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Out of School Time Newsletter - October 2015

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

It is flattering that so many of the kids have a hard time leaving when their parents arrive to pick them up. We have been very busy with special projects, such as apple volcanoes, sling shots, special projects for grandparents, challenges and play dough. Coming up in the next few weeks is pumpkin chunking, drying seeds, looking at what autumn brings through magnifying glasses, fall break events, Home Depot project, and of course, our annual Food Drive for the Gardner food pantry.

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!

October's Service Project - Food Drive aka Treat or Treat So Others Can Eat

Every year we have a food drive the third week of October. This is a challenge between all of our Gardner sites to see who can provide the most for the Gardner Multi-Service Center.
We will be sending out information very soon regarding this very important event.

Great Midwest Balloon Fest

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 Minion hot air balloon. It was a great mess of paper mache , but the kids did a great job!

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!

Find out more about the festival at

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Save these Dates!

October 2nd - Deadline to sign up for Fall Break Camp

October 9th - Fees due (1/2 payment)

October 9th - All-day Out of School Time for Kindergarten at Moonlight. Kindergarteners will need a sack lunch. Hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • October 9th - 1/2 day for 1st thru 4th grade then to Out of School Time - Home Depot providing a special event for us!
  • October 12th-16th Fall Break. Call 913-831-3359 to register.
  • October 23rd - Fees due
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    Sign-In/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!

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    Program Hours:

    Before School Care: 7-8:15a

    After School Care - 3:20-6p


    Program Director: Susan Beard

    Morning Care Staff:

    Megan Cibulski

    After School Care Staff:

    Megan Cibulski
    Mark Hinojosa
    Gabrielle Flagg