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Clubs and Activities

Picture of Mrs. Sowerby with the "Battle of the Books" team

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is exclusively for 5th grade students. It is a competition where students can sign up to participate, but they must read ten books in a variety of genres. When they have read all the books, a battle begins! Coaches ask questions about the books they have read over a one month period. The students who get the highest amount of points become our team of five. Our team of five battle the winners from the other elementary schools in Suffolk. The winners from Suffolk compete against the winners from Chesapeake and Portsmouth. Our 2017-2018 team came in second place in the semi-finals. Way to go team! For more information, contact Michelle Sowerby at michellesowerby@spsk12.net.

Picture of two students planting seeds during Garden Club

Garden Club

Garden Club gives students in grades 3-5 the chance to explore nature and exercise their green thumb. Students learn how to cultivate a garden, plant seeds, and explore how we can use plants to feed a community. For more information, please contact Alexandria Parsons at alexandriaparsons@spsk12.net. 

Group picture of Girls on the Run Club

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run encourages girls in 3rd through 5th grade to be physically active, confident, and joyful through a creative curriculum which incorporates running. Each season culminates with a Hampton Roads 5K race in which all of the local GOTR chapters meet together to actively celebrate the season's success. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Purkey at donnapurkey@hotmail.com. 

Group Picture of Hero Boys Running Club

Hero Boys Club

The hero spirit is actively engaged in this running club for boys. Boys in 3rd through 5th grade are challenged physically through running and and inspired to become a better leader through an engaging curriculum. Members are encouraged to become a HERO both on and off the field. The eight week season ends with a local Hero Boys 5k race. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Natalie Butler at Butler.email@gmail.com. 


Group Picture of Safety Patrol Club

Safety Patrol Club

Safety patrol is a very selective group of 4th and 5th grade students who are leaders in their learning environments. A committee of faculty and administration approve each safety patrol member. The Safety Patrol members eagerly work to maintain student safety by monitoring hallways at arrival time in the morning, as well as dismissal time in the afternoon. 


Smile Club

Smile Club

The Smile Club is a unique group in students in grades 3-5 who seek to make a difference in their school. Started by a student who was inspired by the book Wonder and an experience dealing with a dental accident, this club works to raise awareness and funds for the work performed by Operation Smile. This group serves to develop students with a passion for service, create a better world with our hands and smiles, promote teamwork, and show respect and care for others. Please contact Adrienne Bullock at adriennebullock@spsk12.net for more information.


Picture of a tablet used for the coding app Scratch Jr. for STEM Club

STEM Club

STEM, which stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math", is a club for girls in grades 3-5 who enjoy exploring how things work, love to solve problems, and build various things. For more information, please contact Mrs. Valdivieso, our gifted resource teacher, at ninavaldivieso@spsk12.net.

A photo of clay pictures created by talented art students

Talented Art

Talented Art is an elite group of student artists. Students are given a test in 3rd and 4th grade, and based on their score, they may be asked to turn in a portfolio of artwork. Their art is evaluated and their combined scores will determine if they are invited to join Talented Art. The students meet once a week in the art room and get to work on special and more advanced projects. They also go on two field trips a year, one downtown to paint holiday windows and then one to the Suffolk Art Museum.

Group Picture of Talented Music at a Performance

Talented Music

Talented Music is a select group of student musicians. Students are given a test in 3rd and 4th grade. Based on their score, these students will be invited to join. The students participate in a special performance at Kings Fork High School with other Talented Music students from elementary schools across Suffolk. At the end of the year, these students also perform at a special PTA meeting held in May. 

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