Information about Eldridge Park Elementary Chess Club, 2019

  • The Winter/Spring  EPS chess program will be held on Mondays from 1/7/2019 to 5/13/2019 (excluding half days and holidays) from 2:40 p.m. to 4:00 p.m (5/20/2019 and 6/3/2019 are reserved as a make-up days in the event of a cancellation due to weather/sickness). 

  • Chess club will begin upon 2:40 dismissal and will end at 4pm. Chess club is open only to EPS students.

  • The program must have a minimum of 8 students enroll in order to be viable.

  • The cost of the 15 week program is $225, with a sibling discount of $40 for any additional family members (i.e. $225 for the first family member, $185 for additional ones). To pay for EPS Chess Club, go here. Payments are due by the evening of January 14. 

  • Scholarships may be available in cases where a child is interested in chess but cannot afford the cost. If interested, please email me for more information.

  • If your child is interested in chess club, but unable to attend for the whole duration of the program, you may be able to sign them up for a partial course. In these cases, please email me to inquire about the possibility.

  • The program is open to all experience levels, including those brand new to chess. It is open to students in Grades 1-3. Kindergarteners with older siblings in attendance may also inquire about signing up. Contact me here.

  • Each after school chess club contains an interactive lesson, chess puzzles, and then a chance for kids to play each other, usually in a weekly tournament format. At the conclusion of each semester chess-related prizes are given to the best performers in the class.

  • if your child signs up for after school chess and your family then decides it is not a good fit, a refund for the remainder of classes will always be given.

  • As part of their registration package, each after school chess member will receive a gold level membership, and/or a chess workbook.

  • Chess sets have generously been donated by the EPS PTO, so your child needn't bring one.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me here, if ready to sign up, please fill out the form below, and I will contact you with more information shortly. Thanks for your interest and I look forward to continued success with the EPS chess program. :) - Ben

As of 1/3 2019 EPS Chess Enrollment remains open. If you would like to sign your student up for EPS chess please fill out the online form below. 👇👇

Student Name *
Student Name
Parent Name *
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Permission *
I give permission for my child to attend Chess Club at Eldridge Park Elementary from January 7, 2019 to May 20, 2019.
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I send frequent program updates, news items, updates on topics covered, as well as pictures from chess club, etc. to parents. Would you like to be included?
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Benjamin Johnson takes photos and videos during his programs with the sole intention of sharing them with EPS parents and with the administration. Photos will not be used for promotional materials or on this website without separate express consent.