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 Fall 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 Haunted Houses

Mondays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Let’s enjoy it for an entire semester. Students will create their own inventive haunted houses using clay, cardboard, twigs, fabric, lights, glitter and other materials. They will construct both the interiors and exteriors of each house designing and creating the scary wallpaper, spider webs, furniture, lighting, window decorations, and perhaps a ghost or goblin. They will also create their own tiny scary creatures, who will inhabit these houses.

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

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!

Monsters, Animals and Creatures

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 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

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 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.

Soccer

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

Pushes, Pulls and Playgrounds: Physics In-and-Outdoors

Tuesdays, K-2nd Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM
This class will engage children’s natural curiosity about forces and motion, while they play outdoor games as well as explore simple machines and toys indoors. Students will visit local playgrounds to discuss pushes and pulls, while throwing balls, pumping their legs on swings, going down slides and climbing up jungle gyms. They’ll create original playground designs using physics words and sketches. Indoors, students will create catapults, car ramps and race cars while learning about levers, inclined planes, and wheels and axles.

Detective Club: Mysteries and Scavenger Hunts (new and expanded)

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Junior sleuths in this class will participate in scavenger hunts, crack codes and cyphers and investigate age appropriate crime scenes. They’ll participate in a hunt involving hiding and finding books in the neighborhood (see book scavenger.com). Like the characters in the Book Scavenger series, (by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman) they’ll create coded messages and other clues for finding their hidden treasures. Students will also learn forensic science processes like fingerprint reading and chromatography, to solve nonviolent fictional crimes and create their own intriguing mystery stories for other students to solve. Children in past classes have developed stories like “The Mystery at the Grand Park Slope Hotel”, and “The Ruthless Ruby Robber”.

Wednesday

Architecture & Design

Thursdays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM; 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
This class introduces students to the world of Architecture and Design through a variety of interactive, project based activities. Included are principles of engineering in buildings, pyramids and geodesic domes. These principles will then be translated into building tiny houses. tree houses and city planning. In-depth more advanced projects will be utilized with the older grades.
*There is an additional $100 fee for this course.

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.

Monster Mash Movie

Wednesdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45 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.

CBE Mystery—Video Production

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45 PM
Students will learn how to create and execute a mystery story as they create their own mystery video. Students will learn to use the video camera, and sound equipment as well as directing, creating the characters portray, writing and editing as they make an original mystery movie.

Thursday

Mini Musical: The Big Top

Thursdays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM
“Come Alive” under the big-top and explore the musical-magic of the circus with Child’s Play NY! Students will draw inspiration from the history of P.T. Barnum and the plot and score of “The Greatest Showman” to create their own circus-driven plays. Additionally, music from Barnum, Sideshow and Pippin will add to the showcase of their original work in a final class for friends and family.
*There is an additional $130 fee for this course.

Hogwarts School

Thursdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Join us as we use the “magic” of theater to explore the Wizarding World. Using the Harry Potter series as a springboard, we will generate original scripted scenes for a final showcase. Kids will get to hone their writing and improv skills as they create plays based on their favorite iconic characters and imagine new ones in this magical world. In addition to acting work, we’ll play games of Quidditch, make spell books and compete for the House Cup. Jump on your Firebolt and let’s play!
*There is an additional $130 fee for this course.

Beginning Hip Hop

Thursdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 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.

Sports Sampler

Thursdays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45 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.

Kickball

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!

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.

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.

Printmaking

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Learn about the different techniques involved in print making, transferring images from one surface to another. Students will create art inspired by collographs, monoprints and nature printing. We will also learn about several modern artists and use them for inspiration in our art projects.

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

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.

Sports Sampler

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

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.

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

Fridays, 3rd-5th, 2:45-3:45 PM
One of the best ways to get girls 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! 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, 3:45-4:45 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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