JCPRD Madison News

November 2015

Giving Thanks this November

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!

Winter Break

JCPRD will offer Winter Break care at Moonlight Elementary from 7a-6p on the following days:

Monday, December 21st

Tuesday, December 22nd

Monday, December 28th

Tuesday, December 29th

Wednesday, December 30th

**Enrollment information will be available on Monday, November 30th, following Thanksgiving.**

Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat!!

Every year we have a food drive at the end of October. This is a challenge between all of our Gardner JCPRD sites to see who can provide the most canned goods for the Gardner Multi-Service Center.

This year Madison collected 147 items. Thank you to all of the families that donated items for this cause.

Play Park at New Century Fieldhouse

Know anyone with younger kids? Stay at home moms? In home daycares? JCPRD has an indoor play park at New Century Fieldhouse in the morning during the week. This is a great place for young ones to get some energy out when it is cold out.

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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.

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.

Mark Your Calendars

November 6th- Fees due and Show and Tell

  • Novemeber 20th (1/2 payment) - Fees due
  • Novemeber 25th, 26th, 27th - NO CARE (Thanksgiving)
  • December 4th - Fees due and Show and Tell
  • December 23rd, 24th, 25th - NO CARE (Christmas)
  • December 31st and Jan. 1st - NO CARE (New Years)
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    Getting Healthy Information

    We know that kids who eat healthier and move more perform better in school. It's not just because teachers and administrators tell us so. Research shows that healthy kids get better grades, attend school more often and behave better in class.

    Experts recommend that kids get 60 minutes of physical activity every day. These minutes can come before, during, or after school as long as kids are staying active and having fun!

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    Just want to remind everyone that we are unable to offer care on snow days!

    General Information

    Program Hours

    Morning Care: 7:00-8:25AM

    Kindergarten Enrichment: 11:25-3:25

    After School Care: 3:25-6:00PM

    All Day Care Days: 7:00AM-6:00PM

    *JCPRD is unable to provide service in USD 231 facilities when severe weather leads to school closures.

    Program Staff

    Program Director - Amber Sherwood

    Morning and Afternoon Lead - Judy

    Morning and Afternoon Lead - Rhudy

    Kindergarten Enrichment -

    Afternoon Lead - Derrick

    Afternoon Lead - Mackensi

    Afternoon Assistant - Paige

    Afternoon Assistant - Guy