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FACT Clubs

Questions?  Email fact@mbesf.org

Foundation After-School Club Time (FACT)



Spring 2023 FACT Club registration is open!

The Spring semester begins on Monday, January 30 and runs through Friday, April 21, 2022 for a total of 10 (FACT) weeks.

Please note there will be no clubs for the weeks of February 20-24 (February Break) or April 4-7 (Spring Break). 

There is an Early Release Day scheduled for March 6. Makeup Fact Clubs for this date will be held on April 24.

**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 No refunds of FACT registration fees will be provided if a student is withdrawn from FACT for violations of the student code of conduct.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 - SPRING 2023

Art Around the World

Led by Ms. Trosclair                          

http://clubbuccaneer.org/the-art-garden/

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

Art Around the World is a cultural exploration for students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.  Students will experience diverse cultures from around the world through their arts and crafts.

Balling Buccaneers

Led by Mr. Johnson               

https://buccaneerbaseball1.wixsite.com/fact

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!

BB TV

http://kidstv.mobocproductions.com/schedule-register.html

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

https://natlanta.brainybytes.com/after-school

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

Stop-Motion Movie Making: Want to learn how to make your own stop-motion brick film? This class is for you! Learn what makes a great movie… it is so much more than just taking pictures. Using the Stop Motion Studio app and other software tools, you will bring LEGOs to life, creating multi-scene movies with transitions, titles, credits, sound effects, and narration. Students receive a link to all the class creations at the end of the course. The stories are up to your imagination. With a huge assortment of sets to choose from, this course can be taken again and again with new creations every time!

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

https://brittanyleazerproductions.com/mt-bethel-elementary/

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

MBES FACT Club presents Aladdin Kids. Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin KIDS is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. Now updated in the Binder format!  When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her.  Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and the power of love. Specific to Disney’s Aladdin KIDS are the Djinn, a group of unique stage magicians who execute the magical moments of the show. Casting many Djinn to create the Genie’s magic allows you to involve more young performers. FACT CLUB begins January 30th. Auditions will be that day! You will receive an audition packet beforehand to practice. Your child will receive a role after auditions and be assigned a cast. 
BOOT CAMP
March 4th, Cast One: 9am-11:30pm
March 4th, Cast Two: 11:30am-2pm
Bootcamp will be held at Brittany Leazer Productions Studio.
TECH WEEK
CAST ONE: March 27th, 3–6pm
CAST TWO: March 28th, 3–6pm
SHOW DATES
March 29th Cast One Show: 5:30pm Call Time 4:30pm
March 29th Cast Two Show: 7:30pm Call time: 6:45pm
March 30th Cast Two Show: 5:30pm Call time: 4:30pm
March 30th Cast One Show: 7:30pm Call time: 6:45pm
ADDITIONAL CLASSES
April 10th: Cast Party
April 17th: Acting Improv class as the last class
COST $395
All registrations and payments will be taken through our iClasspro portal. Please make sure that after creating an account you put the class in your cart and check out. You will not be registered if you do not check out with payment through iClasspro.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS PRODUCTION
• Tuition is $395 and is NON REFUNDABLE after registration. Cast Size is limited and will fill up quickly. Tuition includes props, sets, mic rentals, t-Shirts, CDs, scripts, the rights to produce the play, and instructional time. There will be some costumes that parents will need to be responsible for.
• Everyone signed up through FACT will have a part in the show. 
• Children are expected to follow Cobb County guidelines and be on their best behavior. Should there be a continuing problem, the child will not be allowed to participate in Brittany Leazer Productions. 
• All extra rehearsals and performances are MANDATORY
*All shows and tech week rehearsals will be held at Brittany Leazer Productions Studios: 

2963 Johnson Ferry Rd. Marietta, GA 30062

BugBytes Jr. Coding and Problem Solving

Led by Ms. Griffee

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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!

BugBytes Sr. Coding

Led by Ms. Kurtz

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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


Coding is the new literacy of the 21st century. We all know how to use smart devices, but we really need to know is how they work and why? Learn the secrets of coding to find out. Once you know how to code, the sky is the limit and one day, you could be a leader in technology. Leaders in technology are the stewards of our future and hold the power to make the world a better place for all citizens of the 21st century. In BugBytes Sr., we use kid friendly games and lessons to demystify coding  languages while still teaching all skill levels from beginning to advanced coding! From beginner to advanced coders, learn to code with Blockly, Java, Python, Swift and analog programs for a full and fun coding experience in Bug Bytes Sr.
Max: 22 Students per session

CHALLENGE ISLAND's Monsters and Myths Island!

