F.A.S.T. PROGRAM - FALL 2018 PREVIEW
Foundation After School Time Program
F.A.S.T. (Foundation After School Time) Program offers over 25 classes every Spring and Fall. There’s something for every student including art, music, science, and physical activity. Vendors give back 15% of their proceeds to the TTF to assist in funding TTF initiatives.
92% of Tritt families strongly agree/agree their child looks forward to going to F.A.S.T classes.
F.A.S.T Class Descriptions
Advanced Art for Grades 3-5 with Mrs. McFerrin*
Limited class size. Drawing, painting, clay, collage and more! Fee includes ALL SUPPLIES. Always a pleasure to teach and so much fun! Individual and group projects to include STEAM based art integration. Learn about Art all around us. Lots of experimentation to encourage risk taking as well as improve art skills. We build on classroom art skills. Mrs. McFerrin has received recognition for outstanding art instruction over many years of loving art with students!
☆ Parent Feedback: My daughter loved this class and wants to continue to do it next year.
$225/Semester includes supplies
Advanced Engineering: Energy for Grades 3-5 with Mr. Giunta*
Wednesdays, February 28th - May 8th. Advanced Engineering is a 10-week after-school class offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students will meet each week from 2:30pm-3:30pm in the Science Lab to research, plan, and share the results of engineering projects. The theme this semester is "Energy". Students will build cars to study collisions, windmills to study energy transfer, and design their own device to study conversion.
Basketball Hoops for Grades 3-5 with Mr. Theriault*
BASKETBALL SKILLS, GAMES, AND SCRIMMAGES
Do you like to pass, dribble or shoot a basketball? Basketball Hoops is a FAST class that will incorporate basketball skills in a fun and exciting way through skill development, basketball games, and team scrimmages. As long as your son or daughter loves to play basketball, register now!
Cobb Soccer Academy for Grades K-5
Cobb Soccer Academy is designed for soccer players 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 moves, dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. The focus will also be on teaching the attacking and defending principles of play.
Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5 will meet as separate classes with separate instructors.
Drama Club for Grades 1-5
For younger Drama Club Kids (1-3), we will learn about how to tell a story, pantomime, speaking in front of others, thinking on your feet, improvisation and having FUN! We learn about acting through games and scenes.
For older Drama Kids (4-5), we will teach acting skills through improvisation games and scenes. Kids will learn stage presence, projection skills, stage directions, as well as have a blast.
Grades 1-3 Thursdays and Grades 4-5 Tuesdays.
DreamWeaver Dance for Grades K-5
Join Dreamweaver Dance Company this season as we partner with Tritt Elementary to bring you our dance program of EXCELLENCE! Our jazz and hip hop combo class is offered right here within the safety and convenience of Tritt Elementary School for one hour after school! Your dancer will learn, review, and add upon the basic fundamentals of dance as well as learn proper stretching and technique, and of course acquire a sense of TEAM SPIRIT! Dancers will need a black leotard and black tights as well as tan slip on jazz shoes and black and white low top converse sneakers. Boys will need black pants and a black shirt (preferably more form fitted). We are celebrating 10 years of excellence. Our Dance Recital will be held at KSU Stairwell Theater. Celebrate with DDC family our Spectacular Dance Recital, which will be included in the Semester price.
Fun with Art Exploration for Grades 1-2 with Mrs. McFerrin*
Fun with Art Exploration ----Grades K-2nd grade------with Mrs. McFerrin* IMPORTANT---This class will include K students for the spring session. Have fun with drawing, painting, printing, collage, clay and more! The goal is to focus on the art process with group and individual projects and also learn about art in the world around us. We will work on art skills, creative expression and techniques. Lots of fun in a group setting with Tritt art teacher, Mrs. McFerrin! The subject matter is always changing so this class can be repeated! All projects are age appropriate and incorporate a STEAM cross curricular approach. Fee includes ALL SUPPLIES. Come discover ART!!!!!! Mrs. McFerrin has received recognition for outstanding art instruction over many years of loving art with students!
$225/semester includes supplies
Girls on the Go for Grades 3-5 with Mrs. Anderson*
RUNNING, GAMES, FITNESS ACTIVITIES & FUN! Girls on the Go seeks to encourage, empower and inspire young girls through exercise and other team building activities. Our focus will be to improve all aspects of health (physical, mental, emotional and social) through a variety of fun and engaging activities geared especially for them.
☆ Parent Feedback: My daughter thoroughly enjoyed this class. She liked spending time with friends who were also taking the class, and it built up her confidence in her athleticism and running."
