CARES Program

CARES (Children Are Receiving Extended Service) is provided for the benefit of all Saint Elizabeth School families. The hours of operation are from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. CARES is only operational on the days that school is in session a full day. In the case of an early dismissal, after school care will not be provided. While in CARES, children are actively engaged with the teachers. 

In our program, teachers play games, oversee crafts, etc. Some of the activities in CARES will include line dancing, soccer, basketball games, cheerleading, and much more! These will be on a schedule that will come out monthly to all Saint Elizabeth families.

Coordinator and Teachers
Mrs. Cathy Kemery, CARES coordinator, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Program for Dr. Diane Greco, principal. Mrs. Kemery, as well as all of the teachers who work in the CARES room, report to the principal.

Dress Code
During winter, please ensure the students are adequately dressed, i.e., hats and gloves for outside play.

A Typical Day Includes:

  • Check-in.

  • Snack is provided, however, children are welcome to bring their own.

  • Outside play from 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Monday – Thursday - Homework in the Science Lab for Grades 2-6; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM with a homework supervisor. Kindergarten and First Grade complete written homework in the CARES room. Homework supervisor will answer general questions, check for completion. Parents are to check homework for accuracy and neatness. When written homework is completed, students either play outside or in CARES room.

Registration Fee
There is a yearly, per family registration fee of $30. This allows families to use the program whenever they choose, morning and/or afternoon.

The hourly fee will be reasonable to make the program affordable to our families. Invoices are sent in the Thursday Family Envelope every two weeks and are payable due upon receipt. Invoices are calculated based on the following fee structure:

Morning CARES

  • $2.50 for one child, $4.50 for two children, $6.50 for three or more children

  • (7:00 AM – 7:30 AM, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM)

Afternoon CARES

  • $2.50 for one child, $4.50 for two children, $6.50 for three or more children

  • Fees are calculated on the half hour: 3:00 – 3:30; 3:30 – 4:00; etc.

  • Failure to retrieve children by 6:00 PM will result in a fine of $15 for every 15 minutes. If you know you are going to be past 6:00 PM, please make arrangements for your children.

Please note that the invoice in the Family Envelope is for the two weeks previous Monday through Friday. If you have not paid two consecutive invoices, your child/children will not be able to use CARES until your invoices have been paid. If you have any questions regarding an invoice, please contact Mrs. Cathy Kemery, CARES Coordinator.