FACT Clubs

Questions?  Email fact@mbesf.org

Foundation After-School Club Time (FACT)

Fall 2022 FACT Club registration is open!

The Fall semester begins on Monday, September 12 and runs through Friday, December 9, 2022 for a total of 10 (FACT) weeks.

Please note there will be no clubs for the weeks of September 26-30 (September Break) or November 21-25 (Thanksgiving Break). 

There will be no FACT Clubs during Conference Week. (To be determined)

There is an Early Release Day scheduled for November 8. Makeup Fact Clubs for this date will be held on December 13.

**Please note, all clubs are subject to change based on Covid-19 pandemic guidelines from Cobb County School District. There will be no makeups for school closings.**

All Cobb County School District student conduct policies, as described in the student handbook, apply to students while participating in MBESF FACT Programs. Inappropriate behavior may result in student’s suspension or withdrawal from FACT Programs. No refunds of FACT registration fees will be provided if a student is withdrawn from FACT for violations of the student code of conduct.  Students will automatically be sent to ASP if they are not picked up within 10 minutes of the end of their FACT Club.

FACT Clubs - FALL 2022

Art Around the World

Hosted by: Ms. Trosclair                          


Wednesdays: 1-2, 2:30-3:30

Art Around the World is a cultural exploration for students in Grades 1 and 2.  Students will experience diverse cultures from around the world through their arts and crafts.

Art Garden

Hosted by: Ms. Trosclair                                        


Mondays: 3-5, 2:30-3:30

Does your child love working in the garden and crafting beautiful things?  In Art Garden, students will work collaboratively to create art installation projects for the gardens at Mt. Bethel.  We WILL be outside and we will DEFINITELY get dirty!

Balling Buccaneers

Hosted by: Mr. Johnson               


Tuesday K-1, Wednesday 2-3, & Thursday 4-5, 3:45-4:45

An after-school program designed to teach the fundamentals of the games of baseball, basketball, football, and kickball while also helping students focus on team-building skills.  Instruction will enhance a student’s talent on the field, provide a fun learning atmosphere, and include lessons on the fundamentals of each sport. Sessions will include instruction on catching, throwing, passing, kicking, running, shooting jump shots, hitting, and plyometrics. No matter the skill ability…all students are welcome!



Wednesdays & Thursdays: 4-5, 2:30-4:00

Welcome to the Bethel Buccaneer TV Show aka BB TV.  BB TV is a kids comedy & news TV show produced, filmed, edited, and starring Mt. Bethel Students. During the BB TV class, students will work with professional filmmakers to learn camera operations, lighting, producing, editing, and directing. Then, students will work in film teams to develop and produce episodes of the BB TV show. 

Beat Makers Music Production

Beat Makers Registration

Wednesdays: 2-5, 2:30-3:30 & 3:45-4:45

Lay down some beats and jam to your own songs this semester in Beat Makers! Kids will compose and collaborate with friends as they create fresh beats and songs using virtual instruments on music recording software. We bring laptop computers with state-of-the-art music production software to every class. Students also receive online accounts to save their songs so they can continue composing at home and collaborate with friends. Our lessons are built to help 2nd-5th grade students cover a wide range of creative and technical aspects to making music, as well as exploring the science of acoustics and mathematical relationships between various rhythms. Each session of Beat Makers ends with a Creative Showcase for family and friends to come and hear their child’s fresh new beats.

Brainy Bytes


Mondays: K-2, 2:30-3:30

Jr. Media Design: This tablet-based course offers two exciting ways to bring stories to life! First we will learn the importance of structure in storytelling through the creation of comic books using LEGOs and visualizer software. Then we will continue our creative learning as we explore the world of animation by producing and directing our own animated movies. Storytelling was never this much fun! Students will be able to share all their creations with family and friends.

Mondays: K-2, 3:45-4:45

Adventures in STEAM: Explore the world of STEAM as we delve into science, technology, engineering, art, and math with hands-on projects focused on creativity and ingenuity. From science experiments, coding quests and engineering builds to salty art and Archimedes’ bathtub…we cover it all in this class. The course will end with our very own science fair where each student will showcase their favorite creation.

