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FACT Clubs

Questions?  Email fact@mbesf.org

Foundation After-School Club Time (FACT)

Fall 2024 FACT Club registration is open for our FACT clubs!

The 2024 Fall FACT semester begins on Monday, August 26th and runs through Friday, November 15th.

Please note there will be NO clubs on:

  • Labor Day - 9/2 (Mon)

  • Fall Break - 9/23-9/27

  • Conference Week - 10/14-10/18

  • Election Day - 11/5 (Tue)


Makeup Fact Clubs for cancellations mandated by CCSD will be held on Monday, November 18th.


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

This 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.

***Please update your child’s DISMISSAL SCHEDULE on GoSafe***
This helps the school staff with a smooth dismissal process

in a safe and timely manner.

Please note that the students will only be dismissed as per GoSafe and no exceptions will be made.

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 No refunds of FACT registration fees will be provided if a student is withdrawn from FACT for violations of the student code of conduct.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 2024

BB TV:

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

Wednesdays & Thursdays (students must attend both days): Grades 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: Grades 2-5, 2:30-3:30 

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. 

Brainy Bytes FALL 2024 Offerings:

https://cobbcherokee.brainybytes.com/register/

 

NEW CLASSES COMING IN FALL 2024!

MONDAYS

  • K-2, 2:30-3:30: Jr. Circuits

  • 3-5, 2:30-3:30: Circuits Craze

Bring art, music and more to life with circuits and programming. We are very excited about our new class that will help students see how STEM can be a part of every aspect of their lives. Students will work in pairs to design and program circuit based game devices, drum sets, interactive artwork and so much more. Inventors, gamers, artists and music lovers will enjoy these weekly challenges as creativity and technology come together.

Challenges vary by age group.

 

THURSDAYS

  • K-2, 2:30-3:30: Lego Story Books (comic book creation) 

  • 3-5, 2:30-3:30: Lego Story Books (comic book creation)

 

Storytelling was never this much fun! Utilizing LEGO®s and comic book software, we will students will create their own graphic storybooks.

 

Participants will build stories with storyboards, create & capture scenes and add special effects, all while learning the key components of storytelling (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

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

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

Brittany Leazer Productions presents Annie Kids. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin, Annie features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

During rehearsals students will actively engage in an interactive theatre education as well as learn the production process from start to finish. In the class students will explore characterization, basic theatre terms, improv exercises. Students will also be trained how to make interesting choices on stage, movement, and vocal instruction.

 

YOUR CHILD MUST ATTEND MBES IN ORDER TO BE A PART OF THIS CAST. 

*Registration is limited*

 

 

CHALLENGE ISLAND

www.challenge-island.com

Join Challenge Island in the Fall for STEAM TANK ENTREPRENEUR ISLAND!

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

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

 

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

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

Find out more about what makes Challenge Island so special at www.challenge-island.com

Club Buccaneer FALL 2024 Offerings:    **Registration for these clubs will be live starting Monday, July 15**

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

 

Club Buccaneer is proud to be hosting (and expanding!) its 8th year of high-quality MBE teacher-led clubs in the 2024-2025

school year. Our club leaders’ collective experience, advanced degrees and certifications, and daily knowledge of our amazing

MBE community allows for well-organized, engaging, and much-enjoyed after-school experiences for Buccaneers from K-5th. Join us in the Fall of 2024 for clubs ranging from STEAM/ coding/ robotics to Art, physical fitness, gaming, and more!

  • Art Through The Ages

Led by Ms. Trosclair

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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

 

Art Through The Ages is our latest and greatest Art Club at Mt. Bethel led by Mrs. Trosclair.  Students will take a walk through time and history by studying and creating art inspired by the past.

 

Max: 25 students per session

 

  • BugBytes Jr. Coding and Problem Solving

Led by Ms. Griffee

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

Thursdays: Grades 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!

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  • ​Create & Construct Crew

​Led by Ms. O’Neill & Ms. Johnson

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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.

 

  • Games Galore

Led by Ms. Griffin & Ms. Prasad

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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

 

  • Minecraft Mob!

Led by Ms. O’Neill & Ms. Johnson

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

Wednesdays: Grades 2-5, 2:30-3:30
 

  • PE+ Club:                                                                

Led by Coach Troskie

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

Mondays: Grades 3-5, 2:30-3:30 

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

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

 

Does your child get excited for PE days at school? Do they love physical activity, unique games, and challenging themselves? The fun-filled PE class your student knows and loves has expanded into a FACT club led by our very own Coach Troskie! Along with adding extra physical activity to their day, PE+ will help students gain confidence, improve problem-solving skills, and strengthen their ability to work effectively with teammates as they embark on new games based on individual and team challenges. 

  • Robotics Club (Grades 1-3)

Led by Ms. Griffee

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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.

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  • STEAM Team

Led by Ms. Griffee

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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

 

Cobb Soccer Academy:

www.cobbsocceracademy.com

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.

Guitar Club:

Led by Ms. Gardner

https://musicmattersinmarietta.weebly.com/  

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.

 

Happy Kidz Yoga Club:

www.happykidzyoga.com/school

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

In our Yoga Club,  Kids will learn yoga and mindfulness through fun activities, movement, music, games, and art. In every class, they will practice breathing, mindfulness, and meditation. Yoga gives kids life-long tools for managing stress, regulating emotions, and making healthy choices. Classes provide a positive environment for kids to build confidence, focus, and body awareness. For more information, please visit www.happykidzyoga.com/school

​IMPACT Performance Group:

Led by Ms. Gardner

https://musicmattersinmarietta.weebly.com/

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:

https://ivydebate.com/product/es-after-school-public-speaking-debate/?school=Mt Bethel Elementary School

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.

Kid Chess:

www.KidChess.com

Tuesdays: Grades 1-5, 2:30-3:45

Fridays: Grades 1-5, 2:30-3:45

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: 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:

KidzKeys Registration
Mondays: Grades K-3, 2:30-3:30

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.

 

LoveLove Tennis Club:

https://www.lovelovetennis.net/mt-bethel-fact-club

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

 

Are you searching for a fun and interactive sport for your child(ren)?  Tennis is an excellent choice that fosters positive social interactions and imparts valuable life lessons such as integrity, teamwork, determination, perseverance, and healthy competition.  Love Love Tennis has designed this class to introduce the beginner player to tennis fundamentals through interactive stroke instruction, and games that reinforce point-play.  Our skilled coaches and staff provide a safe and entertaining environment for your kids to learn and develop a passion for the sport!

Needlecraft:

Led by Ms. Rees

https://stitchsewhappy.wixsite.com/factclub

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.

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.

 

Spanish:

www.SpanishNowASP.com

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

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

Wednesdays & Fridays: Grades 3-5, 2:30-3:30 (students must attend both days, 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.

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