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Dear Parents,

On January 03, 20212, our second semester of the CirquesExperience Afterschool Program has started. We think that we are on the right track despite teething troubles and a steep initial learning curve. However, there is always room for improvement, and we'll have an open ear for all suggestions and comments.

We have already streamlined our course offer and the corresponding fee schedule to make it easier to find what's suitable for your kid. *

We'll offer two courses during the school year and per semester (three semesters per school year).

The current Semester is Spring Semester (March 28 to June 17, 2022)

You can register your kid through our customer portal

  • Course I. includes pick up from your children's school (2.5-mile range), snack, and supervised circus activities including acrobatics, gym wheel, aerials, juggling, and circus games.

  • ​Course II. includes pick up from your children's school (2.5-mile range), snacks, and supervised circus activities, including acrobatics, gym wheel, aerials, juggling, and circus games. Plus, afterschool homework assistance provides a structured and supportive space for homework time in the "princess tower."

The fee schedule for the course I and course II are as follows:

Full-time aftercare I and II:

For the afterschool course II the fee is shown in brackets behind the payment for class I. All other terms and conditions are the same.

The minimum hour of attendance is 2 hours per day.

Per school year or three SEMESTERS:  Commitment to 4 or 5 school days per week from 3 pm to 5 pm or 6 pm $9.50 ($11.50) per hour; X school days based on the RELEVANT school calendar and year. Balance must be paid upfront before the first day of class for all three semesters.

Per two SEMESTERS:  Commitment to 4 or 5 school days per week from 3 pm to 5 pm or 6 pm $10.50 ($12.50) per hour; X school days according to the RELEVANT school calendar and year. Balance must be paid upfront before the first day of class for two semesters.

Per one SEMESTER: Commitment to 4 or 5 school days per week from 3 pm to 5 pm or 6 pm  $11.50 ($13.50) per hour; X school days according to the RELEVANT school calendar and year. Balance must be paid upfront before the first day of class for the entire semester.

Part-time aftercare I

Per semester with a base rate of:

$12.00 ($14.00) per hour from 3 pm to 5 pm or 6 pm, if committed to a minimum of 6 hours/week and per semester

$13.00 ($15.00) per hour from 3 pm to 5 pm or 6 pm, if committed to a minimum of 4 hours/week and per semester

$14.00 ($16.00) per hour from 3 pm to 5 pm or 6 pm, if committed to a minimum of 2 hours/week and per semester

Balance must be paid upfront before the first day of class per semester.

Per month with a base rate of:

$15.00 ($17.00) per hour from 3 pm to 5 pm or optional 6 pm, if committed to a minimum of 4 hours/week and per month

$16.00 ($18.00) per hour from 3 pm to 5 pm or optional 6 pm, if committed to a minimum of 2 hours/week and per month

Balance must be paid upfront before the first day of class per month.

Additional hours will be charged at $17.00 ($19.00) per hour and added to your account.

Drop-in aftercare: 

$17.00 ($19.00) per hour from 3 pm to 5 pm or 6 pm prorated for the first hour each day and billed per drop-in day. Please let us know if possible 24h ahead as we have to inform the schools to pick up the kids.

​Course II. includes pick up from your children's school (2.5-mile range), snacks, and supervised circus activities, including acrobatics, gym wheel, aerials, juggling, and circus games. Plus, afterschool homework assistance provides a structured and supportive space for homework time in the "princess tower."

 

Gym Wheel and Afterschool Program

Gym Wheel and HomeWork is a unique after-school program that combines fun and healthy physical work on the Gym Wheel taught by high-skilled coaches with educational development provided by capable tutors.

Gym Wheel and HomeWork’s mission is to help each kid in the program to:

  • Have personal goals that they are excited to reach

  • Learn the importance of hard work

  • Feel that they are good at something

  • Trust and respect themselves and the people around

  • Be part of a group where they feel comfortable and appreciated,

 

Gym Wheel and HomeWork’s mission will be accomplished by teaching kids the sport and art of Wheel Gymnastics and providing them academic support, with the final goal of having healthy, fit, and hard-working students.

The gym Wheel is an excellent discipline to be practiced by kids because it does not require a lot of skills or physical conditioning to master the basics. With all the benefits of a non-high-impact sport, Gym Wheel is perfect for balancing balance, strength, and flexibility. In addition, the gym Wheel gives students the chance to work out having fun, compete and perform, all in one.

Gym Wheel and HomeWork program will need to provide to succeed:

  • One coach between five and ten students

  • One tutor every four students

  • Three to four different sized wheels, depending on the number of participants in the class.

   

     Gym Wheel and HomeWork program is led by:

Athena Haralambous, Head Coach

athena@cirquesexperience.org

Scarlett Irwin, Program Coordinator Afterschool , Supervising Tutor 

scarlett@cirquesexperience.org 

Joy Masada , Outreach and Events Coordinator

joy@cirquesexperience.org

(312) 502-9880

Blackout days according to CPS calendar 2021/2022 

Memorial Day 05/30/2022, School Improvement Day 06/15/2022, Holiday 06/16/2022

Additional day camps will be announced separately.

  1. The new fee schedule became effective on December 13, 2021.  All agreements concluded before December 13, 2021, remain unaffected.

  2. All other arrangements, classes, and courses we have in place with schools or groups of parents will remain unrelated.

  3. Our blackout dates are according to the CPS calendar for the relevant school year; however, we will adjust those days according to your kid’s school calendar if it’s different.

  4. The registration in the customer portal triggers only a request for enrollment for certain days/hours. We will then prepare a quote, especially for you.

  5. Due to our modified pricing scheme (Dec 10, 2021) resulting in more favorable fees is our siblings' discount not applicable any longer

  6.  Afterschool payment, cancellation, and refund policy: 
    Payment:  The balance is due at the time of registration. Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received. Children with outstanding charges will not participate in the afterschool program. Monthly and weekly payments can be arranged for full-time aftercare only after consultation and with an extra 5% respectively 7.5% administration fee.   Cancellation and Refund Policy:   Payment is non-refundable.  Cancellations made two weeks in advance can be used as credits to future CirquesExperience programming. Cancellations made one week in advance may be applied as credits for future CE programming. Cancellations less than a week in advance are discretionary. If your child is unable to attend camp, please get in touch with the CirquesExperience office at least 24 hours ahead by sending an email to afterschool@cirquesexperience.org. 

  7.  Hours:  Our hours are from 3 pm to 5 pm or 6 pm. You must sign out your child at pick-up. We have a grace period of ten minutes after the hour to pick up your kid. Between ten min and twenty minutes late, we charge $10.00;  After twenty minutes, we charge the full fee of $17.00, $19.00, or $20.00 per hour. Even though we haven't set the fees in the first semester (Fall 2021), we will do from now (Winter 2022). We understand that being late can happen and is sometimes out of our hands. That's why we have a grace period of 10min that is free of charge. If you are late more often just add an hour. 

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