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A New Year Of Exciting Fun

The new year in JCPRD's OST rings in with dreams, resolutions, hats, popcorn, penguins, kazoos, and puzzles. Oh what a month this will be to start this new new year.

Friday, January 15th is an All Day OST. Staying on site. Ernie Miller Nature Center Educational program sessions, 3p-4:30p. Please have your child(ren) bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and a reading book or other quiet activity for down time. Please keep all technological devices safe at home.

Monday, January 18th JCPRD CLOSED in observation of MLK Jr. day.

Friday, January 29th is an All Day OST. Staying on site. Please have your child(ren) bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and a reading book or other quiet activity for down time. Please keep all technological devices safe at home

If your child(ren) will not be attending JCPRD OST please call, 913.599.5785, by 3p, or email by 2p.

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.

Tax Man Cometh

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. For claiming Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits,

the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s
Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 48-6090320.

Thank you.

We are stll in need of Smart Water and Fiji water bottles

We have received a few donations but could use more. 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.


Congratulations to our first parent winner, Toby Denning, father to Piper Denning for guessing the marshmallows that topped off our giant cup of cocoa.

Ring in the new year by guessing how many bells are in our January jingling guesstimation jar.

Winter's HERE...

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, call the MCE OST cell number for a closure message at 913.909.4037 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, layers are GREAT, especially for those who prefer the summer wears of shorts, please add a pair of sweats so that they can throw on when heading out and toss off when inside.



Best Worst Ugly Sweater Contest


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Commit to Health

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School iPads

JCPRD will allow 3rd-6th graders, Monday-Thursday, the privilege to work on iPad homework for 30 minutes after their snack time: 4-4:30p. We have discussed expectations with you children; homework sites only, no disturbing others, no music, no taking pictures &/or videos, and use time wisely. We hope that this will be helpful to you and your child(ren).


Cold weather can cause more harm than just winter blues and cabin fever, the dry and cold air can cause painful chapped lips and hands. We can give some relief to those exposed chapped areas by signing your name next to your child's name on the form for permission to give Vaseline (for lips) and/or Gold Bond Sensitive Skin lotion (for hands). You can write down if both are OK to give or just one. If you do not give permission we will not be able to help your child when in pain due to chapped areas.

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 913.599.5785 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:

Monday, January 4th

Friday, January 15th

Friday, January 29th

Early Dismissal:

None for this month

Upcoming Closures:

Monday, January 18th MLK Jr. day

All Day OST:

Monday, January 4th. Staying on site.

Friday, January 15th. Staying on site, Ernie Miller Nature Center program, 3p-4:30p

Friday, January 29th. Staying on site.


  • Check-In: We will check 1st-2nd graders in at the Café, K, 3rd-6th graders check in in the JCPRD room. If you know your child(ren) will not be in OST please call us at 913.599.5785 or email me at If a student has not checked in with us, we will contact you if we haven't heard from you first.

  • 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 in room 002 through door #15. There is a late charge of a $1 per minute after 6:00pm


Morning Care:

Zachary Drummond-Lead Teacher M-F

Jennifer Thomas-Program Director M-F

After School:

Bailee Donegan-Lead M, T, R, F

Zachary Drummond-Lead Teacher M-F

Dylan St.Clair-Assistant Lead M-F

Klara Stevermer-Assistant Lead M-F

Jennifer Thomas-Program Director M-F

Jack Todd-Lead Teacher F