Fernbank offers a number of after school clubs. Clubs are run and managed by individual vendors who meet Fernbank's requirements and qualifications, or sponsored and led by Fernbank teachers who are assisted by parent volunteers. Our club offerings change may vary year to year. The 2019-20 Fall semester club schedule and offerings will be posted in August.
Clubs are offered per semester and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 2019-20 Fall session registration period will begin soon after school starts and clubs will begin after Labor Day.
Feel free to browse the clubs that were offered in Spring 2019 (see schedule and descriptions below) to get an idea of what we offer.
2019 SPRING SEMESTER CLUB SCHEDULE
2019 SPRING SEMESTER CLUB OFFERINGS
Creative Movement and Dance, in business over 35 years, is the oldest and largest enrichment provider in the south. We provide studio quality instruction (teachers are professionals- degreed/professional credits) conveniently at the school. CMD teachers are reliable and always prepared, with well-planned, age-appropriate lessons. A recital will be held in May, at no extra charge, with no costumes to buy (we provide).
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 pm
Open to all ages
$60 /month + $38 registration per year
Questions? Contact: email@example.com
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls and teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Lottery registration for Girls on the Run will run from January 7 - January 16th at 11:59 pm. For teams that do not fill during the lottery period, registration will reopen by 3 pm on January 17 and continue through February 13.
More information and to register, visit https://www.girlsontherunatlanta.org/Program-Registration
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:30-4:00 pm, start date TBD
Cost: The program registration fee is available on a sliding scale from $10 to $185.
Who: Open to 3rd-5th grade girls
Questions? Contact Amanda Martin
This awesome club is Atlanta's #1 after school Film and TV class for kids. Kids TV students learn professional camera, lighting and production techniques as they work as a team to produce, film, and star in their own class videos.
LEARN CAMERA OPERATIONS
MAKE MOVIES, TV SHOWS & MUSIC VIDEOS
BE ON THE FILM CREW
BECOME A STAR IN A CLASS MOVIE OR TV SHOW
Open to 3rd-5th graders
Mondays, 2:30pm - 4pm
$250 for 10 weeks
Presented by Moboc Productions:
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org 773.540.5590
Students in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to learn etiquette in a fun and memorable way. They will learn how to refine the manners they’ve already acquired. We will cover topics from table manners to sleep-over etiquette. At the end of our time together we will host a banquet to showcase all of the things that students have learned!
Open to 3rd-5th graders
Tuesdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The $50 fee pays for lesson materials, food, shirt and the banquet held at the end of clubs.
Teacher Sponsor: Jocelyn Johnson
Elementary Golf will present our students a 10-week program where they will be learning all about the great game of golf. Our curriculum is "kid friendly", loads of fun, and makes golf easy to learn.
Students will practice all the basic skills like putting, chipping, and driving. We'll learn all about the golf course, golf equipment, and the rules and etiquette of the game.
There will be plenty of playtime as we develop our overall athletic abilities engaging in multiple sports activities, exercises, and playing lots of challenging skill games.
Elementary Golf provides all the necessary equipment for every activity. All student golfers have to do is come and be ready to have a great time. Our program will include both team and individual play as we use golf to teach sportsmanship, help develop good character, and healthy bodies. Our Certified Junior Golf instructors will get your child off to a wonderful start in the game that can be played for a lifetime!
Open to: K-5th grade students
Meeting Day: Thursdays, CLASS ONE: 2:30-3-3:30 pm and CLASS TWO: 3:40-4:40 pm
Dates: January 10 – March 28. Golf Club on January 24 or March 7. Please mark your calendar
WALKING & RUNNING CLUB
Walking and Running Club is a great way for kids to burn off some of that extra energy after school!
We are putting a little more structure around the club this year - we will meet three times a week (although students don't have to participate every one of those days) and are looking for kids that are excited to actively participate.
Fees, although still low, have increased from years past to help us fund the Fernbank's fabulous PE and wellness program!
Open to: 1st-5th grade (Kindergartners who participated in the fall may join again in the spring)
Cost: $60 per semester
Meets: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:30-3:30 pm
After School art is for all levels of artists! Each week we will work on projects to take home and have centers for free art. Painting, drawing, collage and much, much more!
Art club will be held in the art room. Please send a snack with your child as we will have a short break before class begins.
Open to Grades K-5
Presented by 2 Crafty Chicks
Questions? Contact: Anna Benefield
Math club is for 3rd-5th graders who enjoy math and want to explore math in traditional and non-traditional ways through games, problems and puzzles. We are looking for more female participants!
Parent Sponsor: Beth Hart
Open to: 3rd-5th graders
Cost: $15 covers the cost of materials
Thursdays 2:30-3:30 (This club will begin the first week of February.)
Email with any questions.
Fernbank's Spanish club, La Academia Spanish Club, will be taught by a native Spanish speaker and certified teacher!
Kids will learn Spanish by speaking Spanish!
We will use a blend of the natural approach and traditional teaching methods as well as other techniques to provide the best experience for your child embracing the language and culture in every activity we do.
During their time there, the kids will see:
• Geography of the country.
• Sample a local food.
• Attempt a dance.
• Art project, or game from the region.
• And learn about other unique cultural aspects of the country.
Your child will “travel” to a new Hispanic country each week! And at the end of the class the will go to “El Aeropuerto- Airport” where a Spanish speaker flight attendant will stamp their “Pasaportes - Passport”.
