Miss Lori lists places available to children during Chicago Teachers Strike

 

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 Hoops
2367 W. Logan BLVD
JOIN 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 PARTICIPANTS
Grades: 1st- 6Th Grade Boys and Girls
Full Day: 9am- 3pm (must pack lunch)
Fee: $75
Half Day: 9-noon
Fee: $45
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 847?420?8115 or coacha@playhardhoops.com
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 dance@abcdanceacademy.com to register.
If strike ends unused fees will be refunded.
BASH CAMP
2617 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
P: 773.588.2274
F: 773.588.8037
www.facebook.com/bashsportsacademy
4727 N. Clark St.
800-330-5506
They 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 Dance
Ages: 3-13
9AM – 4PM
Half days and early bird-late pick up are available at $10 per hour
Music activités: Rock Band/Violin/Early Childhood music.  Dance: Hip Hop, Creative moment, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Theater and Art classes daily
More questions call: 773-761-3770
2927 West Devon Avenue  Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 761-1059
WE GOT GAME
Where: Whole Body Fitness
6125 N. Cicero Ave
Call Brian at 773-685-1682
K- 3rd Grade
8am-noon
Fee: $40 a day
They kids will be doing a lot of sports and fun activities!
MAD SCIENCE
Hours: 9 to 4pm
Fee: $60 a day
Additional care is available
Please 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
(773) 525-0605
There are some great Museum options as well: 
Navy Pier
Free 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.

There are other churches and faith based centers that are opening their doors to help families. Check with your clergy in your community to find out what their plan is. Please feel free to post any helpful information here in the comments, or on my facebook page.
We are going to need to lean on each other during this time. Let’s keep the information flowing so that eventhough there is uncertainty about a teacher contract, our children can be certain that we as a community are taking care of them emotionally and physically.
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