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.
Clubs are offered per semester and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The fall session registration period begins Monday August 13 and will run through Friday August 17th. Clubs will start meeting in late August and run through mid-December.
2018 FALL SEMESTER CLUB SCHEDULE
*Chess club, Crochet Club, Mock Trial Club,Go Green are year-long clubs.
You will not need to re-register for the spring semester.
2018 FALL 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 be August 6-15 at 11:59 pm. For teams that do not fill during the lottery period, registration will re-open August 16 and continue through September 5.
More information and to register, visit https://www.girlsontherunatlanta.org/Program-Registration
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:30-4:00 pm
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
GIRLS ON THE RUN
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? email@example.com 773.540.5590
Ultimate fun: Join the Fernbank Flying Disc Club! Ultimate is an exciting, non-contact team sport which mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball and football into a fun and active game. Ultimate is easy to learn, and as a self-officiated sport, promotes teamwork and self-efficacy.
Both Druid Hills Middle School and Druid Hills High School have teams for boys and girls, and we want to introduce this fun sport to kids in elementary school. Proceeds from this club will go to support the Druid Hills High School Ultimate Frisbee team.
Open to: 4th and 5th grade boys and girls
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 pm
Each participant will receive a Druid Hills Ultimate disc (included in fee)
Contact Denise Koo, former Fernbank and current Druid Hills High School parent, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Golf will present our students a 12-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
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: All students
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!
Students in math club will also have the opportunity to participate in preparation for the Sagamore Math Tournament in January.
Parent Sponsor: Beth Hart
Open to: 3rd-5th graders
Cost: $15 covers the cost of materials
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
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:
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
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: $195
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
Open to: 3rd-5th grade students
Cost: $15/year covers the cost of any supplies and a club t-shirt!
Meeting Days: Most Mondays Sept - March in Ms. Singleton's room (1206)
Questions? Contact Teacher Sponsor Ms. Singleton at Sallie_Singleton@dekalbschoolsga.org
Mock Trial Club is a great way to introduce your students to our judicial system! Children will learn about what a court case is, who is involved, and what happens in the courtroom. They will go through the process of developing a mock court case and participate in a mock trial, playing the role of the various parties involved.
Parents in the legal profession are encouraged to participate by giving a talk or helping judge our mock trial!
MOCK TRIAL CLUB
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
Coach: Brandon Floyd
Open to: Ages 5 and up - girls and boys both!
Meeting Day: Thursday 2:30-3:45 pm