Afterschool Program & Community Partnerships

Powell Bilingual Elementary School Afterschool Program

DCPS Afterschool Program Description


DC Public Schools (DCPS) Afterschool Programs allow students to participate in academic and extracurricular enrichment activities and to develop new hobbies and skills. Community based organizations and DCPS teachers and aides provide a variety of unique programming options to students.

Participation in high-quality afterschool programming has been proven to improve school attendance, academic achievement, graduation rates and attitudes toward learning. Students attending three hours of afterschool programming each day gain the equivalent of nearly four months of learning time.

The OSTP afterschool program features an Academic Power Hour and enrichment programming focusing on arts, athletics, and community service.

•Program Hours: 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on full school days

•Provided: Supper/snacks will be provided to all students at no cost


Registration documents


·  Parent/guardian relationship to the student (e.g. child’s birth certificate);

·  Household income for all parents/guardians (e.g. three (3) consecutive paystubs dated within 30 days of enrollment date); and

·  Proof of D.C. residency (e.g. gas or water bill dated within 30 days of enrollment date).



·  Program Hours: 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on full school days

·  Provided: Supper/snacks will be provided to all students at no cost



Escuela Primaria Powell Bilingüe

DCPS Programa Después de la Escuela Descripción


Escuelas Públicas del DC ( DCPS ) Programas después de la escuela permite a los estudiantes a participar en actividades de enriquecimiento académico y extracurricular y desarrollar nuevos pasatiempos y habilidades. Las organizaciones comunitarias y las EPDC maestros y asistentes ofrecen una variedad de opciones de programación única a los estudiantes.

La participación en programas después de la escuela de alta calidad ha sido probada para mejorar la asistencia escolar, el rendimiento académico, las tasas de graduación y las actitudes hacia el aprendizaje. Los estudiantes que asisten a tres horas de programación después de la escuela cada día ganan el equivalente a casi cuatro meses de tiempo de aprendizaje.

El programa después de clases OSTP cuenta con un Power Hour academic (hora académica) y enriquecimiento de programación se centra en las artes, deportes y servicio a la comunidad.

 Horario del programa: 3:30-18:00 en días escolares completos

 Siempre: Se proveerá cena / aperitivos a todos los estudiantes, sin costo

 Documentos  requeridos para registro

• Relación del padre / tutor del estudiante (por ejemplo, certificado de nacimiento del niño)

• El ingreso familiar para todos los padres / tutores (por ejemplo, tres (3) recibos de pago  
  consecutivos con fecha dentro de los 30 días de la fecha de inscripción)

• Comprobante de residencia en el DC (por ejemplo, gas o agua factura de fecha dentro de los
 30 días de la fecha de inscripción).

Horario del programa: 3:30-18:00 en días escolares completos

Siempre: Se proveerá cena / aperitivos a todos los estudiantes, sin costo


Academic Enrichment
OSTP afterschool programs include an hour focused on academics called Academic Power Hour (APH) (3:30pm-4:30pm daily). This year, OSTP has developed a reading and a math curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards recently adopted by the District, along with a supplemental curriculum for science and art. Your school may also determine which academic resources and curricula best support instruction. Half of the Academic Power Hour focuses on reinforcing lessons from the school day. Teachers provide homework assistance during the other 30 minutes. To support your child’s experience, please:
  • Ask about what she/he learned in afterschool. Ask your child how what s/he learned during the APH relates to what s/he is learning during the school day.
  • Provide time and space for him/her to complete homework at home. Understand that since the Academic Power Hour combines time for homework and for targeted instruction, your child likely will need additional time at home to complete his/her homework.
  • Review the homework that was completed in afterschool so you know what your child is working on.
Coaches Corner
Coaches Corner (5pm-6pm) is a way for students to receive assistance with completing homework or receive one on one tutoring in Reading and Math (Sponsored by American University Tutors)

DCPS staff members, along with CBOs, LAYC , AU Tutors, DC Reads,  DC Scores, Girl Scouts, Garden ISH, Martha's Table (Martha's Market) etc. provide enrichment activities for students after the Academic Power Hour.

