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Conrad Elementary offers affordable summer care option

Parents can sign up now for 24 spots with priority going to Conrad and Pineridge students
Conrad Elementary School is offering an affordable summer care program for children in Kindergarten to Grade 5. Pictured, mural at Conrad Elementary. (SD52 photo)

Elementary school parents in Prince Rupert and Port Edward may have a new affordable option for daytime care of their children this summer.

Conrad Elementary School is considering extending its before and after school program to the summer if there is enough interest.

The school is offering 24 spots in the summer project to kids from age 5 - 10 with priority going to those families who are currently enrolled in the before and after school programs at Conrad and Pineridge Elementary.

The threshold for whether or not the program goes ahead is 12 children. If not filled by Conrad and Pineridge kids, the invitation will be extended to Roosevelt Park Community School, Lax Kxeen Elementary School, and Port Edward Community School.

The cost would be $220 per week for Kindergarten students and $270 per week for Grades 1 through 5 students. The program is eligible for Affordable Child Care Benefits for those who cannot afford the price.

If it goes ahead, the program will run from July 2 to August 16, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It will be located at Conrad Elementary School in Room 101, where there is an exterior entrance and exit and washroom around the back of the school. Applications will be accepted and reviewed by the staff up to June 7.

People with further questions, or who want to put their child’s name on the list are asked to call Susan Kobza, School District 52’s vice-principal of learning and child care, at 250- 627-2108 or email

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After graduating with a geology degree from Carleton University and taking a detour through the high tech business, Thom started his journalism career as a fact-checker for a magazine in Ottawa in 2002.
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