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FACT Clubs

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Foundation After-School Club Time (FACT)

Fall 2023 FACT Club registration is open for many of our clubs!

Registration will remain open through Meet and Greet.

Some clubs wait to open registration until Meet & Greet – that is noted in their descriptions.


Fall FACT Club Open House in the gym during Meet & Greet on Friday 7/28/2023 – come check out all the fantastic offerings!

The 2023 Fall FACT semester begins on Monday, September 11th and runs through Friday, December 08, 2023 for a total of 10 (FACT) weeks.

Please note there will be NO clubs during Conference Week (October 16-20), Fall Break (September 25-29), or Thanksgiving Break (November 20-24). 

Makeup Fact Clubs for cancellations or early release will be held the week of December 11th.


*** All students participating in FACT Clubs MUST be registered for ASP! ***

This is a recent change but helps to keep our kiddos safe

and simplifies things and in the event you ever run late …

Please find the link to register for ASP here.

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 No refunds of FACT registration fees will be provided if a student is withdrawn from FACT for violations of the student code of conduct.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

Art Around the World

Led by Ms. Trosclair                  

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.


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. Builders

A ONE-OF-A-KIND COURSE offering ZERO-screen time coding & robotics. You don’t have to be in front of a screen to learn coding.


Buildy Bot makes programming and building easy for kids. This is the robot you will use! With building pieces and tools designed for small hands and a unique block coding board, children can enjoy hands-on/minds-on exploration. 


Each week will bring a new challenge and a chance to invent and create. This is the perfect course to encourage continued exploration in STEM.

Mondays: Grades 3-5, 3:45-4:45

Graphic Design

Art and technology collide in this fun and imaginative course.


Emphasizing real-world learning, after you have been introduced to the tools for the job you will step into the life of a graphic designer. Your task will be to create the projects requested by your clients and then present your creations for consideration.


Projects may include ads, posters, promotional items, gifs and more. Put your creativity to work in this artistic and collaborative course!


Thursday: Grades K-2, 2:30-3:30

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: Grades 3-5, 3:45-4:45

Lego Story Book

Storytelling was never this much fun! Utilizing the LEGO®s and comic book software, we will introduce students to story-telling by creating graphic storybooks.


Participants will plan their stories, take their pictures and add their special effects, all while learning the key components of a well-composed story (going hand-in-hand with their Language Arts studies).


Each student will receive a link to printable versions of all their creations to take home. Projects vary based on age group.

Brittany Leazer Productions

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

MBES FACT Club presents Frozen Kids!


Do you want to build a snowman? Designed for elementary school students, Frozen KIDS is a 30-minute adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical, which was based on the 2013 Walt Disney Animation Studios film, written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. The production features all of the songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by the creators of the film score, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT-winner Robert Lopez.


You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. Adapted for young performers, this musical includes favorite Frozen songs such as “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” and “Let It Go,” as well as wonderful new songs from the Broadway production. This production of Frozen KIDS is sure to prove that “some people are worth melting for.”

BugBytes Jr. Coding and Problem Solving

Led 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!

BugBytes Sr. Coding

Led by Ms. Kurtz

Thursdays: Grades 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 Arcade Mania Island!

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

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

Find out more about what makes Challenge Island so special at


Join Challenge Island in the Fall for ARCADE MANIA ISLAND!


Cobb Soccer Academy

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

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

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

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

Friday: Grades 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

Monday: Grades K-2, 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.


D2BC – D Squared Basketball Club

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



Teaching young boys and girls the fundamental skills of the game of basketball, and how to incorporate them into the modern game. 



  • Positive Attitude: Why?  We want to build up confidence in your kid, and our teammates. When things get hard - you have a better chance of success. Positivity breeds positivity. 

  • Mental Toughness: Why? It's not going to go perfect. You will have to push through and find a way to overcome adversity. Next play mentality.

  • Sportsmanship: Why? There is more to life than just basketball. You are representing more than just you. Sportsmanship is about respect. Building people up and helping others. Doing what is right. 

  • Work ethic: Why? Someone's always going to outwork you. If you want to get better, you have to put in the work. 

  • Respect the game: Why? Life is bigger than basketball. You are representing your teammates, your coaches, your family.  You have to respect that it's a privilege to play basketball at the next level.

  • It’s a privilege: Why? Not everyone is given this type of opportunity. There are lots of kids that would like to be in your shoes. They are not given the same opportunities as you. 

  • Inclusion: Why? We are all humans. We are all equal. Love everybody, no matter where you come from. 

  • Giving back to community: Why? Not everyone has what you have. Give your old shoes to some kid who needs them, who doesn't have what you have.  Ask about D2 Kicks for Kids program.

  • Honesty/Integrity: Why? Do the right thing. Your word is your word. When you say you're going to do something, do it. Cheating will NOT be tolerated. There are no short-cuts.

  • Dedication: Why? Being committed to getting better. Be committed to your teammates and your coaches. Be committed to yourself. Have a desire to get better. You have to want to get better. 

  • Dependable: Why? Teammates and coaches can count on you. Arrive early, stay late, be prepared.  Don't just show up. Show up with purpose. 




Guitar Club

Led by Ms. Gardner 

**Registration opens the week before meet and greet

Thursdays: Grades 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.



Led by Ms. Kurtz

Tuesdays: Grades 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

**Registration opens the week before meet and greet

Wednesdays: Grades 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: Grades 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. 


Debate Academy students also have the opportunity to participate in end of semester inter-school tournament.

Kawaii Kids

Led by Ms. Trosclair

Mondays: Grades 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

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

Tuesdays: Grades 1-5, 3:45-4:45

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

Fridays: Grades 1-5, 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.

Tuesdays: Grades 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, wide shot, 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, a talk show, and a short silent film.


KidzKeys Registration

Mondays: Grades K-3, 2:30-3:30. Grades 1-3, 3:45-4:45.

Join KidzKeys-Piano Club this semester and learn piano skills that will last a lifetime! KidzKeys provides students in K-3rd 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-3rd grade students quickly learn to read music on their own.


Minecraft and More!

Led by Ms. Kurtz

Mondays: Grades 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:
Explore real-world issues in immersive, imaginative worlds
Computational thinking with in-game coding and curriculum
Build empathy and learn digital citizenship.

*Max: 20 students per session




Led by Ms. Rees

Wednesdays: Grades 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, and much more. Students will experience the pride of creating unique and amazing things with their own hands while gaining practical skills. No experience needed.

Thursdays: Grades 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.

Fridays: Grades 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.


Robotics Club (Grades 1-3)

Led by Ms. Griffee

Wednesdays: Grades 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

Wednesdays: Grades 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 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: Grades K-1, 2:30-3:30 (this class meets once per week)

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Grades 1-3, 2:30-3:30 (the same class meets twice a week)

Wednesdays & Fridays: Grades 3-5, 2:30-3:30 (the same class meets twice a week)

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 a new curriculum. We provide the materials and supplies needed for all students.

Storybook STEAM

Led by Ms. Menear and Ms. Vanderhave

Mondays: Grades K-1, 2:30-3:30

Wednesdays: Grades 2-5, 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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