Clubs

There are many opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities around our campus. Some may meet during the school day, while others meet before or after school. Here is the list of clubs that are or soon will be available to students. Please note that some clubs have participation limits due to access to equipment or safe limits for classroom size. If you would like more information or details on a specific club please go to the club’s website and/or contact the adult who is leading the group.

 

If your child will be participating in any school clubs or enrichment at Patsy Sommer, please read the attached form and complete the online signature to confirm that you have read the Parent Expectations for School Clubs/Enrichment.

Club Sign up HERE! 

2017 – 2018 School Year

Art Club
What it is: Students will be using a variety of materials to discover more ways of creating art beyond what is seen in art class. Three clubs will be offered. Prop Shop in the Fall for 3rd-4th, Empty Bowls in the Spring for 4th-5th, and Art Club for 2nd-3rd. Students in Prop Shop for 3rd-5th will be making props and art work for this years Musical. Students in Empty Bowls for 4-5 will create clay bowls that will be donated to the Round Rock Empty Bowls Celebration. Students in Art Club for 2nd-3rd will create art using 2D mediums including drawing, painting, and collage.
Who can join: 3rd and 5th (Prop Shop) 4th and 5th (Empty Bowl) 2nd and 3rd (Art Club)
Meeting: Will be on Thursdays; 2:55-3:55 when the club is in session.
Contact: Keith Hernandez and Kyla Spady

Book Lunch Bunch
What it is: Reading and talking about great books!
Who can join: 5th Grade
Meeting: Once a month during their lunch time
Contact: Chris Margocs, 512-704-0615
Website

Broadcast Club
What it is: KSTAR Morning News!
Who can join: 5th Graders, by application only during 4th grade
Meeting: All year, Monday – Thursday 7:15 in the library.
Contact: Danielle Jackson and Chris Margocs

BYTE-Size Minecraft
What is it: The Minecraft club is a special interest group designed to bring together students who play Minecraft to work on projects, strengthen collaboration skills, and teach academic concepts. Students who enjoy the challenge of creating, building, and defending various environments will enjoy Minecraft club.
Who Can Join: 2nd-5th Grade
Meeting: Thursday, 3:00-4:00pm ( 2nd-3rd; Fall) (4th-5th; Spring)
Contact: Danielle Jackson

BYTE-Size Animation
What is it: Students will be using iPads to create short animated movies. Students will be taught how to create claymation and Lego Stop motion films that will possibly be aired on KSTAR news for the entire campus to see!
Who Can Join: 2nd-5th Grade
Meeting: Thursday, 3:00-4:00pm  ( 2nd-3rd; Spring) (4th-5th; Fall)
Contact: Danielle Jackson

C Is for Chinese Club
What it is: Students will explore Chinese language and culture via a variety of fun activities. Topics include Chinese characters, mandarin, poetry, calligraphy, art, folktales, music and holidays, etc. We will focus on writing and reading this year. Textbooks will be determined after we assess language levels of students in the first class. 
Who can join: K-5th
Meeting Time: Every Wednesday2:55pm – 3:55pm
Meeting Room: C115, Ms. Lanford’s Classroom
Contact: Jane Pan and Fay Chen, SommerChineseClub@gmail.com.

Destination ImagiNation
What is is: Destination Imagination (DI) is an international, educational program that gives kids an amazing outlet for their creativity, while teaching them leadership, teamwork, positive thinking, project management and so much more. Teams of 2 to 7 kids from 3rd grade through university level solve one of six open-ended Challenges (Scientific, Structural, Fine Arts, Service Learning, Improvisation, or Technical) in their own unique ways, and present their solutions at the Regional Tournament on February 18th. Teams also solve an on-the-spot Instant Challenge at the tournament, where they must think quickly on their feet and work together to solve a problem in around five minutes. There’s even a noncompetitive Rising Stars! category with a special Challenge for K-2nd grade. Winners advance to the Texas DI Tournament, and winners at the Texas DI Tournament move on to Global Finals to compete against more than 1,400 teams from around the world.

Who can join: Any student Kinder-5th. We have two categories within that though, K-2 is considered “Rising Stars!” and 3-5 is competitive.|
Meeting Times & Days are dependant on each team manager.
Registration: Online September 25th-29th
Contact: Sue Beardsley and Marjorie Manning
Register Here

Green Apple Junior Tellers
Who: 3rd – 5th Graders
When: Thursday Mornings 7:15- 7:35am
What:  Through the Green Apple Youth Tellers program students will be trained to collect, count and deposit money. They will be supervised by an adult but will be in charge of running our school Green Apple bank!

