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.