Cost: $90 (for the full year)
When: Tuesdays, 3:35-4:35; October 4, 2011 – April 24, 2012.
Where: QAE, Mrs. Cryan-Leary’s classroom
Who: ALL grades welcome!
This year, QAE and Chess Mates Foundation (www.chessmates.org) are bringing chess club to our QAE kids in a weekly, after-school program. Chess Mates is a local, nonprofit organization that focuses on chess as a teaching tool with intellectual and emotional benefits. Chess Mates provides each of its 30+ participating schools with a Chess Club Coach, as well as teaching materials and administrative support needed to initiate, operate and maintain their chess clubs. In addition to regular weekly classes Chess Mates also sponsors three major scholastic tournaments each year—the first of which is in November!
In order for the program to be successful at our school, PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!! When you sign your child up, please consider volunteering your time to assist the coach and supervise kids during club meetings, or make yourself available for tournament and other after-club duties. Chess Mates cost is low in part because they rely on parents to be present at each club meeting to assist the coach with classroom management, locate missing children, and provide feedback to the organization.
For questions, contact Chess Club Coordinator Nan Noble at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Elizabeth Kruse at email@example.com.