Student Enrichment

2022-23 PTA Clubs

What clubs are offered (and when)?

Session #1: Oct 10-Nov 16 (until Dec 13 for Chess)

  • 12-Meeting Club Pass Options ($100)

    • AM Violin (1st-5th) (both continuing & beginner), M/W, 8:30-9:20am (P-1), max 24 students [Note: Violin rental is not included]

      • NOTE: Due to low enrollment in the T/TH class, it was combined with the M/W class. If you cannot switch days, Club Pass fee refunds will be provided.

  • 9-Meeting Club Pass Options ($75)

    • AM Chess (K-5th), T, 8:30-9:20am (5th Grade Wing), max 12 students

  • 6-Meeting Club Pass Options ($50)

    • AM Yoga (K-5th), W, 8:30-9:20am (Gym), max 16 students

    • PM Gardening (K-5th), M, 4:05-5:05pm (outside of P-1), max 16 students

    • PM Beginning Coding (2nd-3rd), T, 4:05-5:05pm (5th Grade Wing), max 12 students [Note: Device provided by student--NSD-issued devices will work!]

    • PM Continuing Coding (4th-5th), M, 4:05-5:05pm (5th Grade Wing), max 12 students [Note: Device provided by student--NSD-issued devices will work!]

    • PM Cooking (3rd-5th), W, 2:35-3:35pm (Kitchen), max 16 students [Note: Additional $50 grocery fee added to this club]

    • PM Lego (1st-3rd), Th, 4:05-5:05pm (Room 9), 1st-3rd only, max 10 students

      • Due to Nov 17 Conferences, that club meeting is moved to Nov 4

Session #2: Jan 10-Feb 17 (until Mar 14 for Chess)

  • 12-Meeting Club Pass Options ($100)

    • AM Continuing Violin (2nd-5th), W/F, 8:30-9:20am (P-2), max 24 students [Note: Violin rental is not included]

    • AM Beginner Violin (1st-3rd), T/Th, 8:30-9:20am (P-1), max 24 students [Note: Violin rental is not included]

      • Due to Feb 2 Conferences, that club meeting is moved to Feb 6

  • 9-Meeting Club Pass Options ($75)

    • AM Chess (K-5th), T, 8:30-9:20am (5th Grade Wing), max 12 students

  • 6-Meeting Club Pass Options ($50)

    • AM Yoga (K-5th), W, 8:30-9:20am (Gym), max 16 students

    • PM Beginning Coding (2nd-3rd), T, 4:05-5:05pm (5th Grade Wing), max 12 students [Note: Device provided by student--NSD-issued devices will work!]

    • PM Continuing Coding (4th-5th), Th, 4:05-5:05pm (5th Grade Wing), max 12 students [Note: Device provided by student--NSD-issued devices will work!]

      • Due to Feb 2 Conferences, that club meeting is moved to Feb 6

    • PM Cooking (3rd-5th), W, 2:35-3:35pm (Kitchen), max 16 students [Note: Additional $50 grocery fee added to this club]

    • PM Art (1st-3rd), F, 4:05-5:05pm (Library), 1st-3rd only, max 24 students

Session #3: Feb 27-Apr 7

  • 12-Meeting Club Pass Options ($100)

    • AM Continuing Violin (2nd-5th), W/F, 8:30-9:20am (P-2), max 24 students [Note: Violin rental is not included]

    • AM Beginner Violin (1st-3rd), T/Th, 8:30-9:20am (P-1), max 24 students [Note: Violin rental is not included]

  • 9-Meeting Club Pass Options ($75)

    • n/a

  • 6-Meeting Club Pass Options ($50)

    • AM Yoga (K-5th), W, 8:30-9:20am (Gym), max 16 students

    • PM Gardening (K-5th), M, 4:05-5:05pm (outside of P-1), max 16 students

    • PM Gardening (K-5th), Th, 4:05-5:05pm (outside of P-1), max 16 students

    • PM Beginning Coding (2nd-3rd), T, 4:05-5:05pm (5th Grade Wing), max 12 students [Note: Device provided by student--NSD-issued devices will work!]

    • PM Continuing Coding (4th-5th), Th, 4:05-5:05pm (5th Grade Wing), max 12 students [Note: Device provided by student--NSD-issued devices will work!]

