Before & After School Enrichment Activities

Walker Elementary School PTA
Enrichment Program Offerings for Trimester 1/Fall 2019 (2019-2020)

Dear Parents and Guardians,
The following contains information regarding Enrichment (before and after school program offerings for the Fall trimester of the 2019-2020 school year). Please carefully review this information. Majority of these programs listed below will run from September 9, 2019 to November 26, 2019. Morning sessions will run from 8:00a.m. to 8:50 a.m. and Afternoon sessions will run from 3:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.

For the Fall Session, please note that there will be NO CLASSES on professional development half-days or during school holidays. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to review the schedule and be aware of dates when classes are not offered. *There will be no morning or afternoon classes on 9/30, 10/9, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24, 11/11, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29 **There will be no afternoon classes on Wednesdays, 10/2 and 11/6 (half days) but there WILL be classes on Halloween, 10/31

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Contact Assistant Principal Dr. Chambers at

TUESDAY FREE late bus for current bus riders: Contact Dr. Chambers at

Walker Back to School BBQ/Enrichment Fair: Thursday, September 5 from
5:30pm – 7pm – please come and meet our amazing Enrichment Vendors!

Registration: Please know that we work with a variety of providers to ensure the best combination of enrichment programs for our school and community. Before registering for any program, please carefully read the instructions below and review the registration forms/flyers for course descriptions. If you are submitting a paper registration with payment, there is folder at the Walker front desk that you can give to our Walker Secretary, Beverly Vielman.

Non-PTA Sponsored Enrichment Programming: For your scheduling convenience, we have tried to include as much of the non-PTA sponsored enrichment programming to help you with your personal planning. These activities will have their own registration and contact person(s). Some of these include: Y.O.U., Boy Running Strong (BRSS), Girls Play Sports, etc.

Registration for Y.O.U. will begin on Tuesday, August 27th but their programming will not start until Monday, September 16th.  Please contact Brandi Efiom at or 847/801-0326 for more information.

Schedule: Please note that the schedule is available to you in two formats – the first one is for timing and scheduling (see image below) and then, the second one is with cost and registration (click here).


*Friday PM has a NEW Enrichment offering – STEM Club taught by one of our fellow Walker parents – please click here for more information.  It will be grades 2-5 and cost $50.* (Updated 9/3/2019)

Click here for a pdf of the enrichment digital flyers. (Updated on 9/3/2019)

If you have any further questions about enrichment, please feel free to email us at or call Donna Su at 312/952-0802

Thank you,

Your Walker PTA  Enrichment Team

**Here are some clarifications for our Enrichment Program:**(9/3/2019)

  1. It looks like we have two Chess Enrichments.
    1. Chess on MONDAY AM is handled by a vendor, Chess Ed and has a fee of $99 which is geared more towards instruction, coaching and team play.  You register for that through this link:
    2. Chess on TUESDAY PM is parent run and is just an opportunity for kids to practice playing chess.  It is FREE and you register by filling out the attached form and you can either email it to Allen Alexander ( or leave it at the front desk with Beverly.
  2. Crafts & Yoga on Thursday PM – here is the link for registration: