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 39 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 school day dismissal time, teachers will escort students participating in the after school program to the PS 39 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 pickups, 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. Siblings receive a 5% discount.

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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 Sarrah-Jean Delly. Some classes, such as swim and coding, 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 Rates
  • $590
    ONE DAY

  • $875
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,140
    THREE DAYS

  • $1,295
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,430
    FIVE DAYS

  • $355
    ONE CLASS

  • $715
    TWO CLASSES

Non Member Rates
  • $635
    ONE DAY

  • $985
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,280
    THREE DAYS

  • $1,450
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,590
    FIVE DAYS

  • $485
    ONE CLASS

  • $975
    TWO CLASSES

Enrichment Classes

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

Monday

Gymnastics

Mondays, K-1st, 3:45-4:45 PM; Mondays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 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

Kids Publish!

Mondays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Students will use the writing process to conceptualize, write, illustrate, and produce their own books. We will use games and activities to hone students’ writing and storyboarding skills. Each student will learn how to create a visual short story as a precursor to illustrating and designing their own book. At the end of the semester, we will print each student’s book.

Building and Structures

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45PM
Designing and constructing 3D models of buildings, monuments and fantasy structures while learning basics of architecture. Creativity and imagination encouraged.

Nory Robots & Engineering

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45PM; Mondays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
In NORY Robots & Engineering, young innovators will follow the engineering design process to solve problems and build confidence. Each week children will design and create “make and take” projects that incorporate the theme of the day. Projects range from: structural engineering bridge building with wooden dowels to creating motorized contraptions, such as wobble and scribble bots. You’ve been recruited! Skills of creativity, problem solving and risk taking will be encouraged in this class. There is an extra $80 fee for this class.

Tuesday

Circus Arts

Tuesdays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM
Run away, join the circus and still be home for dinner! Learn tumbling, juggling, clowning, partner acrobatics, rope and plate spinning, clown makeup, human pyramids, and much more! This fun filled class allows youngsters to become circus stars!

Magic

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Make things appear, disappear and all sorts of magical things! We will learn amazing tricks with everyday objects, and build secret devices. Basics of magical trickiness, including sleight of hand, misdirection, and optical illusion will be covered. Get ready to make your friends marvel, gasp, and laugh!

Harry Potter: Chemistry for Kids

Tuesdays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM
Join us at “Hogwarts” to make colorful, bubbling potions, slimy mixtures and misty vapors. Young wizards will explore the properties of mystery liquids, create a moving blue blob, make colors explode and use “dragon blood” to test acids and bases. They’ll learn science ideas and processes in a playful environment while tying in age appropriate story lines from the early Harry Potter books.

Mystery Adventures

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Forensics: Everyone loves a mystery! Through solving a who-done-it, students are drawn into scientific inquiry. A series of mystery scenarios will be presented throughout the program; each one will focus on a different science concept and process to solve the crime.

Monsters, Animals and Creatures

Tuesdays, K-2nd, 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.

Mask Making

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Travel to new and mysterious cultures with this exciting class. Masks have been produced and used throughout history and by many different cultures. We will create three dimensional masks using a variety of media, paper mache, cardboard, recycled materials. Africa, Native Americans and Japan are some of the places and cultures we will explore!

Wednesday

Cooking: Healthy Eating!

Wednesdays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM ; Wednesdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Is there a difference between an herb and a spice? What is a whole grain? Cooking classes take a healthy approach as children learn the connections between the food we grow and what we put on the table.

Doll and Pillow Making

Wednesdays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Explore making dolls stuffed and wrapped based on early American apple head dolls (only we will use model magic instead of a dried apple for the head). Also have fun pillow making, weaving, decorating cloth in the manner of Adire Eleko (Nigeria)

Sewing

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Learn basic sewing techniques while creating a doll of your own design or a pillow or beanbag creature

Instructional Swim

Wednesdays, K-2nd, 4:45-5:45PM; Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 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. Students are picked up from PS 39and brought to CBE (8th and Garfield Pl). Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit five students per class.

Yoga and Children’s Story Telling

Wednesdays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
We collectively tell stories through physical storytelling, drama techniques and other creative expression formats. Each child has a part to play every week and stories are always new and exciting!

Yoga and Meditation

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Our yoga program focuses on physical activity, breathing techniques and relaxation practices in every class. Enhancing flexibility and coordination, building strength and self-confidence, developing body awareness, cultivating focus, and encouraging quiet contemplation. Class is structured to balance individual expression and growth while building positive group dynamics and conscientious friendships.

Channel 39—Fractured Fairytales

Wednesdays, 1st-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM
Ever wonder what the three little pigs was thinking when they built a straw house? what made Jack decide to climb the beanstalk? How would you feel if a couple of kids came by and ate your house? Students will make short, funny videos based on fairytales. They will use the camera, write scripts, act, and learn basic editing.

Chanel 39—What’s so Funny?

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45PM
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.

