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Elementary Enrichment Clubs

By offering elementary enrichment clubs, PRA seeks to expand upon our students school day experience. These activities are provided in partnership with area vendors or sponsored by PRA staff and open to all K-5 students unless otherwise noted. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRA Staff Sponsored Clubs

This club is based on the game 24, which was designed by inventor Robert Sun to create a new generation of critical thinkers. How quickly students can solve for 24 is the basic premise of this game.

 

The club will support the interest and ability level of all types of mathematicians, by differentiating game play. We offer a fall and a spring session of this club with the goal of culminating in a spring 24 tournament.

 

3rd-5th grade students are welcome on a first come, first served basis as we only have 30 spots available. For more information please contact Carol Wright at cwright@prospectridgeacademy.org 

Battle of the Books is club for 4th and 5th grade students. Battle of the Books encourages students to work as a team and embrace award-winning literature, and foster a love of reading!

For information on PRA’s Battle of the Books team, please visit Ms. Cutshall or Mrs. Painters staff directory website.

FIRST LEGO League Jr. is a non-competitive robotics program for students in 2nd-4th grade.


Students will explore a theme centered around real existing problems such as recycling, resources or energy, and then work together to build a motorized LEGO model and Show Me poster, to showcase what they have learned at a season ending expo event.

Teams will consist of six team members per grade level.

 

Please contact Sarah Huls at mesa@prospectridgeacademy.org if you have any questions.

 

The Prospect Press (formerly the Canary Chronicle) is a student-authored newspaper made up of 4th and 5th grade writers. Students receive a monthly article assignment and are asked to interview staff and students as they write. The newspaper is delivered to the elementary student body each month in their Thursday folders. At the beginning of each year, the teachers who edit the paper will send out information about how to join. Happy writing!
 
Staff: Ms. Kapchinske and Ms. Wobschall
Student Led Clubs is an opportunity for 2-5th graders to practice and gain valuable leadership skills through leading a club they design.
 
Students interested in leading a club will go through an application process. If picked, they will then participate in planning sessions prior to running their club for other 2-5th grade students. 

Student Led Clubs take place once a semester. If you have questions please contact Ms. Nelson at vnelson@prospectridgeacademy.org
Clubs Provided by Area Vendors
Abrakadoodle brings art onsite to kids in schools and community sites through our mobile art program. We provide well-trained teachers, who help inspire kids to immerse in learning and creating art – sometimes getting messy but always having a blast! Our expansive art lesson plans are unrivaled, exceeding national standards for visual arts education. To register for classes, please click HERE

It’s time to BRANCH OUT and FALL into STEM-BASED LEARNING. 

Fall into curiosity and creativity as your child engages in the fun and exciting model plans offered by Bricks 4 Kidz®! With an engaging platform that teaches children to learn with LEGO® Bricks it’s easy to be thankful! After all, they think it’s fun, you know it’s educational! 

 

To register please click HERE

Little Medical School®, based in St. Louis, MO, was founded in 2011 by Dr. Mary Mason. As an internist and mother of three children, she found there was a lack of programming that exposed elementary school children to medicine and health careers. Using the important concept of role-play, she designed a complete mini-medical school experience that allows children to explore the field of medicine and careers in health care through games, crafts, and interactive demonstrations. By participating in these role-playing experiences, Little Medical School® is inspiring tomorrow’s doctors today!

Since Dr. Mason began creating the curriculum in 1998 as a graduate school project while completing both her MBA and her chief resident year at Washington University, the Little Medical School® organization has grown significantly.  Programs are now available across the United States and internationally, with growing curriculums.

Along with Little Medical School®, current program options include Little Nursing School®, Little Pharmacy School®, and Little Veterinarian School®.  Additional medical-themed courses are currently being created to provide ongoing education to broaden the perspectives of our future healthcare providers, and provide valuable science-based skills and knowledge.

 

To Register please click HERE

Sarah's Spanish School is a Spanish enrichment provider for schools in various states. Our awesome, local Spanish teachers come to your elementary school and teach fun and effective before, after, or during-the-day Spanish classes to students. 

To Register please click HERE

Stretch-n-Grow of the Rockies is a health and wellness enrichment company for kids! We host Yoga Stars classes on-site at Prospect Ridge Tuesday's after school! 

 

Our intention is to help kids learn how to recognize and regulate their feelings/emotions while improving strength, balance, and flexibility! Our curriculum combines yoga poses with engaging songs, props and stories that exercise social, sensory and motor skills. 

 

All of our instructors are 200 hour certified and youth fitness certified through Stretch-n-Grow! It's our passion to help kids build a healthy foundation from the start! Healthy kids make for healthy adults!! For registration go to www.sngofcolorado.com and click on ENROLL NOW!

 

A few benefits of Yoga Stars classes for kids:

- regulate emotions and behavior

- balance, flexibility, and strength 

- increase memory and academic performance

- reduce stress and anxiety

- increase athletic performance

- boost confidence and self-esteem