Half-Day Release Wednesday FAQ (updated 7/9/2019)

Other Wednesday afternoon club options may be announced as details become available.

For Wednesday Athletics please visit the Archway Athletics Page.
Each extra-curricular club and Study Club is sold separately. If you sign your student up for a club during the second session (2:10pm – 3:20pm), you will also need to sign up and pay for your child to be in Study Club during the first session (12:30pm – 2:10pm), unless you pick your child up and bring him or her back to school for his/her club. Your child is not automatically admitted into Study Club if he or she is signed up for an afternoon Extracurricular club.
Overview of Half Day Wednesdays:
• Students are released for pick-up at 12:30pm on Wednesdays, without eating lunch. (Applies to all students who do not participate in clubs or Athenaeum.)
• Lunch: Those enrolled in clubs & Athenaeum eat from 12:30pm – 1:00pm at school.
(No hot lunch is available.)
• Session I clubs run from 1-2:10pm. (Pick-up time is 2:10 at MPR exit only.)
• Session II clubs run from 2:10-3:20pm. (Pick-up time is 3:20 at normal pick-up area.)
• Parents may enroll students in club(s) on-line only. (Cash not accepted.)
*** Club availability is limited. Make your reservation(s) today! ***
First day clubs will be offered this semester — August 21st.
Clubs/study clubs are NOT available the following Wednesdays this year: August 7th , August 14th, Oct 23rd, Nov. 13th (concert), Dec. 18th, January 8th , April 1 (concert), & May 20th . Students will be released at 12:30 PM on these days.
REGISTER for clubs: https://archwaychandler.configio.com/
*All club sign-ups are BY QUARTER unless otherwise specified.
QUESTIONS about clubs: Contact vwatne@archwaychandler.org
QUESTIONS about Athenaeum: Contact programs.chandler@greatheartsaz.org
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**NEW**Archway Golf Squad

K – 5th Grade  (NO GOLF CLUB DURING QUARTERS 1 & 3)
K-2nd Grade will meet on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm – 2:10 pm
3rd-5th Grade will meet on Wednesdays from 2:10 pm – 3:20 pm
All Students will meet in the MPR Room
Golf Squad at Great Hearts Academy – Archway Chandler is for both new and continuing students and provides weekly opportunities for your child to learn the technical swing mechanics (i.e. putting, chipping, full swing, etc.) as well as the social skills required to enjoy golf, the clubs, and golf course (i.e. vocabulary, etiquette, rules, history, etc.) all under the instruction of an LPGA or PGA Professional. Golf is a very challenging and fun sport that can lead to college scholarships. So start early and start now…boys and girls! Even if your child already plays, it is great to enjoy weekly, convenient lessons from the pro. (Read more on how and why your child can benefit from continuing professional, golf practice with Golf Squad at your school.)
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Art Club

3rd – 5th Grade (Not offered in Quarter 1)
Meets on Wednesdays from 2:10 – 3:20 pm.
Join Art Club where you and other artists will explore and expand your skills in drawing, painting, ceramics and mixed-media. Get to know others who share your love of art and be a mentor to those just getting started. We will have fun and make beautiful pieces.
The cost is $20 for the quarter. Please note participation is limited to 20 participants and no waitlist will be offered.
Questions? Contact Mrs. Wuerfel
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Belle Voci

3rd – 5th Grade
Meets on Wednesdays from 2:10 – 3:20 pm.
In Belle Voci, boys and girls in grades 3-5 will develop singing techniques with extensive exercises and activities, as well as music literacy/score reading while preparing choral pieces to perform for the Winter and Spring concerts. There will be two pizza parties, one after each concert, as a celebration.
Questions? Contact Ms. Cadwallender
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Lego Club (Bricks 4 Kidz)

K – 5th Grade
Bricks 4 Kidz® provides a stimulating atmosphere for young minds to build unique motorized creations and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks. The activities are designed to spark imaginations and build self-confidence. Fun for girls and boys in grades K to 5th!

Bricks 4 Kidz will be held on Wednesdays during Session 1, from 1:00-2:10. Class size is limited to 24 students.
The cost is $160 for 8 weeks.
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Wednesday Chess Club

K – 5th Grade
3rd – 5th grade will meet on Wednesdays during Session I from 1:00 – 2:15.
K-2nd grade Chess Club will meet on Wednesdays during Session II from 2:15 – 3:20.
The cost is $215 for the semester.

For questions, contact Chess Emporium at (602) 482-4867 or email kids@chessemporium.com
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Improv MANIA

K- 5th Grade
Quarters 1 & 4:
3rd – 5th Grade will meet on Wednesdays during Session I from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
K – 2nd Grade will meet on Wednesdays during Session II from 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Improv Club culminates with a showcase at Archway Chandler on October 9th:
3rd – 5th grade at 1:15pm / K – 2nd grade at 2:15pm.
The cost for the quarter is $175.
Quarters 2 & 3 – Musical:
Students will be performing in Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Session will span Quarters 2 & 3, Cost for both quarters (13 weeks total) will be $299. More information TBA.
Improv class will teach fun improv and theater games, in the style of “Whose line is it Anyway”. The class will teach students fundamentals of comedic timing and performance as well as teamwork, listening and agreement. This class is taught by ImprovMANIA and Chandler Youth Theater of Downtown Chandler.
Please direct all questions to Colleen Specht at colleen_specht@icloud.com or (480) 433-3087.
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Study Club

K- 5th Grade
In Study Club, students are able to complete any homework assignments, thus freeing up valuable time in the afternoon to spend with friends and family. Once their homework is completed, they will then engage in activities such as silent reading, board games, and more.
Study Club will be offered during both Wednesday Afternoon sessions from 1:00pm – 2:10pm and 2:10pm  – 3:20pm.
Registration for Study Club is per quarter for each session and offers a maximum student count of 30 students per grade level/session. The cost for Study Club is $10 per session per student per quarter – the cost for families with more than 2 students registering for any single Quarter / Session will be capped at $20 per Quarter/Session.
*Students staying for after school activities on Wednesday will eat lunch at school from 12:30 – 1:00. There is no hot lunch that day, so please pack a meal along with nutritious snacks for your student to enjoy throughout the day.
Please direct all questions and concerns to Mrs. Watne at vwatne@archwaychandler.org.
Each extra-curricular club and Study Club is sold separately. If you sign your student up for a club during the second session (2:10pm – 3:20pm), you will also need to sign up and pay for your child to be in Study Club or another Extra-Curricular club during the first session (1:00pm – 2:10pm), unless you pick your child up and bring him or her back to school for his/her club. Your child is not automatically enrolled into Study Club if he or she is signed up for a Wednesday Extra-Curricular club.
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Yearbook Club

5th Grade
Meets on Wednesdays from 2:10 – 3:20 pm.
The yearbook club is in charge of planning, designing and printing the yearbook. It runs the full year and allows a maximum of 12 participants.
Participants are expected to commit to the club for the duration of the school year – registration is offered by semester, with each semester costing $40 ($20 per quarter).
Registration is by invitation only – if you have not received an email invitation and your child is interested in joining, please contact Sra. De Cossio.