Before/After School Programs

There are numerous fun activities and programs for students to participate in before and after school. 

The Grand Ridge PTSA has summarized current opportunities here.

CURRENT CLUBS

Running Club

Description

Students will get cardio exercise running, and recording their distances!

Open to…

2nd-5th Grade

Dates

Mondays and Wednesdays 8:10-8:55am
March 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
April 3, 5, 17, 19, 24, 26
May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17

Location

Gym

Club Advisor

Mr. Hogle

For More Info…

Download the permission slip and consent form on Mr. Hogle’s Connect Site

Choir

Description

The Grand Ridge chorus is intended for students who would like to have extra opportunities to rehearse, perform, and learn about choral singing techniques. Students will meet once a week on Tuesday mornings to rehearse for three concerts throughout the school year.

Open to…

4th and 5th grade students

Dates/Times

Tuesdays, 8:15-9:05am  --  September 27, 2016 - April 4, 2017

Location

Music Room

Club Advisor

Ms. Badgley and Ms. Walters

For More Info…

www.wix.com/abadgley/grmusic

 

K Kids (Kiwanis Elementary School Service Club)

Description

K-Kids is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. In K-Kids club, students lead the club, and plan and participate in community service projects. Typical community service projects include assisting the elderly with chores, organizing community food/clothing drives, etc. K-Kids also serve their schools, raising funds for sports equipment and extracurricular activities.

Open to…

3rd-5th grade students

Dates/Times

Fridays, 8:05-9:05am (plus weekends)  -- October 14, 2016 - June 2, 2016

Location

Room 242

Club Advisor

Mrs. Falk

For More Info…

www.kiwaniskids.org

Student Council

Description

Student Council promoted student leadership for 4th and 5th graders at Grand Ridge Elementary. Students will be responsible for planning spirit days, service projects, and other events to strengthen the Grand Ridge community.

Open to…

4th and 5th graders, 2 per class

Dates/Times

Thursdays, 8:05-9:05am  -- November 10, 2016 – June 8, 2017

Location

Room 167 or P3

Club Advisor

Ms. Luci and Mrs. Bacon

Xylophone Club

Description

Xylophone club is intended for students who would like to gain more experience playing in an instrumental group. We will be rehearsing and performing marimba music from around the world. Because there are a limited numbers of instruments, students will audition to gain a spot in the club. Auditions will be held during music class in November/December.

Open to…

3rd grade students

Dates

Mondays, 8:15-9:05am   -- January 9, 2017 – May 25, 2017
Concerts: Spring Concert (May 25, 6:30pm)

Location

Music Room

Club Advisor

Ms. Walters

For More Info…

www.wix.com/abadgley/grmusic

Student Green Team

Description

A student Green Team is needed to plan and prepare for Grand Ridge’s Earth Day/Week. Activities include learning how to research facts, write up communication to then inform our school about related facts, create posters to advertise information, assess how our school is doing in maintaining the goals of a Level 4 school, and adhere to a deadline.

Open to…

2nd-5th grade students

Dates/Times

Fridays, 8:00-9:00am   -- March 10, 2017 – April 28, 2017

Location

Room 246

Club Advisor

Mrs. DeTolla, Mrs. Cooks, Ms. Swanson

For More Info…

Sign ups begin late February

Arts and Crafts Club

Description

Are you in 1st or 2nd grade and enjoy making crafts? Come join Mrs. Fulghum and Mrs. Reiser as we create seasonal crafts and share our creative abilities! Together on Fridays, we will explore different crafts.

Open to…

1st and 2nd grade students

Dates/Times

Fridays, 8:00-9:00am  --  March 2, 2017 – April 6, 2017

Location

Room 142-143

Club Advisor

Mrs. Fulghum and Mrs. Reiser

For More Info…

Sign ups begin February 1, 2017.  Due to high interest in the club, we will gather all applications turned in and use a lottery system to determine participants.

 

Girls On The Run 

Description

Girls on the Run helps teach social/physical confidence-building skills to elementary aged girls, through lessons and exercise.

Open to…

3rd-5th grade girls

Dates/Times

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45-5:15pm  -- March 6, 2017 – May 23, 2017, plus the Girls on the Run 5k (Saturday in May, date TBD)

Location

Room 241 / Sand field

Club Advisor

Ms. Gahnberg, Mrs. Reiser, Ms. Ebi, Mrs. Falk

For More Info…

www.girlsrun.org, a maximum of 30 students can participate.
Registration closes 2/17: http://girlsrun.org/register-a-girl/

 

PAST CLUBS

Dodgeball Club

Description

Come play round robin dodgeball games with teams!

Open to…

2nd and 3rd Grade 

Tuesdays from 8:15 to 8:55    

Jan. 17, 24, 31

Feb. 7, 14, 28

March 7, 14, 21

4th and 5th Grade

Wednesdays from 8:15 to 8:55  

Jan. 18, 25

Feb. 1, 8 15

March 1, 8, 15, 22

Location

Gym

Club Advisor

Mr. Hogle

For More Info…

Download the permission slip and consent form on Mr. Hogle’s Connect Site

Global Reading Challenge

Description

The Global Reading Challenge is a program sponsored by the King County Library in which the upper elementary students read fiction and/or non-fiction books and then compete in a quiz-bowl format based on these books. The books are chosen by the King County Children’s Librarians and represent a variety of interests and reading levels. Students work in teams of six to prepare for the challenges starting at the school level with the possibility of advancing to the district, regional and city levels.

Open to…

4th grade students

Dates/Times

Fridays, 8:30-9:00am   -- October 24, 2016 – February 6 (possibly March 16)

Location

Room 264

Club Advisor

Mrs. Pathak, Mrs. Rappin, Ms. Luci

For More Info…

www.kcls.org/kids/reading/grc

Knitting Club

Description

We’re excited to announce the return of our Grand Ridge Knitting Club! We have room for 15 new knitters and 10-15 experienced knitters. Bring some needles and yarn (we’ll have some too) and start a project. We start by teaching the beginning knit stitch, then purling, and finally how to cast on and off the needles.

Open to…

3rd-5th grade students

Dates/Times

Fridays 8:00-9:00am

Session 1: October 7, 2016 – November 18, 2016

Session 2: January 13, 2017 – February 17, 2017

Location

Room 247 or P4

Club Advisor

Mrs. DeTolla and Mrs. Woodard

5th Grade Musical

Description

5th grade students who want to put in extra time for the 5th grade musical will meet once a week on Fridays. Students will have a chance to auditon/apply for singing & acting roles, stage crew, set design, choreography, lighting and sound design.

Open to…

5th grade students

Dates

Fridays, 8:00-9:05am   -- October 14, 2016 – February 9, 2017

Performance: February 9th, 2017 – 6:30pm

Location

Music Room

Club Advisor

Ms. Badgley and Ms. Walters

For More Info…

www.wix.com/abadgley/grmusic