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Extra-Curricular Activities:

Student learning is enriched through a rich extra curricular program at St. Lucy School. This allows for multiple opportunities for students to broaden their school experience and try something new. We have a highly-educated, bright, warm faculty who collaborates with parents to offer the most comprehensive co-curricular program of any elementary school in the diocese! Students are encouraged to bring forward their ideas for new clubs and activities.

The following extra-curricular clubs are available to our St. Lucy students:

  • Altar Servers
  • Athletic Program (Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Track)
  • Book Club
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • Chess Club
  • Choir (school and parish)
  • Cooking Club
  • Drama Club (acting, set design, tech support, stage crew)
  • 8th grade Friendship Quilts
  • Helping Hearts Service Club
  • Homework Club / Study Hall
  • Lego Robotics Team and Club
  • Monday Math Club
  • Safety Patrol
  • Student Council
  • Technology Club / Yearbook
  • Talent Show

St. Lucy Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activity Descriptions

Flag Football, Basketball, Track and Volleyball

St. Lucy School athletes compete with several other schools in the West Valley Youth League. The primary goal of the sports program is to enhance the complete education of the student-athlete, to promote good sportsmanship and a spirit of fair play, and to reinforce the value of healthy exercise. All students in the fifth through eighth grade are eligible to participate in the following sports: Fall: Football (Boys), Volleyball (Girls) Winter: Basketball (Boys and Girls) Spring: Track (Boys and Girls), Volleyball (Boys), Softball (Girls)

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

There are several very active Cub Scout, Daisy, Brownie, and Girls Scout troops that meet on campus outside of school hours, and are organized by current and former parents. While scouting meets on campus, the formal scouting organization is sponsored by the Parish and is a part of the parish ministries.

Missing Piece Book Club

Students who love to read will find like-minded students in the Missing Piece Book Club moderated by our librarian. High-quality literary selections for reading and discussion vary by genre to include works of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, etc.

Chess Club

Chess Club is open to students in grades 1-4. Players will learn to think ahead, concentrate, and learn chess fundamentals. Some club members know the rules and how to play, while others are just learning the game. No matter the skill level, all are welcome.

The School Choir

The School Choir is open to children grades 2 -8. The student choir sings for liturgies and performs for Grandparents Day, the Christmas Program and Spring Program, and the Annual Diocesan Choral Festival.

The St. Lucy Parish Children’s Choir

The St. Lucy Parish Children’s Choir is open to all children in the Parish from Grades 1 through 8. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 3:00 to 3:30 in the Lally Center or in the church, if the Lally Center is not available. The Choir sings at the 9:00 AM Family Mass once a month.

Altar Servers

Students in 5th-­8th grades may volunteer to be trained as altar servers, and serve in this important ministry at daily and weekend masses.

Cooking Club

Developed by parents and teachers, the Cooking Club is a fun way to engage students in the pleasures of preparing a family meal. Their monthly 7th and 8th grade cooking adventures take place after school in the St. Lucy Parish Kitchen.

Drama Club (acting, set design, tech support, stage crew)

Drama Club is for students in grades 6-8, who are interested in acting or being cast crew members. All students are welcome, regardless of their prior experience! The Drama Club will present performances to the student body throughout the year and perform in the evening for parents, family and friends.

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Friendship Quilt

Friendship Quilt 8th graders celebrate their years together by sewing friendship quilts, which is a beloved annual tradition that began in 2000. Each student sews 36 identical quilt squares with three pieces of fabric that represent them in some unique way. Then they trade with each classmate, resulting is a 36-square friendship quilt. Over the course of the six-week project, students work Wednesdays after school and on Saturdays to measure, cut, iron, prepare, and sew their quilts. Parents love to come help out as well. Each quilt is displayed at the Baccalaureate Mass luncheon in June and is the pride and joy of each graduate, reminding them of their treasured friendships and memories from their St. Lucy School years.

The Helping Hearts Club

The Helping Hearts Club is an after school program for grades 6-8 which is designed to work on projects that reach out into our community.

Homework Club/ Jr. High Study Hall:

Our credentialed resource teacher is available after school for drop in academic support on designated Homework Club/Study Hall days. Students learn to reach out to our staff as a resource when needing help or guidance.

Lego-Robotics Team and Club

Students with a passion for technology and problem-solving can work on robotics projects in supervised lab time after school. Robotics Club is open to boys and girls in 4th – 8th grades.

