Elementary Extracurricular Activities
WCA is proud to offer our elementary students a variety of extracurricular activities.
Please check below for a full list of activities, noting the grade-level requirements for each. We are excited to further engage our students through these enrichment programs!
Art Club: Grades 2 - 5
Join us as we explore the wonderful world of art! Art Club provides a great opportunity for kids to work with a variety of materials in a setting that offers quality, one-on-one assistance and guidance, where students can experiment and discover new techniques and possibilities in the realm of ART and CREATIVITY.
Art Club is designed for grade levels 2nd through 5th grade. In response to the popularity of Art Club, participants for each session will be accepted based on the responses to the "discussion questions" in the art club application in order to foster a more individualized classroom for your child. Classes are on Mondays after school from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. For questions, please contact Melanie Shaffer.
Lego Robotics Club: Grades 3 - 5
For the third year, we are sponsoring Lego Robotics for elementary students in third through fifth grades. Our teams had a terrific season last year and learned so much about coding, robotics, team collaboration and solving real world problems, such as learning about water systems and how to conserve and protect our valuable resources.
The 3rd and 4th grade team will meet on Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. and the 5th grade team will meet on Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.
There is a $75 fee for this club. There will be a few weekend competitions.
Contact Kevin Albertsen and Kristopher Winkler for more information.
*ChessMates: All Grades
Windsor Charter Academy is excited to host a Chessmates club at our elementary school!
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 3:20 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Location: Art Room
Spring Meeting Dates:
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 10, 17, 24
Cost: $65 for 12 weeks of class and chess instruction. Each class includes chess instruction and practice playtime taught by Candidate Chess Master Brad Lundstrom.
Refund policy: Any participant may receive a full refund until after the second class is completed. After the second class there will be no refunds granted, or partial credits given, for any reason.
Registration: Please fill out form and make payment: http://chessmatesfc.com/school/windsor-charter/
Question or Comments? Please contact Chessmates Fort Collins
Choir: Grades 4 - 5
The elementary 4th and 5th grade choir is another opportunity for students to explore their love for music outside of their normal music class. All students are welcome to join choir! Students will continue to learn the skills they learn in music class like how to read music, follow a director, and create simple harmonies.
Choir will begin on Tuesday, September 4th and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday before school from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.. If your student is interested in participating in choir for this new school year, sign-up today!
Contact Danielle Vazquez for more informaiton
Mathletes: Grades 4-5
Once a year, our 4th and 5th grade students can qualify to compete in a MathCounts competition. Students attend a qualifying meet for the state competition held in April. This gives elementary students, or "Mathletes", the ability to flex their mathematical thinking in a fun and competitive environment.
Cost: $15 - free to the first 12 students
Registration: Please fill out the following form to register. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.
The Math Department is pleased to invite you to participate in their math student-tutor program.
Parents may sign their students up in grades K-8 to be tutored by a high school student. Sessions are one day a week from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the MS/HS Academic Advancement Center, Room 202.
Students will be matched with a trained tutor according to timing and age preferences selected at registration. There is a two-week time frame for students to be matched with a tutor. Parents will be contacted within that time frame after completing the registration process.
Cost for this weekly tutor session is $10/session to be paid directly to the tutor.
Our elementary school Student Council promotes leadership, responsibility, school spirit, and builds school unity. Open to all 5th grade students, Student Council has a total of 16 members, including 4 elected officers and 12 elected Student Body Representatives. Our Student Council holds bi-monthly meetings during 5th grade lunch and recess. Student council will sponsor and attend various activities and events throughout the year, including community events and a leadership conference.
All Officers and Student Body Representative Should:
Follow the 8 Keys of Excellence
Maintain a C or better average, in all subjects at the end of each quarter
Understand this is a year-long commitment, with possible after school commitments
Attend 2 meetings a month during lunch and recess time
Be an active member and participate in student council events
Follow the school dress code
Represents WCA in a positive manner at school and community events
Understands there may be fees for some events, such as leadership conference or other activities
If you are interested in participating in Student Council, please contact Michelle Ammirati for more details.
*WCA Cub Scouts
Cub Scouting is the premier character development program for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade.
Your child is at an age where everything is new & fun. They live in a world of firsts: first home run, first campfire, first checkered flag. Their plan is lead by their imagination. Their most valuable reward is their friends and your proud smile.
Cub Scouts is a year-round program your child can join at anytime and is flexible to work with other community programs. You join Cub Scouts as a family and you help your scout along the way. Scouting is designed to help even the busiest parent get involved.
Visit our Cub Scout Pack 199 at www.WindsorPack199.org
These activities are not school-sponsored events. WCA staff will not be available to administer medications or provide medical accommodations. Responsibility and liability lies on the outside organization or the student-led organization running the event, not Windsor Charter Academy. See the 2018-2019 Parent Handbook for additional information regarding medication administration during non-school hours events.