The PS11 PTA runs an after school enrichment program. A brochure is available for you to download.
After School Enrichment Director &
PTA Co-Vice President
Sep. 16th – Dec. 20th
Session 1: 3:15 – 4:15pm
Session 2: 3:15 – 4:45pm
Session 3: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Session 4: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Session 5: 4:15 – 5:15pm
*Note: Piano and Guitar lessons do not follow the above session schedule.
New! Decorating Delights: With Wendy Watel-Burno
Join baker Mom Wendy in a hands-on food decorating class. Pre-made, nut-free pastries and treats will be decorated with seasonal themes.
Grades PK, K (Friday 3:15-4:15pm) G-15 $160
Grades 1-5 (Friday 4:15-5:15pm) G-15 $160
New! Zip, Zap, Zoom: Comics for Kids: With Private Picasso
Budding comic artists and enthusiasts will learn the basics to create their own comic book through hands-on activities and explorations of contemporary comic artists. Students will begin by creating a unique character, which will be the main focus of their comic. From there, different techniques of visual storytelling will be explored, along with a variety of bookmaking techniques, culminating in a finished handmade comic book for each student!
Grades 2-5 (Friday 3:15-4:15pm) G-17 $170
New! Kids and Clay: With Private Picassos
Private Picassos brings the best of the art studio directly to you. We believe that everyone is an artist and can create beautiful, interesting artwork when given the correct tools. Young artists will explore air-dry clay through a variety of hand building techniques, creating their own unique sculptures.
Pre-K, K (Wednesday 3:15-4:15pm) G-17 $170
New! African Dance: With Wilhelmena Taylor
This exciting Dance class will combine music and movement to form a well-choreographed style that is rooted in traditional African dance. Celebrating each student’s own unique personality, this class will develop each dancer's relationship to music and percussion. It builds confidence, technique, and coordination. There will be a grand performance at the end of the session.
Grades 3-5 (Friday 3:15-4:15pm) Auditorium $160
New! Modern Jazz/Hip Hop Dance: With Brooklyn Ballet
In this Modern Jazz/Hip Hop Dance class, students will learn, have fun, and add their own style to the class. We build confidence by focusing on strength building and flexibility as well as character development. Continuously changing, Modern Jazz/Hip Hop dance allows students to dance with a unique personal style. There will be a grand performance at the end of the session.
Grades 1-2 (Wednesday 3:15-4:15pm) G-5 $160
Grades 3-5 (Wednesday 4:15-5:15pm) G-5 $160
New! Ballet Dance: With Brooklyn Ballet
This class will introduce students to basic ballet technique. They will learn proper body placement, leaps, turns, and jumps. Students will learn how to move rhythmically to various musical genres with choreographed dances. There will be a grand performance at the end of the session.
Pre-K, K (Thursday 3:15-4:15pm) Auditorium $160
Grades 1-5 (Thursday 4:15-5:15pm) Auditorium $160
The Art of Weaving: With Weaving Hand
We embrace cultural weaving traditions while celebrating a fusion of ideas and techniques. Student will learn the art of weaving while creating a work of art in a fun environment. Students work at their own pace on individual looms. Once they start, students won’t want to stop. Their excitement and dedication to their craft will be just as colorful as the weavings themselves.
Grades 1-5 (Thursday 3:15-4:15pm) G-17 $170
Drama: With Mrs. Williams
Builds Confidence and Self Esteem, Encourages Team Work & FUN!!! Children will explore their imagination and learn how to communicate their ideas through telling stories, improvisation, and by portraying characters. Students will have the opportunity to perform a fictional role in our own stage production at the end of the workshop.
Grades 1-5 (Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm) Auditorium $160
Singing: With Mr. Jones of Young Voices Big Sounds
Students learn about vocal technique, rhythm, melody, and harmony while practicing and performing as the dynamic “PS11 Young Voices Chorus.” Our goal is to develop strong singers who perform fearlessly and joyfully alongside their peers. We sing songs that are a mix of new and old, from pop songs to classic R&B hits. There will be a grand performance at the end of the session.
Pre-K, K (Tuesday 3:15-4:15pm) Auditorium $160
Grades 1-5 (Tuesday 4:15-5:15pm) Auditorium $160
Photography: With Mr. Gamble
“Brooklyn Marvels”: An introduction to Photography portraying sites of Brooklyn, “elements of art,” and fundamentals of the photographic process in color. Students will complete final prints portraying their perspective on various Brooklyn historical locations such as Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park, etc. Students will photograph, process, and print their own images and make them come to life—visually. A digital camera is required. This class meets for 105 minutes each week.
