After School Care

The after school care program is operated by the parish and is offered 3:00-6:00 p.m. every day school is in session, except half days. Any combination of days is available. The contact person is TBA.

Mission Statement

Christ, Prince of Peace after school care provides a safe, fun, faith-filled environment from 3:00-6:00 pm for students whose parents are unable to pick them up after dismissal or who may otherwise be left home alone after school.

Location

After school care is fee-based and provided by Christ, Prince of Peace School.  Various locations are utlized to accommodate other activities after school.  The main locations are in the gym and gym foyer where the children can take advantage of having two separate areas.  The first area in the foyer is designated for snack, homework, studying, reading, and other quiet activities.  The second area in the gym is used for more physical activities and games.  Weather permitting, the children take advantage of the field and playground which have ample room for quiet areas and more active play.  When these locations are unavailable, the cafeteria  or a classroom is used for less energetic activities.  A sign is posted at the entrance of the schoool letting parents know where the children are located if other than the gym area.  

Activities/Schedule

3:00-3:20 pm- Bathroom break, snack, discuss the daily activities
3:20-4:30 pm- Daily activities and homework
4:30-6:00 pm- Free play with activities provided such as board games, cards, games in the gym, etc.  

Electronic devices are not permitted during after school care.

Students are expected to arrive immediately after school is dismissed.  The only exception is for students who are attending a school sponsored extracurricular activity.  In this case, parents must notify after school care where the student will be.  Students will not be permitted to leave school property and return to after school care.  

Discipline

Students will be expected to follow all of the rules associated with a normal school day.

In Case of Misbehavior

1st infraction:  The student will be spoken to by an adult helping him or her to understand what was wrong with his/her actions.

2nd infraction: The student will be removed from the activity and required to sit quietly on the side.  An adult will speak with the student to make sure he/she understands the behavior was wrong and to find a solution for his/her actions.  After the student has been spoken to, he or she understands what was done was wrong, and a solution has been reached, then the student will be able to return to the activity.

3rd infraction: If the behavior continues he/she will be given a Write About It.  He/she will explain what rules were broken, how this affected those around them, a solution to the problem, and what could have been done to prevent this from happening.  The Write About It must be signed by a parent and returned the next day.

Students who consistently act out, show disrespect, or are violent toward others will either be suspended from after school care or asked not to return.

Pick Up

Students may be picked up any time before 6:00 pm.  Parents must sign out their child for security and so accurate records of attendance can be maintained. If the student is being picked up by someone other than the parent or an authorized person, after school care must be notified.  No student will be allowed to leave with anyone unfamiliar to the staff without a phone call to the parents and photo identification.

A charge of $1.00 per minute will be charged for any student picked up after 6:00 pm.  This fee is charged per child.

Monthly program fees

5 days rate $195
4 days rate $180
3 days rate $165
1 or 2 days rate $15 a day
 
Children after the 1st child are 20% off.
 
Fees are due on or before the 1st of the month.
 
Late payment and returned checks will result in a $25 charge.