Madison & Verona summer registration opens March 6 at 4 p.m. | Waunakee & Waukesha summer registration opens March 7 at 4 p.m. | MSU registration opens March 12 at 4 p.m.
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 Middleton-Cross Plains School District to provide on-site after school. Please carefully review all tabs on this webpage prior to your first day of school. 

 Elm Lawn Elementary School  |  6701 Woodgate Rd.

  • After School Program Cell Phone  |  608-445-8046
  • After School Program Hours  |  Monday-Friday: 2:40-5:45  p.m. 
  • After School Program Location  |  Multipurpose room – The entrance to the multipurpose room is located through the doors on the southwest side of the school
  • 2023-2024 Program Schedule
Meet the Staff  
  • Site Supervisor  |   Andres Temozihui 
  • Group Leader  |  Pam Klingbeil
  • Program Manager  |  Billy Boos

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.   

What to Bring 
  • Extra set of clothing, as needed 

Please do not send your child 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 enter the school through Door 4. This enters directly into the multipurpose room/program room. 
  • Once you enter, please check in with staff and sign your child out.
  • 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 children 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 
  • Milk will also be served 
  • Please see the Wisconsin Youth Company Program Handbook for more details about snack 

Hello Elm Lawn families!

Throughout February, we spent our time with projects and activities such as playdough creations, scavenger hunts, claw machine creations, and many more! We hope to continue the fun through March with projects and activities surrounding themes of music, dance, and more.

For March, I will focus on unique projects such as Noodle Day, Origami Day, and Fossil Day. I know my team and I can come up with some creative lesson plans for those days and I would also love to get the students’ input on what they want to do. Letting everyone get a voice at program is what I strive for and I believe it’s a great way to build community.

We are also over halfway to filling up the After School marble jar. This time around, we, as a group, are working to earn marbles for kind choices. Some of the kind choices that kids have been calling out recently include teaching each other how to make different crafts, helping someone clean up when they accidentally spill something, and helping get forgotten items from lockers. If they continue the great work, we are looking forward to having our first marble jar party this month.

One of the projects that the children really enjoyed recently was slime. Here is how we made it last time:

You will need:

  • Glue (clear glue works best for glitter slime recipes)
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Contact solution
  • Glitter
  • Food coloring
  • Bowl
  • Spoon

In the bowl, add about 1/3 cup glue, ½ tsp. of baking soda, and 2 tbsp. of water. Add desired glitter and food coloring, and stir into the glue mixture. Slowly add the contact solution (around 1 tbsp. at a time) and stir. Once the slime doesn’t stick to the bowl, you can start to play with the slime.

Reminders
  • No program: March 11, 25-29
  • Registration for Madison and Verona summer programs opens Wednesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. Registration for Waunakee summer programs opens Thursday, March 7 at 4 p.m. The registration team will be available to assist with questions until 6 p.m. this day. 
  • Registration for 2024-2025 School Year programs opens Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. The registration team will be available to assist with questions until 6 p.m. this day. 
  • Texting the site phone at 608-445-8046 ahead of pick-up helps the children transition from their activity.
  • Meet in the program space through Door #4 or on the playground if we are outside for sign out.
  • Please call the attendance message line at 608-276-9898 to report any absences.
  • Families are encouraged to visit program. Please feel welcome to join your child in play or the staff-led activity while picking up your child(ren) each day. 
  • Please have your child bring appropriate clothing for when we go outside. See weather chart below.
Weather Guidelines

This chart shows what children need to wear when programs go outside.

Photo Gallery

Program Manager

Billy Boos is the program manager for After School at Elm Lawn Elementary. Please feel free to reach out to Billy if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding program. He is available by email at bboos@wisconsinyouthcompany.org or by phone at 608-445-8019.

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).

Program Cell Phone Number: 608-445-8046 |  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.