JCPRD Madison News

December 2015

Happy Holidays!!

With the temps getting colder, please help your child make sure he/she has a coat, hat, gloves 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! We will go outside most days during the winter, even if it is just for 10 minutes.

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: Construction Day w/ Home Depot

Tuesday, December 22nd: Frozen Theme Day

Monday, December 28th: Young Rembrandts Art Class

Tuesday, December 29th: Sea Life Aquarium and Kaleidoscope at Crown Center

Wednesday, December 30th: Pajama and Board Game Day

**Call registration at 913-831-3359 to register. Registration deadline is Friday, December 11th!**

Your child will need a sack lunch each day.

Parents Night Out

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 6-9pm

800 West Madison Street

Gardner, KS

Please join us and take advantage of our annual Parents' Night Out on Wednesday, December 16th. We are happy to give parents an extra night to themselves to relax, shop for the holidays, have date night, or simply watch your favorite TV shows! This night is free of charge to all program participants; we cannot take siblings who are not enrolled.

We will provide a dinner for children staying past 6pm. After dinner, we will participate in several activities, special holiday crafts, and end the night with a holiday movie. We will be open until 9pm.

Please RSVP by Monday, December 14th, at the Parent Table or on here.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

January All Day Care Days

We will offer all day care days on Monday, Jan. 4th and Tuesday, Jan. 5th. Your child will need to have a sack lunch if they will be attending. These days are not an extra charge unless you are morning only or your part time schedule doesn't fall on one of these days.

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

December 4th - Fees due and Show and Tell

  • December 16th - Parents Night Out
  • December 21st and 22nd - Winter Break at Moonlight
  • December 23rd, 24th, 25th - NO CARE (Christmas)
  • December 28th, 29th, 30th - Winter Break at Moonlight
  • December 31st and Jan. 1st - NO CARE (New Years)
  • January 4th - Fees due
  • January 4th and 5th - All day care day at Madison
  • January 8th - Show and Tell
  • January 15th - Fees due
  • January 29th - 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!

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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 - Aimee (Tues and Thurs.)

    Afternoon Lead - Derrick

    Afternoon Lead - Mackensi

    Afternoon Assistant - Paige

    Afternoon Assistant - Guy