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Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575

Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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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.

 

 

 

 

   

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Second Quarter Enrichment Classes 
Classes will begin October 17 and go through December 16

Registration Opens Monday, October 3 at 8:30am.

 

Early Release Tuesdays 1:30-3pm

October 18, November 15, 29, December 6, 13 

 

Chess - 1:30-2:35 (note ending time)

Grades K-5      Fee: $60

Open to all ability levels, no prior experience necessary. Chess has been proven to enhance academic achievement and is a skill that will last a lifetime. Opportunities for optional weekend tournaments. Instructor, Ken Larsen, is a competitive chess player and instructor. has led CFSD students to victories at local, state and national tournaments.

Art Naturally - Animal Superhero  

Grades 1-5      Fee: $143

Can animals be superheroes? If so, they must have qualities that make them exceptional! The elephant is super strong, the cheetah is super fast, the octopus is super intelligent and wolves will protect their pack at all costs. Learn about these amazing real life superheroes where art meets science. Projects will be created using a variety of materials, including, clay, watercolors, oil pastels, mixed media collage, paint and pastels.

PlayWell- Pokeman Master Engineering  Grades K-2    Fee: $108

LEGO® Master, I choose you!! In the race to be crowned the Ultimate Pokémon Champion, we need your help! Learn to build your favorite Pokémon, level up by teaching them special moves, evolve them in to more powerful versions, and come face to face with the current champion in an epic battle for the title. Learn from our Play-Well Pokémon Masters so you can make it to the top!

TGA Golf

Grades K-5      Fee: $147

Tee it up with Teach, Grow, Achieve (TGA), a national after-school sports enrichment program. TGA's five-level program brings the golf course to you. Have fun learning the techniques of golf! Great for beginners as well as experienced golfers.

TGA Tennis

Grades K-5       Fee: $147

Serve it up with tennis class and discover how fun and exciting tennis can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, forehand, backhand, volley, and serve.

TRAK - Animal Friends 1:30-2:30* (note ending time)      Grades: K-5      Fee: $102

How far can a rabbit hop? Why does a pig roll in the mud? How can you tell if a horse is happy? What does it mean to be a predator or prey animal? These questions and many others will be answered in our Animal Friends hands-on program with TRAK (Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids). Children will learn a variety of information ranging from the diet and required care for some ranch animals to behaviors and interesting facts. The TRAK animal family enjoys traveling to schools and being a part of this educational and fun experience. **ENDS AT 2:30**

 
After School Enrichment  3:00-4:30, unless noted  

Mondays (9 weeks)   

Challenger Soccer                  Grades: 3-5            Fee: $290

Challenger Soccer Academy will focus on introducing and developing each player’s soccer skills as their International coaches follow an innovative curriculum. Players will develop their soccer skills in a relaxed and fun environment. Each week will focus on a particular soccer skill and progressively will be more challenging, allowing each player to succeed and improve.

KidStage presents Mulan         Grades: 2-5        Fee: $200

Have a blast in this coming-of-age tale about what it means to believe in yourself, work together and trust in your friends. The curriculum includes concentration, teamwork, improvisation, movement, voice and basic theatre terminology. In China there is a legend of a great soldier who saved the emperor and who saved all of China from the monstrous Hun army. This soldier was a girl named Mulan. She was never very good at her traditional “girl” responsibilities, and no matter what she tried she always ended up dishonoring her family. One day the army came for her aging father, and Mulan took his place, breaking the law and pretending to be a boy so she could serve instead of him to protect his life. With the help of a lucky cricket, a wise-cracking dragon and a rag-tag group of soldiers, Mulan defies tradition, brings honor to her family and becomes the hero of China! This hilarious adaptation has fantastic roles for boys and girls!

PlayWell- Pokemon Master Engineering   Grades 3-5    Fee: $192

LEGO® Master, I choose you!! In the race to be crowned the Ultimate Pokémon Champion, we need your help! Learn to build your favorite Pokémon, level up by teaching them special moves, evolve them in to more powerful versions, and come face to face with the current champion in an epic battle for the title. Learn from our Play-Well Pokémon Masters so you can make it to the top!

TGA Cheer    Grades K-5    Fee: $205

Discover how fun and exciting cheerleading can be! Coaches will lead students through drill 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.

