May / Library
5th Grade Girls Club is a 4-5 week club that is focused on the transition from elementary school to middle school. We discuss a variety of topics around this important and sometimes difficult transition such as confidence, health, beauty, cyber-safety, etc. At the end of our time together we host a tea party where the girls can share their new knowledge with powerful women role models from our community.
Martha von Muldau, Carol Langhorne
Sept. 24 - Nov. 11 Library - AM
The American Girls Book Club is for third grade girls. Students will read about characters who lived during different eras during American history, and will learn what it was like to be a pioneer girl, a colonist in early American times, or a young girl during the time of civil and world war.
Wednesday and Friday mornings in the Art room from 7:15 - 7:40am
Art Club is for students who are ready to expand their creative side to a whole new level in the art world. Students will explore different art mediums in advance level, express their creative side through self-expression, challenge themselves to think outside the box and gain self-confidence as a talented young artist. Also, students will have opportunities to showcase their artwork at our school district art event: Los Leones/Art Fest, art contest opportunities, and make art displays for special events, including Veterans Day and Bulldog Day. Art Club begins in September and ends in March.
Oct. 22- Feb. 11 B107- AM
Bulldog Bookworms is a club for Kinder and 1st grade students who are excited about jumping into fun, monthly themed reading activities. Lasting from October to February, students experience a seasonal/holiday themed read aloud with matching hands-on learning experiences. The club is supported by Fernandez PTA who purchases the chosen monthly books for each student to take home as a souvenir.
Sept. 24 - Nov. 19 Gym - Tuesdays
Today obesity is plaguing our communities and our youth are not exempt from the startling statistics. Daily activities such as walking to school, physical education classes, after school activities, chores and general playing have been replaced with sedentary lifestyles in front of the TV and computer. Our kids are developing unhealthy eating habits! As parents and teachers, it is important for us to teach our kids to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
Coach Torres and Coach V - Little Heroes Kids Fit Initiative is San Antonio’s premier program that is tackling the statistics head-on. Little Heroes' mission is to ensure that youth are aware of their strength, endurance and flexibility by utilizing modern techniques and exercise programs. When youth learn fundamental movements and begin to understand how their bodies function all while having fun, adopting a healthier will be easier than what it appeared.
Raeanna Flores, Veronica Felux
Oct. 15 - Dec. 10 C107
Cardboard Arcade is a tuition-based after-school science enrichment program for 2nd-grade students. Students will build engineering skills as they work in teams or individually to design, test, redesign, retest, and eventually create a working arcade-type game. Students will consider game design, rules for playing, and prior science knowledge when designing their arcade games. It's an opportunity for kids to let their imaginations run wild, explore their passions and discover new ideas.
Gabriella Peterson, Vivian Burleson
Sept. 26-Dec. 12 B130
The Fernandez Garden Club will provide groups of students an opportunity to engage in project based learning through the development of a school garden. STEAM related skills will guide us through topics related to nature, nutrition, recycling, beautification, irrigation system development, composting, and agriculture. Children will also participate in service projects through the planting of wildflowers and drought resistant plants as well as weekly litter pickup and environmental protection lessons.
C. Rodriguez/K. Stevens
Oct. 1 - Oct. 29 B103
Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity. It provides students a choice in what they learn during an hour.
Vivian Burleson and Chris Gutierrez
Oct. 1 - Feb. 25 GT Room B131
In FIRST® LEGO® League, children are immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams research and design their own solution to a current scientific question or problem while they also build and program autonomous robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to perform a series of missions. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning that they can make a positive contribution to society.
Emily Zakraysek and Gabriella Peterson
3:00-4:30 Every Thursday from February 27th to April 16th in room B129
Solar Cars allows you to imagine and design a vehicle of the future powered by the sun. Students will work with a team to create a solar-powered vehicle and then race that vehicle in NISD’s annual Solar Car Races. The race day is all day April 18th.
Valerie Adama and Jo Alimaza
Student Council is a group of students from grades 3-5. Each representative/officer is voted in by their peers. Two adult advisors work with the members to provide guidance in various campus and community projects/activities.
Student Council Members:
Are viewed as leaders and role models
Promote human relations
- Promote cultural values
Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the music room from 7:15 - 7:40
Choir is for students that love to sing and strive to grow vocally, both individually and chorally. During practice, not only do we rehearse our songs, we vocalize, work on posture, breathing, and expression. The choir sings for special events including Veterans Day, Bulldog Day, Spurs games, and Art Festivals. Choir begins in September and ends in March.
The coding club is back! The coding club is designed to introduce children to basic programming topics and problem-solving techniques. The club is hands-on and engaging, and we will use a variety of resources to learn how to code. Student selection for participation will be chosen by a lottery system.
Kayla Martinez, Emily Marsh, Karina Noyola and Jodi Gonzales
Use your movements and smiles to bring school spirit to Fernandez! We will practice one day a week and perform at special events during the Spring Semester.
After school on Monday and Wednesday from 2:55-3:50
Students will not just perform on an instrument, but also learn note-reading, music theory, music history, and increased technical skill development. Students are responsible for practicing regularly at home. Students may choose from violin, viola, cello, or bass.