Thursdays: 3-5, 2:30-3:30

Lego Engineering: A ONE-OF-A-KIND COURSE offering the best of two worlds… BRICKS and CODE! Introduce your child to STEM and programming with the LEGO WeDo 2.0 system. Using bluetooth technology, we can wirelessly program our bots to complete amazing challenges in engineering and coding. Each week will bring a new adventure in STEM. This is the perfect course to encourage continued learning, exploring engineering, simple machines and technology.

Thursdays: 3-5, 3:45-4:45

Game Creation 101: Why just play video games when you can learn to code your own?! Using Scratch 3, you will learn how to create your very own games from beginning to end. Learn essential programming terminology and skills as you build multiple games with varying play styles. Students will receive a link to all the class creations at the end of the course so you can share your fun, one-of-a-kind games with your friends. You must have minimal experience using a computer to take this class. No programming experience required.

Brittany Leazer Productions


Mondays: K-5, 2:30-3:30

This spring, Brittany Leazer Productions will perform The Knight at Dawn Kids! Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS is an adaptation of the second of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world.  This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an age of knights in shining armor, where the two discover the power of hope and the true meaning of gallantry.

• Tuition is $375 and is NON REFUNDABLE after registration. Cast size is limited and will fill up quickly. Tuition includes props, sets, mic rentals, t-shirts, scripts, the rights to produce the play, and instructional time. There will be some costumes that parents be responsible for.

• Everyone signed up for this FACT Club will have a part in the show. 

• All extra rehearsals and performances are MANDATORY. Boot Camp will be September 9th at the BLP Studios. Tech Week will be:

CAST ONE: October 30th, 2022 @ 2–4pm and Tuesday November 1st, 2022 @ 3–5pm
CAST TWO: October 30th, 2022 @ 4:15–6:15pm and Tuesday November 1st, 2022 @ 5:30–7:30pm

Show dates are November 2nd and 3rd 2022 at the BLP Studios.

BugBytes: Jr. Coding and Problem Solving

Hosted by: Ms. Griffee


Thursdays: K-2, 2:30-3:30

Coding with young children opens their eyes to the world inside of computers, as well as the world around them. Software is the language of our modern world. While not every child will grow up to be a software engineer, it’s crucial they understand computational thinking as it combines math and logic and helps promote higher levels of problem solving. Programming is shown to be beneficial to cognitive development, working the language centers in the frontal cortex in unique and powerful ways. When we increase our computational thinking, our brains form new neural connections while strengthening existing ones. Club Buccaneer’s latest FACT Club offering, BugBytes: Jr. Coding and Problem Solving, will provide your young child with opportunities to increase their computational thinking and ability to tackle mental challenges in new and creative ways. Each week, your child will develop computational thinking skills through both digital and analog methods, including:

Osmo Coding, Scratch Jr., Tynker, LEGO Coding Express, Hour of Code, Kodable, and brain training exercises including fun logic games, puzzles, brain teasers, and more!

CHALLENGE ISLAND's Disaster Island!



Mondays: 1-5, 2:30-3:30



Tuesdays: 1-5, 2:30-3:30

Challenge Island® is the World’s #1 STEAM Program with its very own STEAM Book Series. Reserve your spot to join us on our next adventure on Fantastic Fiction Island©. Once upon a time, there was a page-turning island that transformed favorite children's books into action-packed STEAM adventures. Challenge Island's Fantastic Fiction Island© is a literary adventure of epic proportions. From pop culture favorites to classic reads to our very own Challenge Island book series, this island is always a best seller! Check out our STEAM Book Series in stores everywhere!  Learn more at www.challenge-island.com  

Cobb Soccer Academy

Hosted By: Coach Dietrich


Monday: K-2 Girls, 2:30-3:30

Tuesday: K-3 Boys & Girls, 2:30-3:30

Wednesday: K-2 Boys, 2:30-3:30

Thursday: 3-5 Boys, 2:30-3:30

Friday: 2-5 Girls & Boys, 2:30-3:30

Cobb Soccer Academy is designed for soccer players at Mt. Bethel of all levels and abilities. The academy will be centered around developing players according to their stage of development and offering hands on training. Sessions will focus on teaching technical skills such as dribbling, receiving, passing, and shooting. The focus will also be on teaching the attacking and defending principles of play.

