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: Ms. Jennifer N. Alberti
Math club is a fun competitive activity in which students are invited to participate and learn new types of Math. Students will not only learn new materials but will also apply their prior knowledge from school to fun and challenging problems. As well as the academic benefits, a math club is also a great way to meet new people and develop teamwork skills. Math is a subject full of creativity and opportunities that many students enjoy.
Sponsor: Ms.Daphane Shaw.
The debate club gives students a fun way of developing their oral skills and helps them become more informed about the world around them. A range of activities helps students with critical thinking and confident communication, while also helping them add passion and expression to presentations.
Doodlers' Art Club
Sponsor: Marisel J. Kleppen
Our Doodlers' Club is open to students in grades 3-5. This club meets after school on Thursdays and engages in activities like painting, collaging, and mixed media. It's a space where young artists can unlock their artistic potential while making like-minded friends.
Sponsor: Ms. Amy Schleicher.HI,I am in charge of the Peace Club. It is open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students who want to be ambassadors for Peace. Club members will take part in monthly meetings where they will participate in activities to promote peace school-wide. They will be trained to go into classrooms to teach lessons to their peers about being kind to one another.
Club Sponsor: Rosemary Hartenhoff
Parent Volunteers: Jovanne Robis, Shaun Dean, Ivie, Osaiyuwu
The Patriot Pals program's mission is to build one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social interactions while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. Through their participation, people with IDD form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences, and activities that many individuals enjoy.
This is a teacher-nominated club. Requirements are:
- POSITIVE ROLE MODEL
- KIND AND CARING
Pre-K Patriot Pals:
Students work weekly with our Pre-k classes for students with disabilities. The students work to build inclusive relationships in a small group setting. They encourage social interaction and communication skills. They assist with Special Olympics training and competition.
Special Programs Patriot Pals: Students are paired with individual special program students and will participate in weekly inclusive friendship building activities. These Patriot Pals will participate in activities for Young Elites Special Olympics.
Sponsor: Ms. Asheley Beaumont
Safety Patrols are a select group of Fifth Graders committed to providing a safe school environment for all students at Sunset Lakes Elementary. Patrol membership is an honored position. Being a Safety patrol is a lot of work and a BIG responsibility. Safety Patrol participation offers students an early opportunity to serve as school volunteers. It is an organization that promotes the following:
FEA and NEHS Club
Sponsor: Ms. Cecilia Del Cristo.
FEA – Future Educators of America is a program that provides a forum for students to become aware of career opportunities in education and nurtures their interest in teaching as a career. FEA members have the opportunity to be positive role models, develop a positive self-concept, and foster an appreciation for teaching and learning. At SLE, the members are able to ‘shadow’ a teacher at the end of the year and teach a lesson to the students they have been helping throughout the year.
The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) recognizes elementary students for their outstanding academic achievement and personal responsibility, to provide meaningful service to their school and community, and to develop leadership skills.
WSLE- News Show
Sponsor: Ms. Daphane Shaw
This club provides students with opportunities to develop their communication skills and helps build their confidence in social settings. Students also work on leadership, collaboration, and time management in an interesting and meaningful environment.
Music / ChorusSponsor: Jody E. YanowSunset Lakes Elementary offers music clubs of strings, chorus, ukulele/ bells and guitar.Each club enables students to go beyond what they are learning in their music classroom to increase their ability to play and sing. Each club performs various concerts throughout the year.