Programs and Events
MWPTA hosts a wide range of fun, community-building events for students and their families throughout the year. We also offer after-school programming from a variety of sources including our own Mt. Washington community.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
MWPTA provides a variety of after-school options to enhance your child’s education and keep them active and engaged.
For after school care programs there are two options on campus at MWE:
1. The STAR program called Galaxy. This is open to UTK and up.
2. Beyond the Bell. Please note Beyond the Bell is for 2nd-6th graders only.
Currently the only after school care option on campus for UTK-1st grade is STAR. Registration is available online here. Under "Select School" enter Mt. Washington.
There is a 3rd off-campus after school care option offered through the LA Department of Parks and Recreation at the Carlin G. Smith Recreation Center. Please check their website for additional information regarding programming at their facility: https://www.laparks.org/reccenter/carlin-g-smith
In addition to after school care, there are a variety of enrichment classes offered.
Here is the list of both community member-led and professional after-school enrichment providers:
• HAWKs LA
• Radical Cooks
• Let's Knit with Que
• S.O.D.E. - School of Performing Arts
• Evolve Soccer
• STAR NOVA
*Professional after-school enrichment provider, Parker-Anderson, brings a staff of highly trained instructors and intellectually stimulating classes to students in a fun and exciting way! Classes offered through Parker-Anderson are coordinated by MWPTA, but registration and payment is through their website. You can learn more about Parker-Anderson at www.parker-anderson.org and find their flyer on our Enrichment Classes page.
Community member-led classes are also available for our students. We have an incredibly talented neighborhood and many parents and friends are eager to share their knowledge and skills with MWE kids. Each instructor provides their own registration and payment instructions. Please check the Enrichment Classes page for information on classes and registration for the 2023-2024 school year.
PLEASE NOTE: If your child is not enrolled in STAR Galaxy or Beyond the Bell and will be attending classes after school, you are responsible for picking up your child at dismissal and taking them to their enrichment classes.
Visit After School Enrichment Classes for the latest schedule.
FUN and FREE
Join the MWPTA throughout the year for engaging activities designed to stimulate our students' curiosities, provide social-emotional opportunities, and support parents and families with expert presentations and workshops.
Though it is hard to imagine, all our students will eventually go on to Middle School. MWPTA hosts an annual Middle School Fair with resources and information to support our families. Our Middle School Fair will be held in October via Zoom this year!
Stargazing Event: In the past, MWPTA partnered with astronomer volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society to answer questions and help all budding astronomers among us get a look at some sparkling celestial bodies. We're hoping to bring this event back. Check back for more information.
Open Air Music or Movie Night. We are in the midst of trying to create some fun, safe opportunities for the community to come together. Check back for updates on a possible outdoor movie or music night.
The MWPTA also invites speakers to offer their insight on a variety of relevant topics. These meetings typically occur following the bi-monthly PTA General Association meetings. We will be sending information to families in the weekly e-Howl regarding speakers and topics. Here is the schedule of General Association Meetings for 2023-2024.
ARTS COLLECTIVE AFTER SCHOOL (ACAS)
One Friday a month, the PTA provides an on-campus after-school art workshop for the kids led by local artists. All students are welcome, and parents too! Click here for more info.