3rd, 4th and 5th graders are invited to join the band on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:35 to 4:25 p.m. The band meets in the music room.
Meets in the art room on Thursday mornings at 8:00 to 8:55
All third, fourth, and fifth grade students are invited to join the Cottonwood Creek Choir. We perform one concert in the winter and one in the spring. For more information contact Debi Christensen. Third grade choir meets Tuesday mornings. Fourth and fifth grade choir meets on Thursday mornings before school.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE (fee)
PTO organizes foreign language classes before and after school. We offer Spanish, French, and Chinese classes. Depending on demand, we may offer other languages. Please contact Marina Heusch for more information.
INTRAMURALS AND SPORTS CLUBS
Intramurals is a time for students to spend extra time exercising, playing games, sports, and creating healthy habits. We will have 2 days of clubs and 1 intramural each week. The clubs and intramurals will have a revolving schedule, so be sure to keep the schedule handy. Intramurals are grade specific and the clubs are open to grades 1-5 unless otherwise posted. Clubs offered are Cup Stacking, Running Club, Jump Rope Club, Team Sports Club, Drills for Skills Basketball, and Fit Club. Please check the school calendar for dates and grade restrictions.
Several grades offer Math Clubs to allow students to explore math beyond the classroom. Please check with your student's math teacher for more information.
Several grades offer Reading Clubs to allow students to explore literature beyond the classroom. Please check with your student's Language Arts teacher for more information.
JUNIOR GREAT BOOKS (1-5th) (fee)
Helps students with reading comprehension and critical thinking. Encourages children to branch out from what they usually read. The stories typically take 15-20 minutes to read at home, depending on the grade level. The program encourages your student to interpret the stories and ask questions in a relaxed, fun environment. Begins in January and lasts for 8 weekly “book club” meetings during lunch. Bring a bag lunch and discuss a wide range of short stories with your peers.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS CLUB (4-5)
Students of all reading levels are invited to participate. Students read at least seven titles from a specified book list during the summer. During the first trimester of the school year, students will participate in approximately 10 book studies/book club sessions. During the book club sessions, participating students will work collaboratively to discuss the books and respond to questions about plot, characters, setting, and theme. At the end of the sessions, student teams will compete against one another at the Battle of the books competition.
SCIENCE MATTERS (fee)
Explore the fascinating world of science. Each year, we offer six four-week clubs that meet right before school in the mobile science lab. Hands on science topics include chemistry, physics, and biology in a fun and interactive environment.
STEM Club (fee)
A STEM Club is a gathering of students that meets regularly in an informal environment to work on inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math related activities. The club is currently open only to 4th-5th grade.
YOUNG REMBRANDTS (fee)
Drawing classes for Kids. Young Rembrandts teaches drawing with a see-touch-do method that all kids can succeed with, learn from and love! Watch your child reach a brand new level of confidence and potential with this engaging, award-winning program. MeetsTuesday mornings at 7:50 – 8:50 a.m.