JGS offers a variety of activities throughout the year. Below you will find club descriptions and permission slips for clubs currently enrolling. Please check the JGS NOTES each week for specific information regarding sign up deadlines and schedule changes.


Activity Descriptions (Ongoing Activities)


Grades 4-5

Learn to play an instrument. Rehearsals are scheduled during the school day from 8:30-9:00.

Teacher: Kerri McCormack


Chorus (Permission Slip)

Grades 3-5

Rehearse music to present at concerts and community events.

Teacher: Kerri McCormack


Destination Imagination (Permission Slip)

Grades 3-5

The team works on a problem solving challenge and prepares a skit for a regional competition. Participants are selected through try-outs.

Team Managers: Helen Stone, Marcia Press


Homework Club (Sign-up Form)

Grades 3-5

Successful completion of homework in a structured stress-free setting.

Contact Person: Lynn Merlone


Student Council (morning program)

Grades 3-5

Class representatives discuss and plan school events or programs. Participants are chosen through an election process.

Advisors: Nancy Springfield, Eliot Pelletier


Activity Descriptions (Short Session Activities)

Specific offerings change annually. Below are current offerings of short session activities.


24 Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 4-5

Students will become become more flexible in their thinking and will gain skills in seeing mathematical relationships, while playing the math game 24.

Teacher: Morgan Cooper


Advanced Sign Language Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 3-4

Learn to sign sentences, stories and songs. Students must have participated in Sign Language Club or know the manual alphabet.

Teacher: Bridget Wold


Animation Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 4-5

Learn to combine art and technology to design and produce a short animated movie.

Teacher: Mary Giandalone


Book Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 4-5

If you love to read, then this is the club for you.

Teacher: Marianne Sorrentino


Bring On The Board Games Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 3-4

Students can “game” without an electronic device in hand by participating in some classic board games.

Teacher: Ann Wheeler


Clay Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 3-5

Hand-building, coiling, sculpture, and clay slab.

Teacher: Mary Giandalone


Cooperative Play (Permission Slip)

Grades 1-2

Enjoy working together with friends in a variety of games and activities.

Teacher:  Ann Wheeler


Drawing Club (Permission Slip)

Pencil, charcoal, ink and watercolor drawing techniques.

Teacher: Mary Giandalone


Garden Club (Permission Slip)

Grades Kindergarten-5

There are several garden areas at JGS and all need tender loving care throughout the year.  Students and parents are invited to help spruce up and maintain our garden areas.

Teacher:  Patricia Layfield


Girl Power Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 4-5

This year long club will focus on strengths and healthy lifestyles, empowering girls in education and social skills.

Teacher:  Lynne Merlone and Marianne Sorrentino


Inquiry Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 4-5

This club is in conjunction with Franklin Pierce University.  Students identify and explore areas of personal interest and then create a project to show what they have learned.

Contact Person: Andy Chapman & Carla Press


Jump Rope Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 3-4

Learn the healthy benefits of jumping rope and have fun too.

Contact Person:  Ann Wheeler


Let’s Fly (Permission Slip)

Grades Kindergarten-3

This club will allow students to create, build, and fly a variety of different kinds of airplanes.

Teacher:  Patricia Layfield


Math Club (Permission Slip)

Grade 4-5, Grade 3, and Grade 2 (3 different sessions)

Games and activities to build skills and confidence in math.

Teachers: Patty Long, Nancy Springfield


Painting Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 3-5

Watercolor, pastel, and acrylic painting techniques.

Teacher: Mary Giandalone


Rising Stars (Permission Slip)

Grades 1 & 2

This club is part of the Destination Imagination program for younger students.  The team will work on solving a challenge using problem-solving, storytelling, imagining possibilities, and working with others.



Shakespeare Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 4-5

Students will develop acting skills by practicing scenes from a Shakespearian play.  Participants should be willing to memorize lines outside of club time.

Teacher:  Morgan Cooper


Sign Language Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 2-3

Students will learn basic signs such as numbers, colors, animals,  and familiar phrases.

Teacher:  Bridget Wold


Solar Car Club (Permission Slip)

Grade 5

Students will design and build a car that runs on solar power.

Teachers:  Matt Harris, Eliot Pelletier


Speed Stacking Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 2-3

Speed stacking develops motor skills, patterning, focus and concentration.  It encourages setting and achieving goals and team work.

Teacher:  Ann Wheeler


Walking Club (Permission Slip)

Grades 3-5

Walks throughout town for fun and fitness.

Teachers: Marianne Sorrentino, Nancy Springfield