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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

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    • Fourth Quarter Registration Opens Thursday, March 7

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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.

Fourth Quarter - March 18 - May 17

Program Coordinator: Emma Brannon (520) 209-7910

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

3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16

BrainSTEM -- Grades: K-2 and 3-5 ---Fee: $205
Brain STEM provides hands-on STEM enrichment for students in a fun learning environment. Students will grow critical thinking and problem solving skills through exciting and safe STEM activities. We will have two separate classes running simultaneously for different age groups!

CRAZY CRITTERS ---Grades: K-5 -- Fee: $150
Get up close with, and learn all about exotic animals this quarter when Tucson Petting Zoo brings tortoises, goats, snakes, bugs, porcupines, and more. Take part in crafts and activities related to learning about these fascinating creatures!

KIDZART -- Grades: K-5 ---Fee: $172
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.

BASKETBALL BASH ---Grades: 2-5 -- Fee: $120
Get exercise, learn teamwork, build confidence and have fun! Instructor, Jeremy Daniels, is a skill development trainer and coach for LEAD Athletics. 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 while they check out your basketball skills.

ROCKETRY ---Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $72
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.

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After School ---No School/Classes 3/25-3/29

PLAYWELL: Harry Potter Magical Engineering
Mondays, 3:00-4:30 PM --Grades: K-5 ---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.

Mondays, 3:00-4:00pm
- 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 yo-yos in this class.

FIRST Lego League LITE
Tuesdays, April 2 - April 30 ---3:00-5:00pm
- 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 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.

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30pm
- Grades: 2-5 -- Fee: $79
Join KidStage in preparing a performance of Beauty and the Beast! Would you be able to find a beast? Join Belle, a simple country girl, and a colorful cast of characters and she embarks on the biggest adventure of her life. This hilarious adaptation has fantastic roles for boys and girls. Learn Stage directions, lines, and the ins and outs of being in a play!

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $72

Learn the rules of the game and practice one day per week after school for the spring season. Build team spirit and camaraderie with your teammates and coach, Mr. Pierce! Compete against other CFSD elementary school teams in a District-Wide event on Saturday, May11th.

Fridays, 3:00-4:00pm
Grades: K-5 --- Fee: $96

Come make dog-themed crafts, learn more about dogs, and help make toys and blankets for our local animal shelters!

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Patagonia Fun & Fishing --- Grades: 3-5 ----Friday, March 15, 11:30PM - 6:30PM
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 ---- Fee: $65
*We will pick up at your elementary school and return to Catalina Foothills High School for pick-up

Adventures in Verde Valley --- Grades: 4 - 8 ---March 25 - 27
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!

Depart Catalina Foothills High School Monday at 9am, return Wednesday at 5:00pm
Guide: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner
Fee: $195

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