Extended Day Program Newsletter

December 7, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I recently learned about the Smores newsletter from Heidi Bergener at San Miguel. It sounded like a great platform to share updates, relevant research, news articles, and department information. My goal is to send it out weekly. Let's give this a try and see how it goes! I am open to suggestions on items you wish to see featured on a weekly basis.

Thanks for your feedback!

Here's to a great week,


Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs

Great resource to share with staff during club planning.

  1. Safe and Supportive Environment - Program provides a safe and nurturing environment that supports the developmental, social,-emotional, and physical needs of all students.

  2. Active and Engaged Learning- Program design and activities reflect active, meaningful and engaging learning methods that provide collaboration and expand student horizons.

  3. Skill Building- The program maintains high expectations for all students, intentionally links programs goals and curricula with 21st century skills and provides activities to help students achieve mastery.

  4. Youth Voice & Leadership- The program provides and supports intentional opportunities for students to play a meaningful role in program design and implementation, and provides ongoing to access to authentic leadership roles.

  5. Healthy Choices & Behaviors- The program promotes student well-being through opportunities to learn about and practice balanced nutrition, physical activity and other health choices in an environment that supports a healthy life style.

  6. Diversity, Access & Equity- The program creates an environment in which students experience values that embrace diversity and equity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, income level, national origin, physical ability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 8- Soccer Games @ Mt. Vernon
Thursday, December 10- Soccer Games @ Vista La Mesa Academy
Friday, December 11- Middle School Soccer @ Lemon Grove Academy
Saturday, December 12- SDSU Art Exhibition Finals- Featuring San Altos & Monterey Heights
Tuesday, December 15- LGA-E Holiday Show
Wednesday, December 16- Mt. Vernon Soccer Banquet
Thursday, December 17- Lemon Grove Academy, San Miguel & San Altos Soccer Banquet
Thursday, December 17- VLMA Holiday Show

Upcoming Professional Development

December 16 OR December January 25-LearnToMod Coding Workshop
San Diego County Office of Education

Send RSVP's to Anabel by January 6, 2016

Extended Day Program Mission

Our mission is to successfully provide a safe, positive environment that will nurture academic achievement and improve school attendance, while promoting health and physical fitness through enrichment and recreational programs for our students.