• Patrick Elementary School Clubs
  • School Clubs

    Please use the links below for information on student clubs that will be offered during the 2022-2023 school year.  We will communicate updated club information in future school communications after the start of the school year.

  • First Lego League Discover Team

    First Lego League Discover

    Grade Levels

    K and 1st Grade

    Description

    FIRST LEGO League Discover focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge to be solved by research, coding, critical thinking, and imagination. We will use Lego building materials to complete our challenge and attend a Lego festival. Our team operates under the FIRST LEGO League Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and gracious professionalism.

    Process of Acceptance

    Team selection is through an application process. 

    Meeting Dates

    Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, Marh 7, 14, 21

    Time: 7:00 AM

    Sponsor

    Amber Melander

  • Art Club

    Art Club

    Grade Levels

    4th and 5th 

    Description

    Come join the Art club where all artists bloom together! Art allows children the opportunity to use their imagination and critical thinking skills to solve visual challenges. Creative thinkers of today will be our leaders tomorrow! Students will build on skills and techniques that they learn in art class.

    Process of Acceptance

    Students will submit a piece of art and a letter of recommendation from their homeroom teacher. An art club application will go home to every fourth and fifth grade student. 

    Meeting Dates

    September 8 and 22nd, October 20, November 10, December 8, January 12 and 26, February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, April 20 from 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM

    Sponsor

    Caroline Vasquez

  • Chorus

    Chorus

    Grade Levels

    4th and 5th 

    Description

    Chorus meets 1 to 2 times a week in the mornings from 7:00-7:45 am. Members are expected to have excellent behavior and attendance. This club performs several times throughout the school year.

    Process of Acceptance

    Students can sign up with Mrs. Lueke. An audition may be held.

    Meeting Dates

    September 6, 12, 20, 27 at 7:00 AM

    October 4, 11, 18 25 at 7:00 AM

    November 1, 8, 15, 17 at 7:00 AM with a performance on the 17th at 6:30 PM

    January 17, 24, 31 at 7:00 AM

    February 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7:00 AM

    March 7, 14, 21, 23 with a performance on the 23rd at 6:30 PM

    Sponsor

    Christy Lueke

  • Girls Who Code

    girls who code

    Grade Levels

    4th Grade

    Description

    Girls Who Code is a national organization founded around the idea of closing the gender gap in technology related fields. In our club, we will explore the power coding and what we can do with it!

    Process of Acceptance

    Any 4th grade student will have an opportunity to sign up for this club.

    Meeting Dates

    March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 7:00 AM

    Sponsor

    Dee Dee Thomas

  • Graphic Design

    Grade Levels

    4th and 5th Grade

    Description

    Graphic design is all around us, both on screen and in print. This fun and engaging graphic design club will expose students to the fundamental skills required to make sophisticated graphic design: process, context, and communication through image-making and typography. The sequence is completed by a capstone project that applies the skills of each activity and peer feedback in a finished branding project. The goal of the graphic design club is to equip learners with a set of transferable formal and conceptual tools for “making and communicating” through graphic design. 

    Process of Acceptance

    Students must have curiosity about how to create graphic designs. Any 4th or 5th grade student will be able to sign up.

    Meeting Dates

    1st Class/Fall: October 14th, 21st, 28th and November 11th at 7:15 AM

    2nd Class/Winter: January 13th, 20th, 27th and February 10th at 7:15 AM

    Sponsor

    James Mack

  • Drone Club

    Drone

    Grade Levels

    4th and 5th 

    Description

    Come join the drone club where students will learn how to fly and program drones! This club will introduce, instruct, and develop students into responsible and educated drone pilots. We will explore the various aspects of drone piloting including equipment, safety, and programming.

    Process of Acceptance

    All students in 4th and 5th grade are welcome to submit an application to participate in the club. Members are expected to have excellent behavior and attendance and adhere to all safety guidelines.

    Meeting Dates

    Fall 2022 - September, October, and November - Every Thursday morning at 7:00 AM

    Spring 2023 - February, March, April - Every Thursday morning at 7:00 AM

    Sponsor

    Katherine Blevins

  • First Lego League Explore Club

    First Lego League Explore

    Grade Levels

    2nd and 3rd Grades

    Description

    First Lego League Explore Club challenges students to think like scientists and engineers.  Students will solve a real world problem by building a coding a robotic Lego solution.  They will also work on their teamwork and gracious professionalism. 

    Process of Acceptance

    Team selection is through an application process. 

    Meeting Dates

    Dates: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

    Time: 7:00 AM

    Sponsor

    Amber Melander

  • First Lego League Robotics Team

    First Lego League

    Grade Levels

    4th and 5th 

    Description

    FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the 2020-2021 season, our Spot Bots will solve a real-world problem, build and develop coding skills to program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® and SPIKE™ Prime technology, and complete a set of challenging missions. Our team operates under the FIRST LEGO League Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and gracious professionalism.

