Registration for the majority of after school clubs is now closed. Registration for second semester will open in January.
The club names on the agenda below will take you to their class descriptions.
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
We are excited to announce the formation of a new First Lego League (Lego Robotics Team) at Fernbank Elementary. The team will consist of up to fifteen 4th and 5th grade students. The team will prepare and train for upcoming FLL competitions. The FLL challenge has 3 parts: the Robot Game (programming), the Project (research), and the FLL Core Values (teamwork). No prior experience is required, but strong team work ethic and both student/parent time commitment is required.
Please take the time to visit the website(www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge) for videos and more information.
Fernbank FLL team tryouts will be scheduled Wednesday, August 31st from 2:30 to 3:30 in Mr. Wood’s 5th grade class #3104. Information regarding FLL competition dates can be found here: First Lego League Dates. Please also complete the Parent/Student Commitment Form and please give it to Mr. Wood before tryouts. Weekly meetings will be held every Monday from 2:30-3:30.
For more questions, contact Jennie Jovanovic
Open to: 4th-5th grade students
Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Wood
Meeting Days: Mondays
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
Cost: $225 Fall Semester Fee collected later
Meeting Days: Thursdays
WALKING & RUNNING CLUB
Teacher Sponsor: Ms. Zientowski
(other teachers will support the club daily)
Open to: All students
Cost: $20 (includes cost of t-shirt)
Meets: After school Monday - Friday until 3:30
This after school club is a great opportunity to get your child moving after a long day!
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.
Students in math club will also have the opportunity to participate in preparation for the Sagamore Math Tournament in January.
Math club runs from October - February.
Parent Sponsor: Cherry Wongtrakool
Open to: 3rd-5th graders
Cost: $10 covers cost of supplies
Meeting Days: Wednesdays
JUNIOR GREAT BOOKS
Junior Great Books (JGB) is a nationally-recognized reading and discussion program designed to help students increase their speaking confidence, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills.
At Fernbank, JGB is offered as a lunchtime enrichment program for 1st through 5th grade students. Groups of six to 10 students meet with one or two parent volunteer-leaders to discuss stories from their grade-specific JGB book. Parent volunteers are needed!
Parent Coordinators: Drew Schuler and Malavika Shetty
Open to: 1st-5th graders
Cost: $32.50 for the year
Meets: Meetings are once or twice a month during your child's regularly scheduled lunch period, from September through April
Small changes can make a big impact on our earth.
As part of the go green club at Fernbank, students meet to discuss and put into action ways to reduce our impact on the environment and develop earth-friendly habits through recycled art projects, recycling programs, nature walks and more.
Students and their families, as well as Fernbank staff and teachers are welcome to join and collaborate.
Parent Leaders: Justine Rubin and Karen Javits
Open to: All Fernbank Students
Meeting Days: The first Wednesday of every month from 2:30-3:30
Reading Club will take place from September - December. In December try-outs will be held to determine who will compete on the Reading Bowl team.
Those students selected to be on the team will continue to meet each week until the end of January, with the DeKalb County competition held the last Saturday of January.
Teacher Sponsors: Mrs. Jacobs, Mrs. Poindexter, Mrs. Haas
Open to: 4th-5th grade students
Meetings: Once to twice a month in the library beginning Sept 12th (meeting schedule forthcoming)
READING CLUB & BOWL
Teacher Sponsor: Ms. Singleton
Open to: 3rd-5th grade students
Cost: $10 covers the cost of any supplies and a club t-shirt!
Meeting Days: Most Mondays Sept - March in Ms. Singleton's room (1206)
Mock Trial Club is a great way to intoduce 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!