Girls on the run team members and teachers pose for a photo.

Don’t underestimate the importance of having fun participating in school activities. Some of the best times and memories students have are the experiences of belonging to a club or participating in an after school activity. Clubs and activities are important to join just for the enjoyment that they will bring to most students, but they also allow the students to more easily make friends because the groups are small and they get to be themselves!

Clubs and activities provide students with many positive experiences that help them to become well-rounded individuals who are ready for college or the workplace. It helps students to become active in their school and to feel a connection the school and to others. It provides a sense of pride and school spirit and it is a positive influence on our youth today.

There is something for everyone! Get involved!

Before-school enrichment classes, sponsored through the PTA, include volleyball, roller hockey, floor hockey, soccer, hip hop, crafting, ceramics, and so much more. Students will not only get to participate in an organized, safe, small group setting taught by a professional, but they learn skills they need to perform these activities. Sign up sheets are sent out each month. Come join in on some fun!

Girls On The Run is a Nationwide Non-Profit Organization that sponsors young girls. GOTR is dedicated to teaching young girls about health, fitness, self worth and self esteem. Curtis GOTR is offered to 5th grade girls and typically in March. They meet twice a week after school. For more information regarding GOTR, please contact Jennifer Swartz.

STEAM Team students sign up to be a part of team who explores STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). The team meets twice a week to prepare for STEAMania where other Chesterfield County Elementary Schools come together to compete to show their expertise and knowledge in STEAM.

This is an annual event where all students in first through fifth grade learn about tournaments and participate in a single elimination tournament using the game Rock Paper Scissors. RPS is taught as a conflict strategy the children use to solve their own problems with classmates. Each class has a champion that moves on to the grade level championship. Then grade level winners move on to participate in the school championship.

Each Nine Weeks a new recording sheet with activities will be given out. Read 20 minutes nightly while completing challenges along the way! Once you complete a challenge, date and color in or check off the corresponding square. At the end of each Nine Weeks. Turn in your reading challenge for a prize!

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