The next school year begins on Wednesday, July 18th which also signals the beginning of the Before and After the Bell recreation program. Presented by Florence Community Services, this program runs Mondays through Fridays at Florence K-8 and Anthem K-8 schools. Children in kindergarten through the sixth grade are eligible to attend and participate in exercise time, homework assistance, games, crafts and more. Before the Bell is held from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and After the Bell is held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Hours and days of operation follow the Florence Unified School District calendar (excluding holidays and intersessions). The monthly fee, which must be paid prior to attending, is only $55 per child for residents and $69 for non-residents. The registration fee may be paid at the Community Center at 778 N. Main Street or online at www.florenceaz.gov/parks. For more information, please contact Megan Cetta at (520) 868-7589.