Cutchogue East

Club Brochure 2021-2022

Club advisors will send home registration information

Nature Club

Advisor: Emma Mirsky

April 26 - May 26 Tuesdays and Thursdays

3rd grade

  • Walks on the outside trail and around school property with integration of science

  • Animal and plant observations

  • Virtual field trips to botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuaries

Ultimate Frisbee Club

Advisor: Tony Claudio

Spring Club...Coming Soon...

Morning Fitness

Advisor: John Amato

March 25 - June 17


Mock Trial

Advisors: Lena DeSantis & Patti Theodorou

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 3:00 - 4:15
Grades: 5th and 6th

Thursdays Beginning April 6th and Ending on June 1st

(April 6, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1st)

Mock Trial allows students to take a hands-on learning approach to all aspects of a court case. The club will Introduce students to the who, what, where, when and why of the relevant laws and prepare to compete against other schools in a mock trial while role playing each part of the trial.

This club is for students who want to engage in higher level thinking and problem solving. This club stretches the minds of students to think and solve using the clues and laws relative to the case. This program fosters group collaboration to support a common idea.


Advisor: Heather Raineri

Day: Thursdays

Time: 3:00-4:30

Students from the 6th grade will create the 2022 - 2023 yearbook using the computer program Pictavo. Together they will choose the cover, edit text, and place images. The club will meet for sessions Thursdays :


January: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

February: 2nd, 9th, 16th

March: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Yoga Club


Art Portfolio Project


Days: Tuesdays

Time: 3:00 - 4:15pm

Grades: 6

The Portfolio Project is an initiative of NYSATA that was developed in cooperation with the New York State Education Department. It is an authentic assessment tool that is based on The New York State Learning Standards and provides students with an opportunity to present portfolios of their work at regional adjudication sites. The student portfolios provide evidence of understanding and student learning in the visual arts. Portfolio Project requirements include... * An artist statement * Self portrait * Art history based art piece and written reflection on that piece * 3 Student choice artworks * Portfolio presentation Portfolio presentation includes 2 special days. CE Portfolio Day and Adjudication Day. Commitment to the program requires students to attend 10 of the 12 assigned dates. The program starts after the new year. All dates to be announced. The registration fee is $15.00.

Lego Club

Advisor: Tony Claudio

Day: Mondays (Beginning December 13th)

Time: 3:15 4:00

Lego club is about using your imagination to build spectacular structures.

Beginning December 13th

Chess Club

Advisor: Mrs. Finnigan

Days: Mondays

Time: 3:20-4:20

Grades: 5, and 6

December 13 - March 7

Beginning in December

Chess is a fun, engaging game that kids love to play! Learning chess improves one's ability to think rationally, helps develop patience and thoughtfulness, increases cognitive skills, and much more.

This club will give students an opportunity to work hard, concentrate and commit to develop innovative strategies in the game while developing a competitive yet sportsmanlike spirit.

This all happens while they have a great time having fun in the class.


Advisor: Amy Csorny

Dates: Tuesdays March 1 - May 5

May 5th: Hack-a-thon

Students showcase their talents and enter the Hack-a-thon as a team based on coding skills acquired or practiced in the Coding Club. This coding competition takes place over a 3.5 hour period as students participate against other school districts.

Cutchogue East School Musical/Play

Advisors: Bryan Bowie, Crystal Green, Carolyn McDonald

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (October-January 1.5 hour rehearsals)

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Grades: 5 and 6

Students will be invited to participate in the many aspects of the stage production of Disney's musical, Honk Jr. There are several ways for students to engage in this performance. Students with interests in performance, art, technology and stage crew will be able to showcase their talents during the preparation schedule and final production.

This program allows students with an interest in theater to be introduced to all aspects of a stage production. Students with a passion for performance, art, and technology will be invited to participate. It will provide an after school opportunity to be involved in an activity that is fun, team building and challenging.

Set Design

Advisors: Tony Claudio and Kara Tolmie

Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays Beginning October 15th

Time: 3:00-4:15

Set design lets the artist come out to help make the play come to life with beautiful backgrounds. Helping engineer set pieces to allow for spectacular performances.

Journaling and Mindful Writing

Advisor: Amy Brown

Days: Tuesday 4th Grade for 6 weeks and Thursday 3rd Grade 6 weeks

Times: 3:00-4:00 April and May

Grades: 3 and 4

Bullet journals are a way for students to build a growth mindset and practice a way to express their thoughts and feelings.

Coding Club

Advisor: Amy Csorny

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3:00 - 4:15

Grades: 4, 5 and 6

Using our coding platform, KIDOYO students are learning to embrace computational thinking, making math concepts move, bringing stories to life with interactive designs and engage with coding languages of increasing complexity. When students express a piqued interest in coding, a club environment enables collaborative and independent exploration that can lead to team experiences with Code.

Fall and Spring Garden Club

Advisors: Betsy Bitman, Melissa Wilcenski

Day: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 3:00 - 4:15pm

Grades: 3, 4, and 5

The garden club will have two sessions. One in the fall and one in the spring. The fall session will be for students in 3rd grade. The spring session will be for students in 4th grade. Students will plant, harvest, maintain and prepare the school garden. Students will enjoy learning outdoors. If any 5th or 6th grade students would like to volunteer and assist by mentoring peers in the garden, please contact us.

Outdoor activities in the school garden will provide multiple opportunities for students to work collaboratively while nurturing their physical, social and emotional well being.

Student Leadership

Advisors: Bryan Bowie and Katie Killeen

Day: Wednesday/Monthly - Students leaders will be advised of dates 1st Date October 13.
Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm

Student Leadership is an opportunity to take an active role in your education and develop your leadership skills, while helping make the CE experience the best it can be for all students! The committee is made up of 2 representatives from each homeroom in 5th and 6th grade. Representatives are elected by their classmates and will serve on the committee through June. Throughout the school year the leadership team will run charity drives, host fundraisers, assist at school events, and take on building wide projects of their own.

Art Club

Advisor: Kara Tolmie

Day: Tuesdays (Spring)

Time: 3:00 - 4:15

The club will have two sessions of 6 classes each. The first session will be for students in 5th & 6th grade, the second session for 3rd & 4th graders. Students will work on mural projects for the school. Students will enjoy learning new drawing and painting techniques, how to enlarge images using technology, and work with mosaic materials including recycled bottle caps and ceramic and glass tiles.

Art club will provide multiple opportunities for students to work collaboratively in a healthy and happy social environment. Art making encourages abstract thinking, relieves stress, improves motor skills, promotes problem solving skills and nurtures the mind.

NYSSMA Band Club

Advisor: Bryan Bowie

Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (scheduled with students)

Time: 3:00-4:00

NYSSMA Chorus Club

Chorus Club

Advisor: Rob Ozman

Day: Mondays, or Tuesdays, or Thursdays (scheduled with students) February - May

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

NYSSMA chorus club (New York State School Music Association) is where students come to learn the technical details of singing as well as to prepare a vocal solo to be performed in front of an adjudicator. The scores from these performances are one of the bases for qualification for the All-County Festivals held throughout the year. The students meet on either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday from 3 to 4 pm depending on their choice of solo.