2021-2022 Chairs: Gelareh Golanbar, Robert Donner, Rongzhi Lu
Medina Elementary has one of the largest, most award-winning Chess clubs in the Northwest! For the 2021-2022 school year, Chess Club will have small class sizes. Chess Club meets on Wednesdays starting on October 20, 2021.
If registration is sold out, please join the waitlist. We will contact you if a spot opens up.
All Medina Elementary students will still be able to patriciate in our chess tournaments.
If you are interested in being a parent volunteer, please contact email@example.com.
Chess Club meets Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm (12:30-2:00pm for the grade 4-5th advanced class).
Chess Club meeting dates:
(No session for Nov 17 Book Fair or Nov 24 Thanksgiving)
(No sessions over Winter Break)
(No session for Feb 23 Mid-Winter Break)
(No session for March 30)
(No session for April 13 Spring Break)
All dates are tentative. If we must cancel a Chess Club session, we will email parents with as much notice as possible.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your child will not be able to attend a meeting
Medina Chess Tournaments
These are state qualifiers and FREE for all Medina Elementary Students.This is different from the ChessKid system where we have regular tournaments.If you are not already a member of nwchess, click "New" and fill out the form with your child's information.Then choose one of the "Medina student" sections that is appropriate for your child. Your child can play in their grade level section or higher.The K-5 Open requires USCF membership and will prompt you to sign up if you don't already have one.The other sections are NWSRS rated and free for Medina Elementary students.After registering, each student also needs to agree to play fairly and fill out this form:
Washington State Chess Tournament
The Washington State Championship Chess Tournament chess tournament was held in Tacoma on April 30, 2022.
The Medina Elementary team placed 2nd in the grade 1-3 section and 1st the grade 4-6 section! Congratulations!
Medina Elementary was represented by: David P, Liana B, Vijay U, Adrina B, Aida E, Aiden W, Ananya T, Daniel D, Ethan W, Harry P, Kavir A, Owen Y, Pari G, Sakash A, Ted W, Alexander T, Christian L, Derek W, Jamie H, Michael X, Michael Z, William H, Aaron Z, Alison D, Bogdan G, Derek W, Derrick S, Sanjay U, Vivaan M, Yiheng Y, Daniel P, Emily H, Haoyun Z, Michelle Z.
Presidential Scholastic Chess Tournament
The Presidential Scholastic Chess Tournament was held on February 21, 2022 at the Redmond Marriott. 8 students from Medina Elementary played in this tournament and helped our school win the 1st place team trophy. They are Ares W, Sanjay U, Ethan Z, Emily H, Victor F, Vijay U, Ananya T, and Brian H. Congratulations!
Susan Polgar Foundation National Open
FEES: I agree to pay all fees by Wednesday, October, 6th, 2021
ELIGIBILITY: Our afterschool clubs (including Chess Club) are ONLY for CURRENT-ENROLLED Medina students with ACTIVE Medina PTA membership. You must enrolled with Medina Elementary school at the time attending the club and have a valid Medina PTA family or individual membership for the 2021-2022 school year. You agree that if your kid is not currently enrolled with Medina Elementary school OR do not purchase PTA membership by October 18, 2021, your child will be withdrawn from Medina Chess Club with no refund.
REFUNDS: I agree to the following refund policy: If parents decide to withdraw from a class after registering for the class and before the first class starts, a 5% tuition process fee will be charged. If parents decide to withdraw from the class after the first class starts but before October 27, a 10% tuition process fee will be charged. After October 27, there'll be no refunds.
PICK-UP: Our parent classroom volunteers are required to stay until the last child is picked up from class. Please respect our volunteers’ time by picking your child up promptly at 1:25 (pick up for Advanced class is 1:50). If you wish to permit your child to sign him/herself out from class and walk/bike home, you must complete the Medina Elementary Chess Club Permission Slip to Walk/Bike Home found on our website, medinapta.org, and return it to our Chess Club Co-Chairs.
BEHAVIOR: Parents and students are expected to behave respectfully to each other, their coaches, and anyone associated with Medina PTA and the Chess Club. If we feel you or your student’s behavior is disruptive, or you or your student are consistently disrespectful, we reserve the right to withdraw your student (after sufficient warnings) with no refunds.
ABSENCES: If my child will not be at chess club, I will email email@example.com prior to that day’s chess class start time. I understand that two unexcused absences may result in removal of my student from the club without refund.
SAFETY: You agree to follow, and instruct your child to follow, all Bellevue School District, Medina Elementary, and Medina PTA safety protocols, including hand hygiene, assigned seating, distancing, masking, and staying home when sick. If you or your child do not follow safety protocols, we reserve the right to withdraw your child (with sufficient warnings) with no refunds.
Congratulations to all the students that participated in the first ever online Washington State Chess Championship Tournament in May. Medina Elementary took FIRST PLACE in the 1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade team awards. We want to thank you and your children for another great year of the Medina Chess Club!
Want to learn more about Chess Club?
Join us for our Zoom info session on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 6:30pm.
Registration opens: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 8:30am.
How to Register: Find the Chess Club registration form in My Family's Forms/Paperwork once registration opens. Complete the form and payment. Your registration is confirmed only after payment is received.
IMPORTANT: To register, you must agree to all Chess Club policies on the registration form. Read the policies.
Cost: $450 for regular class, $550 for 4th/5th grades advanced 1.5 hours class
Fee covers coach's fees.