Cub Clubs & After School Childcare

Methow Valley Elementary Cub Club

Cub Clubs are seasonal enrichment clubs based at MV Elementary for Grades 1-6. Most are run in partnership with our generous and talented community groups and volunteers including: Methow Arts, The Merc Theater, Classroom in Bloom, Methow Nordic, The Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink, MV Flyfishers, Methow Recycles and MV Riding Unlimited. We are still hoping to add a Chess Club, Lego/Robotics Club and a Hip Hop Dance Club.

Please let us know if you’re interested in helping with any of these clubs or you have another club idea you’d like to explore. Contact Katharine Bill, (509) 341-4210.

Fall 2018/Winter 2019

• All clubs run from 3:20 – 5:00 p.m.
• Please let us know if your child will be absent – we take attendance each afternoon.
• Bus service is available to Winthrop (Red Barn) and Twisp (Community Center) at 5 p.m.
• The bus usually arrives at approximately 5:10 p.m. in Winthrop and 5:25 p.m. in Twisp.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Choir Club • Grades 3-6
September 24 – November 19
Nature Connect • Grades 4-6
October 16 – November 20
Ukulele Club • Grades 5-6
September 26 – November 7
Skate Club • Grades 2-6
January 10 – February 14
Ski Cubs • Grades 1-2
January 8 – February 12
Spanish Club • Grades 3-6
November 7 – December 19
Homework Club • Grade 6
October 17 – December 13

NEW! Skate Club

• Grades 2-6
• Thursdays, January 10 – February 14, 2019
• Led by Ann Glidden, Learn to Skate Program Instructor

Skate Club will include 10-15 minutes of basic skills instruction from an adult skate instructor and volunteer high school instructors, followed by 45 minutes of free skating. The program will provide an opportunity for children to either learn a new skill or continue to practice, while spending active time outdoors after school.

Cost is $55, which includes transportation, skate rental and admission. For more information, contact Winthrop Rink Program Coordinator Anna Sand at or (509) 996-4199.

Registration: Limited to the first 25 children to register. Please send registration form/payment to Winthrop Rink by January 4th.

View/download Skate Club Registration Form


• Grades 3-6
• Wednesdays, November 7 – December 19, 2018
• Led by Rob Crandall

Learn conversational Spanish in this interactive and playful after-school club. Activities may include outdoor games, cooking/fiestas, art projects, and music/dance.

Rob Crandall has volunteered in Mexico for several winters with Project Amigo, and many know him locally for his juggling, field science and native plant propagation skills. He is the owner of Methow Natives Nursery, and has two children who attend Liberty Bell High School. Rob has also taught the Methow River Camp (a field science summer camp for ages 10-14) for many years, and is a spirited and thoughtful teacher.

Registration: Please return this registration form to the MVE office by Friday, November 2nd. You will receive a confirmation email when your child is registered.

View/download Spanish Club Registration Form

Ski Cubs

• Grades 1-2
• Tuesdays, January 8 – February 12, 2018
• Led by Keri Moore

Ski Cubs is a fun, short season of introductory classic skiing with games and instruction. Ski Cubs makes every effort to remove barriers (transportation, ski gear, cost) and welcome any child who has interest in trying this fun and healthy sport.

Cost is $75 which includes instruction; skis, boots and poles fit to each child; bus transportation (if necessary); and snacks before and after each session.

Questions? Contact Keri Moore with Methow Valley Nordic. (509) 991-1647 or email
Visit our website for more Ski Cubs information or to register/pay:


• Grades 3-6
• Mondays, September 24 – November 19, 2018
• Led by Jennifer Simmons

This is for students who like to sing and want to learn to sing in a group. No experience necessary. Minimum of 12 students necessary for this club to run.

Nature Connect

• Grades 4-6
• Mondays, October 16 – November 20, 2018
• Led by Sarah Fox

The Nature Connect program is a play-based club in which students explore and gain experience with wilderness survival skills and other earth-based arts and traditions. Students will delve into a hands-on approach to shelter building, bird language, tracking and wild-crafting.

View/download Nature Connect Registration Form

View/download Nature Connect Flyer


• Grades 5-6
• Wednesdays, September 26 – November 7, 2018 (no class October 31)
• Led by Matt Armbrust

Students will learn the basics of playing the ukulele. Students will be asked to pay an instrument rental fee of $25, or will have the option to purchase a ukulele. Limited to 12 students.


• Grade 6
• Thursdays, October 17 – December 13
• Led by Janice Dickinson

This club will provide assistance for students in 6th grade to get their homework done and also help with organizational skills and approaches to learning.

Winter 2019

Winter Clubs will start in early January, and will include:

  • Ski Cubs for Grades 1-2, with Methow Nordic
  • Skate Club with the Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink
  • Homework Club (continued from Fall)
  • Art Club
  • Horse Club (starting in February)

Spring 2019

Spring Clubs will typically start in mid-April, and will include:

  • Green Team with Methow Recycles
  • Soccer Club 
  • Fly Fishing Club
  • Homework Club (continued)
  • Art Club

After School Childcare Program

MVE After School Childcare ProgramThis high-quality, daily program serves children in grades K – 6, and includes a healthy snack, art projects, games and activities.

There is a great deal of research showing the value of after-school programs for increasing student morale and engagement in school, and we can see the sparkling enthusiasm in the eyes of so many students who look forward to their various after-school activities.

For more information, please visit our After School Childcare Program page.


Happy Holidays Methow Valley! All Schools & the District Office will be Closed to the Public Monday, December 24th, 2018 through Friday, January 4th, 2019