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    PALS PROGRAM 2019-2020

    Director: Christine Urmson

    Email: Pals@abseconschools.org

    Assistant Director: Douglas Scholder

    Email: Dscholder@abseconschools.org

    PALS Brochure here

    Signup Form here


    Program Information


    • Office located in the Marsh School Library
    • Contact Info: 609-641-5375 Ext. 7
    • Program open to all Absecon School District students in grades Pre-K through 8
    • Before Care hours: 7:00 am - 8:00 am
    • After Care hours: 2:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    • Half day hours: 12:45 pm - 5:45 pm
    • Full day hours: 7:45 am - 5:45 pm
    • Before Care tuition: $8.00 per day
    • After Care tuition: $3.50 per hour for the first child and $3.25 per hour for each additional child
    • Pre-K After Care tuition: $8.00 per hour
    • Annual registration fee of $25.00 per family
    • State Licensed Child Care Center
    • Program utilizes the school cafeteria, gymnasium(s), STEAM Lab, Early Childhood Center, artroom, and playground
    • Childcare Network is accepted for After Care Program Only
    • Pre-K through 4th grade students are escorted to PALS by staff at dismissal
    • Certified experienced teachers on staff to assist with homework
    • Daily afternoon snack provided 


    Summer Program Highlights


    • Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:45 am - 5:45 pm
    • Weekly Themed activities: Picnic in the park, water play, pizza, and ice cream
    • Field Trips: Franklin Institute, Atlantic City Aquarium, and movie theatre
    • Walking trips: Senior Center, Dairy Queen, and Burger King
    • Hand on demonstrations: Martial arts, healty cooking/eating, and painting party


    Program Enhancements


    • Before school Child Care Program now offered
    • Pre-K and K program now separately housed in our newly renovated Early Childhood Center
    • Addition of three certified teachers to staff
    • Credit/Debit cards now accepted
    • Parent Portal now offered to manage your account from home
    • Camera monitored entrance for added security
    • New Chromebooks available for all students
    • Certified physical education teacher on staff to organize and support activities associated with physical fitness
    • Specialized arts and crafts room added
    • Well-equipped playground, gaga ball pit, and fitness track area added to program