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.

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.

Enrichment Classes Spring 2019

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

Monday

DIY Kids Publish!

Mondays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Enter the glamorous world of publishing. Students will be the writers, editors, illustrators, photo researchers and designers of their own books. Throughout the course they will learn about typography, the printing process, ink, paper and binding. We will use games and activities to hone student’s writing and storyboarding skills. Each student will learn 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.

DIY Playgrounds

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Students will create their own inventive playgrounds using clay, cardboard, and lots of other materials. They will construct all the structures and features of the playgrounds that they imagine–could include water park features, ziplines, climbing walls–the most awesome playground EVER!

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.

BitBots (Koko- Open Source)

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM; Mondays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Our combination of simple batteries, motors and LED lights with recyclables and found objects sparks imaginations and gets kids thinking like engineers. First, we explain how the materials work, exploring circuits and how to construct them. Next, students use re-purposed materials to build a creature or object that they will insert the motors and lights into later (for example, they may build a car with bottle-top wheels then add a motor to make the car move across the room). At the end, students share their creations with the group! There is an extra $50 fee for this class.

Inventor’s Lab Simple Machine (Koko- Open Source)

Mondays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Kids will discover how and why each of the six basic simple machines was invented (inclined plane, wedge, lever, wheel and axle, screw, pulley) as they apply this knowledge towards a series of fun challenges. Through trial and error experiments, kids will work together in small teams to build simple and compound machines and have a chance to practice collaborative problem solving and creative solutions. The class will also include learning about artists that are also scientists -from Renaissance artists such as Leonardo da Vinci to contemporaries Fischli and Weiss – who will inspire the group to create their own original inventions. There is an extra $50 fee for this class.

Sports Sampler

Mondays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Mondays, 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

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!

CBE KIDS Detective Club

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45- 4:45PM
Junior sleuths will investigate crime scenes – just like real forensic scientists do. They’ll find clues, meet suspects and investigate evidence to come up with solutions.While engrossed in mysteries like “The Case of the Bicycle Crash” or the “The Case of the Missing Diamond” children will learn to understand the difference between observations and inferences. They’ll solve crimes and puzzles by taking fingerprints, identify ransom notes using chromotography and identify suspects through soil samples. Excerpts from current children’s mystery books will be read aloud. Students will develop their own mysteries for others to solve.

Creepy Crawly Creatures: Life Sciences

Tuesdays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45PM
Earthworms, snails and pillbugs are sure to fascinate young nature explorers. Students will build soil terrariums and observe how these tiny animals feed, move and interact. They’ll use magnifiers to discover body segments, legs and tentacles and create clay models of what they observe. They’ll mix their own “dirt recipe” and sprout seeds to demonstrate how plants and animals depend on each other. Dress for the weather since many classes will take place outdoors.

Super Soccer Stars 2nd-5th Grade

Tuesdays, 1st-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM; 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Get the ball rolling and join Super Soccer Stars right here at CBE! Dynamic international coaches work with every student to develop skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratios ensure that each child will improve his or her soccer skills through engaging activities and games– while having endless fun! Each child receives a t-shirt on the first day of class. There is an extra $75 fee for this class. 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.

Mask Making

Tuesdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45
Children will explore various techniques and materials in their creation of exotic masks, based upon our rich and diverse cultures from all around the world. They will learn about the uses and significance of these traditions and create masks of their own.

Wednesday

Cooking: Healthy Eating!

Wednesdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Wednesdays, 2nd-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.

CBE TV- “Mission to Mars”

Wednesdays, 1st-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM
Students will make an original Science-Fiction movie where they travel to Mars and beyond. During the class, students will learn to use the video camera, and sound equipment as well as acting, writing and basic animation editing techniques as they go where no kid has gone before.

CBE TV (Advanced) “The Science Fiction Movie”

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Students will make an original science fiction film based on recent scientific discoveries. Students will choose a topic, brainstorm about the possible outcomes of the discovery and write a script. They will then shoot, direct, act, and edit their movie for the spring premiere.

Instructional Swim

Wednesdays, K-2nd, 4:45-5:45 PM ; 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.

Sewing I

Wednesdays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Students will learn the basic techniques of sewing such as threading a needle, making a knot and will progress to practicing different stitch types and sewing skills. Will learn how to sew a button and add the decorations. They will make pillows and quilts, create stuffed animals and more. No sewing experience is needed.

Sewing II/h5>
Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Make a pillow or quilt. Create your own stuffed animal, doll or handbag. Select from many bright and colorful fabrics. Learn how to do embroidery. No sewing experience is needed.
Thursday

Beginning Hip Hop

Thursdays, 1st-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Focuses on developing a child’s ability to associate rhythm to music. Introduces passive fundamentals of break-dance designed to develop muscle strength such as holding body weight and beginning-level acrobatics. Freestyle segment introduces a variety of rhythm based music.

Kickball

Thursdays, 1st-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM; Thursdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
an informal game combining elements of baseball and soccer, in which an inflated ball is thrown to a person who kicks it and proceeds to run the bases. It is a great game for young sports enthusiasts to learn skills and focus on coordination. It’s also a lot of fun!

Make a Musical: Wizard of Oz with Child’s Play

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Kids use the plot of Wizard of Oz as a springboard for their own mini-plays. Through improvisation and creative movement they flex their imaginative muscles. Students learn the basics of character development, singing and choreography from our expert teachers. Students get to showcase their abilities as young storytellers, singers and dancers!

Open Studio

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; 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.

Roald Dahl On Stage with Child’s Play

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Join us as we explore the wild and wondrous worlds of our favorite children’s author! We rehearse scenes from James and the Giant Peach, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, The Witches, Matilda and more and delve into acting technique, comedic timing and character development. Song and spoken-word poetry also by Dahl will augment our rehearsal process. There is an extra $125 fee for this class.

Tap/Jazz

Thursdays, 2nd-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.

Tennis

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 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. 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.

Friday

Cooking: Healthy Eating!

Fridays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Fridays, 2nd-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.

Fashion Design & Knitting

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

Instructional Swim

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

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.

Sports Sampler

Fridays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
A little bit of everything – wiffle ball, soccer, kickball, and flag football. Each sport for one month. Rules of the game, skill building, coordination and teamwork taught.

Basketball

Fridays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Class focuses on 5 min factors of basketball: 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. 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.

WNBA- Girls Basketball

Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
This class emphasizes fun, teamwork and a chance for everyone to play. Winning is not the most important goal. The goals of the program are to give girls a chance to have fun while enhancing self-esteem, teaching one to win and lose gracefully, working well with others and skill building, including; passing, dribbling, footwork, shooting, etc. No experience necessary. 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.

Member Rates
  • $615
    ONE DAY

  • $910
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,185
    THREE DAYS

  • $1,345
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,485
    FIVE DAYS

  • $355
    ONE CLASS

  • $715
    TWO CLASSES

  • $1,070
    THREE CLASSES

Non Member Rates
  • $660
    ONE DAY

  • $1,025
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,330
    THREE DAYS

  • $1,510
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,655
    FIVE DAYS

  • $485
    ONE CLASS

  • $975
    TWO CLASSES

  • $1,465
    THREE CLASSES

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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