After School Clubs and Activities Sponsored by Lakeshore Elementary School
Student Council Student Council is a group of students seeking leadership who plan service projects to improve our community and school. Members are third, fourth, and fifth grade students who are chosen by their peers to represent their class. Officers must be in fourth or fifth grade and are elected by the whole school. The Student Council meets every other week on Wednesdays until 3:15pm. Contact will be Judy McDade at email@example.com or Jenny Blevins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chess Chess meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Chess starts on Friday, September 18th, 2015. Parents must attend the first meeting. Chess meets from 2:15 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please send your child a snack and a drink. The students report to the cafeteria at 2:15 p.m., sign in, eat their snack and play chess. Chess club needs parent support to be successful. It is open to all interested players in all grade levels. For more info contact Charlotte Hickam, Physical Education Teacher at email@example.com.
Lakeshore Sprinters (Boys Running Club)
Lakeshore Sprinters Boys Running Club is designed to increase the endurance and overall health of 4th and 5th grade boys through running. Boys learn to work together as a team and create both individual and team goals. The boys end the season with a 5K run. Training days will be Mondays and Wednesdays. Contacts are Teresa Cioffi at firstname.lastname@example.org and Susan King at email@example.com.
Girls on the Run Girls on the Run is a program for girls in 3rd-5th grade that combines training for a 5K running event with self-esteem enhancing workouts. The goals of the program are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. The mission of Girls on the Run is to encourage, inspire and celebrate the inner spark of every girl! Practice will be held twice a week from 2:20-3:30. The 10-week session will begin the week of September 21st and end December 12th with the celebratory 5k running event. Registration is $110 and girls receive a t-shirt and snack at each session. Lakeshore Elementary will be hosting 1 team on Tuesdays/Thursdays 2:20-3:30PM with Coach Tricia Dhen and Coach Rebecca Rush. Financial assistance is available based on a suggested sliding scale. Registration is open online at www.gotriredell.org. Contact is Kristine Bienstock, firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping please contact Kristine Bienstock. .
Fire Safety Bowl Team is open to 4th grade students. Two students from each classroom are selected by the teachers based on Fire Safety Knowledge. These students are broken down into a total of two teams. This year's Bowl is in March, so we will begin practice after Christmas break. Practice usually is held once a week until the competition. Contact for this club will be email@example.com.
Battle of the Books Battle of the Books is a fun competition for 4th and 5th graders in which students read books and answer questions based on those books. EBOB also encourages children to think deeply about books, use higher order thinking skills, and work together as a team. Mrs. Loflin wants the experience to be as much fun as possible so our students will be self motivated to read other good books. The team meets once a week on Thursdays, from 2:15-3:00, and we will begin to practice in December. Students interested should try to read as many BOB books as possible so they will be ready for December. The BOB list can be located at the following address: http://www.ncslma.org/assets/docs/EBOB/eboblist2015-16.pdf. There will be a rubric used to decide the final team of 8 going to competition. Any student interested in participating should see or contact Melissa Loflin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*5th grade Honors Chorus is by audition only (auditions will occur during music class in November). Mrs. Parris may only choose 6 students to participate. Parents must commit to support their child with transportation and providing independent practice time.
Contact will be Lois Parris at email@example.com.
Robotics Team Students work together to engineer robots that are controlled by computer programming. This club builds technology skills, enhances problem solving, and promotes team building. The meeting time for this club will be Mondays starting in November. This club is for 3rd-5th graders and applications will be available in September on Mrs. Burry’s webpage and are due in October. Due to the high volume of interest in this club members must complete an application process and be selected to join. Contact is Rebecca Burry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Odyssey of the Mind Students work together in cooperative groups to solve problems and think creatively. It is very hands on and builds collaboration and teamwork. The students also prepare a “long term” project, a play/performance, for an Odyssey of the Mind competition in the spring. Meeting dates for the Odyssey of the Mind Club will be twice a month initially, then weekly during November and December, and then over winter break the team will meet frequently to build sets, create props, find costumes and practice lines. During January and February, the team may meet several times a week. Once a child joins the club, it is important to stay with it to the end because there must be 5-7 students at the performance in the spring.
