We’re proud of the programs we are able to offer our students. It’s only through the dedication of our awesome teachers and the support of our outstanding parents that we are able to provide these great opportunities. This page will give you an overview of what we have to offer. Please contact anyone in our office if you would like more information about any of these programs.
Do you have to be at work before your child starts school? Do you have to work later than your child gets out of school and you don’t want him/her going home to an empty house? Do you just want your child to be involved in enriching after-school activities rather than sitting at home watching TV? We have the perfect program for you! Our students can join The Discovery Club and be involved in planned and well-supervised activities. They are welcome to come before school, after school, or both. The activities are based on the developmental needs of the children and are enriching and educational. Children may also choose to join mini-clubs. We will set aside time each day when the children will have time to do their homework and can even receive help with it if they’d like it. And of course, well-fed kids are happy kids, so we’ll also give them snacks. The Discovery Club is open from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Please contact the Discovery Club Director, Ms. Galabiz, at 502-8565 for more information on how to get your child involved with The Discovery Club.
We are happy to provide special education services to all of our students that meet Arizona’s eligibility criteria. We serve students in several special education categories including: Learning, Speech, Occupational, Physical, Emotional, and Behavioral. We want our students to receive services in the most appropriate and least restrictive environment. This may include pullout, itinerant, and consultation services. We will be sure that each student receives instruction according to his/her Individualized Education Program. Please contact us if you have questions or would like your child evaluated.
Otondo Choir and Honor Choir
Otondo choir is a performance group for fourth and fifth graders who love to sing. There is no cost and no audition necessary to join the choir. Otondo choir meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:15 a.m. throughout the school year. The choir performs at school functions and has opportunities to perform in the community.
Honor choir, sponsored by the Yuma County Music Educators Association, is a selected small group for fourth and fifth graders who are in choir. Membership is by audition and music teacher recommendation only. The honor choir practices more difficult music on their own and then rehearses with other honor choir students throughout the county for one group rehearsal and a concert. The honor choir auditions process starts in January with a concert in April.
Elementary General Music
We all know how important music is to our children. Our music program is a great way for children to express themselves and have a great time as well!
The Otondo drama club is open to students in second through fifth grades to audition for a part in the upcoming production. This year, auditions will take place on August 29 and 30. Students choose the show they will perform and then have the production in January or February. Practice is two to three days a week after school!
Art club is for students who enjoy art and crafting. Various projects and activities take place throughout the year. We help with the decorations for the Christmas program and talent show. We also learn origami, painting, and other projects geared towards small groups of committed students. This club is for fourth and fifth grade students. Students do not need to audition or provide a portfolio; they only need to fill out the available permission form. Art club will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. starting on August 28.
Dance club will start in September. Fourth and fifth grade students have the opportunity to learn dance routines and perform them for an audience. At times, we will work with the drama club. This is a great way to improve coordination, fitness, and body awareness through dance.
Coyote Runners / Run Club
Coyote runners/run club will begin the beginning of November and run through March. We offer run club to fourth and fifth grade students who would like to increase speed, agility, and coordination. It will help students who would like to prepare for track season as well.