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Project Kidz Connect

2023-2024 After-School Enrichment Parent Survey

Newport-Mesa Unified School District is planning for the 2023-2024 school year. We want to provide after-school enrichment opportunities that are engaging and exciting. Please fill out a short survey to give us your opinions and ideas for NMUSD’s after-school enrichment opportunities.

Our Mission

NMUSD's Expanded Learning Program will provide a safe and inclusive before-school, after-school, and summer learning environment where every student is seen, every student matters, and every student is valued. Through a creative and inspiring mentorship, every student is challenged to grow towards reaching their full potential as a thriving student today and a responsible community citizen of tomorrow.

Our curriculum includes academics, nutrition, physical recreation, arts and enrichment that support Newport-Mesa Unified School District initiatives.

We promote diverse learning experiences designed to challenge and maximize each student’s potential.

2022-2023 FOCUS GOALS

Standard #1  Safe and Supportive Environment
The program provides a safe and nurturing environment that supports the developmental, social-emotional and physical needs of all students.

Standard #2  Active and Engaged Learning
Program design and activities reflect active, meaningful and engaging learning methods that promote collaboration and expand student horizons.

Standard #4  Youth Voice and Leadership
The program provides and supports intentional opportunities for students to play a meaningful role in program design and implementation, and provides ongoing access to authentic leadership roles.

❖ Hours of the program: Beginning at your school’s dismissal bell time until 6:00 p.m. 
❖ Project Kidz Connect students are required to attend daytime classes everyday they attend afterschool. 
❖ Program activities include; homework support, academics, physical activities, snack, and enrichment. 
❖ We are not a homework completion program, however we do provide each child with focused academic assistance for one hour of program time each day. 
❖ Parents are responsible to pick up and sign out their child no later than 6:00 p.m. 
❖ Parents must provide current contact information for any other adults authorized to pick up your child.
❖ Anyone picking up a PKC student must be on the emergency card and be at least 13 years old. 
❖ Students may be signed out before 6pm by using an Early Release Code. 
❖ Students will be accountable to the same Behavior Expectations as required during the daytime. 
❖ You will be contacted immediately if your student should exhibit behavior that is a risk to themselves or to others. 
Any questions?

  • For more information during the month of July you may call (714) 424-8978. 
  • Beginning in August, you may call the Project Kidz Connect office at (949) 515-6876. 
  • On and after the first day of school, August 22nd, 2022, there will be an IA Lead at each site to help you. 

Kathleen Leary
Director, Early Childhood Education & Expanded Learning 

Laurie Virtusio
Coordinator, Expanded Learning
(714) 424-8915

Lee Ann Griffin
TOSA,  Expanded Learning
(949) 515-6772

For more information about Project Kidz Connect, please contact: 

Christine Holguin
Office Assistant II, Expanded Learning
(949) 515-6786