Kingfisher Academy’s added values:
BEFORE / AFTER SCHOOL CARE
School opens at 7:30 but the academic day doesn’t start until 8:40. Kids can be dropped off from 7:30 on for no additional charge.
Aftercare is provided for $30/week for one child and $40/week for two children.
If a student isn’t riding the bus or picked up by 4:00 they are in aftercare. Aftercare ends at 5:45 Monday through Thursday and 5pm on Fridays.
During Aftercare, kids can eat a snack, read books, play board games, do projects, finish homework, etc. Some kids will use this time to practice the piano (if they are taking lessons) and some will use the time to work on long range hobbies (such are building a model car or jet).
We often watch Odd Squad or WildKratts on PBS. Some afternoons we’ll go outside and go for a walk or play in our playspace behind the building. If we are doing that, we’ll post a sign on the easel at the bottom of the stairs so parents can find us. If the weather is gorgeous, we might go to the park, but we’ll send out a quick e-mail to let everyone know where to find us. Afterschool is a pretty peaceful end to the day.
Each afternoon anyone can ride the bus that lives within 7 to 10 miles of the school or can be delivered to various after school programs close by.
The bus usually leaves around 3:10 (to avoid the high school traffic) and generally everyone is delivered by 4:30. If your child is under 9, someone must be home to greet the child when getting off the bus, for safety. The cost is $30/month.
This week in Afterschool:
My name is Jannette Fretwell and I am the Spanish teacher on Friday and the Afterschool teacher on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons. For Spanish, children will get a new word sheet every two weeks. They will need to learn, study, and practice their Spanish word lists and phrases so that they will be successful in class. They will have a Spanish project every semester with information about the project coming out four weeks before it is due.
For Afterschool, the plan is to give the children a break from work and bring in fun games and creative arts. We will tell or read stories by the pretend campfire and listen to music that is upbeat. On occasions I will invite children to bring in a board game and I will ask them if they have an activity they want to bring in for the Afterschooll time.