Thank you for choosing Wisconsin Youth Company School Year Programs!  

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).  

Wisconsin Youth Company is proud to continue our relationship with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide on-site after school programming.  Please carefully review all tabs on this webpage prior to your first day of school.

Chavez Elementary School  |  3502 Maple Grove Dr.

  • After School Program Cell Phone  |  608-445-8023 
  • After School Program Hours  |   Monday 1:45-5:45 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 3:17-5:45 p.m.
  • After School Program Location  |  Cafeteria – The entrance to the cafeteria is located at the front of the school near the main office
  • 2022-2023 Program Schedule
Meet the Staff  
  • Site Supervisor  |  Jack Hogan
  • Group Leader  |  Izzy Telfer, Tyler Schmidt
  • Program Manager  |  Amanda Gartzke  |  agartzke@wisconsinyouthcompany.org

All staff have education and/or experience related to working with children. They receive training prior to the start of the school year and are certified in first aid and CPR. All program staff receive additional training with updated health & wellness and cleaning & sanitation protocols.  

Wellness Check 

We ask that families self-monitor and conduct their own wellness checks prior to school each day. If your child(ren) are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 during program hours, our trained staff will conduct a wellness check and request for immediate pick-up. 

Face Coverings

In accordance with MMSD policy, face coverings will be optional. Face coverings will be available to those who need or choose to wear one.

What to Bring 
  • Extra set of clothing, as needed 

Please do not send your child(ren) with any unnecessary items. Toys or other items from home will not be permitted. Wisconsin Youth Company is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property, including clothing.  

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).

After School Pickup 
  • Parents will text or call the program phone 608-445-8023 upon arriving to program. We will have both Parent 1 and 2 phone numbers programmed into the program phone. Please confirm the most current cell phone numbers are listed in your Parent Portal. That will serve as our means of identifying Parents. Staff will have children clean up, gather belongings, sanitize hands, and exit the program space. We strongly encourage Parents to meet their child(ren) outside the door. 
  • If your child(ren) has not exited the school five minutes after your text, please call the program phone 
  • If a different pre-authorized pick-up person is planning to pick-up from After School, please notify our administrative office or the site directly  
Daily Activities  
  • Wisconsin Youth Company staff will create weekly lesson plans tiered to the children’s interests 
  • Our program helps your child(ren) to discover new opportunities through our choice-based curriculum  
  • Within the daily activities, children will have a chance to participate in STEM, art projects, community building games, and other various handson activities to expand their developmental growth. Along with developing important life skills such as language, social and emotional skills.  
  • There will be time for daily outdoor recreation (weather permitted) where children will participate in group games and explore the playground 
  • Children are also provided the opportunity to complete homework 
Snack 
  • An afternoon snack will be provided 
  • All snacks served at program are nut-free 
  • Children will eat snack at tables while sitting 3-6 feet apart 
  • All children must wash hands with soap and water before and after eating  
  • Snacks are individually wrapped and will be passed out by staff 
  • Milk will also be served 
  • Please see the Wisconsin Youth Company Program Handbook for more details about snack 
All Day Programs
  • We have determined we will be unable to offer All Day Programs on non-school days. Please check back for more information. 
We are anticipating a wonderful program year at After School Chavez and look forward to serving your family.

Hello Chavez families,

I can’t believe the Holiday season is upon us already! It’s been a great 2022 so far at After School, and we hope to carry over that energy into 2023! We have been participating in some great winter activities: playing outside in the snow, making snow angels and building forts, or being inside staying warm, doing our daily art activities, building massive constructs out of Magna-Tiles, and just cozying up with a good book. 

As it gets colder and darker earlier, we may be inside more often. If we are not outside when you pick up your child(ren), please come to the front door of the school and we will let you in for pickup. Furthermore, if you wish for your child to get ready before you get to program for pickup, please feel free to text or call the site phone at 608-445-8023 and let us know when you’ll be picking them up so we can have them get their winter gear on before you arrive. 

Ms. Izzy, Mr. Tyler, and myself have many fun activities planned for this month, including making winter hats and snow globes and playing winter games outside. We hope you all have a fantastic start to winter as well, and an excellent holiday season! 

Mr. Jack, Ms. Izzy, Mr. Tyler 

Reminders
  • Winter Wander registration is open through December 16 for grades 3-5
  • No Program Days
    • December 5
    • December 21-January 3
  • As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, please send students with weather appropriate attire so we can continue to enjoy our time outdoors
  • After School doesn’t have access to the buzzer system. If you come to the door and aren’t immediately noticed, please call or text the site phone (608-445-8023) to be let in. 
  • Please call the attendance message line at 608-276-9898 to report any absences
  • COVID-19 vaccines are available for children age 6 months and up. Click for more information and to schedule an appointment for your child. (Español)
  • Wisconsin Youth Company Administrative Office is closed December 26-30
What's Happening

After School Chavez 

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).

Site Cell Phone Number: 608-445-8023  |  This number can be used to call or text Wisconsin Youth Company staff at your child(ren)’s location during program hours. Please note that staff are engaged with children during program hours and may not be able to answer. Please leave a message and they will get back to you.  

24-Hour Attendance Message Line:  608-276-9898  |  Please call the message line when your child(ren) will be absent from program. All absences must be reported. Please leave a message regarding your child(ren)’s name, program, and the date(s) of absence.  

Administrative Office: 608-276-9782 ext. 0  |  If you need immediate assistance, please contact our administrative office. Our administrative office can also assist you with your registration questions.  

Wisconsin Youth Company Email: info@wisconsinyouthcompany.org  |  To communicate with our administrative or registration team or if you have questions regarding your account please send us an email.