Viking Cove

Student After Care

Sts. Joseph and John School offers a safe, teacher-operated after-school care program. The faculty and staff of Sts. Joseph and John School offer an after school care program for students enrolled in our school.

Viking Cove (aftercare) is available for students in grades K-8 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Students will enjoy an after school snack, participate in a supervised homework time and then explore a variety of activities directed by Sts. Joseph and John teachers and aides.

Please use the following link to register for the program  

There is no charge to register for this program. If you are not interested at this time, but find a need for the program during the school year, you may register at a later date.

Viking Cove begins on the first day of school and is offered every day school is in session except the last day before Christmas break, the day before Easter break and the last day of school. Viking Cove will be held in the Visionary Center. Please sign up for Viking Cove Remind to let Ms. Puliafico know when you arrive to pick up your child from Door E.

  • In the To section of your phone add this number – 81010
  • In the Message section of your phone add this code – @vikingcove
  • Once you complete that, please hit send and you will be registered to receive text messages from Ms. Puliafico.
Only students enrolled in Sts. Joseph and John School may be enrolled in the extended day programs. Extended day is a privilege, not a right. Students must comply with the rules and procedures established for the program as well as the behavior code of Sts. Joseph and John School in order to continue on an extended day.
COST:  $4.00 per hour, per student (minimum 2 hours charged daily – $8.00)
HOURS:  2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Viking Cove consists of self directed play in gym, Visionary Center, and/or outside, weather permitting.
  • Snack served between 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • After snack, all students return to the Visionary Center for 30 minutes of quiet activities and homework. Kindergarteners can color and work on puzzles during this time. Grades 1 – 8 work on homework, activity packets, or reading a book.

Parents must sign out their child(ren) from the extended day program. Children must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. A LATE FEE OF $1.00 PER MINUTE IS CHARGED BEGINNING AT 6:00 P.M.


Director, Ms. Puliafico

Viking Cove is staffed with Sts. Joseph and John teachers and aides.

Viking Cove is part of the school program at Sts. Joseph and John School. Therefore, the principal is responsible for the extended day program. The director of the program is responsible for the day to day leadership and organization of the program. She reports to the principal as needed. Concerns about the program should be directed to the director, Ms. Puliafico. Concerns should be brought to the attention of the principal only after first discussing them with the director.

School policies and procedures are followed in the extended day program. Children who, by their behavior, indicate that they are not benefiting from the program, will be asked to withdraw. This request will be made after fair warning. The consequences for inappropriate behavior during the extended day program include, but are not limited to, time outs, time in the principal’s office, suspension from the program, and mandated withdrawal from the program.


Most communication takes place when parents come to get their child(ren).


A Viking Cove Remind account has been set up for parents to communicate with the director.  If there are changes to pick-up or any concerns, parents can correspond within this app.  Parents can also email Ms. Puliafico at


The extended day staff uses the information provided on the school emergency form. It is the responsibility of parents to update any information with the extended day staff as well as the school staff.

The director of the extended day program is the first to receive school closing information from the principal of the school.


Healthy snacks and a fruit drink are provided daily. Water is available from the drinking fountain. Occasionally a special snack is provided. Parents must communicate with the staff of the extended day program IN WRITING if there are any dietary restrictions. If a child has food allergies, we ask that parents provide a snack for their child.

During the afternoon session, a nutritious snack will be provided for each child at no additional cost. Parents are asked to notify the school in writing of any food allergies, since the school is providing the snack.


Children may bring play clothes. The staff is not responsible for damage to school clothing during the program time.


The director of the extended day program keeps a formal record of attendance and payment of fees. Extended day records are confidential and will be shared only with those who have a legal right to know. The pastor and principal have access to all extended day records and logs.

The director of the extended day program must be provided with custody decrees or other documents relating to parent contact with a child if both parents do not have custody of the child.


The program reserves the right to amend the handbook for just cause. Parents will be notified promptly in writing if changes are made.

Supplies Required for Viking Cove

1. Quiet Activity Bag

    • We are asking each child to bring a “Quiet Activity Bag” that will be housed in the Visionary Center.

    • Please place all items in a recycle shopping bag with your child’s name on the bag and homeroom.

    • The Quiet Activity Bag is to provide students with quiet activities while other students finish their homework.

    • Bags should have a pencil pouch with pencils, crayons, erasable markers only, erasers, etc. to work on homework, color and draw.

2. Book to read

Other items in bags can be coloring or puzzle books, flashcards, sketch books and a pencil pouch with crayons, pencils, colored pencils and markers. No scissors please.

3. Clorox Wipes if possible. We understand these are hard to find.

2:00 – 2:15 Check In

2:30 – 3:15 Homework/Quiet Time (see more details below)

Kindergarten – Go Noodle, story time, short movie and /or quiet activity bag. See supply list.

Grades 1 – 8 – Homework and quiet activity. See supply list.

Students K – 4 will be assigned an iPad to use during this time.

Grades 5 – 8 will be allowed to use their Chromebooks

3:15 – 3:45 Snack time

Snacks are provided daily. Students are not permitted to bring their own snack unless your child has an allergy. Please send a note with your child if they have an allergy. All cookies come from nut free factories

3:45 – 4:00 Bathroom break and washing hands

4:00 – 6:00 Free play, stem activity and craft time.

This includes outside play in cohorts if possible, movies, individual bagged games, large group games or toys. These games will change daily.

Toys will be limited due to Covid. There will be individual bags of legos for each child.

Schedule is subject to change

Viking Code is always looking for new or slightly used games, toys, flashcards, and puzzles. Send any donations to the Viking Visionary Center. We thank you for your consideration in advance.