FACT Clubs

Foundation After-School Club Time (FACT)



Rolling registration for Spring 2022 FACT Clubs starts on November 15th

The Spring semester begins on Monday, January 24 and runs through Friday, April 15, 2022 for a total of 10 (FACT) weeks.

 

Please note there will be no clubs for the weeks of February 21-25 (February Break) or April 4-8 (Spring Break).   

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 No refunds of FACT registration fees will be provided if a student is withdrawn from FACT for violations of the student code of conduct.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

Questions?  Email fact@mbesf.org

FACT Clubs - SPRING 2022

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. 

Brainy Bytes

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

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

Jr. Programming: Introduce your child to technology and simple programming with this exciting tablet-based course. Students will create interactive images, computer games, and story animations. While they are busy creating and having fun, students will be learning basic programming skills and will take away critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will benefit them long after the course is over.

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

Game Creation: 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.

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

Lego Hero Comic Book Design: Now you can create a LEGO comic book in this new and exciting course. Learn photo capturing and graphic editing skills as you build your LEGO action hero story frame by frame. Insert out-of-this-world backgrounds and special effects just like a real comic book. Students will receive a disc at the end of class with all their creations.

Brittany Leazer Productions

https://fs28.formsite.com/brittlane2131/sw3oxigzuv/index.html

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

This spring, Brittany Leazer Productions will perform Seussical Kids! Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! 

• 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 through FACT will have a part in the show. 

• All extra rehearsals and performances are MANDATORY. Show dates will be announced soon!​

Bro-code: BOYS Only

Hosted by: Ms. Reyes

https://buccaneersteamteam.squadfusion.com/welcome

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

STEM Careers are growing faster than any other career in the United States. 71% of all new jobs in STEM are in computer science, but only 8% of STEM graduates have chosen their majors in computing. Students who major in Computer Science earn 40% more than the college average. Not only can coding be lucrative, but it also increases many desirable skills kids need to be successful in daily tasks. Looking around our world, we interact with computers daily; driving cars, cell phones, tablets, refrigerators, etc. all have coding aspects to their functioning. It is imperative that our children learn how to communicate with computers through the world of coding. Coding is the language of the future, and through BRO-code students will begin to break down that complex world. Students will be building and exploring various HTML, CSS, and Javascript projects. We will also complete less strenuous projects through Scratch, Ozobots, CUEs, and Raspberry Pis. There is no limit to the world of code, and through the exposure of various codes the more their confidence will grow.

Buccaneer Baseball

Hosted by: Mr. Johnson

https://buccaneerbaseball1.wixsite.com/fact

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

Wednesday: 2-3, 3:45-4:45

Thursday: 4-5, 3:45-4:45

Led by Mt. Bethel’s Assistant Principal Mr. Johnson, Buccaneer Baseball is an after-school program designed to teach the integrity of the game while learning life lessons associated with team sports. Instruction will enhance a student’s talent on the field, provide a fun, learning atmosphere, and will include lessons on the fundamentals of baseball. Sessions will include instruction on fielding, throwing, running, hitting, and plyometrics. Mr. Johnson was previously the Varsity Pitching Coach for the Walton High School baseball team for 11 years, culminating in being named the 2015 Georgia Assistant Coach Of The Year & winning a state championship in 2016.

BugBytes: Jr. Coding and Problem Solving

Hosted 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!

CHALLENGE ISLAND's Disaster Island!

https://login.challenge-island.com/eventDetail.php?record=16483

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. Inspired by the best-selling survival book series, Disaster Island© will take your STEAM team on a thrilling adventure through some of the most famous disasters in history! From the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to the sinking of the Titanic to the Great San Francisco earthquake, you and your teammates will work together to overcome epic challenges using only the materials in your treasure chest and the power of your imagination. Check out our STEAM Book Series in stores everywhere! Open to grades 1-5. Learn more at www.challenge-island.com  

Cobb Soccer Academy

Hosted By: Coach Dietrich

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

Hosted 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

Hosted by: Ms. Gardner

https://musicmattersinmarietta.weebly.com/

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

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.

IMPACT Performance Group

Hosted By: Ms. Gardner

https://musicmattersinmarietta.weebly.com/

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

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. 

 

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

We’re back! On campus and in person! 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

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FineArtsMatter#/selectSessions/3012343/filter/location=1001203

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-3rd grades the chance to explore and express their own creativity, all while having fun learning piano with friends!

Needlecraft 101

Hosted by: Ms. Rees

https://stitchsewhappy.wixsite.com/factclub

Mondays: beginner, 2:30-3:30

Thursdays: advanced, 2:30-3:30 & 3:45-4:45

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!

Needlecraft 102 (Advanced)

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 in the fall OR have some experience using a sewing machine.

Robotics Club

Hosted 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: 4th & 5th Grade

Hosted by: Ms. Reyes

https://buccaneersteamteam.squadfusion.com/welcome

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

The world of computer programming and coding can be an abstract and overwhelming subject for young learners. By having something they can physically see move and work, they are able to easily gain skills in coding. Robots work by getting a set of specifically listed directions in order to complete a task. Students in 4th and 5th grade robotics will be working with a partner to build and program a robot using LEGO Mindstorm EV3 kits. The Mindstorm kits allow students the flexibility of picking their own builds, following the directions of the build, and learning how to program various motors and sensors. They will quickly gain skills in teamwork, perseverance, programming, and engineering in a fun and creative environment.

 

Spanish

www.SpanishNowASP.com

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

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

Wednesdays and 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

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

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!

 

Typeaneers Club

Hosted By: Ms. Lieth

https://www.trained4today.com

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

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

Can typing be fun? Yes, it can! Come join us on an adventure as we have fun learning to find the correct keys without looking and playing games to improve typing speed and accuracy. We’ll also learn Office 365 skills to make school assignments and projects faster and easier! Strong typing and mouse skills provide many lifelong benefits, including improved focus, easier completion of projects and presentations, and more comfort and success with online test-taking. BONUS: These skills open the door to creativity and complement all types of STEAM projects and activities. Give the gift of enhanced typing skills to your child and watch their confidence grow in everyday technology tasks.

 

Unicoders: Women in STEM, GIRLS Only

Hosted by: Ms. Reyes

https://buccaneersteamteam.squadfusion.com/welcome

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

STEM occupations have grown by 79% since 1990, and STEM careers continue to be some of the highest compensated jobs in the country. Unfortunately, women only represent around 29% of the STEM workforce, and only 18% of computer science careers. Many researchers blame the gender gap due to lack of female support, participation, and leadership. STEM based companies are beginning to close the gender gap through higher pay for female workers and offering a greater work-life balance than other fields. Through Unicoders, girls will be able to see a female driven STEM Program. The girls will complete coding projects, build robots, complete engineering challenges, and work at finding creative ways to solve real-world problems through STEM.

 

Yoga

Link coming soon!

Fridays: K-2, 2:30-3:30

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

Kids today face immense pressure in a world that is often overwhelming. Yoga offers proven skills to help navigate physical, mental, and emotional stress. It helps kids lead healthier, happier lives while also increasing their capacity to learn effectively, manage emotions, self-regulate behavior, and achieve personal growth.​ Ascend Yoga teaches in a fun and understandable method for kids to use even after the sessions are complete. Classes are led by certified, professional teacher Becki Madsen and include a yoga mat they can take home on the last session and a yoga t-shirt!