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La Ballona Elementary School has a variety of enrichment programs sponsored by the PTA. These programs offer students the opportunity to learn new skills, practice a sport and more. Our goal is to provide high quality and low cost classes, accessible to all. Financial aid is available. Please contact us at email@example.com for access to a code if you are in need of financial assistance.
We’re using a new online registration platform this session called 6Crickets. **Note that when you register for certain classes, you will be entered into a lottery. When registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions. See additional information about how to register here.
Session 2 Dates: October 30, 2023 - January 19, 2024
NO CLASS 11/1, 11/10, and 11/20-11/24 (Thanksgiving), 12/18-12/22, 12/25/23 – 1/5/24 (Winter), 1/15 (MLK)
Registration for Session 2 is closed, with the exception of tennis, music & movement, bucket drumming and songwriting. Click “register now” to see classes and register online.
How to Enroll
We’re using a new online registration platform this session called 6Crickets. Note that you will be entered into a lottery when you register for most classes. You will receive a confirmation email with further instructions when registration is complete. See additional information about how to register here. Families will be notified by email before the class start date about acceptance. Please respond as soon as possible to that email if you are not planning to take the class so we can offer the spot to another student. We try to assign siblings on the same days/times or in the same class when requested.
Other enrichment opportunities
STAR Nova also offers enrichment classes on the La Ballona campus after school: https://www.starinc.org/nova. If you’re interested in Capoeira classes next to La Ballona, please visit www.capoeirabrasil.com. Please note this is not a PTA program, and you must register directly through Capoeira Brasil.
You will be sent an invoice by email when your child is enrolled. You can pay the invoice online or bring cash or check to the first day of class. (Payment by check is to La Ballona PTA. Tennis check payment is to RhinoCrash Sports.)
Garden Club, Chapter Book & Picture Book Writing, Spanish Crafts, Music & Movement, and Songwriting Class families must sign the PTA waiver and return it to the teacher on the first day of class. The PTA waiver is part of the online registration process, but a hard copy waiver can be turned in to the enrichment teacher on the first day of class if you prefer. If your child is in OCD aftercare, you must fill out BOTH the OCD and PTA waivers. Email OCD waivers to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your child is in OCD, you must fill out BOTH the OCD and PTA waiver forms.
Students in aftercare
Aftercare programs will be given a list of students enrolled in PTA enrichment classes. Office of Child Development (OCD) aftercare program students must sign a waiver form to be released from the program. Students enrolled in STAR, OCD, or YSE must quickly check in with their aftercare teacher before entering enrichment class. They will return to aftercare after the enrichment class is over.
For students not in an aftercare program
Information on where to meet for each class and where to pick up your student(s) will be included in the acceptance email. Please be on time for pick-up. We do not have staff or volunteers to wait with students if they are not picked up on time.
Kindergarten students are always escorted to and from class.
There is an opportunity to volunteer for some enrichment classes! Please indicate on your registration form if you are interested in volunteering. Before and after-school volunteers do not need to be cleared and are not expected to teach the classes.