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2101 E. River Road | Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575

Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
CARE: 520-209-7548

 

 

Travis Kolter
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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

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 Third Quarter Enrichment Classes 
Classes will begin January 3 and go through March 16

Registration Opens Monday, December 12 at 8:30am.

 

Early Release Tuesdays 1:30-3pm

January 9, 23, and 30, February 6, 27, andMarch 7 

 

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

Grades K-5      Fee: $72

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.

A-Zoo

Grades K-2 Fee: $182

Geckos, lizards, and frogs, OH MY! We will learn all about the characteristics of ​reptiles  and amphibians and what makes these animals unique in our ​hands on class. Yes, you will get to hold some of them! ​We will talk about warm and cold blooded animals, invertebrates and vertebrates, skin​ types​, and so much more! ​  Investigate their habitats, diets, and how to care for them at home.  Turn your fear  of snakes  into "snakes are fascinating " as you discover how some of these animals can make excellent pets!

Art Naturally - Nature Hide & Seek  

Grades 1-5      Fee: $143

Who's hiding in that hole? What's moving beyond the bush? Nature is full of hide and seek. In this session we will learn what's hiding and create all new fun projects with this theme. Each week we will use different materials including clay, watercolors, oil pastels, mixed media and more. Come create and play!

Fun with Flight         

Grades 3-5 Fee: $163

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!

Minecraft Engineering with Play-Well

Grades K-3 Fee: $142                   

Venture into the world of Minecraft in our unique LEGO® experience. Get ready to build your base, craft your tools, use your Minecraft to harvest raw resources, and battle to stop the Ender Dragon from ending the world. Come explore the endless possibilities of LEGO® with a trained Play-Well instructor.

TGA Golf

Grades 3-5      Fee: $176

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: $176

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.

 

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

No CS Classes:  Jan. 2, 16, Feb.14, 23 & 24, and March 17

 

Mondays (9 weeks)   

KidStage presents Once Upon a Time         Grades: 2-5        Fee: $200

Participants will have a blast in this coming-of-age tale about what it means to believe in yourself, work together and trust in your friends. KidStage is a theatre and acting class for kids! The curriculum includes concentration, teamwork, improvisation, movement, voice and basic theatre terminology.  Journey to the Land of Imagination and meet a ton of legendary Fairy Tale characters...Peter Pan, Rapunzel, Pinocchio and Cinderella name a few! With the help of Lucy, our heroine, they must defeat the Evil Queen and her minions before fairy tales are destroyed for good! Once Upon a Time teaches valuable lessons about acceptance and the importance of standing up for what is right!

TGA Golf

Grades 3-5      Fee: $264

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 Floor Hockey    Grades 3-5    Fee: $264

Take your best shot and discover how fun and exciting playing floor hockey can be with TGA! This modified version of ice hockey can be played in regular shoes on virtually any hard surface with a small ball and hockey sticks.

KidzArt     3:00-4:00pm       Grades: K-2          Fee: $193  

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!

 

Wednesdays  (11 weeks)

Cooking with Ms. Jean   Grades: 3-5    Fee: $220

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.

Minecraft Master Engineering with Play-Well         

Grades 3-5   Fee: $260                                  

Bring your favorite Minecraft adventures to life with our enthusiastic Play-Well instructors. In a Minecraft world powered by LEGO® resources, we will build shelters to keep out Creepers, craft mystical items that only true masters can wield, and perfect our crossbow skills to stop the Wither from taking over! If you can imagine it, we can build it.

TGA Cheer           Grades: K-2         Fee: $322

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.

TGA Flag Football 

Grades 3-5     Fee: $322     

Kick it off with this modified version of America’s game that makes it fun and exciting to play with TGA! There is a strict no-contact rule to maintain all player’s safety. Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of passing, catching, running, and defending. Students participate in STEAM labs that allow them to explore academic concepts like gravity, compression, and aerodynamics through the game.

TRAK: Animal Friends -  3:00-4:00pm*Note ending time     

Grades K-2    Fee: $283

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.

 

Thursdays  (10 weeks)

Capoeira Mandinga   Grades 1-5    Fee: $210

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.

Challenger Soccer                  Grades: 3-5           Fee: $322

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.

Cooking with Ms. Jean   Grades: K-2    Fee: $200

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.

MultiMedia Art presented by Color Me Mine    Grades K-5    Fee: $279

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.

Fridays (9weeks) 

Challenger Soccer                  Grades: K-2            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.

TGA Volleyball  

Grades 3-5    Fee: $264

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.


 

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