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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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Sunrise Drive


  • 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.

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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.

Third Quarter - January 7 - March 14

Program Coordinator: Emma Brannon (520) 209-7910

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

1/10, 1/17, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7 No Early Release on 1/24, 2/21, 3/14

BrainSTEM -- Grades: K-2 ---Fee: $180
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. Come explore the world of science!

CRAZY CRITTERS ---Grades: K-5 -- Fee: $130
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: $150
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.

AIRPLANE DESIGN ---Grades: 2-5 -- 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! Scrimmage your friends and play basketball games with instructor, Jeremy Daniels, skills trainer and coach.

TGA CHEER ---Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $205
Discover how fun and exciting cheerleading can be! Coaches will lead students through drills and activities to build their skills in tumbling, stunting, choreography, motions, jumps, and performance. Students will also partake in labs to explore concepts like gravity, balance, and aerodynamics in cheerleading!

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After School ---No Classes 1/21, 2/21, 2/22

Mondays, 3:00-4:30 PM --Grades: K-2 ---Fee: $168
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!

Mondays, 3:00-4:30pm
- Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $168
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.

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.

Mondays, 1/7 - 2/18 ---3:00-4:00pm
- Grades: 2-5 -- Fee: $79
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.

Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
Grades: 3-5 --- Fee: $90

Get your track career started early with Community Schools this intramural season! Practice your stride, speed, and pace. We'll hop on the fast track to fitness through relays, sprints, and mid-distance running events! The session will culminate in an inter-district track meet on March 17th!

Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
Grades: K-5 -- Fee: $110 - January through May

Open to all ability levels, no prior experience necessary. Students build strategy, 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 - January through May----
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.

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm -- Grades: K-5 -- Fee: $96
What’s your cattitude? Come make cat-themed crafts, learn more about cats, and help make cat toys and blankets for our local animal shelters! >^..^<

GOSHINJITSU - January through May----
Thursdays, 4:30-6:00pm -- 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. Instructor, John McGraugh, has been teaching for Community Schools for many years and studied in Japan for five years.

Fridays, 3:00-4:00pm -- Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $205
Discover how fun and exciting cheerleading can be! Coaches will lead students through drills and activities to build their skills in tumbling, stunting, choreography, motions, jumps, and performance. Students will also partake in labs to explore concepts like gravity, balance, and aerodynamics in cheerleading!

FOLK-STYLE WRESTLING -- Grades: 1-8 @ Orange Grove Middle School
Fridays, 4:15-5:30pm
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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