Mill Creek OST

DECEMBER

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On behalf of the JCPRD MCE OST Staff I would like to wish you and your family happy holidays. May your days be filled with warmth, laughter, and love and the new year promises of good cheer and enjoyable memories to come. With warmest wishes, Amanda, Bailee, Dylan, Klara, Jack, Zach, and Jen

Snowmen-y laughs in JCPRD

Where do snowmen keep their money?

In a snowbank

What food do you get when you cross a snowman with a polar bear?

A "brrr"-"grrr"


2nd Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest, Thursday, December 17th in OST


Early Dismissal at 12:30p, Friday, December 18th. We will be staying on site.


Winter Break:

Mill Creek will be hosting winter break and share its space with Rising Star and Sunflower from December 21st-December 31st, 2015. Any child in SMSD Kindergarten-6th grade can enroll. There will only be 60 spots available. You can register on Monday, November 30th, 8:30am: call registration at 913.826.3014 or online at www.jcprd.com

Please reference these codes for Mill Creek's specific site & dates. Times listed represent departure and return times to Mill Creek (children need to be at Mill Creek 30 minutes prior to departure):

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Monday, December 21...........29872.........Staying on site

Tuesday, December 22...........29873........Paradise Park in Lee's Summit, MO 9:30a-4p, Children may bring extra money for the arcade, equivalent to Power Play's Fun Pass

Wednesday, December 23......29874...........Santa's Gingerbread Station at Crown Center and Theatre for Young America "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at Union Station 9:30-4p

Thursday, December 24..........29875.........Closed for SMSD Custodian holiday

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Monday December 28...........29876..........Staying on Site

Tuesday, December 29..........29877..........Young Chefs Academy 1p-3:30p

Wednesday, December 30.....29904..........CoCo Keys Water Resort, kids need to bring a swimsuit and towel. 9:30-4p

Thursday, December 31.........29905.........Closed for SMSD Custodian holiday


All registered children will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, & a reading book or quiet activity daily (KEEP TECHNOLOGY DEVICES SAFE AT HOME). Money is optional for the trips on the 23rd and 24th.

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Monday, January 4th is an All Day OST. Pajama Party. We will be staying on site. All kids will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, a reading book or other quiet activity (all technology devices should remain safe at home).

Friday, January 15th is an All Day OST. Staying on site.

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

Friday, January 29th is an All Day OST. Staying on site.


If your child(ren) will not be attending JCPRD OST please call, 913.599.5785, by 3p, or email jennifer.thomas@jocogov.org 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.

THE BEST WINTER BREAK EVER

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2nd Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

It's that time of year for holiday cheer and to pull out the BEST worst ugly holiday sweater and wear it proudly on Thursday, December 17th. Kids may decorate and be adorned with festive holiday spirit, this is the time to go CRAZY! A prize to the best worst holiday attire. We will also create and decorate edible winter houses.

Smart Water and Fiji water bottles needed!

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.

Guesstimation

A steaming cup of cocoa with marshmallows hits the spot, come and take a guess of how many marshmallows we can stuff into our cocoa's cup. Good warm luck to you.

winter is coming...

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, layer up. If they do not, they will need to stay inside.

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).

Chapped

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.

SIGNING IN & OUT

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.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Fee Due Dates:

Friday, December 4th

Monday, January 4th

Friday, January 15th

Friday, January 29th


Early Dismissal:

Friday, December 18th


Upcoming Closures:

During Winter Break:

Thursday, December 24th

Friday, December 25th

Thursday, December 31st

Friday, January 1st

Monday, January 18th MLK Jr. day


All Day OST:

Monday, January 4th

Friday, January 15th

Friday, January 29th

OST SCHEDULE


  • 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 jennifer.thomas@jocogov.org. 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

MCE OST Staff

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 T & R