After School Enrichment

After School Enrichment (ASE) provides a variety of enrichment programs, taught before and after the school day, on campus for all grade levels. Classes usually meet once a week for 10-12 weeks, but may vary based on program. All programs are fee-based with a percentage of proceeds returning to Bird Rock Foundation. The ASE Program Schedule is available on skooltopia.com.

Chairs:
Blanca Javadizadeh
bjavadizadeh@yahoo.com

Kate Pfandt  kate@pfandt.com

 

Cultural Assemblies

Bird Rock Foundation sponsors special assemblies throughout the school year to supplement and provide additional enrichment opportunities for our children. Some examples of  assemblies, funded by the Foundation, include messages that support anti-bullying, red ribbon week and STEAM.

Chair: Amanda Stalder agstalder@gmail.com

Fall Festival

The Bird Rock Foundation hosts an annual Fall Festival for BRE’s ghouls, ghosts, and goblins!  This is a school-wide event that includes games, inflatables, food trucks, a raffle drawing, beauty and photo booths, and LOTS of prizes. Halloween costumes are welcome.  

Chairs:
Marissa Brand marissa.brand@gmail.com

Suzy Van Skike steve_and_suzy@yahoo.com

Rachael Cardenas rachaelcards@gmail.com

 

Fifth Grade Committee

Each year, fifth grade parents provide several special outing and service projects designed to promote class spirit and memories for students during their last year at BRE. Projects include: a variety show, 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, and goodbye gift to beautify our campus.

Chairs:
Stephanie O’Brien
smobrien72@yahoo.com

Cheryl Cousino cheryl.cousino@gmail.com

Green Team

The Green Team promotes positive behavior by encouraging students to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot (compost). Each Fall, students in grades 2-5 are invited to join the club and help with initiatives such as reducing the amount of waste and increasing recycling efforts during lunch periods.

Chair: Natalie Christensen natalierkc@gmail.com

Health and Safety

This committee works with BRE administration and staff to educate students and parents about topics such as bike safety and earthquake preparedness. This group also helps maintain emergency supplies in classrooms.

Chair:
Amanda Stalder
agstalder@gmail.com

Junior Olympics

The Junior Olympics is an annual event hosted by The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla for the elementary school students in La Jolla. Since 1992, this community event brings together students and families throughout La Jolla’s private and public schools and provides students with the opportunity to showcase their athletic talents.  The Junior Olympics is for children ages 5-11, entirely staffed by volunteers, and is FREE to all participants.  

Chair:
Ryan Weiss rweiss1@sandi.net

 

Missoula Players

A traveling theater group that comes to our school one week each year to involve interested students (grades 1-5) in the production of a play. Volunteers of this program help supervise performers, publicize the play, and host visitors.

Show: Robin Hood
Details Here

Chair:
Lori Shearer
lashearer99@yahoo.com

Co-Chair:
Ana Anderson
anabanderson08@yahoo.com

 

Running Club

Kids love Running Club because they get to have fun with their friends while tracking mile after mile. Teachers love Running Club because it sends kids into class with more focus. Parents love Running Club because it provides a healthy model for positive lifelong habits.  This FREE school enrichment program is open to all parents and students. Incentives and Certificates of Achievement will be provided for every 5 miles run.

Chair:
Jim Hogan
jim.hogan@amecfw.com

 

Safety Patrol

5th grade students in this program undergo training in the spring of their 4th grade year and attend weekly meetings for ongoing training with a San Diego police officer. They wear red shirts and caps, and are stationed on La Jolla Hermosa Ave.

Chairs:
Lynn Velez
lrvelez@hotmail.com

Sarita Judd judd_sarita@yahoo.com

Safety Patrol Officer:
Officer Robert Filley
rfilley@pd.sandiego.gov

School Supplies

Bird Rock Foundation offers a service for families to purchase school supplies selected by the BRE Teachers. With this option, student supplies are delivered directly to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school. A list of supplies is distributed at the end of each school year for the following year. Buying school supplies is optional.

Chairs:
Lisa Pulli
lisapulli@yahoo.com

Jen Rogers jennifer@endulge.net

 

SEEDS

Stimulate, Enrich, Engage, Develop, Service. This program encourages, coordinates, and supports garden and art improvements on campus by students, parents, and staff.

Chairs:
Natalie Christensen
natalierkc@gmail.com

Carol Shear  cshear@sandi.net

 

Social Committee

This committee works to develop and promote both grade-level and school wide social activities at BRE.  They collaborate with community partners to plan fun activities for parents and families. Some examples include Happy Hours at Beaumonts, volunteer recruitment breakfasts, movie nights, etc.  

Chair:

Jaimee Newcomer jnewcomer1@gmail.com

STEAM Fest 2019

Bird Rock Foundation will be hosting STEAM Fest 2019 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 4 pm – 8 pm.  It will an evening of fun and learning for the whole family! There will be hands-on, interactive activities and exhibits that delve into the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Our event falls on May Day, a traditional spring holiday — so there will also be food trucks and music for all to enjoy!

Chair:  Ami Doshi, amikdoshi@gmail.com

 

Student Council

The “kids’ voice” on campus, the council consists of 3rd – 5th grade students, elected by the student body to serve as officers and class representatives. This group meets monthly and works in partnership with school staff and parents to solve issues that affect the student body and promote activities such as Spirit Days.

 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

A week of celebration for teachers and staff who give so much of themselves throughout the year. Foundation and Teacher Appreciation Liaisons from each classroom coordinate daily ways to thank teachers and staff including a luncheon sponsored by the Foundation.

Chair:
Erin Harris
runnergrl@gmail.com

Lindsay Ochello lindsayochello@gmail.com

Teacher Relief

This program provides parent support to teachers who need help with extra tasks such as cutting, folding, stapling, tracing, collating, etc. that take away from valuable teaching time.

Chair:
Erin Harris
runnergrl@gmail.com

Lindsay Ochello lindsayochello@gmail.com

Welcome Committee

This committee is a resource for new families at BRE throughout the year, offering support and guidance when needed. They hosts events during the summer for new BRE families such as Summer Playdates and the TK/K Picnic. This committee also hosts a new-parents breakfast on the first day of school.

TK/K Chairs:
Faye McDonald
faye.ostermac@yahoo.com

Tanya Malk tanyavmalk@gmail.com

Summer Hadley shadley@land-lab.com

Mid-Year Welcome Chair:
Summer Hadley
shadley@land-lab.com

Yearbook

Representatives from each class work together to create and design a memorable yearbook, featuring highlights of activities and special events during the year. 5th graders on this committee work with the book publisher to decide on the theme for each yearly issue.

Chairs:
Deanna Niño
nyc2cali20@gmail.com

Dana Nugent dana_nugent@yahoo.com