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We need your feedback!

The PTSA Enrichment Team needs your feedback and innovative ideas on how we can create social opportunities for our students while being remote. Please take this 2min survey to tell us what classes your student would like to see offered.

--- Thanks! Cindy and Jodie, Enrichment Co-VPs

 Complete Enrichment Survey

 

Parents: Do you have interests or hobbies you'd love to share with the students, we'd love to start some online, parent run clubs.  more info

Vendors: If you would like to offer an online class for our students this fall see more info below.

Open enrollment for Fall classes will be Sept 11-25,  Enrollment will be through homeroom.com.  If the page isn't loading below, click here to open it in a new window.  Explore other class options too: https://www.homeroom.com/online

What is Afterschool Enrichment?

Gone are the days where you have to run your child around town to enjoy their favorite activities!  Horace Mann PTSA offers exciting classes for your child in the afternoon, right here at school.  

PTSA volunteers organize afterschool enrichment classes as a service to the parents and students at Horace Mann Elementary.  We work with local vendors to bring exciting classes right to our school.  We offer classes such as art, science, music, drama, and athletics. 

Here's how it works:  Register your child for a class.  All classes are held right at Horace Mann.  After school is dismissed, your student need only walk over to the classroom where their enrichment class is offered. The class will be run by a professional instructor in their field.  In addition, there will be a parent volunteer chaperoning the class to make sure your student is safe and happy until you pick them up.  If your child does not show up to a class for which they are registered, we will contact you immediately.  Children attending afterschool YMCA are encouraged to sign up for classes as well and will be escorted to YMCA after the enrichment class is done. 

You may create a parent account and add your children on homeroom before registration begins. Click Here

Let us know if you if you have any questions: enrichment@mannptsa.org 

FREE Classes 

The child of the parent who chaperones each class gets a guaranteed spot in the class and FREE tuition!

Sign up to be a chaperon 

Financial Aid

We don't want anyone missing out on afterschool classes.  The PTSA can offer financial aid to those in need.  Please, contact the school counselor, Colleen Chalmers, for more information cchalmers@lwsd.org Teachers, we encourage you to also make referrals to the counselor for children that would benefit from our programs.  

Feedback

We'd love to hear from you. Follow the links to give feedback in any of the following areas:

  • Vote for your favorite class.  Classes with enough votes will be offered next season.
  • Give feedback on a particular class: Click Here
  • Give general feedback on the Enrichment Program: Click Here

Vendors

This fall our students will be doing school remotely from home.  So, our enrichment program will also be online.  We created an Enrichment Team on Microsoft Teams where students can log in with their school accounts and attend enrichment classes online.  We would encourage you to host your class on Teams where we will have a meeting set up for you and you just have to join and teach.  If you are more comfortable with another video platform, you may use that as well but would be responsible to instruct the families in your class on how to connect.  

We will have a parent chaperone for each class just as we would in a in person setting.  That parent will take attendance and help kids that are having trouble connecting or getting their video or audio working.  They will also be there to assist in the case of behavioral issues.  That way you can focus on teaching your class and not all the technical logistics involved!

If you are interested in providing an afterschool enrichment class at Horace Mann Elementary school, please fill out a Vendor Application and we will get back to you within a week with the next steps.  Click here to review our vendor policies

 Parent or Teacher Led Clubs

If you have skills or interests you would like to share with the students, we'd love to have you run an Enrichment Club.  Just tell us the time and frequency of your club and the number and ages of the students you would like to include.  The enrichment committee will register the students, give you a roster, and set up the online meetings for you (using Microsoft Teams)  Then you just have to click on the meeting link at the scheduled time and run your club. 

Please contact us at enrichment@mannptsa.org to learn more.  Anyone is welcome to run a club; teacher, parent, community member.  They just need to be an approved LWSD volunteer.  https://www.lwsd.org/get-involved/volunteering-in-lwsd Also, although the club will be free if you want to buy materials for the kids, we can collect material's fee at registrations to cover the cost.  Just let us know if you need that.