Parkway Manor Elementary School


After School Chess Club

Over the course of 7 weeks, Parkway Manor Chess Club provides chess instruction to students at Parkway Manor Elementary.  Students participate once a week after school until 4:45. Students are welcome regardless of skill level, which will be taken into account by instructors. The club will be offered both in the Fall and Spring season. Transportation home is not provided.

The club benefits from premier membership at Chesskid.com.  This app neatly organizes students into online classrooms, provides access to novice and advanced chess puzzles and video lessons, and best of all, encourages students to challenge each other via online tournaments.

Club supervisors are current Parkway Manor parents, all of whom have Parkland volunteer clearances.  Mentors include advanced chess players from Springhouse Middle School and Parkland High School.  Instruction is headed by National Master Matthew O’brien.

This program operates in cooperation with the Parkway Manor PTO but is not sponsored by the PTO. Instead, it solely relies on registration fees and generous community support.

If you would like to volunteer to help the club in any way please click here to sign up!

New Members-Tuesdays Parkland Pawns

This Tuesday session was developed for the new player.  This student did not attend our Spring 2018 session, and has had little or no instruction in chess.  We will be holding this session in the Media Center, and will be using the technology available to teach lessons.  These children need more guided chess instruction.  This will be a smaller group, to facilitate a learning environment.  The Parkland Pawn/ Tuesday sessions will be capped at 24 students,  ranging from 2nd grade to 5th Grade.

Tuesdays Parkland Pawns – $20.00

Registration opens on 09/05/2018 at 09:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/25/2018 to 11/13/2018 from 3:30pm-4:45pm

Register by Clicking HERE!

Returning Members-Wednesdays Trojan Knights

This Wednesday session was developed for the returning player.  This student did attend our Spring 2018 session, and has had experience playing  chess.  We will be holding this session in the Cafeteria, and will be using the technology available to teach strategy.  These children need less guided chess instruction, and more play time.  This will be a larger group, to replicate a tournament setting.  The Trojan Knights/ Wednesday sessions will be capped at 34 students,  ranging from 2nd grade to 5th Grade.  

Wednesdays Trojan Knights – $20.00

Registration opens on 08/30/2018 at 09:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/26/2018 to 11/14/2018 from 3:30pm-4:45pm

Register by Clicking HERE!