About Stay and Play

Stay and Play is our version of Afterschool.  After 3:30 dismissal, the friends with a later pick-up time may stay up until 5:00.  Currently, FMS classroom teachers take turns with this group.  It is very relaxed and flexible.  Some days, we spend lots of time outside building castles or brewing grass and clover soup.  Other days, we weed, or create with sidewalk chalk, or go for a nature walk around the school.  On cold or rainy days, we break out the recess toys, train tracks, and floor puzzles.  Because we usually have just a few students staying, the program does not earn enough to hire a separate teacher to run it;  we offer the option to help working families.  If there is a greater need for afterschool care on a regular basis, we may add staff.

Stay and Play is open to FMS students only.

Fees are as follows:

  • Dismissal between 3:30-4:00    $5
  • Dismissal between 4:00-4:30    $10
  • Dismissal between 4:30-5:00    $15

Families are billed at the end of the month, and you only pay for the days and hours your child actually attends.

After 5:00, there is a big, fat fine.  So be on time!

Please let your child’s teacher know if you plan on participating in Stay and Play