2022-23 After School Enrichment Programs

 

Are you interested in volunteering or mentoring?

Parents are encourage to get involved with any of our amazing clubs for the 2022-2023 school year. Contact clubs@cottonwoodpfc.org.

Register for after school clubs here https://form.jotform.com/222337071796157

Orientation presentations are listed below:

CCS Chapter Of Youth Coding Workshop

Youth Coding Workshops - A programming workshop that teaches Computer Science fundamentals with Python and Game Development fundamentals with Scratch. You will learn concepts through weekly workshops and apply those concepts building projects like an adventure game or a password generator.  Please indicate interest in the club here and we will email you login information for orientation night and registration. Orientation will be Thursday Aug 25th 5:45 to 6:30 pm. 
 

4-5 graders generally learn Scratch  and 6-8 generally learn Python

** students who can demonstrate Scratch expertise may be moved to Python workshops as per coaches recommendation.
 

Both the 4-5 grade and 6-8 grade workshops will run from 5-6:30 pm on Thursdays. Separate teachers for different grade level.
Club starts September 15th.

Participants:  
 

  • Grades 4-5

    • Thursday 5:00 to 6:30 pm

  • Grades 6-8

    • Thursday 5:00 to 6:30 pm
       

Fees: $35 per student.

Cottonwood Creek Debate Team

Students will:
 

*Learn to make compelling presentations backed by solid evidences

* Gain a balanced and complete understanding of current and global issues

*Develop persuasive skills through various debate formats of argumentation & refutation structure

* Master key lifelong skills: Research, Analysis, Writing, Note taking, and Critical Thinking

* Become an excellent competitor and Speak to Win -- learn about Congress, Lincoln Douglas, Parliamentary and more.  
 

Tournaments: Students will prepare and attend tournaments. Two school wide debates will be held one in December, and one in April. Club starts Sept 22nd.

Participants:  
 

  • Beginners

    • Thursday 3:15 to 4:15 pm

  • Experiences

    • Thursday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Fees: $635 per student.

CCS Art Club

Open to students grade 6-8, Ms. De Vera our school librarian and professional artist will be coaching the CCS Art Club. Art club is the place where students who love to express themselves through art can practice and hone their skills. Ms. De Vera will be focused on strengthening their art foundations and giving students a chance to grow by developing their character design skills, sketching and designing backgrounds and more. Students can find where their unique talents lie and explore new avenues of enrichment and expression with Ms. D! 

Sessions are planned for weekly in person on Wednesdays after school for one hour. Please indicate interest in the club here and we will email you login information for orientation night and registration. Orientation Night will provide additional specifics on Tuesday August 23rd 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. 


Fees: $180 per student/semester (September to Dec)

 

Classes: Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00. Club starts September 8th.


 

CCS Book Club

CCS Book Club is a school club offered for KG - 5th grade. This year our book discussions will be in person.

Register for the book club here https://www.jotform.com/build/222281168181150

Registration fee is $90.

  • Grade level books to be distributed monthly before the book discussion. Each month you will get 1 book ( total of 7 books).
  • All book discussion will be held once a month on a Friday from 7:45AM - 8:15 AM. Breakfast will be served starting 7:45 and then the book discussions will start.
  • For Kindergarten students instead of book discussions there will be book reading sessions held virtually via Zoom on Friday from 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM This book reading session is open for all Kindergarten students whether they are part of the Book Club or not. The advantage of being in the book club is that you can follow along the book reading with the book in hand.

  • Book Club Session Dates for the year 2022/23 will be as follows: 

OCT 14 , NOV 04 , DEC 02 , JAN 13 , FEB 03 , MARCH 03 , APRIL 14

 

Girls Who Code 

We are very excited for the 5th year of the CCS Chapter of Girls Who Code! This club is intended for girls or non binary identifying students to explore coding in a fun engaging way! Meetings will be held virtually once a week on Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. This club will include projects for both coders with little to know experience and those who are advanced coders. This is a project based program that does not conflict with curriculum from  other coding clubs offered but rather complements those programs.  Orientation will be held virtually on Friday August 26th 4:30-5:30 pm; details will be sent to those on the interest list

 

Club Interest list: https://forms.gle/ybE7JymQs9BsiGBb8
 

  • Grades 6-8

    • Friday 4:30 - 5:30 pm


Fees: $15 per student (September to April) . Club starts September 16th.

CCS Authors Club

The CCS Author’s Club is a writing community for our budding CCS Authors. Participants usually do a short writing prompt to start the session. Students will write and share what they wrote in sharing circles and receive coach's feedback as well as hear from their peers; building a sense of community with other writers at CCS. Author’s Club uses the methodology of the International Youth Writer’s Congress along with the coach's expertise to coach our aspiring authors. 

 

a) Weekly 1 hour sessions 

b) Students are exposed to and encouraged to submit to writing contests (53 Word, National Youth Foundation and more)

c) 6-8 grade student participants are eligible for Author's Club 

 

Fees: $435 per student ($415 for the Coach and $20 for Parent Faculty Club Admin Fee)

CCS Math Club

TMC - Calling all Math Enthusiasts!! The Math Club is for students who enjoy math and problem solving and want to participate in competitive math tournaments. CCS students from 5-8 graders who got a B or higher are eligible to participate. Math Club will include:

 

a) Regular in-person sessions.. 

b) club tournament held once a year usually in Jan/Feb

d) Exposure to reputed nationwide math contests. (AMC 8, Math Counts, Math Kangaroo)

 

Participant requirements: Please note that students should have gotten a B grade or above in their previous school year. 

 

Fees: $535 per student. ($500 for coach and $35 for Parent Faculty Club Admin Fee)

Club Starts September 23rd. Friday from 3:00 PM  - 4:00 PM in B202.