JCPRD Madison News

March 2016

In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb

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!

Olathe Community Center Pictures

March All Day Programming Day

Friday, March 11th will be an all day programming day here at Madison. We will be combined with Sunflower and Edgerton. Please make sure that your child brings a sack lunch.

Spring Break Registration

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Healthy Lunch

As Spring Break approaches, we want to encourage you to pack sack lunches with your child using the below tips. We will be talking to the children about packing healthy, balanced foods. Remember water is the preferred beverage for children. NO sodas! We are excited to have some healthy food discussions with your children and I hope you will encourage these discussions at home as well.

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Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp Registration opened on Monday, Feb. 22nd at noon. You will need to go to and complete the paperwork. Camp locations are Sunflower, Moonlight, and Gardner. Camps will go on field trips, go to the pool, do activities at the school, and participate in the free lunch during the summer. If you have any questions please let me know.
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APRIL 9, 2016
10 AM - 1 PM

JCPRD's Children Service's Trucks and Big Rigs
Have you ever wondered what the inside of that big rig or tractor looks like? Do you have a child who LOVES trucks? Bring them out to the parking lot of The Theatre in the Park, located in beautiful Shawnee Mission Park, to explore trucks, tractors, construction, and city vehicles up close. Crawl, climb, and sit in the driver's seat and talk with the real life operators of these vehicles. We also feature the tow truck character from the animation movie: Cars, as well as many other kids favorites.

Benefiting Special Olympics & Special Populations
Admission to this four-hour event is free, but a donation of $10 per participant vehicle is suggested at the gate. All proceeds will benefit the JCPRD Special Olympics and Special Populations Department.

HP3 - 2016

Do you want to do a 5K or maybe even a Duathlon?? Well, join us at Heritage Park on May 14th. This is a cheap run that is close by that you and your child can do!! Want $2.00 off registration? Let me know and I can get you a code!
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2016-2017 School Registration

2016-2017 Out of School Time registration will open on Monday, April 18th at noon. Paper work will not be available until that day. Mark your calendars so you have a spot for next year!!

Food and Fun

  • Go for Five!! Eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables (combined) each day.
  • Serve a variety of fruits and vegetables in different colors.
  • Be a healthy role model for your child by eating fruits and vegetables.
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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. Thank you.

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

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.

Mark Your Calendars

March 4th - Show and Tell

  • March 11th - Fees due (1/2 payment) and All Day Programming
  • March 14th - 18th - Spring Break at Grand Star
  • March 25th - Fees due
  • April 1st - Show and Tell
  • April 8th - Fees due
  • April 22nd - Fees due
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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!


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

    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.

    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 - Aimee (Tues and Thurs.)

    Afternoon Lead - Derrick

    Afternoon Lead - Mackensi

    Afternoon Assistant - Paige

    Afternoon Assistant - Guy