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Vandever Elementary is very fortunate to have such dedicated and talented teachers! Several of our teachers will be offering 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 Vandever has to offer.


Safety Patrol: 4th & 5th Grade
Sponsor:  Mr. Baugess

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 daycare 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.

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


Vandever Select Choir: 5th Grade
Sponsor: Mr. Kubilis

Vandevers Select Choir is for students who love to sing! This club is sponsored by Mr. Kubilis, Vandever’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 meeting days/times are yet to be determined for the 2016-2017 school year.


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

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.

*Friends of the Library meeting days/times are yet to be determined for the 2016-2017 school year.


TIGER Club: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
Sponsors: To be determined

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!  Vandever’s TIGER Club follows the districts Tiger Challenge initiative to promote Tenacity, Integrity, Gratitude, Expectations and Respect into our daily lives. We need YOU to help Make a Difference!

*TIGER Club meeting days/times are yet to be determined for the 2016-2017 school year.


Running Club: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
Sponsor:  Mrs. Nichols

The Running 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. 

*Running Club meeting days/times are yet to be determined for the 2016-2017 school year.


Garden Club: Kindergarten-5th Grades

Sponsor: Mrs. Bullington

The Garden Club is designed to help students learn about gardening and all of the wonderful benefits they can get from growing their own food. Students will learn about gardening and will get the opportunity to help in Vandever’s school garden.

*Garden Club meeting days/times are yet to be determined for the 2016-2017 school year.


Student Council: 3rd-5th Grades
Sponsor:  To Be Determined

The Student Council at Vandever Elementary School is a school-sponsored activity designed to provide students with opportunities to develop leadership potential, initiate and complete community service projects, create a climate of cooperation among the Vandever family, including administration, teachers, students and parents and support the efforts of TIGER Challenge to create a safe environment in which to learn together.

Eligibility:

-Students in grades 3, 4, or 5

-Maintain no less than a "B" average in all coursework

-Sustain a 97% attendance rate

-Model positive behavior as evidenced by no disciplinary referrals

-Must be willing to create and present a Nomination or Appointment Speech to the 3rd-5th grade student body

*Student Council meeting days/times are yet to be determined for the 2016-2017 school year.


Kids for Christ: Kindergarten-5th Grades
Sponsor: To be Determined

Kids for Christ is a club that allows students to come together to pray and worship.

*Kids for Christ meeting days/times are yet to be determined for the 2016-2017 school year.


Peer Tutors: 3rd-5th Grades

Sponsors: Mrs. Bishop and Mrs. Cherry

Vandever’s Peer Tutors promote friendship and inclusion for our multi-handicapped students. They will help these students to participate in Vandever’s daily activities and will be a great friend to them in the process.

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 the trimester 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 918-259-4490.