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Preview Night for quarter 3 classes - Wednesday, March 13 4:00-6:00pm
in the Canyon View MPR.
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.
Third Quarter Registration opens Wednesday, December 13, at 8:30am.
Early Release Mondays
Chess - 1:30-2:35* Grades K-5 Fee:$78
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. *Note ending time
A-Zoo Grades: K-2 Fee:$182
Embark on a thrilling adventure into the captivating world of reptiles with A Zoo! Designed for young enthusiasts with a passion for these scaly creatures, our program offers an engaging and educational experience that combines fun activities with valuable learning opportunities. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the world of herpetology! Our hands-on activities include observing live reptiles up close, touching and interacting with non-venomous species, and even learning the basics of creating a reptile-friendly habitat. Students will have the opportunity to engage in reptile-themed arts and crafts, creating their own reptile-inspired masterpieces to take home.
Capoeira Mandinga: Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts Grades: 1-5 Fee $126
Learn Capoeira, a unique flowing, beautiful, dance-like Afro-Brazilian martial art, with Capoeira Mandinga Tucson. Learn kicks, escapes, and cool moves that build mind and body strength, flexibility, and agility. Students will also learn percussion rhythms and songs (in Portuguese) that drive the energy of the Capoeira game. Capoeira increases balance, creative problem solving, and confidence. Instructors: Mestra Luar do Sertão is the highest level Capoeira master in Arizona. Monitor Pinga Fogo has trained Capoeira for over 15 years.
Cooking with Ms. Jean Grades: K-2 Fee:$108
Learn new cooking techniques and new recipes from savory to sweet! Build your language skills in cuisine and kitchen safety!
Learning Chemistry through Comic Books Grades: 3-5 Fee: $90
We are revolutionizing the way students engage with chemistry by combining education and entertainment! From captivating chemistry comics to engaging audio books, hands-on activities, mind-bending puzzles, and exciting games, this program is designed to build molecular literacy in a fun and interactive way. Come challenge your mind, connect with fellow chemistry enthusiasts and join the creator and founder of Kids' Chemical Solutions, Colleen Kelley, as she shares her love of the world of discovery, research and her comics books with your student!
Soccer Shots Grades K-5 Fee: $171
Soccer Shots is an engaging program helping children on and off the soccer field learning character development skills along with the fundamentals of the game. Enjoy games and scrimmages to end each class!
After School Classes 3:00 - 4:30
Cooking with Ms. Jean Grades: 3-5 Fee: $150
Students will learn to use fun kitchen gadgets like an instant pot, waffle iron, indoor grill and air fryer to create creatively delicious food! They will then add their newly learned recipes to cookbooks so they can show off their new skills at home.
Studio Art with Ms. Scarlett Grades Grades: 1-5 Fee: $105
Join the Canyon View art teacher after school for a captivating and enjoyable studio art class. This specialized program is designed to not only ignite your creativity but also provide a relaxing and social atmosphere where you can unwind and connect with fellow art enthusiasts. Get inspiration through a variety of art mediums and techniques as our experienced art teacher guides you in creating stunning masterpieces. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, this class welcomes individuals of all skill levels to explore their creativity and develop their artistic abilities.
TGA Floor Hockey Grades: K-5 Fee: $293
Take your best shot and discover how fun and exciting playing floor hockey can be with TGA! This modified version of ice hockey can be played in regular shoes on virtually any hard surface with a small ball and hockey sticks.
Art Naturally: Wings and Whiskers Grades: K-5 Fee: $229
Join us for an exciting artistic journey into the animal kingdom! We will embark on an imaginative exploration of creatures that soar through the sky from the snowy owl to the flying squirrel. This class is perfect for young artists who are passionate about animals, from the tiniest insects to the mightiest birds.
A-Zoo Grades: K-5 Fee: $243
Geckos, lizards, and frogs, OH MY! In our hands-on class, we will learn about the characteristics of reptiles and amphibians and what makes these animals unique. Yes, you will get to hold some of them! We will talk about warm and cold-blooded animals, invertebrates and vertebrates, skin types, and much more! Investigate their habitats, diets, and how to care for them at home. Turn your fear of snakes into "snakes are fascinating " as you discover how some animals can make excellent pets!
