• ASES/ELOP funded Before & After School Care and Enrichment

    MPESD's goal is to provide our students and parents/guardians with opportunities that support the needs of our students and families before and after school for the 2022-23 school year.  We are integrating new funds we have received from ELO-P State Funding (Expanded Learning Opportunity Program) with our current ASES Grant (After School Education and Safety) to enhance our current programs and to build new ones at the same time. 


    The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) provides funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade.

    “Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular school day and school year.

    MPAS - Supported by ASES & ELO-P Funds:  Mt. Pleasant After School (MPAS) is free to all participating students; it operates Monday through Friday from the time school is out until 6:00pm. We currently have over 600 students enrolled in our program and approximately 30 students on the waitlist at one of our sites.  Our goal this year, since we have additional funds through ELO-P,  is to NOT have a waitlist and continue to hire staff to fulfill the needs of our families. ELO-P funds will be used to enhance our current program with additional enrichments and academic support. 


    MPAS is built around three central components: Homework Center, Enrichment Classes, and Physical Activity & Sports Programs.

    • Homework Center: every student is required to participate in an hour of academic programming at least four days a week. During the homework period, students receive assistance from MPAS staff at a 20:1 ratio and a 10:1 ratio in TK/Kindergarten.  Instructional supplies are provided to assist with homework completion.  For students who finish their homework early, Mount Pleasant After School provides academically enriching activities and self-paced supplemental curriculum for students to further improve their core academic skills.

    • Enrichment Classes: are offered in six to eight week sessions and are similar to “electives.” At our elementary sites, students rotate through all the classes offered by the staff. At the middle school site, “showcasing” happens the week prior to the new session where staff members present their classes to groups of students and students sign up for the classes that most interest them. The Site Supervisor ultimately places students based on their attendance and behavior. At the end of each session there is a Culminating Event, a gathering where school faculty, family, and friends can see what students learned throughout the session, usually in the form of performances and/or a recognition ceremony. Each class aligns to at least one California Academic Standard, addresses multiple intelligences, and the 41 Developmental Assets.

    • Physical Activity & Sports Programs: In addition to all students completing the Healthy Life curriculum, which teaches healthy eating and living habits, each student also participates in regular, structured physical activity throughout the week. Outside of this program, we take part in beginner sports leagues for elementary students and competitive sports leagues for middle school students. Participation in sports programs is voluntary. We see these activities as vital to our program model, providing participants with the recommended amount of exercise they need each day while reinforcing their listening skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, and self confidence.


    If you would like to add your child to the MPAS waitlist, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/wJwvfUY8iKHn3r8a8


    If you have submitted a form for MPAS, and would like to know the status of your request, please contact the Site Supervisor at your child’s school: 

    • August Boeger: Andres Munoz - anmunoz@mpesd.org

    • Robert Sanders:  Krissel Afalla -  kafalla@mpesd.org

    • Valle Vista/IJA Steam (Flint Ave.): Rafael Pulido - rpulido@mpesd.org

    • Mt. Pleasant/IJA ALAS (Candler Ave.): Andrew Mendoza - agmendoza@mpesd.org


    Sunrise Club - Supported by ELO-P Funds: NEW this year! Our goal is to provide FREE before school care at each of our school sites beginning at 7:00am.  We surveyed the families and know there is a need for many of our working parents/guardians.  We opened our Sunrise Club doors on Monday, October 3rd at every school site in our district where we will focus on the social emotional needs of our students in order to start their day on a positive note. 


    We still have open spaces at some of our sites.  Please complete this Google Form if you are interested, and our Sunrise Site Supervisors will reach out to when/if we have room: Sunrise Club Link


    Sunrise Site Supervisors Contact Information:

    • August Boeger & IJA/VV sites: Vanessa Luna Ruiz (vlruiz@mpesd.org or 669-312-1186)

    Robert Sanders & MP/IJA sites: Stella Paiz (spaiz@mpesd.org or 669-312-1187)