The All Saints Chess Club is available to 2nd-8th graders and will meet in the Art Room (second floor) on the first and third Thursday of each month beginning the first Thursday of October. Children may bring a snack and/or drink. All children must be picked up directly from the Art Room by 4:15 or they will be taken to Extended Day.
There will be a $10.00 per child club fee (payable to All Saints Catholic School) which will be used to replenish supplies and purchase award items. Please return the signed Chess Club Participation Form along with the club fees to the school office to the attention: “Chess Club, Jessica Kreitzer.”
The Chess Club needs volunteer parents to assist with meetings and greeting the students, supervising games/activities, and helping out as needed. Chess experience is not required. Please let us know if you are willing to help. Volunteering at one meeting will earn one share in the Family Stewardship Program.
The goal for the year will be to increase all students’ understanding and enjoyment of the game of chess.
For the beginners, we will focus on learning the rules of the game. For the more advanced players, we will study basic tactical principles and checkmating themes. We will try to encourage a healthy attitude of competitiveness both by encouraging the students to play against and learn from one another and by encouraging the students to participate in local chess competitions.