Clubs and organizations are a great way to help develop character and the skills that will benefit you in school, your career, and in life. Skills like commitment, leadership, effective communication, and being able to work successfully in a group all come from participating in a club or organization. Joining a club is a great way to make friends, develop leadership skills, and boost your college resumé.
CPE Morning Announcements
Sponsor: Mrs. Jennifer Kinggard
Central Park's morning announcement show airs every school day beginning at 8:00 AM. The program is run by a select group of fifth-grade students who were chosen for their leadership qualities, reading skills, speaking abilities, and citizenship qualities. A new team of five or six students is chosen each quarter to allow more student participation in this fun and challenging activity.
Sponsor: Mrs. Gina Taloza
Our Spanish Club is designated to expose students to various cultures of the Spanish speaking world. The Club allows them to strengthen vocabulary and speaking skills. Students from fourth and fifth grade are welcome to be a member of the Spanish Club at Central Park Elementary. During our meeting times, we will be particapating in activities that are related to the Spanish culture.
Students from the Spanish Club participate every year in the District World Languages Competition where they have a great time creating cultural projects, posters, and learn a dance for the talent category representing our school with grace and enthusiasm.
Central Park Ambassadors
Sponsor: Mrs. Gilia Martinez
Central Park Ambassadors (CPA) are here for all. This amazing group of students will deliver a message of kindness to all peers with respect and empathy. CPA's are the helping hands of Central Park to everyone.
Sponsor: Mrs. Nancy Webb and Mr. Joel Vailloo
In this club, students learn effective communication and debate skills, which are put to the test in district-wide debate competitions against other schools in Broward County.
Sponsor: Mrs. Kristi North
The elementary visual arts club helps students understand how media, technique and process are used to create works of art; how artworks are structured; how art has a variety of functions; how to identify, analyze and select subject matter, symbols and ideas for personal/cultural expression; how historical and cultural contexts provide meaning for works of art and how to assess the merits of their own artworks and the artworks of others.
Sponsor: Mr. Christian Davis
Performing, creating, and responding to music are the fundamental music processes in which humans engage. Students learn by doing. Singing, playing instruments, moving to music, and creating music enable them to acquire musical skills and knowledge that can be developed in no other way. Learning to read and notate music gives them a skill with which to explore music independently and with others. Listening to, analyzing, and evaluating music are important building blocks of musical learning. Further, to participate fully in a diverse, global society, students must understand their own historical and cultural heritage and those of others within their communities and beyond. Because music is a basic expression of human culture, every student should have access to a balanced, comprehensive, and sequential program of study in music. The role that music will play in students' lives depends in large measure on the level of skills they achieve in creating, performing, and listening to music.
Sponsors: Mrs. Monika Moorman and Mr. Joel Vailloo
Learn how to build, modify, and program a robot. Competitions are held during the school year. Become a member of a club that lets you build a bigger, badder robot.
Sponsor: Mrs. Shelley Biegner
An elementary student council helps plan activities for its school and classes. These activities vary depending on what the student council decides. Under adult supervision, the student council will come up with activity ideas, vote on the ones it will implement, plan all aspects of the activity, and then run the activity. Elementary school activities are usually fun and non-taxing for the council to plan. For example, a student council may plan a visit to a nursing home, where each student makes a gift for someone in the home. The council may also plan holiday events as well as coordinate pen pals and produce a school newspaper. All activities planned and carried out by elementary student councils are approved by the teachers and administrators of the school and are assisted by adults.
Sponsor: Mrs Callinan
Being a safety patrol is a lot of work and a BIG responsibility. As a patrol you are seen as a leader in your class and on campus. Younger students will look up to you, teachers will depend on you and parents will recognize you. Wearing the belt means you agree to take on these responsibilities.
Safety patrols must be in fifth grade. Patrols are elected from input from teachers, administration, and staff. Consideration is based on previous student interest, academic achievement, commitment, sense of responsibility, and attitude toward others. In most cases, students who are dedicated to their work will be dedicated to patrol responsibilities.