Clubs and Athletics
Kids Care Club
Kids Care Club (KCC) is a group that allows kids to give back to the greater community. Meetings include activities like: trips to the local food pantry, making cards for veterans and making care packages for those in need. Lisa DiPersio is the advisor for this club and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PALS is a club that works closely with Pinkerton Academy. Pinkerton students sign up to be a "pal" for a Grinnell student. They come to Grinnell once a month and they participate in games and activities together. Renee Fortin is the advisor for PALS and can be reached at email@example.com.
Running Club is offered in the fall to 4th and 5th grade students. It runs from mid September to the end of October. Students are encouraged to participate in a "Fun Run" at the end of the club with other Derry elementary running clubs. The club focuses on a healthy and active lifestyle as well as being a good teammate and having good sportsmanship. Kelly Griffus is the advisor and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Running Club
Girls Running Club is offered to 4th and 5th grade girls who wish to improve not only their running abilities but also their self esteem, confidence, problem-solving skills, and social interactions. It begins in the spring and ends with a 5k that friends and families are welcome to join. Kelly Griffus is the advisor and can be reached at email@example.com.
Wee Deliver Post Office
Wee Deliver is an in-school post office that allows students and staff to write to any body in the building. Letters are mailed all week and delivered on Friday mornings. Students are given the chance to work for the post office to help sort and deliver letters. 5th grade students are given the chance to be Post Master and help organize the Friday deliveries. Lisa DiPersio is the advisor and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harry Potter Alliance
Hedwig's Heroes is the Harry Potter Alliance chapter for the Derry School district. The HPA is a World Wide Organization. Their mission is to harness the power of Fandoms in order to create social changes at both local and international levels. We like to think of it like a Dumbledore's Army for the real world! Club members complete outreach activities while learning the skills they need to BE the change they want to see in the world. Mary Watson is the advisor for this club and can be reached at email@example.com.
This year, 5th grade students worked for 5 weeks painting murals in the cafeteria. Next year in the 2019-2020 school year, Mrs. MacMaster hopes to have a year-round club that meets once a week. Students will work in sketchbooks with weekly prompts given by students. It will be open to 4th and 5th grade students. Jesse MacMaster is the advisor for this club and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floor Hockey runs for 5 Mondays beginning in March. It is for 4th and 5th graders. No experience necessary. Maryrose Dorazio is the advisor for this club and can be reached at email@example.com.
Crazy Eights Math Club
Crazy Eight Math Club is a steam club where students use math and engineering skills and ideas to build, solve mysteries, get moving, and have fun. Activities include Toilet Paper Olympics, Glow In The Dark Geometry, and Bouncy Dice Explosion. This club is for grades 3-5 and runs once a week for 8 weeks. Students get to bring all materials home at the end of each week. Sarah Francis is the advisor for this club and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.