Program Information

We offer enrichment classes in a wide variety of activities: the arts, dance, sports, gymnastics, instructional swim, computers, science, theater, sewing, circus arts, cooking, and so much more. The majority of our classes consist of ten to twelve children. Our classes include STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math, as well as Maker’s education, meaning we host a wide variety of hands-on activities to support learning and encourage creativity, experimentation, growth, collaboration and community. Classes such as DIY Playground, Castles and Forts, Buildings and Structures, and Harry Potter’s Potions are just a few of the enrichment classes that spark interdisciplinary learning.

Hours & Daily Schedule

After school at PS 295 is available on school days, Monday-Friday, from 2:40-6:00PM.
Children will enroll and participate in one enrichment class per day. See below for the daily course listing.

If you are choosing our single class option, students can only stay for the one hour class.

At dismissal time, teachers will escort students participating in the after school program to the PS 295 cafeteria. The daily schedule for the program is as follows:

  • 2:40-3:45 PM: supervised outdoor play/choice time with a snack provided by the program in the cafeteria or selected enrichment activity
  • 3:45-4:45 PM: selected enrichment activity or organized games/activities and homework help
  • 4:45-5:45 PM: selected enrichment activity or organized games/activities and homework help
  • 5:45-6:00 PM: dismissal/pick up from the cafeteria
Late Pick Up

If you are running late, please call the security desk, (718) 965-0390 x1000. They will forward the message to the site supervisor. You will be charged $1 for every minute past 6:00 PM. After 3 late pick ups, the school reserves the right to suspend the child from the program.

Registration & Payment

To register, please complete the online registration form with your payment. The application is also available on the PS 39 website. There is a 5% discount for siblings.

Please indicate a first and second choice for each enrichment activity; enrollment is based on a first come first serve basis. Please note, CBE reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. If your child is going to be absent or if you need to make a change in your child’s schedule (permitted within the first two weeks of the trimester) please contact, Jesse Shiffman Ackerman, the site supervisor at PS 295. Some classes such as swim are held at CBE, 274 Garfield Place. Please check to see if pickup is at CBE for these classes.

Full payment for each trimester is due at the time of registration. If a payment plan is required please contact Lisa Wolf. There is a one time yearly registration fee of $75 per child. This is required for all participants, regardless of the number of days or semesters attending.

 

Member & Non Member Rates
  • $504
    ONE DAY

  • $785
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,019
    THREE DAYS

Member & Non Member Rates
  • $1,154
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,269
    FIVE DAYS

  • $275
    ONE CLASS

Enrichment Classes

Children will enroll and participate in one enrichment class per day.

Monday

Monsters, Animals and Creatures

Mondays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
This class will include mixed media as well as a variety of materials. During the semester children will create costumes, a 3 D model of their animal, creature and/or monster, as well as a group mural.

Open Studio

Mondays, 2nd-5th, 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
An exciting experimental art class in a studio atmosphere. The students will be using various materials and media related to themselves, their world and interests. We will emphasize creativity and personal interpretation.

Circus Arts

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
Run away, join the circus, and still be home for dinner! Kids will tumble, juggle, hula hoop, learn clown skits and slapstick, spin plates, hula hoop, balance feathers, balance human beings in pyramids, & more. A fun way to exercise, learn theatrical skills, & develop self-confidence.

Magic

Mondays, 3rd-5th, 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
Have you ever wondered how magicians do their tricks? Can they really read people’s minds? In magic class, we will learn to do amazing things with everyday objects. New tricks will be taught this term. Get ready to fool your parents and entertain your friends!

Monster Mash Movie

Mondays, 1st-2nd, 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
Students learn the basics of using video to tell stories in this program. They will make a short video based on favorite gouls of their own creation using animation, live action, and interviews. They will learn to use the video equipment and basic editing.

