Fantastic Fours

What is Fantastic Fours?

Fantastic Fours is a Co-op style Christian based program for four year olds (who are entering kindergarten the following year) and their moms. Students must turn four by September 1st. Fantastic Fours meets on Tuesday mornings during the school year from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in rooms B112, B113, B209 and B211. Tuition is $40 per month, plus a $60 registration fee. Childcare is available for younger or homeschooled siblings for $20 per month for the first child, plus $5 per month for each additional sibling. Pre-registration is required. 

There will be an informational meeting for the 2018/2019 school year on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00pm in room B209 for families who are new to Fantastic Fours. At this meeting we will be discussing sign-ups and registration, as well as answering any questions you might have!

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Leadership Job Descriptions:

Moms' Coordinator:

  • Required to attend planning meetings (4-5 times during the year).
  • Position should be a GBC attendee.
  • Must arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins for set up.
  • Coordinates speakers for Moms' Time.
  • Leads discussions and makes announcements during Moms' TIme.
  • This job requires someone who is detail-oriented and has strong organizational skills.
  • Moderate to heavy emailing/phone calling.
  • Must be present during Moms' Time and may need to help or takeover the Class Rover position if she needs help or is absent from class.
  • Attend Dad's Day.

Assistant Moms' Coordinator:

  • Delivers birthday cards to moms.
  • Organizes thank-you and gifts to be given to guest speakers for Moms' Time & Kids' Guests.
  • Updates Mailbox Tags (over the summer).
  • Keeps track of absent moms to ensure they are up to date with information and handouts by collecting crafts and information sheets for moms who are absent (places them in their mailbox).
  • Helps Mom's Coordinator with any other tasks necessary.

Communication Coordinator:

  • Sends weekly emails with announcements, prayer requests, and weekly snack reminders/teacher helper reminders.
  • Runs social media sites.
  • Can send out reminder app updates.
  • Required to attend planning meetings (4-5 times during the year).

Circle Time Teacher:

  • Required to attend planning meetings (4-5 times during the year).
  • Must arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins for setup.
  • Organizes and notifies moms/kids of scheduled responsibilities (i.e. flag salute, prayer, special child, missionary).
  • Facilitates Circle Time: Morning Pledge, Prayer, Calendar, Songs of the Month. Class song, special child, and/or fun activities that pertain to the letter, theme of the day, presents birthday boxes, when appropriate.
  • Attends Dad's Day.
  • Necessary Fantastic Four's expenses will be reimbursed through GBC.

Kids Guest Speaker Coordinator:

  • Coordinate Special Speakers for Circle Time.
  • This job requires someone who is detail-oriented and has strong organizational skills.
  • Moderate to heavy emailing/phone calling.
  • Take care of Thank You cards and gifts for each speaker.
  • Must attend January Leadership Meeting.

Centers Coordinator(s):

  • Must arrive 15 minutes before class begins in order to set up.
  • Work together to come up with appropriate centers for kids.
  • There are a lot of ideas and supplies available at FF.
  • Sets up and cleans up all centers.
  • Attends Dad's Day.

Music Coordinator:

  • Required to attend planning meetings (4-5 times during the year).
  • Must arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins for set up.
  • Creates playlist & CD for each child to take home (supplies will be reimbursed).
  • Leads opening songs with moms and kids (i.e. class song, special child, etc.).
  • Arranges special music demonstration during music time (*coordinate w/ Kids' Guest Speaker mom to prevent double booking on any morning).
  • Attends Dad's Day.
  • Music coordinator may add and adjust music curriculum as her skills and time permit. Creativity is encouraged!

Assistant Music Coordinator:

  • Possibly plays an instrument... piano or guitar?
  • Helps Music Coordinator in any area she might have a need.
  • Assistant Music Coordinator will lead music time if the Music Coordinator is unable to be at class.

Service Coordinator:

  • Must complete the Grace Baptist Church Kitchen Training.
  • Must arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins for set up.
  • Must attend August and April meetings.
  • Sets up coffee, tea, etc. for Moms' Time.
  • Reminds moms for mom's snack (a mom is assigned to bring the snack each week and may bring anything she'd like).
  • Ensures mom's and kid's snacks must be free of peanut butter.
  • Oversees clean up in moms' and kids' snack areas and makes sure supplies get put back neatly.
  • This job requires a moderate amount of emailing/phone calling.
  • Helps facilitate Thanksgiving Luncheon and Graduation with Program Director.
  • Attends Dad's Day.
  • Necessary Fantastic Four's expenses will be reimbursed through GBC.

