Grade level: 4th and 5th
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Thursday mornings 7:15 to 8:05. October 13 - December 8 and January 26 - March 30.
Cost: There is a $20 fee for Art Club that can be paid on MyPaymentsPlus.
Description: Art Club is for students who LOVE art and want to expand their creativity. We will explore a variety of media, techniques, and concepts. Members will participate in local and national art contests, displays, exhibits, and service projects. Art Club membership is limited and students who are interested must complete the online application.
Registration: A link to the application form can be found online in the Message From the Mill or on the 4th and 5th grade Art Google Classroom page. Google form available online. Completed registration form due no later than 9/30. Club members will be notified on 10/6.
Faculty Sponsor: Krista Knapp
FIRST LEGO League Challenge Team
Grade Level: 4th and 5th Selected Members
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Friday mornings 7:10am-8:00am September through February; Robotics Lab
Description: FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16* through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together.
Registration: Currently Closed; Application link will go out and interviews will be held in May 2023 for the formation of our 2023-2024 team. Watch the Message From The Mill and classroom newsletters for the application link.
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Mina Banfield and Ms. Laura Thetford
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Good News Club
Grade Level: 2nd - 5th
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Mondays beginning October 17, 2022 thru December 5, 2022. We will start up again on January 23, 2023 and end March 27, 2023. The club will meet from 3:15pm - 4:30pm in the gym.
Description: Good News Club is an exciting, fun-filled Bible Club that meets after school, once a week for an hour and a half-complete with snacks, games, Bible stories, music, and fun.
All club members must have a Parent Permission Registration Form on file to attend. The club is adopted by a local church that provides a team of 10 trained & screened volunteers. Students will enjoy snacks, prizes, seasonal parties, high-energy songs, interactive games, and character-building stories. Click here for an informational flyer.
Registration: Registration form available at Good News Club Gwinnett
Faculty Sponsor: Karen Capes
Jr. Beta Club
Grade Level: 5th by invitation only
Meeting Day/Time/Location: One Thursday each month beginning in January 2023; Cafeteria
Description: The National Junior Beta Club is an honor organization that recognizes outstanding academic achievement, promotes strong moral character and social responsibility, encourages service to others, fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for students to develop strong interpersonal skills. Jr. Beta has a heavy focus on community service and involvement.
Registration: Invitation letters are sent home in November. Invitations are extended to students who have All A's and no more than one B on their first semester report card. They must also show exceptional behavior with all E's or S's in the conduct portion of their reports.
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Lynda Westog and Ms. Priscilla Norris
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Grade Level: K-5
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Wednesday after school; 2 session time options ending at 5:00; Media Center or Ms. Stanton's room
Description: Chess Club is facilitated by Kid Chess, Atlanta’s leading chess program for kids. Their coaches teach chess in a fun and educational environment. Children learn chess strategies and concepts through cartoons, demonstrations, and play! Regular chess, speed chess, and partner chess are just a few of the game variants played in club. Playing chess has proven to help enhance creativity, improve concentration, develop and expand critical thinking skills, boost memory and retention, and achieve superior academic performance.
Registration & Cost: Look for the KidChess flyer to go home in Friday Folders in August for additional information. You can also visit www.kidchess.org.
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Joan Randall
Grade Level: 4th and 5th
Meeting Day/Time/Location: 7:10 am - 8:00 am on Tuesdays. Club meets September through December. Competition team meets September through February.
Description: Readers Rally is a fun, competitive event that focuses on reading! Students will read 10 books to prepare for local and county competitions. At our meetings, we will read and discuss books. We'll also get to play with buzzers (like on Jeopardy!).
Members are expected to be positive and supportive contributors to the club. You must take an active role in participating! We do not limit the number of students who can participate, but we do hold local practice rounds to decide the final team of 10 students. This team goes to a county competition in February to determine which elementary school in Gwinnett is the best of the best!
Registration: Link for registration is sent through Message From the Mill and classroom newsletters in mid-August.
Faculty Sponsors: Laura Thetford, Sarah Mann, Jenny Ittner
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade Level: 2nd - 4th (15 spots per grade level)
Meeting Day/Time/Location: 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/16 (Thursday), 3/24, 3/31 - 7:00am-8:00am/ PMES Labs
Description: This club is open to all on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students get to work with Spike Prime Lego kits to build and program their own robots. The club runs for 6 weeks and is run by teachers and the Sparkbots competition team.
Registration: Opens through MyPaymentsPlus on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 7:00 pm
* Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once grade level spots have been filled, the registration will close in MyPaymentsPlus.
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Laura Thetford and Ms. Mina Banfield
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade Level: 5th Grade
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Monthly meetings - first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm.
Shifts: Daily 7:45 am to 8:10 am and 2:40 pm to 3:10 pm.
Description: Come and help keep our school safe! Safety Patrol members work 1-2 shifts per month, either AM or PM. No special transportation required. Meetings are held once a month for training and information.
Registration: Teacher recommendation
Faculty Sponsor: Laura Thetford
Grade Level: 3rd-5th Classroom Elected Representative and Officers
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Meetings will be twice a month in the morning beginning at 7:45am
Description: Student Council provides students with the opportunity to be involved in leadership and service. Our student council shares students' views on issues involving our school, participates in community service activities, provides student leadership and role modeling, and represents the student population at our school. Puckett's Mill Elementary is excited to offer students opportunities for civic engagement.
Registration: Students in grades 3-5 apply to be a representative for the classroom, while 5th grade students have the additional opportunity to run for a position in our Student Council Cabinet - including the office of president, vice president, corresponding secretary, and recording secretary. Elections are held in September. Classroom representatives are elected by their classroom peers. All students in grades 3-5 vote to elect the officer positions.
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Katie Lessard
Grade Level: 4th and 5th
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Monthly meetings 3:30-4:30 on a Thursday from September to May
Description: The PMES yearbook is always one of the most cherished pieces of our school year! Yearbook Club members have the opportunity to capture all of the fun memories and events that take place. Members will take pictures, create layouts, learn photography, and help with the creation of our amazing yearbook
Registration: Applications are available from homeroom teachers at the end of August. New staff is selected in September.
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Kendra Tucker