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PTO Clubs

Interested in learning a new skill? Spending time with friends after school in a fun setting? Consider registering for a PTO Club. Club registration is open through Tuesday, April 27th. Clubs this session include Mountain Biking; Mock Trial; Model UN; Digital Filmmaking; Advanced Photoshop; Dungeons and Dragons; Chess; Bullet Journaling; and Mr. Goldsmith’s Book Club.

The spring session of the Chenery PTO Clubs begins on Monday, May 3rd. Clubs times and duration vary. Some clubs are virtual, some in-person, and some have a remote option.  Students may use their Chromebooks to participate, if applicable. Make sure to check the registration page for details.

CLUB INFO

The link for registration is https://chenery.schooltwist.org

  • Monday (Classes start May 3rd)
    • Digital Filmmaking -2:30-4:00pm
    • Mountain Biking Club - 2:30-4:00pm
    • Bullet Journaling Club - 2:30-3:30pm
    • Mr. Goldsmith's Book Club – 2:30-3:30pm
    • Model UN – 3:30-4:30pm
  • Tuesday (Classes start May 4th)
    • Advanced Photoshop - 2:30-4:00pm
  • Thursday (Classes start May 6th)
    • Advanced Photoshop - 2:30-4:00pm
    • Chenery Chess Club – 2:30-4:00pm
    • Dungeons and Dragons Club – 2:30-4:00pm
    • Mock Trial Club - 2:30-3:30
  • Friday (Classes start May 7th)
    • Digital Filmmaking -2:30-4:00pm

REGISTRATION (4/14-4/27)

Registration officially opens on Wednesday, April 14th at 7am. The registration process is as follows:

  • Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Payment by MasterCard or Visa will be required during the initial registration, unless a student is placed on the waitlist or requesting financial assistance.
    • Waitlist families will only pay if a space becomes available.
  • Registration will close on Tuesday, April 27th or sooner if all spaces are filled.  
  • There is a waitlist option, so if a club is full, you can still sign up and see if a space becomes available. We do have movement off the waitlist each session.
  • Financial Assistance may be available (approval by Chenery Administration), but is limited to 1 club per student
  • Detailed information about each club is on the registration website: https://chenery.schooltwist.org

Further questions?  Please contact Denise Steiner, JJ Rohrer, Evens Mondesir, and Anna Churchill at CheneryPTOClubs@gmail.com

Want to join our team? We’re looking for help with club management tasks. We'd love to have your help!

PTO Club Co-Chairs Job Description – Publicity Chair 

 PTO Clubs are after school clubs held for usually 1 hour for 6-8 weeks. The clubs are taught by Belmont Public School employees and held at Chenery Middle School. There are three sessions each year, in the fall, winter, and spring.

The PTO Club Committee is responsible for organizing the clubs and registering students. Historically the Club has needed 3-4 volunteers, including an Administrative Contact, Publicity Chair, and a Family Contact. The tasks of the Publicity Chair are as follows:

  • Create E-blasts and design flyer to promote clubs to Chenery Middle School students and parents. Make copies of flyers to hang around school and distribute in teachers' mail folders. In addition, create information to be read during morning announcements and in eblasts to promote the clubs. (8-10 hours)
  • Create Word document with details of clubs. Compile information from registration website into one concise document which can be distributed easily and saved for future reference (1-2 hours)
  • Update information on website. Update website and email auto response to reflect status of club registration. Registration usually lasts 1 week, but if there are spaces still available, it may be extended until the start of the clubs. (1-2 hours)

Most work can be done online at home. Occasionally volunteers may meet to determine plans. Work for the committee is concentrated during the following time periods, though not every volunteer will have tasks for the whole time period. The time period critical for the Publicity Chair is noted in parentheses.

  • Fall Session PTO Clubs: Late August-early October (late-September to early October) 
  • Winter Session PTO Clubs: Mid-December-late January (early to mid-January)
  • Spring Session PTO Clubs:  Early March-mid April (late-March to early-April) 

Being a member of the Clubs Committee brings great satisfaction, as you can regularly see the fruits of your labor in the students, instructors, school, and PTO. This position is ideal for someone who likes to work independently, is organized, and has an eye for details. The process of this committee is well-documented, but can be adapted as new committee members bring fresh ideas to make the Club opportunities for students even better. If you are looking for a volunteer position where you will know that you truly make a difference, this is the one.

If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Clubs Committee at cheneryptoclubs@gmail.com.