Late Spring 2013 MASEP Calendar (Starts March 25) !

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Madera Families,

Guitar lessonsWe’re pleased to share the new “Late Spring Calendar” for MASEP (Madera Afterschool Enrichment Program).  This is the final MASEP session of the school year.  The information will also follow in the blue folder.

Registration (through the Recreation Center) begins March 11th.

Late Spring MASEP session begins Monday, March 25th and ends Friday, May 24th.

Thanks to the efforts of the Recreation Center and the Madera MASEP parents’ workgroup, our Madera Principal and the support of teachers…we continue to have predominantly “Madera onsite” options.

— Classic and well loved MASEP offerings remain in the calendar…plus Tennis returns.

— Note many classes just for “upper graders” !  (Improv, Spanish, Karate, Cooking, Lego, Mad Science)

We hope children (and their families) will take a close look at the new offerings and consider these opportunities for learning and trying something new.  [We work closely with the instructors to provide fun and enriching experiences for *girls and boys* of all ages.]

For questions about MASEP class availability, or to enroll, contact:

El Cerrito’s Recreation Department at
7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Ph: (510) 559-7000
Fx: (510) 528-9413

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
More info. @
(online registration, too @

General Information:

— Low enrollments risk class cancellation

— Kid’s grade outside the class suggestion? Ask the recreation center, some instructors will take younger (or older) students

— No MASEP classes on minimum days

Contact the recreation center (info. above) for your child(ren) to join:

  • Art Everywhere
  • Carpentry (including Kinder-only class)
  • Chess
  • Clay
  • Cooking Class: Flavorful Adventures (grades 3-6th)
  • Guitar (FYI Instructor mentions “Berkeley Wind” sells $30 guitars suitable for children
  • Hip Hop Dance (new, transported!)
  • Improv Comedy & Theater Games (grades 4-6th)
  • Karate (grades 3-6th)
  • Keyboard (Music)
  • Lego Robotics (Madera onsite!)  tracks for different grade levels
  • Mad Science: Creatures of the Earth (this session for grades 4-6th)
  • Mandarin
  • Photography (it’s back!)
  • Shakespeare: Great Dance Stories from Around the World (new topic!)
  • Spanish (grades 3-6th)
  • Tennis
  • Workshop for Young Engineers

Why consider MASEP?

— for Late Spring…NEW classes for upper grades (4-6th)!

— classes are nearly all onsite at Madera, immediately following class dismissal. (This saves families transportation time and cost. Hopefully, This also helps with keeping evening and weekend schedules less hectic.)

— Children enjoy and appreciate sharing and learning with their Madera classmates and other friends.

— Convenient option for children to explore new ideas, skills and expand horizons.  If your child is interested but a bit hesitant, try enrolling him/her with a good friend!  [Some classes are perfect for pairing and teams, for example, in “Lego Robotics”

Got ideas for MASEP?

We’re eager to hear from families as well as teachers with ideas/activities/classes/courses to pursue for Madera student enrichment classes.


MASEP Parents’ Group (we welcome new members!)

(the email address of the informal Madera parents’ group working collaboratively with the recreation center to enhance MASEP.)

Currently Active Members:

  • Clare Sheridan
  • Crystal Nie
  • Georgina Edwards
  • Nancy Kawase
  • Nerissa Wu
  • Sachi Rastogi
  • Participation by others from time to time