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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


Travis Kolter
Director


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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 Enrichment Classes offered online and in person.
 

Classes will begin March 29 and end May 21, unless noted.

Registration Opens Tuesday March 9 at 8:30 am.

Online Offerings

Tuesday or Wednesday 3:00 - 4:15pm Or 4:30-5:45pm 

Building Your Wealth-Your Future-Your Choice 

Grades: 5      $69

You will learn the importance of saving and budgeting and the difference between a debit card and a credit card. You will gain the understanding of the importance of their choices for college and career and how debt can dramatically impact their financial future. We will also learn the difference between a checking account, savings account and an investment account and how they all play a role in your future financial success and wealth building. We will cover how to avoid identity theft and much much more.

Tuesday

Beginning Chess

Grades: K-5 3:00-4:30     $128.00    NOTE: Class ends on April 20

Safely have fun playing online chess games against friends! Students build strategy and play chess games online through an amazing program, ChessKid. A coach will assist students in matches against fellow friends and teach them different chess techniques. Open to all ability levels, no prior experience necessary.

Thursday    

Advanced Chess

Grades: 4-5     3:00-4:30    $128      NOTE: Clas ends on April 22   

Safely have fun playing chess games against friends remotely! Students continue to build strategy and play chess games online through an amazing program, ChessKid. A coach will assist students in matches against fellow friends and teach them different chess techniques. Some prior experience necessary.

Capoeira Mandinga

Grades: 1-5     3:30-4:30    $110

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.

Scratch Junior Programming

Grades: K-2     3:15-4:15     $160 

This course introduces students to block-based visual programming. In this program students will learn the fundamentals of programming, sequence and pattern recognition while designing and personalizing stories and animations to bring their creativity and imagination to life. No prior coding experience is required to participate in this class. A tablet is required to access the Scratch Junior app.

Unlimited Fun with Multimedia Projects using Scratch Programming

Grades: 2-5     3:15-4:45    $190

Students will learn the fundamentals of programming by combining coding with art and design for unlimited fun with creating multimedia stories, animations and games using MIT's visual drag and drop Scratch programming interface. Students will get creative with designing their own characters, backdrops, recording sound, adding special effects and learn computational concepts of sequencing, loops, events, modularity and more. No prior coding experience is required to participate in this course. A computer or Chromebook with internet connectivity is required to join the course.

 

In Person 

Monday Early Release

Art Naturally   

Grades: 1-5     1:45-3:15    $228

Each week we will discover an animal and its environment and how it relates to us. We will build on that knowledge and incorporate a themed art lesson using a variety of different mediums, including; watercolors, printmaking, mixed media and more.

Capoeira Mandinga   

Grades: 1-5     1:45-2:45    $110

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.

Crazy Critters   

Grades: K-5     1:45-2:45    $148

Meet and learn about different animals each week including goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, capybaras, porcupines, patagonian maras, reptiles and more!  We will do a craft and/or fun worksheets related to those animals and then have hands on with them.

Skyhawks Mini Hawks (Basketball, Flag Football, Baseball)

Grades: 3-5      1:45-3:15     $200

This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of the sport are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes.

Tennis Skills with Coach Fink  

Grades: 2-5     1:45-2:45    $68  

Serve it up!  Practice your skills of grip, forehand, backhand, and volley while having fun with your team.

 

Tuesday  

3D Perler Beads

Grades: 2-5    3:15-4:30     $100

3D Disney characters, a pokeball, a jewelry box, and a toucan are just some of the MANY things that can be made out of perler beads! In this class children will choose the 3D design of their choice to work on weekly utilizing patterns, their patients and creativity to create something extraordinary! The 3D perler bead patterns work like a 3D puzzle with each side of the structure designed to fit within each other. What will you make? The possibilities are endless! *This is a process project class and most 3D projects will take multiple classes to complete.*

Dramatic Explroation

Grades: K-5      3:15-4:45     $138

Students will harness the power of their imaginations as they explore many facets of drama, including improv, scene building, storytelling, and creative movement. They will develop valuable skills like collaboration, public speaking, self-confidence, and the ability to think quickly and creatively; that will help them both on and off the stage.

Soccer Skills w/ Ashley

Grades: 1-5      3:15-4:15     $68

Each week you will be introduced to a new skill to play the game of soccer and participate in fun and engaging drills to perfect these skills. You will warm up with a little jogging and a stretch circle before each class. Learn the rules of the game and show off your new skills!

 

Wednesday  

Color Me Mine

Grades: K-5     3:15-4:45     $172

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.

KidStage: "The Lion King"

Grades: 2-5    3:15-4:45pm  $180      

When the King of the Pride Lands goes missing, his son must find himself and learn how to protect his land and his people. Follow Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumba, and a colorful cast of animals as they confront the evil Scar and his mangy pack of hyenas in a battle to get their kingdom back.  The 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. At the end of the class, KidStage kids will perform for peers and parents. All classes are taught by trained instructors, whose goal it is to teach your child about the excitement of theatre, improve your child’s self-confidence, and to provide a safe, fun and interesting environment. KidStage will strengthen your child’s confidence as well as build teamwork, leadership, reading, and vocabulary!

TGA Golf    

Grades: K-5      3:15-4:45     $205

Tee it up this winter 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.

 

Thursday  

Playwell: Minecraft

Grades: K-2    3:15-4:15pm   $150

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a Creeper, a Lava Trap, and a Minecart. Create your favorite Minecraft mobs, tools, and objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. 

Playwell: Minecraft

Grades: 3-5    3:15-4:15pm   $150

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build an Iron Golem, the Nether Portal, and the Ender Dragon. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects.

TGA Cheer   

Grades: K-3      3:15-4:45    $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.

 

  

 

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Special Programs


SPRING BREAK March 22-March 26

Half Day and Full Day Options

8:00am - 12:00pm  $46 (with early drop off available, see drop off times below*)

  • Includes a daily activity: 
  • Color Me Mine
  • 3D Perler Beads
  • Ninja Fun
  • TikTok Art
  • Funny Foot Farm
  • Tie Dye Workshop

8:00am - 5:00pm   $81 (with early drop off available, see drop off times below*)

  • Includes morning activity and afternoon outdoor and indoor activities such as:
  • Constructive, Imaginative Play
  • STEM Activities
  • Playground time

 

Drop off times

  • *7:00-7:10am
  • 8:00-8:10am

Dismissal at 12:00pm and 5:00pm

  • Any other pick-up time please call 209-7944 

Please pack snacks and a water bottle and also a lunch for the full day option.

Scheduling on the CARE calendar is not available, please register for these Spring Break options under Enrichment.

  • Register through Thursday March 18. 
  • Non-refundable.
  • Curbside drop-off, non-employees not permitted on campus.
  • Masks Required

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