Sponsor: Mrs. Torres
Sponsor: Mrs. Palmer
Book Buddies - Peer Mentoring Program
Sponsor: Mrs. del Corral and Ms. Benner
The purpose of our Book Buddies program 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: Mrs. Palmer
Sponsor: Ms. Vega
Debate is offered to a selected number of our fifth-grade students. In this club, students learn effective communication and debate skills, which are put to the test in a district-wide debate competition.
Sponsors: Mrs. Sanchez and Mrs. Lacasse
Congratulations and welcome to Eco Patrol
We meet once a month, usually on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 2-3 pm for 4th Grade and on the 4th Wednesday of the month for 5th Grade. Remember, you must arrange to pick up for your child at 3:00 pm. Aftercare students will be dismissed to aftercare.
Students should not miss more than one meeting. Also, students must be very well behaved, since they will be walking throughout the school to pick up recycling once a week. Any reports of bad behavior might result in their dismissal from Eco Patrol.
We have a great year planned and we are looking forward to having your child in Eco Patrol. Please view some of our past environmental event videos below.
Purchase waste-free items
National Wildlife Federation Blog Post
Sponsor: Mrs. Berger
Sponsor: Mrs. Alicia Hajaree and Deputy Gordon
Sponsor: Mrs. Bencivenga
From engineering water-bottle rockets, to coding in Minecraft Education, to building VexIQ robots, and more – our STEM Club is the place to be! The STEM Club is an extra-curricular activity for fourth and fifth grade students who express an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. As an after- school club, students will have an opportunity to participate in more detailed projects. We compete in various district STEM competitions and challenges throughout the year. Most of all, we have fun!
Sponsors: Mrs. Shapiro and Mrs. Gallagan
Student Council is a student-run organization that dedicates itself to creating memorable Griffin experiences for every student at Griffin Elementary. 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. Not only do we bridge the gap between students and administration, but we are also involved as members of the Cooper City community. On an annual basis, Student Council participates in Harvest Drive and other service-based projects that are aimed at exposing our Griffin students 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!
Teachers of Tomorrow - Peer Mentoring Program
Sponsor: Mrs. Menendez
Welcome to TOT’s! We are the Teachers Of Tomorrow. We are assigned to a teacher to help with assisting students and teachers in their learning in the classroom. We meet and check in as needed to talk about our experiences and ways to support our teacher and their students. Thank you for your willingness to help.
Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders is an intergenerational peer-mentoring program.
Sponsors: Mrs. Chmura and Mrs. Novack