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FACT Clubs

Questions?  Email fact@mbesf.org

Foundation After-School Club Time (FACT)

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

The 2024 Spring FACT semester begins on Monday, January 8th and runs through Friday, March 22nd for a total of 10 (FACT) weeks.

Please note there will be NO clubs during:

  • Martin Luther King Day - 1/15

  • Winter Break - 2/19- 2/23

  • Asynchronous Learning Day - 3/4 


Makeup Fact Clubs for cancellations or early release will be held the week of 3/25/24 - 3/29/24


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 No refunds of FACT registration fees will be provided if a student is withdrawn from FACT for violations of the student code of conduct.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

BB TV:

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

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 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 SPRING 2024 Offerings:

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

 

  • Jr. Builders 

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

 

A ONE-OF-A-KIND COURSE offering ZERO-screen time coding & robotics. Buildy Bot makes programming and building easy for kids.

 

You don’t have to be in front of a computer to learn coding. With building pieces and tools designed for small hands and a unique block coding board, children can enjoy hands-on/minds-on exploration in the world of coding and STEM.  Each week will bring a new challenge and chance to invent and create. This is the perfect course to encourage continued exploration in STEM.

 

  • Game Creation 101

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

 

Why just play video games when you can create your own in this fun, project-based programming class?! 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. No programming experience required.

 

  • Adventures in STEAM 

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

 

Explore the world of STEAM as we delve into science, technology, engineering, art, and math with hands-on projects focused on creativity and ingenuity. Each day we will explore a different aspect of STEAM. From science experiments, coding quests and engineering builds, to salty art and Archimedes’ bathtub…we cover it all in this class.

 

  • Ozobotics

Thursdays: Grades 3 – 5, 2:30-3:30

 

Taking robotics in a whole new direction! Learn about robotics with OZOBOT and our custom made challenges that teach coding through exploration. Your 3rd-5th grader will have a blast using OZOBOT EVO’s color-coding and drag-n-drop programming to complete fun challenges each week.  

 

Explore biomes, traverse obstacles and racetracks, travel through space, and so much more while learning real-life skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and ingenuity.

 

​​Brittany Leazer Productions

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

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

Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS is a 30-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

 

Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo KIDS brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.

 

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's Arcade Mania 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

 

Join Challenge Island in the Spring for ARCADE MANIA ISLAND! 

Club Buccaneer SPRING 2024 Offerings:

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

 

  • 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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  • BugBytes Sr. Coding

Led by Ms. Kurtz

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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

  • Create & Construct Crew

Led by Ms. Griffee

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.

 

  • iCreate

Led by Ms. Kurtz

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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!​

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  • Minecraft and More!

Led by Ms. Kurtz

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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:
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

 

  • 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.

  

  • Robotics Club (Grades 4-5)

Led by Ms. Kurtz

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

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!​​

 

  • PE+ Club:                                                                ****NEW This Semester***

Led by Coach Troskie

http://www.clubbuccaneer.org/

Wednesdays: Grades 3-5, 2:30-3:30 

Thursdays: 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. 

 

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.

​​D2BC – D Squared Basketball Club:

www.D2basketball.club

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

 

WELCOME TO D[SQUARED] BASKETBALL CLUB!

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

 

OUR D2 CLUB CULTURE CODE:

  • 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. 

  • Give back to your 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. 

  • HAVE FUN TOGETHER!

 

Guitar Club: (Registration to open 12/8)

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.

 

​IMPACT Performance Group: (Registration to open 12/8)

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/academic-camps/school-debate-program-mount-bethel-es/

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: (Registration to open 12/11)

www.KidChess.com

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

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.

 

Needlecraft:

Led by Ms. Rees

https://stitchsewhappy.wixsite.com/factclub

Wednesdays: 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.

Thursdays: 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.

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

Needlecraft 104 (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 (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.

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