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Elementary, middle, and high school students working at their group levels in a club
  • 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.

  • Debate

    Info Coming soon!

  • ELOP (Extended Learning Opportunities Program)

    FANTASTIC PANTHERS AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 

    ELOP (Extended Learning Opportunities Program) is an after-school enrichment program offered through Broward County Schools at Park Springs Elementary. 

    8-week program Thursdays: 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  

    A snack is provided from 1:45p.m.-2:10p.m. 

    All clubs are taught by Park Springs Elementary School teachers 

    For questions or concerns email: Mrs. Jimenez via our Staff Directory Leandra Jimenez

    Club Cost: $140 for the 8-week session.  Complete payment session only. 

    Discounts Offered: 

    10% for second or more siblings 

    FIRST CHILD: $140 SECOND CHILD: $126 

    FULL TIME: School Board of Broward county employees=$126 

    10% if the student is attending the PSE school Aftercare=$12 

    Park Springs is proud to have the Fantastic Panthers club program called ELOP. ELOP stands for Extended Learning Opportunities program. The program consists of clubs run by teachers at PSE for a fee. The clubs are run by teachers who have a passion for the club they are teaching/sharing with students. Clubs are held on Thursdays and run for eight weeks.  Each club has 12-15 students in each. Clubs must have a minimum of 12 students signed up in order for the club to run for the session. 

     Each year there are two sessions of ELOP, once in the fall and once in the Spring. Clubs are offered from 2:15-3:15 pm. At 1:45 p.m, the regular classroom teacher dismisses the students. Those enrolled in clubs will proceed directly to the cafeteria. Student supervision and snack will be provided from 1:45 pm-2:10 pm. The assigned club teacher will then come and pick up the students at 2:10 pm and they will proceed to their clubrooms. They will spend an hour working on the activity planned by the teacher with materials on the club’s focus.  

    Club teachers will then escort students out to the car line for pick up at 3:15 pm. All aftercare students will be dismissed back to the Aftercare program. A prompt pick-up by 3:15 p.m. is the responsibility of the parent. NO CHILD WILL BE ALLOWED TO WALK OR RIDE A BIKE HOME. There will be a late fee of $15.00 (per child) for each 15 min increment after 3:30 pm. The pick-up time is established by the Broward County School Board and MUST be strictly followed. 

    Registration is first-come, first-served! 
    Club Space is Limited! 
    Online Payment and registration is completed online during the enrollment period. 
    If you have any questions about ELOP you can contact Mrs. Leandra Jimenez.

    Below is a list of EXAMPLE clubs that Park Springs has offered in the past. We look forward to serving you soon! 

    •  Yoga Grades: 1-5 Ms. (15 seats): This yoga club is for those new to yoga as well as anyone who has any experience with yoga.  Students will be learning the basic moves that help them improve their ability to relax; both physically and mentally, stretching exercises, increased balance control (core muscle development), and most importantly, teaching students that Yoga is a wonderful source for stress relief.  *Students will need to wear appropriate clothing; leggings, shorts, and a T-shirt.  Shoes and socks will not be worn during the session, as it is safer without them.
    • Sports and Games: Grade 1-3: (15 seats) Mrs. Bakatselos: On your mark, get set, go!  Are you a critical thinker, strategist, or a sports minded person?  The games and sports club is perfect for students that like to play, learn new games (indoors and outdoors) and empower healthy competition.  This club will physically and mentally challenge your child and most importantly help them embrace good sportsmanship and leadership.  We will focus on physical activity, cooperative games, board games, mind games, classic favorites and more. Come play with us! 

    • Creative Crafts: Grades 4-5: Ms. Cephas: Are you creative? Do you like to use your hands to make things? The creativity and crafts club is the place to be. We will use oil pastels to create scratch art, illustrate onomatopoeia words, make a salt painting and much more. The creativity and craft club is the time to explore what you like to do and learn other ways you can express yourself through art. Come and join the fun!

    • Drawing Club: Grades 3-4 Mrs. Brier (15 seats) Join the PSE Drawing Club! Whether you want to have fun drawing or improve your skills, this club is for you! Each week we will create something new and use different tools; like markers, colored pencils, and even watercolors, to complete our drawings. I can't wait to see all the wonderful drawings the students create!
    • Storytime with Edible Creations: Grades 1-2 Ms. Snoddy: Does your child like to participate in read aloud and eat delicious treats? Come join the fun in Storytime with edible creation! In this club, students will participate in a weekly read aloud that has an edible creation that accompanies the book. During the read aloud, students will be working on comprehension skills and accountable talk. Come join the fun! 
    • Books & Bites!: Grades 3-5 Ms. Milano: Do you enjoy reading?  Do you enjoy cooking?  If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you need to join us every Thursday for a fabulous time at Books & Bites!  We will meet each week in Ms. Milano's room and choose a book to focus on. Each book has a unique snack in it that we will recreate and enjoy during our book share!  Students will have an awesome time reading and discussing the books, and making snacks that are straight from our readings! Don't miss this amazing time doing something you love and eating something amazing!  
    • Pickleball: Grades 3-5: With Coach Sheib (16 max)Does your child want to learn the fastest rising activity in America? Coach will teach your children the rules, how to keep score, and learn the basics of Pickleball.  This is a fun way for your child to be introduced to a lifetime activity.  See you on the courts.

    • Panthers Fitness: Grades 3-5 Ms. Bastiani: Whether you’re grooving to the rhythm in our Zumba sessions, perfecting your moves in our dance intros, sprinting like a panther during our running challenges or building strength and agility in circuit training, you’ll discover the power and grace of these majestic creatures while having a roaring good time!

