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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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  • Community Schools 2nd Quarter Enrichment Registration will open Wednesday, October 3rd at 8am.

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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.

Second Quarter - October 15 - December 21

Program Coordinator: Emma Brannon (520) 209-7910

Early Release ---1:30-3:00pm

10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20

BrainSTEM -- Grades: K-2 ---Fee: $206
Brain STEM provides hands-on STEM enrichment for students in a fun learning environment. Students will grow critical thinking and problem solving skills through exciting and safe STEM activities.

CRAZY CRITTERS ---Grades: K-5 -- Fee: $150
Get up close with, and learn all about a new group of animals this quarter when Tucson Petting Zoo brings tortoises, rabbits, birds, bugs, etc. Take part in crafts and activities related to learning about these fascinating creatures!

KIDZART -- Grades: K-5 ---Fee: $172
KidzArt is back with more ART-Rageous after school 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.

BASKETBALL ---Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $115
Basketball is a great way to get exercise, practice teamwork, build confidence, and have fun! Instructor, Jeremy Daniels, is a skill development trainer and coach for LEAD Athletics.

ROCKETRY ---Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $77
Build it, decorate it, and launch it! Rocketry introduces students to the wonderful world of science and physics with high flying results! The sky is the limit with rocketry. Instructor, Ron Mealka, has a degree in Elementary Education and a passion for aircraft and model rocketry.

TGA FLAG FOOTBALL ---Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $205
Kick it off with this modified version of America’s game that makes it fun and exciting to play with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of passing, catching, running, and defending.

YOYOS---Grades: 2-5 --- Fee: $93
Come learn hand eye coordination with Build a Skill Yoyo! Students will build their own yo-yos, learn tricks, and more. Instructor, Jess Garcia, has been teaching yoyo skills to large groups of students for over 15+ years. No experience required!

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10/15 - 12/21/2018 ---No Classes 11/12, 11/21, 22 or 23

Mondays, 3:00-4:30 PM ----Fee: $172
Join KidStage in preparing a performance of Trolls! Trolls are the happiest creatures on earth. They love to dance and sing and hug. The Bergens, on the other hand, are the most miserable creatures imaginable. Learn stage directions, lines, and the ins and outs of being in a play! -

Mondays, 3-4:30pm
- Grades: K-2 -- Fee: $168
Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO® materials or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.

Mondays, 3-4:30pm
- Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $168
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO® materials.

Makers NextGen: CIRCUITS
Mondays, 10/15 - 11/5 ---3-4:30pm
- Grades: 2-5 -- Fee: $150
Students learn the basics of circuits & circuit functions. They will learn how the sensors work, understand wireless communication, and how to control the desired output based on physical inputs and sensor inputs. Each week we build a unique project.

Makers NextGen: CODING
Mondays, 11/19 - 12/10 --- 3-4:30pm
- Grades: 2-5 -- Fee: $150
Students can learn how to code with Scratch Coding. This is an introductory coding class that focuses on the logic of coding as opposed to the language of coding. Learning, understanding & using Boolean & logical operators, loops & nested loops and much more!

Mondays, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 and 12/17 --3:00-4:00pm, last class until 5pm
Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $45

Come explore the beauty of our unique and curious Arizona environment. Learn outdoor skills that you can utilize at any level! We will discuss Leave No Trace, the hiking 10 essentials, geocaching, and more. We will finish the session with a hike on a local trail to experience the outdoors with our new knowledge. Transportation to and from trailhead will be provided.-

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm ---Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $81
Learn the rules and regulations of soccer while practicing one day a week with Coach Melvin Stubbs! Build team spirit and camaraderie with teammates! Compete against other CFSD elementary school teams in a District-wide event!

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm -- Grades: K-2 -- Fee: $205
Discover how fun and exciting cheerleading can be! Coaches will lead students through drills and activities to build their skills in tumbling, stunting, choreography, motions, jumps, and performance. Students will also partake in labs to explore concepts like gravity, balance, and aerodynamics in cheerleading!

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Lunch is NOT provided on Trips. Please provide a sack lunch and water bottle for these days. All Field Trips leave from and return to Catalina Foothills High School. Trips are only open to 4th and 5th graders.

Caving - 11:30AM - 6:00PM --- Fee: $65
Half-Day Outdoor Trips: 10/8, 10/9 (11:30AM - 6:00PM) Fee includes transportation to the trip site from your child’s school and parent pick-up at Catalina Foothills High School Monday, October 8th - MZ and SD only Tuesday, October 9th - VV and CV only

Less than 3 miles and 500ft elevation change. Low to moderate physical exertion. Suitable for Beginners. No flat soled shoes permitted.

Caving is like hiking on all fours! Spend the afternoon exploring the underground wonders of Peppersauce Cave. See cool cave formations, an underground lake, and shimmy your way through the rabbit hole! Learn why it is important to protect these natural wonders. Please wear very old clothes (you will get extremely muddy), bring a flashlight, change of clothes, garbage bag, sack lunch and water. Helmets and headlamps will be provided. Guide: Mary Grodman. 4th and 5th Grade

Adventures in Patagonia - Thursday, October 11th 9:00AM - Friday, October 12th 4:00PM
Overnight Outdoor Trip: 10/11 - 10/12 (Thursday, 9:00AM - Friday, 4:00PM) Drop-off and Pick-up at Catalina Foothills High School. (No CARE transportation will be provided)

3-6 miles, 1000ft elevation change. Moderate physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Supportive soled shoes required. No flat soled shoes permitted. Suitable for those with beginning to moderate outdoor experiences.

Get ready for some hiking, fishing, creek exploration and camping fun! Prepare to get your feet wet when we spend our first day hiking in the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area! Enjoy a spectacular riparian area and discover over 106 species of birds, 49 species of damsel and dragonflies and over 130 butterfly species!! Work up an appetite as we head back to camp to play games, cook dinner, do some stargazing and get ready for a well-needed night's sleep in the campground. Wake up on Friday for some breakfast and then some time fishing in Patagonia Lake. Students must wear sturdy shoes with good tread meant for outdoor use that can get wet! A detailed overnight itinerary & supply list will be provided prior to departure. Guide: Mary Grodman. 4th and 5th Grade
Fee: $135

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