An A.S.E.S. Program
After School Education and Safety Program
Los Alamos School District offers an after school program, FUNdamentals First, at Olga Reed Elementary School. The program is funded by the After School Education and Safety (A.S.E.S.) Program. The program is designed to follow the academic focus calendar of the school. The components of the program include:
*Standards based reading, math and language development activities
*Supervised homework/tutoring periods
*Recreational/physical education activities
*Fine Arts and/or specialized educational opportunities
Students in the program are divided into groups of no more than 20, so that small group instruction and assistance will be available to all students. All students have access to the school library until 5:45 p.m. each day.
The program begins each day at 1:00 p.m. and runs until 6:00 p.m. Students are expected to stay in the program for a minimum of 2-1/2 hours in order to gain the maximum support offered by the program. Special events are designed to enhance the overall program. Events will be designed to promote learning and/or self-esteem. Students, parents, and teachers will be included in planning these events when appropriate.
The goals of the FUNdamentals First
1. Improve the academic achievement of all students.
2. Provide safe and positive social development of all students.
3. Provide a fun, safe and stimulating program for students during the after school hours until 6:00 p.m.
4. Enhance and enrich the lives of all students participating in the program.
5. Promote and model healthy and wise life style choices through prevention activities and education.
Our after school program is in its ninth year of operation and is funded by the After School Safety and Education Program (A.S.E.S.) as well as other miscellaneous funding sources and partnerships. The program operates each regular school day from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m, and serves over 150 students each day.
Students rotate through the various components of the program, receive help in homework, and special tutoring in areas of need. Homework time is aligned with District policy. Students also participate in activities directly correlated to the academic content standards, as well as sports and physical education activities.
Our staff consists of a director who has been employed at Olga Reed school for 21 years, one certificated teacher, eight literacy/homework coaches, a sports and recreation leader, math tutor, and an “Artist in Residence” from the Arts Outreach Program from the Santa Ynez Valley.
Janice Chaves...Program Director
Lupe Dixon...Literacy Coach
Rose Garcia...Literacy Coach
Sally Fisher...Certificated Teacher
Lisa Mendoza...Recreation Leader
Debbie Mullen...Literacy Coach
Ruben Botello...Math Tutor
Cristina Santos...Literacy Coach
Martha Zepeda...Kinder Mom
Students are enrolled in the program according to several criteria:
1. Academic need
a. Below Basic or Far Below Basic on the STAR reading and/or Math tests
b. Ranking of 2 or lower on the spring school-wide writing activity
c. Teacher recommendation
2. Children of faculty and staff
3. Children with working parents
a. Both parents must be employed.
Single parents must also be employed. All employment is verified. Parents are welcome in the program and are encouraged to participate in the program by volunteering their time.