Summer Recreation - Latest Updates
ARTS & CRAFTS: Arts & Crafts will be closed on Monday, August 1st. A Chalk Walk will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd. To view additional information, please click on the link.
On Tuesday, August 2nd we will also have a Rainforest Day where the pool will be transformed into a rainforest themed location. Swimmers will be put into teams and challenged to build their own "raft" and swim one team member from one side of the pool to the other without that team member falling in the water. Lifeguards and swim instructors will be in the water assisting each team with the challenge. As always family members and friends are welcome to come join in the fun.
SWIM OLYMPICS: On Wednesday, August 3rd, the pool will be the location for the Swim Olympics. Family members are welcome to come cheer on their favorite swimmers. Please click on the link for more information.
SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: Due to the number of students who requested swim lessons we added an additional time slot. In order to do so we needed to scale back the original lesson time of 35 minutes to 25 minutes to accommodate adding a 6th time slot. New lessons schedules are posted in the Pratt gym and at the pool.
Summer Recreation Page Created to Keep Parents and Students Informed
The new Summer Recreation page includes upcoming events, a calendar, a file library and so much more.
Students going into grades K-12 in the fall of 2016 are eligible to attend summer recreation, but you must be registered to do so, and you must have a current immunization record on file with the Health Office. Please use 1 registration form for each student. SUMMER RECREATION, is in session from 9:00 AM—12:00 PM each weekday from Wednesday, July 6th through Thursday, August 4th.
BAND LESSONS are for 30 minutes, once a week, and are scheduled between 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Band lessons begin Monday, July 11th and run through Thursday, August 11th. Band lessons are not given on Fridays. If registering for band lessons, please be sure to complete the middle box on the registration form. BAND LESSON REGISTRATION FORMS & PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, JUNE 21st.
Summer recreation pre-registration can be done by mail or by drop off in any office and are are requested by Friday, July 1st. Registration will also take place in the elementary gym on Wednesday, July 6th and Thursday, July 7th during summer recreation hours. All checks/money orders must be made payable to: Barker Central School.
If interested in any of the 3 field trips offered please be sure to register and make payment no later than Thursday, July 7th at 12:00 PM. Please consult the registration form and information sheet for eligibility, locations, dates, times and additional information. If a student is attending the Sky Zone field trip a parent/guardian must complete the Sky Zone Online Waiver Slip below and must also complete the Sky Zone Online Waiver Form which can also be found under the Summer Recreation Web Links area to the right.
All forms and payments should be sent to the attention of:
Jeff Costello, Summer Recreation Director
1628 Quaker Road
Barker, NY 14012
If any medication is needed for a student during the summer a doctor's note MUST be on file in the BCS Health Office. If you have any medical questions or concerns, please contact the School Nurse. Please click on the name below to send an email or you can call the phone number listed:
For additional information or questions please contact the appropriate person below. Please click on the name to send an email or you can call the phone number listed:
This file can be downloaded and filled in or printed and handwritten. Please use this file when registering for the 2016 Summer Recreation program, which also includes band lessons.
The Sky Zone Online Waiver Slip must be filled out when you submit your BCS Summer Recreation Registration Form and payment. A parent/guardian also must go online at Sky Zone Rochester to fill out the Sky Zone Online Waiver Form. All students attending the Sky Zone field trip must have a Sky Zone Online Waiver Form filled out by a parent/guardian no later than July 7, 2016.
Kindergarten Summer Reading & Math
Pratt Elementary School has opened another section of the Summer Reading & Math program and would like to invite all of the students entering kindergarten to attend. The Summer Reading & Math program is a fun way for your child to keep his/her skills strong over the summer months. The program will begin on Wednesday, July 6th and run until Thursday, August 4th. The program will be run daily from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Students may attend the summer recreation program before the class, from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM. If you would like your kindergartener to attend, or have any questions about this program, please call Ms. May in the elementary office on Tuesday, July 5th between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM to let us know, and return the application form when you drop of your child on the morning of Wednesday, July 6th. A copy of the program letter is available to be downloaded at the link provided.
For interested parents of the kindergarten students, please be advised that the Summer Recreation staff will do everything we can to schedule swim lessons earlier for your child so that they can take full advantage of the first 90 minutes of recreation and still attend the Summer Reading & Math program. Summer recreation questions can be directed to Summer Recreation Director Jeff Costello by clicking on the email link.