After School and Student Programs
After School Programs
Campagna Kids is an out-of-school time program, licensed by the state of Virginia. The program is designed to encourage creative expression, positive social-emotional development, and academic success for children, kindergarten through fifth grade.
Its programming follows standards developed by the National Afterschool Association and provides small-group activities designed to support students' Standards of Learning (SOLs) and engagement in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Campagna Kids also offers services such as healthy afterschool snacks, homework assistance, math and language arts tutoring, sports and arts enrichment, child-directed play centers, and family engagement activities.
The Campagna Kids program is an affordable and safe child care solution designed to assist working parents and guardians by offering care to children during the school year and during winter, spring, and summer break from school. A site director supervises each program and is assisted by experienced and well-trained staff members. Each program is staffed in a 1:12 adult-to-child ratio, which exceeds state licensing requirements.
The program operates Monday through Friday immediately after school until 6 p.m. Spaces are available on a first-come first-served basis. Fees are based on household income and are determined by a sliding fee scale, with opportunities for financial assistance.
Learn more about the Campagna Center and its before and after-care programs.
Tucker Runners on Track (T.R.O.T.)
T.R.O.T. is a run/walk program in the spring designed just for Tucker students to help them develop cardiovascular endurance skills and increase their self-esteem, self-confidence and build healthy habits. We strive to reach all of these goals by training students in grades 3-5 for a 5K race.
Throughout the six weeks of training, the students participate in a variety of workouts. During each session, students participate in activities that focus on wellness as well as training for the race.
Our mission is to provide a positive outlet and learning experiences that will give children the tools they need to lead a healthy and active life. Our mission is fulfilled through the commitment of educating our students on how to be physically active through a run/walk program.
The T.R.O.T. program focuses on the concepts of wellness that includes topics including nutrition, mental health (how you think), emotional health (feelings), and social interactions.
A critical component of the program is tailoring it to fit the needs of our student population. This is accomplished through meeting with our team to determine current issues that are affecting their lives and developing strategies to handle them effectively.
Dates and Times
After the completion of the nine-week program, the students compete in a 5k race sponsored by T.R.O.T. and the Tucker PTA. After-school bus transportation is provided for students who need it.
T.R.O.T. typically has two teams, a boys' and a girls' team.
All participants receive:
- a t-shirt
- a water bottle
- a snack at every session, and
- entry into the 5K race
Cost and Payment
The cost of the program is $40. If you’d like your child to participate, please submit a check payable to Tucker PTA. If due to financial reasons you are unable to pay the full $40 please contact Martha Grutza or Naomi Salamon to discuss ways of ensuring that your child may be a part of the program.
2022 Tucker Art Show
Our 5th Graders are extremely excited about their art show! We are thrilled to share their art. The show is called "What I want to Be" and features artworks created by 5th graders as they exit elementary and venture into the unknown world of middle school.
Environmental Stewards Club
The Samuel Tucker Environmental Stewards work to promote recycling and best environmental practices in both the school environment and at home. The stewards assist with the collection of recycling on a weekly basis and participate in Earth Day activities hosted by the City of Alexandria.
To learn more about the Environmental Stewards Club ask your child’s teacher or call the main office at 703-933-6300.
Tucker Today Show
With the Tucker Today show, students are involved in all aspects of the production, from reporting the school's news as the show's news anchors to managing the switcher that controls what the rest of the school sees on their screen.
The Tucker Today show includes important daily news, like which teachers will have substitutes, what the weather will be like, and what's for lunch. We also recognize student achievement and good "ROARS'' behaviors, and we try to include a little instruction each day through the Fact of the Day and SchoolHouse Rock videos.