JCPRD Sunflower News

April 2016

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be doing the Outdoor Summer Camp Heritage Park #3 this summer.

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!

April All Day Programming Day

Monday, April 25th will be an all day programming day at Madison. We will be combined with Madison and Edgerton. Please make sure that your child brings a sack lunch. We are working on finalizing some activities for this day. I will let you know very soon what they are!!

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. These indoor camps in Gardner are almost full.

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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

  • Limit children's overall screen time to less than 2 hours per day.
  • Do not allow television sets in children's bedrooms.
  • Help children find other things to do besides watching TV, such as playing games, doing crafts, or being active.
  • Be a good role model and limit your own TV viewing and computer time at home.
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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

April 8th - Fees due and Show and Tell

April 18th - Fall enrollment opens at noon

April 22nd - Fees due

April 25th - All Day Programming Day

May 6th - Fees due

  • May 23-27 - Pre-camp week
  • May 31st - Outdoor Camp Begins
  • June 6th - Indoor Camp Begins
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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 -

    Afternoon Lead - Derrick

    Afternoon Lead - Mackensi

    Afternoon Assistant - Paige

    Afternoon Assistant - Carol

    JCPRD will provide programming through Friday, May 27.

    JCPRD indoor programs will be closed the week of Memorial Day but Outdoor Summer Camps are open this week if you need to enroll.

    JCPRD Gardner Summer Camps will start on Monday, June 6th and run through Friday, August 5.

    JCPRD 2016-17 Fall Programming will start on your child’s first day of school. No JCPRD programs will be open August 8-10.

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    Friends working in the Sunflower Garden


    Mrs. Jo at the farm on the big tire.