Opportunities for your child to get involved
For more than 50 years, the District 279 Children's Chorus has provided a high quality vocal music experience for elementary students, as well as extraordinary performances for the community. District 279 Chorus members demonstrate high vocal music skills relative to others of their age, experience or environment.
The chorus has approximately 100 members representing all of the elementary schools in our district. Every fall, students in grades 4 and 5 may audition to join the chorus.
Fourth and fifth grade students at Park Brook Elementary can try out for the Double Dutch Team. Students practice twice per week before school. This team is sponsored by the American Heart Association and travels to other schools to kick-off the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser.
Students in fifth grade can participate in the school band or orchestra. Lessons begin in October each year and students are expected to practice 4-5 times per week on their own.
Girls on the Run is an after-school program that combines running, character education and leadership development for girls. This opportunity is open to all Park Brook girls in grades 3-5. The fall and spring seasons culminate with the Girls on the Run Twin Cities 5K.
Students in grades 4 and 5 can participate in the Park Brook Choir. The choir rehearses Thursdays after school and performs at school and other venues.
Siblings of students in the Park Brook Choir are welcome to join the Siblings’ Club. This activity meets during rehearsals on Thursdays after school, providing activities that expand experiences for students involved. This club will not necessarily meet during choir performances that extend beyond the regularly scheduled rehearsal times; families are responsible for providing supervision for younger siblings when the choir performs.
Park Brook scholars in fourth and fifth grade can join the Wellness Committee, which is responsible for moving forward the school's wellness initiative. This committee meets one time each month before school. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to join this committee!
Each classroom has the opportunity throughout the year to participate in a woodworking class. Students are guided through a project and learn how to measure, use tools like a saw and hammer, and more.
Cooking classes, which incorporate learning how to cook as well as culinary vocabulary, are offered for different grade levels at different times during the school year.
Arts & Crafts
Several arts and crafts classes are offered after-school throughout the year.