JCPRD Nike Out of School Time News

February 2016

Weird Weather

I know that we have warm days as well as cold ones, but it is generally pretty cold in the shade so 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!


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Spring Break Registration

Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp Registration will open at the end of February. Be looking for an email!!
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2015 Child Care Tax Statements

Our JCPRD Registration Office were e-mailed 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.

Upcoming All-Day Programming Days

Tuesday, February 9th and Wednesday, February 10th – No Kindergarten classes. JCPRD will provide all-day programming for Nike kindergarten students at Moonlight Kindergartners will need a sack lunch with a drink. Please enter by Door #6

Wednesday, February 10th – Early dismissal at 1pm for 1st grade and up. JCPRD will provide care starting at 1pm at Nike.

Thursday, February 11th and Friday, February 12th – No School. JCPRD will provide all-day programming for Nike students at Moonlight. All children will need a lunch with a drink.

**The above days are included in full-time fees. If your child is not full-time, additional charges will apply**

Food and Fun

  • Children need healthy snacks between meals to give them energy and nutrients.
  • A healthy snack includes foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk/dairy, and protein (eggs, lean meat, nuts, beans).
  • Limit snack that have trans fat, a lot of sugar, and salt like soda, candy, cookies, and chips.
  • Be a healthy role model for your child by eating healthier snacks!

Below are some healthy snack tips and ideas!

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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.

Dates to Remember

February 9th - All Day Care for Kindergarten at Moonlight

  • February 10th - All Day Care for Kindergarten at Moonlight and early release at 1:00 for 1st grade and up.
  • February 11th - All Day Care for everyone at Moonlight
  • February 12th - All Day Care for everyone at Moonlight
  • February 12th - Fees due
  • February 15th - NO CARE (Presidents Day)
  • February 26th - Fees due
  • March 11th - Fees due (1/2 payment)
  • March 25th - 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!


    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.

    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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    General Information

    Program Hours

    Morning Care: 7:00-8:25 AM

    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 - Susan Beard

    Morning and Afternoon Lead -Megan

    Afternoon Lead - Mark

    Afternoon Assistant - Gabrielle