JCPRD Gardner Elementary
Out of School Time Program
PLEASE READ THIS ALL THE WAY THROUGH FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!
Please do not forget to call (913-856-7925) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your student will not be here!
Please have your student here by 8:10 if you want them to go up to the gym with us in the morning!
Summer registration is still open at Moonlight and Grand Star Elementary! Go to www.jcprdkids.com and click on "Indoor" under Summer Camps to register!
Fall registration is open! Go to www.jcprdkids.com and click on the link "To Register for the 2015-16 OST Programs". Make sure you are downloading the Gardner forms.
We only have a few weeks left of school, make sure to read the whole newsletter in order to find out about upcoming dates and events!
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or feedback on things you like or could use some adjustments! I am always open to constructive criticism! My contact information is at the top and bottom of the screen!
Watch your email for specific information in the next week or so!
Please let me know if this date will work for your whole family (siblings welcome too!) so I can start planning!
Last Day of School (1/2 Day)
Thursday, May 21st, 11:30am-6pm
218 East Shawnee Street
*****KINDERGARTEN WILL BE AT GRAND STAR ALL DAY THIS DAY! They do not have school at all!*****
Please RSVP so I can know numbers for our event that day! (Details to come!)
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
All Day Care at Grand Star Elementary
Friday, May 22nd, 7am-6pm
Grand Star Elementary School
Please RSVP so that we can plan activities accordingly!
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Summer Camp Parent Orientation Night
You will need to bring a bottle of sunblock lotion (not spray) that is 30 SPF or higher to go into a community bucket.
Also be prepared to sign your name a lot! Permission forms for all aspects of summer camp (field trips, lunch shuttle, pool shuttle, etc.) will need to be signed that night. Come ready to learn about summer camp.
A reminder email will come out in the next few weeks.
Also as it gets hotter, feel free to send a water bottle to take outside on the playground or to the gym, sunglasses, or a hat with your student in order to keep them from getting burnt and dehydrated.
Home Run Behavior Update
Most of the students have been getting their marble everyday either by remembering on their own or having someone remind them.
We have gone away from the Home Run Behavior chart, sometimes it is too hard for Miss Maria or I to decide which category their behavior might be under. So instead, we are doing minutes to be served on Friday of every week. If a student gets three or more minutes in a day, they will not receive their marble for that day. So far, the students seem to be responding positively to this. They know when they have been caught breaking a rule and correct it quickly!
Take Home Box
Please remember to check this every so often to get your students artwork out!
At the end of every month, whatever is still in there will be thrown away.
I do not believe that I have any say on what gets saved or not and so everything that has your child's name on it that they make in this classroom will be put in the box!
Anything that is on top of the box has no name but are projects that are not just coloring pictures. Please look through those as well!
Commit to Health
We are very excited to report that we have taken the Commit to Health Pledge! In doing so you can expect to see our out of school time participants engaging in more physical activity, learning about good nutrition, and eating healthier snacks while in attendance at JCPRD. Commit to Health is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park and Association and The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Our staff has worked hard to develop a new food service menu that features items that are nutrient dense, low in fat, sugar, and sodium, as well as more fresh fruits and vegetables. Please support our efforts to help students develop healthy eating habits by encouraging them to be open to trying new foods and by reinforcing the benefits of nutritious diet. Healthy snacks and meals improve cognitive function, increase energy, and help children grow strong muscles and bones!
-Ex: Walking in the halls
-Ex: Cleaning up after themselves
-Ex: Listening during directions
-Ex: Sharing toys with friends
Following the first four will automatically allow the kids to follow the fifth!
Tentative Morning Schedule
-7:00: Free Time
-7:40: Clean Up and Snack
-8:10: Go to the Gym
Tentative Afternoon Schedule
We've changed out afternoon schedule to allow those students that get picked up early the chance to be a part of our activity for the day!
3:25: Arrive, check-in, wash hands for snack, start snack right away, free time after snack
4:00: Start activity for the day
5:00: Power Hour/Homework time
5:30: Free time
Times are tentative depending on what we have for snack, how long the activity for the day takes, etc.