We Care News
August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

All We Care students will remain inside the school building on Monday, 8/21/2017 until 4:00 pm.  Students will not be permitted to directly view the solar eclipse indoors or outdoors.  We Care instructors are encouraged to stream the eclipse through the NASA webpage: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive.
 
2017-18 We Care Information

2017-18 We Care information and registration forms are now available at the bottom of this page.  Printed registration packets will also be available at each school office beginning August 7, 2017 and during kindergarten and new student orientations.  Registration forms should be turned in directly to the school.  Please do not send forms to the Board Office.
 
We Care Balance Transfers/ Refunds

If your child has a We Care balance and will not be using We Care in the 2017-18 school year, please see your center supervisor for a balance transfer/ refund form or click here. Forms can be submitted to the center supervisor or school office.
 
Attention Garfield Parents:

Due to a lack of enrollment, there will not be a morning We Care program at Garfield Elementary for the 2017-18 school year.

The afternoon We Care program remains the same.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 
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Mentor Schools We Care Program

The We Care Program provides before and after school care for Mentor Schools students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program includes snack (afternoon only), homework/ quiet time, active play, crafts, and individual/ group games. 

We Care operates only on days that school is in session. Please click on each school (at the top left) for hours of operation. Students are not required to have set schedules. Families can use the program as little or as much as needed as long as a positive balance is maintained in the account. 

 
Please click below to review: 
Tuition & Payment Information

We Care is a prepaid, self-supporting program.  Our only funds for staffing, snacks, art/ craft materials, games, sports equipment, etc. come exclusively from the annual registration fee and hourly tuition that we charge.

Registration Fee: There is an annual $25.00 non-refundable registration fee per child with an annual maximum of $50.00 per family. 

Hourly Tuition: Families are charged a rate of $3.75/ hour for each child in the program. There is a minimum charge of one hour ($3.75) per shift (morning and afternoon), and then additional time is charged in quarter hour increments.

Children picked up after 6:00pm will be charged an additional late pickup fee of $7.50 per quarter hour.

Families are required to purchase 20 hours of care ($75) per child at a time. It is the responsibility of the parent/ guardian to ensure that there is a positive balance in the student’s account to continue We Care Services.  Balances can be checked on the Parent Portal or at the We Care Center.  As a courtesy, families may be notified when there is approximately $20 remaining in a child’s account.

There are three ways to pay:
1. Card Credit (please ask to be invoiced)
2. Checks made payable to: Mentor Board of Education (no postdated checks)
3. Cash

Registration Information

We Care has open enrollment throughout the school year. Students must be registered annually for each school year.

Families should complete one registration form AND one emergency medical authorization form per child enrolled.  Forms may be returned to the school office or directly to We Care on or before the student’s first day in We Care. Please note, students can only be released to individuals identified on the We Care Registration form with proper ID.
 
Families are required to pay the registration fee ($25/ child; $50/ family) AND purchase the first 20 hours ($75)* per child at the time of registration.
 
Any changes to the We Care registration form throughout the year need to be communicated to the We Care supervisor in writing. This includes adding authorized pick up individuals. For the safety of our students, we are unable to accept phone calls requesting any changes to the registration form. 
 
*If your child has a significant We Care carryover balance from the previous year, then only the registration fee is required at the time of registration.
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Contact Information
District Office 
(440) 255-1230
 

 
Bobbie Blakeslee
District Coordinator
 Click here to email Bobbie
 

 
Lisa Sadler 
Bellflower Supervisor 
Click here to email Lisa
 

 
Gail Gilson
Brentmoor Supervisor
Click here to email Gail
 

 

  
Amanda Colon
Garfield Supervisor
Click here to email Amanda
 

 
 
 Toni Shelley
Hopkins Supervisor
Click here to email Toni
  

 
Melissa Ammerman
Lake Supervisor
Click here to email Melissa
 

 
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