TGA Cheer Grades: K-5 Fee: $293
Discover how fun and exciting cheerleading can be! Coaches will lead students through drill 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.
Yearbook Club Grades: 3-5 Fee: $130
Are you passionate about capturing and preserving memories? Join the yearbook club and become part of a dedicated team that creatively documents the events and experiences of our school community. In this class, you will gain hands-on experience in photography, graphic design, and project management as we work together to produce an unforgettable yearbook. Learn essential skills such as photo composition, editing techniques, and layout design, and collaborate with fellow students to create a visually stunning and impactful publication. Join the yearbook club and leave a lasting legacy for your school.
Young Rembrandts Elementary & Cartoon Drawing Grades: K-5 Fee: $300
This winter, Young Rembrandts artists are in for a treat with a lineup of ALL NEW drawing lessons. From a vibrant pop art dog to fascinating art history and a powerful unicorn, there's so much to learn and love. We prioritize proper technique and excellent color selection in every lesson. Your child will not only enhance their skills but also have a blast personalizing cool drawings like soccer players, and robots. Waste no time and enroll your child today to unleash their artistic potential!
Code Your Own Arcade Grades: 3-5 Fee: $346
Students will create retro-style arcade games with Microsoft MakeCode Arcade. Throughout the class, students combine the power of coding with game design to enhance their programming skills and develop games inspired by classic platformers, adventure games, and more! At the end of the class, they will bring their games to life on handheld gaming devices to play and share with friends.
Kidz Art Grades K-5 Fee: $193
A Kidz Art 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. Each week students will bring home a different masterpiece all their own. Our curriculum never repeats!
TGA Tennis Grades: K-5 Fee: $264
Serve it up and discover how fun and exciting tennis can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, forehand, backhand, volley and serve.
Fun with Flight Grades: 1-5 Fee: $251
Get ready to roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in hands-on activities that will take you to new heights! Students will have the opportunity to build their very own flying objects, including kites, tumble wings, gliders, and other exciting contraptions. Engage in the excitement of the building process and witness your creations take flight! Join Bob Ray of Why Things Fly for a fun, fascinating foray into the world of flight. Let's fuel the spark of curiosity and inspire the next generation of aviators and engineers!
Grossology with Ms. Jean Grades K-2 Fee: $105
Are you ready to embrace the world of gooey, slimy, and messy experiments? Join Ms. Jean in Grossology, where we will dive into the fascinating realm of concoctions and sticky creations. In this hands-on class, you will have the opportunity to make your very own slime and explore other exciting mixtures. From the satisfying texture to the colorful variations, we will delve into the science behind these slimy substances.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS POLICIES
NSF checks: A $25 bank processing fee will be assesed for any returned checks.
Late Registration Fee Policy: There will be a $15 late registration fee for any registration received after the registration deadline.
- If you register the day that classes start, your student will not be able to attend class until the following week.
- If you register the week that classes begin, contact your Community Schools Program Coordinator at your school to confirm your registration.
Wait Lists: If a class you wanted to register for is FULL, please make sure you add the “Waitlist” class to your cart to ensure you are contacted if a spot becomes available. All waiting list requests are dated, time-stamped, and entered accordingly.
When dropping out of activities after the first class, you will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after the 2nd day of class. There will be a $10 change fee for any class changes. No refunds if we remove your student from a class.
Procedure for Removing a Child from the Program: Our Community Schools philosophy is to provide children with safe, optimum learning opportunities. Our expectations for behavior are based on appropriate developmental levels and, when necessary, may culminate in removal of a student from a program.
Sign-Out Policy: To ensure the safety of the children in our program, it is mandatory that children be picked up in their classrooms and signed out by a parent following Community Schools classes. Exceptions: Children returning to CARE or going to another Community Schools class. A late pick-up fee of $2.00 per minute will be assessed for any student who is not picked up within five minutes after the end of their class.
Fees for Classes, Athletics, Outdoor Adventures and Field Trips
All fees are due at the time of enrollment, prior to the start of the program. Contact Community Schools for information on payment plans or fee reductions. Fee reductions may be available based on combined family income.