Create & Construct Crew

Hosted by: Ms. Griffee


Monday: K-1, 2:30-3:30

Tuesday: 2-5, 2:30-3:30

Do you like to imagine, design, build and engineer? Then the Create & Construct Crew is right for you! This immensely hands-on program allows for students to work with a wide variety of mediums including (but not limited to) an all-time favorite learning tool, LEGOS®! Students will work with kits/build books as well as have the opportunity to “free build” whatever their imaginations can conjure! Along the way, we will produce pictures and videos (including time lapse and stop motion!) of our creations using a variety of iPad apps. The sky’s the limit for all the ways we turn our incredible ideas into real things!! **Note that students returning to Create and Construct Crew will continue moving forward with new builds and challenges.


Gals Who Game

Hosted by: Ms. Kurtz


Tuesdays: Girls 3-5, 2:30-3:30

Gals Who Game is a safe space for students to share their interest and excitement for gaming and technology.  Gaming and technology can bring us together, but too many young techies work alone.  Gals Who game will make coding and creation challenging and fun, while building a collaborative workspace to game in.  Instead of passive players, Gals Who Game will become active coders, creators, and publishers of games of their own design.  From cutting edge robotics, Minecraft, game creation and more-Gals Who Game will show the world what they can create with coding languages like Blockly, Python, Java, & Swift.  Join Girls Who Game and create with code!

*Recommended for Girls 3rd-5th grade​​

Guitar Club

Hosted by: Ms. Gardner


Thursdays: 3-5, 2:30-3:30

Designed with the beginning guitar player in mind, this club will teach members the basics they need to get started in the awesome world of guitar playing! Guitar Club will teach basic strumming, chords, picking, instrument care, and playing confidence for members. Each member will receive instructional materials to keep and will be supplied a guitar for use during club. While members are not required to own a guitar, it is encouraged. Space is VERY limited, and early registration is recommended.

Guys Who Game

Hosted by: Ms. Kurtz


Thursdays: Boys 3-5, 2:30-3:30

If we want to set up our children for academic success, every child needs to learn to code!  Coding not only helps students with math skills, it also gives them valuable life skills that translate directly to real world tech careers.  Coding (put simply) is using the language of computers in order to make the computer perform certain functions.  In Guys Who Game, students will learn and apply computer languages like Blockly, Python, HTML, Swift, etc. but they will practice and apply the collaborative work skills necessary to be successful in and outside the classroom.  From robotics, Minecraft, game building and more, Guys Who Game will be highly engaging and evolving to support the newest coders to the most experienced.

*Recommended for Boys 3rd-5th grade​​


Hosted by: Ms. Kurtz


Mondays: 2-5, 2:30-3:30


How does a child go from Imagination to a 3D printed Creation? Join the iCREATE STEM class to find out!  Using CAD (Computer Aided Design), design your own creation to be 3D printed! Next, we use the latest technology with MergeView to export AR designs you can “hold” in your hand. This technology is NEW and CUTTING EDGE for iCREATE students. Learn new skills and expand your creativity in iCREATE where technology takes you go from imagination to creation!​

IMPACT Performance Group

Hosted By: Ms. Gardner


Wednesdays: 2-5, 2:30-3:30

IMPACT is an all-encompassing music experience where students will use singing, dancing, and instrument playing to create large-scale ensemble pieces for performance in front of a live audience. Highlights include drumming, xylophones, choreographed routines, and solos.  All participants receive music folders and CD’s for practice at home as well as the official club shirt.

Ivy Bridge Academy Public Speaking & Debate


Thursdays: 3-5, 2:30-3:30

Ivy Bridge Academy's After-School Public Speaking & Debate program offers a chance for students to learn and engage with current events through the activity of Debate. Students enhance their research skills, critical thinking, organizational skills, persuasion tactics, and information processing by learning about both sides of an issue and being able to persuasively argue for either side. Students who participate in our program will leave with a sense of accomplishment, newfound confidence, and a skill set that will help them through the rest of their schooling and even into adulthood. A main focus will be on creating and delivering persuasive speeches in front of their peers. 

Kid Chess


Tuesdays: 1-5, 2:30-3:30

Tuesdays: K-5, 3:45-4:45

Fridays: 1-5, 2:30-3:30

Fridays: K-5, 3:45-4:45

Why join the Mount Bethel Chess Club?

  • Kids Love It! It’s the most popular elementary after-school program in Atlanta.

  • Chess improves decision making, grades, test scores, patience, and confidence.

  • All Skill Levels - Multiple kid-friendly instructors facilitate learning at your child’s pace.

