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.
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
Club Cost: $140 for the 8-week session. Complete payment session only.
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.
- Young Chefs- Grades 2-3: (15 seats) Does your child like to help in the kitchen? Little Chefs will help create confident kids in the kitchen, by teaching safety and basic recipe tasks for our youngest of learners! This club will utilize reading, writing and math skills while learning to prepare basic snacks, meals and desserts.
- Science Chefs: Grades K-1: (15 seats) Have your science experiments, and eat them, too! We will conduct incredible experiments that you can eat! Create a Mars Rover out of graham crackers, a bridge out of gumdrops, or a DNA model of marshmallows! The possibilities are… endlessly delicious!
- Lego Creations Grades K-2 (25 seats): We will build and create LEGO® models to inspire engaged learning for K-2nd grade students. Our CLUB will inspire basic reading, critical thinking, and building ideas with hands-on activities to create LEGO products that promote imagination, pique curiosity, and enhance learning.
- Disney Imagineers: Grades 1-4: (25 seats) Join the magical world of everything Disney with Disney Imagineers! Explore some of your favorite Disney movies and characters through arts and crafts, music, cooking, games and so much more! We are super excited to meet all our new pals and to create new projects with them.
- The Anime Club: Grades: 3-5: (15 seats) Ohayo Mina! Are you interested in Anime or Manga? Want to learn more about Japanese culture? This is the club for you! We will be watching anime, creating manga, and many more fun activities. Try a variety of Japanese snacks. Join the anime club. You won’t regret it!
- Ukelele Club- Grades 4-5 ONLY- (15 seats) Have you ever wanted to be able to play an instrument and sing along with your family and friends? The Ukulele club may be just what you’re looking for. Join the musical trend that has been sweeping the world music scene by storm! This ELOP group will be comprised of the top Ukulele students amongst our 4th and 5th graders***. Students shall have an opportunity to learn to play a variety of songs on the Ukulele in a fun, fast-paced setting. It is not necessary to own a Ukulele to participate in this group as Ukuleles are available for students to borrow throughout the 8-week session. Depending on the progress made during the session, certain individuals may be invited to participate in a special performance in the Spring Performance
Student Government Association (S.G.A.)/Student Council
Park Springs is so excited to have a Student Council. It is offered to 4th and 5th grade students. Our council is made up of 1 class representative for every 4th and 5th grade class and a President, Vice President, and Secretary. The purpose of student council is for students to share views on issues involving our school, participate in community service activities, provide student leadership and role modeling, and represent the student population at our school. All members must be dependable, honest, responsible, and kind.
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.
Club Meetings include the following dates but may also include extra project dates outside of club meetings.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
All 3rd - 5th-grade students who are excited to make a difference in our campus and community are welcome!
Environmental Club applications will be available digitally from Monday, August 23, 2021 - Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Applications can be accessed through Canvas announcements.
If you need help, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Ariel Abatecola or Ms. Mia Hansen.
Robotics Club - Panther Bots
Robotics Team - Panther Bots 🤖
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.
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 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.
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
Nolan Vander Haagen
To provide leadership and community service opportunities to our students, while ensuring the safety of all at Park Springs Elementary.
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 safe mornings and afternoons.
Fourth and Fifth-grade students are eligible to apply to become safety patrols.
Meeting dates for the 21-22 school year:8/24/219/28/2110/26/2111/30/211/25/222/22/223/29/224/26/225/31/22 (Last meeting)
Everyone can help their child be safe by talking with him/her about the following schools' safety rules:
- Cross street at official crosswalks.
- Walk bike or scooter on and off the campus.
- Always wear a helmet when riding.
- Be prepared to get out of the car as soon as it stops each morning.
- Wait politely and quietly at front and side gates until they are unlocked.
- Go directly to breakfast or classroom.
- Always walk on sidewalks and stay off the grass and landscaped areas.
- Chat quietly with your friends or read a book in the hallway until the bell rings and your teacher opens the door.
- Do not bring any toys.
- At dismissal, go directly to your dismissal area.
Sponsored By: Mrs. Brier
Updated information for the 2021-2022 school year will be coming soon!