After School March Newsletter

Town of Pittsford Recreation Department

Program Updates

Winter is soon coming to an end and the month of March brings hope of getting back outside as soon as spring weather hits! Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor play.

Welcome Alex! (NEW After School Program Director)

We are excited to welcome a new Program Director, Alex Parker. For the past three years Alex has been the Men’s Assistant Soccer Coach at SUNY Potsdam. Prior to Potsdam, Parker worked at Village Sports in Fairport, as the facility manager and youth program coordinator and Pittsford Mendon Boy’s JV Soccer Coach. While at Village Sports, he created and ran developmental sports programs for children ages 18 months to nine years, was summer sports camp director, and led the kindergarten wrap and afterschool programs.


Parker was a former Summer Fun camp counselor and played his high school soccer at Pittsford Mendon and four years at SUNY Fredonia. He graduated with a degree in Sports Management and Exercise Science and was a key player on the 2005 squad that went to the NCAA Elite Eight. Along with being the After School Director Parker is currently coaching a boy’s u11 soccer team for Empire Revolution.

Congratulations Megan! (NEW After School Program Assistant Director)

Megan Deuel began working for the Town of Pittsford Recreation Department in 2009 as a member of the Child Care Center staff. She started working in the After School Program in February and has enjoyed every minute working with the participants. Megan earned a Bachelors of Science and Teaching Certificate from Nazareth College of Rochester in the field of Art Education in December. While at Nazareth she was the President of Art Club for two years, and the Treasurer for one year. She graduated from Pittsford Sutherland in 2009, where she was involved mainly with the stage crew, lighting, sound and set building for the Pittsford Schools and the Summer Enrichment Shows.

Half Day March 19th

Please note there is a half day on March 19th for all elementary students. Participants will be bused to the Community Center at dismissal time. Please let us know if your child will not be coming ahead of time. There will be no extra fee associated with this day. If your child typically attends on Wednesdays we will expect he or she to arrive off the bus. Please send your child with a lunch from home.

No School Friday, March 14th

There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 14th. We will be offering a Fun Camp Day from 8:30am-5:30pm. Please register early as space is limited. Registration can be done online or at the Spiegel Community Center front desk (code #111401-06). The cost is $15 per child and participants should bring a lunch from home.

Spring Session

It is hard to believe the month of March is already here. Please note that the winter session of the After School Program ends on Friday, March 28th.


Registration for the Spring session of the After School Program begins on Monday, March 10th. The Spring session will begin on Monday, March 31st.


Registration will be available online (www.townofpittsford.org) or in person at the Spiegel Community Center front desk. All participants must be registered prior to attending on March 31st. The fees and codes are listed below;



5 Days a week: Program Code #211401-01 (March 31st- June 24th) Fee: $363 per child



3 Days a week or fewer: Program Code #211401-02 (March 31st- June 24th) Fee: $294 per child

Reminders

If your child will NOT be attending the program, please call the front desk at 248-6280 or e-mail Alison (AStephens@townofpittsford.org) to notify us of your child’s absence. It is crucial we are aware of when your child will NOT be attending.

-If your child will be attending a Town of Pittsford Recreation program during program hours, please e-mail Alison the DAY & TIME of the program. Our staff will walk your child to and from the program upon request.

Thank you!

Thank you for choosing Pittsford Recreation for your child’s after school care! Please feel free to speak with us about any comments, questions, or concerns.


Recreation Supervisor: Alison Stephens (248-6287)

Program Director: Alex Parker (248-6289)

Program Assistant Director: Megan Deuel

Counselors: Jake, Acacia, Jared, Catie, Megan P., Casey, Sarah, Jennifer and Hannah.