Mill Creek OST


Last of the School Days

We've watched your child learn and grow
and change from day to day.
We hope that all the things we've done
Has helped in some small wonderful way.

Thank you all for a wonderful year. Have a happy exciting summer and best wishes to you all.

Your JCPRD family,

Ms. Jen, Mr. Zach, Mr. Jack, Miss Klara, and Miss Carley

We're not done yet...

We are planning some amazing things for our last month: Star Wars week, JCPRD's Project Runway, New Twists on Old Ways, Parent Appreciation day and so much more...

Wednesday, May the 4th Be With You-We will be designing Galaxy shirts on solid black or dark blue shirts that students brought in, JCPRD will only supply the galaxy! Please note: If your child is designing a shirt , the creative process does take time, they will have some extra time to finish up if they are present on Thursday.

Thursday, May 5th-Early Dismissal at 12:30pm. We will be celebrating an Out of This World Cinco De Mayo Fiesta. We will venture over to Little Mill Creek Park during the afternoon.

Friday, May 6th-All Day OST day, 7am-6pm-We will finish off our Star Wars week exploring other worlds; 1st stop, the green planet of Antioch Park then rocketing to the planet Jaegerz where the Jedi Knights and the Rebellion Forces are put to the test of Laser Tag. Your child(ren) will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, wear their JCPRD shirt and tennis shoes. Money is optional for the Arcade, $1=4 tokens. Please make sure you have signed BOTH permission form and waiver.

Tuesday, May 17th-Parent Appreciation Day, 4:30pm-6:30pm. The Mill Creek JCPRD staff invite you to come and bring your inner child by celebrating a day in the life of a JCPRD kid. Some of the activities will be: create a light up name tag, fly ghosts, design a paper airplane and challenge your child on the best flight pattern, check out a Not So Ordinary Hop Scotch, battle it out in the gym in our version of Battleship. We'll also provide some of our favorite snacks: taco and popcorn bar. We hope to see you there. If your child normally does not attend on Tuesday you and your child are welcome to come out and play!

Monday, May 23rd-Early Dismissal at 12:30pm. Little mill Creek Park and Walking Trails.

Tuesday, May 24th-27th, JCPRD will offer All Day OST programming, 7am-6pm. On Wednesday, May 25th we will be going to the Kansas City Zoo, 8:45am-5pm. Your child(ren) will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, wear their JCPRD shirt and tennis shoes. Money is optional for treats for both child and animals.

Thursday, May 26th-Summer Camp Parent Orientation, Cafe.

Monday, June 6th-Summer Camp begins at Mill Creek.See below if you are interested in a camp.

Friday, July 29th-Last day of Summer Camp.

Friday, August 12th-1st Day of School for 1st-6th graders, Early Dismissal at 12:30pm.

Tuesday, August 16th-1st Day for Kindergartners.

If your child(ren) will not be attending JCPRD OST please call, 913.599.5785, by 3p, or email by 2p.

Please keep in mind that we open at 7am and close at 6pm. Late fees apply after 6p, a $1 per minute and will be strictly enforced.


Holy Numbers Duckman, we had one of the best guesstimation counts EVER! We had not one but 2 winners guess the exact amount of ducks, 99 ducks, congratulations Everly Davis and Isaac Navacky, nice job getting those ducks in a row! I want to give Honorable Mentions to: Julia Dunn, Natalie Jones (Hayden Jones' mother), Eva AND Noah Scruton, Harper Ward, and Max Vanlandingham for being just 1 or 2 shy of the total number.

Our last guesstimation for this year flew to us from Meg Qualls one of JCPRD's student, she created miniature paper airplanes for us to guesstimate. Let's see who will soar with the right guess. Good luck and may the force be with you.

2016-2017 MCE OST Program

Enrollment has begun for the 2016-2017 Mill Creek Out of School Time program,don't hesitate too long, spaces are limited. If interested check out below...

Q: How do I enroll?

A: Enrollment forms can be found at You will need to click on 2016-2017 OST Programs --> Shawnee Mission --> Registration Form. From here you may electronically fill out the Health History and Emergency Medical form, the Personal Data and other forms must be manually filled out. You must PRINT, SIGN, SCAN, and EMAIL to or WALK IN your forms to Antioch Park. You may call registration at 913.831.3359 for any questions.

Q: When do forms come available?
A: Monday, April 18th at noon

Q: Does my child get a spot automatically since we were in the program last year?
A: Unfortunately all students must reapply to get into the program each year. Just because you were in the program in years past, doesn't automatically give you a spot for the next year. We will have only 60 spots for the afternoon which go fast.

