Clubs & Other Activities

music and other activities

 

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)
Take part in a fun tournament for 3rd-5th graders where teams compete to answer questions about books from the annual OBOB reading list. Kids form grade level teams made up of four team members and one optional alternate, and then will usually split up the reading responsibilities for the 16 books. Teams will first compete at Ainsworth in late January/February, and the winner advances to a regional competition. OBOB is a statewide reading program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. Find out more about the program at the  OBOB Website

OBOB – 3rd through 5th Grade: Register by December 1st | Battles will be February 8-10, 2022. The state OBOB tournament is in March, dates TBD. 

If your Ainsworth student plans on participating in OBOB, please read the information in this form and register by December 1st. Book Resources and Practice Question links are contained within this form, so be sure to book mark this link for future use. 

2021-2022 OBOB Title Lists 

If you have any questions, please email Marisa at marisa_a_mclaughlin@yahoo.com or Teresa at teresa@mangosafari.com. 

Duelo de la Literatura – 4th and 5th Grade: Register by February 25, 2022 | Virtual event May 12, 2022. Information flyer.

6 libros con una variedad de niveles de lectura  

    • Agallas, por Raina Telgemeir  
    • Sobrevivir el huracán Katrina, por Lauren Tarsis  
    • Frida el misterio del anillo del pavo real y yo, por Ángela Cervantes  
    • Mi tío Pachunga, por José Ignacio Valenzuela  
    • Esperanza renace, por Pam Muñoz Ryan  
    • Quién fue Roberto Clemente, por James Buckley Jr.  
    • Los libros estarán disponibles tanto en papel como en copias electrónicas a través de la Biblioteca Ainsworth.  

¡Envíe un correo electrónico a la Sra. Aubrey con preguntas! apagenst@pps.net 

 

SCHOOL CHOIR – CANCELED for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Ainsworth Eaglet Choir (2nd & 3rd graders) meets on Monday afternoons in the auditorium from 2:15-3:15 pm. Students learn and perform a varied repertoire of pieces at five performances throughout the year. Students perform at the Winter Concert, Greenspace Celebration, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Arts Fair, and End of the Year Concert. All second and third graders are welcome. No auditions required. No permission slips or fees. Just show up and sing! (If your child attends After Care on Monday afternoons, please inform Cindy Lind that your student has permission to attend choir and remind your child to check in with AfterCare before coming up to choir each Monday.)

The Ainsworth Eagle Choir (4th & 5th graders) meets on Wednesday afternoons in the auditorium from 2:15-3:15 pm. Students learn and perform a varied repertoire of pieces at five performances throughout the year. Students perform at the Winter Concert, Greenspace Celebration, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Arts Fair, and End of the Year Concert. All fourth and fifth graders are welcome. No auditions required. No permission slips or fees. Just show up and sing! (If your child attends After Care on Wednesday afternoons, please inform Cindy Lind that your student has permission to attend choir and remind your child to check in with AfterCare before coming up to choir each Wednesday.)

If you have questions about choir or band, please send them to: mgascoyne@pps.net

Samba Band (starts in spring) CANCELED for the 2021-2022 school year.

All 5th grade students are invited to participate in Ainsworth’s Samba Program.  Brian Davis, a longtime member of the musical group Pink Martini, spearheads the Samba program. 

Brian teaches Samba technique and Samba instrument units to all of the 5th graders during their normally scheduled music classes. Traditionally, the Samba students have performed at a variety of events in the spring. Usually, they perform at the Arts Fair in May, and most years, they march in the Junior Parade of the Portland Rose Festival in June. 

Ainsworth is proud to offer this fabulous musical opportunity and we are incredibly thankful for Brian’s masterful leadership! 

If you have questions about Samba, please send them to:  mgascoyne@pps.net 

FIRST Lego League and FIRST Junior
If you are interested in starting a team (FIRST Jr. is K-3rd grade, FIRST is for 4th-8th graders), the Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program website has helpful information: http://www.ortop.org
Workshops for prospective coaches and mentors: Workshops – ORTOP Website