Extracurricular Student Activities

There are a wide variety of extracurricular activities that Springfield Elementary students may participate in throughout the year. These are not S.E.P.T.A.-sponsored events, but are listed as a convenient reference for you. We have tried our best to represent all information as accurately as possible. Please contact S.E.P.T.A. for any additions or modifications to this list.


These athletic activities combine students from all three Palisades Elementary schools.

Palisades Pirates Youth Football and Cheerleading (www.ppyf.com)
The Palisades Pirates Youth Football Association (PPYF) was established in 1998 to give boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 13 an opportunity to learn football and cheerleading in a supportive and fun environment. The association is part of the Pop-Warner program and stresses the importance of academics in addition to athletics. We are committed to having a great time developing the young athletes of our area; enriching the children's lives and creating a foundation for the high school and middle school football and cheerleading programs. Registration is held on select dates at the end of April for the upcoming season. Practices begin early August, holding 4 practices per week (M-Th). Once the school year begins, the practices change to twice per week and games are generally on the weekends.

Palisades Youth Wrestling Association (PYWA) was founded to promote a youth wrestling and cheerleading program by combining teaching, training and supervision of the ideals of sportsmanship, teamwork, scholarship and development of good character. Open to all youth living within the Palisades School District, Kindergarten through 6th grade. Sign up is late September/early October. Please email [email protected] or contact Eric Gretzinger, PYWA President at 610-847-8542 or Fred Albe, PYWA Vice President at 610-847-2321 with questions.


Palisades Youth Basketball Association (PYBA) offers two programs to choose from: T-shirt League and Community Basketball League. The T-shirt League (instructional skills and recreational games) is held in the Winter on Saturday mornings for approx. 8 weeks. The Community Basketball League (competitive) is a travel team and most games are on weekends with practices held 1-2 nights per week. Practice begins late November. Registration takes place in late October. For more info, please contact Norm Odle at 610-847-1173 or John Reed at 610-346-7799; email [email protected]

Silver Creek T-Ball, Baseball and Softball
Teams for boys and girls: t-ball for boys and girls (mixed teams) ages 5-7; baseball for boys ages 7-19; softball for girls ages 7-14. Registration is held on select dates starting in mid-January at the Silver Creek Clubhouse for the upcoming season. The season begins mid-March, holding 2 practices/games per week (Tuesdays/Fridays, and varies closer to end of season). Please contact Chris Caraway for more information at 610-346-9394.

Palisades Soccer Club (www.pysanet.com)
There are two soccer programs to choose from: an Intramural (T-Shirt) program and a Travel Soccer program. Please see below for more information on the Summer T-shirt program. The Travel Soccer Program takes place in the Fall and allows players of all ages to experience the game of soccer in a competitive environment. Please visit www.pysanet.com for more info.

Summer Programs

Summer Rec Program
The Summer Rec Program runs Mondays through Thursdays from 9 am until noon from July 14th through August 7th. It is available to children ages 5 through 12, entering Kindergarten through 6th grade in the fall. We will be holding the Summer Recreation Program at Palisades at the Durham Nockamixon Elementary School. In past years, children have participated in a variety of activities including tennis, karate, crafts, outdoor games, cake decorating, gymnastics, hip hop, magic, making tye dye items and much more! Children are grouped by age so all activities are age appropriate. Certified teachers with the help of assistants guide each group and a nurse is on site at all times. To register, please visit www.palisadessd.org and click on Community for the link to the registration form or call Donna Holmes at our Community Relations Office at 610-847-5131, ext. 2401.

Palisades Soccer Club T-Shirt Program (www.pysanet.com)
The intramural (T-Shirt) program provides an opportunity for children to learn good sportsmanship and the fundamentals of soccer in a fun, non-competitive environment where everyone gets equal playing time. It is offered to entering Kindergarten students and older. Registration for the T-Shirt program takes place on select dates starting in early March. The T-shirt season begins at the end of June, holding two practices/games per week, and goes through mid-August.

Springfield-sponsored After School Activities:

Holiday Choral Group for 4th & 5th Graders: (Sept-Dec)
Join Mrs. Reed and the other students for practice for a beautiful holiday choral program which is presented in December.

Chess Club for 4th & 5th Graders
From beginner through experienced player, come improve your skills playing chess matches against your classmates. Usually meets one day a week right after school.

Spring Operetta for 4th & 5th Graders
Become a thespian and show off your singing and acting skills. Don't do either? Be a stagehand or help make props and costumes. Mrs. Reed rehearses through late winter and early spring with students; it culminates with an in-school and evening performance that is not to be missed.

Skiing at Blue Mountain (Winter) Discounted tickets and group lessons are offered. There is a fee for this program. Detailed program information is sent out through Friday folders in the Fall.

Spelling Bee (Fall/Winter)


Springfield Elementary students are welcome to join these troops and packs.

Girl Scouts of America:
Daisies (K-1st grade) --- Troop leaders: TROOP LEADERS NEEDED

Brownies (2nd grade) --- Troop

Brownies (3rd grade) --- Troop
Juniors (4th grade) --- Troop
Juniors (5th grade) --- Troop

Boy Scouts of America - Cub Scout Pack 81:
(Den meetings are once per week; Pack meetings are once per month, plus special events)
Please contact Pack Leader Dave Kenderdine at 610-346-8179 with questions and interest.
Tiger Cub (1st grade) - Den leader: TBA
Wolf (2nd grade) - Den leader: TBA
Bear (3rd grade) - Den leader: TBA
Webelo (4th-5th grade) - Den leader: TBA