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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


Travis Kolter
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  • 2019 1st Quarter Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 at 8:00am


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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.

First Quarter: August 12 - October 11

Program Coordinator: Foster Bunce 237-0188

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

ARTS and CRAFTS--Grades: K-5-- Fee: $80
Come let your creativity soar with the very talented Vanessa Coelho. Each week students will be work on an entirely new craft or art project that they get to take home.

CHESS---Grades: K-5 ---Fee: $72--- NOTE: Class ends at 2:35
No prior experience is necessary. Instruction begins at the child’s entry level. Chess has been proven to enhance academic achievement and is a skill that will last a lifetime. Optional participation in weekend league tournaments will be discussed in chess meetings. Instructor, Ken Larsen, is a competitive chess player and instructor. He has led CFSD students to local, state and national tournaments.

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!

PLAY-WELL STEM Fundamentals using Legos --Grades: K-5 -- Fee: $150
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: Boats, Snowmobiles, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

RUNNING CLUB: --Grades: 2-5 -- Fee: $72
Sprint your sillies out! In this running club we will play games, run obstacle courses and compete in relay races. Practice your stride, speed and pace. Come join the fun and become a better runner. All skill levels are welcome.

YOYOS: --Grades: 2-5 -- Fee: $100
Come learn hand eye coordination with Build a Skill Yoyo! Students will build their own yoyo, learn tricks and much more. Instructor Jess Gracia has been teaching yoyo skills to large groups of students for 15+ years. Students will be taking home two different yoyo’s in this class. No experience is required.

After School 3:00-4:00 unless noted No class 9/2

KID STAGE WORKSHOP --Tuesdays --Grades: K-5 --Fee: $177
Our fast-moving and fun drama 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.

STEEL DRUMS --- Grade 5 ---Wednesdays---Fee: $72
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.

SEWING CLUB ---Wednesdays ---Grades: 1-5 ---Fee: $135
Join us to learn the beautiful art of sewing! Learn how to use the sewing machine, to cut patterns, essential construction skills and finishing techniques! Clothes, bags, pillow cases, designing and applying appliqués and even more are at your fingertips to create! Sewing machines will be provided!

INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL ---Fridays---Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $81
Learn the rules of the game and practice one day per week after school for the fall season. Build team spirit and camaraderie with your teammates. Compete against other CFSD elementary school teams in a District-Wide event.

HIKING CLUB --- Grade 2-5 ---Fridays, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 ---Fee: $56
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.
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GOSHINJITSU ---Thursdays at Sunrise Drive Elementary, 4:30-6:00pm---Grades: 1-5 --- 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*

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FIRST LEGO LEAGUE

Preview Classes Wednesday, August 14 and 21 at 3:00-5:45pm
Fee $30

The 2019 FLL Challenge is to innovate and solve the problems of cities and towns to make them better and more sustainable places to live.

CFSD Community Schools offers students between the ages of 9 and 15 (if 14 years-old on January 1, 2019) in Grades 4 through 10 the opportunity to participate in the international FIRST LEGO LEAGUE(FLL) robotics competition season. This year, teams will design and build a LEGO Mindstorms robot to accomplish tasks related to the City Shapertheme and propose a solution to one of the many challenges facing communities now and in the future.

Students who are interested in being on an FLL team must attend a 2-session FLL PREVIEW CLASS. The Preview Classallows students to try the teamwork, engineering, programming and research tasks involved in preparing for a regional robotics competition in late November or early December. Teamsfor the full competition season are organized from the FLL PREVIEW CLASSparticipants. Team membership requires excitement about and focus and persistence in meeting challenges, willingness to learn and work with others toward team goals, and commitment to the schedule of weekly meetings. (Attendance at extra sessions is optional.) Teams may advance from regional to state competition in January and to international events in April or May. The FLL Robotics programis supervised by Charlotte Ackerman and Kelly Taylor, CFSD Teacher Leaders for Science and Engineering Practices in partnership with teachers, high school mentors, parents and community members.

The full City ShaperFLL season team meetings for each school will begin the week of August 26, 2019 and continue on the same days through the second week in December. FULL SEASON PRICE is $250

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