Extra Curriculars

Elizabeth Ide School is happy to partner with a variety of community organizations in providing extra curricular opportunities for our students at the primary level.  Research suggests that extracurricular activities and the involvement in community clubs and organizations foster and strengthen the development academics, social, and emotional skills.

The information located below reflects the various extracurricular activities communicated to our school community members throughout the school year.  Information on each of these extracurricular activities is distributed to our students and parents through our weekly newsletter. These organizations may not be directly affiliated with Center Cass School District 66.   

Intramurals for K, 1, & 2 Graders: Students at each grade level have the opportunity to participate in several intramural sessions at various times throughout the school year (Second grade - fall, First grade - fall/winter, and Kindergarten - spring).  Games are played at Elizabeth Ide School in the gymnasium. Groups are formed based on the number of students that sign up.

Phone: 630-783-5200

Email: ppitassi@ccsd66.org

Additional Information: There are approximately 3-4 sessions that tend to take place after school  from 2:30 - 3:20 p.m. on various days of the week depending on the number of formed groups.  Transportation is provided by parents. Students are to wear gym shoes and have fun!

Bricks 4 Kidz®: After-school enrichment classes providing an exciting atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® Bricks.  The activities build on the universal popularity of LEGO® Bricks to deliver high quality, educational play and are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence.  Bricks 4 Kidz® focuses on introducing students to principles of science, technology, engineering, architecture, and math during each weeks lesson.  Bricks 4 Kidz® promotes problem solving and higher level thinking with all themed units.

Web: www.bricks4kidz.com/oakbrook

Phone: 630-448-2451

Email: oakbrook@bricks4kidz.com

Additional Information: Workshop classes tend to take place after school on Mondays from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Ide School.  Workshop sessions are six weeks and run at several times throughout the school year. Rates vary per six-week workshop session.

Young Rembrandts:  Recognized as a leader in art education, Young Rembrandts provides children step-by-step methods in teaching drawing, as well as the fundamental skill of all visual arts.  Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, order and sequencing abilities, visualization, and self-discipline as well as fundamental art skills. Concrete ideas and techniques are introduced that enlarge children’s visual vocabularies, enrich their imaginations, and their minds.  Young Rembrandts offers well-organized classes and teaching original, high-quality curriculum in a positive environment.

Web: www.youngrembrandts.com/dupage

Phone: 630-493-4263

Email: laura.baldwin@youngrembrandts.com

Additional Information: Workshop classes tend to take place after school on Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Workshop sessions are eleven weeks and run at several times throughout the school year at Elizabeth Ide School.  Rates vary per eleven-week workshop session.

Dream Big: The mission of Dream Big is to enrich children’s lives with life-affirming and energizing, creative experiences in the performing arts. With a focus on fostering confidence and self-expression, these collaborative experiences led by professional teaching artists allow children’s hearts and spirits to shine bright on and off the stage.  Themes for each term (fall and spring) change from year to year and past themes have been Creative Drama, Stories & Showtunes and Storybook Theater.

Web: www.dreambignaperville.com

Phone: 630-768-7597

Email: Louise@DreamBigPerformingArts.com

Additional Information: Workshop classes tend to take place after school on Tuesday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Workshop sessions are ten weeks and run at several times throughout the school year at Elizabeth Ide School.  Rates vary per ten-week workshop session.

Other organizations that Elizabeth Ide School and Center Cass School District 66 distribute information to our learning community include, but not limited to, the following:  Darien Park District, Woodridge Park District, Downers Grove Park District, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Darien Public Library, Woodridge Public Library, and Downers Grove Public Library.