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After School Clubs
Fall 2022

The Brickell Academy PTA is excited to announce the return of our After School Club (ASC) program.  After school clubs meet from 4:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. on the dates listed with each club. 

Space Satellite

Aerospace Club

4th and 5th grade only


To infinity and beyond! This STEM club will focus on the FUNdamentals of flight, aircraft systems, space-craft, rocket technology, and robotics. Learn the important role of aviation and space in America's future and find out more about the various careers in aerospace.


Enrollment Capacity:   25 students with 2 parent/guardian volunteers at each meeting


Meeting Dates:  10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29


Instructor:  Dave Baxter, Civil Air Patrol, assisted by Mr. Borgerding, ODS faculty, and Civil Air Patrol cadets

Sign Language Course

American Sign Language Club

4th and 5th grade only


Learning a new language is always vital to be able to communicate with people from other countries, but what happens when you meet someone who is Deaf? People tend to talk slower or just not try to communicate.  What about learning basic communication skills of American Sign Language, to say “Hi, my name is ____, how are you today?” to someone, who rarely speaks to a hearing person? Over 5 weeks, students will be able to learn basic communication skills, Deaf culture and simple Sign Language (alphabet, colors, numbers, animals, basic daily necessities, etc.).

Enrollment Capacity:  20 students with 2 parent/guardian volunteers at each meeting.

Meeting Dates:  10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

Instructor:  Cassandra McCracken, MS Spec. Ed, ODS parent


Eco Friends Club

Grades 2-5


Are you concerned about the environment and what you can do to be more sustainable? Then the Eco Friends Club is for you. We will conduct monthly school cleanups, collect plastic bags to recycle them into deck boards through the TREX program, grow and plant a pollinator garden, plan Earth Day challenges, host guest speakers, and much more. 


Enrollment Capacity: 24 students with 2 parent/guardian volunteers at each meeting


Meeting Dates: 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3 and 5/17 


Instructor:  Tonya Rivers, ODS parent

Registering for PTA After School Clubs

ES ASC Procedures

  • Registration opens promptly at 8 pm on October 10th.   It will be open until 8 pm on October 12th or until the club is full, whichever comes first.  There are limited spots so you are encouraged to register early.  Due to limited availability children will only be enrolled in one club in the fall of 2022.  

  • You will be notified via email by the 14th of your child’s positive enrollment. If you do not receive an e-mail, then your child was not enrolled.  Unenrolled students will be automatically added to the wait list and contacted if spots become available in the order of the timestamp on their registration.  

  • Parent Volunteers Are Needed!  Two adult volunteers must be present at every club/workshop meeting.  Details of parent volunteer duties are located here:  ASC Parent Volunteer Responsibilities.  Parent volunteers must be able to attend every meeting and agree to perform his/her duties responsibly which includes communication with other club/workshop parent volunteers to ensure adequate coverage.  

  • Please note that registration is NOT automatic enrollment. Enrollment will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.  However, children of parent volunteers are guaranteed a spot in the club.  Please be advised that if you agree to volunteer and accept a spot for your child and then withdraw as a volunteer, your child will also be removed from the club and his/her spot given to a child on the wait list. Failure to meet your volunteer commitment will result in the inability of your child to participate in future clubs

  • After School Clubs run from 4 pm to 5:05.  Students will report to club upon classroom dismissal.  

  • All elementary students must submit a ODS transportation change note to stay for ASC. These notes are submitted on each date – you cannot bulk submit.

  • Parent pick up is promptly at 5:05 - after two late pick ups a child may be removed from the club. 

  • Parents will need to park in the main lot and walk up the front doors and wait for volunteers to dismiss their child. 

  • Parents are not to enter the building.  Please have a photo ID ready to present to club volunteers.  

  • Students who attend the Kidzquest program will be dropped off at Kidzquest when club dismisses.

  • After school clubs is a volunteer led PTA program.  We ask that you respect the registration and enrollment process. PTA elementary after school clubs are tremendously popular and space is limited. Parent volunteers give their personal time and work diligently to make it possible. 

After School Clubs is a parent led PTA program.  The PTA welcomes your club suggestions and is looking for volunteers to lead clubs so that we may expand our options and offer opportunities to more ODS students. Please contact if you are interested in leading a club.​

Registration is now closed. 
We are working diligently to finalize the registration process.  ASC Coordinators will send a separate email to parents only if their child was positively enrolled.  Thank you for your interest in our after school club program. 



Contact info:

We are now accepting offers for middle school students  to lead a workshop or an adult to lead a club for our elementary students. 





Did you know that middle school students can earn volunteer hours by simply helping at these clubs?  Fill out the interest form here: 

Every year the PTA organizes a new set of exciting after school clubs for elementary students! The number of programs is dependent on the number of volunteers.

The more volunteers we have the more programs we can offer!

What is the benefit to being a club leader or parent coordinator?

  • Children of club leaders and parent coordinators are automatically given a spot in the club 

  • You must attend every club meeting and perform your duties responsibly

  • See Quick Link Responsibilities of Parent Helpers to the right

  • If there are more parent volunteers than are needed for a club, a lottery will be held to select those parent coordinators.

Let us know if you're interested in leading a club or workshop or simply want to be a parent volunteer!

Quick Links

Please read the following before registering for clubs.



Registration Rules

Responsibilities of Parent Helpers

Clubs FAQ's

Transportation Note

Ideas? Questions?

Contact our After School Club Coordinators 

Thank you for contacting us!

 The Brickell Academy PTA can supply you with ready-made lesson plans to more than 15 different clubs! Want to teach Photography Club?  We have a lesson plan for that!  Want to coach Soccer Skills?  We have a lesson plan for that!  OR..tell us what you are passionate about and we will help you create a lesson plan.


The After School Club Coordinators work diligently to ensure that the process of placing students into clubs is as fair as possible. We look forward to offering additional clubs and workshops as more volunteer resources become available.  Please let us know if you are willing to volunteer to lead a new club or workshop in the future. 

Origami club
Lego Club
Chess Club
Art Club
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