Looking for something exciting and fun to do? After and before school clubs are an opportunity for your child to explore an area of interest, build connections with other students and staff, and enrich his/her educational experience at I.S. 5. Clubs offered before and after school are supervised by I.S. 5 staff members. Clubs and supports can only grow to 30 participants each. It is first come, first serve (with preferences noted where applicable). Need extra help? Extra academic support is an opportunity for your child to be in a small group setting or work one-on-one to gain deeper understanding of the work they do during the school day. They are also given the opportunity to work on projects and tasks that are a part of their class grades.
Section 1 is the listing of the clubs and their descriptions.
Section 2 is the listing of the extra academic support and their descriptions.
Section 3 is where you make your choice(s) and complete the parent permission slip.
DEADLINE TO FILL OUT THIS FORM IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th.
Debate Team (open to all)-Develop the skill of debate. You will have weekly meetings (before and/or after-school), practices (as needed) and monthly tournaments (Saturdays). Weekly meetings will take place on Wednesdays. You choose the session to attend – AM (7:00 – 8:00 am); PM (2:30 – 3:30 pm) or both!
Yearbook Committee (open to all – preference given to 8th graders)-You will be the student team responsible for memoralizing your senior year here at I.S. 5 by the collection of photographs taken and school functions and events throughout the year. You will have planning meetings once in a week, twice a month to determine key aspects of the yearbook. As the yearbook submission deadline approaches, you will meet more often. The meetings will be held on Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm! As the yearbook submission deadline approaches, you will meet more often.
Yoga Stretching and Body Strengthening Club (open to all )Learn the practice of the ancient system of exercises to strengthen your body and mind. Learn breathing techniques that will help reduce stress, stretching techniques that will help improve flexibility, yoga postures that will help improve muscle strength and stamina, balance postures that will help improve concentration and balance, and relaxation techniques that will help reduce anxiety and stress. You will meet weekly on Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Scratch/Computer Science Club (open to all )-You will have the opportunity to explore the SCRATCH online site, program writing and clock coding. You will learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively. You will meet weekly on Friday from 7:00 – 8:00 am.
Yarn & Yarns – Knitting Club (open to all )– You will learn new skills, practice your dexterity, math and counting skills and socialize. You will also learn how to knit, be able to create scarves, hats and other items. Through knitting you will also learn to practice mindfulness and relaxation. You will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Arts & Crafts Club (open to all )– You will be provided with an outlet for your creativity and the opportunity to create a strong school culture. The experience will enhance leadership, teamwork and creativity for all participants. You will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Chess Club (open to all – preference given to females)– You will learn the game of Chess or enhance your skills if you already know the game!! You will have an opportunity to participate in informal tournaments and attend at least one city tournaments. You will meet on Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Art Club (open to all)- You will create mosaics, decoration for school events, learn art techniques and experiment with various materials. Club members interested in applying to an art school in 8th grade will have the opportunity to develop portfolios and take practice visual exams. You will meet on Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Sci-Fi Club (open to all)– You will write stories, create visual art, discuss all things science fiction and fantasy and eat cookies. Put together an issue of The Event Horizon which is an anthology of students created original stories and artwork. You will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Homework Hall (open to all)– You will have the opportunity to complete homework and projects with access to technology as you need it. You will be supported both academically and socio-emotionally. You will use “Leader in Me” and “7 Habits” skills to enhance your ability to meet due dates and stay on track with your academic responsibilities. You will meet on Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Amazing History through Cinema Club (open to all)
You will analyze a time period and a movie that corresponds to that time period. Each cycle will incorporate a history lesson, watching a movie while creating a plot diagram, discussion of the plot diagram and distinguish between the historical accuracies and inaccuracies of the movie. You will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Comic Book / Graphic Novel Club (open to all)– You will develop and enhance your reading skills. Using graphic novels as a tool, you will become a lifelong reader and use a critical lens to identify text structure, theme, symbolism, motivation and style. You will develop and lead book discussion. You will create panels to build your own graphic novel and/or comic book using graphic novels and comic books as a guide. You will meet on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 am
Respect for All Club (open to all grades)-You will focus on creating a safe space in the school as a retreat areas for students being bullied or treated badly. If you seek to care for others who have been bullied or treated badly or education others on the “Respect for All” initiative, then this club is for you! You will also work together as a team to create a student handbook that outlines how the I.S. Family approaches bullying, harassment and other important issues. You will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
App Development Club (open to all)– You will learn the world of computer science and coding through Apple’s Swift programming language for app development. You will focus on two aspects of app development – programming/software manipulations and hardware manipulations. Hardware manipulations include but are not limited to building a custom computer, performing upgrades, virtual machine imprints and working with Raspberry Pi single-board computers. You will meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.
Viking Chess Club (open to all)– Viking Chess or Hnefatafl is a game 600 years older than actual chess!! It was played throughout the Viking Golden Age (800 – 1100) and eventually spread to Christian territories like England and Scotland. You will be provided with a haptic gaming experience. You will practice implementing plans and strategies. You will learn sportsmanship in gaming. You will also create the game board and pieces. You will meet weekly and have the opportunity to participate in monthly “league” competitions. You will meet on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 am.
