Summer 2017

Below are links to the registration paper work:
2017 Information Sheet.doc
2017 Registration Paper Work.doc
Handbook 2017-2018.doc


 As of March 10th there is a waiting list for the summer program. Please fill out the registration paper work and submit it to be put on our waiting list.

2017 Summer Information Sheet


There is a mandatory meeting for new summer families. This will be May 8th at 6pm in the Elementary Media Center.

When registering for the summer program you will need to turn in:

1. Summer Registration (one for each child) DUE MAY 1st  *SPACE IS LIMITED TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF CHILDREN*

2. Registration Fee

3. First Calendar Due May 15th

*The first calendar is due May 15th  

Summer Program Hours

•Monday-Friday 6am-6pm

•First day of summer programming will be June 5th    

•Last day of summer programming will be August 25th

**Kidz Club will be closed**

June 1st & 2nd

July 3rd & 4th

August 28th-31st

September 1st-4th




FULL DAY (6 or more hours)

HALF DAY (less than 6 hours)

One Child

$28.00 per day

$21.00 per day

Two Children

$50.00 per day

$31.00 per day

Three Children

$62.00 per day

$39.00 per day

All-inclusive daily rates include all routine program fees such as snacks (when your child is in attendance during regularly scheduled snack times), on certain days Bennett’s lunch once a week,  as well as activity fees for scheduled swimming pool activities, and field trips.  See Parent’s Handbook for additional information.
If your family qualifies for a free or reduced lunch please let the coordinator know this.

In an effort to go paperless we will not be printing off Handbooks unless requested. They will be available on our website. 

There is a 1 day minimum charge per child each week.*


Drop in rate will be the regular rate plus $5 per family. Drop-in participants are not eligible for field trips.  NOTE: Drop-in participation is only available as space permits, so you will need to call before coming.

*Late Pick Up or Early Drop Off Fee: $10 per child if the parent picks child up after 6pm or drops off before 6am. Excessive tardiness or early drop offs may result in termination from the program.



May 8th Parent Orientation in the Pre-K Media Center


*Mandatory for new families*

May 15th

June 5th-16th

June 7th

June 19th-30th

June 21st

July 3rd-14th *Closed July 3rd & 4th*

July 5th

July 17th-28th

July 19th

July 31st-August 11th

August 2nd

August 14th-25th

* Kidz Club will be closed August 28th-September 4th

*You may keep this for your records.* *Please NOTICE it is a different schedule then the school year calendars*


Summer programming includes supervised care, field trips, trips to the public pool & library, and two snacks per day (if here during scheduled snack times). During the summer, we will be doing activities that promote learning as well as physical activities through games and outdoor & indoor play.

Kidz Club staff will be taking kids going into Kindergarten and kids going into 3rd grade and above to the pool Mondays and Wednesdays 1pm-3pm. We will then take kids going into 1st and 2nd grade kids to the pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

There will be a permission slip available in the room the first week of summer that parents will need to fill out for Kidz Club. Parents need to sign Pool Agreement in order for students to be able to participate (forms located in the Kidz Club room near the computer when summer starts). We also suggest that kids bring their swim suits and towels daily for water games at Kidz Club.

PEM Kidz Club staff will accompany kids to and from activities in the K-3 and 9-12 buildings. Please note all activities on your bi-weekly calendar. We cannot ensure children making it to activities unless it is stated on the child’s schedule. Parents will need to make arrangements for other activities. The Hiawathaland Transit Bus will transport students for an additional fee; or if you would like your child to walk by themselves please fill out a Child Walker Permission Form. We are planning on walking kids to one session of swimming lessons at the public pool. As soon as there is a schedule for lessons we will let you know what session and times we are planning.


Permission Slips Due/Field Trip Days are as follows:

June 15th for Big Thrill Factory June 30th

July 6th for MN Children’s Museum July 21st

July 27th for Planetarium & Bowlocity August 11th

*Please note that turning in a permission slip you will be billed for your child/ren for a regular day charge whether they attend or not.*


Kidz Club will not be open for those children who do not wish to participate in the field trips. Permission slips for all field trips must be turned in by the due date in order for your child to participate. There are no extra costs for your child to attend field trips, but each child should bring a sack lunch and wear tennis shoes on field trip days. We also ask that children are here 15-20 minutes before departure time to get into our groups and put on Kidz Club shirts.



Bennett’s Food Center will be catering a lunch once a week throughout the summer. We are very excited to be able to bring this to you at no extra cost! You will need to indicate on your schedule how many children attending will be eating the lunch. If you think your child will need more food you are welcome to send some. We also need families to send a drink for the children. *For children with allergies parents should talk to Clarisa. Children can still bring their own lunch on these days if they are not interested.


1. Your child needs to bring a sack lunch daily – we have refrigerators available.

2. Your child needs to have tennis shoes.

3. Your child needs to bring sunscreen each day or you may keep a bottle on site. There will be a charge if child does not have any.

4. Your child can bring a blanket or towel for rest time.

5. If your child needs more to eat than the two provided snacks per day, then you may pack an additional healthy snack for them to eat. They will need to let staff know before eating it because we do have allergies in the program.

6. If your child will be going to the pool, they will need to bring swim wear and towel each day.  To prevent mold, etc. wet suits, towels, and clothing cannot be left in lockers!

7. We ask that your child have an extra change of clothes in their locker in case of an accident or spill.

**For more information on billing, policies, procedures, etc., please refer to the Parent Handbook.**

We look forward to a fun summer! If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you,

Clarisa Murphy
PEM Kidz Club Coordinator
Nicole Schneider
Assistant Coordinator
Phone: (507) 534-1873
Website: under the Community Education tab, then Kidz Club

 *We will send out a welcome letter the beginning of April to the families that will be in the program. We will also let anyone know if they will be put on a waiting list at this time.*

*We will start a waiting list after a certain number of children. If you are put on the waiting list you will be contacted as soon as possible.*