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Kids Club Update (posted on January 13, 2014)

posted Jan 22, 2014, 10:52 AM by Traci Peterson
Happy New Year, Kids Club Families!

Great things happened at Kids Club last year, and we are excited for more great things to come in 2014!  Here's our latest update:

June ONLY Fee Increase
The PUSD Board of Trustees approved an increase for June's Kids Club fee.  Starting June 1, 2014, the June fee will be $650 (like the July and August fees).  

The great news is that this fee increase will include new additions to our Summer Program for our families:
  • We will be returning to the Pleasanton Aquatic Center (PAC) this year, and this fee will include 8 visits and transportation for every student enrolled in our program.  In the past, the parents had to pay an additional fee for their child to participate in this activity.
  • Each student will receive a Kids Club field trip t-shirt every Summer.
  • This will help offset the costs for the June field trips, activities, additional staffing and facility costs for the full days.
If you have any questions regarding this increase, please talk with your Site Supervisor or you can email Traci Peterson, Program Director at

**Outgoing 5th grade students will be prorated at $425/month since they will not be in attendance for the summer program.

Student Surveys at Kids Club!
All of our Kids Club students will be participating in a Student Survey asking them about our Program.  It will include questions like:
  • Do you like it here?
  • Do you get enough to eat here?
  • Do you have enough time and space to complete your homework?
  • Are the teachers friendly?
  • Do staff listen to what you want to do and help to make it happen?
The survey was created by the National AfterSchool Association from their Assessing School Age Quality tool.  The purpose of the survey is two-fold.  

First, we care about what the students think about Kids Club, after all, it is for them!  Secondly, the survey will be administered on the computer and will help our students practice for the Smarter Balanced Assessments coming next school year which are also administered on the computer.  We will share the results of our Student Survey in the next update.

Community Service Projects
Last year, one of our Kids Club programs piloted a Community Service Project with the Rotary Club of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Library.  It was a huge success!  In order to contribute to PUSD's Strategic Plan, each site will participate in a Community Service Project for the next three years.  If you have any ideas or resources that would help us plan these projects, please let your Site Supervisor know!

That's the news for now.  Wishing you all a wonderful year full of health, hope, and happiness!

Traci Peterson -- on behalf of the amazing Kids Club Staff