Kids will explore the wonderful world of media through hands-on experience. They will be introduced to multiple forms of digital arts such as videography, editing, and much more! Our instructor will take them on a journey to create and make their own short videos based on content they love. It will bring them a whole new perspective and appreciation on how digital media is created in our world!
Join us in conducting fun science experiments, learning about the scientific method and embarking on an exciting adventure as we take you on a journey around our planet, the solar system and more! Students will participate in interactive science experiments and activities while getting some hands-on experience!
Kids often have many questions on how money works. Little do they know, our country is strongly driven by principles of capitalism and economics that they've had little exposure to. Our goal in this class is to introduce them to concepts of macroeconomics that will enlighten and enrich their knowledge of how our monetary world works. They will be involved in practical workshops and hands-on experience to learn how to manage their own personal finances and work together as a team to embark on exciting business adventures!
Students will learn, fine-tune, and hone their craft in music theory. They will participate in an ensemble band that will strive to perfect their musical harmony and ultimately perform in a live concert! If your child loves music and wants to be part of a real performing band, this is the class for them. Our goal is to show them the joy of being able to perform with other fellow musicians and while sharing it with the community!
Adrianne Hays has been teaching science to homeschool students for the past 6 year and more recently to students online from all over the world. She is the mother of two children (Kendall -13 and Kieran - 11). Adrianne worked as a Child Life Specialist at a hospital in Cleveland, OH before staying home with her kids. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development. Adrianne loves connecting with students and helping to inspire an early love of science. Adrianne recently moved to the Bay Area from Chicago and has been attending Fremont Community Church since August of 2021. She loves exploring the Bay Area especially museums and beaches.
Kendall Hays is a 7th grader who loves to learn. Kendall has been serving in the Kid’s Ministry at church for the past two years and helps spend time with younger children while their parents participate in ESL classes at Fremont Community Church. This past summer, Kendall taught science to elementary students at her church’s summer camp. She is excited to pass on her love of learning to younger students.
Alan has lived in Fremont since 1997 and has been a member of FCC since 2010. He’s passionate about kids and has 2 of his own (7-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter). He has 15+ years of experience working in the IT industry in Silicon Valley and is currently employed at NetApp. Loves to teach and help equip students of all ages to become successful in life!
Anita is a dedicated Fremont resident with her husband and 2 daughters. She grew up in the Fremont area and is excited to take a small part of investing in the next generation! Anita has a passion for teaching and having a ton of fun while learning! She has taught English and Storytelling in Hong Kong to children ages 3-12. Her background is in corporate recruiting in the Technology Industry including LinkedIn, Facebook, Tesla, and Google. Graduated from Santa Clara University, BA in Communications.
Elaine and Bruce Choy - ESL instructors - Elaine and Bruce have recently retired and are spending their spare time on small projects around their home and playing with their grandsons. Elaine taught for 26 years and prior to that was a Human Resource officer for Wells Fargo Bank. Bruce was a partner in a law firm specializing in workers compensation and later branched out to Trusts and Estate. Most recently he worked for Veterans Services for Alameda County, retired, and has been called back to a part time position there. The Choys have been members of the Fremont Community Church family for 30 years serving in different volunteer capacities. They have 2 adult children who have families of their own.
Gary has been married to Stephanie for almost 41 yrs and has been an optometrist in Union City for 43 years. He is currently transitioning into retirement and looking to see how he can serve our community in a more significant way. He and Stephanie are Bay Area natives and Gary is a 5th generation Chinese-American in California. Both his and Stephanie’s family immigration stories are quite interesting and they would be happy to share them if you are interested! He is pretty much monolingual in English but knows more Spanish and Farsi words than he does Chinese words!
Jessica grew up in Fremont and has been attending and serving at Fremont Community Church since 1990. She is married and a mother of two boys and works as a bookkeeper. One of her passions is to help care for vulnerable children, especially through supporting foster families.
Jim retired after more than 30 years of teaching upper elementary and middle school grades in private school. He discovered the joy of teaching ESL while working with the I-20 program at our Christian school. Today he enjoys spending his extra time helping out with educational programs such as Elevate and ministering to the youth.
Linda returned to FCC in 2019 and embrace it as her new home church in 2021. She has lived in Fremont since 1982 and has been married to her husband Steve for 38 years and has 2 grown sons. She spent part of her life working at the Fremont Unified School District, as a teaching assistant, resource specialist, and a special education aide. She is now semi-retired and loves tutoring, exploring the great outdoors and meeting & connecting with people from all places.
Stephanie has been an active member of Fremont Community Church since 1982. Although recently retired, she comes with a diverse background as an elementary and middle school teacher, an educational therapist for the learning disabled, and a K-8 school administrator. She is the proud parent of her ever expanding family from her two married sons and wives, her four-month old grandson, Hudson and a new grandbaby due in February 2022. Her youngest son is currently in Korea serving as a Physician Assistant in the US Army. Her passions are working with kids who struggle to learn, and most recently being a grandmother. She and her husband are also hoping to resume their passion for travel post pandemic.