Green Paws for Grades 1-5 with Mr. Giunta*
Green Paws is a 10-week afterschool class offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students will meet each week from 2:30pm-3:30pm in the Science Lab to discuss, plan, and share the results of gardening projects, cooking and tasting challenges, garden art, and STEAM & environmental studies lessons. We'll also go on hikes and play in the creek :-)
Grades 3-5 will meet on Thursdays starting February 29, 2024. Grades 1-2 will meet on Fridays starting March 1, 2024.
☆ Parent Feedback: My son LOVES his time in Green Paws. He always learns so much.
☆ Parent Feedback: Mr. Giunta goes above and beyond (just like he does during the day!)
interACTive Literacy for Grades 1-3 with Mrs. Friend* and Mrs. Smith*
interACTive Literacy is a FAST class for students in 1st-3rd grade. In this class students will enjoy multisensory, interactive literacy activities including art/crafts, movement, performing, music, games, chants/songs, readers theater, and more! This class is suited for any student that enjoys literacy and arts integration. SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED.
☆ Parent Feedback: Mrs. Friend and Mrs. Smith’s class has been a great support for our child. It has boosted her confidence and she loves her teachers.
Kidding Around Yoga for Grades 1-5
Kidding Around Yoga provides an amazing curriculum designed to motivate children to be active, build confidence, and manage the spectrum of emotions that they experience in their day-to-day activities. KAY is stress management for kids! Our Program incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music, plus all the traditional benefits of yoga; breathing techniques, peace and deep relaxation.
☆ Parent Feedback: My daughter is so happy in yoga. She had learned a lot about it, and she practices at home.
Kid Chess for Grades 1-5
Why Join the Tritt Kid Chess Club? Chess helps children succeed in life, and we make chess FUN!
Chess is a gym for your brain:
- Chess Improves - decision making, grades, test scores, patience, and confidence.
- Kids Love It - Kid Chess is the most popular elementary after-school program in Atlanta.
- All Skill Levels - multiple kid friendly instructors facilitate learning at your child's pace.
- Convenient - right after school, and right here, on campus and in person.
Chess Makes You Smart, We Make it Fun!
☆ Parent Feedback: Our son has loved Kid Chess and tells us all about it each week!
Mini Muscles for Grades K-5
Our program offers one-hour sessions packed with engaging activities that make fitness a fun and playful experience for children. Through our carefully curated activities, we aim to foster teamwork and sportsmanship, social skills alongside physical development. We prioritize emotional growth and motivation, creating a supportive environment where children can build confidence and resilience. We place emphasis on the importance of a healthy diet, encouraging children to make nutritious choices. Each participant a complimentary nutritious snack, and each participant receives an exclusive program T-shirt.
☆ Parent Feedback: Mini Muscles was fantastic! My daughter participated both Fall and Spring and got a lot out of it. My 7-year old can actually do a push-up….with good form. I was amazed. Great offering!!
Mission Minecraft for Grades 1-5 with Mrs. Pascual*
MISSION MINECRAFT is back once again! In this class, students in grades 1-5 use the 4 C's (creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking) to complete weekly challenges with their peers. Digital citizenship and social-emotional learning are always embedded in our builds. Space is limited.
☆ Parent Feedback: We loved this class and appreciated the time Mrs. Pascual put into theming each week.
Play Day for Grades 2-5 with Mr. Theriault* and Mrs. Anderson*
GAMES, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT and FUN! If your child loves all the games we play in P.E. like Pirate Ship, Star Wars, Bonkers, and games we can’t play in P.E. like Dodge Ball, then Play Day is the FAST class your child will LOVE! Play Day is a FAST class that will incorporate throwing, catching, teamwork, sportsmanship and much more! As long as your child loves to play games, register now!
☆ Parent Feedback: My son really looked forward to this class and had lots of fun! Thanks for having classes that give kids a chance to participate in physical activities.
Run Boys Run for Grades 2-5 with Mr. Theriault*
RUNNING, TEAMWORK, EXERCISE! Does your son like to run and play games? Run Boys Run is a running club that incorporates teamwork and running/ running games to help get your child fit and at the same time make running fun. As long as your son loves to run, register now!
☆ Parent Feedback: I love that my son has the opportunity to exercise at school, while having fun with other kids.
SmArt Club for Grades K-5
Painting, Drawing, Pastels, Murals, and Clay! All Ages and Skill levels love our class! Trophy for every student! Frame worthy art piece every week! All high quality fine art supplies included! Special snack provided at the beginning of the class! We love to celebrate all holidays and seasons with Art! We encourage a positive self-esteem building atmosphere! Art teachers are mature, experienced, degreed AND love kids! Animals, landscapes, beach scenes, and anything your child dreams up!
☆ Parent Feedback: Our son really enjoyed the smART F.A.S.T. Class and looked forward to it each week.
