AOK@CMDS 2017-06-26T15:52:24+00:00

About Our Program

AOK@CMDS steps outside the boundaries of a traditional after-school program and reaches out to all students on the Christ Methodist Day School campus. Offering a wide variety of enrichment classes designed to engage students creatively, academically, socially and physically, AOK@CMDS is intended to be an enjoyable and constructive use of their time, while providing parents with a safe and convenient childcare option.

Children in PK–sixth grade enjoy snacks, free time, and planned age-appropriate activities, which include crafts, board games, outside/gymnasium play, movies, and organized games. Grade school students go to our homework room Monday-Thursday afternoons, where they can do their work in a quiet environment with supervision from CMDS teachers. When they finish their homework, students return to AOK@CMDS, where they can choose from a variety of activities.

Before-school care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. each morning school is in session. After-school care is available each afternoon school is in session, from dismissal time until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:45 p.m. on Friday. Participants must have a new AOK@CMDS registration form on file each year, along with a non-refundable registration fee of $35 per child. If you would like more information, please see our Policies and Procedures.

AOK@CMDS Calendar
Registration Form
Spring 2017 Enrichment Catalog

Administration and Office Staff

Amanda Bardos
Amanda BardosDirector, AOK@CMDS and Summer@CMDS
Brittney Kirk
Brittney KirkAOK@CMDS Office Coordinator

Counselors

Bronwyn Jones
Bronwyn JonesSK,JK, 1st grade Counselor
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Daniel Bardos
Daniel Bardos1st and 2nd grade Counselor
University of Memphis
Bobby Prince
Bobby PrinceJK Counselor
University of Memphis
Mary Kate Watson
Mary Kate WatsonJK Counselor
University of Memphis
Kristen Davis
Kristen DavisSK, 1st, 2nd grade Counselor
University of Memphis
Claire McAlpin
Claire McAlpinPK Counselor
University of Memphis
Barbara Griffin
Barbara Griffin PK Counselor
University of Memphis

Taylor Brown
Taylor Brown3rd - 6th Grade Counselor
University of Memphis
Rebecca Hart
Rebecca HartPre-K Counselor
University of Memphis
Major: Nursing
Hayle Shook
Hayle ShookSK, 1st, 2nd grade Counselor
Baptist College of Health Sciences
Kyle Schofield
Kyle SchofieldPK Counselor
Emily Seal
Emily SealPK Counselor
University of Memphis
Amanda Walker
Amanda Walker3rd-6th Grade Counselor
University of Memphis

Policies and Procedures

Hours of Operation: Before-school care is available from 7:30 – 8 a.m. each school day. After-school care is available from the time of school dismissal until 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5:45 p.m. on Fridays.
Registration: Before a student may attend our before or after-school program, on a five-day, three-day, or drop-in basis, a completed registration form must be submitted, along with the $35 per child non-refundable registration fee.
Late Pick-Up Fees: After 6 p.m., parents will be charged a late fee of $20 for any pickup before 6:10 pm. After 6:10 pm, parents will be charged $5 per minute. Any child who is picked up late a total of three times may have their AOK@CMDS care suspended for a period of time.
Cancellation: The $35 registration fee is non-refundable. If you are on the five-day or three-day monthly program and wish to discontinue the plan, please notify the AOK@CMDS Director via email. Termination from the monthly program will take effect on the first day of the month following the month in which you made the request. Monthly rates are not prorated.
Discipline Policy: AOK@CMDS follows the discipline policy of Christ Methodist Day School. Students are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of CMDS (as outlined in the school handbook). CMDS reserves the right to dismiss from the AOK@CMDS program any student whose behavior poses a discipline problem. No refunds will be issued for students who are asked to withdraw.
On days when school dismisses early, AOK@CMDS offers care from dismissal until 6 p.m. (or 5:45 p.m. on Fridays.)
On Special Care days (Holidays), AOK@CMDS is open from 7:30 am until 6 p.m. (or 5:45 p.m. on Fridays.)
So that we may plan and staff appropriately, the deadline for canceling or adding care is set for one week prior to the day of care.  If you cancel care after the deadline, you will still be charged for that day of care.
AOK@CMDS will not be open in the event of an unexpected school closing not reflected on the school calendar (such as severe weather closing).
Fees for Early Release & Special Days Care are separate from the monthly plan.
Registration: Participants must submit a completed registration form and full payment for an enrichment classes by the deadline indicated on the enrichment registration form. If a child does not need AOK After-School Care but would like to participate in the Enrichment Classes, a separate $35 registration fee is not required. (However, AOK will charge a $5 convenience fee for those children to cover supervision and snack until camps start at 3:45. If a camp starts after 3:45, the full daily drop-in rate will be charged.) Many classes fill up, so we encourage you to enroll early to ensure a space. Classes with insufficient enrollment are subject to cancellation with a full refund.

Full refunds for AOK Enrichment Classes are available for withdrawals prior to the class registration deadline. For withdrawals after the registration deadline but before the class begins, a 50% refund is available. Except in those cases of illness or emergency reported to AOK before the start of an activity, refunds will not be given once the activity begins. No refunds will be issued for children who choose not to attend.

For the safety and security of our students, children left on campus after school carpool has ended, will be escorted to the AOK after-school program. Parents will be charged $17, which is the daily drop-in rate for AOK after-school care.
Only authorized adults designated on the child’s registration form will be allowed to pick up children from AOK. If someone not listed on the child’s registration form is scheduled to pick up, the director of AOK must be notified in advance of the change. The parent or authorized adult to whom the child is being released must show proof of ID, sign the sign-out sheet, and record the time.
Participants are billed for all care at the end of each month. Checks should be made payable to CMDS-AOK. Please indicate what the payment is for in the memo section of your check. Registration for the program and/or enrichment classes are not accepted without the appropriate payment. Delinquent payments are subject to late fees.

AOK@CMDS Fees

  • Three-Day Plan (includes before- and after-care): $175/month (billable and payable through Smart Tuition)
  • Five-Day Plan (includes before- and after-care): $200/month (billable and payable through Smart Tuition)
  • Daily Drop-in Rates (PK-6th): $3 for Before School Care; $17 for After School Care
  • Special Days Care:  $50 (one week advance registration required)
  • Early Dismissal:  $35 (one week advance registration required)

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