Livingston’s Rec Department plans PIR support days for new schedule

Samantha Hill

As school gets into full swing, the Livingston Recreation Department has come up with a solution to PIR days.

PIR days are days off of school for students, usually on Fridays, while teachers develop lesson plans or take classes.

These days can sometimes force parents to find childcare for students, which is why the Rec Department will hold camps on those Fridays this fall.

These camps will be held Sept. 30, Oct. 21, and Nov. 18 for elementary school children.

Livingston Recreation Manager Maggie Tarr said the department had camps over the summer to help when LINKS for Learning was not in session and decided to continue over the school year.

Tarr said most of the 18 students who will be in the Rec Department program are 6- and 7-year-olds, so the department is tailoring the program to fit those ages.

She said the department has plans to tour the Livingston Food Resource Center, the Yellowstone Gateway Museum and the fire and police departments.

“Just easy things that kids will be able to walk to,” Tarr said.

Although the department is still planning the program, she said it wants to incorporate school spirit in September for homecoming and Halloween for the October session.

Other programs for the winter and spring are possible but Tarr said the department plans to reevaluate after the fall. The other programs could also include Christmas break and spring break camps if there is enough interest.

The fall camps are $30 per child per day, plus $20 for any additional student per family. Tarr said students must come to the camp fed, and then the Rec Department will provide lunch and snacks.

For more information, contact the department at 223-2233 or 222-8155.