Roosevelt’s After-School Enrichment (ASE) is open for enrollment now! RooFriends offers ASE completely free for all students: there are no sneaky fees, equipment, or other supplies you’ll have to buy once the student is enrolled. All begin right after school and offer a wide variety of enrichment opportunities for students. 

For example, maybe you’d like to make Roosevelt a more inclusive school by joining No Place for Hate, Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm. Students get to attend the Anti-Defamation League’s anti-bias student training in La Jolla in October, and will design at least four different all-school activities to create a better school culture and prevent bullying. This is a great opportunity for 8th graders who are looking to fulfill their community service requirement.

Maybe you want to try hip hop—boys and girls are welcome to come let loose Tuesdays from 1:30-3PM for a high-energy dance class that develops musicality, confidence, coordination, and creativity. No experience necessary!

Students with no instrumental music experience whatsoever are welcome to join Beginning Band on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 or Beginning Strings on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30. Instruments will be provided. Sixth graders get priority enrollment, but all are welcome.

Or maybe you’re more mechanical and want to build mouse trap cars, Popsicle stick bridges, or duct tape boats. Roosevelt International Middle School’s MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) team has consistently won regional and state awards; attend fun competitions at SDSU and advance to the state and national level, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30. 

Students can wind down their week with relaxing Garden time on Thursday afternoons from 2:30-3:30. Roosevelt’s expanding garden includes raised beds, a greenhouse, and our budding orchard. Come have garden-grown snacks every week and do monthly (as produce is available) farm stands. 

All of these programs and more are open for enrollment now; read all the descriptions here: https://friendsofroosevelt.org/programs/ase/ase-program-descriptions/. We’ve changed how enrollment works, so if you haven’t applied because you didn’t apply the first day—don’t panic, we’re no longer doing first-come, first-served enrollment for ASE. Apply for as many as nine classes; we’ll try to place students in as many of their choices as possible.

ASE enrollment closes on September 7th, but don’t wait until the last minute; sign up today!

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