Clubs & Activities
Countryside’s Beautification/Garden club has 35 members and meets monthly. This club is open to our first graders and is their first experience of an afterschool club. We have some wonderful 2nd-4th students that help lead the club. Our amazing first graders have painted rocks, created spirit posters, cleaned our campus playgrounds, and decorated our entrance with chalk drawings. During the second semester our club will be focusing on gardening. We will be using portable planters and teaching our first graders how to maintain a garden.
Natasha Fallon, Elizabeth Kucera, Dominique Greer and Kelsey Wertz
Countryside's Book Club
The Countryside Book Club is offered to second, third and fourth graders. The mission of our club is to instill a love of reading for all members; by introducing readers to a variety of books including new books, classics, and series of books. One of the advantages to reading a book in a series is it opens up the possibility of students seeking out subsequent books. Book club members often express their excitement of reading genres that vary from mysteries to books about animals. The club meets monthly to share highlights and discuss the featured book.
The Student Council at Countryside Elementary is a small group of young individuals, 4th graders, that team up on various projects and events that build character and leadership skills. Our group is led by four 4th grade board officers who meet once a week before our weekly club meetings to prepare an agenda that they will present to the rest of the club. This year we've had the privilege to again participate in Valley Vista High School's annual parade, lead the pledge for the Surprise City Council meeting, lead and volunteer for Countryside's 2nd annual Holiday Dance/Polar Express night, and partner with PTSA on smaller school projects. We plan to host a couple more spirit weeks this year as well as a couple fundraisers.
Our drumline program offers students the opportunity to learn basic skills in order to play the drums. Our line is made up of 3rd and 4th graders and also includes a few Countryside staff members. With our drumsticks and plastic buckets, we've had the privilege to share a few beats with our community.
Our choir this year is made up of 3rd and 4th graders who love to sing. Our group meets twice a week to do vocal, breathing, listening, and singing exercises, both individually and as a group. The members of our group have had the opportunity to perform twice this year for our community and we look forward to a few more performances before the year is over.