Where Do I Go When School Is Over?
The school day does not have to end when the bell rings at 3 p.m. Bright Afternoons is an extended day program available to all grades. JPK and PK students begin Bright Afternoons at 1 p.m., and the other grades join after 3 p.m. Bright Afternoons lasts until 6 p.m. Special Bright Afternoons sessions are made available on selected half days throughout the year.
JPK and PK students have a nap or quiet time after 1 p.m. All students receive a snack when they arrive. Bright Afternoons staff oversee students in groups by grade.
Formerly known as Extended Care, Bright Afternoons is a structured program that extends the regular school day.
All fourth and fifth grade students who participate in Bright Afternoons will go to Homework Club in the library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Faculty from the Kilbride Enrichment Center will be on hand to help students. Third graders in Bright Afternoons will be given the opportunity to complete homework with their Bright Afternoons counselor.
Bright Afternoons Registration
To ensure proper planning and safety measures, we are asking all families to pre-register for a flat rate daily schedule that fits your family's needs. For JPK and PK students, the program costs $12 for participating between the hours of 1-3 p.m. It is $18 a day for the hours between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The program is $15 a day for grades K-5, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Invoices for Bright Afternoons will be emailed on the fifth of each month. In an effort to minimize check writing/processing, registered families are required to set up a FACTS account for monthly invoice payments. FACTS is a third-party company that allows you to designate an account for invoice payments to be automatically withdrawn when charges are accrued. If you pay Bright School tuition through a current FACTS account, no action is needed at this time. If you do not pay tuition with FACTS, please click here to create an account.
We will continue to use the iPads for daily sign-in and sign-out. Codes will remain the same for returning families and codes will be provided to new families. In addition to digital attendance, the Procare app (formally, Kinderlime) allows families to sign up for accessing daily sign-in records, viewing previous invoices, and printing end of year tax information. You will receive an email from Procare inviting you to sign up for access to your child's daily activity in Bright Afternoons.
Click below to register.
After School Classes
We are excited to safely bring back a few of our teacher-led Bright after school classes this fall. To ensure the safest setting possible, we are hosting these sessions by grade-level groups only. All students will have their temperature check before entering their class.
All classes have fees associated with registration. Payment will be due before your first class either through Venmo or check. Checks should be made payable to individual instructors (NOT Bright School). Please reach out to the teacher if you have partial credits from Spring 2020.
Each class has limited space and registration forms are time-stamped when submitted. Families with multiple children should complete a separate form for each child. If you have questions, contact Kendra Reasor: [email protected]
Use this form to sign up.
Pre-K Bright Bistro Cooking: Oct 20 - Dec 1 from 3:15 - 3:45 [$105 to Susan Pesterfield]
4th Grade Archery: Oct 20 - Nov 17 from 3:15 - 4:30 [$150 to Bill Greene]
5th Grade Robotics Club: Oct 27 - Dec 8 from 3:30 - 4:30 [$75 to Renee’ Kropff]
Kindergarten Bright Bistro Cooking: Oct 21 - Dec 2 from 3:15 - 4:15 [$105 to Susan Pesterfield]
2nd Grade Art Club: Oct 21 - Nov 18 from 3:15 - 4:30 [$90 to Thankful Davis]
5th Grade Shop Club: Oct 21 - Nov 18 from 3:00 - 4:15 [$150 to Richard Parks]
1st Grade Bright Bistro Cooking: Oct 22 - Dec 3 from 3:15 - 3:45 [$105 to Susan Pesterfield]
3rd Grade Art Club: Oct 22 - Nov 19 from 3:15 - 3:45 [$90 to Thankful Davis]
4th Grade Technology Club: Oct 29 - Dec 10 from 3:30 - 4:30 [$75 to Renee' Kropff]
5th Grade Archery: Oct 22 - Nov 19 from 3:15-4:30 [$150 to Bill Greene]
Bright Bistro with Ms. Susan Pesterfield - Bright Bistro is a fun, hands-on, practical introduction to kitchen skills for PK - 1st grade students. Children will engage in following recipes, measuring ingredients, practicing basic skills such as stirring, whisking, and combining while baking and/or cooking. All ingredients will be pre-packaged and separated, ensuring each child only handles their own treat. Our workspaces and prep areas will be sanitized and cleaned in accordance with Bright School and CDC guidelines.
Bright School Archery with Mr. Bill Greene - Bright School Archery will provide 4th and 5th grade students with an opportunity to build upon or learn new skills with an emphasis on safety and competitive techniques. Archery, one of the fastest growing sports in the country, improves focus, hand-eye coordination, strength, social skills, and self-confidence.
Bright School Robotics Club with Mrs. Renee' Kropff - The Bright School Robotics Club is comprised of 5th grade students who have a passion and affinity for designing and coding robots. This club will utilize the curriculum and challenges from the First Lego League. All skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical. There is a job for everyone on this team! The First Lego League is built around a theme-based challenge which involves research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. The foundation of the program is the FIRST Core Values, which emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation.
Bright School Technology Club with Mrs. Renee' Kropff - The Bright School Technology Club is a group of 4th grade students who will meet on Thursdays to create projects that utilize a variety of technology tools and resources. Project ideas will include green-screen films, coding, 3-D design & printing, and STEM challenges.
Bright School Art Club with Mrs. Thankful Davis - This fall, we are offering art sessions for 2nd and 3rd grade students. This will be an opportunity for students who enjoy art to dig a little deeper and express their creativity in exciting new projects. During each session, we will be working with sculpture, painting, drawing, and printmaking. Each project will complement the classroom experience and challenge our students to think outside of the box. We will look at creative ceramic techniques, layered mixed media projects, and innovative printing processes. Each session will be set up in five class groups and run a total of one hour and fifteen minutes.