• Extra-Curricular Activities

    There are many great extra-curricular programs at North Ridge Elementary for which students can participate. Below is a list of these activities and a brief description of each. If your child is interested in any of these, please have them contact the program coordinator for more details.

     


    Kidzart  |  Chess  | TGA Premier Youth Gold and Tennis

    TEK Club  |  Chorus  |  Pieces of Gold | Girls on the Run  |  Jr. PEPIs

    Peer Tutors  |  Safety Patrol  |  S.O.S.


    Kidzart

    We are pleased to announce that KidzArt after-school sessions are returning to North Ridge ES. If you’re not familiar with KidzArt, it is a drawing based program that uses artist quality materials. It focuses on the following:

    a nurturing, non-competitive environment
    easy-to-learn drawing techniques that bring ideas to life
    introduction to contemporary and visual art that sets the stage for a lifelong appreciation of the visual arts
    age-appropriate, safe, professional-level art supplies that easily adapt to tools of self-expression
    creative activities that promote problem solving
    focusing exercises that enhance learning
    a recognition of individual style that is welcomed and celebrated.
    After participating in KidzArt, confidence grows and skills develop that carry over into other areas of study. Students find themselves trying things they never would have attempted before.

    Find more information about KidzArt classes and registration at http://northraleigh.kidzart.com.

      


    Chess

    The Chess is open to any student in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade regardless of knowledge of the game. Stayed tuned for more information about starting dates.

    If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Lewis jlewis6@wcpss.net or Erica Penny epenny@wcpss.net for more information. No dues or regular attendance is required. Just show up with your interest in playing the game!!

     

    TGA Premier Youth Gold and Tennis

    TGA brings the golf course and the tennis court to you making it convenient and affordable for your child to learn the lifelong sports of golf and tennis in a safe and fun environment. Kid-friendly instructors help students develop their golf and tennis skills, get active and build self confidence as they advance through our multi-level programs.
     
    See the North Ridge TGA Fall 2016 Flyer
     

    TGA Provides:
    Every Class Includes:
    All Equipment
    Group and 1-on-1 Instruction
    Education-Based Curriculums
    Physical Activity & Stretching
    Screened & Trained Instructors
    Rules & Etiquette Lesson
    Achievement Awards
    Educational Concepts (Ex: Math & Science)
    Student Handbook
    Life Lessons Including Sportsmanship & Honesty
    Fall Schedules
    Golf
    Tennis
    $115
    $115
    3:15pm – 4:15pm
    3:15pm – 4:15pm
    Session 1: Sept 12, Sept 19, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17
    Session 1: Sept 12, Sept 19, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17
    Session 2: Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5
    Session 2: Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5
     
    REGISTER NOW: http://www.playtga.com/wakecounty
     
    If you have any questions, please contact George Greason at ggreason@playtga.com or (919) 270-6006


    Tailored Enrichment Kids Club (TEK Club)

    TEK is excited to return to NRES with the after school TEK clubs. Club offerings will include art, science, drama, sports, cheerleading, and more! Clubs will run on 6 consecutive Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 3 from 3:30-4:45. Students are supervised after school by TEK before the start of clubs. Registration forms will be sent home in Monday folders. Please contact Duval Fisher at TEK with any questions: duval@tailoredenrichmentkids.com.


    Chorus

    The North Ridge Show Choir is an auditioned group of fifth graders. Since space is limited in the music room, we have to limit the number of students who can be in the show choir. Students have recently received letters for parents to sign if their child wishes to audition. If you have not received a letter and your child is interested, please contact Mrs. Ferri at Pferri@wcpss.net.

    After the chorus has been selected, we will begin rehearsals. Rehearsals will be Mondays after school from 3:45 until 4:45. The children will be preparing “Celebration” to perform for you in November. You may remember “Celebration”, a song made popular by Kool and The Gang. The children have been coming to the music room in the mornings to practice and seem very excited. I hope you will be please with our Show Choir this year. I know I will be.


    Pieces of Gold

    For the last several years, North Ridge Elementary School has had a Fifth Grade Show Choir which has been selected to be in the Wake County production of Pieces of Gold. For more information, contact Mrs. Ferri at Pferri@wcpss.net.


    Girls on the Run

    Over a period of 12 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.

    The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.  Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age.  They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them.  Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships.  And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.

    Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event.  This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum.  Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.  Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

    There are fall and spring sessions held on North Ridge Elementary campus. Meetings are typically every Monday & Thursday from 3:30 – 4:45 pm for the 12 week period. To learn more or to register, please visit this web site:  https://www.gotrtriangle.org/.


    Junior PEPIs (Physical Education Pupil Instructor)

    Our North Ridge Jr. PEPIs are a group of fifth grade students selected for their responsible behavior and interest in service to the physical education program. The Jr. PEPI program is based on the high school PEPI program in which juniors and seniors are trained in a accredited class to provide activity opportunities to elementary students and offer service to PE programs.  Jr. PEPIs are selected at the end of fourth grade through an application and recommendation process. These PE assistants serve one day a week to set-up and support the PE program as well as assist in set-up for PE special programs like Super Kids Day and the 4th grade Bike unit. When the schedule permits, the Jr. PEPIs also work with kindergarten students in Kindergarten Enrichment where the Jr PEPIs help students who need support in mastering physical and social skills. For more information, please contact Mr. Keller at rkeller@wcpss.net.

     

    Peer Tutors

    Peer tutoring provides leadership opportunities for our fourth and fifth grade students who are selected as tutors.  Students in kindergarten through second grade benefit from the extra practice in reading, math or writing that a peer tutor can provide.  It is a win-win learning environment which takes place in many of our classrooms. Students are trained and supervised while tutoring individual students or small groups of students for 30 minutes per week. For more information, contact Ms. Kim Johnson at kjohnson4@wcpss.net.


    Safety Patrol

    Safety Patrols are current 5th graders. Students apply to become a safety patrol in the Spring of their fourth grade year. Students complete an application process that includes both parent and teacher recommendations. Students selected as patrols are trained during the final two weeks of their fourth grade year. Patrols rotate duties throughout the school year. During the Fall, Patrols will nominate and elect a Safety Patrol Captain. Lieutenant and sergeant. These patrols begin to take on leadership roles within the Safety Patrol group.

    Safety Patrol teacher leader is Ms. Kristi Moore (kmoore3@wcpss.net). Feel free to contact her for more information.


    S.O.S (Service Our School)

    SOS Team stands for Serve Our School Team. Fourth and Fifth grade students are recommended by teachers based on leadership ability and willingness to serve others.The SOS team coordinates the annual food drive, assists with PRIDE assemblies and Spirit Week, sponsors a community service project and hepls deliver materials around the school.

    Ms. Kim Johnson (kjohnson4@wcpss.net) is the staff contact person. Feel free to contact them for more information.