STENWOOD ELEMENTARY

2620 Gallows Road
Vienna, VA 22180
Office: 703-208-7600
Attendance: 703-208-7676

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Principal: Peggy Dammeyer
Asst. Principal: Erica Riley

K-6 SCHOOL HOURS
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-3:25 pm

MORNING PRESCHOOL HOURS
Mon- Fri (AM): 9:05 - 12:25

AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL HOURS
Mon-Fri (PM): 12:30 - 3:50

 Late Openings/Early Closings

After School Chess Club is Back!

The Fall session of Chess Club begins October 5, 2017. For more information and to register, click on the link to the right.  Please do not send payments to the school or the PTA.  Questions to enrichment@stenwoodpta.org.

What Happens During Chess Club?

The weekly chess club meetings are broken up into two portions. First, the coach teaches a lesson.  The lessons begin with rules and basic strategy, and as the weeks go on they become more advanced. For the second half of each meeting, the students are broken up into pairs to play a ladder game. Each player is paired against an opponent of similar skill. The students may also learn how to write down their moves (which is called taking notation). Students who are active in tournaments often use club ladder games as a chance to practice taking notation.

What skill level is required? Can beginners join?

Yes! We have many beginners sign up for chess each session. All levers of experience are welcome.  We always start out by teaching the rules on the first day before progressing to more advanced lessons. Of course, the more a child practices outside of chess club, the more quickly the child will master the rules.





Poor behavior may be cause for withdrawal from the class at the teacher's discretion.

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