Welcome to Extended Day 2021/2022

I would like to take this time to introduce myself and explain to you about our Extended Day Program.  My name is Mrs. Kaminski and I am the Extended Day Director.  St. Damian’s Extended Day Program is before and after school care for regularly enrolled students.

Our program provides professional care, supervision, recreation and enrichment activities. We offer indoor and outdoor activities, play and homework time and snack time.  Our program fosters the physical, mental, emotional, social and religious development of our students within a Catholic environment.

For the Morning Session – Doors open at 6:30 a.m. You may send in a nutritious breakfast if your child/children did not eat at home. We will be glad to warm up any breakfast in the toaster or microwave. We are a peanut/nut free environment.  Please do NOT send in any food items that contain any type of nut or made in a factory where nuts are processed, your child/children will not be allowed to eat them and it will be sent back home. Please read your food labels.

For the Afternoon Session – Students are checked in at 3:15 p.m.  Pre-K and Kindergarten are picked up directly from the classroom and brought directly into the Extended Day classroom. Extended Day will provide a snack and water.

PM Pick Up -  Extended Day is open until 6:00 p.m.  If a student is not picked up by 6:00 p.m., you will receive a phone call from one of our staff members.  If we cannot reach you, we will be contacting someone on your emergency list.  Cost for the service fee after 6:00 p.m. is $1.00 per minute. Please read the Handbook regarding late pick up.

Pre-K 3- & 4-year-old half-day students  - The program is offered BEFORE SCHOOL ONLY. 

Toilet Trained – All Pre-K/Kindergarten students must be completely toilet trained and be able to use the restroom without assistance.  If your child is not completely trained or starts to have consistent toilet issues, they will be asked to leave the program until they are completely trained.  If there is an accident you will be called and will have to pick up your child immediately.  Please make sure you have someone listed on your emergency card that can pick up if you are unable to. Please refer to Handbook regarding this issue.

Registration - To reserve space for your child/children in the Extended Day Program, please complete the following forms found on the website: Application Form, Emergency Card,  Publicity Permission Slip, and Extended Day Weekly Bill & Authorization for After School Pick Up, along with the appropriate registration fee. If your child/children will be attending the program on our 1st day of operation, Friday, August 20th, the form will need to be turned in on the 1st day of school which is Wednesday, August 18th.  Students are NOT allowed into the program unless all forms and fees are turned in.  Any unpaid Extended Day bills from the 2020/2021 school year needs to be paid in full in order for student(s) to attend.  Please refer to the handbook on the website for all details regarding the program.

Registration Fee -       $30.00 for 1 child

                                      $40.00 for 2 children

                                    $45.00 for 3 or more children                                          

Service Fees -              $ 7.00/per hour per student

                                    $10.00/per hour per family          

Bills are sent home on Tuesday.  Single students and families will be charged for the 1st hour automatically and will be billed by the ½ hour after that.   Fees are due weekly within two days of the billing date.  If you fail to meet the program’s weekly payment by the due date, a late charge of $5.00 will be added each week until your bill is paid in full and your child/children will be unable to attend the program starting the following Monday.   

If you choose to make your payments on-line, please register at Faith Direct: https://membership.faithdirect.net/enroll/IL949.  To pay for the registration fee, please go to the area that says “Ext. Day Registration 2021 - 2022”.  For normal weekly payments go to the area that says “Ext. Day - Pymt. 2020 - 2021”.  On-line payments are preferred, or you may choose to make payments by checks which can be made out to “St. Damian School”.  Cash payments are not preferred. 

Extended Day will be open for both AM & PM sessions starting on Friday, August 20th.

Please make sure you read the Extended Day Handbook for the details of our Program before you turn in all your forms. If you have any questions, you may e-mail me at a_kaminski@stdamianschool.org.  You may also call our direct line @ 708-342-8509 or leave a message at the office @ 708-687-4230 and I will call you back promptly.

Thank You!  Our staff members, Mrs. Athans, Mrs. Brennan and Mrs. Menconi and I look forward to a great year with your child/children in Extended Day!


Mrs. Kaminski (Mrs. K.),

Extended Day Director