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Activities & Clubs - Fall 2016

Battle of the Books
Focus: Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and non-fiction
books. Many of the books are award-winning pieces of literature. Students of all reading levels are invited to participate. Students must read at least seven titles from the booklist by the end of January. The books can be read independently or as a family read aloud.
Grades: 4th and 5th
Dates/Times: 8:00-8:45 – 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/14, 12/5, 12/12, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Jayne Berman – 720-886-8226 or Tara Lopez – 720-886-8253

Elementary Engineering
Focus: Students will have access to developmentally appropriate building
materials and be allowed to explore and create structures using those materials.  There is NO fee for this club.
Grades: K-5th
Dates/Times: 8:00-8:45 – Fridays: September 9th, September 16th, September 30th, October 7th, October 14th, October 21st, November 4th, November 18th
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Sherri Tobin – 720-886-8206, Dan Halvorsen – 720-886-8246 or Mimi Struhar 720-886-8222

Focus: To provide students with a musically and socially enhancing
experience. Musically, students will learn proper singing techniques and ageappropriate repertoire, while also developing an advanced musical
ear. Socially, students will have opportunities to build stronger friendships with peers and also experience community outreach.
Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates/Times: All kids start on Tuesday, Sept 6. After that, 3rd grade is on Mondays and 4th and 5th grade is on Tuesdays. All choir rehearsals are from 8:00-8:50am in the music room.
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Angela Howard – 720-886-8229​

Permission Slip

Choir Info Sheet

Homework Club
Focus: To provide students with additional academic support. Students must
bring homework each session and a book to read.
Grades: 2nd - 5th
Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:15 beginning October 4th
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Jeff Newcomb - 720-886-8262 and Sherri Tobin - 720-886-8206

Focus: Intramurals for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade boys and girls are held before school and are offered to supplement the Physical Education program. Participation is optional and FREE. Intramurals rules and expectations are the same as in P.E. class. Students must wear appropriate athletic style shoes to participate. Students must turn in a permission slip (bottom portion only) signed by their parent/guardian.
Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates/Times: Intramurals will begin the week of Sept. 26th and end the week of April 24th. 3rd grade is Tuesdays at 8:00, 4/5 girls are Mondays at 8:00, and 4/5 boys are Fridays at 8:00.
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Alex Caran – 720-886-8221

Permission Slip and Info

Student Council
Focus: School Leadership
Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates/Times: Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:15 once a month
Sponsor’s Contact Information: April Hrovat – 720-886-8260 and
Kim Brown - 720-886-8271

Student Council

Peer Ambassador/Asset Ambassador
Focus: A leadership training program that was established at Independence back in 1992. Peer Teachers/Asset Ambassadors are trained to be better leaders in the school and community by learning about and representing the 40 Developmental Assets. This program provides students with the opportunity to be responsible citizens and positive role models.
Grades: 5th
Dates/Times: Weekly meetings will be held in the gym on Thursdays (and some Wednesdays) after school 3:30-4:30 beginning in September.
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Alex Caran – 720-886-8221
Applications are due by August 30th.

Peer Teacher Letter

Peer Teacher Application 

STAR Ambassadors
Focus: Students focus on making our school and outside community stronger by caring for others, providing help to peers and teachers, and acting as role models with their STAR words, actions and attitudes.
Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates/Times: Wednesday afternoons – 3:30-4:20, two meetings per month
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Debbie Bassett 720-886-8252, John Breeding – 720-886-8259, Cassondra Al-Mouradi – 720-886-8261

Focus: Help children connect their minds and bodies through mindful moving and breathing.
Grades: K-2nd
Dates/Times: Thursday mornings before school - 8:00-8:45 September 1st, September 8th, September 15th, September 29th, October 6th, October 13th, October 20th, November 3rd
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Mary Hood – 720-886-8257


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