    • Disney Idol: Grades K-2 Ms. Tufo: Does your child love to sing and pretend to be a character from a movie? Do they love to perform in front of others? Do they like to do crafts? Then this is the right place for them. Each week a different movie will be chosen and students will create a craft. Students can sing solo or with others to Disney songs and create crafts to go with the movie of the week.

  • Environmental Club

    Visit the Environmental Club Photo Gallery

    Mission and Description 

    At Park Springs Elementary, we provide a safe environment where ALL learners are empowered to reach their fullest potential. Our Environmental Club members are no exception to this statement. The club is comprised of a diverse group of third through fifth graders who are all passionate about the environment. Students within the club are given the opportunity to come up with ideas for projects and causes they want to work on throughout the year.  Our students are eager to learn and grow through each project to positively impact their peers, campus and community.

    Environmental Club Meetings 

    Environmental Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month, with the exception of September, from 2:10 - 3:10 pm. 

    If you need help, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Mia Hansen.

  • Poetry Club

    Info Coming Soon!

  • Robotics Club - Panther Bots

    Robotics Team - Panther Bots 🤖
    Mission:
    The PSE Robotics Team's mission is to bring together diverse individuals and break common barriers to create an inclusive environment within the world of STEM.
    Description:

    The Park Springs Elementary Robotics Team, also known as the Panther Bots, is an introduction to robotic engineering and computer science. Robotic Engineers are responsible for designing, testing, and building robots. Students in robotics work together to design, build and program robots. They later compete alongside other Robotics teams in a variety of game-based engineering challenges. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.

    Panther Bots is also proud to take part in the Girl Powered initiative which is intended to bring together diverse individuals and break common barriers to create an inclusive environment. Park Springs Elementary School Robotics Team is committed to creating a diverse culture where all learners are empowered and more importantly welcomed.

    STEM

    STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM curriculum blends those subjects to teach 21st-century skills. Robotics provides a multifaceted array of technologies that support STEM education. For several years’ robots and robotic engineering have been revolutionizing the way humans live. From vacuums to military equipment, robots can be found in our everyday life and are now capable of performing extraordinary tasks like performing surgery on humans or saving the environment by catching invasive species. STEM is visible in schools across the world. However, many students are deterred from participating in STEM academics, seeing it as too challenging or unexciting. The study of robotics inherently relates to all facets of STEM, and when students learn through exploration, it increases motivation and desire to succeed.
     
    Meeting days and times:
    Wednesday 2 pm-3 pm. Additional times and dates may be added during competition season and will be shared with students and parents. 
     
    Grade Levels:
    4th and 5th graders
    How to apply:

    Applications will be provided at the beginning of the school year. There may be exceptions for students who enroll after the school has begun. Applicants will be required to submit an application and essay. Students who meet certain requirements may be asked to interview with Robotics Coaches. Space and equipment are limited...

    If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the PSE Robotics Team Coaches

    Mia Hansen  

    Nolan Vander Haagen 
    Resources/Links:

    https://www.vexrobotics.com/iq
    https://www.vexrobotics.com/
    Coding:
    https://vr.vex.com/

    Visit our PSE Panther Photo Gallery Bots page

  • Safety Patrol

    Safety Patrol Clip art

     

    PSE Safety Patrol Information

    Mission:

    To provide leadership and community service opportunities to our students, while ensuring the safety of all at Park Springs Elementary.

    Description:

    As student leaders, Safety Patrol members have the responsibility to show positive leadership and act as role models for the student body in all capacities. They will be working with students to ensure safety around the school grounds.

    Grade Levels:

    Fourth and Fifth-grade students are eligible to apply to become safety patrols.

        The Safety Patrol team are a select group of Fourth and Fifth Graders that are committed to providing a safe school environment for all students at Park Springs Elementary. Here at Park Springs, safety is our primary concern for all students, thus it is important and expected that Patrols take their job very seriously as the position comes with great responsibility. Being selected to serve as a Patrol is a great honor and privilege. A Safety Patrol member should be responsible, respectful, cooperative, and helpful.

    Duties include:

    · Hallway monitoring.

    · Helping students get to class or designated areas without running.

    · Assisting students/staff that need help carrying items into the building.

    · Working cooperatively with adults in assigned areas.

    Student Adisors : Mr. Nolan Vander Haagen and Mrs. Sandra Edo

  • Student Government Association (S.G.A.)/Student Council

    SGA

    Park Springs Student Council is comprised of aspiring leaders in grades 4 and 5. Participating members learn about the democratic process by engaging in elections, representing their student body at council meetings, serving the community and being present at school wide events. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 am. Applications are accepted once a year. For questions, please email the student council advisor Mrs. Soli at Katherine.soli@browardschools.com

  • WPSE News

    EWPSE is a club for 5th grade students interested in being news reporters. Students take turns to create the news for all staff and students to view the next day digitally on canvas. Students learn how to be creative, project their voices, use direct eye contact, and include graphics while using various apps and sites to create the news. The news consists of many parts the pledge, weather, holiday of the day, upcoming school events and so much more. 
     
    This club promotes student responsibility, improves self-confidence and allows for student creativity to make each news broadcast different from the next news reporter. Help from a parent is suggested ie. holding the recording device. All students work with Mrs. Jimenez from April to May during their 4th grade year to learn and prepare for their 5th grade news reporting.