Grade level: 4th and 5th
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Thursday mornings 7:15 to 8:05. Fall and Spring sessions
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 will be sent in the Message From the Mill or will be available on the 4th and 5th grade Art Google Classroom page.
Faculty Sponsor: Krista Knapp
Crazy 8s Math Club
Grade Level: 2nd and 3rd
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Wednesdays, January 10, 2024 thru February 28, 2024 from 7:00 am to 7:45 am
Description: Crazy 8's is a math club unlike any other! It offers unique, high-energy math activities that appeal to kids of all math abilities. Students will investigate math through mischief-making activities, like Bouncy Dice Explosion and Spy Training. We start with the fun, then roll in the math. This club provides hands-on activities that are sure to keep students engaged while they learn important math concepts.
Registration: Registration information is forthcoming.
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Jenny Ittner
FIRST LEGO League Challenge Team
Grade Level: 4th and 5th Selected Members
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Friday mornings 7:00am-8:15am 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 2024 for the formation of our 2024-2025 team. Watch the Message From The Mill and classroom newsletters for the application link.
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Mina Banfield and Ms. Laura Thetford
Good News Club
Grade Level: 2nd - 5th
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Mondays beginning September 25 thru November 27. Starts back January 22 thru March 18. 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.
Registration: Click here to register!
Faculty Sponsor: Karen Capes
Jr. Beta Club
Grade Level: 5th by invitation only
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Last Thursday of each month from December, 2023 to May, 2024 - 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm; 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 for the previous 2 semesters.
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Lynda Westog, Ms. Priscilla Norris, Ms. Madeline Gann
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: 7:15 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! 4th and 5th grade 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, Christi Wells, Candace Queen
Grade Level: 2nd - 3rd (Limited spots per grade level)
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Spring 2024 - 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. Date TBD
* 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
Grade Level: 3rd, 4th, and 5th
Description: The Running Club returns to PMES in April, 2024 for 3rd - 5th graders! We will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 4 pm. Running Club is a great way for children to have fun and be active!
Registration: Registration will be in the spring through MyPaymentsPlus
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Jared Williams, Ms. Monica Fladger, Ms Amanda Skrobot
Grade Level: 5th Grade
Meeting Day/Time/Location: Monthly meetings - last Friday of the month 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Shifts: Daily 7:45 am to 8:10 am and 2:40 pm to 3:10 pm.
Description: The PMES Safety Patrol help to monitor the hallways to help sutdents stay safe during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. Members work 1 week of duty per month either AM or PM. No special transportation required.
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 on Thursdays from 7:30 am - 8:10 am
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. Student Council representatives also receive mentoring from MIll Creek HIgh School TALON students during meetings throughout the year. 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 - 2nd Thursday of each month from October, 2023 to May, 2024 - 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm.
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 and Ms. Tara Varnadore