Assistant Service Coordinator:

  • Must complete the Grace Baptist Church Kitchen Training.
  • Must arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins for set up.
  • Contacts moms for kids’ snack and gives instructions at least one to two weeks in advance.
  • Keeps snack supplies in order and well stocked.
  • Ensures all kid’s snacks must be free of peanut butter.
  • Helps clean up in moms’ and kids’ snack areas and makes sure supplies get put back neatly.
  • Helps facilitate Thanksgiving Luncheon & Graduation with Program Director.
  • Helps service coordinator wherever needed.

Craft Coordinator:

  • All crafts are already designed.  Prep is required. Craft Coordinator will oversee the delegation of craft prep between all Crafty Ladies.
  • Required to attend planning meetings (4-5x during the year).
  • Must arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins for set up.
  • Keeps craft cupboard organized and neat.
  • Buys or orders craft supplies as needed.
  • Sets up crafts each week in the upstairs craft room.
  • Necessary Fantastic Four’s expenses will be reimbursed through GBC.
  • Suggested that you start prep over the summer, before FF starts.

Assistant Craft Coordinator:

  • Assists Craft Coordinator in the above listed jobs.
  • Suggested that you start prep over the summer, before FF starts.
  • Coordinates with Craft Crew the desired delegation for craft prep (Upstairs/Downstairs, A-F, etc.)
  • Must arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins for set up and helps clean up.
  • Necessary Fantastic Four’s expenses will be reimbursed through GBC.

Outings Coordinator:

  • Required to attend planning meetings (4-5x during the year).
  • Coordinates all class outings (approximately 10 per year).  Most outings are predetermined. 
  • Writes thank-you notes regarding outings.
  • Provides price information and travel directions to the moms for outings.
  • Most of this job is phone calling/emailing (May begin planning during the summer.) 
  • Will need to attend to any last-minutes details necessary for the outing  (i.e. attendance list, money, stickers for kids, etc.)
  • Responsibilities include helping the Teacher organize the class on outing days.  As an ambassador of both Christ and Grace Baptist Church, FF outings must be an orderly and well-supervised event.
  • Necessary Fantastic Fours expenses will be reimbursed through GBC.

Welcome Table Coordinator:

  • Monthly planning meetings are not mandatory.
  • ATTENDANCE IS CRUCIAL
  • Must be at class NO LATER than 8:45.
  • Preps the name tags for moms and kids.
  • Prepares a sign-in sheet for each month to keep track of attendance, tuition and nursery fees; Also, creates a homework chart.
  • Sets up Welcome Table – Homework Chart, Mailbox, weekly homework, & weekly scripture (creativity is encouraged per monthly themes).
  • Weekly homework & weekly scripture is already chosen and prepped.

Snack Time Mom (2):

  • Two moms will serve as snack time aides.
  • Supervise snack time: Praying for snack, reinforcing table manners and overseeing clean-up.
  • Only release the children when recess moms take over.
  • May help recess moms, when needed.

Recess Mom (2):

  • Two moms will serve as yard duties.
  • Supervises playtime:  Taking turns, respecting other, and lining up.
  • May help snack time moms, when needed.

Class Photographer:

  • Requires photography skills and a Digital camera.
  • FIRST WEEK OF CLASS:
    • Take picture of each child:
      • Individually with crown (for Special Child certificates).
      • Individually without crown (for Christmas ornament craft in December).
      • With mom (for “look at me” craft in Week 4 of September).
    • Take group picture of moms and kids
  • Using the group picture, create thank-you cards for the Moms’ Time and Kids’ guest speakers.
  • Must prepare pictures for graduation slide show (may use PowerPoint).
  • Needs to bring camera and take pictures every week after first week for the class through out the year and field trips.
  • Sets up and facilitates a “shared” private photo site for downloading pictures (Shutterfly, Snapfish etc.)
  • The Class Photographer does not need to be an expert.
  • Necessary Fantastic Four’s expenses will be reimbursed through GBC.
  • Must attend graduation-planning meeting in April.
  • Attends Dad’s Day

Rover:

  • This mom might have a different job each week- filling in for those who are absent.
  • A broad grasp of the program is necessary (previous participation in Fantastic Fours is a plus!)
  • Attendance needs to be consistent and preferably ability to come early, if necessary.
  • Helps out wherever needed if another coordinator needs assistance, or finds replacements for absent moms with responsibilities in class.
  • Fills out cash deposit forms and turns them in to Program’s Director.

Librarian:

  • Facilitates and promotes FF library, arranging the library cart for FF each week.
  • Checks book in and out on a weekly basis.
  • Fills out damage report, when needed.
  • When books are ordered through Scholastic, Librarian will label them with proper check out “pocket” so they are ready for circulation.
  • Oversees Scholastic Book Orders.
  • Librarian will be in charge of collecting fines.
  • Librarian will make sure each FF mom has filled out a library book waiver. 

Contact Information: Lauren Herrera, Fantastic Fours Co-Coordinator