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Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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  • Community Schools 2nd quarter Enrichment registration will open Wednesday, October 3rd at 8am.

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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.

Program Coordinator: Jessica McGlothlin 209-7812

Second Quarter - October 15 - December 21

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

10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

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!

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.

TGA GOLF --- Grades: K-5 --- Fee: $205
Tee it up this fall 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: MINECRAFT ENGINEERING-- Grades: K-2 ---Fee: $150
Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO® materials or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.

Play-Well: MINECRAFT MASTER ENGINEERING -- Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $150
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO® materials.

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 SKILLS --Grades: 3-5 --Fee: $115
Play like a pro! Develop and practice your skills through systematic learning while getting exercise, experiencing teamwork, and building confidence. Coach Jeremy Daniels has almost ten years of experience and conducts camps and clinics across the country.

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MONDAYS, 3:00-4:00pm

Grades: 2-5
- -Fee: $135
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!

TUESDAYS, 3:00-4:30pm

Makers NextGen - CIRCUITS
Grades: 2-5
-- -Fee: $150 ------10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
Students will learn the basics of circuits & circuit functions by learning how the sensors work, understanding wireless communication, and how to control the desired output based on physical inputs and sensor inputs. Each week students will build a unique project including remote control cars, bubble blowers and a pinball game. This is a 5 week course.

Makers NextGen - CODING
Grades: 2-5
-- Fee: $150 ------ 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11
Students will learn the basics of circuits & circuit functions by learning how the sensors work, understanding wireless communication, and how to control the desired output based on physical inputs and sensor inputs. Each week students will build a unique project including remote control cars, bubble blowers and a pinball game. This is a 5 week course.

KidStage Performance: TROLLS --- Grades: K-5 - -- Fee: $179
Join KidStage in preparing a performance of Trolls! Trolls are the happiest creatures on earth. They love to dance and sing and hug. The Bergens, on the other hand, are the most miserable creatures imaginable. Learn stage directions, lines, and the ins and outs of being in a play!

TUESDAYS, 3:00-4:00pm

INTRAMURAL SOCCER --- Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $90
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 on December 15th. Participants will also receive a team shirt.

MANZANITA CHEFS --- Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $170
Come join Ms. Patty in a cooking class! You will be learning how to make healthy snacks, breakfast, and lunch options. (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.

THURSDAYS, 3:00-4:00pm

Grades: K-3 ----Fee: $135
Come get crafty with interactive and seasonal art projects in this mixed media art class. Students will learn about and make different forms of art including abstract, 3-D, and collage.

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: $205
Kick it off with this modified version of America’s game that makes it fun and exciting to play with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of passing, catching, running, and defending.

THURSDAYS, 3:00-4:30pm

YEARBOOK* Preview - October 18th and 25th---
Grades: 4-5 ---Fee: $27
Manzanita 4th and 5th graders are given the opportunity to partake in the design and contribution of the Manzanita 2018-19 Yearbook. The Preview Class allows students to see if they have the focus, self-direction, and ability to work with others to make the Yearbook come to life. Yearbook members must commit to weekly meetings on Thursdays after school. Students will be selected from the Yearbook Preview Class to become members of the 2018-19 Yearbook Team.

*The Yearbook Season is 21 weeks long and will run from November 1st - April 25th. The fee for the season is $215.

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Lunch is NOT provided on Trips. Please provide a sack lunch and water bottle for these days. All Field Trips leave from and return to Catalina Foothills High School. Trips are only open to 4th and 5th graders.

Caving - 11:30AM - 6:00PM --- Fee: $65
Half-Day Outdoor Trips: 10/8, 10/9 (11:30AM - 6:00PM) Fee includes transportation to the trip site from your child’s school and parent pick-up at Catalina Foothills High School
Monday, October 8th - MZ and SD only Tuesday, October 9th - VV and CV only

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

Caving is like hiking on all fours! Spend the afternoon exploring the underground wonders of Peppersauce Cave. See cool cave formations, an underground lake, and shimmy your way through the rabbit hole! Learn why it is important to protect these natural wonders. Please wear very old clothes (you will get extremely muddy), bring a flashlight, change of clothes, garbage bag, sack lunch and water. Helmets and headlamps will be provided. Guide: Mary Grodman. 4th and 5th Grade

Adventures in Patagonia - Thursday, October 11th 9:00AM - Friday, October 12th 4:00PM
Overnight Outdoor Trip: 10/11 - 10/12 (Thursday, 9:00AM - Friday, 4:00PM) Drop-off and Pick-up at Catalina Foothills High School. (No CARE transportation will be provided)

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.

Get ready for some hiking, fishing, creek exploration and camping fun! Prepare to get your feet wet when we spend our first day hiking in the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area! Enjoy a spectacular riparian area and discover over 106 species of birds, 49 species of damsel and dragonflies and over 130 butterfly species!! Work up an appetite as we head back to camp to play games, cook dinner, do some stargazing and get ready for a well-needed night's sleep in the campground. Wake up on Friday for some breakfast and then some time fishing in Patagonia Lake. Students must wear sturdy shoes with good tread meant for outdoor use that can get wet! A detailed overnight itinerary & supply list will be provided prior to departure. Guide: Mary Grodman. 4th and 5th Grade
Fee: $135

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