meets on Tuesdays
Twenty 5th grade students are selected to participate in our Bike Club. It's an exciting opportunity to learn about the safety and sport of bicycle riding.
Books Clubs are places to share the joy of reading as students discuss shared books in literature circles. Book Clubs meet on Thursday afternoons after school, and are sponsored by volunteer Salk teachers.
Mrs. Gray’s Fourth Grade Book Club kicked off in 2020 with Disaster Strikes: Blizzard Night. This story provides students with the opportunity to talk about the experiences and emotions of fictional characters as the characters live through events that could really happen. Mrs. Gray’s Book Club also provides a place to talk about “personal choice” books and to create excitement about “personal choice” books. Other students get excited about checking out a book from the library that has student recommendations!
Mrs. Hairston is sponsoring an all Girls’ Book Club. There are eleven fifth and sixth graders participating. The girls are really enjoying it. One sixth grader has been in Book Club at Salk since 4th grade. The book they are reading is called With the Might of Angels. It is a Dear America novel based on the integration of an African-American student into an all-White school. The girls will have an opportunity to experience journaling as well as reading this interesting book together.
Safety Patrol is a group of students that are selected by teachers for having good grades, excellent attendance, and fabulous character.
They come to school early each day (6:45 - 7:00 a.m.) to be on their post when the doors open. They greet the bus riders at the front doors, open car doors in the back, help pre-K/kinders get to their spots, deliver mail to teachers, and any other needed jobs in the morning. Throughout the day they deliver snacks, notes to go home, etc. if needed. At the end of the day, they are in charge of getting groups to their designated areas and taking roll. The students are a fabulous bunch who work very hard and love helping others!
Salk Sound is an extra-curricular singing group that meets after school for rehearsal. Salk Sound is an audition only group of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders that love music and desire to learn and perform with a bit of a fast track component. We typically perform at various meetings at the Education Service Center, Senior Living Centers, and at the All-District Elementary Music Festival. Our members enjoy a variety of musical genres that extend beyond those performed in a classroom setting. The focus of this group is to learn how to perform as a group and extend the natural talent of these youth to the community in various settings.
We have 10 officers from grades 4, 5 & 6 that help lead the two organizations. We do all events together. We have meetings as needed. Each of the upper level classes has a class representative -- one for each club to help out when we have big projects.
We have worked on a Mitten/Scarf/Glove Drive, a Food Drive, a Thanksgiving Feast (we all eat popcorn and draw/write about things we are thankful for on the brown paper carpet in the hallway as a school). We also do Candygrams for the holidays. We go caroling and thank our businesses that support our school in December and pass out cards that the kids create.