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JCPRD Newsletter - September 2015

Into the Swing of Things

We have been in session for a full two weeks already! We have had guest speakers, made dog treats, done science experiments, practiced some engineering techniques, and have had a whole lot of fun! AND this is only the beginning!!!

As we head into Fall, the weather can be a bit unpredictable. Please help your child make sure he/she has a jacket for cool weather and appropriate shoes for going outside or to the gym. Tennis shoes really allow your child to participate in every activity we plan!

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!

Looking at the world around us.....

In an effort to encourage awareness of the people, animals and the world around us, we will be doing several things this year

We have already done projects for "Unleashed" and for "Cedar Hills." Coming up is our annual food drive and we will be looking for donations for shoe boxes to send overseas during the Christmas season. We will fill several shoe boxes with items for children. Many of these children have no toys, nor do they go to school, since they do not have school supplies. We will be able to follow the route of our boxes on a world map.

These two activities are completely voluntary on your part, but I truly believe that we can make a difference and awareness of other people around the world is essential. I am bring this up now since school supplies are very inexpensive right now, so if you see a good sale or have extra new items at home, please feel free to donate them.

If you need more information or have any questions, please ask.
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Save these Dates!

September 7th - No Care (Labor Day)

  • September 11th - Fees due
  • September 25th - Fees due
  • October 9th - Fees due (1/2 payment)
  • October 9th - Early Dismissal at 1pm
  • October 12th-16th Fall Break
  • October 23rd - Fees due

  • **Fall Break Enrollment information will be emailed out as soon as it is available. Fall Break is a separate registration and not included in your regular fees.**
  • Celebrating 60 years with JCPRD

    Sunday, Sep. 20th, 11am-5pm

    7710 Renner Rd

    Shawnee, KS

    There will be plenty to enjoy - live music, kid's programs, food trucks, a beer garden, and a variety of interactive offerings highlighting the JCPRD departments and facilities you know and love. Best of all, entry to this even is free for all ages.

    Find more information at:

    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.

    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.
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    Fall Enrollment

    It's open! Forms can be found on our website

    Who and Where We Are

    Door 15

    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