Extracurricular Activities

Band

Spanish - Fridays (every other) 3:20 - 4:05

Math Olympiad
Math Olympiad is an extra curricular activity that meets once every week. Fourth and fifth graders are involved in discussing and working on problem solving techniques and strategies. The group meets from November to March with a district math competition as a culminating activity. The top three fourth and fifth grade problem solvers earn the right to represent Runyon at this competition. Some homework is involved with this activity.   The purpose of the club is to provide a math enrichment opportunity for fourth and fifth grade students who love math and would enjoy additional challenge in problem solving. 

The Math Olympiad Club will practice Math Problem Solving and prepare for the Math Olympiad Competitions. The top three fourth and top three fifth grade students will be chosen to attend the Littleton District Math Olympiad competition which is held early in May.  We will also place an alternate at each grade level to attend the District competition should one of the three students be unable to attend. 
 

Science Fair
The 2018/19 school year Runyon Science Fair will be on Thursday January 31, 2019.

Fifth grade students are automatically signed up to participate in the Science Fair as part of their curriculum. Students K-4 are encouraged to participate.  Students don’t compete against each other; instead, they try to reach a Standard of Excellence while learning and exploring something new. Parental involvement and assistance is encouraged, but remember that each student will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge by explaining their project to a volunteer judge.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED - Judging, Set up, and more…Have we got a job for you!

The Runyon Science Fair takes many volunteer hours to be a success. Since the 5th graders are required to participate, they deserve feedback from judges for all of their hard work. Judging is fun and easy and comes with plenty of instruction and guidance – DO NOT be intimidated and give it a try!

There are many volunteer opportunities, so please let us know what you are willing to do. We also need help setting up, distributing display boards, and more.

QUESTIONS/VOLUNTEER - If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this google form.

Adam Wallace – Science Fair Coordinator: e-mail: Runyonsciencefair[at]gmail[dot]com; phone: 303-807-0574

GET YOUR DISPLAY BOARD FROM US! - For only $6.00 you’ll receive a standard tri-fold WHITE 36 x 48 inch science fair display board and help support the science fair. The boards can be picked up at Runyon during the days and times listed below. To order a display board for your child, complete the attached form and submit it. You may pay with cash or check made payable to Runyon PTO on the pickup days of December 20th or January 10th. Boards purchased after January 10th can be picked up at the school on a first come first served basis until supplies run out..  


IMPORTANT SCIENCE FAIR DATES AND INSTRUCTIONS
No live animals on display. No experiments that would harm animals. Please be able to adequately contain any water, vinegar, sand, lava, or other messy and potentially damaging substances.
 


Thursday, December 20, 3:00-4:00 pm – Early display board pick-up: If you would like your display board before Winter break, they can be picked up or purchased at this time in the Runyon Lobby.

Thursday, January 10, 3:00-4:30 pm – Display board pick-up: Display boards can be picked up in the front lobby by students after school to take home.

Wednesday, January 30, 4:00 - 7:00 pm - Project Set-up: Set up your display in the gym during this time.

Thursday, January 31, all day - Judging of projects: K - 5th grade students will present their projects individually to volunteer judges during school.

Thursday Evening, January 31, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Family Night: All projects are on display for friends and family to see! Special activities are scheduled. Cleanup starts around 8:00 pm - All projects must be taken home Thursday evening; they cannot be left overnight at the school!  It is acceptable to take down your display early.

Student Conflict Managers
The Conflict Managers are a group of 4th and 5th graders who have been trained in conflict resolution. They attend a 5 day training period and then, are outside at lunch recess helping other children solve their disputes in a peaceful way. Thanks to our Conflict Managers who have made our school a great place to be. 
Schedule for Conflict Manager Meetings: 
There will be two meetings per week. The meetings will take place in a classroom from 3:15 to 4:00. Conflict Managers need to attend one of the meetings. 
Training dates: 
To Be Determined

Student Council
The focus of student council is to make our world a better place to be - starting with our school and then moving to our community around us.  We do this at school by creating "Spirit Days" where kids can use their creativity to dress up in fun ways. In the past we have had Spirit Days like Matching Day, Mismatch Day, and Pick a Decade Day.  Students who choose to dress up, can also donate money which we donate to a charity.  Donating to local charities is one way Student Council helps our community.  We collect canned goods for food banks, socks for the homeless, money for various charities, and games and toys for Children's Hospital. 

Running Club

Participation is the main focus of the runs and the promotion of an active healthy lifestyle. A run club shirt will be sold before the first run in September. The shirt is not required to be in the club/races.

The runs will be supported by two free Runyon Rambler running clubs in the fall and the srping. Doing the clubs is not required to participate in the races. A permission slip is required to be in the club. Club and runs meet behind the school on the track.

Questions? Contact Mr. Hill jhill[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us.

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee is an extra-curricular activity that meets once every week. Fourth and fifth graders are involved in discussing and working on techniques and strategies to spell words correctly. The group meets from December to January with a district spelling competition as a culminating activity. The top speller earns the right to represent Runyon at this competition.

Battle of the Books (B.O.B)

Battle of the Books (B.O.B.) is an extra-curricular activity that meets once every week. Fourth and fifth graders are expected to read several books and be able to answer questions relating to the books. The group meets from November to February with a district B.O.B. competition as a culminating activity. The top 3-5  fourth and fifth grade readers earn the right to represent Runyon at this competition. Students will meet to track progress and briefly chat about the great books that we read. They will also compete in head to head competitions in the classroom to determine the top 3-5 students that will represent our school in the district wide competition. The purpose of the club is to provide a reading enrichment opportunity for fourth and fifth grade students who love to read.