Clubs & Activities

2018-2019 Clubs – Update in Progress

All clubs require parent permission slips PRIOR to attending. Students should see the respective teacher-advisor to obtain the permission slip. Please note, most clubs have a specific time-frame for signing up and a minimum/maximum number of participants.  Late registrants will be accommodated, if possible, at the discretion of the advisor.  All clubs will require parent transportation.

Adventures of Ozobots Club – 1st grade (Winter)
Advisor: Mrs. Kupcha (akupcha@washtwpsd.org)
Students in 1st grade will learn how to use basic coding functions to program an Ozobot. The club meets once a week.

Archery Club – 6th Grade (October 2018-Spring)
Advisor: Mr. Scism (sscism@washtwpsd.org)
Students will practice their archery form and compete in various skills-based competitions, which may culminate in a national competition.  Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) required – 6th Grade.  This club runs from November – April.

Art Club – Port Colden (Fall/Winter)
Advisor: Mrs. Giuliano (kgiuliano@washtwpsd.org)
Introduce children to different multi-cultural art lessons such as ;colorful fish banners from Japan, Chinese Sumi-e painting, American craft yarn scarecrows.  These are just a few of the fun projects we will enjoy creating.

Blue and White Band – Brass Castle (Fall-Spring)
Advisor: Mr. Rizzo (nrizzo@washtwpsd.org)
BW Band Permission Form 2018-2019
Students will rehearse and perform elementary band repertoire with an emphasis on ensemble sound and musicianship. Students will learn note reading, rhythm reading and other skills. The club will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays before school, beginning in September.

Boys Running Club – 5th & 6th Grades – Brass Castle (Spring)
Advisor: Miss McEvoy (smcevoy@washtwpsd.org)
Grade 5 and 6 students will participate in a fun after-school club for boys who are interested in preparing for a 5K race or simply trying to improve his own running ability.  Club will meet 2 x week from April through May.  Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) required – 6th Grade.

Chess Club – 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades – Brass Castle (Winter)
Advisor: Mrs. Drevitch (cdrevitch@washtwpsd.org)
Students in grades 4 – 6 will strengthen their strategy development skills and work toward earning a spot to compete in a chess tournament, with other schools.  This club will run from January through March.

Chorus Club – 5th & 6th Grades – Brass Castle (Fall-Spring)
Advisor: Mrs. Dahmer (ldahmer@washtwpsd.org)
Students will rehearse musical performances, for presentations throughout the year.  This club will run from the Fall through the Spring on Thursday mornings, before school at 8:10am.  Dates are grade-level specific.

3-2-1 Coding Club – 4th – 6th Grade – Brass Castle (Spring)
Advisor: Mrs. Galoppo (lgaloppo@washtwpsd.org)
Students in Grades 4 – 6 will have an opportunity to create their own games, using coding skills and strategies.  Student(s) from Warren Hills High School volunteer to mentor our students for Coding Club, as well!

Crazy 8’s Club – 2nd  Grade – Port Colden (Fall)
Advisor: Mrs. Carney (kcarney@washtwpsd.org)
Students in 2nd grade will have the opportunity to partake in the  Crazy 8s Club. The club is designed to get kids enthusiastic about math. Students have the opportunity to construct items, use physical activity such as running and jumping, make music, make a messes, and make friendships at the same time. This club will run from September – November.

Eco-Kids Club (Previously Garden Club) – 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades – Brass Castle (Fall/Spring)
Advisors: Mrs. Paruta (sparuta@washtwpsd.org) & Mrs. Mikitiuk (amikitiuk@washtwpsd.org)
EcoKids Fall 2018
Garden Club will now be known as Eco-Kids Club, as of this spring.  This enhanced club will still incorporate gardening, but will provide students with opportunities to explore different elements of the environment around them.  These experiences may involve, but are not limited to, gardening, biodiversity, climate change, consumption and waste, energy, healthy living, and schoolyard habitats.  Each opportunity allows for students to problem solve and develop ideas for action plans to improve our school’s ecological environment.

Field Hockey Club – Port Colden
Advisor: Mrs. Starke (cstarke@washtwpsd.org)
Students will have an opportunity to strengthen their field hockey and team-building skills.

Game/Craft Club – Kindergarten – Brass Castle (Spring)
Advisor: Miss McEvoy (smcevoy@washtwpsd.org)
Students will have an opportunity to strengthen their team-building, social, and communication skills, while playing various games and participating in art activities.  This club will run from April through June.  Some games may be played outside!

Girls Running Club – 5th & 6th Grades – Brass Castle (Spring)
Advisors: Mrs. Casserly (pcasserly@washtwpsd.org) and Mrs. Peterson (speterson@washtwpsd.org)
Grade 5 and 6 students will participate in a fun after-school club for girls who are interested in preparing for a 5K all girls’ race.  Any ability can join; your competition is yourself.  Try to improve your own running ability.  Our goal is for all club participants to finish the race. Club will meet from April through May; days of the week to be determined.  Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) required – 6th Grade.

Golf Club – Port Colden – (Spring)
Advisor: Mr. Borusovic (rborusovic@washtwpsd.org)
Students will  learn the basics of the game, golf etiquette, and rules.

Golf Club – 4th – 6th Grade – Brass Castle – (Spring)
Advisor: Mrs. Penner (kpenner@washtwpsd.org)
Students will  learn the basics of the game, golf etiquette, and rules.  The club will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the spring, and offer two additional Saturday sessions at a local golf course (for a minimal fee).  Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) required – 6th Grade.

