Baldwin Park Unified Students Explore Through Expanded Learning Program

Baldwin Park Unified students in Think Together spent their summer touring and running football drills at SoFi Stadium, enjoying field days complete with games and sports, and exploring the Natural History Museum as part of the District’s Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P). 
More than 900 BPUSD students in kindergarten through eighth grade cheered on the Los Angeles Angels as they played against the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium on June 29, with Walnut Elementary School student Isabella Figueroa announcing the start of the game. Walnut Elementary School student Mia Loera also captured the spotlight when she snatched a foul ball during the game.  
Admission, transportation and lunch were provided by the ELO-P, which funds after-school and summer enrichment activities for students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. ELO-P incorporates community partnerships to provide student-centered opportunities that complement the curriculum taught during the school day. 
Expanded learning refers to before- and after-school, summer or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of students through hands-on and engaging experiences. 
This summer elementary students also toured the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Huntington Library. 
ELO-P is a six-week program that runs Monday to Friday and includes academic enrichment in English language arts and mathematics. Traveling music teachers also provide lessons, and students will experience a performing arts production when Mission Opera visits the different schools during the final week of the program. 
BPUSD_Aquarium: Baldwin Park Unified students in Think Together explore sea creatures and the marine ecosystem at the Aquarium of the Pacific this summer through funding from the District’s Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P). 
BPUSD_NHM: Baldwin Park Unified’s ELO-P provided funding for five field trips for elementary students in Think Together’s summer program, including the Natural History Museum where students journeyed through exhibits to learn from a collection of artifacts and specimens.