Programs at Feaster Charter

Quarterly Character Strengths

Each quarter, Feaster Charter School students learn more about two new character strengths. Throughout the quarter, teachers work to recognize these character strengths in the students and help them see these strengths within themselves and other learners:

 

Quarter One

Social Intelligence:  I can find solutions during conflict, I show that I care about others’ feelings. I adapt to social situations

Emotional Self Control: I am flexible and resilient, I allow others to speak without interruptions

I am polite, I am able to remain calm and work to resolve a conflict peacefully


 

Quarter Two

Curiosity: I am eager to explore new things, I ask questions, I take an active interest in learning 

Self Control (School Work): I follow directions, I come to class prepared, I pay attention and resist distractions, I am focused on my work, I complete my work to the best of my ability 

 

Quarter Three

Zest: I actively participate, I show enthusiasm, I approach new situations with excitement and energy

Gratitude: I notice when others help, I show appreciation for the good things in my life, I do nice things to thank others, I say “thank you”


 

Quarter Four

Grit: I try hard even after experiencing failure, I keep working hard even when I feel like quitting, I follow through on my commitments, I stick with a project and finish it to the best of my ability, I stay committed to my goals

Optimism: I believe my effort will improve my future, I believe that I can improve with practice,
I stay motivated even when things don’t go my way

 

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination 

"Regardless of their life circumstances, AVID students overcome obstacles and achieve success. They graduate and attend college at higher rates, but more importantly, they can think critically, collaborate, and set high expectations to confidently conquer the challenges that await them.

In 47 states across the U.S., K–16 educators are driving student success through engaging, rigorous, and student-centered learning environments. Explore how AVID can help your school achieve its strategic goals."

-AVID

AVID is being offered to all students in grades 5-8 at Feaster Charter. By providing time to develop leadership skills, reflect on learning, master communication, and articulation skills, and complete inquiry-based projects, our students at Feaster Charter are developing the soft skills that are needed to be successful in post-secondary school and any future careers. For more information on AVID and how the program works, please visit their website: AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination.

Dual Immersion 

What is Dual Immersion?
  • A two-way Bilingual program where students learn Spanish and English 
  • The program ideally begins with the student in kindergarten and continues progressively until the student is promoted from the program
  • The program is designed based on the needs of each learner 
  • Ideally requires an even blend of English dominant students and Spanish dominant students in order to support a collaborative learning environment 
What Does Dual Immersion Look Like at Feaster Charter?
  • TK, K-5th Grade Dual Immersion Program
  • K-3rd Grade students receive part of their instruction in Spanish & half their instruction in English
  • 4th - 5th  Grade students receive an average of 80 minutes of instruction per day in Spanish Language  Arts, which includes Spanish during select Mindlabs classes. 
  • All 3rd - 5th grade DI students have the opportunity to take an additional 45-minute Elective Class 4 days a week. 
What Are the Goals of Dual Immersion?
  • Students will be proficient in both Spanish and English
  • Students will commit to 7 years in the Dual Immersion Program in order to maximize achievement goals
  • Students will demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors  

Mindlabs Teachers 

Mindlabs Subject

Teacher

Art
Ms. Treter
Dance Ms. Viani
Engineering
Mrs. Rivaldi
Music Ms. Viani
Physical Education
Mr. Gugliemo, Mr. Johnson
Science
Mrs. Diaz 
Technology
Mr. Mislan 


Trimester Schedule

Trimester 

Dates

Trimester 1
July 30th - October 26th
Trimester 2 
October 29th - February 14th
Trimester 3
February 19th - May 24th 


Grade Level Mindlabs Schedule 

Grade Level

Day of the Week

Time

Transitional Kindergarten 
Thursdays
8:00 - 10:20
Kindergarten
Fridays
8:00 - 10:20 
First Grade Fridays
8:00 - 11:30
Second Grade
Wednesdays
10:50 - 1:50
Third Grade
Fridays
8:00 - 11:30
Fourth Grade Tuesdays
8:00 - 11:30
Fifth Grade
Tuesdays 
10:50 - 1:50
Sixth Grade
Mondays
8:00 - 12:45
Seventh Grade
Thursdays 
8:00 - 10:20
Eighth Grade
Thursdays
8:00 - 10:20 


Mindlabs After School Clubs 

Mindlabs Logo

Clubs will run from 3:15-3:45 pm on the days below. Students need to be picked up at the front of the school by 3:45 pm or they may be dropped from the club. Please note that any student who is participating in this year's theater production will have a rehearsal schedule provided by our VAPA team! Our athletics team will also have after-school commitments that will be communicated by our coaches and PE teachers! 


