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Cynthia Ngan
Program Coordinator 
A.P. Giannini Middle School
cngan@snbc.org
(415) 319-1624 

 

Mandy McGowen
Beacon Director
Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center
3925 Noriega Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
www.snbc.org
amcgowen@snbc.org
(415) 205-1282

 

After School Program

Academic Decathlon:
November 28th, 2018 from 4:30-5:30pm

A.P Giannini Middle School Beacon Decathlon Team is competing against Herbert Hoover Middle School in our 2nd Annual Academic Decathlon! Students will compete in the subjects of Math, English, History, STEAM, and Pop culture. Please come support the Beacon and decathlon team by coming to watch the competition at Herbert Hoover Middle School from 4:30pm-5:30pm on Wednesday, November 28th. Hope to see you there! 

APG Beacon Afterschool FAQs

What if my child has a doctors appointment? Can he/she leave early?

Yes. It would be best if your child knows about the appointment ahead of time so that they may sign themselves out. 

What if I have a scheduled monthly appointment for my child?

You may fill out an Early Release form to remind your child to sign him/herself out early. 

My child is in Band and will miss a lot of the Project Based Learning; can they still be in the program?

Yes. We trust that other programs such as sports and music offerings are safe and developing skills similar to those we hone in Project Based Learning. We will work to accommodate. 

How many hours are required for my child to stay in the program?

Your child will easily make the required number of hours by the school district to count for our program, we just want him/her to be able to take advantage of the balance our program offers between Project Based Learning to Homework Club.

Can my child only do homework in Beacon?

No. Our program is centered around the science of Youth Development via Project Based Learning, with an emphasis on the whole child. We recognize that 21st Century skills are going to be necessary to your children's success as they endeavor to build educational and professional careers. 

What are 21st Century skills?

Learning to collaborate with others and connect through technology are essential skills in a knowledge-based economy. For more information refer to: http://atc21s.org/index.php/about/what-are-21st-century-skills/. ATC21S started with a group of more than 250 researchers across 60 institutions worldwide who categorized 21st-century skills internationally info four broad categories: ways of thinking, ways of working, tools for working and skills for living in the world. 

Is the Beacon program flexible with varying student schedules?

Yes and no. Innovation is an SNBC core value so we're open to change, but we need to be consistent and set standards. 

What is Tribe Time?

All students are assigned a Tribe, this is like their homeroom and they stay with the same tribe and leader throughout the school year. During Tribe Time, the first 20 minutes are dedicated to silent homework or reading. The remaining time is used for community building and other activities. 

How do Project Clubs work?

Project Based Clubs run in 12 week cycles for 3 cycles throughout the school year. At the beginning of each cycle, students choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice club and we do our best to adhere to those choices. Previous club offerings have included Graphic Media, Creative Expression, Artists United, Sports, Cooking, The Urban Music Program, Theater, and more. 

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2018-2019 Schedule

3:35~4:00  
Community Time 
(supper, sign-in, free-time)

4:00~4:05 
Announcements 
in the Cafeteria 

4:05~5:00  
Project Based Club

5:00~6:00  
Tribe Time

6:00~6:30  
Sign Out

BEACON Clubs

Join us! Open to all APG students.
 
Lunch Time Clubs

ASLP provides many opportunities during lunchtime for students to thrive, explore interest, build community, and learn new life skills. Clubs include Slay Girls, Level Up!, Sports Club, Lunchtime Leadership, Playaz Club, Wildcat Writers, and Journalism. All clubs are open to all students! Attached is a link for more information about Lunch Time Clubs. 
 
Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EHl-z0Qw5wM86Dzm8ups2DoADS4ubocGnkveVGM9XB4/edit?usp=sharing

Math Hoops: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm in Room 404NBA Math Hoops is a fast-paced basketball board game, curriculum, and community program that allows students to learn fundamental math skills through direct engagement with the real statistics of their favorite NBA and WNBA players. The NBA Math Hoops curriculum is tied to Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills, and it has been shown to improve students’ basic math skills and understanding of statistics, in addition to their interpersonal skills, driving them to collaborate more effectively with their peers. The nations top Math Champs earn a once-in-a-lifetime sports and STEM experience! Come join Math Hoops every Wednesday from 4:00pm-5:00pm in room 404! More information linked below:
 
Math Hoops Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7DMNRCPCes
Math Hoops Website: http://www.nbamathhoops.org