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 am able to 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 abilit

 

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 goods 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 

 

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"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 

 

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Mindlabs Teachers 

Mindlabs Subject

Teacher

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

 

Trimester Schedule

Trimster 

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 

Club Descriptions

Name of Club

Teacher

Club Description

Art Club

Mrs. Treter Room 203

Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday 3:00-3:40pm
Open To Grades 4-8
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

Mrs. Treter Room 203

Friday 3:00-3:40pm
Open to Grades 1-3
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.

Maker Mondays

Mrs. Rivaldi Room 501

Mondays 3:00-3:40pm

Open To All Grades
Maker Mondays are an open lab day for all grade levels. Students work on projects that they design.

Robotics Team

Mrs. Rivaldi Room 501

Tuesday, Wednesday 3:00-3:40pm, Quarter 1 & 2, Tuesdays 3-3:40pm By Application Only, Ages 9-16
Robotics Team is open to students ages 9-16 (must turn 9 before August 30th). The team and elective is by application only. You MUST see Mrs. Rivaldi in room 501 in order to be placed in this elective as there is limited space. This is a team commitment you must attend events on Saturdays and/or Sundays, and you must be able to stay until 3:40pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CREATE Fridays

Mrs. Rivaldi Room 501

CREATE Fridays 3:00-3:40pm

Open To All Grades
CREATE Friday is a project lab where students work on S.T.E.A.M. projects.

Explore Science: CHEMISTRY Club

Ms. Slabaugh Room 301

Mondays 3:00-3:40pm
Open to Grades 4-8
What is chemistry? What is a chemical? In this club, students will explore the scientific field of chemistry through a combination a variety of chemistry experiments and lab work.

Living Coast Discovery Fieldtrip Club

Ms. Slabaugh Room 301

Every Other Tuesday 2:00-4:30pm
By Invitation Only, Open to students in "So Wild" Elective
Students in this club expand upon their elective classroom learning by travelling to the Living Coast Discovery Center every other Tuesday to learn about wetland creatures and habitats first hand!

Green Team/ Community Service Club

Ms. Slabaugh Room 301

Wednesdays 3:05 – 3:40pm
Open to ALL grades
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 Wednesdays to brainstorm ways to make Feaster a more earth-friendly school!
Students participate in both meaningful and FUN Earth-helping science projects around the school to earn community service hours and a special field trip reward at the end of the year. Possible science projects include lunch waste food reduction, school garden, composting, Earth Day projects and MUCH more!

YouTube Science!

Ms. Slabaugh Room 301

Fridays 3:00-3:40pm
Open to 4
th-8th Grade
Do you LOVE watching YouTube videos with crazy science experiments? This club will explore current AWESOME science trends made famous on YouTube. Water bottle flipping? YES! Fidget spinners? LET"S DO IT! Mentos and Coke? You BET! Recreate experiments done on YouTube and answer the questions 1. is it real? And 2. Why is this "science"? And 3. How cahn I make it better?? With your parents' permission, we will film ourselves and make YouTube science of our own!

Music Club

Mr. Pandis Room 905

Monday Music Club 3:00-3:45

This club is limited to woodwind players (flute, clarinet, or saxophone) who are enrolled in Mr. Pandis' band elective.

Tuesday Music Club 3:00-3:45

This club is limited to brass players (trumpet, trombone, baritone, and tuba) who are enrolled in Mr. Pandis' band elective

Wednesdays, Fridays 3:00-3:40pm
Open to 4th-8th Grade
Do you love music? Do you love to perform? Do you play a band instrument, guitar or bass guitar, drum set, or keyboards? Do you sing? If any of this sounds great to you, please sign up for our Music club with our NEW music teacher Mr. Pandis!!! We will learn to improve our instrumental playing and/or singing while becoming better musicians and performers.

Urban

Mr. Benetiz Room 1106

Wednesday and Fridays 3:00-3:40pm Open to 4th-8th Grade

Interested in learning choreography in Hip Hop? Join our club!

Bachata

Mr. Benetiz Room 1106

Monday and Tuesdays 3:00-3:40pm Open to 4th-8th Grade

Interested in learning choreography in Bachata? Join our club!

Baile Folklorico

Ms. Beniquez MPR

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 3:00-3:40pm
Open to 4th-8th Grade
Are you interested in learning how to dance Ballet Folklorico? Ballet Folklórico, "Mexican folk dancing", is made up of traditional folk dances that have derived from different regions in Mexico. Each region has its own unique style of dance, music, steps, costumes and choreography. Ballet Folklórico is a great way for students on campus to show and share their culture, and for others to learn and experience something new.

Sports Teams – See Description

Coach Guglielmo and Coach Johnson P.E. Classroom

Yearlong Sports:

1. Lacrosse (3rd-6th grade)

Fall Sports (Possible):

  1. Flag Football (Boys and Girls can join) (Elementary)

  2. Flag Football (Boys and Girls can join) (Middle School)

  3. Baseball (Boys and Girls can join) (Middle School)

  4. Girls Softball (Middle School)

  5. Cross Country (Boys and Girls) (Middle School)

    Winter/Spring Sports (Possible):

  1. Boys Soccer (Girls can join) (Elementary)

  2. Girls Soccer (Middle School)

  3. Boys Soccer (Middle School)

  4. Boys Basketball (Girls can join) (Elementary)

  5. Girls Basketball (Elementary)

  6. Girls Basketball (Middle School)

  7. Boys Basketball (Middle School)

    Spring Sports (Possible):

1. Girls Volleyball (Middle School)

 

** Some clubs/sports teams may be at capacity, please check with the Mindlab teacher for availability **