Monday Math

Monday Math is offered every Monday after school. The Jr. High math teachers are there to help students with their math homework, preparing for math tests, or reviewing other math concepts as requested. It is open to all grades, but works best for grades who have regular math homework. There are no sign ups required, students drop in on an as needed basis.

Student Council

The St. Lucy School Student Council is composed of elected officers and representatives in grades 7 and 8. The Student Council runs various activities throughout the year and supports the philosophy of SLS by calling students to service, prayer and spirit-building activities. Student officers are elected in the spring for the following year, and representatives are elected by their classes each fall. With guidance from administration and staff, the Student Council encourages community, creativity and participation in a myriad of ways throughout the student body of St. Lucy School.

S.W.A.T. (Students Working To Advance Technology)

SWAT is a nationally recognized organization to promote student leadership, training, address technology competencies, and provide teacher support in the area of computer technology. This club is open to students in grades 4-8. Students work on the school yearbook, creating public relations materials, and Tech Troopers for teachers all in an attempt to advance the understanding and applications of technology use at St. Lucy School.

Talent Show

The annual Talent Show is open to all student auditioners. The show includes a wide range of acts from all grade levels, such as dancing, magic, singing, musical instruments, and skits. This activity is organized by Student Council.

Yearbook

The St. Lucy School yearbook is published each year by a staff of interested and dedicated students who are on the SWAT team (Students Working to Advance Technology). The yearbook staff, together with the moderators, meet after school on a regular basis.

Helping Hearts Service Club

The Helping Hearts Service Club is an opportunity for students to work on projects that reach out into our community. The Club meets weekly throughout the year.

Safety Patrol

Jr. High Safety Patrol volunteers assist staff with traffic guard and crosswalk support before and after school.

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extend-day-careThe Extended Day Care program is designed to support the family by providing quality care that promotes the student’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development with nurturing staff members in a planned environment. Qualified, experienced and loving personnel staff the program. Our Extended Day Care Director manages the Extended Day Care program. It is open to K-8 students Monday through Friday throughout the school year. The hours are between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m. This includes minimum days and teacher in-service days. Students have access to the Library and the TD Mac Lab in order to conduct research or do homework. They also have access to a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, including Athletics, Monday Math, Homework Club, and Jr. High Study Hall.

The St. Lucy School Student Council, composed of elected officers and representatives, supports the philosophy of SLS by calling students to service, prayer and spirit-building activities. Student officers are elected in the spring for the following year. In the fall, class representatives are elected by the students. Weekly Student Council meetings are held. With guidance from administration and their moderators, the Student Council encourages community, creativity and participation throughout the student body of St. Lucy School.

Yearly activities:

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  • Beginning of the year, “Welcome Back Assembly”
  • Morning Assembly Birthday Announcements
  • Spirit Rallies every trimester
  • Penny Challenge to raise money for missions
  • Talent Show
  • Snack Shack
  • Student Council Elections

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Athletics “Go Lightning”

The Athletic Department is an integral part of St. Lucy School. The 5th-8th grade teams compete with several other schools in the Diocese of San Jose Catholic Athletic League- West Division (DSJCAL West Division). This Division serves to promote interscholastic athletic competition between schools.

The primary goal of the sports program is to enhance the complete education of the student-athlete, to promote good sportsmanship and a spirit of fair play, and to reinforce the value of healthy exercise. All students in the fifth through eighth grades are eligible to participate in the following sports:

Fall: Football (Boys) Volleyball (Girls)
Winter: Basketball (Boys and Girls)
Spring: Track (Boys and Girls) Volleyball (Boys) Softball (Girls)

The Booster Club Board works with the Athletic Director in support of the athletic program. The school gym supports the school PE and after school athletic programs. The adjacent stage, attached multipurpose room, courtyard gardens, and kitchen support our various programs, events and activities throughout the year.

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Students, parents and staff gather outside as a community every day for morning assembly. The daily morning assembly is led by students in grades K-­8, and provides a wonderful opportunity for the student and parent community to gather together in prayer. Students also get used to talking in front of a group! The assembly typically includes student ­led prayer, greeting by our principal, the Pledge of Allegiance, birthday announcement trumpet, and daily announcements that inform, build community, recognize students, and provide leadership opportunities. On Friday, the students even lead us in singing the national anthem!

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