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 or parent volunteers. Our club offerings may vary year to year. The 2019-20 Spring semester club schedule and offerings will be posted in December.
Most clubs are offered per semester and all are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 2019-20 Fall session registration period will begin at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 19th, and most clubs will begin meeting the week of August 26th.
2019 FALL SEMESTER CLUB SCHEDULE
* Chess, Go Green, and Tap/Ballet/Hip-Hop are year-long clubs. You will not need to re-register for the spring semester.
2019 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
$65 /month + $38 registration per year
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 August 14th - August 21st at 11:59 pm. For teams that do not fill during the lottery period, registration will reopen by 3 pm on August 22nd and continue through September 11th.
More information and to register, visit https://www.girlsontherunatlanta.org/Program-Registration
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:30-4:00 pm, START DATE SEPTEMBER 3RD.
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
$269 for 10 weeks
Presented by Moboc Productions:
Questions? email@example.com 773.540.5590
This will be a fun filled activity designed to teach your child LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT through the application of Martial Arts. There will be no physical contact. All Instructors are certified by TONCHU Enterprises. Tuition includes after school training, student uniform and a culminating exam for belt promotions. Each child participating in the program receives a white belt and has the opportunity to earn Positive Reinforcement Stripes for demonstrating positive character traits. Our goal with these programs is to accomplish several life objectives. For parents, we hope to instill Character Development into all the children. These Character Development traits will flow into their Education, Family Values and in Life.
Open to K-5th graders
Please sign up for ONLY 1 session (either Tuesday or Friday)
Tuesdays 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Fridays 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Fee: $250 (includes uniform plus free week of classes at Tonchu facility)
Questions? Contact Master Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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: CLASS ONE: Thursdays 2:30-3:30 pm
CLASS TWO: Thursdays 3:40-4:40 pm
IF YOUR CHILD ATTENDS AFTERCARE AT FERNBANK YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE 3:40 CLASS
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
Cost: $60 per semester
Meets: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:30-3:30 pm.
CLUB BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 23RD.
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
Email with any questions.
La Academia Spanish Club will be taught by a native Spanish speaker and certified teacher! Kids will be introduced to the Spanish language and we reinforce the lessons from the Spanish class. Also, the kids will be introduced to the Hispanic culture through music, art/craft, games, food.
We 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 in the club, 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 many Hispanic countries throughout the semester!
2:30pm-3:30pm Wednesdays (open to PK-5th graders)
Presented by La Academia Spanish Club
Questions? email Anne Ferreira/ Robynn Floyd at
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 2:30pm-3:30pm
For more information visit: http://atlantamagicschool.com
Questions? Email Ken at Ken@kenscottmagic.com
Led by Head Instructor National Master Damir Studen (2009 and 2013 Georgia Chess Champion).
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.
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 Kindergartner, you can beat many adults, including your parents!
Open to: K-5th Graders
Cost: $360 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 (K-2) - $224
WEDNESDAYS (3-5) - $240
Email email@example.com 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 ARE WELCOME TO COLLABORATE AND PARTICIPATE!!!!!!!!!
Parent Leader: Justine Rubin
Open to: All Fernbank Students
Cost: $25/year covers supplies
Meeting Days: The first Wednesday of every month from 2:30-3:30 pm (first meeting Sep. 4)
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 (Ends October 28th)
Club startis on Monday, August 26th
To register, starting Aug 19th at 9 am, email Mandy Rollins at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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!
Meeting Day: Thursday 2:30-3:45 pm
Questions? Email Brandon Floyd at