The Chicago Teachers Union have announced that Chicago teachers are on strike. That means parents of over 400,000 students in Chicago have to make alternative plans for their children Monday. The Chicago Public Schools has some temporary care, but it won’t be education, just a placeholder. 144 schools will be open, but only for a couple of hours during the day, 830am-1230pm. There will be a meal or two, but there will be no transportation. You can goto www.cps.edu to find out what is available to your child and you can pre-register them too. Parents without access to the Internet can call 311 to sign-up their child.
A student identification (ID) number is required for registration. The student ID number can be located on all CPS progress reports and report cards or by visiting the Manage Students page in the CPS Parent Portal accessed through cps.edu. Parents of high school students can also find their student’s ID number on their child’s identification card. You may also use the Parent Portal Pin link under Edline to view your child’s ID.
There are several other companies offering engagement for Chicago students, if you have the funds to take part in them.
Windy City Fieldhouse, Play Hard Hoops2367 W. Logan BLVDJOIN THIS HALF DAY/FULL DAY CAMP THAT WILL INCLUDE INSTRUCTION, CONTESTS AND GAMES IN SPORTS THAT INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO BASKETBALL, SOCCER, DODGEBALL, BASEBALL, ETC. COACH DAVID ADELMAN WILL RUN THE SPORTS AND BREAK PARTICIPANTS INTO AGE APPROPRIATE GROUPS. THE CAMP WILL STRESS TEAMWORK, SPORTSMANSHIP AND CREATE A FUN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.THERE WILL BE A MINIMUM OF 1 COACH FOR EVERY 10 PARTICIPANTSGrades: 1st- 6Th Grade Boys and GirlsFull Day: 9am- 3pm (must pack lunch)Fee: $75Half Day: 9-noonFee: $45
4200 N. Central Ave. Chicago, IL 60634,(773) 777-8484. Mon – Fri, 9am-3PM.Grades 1-5. Bring home lunch, water bottles provided. $50 per day, $225 for 5 days, $10% for siblings. The studio carries Children’s Activities Facility License. Indoor and outdoor activities. Reading time, games, dancing, art projects, and more. Call (773) 777-8484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.If strike ends unused fees will be refunded.
BASH CAMP2617 W. Fletcher for kids 7 – 12 years old and will go from 9 am – 3 pm every day of the strike.The morning will be all baseball instruction with Justin Stone, the midwest’s top baseball instructor. The afternoon we play games with the BASH staff supervising. It’s always a fun time and this camp will be no different.
Morning only (instruction only) is $50 per day
All Day (9 am – 3 pm) is $65 per day
BASH Sports Academy
2617 W. Fletcher, Chicago
4727 N. Clark St.800-330-5506They help students improve academic achievement by developing their cognitive abilities and to help them develop important life skills that will lead to a lifetime of successes in the classroom, in the community and within their families. Programming will be from 9-4 with before and after care options. Register now to secure a spot. If all the days are not used, there will be a refund. http://cpsstrikecamp.eventbrite.com/
MUSIC HOUSE, Academy of Music and DanceAges: 3-139AM – 4PMHalf days and early bird-late pick up are available at $10 per hourMusic activités: Rock Band/Violin/Early Childhood music. Dance: Hip Hop, Creative moment, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Theater and Art classes dailyMore questions call: 773-761-37702927 West Devon Avenue Chicago, IL 60659
WE GOT GAMEWhere: Whole Body Fitness6125 N. Cicero AveCall Brian at 773-685-1682K- 3rd Grade8am-noonFee: $40 a dayThey kids will be doing a lot of sports and fun activities!
MAD SCIENCEHours: 9 to 4pmFee: $60 a dayAdditional care is availablePlease call 773-227-3345
Kids from ages 5-8 would engage in arts exploration activities, including storytelling, music, and art. Kids from ages 9-13 would engage in theatre activities, including physical theatre. Workshops would run from 9:00am-3:00pm, and cost $65 per day.
Special Camp Week – September 10th to September 14th
We understand some children may be out of school next week due to the CPS strike, so we have added an additional week of summer camp for 6-10 yr olds, details can be found here. Camp will run 9am-3pm Monday-Friday and will be fantastic. Space is limited to the first 15 children to sign up. Cost will be $75/day or $325/week. A $50 deposit can be made to reserve your spot (312) 846-1426. In the event there is not a strike, this deposit can be transferred to a class session.
RAP will be here for you in the event of a CPS teachers’ strike. Open 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM every day during the strike. Contact RAP Director Debbie Mytych to enroll.3309 N Seminary Ave
Chicago, IL 60657-2220
- Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
- Free on Thursdays
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Free Monday through Friday for the month of September
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Free on Tuesdays
- Shedd Aquarium
- Free September: 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
- Chicago History Museum
- Tuesday, September 11–Thursday, September 13
- Tuesday, September 18–Thursday, September 20
- Tuesday, September 25–Thursday, September 27
- Art Institute
- Wednesday September 11
- Adler Planetarium
- Free September: 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26Navy PierFree admission to all CPS students, Sept. 10-14. This limited-time offer will assist parents and caregivers with an opportunity to engage their children in an environment of play and activity while classes are suspended.
Chicago Children’s Museum is open daily from 10 am-5 pm, and Thursday evenings from 5-8 pm. Adults are required to attend CCM with their children, and will pay the General Admission fee. Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult at all times, with a maximum of five children per adult.
Groups of 15 or more individuals must pre-register at (312) 464-8249. Group capacity is limited.
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