PBES to start after-school program

Peabody-Burns Elementary School is starting a new program for students whose parents are employed out of town and have difficulty making arrangements for child care.

?After School Adventures? will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily when school is in session.

?The purpose of this program is to give your child a safe place to be when you are at work or get caught out of town on an errand,? said Ken Parry, principal. ?Students may participate daily or on an as-needed basis. All students in grades K-6 are welcome to participate.?

During the program, students will be given a snack, participate in activities, and have the opportunity to finish any homework they might have.

Students from the Burns community participating in this program will ride the athletic practice bus to the Community Center and will arrive about 6:35 p.m.

Families whose children stay for After School Adventures will be charged a small fee based upon the family?s ability to pay.

?Our coordinator will keep track of which students attend daily and monthly bills will be sent to parents/guardians,? Parry said.

Any student still at school past 3:50 p.m. will be sent to this program and families will be billed for the day, he added.

Parents/guardians wanting more information should call the school.

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