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Before & After School

Throughout PVSchools, the Community Education Department provides a variety of before and after school options for families to choose from.

Mascot Club

Students enjoy a rich variety of activities that aim to cultivate their talents and interests. Trained and caring staff supervise students as they participate in a variety of activities designed to meet their needs for social interactions, cognitive development, and emotional growth.

 

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Enrichment

Enrichment programs are tuition-based and offer affordable classes throughout the year. Classes provide opportunities for students in grades K-12 to pursue their interests, expand their abilities and talents, and improve their social skills in an informal, fun, and safe environment.

 

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Art Club

Do you LOVE art class? If so, Art Club is for you! Students will explore a variety of art materials and create exciting works of art in this fun club. All art projects will be different from the artworks we create during the regular school day, and are suitable for upper-grade students who enjoy making art.

  • Grade Levels: 3rd-6th
  • Teacher: Mrs. Chesney
  • Schedule: Wednesday, 3:15-4:15pm
  • Cost: $50 Maximum number of students: 18

Accelerated Reader Club

Students will have a cozy place to read and take AR quizzes. Students should bring his/her AR book with them to class.

  • Grade Levels: 2nd-6th
  • Teachers: Mrs. Miller
  • Schedule: Tuesday, 3:15-4:15pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Maximum number of students: 18

Homework Club (Monday)

Does your student need help with his/her homework? This club provides 60 minutes of supervised and assisted homework time. Students are expected to stay on task during this time.

  • Grade Levels: 2nd-6th
  • Teacher: Mrs. Nobles
  • Schedule: Monday, 3:15-4:15pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Maximum number of students: 18

Homework Club (Wednesday)

Does your student need help with his/her homework? This club provides 60 minutes of supervised and assisted homework time. Students are expected to stay on task during this time.

  • Grade Levels: 2nd-6th
  • Teacher: Mrs. Nobles
  • Schedule: Wednesday, 3:15-4:15
  • Cost: $50
  • Maximum number of students: 18

Math with a Twist

This club will teach important math concepts including area, perimeter, volume, angles, fractions, algorithms, among other geometry and algebraic topics all with using the Rubik's© Cube and games. The students will learn/practice the eight Common Core mathematical practices and 21st century skills such as focus, following directions, memorization, sequencing, problem solving, critical thinking, and perseverance. Students will be able to solve the Rubik's© Cube when the class ends.

  • Grade Levels: 4th -6th
  • Teacher: Mrs. Cutler
  • Schedule: Tuesday, 3:15-4:15pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Maximum number of students: 20

Morning Announcements

Students will film DSP announcements, which take place each school day for two consecutive weeks.

  • Grade Levels: 4th-6th
  • Teacher: Mrs. Berg & Mrs. Cadle
  • Schedule: 8:15-8:45 AM
  • Dates: TBD – Parents will be notified via email the dates their students are to report for morning announcements and students will be given a calendar one week prior with their assigned dates.
  • Cost: $20
  • Maximum number of Students: TBD

Newbery Book Club

An after school class where students will have the opportunity to read books that have received the Newbery Medal. This award is given out annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year. The ALA gave out the first award in 1922 so there are 95 Newbery Medal novels. Students will read the book together during club time and at home. Together we will identify the theme, review plot development, and discuss characters. Some novels will have additional activities associated with them.

  • Teacher: Ms. Cutler
  • Schedule: Thursday, 3:15-4:15pm
  • Grade Levels: 4th -6th
  • Cost: $50
  • Maximum number of students: 20

Play and Learn Through Art and Yoga (K-2nd)

Play is a program that encourages children of all ages to learn and use their mind/body connection to do art and yoga. We will focus on teaching the child mindfulness (how to have a quiet mind and be present in all they do). The curriculum is age appropriate and will help the child understand how to practice mindfulness in their daily life. When the child participates in the art project, they will focus and bring the tools learned from yoga to be deliberate and present. The mind body connection is an important tool to understand at any age, so we hope to facilitate in building confident youth who understand these mindfulness practices.

  • Grade Levels: K-2nd
  • Teacher: PLAY staff and DSP staff
  • Schedule: Thursday, 3:15-4:15 PM
  • Cost: $50
  • Maximum number of students: 15 

Play and Learn Through Art and Yoga (5th-6th)

Play is a program that encourages children of all ages to learn and use their mind/body connection to do art and yoga. We will focus on teaching the child mindfulness (how to have a quiet mind and be present in all they do). The curriculum is age appropriate and will help the child understand how to practice mindfulness in their daily life. When the child participates in the art project, they will focus and bring the tools learned from yoga to be deliberate and present. The mind body connection is an important tool to understand at any age, so we hope to facilitate in building confident youth who understand these mindfulness practices.

  • Grade Levels: 5th-6th
  • Teacher: PLAY staff and DSP staff
  • Schedule: Thursday, 3:15-4:15 PM
  • Cost: $50
  • Maximum number of students: 18

Rubik’s Cube Club

Get ready to try out for the DSPES Rubik’s Cube team!!! Students will initially learn how to solve the Rubik’sã Cube. Then, students will practice, practice, and practice to get their time faster and faster. Students will have the opportunity to try out for a spot on the DSPES team for different competitions in the valley. This will include the district wide competition and the state competition.

Cubes will be available for use but it is preferred to have your own personal cube.

  • Grade Levels: 3rd-6th
  • Teacher: Mrs. Cutler
  • Schedule: Tuesday 7:45-8:45 AM
  • Cost: $50
  • Maximum number of students: 20

Running Club

Students learn the fundamentals of running, in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Students will have an opportunity to represent DSP in a district cross-country race in December. Please note that signing up for this class means you give permission for your child to run off campus to the park or Horizon High School.

  • Grade Levels: 2nd-6th
  • Teacher: Mrs. Popa
  • Schedule: Thursday, 7:45am-8:30am
  • Cost: $40
  • Maximum number of students: 55

**This class will end near the beginning of May pending weather.

Sports Club

Students learn the fundamentals of different sports and activities. Students focus on team sportsmanship and interacting with different levels of ability and ages.

  • Grade Levels: 2nd-6th
  • Teacher: Mrs. Popa
  • Schedule: Monday, 3:15-4:15pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Maximum number of students: 24

**This class will end near the beginning of May pending weather.

Yearbook Club

Use creativity and photography skills to plan and build this year’s yearbook. Students will make plans to take pictures during school events and create pages for all to remember. Approval by current grade level teacher is required to participate in this club and students are not allowed to miss more than two meetings.

  • Grade Levels: 5th-6th
  • Teacher: Mrs. Berg
  • Schedule: Thursday, 3:15-4:00 PM, October – March
  • Cost: $50
  • Maximum number of students: 12

**This is a five-month class. Students enrolled in this club must make a commitment to all five months.

Note: Students will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. There are a minimum number of student registrations needed for classes to proceed. Confirmation will be sent home once your student is registered. A calendar of class days will be provided upon approval. There are no classes on Early Release days. This registration is for Semester 2 ONLY (Jan - May).

Additional Information about DSPES Before- and After-School Classes:

  • Students are held to the same level of accountability and behavior expectations as during the regular school day. You will be notified of any behavior issues that may occur. On the 3rd documented behavior incident, students will not be allowed to continue in after school classes.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to come prepared with necessary materials/supplies.
  • Parents must park and walk to the front of the school to pick up their child from the teacher at the designated ending time. On the 3rd documented late pick-up, students will not be allowed to continue in after school classes.
  • For safety, attendance will be taken every session.

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