Latest Update: August 24, 2018
2018-2019 Leopard's Den After-School Program
VISION: To help develop good study habits and provide direction that will ensure your child’s self-determination for their entire lifetime.
MISSION: Parents and teachers working together in order to create a safe haven in which children are motivated, inspired, and equipped to realize their given talents.
VALUES STATEMENT: As leaders in our school, we are obligated to be role models in a culturally sensitive and age appropriate way.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Leopard’s Den provides supervision on the Longfellow campus from 2:50pm to 6:00pm every school day, not including early dismissal days. Supervision is provided by Longfellow teachers. The PTA uses proceeds from this program to support and improve our school. Parents may choose from four options; Full Time (3 or more days a week, 2:50pm to 6:00pm), Part Time 1 Day (1 day a week, 2:50pm to 6:00pm), Part Time 2 Days (2 days a week, 2:50-6:00pm), Late Pick-up (2:50pm to 3:50pm).
Leopard’s Den uses Brightwheel, a tool that significantly helps teachers & administrators manage their classrooms, observe & track the children, communicate with you, and share photos and videos.
If you decide to utilize Leopard’s Den for your after school needs, you will receive an invite to join Brightwheel after your student’s registration is received and processed. To create a Brightwheel account all you need to do is create a parent account through either a web browser or mobile app.
Once you create an account with the same email address that the Leopard’s Den Program has on file, you should see your child’s profile. Shortly thereafter you will begin receiving updates.
DAILY SCHEDULE: (may change depending on weather or upcoming school events)
- 2:50pm DISMISSAL from School and released to Leopard’s Den; Students separated by grade level
- 3:00pm - 3:15pm Students checked-in on Brightwheel App, Restroom and Handwashing break
- 3:15pm - 3:50pm Snack and Social Time
- (3:40pm - 3:50pm Late Pick Up Option Dismissal Time)
- 3:50pm - 4:50pm Homework Assistance
- 4:50pm - 5:50pm Free Play (Playground, Outdoor Games, Indoor Art & Games, Story Time, etc)
- (5:50pm - 6:00pm Full Time and Part Time Option Dismissal time)
Leopard's Den Parent Handbook and REQUIRED Authorization Forms
or Downloadable Form Updated August 24, 2018
These signed documents must be submitted online OR returned to the PTA Office Drop Box for processing BEFORE student(s) may attend. **Family must also be current Longfellow Elementary PTA Members. www.joinpta.org**
The PTA drop box is located in the front foyer of the school next to the PTA Welcome Center.