PS-PK ASP Schedule
3:30pm-4:00pm Indoor/Outdoor Sports Activities
Organized Outside Playtime
•Riding Tricycles
•Movement Monopoly
•Sidewalk Chalk
•Hula Hoops

4:00pm-4:30pm Supper
5:00pm-6:00pm Guided or Free Choice Learning Hour
• Group/Individual Reading – Story Time
• Guided Free Choice/Learning Centers
• Puzzles/Small Group Activities
•Tools Related Curriculum – Circle Time

Kindergarten ASP Schedule
3:30pm-4:30pm Supper
4:00pm-4:30pm Indoor/Outdoor Sports Activities
Outside Organized Activities
•Riding Tricycles
•Movement Monopoly
•Sidewalk Chalk
•Hula Hoops

5:00pm-6:00pm Enrichment Activies
• Group/Individual Reading – Story Time
• Guided Free Choice/Learning Centers
• Puzzles/Small Group Activities
•Tools Related Curriculum – Circle Time

1st -5th ASP Schedule
3:30pm-4:30pm Power Hour is a way for the students to re-enforce instruction they are learning during the day.
ST Math Schedule 1st -5th Grade is on the following days of the week
  • 1st Grade = Every Monday from 3:30pm-4:30pm.
  • 2nd Grade = Every Tuesday from 3:30pm-4:30pm.
  • 3rd Grade = Every Wednesday from 3:30pm-4:30pm.
  • 4th/5th Grade = Every Thursday from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

First and Second Grade “Power Hour” Guidance for Structured Time
15 Minutes:  Read a story aloud that includes discussion of a key question or “reason to read”. Promote as much student talk as possible about the question(s) and possible interpretations.

·         20 Minutes: Completion of homework (assistance with assigned tasks per teacher/classroom). This homework may include consistent, routine activities that would need additional explanation from classroom teachers.

·         20-25 Minutes: Structured reinforced stations that could include –

o    Social-emotional games to promote teamwork and friendship

o    Number games, Bingo, Hangman

o    Reading to complete a story map (mapping the beginning, middle, end of a story)

Gr 3-5:  homework/tutoring and DC Scores with DC Reads (end of Sept/early Oct.)

4:30pm-5:00pm Supper
5:00pm-6:00pm Enrichment Activities (see clubs below) and Coaches Corner is a way for students to receive assistance with completing homework or receive one on one tutoring in Reading and Math (Sponsored by American University Tutors).

Enrichment Activities (1st -5th Grade)
• Gardening w/ USDA and the People Garden Initiative
• Arts & Crafts Club
• Math Club
• Science Club
• Reading Club
• Geoplundge Team
• Robotics Team
• Girl Scouts
• Chess and Checkers
• Spelling Bee Club
• Garden ISH and Cooking
• Martha's Table - Martha's Market
Sports and Activities (1st -5th Grade)
• Soccer (sponsored by DC Scores)
• Tennis
• Baseball
• Capoeira
• Muévete
• Twister

For more information on the After School Program click on the link below or contact our Cluster Coordinator Edgar Ramirez at (202) 308-9999.


Powell Community Partnerships

Powell is also actively engaged in our community and we have forged numerous partnerships that directly benefit the students, includining...
Martha's Table - Matha's Market
Garden ISH - Cooking and Gardening Program
Embassy of Spain - Kids Euro Festival
Northwest Community Church
Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)
American University (AU Tutors)
Books For America
National Symphony Orchestra Education Program (NSO)
Washington Performing Arts Society
DC Collaborative
DC Scores
Office of Latino Affairs (OLA)

the Mayor's Office of Latino Affairs

FIRST Lego League

Young Playwrights' Theater (YPT)

Teatro de la Luna
LATRENZA Leadership

CHILL Snowboarding

Perkins Coie LLP 

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

People's Garden Initiative
Washington Nationals
Washington Capitals
New Solid Rock Church Ministries
Girl Scouts
Greater DC Cares
Hands On DC
Councilmember Muriel Bowser
DC Farm To School Network
Georgetown MBA Student Services
Urban Alliance
Papa Johns
Rock Creek Baptist Church
Rotary Club of Washington DC
Tools of the Mind
National Portrait Gallery 
Mind ST Math
Engineering is Elementary
Columbia Heights/Shaw Collaborative