Monday, September 21, 2020

BUGS Program Application and Intro Video

It's Back-to-School Time!! 

The BUGS After-School Program is getting prepared to start our new school year on Monday, Oct. 5th. AND WE WANT YOUR CHILD TO BE A PART!!! We are going virtual and working on other ways to provide programming for our students as well. 

The BUGS After-School Program is an out-of-school time educational program, under Living Classrooms Foundation, that helps to improve the reading and math skills of students while also helping to improve their school day attendance. We offer academic assistance along with 4 hands-on components. They are Cooking, Creative Arts, Gardening and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). We meet Monday through Thursdays. In this virtual environment, our hours will be from 3:30-5:45. And when in-person instruction has been made allowable, our hours will be from 3:00-6:30 pm on our Living Classrooms East Harbor Campus which is located at 802 S. Caroline St. in Baltimore

In the video below, you'll get a chance to see and hear from all of the BUGS Staff and Educators.

If you are interested in applying for the BUGS After-School Program, you must meet the following criteria...

* Is your child a 2nd to 5th grade student at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School?

*As the parent or guardian, do you drive? Or have a means of transportation for picking up your child? 

*As the parent or guardian, will you be able to pick up your child from the BUGS Campus, 802 S. Caroline St., once in-person instruction has started?

*If you are a new parent wanting to sign your child up for the BUGS Program, will your child be able to transition into in-person programming once it has been made allowable?

Please watch the video! Click the link to download a copy of the BUGS Application. Be sure to send in your application very quickly because there are just a few spots to fill. The sooner the application is completed and submitted, the better the chances you have at getting your child accepted and enrolled in the program. If the spots fill up quickly and your child does not get accepted into the program, no need to worry! We keep submitted applications and create a waitlist for eligible students. Your child could be accepted into the BUGS Program at a later time when a spot becomes available.

Once the application has been completed and signed, send it to Tara Martin at You can also forward any questions to the same email address.

We look forward to receiving your application and having your child be a part of our program!!

BUGS Application (English Version)

BUGS Application (Spanish Version)