Clubs and Activities

NRSD Extracurricular Activity Registration Form

Parents are responsible for completing and returning to the school a Student Emergency and Health Record annually, an Extracurricular Activity Registration Form each session, and, if their child has a medical condition, providing medication orders and a health care plan to the school nurse. Parents are also responsible for ensuring that their child brings/carries his/her emergency medications to all extracurricular activities, or must provide a supply to the activity advisor.

FSS Clubs and Activities Calendar

Please reference the FSS Clubs and Activities Calendar in order to see when clubs are meeting. Please note, meeting times can change, so please contact the club advisor with any questions.

8th Grade Mural Group
Advisor: Mrs. Combs
Grade Levels: 8
Meeting Times: Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:05-5:00 (begins on October 16th)
Location: Art Room
Website: Mural Group

The 8th grade mural group collaborates as a team and chooses where the mural will be and the entire conception of the mural! It is a fantastic time to think creatively, learn to really work together as a team, and learn how to create a mural! Every week we start with a snack, which everyone takes turns bringing in. It is a fabulous and fun learning experience.

Art Club
Advisor: Mrs. Combs
Grade Levels: 6-8, 5th if there is availability
Meeting Times: Tuesdays or Wednesdays after school until 4:30
Location: Art Room
Website: Art Club

Art Club is where you can invest your creativity in a chosen subject/medium, or be inspired by new media introduced through the course of the year! No grade- judgment-free zone.
**Think ceramics, textiles, paper processing, painting, drawing, textiles, mosaics, sculpture- you name it-- we will try to creatively make it happen together!**

Destination ImagiNation
Advisor: Mrs. Caligiuri 
Grade Levels: K-8
Meeting Times: October Dates TBA
Location: Sawyer

Destination Imagination is a creative problem-solving program for participants from kindergarten through college levels. Each year, the DI Program develops stimulating Team Challenges. Teams create their own, kid-driven solutions and present them in a regional meet in the spring. DI fosters creative and critical thinking and develops teamwork, collaboration and leadership skills in its members.

Drama Club
Advisors: Mrs. Zayka and Mrs. Gothie
Grade Levels: 5-8
Meeting Times: October-February: Tuesdays 3:05-5:00
February through April, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-5:30pm
Location: Auditorium
Website: Drama Club

Fall drama encompasses a wide range of workshops for students in stage presence, characterization, dancing and singing. The annual musical production auditions and rehearsals begin in January with performances April 5th and 6th.
October through February, Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm. February through April, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-5:30pm with additional rehearsals as needed All take place in the Sawyer auditorium

Advisor: Ms. Raboin
Grade Levels: 5-8
Meeting Times: Thursdays and Fridays 7:45-8:30
Location: Sawyer Computer Lab

The Florence Sawyer TV Club's Mission is to document the events of the Florence Sawyer School to share with the school and extended Bolton Community.Students in this club broadcast weekly video announcements create public service announcements and film our school's assemblies and enrichment activities using the school’s television studio equipment.

Game Club
Advisor: Ms. Kaplan
Grade Levels: 6-8
Meeting Times: Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 October-May
Location: FSS Library
Website: Game Club

Game Club is open to students who love video games, role-playing games, board games, or all of the above! Come play games in a fun, social setting, learn new games or even make up your own!

Advisor: Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Johnson
Grade Levels: 6-8
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 7:45 am
Location: Mrs. Miller's Room
Website: GSA

GSA stands for "Gay Straight Alliance." Our mission is: To work towards a more accepting community for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
It is open to all students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who are a part of or allies  (supporters) for the LGBTQ community.

Knitting Club
Advisor: Mrs. Gothie
Grade Levels: 2-8
Meeting Times: Starting October 24, 2018 at 7:45 am
Location: Emerson Building- Room 7

Students in Grades 2-8 will learn how to knit and join together to complete knitting projects.

Lego Robotics
Advisor: Michelle Tuck
Grade Levels: 5-8
Meeting Times: Tuesdays 3:05-5:30
Location: Tech Ed Room
Website: Lego Robotics

FIRST Lego League is a robotics club for students in grades 5-8. FIRST stands for “for inspiration and recognition of science and technology.”  It is a worldwide robotics competition for elementary to high school students. The task is to design, build and program a fully autonomous robot to complete missions in a competition. Students are also required to complete a research project on the game theme which changes every year.  The project involves innovating with an existing technology or coming up with a new idea and presenting the idea to a group.To learn more, email   New team members are welcome to join the team in the winter and parent involvement is required (for coaching, project work and/or fundraising, no experience necessary).

Math Olympiad-Elementary

Advisor: Mrs. Walsh-Fortin and Mrs. Carpenter
Grade Levels: 4-6
Meeting Times: Wednesdays 7:30am-8:20 am         
Location: Mrs. Carpenter's Room

Math Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary grades 4-5 and Middle School grades 6-8 (MOEMS) is a program that provides opportunities for students to engage in creative problem solving activities which develop a student's ability to reason, to be logical, to be resourceful, and occasionally to be ingenious. Each week students will be preparing for five monthly Olympiad contests. MOEMS awards for individuals and teams will be distributed at the end of the year.

