[Lapham-Marquette PTG] Lapham After-School Clubs ending next semester!

Maria Ruiz ruiz5of12 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 19:40:54 EST 2017

An idea: A permanently running Chess Club would be a great after school
club for Lapham, and Marquette. Chess clubs have shown to boost academic
skills in general, and has proven if I'm not mistaken to be an effective
tool in reducing achievement gap/racial academic disparities.
Ideally, a professional, could be hired to be the chess coach, with help of
parent volunteers, but other alternatives include hiring a UW student. If a
parent were knowledgable with how to teach and conduct a chess club, that
could be a starter as well.
Would be relatively low cost with big gains.
Many other Madison schools have running chess clubs.

On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 4:45 PM, Sabrina <sabrinaloomis1013 at gmail.com>

> I believe I might be ready to brave the world of leading an after-school
> club! Just trying to think of a potential topic. Will keep you posted.
> Would almost definitely need to be on Wednesdays, as that is my day off
> work.
> Thanks :)
> Sabrina
> (mom of Desmond, 2nd grader)
> On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 1:20 PM, Amanda Crim & Chad Seys <
> crimseys at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Did you know that there will be NO after-school clubs at Lapham next
>> semester? No chance for your kiddo to play board games, do art, make
>> origami, learn about nature, build cool stuff, etc. No clubs at all...
>> *Unless* you step forward to take the reins as the Lapham After School Club
>> Coordinator(s)!
>> The position can be shared, so tasks can be divided to be more manageable
>> if you fear you don't have enough time to do it alone. It is super
>> rewarding, and there are step-by-step directions to follow. Your child also
>> gets preferential placement in the club of his/her choice. Help create some
>> after school fun for kids!
>> If interested, please contact Alicia Hamilton (alimayhamilton at gmail.com),
>> out-going Lapham ASC Coordinator, or me (Amanda - mircsyes at gmail.com,
>> former ASC Coordinator).
>> No clubs would be a very sad thing! Be a hero to some kids. :)
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- Maria V. Ruiz
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