MVE Clubs & Activities

Cub Club participants gardening, making art and baking

We have many great extra-curricular options for students at MVE this school year! Cub Club and other enrichment activities for students change seasonally, so check back often for the most updated information. These after-school clubs are offered free of charge, thanks to our wonderful supporters at Methow Arts, The Merc Theater and Methow Valley Public School Funding Alliance!

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. Many thanks to our community partners who help support learning outside the classroom! Please let us know if you’re interested in helping or have another club idea you’d like to explore.

Program Details

  • All Clubs, except those meeting on Wednesday, run from 3:10 – 5:00 p.m. 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.
  • Wednesday Clubs run from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Bus service is available to Winthrop (Red Barn) and Twisp (Community Center) at 3 p.m. The bus usually arrives at approximately 3:10 p.m. in Winthrop and 3:25 p.m. in Twisp.
  • For families needing child care until 5 p.m., please consider Methow Valley Elementary’s After School Childcare Program. This program is offered free of charge for students in grades K-5, Monday through Friday. If you need care from 12:30 – 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, you will need to sign up for a Cub Club. This program is offered free of charge for students in Grades K – 5, and bus transportation to the Winthrop Barn and Twisp Community Center will be available. To attend, students must be registered in advance. To do so contact Kiera Moore, (509) 996-2186
  • Please let us know if your child will be absent – we take attendance each afternoon.
  • Questions? Please contact Laurel Carlton, Family & Community Engagement Program Coordinator.

Register Now for WINTER 2022 Cub Clubs!

Session runs Tuesday, January 18th – Thursday, February 17th, 2022.
(unless otherwise noted)

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Cub Clubs

Mondays

Storytime & Coloring Club • Grades 1-2 • Led by Andrea Bebout
Each week we will read a new book and do a craft or coloring activity. Limit 12 students.

Methow Arts Art Club • Grades 3-5 • Led by Bruce Morrison
Inspired by nature and creative expression, students will explore the world through paint, clay, found objects, and drawing. Limit 14 students.

Cupcake Club • Grades 3-5 • Led by Marisa Monteverde
Want to learn how to make them yourself? Each week we will play a short game, bake and decorate cupcakes and then read a book together while we enjoy our creations. Limit 10 students.

Tuesdays

Dance Club • Grades 3-5 • Led by Kelsi Dunbar and Laurel Carlton
Students will learn a variety of dance basics, focusing mostly on Jazz & Hip Hop. No prior dance experience is necessary, just a willingness to move to the music in a judgment free zone. Limit 20 students.

Ski Cubs • Grades 1-2 • Led by MVNSEF
See program details and registration information under “After School Clubs in Our Community”.

Wednesdays

Methow Arts Art Club • Grades 1-2 • Led by artists Claire & Bo
Inspired by nature and creative expression, students will explore the world through paint, clay, found objects, and drawing. Limit 12 students.

Trashion Fashion Club • Grades 2-4 • Led by Hillary Ketcham & Colbey Breed
Students will create fashion with recycled materials. Limit 20 students. (This club runs January 12th – February 16th.)

Wildlife Club • Grades 4-6 • Led by Home Range Wildlife Research
Learn about wildlife living in the Methow Valley and how wildlife biologists monitor rare and elusive species. In this club we will investigate wildlife on campus to better understand how they are sharing the landscape with us using a combination of camera traps and tracking skills. Limit 20 students.

Game Club • Grades 1-5 • Led by our Aftercare teachers Keira and Levi
Play various games (indoors and out!) and learn about good sportsmanship and teamwork. Limit 20 students. (This club runs January 5th – February 16th.)

Storytime & Builders Club • Grades K-1 • Led by educator Nicole O’Driscoll
Each new week will focus on a new theme and constructive material (think – legos, air dry clay, marshmallows and spaghetti) Limit 14 students. (This club runs January 5th – February 16th.)

Kids Surrender Yoga Club • Grades K-1 • Led by educator Lisa Whatley, RN, R-CYT
Healthy, happy, and calm! Encouraging skills of focus, mind/body awareness, and confidence. This session will focus on the 5 senses. Limit 20 students, with older students assisting.

Thursdays

Chess Club • Grades 1-5 • Led by Avery Young & Janice Dickinson
Learn the basics of chess and the general strategy around how to defeat your opponent! Students will focus on good sportsmanship, and most importantly have fun! Limit 14 students.

Methow Arts Writing and Publishing Club • Grades 4-5 • Led by Anne Andersen
Writer and retired teacher/principal Anne Andersen will engage students in a variety of writing and publishing activities, exploring different genres, illustration techniques and bookmaking Limit 14 students.

Skate Club • Grades 1-3 • Led by Methow Rink
See program details and registration information under “After School Clubs in Our Community”.

 

After School Clubs in Our Community

Skate Club

• MVE Grades 1 – 3
• Thursdays, January 13th – February 17th, 2022
• Led by Ann Glidden, Winthrop Rink’s head ‘Learn to Skate’ program instructor, with help from additional volunteers.

Winthrop Rink and Methow Valley School District have partnered together once again to offer Skate Club. Sessions 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. This program will provide an opportunity for children to either learn a new skill or continue to practice, while spending active time outdoors after school! A bus will take students from MVE to the Winthrop Rink immediately after school and then drop them back at the school at 5:00 p.m.*

Registration will be capped at the first 15 students to register. The $55 registration fee includes includes transportation, admission and skate rentals. Financial assistance is available through the school upon request. Please email asand@winthroprink.org to make a request and to reserve a spot while the request is being processed.

To learn more, or to register please visit Skate Club Registration.

(*NOTE: If students are going to be picked up or dropped off at the rink by parents, please notify the Program Manager, Anna, at asand@winthroprink.org at least a day in advance, or call the rink at (509) 996-4199 for day-of changes.)

Ski Cubs

• Grades 1 – 2
• Tuesdays, January 4th – February 8, 2022
• Led by Methow Valley Nordic

The Ski Cubs after school program still has room available! This program offers a fun, short season of introductory classic skiing with games and instruction. (Ski Cubs is separate from Methow Valley Nordic Team practices.) Cost is $20.  

The Ski Cubs program makes every effort to remove barriers (transportation, ski gear, cost) to welcome any child who has an interest in trying this fun and accessible sport in our Valley. Skiers must come prepared with warm and appropriate clothing for 1.5 hours in the snow. There is a spot on the registration form to indicate any needed appropriate clothing. 

To learn more, or to register please visit Ski Cubs Registration.

Methow Valley Nordic Team

Looking for a fun way to get out in our beautiful winter landscape and learn a new sport? Registration for the Methow Valley Nordic Team is now open and offers coached skiing alongside your peers for young people ages 6 – 18 yrs old.

Sessions begin November 4th, with the number of sessions per week varying depending on the age and abilities of the skier.

To learn more, or to register for any of the MVNT programs with practices starting November 4th, please visit Methow Valley Nordic Team Registration.

If you have any questions, email MVNT Program Director Sam Naney at sam@mvnsef.org.

 

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Friday, January 28, 2022: MVSD Professional Development Day • All MVSD Schools and the District Office will be Closed to the Public.