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

Nory Robots & Engineering

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM; 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.

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.

DIY Enchanted Doll Houses

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Students will create their own inventive doll/fairy houses using clay, cardboard, twigs, fabric, glitter and other materials. They will construct both the interiors and exteriors of each house designing and creating the wallpaper, rugs, furniture, lighting, window decorations, and accessories. They will also create their own tiny dolls or fairies who will call these new places home.

Soccer Mania

Mondays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Mondays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Children will be active in learning rules and skills, enhancing eye- feet coordination, body awareness and so much more. Put it all together and join the semester long tournament! Prospect Park will be used in nice weather.

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!

Puppetry

Tuesdays, K-2nd, 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 from all over the world. Using everyday materials to create your own characters. Children’s literature will be used for inspiration.

Bubble Bonanza & Flying Machines

Tuesdays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM
This class will encompass 3 different science units; Bubble bonanza, children mix and compare bubble solutions and design and test bubble wands; Light and color, children observe rainbows on their bubbles and experiment with prisms; Flying things, children construct pinwheels, kites, parachutes and paper airplanes as they observe the effect of wind and weather on the flight of these contraptions.

Pilots and Race Car Drivers: The Physics of Motion and Flight

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
What do Amelia Earhart and Madalena Antas have in common? They both broke records in their fields; piloting and race car driving. On a much smaller scale, students in this class will make and “test drive” mini race cars and planes. They’ll make small cars from recycled materials like soda bottles and milk cartons and try them on flat surfaces and inclined planes. In the spirit of engineering, they’ll make improvements to their vehicles as they see what works and what doesn’t. In the second part of the program, students will create various “flying machines”, like paper airplanes, helicopters and parachutes. They’ll learn how thrust, drag and design affect their inventions.

Selfie! Who am I?

Tuesdays, 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?”

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.

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, 3:45-4:45 PM ; Wednesdays, 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 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.

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.

Channel 39- Hogwarts, the Movie

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Students will create a movie set in Hogwarts as they create their own magical adventure. They will write and act in the video as well as learning simple special effects with the camera and editing.

Floor Hockey

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
No previous experience necessary! Learn basic skills and rules of the game, stressing coordination and team cooperation.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)

Thursday

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.

Mini Musical: Wizard of Oz with Child’s Play

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Let’s go “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” together in this beautiful re-imagination of the classic Frank L. Baum story. Get interviewed in a Munchkin talk-show about your special profession and how you really feel about the Witch. Explore the different physical lives of Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion while learning their signature songs. Music and lots of playing bring Oz to life!

Roald Dahl Scene Study 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, and Matilda and delve into acting technique, comedic timing and character development. Song and spoken-word poetry also by Dahl will augment our rehearsal process.

Tap Dancing

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

Open Studio

Thursdays, 3rd-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.

Red, Blue And Glue (Mixed Media)

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

Kickball

Thursdays, 1st-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM; Thursdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
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

Friday

Jewelry 101

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

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-1st, 2:45-3:45PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45PM
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.

Instructional Swim

Fridays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45PM
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; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45PM
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.

Kodu Plus – Coding through 3D Video Game Design

Fridays, 1st-2nd, 3:45-4:45PM; Fridays, 3rd-5th, 2:45-3:45PM
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.

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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