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Activities
Entire STEAM team poses for a group 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.

Falling Creek Elementary has been awarded the 21st Century Grant for the 2019-2020 School Year. The 21st Century Program at FCES offers a FREE before and after-school program for grades 2nd-5th.

The Before-School Program, also know as “Morning Scholars”, provides math and reading support for students who may have low or failing grades or test scores in those subjects. This year, the Morning Scholars Program will begin inviting students who would benefit from the extra support. If you feel that your child needs extra help in math and reading, please contact Ms. Anderson so that his/her grades can be reviewed.

The After-School Program offers homework help and enrichment activities. This program is open to all students (grades 2nd-5th), but is first come first serve. During the After-School program, students explore various activities, and have the opportunity to attend field trips!

Click here to sign your child up for the 2019-2020 After-School Program. An acceptance letter will be sent home with your child if he/she is accepted! This link will close once we’ve reached our limit.

Both programs begin August 19th and operate Monday-Thursday until May or June. We will NOT operate during intercessions!
Attendance is very important, so if your child is accepted, he/she is expected to attend every day!

We are required to host parent engagement events throughout the school year! We ask that parents and family come to at least three parent engagement events per year. More information will be shared once your child is accepted!

If you have any questions, please contact our Site Coordinator:
Ms. Starlette Anderson
starletten_anderson@ccpsnet.net

The after-school dance program will be based on the ballet and lyrical dance styles. The program is limited to 20-25 students.If there are a large number of children interested, there will be auditions to see who will be able to be a part of the after-school program. There are many factors that go into determining who will be involved in the after-school program. Some areas include: dance ability (rhythm), accountability, and availability. You do not need to have dance experience to be involved in the after-school dance program.

The Dance Troupe is created to:

  • help children build their self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • assist children in expressing themselves through the movement of their body;
  • help develop qualities in each child which exemplifies a good citizen inside and outside of the school environment;
  • help students to work as a team to accomplish a goal.

Each student involved with the Dance Troupe will participate in a dance recital where they will perform the dances learned through the program.

We meet once a week for an hour after school.

In order for students to be involved in the after school program they must have the following requirements:

  • They must be in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grade
  • They must be able to attend all practices
  • They must be able to work together as a team
  • They must be able to follow directions and be respectful at ALL times
  • They must be picked up on time.

Although participation in the Dance Troupe is free, there will be a small fee required to purchase dance costumes for the dance recital. The fee for the costumes will be announced.

Club Sponsor: Tiffany House

Safety Patrol promotes leadership skills, honesty, and core values of our school. Fifth-grade students are selected by their classroom teachers and the school counselors oversee the selected students. School counselors coordinate a training for Safety Patrol Officers and allow them to help out in various ways, such as new student tours or monitoring hallways during dismissal.

Every nine weeks, new Safety’s are selected! This promotes good behavior among those students who want to become Safety Patrol’s. Students are eager to be able to serve as Safety Patrol Officers and they enjoy helping promote school Safety and core values.

During the school year Safety Patrols will participate in a service project that will be coordinated by School Counselors, Ms. Anderson and Ms. Bailey.

Students must complete an application and attend training, which is during recess time at the beginning of each nine weeks. Safety Patrol requires an application and consent from a parent/guardian.

Club Sponsors:

Starlette Anderson
Angela Bailey

Students that are selected to join the school’s STEAM Team will receive a letter requesting parent’s permission. Students will meet once a week after school in preparation for the Chesterfield County Public School STEAM Team Competition held in the Spring of the school year.

Congratulations to our STEAM Team for placing at the STEAM Team Competition held at the Science Museum of Virginia.
Club Sponsors:
Allsion Herdt
Ramona Carper

The purpose of the SCA is to allow students to learn about democracy and leadership. It allows students to grow a positive and motivating school environment, by letting them voice their opinions and make changes.

Students will participate in activities such as:

  • school-wide improvement projects (flowers in the garden, school grounds clean up day, etc.)
  • charity event/fundraisers (students can pick a charity to volunteer for/make things for/gather items for)
  • leadership development
  • field trips

The club will meet on average for 1 hour a month, after school. Other projects may require additional time, such as an extra 1 hour meeting after school on particular project months.

Students will put forth their names for representation and each class will vote on the representatives. Those wishing to be elected to an SCA officer position will “run a campaign” and will be selected by their peers. Students that are selected for nomination must demonstrate the Core Values as defined by Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Club Sponsor:
Nichole Chaffee
Elizabeth Francisco