Rising Star OST


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Snowmen-y laughs in JCPRD

Where do snowmen keep their money?

In a snowbank

What food do you get when you cross a snowman with a polar bear?

A "brrr"-"grrr"

Early Dismissal at 12:30p, Friday, December 18th. We will be staying on site.

Winter Break:

Mill Creek will be hosting winter break and share its space with Rising Star and Sunflower from December 21st-December 31st, 2015. Any child in SMSD Kindergarten-6th grade can enroll. There will only be 60 spots available. You can register on Monday, November 30th, 8:30am: call registration at 913.826.3014 or online at www.jcprd.com

Please look at the following codes for Mill Creek's specific site & dates. Times listed represent departure and return times to Mill Creek (children need to be at Mill Creek 30 minutes prior to departure):


Monday, December 21...........29872.........Staying on site

Tuesday, December 22...........29873........Paradise Park in Lee's Summit, MO 9:30a-4p, Children may bring extra money for the arcade, equivalent to Power Play's Fun Pass

Wednesday, December 23......29874...........Santa's Gingerbread Station at Crown Center and Theatre for Young America "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at Union Station 9:30-4p

Thursday, December 24..........29875.........Closed for SMSD Custodian holiday


Monday December 28...........29876..........Staying on Site

Tuesday, December 29..........29877..........Young Chefs Academy 1p-3:30p

Wednesday, December 30.....29904..........CoCo Keys Water Resort, kids need to bring a swimsuit and towel. 9:30-4p

Thursday, December 31.........29905.........Closed for SMSD Custodian holiday

All registered children will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, & a reading book or quiet activity daily (KEEP TECHNOLOGY DEVICES SAFE AT HOME). Money is optional for the trips on the 23rd and 24th.


Monday, January 4th is an All Day OST. Pajama Party. We will be staying on site. All kids will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, a reading book or other quiet activity (all technology devices should remain safe at home).

If your child(ren) will not be attending JCPRD OST please call, 913.438.9650, by 3p, or email molly.erwin@jocogov.org by 3p.

Please keep in mind that we open at 7am and close at 6pm. Late fees apply after 6p, a $1 per minute and will be strictly enforced.


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Smart Water and Fiji water bottles needed!

If you drink Smart Water or Fiji water please save your water bottles with lids and bring in to JCPRD for a craft the kids have been waiting to create. We appreciate your help on this.

winter is coming...

and the possibilities of SNOW DAYS...Winter weather is nipping in the air and good planning is key. Keep in mind that SMSD USD512 JCPRD locations DO NOT offer Snow Day programming, you will need to make other arrangements. Check your local news stations for closures, the SMSD website, and Twiiter that we will update if we are closed. During Winter Break we will remain open for any and all weather.

Kansas Weather

With the temps getting chillier, we ask that your child has the appropriate outdoor attire (appropriate footwear, coat, gloves, hat with names labeled inside) to wear outside, layer up. If they do not, they will need to stay inside.

Bring in Your ID

Please have your ID ready to show when picking up your child(ren). We know we will have returning students and parent,s but when we have subs and new staff, they will ask for your ID. This is for your child's protection, thank you for your support on this.


We have a new change when signing in and out your child(ren). Parents will need to continue to add the time you sign in and out your child(ren) BUT you will also need to sign your initials as well. Inform your authorized persons picking up your child(ren) about our change.

Verifying Pick Ups-If we do not get a call, email, or note stating another person besides parents are not picking up, we will call to verify this. Please call the site number at 913.438.9650 if someone else is picking up your child(ren) so that our staff is informed and can attend to the kids.

Please remember to initial and time in and out your child(ren) daily.


Fee Due Dates:

Friday, December 4th

Monday, January 4th

Friday, January 15th

Friday, January 29th

Early Dismissal:

Friday, December 18th

Upcoming Closures:

During Winter Break:

Thursday, December 24th

Friday, December 25th

Thursday, December 31st

Friday, January 1st

All Day OST:

Monday, January 4th


  • Snack: Commit to Health snacking with healthy alternatives, fresh fruits and veggies with delicious water.

  • Homework/Reading time: After snack time your child(ren) can stay inside for our homework/reading time that will begin roughly at 4p and ends 4:30p. We encourage kids to work on homework but do not force them.

  • Activities: We will provide clubs for kids to experience a wide range of activities. Some of the clubs include: Chess, Writing, Cooking, Art & Crafts, Kid Fit, and STEAM. As we progress through out the months, new clubs may be added.

  • Outside/Gym Time: We believe it is essential for minds and bodies to have mental health breaks and join in on fitness breaks. Weather permitting we will go outside. JCPRD follows the Shawnee Mission school district’s weather policy. Please remember to have your child(ren) layer up and bring a jacket with their name labeled inside it. We will have structured activities for them to do during this time as well as free play.

  • Check-Out: When you come to pick up your child(ren) please remember to WALK IN and SIGN THEM OUT. There is a late charge of a $1 per minute after 6:00pm


Morning Care:

Karen Beaman-Lead Teacher M-F

Shari Easley-Program Director M-F

After School:

Mackenzie Cox-Lead M-F

Chance Lucas-Lead Teacher M-F

Maddy Shackelford-Assistant Lead M-F

Reggie Black-Assistant Lead M-F

Katy Barnes- T

Saige Cullen-F

Molly Erwin-Program Director M-F