Extended Day

Our Extended Day Program for the 2020-2021 school year is still under consideration to begin October 5 pending the guidelines put forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Restore Illinois, and Be Safe. Chicago. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

FXW’s Extended Day Program is designed to provide students from preschool through 8th grade with a safe and stimulating environment in which to learn, play, join clubs and try new things. Our commitment to each child’s complete well-being is fulfilled when their mind, body and spirit work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Extended Day Program — Preschool-3rd Grade

The FXW Extended Day Program for students at our Old St. Patrick’s Campus is designed to provide our youngest FXW students with a safe and exciting environment in which to learn, play and explore. Extended Day for Preschool students runs from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for our K-3rd graders. Students are given fresh fruit or veggie snacks every day. Program classes are divided by grade level. All students have the opportunity to go to the gym, play outside, visit the library, as well as spend time in the classroom. The Extended Day Program teachers create weekly lesson plans and activities that give the students the chance to have fun while reinforcing the curriculum in their classrooms during normal school hours.

Our 1st-3rd grade students have homework help time built in which enables them to finish their work before they go home. The grade level groups also buddy up with other groups of different ages to share stories, create projects, and experience the dynamic of communicating in groups.

Extended Day Program — Grades 4-8

The FXW Extended Day Program for students at our Holy Name Cathedral campus promotes each student’s the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being. We provide a safe and relaxed environment where our 4th-8th grade students can complete homework, create, explore, and solve problems together in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

We provide students with:

  • Supervision
  • Homework Help
  • Recreation

Students in the first session (3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.) start off with a healthy snack before starting their homework. During this time, students complete assignments in a quiet, supervised classroom with support from teachers. Those without homework are encouraged to read a book or study for an upcoming assessment. At 4:15 p.m. students can continue to study or play board or computer games and socialize.

Students who stay on for the Second Session (4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.) can choose to spend time in either the Quiet Room homework to study or read quietly; or, in the Recreation Room to play basketball, volleyball, ping pong, dodge ball or another engaging physical activity.