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Orchard Park Elementary

Welcome Orchard Park Extended School Enrichment (ESE) families!


Our ESE team works with Orchard Park Elementary teachers and staff to continue the fun and learning beyond the school day. Mrs. Holsten and Mr. Monson lead our Orchard Park ESE team. You can meet the rest of the ESE team, including fun facts, by clicking here. Go Cubs!

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Site Supervisors

Alyssa Holsten

Alyssa Holsten

Site Supervisor
Anakin Monson

Anakin Monson

Assistant Site Supervisor

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Valentine’s Day Site Celebration

Orchard Park ESE celebrated Valentine’s Day with a fun and exciting Site Celebration! We started off the afternoon with cupcakes and drinks. You could tell by all the icing on the children’s faces that they really enjoyed these!

We then offered inflatable games, bingo, and dancing. The inflatable games were a huge hit! We had a couple different inflatable ring toss games, inflatable bean bag toss, and a Valentine’s dart game. The children enjoyed receiving a lollipop for winning a game. While some were playing games and bingo, others had such a fantastic time dancing! We even had a parent volunteer to be our DJ!

Thank you to all who were able to attend for helping make this such a special Valentine’s Day. We are looking forward to doing this again next year!

Pacers Game

Each year Orchard Park ESE celebrates two students who have received the most R.I.C.H.E.R. Right Ups since the beginning of the school year. Those students and one of their parents get to enjoy attending a Pacers game! Our two winners this year were Kindergartener Levi Bray and 2nd Grader Birdie Culberson.

These two students have earned several R.I.C.H.E.R. Right Ups thus far. These students are always willing to lend a helping hand whether it be cleaning up after clubs or assisting with clean up at the end of the day. We were very excited to share this news with our students and watch the excitement appear when they heard this exciting news! Mr. Monson, Orchard Park ESE’s Assistant Site Supervisor, was able to attend and share such an amazing experience with Levi & Birdie!

First, I want to say how thankful we are for our parents/guardians understanding and patience during this time. We are in a very unique situation, and your positivity and support for our team means so much! I also wanted to share that during this time we are continuing to pay our full- and part-time staff. I wanted to take this time to reiterate that ESE is closed through April 10 and School’s Out Spring Break Camp is canceled. Refunds/credits have been issued. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Site Supervisor, they will be able to assist you! Should anything change, we will be in contact with you. I also wanted to share some resources for you while you’re home with kiddos. First, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s parks and greenways are still open! Our parks and greenways are a great place for you and your family to get fresh air and stay active while practicing social distancing. We also have several educational resources on our website,, in the “Kids at Home?” drop down, and plan to post fitness and nature education content regularly on our social media channels (@CarmelClayParks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). While we greatly miss seeing your kiddo(s) every day, we know we are doing the right thing to keep our families and staff safe. We will see you soon!

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