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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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  • Rodeo Break Field Trip registration opens February 11 at 8am through February 18.
  • Trips will depart and return to Manzanita Elementary. Transportation for students enrolled in C.A.R.E. on these days will be provided.
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  • REID PARK ZOO - Thursday, February 21 - 8:00am-4:00pm $50

    • Pack a lunch and water bottle.

    SKATE COUNTRY and MOVIES - Friday, February 22 - 9:00am-4:00pm $50

    • Pack a lunch and water bottle.
    • Bring $10 to purchase a snack pack at the movies if you choose.

Early Release

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JANUARY 23RD, 6:00 - 7:30PM

Mindfulness has been shown to help children improve self-regulation, focus, stress management, and kindness.

Parents are invited to a workshop to find out the hows and whys of these powerful effects, and to put themselves in a better position to support the mindfulness skills students are developing at Manzanita. You will get hands-on experience with mindfulness practices as well as a set of fun and simple activities that you can take home to share with your family. While parents are in the adult workshop, Students will supplement and reinforce their developing mindfulness skills through games, stories, and activities that we don't have the time and space for during the school day. REGISTER ONLINE!

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

Third Quarter - January 7 - March 14

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

1/9, 1/16, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6 No Early release on 1/23, 2/20, 3/13

CAPOEIRA -- Grades: 2-5 --Fee: $110
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: $130
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!

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

TGA GOLF --- Grades: K-5 --- Fee: $205
Tee it up this winter 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.

Play-Well: JEDI ENGINEERING-- Grades: K-2 ---Fee: $130
The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Play-Well: JEDI MASTER ENGINEERING -- Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $130

The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

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 SCRIMMAGE --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.

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After School

MONDAYS, 3:00-4:00pm

Grades: K-3
- -Fee: $135
Brighten up you day with some Garden Art! Projects will be inspired by the beauty they would find in the backyard, garden and patio to help them create memorable projects using recycled materials, rocks, seeds, and more!

Grades: K-5 --- Fee: $110
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.

Grades: K-5 --- Fee: $110
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.

TUESDAYS, 3:00-4:00pm

KIDSTAGE WORKSHOP --- Grades: K-5 - -- 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 week workshop. Last class will be on February 12th.

THURSDAYS, 3:00-4:00pm

Grades: K-2
--- Fee: $155
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.

Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $80
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. Participants will also receive a team shirt.

THURSDAYS, 4:30-6:00pm

GOSHINJITSU @ Sunrise Drive Elementary---
Grades: 1-5 ---Fee: $110
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. Transportation is NOT provided.

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!

FRIDAYS, 4:15-5:30pm

FOLK-STYLE WRESTLING -- Grades: 1-8 @ Orange Grove Middle School
Learn the skills of folk-style wrestling with Coach Foster. With experience coaching wrestling from kindergarten all the way through the college level. Coach Foster will teach you the all the basics of folk-style wrestling along with fun games along the way. Coach Foster's accomplishments include Four-time All-State wrestler in high school and a two-time All-American wrestler for Concordia University, Nebraska. All skill levels are welcome as well as parent volunteers. Transportation is NOT provided.

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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Field Trip Drop-off and pick-up will be at Sunrise Drive Elementary

Wednesday, December 26 - Reid Park Zoo $50

Lions, tigers, and bears oh my! Come with us as we venture to Reid Park Zoo to see animals from all over the world. We will meet with zoo staff as they takes us behind the scenes and up close with some of their favorite critters. Explore the interactive elephant park, conservation learning center, and even feed a giraffe. Please make sure to pack a lunch and water bottle.

Thursday, December 27 - Winter Fun and Movies $50

Get cozy at Sunrise Drive for a day of winter activities! Create winter-themed crafts, play indoor games, and enjoy our lovely winter weather outdoors. We’ll hop over to the movies to see Mary Poppins Returns. Please remember to bring a sack lunch and water. If you wish to purchase a snack at the movies, please send your student with eight dollars.

Friday, December 28 - Playground Fun, Bowling and Painting $50

We'll start off the morning playing on the Sunrise Drive playground. Then we will head to our favorite bowling alley for strikes, spares, arcade games, and a pizza lunch. Following we will be visited by the gifted artists Jessica to paint a canvas masterpiece. Please remember socks for the bowling alley.


Thursday, December 27 - Picacho Peak Hike $65

3-6 miles, 1000ft+ elevation change. Moderate physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Supportive soled shoes required. No flat soled shoes permitted. Suitable for those with beginning to moderate outdoor experiences.

Winter is a great time to conquer the 1,500 foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park! Come enjoy the gorgeous views, learn about this area's unique geological significance and varied desert growth. We will grill hot dogs and make S'mores over the fire after our hike! Pack list provided after registration!

Thursday, December 27 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

Meet at CFHS - Guide: Mary Grodman and Polly Tanner

Friday, December 28 - Madera Canyon Hike $65

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

Did you know Madera means wood in Spanish? Come see this amazing wooded canyon that is one of the hottest spots for migrating birds in Southeastern Arizona, and the United States! We will identify as many trees and birds as we can on this day hike in the shade. We will grill hot dogs and make S'mores over the fire after our hike! Pack list provided after registration.

Friday, December 28 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

Meet at CFHS - Guide: Mary Grodman and Polly Tanner

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