    • PM Cooking (3rd-5th), W, 2:35-3:35pm (Kitchen), max 16 students [Note: Additional $50 grocery fee added to this club]

    • PM Art (1st-3rd), F, 4:05-5:05pm (Library), 1st-3rd only, max 24 students

Session #4: Mar 21-May 23

  • 12-Meeting Club Pass Options ($100)

    • PM Fitness Club (no details yet; club still in planning stage)

  • 9-Meeting Club Pass Options ($75)

    • AM Chess (K-5th), T, 8:30-9:20am (5th Grade Wing), max 12 students

  • 6-Meeting Club Pass Options ($50)

    • n/a


How do we join a club?

  • Step 1: Add your child(ren)s name(s) to the club waitlists using this interest form (form link goes live Nov 16) by Nov 30.

  • Step 2: Using a random lottery, the PTA will then fill each club roster from the pool of interested students on the waitlists for each club.

    • Lottery: Once a student's name is drawn and placed onto a club roster, their name is moved to the bottom on all other club waitlists they may have applied for (with the goal of getting as many students as possible into at least one club each year). Students cannot pre-select which club they'd prefer (the first club they get into is the spot we will offer them). Applying for multiple club waitlists will increase their chance of getting into a club, but please make sure students only apply for clubs they are actually interested in (we'd rather not have a seat taken by a child who has no interest in the club when there is a waitlist of students who are exceptionally eager to join).

    • Priority: There is no priority by grade, age, gender, sibling status, or other classifications--except for that students for whom we have never been able to offer a seat in a club to during the academic year will have priority in the following rounds of clubs until such time as they are offered a seat in a club. Once they are offered a seat, their priority status ends.

  • Step 3: The PTA will notify families via email between Dec 1-4 with either 1) an offer to join a club, or 2) a note that we were unable to offer your child a seat in a club this round (and that they will have priority in subsequent sessions until we can offer them a seat). If you added your name to a waitlist and do not receive a notification during this period, please check your spam/junk mail--all students will be notified of their offer status during this period.

  • Step 4: You will have ONE week to accept the offer by 1) Submitting Payment, and 2) Signing up to volunteer for at least one club (if possible for you). The deadline to pay is Dec 9 (payment and chaperone sign-up links will be emailed to you with your offer).

  • Step 5: Once you accept a seat in a club through payment, please notify your student's teacher about any after-school schedule changes. Clubs begin October 10!


Registration Dates:

Session #1 Dates

  • Interest/Waitlist Form Opens: Sep 7

  • Interest/Waitlist Form Due: Sep 21 [Edit: Pushed back to Sep 28]

  • Offer/Notification Period: Sep 22-25 [Edit: Pushed back to Sep 29-Oct 2]

  • Acceptance/Payment Due: Sep 30 [Edit: Pushed back to Oct 7]

  • Clubs Begin: Oct 10

Session #2 Dates

  • Interest/Waitlist Form Opens: Nov 16

  • Interest/Waitlist Form Due: Nov 30

  • Offer/Notification Period: Dec 1-4

  • Acceptance/Payment Due: Dec 9

  • Clubs Begin: Jan 10

Session #3 Dates

  • Interest/Waitlist Form Opens: likely around Jan 25 (not yet confirmed)

  • Interest/Waitlist Form Due: likely around Feb 8 (not yet confirmed)

  • Offer/Notification Period: likely around Feb 9-12 (not yet confirmed)

  • Acceptance/Payment Due: likely around Feb 17 (not yet confirmed)

  • Clubs Begin: Feb 27

Session #4 Dates

  • Interest/Waitlist Form Opens: likely around Feb 15 (not yet confirmed)

  • Interest/Waitlist Form Due: likely around Mar 1 (not yet confirmed)

  • Offer/Notification Period: likely around Mar 2-5 (not yet confirmed)

  • Acceptance/Payment Due: likely around March 10 (not yet confirmed)

  • Clubs Begin: Mar 21


Drop-Off & Pick-Up Times

Morning clubs begin at 8:30am (running until 9:20am). Please do not drop off before 8:25am as there will be no one on site to monitor them. Afternoon clubs run from 4:05-5:05pm (on Wednesday, it's 2:35-3:35pm). Please arrive by 5pm (or 3:30pm) for pick-up. You must sign your child out before taking them. If you are running late for drop-off or pick-up, please text or call the parent chaperones for that club meeting.


