Ward Elementary

Alexa Rueda
Site Director of Ward Elementary
Phone: (201) 485-1013
Email: arueda@bgcnr.org


Welcome to Ward Elementary after school site!

My name is Alexa Rueda and I am the current Site Director for the Ward after school program! I have been working for the Boys & Girls Club for five years. I started off as a youth development professional for summer camp and continued as so for the after school program at Mascaro. After five years I realized how much my passion grew for the organization and decided to reach to my fullest potential and become the Ward site director which I have been for the past year.

I am a graduate of Iona College where I have obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Social Work. I am continuing my education to earn a master’s degree in Education to become an elementary school teacher.


We run several Boys & Girls Club National programs at Ward Elementary including Art, Smart Girls, Drama Matters, STEM, LEGO club, Healthy Habits, and Torch Club. At Ward, the children have a serious passion for science. Our Site has the most participants in STEM where the children get to be inventive with their experiments and show case their interest in learning rigorous academic concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

This year Drama Matters plans on performing a play for all our members and STEM will be conducting a science fair! We have big plans for the 2018-2019 school year!


Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle provides a before-care program for the children of Ward Elementary School every day during the school year. The program begins at 7AM and concludes at once children are permitted into the classrooms. Children between the grades of K - 2 are escorted to their classes each day. The fee for the program is $7.00/day.



Here are a few more answers for some of the more popular questions regarding Electives:

Time of program: 3:15 PM - 4:25 PM.

Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers will drop children off to the auditorium before start of program.
Pick-up occurs at the circle of each school.

Transportation forms will be available on the website once we go live on the 12th. All transportation forms must be returned to the school no later March 9th.  

PLEASE NOTE: The following Ward Electives are currently full:
                                      Monday - 3D Minecraft 
                                      Monday - Create Your Own American Girl Doll
                                      Monday - Guitar for Begineers
                                      Monday - Scratch Coding
                                      Tuesday - Basketball Basics 
                                      Tuesday - TGA Golf
                                      Wednesday - Tennis
                                      Wednesday - Jr. Civil Engineering
                                      Thursday - MAKE Sensory Class 
                                       Friday - Architecture
                                       Friday - Scratch Jr Programming

picture of Elective materials

 >> Click here to REGISTER for Ward Elementary Spring 2018 Elective Classes.     

 >> Click here to download a PDF of the Ward Spring 2018 Elective Classes.     

>> Click here to download a PDF of the Ward Spring 2018 Elective Calendar.

>> Click here to download a PDF of the Late Bus Form.

 12 week Spring 2018 Electives calendar


Ward Electives