Cardinal Kids Club

Cardinal Kids' Club After School ‘Backpack’ Program

Fall Session Beginning November 2nd– December 18th

This will be an after school, enrichment program for 1st—6th grades.  Kits that include fun learning activities will be sent home weekly that students and family can enjoy!  Pictures and/or notes of completion of project required so we can share some of the student’s projects on WPAS Cardinal Kids Club section of our Whittemore-Prescott web page! More information will follow for direction for this!

Contact: Karen Collins, WPAS Program Instructor, MSU Extension,       

The Whittemore-Prescott Elementary in partnership with MSU Extension Afterschool Program is now accepting enrollments for the 2020-21 school year! 

Due date for this session is end of day 10/29/20!!!


Whittemore-Prescott Afterschool provides afterschool enrichment in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Art, Writing, Social and Emotional Skill Building, Communication and other topics which develop critical thinking, and help students see how they relate to their everyday lives. The program uses hands-on experiential learning style. There is no cost to attend.  Who Can Attend: This program is open to students in 1st-6th grades attending Whittemore-Prescott Elementary School or supported at-home learning students.

Program Dates & Hours: Monday’s beginning November 2, 2020  a weekly kit containing learning fun-to-do activities will be sent home ( or provided when lunch pickups are designated for at-home students) for students that sign-up for the Cardinal Kids Club Afterschool ‘Backpack’ Program.

Enrollment Instructions:

  1.  You can go to Skyward Family access and look in the menu on the left for online forms (it should be the 3rd option from the top), click and select “Fill out form” for each student you would like to enroll.
  2. You can print the attached form, fill it out and send it with your child, or scan or take a picture of it with your phone and email it to
  3. You can download the attached fillable PDF form, fill it out, and email it to

Emails of confirmation will be sent to verify receipt.  The kits will be delivered to your student’s teachers for distribution to take home every Monday through December 18th.

Requirements:  MSU Extension and Whittemore-Prescott Elementary wants to hear from you and your students!  Since we cannot meet face-to-face for afterschool programming, we are asking parents to send pictures or emails about their children’s experiences. Some activities may require parent’s assistance and some kits are designed for family fun!  Please send these to when your child is finished so we can share these experiences!  Your child’s project may be posted on the Whittemore-Prescott Cardinal Kids Club website (media release must be signed for this)!    Look for further information on this after sign-up!


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CKC Fall 2020 fillable PDF form

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