School Clubs

If you have questions or would like more information about Adams School Clubs, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help.

Scholarships are available for all clubs.

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After-School Special Interest Clubs

What – Special interest clubs offer students a chance to expand their learning opportunities, spend more time with friends, and exercise their creativity. Clubs are offered on a variety of topics which change throughout the year. Some club themes are engineering, chess, Legos, math, and science.

When – There is one club daily Monday through Thursday throughout the year. Kindergarten through 2nd grade clubs meet Mondays and Wednesdays, while 3rd through 5th grade clubs meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clubs meet after school from 2:45pm to 3:30pm.

Where – The student center. (Room 9).

How – Signups happen approximately every 8 to 10 weeks. New club sessions will be announced with flyers sent home and in the Alligator Bite newsletter. Signup sheets will be available in the lobby prior to the start of a new session. Clubs are limited to 20 students each.

Cost – These clubs are free!

Adams In Motion (A.I.M.)

What – Have fun with your friends and stay healthy while running the A.I.M. track. Students earn incentives for running miles. All Adams kids are invited to run or walk or skip the 0.2 mile path in our field.

Every 5 laps is a mile. Every 50 laps fills up a punch card and is a 10 mile achievement. Each 10 mile “milestone” means a child receives a ribbon, gets to wear a running medal for the day, and has her/his name on the school’s wall of fame.

In addition, there are special awards along the way:

20 miles: an AIM medal to keep

30 miles: a t-shirt

50 miles: an AIM 50 mile medal to keep

100 miles: an AIM 100 mile hat or 100 mile t-shirt

100+ miles: the coveted stud award!

When – Moring recess, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Where – The A.I.M. track is in the field behind the primary playground.

Who – Anyone! No signup, just come join the fun!

Crossing Guards

Why – Crossing guards play a leadership role in the school. They help keep students safe and also attend special parties throughout the year.

When – Crossing guards rotate two week shifts with 6 weeks off throughout the year. They can work either the morning (7:45am to 8:15am) or the afternoon (2:35pm to 2:50pm).

Who – 5th graders all year, 4th graders in the spring. Parent volunteers are appreciated.

How – Look for permission slips sent home at the beginning and end of the school year.

Music Clubs

School Choir

When – Choir runs from October through June. Practice is after school until 3:30pm on Tuesdays.

Where – Practice is held in the music room. There are up to three off site performances each year.

Who? – Any 3rd, 4th or 5th grader can join the choir. Signup is open all year.

How – Look for signup sheets in music class all year.

Cost – There is a required $20 t-shirt fee and scholarships are available.

Marimba Ensemble – Chipande!

When – There are two different groups meeting on Mondays and Thursdays.

Where – Practice is held in the music room. There are up to three off site performances each year.

Who – Marimba is open to 4th and 5th graders by audition.

How – Tell Mrs. McCormick that you are interested.

Cost – There is a required $15 t-shirt fee and scholarships are available.

Before School Homework and Breakfast Club

What – A quiet place to study or eat breakfast for early arrivals. A staff member is available to offer homework help.

When – Every school day from 7:40am until 8:05am.

Where – The Library

Who – All are invited! This is a drop-in club and there are no signups.

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

What – Read great books and enjoy exciting team trivia battles about those books. The winning team will go on to represent Adams in a regional tournament.

When – October through March. Practice is once a week during lunch.

Who – Any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader.

How – Lookout for announcements about when and how to signup. You can form your own team or sign up as an individual. (Parent coaches needed!)

OBOB Website

Garden Club

What – Help maintain Adams School’s fruit and vegetable garden.

When – The garden club meets in the fall and in the spring on Thursdays, after school until 3:30pm.

Where – Meet in Mrs. Ash’s room.

Who – 2nd grade and up.

How – Look for flyers sent home before sessions begin. No cost.