Does participation in after school programs make a difference?
According to Little, Wimer, and Weiss,
“The short answer is yes. . . .A decade of research and evaluation studies, as well as large-scale, rigorously conducted syntheses looking across many research and evaluation studies, confirms that children and youth who participate in after school programs can reap a host of positive benefits in a number of interrelated outcome areas—academic, social/emotional, prevention, and health and wellness…”(To view the full article, refer to the following informational website link) : Afterschool Programs Make a Difference – Harvard Research
For the full published article on this subject, written by Harvard Family Research Project, click on the below link :
Please click on the following flyer for information on our after school programs by grade available at Rancho:
FREE Ukulele Classes!
~ Download, complete this below flyer and return to the school office to register ON or BY Wednesday, February 13th!!!
Marin Treks Gr TK – 5 / Marin Treks Spring 2019 English+Espanol
Friday – Grades TK / K ~ Lunch Tables at Kinder Playground (weather permitting) 1:40p – 2:30p
Friday – Grades 1 – 5th ~ Multipurpose Room (3:05p – 4:05p)
Classes Start April 19, 2019 – (Week AFTER Spring Break)
Register RANCHO SPRING 2019 AFTERSCHOOL @ https://www.electivitykids.com/rancho
Password “ranspr19″ / Sign up before March 22nd and use “early” for 10% off!
Rancho – Electivity Schedules & Room Location – Enter Password: Password “ranspr19” for registration
Tuesday – Wellness Checks & First Aid (3:10p – 4:10p) / Room 15 ~ Gr 2nd – 5th
Wednesday – Gadgeteer Kids Sights & Sounds (2:10p – 3:10p) / Room 15 ~ Gr 1st – 3rd
Thursday – Spanish / Espanol (3:10p – 4:10p) / Room 15 ~ Gr 1st- 5th
Friday – Guitar (3:10p – 4:10p) / Room 15 ~ Gr 2nd – 5th
Sign up soon as classes may fill up quickly! Classes that do not meet a minimum may be cancelled
Art – Directed Drawing with Theresa Eisenberg, contact by email: [email protected] –
Info in English & Spanish will be sent home in the Friday Folders
Grades TK/K from 1:50 pm-2:50 pm; Grades 1-5 from 3 to 4 pm ; Classes held in room K2
Classes Start January 15, 2019 and Ends on March 26, 2019 / NO CLASS on March 20, 2019
Spring Classes Start April 30, 2019 through 5/28/19 ; 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
Art – fashion Textile & Design with Studio4Art, register online: studio4art.net ;
Grades 1-5 from 3pm to 4 pm ; Classes held in the multipurpose room
Classes Start January 15, 2019 ~ see flyer: Studio4Art Winter2019
Kids YOGA with Janet ~Taught by Janet Carter who is passionate about teaching yoga and mindfulness to children of all ages. She designs developmentally and age appropriate fun classes for children from the ages and stages of toddlers through teenagers. Janet believes that that yoga can give children tools that can help them on many levels that include mentally, physically and emotionally. Yoga is a low-cost, helpful tool that can have a positive impact on children.
Classes to be determined
Janet Carter may be reached by email for any questions or to schedule additional classes with at: [email protected]
Payment can be made by cash, check, or Venmo ~ Click here for the enrollment form: Yoga4Kids – Spring 2019
Children deal with many distractions, temptations, over-stimulation and peer pressure. Schools are challenged to do more with less and be creative in how they reach even the most isolated child.
Here are some of the many benefits of teaching yoga to kids ~ Yoga helps kids to:
- Develop body awareness
- Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way
- Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement
- Build concentration
- Increase their confidence and positive self-image
- Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group
- Have an alternative to tuning out through constant attachment to electronic devices
Helpful Links with information on how yoga benefits children: