SCHOOL CARE: QUEST (Quality Extended School Time)
This program is designed to offer a safe, supervised environment from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.,
excluding school holidays. It is staffed by Travis teachers, parents, and college students
and directed by one Parent Coordinator and one Lead Teacher. Children report to the
cafeteria after school and check in with their team leader. Snacks are served before
activities begin in the cafeteria, outside and in the computer lab. Parents who need
afterschool care pay a tuition of $35.00 per week for basic child care. Parents have the
option of enrolling their children enrichment classes offered as extension of the basic
The "Ala-Carte" program offers specific enrichment classes during the extended
day period. You may enroll in up to 5 classes per semester. This tuition is paid per class
in addition to the extended day tuition. Classes offered vary from Keyboard, Creative
Movement, TaeKwanDo, Homework Hotline.
ESSENTIAL LEARNING SYSTEMS
The Essential Learning Systems computer lab "ELS" is an exciting approach to
learning that addresses the most common cause of learning failures. ELS allows the
educator to directly address the sensory processing. This process retrains the brain to
deal with blocked areas (deficit area) which allows the brain to find a new pathway.
Through ELS, the learner develops the ability to recall information on command and
improves expression of knowledge - a tremendous breakthrough for students with learning
A police officer is assigned to the school for a semester each year to work primarily with
the 5th grade classes about drug prevention and awareness. The officer also works with
other classes less intensively and has become a friendly face and a part of the school.
Children are provided with a means to make intelligent decisions about the many
temptations around them.
This program fingerprints children and issues photograph identification cards to be used
parents and police in the event of a missing child.
We are just implementing this new program. P.A.N.D.A. stands for Parents and Neighbors
Defense Alliance. P.A.N.D.A. programs bring members of the Houston community together to
work as a volunteer security force for school age children.
The goal of all P.A.N.D.A. programs is to provide adult
supervision and safety options for children when they are away from home. This way, we can
help prevent threatening situations involving children from developing.
There are three other P.A.N.D.A. programs :
P.A.N.D.A. Whistle Kids