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.

 

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

Enrichment Classes

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

Monday

Destroy And Construct

Mondays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
From our friends at Koko Open Source. 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 extra $50 fee for this class.

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 3 Little Houses

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Taking inspiration from the 3 Little Pigs, we will construct 3 imaginative houses using straw, sticks, and bricks (clay). Each student will design and engineer 3 fantastic and strong houses that will withstand the huffing and puffing of any wolf!

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.

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.

Toy Making

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
From our friends at Koko Open Source. In our earliest 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. Class is 1 hour with a maximum of 12 children. There is an extra $50 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 2:45- 3:45PM
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.

Puppetry – Winter Wonderland

Tuesdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45PM; 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Enter the world of shadow, stick, hand and paper mache puppets. Explore different techniques of creation and the rich tradition of making puppets. Using everyday materials to create your own characters. Inspiration will be drawn from winter fairy tales. The class will culminate in a puppet show where family and friends will be invited to witness their winter magic!

Super Soccer Stars 2nd-5th Grade

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

A Journey Through Harry Potter’s World of Magic

Tuesdays, 2- 5th, 3:45-4:45 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 (Gryfindor, Slytherine, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw) 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).

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)

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

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

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.

Advanced Video Production

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

Thursday

Beginning Ballet

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Students will learn basic ballet positions and locomotor patterns in a creative and imaginative process. Students will explore ballet themes and folktales.

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: NYC Kids

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Adventure with us from the streets of In the Heights all the way down to Annie’s orphanage on the Lower East Side. Kids will dance like Sharks and Jets, play tricks on Miss Hannigan and give their regards to Broadway! Using theater games and improv kids will learn the plot and score from such shows as Annie, West Side Story, In the Heights and develop their own mini plays using the classics as a springboard. Students develop their musicality and most importantly their creativity as they play inside these great NY shows. Class culminates in a final performance created by the students. There is an extra $125 fee for this class.

Open Studio

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

Shakespeare Players

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 plots 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. Games surrounding the characters and their incredible conflicts, desires and stories make the class an incredibly joyous exploration of both theater and Shakespeare. Class culminates in a final performance of scenes. 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.

Ice Skating

Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-5:45 PM
We will travel by bus to Lakeside in Prospect Park. It is preferred that children have their own skates. This is a recreational activity; we will not be participating in skate lessons. No beginners please. Space is limited. 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 site.

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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