Tomahawk OST

October

Welcome to Tomahawk JCPRD's Out of School Time (OST)

Dates to Remember...


Fee Due Dates:

October 9

October 23


Upcoming Closures:
N/A


Early Dismissals:

October 8 - 12:30-6:00pm


All Program Days:

October 9 - Hours are 7:00-6:00pm @ Tomahawk

*BRING A SACK LUNCH

*FIELD TRIP = Cinemark Movie time TBA

October 22 - Hours are 7:00-6:00pm @Tomahawk

*BRING A SACK LUNCH

October 23 - Hours are 7:00-6:00pm @ Tomahawk

*BRING A SACK LUNCH

*FIELD TRIP = Lights On Afterschool Event @ SMP

October's Half Days and All Days

Early Dismissals:

October 8 - 12:30-6:00pm

All Program Days:

October 9 - Hours are 7:00-6:00pm @ Tomahawk

*BRING A SACK LUNCH

*FIELD TRIP = Cinemark Movie time TBA

Hotel Transylvania 2

*Please sign Permission Slip

October 22 - Hours are 7:00-6:00pm @Tomahawk

*BRING A SACK LUNCH

October 23 - Hours are 7:00-6:00pm @ Tomahawk

*BRING A SACK LUNCH

*FIELD TRIP = Lights On Afterschool Event @ SMP

*Please sign Permission Slip

Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat October 26th to October 30th

Once again will be participating in Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat. We will be collecting canned food items and Household Supplies/Personal Care Items. We will have a permission slip later in the month to sign for walking the neighborhood and delivery our collection sacks and picking up items.

October Schedule

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Midwest Hot Air Balloon - Kids Build A Balloon

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties asked all of the JCPRD programs to create a craft hot air balloon for auction as part of the Great Midwest Balloon Fest. Our program decided to create a Tomahawk School themed balloon. Our 3rd through 6th graders worked together to come up with the design and did really well constructing it. The Great Midwest Balloon Fest will take place October 23-24 at the AG Hall of Fame adjacent to Cricket Wireless Amphitheater. We should find out what business will have our balloon on display following the festival! Every kids that helped with the balloon will be getting a ticket for the event.


Find out more about the festival at www.greatmidwestballoonfest.org

SNOW DAY CARE

Snow Days:

JCPRD is unable to provide services in USD #512 (SMSD) facilities when severse weather leads to school closures. We are sorry for any inconvience!


How Do You Know if It Is A Snow Day?


1. Call the cell: 913.972.2705

2. Check out the District Website

3. Watch the local news for school closures

4. Look at JCPRDkids Twitter account


Sign up for message alerts from SMSD: http://www.smsd.org/parents/Pages/smsdalert.aspx

OST SCHEDULE


  • Check-In: We will check students in at the room. If you know your child(ren) will not be in OST please call us at 913.385.5879 or email me at Michael.dunn@jocogov.org. If a student has not checked in with us, we will contact you if we haven't heard from you first.


  • Snack: 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!


  • Homework/Reading time: We will start the day with homework/reading time for the kids. Please sign them up the first two days of school if you would like for them to do 20 - 30 minutes of homework before snack.


  • Activities: We will provide clubs for kids to experience a wide range of activities. Some of the clubs that we have had 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.
  • Reading Time: Every evening at 5:30pm we will have reading time until kids are picked up. All Kids will come in and clean up that time and find a place to read. If there are kids that need help reading a staff or older kid will read to them.


  • Check-Out: Please sign-out your child every time when you pick them up. Sign out them for that day with your initials and the time you picked them up. We will check to make sure that all kids are signed out and will call if they are not signed out for that day.

Out Of School Time and Ipads

- I will be doing a test run with the sixth graders starting today and allowing them to do their homework on their I pads. At this time I will only allow the sixth graders to use their I Pads during homework time only, which is 3:30pm to 4:00pm. If it is homework that requires sound, students will need to have earphones so that they do not disturb others that are doing homework. If a student is caught playing games, not doing homework, or have their I Pads out during non-homework time they will lose their privilege. I will look into allowing other grades later on in the year once more homework is being converted to I pads, but for right now only the sixth graders will be allowed to do homework on their I pads.


JCPRD out of school time will continue to be an I pad free environment. I have talked to Mr. Watson and we agreed that JCPRD will be I Pad free. I will have a lock box if you feel more comfortable with your child locking them up while they are here, or they can leave them in their back packs. We will not ask for them the kids will be responsible for checking them in and also checking them out. Staff will not come in after hours, if an I pad is left behind.

SIGNING IN & OUT

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 if someone else is picking up your child(ren) so that our staff can be with the kids.

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

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.

Tomahawk OST Staff

Morning Care:

Michael Dunn- Program Director

Madison Weaver- Morning Lead

Matt Smith- Morning Lead


After School:

Michael Dunn- Program Director

Taylor Stoetzer- Lead Teacher

Madison Weaver- Lead Teacher

Matt Smith-Lead Teacher