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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
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Sunrise Drive


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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 13- October 5

Program Coordinator: Emma Brannon (520) 209-7910

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

8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4

KIDZART -- Grades: K-5 ---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. Each week students will bring home a different masterpiece all their own. Our curriculum never repeats!

CRAZY CRITTERS ---Grades: K-5 -- Fee: $120
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!

TGA GOLF ---Grades: K-5 --- Fee: $205
Tee up with Teach Grow Achieve (TGA), a national after-school golf enrichment program. TGA’s five-level program brings the golf course to school with specially-designed equipment for indoor or outdoor golf. Great for any skill level! All equipment is provided.

YOYOS---Grades: 2-5 --- Fee: $93
Come learn hand eye coordination with Build a Skill Yoyo! Students will build their own yo-yos, learn tricks, and more. Instructor, Jess Garcia, has been teaching yoyo skills to large groups of students for over 15+ years. No experience required!

AIRPLANE ---Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $63

We will begin to understand the forces of lift, drag, thrust, and gravity while learning about the history of flight to come up with a high-flying design of our own! Challenge your friends to see whose plane will fly the farthest.

BASKETBALL ---Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $100
Basketball is a great way to get exercise, practice teamwork, build confidence, and have fun! Instructor, Jeremy Daniels, is a skill development trainer and coach for LEAD Athletics.

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After School

3/19/2018 - 5/18/2018 ---3:00-4:00pm *unless noted

Mondays, 3:00-4:00 PM ------ Grades: 2-5 -- Fee: $79
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. (6 weeks)

MAKERS NEXT GEN --Mondays, 3:00-4:00 PM ------ Grades: 2-5 -- Fee: $187
This fast-moving and fun workshop will have your kids exploring the many facets of theater through fun, thought-provoking, and stimulating games and activities! This is a six week program.

CHESS*---Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00PM -- Grades: K-5 - Fee: $110
Open to all ability levels, no prior experience necessary. Students build strategy and play chess, and various chess games. Opportunities for optional weekend tournaments. Ken Larsen has been coaching chess teams for over 30 years, leading CFSD students to local, state and national tournaments.

TOURNAMENT CHESS*---Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00PM -- Grades: K-5 - Fee: $110
For the chess player who is interested in building skills in tournament play. Practice and perfect your chess abilities with other competitive chess players.

*Semester long classes: 8/14- 12/19*

FIRST Lego League PREVIEW----
Tuesdays -- Grades: 4-5 -- Fee: $27
This year’s team will be using a LEGO Mindstorms robot to accomplish multiple space-themed missions. This class will challenge them to find innovative solutions to real problems. To participate in FLL interested students must participate in a Preview Class. If selected for the full season team, the cost will be $225 Learn more about this opportunity on the following pages.

Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm
- Grades: K-2 -- Fee: $130
Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm
- Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $130
Power up 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. There are no prerequisites for this course.


Wednesdays ---Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $68
Learn the rules of Ultimate Frisbee.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 on October 6, 2017.

Wednesdays -- Grades: K-2 -- Fee: $63
Create stories and poems individually and as a group while you learn about different forms of writing with a published author!

GOSHINJITSU ---Grades: 1-5---Thursdays, 4:30-6pm
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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THE 2018 FLL Challenge

Get ready for the launch of the 2018 international FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) robotics competition season! Students between the ages of 9 and 15 (if 14 years-old on January 1, 2018) in Grades 4 through 10 are eligible for team membership.

Students who are interested in participating on an FLL team must attend a 2-session FLL PREVIEW CLASS. The Preview Class is a “test flight” for the full 14-week team mission. This year’s teams will design and program a LEGO Mindstorms robot to the accomplish tasks like mining an asteroid, building and supplying a space colony, and cleaning up space trash. They will also propose an innovative solution to a research question that will advance the human ability to live or work beyond Earth.

The Preview Class is an opportunity for students to see if they have the focus, persistence, self-direction, and ability to work with others to enjoy working towards the goal of competing in a regional tournament in December. Team members must commit to weekly meetings on their scheduled days and may choose to attend additional sessions. Some teams advance from regional to state competition in January. First and second place winners at the state tournament are invited to international events in April and May.

Teams for the full competition season are selected from the FLL PREVIEW CLASS participants. Students not on teams for the Fall FLL season are encouraged to participate in FLL-LITE classes later in the year. The FLL-LITE sessions allow students to do robotics missions without having to meet the requirements for competition.

The FLL Robotics program is supervised by Charlotte Ackerman, CFSD Teacher Leader for Science and Engineering Practices in partnership with teachers, high school mentors, parents and community members.

The days and times for the PREVIEW CLASSES and FLL SEASON are:

Ventana Vista and Canyon View – at Ventana Vista on Mondays 3:00-5:45 (The combined school Preview Class is on August 13 and 20)

Sunrise Drive – Tuesdays 3:00-5:45 (Preview Class on August 14 and 21)

Manzanita – Thursdays 3:00-5:45 (Preview Class on August 16 and 23)

Esperero, Orange Grove and CFHS - Fridays at 3:00-5:45 (Preview Class on August 17 and August 24). ECMS and OGMS students can arrange to ride a school bus to Sunrise Drive School by requesting a bus pass when registering.

The full INTO ORBIT FLL season team meetings will begin the week of August 27, 2018 and will continue through the second week in December.

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