Thursday

Tap/Jazz

Thursdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
This class stresses the basics of tap. Students will develop combinations that are great to watch and delightful to hear. Boys are encouraged to join. In Jazz students will focus on across the floor movements, center combination work, beginner leaps and turns. Tap shoes required.

Mini Musical with Child’s Play

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45PM
Once Upon a Time with Child’s Play NY – Join us as we go “Into the Woods” to reverse the curse of an enchantress, and connect the dots of our fairy tales through song and dance. Singing songs as Cinderella, Jack, and Little Red, we’ll work together to climb beanstalks, wear glass slippers to a ball, and adventure to grandmother’s house! There is an extra $100 fee for this class.

Shakespeare in Play with Child’s Play NY

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Welcome to a theatre class that introduces kids to Shakespeare’s dramatic masterpieces in a way that is accessible, enriching and fun! Students will learn the plot of famous plays and act out the salient points of character and through long-form improvisations. They will also commit to memory short passages and scenes from these Shakespeare’s plays. This instills the children with cultural references from the wisdom of plays like As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, and Hamlet that they will utilize for years to come. Games surrounding the characters and their incredible conflicts, desires and stories make the class an incredibly joyous exploration of both theater and Shakespeare. Each trimester of this class will focus on different plays and sections. There is an extra $100 fee for this class.

Tap Dancing

Thursdays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45PM
Tap shoes required. This class stresses the basics of tap. Students will develop combinations that are great to watch and delightful to hear. Boys are encouraged to join.

Selfie! Who am I?

Thursdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Students will explore their identity through a variety of media and techniques. They will use photography, drawing and collage and objects from pop culture to help answer the question, “Who am I?”

Red, Blue And Glue (Mixed Media)

Thursdays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45PM
Using found objects, buttons, seeds, fabric and tissue paper, etc, children create their own design fantasy (two and three dimensional works).

Bit Bot Basics

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Your child will choose recyclables such as plastic bottles, cardboard and paper to create sculptures that when combined with littleBits, come to life and light up, twist, turn, buzz, blink, and shake!. Through the process of designing and building, your child will experience the practical and cultural possibilities of new inventions! littleBits are simple electronic modules, each with specific functions, which can be snapped together magnetically to create large and elaborate circuits for prototyping and play.

Robot Lab

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Each week, students learn a new engineering concept, either starting a single-day project or continuing a multi-week group project. We will integrate hands-on building experience with demonstrations of engineered objects in the world that use the same concepts. Through the process of designing and building, your child will experience the practical and cultural possibilities of new inventions! Recycled materials serve a dual purpose in all of our workshops: they help us teach about sustainability while ensuring that each project is as unique as its inventor. Please note: electronic components are not taken home.

Friday

Kodu Play – From our friends at CodeAdvantage; Coding through 3D Video Game Design

Fridays, 1st-2nd, 3:45-4:45PM
One of the best ways to get a child excited is to allow them to create something of their own. In this class, we enable young kids to make their own 3D adventures by using fundamental coding concepts. Children will take Kodu apple picking, program Kodu to play hide and seek, and even help Kodu find his way out of a maze! Learning to code at a young age allows children to exercise critical thinking, creative expression, and apply logical reasoning. There is a $300. additional fee for this class.

Fashion Design & Knitting

Fridays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45PM
Design your very own clothing line. Work with a designer on all stages of the fashion process; draw your ideas, cut your patterns, choose a fabric, and make a miniature sample of your fashion line.

Kids Cook!

Fridays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM ; Fridays, 3rd-5t, 3:45-4:45 PM
Is there a difference between an herb and a spice? What is a whole grain? Cooking classes take a healthy approach as children learn the connections between the food we grow and what we put on the table.

Jewelry 101

Fridays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Children will be creative while exploring key math concepts such as one-to-one 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.

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. Students are picked up from PS 39 and brought to CBE (8th and Garfield Pl).Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit five students per class.

Ice Skating

Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45PM
The program is designed for students who want to learn ice skating. The instructional emphasis is on basic skating techniques & safety skills. Classes are for new skaters through advanced beginners. This is a 10-week class, beginning December 15th. Sessions will take place at Lakeside in Prospect Park. There is an extra $225 fee for this class. Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit 5 students per class.

Kodu Plus – Coding through 3D Video Game Design

Fridays, 3rd-5th, 2:45-3:45 PM
Kids have a blast creating their own 3D video games and adventures while learning fundamental coding concepts such as loops, variables, and constructors. In this Game Design class, we combine a child’s love of playing games with the ability to create those games through coding. Students create and personalize games such as Pac-Man, Space Alien invaders, and even get to create their very own game from scratch! Coding allows kids to use critical reasoning, creative expression, and logical thinking skills. This class does not require any prior computer/coding experience. Lessons are more in-depth and appropriately paced for 3rd-5th grade students.

GameMaker

Fridays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45PM
Students will use strategy based board games to explore the use of role playing adventures; this class stresses critical thinking, logic and cooperation in developing their favorite heroes and/or villains. Students will invent and create their own board games.

Build It!

Fridays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45PM
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.

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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