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!
Intramural Sports Program: Grades 4-5
Our elementary school has a comprehensive intramural sports program for our 4th and 5th grade elementary school students. Our program is designed to give students and opportunity to learn about and participate in sports and learn teamwork when playing with fellow classmates. WCA runs this program at the elementary school and teams are formed randomly to play against classmates.
Registration is now open!
Co-ed Volleyball: October 28th through November 20th
Upcoming Intramural Sports:
Boys' Basketball: January 8th through February 5th
Girls’ Basketball: February 10th through March 9th. We will not have practice on Monday, February 17th as this is a holiday.
Co-ed Track and Field: April 27th through May 13th. Please note, actual dates will be: Mon 4/27, Wed 4/29, Fri 5/1, Mon 5/4, Wed 5/6, Fri 5/8, Mon 5/11, and Wed 5/13.
$25 per sport, per student
All sports will run from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the elementary school. Track and field is the exception to this rule, and will run on two consecutive Fridays in May.
If you have any questions about this program, please email Jessica Wilson or call 970-674-5020.
Art Club: Grades K - 5
Students who join Art Club have an opportunity to work with a variety of materials in a setting that offers quality, one-on-one assistance. Students can experiment and discover new art techniques!
Art Club will begin on Monday, October 7th. Students will meet on Mondays after school from 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the art room.
Three sessions will be offered, each open to different grade levels:
Session 1: Art Careers (Registration is now closed)
This session is designed for students who are interested in expanding their knowledge of a specific art career or medium (style of art). This session is open to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.
Meeting Dates: October 7th, 14th, 28th; November 4th, 11th, 18th; December 2nd, 9th
Session 2: 2D Painting (Registration is now closed)
Students will learn a variety of painting techniques and styles and then they will be given a canvas to create a final project using the skills they have been taught. This session is open to K-5th grade.
Meeting Dates: January 13th, 27th; February 3rd, 10th, 24th; March 2nd, 9th, 16th
Session 3: 3D Sculpture (Registration is now closed)
Students will explore the material of "air dry/kiln free" clay through a variety of building and design techniques in 3D, adding to their project each week and/or building new ones. They will also work with wire, plaster, and other 3D materials. This session is open to K-5th grade.
Meeting Dates: March 30th; April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; May 4th
Classes are capped at 15 students per session. Each course is $40 and will give students access to necessary supplies as well as their own sketchbook, apron, and palette to take home at the end of their session.
For questions, please contact Melanie Shaffer.
Lego Robotics Club: Grades 3 - 5
We are proud to support our award-winning Lego Robotics Club for elementary students in third through fifth grades. Our teams learn 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.
Stay tuned for details about this club for the 2019-2020 school year!
Please contact Kevin Albertsen and Kristopher Winkler for more information.
Battle of the Books: Grades 4-5
Battle of the Books is a Family Feud-style competition where teams of students compete against peer schools to test their knowledge of a selection of books. We will read and practice throughout the year and compete in a final competition in May. Please note that our school has limited books on hand, so students will be responsible for purchasing the books on the list, or finding them at one of our local libraries.
Battle of the Books is open to our 4th and 5th grade students. Teacher approval is required and students must meet AR goals while in the club. Students will meet on the following Wednesdays during their lunch and recess time in either Mrs. Keenan’s or Mrs. Niswender’s classroom, depending on the student’s grade level.
2019 Meeting Dates: October 16th; November 6th; December 4th
2020 Meeting Dates: January 8th; February 5th; March 4th and 18th; April 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
The cost to participate is $25.00 and includes a team t-shirt. There are 40 spots available. Please register by October 9th.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Scholand.
Children’s Choir: Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th
Our Children’s Choir is an opportunity for students to explore their love for music outside of their normal music class. Students will continue to learn the skills they learn in music class, including how to read music, follow a director, and create simple harmonies.
Grades: Open to 3rd-5th grade students.
Practice Dates: Practices will be held before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:00 a.m. Practice will begin Tuesday, September 3rd. Our last practice will be on April 28, 2020.
Location: Elementary School Choir Room
Performance Dates: Our performance dates will be December 5th at 5:00 p.m. and April 30th at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 per student
Questions: For questions, please contact Danielle Vazquez.
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.
Stay tuned for details about this club for the 2019-2020 school year!
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.
*ChessMates: All Grades
We are proud to host a Chessmates club at our elementary school!
Meeting Times: Wednesdays from 3:20-4:45 p.m.
September 11th, 18th, 25th
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
November 6th, 13th, and 20th
Location: Room 148
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.
Questions: Please contact Candidate Chess Master Brad Lundstrom.
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 clubs/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 2019-2020 Parent Handbook for additional information regarding medication administration during non-school hours events.