MVE Clubs & Activities

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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 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 5:20 p.m. in Winthrop and 5:35 p.m. in Twisp.
  • Wednesday Clubs run from 1:30 – 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 3:15 p.m. in Winthrop and 3:30 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 Laurel Carlton, (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 LATE FALL 2022 Cub Club!

Session runs Monday, October 24th – Thursday, December 1st, 2022.



View/download 2022 Cub Club Late Fall Registration Form - English

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Late Fall 2022 Clubs


Art Club • Grades 1-3 • Led by MVE Staff, Andrea Bebout
Each week we will focus on a new project, themed to the changing seasons. Limit 10 students.

Math is Cool Club • Grades 3-5 (or 2nd Graders doing 3rd Grade math) • Led by Lurline Sweet
Prior to the pandemic, the MVE Math Is Cool team competed for a couple decades and has taken top honors many times in its small-school category, competing against both public and private elementary schools. This club is not strictly about competition; it is about teamwork and loving math, growing deep connections in mathematical thinking and solid math practices.

Math is Cool is an annual statewide competition in February. The purpose behind the contest is giving students a view of how fun and beautiful mathematics is. The competition itself is for 4th grade and up. We will welcome third graders at practices. Limit 20 students.

For more information on MIC, see:

Boys Who Cook Club • Grades 4-6 • Led by Marisa Monteverde
Calling all boys who love cooking (and also love to eat)! This club will teach you how to make delicious basics to make healthy and tasty dinners. Limit 10 students. No Club 11/28.


Yoga Club • Grades 1-3 • Led by Lisa Whatley
Learn and practice the principles of Yoga Calm® – Educating Heart, Mind, & Body. Students will explore movement and stillness, breath and energy, confidence and balance. Different, fun themes for each session! Please contact Lisa Whatley, RN, CYT with any questions at (206) 200-0281 or Limit 12 students

Math Support Club • Grades 4 & 5 • Led by Tiffany Surface
Ready to build your math skills? This club will give you extra math practice by playing games, working in small groups, using iPads, pattern blocks, and more! Limit 15 students.

Ice Skating Club • Grades 5-8 • Hosted by The Winthrop Rink
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. Bus transportation to/from MVE & LBHS included. Limit 15 students.

Start date of this club is TBD based on ice readiness at the rink. We will confirm with you when we know more.


NOTE: No Clubs on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Get Crafty Club • K & 1st • Led by educator Amanda Tomatich
Each week we will focus on a new book and accompanying craft. Limit 12 students.

Creative Movement Club • Grades K-2nd • Led by Kaarin Starr
Children love being in their bodies! This class allows them to explore different movement activities including animal flow, yoga, dance , pilates and free movement. We will play games, explore modalities and most of all have fun! Limit 12 students

Chess Club • K-2nd • Led by Avery Young and Kathleen Manseau
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 15 students.

Science Club • Grades 3-5 • Led by MVE Staff
Explore the world of science through fun experiments. Make oobleck, build a volcano, grow your own crystals and more! Limit 15 students.

Wrestling Club • Grades 2-6 • Led by Joe Downing & Gunnar Doggett

We will introduce the great sport of wrestling through fun interactive games and drills. Please send your students with athletic clothes they can move in during the club. Wrestling shoes will be available to borrow if they do not have any. Limit 25 students.

Yoga & Journaling Club • Grades 4-6 (or 3rd Graders who love to write) • Led by Lisa Whatley
Learn and practice the principles of Yoga Calm® – Educating Heart, Mind, & Body. Students will explore movement and stillness, breath and energy, confidence and balance. Different, fun themes for each session! Please contact Lisa Whatley, RN, CYT with any questions. (206) 200-0281 or Limit 15 students.

Kickball Club • Grades 2-4 • Led by Cailee Maestro
(Older grades willing to be responsible helpers are welcome!)
Youth kickball is a great way for kids to build social skills, develop teamwork and an active lifestyle. In Kickball Club kids will learn sport fundamentals like kicking, throwing and catching through practice and game play. It’s easy to learn and fun to play, making it a perfect game for kids of all ages. Limit 15 students.

MVRU Horse Club • Grades 1-5 • Meets November 2nd & 9th Only
Students will get up close and personal time with the wonderful horses and ponies of MVRU, while learning to groom and care for them. There will be opportunities for learning about feeding, leading, ground work, how horses think and communicate but NO riding. Club is hosted by MVRU at Crown S Ranch across from the school. Students will be escorted to/from by MVE staff. Limit 10 students.


Writing & Poetry Club • Grades 4 & 5 • led by Andrea Laughery
We will read, listen, and walk outdoors to gather inspiration for our words. Students can expect to express themselves and learn about different types of poetic form and style while having fun in a relaxed and calm environment. Limit 12 students.

Girls Who Code Club • Grades 3-5 • Led by Cailee Maestro
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Using the curriculum and resources provided by GWC, participants will learn about computer science (CS) in a fun and safe environment! Limit 15 students.


After School Clubs in Our Community

Methow Valley Nordic Ski Team

Multiple elementary school skiers at XC team practice. Register for the 2022/23 Methow Valley Nordic Team ski season!

Kids ages 6 – 18 yrs old can join to ski two days per week through the winter with experienced coaches, on trails across the Methow and including our own school campus trail network! Financial aid is available for any family to help cover the costs of registration and equipment rentals, to ensure any child who wants to participate is able to.




Season's Greetings! Monday, December 19th through Friday, December 30th, All MVSD Schools and the District Office will be Closed to the Public