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 expand our relationship with the Middleton-Cross Plains School District to provide on-site after school at Sauk Trail. Please carefully review all tabs on this webpage prior to your first day of school. 

Sauk Trail Elementary School  |  2205 Branch Street, Middleton

  • After School Program Cell Phone  |  608-577-2566
  • After School Program Hours  |  Monday-Friday: 2:40-5:45  p.m. 
  • After School Program Location  |  Cafeteria
  • 2023-2024 Program Schedule
Meet the Staff  
  • Site Supervisor  |   Amanda Prathivadi
  • Group Leader  |  Trey Hawkins
  • 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 text or call the program phone 608-577-2566 upon arriving to program. We will have both Parent 1 and 2 phone numbers programmed into the site 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. Please meet your student outside the program door (Door #10).
  • Pickup parking will be indicated with cones in rear of building. Please do not park on blacktop or near program doors for safety purposes.
  • 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. 

The month of February was a snowy one! The students enjoyed building snow forts, playing in sensory bins, and learning new games. A favorite activity for many was the fake snow sensory bin. To make your own, simply combine a container of cornstarch with a cup of conditioner. Any brand will work; I picked mine up from the Dollar Store. Add more conditioner as needed to get the perfect texture, then add tools and toys such as ice cream scoops, measuring spoons, and winter animal figurines. They had tons of fun, and with a tablecloth, the mess was contained!

We also practiced problem-solving skills such as taking others’ perspectives to ask questions and talk through problems, as well as using assertive language, tone of voice, and posture to share thoughts and feelings. To continue practicing, we have started multi-age After School groups! We have the dinosaurs, dragons, robots, and unicorns — all with their very own mascot!

To celebrate our progress so far, students put together a lemonade stand. They juiced lemons, mixed in sugar and water, and played cashiers and servers to enjoy the treat of our homemade lemonade!

Questions to ask your child: 

  •  Are you in the dinosaur, dragon, robot, or unicorn group?
  • How do you play head, shoulders, knees, cone?
  • How did you help with the lemonade stand?
  • If you wanted to use a toy another kid is using, how could you talk to them about it?
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. 
  • Please drive slowly when driving behind the school onto blacktop as our students and staff may be present
  • 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. 
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 Sauk Trail 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: Coming Soon! |  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.