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Richmond Neighborhood Center

The Richmond Neighborhood Center (RNC)
After School Program at Frank McCoppin


Site logistics
651 6th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

Early Morning Care: Monday to Friday from 7:30AM-8:40AM
After School operates on school days: Monday to Friday from 2:30PM-6:00PM

Argishti Petrosyan, Program Manager

argishti@richmondsf.org
(415)-769-0556 (Monday-Friday 10AM-6:30PM)

 


Snack

Healthy, nutritious snack is provided by SFUSD during after school programming. Students have the option to choose snacks with whole grains, lean proteins, and fruits or veggies.


Recess

Recess will take place on the schoolyard, if it rains we will be indoors. Students will have sports equipment to play with (balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, etc.) Staff will be supervising the yard and playing games with the students. A first aid kit will always be with the staff.


Homework

Homework support is provided for one hour each day from Monday-Thursday, most students do not have homework on Fridays. School supplies will be provided such as pencils, paper, coloring supplies, scissors, etc. Reading books will be provided and students are welcome to read books from home.

We are NOT a homework completion program. We provide students with a quiet space and answer any questions that students may have but we cannot guarantee that the student’s homework gets completed daily.

Staff will briefly check students’ work and support them throughout homework. Please keep in mind the staff will be working with many students’ during the homework hour. Reviewing your child’s work is highly recommended. There will be a homework completion chart to keep track of students’ work. The homework completion chart will be located for parents/guardians to access by the sign in/out binder. A first aid kit will be present on the homework cart and easily accessible to the youth.


Field Trips

When going on a field trips students will be accompanied by staff at all times, first aid kits will present with each staff, and safety will always be the priority. Field trips that are a distance of eight blocks or less will be done by walking and families will be notified at least one week in advance.


Field trips that are a distance of nine blocks or more will be done by using muni and families will be asked for permission via Field Trip Permission Forms if the students are allowed to attend.


Sign in/out

Students arrive to program once school is out. Students get signed in and have snack. Recommended pick up is after 5:30PM, so enrichment classes are not interrupted. Please sign your student(s) out in the binder when picking up.

On-Site Policy: Children must NEVER leave the building or grounds during program hours. This include personal trips to the store and home during the interim before the program starts or during program hours. Leaving the program or school site without permission may result in termination or suspension from program.

Late Pick-Up Policy: Children must be picked up by the official closing time of 6:00 PM.


After the 3rd late pick up:
Families will meet with Program Manager to develop a plan of action to support families in meeting the pick up requirements.

 

ENRICHMENTS:


MCAP (Multi-Cultural Arts Program)

An Art Enrichment which involves craft projects using tactile materials, ceramics, mosaics, printmaking, drawing, painting, calligraphy, photography, dance, musical instruments, and drama.


Wellness (Sports, Nutrition and Mindfulness)

Students learn positive values that revolve around Sportspersonship; We focus on having fun instead of winning, we focus on giving each other appreciations and shout outs at the end of games. We play different sports and create game agreements. Students learn about leadership and coaching.

We are building soccer teams with America Scores during our Wellness Enrichment. Along with soccer students will be participating in poetry workshops, as well as Civil Engagement through a semester long service-learning curricula. 

We will only do lightweight cooking- student allergies will be considered when it comes to food. We will play games and do hands on activities to learn about healthy eating and healthy habits.

Students will learn about yoga and self care habits; sleep, hydration, etc.

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Students will learn about the Scientific Method and implement it during our projects. Students have “Scientist Notebooks” where they take notes and write down ideas. Some examples: Students tinker by building marble mazes, use legos to learn about engineering, we use shapes to learn about geometry.


Kimochis

Key-mo-chi means “feeling” in Japanese. Kimochi characters are Cloud, Bug, Huggtopus, Cat, Lovey Dove, Bella Rose, and Clover. Kimochis are more than an adorable stuffed animal, Kimochis help to teach children about their feelings and how to manage them.

Kimochi characters have archetypes, they help students recognize personalities and emotions. The lessons from Kimochis help kids learn how to communicate their feelings effectively, develop positive social skills that lead to lasting friendships and success in all aspects of life. Kimochis teach reading, writing, arithmetic, and relationships.


Eco-Heroes

Science and nature based themed activities; Students will be using gadgets and recording their findings in notebooks as explore the flora and fauna of Golden Gate Park and other local parks.. Students will be using the Scientific Method when conducting experiments. We will be taking field trips to local parks.