Grades 1-5 (Monday 3:15-5:00pm) Room 208 $190
Musical Instrument Instruction
All of our instrument instruction will be offered between 3:00-5:00pm in small groups of 3-5 students or private sessions (guitar only). Classes are open to all age groups and grades at PS11. **Please note: The length of the lesson time will depend on the number of students in each group. **Parents of registered students will be notified of the exact time slot of their child’s lesson no later than the 2nd week of classes. **
Piano: With Mr. Oleg of Piano School of NYC
Our Small Group Philosophy creates a comfortable and fun environment for young students to become curious about Music through the Piano! Children learn age-appropriate Music & Piano skills such as introduction to Piano, listening, singing, clapping, note reading & writing, Music Theory, Music History and more. We offer all participating students an opportunity to perform in our annual Spring Recitals at a location in Brooklyn.
Tuesday or Wednesday Between 3:00 and 5:00**
Room G-36 $200
Guitar: With Mr. Oleg
Sign your child up for private guitar lessons with Mr. Oleg, Piano School of NYC’s talented instructor. Each one-on-one lesson will last 20 minutes, during which time your child will learn to play chords and simple songs with proper guitar technique. Instrument is provided for in class instruction. It is recommended that families acquire a guitar for practice at home. Beginner sessions are 20 minutes at $25 each session.
Mondays or Thursday between 3:00 and 5:00**
Room G-36 $300
New! Journalism: With Mitchell Trinka
Learn the art of journalism as you report on stories of interest to you and your peers. Articles will be printed in PS11’s Newsletter as well as posted on the PS11 website. Now is your chance to learn more about this exciting field and have fun as well.
Grades 2-5 (Thursday 3:15-5:00pm) Room G-17 $160
New! French: With Brooklyn Beanstalk
This class incorporates language routines (expression of general greetings or daily communication) through songs, acting, games or dances in an age appropriate level and involves a specific subject of exploration story telling and crafting.
Pre-K, K, 1st Grade (Tuesday 3:15-4:15pm)
Room G-17 $160
Grades 2-5 (Tuesday 4:15-5:15pm) Room G-17 $160
New! Spanish Language: With Brooklyn Beanstalk
This program is designed as a full linguistic learning experience using visual and physical cues to help children understand. For this cycle, the theme will center around an exploration of our body, the way it works, and changes everyday and over time. (Students will integrate generic vocabulary through circle time, greetings, songs, rhymes, etc. and will explore new themes through book reading, movement activities, etc.)
Pre-K, K, 1st Grade (Monday 3:15-4:15pm)
Room G-17 $160
New! Grades 2-5 (Monday 4:15-5:15pm)
Room G-17 $160
Chess: With Mr. Wright of Learning Through Chess
Through chess, children develop fundamental lessons of life. Enlighten concentration, logical thought, foresight and planning, pattern recognition as well as developing creative solutions. This class teaches self-discipline and taking responsibility through the game of Chess. Come learn to strategically maneuver knights, rooks, kings, queens and CONQUER!
Pre-K, K (Wednesday 3:15-4:15pm) Room G-15 $160
Grades 1-5 (Wednesday 4:15-5:15pm) Room G-15 $160
Hands On Science Adventures: With Ms. Villegas
It’s where all “I wonder...” questions are answered. We will encourage the sciences in your child by sparking their imagination. Students will conduct cool and exciting experiments, explorations in the garden, and discovery of animal facts while observing animal behavior. This is the place to encourage your child’s curiosity while enforcing scientific concepts.
Pre-K, K (Monday 3:15-4:15pm) Room G-6 $160
Trout Club: With Ms. Villegas
Raise trout from eggs to fry (small trout) in our science lab! Students will monitor tank water quality, learn to appreciate water resources, foster a conservation ethic, and grow to understand the New York State watersheds as the resource for our drinking water. All “Trout in the Classroom” students will participate in a Spring field trip to release the trout into our water supply. On that trip, the children will be exposed to upstate reservoirs and engage in a stream habitat study while hiking the watershed and collecting invertebrates. This program is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Grades 3-5 (Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm) Room G-6 $160
Junior First Lego League: With Ms. Tommaselli
Beginning Robotics. If your child likes building and exploring, then this is the right class! Students will learn about the exciting fields of engineering and technology while embracing their natural curiosity. The class introduces challenges to be solved by imagination, critical thinking, and research. Students work with LEGO elements and moving parts while learning team building and presentation skills. This class meets for 90 minutes each week.
