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2101 E. River Road | Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
CARE: 520-209-7549

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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.

Early Release

After School

Special Programs

Early Release

Fourth Quarter - March 20 - May 19 1:35-3:00pm

Online Registration Opens March 7, 8am

Grades: 1-5 -- Fee $96

Join TRAK Farms for hands-on activities that teach interesting facts about the different animal friends they bring to school each week, such as rabbits, goats and ponies! 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!

Grades: K-5 -- Fee: $176

Tee up with Total Golf Adventures (TGA), a national after-school golf enrichment program. TGA’s five-level program brings the golf course to school with specially-designed equipment for indoor or outdoor golf. Great for beginners as well as experienced golfers. All equipment is provided. REGISTER NOW!

Grades: K-3 -- Fee: $150

KidzArt is back with more ART-Rageous afterschool fun. With the perfect mix of instruction and creative freedom, each KidzArt class results in wonderfully unique art masterpieces where our KidzArtists’ inspiration brings works of art to life. All quality artist materials are provided.

Play-Well: Intro to STEM
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.

Airplane Design
Grades: 2-5 --- Fee: $66 --- Fee: $58

We will begin to understand the forces of lift, drag, thrust and gravity while learning about the history of flight to come up with a high-flying design of our own! Compete to see whose paper plane will fly the farthest and have the best control. Instructor: Ron Mealka REGISTER NOW!

Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $58

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!

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 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!

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Monday -- 3:00-4:00pm -- Grades: 2-5 - Fee: $82

Join GTX Crossfit and learn the importance of physical activity and following a healthy lifestyle while developing respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy in a fun format, through physical games. All levels of athleticism welcome!

Play-Well: STEM Challenge
Monday--3:00-4:30pm -- Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $139

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.

Drama Kids
Monday -- 3:00-4:00pm -- Grades: K-2 -- Fee: $85
Bold and outspoken, or quiet and shy, Drama Kids International’s fast paced, progressive, developmental curriculum consisting of over 450 lessons with unique drama activities, helps all children to develop their social, acting, public speaking, and leadership skills while nurturing self -confidence, and self-esteem.

Yoyos with BASYoyo
Wednesday -- 3:00-4:00pm -- Grades 3-5 Fee: $93
Come learn hand eye coordination with Build a Skill Yoyo! Students will build their own yoyo, learn tricks and more. Instructor, Jess Gracia, has been teaching yoyo skills to large groups of students for over 15+ years. Students will be taking home two different yoyo’s in this class. No experience required!

Wednesday -- Grades: 3-5 -- 3:00-4:00pm -- Fee: $50

Learn the rules of the game and practice one day per week after school for the spring season. Build team spirit and camaraderie with your teammates. Compete against other CFSD elementary school teams in a District-wide event on Saturday, May 20th.

FIRST Lego League LITE
Tuesday, March 21 - April 25 -- 3:00-5:00pm -- Fee: $80 -- Grades 3-5 Fee: $93
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 assistance from Jennifer DeBenedetti, CFSD’s Teacher Leaders for Science and Engineering.

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 Tuesdays
Grades: 3-5 5:00-6:00pm
AT Sunrise Drive Thursdays
Grades: 3-5 5:00-6:00pm


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Spring Break
Field Trips April 3 - 5

CARE will be open April 3 - 5


  • Drop off and pick up at Canyon View Elementary
  • Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Buses will leave promptly at 9:00am onMonday and Tuesday and 8:00am on Wednesday
  • Please provide a sack lunch and water for all trips
  • Monday 4/3:

    UA Sky Center at Mt. Lemmon----Fee: $75

    Spend a day on Mt. Lemmon with University of Arizona graduate students! We will be using the unique “sky island” environment in the Catalina Mountains to explore a variety of science based projects. Please be prepared for cold weather and bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.

    Tuesday 4/4:

    Postal History Foundation and UA Tree Ring Lab--- Fee: $45

    We’re going back in time! Join us as we take a visit to the Postal History Foundation for an in-depth tour filled with activities to teach us about how our mail travels around the world! We will tour the old Naco Post Office from the 1890's, sort mail, hunt through the treasure chest for old stamps, and watch a video on the history of stamps and how the modern stamps are designed. We'll also have the chance to design our own postcard, address it, and mail it in the working post office. Following we will head to the UA’s Tree Ring lab for a docent-led lab tour, a lesson in dendrochronology and some hands on activities to test our new knowledge. Please send your child with a sack lunch and an address to mail their postcard to.

    Wednesday 4/5:

    Arizona Science Center in Phoenix -- Fee: $65--- Fee: $60

    Enjoy four floors of science at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. Learn about electricity, outer space and the human body. all while having fun. The science center offers a vast array of hands-on and interactive exhibits that kids of all ages will love! We will walk through their 4-D traveling multi-sensory cinematic exhibit, Planet Shank. Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

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