Beyond the Bell

Before and after school

“Beyond the Bell” is a quality recreational before and after school program offering activities within a safe, structured, and encouraging environment at Carpenter, Field, Roosevelt, Franklin, and Washington Schools.

Children explore a variety of activity centers daily such as arts & crafts, science exploration, indoor and outdoor play, homework time and healthy snacks. The Park District collects all registration fees, hires, trains and supervises staff and is responsible for the daily administration of the program. Site Coordinator and counselors are all certified in CPR/AED and first aid. In addition, staff is trained in behavior management, mandated reporting, customer service and have passed required background checks.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


What should I do if I need to change the days of the week my child attends?

Please email Robin Battaglia, Youth Coordinator at rbattaglia@prparks.org with schedule adjustments.

How do I add a person to my authorized pick-up list?

Immediate authorization of a pick-up person may be directed by text to the site coordinator. Ongoing additions or changes need to be emailed to Robin Battaglia at rbattaglia@prparks.org.

Who should I call if my child will not be attending Beyond the Bell for the day?

Please text or call the site coordinator at your child’s school when your child will not be attending.

Can I send a snack with my child for dietary or allergy concerns?

Yes, as long as it is nut-free.

In an event of emergency, can I add an extra day?

Yes, emergency days may be accommodated by contacting the site coordinator.

Will I be charged if I pick up late?

There is a late fee for repeated late pick-ups not associated with an emergency situation.

Will my child complete homework while at Beyond the Bell?

Beyond the Bell does provide time and supervision for homework, however we do not proof your student's work.

Can I take my child to their locker if they leave something behind?

District 64's secure building policy prohibits us from going to lockers and rooms after the end of the school day.

When should I call Beyond the Bell?

Please call if your child will be absent, has been diagnosed with a contagious condition, needs to be picked up early, or ready to go at a particular time.

Beyond the Bell Program Supervisor

Robin Battaglia, Youth Coordinator
847-292-8901
rbattaglia@prparks.org


Washington School

Location: 1500 Stewart, Door #4
Beyond the Bell Phone: 847-951-4704
Email: washingtonbtb@prparks.org
Site Coordinator:  Roberta Dietz

Pick Up:
Please make sure you have your photo I.D. ready, as we check them until the staff is familiar with the pick-up person.


Field School

Location: 707 N. Wisner
Beyond the Bell Phone: 847-951-8604
Email: fieldbtb@prparks.org
Site Coordinator: Stacey Carvatta

Pick Up:
Please make sure you have your photo I.D. ready, as we check them until the staff is familiar with the pick-up person.


Franklin School

Location: 2401 Manor, Door #3 at the circle drive
Beyond the Bell Phone: 847-951-8518
Email: franklinbtb@prparks.org
Site Coordinator: Cathy Blachut

Pick Up:
Please make sure you have your photo I.D. ready, as we check them until the staff is familiar with the pick-up person.


Roosevelt School

Location: 1001 S. Fairview, Door #5 (new main door)
Beyond the Bell Phone: 847-951-7896
Email: rooseveltbtb@prparks.org
Site Coordinator:  Cathy Biller

Pick Up:
Please make sure you have your photo I.D. ready, as we check them until the staff is familiar with the pick-up person.


Carpenter School

Location: 300 N. Hamlin,  Door #16, drop off on Cherry Street
Beyond the Bell Phone: 847-951-9684
Email: carpenterbtb@prparks.org
Site Coordinator:  Lisa Wright

Pick Up:
Please make sure you have your photo I.D. ready, as we check them until the staff is familiar with the pick-up person.

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