Grades 1-3 (Monday 3:15-4:45pm) Room 317 $190
Grades 1-3 (Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm) Room 317 $190
New! Circus Acrobatics: With Brooklyn Beanstalk
Our classes introduce students to a range of Circus Arts disciplines including acrobatics, juggling, balance and physical comedy in an age appropriate level.
While learning to master new skills, children develop a sense of self-confidence, creativity and collaboration with each other in a non-competitive way and discover how their imagination is shaping the circus world.
Grades K, 1 (Friday 3:15-4:15pm) Room G-5 $170
Grades 2-5 (Friday 4:15-5:15pm) Room G-5 $170
Basketball: With Coach Shawn
Does your child want to learn the game or become an even better player? If so, then this is for you. In this comprehensive instructional basketball program, your child will learn all the fundamentals of the game. Kids will receive small group and some individual instruction as well as real-game full court experience. They will learn discipline and sportsmanship in a fun and competitive environment. Regardless of the skill level, this program will be a benefit to his/her game.
Grades 2-5 (Monday 3:15-4:15pm) Gym $170
Yoga: With Ms. Marisa Sullivan
Yoga means union, relating to the connection of the body and the mind. Practicing both physical poses with breath exercises and meditation helps create a balance between the body and mind, offering strength, flexibility and well-being. Yoga for children offers kids long-term benefits while having fun and learning about their bodies. In our classes, we will set our imaginations wild and explore yoga through storytelling, games, songs, animating poses, and guided relaxation.
Pre-K, K (Thursday 3:15-4:15pm) Room G-5 $160
Grades 1-5 (Thursday 4:15-5:15pm) Room G-5 $160
Tennis: With Coach Lenny of Jr. Tennis Clinic
Dedicated to providing quality tennis instruction to culturally diverse, inner-city youth as a tool that supports and enhances their personal growth, physical health and academic achievement. Structured tennis instruction is an excellent vehicle for building character, developing discipline, and promoting physical fitness and mental alertness. Please note that all participants must be at least 6 years old.
Grades K, 1 (Tuesday 3:15-4:15pm) Gym $160
Grades 2-5 (Tuesday 4:15-5:15pm) Gym $160
Soccer: With Super Soccer Stars!!!
Our curriculum is specifically designed to improve the players’ balance and coordination, skill development and positional awareness. Our coaches will work with each child to improve their ball familiarity, their understanding of basic teamwork principals while instilling a love for the world’s most popular sport!
Pre-K, K (Thursday 3:15-4:15pm) Gym $170
Grades 1-5 (Thursday 4:15-5:15pm) Gym $170
*************** IMPORTANT: ****************
Fall 2013 Online Registration begins at 8:00am on September 10th.
No telephone, email, or text message registrations will be accepted.
Registration Fee: There will be a $10 non-refundable registration fee required to enroll.
Scholarships: The PTA awards a limited number of need-based partial and full scholarships to families interested in after school workshops on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please follow the directions when registering online. You will be notified if you do not qualify and if you have to submit payment. These payments must be submitted on or before September 13th to maintain space in the workshops. Financial need will be determined by school lunch status. In order to maintain confidentiality, only school personnel will assist in determining those eligible for scholarships. Limit One Scholarship per child per cycle.
**NOTE: It is recommended that Scholarship Applicants register early since the number of scholarships is limited. Scholarship Applicants are also required to pay the $10 non-refundable registration fee in order to participate in Workshops.
Tuition Payment Policy: Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. Failure to make payment within 48 hours after enrollment will forfeit your slot in the class roster. All classes must be paid for prior to the start of classes.
Refund Policy: Refund request must be made in writing.
Refunds will be granted using the following guidelines:
100% refund of tuition prior to the start of classes
75% refund of tuition during the first week of class
50% refund of tuition during the second week of class
No refunds will be granted after the second week of class.
Snacks & Activities: Students waiting for their scheduled class or session to begin will be supervised by adults from PS11’s After School Enrichment Program and can have a snack, do homework, create artwork, or have outside playtime while waiting for their class to begin.
*Disclaimers: PS11 PTA has the right to cancel a workshop if it does not reach the minimum enrollment. The After School Enrichment Director will notify you before classes begin if you applied for a workshop that has been cancelled. You will have the option of choosing an available slot in another workshop or receiving a refund for that class.
We now offer classes Monday through Friday!
Class size is limited. Register early for as many workshops as you wish. Credit Card, Check, Money Order, or Cash payments accepted.
Contact Simone LeConte with any questions at 917-601-4484 or SimoneLeConte2@gmail.com