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.
Sponsor: Mrs. Blando
The purpose of our Book Club is to promote literacy and a sense of belonging amongst our students. It also provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with their peers, express their opinions, and learn to respond to differing opinions with respect.
Sponsor: Mr. Myerson
Our Jr. Bucks Chess Team is an open club to all students in grades Six through Eight who want to learn the game of chess, compete in school and at-large tournaments, and who hold a 2.0-grade point average.
Coconut Palm Singers
Coconut Palm Singers- Contact Ms. Valdes
Coconut Palm Singers consists of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Auditions are held in August and December. Students perform 2 shows during the school year and attend the Broward County Elementary Music Assessment festival. They learn about proper singing technique and sing songs from diverse cultures and countries. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 2-3 PM.
CPE Reading Club
CPE Reading Club: Contact Ms. McGuire
The CPE Reading Club is for avid fourth grade readers who simply love to read. The club meets once a week in the mornings to discuss novels from various genres that has been selected and read by the group. The students share their thoughts and opinions about the novel.
Sponsor: Ms. Mellinger
Debate is a high-school course that we offer to a selected number of our eighth-grade students. In this class, students learn effective communication and debate skills, which are put to the test in a district-wide debate competition.
Mathletes Club: Contact Ms. Doganieri
CPE Mathletes Club is for students who enjoy a challenge in Mathematics. Mathletes are an elite group of mathematicians who work on developing their intuitive thinking skills and strategies for solving high order math problems. Some participants even compete in the annual Broward County Council of Teachers of Mathematics (BCCTM) competition where students from all around the District are ready to test their skills against other schools.
Media Club contact: Mrs. Llorens
They assist in checking out books in the morning, assist other students with computer programs and manage makerspace and place books on shelves.
Morning Announcement Crew
Morning Announcement Crew- Contact Mrs. LLorens
Students are in charge or producing the morning news for the entire school. Anchor positions are rotated each quarter.
Try outs for morning announcements are at the end of the school year.
Positions include: Anchors, Camera, Sound board and mixer.
Play Pals- Contact Mrs. Rocha
Play Pals is a program that encourages awareness and acceptance of people who are “differently-abled”. Helping peers promotes self-esteem and sensitivity towards others. One common characteristic of autism is the inability to develop appropriate social and play skills. This is the primary emphasis of our Play Pal program. The “Play-Pal” is paired up with a student/s in the school and taught how to play with and socialize with them. The Play Pals are trained in listening skills, responding, problem solving techniques, characteristics of autism, and how to interact and “teach” play skills to their peers with autism. We also take part in several fundraisers throughout the year for the end of the year party, field trip, and the Dan Marino WalkAbout Autism in January.
Recorder Club: Contact Ms. Valdes
Recorder Club consists of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Students must reach the black belt in recorder testing in order to participate. They perform in 2 shows through the school year and this year will be attending their first Music assessment festival. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-7:55 AM
Student Council: Contact Ms. Osborne
Students work together to help others in need at our school or within the community. Some fundraisers or activities we have completed are: Food Drive for Thanksgiving, Toy Drive, Backpack/School Supply Drive, Breast Cancer Awareness Collection, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Ronald McDonald House.
Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
Sponsor: Ms. Asbury
S.G.A. is a student-run organization that dedicates itself to creating memorable Jr. Buck experiences for every student at DBMS. By encouraging involvement, we provide a medium for all students to become active in the workings of our community. This includes hosting a number of inclusive activities such as Spirit Week, pep rallies, and much much more. Not only do we bridge the gap between students and administration, but we are also involved members of the Deerfield Beach community. On an annual basis, DBMS SGA participates in Harvest Drive and other service-based projects that are aimed at exposing our Jr. Bucks to service and learning. Every year our goal is to improve the lives of our student and faculty population by implementing creative and fun ideas to make each year unforgettable!
Safety Patrol contact: Ms. Williams
Safety Patrols is one of the many activities offered here at Coconut Palm Elementary. Each school year 2-3 fifth grade students are chosen to represent their class.
Each Safety Patrol selected will be required to abide by the following criteria:
- Maintain a “B” or better in all academic areas
- Receive only 1’s and 2’s in all other areas of their report card
- Always exhibit Character Education traits
- Be willing to enforce all of Coconut Palm’s rules
- Stay at their assigned posts unless instructed otherwise
- Refrain from receiving disciplinary referrals
We look forward to a successful and safe 2018 – 2019 school year!