Mondays:

https://login.challenge-island.com/events.php?location=3

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

Tuesdays:

https://login.challenge-island.com/events.php?location=3

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

Join Challenge Island in the Spring for MONSTERS and MYTHS ISLAND! Prepare to enter an enchanted island filled with mythological monsters, legendary creatures, fabled beasts, and things that go bump in the night. You and a STEAM Team® of friends will take on engineering challenges from Dracula to Dragons, from Bigfoot to Yeti, from the mythological monsters of Homer’s Odyssey to modern-day monster trucks. A STEAMtastic adventure that only Challenge Island could dream up, Monsters and Myths Island is so spectacular it will give you goosebumps. Find out more about what makes Challenge Island so special at www.challenge-island.com

Cobb Soccer Academy

www.cobbsocceracademy.com

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

Led by Ms. Griffee

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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.

Guitar Club

Led by Ms. Gardner

https://musicmattersinmarietta.weebly.com/

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.

iCreate

Led by Ms. Kurtz

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

Tuesdays: 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

Led by Ms. Gardner

https://musicmattersinmarietta.weebly.com/

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

https://ivydebate.com/academic-camps/school-debate-program-mount-bethel-es/

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. 

Kawaii Kids

Led by Ms. Trosclair

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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


Do you have a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader who LOVES to draw especially in the anime/ manga style of cartooning? Kawaii Kids is the newest student-led drawing club at Mt. Bethel sponsored by Mrs. Trosclair. Students will be supplied with drawing tools and warm-ups to hone their skills in simple animal, facial, and figural drawing. But that’s not all! Students will develop leadership and presentation skills as they guide other club members in their drawing area of interest and expertise. No experience is necessary, but a strong interest in drawing is recommended. This club is not to be missed!
Max: 25 students per session

Kid Chess

www.KidChess.com

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!

Kids TV Jr. 

http://kidstv.mobocproductions.com/schedule-register.html

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

During Kids TV Jr., students in primary grades 1st - 3rd will learn the basics of camera and acting for the camera. Kids will practice camera foundations such as zoom, focus, wideshot, medium shot and close ups as well as practicing how to perform key emotions and control over voice, body and face in front of camera. Then, the kids will work in groups to create 3 projects for the semester consisting of commercials, interviews and recreation of a popular kid's movie scene.

KidzKeys

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! 

Minecraft and More!

Led by Ms. Kurtz

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

Mondays: 3-5, 2:30-3:30
What is the number one request from Mt. Bethel students? “Can we Minecraft?!” We don’t just play in Minecraft and more, through the Education edition we explore and learn together in carefully educator curated worlds. Minecraft: Education Edition prepares students for the future, building future-ready skills like creativity, problem solving, and systems thinking, and nurturing a passion for play.
Minecraft and more will:
DRIVE MEANINGFUL LEARNING
Explore real-world issues in immersive, imaginative worlds
PREPARE FOR DIGITAL FUTURE
Computational thinking with in-game coding and curriculum
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS
Build empathy and learn digital citizenship.
Max: 20 students per session

Needlecraft

Led by Ms. Rees

https://stitchsewhappy.wixsite.com/factclub

Needlecraft 101 (Beginner)

We will not have a beginners club this Spring. Please check back in May 2023 for our Fall offerings.

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

Needlecraft 102 (Advanced Beginners)

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.

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

Needlecraft 103 (Intermediate)

In this club, students will continue to improve their sewing skills with even more fun projects to wear and use! Students should have either attended Needlecraft 102 OR be experienced with a sewing machine.

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

Needlecraft 104 (Advanced)

In this club, students will focus on learning various quilting techniques such as foundation piecing, patchwork,  and applique. Students should have attended Needlecraft 103 OR be experienced with a sewing machine.

Robotics Club (Grades 1-3)

Led by Ms. Griffee

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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)

Led by Ms. Kurtz

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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!​​

Spanish

www.SpanishNowASP.com

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

Led by Ms. Menear and Ms. Vanderhave

https://www.wereallwonders.com/mt-bethel-fact-club.html

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

Wednesdays: 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!

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