Cinemaniacs Club (open to all)-You will watch meaningful movies while enjoying snacks and engaging in exciting discussions around the movie. There will be at least one trip to an actual movie theater to watch a movie on the big screen! You will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Mason Jar Society (open to all)– Did you know there is history on the Mason Jar and how they came to be? Ever wondered, how many things can you do with a Mason Jar?? To find out, join this club where you will engage in various activities to access how versatile a mason jar is through crafts and gift making while enjoying snacks! You will meet on Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Soccer Club (open to all)– Do you enjoy the game of soccer? If you answered yes, then this is the club for you!! As a team, you will have the opportunity to participate in the District 24 indoor league. In addition, working in collaboration with Street Soccer US you will participate in an outdoor soccer tournament in the Spring. Practice will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. The first session will be on Thursday, November 29th.
Band Club (open to all)– Do you play an instrument? Do you want to learn how to play an instrument? If you answered yes, joining the band club is your opportunity. You will gain further understanding of your instrument through extended practice time and consistent work on music not covered during the school day. You will also have the opportunity to perform in both the Winter and Spring Festivals. You will meet weekly on Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Builders Club (open to all)– Are you a leader? Are you a team player? Do you have an interest in making your school and surrounding community a better place, one project at a time? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this club is for you! The Builders Club is predominantly student led, where student leaders work together to engage in community service throughout our neighborhood. Student leaders will also engage in school-wide activities to build culture and a sense of community at I.S. 5. You will meet on Fridays 7:00 – 8:00 am)
Mindfulness Club (open to all)– Jon Kabat Zinn said “Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” Through this club you will improve your focus and concentration; gain an increased sense of calm; decrease your levels of stress and anxiety; develop natural conflict resolution skills; increase empathy and understanding of others; skillful responses to difficult emotions leading to improved impulse control and finally have an increase of self-awareness. Each session will include guided mindfulness activities, mindful writing, small group discussion and mindful approaches to homework and/or project completion. You will meet on Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Mindful Mondays / Beautiful Me Club (open to all FEMALES)– Start your week off focused and in the moment by being a member of this club. You will also participate in Beautiful Me sessions. Mondays will focus on Mindfulness and will meet 7:00 – 8:00 am. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays will focus on Beautiful Me and will meet 7:30 – 8:00 am.
School Newspaper Club (open to all)–
You will be responsible for the creation and development of the school’s publication. The publication will be used to communicate the 7 Habits of Effective People as well as important aspects of our school culture. You will meet Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Club Vegetarian (open to all)–
You will be a core support group for each other and other students who are vegetarian or vegan. You will be given the opportunity to teach others about this lifestyle choice. You will research different motivations people have making this choice. You will have the opportunity to communicate with sanctuary farms in the area. You will create an indoor garden and a cookbook. You will also explore colleges and career paths for agriculture and life sciences. The ultimate goal is to implement VEGAN Day or A Day in the Life of a Vegetarian! You will meet Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Open Library Access (open to all)– This is an academic opportunity for you to come to the Library before school starts. You will have the space to read, borrow books, work on homework and print. Open access will be on Mondays 7:00 – 8:00 am
Prep for Success (open to all)– Have a lack of resources for technology usage? Join this support group and have a safe environment to use technology, complete homework assignment, do research and print your work. You will meet on Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Google Drive and Google Classroom Support (open to all)– In this support group you will have the opportunity to independently have access to your Google Drive and Google Classroom account to complete assignments with assistance when needed. There will also be opportunity to receive small group academic support and/or enrichment. You will meet on Mondays and Thursdays 7:30 – 8:00 am
Social Studies Support (open to all)– This support group will have a focus in Social Studies. Students will receive one-on-one extra help the enhance their experience and improve grades in Social Studies. You will meet on Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Science Support (open to all)– This support group will have a focus in Science. Students will receive assistance in any science-related work as needed. Students will also be taught study skills to help their assessment performance. You will meet on Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 am.
Math Support through Khan Academy (open to students in classes 623, 643 and 644)- This support group will focus on learning the necessary skills to answer state exam questions using Khan Academy. You will meet on Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Science Support (open to all)– This group will provide students will extra support in preparing for tests, writing lab reports or completing homework assignments. In addition, 8 grade students will have the opportunity to review topics from grades 6 and 7 in preparation for the NYS Science exam. You will meet on Fridays 7:00 to 8:00 am.
Science Support (open to 6th and 7th graders)– Students will receive support in their understanding of science concepts and skills such as data analysis for a lab report. There will also be opportunity for students to receive tutoring on a one-to-one basis. You will meet on Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
ELA Support (open to all)– This support group will focus on ELA and you will receive additional support in completing homework assignments as well as projects. You will meet on Monday and Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:00 am.
Mathematics Support (open to 7th graders)– This group will focus on the 7th grade mathematics curriculum. Students will receive additional support on various 7th grade topics through tutoring, hands-on activities and self-assessment. You will also have the opportunity to use Khan Academy. You will have the choice of ONE of the following sessions:
Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 am
Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm(preference given to classes 711, 715 and 721)
Mathematics Support (open to students in classes 713, 714 and 734)– Students will work with their math teacher and address their individual needs and build their confidence in their mathematical abilities. They will have use of manipulatives, resources and computers for Khan Academy. You will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30 -3:30 pm
Mathematics Support (open to 6th graders)– Students will be trained to become peer tutors, further develop the student-led website “Khanplications” to provide hints, videos and examples that will support struggling students master skills on Khan Academy and engage in hands-on activities to develop their number sense. You will meet on Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 am