Spanish Club for Grades K-5
We are thrilled to continue our Spanish enrichment after-school program! We are a well-established, Cobb County foreign language enrichment program. Classes are 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 new curriculum. We provide needed materials and supplies for all students.
Tiger Beats for Grades 3-5 with Mrs. Yunek*
Tiger Beats is a percussion ensemble for 3rd - 5th graders. Students will learn to excel on a variety of percussion instruments including drums, xylophones and even bucket drums! As a group, we will explore, improvise and create through games and activities. The pieces we work on will be performed for parents, students and teachers at events for our school and community. Each semester/year is always a new experience with new music and activities. New and returning members are always welcome! This 10-week class meets on Mondays from 2:30 - 3:30 PM.
☆ Parent Feedback: My son learned so much in Tiger Beats and really enjoyed getting to know Mrs. Yunek better.
Tiger Beats, Jr. for Grades 1-2 with Mrs. Yunek*
Tiger Beats, Jr. is a percussion class for 1st and 2nd graders. Students will develop skills for a variety of accessory percussion instruments, drums, xylophones and even bucket drums! The class is all about exploring, improvising and creating through games and activities. This all culminates in a performance for parents at the end of the semester and/or a school/community event. Each semester/year is always a new experience with new music and activities. New and returning members are always welcome! This 10-week class meets on Wednesdays from 2:30 - 3:30 PM.
Tiger Jumpers for Grades 2-5 with Ms. Rinehart*
This fun class will be offered to 3nd-5th graders who want to be active while learning new jump rope techniques. As a child growing up in Brooklyn, NY, jumping rope and double-dutch became a big part of Ms. Rinehart’s life. Jumping rope is a high intensity workout that not only burns off energy but helps to improve focus, encourage creativity, and improve motor skills. Skills taught in this class will include basic jumping, team jumping, tricks, and an introduction to double-dutch. A fun addition this semester - Hoola Hooping! **This class will be held outdoors each week, weather permitting.
☆ Parent Feedback: How lucky are we to have Tiger Jumpers at Tritt? Mrs. Rinehart is a jump rope champion! My daughter learned so many skills, had so much fun, and couldn't stop jumping after the class was over.
Tiger Photography for Grades 4-5 with Mrs. Levetan*
Join Tritt Teacher, Mrs. Levetan for some afterschool photography fun! During each class students will learn about a photographer, style of photography, and have lots of hands on practice taking different styles of photos. Camera equipment will be provided for students.
☆ Parent Feedback: My daughter had a blast in Photography this semester. She learned about the camera and how to position items in the frame. She was even able to take her own stuffed animals into photograph. Mrs. Levetan gives us all the pictures at the end of the semester. It was a great learning experience for her.
Tiger Publishing for Grades 4-5 with Mrs. Pascual*
This class will have no registration opportunities in Spring 2024 since it is a year-long commitment.
Tiger Publishing is a FAST class for fourth and fifth graders spanning 24 weeks during the fall and spring semesters. Students will meet each week to take part in creating Tritt's 2022-2023 yearbook by taking photographs of events, interviewing students for stories, creating quotes and polls, assisting in planning the overall design of the yearbook, marketing it for profitability, and managing its distribution. This experience will allow for opportunities of leadership, teamwork, and creativity across grade levels. Additionally, students will have opportunities to work with experts in the STEAM fields of photography, graphic design, digital layout, copyrighting, and marketing. Fee includes a Tritt yearbook and yearbook t-shirt.
Tiger Typing for Grades 2-5 with Mrs. Pascual*
Written communication is key! Whether it’s via pen, pencil, or keyboard. In Tiger Typing 3.0, students will develop keyboarding skills to quickly communicate their ideas digitally. They will learn to craft emails in Outlook, develop engaging slide decks in PowerPoint, and learn the basics of word processing in Word. These skills will enhance their productivity in upper grades and beyond!
☆ Parent Feedback: I signed up my son for Tiger Typing because I thought it was a great skill to have before heading off to middle school. What I didn't expect is how much he'd love it! Mrs. Pascual works her magic and somehow manages to make typing fun!
Please note schedules and pricing are subject to change. All classes are 2:30-3:30pm, except Drama Club and SmArt Club running from 2:30-4:00pm. Students must be registered for ASP and present for the school day to attend a FAST class. Kindergarteners are not eligible for FAST classes until Spring semester.
* This class is taught by a Tritt Teacher.
☆ Feedback comes from end-of-class surveys completed by participants' parents. Not all classes provide feedback, and some do not have any yet as they are new to Tritt students.
FAST classes are organized and supported by the Tritt Tiger Foundation. Please direct any questions or concerns about FAST classes directly to the vendor or to the Tritt Tiger Foundation FAST team: email@example.com.