Basketball

Mondays, 2nd-5th, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Class focuses on 5 min factors of basket- ball: foot work, dribbling, passing/catching, ball handling and shooting. Students will also learn how to play offense and defense, as well as the 5 positions of basketball–what these positions are and how to play them.

What’s So Funny?

Mondays, 3rd-5th, 4:45 PM-5:45 PM
Students will learn the art and skills used to make an original comedy. They will explore various types of humor and they write, direct, perform, and edit an original video comedy.

Tuesday

Ninja Challenge

Tuesdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Learn strength, agility, and endurance while mastering fun obstacle courses! Each class consists of conditioning and action-packed obstacle courses: jumping, climbing, vaulting, tumbling, and parkour style moves. The Ninja Challenge class inspires teamwork as well as athleticism.

Sewing

Tuesdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Learn basic sewing techniques while creating a doll of your own design or a pillow or beanbag creature.

Sewing/Quiltmaking

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Learn how to sew by hand piecing together a small quit. Basic patchwork technique using fun and colorful prints on squares of fabric. Design a quilt and sew it.

Gymnastics

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
This class is designed to help children become well-rounded gymnasts. A focus on graceful tumbling, strength, flexibility and more! Safety precautions are taken in all areas.

Kickball

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 4:00-5:00 PM
Enjoy the fun and spirit of being part of a team sport. We’ll focus on coordination, strength & cooperation.

Puppetry- Halloween

Tuesdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Enter the world of shadow, stick, hand and paper mache puppets. Explore different techniques of creation and the rich tradition of making puppets. Using everyday materials to create your own characters. Inspiration will be drawn from Halloween. The class will culminate in a puppet show where family and friends will be invited to witness their spooky magic!

Advanced Puppetry – Halloween

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Enter the world of shadow, marionette, foam and furry puppets. Explore different techniques of creation and the rich tradition of making puppets. Using everyday materials to create your own characters. This is an advanced class where inspiration will be drawn from Halloween and popular puppet makers and animators like Tim Burton and Jim Henson for example will help us go beyond the basics and make professional puppets. The class will culminate in a spectacular show written by the students where family and friends will be invited to witness the spooky magic!

Wednesday

Kids Cook!

Wednesdays, Pre K-1st, 3:00-4:00 PM; Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 4:00-5:00 PM
Baking techniques and basic nutritional concepts will be emphasized. Learn to cook old favorites, as well as new dishes. Max of ten students.

Tennis

Wednesdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Classes feature interactive drills and games that teach the fundamentals of tennis: forehand, backhand, volley, serves and overhead. Students will develop fine and gross motor skills as well as eye/hand coordination skills crucial to tennis. Sneakers and a water bottle are required. Racquets are provided, but if you have your own racket you can bring it.

Lift a Lion: Making Simple Machines

Wednesdays, K-1st, 3:45-4:45 PM
Explore the ideas of gravity, force and motion. Students will make and use levers, inclined planes, wheels and axles, and pulleys. They’ll create ramps and discover what makes marbles and balls speed up or slow down. Making rolling machines with cans, dowels, blocks and boxes will show them how wheels and axels work. They create a miniature world where the inhabitants use pulley’s to get their work done.

What’s the Story with Slime (and other gooey stuff)

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Find out the science behind slime. What makes it so flexible, gooey and fun? What kind of substance is it anyway? (Think “polymers”) We will make many types of slime including edible, fluffy and glowing slime. You will be able to test and compare the attributes of different slime types by cutting, stretching and pounding them. Using the scientific process students will create and test other substances like glue and chalk. This class introduces concepts in the areas of material science and engineering.

Instructional Swim

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 2:45-3:45 PM; Wednesdays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM
Students are taught fundamental swimming skills including: breath control, kicking, and floating. Swim focuses on stroke and rhythmic breathing. Must sign up for a full day. Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit five students per class.

Comics and Illustrations

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
In this class I will be instructing students how to create their own comic strips and short graphic narratives. We will draw from personal experiences, dreams and imagination, and using the language of cartooning transfer these ideas and stories to paper. Starting with drawing basics and simple structure of stories on the page, we will discuss creating comics from the ground up and end up with material that’s ready to print and publish for the world to see.