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Summer Registration

Summer camp enrollment is in full swing. Mill Creek will combine with Rising Star at Mill Creek elementary. You may chose part-time or full time, our tentative schedule will be: M, W, & F's swimming at Indian Trails pool, Tue.'s stay on site with Kona Ice visit, Thur.'s field trip days (FT days are subject to change). Jen Thomas will be the summer director for this camp.

Mill Creek will NOT be able to offer a pre-camp, if needing care for that week before our summer camp begins, you can register for one of the outdoor camps at Shawnee Mission Park, contact registration to enroll.


If you have other question email Jen Thomas at

To register for any indoor or outdoor camps please call at 913.831.3359 or go online at .

If you have other question email Jen Thomas at

Kansas Weather

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain

With the Kansas temps fluctuating from chilly to warm and back to chilly and then back to warm again, we ask that your child layer up and continue to bring the appropriate attire (jackets or hoodies with child's name labeled in it) to wear outside. We will enjoy the outdoors when permissible.

School iPads

JCPRD will allow 3rd-6th graders, Monday-Thursday, the privilege to work on iPad homework for 30 minutes after their snack time: 4-4:30p. We have discussed expectations with you children; homework sites only, no disturbing others, no music, no taking pictures &/or videos, and use time wisely. We hope that this will be helpful to you and your child(ren).


Cold weather can cause more harm than just winter blues and cabin fever, the dry and cold air can cause painful chapped lips and hands. We can give some relief to those exposed chapped areas by signing your name next to your child's name on the form for permission to give Vaseline (for lips) and/or Gold Bond Sensitive Skin lotion (for hands). You can write down if both are OK to give or just one. If you do not give permission we will not be able to help your child when in pain due to chapped areas.

Bring in Your ID

Please have your ID ready to show when picking up your child(ren). We know we will have returning students and parent,s but when we have subs and new staff, they will ask for your ID. This is for your child's protection, thank you for your support on this.


We have a new change when signing in and out your child(ren). Parents will need to continue to add the time you sign in and out your child(ren) BUT you will also need to sign your initials as well. Inform your authorized persons picking up your child(ren) about our change.

Verifying Pick Ups-If we do not get a call, email, or note stating another person besides parents are not picking up, we will call to verify this. Please call the site number at 913.599.5785 if someone else is picking up your child(ren) so that our staff is informed and can attend to the kids.

Please remember to initial and time in and out your child(ren) daily.

Important Dates to Remember

Fee Due Dates:

Friday, May 6th

Friday, May 20th (1/2 payment)

Early Dismissal:

Thursday, May 5th

Monday, May 23rd

All Day Care Days:

Friday,May 6th

Tuesday, May 24th-Friday, May 27th. Wednesday, May 25th, Field Trip to the Kansas City Zoo, 8:45am-5pm.

Upcoming Closures:

Monday, May 30th-Friday, June 3rd.

SUMMER CAMP registration is in full swing, you may register for indoor and outdoor camps at 913.831.3359 or go online at

2016-2017 Out of School Time information will be available Monday, April 18th, checkout JCPRD's link.


  • Check-In: We will check 1st-2nd graders in at the Café, K, 3rd-6th graders check in in the JCPRD room. If you know your child(ren) will not be in OST please call us at 913.599.5785 or email me at If a student has not checked in with us, we will contact you if we haven't heard from you first.

  • Snack: Commit to Health snacking with healthy alternatives, fresh fruits and veggies with delicious water.

  • Homework/Reading time: After snack time your child(ren) can stay inside for our homework/reading time that will begin roughly at 4p and ends 4:30p. We encourage kids to work on homework but do not force them.

  • Activities: We will provide clubs for kids to experience a wide range of activities. Some of the clubs include: Chess, Writing, Cooking, Art & Crafts, Kid Fit, and STEAM. As we progress through out the months, new clubs may be added.

  • Outside/Gym Time: We believe it is essential for minds and bodies to have mental health breaks and join in on fitness breaks. Weather permitting we will go outside. JCPRD follows the Shawnee Mission school district’s weather policy. Please remember to have your child(ren) layer up and bring a jacket with their name labeled inside it. We will have structured activities for them to do during this time as well as free play.

  • Check-Out: When you come to pick up your child(ren) please remember to WALK IN and SIGN THEM OUT in room 002 through door #15. Doors automatically lock at 6p. There is a late charge of a $1 per minute after 6:00pm


Morning Care:

Zachary Drummond-Lead Teacher M-F

Jennifer Thomas-Program Director M-F

After School:

Zachary Drummond-Lead Teacher M-F

Carley Hungerford-Lead Teacher M-F

Klara Stevermer-Assistant Lead M-F

Jennifer Thomas-Program Director M-F

Jack Todd-Lead Teacher F