Enrichment Activities & Clubs
To create meaningful school experiences, Adams School provides weekly music, art and P.E. classes and programs including art exhibits, the Adams Choir, and a Marimba Band. Pairing with our music, Art and P.E. classes, we offer many extracurricular opportunities for students including the school garden club, elementary strings classes, Adams in Motion (AIM), Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB), fifth grade mentor program, after school interest clubs and crossing guards.
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. For questions, contact Dawn Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After-school Special Interest Clubs
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. There are three club sessions per year, each lasting approximately 8 weeks. Some club themes are board games, chess, Lego, fitness, garden and theater games. These clubs are free to join!
There is one club daily Monday through Thursday throughout the year. Clubs meet after school from 2:35 pm to 3:30 pm. After school transportation is not provided. Parents/guardians need to make transportation plans for their student.
Sign-ups happen approximately every 10 weeks. New club sessions will be announced in the Alligator Bite newsletter and on our News page here. Signup sheets will be available in the lobby prior to the start of a new session. Clubs are limited to 15-20 students each, depending on the club.
Adams In Motion (A.I.M.)
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!
Students run the track in the field behind the playground during morning recess on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Before School Homework and Breakfast Club
A quiet place to study or eat breakfast for early arrivals. A staff member is available to offer homework help. Club meets every school day from 7:30am until 7:55am in the library. All are invited! This is a drop-in club and there are no signups.
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)
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. OBOB runs October through March. Practice is once a week during lunch. Any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader can participate. Lookout for announcements about when and how to signup. You can form your own team or sign up as an individual. (Parent coaches needed!)
Help maintain Adams School’s fruit and vegetable garden! The garden club meets in the fall and in the spring on Thursdays, after school until 3:30pm in Mrs. Ash’s room. Club is open to 2nd grade students and older. Look for flyers sent home before sessions begin. No cost.
Choir and Marimba
Music is an important aspect of education. Our music teacher provides after school Choir and Marimba opportunities. These opportunities are available to 3rd through 5th grade. Meeting times are as follows:
Marimba -Mondays 2:35-3:15
Again, transportation is not provided for these opportunities and must be arranged by parents or guardians. There is a fee for these clubs. Scholarships are available.