Clubs & Organizations
At Valle Del Sol Elementary students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of engaging activities, including school wide events, student clubs, and various after-school programs. Discover fun ways to get involved and make new friends with the Clubs and Organizations we have at V.D.S.
The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is the result of the 2002 voter-approved initiative. The program works through a partnership between our school and local community resources to provide literacy, academic enrichment and safe constructive alternatives for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information contact Mr. Ramirez or Mr. Alonzo the program coordinators at V.D.S.
The Ballet Folklorico club introduces students to the Mexican culture while learning the history and interpretations of the dress and music used in the dances. Ballet Folklorico consists of some basic set of steps called “zapateados” which involve a lot of heel-stomping. There are many different dances from many different regions from Mexico. For more information about the club, contact Ms. Chavez or Ms. Lara.
The FNL Kids program is designed for elementary school-aged youth in 4th through 6th grade. FNL Kids incorporates the teaching of such critical life skills as leadership skills, character development, critical thinking, decision-making, and refusal skills while providing participants with the value of membership and belonging. Contact Ms. Lopez for more information.
Math Field Day is a day filled with various mathematics competitions, where students have the opportunity to meet and compete with students from other schools and to receive the recognition that they so richly deserve. Contact Mr. Carman for more information.
Unlock the secret and solve the Cube at the Cubing Corner. Join the club and you will learn how to solve the Rubik’s® Cube. Club members will represent Valle Del Sol at a competition in the spring. Contact Mr. Carman for more information.
VDS STEM Club will have several events and practices this year. Membership is open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. We will prepare for these events during lunch recess. STEM games played will include 5-in-a-Row, 24, Speed Solving of the Rubik’s Cube, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe, HEX, and Capture. Yearly events include:
- Rubik’s Cube Challenge - February 2020
- Rubik's Cube Competition- San Marcos March 2020
- Math Field Day - Palm Desert May 2020
An interest list is forming for a Valle del Sol Rubik’s Cube Tournament
See Mr. Carman for more information.
Geography Club is open to all sixth grade students. The club will explore geography through hands-on activities and experiences. It explores different aspects of several countries. Students will gain knowledge of these country's cultures, customs, languages, climates, and foods.
See Dr. McQuown for more information.