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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
Director


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    • Fourth Quarter Registration opens Thursday, March 7 at 8:00am

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Parent Mindfulness Class

This is a 3 week course and will be held on Wednesdays, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24: 6 - 7pm.

It goes without saying that parenting is an intense and demanding endeavor. It can also be tremendously rewarding, which raises an important question: can we learn to work skillfully with the inevitable difficulties of child-rearing while deeply soaking in the beauty of it? The answer is a resounding "YES," and mindfulness training provides a set of perspectives and tools for exploring and developing such a possibility. Indeed, research indicates that mindfulness helps parents.

Parents will learn how to:

  • Increase satisfaction with their parenting
  • Manage parenting stress (and stress in general)
  • Improve compassion towards themselves and others
  • Enhance communication and a sense of closeness with their children and partners

Please register online or call Jessica (520) 209-7812 with any questions

FEE: $38


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.

Program Coordinator: Jessica McGlothlin 209-7812

Fourth Quarter - March 18 - May 17

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

3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 --No School March 25-29

CAPOEIRA -- Grades: K-5 --Fee: $126
Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art/dance form, improves physical and mental strength, encourages creativity while increasing agility and confidence. Instructor Anne Pollack has trained in Capoeira for over 22 years.

CRAZY CRITTERS --- Grades: K-5 --- Fee: $150
Get up close with and learn all about a new group of critters this quarter with Tucson Petting Zoo! They will bring tortoises, reptiles, rodents, and more! Take part in crafts and activities related to learning about these fascinating creatures!

TGA GOLF --- Grades: K-5 --- Fee: $205
Tee it up this spring with Teach, Grow, Achieve (TGA), a national after-school sports enrichment program. TGA’s five-level program brings the golf course to school with specially-designed equipment for indoor or outdoor golf. Great for beginners as well as experienced golfers. All equipment is provided.

KIDZART --- Grades: K-2 --- Fee: $172
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! No art experience necessary.

Play-Well: HARRY POTTER MAGICAL ENGINEERING-- Grades: K-2 ---Fee: $150
Explore the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Find Platform 9 ¾, build Hogwarts Express Train, work cooperatively to construct the mysterious Hogwarts Castle, and soar on the wings of a Hungarian Horntail Dragon. Travel to a world of wizardry and hone your magical skills while learning about Muggle (STEM) concepts.

Play-Well: HARRY POTTER MASTER ENGINEERING -- Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $150
Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Build Diagon Alley in preparation for your trip to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hop on your Broomstick and play Quidditch, duel the evil Lord Voldemort, and hone your magical skills while learning about advanced Muggle (STEM) concepts.

YOYOS --Grades: 2-5 --Fee: $93
Come learn hand eye coordination with Build a Skill Yoyo! Students will build their own yoyo, 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 yoyo’s in this class. No experience required.

BASKETBALL BASH --Grades: 3-5 --Fee: $100
Play like a pro! Your classmates become your teammates on the court as you scrimmage against one another. Scrimmage games are used to create chemistry between new teammates, practice plays and evaluate skill in a game environment. Coach Jeremy Daniels has almost ten years of experience and conducts camps and clinics across the country. New this quarter: Basketball Bash! We will celebrate the end of the session with an evening of basketball at our CFSD High School Gym. Compete against other CFSD elementary school teams in a District-wide event on May 16th from 6-8pm. Bring your family and friends to cheer you on and check out your basketball skills.


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After School

MONDAYS, 3:00-4:00pm

INTRAMURAL KICKBALL---Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $72
Learn the skills and techniques to master this schoolyard 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 Saturday, May 11th. Participants will also receive a team shirt.

TUESDAYS, 3:00-4:00pm

MANZANITA CHEFS
Grades: 3-5
- -Fee: $130
Come join Ms. Patty and learn how to cook some nutritious meals, we will be fixing meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Allergy warning: This is not a gluten/dairy/nut free class. Prior to the first day of class, please inform Ms. Patty of any food allergies your student may have.)

KIDSTAGE PERFORMANCE --- Grades: K-5 ---3:00 - 4:30PM - -- Fee: $166
Join KidStage in preparing a performance of Beauty and the Beast! Would you be able to find beauty....in a beast? Join Belle, a simple country girl, and a colorful cast of characters and she embarks on the biggest adventure of her life. Finding herself alone in a dark and scary castle, Belle meets the Beast, an intimidating monster who's not exactly polite. Follow their journey to friendship as Belle realizes that what truly matters is the beauty you possess inside. This hilarious adaptation has fantastic roles for boys and girls. Learn Stage directions, lines, and the ins and outs of being in a play!

HIKING CLUB --- Grades: 2-5 - -- 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. This is a 4-week class. Classes are 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23

THURSDAYS, 3:00-4:00pm

BrainSTEM
Grades: K-5
--- Fee: $205
BrainSTEM brings the lab to you! After-school labs give students hands-on science experiences that relate to the world they live in. BrainSTEM is about critical thinking, problem solving, and learning by doing.

THURSDAYS, 3:00-5:00pm

FIRST Lego League LITE
April 4 - May 2 (5-weeks)
Grades: 3-5
--- Fee: $80

This five-week class gives students the opportunity to extend their learning in robotics and explore new engineering and programming strategies. It introduces them to the mission challenges that FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) teams will meet in the fall competition season. Participants will work individually and in teams to build with LEGOS, program the EV3 robots and accomplish missions. Instructor: Ms. Taylor

FRIDAYS, 3:00-4:00pm

BRUSH to CANVAS --- Grades: 2-5 --- Fee: $120
Each week students will create a new masterpiece following step by step painting instructions. Paintings never repeat and students will be taking home a painted canvas every week!

FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH, 11:30PM - 6:30PM

Patagonia Fun & Fishing Grades: 3-5
Come spend the day with us exploring Patagonia Lake State Park in SE Arizona! We will discuss native fish as we learn how to bait and cast. And then test our patience trying to catch a few! This is a spectacular riparian area too! Over 106 species of birds, 49 species of damsel and dragonflies and 130 butterfly species. March is a great time to Get Outside with Community Schools Outdoors! Guides: Mary Grodman & Foster Bunce
*Pick up at your elementary school and drop off at Catalina Foothills High School

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH, 11:30PM - 6:30PM

Patagonia Fun & Fishing Grades: 3-5
Come spend the day with us exploring Patagonia Lake State Park in SE Arizona! We will discuss native fish as we learn how to bait and cast. And then test our patience trying to catch a few! This is a spectacular riparian area too! Over 106 species of birds, 49 species of damsel and dragonflies and 130 butterfly species. March is a great time to Get Outside with Community Schools Outdoors! Guides: Mary Grodman & Foster Bunce
*Pick up at your elementary school and drop off at Catalina Foothills High School


Adventures in Verde Valley, March 25th - 27th

Grades: 4 - 8

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

Join us this spring break as we head to the beautiful Verde Valley in Cottonwood, Arizona! Camping at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, bird watching near the Verde River, hikes with views into the Red Rocks of Sedona and a visit to an ancient pueblo in Tuzigoot National Monument! This trip is packed with fun, adventure and education! Enjoy 3 days filled with many opportunities to learn new skills, work as a team and make new friends!

A detailed trip itinerary & equipment list will be provided prior to departure. Be sure to register early! Trip size limited to 10 students! Participants will also receive a team shirt.

Depart Catalina Foothills High School Monday at 9am, return Wednesday at 5:00pm.
Guide: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner

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