Spring 2017 After School Programs
Online registration opens at 9am on Monday, January 9th. You will receive the link to the online portal via this very Maury Yahoo Group! Our intrepid communications director Jess Wehrman will also post it on the website http://maurypta.org/programs after 9am on Monday.
Should you desire to secure a spot in those crazy-in-demand classes and become your kids’ hero for a hot minute, I recommend with utmost VEHEMENCE that you use our online registration portal. If you do not have internet access (which, if you’re reading this email, makes no sense) or, if you’re applying for a scholarship, we have sent home a paper registration form (inside your brochure) for your use.
**WARNING: if you use the paper form for a regular registration, there’s no guarantee that it will get to me before some classes fill up. LOOK FOR THE ONLINE LINK ON MONDAY!!
We carefully vet and select our vendors from a list of both new and returning professional education organizations. We also have a host of our own homegrown Maury teachers offering classes this spring! All vendor information will be available on our online portal—look for them there.
We will do our very best to keep the community up-to-date with the commencement of the program, as well as any changes to the program due to inclement weather or instructor absences. BUT PLEASE: once you receive your confirmation email verifying your child’s spot in class, PUT THE DATES IN YOUR CALENDAR!
Parent/Caregiver Pick-Up: Children must be picked up by a parent or caregiver from in front of the main entrance of the school promptly at 3:45 p.m. Children are not permitted to walk home unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Bus Riders: Children riding the ACPS bus must agree to the Activity Bus waiver on the registration form. Please make sure that the address for drop-off is clear, and kindergarten students must be met at their drop-off location. For the YMCA bus, parents need to request the bus with YMCA staff and indicate YMCA on the registration form.
Campagna Center: Children who are enrolled in Campagna will be escorted the Maury cafeteria upon the conclusion of class.
Absences. Please notify the Enrichment Committee if your child will be absent from his or her after school class. Notification may be sent via e-mail to the Enrichment Committee at MauryPTAPrograms@gmail.com or call the school at 703-706-4440. Notification does not need to be given if your child was absent from school.
Contact Information. Current contact information must be provided for any student enrolled in the After School Enrichment. Maury PTA must be promptly notified of any changes to relevant contact information, as well as, to any temporary or permanent dismissal arrangements.
Student Conduct. Students are expected to adhere to Maury’s code of conduct during After School Enrichment. We look to all parents to support our class providers and volunteers so that all students can enjoy the after school classes. The Enrichment providers are all experienced instructors and will use accepted classroom management techniques; however, if a child is being disruptive during an enrichment class, he or she will be removed from the class and placed with the Enrichment Coordinator who will decide if and when to return the child to the class that day. Parents will be notified of any behavior problems pertaining to their child. If a child has to be removed from a class on a second occasion, that child will be withdrawn from that class for the remainder of the session, and Ms. Jackson will be informed of this decision. No refunds will be given for removals due to student conduct.
Privacy and Data Protection. Personal data provided to Maury PTA as part of Enrichment registration will only be used by Maury PTA to facilitate enrollment. Contact information will be provided to your child’s instructors; however, instructors are contractually restricted to using this information solely for the purpose of providing parents information relevant to participation in enrolled Enrichment classes. Maury administration and teachers and ACPS staff are provided a roster of programs, so students are directed to the proper location at school dismissal and for the coordination of snacks and buses transportation.
Volunteers. Volunteers are essential for after schools program to run smoothly. Please indicate on the registration form if you are available to volunteer to help on a specific day. The primary volunteer responsibility is assisting with dismissal. Volunteers arrive at 3:30 and help escort children from the afterschool classroom to either Campagna or the front door to meet the bus or a parent/caregiver. We ask volunteers to commit for the entire 7-12 week session. In return, dismissal volunteers receive one priority registration in a class of their choice.
Tutoring. After school tutoring is usually provided by Maury teachers and staff after school on Tuesdays. If your child plans to participate in the tutoring program, please do not sign your child up for a class on the same day as his or her tutoring session, as tutoring and the after school programs are held at the same time.
Questions? Please direct any questions about After School Enrichment to MauryPTAPrograms@gmail.com or 703 828 4885.