at that time) • Description: • Daisy Girl Scouts is a program designed for girls in Kindergarten-1st grade, or ages 5-7 years old. • The Girl Scout program is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law and four fundamental goals that encourage girls to: • Develop to their full potential. • Relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect. • Develop a meaningful set of values to guide their actions and to provide for sound decision-making. • Contribute to the improvement of society

  9. Grades: Boys & Girls 1st-8thGrade • Class Size: 16 • Days: Thursdays Twice a Month (16 classes per year) • Location: Science Lab (6th grade homeroom) • Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm ( 2 classes will extend until 5pm to allow enough time, dates TBD) • Instructor: Mrs. Christina Gopal cell #573-6054/ hm #293-5421/ • Assistant: Maria Ortiz • Supply & Snack Fee: $25 snack & supply fee • Description: • Enter the world of Legos with your school-mates and explore the endless possibilities you can create • Basic fundamentals of Legos will be taught and built upon • Short homework assignments will be assigned • Some class sessions will have themes like “Halloween”, “oceans”, “space”, or “Christmas” and we will have show & tell to showcase our creations. • Regular contests and prizes will be awarded to all students. • Lego books, games, and learning activities will be included in the program • Snack will be provided regularly by Instructors utilizing membership fees. • This year, our end of school year project will focus on “Architecture” with emphasis on famous buildings throughout the world. Students will learn about these famous buildings and their creators. • Goals of our Club: • Promote creativity • Develop imagination • Incorporate math, reading, science, history, and religious academia, as well as social interaction. • Build teamwork • Further develop fine motor skills • Introduce a passion for building and engineering • Encourage fun through Legos and building • Space is limited. • Please give careful consideration regarding student availability to attend. • Although our aim is to have fun, the Lego curriculum has been developed to be educational. Members must be prepared to approach the class accordingly with maturity and commitment. • For Middle School Students who are active participants in sports throughout the school year but would still like to volunteer to help out on occasion, please contact the club leader directly to volunteer as a club assistant with classes on an “as available basis”. *There are no class fees for volunteers. • Membership will be on a first come, first serve basis which will require full fee in advance. Students who’s parents commit to volunteer on a regular basis will be automatically admitted to the top of the list. • In the event applications exceed the 16 max capacity limit, a wait list will be created and student families will be notified. Club fees will be returned until a space is available. Lego Club

  10. Tennis Club • Grades: Boys & Girls grades 5th-8th • Time: 3:30pm - 500pm • Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Starting August 19th thru mid Oct pending tournament. • Location: Practice will be at Manzano high school. Games are usually Thursday which begin the 1st or 2nd week of Sept. • Instructor: Marlisa Gomez • Assistant: Karen Converse • Supply & Snack Fee: • No fee required upfront. However, each game a student will provide a healthy snack and drink for the team. • Each student is required to bring their own tennis racket, water, snack if needed ,t-shirt and shorts with pockets, and tennis shoes. • Description: • OLA Angels participate in the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Northern New Mexico District Tennis Association’s (NNMTA) Kid’s Tennis Club. The NNMTA’s mission is to “...promote and develop the growth of tennis and to get everyone to experience the thrills of this great sport.” NNMTA promotes the growth of a strong tennis base in our community through the USTA schools tennis program. Join the OLA Tennis Club for a great experience. “The tennis club provides middle school players a chance to engage in a healthy after school activity, learning what is truly a sport for a lifetime, and an opportunity to represent and identify with their schools. The program emphasizes participation, sportsmanship, adherence to the rules, and team spirit.” • *Please remember that in order to participate, your child will need a sports physical. Forms can be downloaded from the website under “Parents Site”. Kick-Fit • Grades: Boys & Girls Grades 1st-8th • Time: 3:30pm – 4:15pm • Days: Wednesday’s March 5th- May 7th • Location: Gym • Instructor: Sponsored by Cho’s Tae Kwon Do Albuquerque • Assistant: Christina Gopal 573-6054 • Club Fee: $25 per student (family discount available) • Description: • After an extremely successful first season, Kick-Fit will return in the Spring. • Kick-Fit incorporates the kicking techniques of Tae Kwon Do, basic fitness exercise, as well as fun to increase physical activity. • Kick-Fit also teaches discipline and aims to achieve: modesty, courtesy, integrity, self control, perseverance, and indomitable spirit. • Physical activity is important in childhood for the following reasons: • controlling weight • reducing blood pressure & raising HDL ("good") cholesterol • reducing the risk of diabetes (a growing problem in children) • improved psychological well-being, including gaining more self-confidence and higher self-esteem

  11. Robotics Lego Club • Grades: Boys & Girls 5th-8th Grade • Also open to 4th Grade Students who’ve completed 2012-13’ Basic Lego Club • Class Size: 12 - (2012-13’ Basic Lego Members will have priority admittance) • Days: Thursdays Twice a Month (Same time as Basic Lego Club) Starting Oct 26th, 2013 • Location: TBD • Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm • Instructor: Dr. Ramesh Gopal cell #573-6055/ hm #293-5421/ • cc: • Assistant: TBD • Supply & Snack Fee: $25 Snack Fee. • **Supply fee: The kits cost $340 plus shipping. Ideally 1 kit should be shared per 2 students but depending on the members and because of the high cost, we can try sharing 3 or 4 to a kit. This will be discussed among parents of members. • *** Dr. Gopal will donate the needed teacher kit along with the necessary software and initial accessories, valued at ~$700 • Description: • Enter the world of Legos with your school-mates and explore the endless possibilities you can create using Lego ROBOTICS • Students will build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. • We will use the NEW state of the Art LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 core set which contains the EV3 Intelligent Brick, a powerful small computer that makes it possible to control motors and collect sensor feedback. • Robotics encourage students to brainstorm in order to find creative solutions to problems and then develop them through a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating while promoting team-work. • Main goals of the Robotics Lego club include: • Igniting student engagement and energize learning through real-life problem solving. • Engage students in Computer Science, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. • Boost learning curves and help students reach their curriculum targets. • Space is limited. • Please give careful consideration regarding student availability to attend. • Although our aim is to have fun, the Lego curriculum has been developed to be educational. Members must be prepared to approach the class accordingly with maturity and commitment. • In the event applications exceed the 12 max capacity limit, a wait list will be created and student families will be notified.