2:30pm-3:30pm Wednesdays (open to K-5th graders)
Presented by La Academia Spanish Club
Questions? email Anne Ferreira at or Robynn Floyd at email@example.com
ALL NEW course for the spring with all new magic tricks!
Atlanta family magician Ken Scott and the Atlanta Magic School is teaching magic after school! The class features amazing, custom magic tricks, secret file folders, and access to our "TOP-SECRET" website.
For 8 weeks, Ken Scott will also teach your student some important life skills. Students will learn the value of being Respectful, Confident, Humble and more.
Open to: 2nd - 5th graders
Meeting Day: Mondays 2:30p-3:30p
For more information visit: http://atlantamagicschool.com
Questions? Email Ken at Ken@kenscottmagic.com
2015 STATE CHAMPIONS! Join us. Be a part of this great legacy.
Did you know the Fernbank Chess Club (FCC) has been Georgia's most successful elementary chess program for more than two decades?
Acknowledged as a national chess powerhouse, the Fernbank Chess Club promotes strategic and critical thinking, sportsmanship, and learning to win and lose with grace and dignity.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or a rated tournament player, Chess Club is fun.
Beginners have fun. Our peerless coaches teach you everything you need to know to enjoy this lifetime activity of fun competition. FCC has proven itself uniquely able to teach even the youngest kids to become skilled players quickly. Two of our pre-k members competed in last year’s state qualifier and each scored at least 1 point.
Better players have fun. As you quickly improve through coaching, playing chess and Chess Magnet, an online tool provided for all FCC members, you will move to fun and new challenges. Within a year, if you practice, even if you are a Pre-K or Kindergartner, you can beat many adults, including your parents!
Open to: PK-5th Graders
Cost: $320 for the year , additional fees for National tournament competitions
Meeting Days: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 (2:30-4pm for advanced players)
PLEASE NOTE: Registering your child requires that each family volunteer to help during 2 club sessions. This can be the child's parent or other adult caregiver.
Questions? Contact the Chess Board, a group of FCC parent volunteers:
MONDAYS 2:30 TO 3:45: Grades K-2 GROUNDED IN PEACE
Practice stress relief and emotional balancing. Clear your mind with mantras, mudras and breathing techniques. Learn how to self sooth and relax. Expect gentle poses, longer visualizations and resting time.
WEDNESDAYS 2:30 TO 3:45: Grades 3-5 GROUNDED IN COLOR
Cultivate inner awareness and how to be your best self in the world. Learn sequences of yoga poses that you can teach to others. Earn bandanas as a symbol of mastering levels with flying colors. Expect creative sequences, challenging poses and energetic movements.
Yoga Club Fee:
MONDAYS - 10 weeks $160
WEDNESDAYS- 12 weeks $192
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-974-5198
Our go green club works together to inspire and encourage each other and our community to be more conscious of our impact on our environment.
We have worked on bringing recycling to our school, raising awareness of the food and landfill waste we produce everyday in the cafeteria, learning about small and big
actions we can do everyday to reduce our environmental footprint, and worked together on projects using recycled materials.
PARENTS & STAFF PLEASE COLLABORATE AND PARTICIPATE!!!!!!!!!
Parent Leader: Justine Rubin and Christina Ward
Open to: All Fernbank Students
Cost: $20/year covers supplies
Meeting Days: The first Tuesday of every month from 2:30-3:30 pm
Students will not only learn how to crochet, but gain knowledge
about oceanography, how to positively impact local and global
communities, and discover ways to take action towards a cause
they find important.
Teacher sponsors: Ms. Singleton
Open to: Grades 3rd-5th
Cost: $20/year covers supplies and a t-shirt
Meeting Days: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
Bounce Back Kids! Club cultivates resilient girls and boys who effectively bounce back from challenges and adversity in order to learn, grow, and thrive. The program teaches simple strategies to foster a resilient body, mind and spirit by focusing on six dimensions of wellness, how to deal with stress and positive coping strategies. The club is interactive, evidence-based and fun!
BOUNCE BACK KIDS! CLUB
Open to 3rd – 5th grade girls and boys
Mondays, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
$160 for 8 weeks
NOTE: Club will not start until Monday, January 28th, and will run through the end of March.
To register, starting on Tuesday, December 18th at 9am, email Mandy Rollins at email@example.com with your child’s name, grade and teacher. I will send immediate confirmations.
Have questions? Text or call Mandy at 763-370-7873
Wrestling Club is fun way to learn about the basics of wrestling! Children will be taught basic maneuvers so they can safely interact on the mat.
Open to ages 5 years of age through 5th Grade 11yrs old. Both boys and girls are welcome!
Clothing: T-shirt, Shorts or warm up pants (no
buttons or zippers), wrestling shoes, water bottle
Open to: Ages 5 and up - girls and boys both!
*Will end March 14th
Meeting Day: Thursday 2:30-3:45 pm
Intown Stars is a safe and child-centered community, that uses Positive Discipline to work with children, values an open and direct line of communication between parents and staff, and understands how important screen-free, unstructured play time is for a child's development.
Children are picked up from school by our professional staff, in a brand new 15-passenger van, and brought to our gym, where they'll have a blast with their friends until you pick them up.
GYMNASTICS CLUB (OFF-SITE)
Open to all ages
Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:30 pm – 6 pm (pick up at Intown Stars, Decatur)
$540 for one day/week
$960 for two days/week