Helping Hands Club – 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades – Brass Castle (Fall)
Advisors: Mrs. Hawk (lhawk@washtwpsd.org) and Mrs. Mikitiuk (amikitiuk@washtwpsd.org)
Helping Hands Club Permission Slip 2018-2019
Students will participate in and help organize various volunteer activities throughout their school and community.  Students will learn leadership skills and the importance of giving back to their community. The club will meet on Mondays beginning October 15ththrough December 10th from 3:25 P.M. – 4:25 P.M.

Homework Club – 4th – 6th Grades – Brass Castle (Fall-Spring)
Advisors: Mrs. Casserly (pcasserly@washtwpsd.org) and Mrs. Mitch (jmitch@washtwpsd.org)
Teacher-recommended students will be provided with a safe, quiet and structured environment to allow them to get a good start on their daily homework assignments. They will receive support and assistance to complete assignments and/or study for upcoming tests and quizzes. The club will meet most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays that school is in session from.

Homework Club – Port Colden (Fall-Spring)
Advisors:
Mrs. Bettenhausen (sbettenhausen@washtwpsd.org)
Teacher-recommended students will be provided with a safe, quiet and structured environment to allow them to get a good start on their daily homework assignments. They will receive support and assistance to complete assignments and/or study for upcoming tests and quizzes. The club will meet every Tuesday and Thursday that school is in session.

It’s Like Zumba – 4th & 5th Grades – Brass Castle (Winter)
Advisors: Mrs. Hawk (lhawk@washtwpsd.org) & Miss McEvoy (smcevoy@washtwpsd.org)
Students will participate in an active club involving kid friendly dance routines to their favorite music.  Benefits of this club include maintaining a healthy body through fitness and coordination, as well as, building self-confidence, self-esteem, and memory skills.  The club will meet beginning in January and run through March from 3:25 P.M. – 4:25 P.M.  Dates to be announced.  If space allows, this club may be opened up to 6th Grade, but this will require Preparticipation Physical Evaluations (PPE) for 6th Grade students.

Jazz Band – Brass Castle (Fall-Spring)
Advisor: Mr. Rizzo (nrizzo@washtwpsd.org)
BC Jazz Band Permission Form 2018-2019
Students will rehearse jazz pieces, with an emphasis on musical goals and ensemble sound.

Lego Club – 1st grade (Winter)
Advisor: Mrs. Kruger (jkruger@washtwpsd.org)
Students in grades 1st will learn how to use basic construction blocks to design and build basic structures. The club meets twice a month.

Panther Band – Brass Castle (Fall-Spring)
Advisor: Mr. Rizzo (nrizzo@washtwpsd.org)
Panther Band Permission Form 2018-2019
Students will rehearse beginning band repertoire, with an emphasis on musical goals and ensemble sound. The club will meet Fridays before school beginning in October.

Photography & Yearbook Club – 6th Grade – Brass Castle (Fall – Spring)
Advisors:
Mr. Graham (tgraham@washtwpsd.org) & Mrs. Nisivoccia (dnisivoccia@washtwpsd.org)
Yearbook Club 2018-2019 & Yearbook Application 2018-2019
Students will develop/strengthen their photography skills with various projects and activities, which will support in the design of the district yearbook!

Reading Rockets – Kindergarten – Brass Castle (Winter/Spring)
Advisor: Ms. O’Cone (rocone@washtwpsd.org)
Reading Rockets Club 2018-2019
Students in Kindergarten will expand their love for reading using familiar Fairy Tales.  This club will run from February-April.

Running Club – Port Colden (Fall)
Advisor: Ms. O’Rourke (corourke@washtwpsd.org)
PC Running Club Permission Slip 2017
Students in 3rd grade will participate in a developing running strength and endurance to improve their running ability.  The club meets twice a week.

Senior Program – 6th Grade – Brass Castle (Fall-Spring)
Advisors: Mrs. Campbell (ccampbell@washtwpsd.org) & Mrs. Pierson (bpierson@washtwpsd.org)
See Mrs. Campbell for Permission Slips
Students in 6th Grade will be paired with local area Senior Citizens, to interview, discuss, and learn about their experiences.  This year, seniors will share their travel experiences with students and ‘revisit’ their favorite destination by sharing memories.  This program will run throughout the year and meeting dates will vary by season.

Sports Club – 4th Grade – Brass Castle (Fall)
4th Grade Sports Club 2018-2019
Advisor: Mr. Scism (sscism@washtwpsd.org)
Coed opportunity for students in 4th grade to play a variety of sports, including basketball, flag football, soccer, and more.  This club runs in the fall.

Super Sphero Club – 2nd grade (Fall/Winter)
Advisor: Mrs. Kupcha (akupcha@washtwpsd.org)
Students in grades 2nd will learn how to use basic coding functions to program a Sphero. The club meets Wednesdays.

Talent Show – 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades – Brass Castle (Winter)
Advisors: Mrs. Drevitch (cdrevitch@washtwpsd.org) & Mr. Rizzo (nrizzo@washtwpsd.org)
Students in grades 4 – 6 will have an opportunity to tryout for the Talent Show in January/February/March 2019.  Selected acts will perform their talent in a school-wide performance in March/April 2019.

Volleyball Club – 4th & 5th Fall and 6th Spring
Advisor: Mrs. Drevitch (cdrevitch@washtwpsd.org)
Volleyball Club 2018-2019
Students in Volleyball Club will practice skills and participate in various volleyball games, for example 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3, and continue the build up to 6 vs. 6 player games.