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2101 E. River Road | Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575
Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
CARE: 520-209-7548

 

 

Travis Kolter
Director

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Quarter 3 Enrollment begins Wednesday, December 13 at 8:30am.

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.

Enrichment Preview Night at Canyon View Elementary on Wednesday, December 13 from 4:00-6:00pm.
Come meet the instructors and see what the classes are all about!

No Classes on 1/15, 1/18 2/15, 2/22, 2/23, 3/14, 3/15

Early Release Thursdays Quarter 3

A-Zoo      Grades: K-5    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.

Code Your Own Arcade   Grades: 3-5    Fee: $239       

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.

Gardening     Grades: 2-5    Fee: $94

Calling all aspiring gardeners! Join us for a hands-on gardening class where students will cultivate their green thumbs and learn the ins and outs of creating a thriving vegetable garden. From soil and fertilization to harvesting a bountiful salad, this class is a journey into the world of sustainable and delicious home gardening.

TGA Lacrosse    Grades: K-5     Fee:$176

There is a strict no-contact rule to maintain all player’s safety. Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of passing, catching, running, and defending. Students participate in STEAM labs that allow them to explore academic concepts like gravity, compression, and aerodynamics through the game.

TGA Volleyball    Grades: K-5     Fee:$176

Serve it up with volleyball class and discover how fun and exciting volleyball can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of passing, setting, serving, spiking, and blocking.

Webby Dance: Dance/Gymnastics/Yoga    Grades: K-3    Fee: $236

This quarter, we will introduce each child to the fundamentals of dance, gymnastics & yoga! While exploring a new theme each week, our combination classes offer a wide variety of skills. End of quarter performances will be held for families!

After School Classes 3:00 - 4:30 unless noted

MONDAY

Ceramic Sculptures    Grades: 3-5   Fee: $257

Students will learn how to construct and glaze a variety of clayart pieces such as sculptures, functional dish-ware, and nameplates! On the last day, students will organize an art gallery of their work for family and friends to some see.

Fun with Flight    Grades: 1-5    Fee: $283

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!

PlayWell: Transportation Engineering     Grades: K-2    $231

Break the sound barrier on a supersonic jet, deliver cargo by train, and explore a swamp in your airboat. Build and create different modes of transportation out of more than 20,000 pieces of LEGO, all while learning about the engineering concepts that make vehicles and vessels work.

TGA Ultimate Frisbee     Grades: K-2/3-5      $264

Discover the Spirit of the Game and how fun and exciting Ultimate Frisbee can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, and marking.

TUESDAY

Chess: Instructional    Grades: K-5     Fee: $234       Semester Class, Ends May 17

No prior experience is needed. Chess has been proven to enhance academic achievement and is a skill that will last a lifetime. Instructor, Ken Larsen, is a competitive chess player and instructor.

Chess: Tournament   Grades: K-5     Fee: $234        Semester Class, Ends May 17 

For the chess player who is interested in building skills in tournament play. Students build strategy and play games. Opportunities for optional weekend tournaments. Taught by instructor Ken Larsen.

Lucky Cat Art Social: Polymer Clay     Grades: 2-5    Fee: $286

Dive into the art of jewelry making! Each week, we will discover new techniques and interesting materials to complete a wearable art piece! Your student will learn how to make  wire wrapped creations, polymer clay jewelry, up-cycled/unconventional material pieces and learning color theory and design through beaded jewelry. Step by step instruction and materials are included in the cost.

Young Rembrandts: Elementary Cartoon Drawing      Grades: K-2    Fee: $200

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!

Wednesday

KidStage presents: "Harriet Patter and the Broom Closet of Wonder"     Grades: 1-5      Fee: $220

In the second installment of this beloved series, all our favorite characters are back at Pigwarts for more adventure, more magic and more hilarious parody.Someone is making mischief at school and once again Harriet finds herself at the center of it all. With the help of her best friends Don and Hermonica, Harriet must solve the mystery of the legendary Broom Closet of Wonder before it's too late. Join in this wonderful adventure where friendship proves to be the greatest magic of all.

Learning Chemistry from Books    Grades: 3-5    Fee: $125

We are revolutionizing the way students engage with chemistry by combining education and entertainment! From captivating chemistry comics to engaging audiobooks, 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-2 / 3-5     Fee: $286

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 fun games and scrimmages to end each class!

FRIDAY

Code Ninja: Adventures in Game Design     Grades: K-5 2      Fee $229     1 hour class, 3-4pm

This class builds a foundation of basic coding concepts through coding games such as hide-and-seek, a simple clicker game, and a maze. Students will have a blast remixing games into their very own creations while learning how to create backgrounds, characters, and more!

TGA Floor Hockey     Grades: 3-5      $234

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.

Works By Watson: Mini Engineers     Grades: 3-5      $274

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and try your hand at engineering! Our class features a series of age-appropriate, hands-on projects that allow mini-engineers to explore the basics of structural design, simple machines, and problem-solving. From constructing mini bridges to ramps, gates, cranes, each project is designed to inspire creativity and build a foundation in engineering principles. Learn tool terms, OSHA Safety Standards and how to manufacture a custom build from graph paper to functionalization.

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS POLICIES

NSF checks: A $25 bank processing fee will be assesed for any returned checks.

Elementary Policies

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.

Refund Refunds/Changes:
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.