Young Rembrandts - Character Creation    Grades: 3-5          Fee: $270  

Young Rembrandts use an innovative step-by-step method to teach students basic to advanced drawing skills, coloring techniques, and art vocabulary. In addition, our students will create colorful characters with expressive personalities that jump off the page. Students will also learn to create and build their very own comic book about their created characters. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to produce wonderful artwork, storytelling, and bookbinding technique! Young Rembrandts provides all the necessary supplies for each class.

 

Wednesdays  (7 weeks)

Animation Academy                Grades: 1-5        Fee: $196

Learn the art of animation from artist, Jason Zucker! Jason is currently employed in Florida by the one and only Mickey Mouse! He has also completed and is working on publishing his first children's book as well developing a children's art related cartoon series! Join Jason to learn how to draw your favorite cartoon characters and as well as learning how to turn yourself into one! This class is done virtually. There will be a Community Schools employee in the room with the children for the duration of the class.

Cooking with Ms. Jean   Grades: 3-5    Fee: $121

Students will learn to use fun kitchen gadgets like an instant pot, waffle iron, indoor grill and air fryer to create creatively delicious food! They will then add their newly learned recipes to cookbooks so they can show off their new skills at home.

Drama Kids - Dramatic Exploration       Grades K-5      Fee: $120

Students will develop public speaking and leadership skills, while building confidence, and learning how to think quickly, creatively, and appropriately. All of this is done through our fun and energetic theater based curriculum. Students will participate in various activities including scene building, creative movement, short plays, and theater games. There are never any auditions and ALL students have the chance to shine!

TGA Volleyball            Grades: 3-5         Fee: $205

Serve it up with volleyball class and discover how fun and exciting volleyball can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of passing, setting, serving, spiking, and blocking.

Why Things Fly (starts 11/2)        Grades: 3-5        Fee: $162

Join Bob Ray of Why Things Fly for a fun, fascinating foray into the world of flight. Students will be taught the basics of flight (why things fly) and engage in activities, building…you guessed it, things that fly! Kites, tumble wings, and gliders just to name a few. We all have an innate fascination with flight. This program will leave the students wanting to do projects on their own at home!

 

Thursdays  (7 weeks)

Capoeira Mandinga   Grades 1-5    Fee: $148

Learn the flowing, beautiful Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira with Capoeira Mandinga Tucson. Students will learn kicks, escapes, and fluid moves that build mind and body strength, flexibility, and agility. Students also learn music that drives the energy of the Capoeira game. Capoeira increases balance, creativity, and confidence. Teachers Anne Pollack and Aidan Miller-Wells were honored with a 2019 Southwest Folklife Alliance Award. Aidan has trained capoeira over 12 years. Anne is the only master of Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian arts in the State of Arizona.

Cooking with Ms. Jean   Grades: K-2    Fee: $121

Students will learn to use fun kitchen gadgets like an instant pot, waffle iron, indoor grill and air fryer to create creatively delicious food! They will then add their newly learned recipes to cookbooks so they can show off their new skills at home.

Jewelry Making and Scrapbooking         Grades: 2-5       Fee: $65

Come join the fun with Mrs. Nona and a 4 week course of Jewelry Making and Scrapbooking. You will learn how to make different pieces of jewelry that will fit your personalities and creativity. You will then enjoy a hands on class that will stimulate the student's creativity and mind using scrapbook techniques to make one of a kind memory keepers. It is a good way to enjoy photos off- screen. In both classes they will increase their skills in motion coordination, space notion and more. This is a 4-week class! Class meets 10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17.

MultiMedia Art presented by Color Me Mine    Grades K-5    Fee: $195

Every week the students will experience working with wood, ceramic and clay using both acrylic and water-based paints building on what they have learned the previous week to continue to improve their artistic skills.

TGA Flag Football            Grades: 3-5         Fee: $205

Kick it off with this modified version of America’s game! Our coaches makes football fun and exciting to play with TGA!

 

Fridays  

Ventana Vista Hiking Club          Grades: 3-5          Fee: $45

Come discover the beauty of our unique and curious Arizona environment with Community Schools Outdoors. Learn outdoor skills that you can utilize at any level! We will discuss Leave No Trace principles, the hiking 10 essentials, outdoor etiquette and more. We will finish our short session with a hike on a local trail to experience the outdoors with our new knowledge. Transportation to and from the trail on 11/4 provided. This is a 3-week class! Fridays, 10/21 & 10/28 3:00-4:30pm, 11/4 *3:00-5:00pm


 

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