    Process of Acceptance

    Team selection is through an application process. Excellent teamwork and behavior is required. Students must be willing to do additional research and writing beyond the normal school day. 75% of our time in FLL is devoted to research about a problem, and the other 25% is devoted to coding robots to solve missions related to the problem.

    Meeting Dates

    Thursday mornings from 6:45 - 7:45 beginning August 25th and ending December 23rd

    Sponsor

    Amber Melander

  • Fitness Club

    Dumbells

    Grade Levels

    4th and 5th 

    Description

    Fitness Club members will participate in a variety of fitness activities and games.

    Process of Acceptance

    The club is open to all 4th and 5th grade students. Parents/students are asked to fill out an information form.

    Meeting Dates

    Dates: October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17

    Time: 7:15 AM

    Sponsor

    Charles Spencer

  • Jr. Beta Club

    Jr Beta Club

    Grade Levels 

    4th and 5th 

    Description 

    To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service among elementary and secondary school students. 

    Process of Acceptance 

    Students will be selected from current 4th and 5th grade students who had all A’s during the 2019-2020 school year.

    Meeting Dates

    September - February (2nd and 4th Tuesdays)

    Sponsor

    Tabatha Johnson

  • Junior First Lego League Robotics Team

    Junior First Lego League

    Grade Levels

    4th

    Description

    Junior FIRST LEGO League focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge to be solved by research, coding, critical thinking, and imagination. During the 2020-2021 season, our Junior Spot Bots will build models using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 and create “Show Me” posters to present what they learned. Our team operates under the FIRST LEGO League Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and gracious professionalism.

    Process of Acceptance

    Team selection is through an application process.

    Meeting Dates

    Friday afternoons from 3:15 - 4:15 beginning Ocotber 15 and ending November 19

    Sponsor

    Amber Melander

  • Patrick Players

    Piano Player

    Grade Levels

    Kindergarten through 5th

    Description

    The “Patrick Players” is a Patrick Elementary School club for students who are currently taking formal music lessons from a music teacher, such as piano, guitar, violin, voice, etc.  We meet several times a year to give students the opportunity to perform a piece of music they have learned during their lessons in front of supportive peers.  

    Process of Acceptance 

    There are no auditions involved.  Students must be involved in private lessons.

    Meeting Dates

    TBD

    Sponsor

    Christy Lueke

  • Reading Spots

    Reading Spots

    Grade Levels

    4th and 5th 

    Description

    The goal of the Reading Spots club is to celebrate great literature with those who love reading. The 10 book titles we will read have been pre-selected by the county. We will discuss the books and write questions that will help us prepare and participate in the Gwinnett County Reader's Rally. Due to the reading level of the books , this club is best suited for students who love to read in their free time and read on or above grade level.

    Acceptance Process

    If you are a 4th or 5th grader who is passionate about reading, this club is for you. An application will be required along with a teacher's recommendation. Participation will be limited to 25 students. In December, there will be try-outs to represent Patrick at the GCPS Reader's Rally. Up to 10 students can be chosen to compete.

    Meeting Dates

    Dates: August. 25, September 8 and 22, October 13 and 27, November 3 and 17, December 1 and 15, January 12, 19, and 26, February 9 and 23, March 23

    Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM

    Sponsor

    Melissa Lawley

  • Robotics Club

    Robotics Club

    Grade Levels

    K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

    Description

    The Robotics Club is an exciting opportunity for students to build a strong STEM foundation with experiences that emphasize coding, critical thinking, innovation, collaboration, problem-solving, creativity, and curiosity.

    Process of Acceptance

    Clubs are open to all K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students, with each grade level having its own Robotics club. Parents/students will be asked to fill out an information form.

    Meeting Dates

    3rd Grade - September 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 18, 25
    Time: 7:00 to 7:45

    2nd Grade - October 28 and November, 4, 11, 18 and December 2, 9
    Time: 7:00 to 7:45

    1st Grade - January 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 24
    Time: 3:15 to 4:00

    Kindergarten - February 3, 17 and March 3, 17 and April 7, 21
    Time: TBD

    Sponsor

    Shay Duren - 3rd

    Lisa Mathews - 2nd

    Andrea Dobbs - 1st

    Ashley Cone - K

  • STEM Scouts

    Nova BSA

    Grade Levels

    2nd and 3rd

    Description

    Patrick STEM Scouts will explore science, technology, engineering, and math through engaging hands-on activities.  Students who participate in the club will have the opportunity to earn the BSA NOVA Award.

    Process of Acceptance 

    Parents will need to fill out an application.

    Meeting Dates

    2nd Grade: September 24 parent meeting, October 1, 15, 29 and November 12 and December 10 and January 7, 21 and February 11, 25 and March 11 from 7:15 to 7:45

    3rd Grade: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17 from 7:00 to 7:45

    Sponsor

    Karen Selman - 2nd Grade

    Caitlin Parker - 3rd Grade