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Safety Patrol, Grade 5
This is a great opportunity for 5th Grade students to practice enforcing safety procedures as students enter the building each morning. Safety patrol members will monitor students who arrive early, hold doors open as students enter and also meet new friends in different grades!

Dates: September - June
Advisor: Mr. Oh

Art Club
Attention Early bird artists:  Join Mrs. Stankiewicz in the art studio from 7:45am-8:35am on Thursday mornings for an art club!  Art club is a place where you can explore your creativity and experiment with materials.  The main rules are to have fun, be creative and clean up whatever you take out.  

Dates:  3rd Grade Art Club Thursdays:  Sept. 15- December 8 (11 sessions) 4th Grade Art Club Thursdays:  January 5- March 16 (11 sessions) 5th Grade Art Club: Thursdays:  March 23- June 15  (12 sessions)
The Somerville Morning Show Club, 4th Grade Only Help Somerville start Monday off right with morning announcements. In this club, fourth graders will get the opportunity to help create a morning announcement video that will be pre-recorded and sent out schoolwide every Monday.  Morning announcements usually include information such as student birthdays, upcoming school events or holidays, interesting facts and jokes of the day!

If you are interested in creating fun and entertaining videos for our school community, please sign up by writing a short paragraph that explains WHY you would like to participate in the morning announcements. Your paragraph can also share any ideas you have for new topics to be included in the announcements.  

Please email your paragraph NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 to both advisors :

Ms. Calandra  [email protected]

Ms. Kaplan     [email protected]

Our weekly meetings will occur on Tuesdays at 3:00-3:30. Once you have signed up, a rotating schedule will be sent out to let you know which month you will be responsible for. You will only have to attend meetings in the month you are assigned. 

Name of Advisors:  Laura Calandra and Nancy Kaplan Location of meetings:  TV Studio Dates for meeting: Tuesdays 3-3:30. Rotating schedule for each member to follow. 

Leopard Leaders, Grade 5 Leopard Leaders is an opportunity for fifth graders to flex their leadership muscles, learn about their own strengths, and model responsibility for their younger peers. Leopard Leaders will serve as ambassadors and contribute to the Somerville community through activities such as welcoming newcomers and Somerville guests, coordinating efforts to help others, collaborating on projects, and brainstorming new ways to make our school the best it can be. 

From October through May, our weekly meetings will occur on Thursdays at 8:00 am. Leopard Leaders will rarely miss class instruction.

Dates for meeting:  Thursdays, October 6, 2022 to May 4, 2023 Location of meetings:  Somerville Library Advisors: Ms. Finnegan and Ms. Kaplan

Student Council 
Calling all 4th and 5th Graders! Come and join the Somerville Student Council! Student council members will be responsible for planning events and activities for our 2022-2023 school year. Our goal is to make our Somerville and Ridgewood community a better place by organizing and implementing acts of kindness. Various activities include the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Valentines Day cafeteria decorating and the Souper Bowl. 

Dates: TBD, beginning October through May 
Location: Room 118 and Room 119 
Advisors: Ms. Bielicky and Mr. Dembin

Newspaper Club, Grade 5
The Newspaper Club is for Somerville fifth graders. Students will write and publish “The Pawprint Press” which will be sent out to the community as a digital publication. Students will be responsible for writing, editing, and helping to publish a variety of articles about Somerville School and student activities/interests. Student reporters will get to brainstorm topics, interview students and staff members, research, take photographs, and write informational pieces. Students also have the opportunity to express their creativity through the creation of comic strips, artwork, and puzzles.  The Newspaper Club will create “buzz” about each issue by presenting at Team Somerville assemblies. Please sign-up only if you are able to commit to weekly meetings, deadlines, and completing some work on your own time.

Meeting days and times: Thursdays from 8:05-8:35 Dates for meeting:  October 6th - May 25th Location of meetings: Room 206

Interested students should return this sign-up sheet sheet to Ms. Kiernan. Spots are limited and on a first come, first-served basis.

Advisor: Ms. Kiernan

Turing Tumble Club, Grades 3-5
Problem solvers wanted!  With simple switches, connected together in clever ways, we can do incredibly smart things.

Combining the story from a special graphic novel, challenges,  and a Turing Tumble Machine (marble-powered computer), you will join with friends to solve problems.  As you get better at designing with the Turing Machine (marbles, ramps, crossovers, bits and more) the challenges will get harder.  We will use the Turing Machine to solve problems  and get the character Alia the space engineer closer to rescue from a forgotten planet (all while learning more about cause and effect/planning/design and redesign).


Still have no idea what this club is all about?  Sign up and try it out! 
Absolutely no experience necessary — just a sense of curiosity and willingness to work together.


New groups will be forming throughout the school year to give many kids a chance, starting in October.  Watch e-News for your grade level!

So excited!!    

