Clubs & Programs
Student Clubs, Teams & Programs
The staff at École Lacombe Upper Elementary offer a wide variety of school clubs and teams to meet the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of our students. All students are invited and welcome to join any of our school teams.
Peer Support Team
Team members are selected at the beginning of the school year to assist students in managing their behavior and promote a positive school climate. Team members are trained in conflict management skills and peer mediation skills. Each class has two members on the team and these two students assist students in solving minor conflicts. Team members plan activities throughout the school year to promote a caring and positive school environment.
All grade six students are invited to join the Leadership Team. This team is responsible for many different aspects of our school’s culture and climate.Team members organize and run the intramural program. Team members plan all spirit days and school wide activity days. All team members learn valuable lessons on planning and organizing events, promoting school spirit, and develop many skills that will benefit them for life. Team activities and meetings are during the school day, after school meetings are not needed. School Intramural Program The Lacombe Upper Elementary School Intramural Program is a lunch-break based program which utilizes carefully selected activities to help produce the physically educated student and promote school spirit. Teams are established by using the homeroom boys and girls. Team names and team cheers are developed and used throughout the year. The school Intramural Banner and Spirit Banner are used to reward teams that have the most participation and enthusiasm for our planned events.
Students from any grade level are welcome to join the Music Club. The club meets Wednesdays from 3:25 - 4:20. This group performs at Choir Kids, Light Up the Night and various assemblies.
Homework Hot Spot
Students from any grade level needing help in any subject area are invited to meet after school Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday. Students can work on homework, study for upcoming exams or have computer access. Teacher assistance if provided for those having difficulty with class concepts or assignments.
After-School Sport Clubs
Throughout the school year the staff at ÉLUES offers skill development opportunities after school in a variety of sports. The sport clubs include: cross-country running, soccer, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey and badminton. All students are invited to improve their skills, enjoy learning more about the sport and have a lot of fun.
Morning Drop-In Gym
Starting the first Tuesday in October, the community doors will open and the gym will be rocking and ready for any and all ÉLUES students who want to come in and have some fun! Every Tuesday and Thursday, October through April, Early Morning Gym will open at 8:00 AM and run until 8:30 AM. Students need to bring indoor shoes as well as leave their backpacks on the stage. Come out and have some fun!
The structure of the Art Club is heavily defined by the Alberta Education Elementary Visual Arts Program curriculum, paired with the instruction of artist Joan Graves. Art education is concerned with pointing out the values that surround the creation and cherishing of art forms. With the instruction of a practicing artist, the Art Club will provide its students an introduction to reflecting, depicting, and composing artful expression.The Art Club meets every Thursday after school from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Along with weekly classes, the Art Club will also work towards holding an exhibition at the end of the year, showing the works created by the club’s members. First day of Art Club was Thursday, October 5th for all GRADE FOUR students who were interested. Art Club for GRADES FIVE and SIX will start after the Christmas Holidays.
Robotics Lego League
We believe that as a society we face enormous challenges, and that to confront these challenges, we will need the full benefit of the energy, talent and dedication of our next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists. ELUE LEGO club introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. Lego club students design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology. They apply real-world math and science concepts, and learn critical thinking and team-building skills. ELUE Lego Club is for all grade 5 and 6 students who are interested in learning programming. We meet on Mondays from 3:30pm- 4:30pm.
Healthy Active Team
This team includes representatives from each homeroom, staff members and a health professional from the David Thompson Health Region. The objective of this team is to increase the focus on health promotion in our school. The team meets regularly to promote such topics as: heart health, nutrition, dental health, cancer awareness, and sun safety.
Bamboo's Book Nook Club
You’ve heard of Oprah’s Book Club? Well, now Lacombe Upper Elementary School has its very own called Bamboo’s Book Nook.
Cribbage Club is held on Wednesdays at noon. Students are taught the game of crib and learn the fine art of counting the hands. This club not only teaches crib, but it also teaches math skills. The students have a great time with this interesting game.
Students learn about fund raising, planning new garden areas, starting tree seedlings, and the all about the work that goes into planting and maintaining a garden. This club's effort is enjoyed by all of Lacombe.