Chess Academy Winter Session
The Woods Winter Wonders After-School Program strives to offer lots of variety in our after-school activities, with a goal of
providing a balance of structure and fun, and having something to interest all our students.
Email us via the "Contact Us" tab if you have any suggestions of how we may improve out program!
This eight week class will teach students the fundamentals of the game of chess. Students will spend the first 15-20 minutes learning a specific lesson on the game and its strategy, and then spend the next 40-50 minutes playing the game. Learn more about Chess Academy's class curriculum here. Visit the Triangle Chess Center's website to learn more about the group's history, mission and philosophy. Also, please note that Triangle Chess offers Open Free Play at which all chess players are welcome on Wednesday Nights from 5:30-8:30 and Saturday Afternoons from 1:00-5:00.
Dates: Tuesday afternoons starting February 4th and ending March 24th (eight weeks)
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades 2+
Registration fee: $145
Invite your kids on a journey filled with imaginative stories, yoga poses, games and music! Your kids will not only have fun, they’ll learn positive messages about sharing, teamwork, dreaming big and self-worth. They’ll learn calming techniques and ways to sharpen their focus. Yoga can improve your child’s strength, balance and flexibility. It’s also a great complement to other activities like dance, gymnastics and soccer. Each one-hour class includes breathing, yoga poses, crafts, games, mindfulness practices and end with guided relaxation. Click here to see the flyer.
Dates: Four Thursdays starting January 30th and ending February 20th
Times: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Registration fee: $60
After-School Program (Full-Time)
The daily schedule provides a framework for students which is both fun and productive. Here is a sample of what the schedule will be; please note that additional enrichment opportunities will be included as they become available:
2:50-3:05 Student dismissal and arrival at program for check-in
3:05-3:15 Restroom and water break, snack and introduction to day's activities
3:15-3:45 Inside/Outdoor Physical Activity/homework hub option available
3:45-4:45 Center Rotations~Examples
● Crafts/STEM/Add-On Class if registered (i.e., past offerings include yoga and various sports offerings;please note: there is an extra fee for these classes)
● Board Games
4:45-5:40 Brain Workout/Homework Hub and quiet reading or other mental activity
5:45-6:00 Closing Circle and cleaning up
On Friday, we'll change things up to allow time for a movie and popcorn!
2:50-3:15 Same schedule
3:15-4:00 Indoor/Outdoor Physical Activity or Homework Hub
4:00-5:45 Great Movie in the Great Room!
5:45-6:00 Closing Circle and cleaning up
After-School Program (PT/Three Days)
The daily schedule is the same as that shown for full-time after-school students. PLEASE NOTE: We will create a three-day-week schedule to fit YOUR specific needs (i.e., you're not stuck with the M/W/F option). Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what your special "three-day combination" is, and we'll make it happen!
After-School Program (PT/Two Days)
The daily schedule is the same as that shown for full-time after-school students. PLEASE NOTE: We will create a two-day-week schedule to fit YOUR specific needs (i.e., you're not stuck with the T/Th option). Send me an email at email@example.com to let me know what your special "two-day combination" is, and we'll make it happen!
After-School Program (Drop-In/One Day)
The daily schedule is the same as that shown for full-time students. Parents who are in need of some last-minute help with after-school care may contact Jake Weaver, the Program Director, copying Ann Kaiyala, to request same. Phone calls to the office are not recommended, but in cases of true emergency are acceptable. You may email Jake at firstname.lastname@example.org, copying Ann at email@example.com, to notify us of your intent to use the drop-in option.
Note: There is NO CHARGE for MS Drop-In Care through 9/3. We'd still appreciate if you'd call us to let us know to expect your child!
After September 3rd, Cost: $15/day
After-School Program for MS
Special age-approriate activities, including most of those shown in the regular daily schedule, will be provided for the middle schoolers in our care.
The Middle School after-school program costs $2/hr. and allows a by-the-hour option to meet the needs of those students who just need a partial day's care while either waiting for a school-sponsored activity to begin, or after it ends while awaiting parent pick up.
Additionally, we will not begin charging for MS care until September 3rd, to allow parents more time to explore other options without experiencing the financial implications of this newly-created program. We would still prefer that you go ahead and register your MS student(s) now, so that we can get a sense of how many kids we need to staff for.
Students may arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. All elementary and middle school students who arrive before 8:00 (and are not accompanied by a parent or guardian until 8:00 a.m.) must be registered in the before-school program.
Cost: $30 trimester