JCPRD @ Oak Park Carpenter

NOVEMBER News Letter

Program Director: Blair Helseth

JCPRD OST program Mission Statement: Developing health and happiness in our community's children through safe, diverse, and character-building experiences.



There is no care offered Monday January 18th 2015

Morning OST parents, please remember that doors do not open until 7am, you are not allowed into the school until then.

Please make sure you have set up a payment plan with registration! Registrations number is 913.831.3359

As always please fill free to email me with any questions or concerns you have!

Miss Blair


Fee Due Dates:


4th, 15th, 29th

Upcoming Closures:
Monday January 18th 2015

All Program Day: 7am to 6pm

January 15th 2015: Bingo day and animal show

January 29th 2015: TBD

Oh No not Snow!!! Snow day information

Snow Days:

JCPRD is unable to provide services in USD #512 (SMSD) facilities when severse weather leads to school closures. We are sorry for any inconvience!

How Do You Know if It Is A Snow Day?

1. Call the cell: 913-645-6108

2. Check out the District Website

3. Watch the local news for school closures

4. Look at JCPRDkids Twitter account

Sign up for message alerts from SMSD:




Morning OST: 7:00-8:10 am

Afternoon OST: 3:10-6:00 pm

All Program Days 7:00-6:00 pm

*Late pick-up will result in a $1 late fee per minute starting at 6:05pm.

Staff Members:
Program Director:

Blair Helseth

Morning OST Teachers:
Blair Helseth

Daniel Herman

Afternoon OST Teachers:

Daniel H.

Jacob Carson.

Andrea Wickstrom


Tenative Daily Schedule

  • Check-In: We will check students in at the cafeteria.
    **If you know your child(ren) will not be in OST please call us at 913.492.4466 (class phone) or email me at (I will not be at my computer from 3:15-5:30). If a student has not checked in with us, we will contact you if we haven't heard from you first.

  • Snack: 3:30-4:30 JCPRD will provide two healthy options for your child to choose from. Kiddos are also allowed to bring in other healthy options as well.

  • Homework Club: Students can complete school work in cafeteria from 3:15 - 4:15 pm. Due to staffing ratios and other activities, homework time during JCPRD is limited to one hour. Please discuss with your child if they should participate in homework club. JCPRD is not responsible if homework does not get completed.

  • Activities: 4:15-5:30 - Students will be able to choose which activity they would like to participate in for the day. Activities will include, but are not limited to... STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) programs, cooking programs, nature programs, active programs, and MORE!

  • 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 as well as Initial in the box. If there is no initial in the box our policy is to call you to make sure that you have your student. There is a late charge of a $1 per minute after 6:05pm. If tardiness is an issue, termination of care may occur.

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.

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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!

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