Enrichment

La Ballona Elementary School has a variety of afterschool enrichment programs sponsored by the PTA. These programs offer students the opportunity to learn new skills, practice a sport and more.

CCUSD’s Office of Child Development (OCD) also offers before- and after-school care. Visit the CCUSD OCD site for more information.

For information on Star Nova enrichment classes (also on campus after school), please visit www.starinc.org/nova.

Photo of La Ballona garden

Financial aid and volunteer opportunities

Limited financial aid is available (partial and full scholarships), thanks to the La Ballona PTA. You can indicate your need for financial aid when you complete the online registration form. We appreciate your donations to help support this program, so that every student can have access to enrichment opportunities!

There is an opportunity to volunteer for some enrichment classes! Please indicate on your registration form if you are interested in volunteering. Volunteers are not expected to teach the classes.

Session dates: October 31, 2022 - January 20, 2023

Register by October 21, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

All classes are held on the La Ballona campus after school. Unless otherwise indicated, classes meet from 3:20-4:20 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 1:50-2:50 p.m. on Wednesday.  24th Street Theater is 1:50 – 3:20 p.m. on Wednesdays.  

There will be NO class on the following dates:

  • Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day Holiday)
  • Monday, November 21- Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Break)
  • December 19-January 2 (Winter Break)
  • Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday)
  • Tuesday, January 17 (Non-Pupil Day)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Tennis
K – 2nd grade
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.
$140 / 7 wks
Chess Tutors
K – 5th grade
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.
$164 / 7 wks
Garden Club
All grades
1:50 – 2:50 p.m.
$50 / 8 wks
Morning Running Club with Coach Gary
3rd – 5th grade
8:00 – 8:35 a.m.  (FREE)
Tennis A
3rd – 5th grade
1:50 – 2:50 p.m.
$160 / 8 wks
Tennis B
K – 5th grade
2:50 – 3:50 p.m.
$160 / 8 wks
Theater
4th – 5th grade
1:50 – 3:20 p.m.
$50 / 8 wks

Register by October 21, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Enrollment, payment and waivers

How to Enroll

Enrollment in PTA Enrichment classes is done by lottery. Enroll here to be entered into the lottery. Families will be notified by email at least one week in advance of 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 that we can offer the spot to another student. We make every effort to assign siblings on the same days/times or in the same class when requested.   

Payment

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 is to La Ballona PTA. Tennis payment is to RhinoCrash sports)

Waivers

Garden Club families must sign the PTA waiver and return it to the teacher on the first day of class. You may also fill it out, scan or take a picture, and email to fewmets@gmail.com.

If your child is in OCD, you must fill out BOTH the OCD waiver form and PTA waiver form. Email completed OCD waiver forms to jessicahurston@ccusd.org.

Class arrival and dismissal

Students in after care

After care programs will be given a list of students enrolled in PTA enrichment classes. Office of Child Development (OCD) after care program students will need to sign a waiver form [link to form] in order to be released from the program. Students enrolled in STAR, OCD or YSE need to quickly check in with their aftercare teacher before going to enrichment class. They will return to after care after the enrichment class is over.   

For students not in an after care program

Information on where to meet for each class, as well as 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 available to wait with students if they are not picked up on time.  

Kindergarten students are always escorted to and from class.   

Register by October 21, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.