Enrichment Options

Availability of classes below will vary with each session of the school year.


Science with Ms. Kathy:

Everyone loves to explore the world of science w/ Ms. Kathy! In this class, children will partake in many fun experiments such as making slime, creating snow, exploring the garden, observing bugs, testing stomp rockets and so much more! 

Instructor: Kathy Mullen


Craft Creators:

Craft Creators is an arts class for kids. Students will use various craft tools to cut, glue, color or paint seasonal or theme based make and take craft projects. 

Instructor: Amy Vagelatos


Art:

Welcome artists and makers of things!

In this workshop we will be drawing, painting, making and building. Join me in creating and bringing your ideas to life.

Instructor: Marina Pavlutskaya


Clay Modeling:

Students will explore different mediums to create animals and fantasy creatures. 

Instructor: Alice Hoff


Splat Lab:

Splat Lab is an enrichment class that was created for the sole purpose of having fun! Through STEAM inspired activities, kids problem solve, explore and feel a sense of belonging in the group. STEAM based activities such as making slime, creating pipe cleaner puppets and building with unconventional materials.

Instructor: splatlab.com


Tri-State Chess:

We offer the opportunity for elementary and junior high/high schools to develop and/or improve their after school chess programs, by placing well trained and experienced chess coaches and providing interactive and challenging chess lessons. Our aim is to provide a positive learning environment so kids can enjoy chess as they learn it. Classes are structured using prizes to reinforce learning and good play.

Instructor: TriState Chess


Dance Advance:

A healthy, high energy, learn-through-dance, educational dance party

Ever thought you could attend a dance party and learn at the same time? Dance Advance students are fully engaged and guided through dance, music, games, and creative exercise while learning STEAM curriculum, French language, and positive socialization, all within a joyful, structured, music and dance environment.

Dance Advance creates a safe, respectful space where children trust and positively connect with Mr. Marc’s unique MC approach to having fun while learning.

The program ends with a special grand finale class performance and Family Dance Contest with prizes for all. Students also receive Dance Advance “Champion” certifications. 

LINK: Dance Advance in action with the Brooklyn Public Library: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JXIWbTL3N4

Instructor: Marc Herstein


Raise the Bar:

Hip Hop songwriting, voice recording, theatrical performance, and music video production class.

Imagine writing and recording a professional hip hop song with your friends, then producing a professional music video for it, and finally presenting a “Hamilton” style theatrical performance to a special invited guest audience, with No need for any experience! 

Guided and mentored by a Rolling Stone magazine and Billboard Charts featured artist known to us as Mr. Marc, students learn how to rap, sing, vocal record, produce a professional music video, and perform live.  Students learn the basics of vocal recording with industry standard music recording equipment and google spreadsheets. 

All students receive Raise The Bar “Master of Ceremony” certifications, a mastered MP3 of their song, and a private link to their music video. 

CLICK LINK for Music Video and other Raise The Bar Video and Song Samples. https://www.marcherstein.com/raisethebarwork

KEY INTEGRATED TAKEAWAYS: Collaborative Creative Practice, Songwriting Process and Structure, Audio Recording Skills, Rapping Technique, Singing and Performance Skills, Video Production Skills, Google Spreadsheet Skills, Positive Identification with School.

Instructor: Marc Herstein


Legos:
Students in 1st and 2nd Grade will explore animals and their habitats through building with Legos. Students will research and become experts on their preferred animals.

Students in 3rd through 5th Grade will research different cities around the world and work in groups to build their skylines with Legos. They will become experts and create a tourism project to invite travelers to their city.

Instructor: Alice Hoff


Run4Fun!

Run4Fun promotes wellness in youth emotionally, physically, and socially through running. Run4Fun’s curriculum couples life skills while developing an active and healthy lifestyle through running. Sessions include dynamic warm-ups, age-appropriate distance runs, running technique, nutritional activities, running games, team building activities, tag games, relays, and a cool down. Run4Fun will also offer opportunities to participate in races, including the NYC half Marathon youth races through Times Square. Please be sure your child wears appropriate clothes.

Run4funusa.org