AFTER the BELL is a great way to excel this school year while having fun. This program is great for the children to be able to get their homework done but also have a fun place to come after a long day of school. AFTER the BELL follows the School District 181 calendar and runs Monday - Friday from 3:05 pm to 6:00 pm. (St. Isaac Jogues students are welcome!) This program covers Afternoon Kindergarten - 8th Grade. The children are picked up from school in The Community House vans and are transported to the Youth Center at 229 Symonds Drive in Hinsdale. You can customize your experience by signing up for one day or one week. A typical week at includes: Homework assistance, cool craft projects, trivia days, Park Days at Robbins Park every Tuesday and Thursday, fun-filled Fridays and so much more! Please note that not all D181 schools are eligible for transportation services as the number of schools exceed our ability to pick up from all locations in timely manner. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Hahn, ext 247. Daily Schedule: 3:05-3:30 Pick up from schools 3:30-4:00 Snack Time 4:00-4:45 Teacher-led Activities/Enrichment Program 4:45-5:30 Homework Help/SQUIRT (Super Quiet UnInterrupted Reading Time) 5:30-6:00 Free Time/Closing Circle NOW OFFERING ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS from 4:00-4:45pm. Your child will participate in fun enrichment programs. Listed below are a variety of programs we will do on a daily basis. *S.T.E.A.M. - Want to learn now to make S'mores from a pizza box? Your child will continue to learn through fun science and art projects! *Nature - We will take nature walks, gather leaves and learn how to imprint, grow our own flowers and vegetables, and even have our own bug jar! *Cooking Club - We will make fun and easy snacks and teach your child simple recipes! Chicken Quesadillas, brownies in a mug, and mini pizzas! *Sports Club - We will play kickball, home run derby, running bases, and more! Location: The Youth Center SIBLING DISCOUNT IS AVAILABLE - must be done in person to receive the discount. Office hours are M-Th (8:00am - 8:00pm); Friday (8:00am-6:00pm).
The Community House