Dates: TBD
Advisor: Kerry Calaman

Glee Club, Grades 4 and 5
Do you LOVE to sing? Come join Glee Club! Learn to sing popular and classic pop songs including Broadway and musical theater! We will learn performing, acting, and singing techniques. We will focus on singing in harmony, reading rhythms, and understanding how to be a solo singer as well as an ensemble singer. There will also be some movement incorporated in our performances.  The Glee Club will perform at the School Concerts! Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 8:00am-8:35am starting October 12th. Some rehearsals are mandatory. Students are permitted to miss four non-mandatory rehearsals. Three late arrivals will count as a missed rehearsal. A schedule will be handed out at the first meeting. Please contact Ms. Vitale with any questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

Dates: Wednesdays 8:00-8:35am, October 12th - June
Location: Vocal Room, Rm 114
Advisor: Ms. Vitale

Handchime Club, Grade 5
Join Somerville’s Handchime Club!  Learn how to play the Handchimes, develop your musicianship skills, gain performance experience, and be a part of a small ensemble.  Handchime choir rehearses every Tuesday from 8:00am- 8:35am starting on October 11th. The Handchime Choir performs at the School Concerts. Handchime Club has limited space. Please e-mail Ms. Vitale at [email protected] if you would like to become a member.  First come, first serve!


Dates: Tuesday morning, October 11th - June
Location: Vocal Room, Rm 114
Advisor: Ms. Vitale

Knitting Club, Grades 3-5 
Do you know how to knit or have you ever wanted to learn? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this might be the club for you, Take some time to relax, unwind and learn how to make a cozy scarf for the cold winter months. All skill levels are welcome!  Ms. Calandra will provide basic instructions to get beginners going on their first project.  Students will be asked to supply their own materials. Limited availability!

Dates: Wednesdays, October 12th - November 9th
Time: 3:00-3:45pm
Location: Room 105
Advisor: Ms. Calandra

Happy Handwriting, Grades K-2   (CLOSED)
Looking to improve your handwriting?  Practice will help! Join Ms. Koropchak in learning fun tips and tricks!  Please contact Ms Koropchak at [email protected]nj.us 

Dates: Wednesdays, October 12th-November 9th
Time: 3:00-3:45pm
Location: Room 104
Advisor: Ms. Koropchak

Recess Club
Welcome to the Recess Games Club!  Students will have the opportunity to be active after school hours and engage in great new activities. This is a great way for everyone to enjoy physical activity, meet new friends and explore new passions for movement. There will be 8-week sessions on Wednesdays for Grades K&1 & 2&3. Please sign up here if you are interested. Students should commit to all 8 sessions and cannot miss sessions. Please only register if you can make it to all 8 weeks. This is a first come, first serve club and will be limited to 25 students so sign up fast! If you have any questions, contact Mr. Oh: [email protected]

Location: Gym or Somerville Back Field
Dates: Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Wednesdays, January 11- March 1 
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm 
Dates: 2nd and 3rd Grade: Wednesdays, September 28- November 30
(excluding 10/5 & 11/23)
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Advisor: Mr. Oh

Chapter Chat, 5th Graders and Staff
Join Ms. Finnegan and Ms. Kaplan for some fun book chat! Together we will read and meet each week to recap story events, make connections with our other books and our own lives, and predict what's coming next! 5th Graders can enjoy sharing ideas about literature with their teachers and friends in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Book reading will be done independently so please make sure you are able to carve out time each week for reading. 

Dates:  Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1,  3:00-3:45pm
Location: Library
Advisor: Ms. Finnegan and Ms. Kaplan

Somerville Story Squad, Grade 1
First graders come join Ms. Finnegan and Ms. Kaplan for some fun book chat! We'll explore the amazing works of an amazing author! You may recognize titles that you have always wanted to read.  In each meeting, we'll read together, share our thoughts and opinions and make connections to our lives and other stories.

Dates: Each Wednesday in March 2023,  3:00-3:45pm
Location: Library 
Advisors: Ms. Finnegan and Ms. Kaplan 

Somerville Boys Road Runners
, Grades 4-5 Please join us for this program for Somerville 4th and 5th grade boys! Led by Somerville Teachers/Coaches, Somerville Road Runners encourages boys of all abilities to build confidence, recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. We will use physical activity and dynamic discussions to build social, emotional and physical skills in every boy, while encouraging healthy habits for life. Please contact Mr. Dembin with any questions: [email protected]   Coaches: Mr. Dembin, Mr. Oh 

This program runs 7 weeks and will meet after school.  We will meet in Mr. Dembin’s classroom (119) for snack and meeting and then do our warm ups, running and games outside at the back playground/track.  The dates are: TBD.  We will also be running the Ridgewood Run 5K on Memorial Day.  Since there are not many meetings please only register if you can commit to attending all of them. 

Spring Registration will open early April!  There are 20 spots available for this club, to register there will be a Google Form to fill out (Look out in early April on Enews).

Advisors: Mr. Dembin and Mr. Oh

Broadway Club, Grade 5
Join us as we take a trip to NYC for dinner and Wicked on Broadway! We will meet for one session during lunch time to review the plot and production of the show. On the day of the performance, we will leave Somerville by bus, enjoy dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and then walk to the show.  Parents are encouraged to join!

Date: TBD
Advisor: Ms. Kiernan and Ms. Pilkington