Tisko Before and After School Program


Sept 2017 NEWSLETTER

Tisko FRC/SACC
Kim O'Hara-Penna- Site Supervisor
koharapenna@branfordschools.org T: (203) 315-3555

Dear Parents,


Welcome! We hope that your summer was fun and relaxing. The staff at Tisko FRC/SACC is very excited to begin the 2017-18 school year.

Returning staff include myself (Miss Kim), Miss Fran (PM), Miss Carol (PM), Miss Camille (AM), Miss Alesha (PM) and Miss Janelle (PM). We are happy to welcome our newest staff members Miss Donna (AM), and Miss Bethany (PM).


Beginning the FRC/SACC day:

A.M. SACC begins with free play and small group staff directed activities. Children may bring breakfast from home or choose to purchase it from the cafeteria staff. Children clean up and organize themselves and their belongings for school. They are then dismissed when the bell rings.

P.M. SACC begins when children are dismissed from the classroom for the day. They will be directed to the gym where they will be greeted by staff. Pre-Kindergarteners and Kindergarteners will be picked up at their classroom doors by SACC staff. Attendance is taken.

Next we discuss rules and expectations. For the first week or so, we will play some games that will enable us to get to know your children and vice versa. We then go outside. Our goal is to take the children outside for a portion of each day. We skip this only when the weather is extreme i.e.: thunder and lightning, subzero temps, etc.

Once inside, we eat snack, do homework, and children may choose from a variety of self-directed activities or a small group staff directed activity.

The day ends as parents pick up and sign out their children. Parents must be the ones that sign out with their initials and time.

Any questions or concerns can be brought to myself or one of the senior staff members (Kim, Fran, Carol). You may also reach us at the phone number listed above from 7:00-8:45am or 3:00-6:00pm.

Important Announcements
**Children will need a snack for SACC as well as for their classroom. It is helpful if they are labeled.
*Please label all of your children's belongings with their first and last names.