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 $45 per child. This is required for all participants, regardless of the number of days or semesters attending.

Enrichment Classes Winter 2019

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

Monday

Toymaking (Koko- Open Source)

Mondays, K-2nd Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM
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.
*There is an additional $75 fee for this course.

Destroy & Construct (Koko- Open Source)

Mondays, 3rd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
In our younger 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. The class culminates with a show-and-tell where children can share their creations.
*There is an additional $75 fee for this course.

DIY My Town

Mondays, K-2nd Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM
Do you like to build and invent? In this class students will be the architects, engineers and construction workers to create their own town. They will use recycled materials such as old cans, milk containers, jugs, tissue boxes, and cereal boxes, as well as cardboard, clay, and other materials to construct their designs. They will learn about structure and scale as they construct their own 3D models of houses, schools, bridges, trains–all the structures in their town. Creativity and imagination are encouraged. Class limited to 9 students.

DIY Kids Publish!

Mondays, 3rd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Enter the exciting 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.

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

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 Grade, 2:45-3:45 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.

A Journey Though Harry Potter’s World of Magic

Tuesdays, K-2nd Grade, 4:45-4:45 PM
This class will take students to a new level of participation and understanding of the history, folklore and culture at the famous Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. They’ll explore fascinating questions like; “Where did the idea for the Sorcerer’s Stone actually come from?” When they enter this world, students will develop their own magical identity by making personalized magic wands, quill pen, homemade ink, and their own patronus (animal protector). They’ll learn the history of the Hogwarts Houses and create a unique group identity and coat of-arms. Projects will be based on the core Hogwarts curriculum; Potions (including edible mixtures); Herbology (herbal remedies ); Care of Magical Creatures (create a beast through drawing, collage and writing).

Mosaic

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Step into the world of Mosaics! Learn about an ancient art form that is popular in many cultures around the world. Students will learn the history of mosaics and the techniques involved in creating these beautiful designs. They will work with traditional and non-traditional materials to create various mosaic art pieces that they can take home.

Red, Blue, and Glue

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 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 2- & 3-D work. Group murals will be encouraged

Soccer

Tuesdays,2nd-5th Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM
Learn basic skills and rules of the game, as well as coordination skills and teamwork.

Wednesday

Advanced Video Production Hogwarts: the Movie

Thursdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Students will create an original film based on the Harry Potter series. They will learn to use the video camera, and sound equipment as well as directing, create the characters, writing and editing, and learning basic special effects. The final film will be shown at the end of the trimester.

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.

Fashion Design/Illustration

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Students will learn the basics of design using the fashion figure through fun innovative projects; a variety of mediums and college will be used. Students will be given an inspirational theme (such as a famous artist’s works or a nature theme) and then design something using that theme. The class will use a different textures in fabric, feathers and gemstones to create an exciting look. Lara Kazan is a fashion designer and illustrator.

Sewing

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

Instructional Swim

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

Fractured Fairy Tales

Wednesdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 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.

Thursday

Kickball

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 2:45-3:45 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!

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. Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Pl) Limit five students per class

Red Blue and Glue

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
We will create collages from various materials and create 2D and 3D objects from recycled and found materials. Throughout the year we will explore a variety of materials and techniques as the students develop their unique creative voice.

Mini Musical: Under the Sea with Child’s Play NY

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Self-expression and artistry are the name of the game in our Mini Musical program. Kids work in-depth on a specific show and use it’s plot as a springboard for their own mini-plays. Through improvisation and creative movement they flex their imaginative muscles. We then layer on theater technique: Students learn the basics of vocal warm-ups, character development, singing and choreography from our expert teachers. The unique blend of play and performance is realized in a final “sharing” for friends and family. earn to speak mermaid/merman as you swim and play with your family under the sea. Make a trade for legs with the Sea Witch for a special skill that only you possess. Play an exciting game of Ocean Tag – and careful not to get turned into a statue! Dance at the ball on your new found legs, shape-shift with your favorite demi-gods, and sing such classics as “Under the Sea”, “Part of Your World” and “How Far I’ll Go”.
*There is an additional $130 fee for this course.

A Series of Unfortunate Classes with Child’s Play NY

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Kids work from scripts, develop characters, and collaborate with actors and directors for a production they can be proud of. Improvisation and theater games spark creativity as students rehearse for their performance. Kids learn how to create a character from a place of instinct and play! Join the extraordinary Baudelaire orphans (and a cast of unfortunate characters) on their quest to escape the clutches of the vile Count Olaf and uncover family secrets. Along the way will decipher codes, innovate inventions, and create elaborate disguises. From Carnivorous Carnivals to Austere Academies we venture through the landscapes of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events using scripted scenes, song and improvisation for a final show that is sure to horrify and delight.
*There is an additional $130 fee for this course.

Open Studio

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

Friday

Cooking: Healthy Eating!

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

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.

Instructional Swim/Intermediate

Fridays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM; 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, 3:45-5:45 PM
Celebrate winter with our Friday afternoon ice skating session. This is not an instructional class so children need to know how to skate around the rink. Children can bring their own skates but must be responsible for all skating gear! Sessions take place at Lakeside in beautiful Prospect Park. There is an additional $225. fee for this class (the fee includes our weekly bus rental and admission and skate rental). Please note that this is a very popular winter activity and if interested register earlyParents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place)
*There is an additional $225 fee for this class.

Kodu Play– Coding through 3D Video Game Design from Code Advantage

Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
In this class, we enable students 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! Students are encouraged to make the adventures their own by adding in their own ideas. Learning to code at a young age allows children to exercise critical thinking, creative expression, and apply logical reasoning
*There is an additional $150 fee for this course.

Minecraft from CodeAdvantage

Fridays, 1st-3rd Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM
Does your child love Minecraft? Do they want to learn more about the game and make fun, creative projects in it? In Minecraft Kids, your child will learn everything there is to know about Minecraft, from start to finish. Along the way, they will create buildings in Minecraft like zoos, roller coasters, mazes, and even a Rube Goldberg machine! Through these lessons they will learn about the fundamentals of such topics as coding, circuitry, and physics. Minecraft Kids is a can’t miss class for students who want to master Minecraft.
*There is an additional $150 fee for this course.

Member Rates
  • $625
    ONE DAY

  • $930
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,210
    THREE DAYS

  • $1,370
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,515
    FIVE DAYS

  • $360
    ONE CLASS

  • $730
    TWO CLASSES

  • $1,090
    THREE CLASSES

Non Member Rates
  • $675
    ONE DAY

  • $1,045
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,355
    THREE DAYS

  • $1,540
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,690
    FIVE DAYS

  • $495
    ONE CLASS

  • $995
    TWO CLASSES

  • $1,495
    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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