Why Join A Club/Organization?
Clubs and Organizations are at the heart of Rivers Edge’s Theme: REE REAL–Relationships Empower Academic Life.
Clubs and organizations connect the community through shared interests, allow students to take on leadership roles, and give them the opportunity to dive into an interest, whether as a club leader or a member. Clubs of all kinds provide an important sense of community at a school and give students an opportunity to delve into interests of all kinds. They have added much to the culture of the school and to students’ sense of belonging.
Clubs Available at Rivers Edge:
Morning Crew, 5th Grade only
Club Sponsor: Ms. McAuliff, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIORAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Teacher recommendation
- Grades must be passing (nothing lower than a C in any class, including Resource)
- No behavior referrals
- Must be able to arrive no later than 8:20 am daily, without excessive absences
- Should be able to read well and speak clearly (for on-camera) or be comfortable with computers and technology (for crew)
- Must have permission to be video recorded
Odyssey of the Mind, Grades 3, 4
Club Sponsor: Mrs. Fairbrother, email email@example.com
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.
ACADEMICS AND BEHAVIOR:
To qualify for considerations, students may not have a D or an F in any subject. Students considered for the team cannot have an office discipline referral or behavioral concerns from any of their teachers on campus.
One team consists of 7 individuals. Grades 3 thru 5 compete in Division 1. As of now, there is only one coach for grades 3-4, which means there will only be 7 slots available. If additional coaches should want to give their time to take on a team, additional slots will be made available. Students must complete the application process, and academic and behavioral expectations to be considered for a spot on the team. Note, a team is selected based on how a group of 7 will be able to work together and compliment one another’s talents.
- Please note rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
- Weekends may be used for set design, prop building, and costuming. Dates will be determined after the team is selected.
- Practices will become more frequent as the tournament draws near. Practice will occur each night on tournament week.
- STATE TOURNAMENT IS at from 7:30am to 6:00pm.
- Should students qualify, WORLD FINALS is on.
After the team is selected, families will meet to determine fundraising ideas.
Odyssey of the Mind, Grade 5
Club Sponsor: Mr. Redding, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello amazing 5th graders! Do you like solving problems, using teamwork, and most of all, being creative? If so, boy, do I have a club for you! My name is Mr. Redding, and I am Rivers Edge Elementary’s Odyssey of The Mind Coach! Odyssey is a fun, problem-solving competition that will test the limits of your imagination.
Does this sound like it’s for you? Tryouts are simple: on the back of this sheet, tell me what you would build with ordinary household items: tin foil, clay, straws, paper towel holders, etc. The more creative the response, the better chance you have of making the team! Responses are due to me, Mr. Redding, 4th, and 5th grade teacher, in my Room (406) by Friday, August 19th. If you are chosen for the team, more information will be given to you at that time. Best of luck, students!
If you make the team, you and 6 other classmates will be immersed into a whole world of awesome fun! In meetings, held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will work together to solve a “Long-Term problem” which is sort of like a play, with certain elements you must have–the more creative the solution, the better! You also have Spontaneous, a game where it requires you to think FAST and on your feet! Both will pit you against other school Odyssey teams at a tournament that is usually held in March.
Safety Patrol, 5th Grade Only
Club Sponsor: Mr. Madden, e-mail email@example.com
Safety Patrol is an honor and a privilege. It is (for most of you) your first true job, and Mr. Madden views it as such. It is a job of commitment and service to your school throughout the year. You must display leadership qualities and be responsible. Your duties may include assisting students in the cafeteria, hallways and parent pickup, and always being courteous to everyone. Whether you are on-duty or off-duty, you should observe the school rules and set a good example for other students at Rivers Edge Elementary. We need you and count on you!
ACADEMICS AND BEHAVIOR:
Safety Patrol members are the face of the school, often one of the first people seen and heard by students, visitors, and staff. As is such, Safety Patrol members are expected to uphold superior leadership and integrity. The following circumstances will lead to your dismissal from the Rivers Edge Safety Patrol (Think Three-Strikes):
- Too many absences.
- Multiple times being late to patrol duty or leaving your duty post early.
- Inappropriate behavior while on duty or on-going behavior in the cafeteria, at recess, or in class.
- On-going socializing and/or ignoring patrol responsibilities while on duty.
- Insubordinate or disrespectful behavior toward staff, parents, students, or community members.
- If you are sent to the office (could be immediately dismissed).
- Not wearing your safety patrol belt.
- Not being in dress code.
- Be a responsible 5th Grader.
- Have a courteous and helpful attitude.
- Be a good role model with a desire to serve their school.
- Teacher recommendation.
LOOKING AHEAD: ABSENCES
If you are going to be absent, it is your responsibility to let Mr. Madden know. More than 10 absences or tardies (arriving late or leaving early) will affect your position on safety patrol!
LOOKING AHEAD: DUTIES
- Report for duty on time and wear your safety patrol belt at all times while on duty.
- When the first bell rings, or when excused by Mr. Madden, or another teacher, you may leave your position.
- Greet, direct “traffic” flow, maintain safety, report any concerns.
School Musical, All Grades
Director of Musical–Mrs. Girling, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Musical Selection: TBA
Student Council, Grades 3-5
Rivers Edge Elementary School holds elections for Student Council, beginning in October of each school year. Officers and representatives of Student Council are leaders in our school and community. Members will organize, facilitate, and participate in events such as the canned food drive, Martin Luther King parade, Relay for Life, campus cleanups, fundraisers, and other community outreach opportunities. Events take place before school, after school, and on Saturdays.
ACADEMICS AND BEHAVIOR:
Student Council members exemplify our three school-wide expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be a Role Model. Representatives must maintain at least a “C” average in all academic subjects and be a positive role model. If at any time during the school year, a Student Council member receives a referral or is unable to meet any of the requirements stated herein, the Student Council representative will be removed from Student Council.
3rd grade teachers select one student from their class to act as your Student Council Class Representative. Third grades students are not eligible to run for Student Council Officer.
4th/5th grade teachers, come a Forms survey online to express interest in one of the four Officer positions: President (5th Grade only), Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Students who are interested in Student Council and have completed the Form will receive an application that must be signed off by the student, parent/guardian, and teacher.
The office of President is only open to fifth grade students. The offices of Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer will be open to fourth and fifth grade students. An officer should be able to communicate effectively in a leadership position. They need to be able to speak in front of students and sometimes adults.
Elections–The primary election will be held online through Teams, and only fourth and fifth grade students will vote in the primary election. The three candidates receiving the most votes in each category will be notified, and they will move on to the final election. The final election candidates should campaign by making posters, flyers, and a short video which can be presented online. Voting for the final election will take place in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade homeroom classes through Teams/Forms.