Monday, October 1, 2012

Clubs at CIA

Dear Parents of 3rd & 4th graders:
Beginning October 9, 2012, on Tuesdays, activity at after-school program will
be “clubs.” Clubs will be activities that students will be able to choose based on
their own personal interests. We will have clubs in many different areas. Various
community members as well as staff will be conducting the clubs which will
meet six times during each session. Clubs will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on
Tuesdays. We will have three sessions. The sessions will be as follows:
Session One: October 9, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13,
November 27
Session Two: January 15, January 22, January 29, February 12, February 19,
February 29
Session Three: March 12, March 19, March 26, April 9, April 16, April 23
There will be eight clubs for each session. Students will be able to sign up for one
club each session. They will have the opportunity to participate in three clubs
over the year. Several of the clubs will be offered each session. There will be not
more than twelve students in a club.
I am giving you a tentative list of the clubs so you have an idea of what we are
doing, but I do not have all of the details ironed out and have not heard from
everyone that I contacted. If you or someone you know might be a candidate for
hosting a club, please let us know. Here are the tentative clubs.
1st Session
Robotics (Students will be
working with our new robotics kits and
programming their robots)
Crestview Crew
(Students will walk to Crestview to interact
with the residents there. Crestview provides
many different opportunities for the
students such as crafts, ice cream sundae
making, bingo, games, and Wii. It is also
an opportunity for students to serve our
community and grow socially. This was
a very successful program last year, and
students enjoyed it.)
Music (Mr. and Mrs. Margetts will
be teaming up with other CSC connections to
host a club featuring many different aspects
of music. This may involve field trips.)
Pet Club (Students will walk
to Katie’s Kat House to participate in
activities with animals and learning
about caring for pets.)
Cake Decorating (Mrs. Cooking Club (Jamie
Anderson will be hosting a club where
students learn all about decorating
cakes.)
Leather Club (Mrs.
Anderson has persuaded her husband,
Travis, to come and host a leather
tooling club. Students will learn the
skill and then use it to create something
special that they can keep.)
Skate Club (Remember the
days of Skateland?? Mrs. Swinney
will be hosting a skate club. This club
will require some equipment. More
information will follow about this club.)
This slot is open.
this slot isn’t filled, I will be
hosting a CRAFT club where we
will do some wood craft painting
and other various craft activities.
2nd Session
Robotics (Students will be
working with our new robotics kits and
programming their robots)
Crestview Crew
(Students will walk to Crestview to interact
with the residents there. Crestview provides
many different opportunities for the
students such as crafts, ice cream sundae
making, bingo, games, and Wii. It is also
an opportunity for students to serve our
community and grow socially. This was
a very successful program last year, and
students enjoyed it.)
Music (Mr. and Mrs. Margetts will
be teaming up with other CSC connections to
host a club featuring many different aspects
of music. This may involve field trips.)
Paleontology Club
(Barb Beasley with the Forest Service
will host this club.)
3rd Session
Robotics (Students will be
working with our new robotics kits and
programming their robots)
Crestview Crew
(Students will walk to Crestview to interact
with the residents there. Crestview provides
many different opportunities for the
students such as crafts, ice cream sundae
making, bingo, games, and Wii. It is also
an opportunity for students to serve our
community and grow socially. This was
a very successful program last year, and
students enjoyed it.)
Music (Mr. and Mrs. Margetts will
be teaming up with other CSC connections to
host a club featuring many different aspects
of music. This may involve field trips.)
Rock Club
(Earth Science club with Wade Biegs)
Cooking Club
Goffena from UNL Extension will host a
cooking and nutrition club)
Open right now
Conservation for
the Future Club
(Sheri Daniels from NRD will host a
club featuring many nature science and
water activities including a field trip)
Rocketry (We are tentatively
hoping Mr. Don Matt will host a
rocketry club during this session!)
Skate Club (Remember the
days of Skateland?? Mrs. Swinney
will be hosting a skate club. This club
will require some equipment. More
information will follow about this club.)
Open right now
If
Nebraska Quilting
Club (Lorna Eliason will be hosting
a club for 4th graders to create a quilting
type project relating to Nebraska
Studies)
This is a tentative schedule, but it will give you some ideas of what will be offered.
Students will have an opportunity to choose which club they want to join.
However, depending on numbers, we may have to do some adjusting.
If your student attends CIA on club nights, it is important that they are able to
stay the entire hour from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. It would only be courteous and fair to
all of these volunteers to be able to have their club members there for the entire
time as some of the projects will be ongoing and build on each other. Other times
students may go on field trips. Please respect this, and if your student cannot
stay for the entire club, it would be best for them to be picked up by 4:30 p.m. on
Tuesday club nights. Academic/Homework time will be first on club nights.
Also, on Wednesday nights beginning in November, Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs.
Singer will be hosting a Book Club. This will be from 3:05 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. on
Wednesdays. Up to twelve students may choose to sign up for this club and have
an opportunity to do a novel study. They will host three sessions.
Thank you in advance for your patience while we strive to perfect this endeavor.
We are excited to give students an opportunity to choose the topics that spark
their interest and the opportunity to explore different avenues.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Look for more information to
follow.

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