|Catalina Foothills School District’s commitment to 21st Century Learning continues after school with Community Schools’ elementary programs.
Afterschool enrichment opportunities include special activities and classes for students on early release days. Afterschool classes and camps extend into the later afternoon hours to broaden lifelong learning options for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Special programs through Community Schools serve as avenues for learning new skills and experiencing meaningful activities during school vacations and weekends.
Registration opens Tuesday, March 7 at 8:00am
Program Coordinator: Zoe Callamanis 209-7812
|Animal Friends Grades: K-5 Fee: $140
Do you love animals? Join us for this class where a different animal friend will come to school each week to meet and help teach the class. We’ll learn all sorts of interesting facts like how far a rabbit can hop and what a goat eats. Staff from TRAK (Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids) will guide you through hands-on activities with their animal friends! REGISTER NOW!
|Brain S.T.E.M. - Body and Senses --- Grades: K-5 --- Fee: $172
How does our bodies process sound? Does light impact what we see? Do our other senses affect how we taste? Using hands-on activities and visual demonstrations, staff from SARSEF will guide participants to discover the fascinating properties about the body and our senses. REGISTER NOW!
|Play-Well: Intro to STEM using LEGO Grades: K-2 ---Fee: $140
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. REGISTER NOW!
Play-Well: STEM Challenge -- Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $140
STEM Challenge using LEGO- Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Gear Cars, Gondolas, Merry-Go-Rounds, and Scissor Lifts! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. REGISTER NOW!
|Capoeira Grades: K-5 --- Fee: $96
Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art/dance form, improves physical and mental strength, encourages creativity while increasing agility and confidence, and teaches musicality and the importance of community spirit through percussion rhythms and songs sung in Portuguese. Instructor Anne Pollack has trained in Capoeira for over 22 years. REGISTER NOW!
|Basketball Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $110 (includes t-shirt)
Basketball is a great way to get exercise, learn teamwork, build confidence and have fun! Instructor, Jeremy Daniels, is a skill development trainer and coach for LEAD Athletics. New this quarter: “Basketball Bash”! We will celebrate the end of the session with a team shirt and an evening of basketball at one of our CFSD Schools, playing games against Community Schools’ teams from other CFSD schools. Basketball Bash will be held on Thursday, May 18 from 6:00-8:00pm. Bring your family and friends to cheer you on and check out your basketball skills. REGISTER NOW!
|Pokemon! Grades: 3-5 Fee: $84
Learn the basics of the Pokemon trading card game with instruction from staff of Amazing Discoveries. Learn and perfect game strategy, practice critical thinking, evaluation and organization skills, and use your creativity in an atmosphere that emphasizes respect and courteous interactions. Pokemon cards provided for play and ownership. All levels of game familiarity welcome. REGISTER NOW!
CrossFit -- Mondays --3:00-4:00pm--Grades 1-3 -- Fee: $82
|Goshinjitsu Fee: $50
Goshinjitsu is a practical self-defense art that combines elements of Karate, Judo and Jujitsu into a simple and effective form of martial arts. Classes emphasize traditional martial arts values and principles. Instructor John McGraug has been teaching for Community Schools for many years and studied in Japan for five years.
AT Manzanita Elementary Tuesday, January 10 - May 16
Grades: 3-5 5:00-6:00pm
AT Sunrise Drive Thursday, January 12 - May 18
Grades: 3-5 5:00-6:00pm REGISTER NOW!
|Mind Unwind: Mindfulness & Relaxation Skills for Kids
Tuesdays -- Grades: 1-3 ----3:05-4:05pm --- Fee: $78
This experience with the Mindfulness Education Exchange, uses fun, age-appropriate and research-based activities, stories, and games to cultivate a range of skills such as focus, awareness, self-regulation, positivity, and kindness. Mindfulness has been shown to help children academically, emotionally, and socially. REGISTER NOW!
Mondays, March 20 - April 24 --- 3:00-5:00pm --- Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $80
This five-week class is designed to introduce students to the skills and challenges involved in the annual FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) international robotics competition. Participants will work individually and in teams to build with LEGOS, program and problem-solving while trying missions from past years. The class provides an opportunity for students to extend their learning in robotics and explore new engineering and programming strategies. The Community Schools FLL Program is supervised by Charlotte Ackerman with asssistance from Jennifer DeBenedetti, CFSD’s Teacher Leaders for Science and Engineering.
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COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PROGRAMS
Valley View Early Learning Center
Esperero Canyon Activities
Orange Grove Activities
High School Activities
Summer Camp Foothills
Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra