Come have fun as you learn the exciting and challenging game of chess! Chess meetings will include practice matches as well as instruction on rules and strategy. Certificates are awarded as new skills are mastered. Chess sets and materials are provided. Students can also compete for medals and trophies in area chess tournaments on their own if they wish. In the spring, we will present medals to those students who have been attending regularly.
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Please register even if you did chess last year. If you have questions or need help registering, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
When: Friday mornings before school* 8:00 am to 8:50 am in the Cafeteria Chess meetings typically run from October through the Friday before spring break. For exact dates please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. * If school is out on a Friday, then chess meeting is not held that week.
Cost: FREE! There is no cost or fee to participate in chess meetings. This program is generously funded by our PTA.
Who’s Invited: All Students and Parents (grandparents too!) All grades and experience levels are welcome! AM & PM Kindergartners are welcome, but it helps if a parent attends with them initially to help them go through the reading materials.
VolunteerParents/Grandparents: We need your help! The chess program is run entirely by parent volunteers. We ALWAYS need help, but especially the first 6 meetings. We mostly need parents to help guide students as they progress through the program. Student progress is slowed when we don’t have enough parents. Chess experience is helpful, but not necessary! You can learn along with the students, or just correct student worksheets with our answer key. We don’t have a volunteer schedule, just come when you can.