We Care News
Attention Fairfax Families

Due to a lack of enrollment, there will not be a morning We Care program at Fairfax Elementary for the 2019-20 school year.

The afternoon We Care program remains the same.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Mentor Schools We Care Program

The We Care Program provides before and after school care for Mentor Schools students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program includes snack (afternoon only), homework/ quiet time, active play, crafts, and individual/ group games. 

We Care operates only on days that school is in session. Please click on each school (at the top left on a PC or tap the top "main menu" on a mobile device) for hours of operation. Students are not required to have set schedules. Families can use the program as little or as much as needed as long as a positive balance is maintained in the account.

In the morning, students must be escorted in the building by an adult.  In the afternoon, students may only arrive directly from their classroom at dismissal or from an activity/ club held at the school building. Students can only be released to individuals listed in the Parent Portal with proper ID. For the safety of our students, we are unable to accept phone calls requesting any changes to the authorized pick up list.   


Please click below to review: 
Tuition & Payment Information

We Care is a prepaid, self-supporting program.  Our only funds for staffing, snacks, art/ craft materials, games, sports equipment, etc. come exclusively from the annual registration fee and hourly tuition that we charge.

Registration Fee: There is an annual $35.00 non-refundable registration fee per child with an annual maximum of $70.00 per family. 

Hourly Tuition: Families are charged a rate of $4.00/ hour for each child in the program. There is a minimum charge of one hour ($4.00) per shift (morning and afternoon), and then additional time is charged in quarter hour increments.

Children picked up after 6:00pm will be charged an additional late pickup fee of $8.00 per quarter hour.

Families are required to purchase 25 hours of care ($100) per child at a time. It is the responsibility of the parent/ guardian to ensure that there is a positive balance in the student’s account to continue We Care Services.  Balances can be monitored on the Parent Portal or checked at the We Care Center.  

There are three ways to pay:
1. Credit Card (Parent Portal- Payments- Select desired payment amount in "optional items")
2. Checks made payable to: Mentor Board of Education (no postdated checks)
3. Cash
The Mentor Schools We Care program does not meet the eligibility requirements to accept Lake County child care assistance at this time.  For information on child care assistance and to locate participating providers, please contact the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Registration Information

We Care has open enrollment throughout the school year. Students must be registered annually for each school year.

At the beginning of the year, registration is completed through the Parent Portal with the initial student enrollment or the annual update.  To enroll in the middle of the school year, please contact your center supervisor.

Families are required to pay the registration fee ($35/ child; $70/ family) AND purchase the first 25 hours ($100)* per child at the time of registration.

To request special accommodations for your child(ren) in We Care, please contact the We Care office at least ten business days before the anticipated start date.

If your child needs access to an inhaler, EpiPen, or medication during We Care hours, please complete the appropriate form below and supply the medication to your We Care Supervisor (if applicable).

*If your child has a significant We Care carryover balance from the previous year, then only the registration fee is required at the time of registration.  

Important We Care Forms
(Required for all medications including Epinephrine Auto-injectors and Inhalers)
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Contact Information
Sharon Blanock, We Care Coordinator
Click here to email Sharon
(440) 255-1230

Lisa Sadler 
Bellflower Supervisor 
Click here to email Lisa

Debbie Mazzocco
Fairfax Supervisor
Click here to email Debbie

 Toni Shelley
Hopkins Supervisor
Click here to email Toni

Melissa Ammerman
Lake Supervisor
Click here to email Melissa

Sue Fern
Morton Supervisor
Click here to email Sue

Carrie Barry
Orchard Hollow Supervisor
Click here to email Carrie

Peggy Mack
Ridge - Acting Lead 
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