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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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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.

Early Release

After School

Special Programs

Second Quarter - October 16 - December 22

Online Registration Opens October 3 at 8am

Program Coordinator: Jamie Rowan (520) 209-7910,

PDF with registration form of 2nd quarter offerings

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

10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 No classes 11/9 & 11/23

TGA GOLF ---Grades: K-5-- Fee $205 Tee up with Teach, Grow and 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. REGISTER NOW!

DRAMA KIDS -- Grades: K-2 ---Fee: $92
Bold and outspoken, or quiet and shy, Drama Kids International’s fast paced, progressive, developmental curriculum consisting of over 450 lessons with unique drama activities, helps all children to develop their social, acting, public speaking, and leadership skills while nurturing self-confidence, and self-esteem. REGISTER NOW!

KIDZART ---Grades: K-2-- Fee: $172
KidzArt is back with more ART-Rageous after school fun. With the perfect mix of instruction and creative freedom, each KidzArt class results in wonderfully unique art masterpieces where our KidzArtists’ inspiration brings works of art to life. All quality artist materials are provided. REGISTER NOW!

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. No prior experience required.

BASKETBALL ---Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $84
Basketball is a great way to get exercise, learn teamwork, build confidence and have fun! Instructor, Jeremy Daniels, is a skill development trainer and coach for LEAD Athletics.

HIGH FLYING STEM ---Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $80
In Flying STEM you will be working on different STEM projects that fly! From paper airplanes and helicopters to catapults and origami flying discs. We will be learning how to build various projects, participating in time and distance trials and working on improving your projects to make them fly higher, faster and farther! --REGISTER NOW!

ROCKETRY ---Grades:3-5 --- Fee:$72 --- Fee: $58
Build it, decorate it, and launch it! Rocketry introduces students to the wonderful world of science and physics with high flying results! The sky is the limit with rocketry. Instructor, Ron Mealka, has a degree in Elementary Education and a passion for aircraft and model rocketry. REGISTER NOW!

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10/16-12/20 ---3:00-4:00pm *unless noted

Mondays -- 3:00-4:30pm* -- Grades: K-2 - Fee: $186

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 the LEGO® building system or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities. --REGISTER NOW!

Mondays---- Grades: K-2 -- Fee: $170

Have a blast dancing and learning during Dynamite Dance. In this dynamic after school program, students will learn the basics of Ballet and Jazz through stretching, across the floor exercises, dance and exciting games. No prior experience required. -- REGISTER NOW!

days -- 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 yoyos in this class. --REGISTER NOW!

-- Grades: 2-5 -- Fee: $85 Soaps, suds, and scrubs! Come mix and pour your own lip balm, soaps, candles and more! Ms. Lindsay Watt will help us create our own take home goodies to help us relax and pamper ourselves. *Class may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin. Contact coordinator with possible allergy concerns.* REGISTER NOW!

Wednesdays---Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $68

This quarter we will run with a non-conventional sport, Capture the Flag. Come learn the rules, techniques and skills to compete against our other elementary schools to capture the flag. The culminating tournament will be on Saturday, December 16. T-shirt included! All ability levels are welcome to play. REGISTER NOW!

Wednesdays ---Grades: 1-5 -- Fee: $193

Palate to Palette Tucson with their mobile painting programs. Follow the step by step instructions with their gifted artists. Each week you will create a new masterpiece to take home.


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UA Sky School - Friday, October 13

Spend a day on Mt. Lemmon with University of Arizona graduate students! We will be using the unique “sky island” environment in the Catalina Mountains to explore a new variety of science based projects. Please bring a jacket, closed toe shoes and bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Fee: $60


Grades: 4-5
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.
Mary Grodman and Jamie Rowan, Guides ---Fee: $65 For Sunrise Drive and Manzanita students. Departing at 11:30am. We will return to Sunrise and Manzanita afterwards.

Sabino Canyon Hike - Wednesday, October 11
Grades: 4-5
Less than 3 miles and 370ft elevation change. Low to moderate physical exertion. Suitable for Beginners. No flat soled soles permitted. Follow the fields of ferns, wildflowers and butterflies along Upper Sabino Canyon. This riparian area is home to a flowing Sabino Creek with life of all shapes and sizes. Please wear appropriate hiking clothes, bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. We will ride the tram on the way up and hike out.
Mary Grodman and Jamie Rowan, Guides
Fee: $35 For Ventana Vista and Canyon View students only. Departing at 11:30am.
We will return to Canyon View and Ventana Vista afterwards.

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