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Chess Club

Autumn 2: Sign up for 3 new offerings!

Autumn 2 clubs begin October 23 and end December 15. Registration opens October 9 at 7pm! (NOW FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED)

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New Clubs Management Portal!

Parents should have automatically received login details via e-mail to our new clubs management system, CHQ. Please explore this system and use it to access your students' records of activity fees, clubs schedule, clubs attendance, club teacher feedback, and more!

If you do not yet have access to this portal, please contact us at administration@bischicagolp.org. New families should be receiving their credentials on August 1, 2017.

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Registration | Clubs News | Calendar of Activities | Types of Clubs | Frequently Asked Questions | Clubs Photo Gallery

 

Registration

 

Autumn Term Clubs: August 28 - December 15

Autumn 2 Clubs: October 23 - December 15

Registration for Autumn 2 Clubs opens on October 9 (NENOW FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED) and closes October 13.

Late registration  (after August 25) will require a $25 late registration fee.

 

Autumn 2017 Clubs | View Autumn Brochure

Autumn 2 Clubs | More information

Clubs Management (CHQ) | Log in to CHQ

 

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Clubs News

 

New this term!

Autumn Term, 2017

NEW CLUBS - Autumn 2 (starts Oct. 23)

- The Girl & I: The Girl and I’s mission is to empower girls with skills for life through STEAM experiences that challenge, motivate and inspire them to drive the “I” in their individuality. Our multi-disciplinary curriculum gives girls the tools to be problem solvers, innovators and leaders of tomorrow, along with the confidence to explore their interests in a girls-only environment free of gender comparisons and biases. This session will have fun projects built around the theme of “Super Hero girls take flight".

NEW CLUBS - Autumn 2017

- Money Matters: Creative Play and Early Numeracy: It's never too early to start developing smart money skills! Brain Arts Productions specializes in financial education through creative play and drama. In this introductory program for our Nursery & Reception students, we will learn about and play with coins, learn about the value of work and money, practice shopping, and more! We'll even include information for parents and tips to continue the conversation at home.

- Fun Fitness Tumbling Club: This fun fitness class is now available for years 2-5! George's Gym uses their "learning through play" method to give kids a strong, high energy workout that they can repeat at home or anywhere!

- Competitive Chess Team: Feeling up for a challenge? Do you like to travel, make new friends, and wear cool t-shirts? Join the competitive chess team to build your skills and foster new friendships by traveling to chess tournaments together! Our competitive team is for years 3-6, but years 1-2 can also participate in Beginning Chess on Thursdays after school.

- Space Camp: Ever wondered what it would be like to be an astronaut? Join Chicago Astronomer Joe Guzman for an all-new take on exploring the cosmos and learning about space travel!

- Mixed Fiber Arts: Some of you learned to knit last year, and you can use those skills and more in Mixed Fiber Arts. Craft with looms, yarn, and pom-poms to make cool crafts, patterns, and maybe even your favorite animal!

- CrossFit for Kids: Now available on Saturdays! Visit the CrossFit SONO gym on Halsted for fun fitness games.

AUTOMATIC RE-ENROLLMENT

The only club which has the option of early re-enrollment is Taekwondo. If your student participated in this club during Summer Term 2017, you should have received an e-mail to confirm their re-enrollment. Please respond to this e-mail in order to secure your child's space in this club for Autumn Term 2017. If you do not confirm this with a system administrator, your child's spot will be released for a new student to register on August 14 (DATE CHANGED from August 11).

 

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Calendar of Activities

 

View the days that each club will be in session, as well as any special clubs-related events.

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Types of Clubs

 

Each club falls into two of these types based on the time of day it runs and which department organizes the activities. Use the links below to jump to a specific section, or simply scroll down to learn more.

Morning Clubs | After-school Clubs 

Teacher-led Clubs | Clubs with External Providers | Athletics Clubs | Music Clubs

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Morning Clubs

These clubs come in a wide variety of activities, but all are teacher-led clubs which enrich your child's experience before the school day begins. Students are to arrive dressed in the appropriate clothing for their activity, sign in at the front desk, and report directly to the club room. Back to Types of Clubs

 

Afternoon Clubs

The bulk of our clubs are activities available after the school day ends. Students report to clubs after classes end at 3:30pm for snack time and activities will start at 3:45pm. Students should be picked up from these clubs at 4:45pm unless otherwise noted. Back to Types of Clubs

 

Teacher-led Clubs

These clubs are created and led by our very own BISC-LP staff members. Our innovative teachers create a huge variety of activities based on our students' unique interests and needs. The instruction of these clubs is often offered at little to no cost.

Pick-up from these after-school activities begins at 4:45pm in
the garage pick-up area.

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Clubs with External Providers

We are proud to be collaborating with many different organizations throughout our Chicagoland community to provide your child with many choices for after-school enrichment opportunities. External providers bring very specialized knowledge and unique perspectives. Read all about our current collaborations with these talented instructors here.

Pick-up from these after-school activities begins at 4:45pm in
the room or location where the club activity takes place.

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Athletics Clubs

AM clubs begin at 7:30am and end at 8:15am, at which time students will go to their classrooms to prepare for the school day.

PM clubs begin at 3:30pm. Pick-up from these after-school activities begins at 4:45pm in the garage pick-up area unless otherwise noted.

More details about activities and offerings with the Athletics Department can be found here.

Contact Amy Davidson with any questions about athletics clubs. | amy.davidson@bischicagolp.org 

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Music Clubs

AM clubs begin at 7:45am and end at 8:25am, at which time students will go to their classrooms to prepare for the school day.

PM clubs begin at 3:30pm. Pick-up from these after-school activities begins at 4:45pm in the garage pick-up area unless otherwise noted.

More details about activities and offerings with music clubs can be found here.

Contact Tom Liddle with any questions about music department clubs. | thomas.liddle@bischicagolp.org 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check here for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our club offerings.

Frequently Asked Questions Page | Click here!

Have a question that wasn't answered? Contact the clubs team for any additional inquiries, comments, and feedback. | administration@bischicagolp.org

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Bollywood Groove Club
STEM Scouts
Speed Stacking Club
Bits Woodworking Club

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