The proposed after-school program for students in Grades 1-8, initiated by the Town of Fort Frances, likely will not start up until after Christmas.
“We’re going to make some presentations at the local schools,” noted Megan Ross, the town’s physical education director, citing low enrolment as the reason why the program did not start up earlier this month as planned.
Aimed not only at giving kids something to do after school, but to provide an essential component of their healthy development, the program will consist of games, sports, and crafts organized by staff at the Memorial Sports Centre.
Parents/guardians can register their children there.
The program is designed to run four days a week—two days each for two sets of students.
For children in Grades 1-6, it will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-6:15 p.m.
For those in Grades 7-8, it will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-6:15 p.m.
Each day will include an hour or two of physical activity, followed by an hour for a variety of other activities to broaden their skills.
The cost is $10 per day ($8 for each additional child), $16 per week ($11 for each additional child), or $100 for 10 weeks ($95 for each additional child).
For more information, contact Ross at 274-4561.