Wolf's Crossing Elementary School provides a variety of special programming that provides unique character to our school. The links below are make connections to the many different opportunities that we offer.After School SportsThis program is designed for fourth and fifth grade students who would like to get involved in team sports, develop their skills, learn basic offensive and defensive strategy, in a competitive, but fun environment.1st Quarter: Before School: Handball with Mr. Thompson 4th and 5thAfter School: Soccer with Mr. Malmstrom 4th and 5th2nd Quarter: Before School: Girls Basketball with Mr. ThompsonAfter School: Hockey with Mr. Malmstrom 4th Grade3rd Quarter: Before School Boys Basketball with Mr. ThompsonAfter School: Hockey with Mr. Malmstrom 5th Grade4th Quarter: Before School: Badminton with Mr. ThompsonAfter School: TBD with Mr. MalmstromStudent Council
Student Council is a club comprised of fourth and fifth grade students who would like to positively impact and serve the students and staff at their school and those in the outside community. We collect used eye glasses for the Lion’s Club to donate to people in third world countries, and pop tops to raise money to make it possible for parents to stay with their sick children at the Ronald McDonald House. After Halloween, a left-over candy collection is taken to donate to the children both at Mutual Ground and Hesed House. Additionally, this year we are participating in an active collection of all sizes of winter clothing to donate to Maddie’s Mitten March, a non-profit organization that gives free winter outerwear to the unfortunate. Student Council members also assist the Angel Tree fundraiser by sorting gifts at the Salvation Army Center during the winter holiday season. Speaking of the holidays, our student council members are also making Christmas cards for nearby nursing home residents to help bring them some cheer! Every year, we also collect toiletry items for the women and children of Mutual Ground. We also support Amy Chally and Portland’s wonderful organization, Canine Companions for Independence, with our “Change-for-Change” fundraiser in the Spring..
The LMC and Mrs. Brown (art teacher) benefit from our students too! Students visit the LMC to help Mrs. Mahoney and Mrs. Bumby complete multiple, never-ending, necessary projects. Mrs. Brown has many Artsonia papers for us to sort too! Not only that, but our school PTA also benefits from our volunteering at the Fun Fair. Our student council is responsible for making posters for upcoming events at school to keep the WC population aware of everything happening at our school! These students are always willing to give their time and energy to a worthy cause! You should be very proud of these students!Drum ClubDrum club is open to 3rd grade students and we will utilize hand drums and various African percussive instruments to play sheet music. Once reading sheet music is learned and practiced, we will begin creating our own drum compositions with friends. My goal is to make these activities fun, energizing, and enjoyable to all participants.
Drum club will meet on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 7:45-8:30.Homework ClubHomework Club is being offered for students in 1st and 2nd grade. The group meets once a week to go over homework, share organization tips, and practice skills in the areas of reading, writing and math. Students meet each Thursday morning with Mrs. Hartsock and Mrs. Czepiel to work on fluency and are provided the opportunity to ask questions about homework or other areas they would like to strengthen.Honor ChoirFourth and fifth grade students have the option to join Honor Choir. Honor Choir one morning per week for 45 minutes. Participants learn the mechanics of good singing technique, music reading skills, part-singing in harmony, and how to perform and blend with a musical ensemble. All District Honor Choirs participate each May, in a Combined Choir Music Festival. This event is always an exciting and memorable one! Also, choir members have the chance to keep a T-Shirt and a CD recording from the event.Young RembrandtsDrawing is the fundamental skill of the visual arts that can - and should - be learned by all children. Young Rembrandts® teachesdrawing skills while developing visual learning skills. Their unique and proven method was developed by an artist and educator. Forover 20 years they have delivered a top quality classroom experience that is fun, engaging, educational and affordable. YoungRembrandts meet on Tuesdays. There are five sessions of Young Rembrandts during the school year each lasting 4-5 weeks. Sign-upsheets go home with students in Friday folders. All grade levels may participate in the Young Rembrandts program.Chess ClubEach class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both new and returning participants are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experiences Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition and celebration at the end of the session. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary.