JCPRD Trailwood Tidbit

January 2016

Winter Edition

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Need to Know Info


Monday, Jan 4th -All day programming--JCPRD will be on site

Friday, Jan 15th -All day programming-- JCPRD will be on site

Friday, Jan 29th - All day programming--JCPRD will be on site

**Please pack a lunch and reading book

**no field trips in January

Ernie Miller Nature Center will be here for an educational show on Thursday, Jan 28th from 3:45-4:30


JCPRD will be CLOSED Monday, Jan 18th in observation of MLK Jr. Day

JCPRD is unable to provide services in SMSD facilities when severe weather leads to school closings. In short: We are closed on snow days. How do you know if school is cancelled? Sign up for SMSD text alerts:


Fees are withdrawn Jan 4th, 15th, 29th

Tax Statements

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.

For claiming Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits,
the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s
Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 48-6090320.

December Recap

Marshmallow launchers

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Donations for our special family

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Hot Cocoa and cards made by the kids were delivered to hands of hope hospice

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crown center view from up top

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meditation break

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Christmas tree woodworking

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parents night out

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65 ways to say joy

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Program Director: Kelly Griffin

Mission Statement: Developing health and happiness in our community's children through safe, diverse, and character-building experiences.

This will be my third year at Trailwood with JCPRD! I Absolutely love my job and I love these kiddos! I love that I get to teach them about kindness, tolerance and acceptance and my personal favorite....gratitude and giving back to others! I have worked with kiddos since I was one many.... many years ago. I earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education In 2011 at Rockhurst University. My undergrad was at K-State so Go Cats! On the side I worked in animal rescue and I eat a lot of spicy foods ;-) looking forward to a great school year!

JCPRD Trailwood Out of School Time Program (OST)

JCPRD TW is held in rooms 26, 27 (AKA Rooms A & B)

Pick up and drop off is through Door #9 on the East side of the school. Please park in the lot provided and do not park past the fence. Sign in and sign out is required. If your child will be absent an email is required. From 3:00 on we are responsible for your kids...please help us by letting us know if they are absent so we don't have to send out a search party ;-)

TW Cell phone: 913-909-1838

TW Site Phone: 913-642-6938

Program Details:

We love trees so please go to and read the parent handbook online and please go over the Code of Conduct with your children. We have 65+ kids enrolled in our afterschool care program and we want our minions to have a positive and bright experience! Know the rules!




Info to Know:

Program Hours:

7 am-8:10 (Breakfast provided ) ***Morning care is in room B

3:10-6:00 ( A dollar per minute will be charged for late pick-up starting at 6:05)

7:00-6:00 pm on All Day Care Days

Daily Schedule: (IT HAS CHANGED!!!!)

3:10-3:30 Social Scene and Circle Time

3:30-4:30 Room B will be open for snack and Homework hour or the students may choose #Play60 which is an hour of active fitness in either the gym or outside. Students may play team games in the gym, much on a snack, work on HW, participate in Track Team (our runners and walkers) or frolic outside. (Due to staffing and ratios, JCPRD is not responsible if homework does not get completed. Please speak with your child to encourage Homework time at JCPRD. Workbooks are a great idea if you would like to purchase one to leave here so there is always something they can work on. Each student is given a writing journal here as well. Homework is not allowed on iPads.)

4:30-6:00 Free play and Activity Clubs such as Cooking Club, Nature Club, Art Club, Culture Club, STEM Club, Sign Language Club, Writing Club, etc. will be available for kids to choose from in rooms A, B and C.

******Please note:

TW JCPRD is......iPads FREE! I have chosen to be screen-time-free. All iPads and electronics are to stay in your child's backpacks. This is to encourage fitness and creative play. Save the iPads for home. Thank you for your support.

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JCPRD Trailwood Staff Members