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Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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  • Fourth Quarter registration opensThursday, March 7 at 8am.

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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

Program Coordinator: Lucia Pavlich, (520) 209-8013 ---

Fourth Quarter: March 18 - May 17

Early Release 1:30-3:00pm

Tuesdays, 3/19, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14

CHESS 1:35-2:35pm (NOTE ending time) Grades: K-5-- Fee: $72
Open to all ability levels, no prior experience necessary. Students build strategy and play games. Opportunities for optional weekend tournaments. Ken Larsen, an instructor for over 30 years and a competitive chess player, has led CFSD students to victories at local, state and national tournaments.
CRAZY CRITTERS -- Grades: K-5 ---Fee: $150

Get up close with, and learn all about a new group of animals this quarter when Tucson Petting Zoo brings tortoises, rabbits, birds, bugs, etc. Take part in crafts and activities related to learning about these fascinating creatures!

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

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!

TGA GOLF --Grades: K-5 -- Fee: $205
Whether this is the first exposure to golf or you’re looking to take your child’s game to the next level, we have a program to fit your needs. Tee up with Teach, Grow, Achieve (TGA), a national after-school golf enrichment program. TGA’s five level program brings the golf course to the school. All equipment will be provided, including clubs.

BRAINSTEM -- Grades: K-5 ---Fee: $205
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.
BASKETBALL BASH --Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $120

Play like a pro! Your classmates become your teammates on the court as you scrimmage against one another. Scrimmage games are used to create chemistry between new teammates, practice plays and evaluate skill in a game environment. Coach Jeremy Daniels has almost ten years of experience and conducts camps and clinics across the country. We will celebrate the end of the session with an evening of basketball at out CFSD High School Gym. Compete against other CFSD elementary school teams in a District-wide event on May 16th from 6-8 PM. Bring your family and friends to cheer you on!

ADVANCED MODEL ROCKETRY --Grades: 3-5 -- Fee: $150
Advance your rocketry skills to by building and flying 3 model rockets, including one that can fly a raw egg and return to Earth unbroken! Along the way, you'll have supervised instruction in model building, including the use of wood glue, (non-toxic) plastic cement, scissors, hobby knives, knot tying, spray paint, and decals. After flying up to 8 flights, you'll leave the class with 3 model rockets, your own launch pad and controller, a field box to hold your equipment, and the knowledge of how to safely build and fly model rockets!

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No classes on 3/25-3/29

SHOW CHOIR --Grades: K-2 --Mondays, 3:00-4:00 pm -- Fee: $160

Does your child like to sing and dream of being on stage? Then this class is for you! This Show Choir class includes variety of activities to keep the kids moving, engaged, and exited! Children will learn to prepare and perform popular music, basic skills of singing, how to make the most out of their voices, music literacy, as well as text interpretation, facial and body expression, and performance skills while having fun. The students will put on the final performance to share their knowledge with family and friends.

Grades: K-5 --Wednesdays 3:00-4:30pm --- 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.

INTRAMURAL KICKBALL --- Grades: 3-5 --- Wednesdays ---3:00-4:00pm --- Fee: $72
Learn the skills and techniques to master this schoolyard favorite and fulfill your enthusiasm for physical fitness and sportsmanship. Build team spirit and camaraderie with your teammates. Compete against other CFSD elementary schools teams in a District- wide event on May 11th. Participants will also receive a team shirt.

DIY BEADED JEWELRY --- Grades: 1-5 --- Wednesdays ---3:00-4:00pm ---Fee: $120
Learn how to create and design your own handmade beaded jewelry. We will use nylon-coated beading wire, beading plastic, wire, and waxed linen to create necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings, and hair accessories. Unwanted and inexpensive jewelry is welcome for donations.

YOYOS --- Grades: 2-5 --- Thursdays ---3:00-4:00pm --- Fee: $93
Come learn hand eye coordination with Build a Skill Yoyo! Students will build their own yo-yos, 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. No experience required.

KIDSTAGE PERFORMANCE --- Grades: K-5 ---Thursdays,3:00-4:30pm ---Fee: $166
Join KidStage in preparing a performance of Beauty and the Beast! Join Belle, a simple country girl, and a colorful cast of characters and she embarks on the biggest adventure of her life. Follow the journey to friendship as Belle realizes that what truly matters is the beauty you possess inside. This hilarious adaptation has fantastic roles for boys and girls. Learn Stage directions, lines, and the ins and outs of being in a play!

RUNNING CLUB ----Grades: 2-5 ---Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm ---Fee: $72
Sprint your sillies out! In this running club we will play games, run obstacle courses and compete in relay races. Practice your stride, speed and pace. Come join the fun and become a better runner. All skill levels are welcome.

STEEL DRUMS at Canyon View --- Grade 5 ---Thursdays, 4:15 - 5:15pm ---Fee: $56
This group is open to any 5th grade student with little or no experience playing steel drums. Students will learn to read and perform music for the steel drums and the culture surrounding steel drum music. Students will be expected to regularly attend rehearsals, scheduled performances and help move equipment when necessary. Student's fees cover a t-shirt, mallets, music and music binder. Ms. Moore

PUPPET PALS-- Grades: K-5--- Fridays, 3:00-4:00pm--- Fee: $96
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. Class meets at Sunrise Drive Elementary, must have your own transportation.

Special Programs


Friday, March 15 from 11:30am-6:30pm

Patagonia Fun & Fishing ---Grades: 3-5 ---Fee: $65

*Pick up at your elementary school and return to Catalina Foothills High School

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

March 25 - 27

Adventures in Verde Valley ---Grades: 4-8 ---Fee: $195

*Depart Catalina Foothills High School, Monday at 9am, return Wednesday at 5:00pm*

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!
Guide: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner

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