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Chess Club


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Chess is used to develop strategic and critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and competitive maturity. The Ponderosa Chess Club meets each Wednesday and is open to Ponderosa Elementary School students in grades 3-5. This an excellent way for beginners to learn how to play chess, while providing experienced players the opportunity to participate in both recreational and competitive matches. Knowledge of chess is not required. Students learn to play and enjoy chess, while experiencing healthy competition and team spirit.







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Battle of the Books – (B.O.B)


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Battle of the Books (B.O.B) is a voluntary reading program for students in grades 3-5. Students read books and usually compete in groups to demonstrate their abilities by answering questions to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The competition will be in a quiz-bowl type format. The purpose is to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with other students. View the most current book list by clicking on the B.O.B icon above. 




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 Junior Beta Club


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The Junior Beta Club is an academic honors program.  Ponderosa Elementary School selects among our 5th grade students that meet criteria for induction into the Junior Division of the National Beta Club.  The purpose of the Junior Beta Club is to recognize outstanding achievement, promote character and social responsibility, encourage service involvement to school and community, foster leadership skills, grant scholarships, and provide settings for students to develop interpersonal relationship skills.






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 Parent Teacher Organization – (PTO)


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Parent Teacher Organization – The Ponderosa Elementary School PTO is committed to strengthening, enhancing, and encouraging the educational and social environment of our students. The PTO also sponsors and organizes fundraising and school events, which sustains communication between parents, teachers, administration, and the community. Help support Ponderosa, join the PTO today!

Published by Alice White on June 9, 2019
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