  • Safe - Every Kid Chess coach is fully immunized.

  • Convenient - Right after school and right here on campus

Chess Makes You Smart; We Make it Fun!


KidzKeys Registration

Mondays: K-3, 2:30-3:30 & 3:45-4:45

Join KidzKeys-Piano Club this semester and learn piano skills that will last a lifetime! KidzKeys provides students in K-2nd Grade the chance to explore and express their own creativity - all while having fun learning piano with friends! We provide a keyboard and all supplemental teaching materials, so all your child needs to do is get excited about learning piano. Our Color-Coded lessons are crafted to help K-2nd grade students quickly learn to read music on their own. Piano recitals give your child a wonderful opportunity to show off what they've learned throughout the semester! 


Hosted by: Ms. Rees


Mondays: beginner 3-5, 2:30-3:30

Needlecraft 101 (Beginner)

In this club, girls and boys will explore needle and thread with fun projects that combine embroidery, hand sewing, and machine sewing. Students will make stuffies, pillows, bags, and more. Students will experience the pride of creating unique and amazing things with their own hands while gaining practical skills. We encourage creativity and build confidence!

Thursdays: intermediate 3-5, 2:30-3:30

Needlecraft 102 (Intermediate)

In this club, students will advance their sewing skills and gain confidence using the sewing machine. They will become increasingly independent with the many steps involved in sewing projects. Students should have either attended Needlecraft 101 OR have some experience using a sewing machine.

Fridays: advanced 3-5, 2:30-3:30

Needlecraft 103 (Advanced)

In this club, students will advance to making and designing clothes and accessories. We will focus on fashion! Students should have either attended Needlecraft 102 OR be experienced with a sewing machine.

Robotics Club (Grades 1-3)

Hosted by: Ms. Griffee


Wednesdays: 1-3, 2:30-3:30

This fun and interactive club exposes Mt. Bethel’s budding engineers to the foundations of robotics, including construction and basic programming. Students will use LEGO® WeDo 2.0 kits and curriculum to build, program, and test a minimum of 2 different WeDo 2.0 robots, including Milo the Science Rover! In addition to LEGO® curriculum, members will gain exposure to real world robotics, try out other cool robots (like BeeBots, LEGO Boost, Ozobots, and Robot Mice) and partake in other hands-on design, construction, and programming/coding activities. *Note that students returning to robotics will continue moving forward with new builds and challenges based on previous experience.



Robotics Club (Grades 4-5)

Hosted by: Ms. Kurtz


Wednesdays: 4-5, 2:30-3:30

Why code robots?  Creative thinking begins with a questioning mindset and through coding we enable Mt. Bethel students to be creative thinkers with the tools of the next generation.  Robotics is the real-world application of these skills that is both highly engaging and fun for students!  Using real robotics like LEGO, Root, Ozobot, (and a new cutting edge robotics that are only available to Robotics Club members) students will learn to experiment, explore ideas and test their skills as daring young robotics engineers.  Everybody LOVES robots, in Robotics Club students will become innovative creators using 21st century skills while have a great time!​​



Wednesdays: K-1, 3:45-4:45

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1-3, 2:30-3:30

Wednesdays & Fridays: 3-5, 2:30-3:30

We are thrilled to continue our Spanish enrichment after-school program! We are a well-established, Cobb County foreign language enrichment program taught by creative and enthusiastic Spanish teachers. We create a productive and fun learning environment, where the children have an opportunity to build a strong vocabulary in different units and establish basic language skills. Children previously enrolled in the program will be introduced to new content and challenged with new curriculum. We provide needed materials and supplies for all students.

Storybook STEAM

Hosted By: Ms. Menear and Ms. Vanderhave


Monday: K-2, 2:30-3:30

Wednesday: 3-5, 2:30-3:30

Calling all bookworms! Bring your favorite stories to life by connecting literacy with STEAM. During this club, we will cover essential skills in reading, comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar. We will do this along with building your child’s 21st century skills by incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Your child will have the opportunity to expand upon their creativity, critical thinking skills, curiosity, resilience, problem solving, resourcefulness, collaboration, and confidence in a fun, hands-on way. Get excited to make storybook art and complete STEM challenges that will have you thinking about some of your favorite books in new ways. We are excited to see the stories come off the pages through your child’s imagination!