Math Pentathlon
What it is: Interactive math games
Who can join: Kinder – 5th Grade
Information Flyer

Registration for Math Pentathlon club for 2017-2018 will open on Monday Sep 11th and close on Sep 15th. Just because you register does not mean you are in as we have limited capacity. After registration closes we will go through the responses. Once you get the acceptance confirmation you will need to pay $5 club fees and must register your child for the final MP tournament before Oct 15th
Registration link
Email sommermathpentathalon@gmail.com for any questions

Morning Running Club
What it is: Give students the opportunity to “jump start” their day by running/walking the track, as well as log miles for their marathon. No Sign up required.
Who can join: 1st – 5th Grade
Meeting: Beginning September 11th
1st-2nd Grade: Monday and Wednesday morning
3rd-5th Grade: Tuesday and Thursday morning
Time: 7:10-7:30 a.m.
Contact: Coach Krusely & Ms O

Newspaper Club
What it is: Fourth graders who love to write nonfiction articles, fiction pieces for our school newspaper. One edition published per grading period.
Who can join: 4th Grade
Meeting: Each team meets for five weeks in the library, Tuesdays 2:55 – 3:55
Contact: Christine Margocs, Fourth Grade Team, 512-704-0615
Website

Origami Club
What it is: Origami is an ancient Japanese art of paper folding, in this club students learn the basics of origami and then progress to create unique three-dimensional objects from flat pieces of paper. Almost anything imaginable can be created, including cranes, boats, balloons, fancy boxes, Valentine’s hearts, just to name a few.
Depending on how the students progress, objects with increasing complexity will be introduced.

Who can join: 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders
Meeting: The 1st session will be a team of 15 students. They will meet for 5 session every Monday from 7:00am – 7:30am.

Note: Depending on the response a second session will be conducted for the next 15 students who couldn’t make it in 1st session.
A possibility of potential advanced level origami club is being evaluated. Stay tuned for the details.
Contact: Siddh Bamb at Palpreet@gmail.com

Singing Stars Choir
What it is: Music Enrichment
Who can join: 1st and 2nd Grade
Meeting: Will begin Tuesday September 26th. Tuesdays 2:55 – 4:00
Contact: Lindsay Nelson and Ellen Blazek
Website

Stallion Choir
What it is: Music Enrichment – Choral/Theater/Dance
Who can join: 3rd – 5th Grade
Meeting: All year, Thursdays 2:45 – 4:00, additional Spring Musical Rehearsals will be announced.
Contact: Lindsay Nelson and Ellen Blazek
Website

STEM Club
WHO: 1st and 2nd graders
WHEN: The club will be meeting on Tuesday afternoons, from 2:50 to 4pm, in 4 week sessions.

Our STEM Club for children in First and Second grades is a gathering of students that meet for 4 weeks in an informal environment to work on inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related activities. We will work on building their knowledge and application of STEM content and processes through emersing small groups of students in hands on STEM activites. We are asking that students who participated last year to not sign up in order to allow more students to be enriched by the club. There are 4 Thursday sessions that will be identical from which to choose. Students will be permitted to enroll in only a single session, so please be sure that your son or daughter will be available for all meetings for the session in which you enroll.

We look forward to exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in its practical applications with your students!
Contact: Sue Heitner and Karrie Troccoli

Student Ambassadors 
We’re starting a new Leadership Program here on our campus. The Student Ambassador program will provide opportunities to develop student leadership, human relations, and communication skills. Students make a commitment to lead by example, demonstrate responsibility, and respect and value diversity within our community.

This group is open to students in 3rd-5th grades this year.  There is an application process which must be completed by you, your parents, and your classroom teacher.
Contact: Cameron Baker and Candace Gaston
Student Ambassador Information

Student Council
What it is: Student Council STUCO
Who can join: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders who are elected by the student body.
Meeting: twice a month before school.
Contact: Jessica Macre and Stacey Daniel

UIL

Storytelling
To tell a story, the participant must develop skills in listening, thinking and speaking. This contest also allows for the development of creative expression, something being given more attention in the professional world. For practice, teachers can use stories from any good children’s books or magazines.
Who can join: 2nd and 3rd grade students
Contact: Morgan Kramr and Liliana McSween

Fourth and Fifth Grade Number Sense:
Meets: Tuesdays from 2:45 – 3:45.
Dates : Six sessions TBA

Students will take a test during the first session (TBA) and the top six from 4th and top six from 5th will be chosen for further coaching. Closer to the end of the sessions, another test will be given to determine three students from each grade level (two participants and one alternate) who will represent Patsy Sommer at the district UIL competition.
Contacts: Stacey Daniel

Fourth and Fifth Grade Oral Reading:
Reading literature out loud provides opportunities for students to analyze the text, to grow and to develop as a performer, to communicate a message to an audience and to perform an artistic creation. Students in grades 4 and 5 read a selection of poetry. Each selection may be one poem, a cutting of a poem, or a combination of poems. The same selection may be read in all rounds, but different selections are permissible. Selections must be published although the poet may be unknown or anonymous.

**Details: There will be 7 total meetings with 12 participants from each grade level. The club lasts from 3:00 – 4:00. The first 2 meetings will be held with all 24 participants. At the 3rd meeting, students will audition for our final 3 spots and 1 alternate to compete in the UIL meet in January. A total of 4 students from each grade level will be chosen. If your child participates in UIL Oral Reading, they must be picked up after each meeting at the school’s front doors promptly at 4:00.
Contact: Donna Hafner