Some parent involvement is necessary. The contact for this club is Annemarie Economou at email@example.com. Please feel free to reach out with questions.
Science Olympiad North Carolina Science Olympiad is an event in which 3rd- 5th graders compete against other schools in a regional tournament. Each of the 15 team members will select up to 3 hands-on or science knowledge assessment events to participate in. Team members will meet on Thursdays until 3:30 to study and prepare for the events. Some examples of past hands-on events include designing and testing a gravity-powered vehicle and designing and flying paper airplanes. Examples of knowledge assessment events include the study of insects, force and motion, and environmental preservation. Students will spend the fall and early spring semester preparing for their selected event. Competition will be held in the spring. Meeting schedule may change in the spring as we get closer to the competition date. Contact for this club is Alicia Elrod at firstname.lastname@example.org or Colleen O’Connell at email@example.com . For general information on North Carolina Science Olympiad visit www.sciencenc.com.
The International Math Olympiad is an international competition that aims to discover, encourage and challenge mathematically gifted school students while fostering international relations between students and teachers, as well as sharing and exchanging information of mathematical syllabi and educational systems between countries. Created in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, an internationally known math educator, the Math Olympiads went public in 1979. Last year nearly 150,000 students from 6,000 teams worldwide participated in the Olympiads. All 50 states and about 30 other countries were represented. The highlights for students are the five monthly contests, given from November to March. No traveling is required. These contests provide an incentive for students to intensify their study of math. The Math Olympiad club will meet once a week after school for 1 hour. Due to the intensity of the math, this club will be by invitation only. Traci Jones and Heather Coughlin will be the contacts for this club at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Yearbook club presents 5th graders with a chance to document their last elementary memories before graduating to middle school. In this club we will take pictures, attend school functions, and create a lasting memory which will be the 2015-2016 Lakeshore Elementary Yearbook. Students in this club will not only collaborate with peers, but will utilize technology to document and create our yearbook. We will meet monthly beginning in January in Ms. Philo’s classroom to ensure that our thoughts and ideas are coming together. The contacts for the club will be Heather Philo firstname.lastname@example.org orChristina Zanottiatczanotti@iss.k12.nc.us. Newspaper Club
School Newspaper club will involve 4th and 5th grade students. Anyone interested in joining will have to attend all meetings and be serious about participating. Students will need to love to write! Students will be polled on their writing interests ex: sport, poetry, short stories, teacher spot interviews, photography, proof reading, typing etc…. We will group students according to interests and work as a team! We will publish quarterly which will give students time to create. We will meet on Mondays. If interested please email Mrs. Sahley at email@example.com
The Spanish Club will meet on the Wednesdays listed below from 2:15-3:30
in Ms. Bishopp’s room. It will be open to 2nd-5th graders. An email with the club application will be sent in September. Those interested in the club should fill out the form and return it to Ms. Bishopp by September 16th. You may return it by email or send a paper copy. There will be a limit to 25 students – first come, first serve. We will explore the Spanish language and the culture of Spanish speaking countries. We will learn basic Spanish vocabulary and conversational phrases. The contacts for this club will be Beverly Bishopp at firstname.lastname@example.org, Michele Hunt at email@example.com or Kathy McDermott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish Club Meeting Dates:
May 11 - final meeting
Outdoor Club- (Get Outside Lakeshore)
The Outdoor Club is open to 4th and 5th graders, by application and teacher recommendation. Students will learn strategies to survive in the wilderness; what to do if they get lost, how to use a compass, build shelters, and knot tying. Students will learn to identify trees, flowers, and animal tracks. Students will understand how the human race directly impacts the lives and habitats of animals. Club contacts will be Judy McDade at email@example.com or Jenny Blevins at firstname.lastname@example.org.