How much do clubs cost?

It is our goal for clubs to be as affordable as possible (we aim for a charge that works out to no more than $10/meeting). And we aim for clubs to be as equally-accessible as possible--meaning we don't offer a set of very expensive clubs (available only to high-income families) and a set of very cheap clubs (left over for the low-income families). Everyone pays the same low amount for a "Club Pass" regardless of the club they land in. This year it's $50 for a Club Pass for clubs that meet 6 times, $75 if they meet 9 times, and $100 if they meet 12 times (so, essentially, it's just over $8/meeting no matter what club you're in--beating our $10/meeting goal by a couple bucks). The PTA does not aim to make money off of clubs. Instead, we plan for the collective "club pass" income to entirely cover the collective club expenses. Note that there are some additional expenses for some clubs that are outside of the Club Pass--for instance, the PTA does not rent a violin for your child to use in Violin Club, or provide a device to use for Coding Club (the NSD-issued devices will work, however). And Cooking Club does come with an extra $50 grocery fee.

A Note on Club Subsidies: There has been some confusion about some more-expensive-to-the-PTA clubs "going negative" and we want to be super-clear that that does not happen because you are not paying for a specific club, you are paying for a "club pass." The confusion is that the Club Pass, if broken down, this year would cost you about $8/meeting and some clubs will cost the PTA as little as $0/meeting and some will cost us as much as $12/meeting. That may feel like we're over-charging for some clubs and under-charging for others. However, the variable costs to the PTA of providing clubs is dependent on instructor fees and supply costs and is not related to quality of the club. The value of the Club Pass you are buying is not connected to the costs of individual clubs to the PTA. For instance, Chess is not more valuable than Coding or Art. But it happens to cost the PTA a little more to offer. We don't push those higher costs on to the kids/families in Chess club. Instead, every club is the same price for everyone. You're paying into the idea of clubs for all.


Are there scholarships?

Yes. If your family qualifies for free and reduced lunches, please reach out to our treasurer to access our dedicated scholarship funding (treasurer@lockwoodpta.org).


What happens if we don't pay on time or don't volunteer as a chaperone?

If you don't pay your Club Pass fee by the deadline, your spot may be given to another student. Note that, even if you never enroll your child (through payment) your child will not have priority in the next session (as they were already offered a spot in a club). If you don't volunteer to chaperone for a club, there is no consequence--except that a club meeting without any chaperones will be cancelled.


Do clubs require volunteers?

Under PTA policies, we require at least two adults present at every club meeting (the club teacher, plus one volunteer chaperone). Without a second adult present a club meeting will need to be cancelled. Some clubs additionally need extra helpers to keep students focused on task, to help keep the rooms tidy, and to assist in small group work. After you are offered a spot in a club, you will be given a link to pay and a link to sign up for volunteering. We ask that every family sign up for at least one volunteer slot, if possible. If you can sign up for at least half of the slots, we will slash your Club Pass fee in half as our thanks for supporting clubs. Volunteers do not need to have an NSD Level 1 background check completed, but we highly encourage it.


What do we do if we have to miss a club meeting?

Please text the chaperones for the club session you miss so that they don't think they have a lost child. Chaperones are required to account for every child on their rosters and will have to call you (and then the police) if they don't know where your child is. There are no partial refunds for a missed class.


What happens if the club is cancelled?

There are a few cases where a club may be cancelled entirely--for instance, if we lose a club teacher or if a club has fewer than 6 students, the PTA will cancel it (and will refund you). If we have to cancel an individual meeting, we will do our very best to reschedule, but there will be no partial refunds if we cannot schedule a make-up (or if you cannot make a scheduled make-up session).


Refund Policy

After the payment deadline has passed, unless there are extraordinary circumstances, there will be no refunds because by that time it is usually too late to find a student to take your now-open space. Once you commit to joining a club, your payment locks that seat away from other students on the waitlist (so we don't want you to then waste that seat). Please make sure you are committed to attending the club before you pay.