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Creekwood's Clubs & Activities

Creekwood Elementary is very fortunate to have such dedicated and talented teachers! Several of our teachers will be offering third, fourth and fifth grade students the opportunity to participate in special organizations. Each club offered is listed below with a brief description of its purpose. Please take a few minutes to read them with your child and help determine which, if any, would be of interest to them. To help our students develop a sense of community, we encourage each of them to be involved in the many exciting activities Creekwood has to offer.


Chess Club: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students
Sponsors:  Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Mulcahy

Chess is an engaging game that encourages strategic thinking. The purpose of Chess Club is to teach students the strategies and skills necessary to be successful in the game of chess. By developing these skills at this level, students will be able to apply them as they grow. We provide them the opportunity to practice and improve their game on a regular basis.

*Meets on Tuesdays before school at 8:15 a.m.


Honor Choir:  4th and 5th Grade Students
Sponsor:  Ms. Hammon

Creekwood Honor Choir is for students who love to sing and perform music! Members must try out for this club. The choir will perform several times throughout the year at Creekwood and in the community.

*Meets on Tuesdays before school from 8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. in the music room.


Instrument Ensemble:  4th and 5th Grade Students
Sponsor:  Ms. Hammon

This is a group for students that want to play more instruments! We will focus on playing handbells for the first semester, but also other instruments (drums, xylophones) in the second semester. No prior experience or knowledge is needed. Attendance is very important - each student will be responsible for learning their individual part. We will perform at Creekwood several times during the year.

*Meets on Thursday before school from 8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. in the music room.


Journalism Club:  4th and 5th Grade Students
Sponsor:  Mrs. Platt

The Journalism Club is offered to 4th and 5th grade students. Any students who enjoys writing will get to practice their skills by writing articles for the school's newspaper. Journalists will get to write about topics that include the school, the community and the country. Journalists will also be using Chromebooks to publish their articles. The school newspaper will be sent electronically to staff every eight weeks.

*Meets every other Tuesday before school at 8:30 a.m. in Mrs. Platt's room.


Kindness and Compassion Club:  3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students
Sponsors:  Mrs. Sprung, Mrs. Barker and Mrs. Ashepak

Are you a TIGER? Do you enjoy helping others? Can you start a chain reaction of kindness? If you answered yes to any of these questions this is the right club for you!  Activities in the "Kindess Club" will do this year: food drives, helping our community and shcool, send care packages and cards to military personnel and other service projects. We need YOU to help make a Difference!

*Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. starting after Fall Break.


Running Club:  3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students
Sponsors:  Mrs. Collins, Ms. Colvin, Mrs. Roush, Mrs. Ashepak and Mrs. Brooks

The Running Club will be all about promoting a healthy lifestyle regardless of fitness level! Students will be running to reach goals and foster an enthusiasm for health and fitness.

*Meets on Friday before school at 8:15 a.m.


Safety Patrol:  4th and 5th Grades
Sponsors:  Ms. Colvin

The safety patrol program is offered to fourth and fifth grade students. The purpose of safety patrol is to help ensure the safety of our students. Safety patrol members will help students get safely to and from their cars, through the crosswalks and to the buses. We will be looking for students that can and will set a good example for the whole school by being courteous, respectful, dependable and who maintain academic excellence. If you are a bus rider, you will be assigned to a morning post.

*Students will have a daily assignment in the morning or afternoon.


Requirements for Participation in Clubs & Activities

Grades

Maintain a minimum of a 70% grade average in all subjects. Member's grades will be checked at progress report times. If any grade falls below 70%, club member will be placed on academic watch. Grade average must meet 70% requirement by end of 9 weeks or club member will be dismissed from club for the remainder of the school year.

Behavior

Habitual behavior issues or frequent office referrals will result in dismissal. Review of club members' conduct will be assessed each trimester. Determination of membership reinstatement will be addressed on an individual basis.

Attendance

Attendance is vitally important. Successful performances depend on the club member's dedication. If a club member has three (3) unexcused absences, he/she will be dismissed from the club for the remainder of the school year. Excused absences include illnesses, doctor appointment, and family emergency. Three (3) tardies will equal one unexcused absence. All absences/tardies will require notification from parent.

Note to Parents

*Club members may be dropped off no earlier than 8:00 a.m. for Choir and Instrument Ensemble.
*Club members may be dropped off no earlier than 8:15 a.m. for all other clubs.
*Siblings may not be dropped off with club members.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please feel free to contact a sponsoring teacher at 918-259-4500.