Program OverviewFitness Fun & Games is a non-profit organization established to provide quality programs for children, ages 2 to 18, which support healthy growth of the individual including cognitive, physical, social and emotional development, during out-of-school hours. ActivitiesActivities for students include a wide variety to enrich the student’s total development. Integrated, throughout the programs, is an emphasis on learning respect for self and others, the value of good manners, conflict resolution, character, teamwork, effective communication skills, healthy habits, and responsibility. Throughout the year at different locations, programs have included:
Program DetailsThe program is in operation, Monday through Friday, on all school days. When Holy Angels Catholic School closes early, or closes for the day, due to inclement weather, Fitness Fun & Games will be closed. Payment is due on the first school day of the month. Late payments should include a late fee of $6 per day. This also applies to post-dated checks. For June, payments are due by May 28. Each month averages about 18 school days - some more, some less. Payments are designed to cover the cost of staff, taxes, insurance, supplies, food, games, MSDE-required staff training, etc. The tuition is averaged to reduce administrative expenses and keep our rates as low as possible. We cannot make adjustments for short months, illness, absence, weather, or schedule changes. At the first of the month, you may make adjustments to your child’s upcoming monthly schedule, for days or times. No refunds. The returned check fee is $40.Our responsibility for your child begins when he/she enters the supervised program area. Please let us know in advance if your child will not be attending on the usual scheduled day and time. There is a $10 fee per occurrence if your child is absent on a scheduled day and you do not notify the staff in advance. Afternoon snacks will be provided. Let us know about any food allergies. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO BRING GUM TO SCHOOL. The program closes at 6:00 p.m. Please arrive at the school no later than 5:50 p.m. to pick up your child. If an emergency prevents you from getting to the school on time, another adult listed on the emergency card should arrive before 5:50 p.m. Call to inform the staff of unusual circumstances. The late pick-up fee is $3.00 for each 10 min. period (or less) after 6 p.m., due at the time of pick-up. If you child is scheduled for pick-up at 4:30, the late fee applies, as well, after 4:30 p.m. If your child will be participating in a school-sponsored club, give the FFG director a note that includes the start and end dates of the club, plus the hours and days your child will be attending the club. If the club is cancelled, for any reason, it is the students’ responsibility to go to their designated room for FFG instead. It is the parent’s responsibility to keep FFG updated on any changes to the child’s schedule.An authorized adult must “sign out” your child upon pick-up. (Do not tell your child to meet you outside, or honk your horn to pick up a child, or tell them by cell phone to leave.) You are welcome to visit your child at anytime during the program. If you have any interests or talents you would like to share with the students, as a “special event” or regular volunteer activity, let the Director know so it can be scheduled at your convenience.It is important that you discuss your homework expectations with your child. There will be a designated homework time Monday through Thursday, based on grade level. This does not replace the parents’ duty to check and review schoolwork daily with your child. Although most students are able to complete their homework during that time, some students may need additional time to complete it at home. For those that finish their homework first, there will be other quiet activity choices during the homework period.If students bring their own toys or games to use, they will be responsible for their own things. If a student brings something, it should be with the intention of sharing it with others, since it causes hurt feelings to use something in front of others and not allow them to join in the fun. Expensive video games and trading cards are not allowed. Use of cell phones by students is not permitted during the program time.There will be outdoor play every day, except in extreme weather. Your child should bring gloves, a hat, and appropriate outerwear for the cold. All belongings should be labeled with the student’s name (backpacks, coats, glasses, hats, games, lunchboxes, etc.)We would prefer not to administer medication during this time. However, if it is essential that a dose of medicine be given during the afterschool time, we must have it in a container with the student’s name, name of medication, name of physician, and the dosage and time it should be given. This should be given to the director or designated substitute. We are not permitted to give the first dose of a new prescription because of the risk of allergic reactions. This must be done by the parent.Do not allow your child to attend the program if he/she has experienced nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or rash in the previous 24 hours. If your child has been out sick and the school requires a doctor’s note for re-admittance, we must also be given a copy of that note. If your child has been exposed to contagious disease, we should be informed so we may alert other parents about possible symptoms they may observe.Please let us know of any fears, family situations or crises that may affect your child’s attitude or behavior in the afterschool program. If you have any questions, problems, concerns, or suggestions, feel free to contact the Site Director. If you still need further assistance, contact the Executive Director, Meg McFadden, 410-433-2719, day or evening.Students will be expected to refrain from wrestling and roughhousing, since these activities usually result in injuries or hard feelings. Discipline will consist of explanations, reminders, time-out, or loss of privileges. The students will be taught to tell people, politely, what they want, and to ask an adult if they are having difficulty with someone. DO NOT tell children to “hit them back”. We are trying to teach them to solve their differences, tactfully, with words. If your child complains to you about another person’s actions, remind them to speak up and to ask for help at the time it happens. (It is difficult for you to solve the problem long after the students have gone home and the behavior is forgotten.)As with all childcare providers and educators, we are required to report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect. This includes physical punishment. If you are angry or frustrated with your child’s behavior and/or attitude, please discuss your concerns with the director. We can work together to find positive and effective ways to help students improve.Our tax ID# is 52-1724298. You will need this number if you are claiming a childcare deduction, along with the address: 5503 Boxhill Lane, 21210. Note this information with your tax file. Keep a record of your cancelled checks or cash receipts to total your child care expenses. There is a fee for staff to tally your payments for you.We are a licensed, nonprofit organization working to provide quality childcare. Please write in “Fitness Fun & Games, Inc.”, when you designate your payroll deductions for the United Way and tell your friends and relatives we need their support. Thank you!!
Fitness Fun & Games is available Monday through Friday from 3:20pm to 6:00pm.AFTER SCHOOL
10% Discount for second and 20% for third children in family.SNACK INCLUDED!OCCASIONAL CARE $4/hr. for pre-registered students (as space allows, up to twice a month)BEFORE SCHOOL CARE 7 – 8 a.m. $50/month$15 annual registration fee ($10 for second child, $5 for third)Vouchers accepted*. $40 charge for returned checks. No refunds.Check or money order should be made to: Fitness Fun & GamesSubmit forms and payment to: FFG at Holy Angels Catholic School, 1201 S. Caton Ave, 21227www.FitnessFunandGames.org - for registration formsemail:
*For information on childcare vouchers (payment assistance) for low-income parents, who are working, seeking work, or in training, call 443-423-5000.
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