A.L.E. Peer Buddies are 5th grade students who have the opportunity to change the life of another student in a meaningful, lasting way. By being a Peer Buddy, you’ll have the opportunity to model and teach “good buddy behaviors” to our special needs population. These behaviors include teaching your buddies social skills that follow our Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
As an A.L.E. Peer Buddy, you will commit to mentor throughout the school year. You will be taught how to be a buddy by a passionate, experienced professional who will inspire you and teach you all the skills you’ll need. We’ll make your experience as fun as possible. You will have the opportunity to come visit your buddy at least once a week (during your recess time) and you’ll get to attend our Northside ISD Special Olympics events to help your buddy compete!
You’ll be amazed by how much fun you’re having while learning and teaching! Fifth grade students must apply for this position by filling out an application. The applications are then reviewed and a select group of students are chosen. There are no after school meetings.
This club is for 3rd grade girls that are interested in reading historical fiction. Each month an American Girl book is assigned to read at home. At the club meetings, we have book discussions and create crafts.
Tuesdays 3 pm to 4:15 pm
Art Club is an after school club for talented 4th and 5th graders to use art materials they might not otherwise get a chance to use in their larger classroom setting, like sculptures, silk screen and acrylic paints.
Spring Meet Dates
Feb 11th, 18th, and 25th
March 24th and 31st
Every Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Our choir is a year-long after school program for our 4th and 5th grade students. We typically perform for the Parade of Nations, Veteran’s Day, the San Antonio Rampage, and other school and community functions.
Charmaine McMillen and Ashley Hann
Wednesdays 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Coding Club is open to all 3rd and 4th grade students. It runs from October 30th until January 8th.
The theme of our coding club is art and design. We are using materials provided by CS First. Students will create animations, interactive artwork, and other exciting artistic projects.
The F.L.A.G. (Fly, Lower and Gather) Program at Colonies North Elementary is a national program, founded by Retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Jim Rodriguez. Colonies North Elementary is the first school in Northside ISD to implement this program in San Antonio and is run by F.L.A.G. Club Sponsor/Community Leaders.
This program teaches 4th and 5th grade students about the history of the United States flag and about the respect both the U.S. and Texas flags deserve. Crew Members will learn proper flag etiquette, flag folding techniques, and fun flag facts from a school leader, uniformed public servant, or military volunteer.
This program is a school year commitment with 4-6 weeks training, one day a week after school until the training is over, followed by a monthly meeting until the end of the school year. Once training is over, members will be scheduled for flag duty (AM/PM) on a rotating weekly basis. Students who complete the F.L.A.G. Club program will receive a Citizenship Award Certificate at the end of the year.
iPlay is a program sponsored by SA Sports where Learning Tree students are taught soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and tennis. Students spend 6 weeks on each unit.
Mondays: 4:30 to 5 pm Tuesdays: 4 to 5 pm Wednesdays: 4:30 to 5 pm Thursdays: 3:30 to 5 pm Fridays: 3:30 to 5 pm
Jennifer Sharp and Claire Winesett
Thursdays 3 pm to 5 pm
It is open to 4th and 5th grade students. It involves a research project as well as Lego Robot build, design, and coding.
*Robotics is available from October to February*