February Sunflower Newsletter

Acts of Kindness Month

Mark your calendar

  • February 10th Kindergarten care at Madison (take lunch) Fieldtrip leaves at 8:30
  • February 11th Kindargarten care at Madison (take lunch) /School is out at 1:00 JCPRD 1 to 6
  • February 12th All Day Care at Madison (take lunch)
  • February 13th All Day Care Day at Madison (take lunch)
  • February 16th JCPRD is closed for President's Day
  • February 17th Kindergarten Round Up
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    Healthy Kids at JCPRD


    1.5 cup plain Greek yogurt

    1/2 teaspoon dried chives

    1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

    1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    1/4 teaspoon onion powder

    1/8 teaspoon salt

    1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Best if you make the night before and let it set.

    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!

    We are very excited to report that we have taken the Commit to Health Pledge! In doing so you can expect to see our out of school time participants engaging in more physical activity, learning about good nutrition, and eating healthier snacks while in attendance at JCPRD. Commit to Health is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park and Association and The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Our staff has worked hard to develop a new food service menu that features items that are nutrient dense, low in fat, sugar, and sodium, as well as more fresh fruits and vegetables. Please support our efforts to help students develop healthy eating habits by encouraging them to be open to trying new foods and by reinforcing the benefits of nutritious diet. Healthy snacks and meals improve cognitive function, increase energy, and help children grow strong muscles and bones!

    How Do You Know if it is a Snow Day?

    1. Call Gardner-Sunflower cell 913-991-7494

    2. Check out the District Website at www.usd231.com

    3. Watch the local news for school closures

    4. Follow us on Twitter

    Now for the REALLY Important Stuff

    When: Snow and Cold School Closure Days

    Where: Moonlight Elementary

    Door 6

    Back of the building near playground

    Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    I want to thank you for remembering to sign your child(ren) in and out. I know time is valuable and it can be a bit of a hassle to sing in/out your child(ren) but it is most important that we continue to remember to sign in/out. Thank you again for taking the time to do so.

    Program Information


    Morning Care: 7:00-8:15 am

    Afternoon Care: 3:20-6:00 pm

    All Care Days 7:00-6:00 pm
    Snow Days 8:00-5:00 pm

    Staff Members:
    Program Director:

    Jolene Taylor

    Morning Care:
    Jesse Miller

    Cynthia Cope

    Afternoon Care:

    Cynthia Cope
    Ben Boline

    Delaney States