Woburn Street C.A.R.E.S.

       WELCOME!  The Woburn Street C.A.R.E.S. staff would like to welcome both parents and children back to school. We hope you all had a great summer and look forward to another great school year. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask any one of our great staff members.                          Pick-Up TimePick-up time is by 5:45. We ask that if for some reason you cannot make it before 5:45 that you try to secure an alternate pick-up for your child and make C.A.R.E.S. aware of the situation. There is a late fee that goes into effect at 5:46. The charge is $15 for the first 1-10 minutes and $1.00 per minute thereafter. We also ask that you do not come to pick up before 2:45. C.A.R.E.S. will not be in the café and you will be disturbing the bus dismissals. If you need to pick up your child before 2:45, consider making them a car rider and picking them up at 2:25 at the car rider door.                             AbsencesIf your child is absent or dismissed from school, you must contact the C.A.R.E.S. Program directly to report the absence. If your child is in school, but will not be attending the program as scheduled (they are a bus/car rider) C.A.R.E.S. must also be notified directly. Phone calls can be made to our cell phone (978) 815-1507 and you can leave a message at any time. Notes do not always get forwarded to C.A.R.E.S. so please call with any schedule changes or absences.                       Before SchoolThe before school program is from 6:45-8:00. A light breakfast of bagels, french toast sticks, cereal, english muffins, muffins, milk and juice is served from 7:00-7:45. When the children are done eating they have their choice of staying in the cafeteria or going to the gym.           Daily Schedule2:45-3:30                   Free time outside                                                                                                 Homework 3:30-4:00                   Snack 4:00-5:00                   Planned Activity                                                                                                Homework                                                                                                CafeteriaGame of the Day                                                                                                Computer lab 5:00-5:45                   Cafeteria A few things to note about our daily schedule: Computer lab: We try to limit each childs computer                                   time to a maximum of 1 hour per day. Homework: There is a staff member available to assist with questions during homework. If you would like your child to be placed on the homework list please let us know. If on the list, we will remind them to take advantage of the time given in the library. Please note that we do not regularly check all of the children’s work nor do we check their backpacks to see if they have homework. Game of the Day: Each afternoon a different organized team game is offered to the children. Games will be posted on monthly calendars. Planned Activity: Each afternoon there is also a different planned activity offered. It may be a craft, club, or a new game. They will also be posted on monthly calendars.Cafeteria: During the afternoon the cafeteria is always an option. In the café the kids can color, play board games, build with legos, or just hang out with friends.   Clean-UpWe encourage the children to take care of the equipment and games as if they were their own. Please help us in reminding your child to clean up whatever they were using before they go home. Thanks!                                  Staff Site Coordinator:      Jackie Ingram AM Staff:                  Pat LinscottKerin Ritchie PM Staff:                   Meredith Bransfield                                    Christine Cassim                                    Sarah Cosman                                    Alisha DuffyJackie Fitzpatrick                                    Terry LuongoMaureen ParsonsJessica PlanteKerin Ritchie                                                                        We are always available to assist you or to answer any questions you might have. Please stop and speak to any one of us whenever you have a comment or concern or if we can help you in any way.