JCPRD @ Grand Star

Out of School Time Newsletter - February 2016

Winter or Spring?

This weather has sure been unpredictable in 2016! We are still trying to get outside, even for just a few minutes, every day that it's possible. I know I have been dressing in 2-5 layers and with different coats. Thank you for helping your child have enough options to stay warm or cool! :)

Don't forget to follow @JCPRDGardnerOST on Twitter for up-to-date emergency closing procedures as well as pictures of your kids in action in our Out of School TIme program!

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2015 Child Care Tax Statements

Our JCPRD Registration Office will be e-mailing your 2015 child care expense report to you the week of January 4-8, 2016. Please check your inbox this week for that information as well as your SPAM folder in case it gets stuck there. Thank you.

JCPRD's Tax Identification Number: 48-6090320

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, Feb.9 and Wednesday, Feb.10- NO KINDERGARTEN CLASSES. JCPRD will provide all day programming for Grand Star and Gardner students at Grand Star 7a-6p. We will be going to Wonderscope Children's Museum. Please bring a sack lunch and drink.

Wednesday, Feb.10- Early Dismissal at 1 pm. JCPRD will provide after school programming starting at 1 pm.

Thursday and Friday- NO SCHOOL! JCPRD will provide all day programming for Grand Star and Gardner students at Grand Star. All children will need a sack lunch with a drink. Friday we will be going to the Olathe Recreation Center to swim. Please make sure to have swim suits and towels. We will leave at 11am and return about 2:30pm

**The above days are included in full time fees. If your child is not full time, additional charges will apply.

Save these Dates!

Friday, February 12th - fees due

Monday, February 15th - NO JCPRD - President's Day

Friday, February 26th - fees due

Spring Break Registration Form

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Summer Camp Registration

Indoor Summer Camp Registration will begin on Monday, February 22nd at noon. Forms will be available for download at Forms must be scanned into the Registration Office.

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Food and Fun

  • Children need healthy snacks between meals to give them energy and nutrients.
  • A healthy snack includes foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk/dairy, and protein (eggs, lean meat, nuts, beans).
  • Limit snack that have trans fat, a lot of sugar, and salt like soda, candy, cookies, and chips.
  • Be a healthy role model for your child by eating healthier snacks!

Below are some healthy snack tips and ideas!

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/Out Policy

All children must be signed in and out, daily, with parent initials and time. This is a Kansas State Health Department regulation. Staff will follow up, if parents do not sign their children out, with a phone call to verify pick-up. Children are not allowed to sign themselves in/out without a parent.
Gardner Out of School Time Parent Handbook

Please make sure that you read over the parent handbook for our mission statement, goals, program description, hours, costs, holidays, payment schedule, and policy statements.

Find out more!

Program Hours:

Before School Care: 7-8:15a

Kindergarten Enrichment: 11:20-3:20p

After School Care - 3:20-6p


Program Director: Amy Branson

Morning Care Staff:

Jesse Miller

Mary Rhoades

Kindergarten Enrichment:

Joszlyn Peery

After School Care Staff:

Jesse Miller

Joszlyn Peery

Lori Fifield

Valerie Villalobos