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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.

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

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.

Creekwood Honor Choir5th Grade Only
Sponsor: Ms. Hammon

Creekwood Honor Choir is for students who love to sing! This club is sponsored by Miss Hammon, Creekwood's Music Teacher. Choir is open to fifth grade students only. Students will have opportunities to perform concerts and go on field trips throughout the year. To be in choir, students must have a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian, display good behavior, and must keep a C average or above in all of their classes.
*Choir meets on Tuesdays from 8:00-8:40 AM in the music room. 

Friends of the Library: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
Sponsor: Mrs. Huddleston

The students in this club will be setting up book displays, putting up seasonal library decorations, monitoring the condition of specific sections of the library and working to organize and promote our book fairs.  Friends of the Library could also create contest ideas for special events and post reviews of books they have read. Club members could share their expertise and knowledge of how to use the library with other students.
*Meets on Thursdays before school from 8:00-8:30 am.

Chess Club: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
Sponsor: Mrs. Hailey

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 Tuesday before school at 8:00 am starting after Fall Break and ending on the first of April.

The Kindness and Compassion Club: 4th and 5th Grades
Sponsors:  Mrs. Auer, Mrs. Sprung, and Ms. Ballinger

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, create a "Welcome Packet" for new students, make gifts for children in hospitals and other service projects.  We need YOU to help Make a Difference!
*Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 4:00-4:30 pm.

Health & Fitness Club (includes Jump Rope): 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
Sponsors:  Mrs. Vasas, Ms. Vaughan, Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Collins, Ms. Colvin, Mr. Randall, Mrs. Brown

The Health & Fitness Club will be all about promoting a healthy lifestyle regardless of fitness level! We will combine running with various other activities to reach goals and foster enthusiasm for health and fitness. We are also inviting guest coaches from The Nutrition Spot to help us lead this club! They will introduce us to new workouts and help us to further motivate students to live the healthy life!
*Meets on Friday before school from 8:00-8:30 am.

Requirements for Participation

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, s/he 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 am for a morning club meeting.
 *Siblings may not be dropped off with club members.
 *A permission slip/contract must be signed by both a parent and the student in order for a student to participate in any of the clubs.

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