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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

Program Coordinator: Lucia Pavlich, (520) 209-8013 ---

Early Release 1:30-3:00pm

Tuesdays, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2

CHESS 1:35-2:35pm (NOTE ending time) Grades: K-5-- Fee: $63
Open to all ability levels, no prior experience necessary. Students build strategy and play games. Opportunities for optional weekend tournaments. Ken Larsen, an instructor for over 30 years and a competitive chess player, has led CFSD students to victories at local, state and national tournaments.
CRAZY CRITTERS -- Grades: K-5 ---Fee: $120

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: $150

A KidzArt certified instructor will guide students through a different project each week. Students will learn how to break projects into simple steps, art terms, and vocabulary, as well as experience and learn techniques for varying drawing mediums. Our curriculum never repeats!

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 Gracia, has been teaching yoyo skills to large groups of students for over 15+ years. Students will be taking home two different yo-yos in this class. No experience required.

PLAYWELL-STEM Challenge --Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $130
Power up 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. There are no prerequisites for this course.

BASKETBALL --Grades: 3-5 ---Fee: $100
Play like a pro! Develop and practice your skills through systematic learning while getting exercise, experiencing teamwork, and building confidence. Coach Jeremy Daniels has almost ten years of experience and conducts camps and clinics across the country.

Attentions parents, we are looking for parent volunteers to coach our girls.
Days and Time: Tuesday 1:30-3:00 PM and Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 PM
**Registration will be sent home with students**

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After School

FIRST Lego League Preview --Grades: 4 - 5 --Mondays, 3:05-5:45 pm -- Fee: $27

Get ready for the launch of the 2018 international First Lego League (FLL) robotics competition season! Students between the age of 9 and 15, in grades 4 through 10 are eligible for team membership.

DANCE IT UP -- Grades: K-2 ---Fee: $150
Get ready to SHINE in our after-school dance classes with Music and Dance Academy! Ventana Bobcats are fierce and fun, they love our energetic lessons! Learn elements from jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and modern dance and groove to the sounds of the popular music kids love.

KIDSTAGE WORKSHOP-- Grades: K-5 -- Wednesdays (6 week class) --3:00-4:00pm --Fee: $79

KidStage Drama Workshop Our fast-moving and fun workshop will have your kids exploring the many facets of theater through fun, thought-provoking and stimulating theater games and activities!. No acting or theater experience is necessary and first-time students are encouraged to attend. This is a 6 weeks class, the last class is on September 19th.

INTRAMURAL ULTIMATE FRISBEE-- Grades: 3-5 -- Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm --Fee: $81
Learn the skills and techniques to master this field favorite and fulfill your enthusiasm for physical fitness and sportsmanship.Build team spirit and camaraderie with your teammates. Compete against other CFSD elementary school teams in a District-wide event on October 6th. Participants will also receive a team shirt.

GOSHINJITSU ---Grades: 1-5---Thursdays, 4:30-6pm
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 McGraugh, has been teaching for Community Schools for many years and studied in Japan for five years. *Class is a full semester and only based out of Sunrise Drive Elementary. Parents are responsible for transportation

PLAYWELL: INTRO TO STEM-- Grades: K-2- Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm-- Fee: $150--

Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

STEEL DRUMS BEGINNING at Canyon View 4:15 - 5:15 - Thursdays

This group is open to any 5th grade student with little or no experience playing steel drums. Students will learn to read and perform music for the steel drums and the culture surrounding steel drum music. Students will be expected to regularly attend rehearsals, scheduled performances and help move equipment when necessary. Student's fees cover a t-shirt, mallets, music and music binder.
Ms. Moore- Canyon View Elementary -- Fee: $56--

Special Programs

THE 2018 FIRST Lego League Challenge

Get ready for the launch of the 2018 international FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) robotics competition season! Students between the ages of 9 and 15 (if 14 years-old on January 1, 2018) in Grades 4 through 10 are eligible for team membership.

Students who are interested in participating on an FLL team must attend a 2-session FLL PREVIEW CLASS.

The Preview Class is a “test flight” for the full 14-week team mission. This year’s teams will design and program a LEGO Mindstorms robot to the accomplish tasks like mining an asteroid, building and supplying a space colony, and cleaning up space trash. They will also propose an innovative solution to a research question that will advance the human ability to live or work beyond Earth. The Preview Class is an opportunity for students to see if they have the focus, persistence, self-direction, and ability to work with others to enjoy working towards the goal of competing in a regional tournament in December. Team members must commit to weekly meetings on their scheduled days and may choose to attend additional sessions. Some teams advance from regional to state competition in January. First and second place winners at the state tournament are invited to international events in April and May.

Teams for the full competition season are selected from the FLL PREVIEW CLASS participants. Students not on teams for the Fall FLL season are encouraged to participate in FLL-LITE classes later in the year. The FLL-LITE sessions allow students to do robotics missions without having to meet the requirements for competition.

The FLL Robotics program is supervised by Charlotte Ackerman, CFSD Teacher Leader for Science and Engineering Practices in partnership with teachers, high school mentors, parents and community members.

The days and times for the PREVIEW CLASSES and FLL SEASON are:

  • Ventana Vista and Canyon View – at Ventana Vista on Mondays 3:00-5:45 (The combined school
  • Preview Class is on August 13 and 20)

  • Sunrise Drive – Tuesdays 3:00-5:45 (Preview Class on August 14 and 21)
  • Manzanita – Thursdays 3:00-5:45 (Preview Class on August 16 and 23)
  • Esperero, Orange Grove and CFHS - Fridays at 3:00-5:45 (Preview Class on August 17 and August 24).
  • ECMS and OGMS students can arrange to ride a school bus to Sunrise Drive School by requesting a bus pass when registering.

    The full INTO ORBIT FLL season team meetings will begin the week of August 27, 2018 and will continue through the second week in December.

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