After School Recreation and Vacation/Summer Camps
NOTE TO ALL FAMILIES: Please agree to the Rec Parent Agreements each year even if you do not plan to use the program in case you need to use it on an emergency basis. To sign up for specific days of care, come to the office.
Little Rec for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners
Preschoolers and kindergarteners have the option to participate in Little Rec during these hours:
Little Rec will focus on outside, screen-free play separated from older students. While Little Rec for preschoolers and kindergarteners will generally be run separately, if one program is full and more families need care, we may place students in the other program.
COST: If applicable, families will be invoiced monthly by email and should pay promptly. The fees for Little Rec depend on your family's situation:
Free: Thanks to a grant from the state, the program is free for the following:
Reduced Cost: Little Rec costs $7 per day for families who do not meet the federal qualifications for free or reduced price lunch, but do meet the income criteria for state-subsidized preschool, available here.
Scheduled Rate: Little Rec costs $17 per day (scheduled or drop-in) for families who do not meet any of the criteria above and who regularly schedule at least one day per week for their student.
Drop-In Rate: Little Rec costs $20 per day for families who do not meet any of the criteria above and who use the program solely on a drop-in or emergency basis.
SCHEDULE: All families, regardless of fee category, are asked to schedule their regular use of Little Rec. The program is often full and space on non-scheduled days is not guaranteed. Changes to a student's scheduled prepaid days can be made on a space-available basis. If you have signed up but your student will not be using the spot, please notify the office so another family can take the slot.
LATE PICK-UP: Late fees of $1 per minute may be imposed for any preschooler not picked up by 2:45, regardless of fee category. Kindergarteners not picked up by 2:45 will be automatically enrolled in Big Rec and families will be responsible for any associated fees.
Big Rec for Transitional Kindergarteners through Sixth Graders
Transitional kindergarteners through sixth graders can participate in Big Rec. The program hours are:
Jason Cowley (daily until 5:15) and Rosie Perez (daily until 3:30) collaborate to lead Big Rec. The program is an opportunity for students to have supervised, screen-free, outside time.
COST: If applicable, families will be invoiced monthly by email and should pay promptly. The fees for Big Rec depend on your family's situation:
Free: Thanks to a grant from the state, Big Rec is free for the following:
Regular Rate: Big Rec costs $12 per day for families who do not meet any of the criteria above. New for 2022-23, the $12 daily rate is the same regardless of number of minutes of use of the program and the day of the week. (The office was spending too much staff time processing Rec billing and we are hoping this system will be simpler for everyone.)
LATE PICK-UP: Late fees of $1 per minute may be imposed starting at 5:15 for all families, regardless of fee category.
Pacific School works with the Davenport Resource Service Center to offer tutoring/homework help after school to qualified 2nd-6th grade students. Tutors work with students on homework, reading, English language, and other skills as needed. Students are expected to stay for their entire tutoring appointment each week, regardless of whether they have completed their homework. Pacific School is very grateful for efforts of the Davenport Resource Service Center, which make the tutoring program possible.
Vacation and Summer Camps
New for 2022-23, Pacific School will be offering and summer camps for students age 4 through sixth grade. Camp days during the school year are listed on the school calendar. Summer camp will include four 4-day weeks, with the exact dates to be determined. Camp hours for both vacations and summer will be 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Camp will be free for the same group of students for whom after school rec is free. The fees for other students is to be determined. Like the rec programs, all camps will be screen-free and take place primarily outside.
Rainbow Garden Club
Join Kris Kifer in the Life Lab garden on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 for the Rainbow Garden Club. LGBTQ+ and gender expansive students and allies are invited to join forces to revitalize our flower garden. Club members will work towards creating a diverse plant community to welcome more pollinators to our garden. Gardens, like communities, thrive on diversity! Starts September 6th!
What? A community building garden club
Who? For LGBTQ+ and gender expansive youth and their allies. Open to 3rd through 6th grade students. Limit of 10 students.
When? Meets on Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 from September 6th to November 8th.
Where? In the Pacific Elementary Life Lab Garden
Why? Pacific Elementary School received the Pride Specialty Award from kidsgardening.org to meet some of the needs of the LGBTQ+ youth at our school through garden based learning. If you have questions, or are wondering if it is a good fit for your child, please reach out to Kris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacific School Federal Tax ID Number: 32-0453360