Mrs. Kate Richard is our Extend-A-Day Coordinator
here at SKDS, where she has been working since 1998. Extend-A-Day is
an extension of the 4K program. Mrs. Richard plans
reinforcement and challenging activities to build upon the learning that
takes place in the 4K classes. Children may choose to participate in the
Extend-A-Day program up to five days each week.
Mrs. Richard was happy to have the Extend-A-Day position open up at just
the right time. When her youngest daughter went to Kindergarten, the
position became available. Mrs. Richard said the job “fit right into her
schedule” and she has been enjoying working with Extend-A-Day ever
since. What is Mrs. Richard’s favorite thing about her job? She shared,
“SKDS has a great environment to work in. The students, staff and
faculty are great to work with.”
Mrs. Richard grew up near Iron Ridge and went to High School in Horicon.
Currently, she lives in Beaver Dam with her family. Her husband Randy
retired from John Deere. She enjoys spending time with Randy and her three
daughters, KristyLee, Tiffany and Paige. She enjoys planning vacations and improving her house and yard.
One of her all-time favorite things to do is shopping with her girls.
Mrs. Richard’s advice for students: “Never be afraid to ask a question.”
Her favorite quotation: “The only way to learn to love is to love.”
Q. Do you have before and after school
Yes. We offer this service through the YMCA, called SACC (School Age Child
Care), which has several sites throughout the city. For more information on the
program contact the YMCA.
For families in the 4K program and our 3 year old preschool program, we offer an
Extend-A-Day program. This versatile Extend-A-Day is an optional extension to
both programs. For morning 4K students and 3 year old preschool students, class
is from 8:15 until 11:00AM. and Extend-A-Day is from 11:00 until 3:15. For
afternoon 4K students, Extend-A-Day is offered from 8:10 until 12:15 and class
is from 12:15 until 3:00PM.
participate in the Extend-A-Day program one day a week, or up to five
days a week. For three year old preschool, Extend Day is only available
opposite their class days on Monday and Wednesday. The rate for
Extend-A-Day is $12 per day plus $2.25 for school lunch (students may
bring a cold lunch and purchase milk for .40). Schedules must be turned
in on a weekly basis for each following week.
Extend-A-Day Coordinator works closely with our Early childhood teachers
to reinforce, enrich, and expand the learning that occurs in those
classes. There is also a rest period, recess, story time, etc. included
in the daily schedule for Extend-A-Day.
YMCA SACC (School Age
Child Care) Program for more information.