The Elsberry R-2 School District is excited to enter the seventh year of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, which funds the Explorer’s Club and E2 afterschool programs.
The grant awarded in 2016 allowed the district to expand the original afterschool services to develop the middle school E2 site. The current grant award for the 2017-2018 school year is $325,082.
This grant was established to keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families.
Explorer’s Club is available for students in grades K-5 each day from 3-6 p.m. The E2 program is available for students in grades 6-8 from 6:45-7:45 a.m. Monday-Friday, and from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Middle school students often become very active in extracurricular activities after school, which makes the morning services ideal for that age group. Morning sessions focus on homework assistance and tutoring as a first priority.
Explorer’s Club and E2 students are able to get homework assistance, tutoring, physical activity, snack, and a variety of educational enrichment opportunities each day in a safe, supervised environment. The program is designed to be family friendly with multiple child discounts and partial week attendance available. Bus transportation is also a convenient afterschool option for families.
Amanda Seeley is the program director of the Explorer’s Club and E2 afterschool programs. Jocelyn Kreuger and Rebecca Lorenson are the site coordinators of the K-5 Explorer’s Club site. Summer Hagemeier and Tori Towery are the site coordinators of the 6-8 E2 site. Staff will be available to answer questions and enroll previous and new afterschool students during enrollment night on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 3-6 p.m. Parents are asked to come to the elementary building on Aug. 10 with questions about afterschool or to enroll their child in either program. You will be asked to fill out an enrollment packet at this time to reserve your spot in an afterschool classroom.
If you have any questions before Aug. 10, please call 898-5554 x267.