Clubs and Activities
AAA Safety Patrol Program
Sponsor: Natalie Pugh
Description and National Affiliation (if any): Patrols direct children, not traffic. As school-age leaders in safety, patrol members remind other students about safety on a peer-to-peer basis. They also serve as role models for younger children who look up to them.
As members of AAA School Safety Patrols, students have protected their classmates since 1916.
In the 1930s, three national organizations: the American Automobile Association, the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, and the National Safety Council — collaborated on Standard Rules for the Operation of School By Patrols. These guidelines have been updated over the years to become the operating standards for AAA Safety Patrols.
Meeting Dates: All year.
Open To: 5th grade students are elected by their teachers.
Sponsor: Kyle Fields
Description and National Affiliation (if any): Creating art impacting a community! Working on various art projects throughout our school and the Brookwood community!
Meeting Dates: Mondays After School from 2:45-3:45 PM in the art room. September-Before Spring Break
Open To: All 4th Grade students who were accepted into the Art Club.
Sponsor: Sharon Amolo & Jennifer Mimms
Description and National Affiliation (if any): Broadcast Club members are responsible for producing the morning news each and every day. Students will have opportunities to anchor and learn how to use the Broadcast equipment, including cameras and teleprompters.
Meeting Dates: Every morning- 7:55-8:15 AM. In the Broadcast Room. Students who participate are on for a quarter of the year - August - May.
Open To: All 5th grade students-who applied at the end of the year.
Cover to Cover Book Club
Sponsor: Sharon Amolo
Description and National Affiliation (if any): Our club will read and discuss books.
Meeting Dates: We will meet during Lunch on Wednesdays from 11:15-Noon in the Media Center. August - March
Open To: We will have an informational meeting in April for interested students.
Sponsors: Jan Bradley & Tina Cramer
Description and National Affiliation (if any): The purpose of our club is to educate the school staff and students about actions to address environmental issues. We also conduct activities to improve the environment.
Meeting Dates: Meets on Select Mornings 7:15-7:45 AM. August-April
Open To: Student must fill out an application
Fifth Grade Chorus
Sponsor: Claire Collins
Description and National Affiliation (if any): The Fifth Grade Chorus offers experiences for students who like to sing, wish to learn beginning choral techniques, and want to perform at school and in community settings.
Meeting Dates: Thursday afternoons 2:45- 3:45 PM. September - March
Open To: Applications are accepted at the beginning of the fifth-grade year along with a $25 fee. Chorus students are expected to show enthusiasm for learning music and are to be responsible and respectful at all times. Students who achieved an E or S in conduct on the report card for the fourth-grade year may apply.
Good News Club
Sponsors: Child Evangelism Fellowship
Hosted by: Grace Fellowship Church
Description and National Affiliation (if any): Small groups that connect and grow deeper in relationships with God.
Meeting Dates: Monday 2:45-4:00 PM
Open To: 2nd - 5th grade; Registration during open house
More information: https://www.goodnewsclubgwinnett.org/gwinoaks/
Sponsors: Sharon Amolo, Don Giacomini (GCPS Public Library), & Jennifer Mimms
Description and National Affiliation (if any): Maker Club is open to students who love to create, tinker, and code. Students will create art, code, build structures, and more. The Makers Club meets during your lunch and outside time.
Meeting Dates: The Makers Club meets during your lunch and outside time.
Open To: 3rd and 4th grades via the application at the beginning of the year.
Sponsor: Sharon Amolo & Don Giacomini (GCPS Public Library)
Description and National Affiliation (if any): The Page Turners Book Club is open to 3rd grade students who love to read. Students will read an assigned book and meet once a month to discuss the book, complete fun activities, occasionally Skype with an author, and eat lunch. The book club is hosted by Ms. Amolo and Mr. Don from the Gwinnett County Public Library. The book club will start after Labor Day and the remainder of the calendar dates will be given to students accepted into the book club.
Meeting Dates: Meets 1 a month in the Media Center. September through March
Open To: Open to 3rd graders via an application at the beginning of the year.
Sponsors: Sandra Bratescu & Jennifer Travis
Description and National Affiliation (if any): Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on research-based activities that involve the creation of Lego constructs and programming of these devices. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in First Lego League tournaments within the county.
Meeting Dates: Wednesday afternoon from 2:45 - 4:45 PM. The First Lego League season runs from September -February.
Open To: Applications are for 4th and 5th-grade students to be eligible for First Lego League (FLL) tournaments. The number of students is limited to 10 students per FLL team. To cover the cost of t-shirts and tournament fees, a fee of $65 is required. An application must be completed and turned into Ms. Travis by September 9th, 2019.
Sponsor: Michelle Webb & Jordyn Myers
Description and National Affiliation (if any): Science Olympiad's is an awesome science competition using STEM disciplines to provide rigorous, standards-based challenges that expose students to practicing scientists and cool career choices. The team will compete in the Brookwood Science Olympiad Tournament. If we qualify, we will compete in the State Tournament in Kennesaw, GA.
Meeting Dates: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15-8:15 AM October - February/March; there is a possibility we will continue to May if we qualify for the State Tournament.
Open To: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students must fill out an application and complete a test for admission.
Sponsor: Rebecca McClellan
Description and National Affiliation (if any): The purpose of Student Council is to foster pride, increase awareness, support the school, and encourage student leadership. Classroom representatives are expected to report back to their homerooms about activities going on around Gwin Oaks!
Meeting Dates: Meets in the PLC room from 2:45 - 3:45 PM one Monday a month from September thru March (except for the month of December)
Open To: 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders interested first complete an application in August. Classroom representatives are elected in August. Officers are elected in September at the first Student Council meeting.
Wittzle Pro Team
Sponsor: Michelle Webb
Description and National Affiliation (if any): All 4th and 5th grade students are invited to join the Gwin Oaks Witzzle Pro Team. Witzzle Pro is a thinking game that uses multiple math operations. This mind-sharpening and fun number game is designed to help students improve their mental math ability. Students will compete in the Brookwood Cluster Witzzle Pro Tournament, and school winners will go on to compete in the Gwinnett County Witzzle Pro Tournament.
Meeting Dates: Meets on Fridays 7:30-7:45 AM in Ms. Webb’s room. December - April
Open To: All 4th and 5th graders who enjoy being challenged by math problems are welcome to come.