Red, Blue and Glue – Mixed Media

Wednesdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
This creative and imaginative class introduces young artists to the world of collage; using paint, tissue paper, found objects, buttons, seeds and fabric children become their own designers. Creating fantasies and two and three dimensional work. Group murals will be encouraged.

Thursday

Capoeira

Thursdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
This self-defense class promotes self-confidence and builds self-esteem. You will learn ABADA-Capoeira techniques, Brazilian Portuguese language, music and songs, acrobatic movements, and how to have fun while being healthy. Each student will improve his/her concentration, reaction time, and problem solving ability. (The first five students to enroll receive a free uniform!)

Chess

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 2:45-3:45 PM
No previous experience necessary. Have fun learning all the moves and rules of chess, as well as how to win and lose gracefully. Good sportsman- ship and creative thinking stressed. Weekly playing sessions.

Open Studio

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
An exciting experimental art class in a studio atmosphere. The students will be using various materials and media related to themselves, their world and interests. We will emphasize creativity and personal interpretation.

Destroy And Construct

Thursdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
From our friends at Koko Open Source. Using screwdrivers, pliers and other tools, kids destroy discarded printers, blenders and other common electronics to get inside and see how they work. Then, using the components along with recyclables and other found materials, kids will construct new inventions or environments in the classroom. Kids learn about the inner workings of electronics (and that free art supplies are everywhere) while developing skills of innovation and invention.

Toy Making

Thursdays, Pre K-1st, 3:45-4:45 PM
From our friends at Koko Open Source. In our earliest version of Destroy and Construct– our teaching artist provides discarded toys and other recycled materials for the kids to deconstruct and then use to create new inventions and unique environments. Encouraged by stories and questions from the teaching artist, kids learn new ways to engage with their social and physical environment and discover that trash can be turned into treasure. Class is 1 hour with a maximum of 12 children

Soccer

Thursdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Learn basic skills and rules of the game, as well as coordination skills and teamwork.

World Collage

Thursdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Taking Earth as our starting point for inspiration as well as actual matter, we will use elements from nature and combine them with reused man-made materials to create environments in 2D (Collage) and 3D (Assemblage). Imagination and creativity are the only requirements for this class.

Friday

Instructional Swim

Fridays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Students are taught fundamental swimming skills including: breath control, kicking, and floating. Swim focuses on stroke and rhythmic breathing. Must sign up for a full day. Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit five students per class.

Group Piano

Fridays, 1st-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM; Fridays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Class is limited to five students. Children will learn the basics of piano playing through exploration of a vast repertoire. We will go through the first steps of ensemble playing, musical aural training, and the foundations of different styles, such as Classical, Jazz, Rock and Pop. Children will acquire knowledge about rhythm, harmony and musical structure, as well as correct hand position and finger dexterity.

Build It!

Fridays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Using Legos and other manipulatives, children will enjoy the hands on experience of creating patterns and shapes, while improving their number sense. Imagination and creativity are needed for this class.

Kids Cook!

Fridays, K-5th, 3:00-4:00 PM
Baking techniques and basic nutritional concepts will be emphasized. Learn to cook old favorites, as well as new dishes. Max of ten students.

Sports Sampler

Fridays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
A little bit of everything – soccer, basketball, and kickball. Each sport for one month. Focus is on skill building, rules of the game, coordination, and teamwork.

Jewelry Making

Fridays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Children will be creative while exploring key math concepts such as one-toone correspondence, pattern recognition and measurement. Children will make their own beads using recycled materials while focusing on color and texture. Great for improving skills in eye/hand coordination.

Mini Camps & Half Day Programs

Families will have the option to register for additional child care at our CBE location on days the school is closed due to clerical days, half-days, and school vacations, for an additional fee. Pick up on these days will be at CBE.

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