Club

Teacher

Room

Grades

Days

Club Description

Art Club

Treter

1403

2nd-3rd

Monday

Come enjoy learning various art skills with an assortment of mediums in a relaxed, after-school environment. Make new friends while exploring and expressing your creativity in a safe, sharing, collaborative environment.

Art Club

Treter

1403

4th-5th

Friday

Come enjoy learning various art skills with an assortment of mediums in a relaxed, after-school environment. Make new friends while exploring and expressing your creativity in a safe, sharing, collaborative environment.

Art Club

Treter

1403

6th-8th

Tuesday

Come enjoy learning various art skills with an assortment of mediums in a relaxed, after-school environment. Make new friends while exploring and expressing your creativity in a safe, sharing, collaborative environment.

Art Club

Treter

1403

6th-8th

Wednesday

Come enjoy learning various art skills with an assortment of mediums in a relaxed, after-school environment. Make new friends while exploring and expressing your creativity in a safe, sharing, collaborative environment.

Feaster Farm Care

Diaz

301

6th-8th

Mondays

Students in this club explore and assist with the Feaster Farm, including caring for chickens and garden areas.

Science Community Service Club

Diaz

301

4th-8th

Fridays

Students participate in both meaningful and FUN science projects around the school to earn community service hours towards their yearly community service requirement. Possible science projects include lunch waste reduction, school garden, composting, Earth Day projects, helping in the Science Lab and MUCH more!  

Green Team

Diaz

301

2nd-3rd

Tuesdays

If your child is interested in helping the planet and “going green”, he or she should join the Feaster Green Team! The Feaster Green Team will meet on Tuesdays to brainstorm ways to make Feaster a more earth-friendly school! 

You Tube Science!

Diaz

301

4th-5th

Wednesdays

Do you LOVE watching YouTube videos with crazy science experiments? In this club, we will explore and recreate AWESOME science trends made famous on YouTube. Water bottle flipping? YES! Fidget spinners? LET"S DO IT! Mentos and Coke? You BET!  

Makerspace

Rivaldi

501

2nd-3rd

Tuesday

In the Makerspace club, students create their own imagined designs and different arts and crafts activities in the Makerspace.

Wednesday – 4th/5th Grade, Friday 6th-8th Grade

Makerspace

Rivaldi

501

4th-5th

Wednesday

In the Makerspace club, students create their own imagined designs and different arts and crafts activities in the Makerspace.

Makerspace

Rivaldi

501

6th-8th

Friday

In the Makerspace club, students create their own imagined designs and different arts and crafts activities in the Makerspace.

Sewing Club

Rivaldi

501

4th-8th

Monday

Students will learn how to crochet/knit and sew in this club.  It is open to 4th-8th Graders and meets on Mondays.

Tech Club

Mislan

1303

4th-6th

Monday

Technology Club Grades 4,5 and 6th -  Are you interested in Coding, Flying Drones, 3d Modeling and/or 3d Printing?  This is the club for you!


Tech Club

Mislan

1303

6th-8th

Wednesday

Technology Club Grades 6, 7 and 8 -  Are you interested in Coding, Flying Drones, 3d Modeling and/or 3d Printing?  This is the club for you!


Anime Club

Mislan

1303

7th-8th

Friday

Anime/Pop Culture Club 7th and 8th Only – Explore cinema movies and anime that address interesting issues in artistic form.  You will get a chance to experience movies as well as culture revolving around selected pieces and discuss as well as create projects based around these.