Clubs and Activities

Alisal clubs and activities are a wonderful way for students to learn something new, have fun, and meet new friends. Below is information about Alisal's clubs and activities.
 

Homework Club

At Alisal, we make every effort to meet the needs of all students. Currently, we are running an after-school tutoring program that targets students in grades 3-5 who need extra help in math or reading.  The program takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school from 2:50-3:45 and includes a snack as well as access to online, research based intervention programs that differentiate help for individual students.  In addition, we are lucky enough to be able to have the help of some amazing Amador students who work with our kids to build confidence and create strong, positive connections to school. For more information about the program, please contact Mrs. Fuller.

 Let Me Run Club

 
Let Me Run club is a running club for 4th and 5th grade boys. Our volunteer coaches combine exercise with fun activities and lessons to help boys learn teamwork, build relationship skills, create friendships, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle. We nurture and celebrate every aspect of what it really means to be a boy, and we let them run. After every season, family, friends, and teachers are astounded by the transformation each boy makes. Let Me Run boys leave the program with a sense of accomplishment, a deeper belief in self, and a greater appreciation for their peers. 
 
Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Alisal Elementary. The Let Me Run program will participate with all other Bay Area Let Me Run programs in a 5K race in Willow Glen on May 12th. 
 
If you would like more information on this amazing program you can visit Let Me Run's website. If you have any questions please email us at vp@alisalpta.org.
 

Student Leadership

4th and 5th graders are invited to participate in Alisal student leadership. In order to participate, students are asked to fill out an application form. Once completed, students are invited to participate. The leadership team works on school and service projects during the school year. Students offer their ideas for projects at the beginning of the year. If interested in joining student leadership, please contact Mrs. Fuller.

Book Club

Alisal students are encourage to join the Book Club. Students meet with their group once per month to discuss a book at their reading level. Parent volunteers help students discuss the book and create fun activities for the students. Parents can register their student for the Book Club during registration in August. 

Destination Imagination Club

DI is a fun, hands-on, immersive way for kids to explore subjects ranging from STEM to fine arts and community service, run by parent volunteers on a global scale. DI embodies Common Core principles, while able to go beyond what's possible in a classroom. Teams tackle challenges and develop solutions together.  Along the way, kids learn creative problem solving, team work, experimentation, and time and budget management, all while turning your recycling into amazing, never-before-imagined works of art/architecture. The process shifts kids’ focus from ‘me’ to ‘we’.  It helps kids ask and answer questions like – How do I help my team succeed? Hear all voices?  Accept when my idea won’t work?  Build on my friends’ ideas?  Learn to give up control and trust my team mates? DI teaches diplomacy, negotiation, prioritization, patience, and how to work together to thrive in a context in which there’s no pre-determined right answer or recipe for success. To learn more about DI, visit www.destinationimagination.org. If you would like to join or help form a team, contact Jean Hazell. Learn more...