Math Olympiad-Middle School

Advisor: Mrs. LeBlanc
Grade Levels: 7-8
Meeting Times: Wednesdays 7:30 am-8:20 am, October-March
Location: Mrs. Leblanc's Room

Math Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary grades 4-5 and Middle School grades 6-8 (MOEMS) is a program that provides opportunities for students to engage in creative problem solvingactivities which develop a student's ability to reason, to be logical, to be resourceful, and occasionally to be ingenious. Each week students will be preparing for five monthly Olympiad contests. MOEMS awards for individuals and teams will be distributed at the end of the year.

Punk Rope
Advisor: Ms. Richards
Grade Levels: 3-8
Meeting Times: Tuesday & Thursday 7:45 am
Location: FSS Gym
Website: Punk Rope

Fall Sessions run Oct. 28-Dec.6; Spring Sessions run Feb.26-Apr. 11  Punk Rope is a playful cross between the fun of recess and interval training.  We jump rope and do a variety of activities such as relay races, solo and partner drills, and other activities to give the body a complete workout!!  And we do it to some great music mixing both old and new bands to keep us moving!!!

There is no cost for this program and ropes are provided.

Random Acts of Kindess Club (RAK)
Advisor: Ms. Richards and Ms. Combs
Grade Levels: 3-8
Meeting Times: Wednesday mornings starting October 10th at 7:45 am
Location: Ms. Richards' Room

The RAK Club, led by a group of Middle School peer leaders, work together to encourage and spread random acts of kindness throughout the Florence Sawyer School. The activities done throughout the year lead to a school wide celebration during Kindness Week.

RC Club
Advisor: Mrs. Mullahy
Grade Levels: 6-8
Meeting Times: Thursday 3:05 - 4:15 (Club does not meet on the first Thursday of the month)
Location: Mrs. Mullahy’s Room

The RC club is a gathering of students interested in RC cars. We meet weekly to explore cars, how they are constructed and raced.  While the club has a couple of vehicles, students are encouraged to bring their own device. They can be stored in Mrs. Mullahy's room for the day on club days.

Running Club
Advisor: Ms. Gurley
Grade Levels: 3-5
Meeting Times: 7:45-8:20
Location: Outside the gym at Sawyer

The Running Club is designed for students in grades 3 through 5 that love to run! The club meets before school in the fall and spring for approximately 10 sessions. 

Select Chorus
Advisor: Mrs. Frederick
Grade Levels: 6-8
Meeting Times: Mondays/Wednesdays 7:45 - 8:30 
Location: Music Room
Website: Select Chorus

Select Chorus is open to students in 6th through 8th grade interested in singing more challenging material in a small-group setting. Students do not need to be in school day chorus to participate. All students must schedule a time to audition, and prepare audition materials ahead of time.

For more information, please visit Mrs. Frederick’s website.

Spanish Club 
Advisor: Mr. Breslau
Grade Levels: 7
Meeting Times: Mondays 3:05-4:00
Location: Mr. Breslau’s Room

Come learn Spanish and have fun at the same time. (For 7th graders only.)

Stock Market
Advisor: Mr. Caliguiri
Grade Levels: 5-8
Meeting Times: Mondays 7:45-8:25
Location: Media Center

The Florence Sawyer School Stock Market Club is an investors’ club open to students in grades 5 to 8.  We meet Monday mornings from 7:40 AM to 8:25 AM from October to May.  Club members will work in teams or as solo investors as they play The Stock Market Game.  Each team or individual investor begins the season with $100,000 dollars of game money to invest in real time with real stocks.  As the season progresses, traders research new stocks, track their investments, and adjust their positions.  Each session will begin with a financial mini-lesson about stocks and investing.  Contact the advisor, Mr. Caligiuri, if you have any questions.

Student Council
Advisor: Mrs. Tully
Grade Levels: 6-8
Meeting Times: Every Monday excluding holidays and before/after school for student council sponsored events.
Location: Mrs. Tully’s Room

Welcome! Student Council is an elective body of 12-14 students representing grades sixth, seventh and eighth. Representatives work hard to listen to students and staff in order to improve the school and community. Over the years the student council has supported the Toys for Tots program, victims of natural disasters, geography bee and books for elementary students. As well, student council works on issues related to the handbook. Every year suggestions are made from the council to members of the handbook committee. The student council also runs various social events for the middle school. The October dance, March Madness, and May Barbecue dance are sponsored by the student council. If you like to help others and serve the school and community while having fun – then student council is for you! In order to earn a position on the council you need to gather signatures, campaign and write and read your speech. Information is available from homeroom teacher. Please follow the requirements to participate carefully.

Writing Club
Advisor: Mrs. Laird
Grade Levels: 5-8
Meeting Times: Wednesdays 7:45-8:25

We will have a writing warm up and then students are free to write about whatever they wish, getting support and suggestions as needed. Also a time to work on assignments if they need writing support.

Yearbook Club

Advisors: Mrs. Sprague and Ms. Sullivan
Grade Levels: 7-8
Meeting Times: Tuesdays 3:05-4:00, October-May
Location: Sawyer Computer Lab

The yearbook club designs and makes editorial decisions regarding the Florence Sawyer yearbook. Students in the club work with the school's photography company and with an online platform to build the yearbook digitally in preparation for sending it to the printer. Yearbook club members are tasked with taking candid and sports photographs, advertising and sales, and copy writing and editing.