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Cardinal Kids Club will offer full-day summer program

As the school year winds down and summer plans are being made, Cardinal Kids Club will be making preparations for their full day summer program.
The after-school program currently serves 36 students in kindergarten through fifth grades and will be extending their hours during the summer to offer their services from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.
Families are asked to sign up for the weeks that they would like their child to participate during the summer. The program will begin on May 29 and run until August 3, with one week off during the month of July.
Currently, 20 students in kindergarten through fifth grades are signed up for the summer program, which aims to keep them engaged and active throughout the day.
Each week is centered around a different theme. Some of those themes include animals, mazes and machines, science, arts and crafts. During the morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m., kids will take part in teacher-led programs that are related to that week’s theme.
Current Boone Central and St. Michael’s teachers have signed on to teach, as well as some college-aged students who are majoring in education. Some weeks offer additional opportunities, such as lessons from retired art teacher Jerene Kruse, or a visit from some animals from the Henry Doorly Zoo.

Read the complete story in the May 16 Albion News & Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.