The PS11 PTA runs an after school enrichment program.
If you have any questions
or need additional information, please feel free to contact
Simone LeConte directly at 917-601-4484 or PS11ASE@gmail.com.
After School Enrichment Director &
PTA Co-Vice President
Costume and Stage Design: With Ms. Kyiesha Kelly
If you enjoy drawing, painting and creating costumes, then this is the program for you. Use your creative mind and heart to help bring our plays to life. One of the most important aspects of a great play is the costumes and unique sets. Join us in creating amazing sets and spectacular costumes for this year’s enrichment play.
Grades 3-5 (Friday 3:00-4:00pm) G-17 $170
Decorating Delights: With Wendy Watel-Burno
Join baker Mom Wendy in a food decorating class. Pre-made, nut-free pastries and treats will be decorated with seasonal themes. We will have hands on recipes that we will make in class and can be done at home as well.
Grades PK, K, 1 (Monday 3:00-4:00pm) G-15 $170
Grades 2-5 (Monday 4:00-5:00pm) G-15 $170
Hip Hop Dance:
In this 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, 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 3:00-4:00pm) Auditorium $160
Grades 3-5 (Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm) Auditorium $160
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 (Monday 3:00-4:00pm) Auditorium $160
Grades 1-5 (Monday 4:00-5:00pm) 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. Their excitement and dedication will be just as colorful as the weavings themselves.
Grades 1-5 (Thursday 3:00-4:00pm) 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 (Thursday 3:00-4:00pm) 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, 1 (Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm) Auditorium $170
Grades 2-5 (Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm) Auditorium $170
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 3:00-4:45pm) Room 208 $200
Musical Instrument Instruction
All musical instrument instruction will be offered between 3:00-5:00pm in small groups of 3-4 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. Klaus
Our Small Group lessons foster a comfortable and fun environment for students to become interested in Music through the Piano. Students learn age-appropriate Music & Piano skills that include listening, note reading & writing, and more.
Tuesday or Wednesday between 3:00 and 5:00** Room G-36 $250
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! Free Play and Exploration: With Ms. Bergstol
Don’t underestimate the value of play. Children learn many social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills by playing alone and with others. Children learn and develop: Cognitive Skills like math and problem solving in a pretend grocery store, New Vocabulary like the words they need to play with toy dinosaurs, Social Skills like playing together in a pretend car wash, and Literacy Skills like creating a menu for a pretend restaurant, as well as using interesting play materials, such as sand, water, clay, paint, paper, blocks, pinecones and leaves, that involve all your child’s senses. Play and learning go hand-in-hand and reduces stress.
Pre-K, K (Thursday 3:00-4:00pm) Room G-26 $160
Hands On Science Adventures: With Ms. Brosnan
It’s where all “I wonder...” questions are answered. We will encourage the scientist in your child by sparking their imagination and enhancing their creativity. This is the place to encourage your child’s curiosity while enforcing scientific concepts. Students will conduct cool experiments, and exciting explorations each week while having lots of fun.
Pre-K, K (Friday 3:00-4:00pm) Room G-10 $160
Grades 1-3 (Friday 4:00-5:00pm) Room G-10 $160
Building Blocks: With Ms. Bergstol
Building blocks provide an excellent opportunity for social and physical development and enhances creativity through experimentation. Children learn math and science concepts, spatial reasoning, language skills, reading and writing skills, cooperation and responsibility while having fun through block play.
Pre-K, K (Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm) Room G-26 $160
New! Chinese (Mandarin) Language: With Lango Kids NYC
Lango teaches a second language using the “Adventure Learning” method which combines stories, music, movement, acting, and games. We provide supplementary materials to our curriculum such as the thematic workbook, CD, memory cards, and review sheets to be used at home to reinforce the material covered in class. With these measures in place, the child will first understand words, then sentences and questions, and eventually engage in simple conversation.
Pre-K, K, (Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm) Room G-17 $170
1st and 2nd Grade (Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm) Room G-17 $170
New! Spanish Language: With Ms. Camilo
PS11’s Spanish teacher, Ms. Camilo, makes Spanish come alive for students. Sign up and see why the students are so excited about her class. Ms. Camilo uses stories, activities, supplemental material, and plenty of review to ensure student learning and retention. There is a beginning class for Grades 1-2 and an advanced supplemental class for Grades 3-5.
Grades 1-2 (Thursday 3:00-4:00pm) Room G-8 $170
Grades 3-5 (Thursday 4:00-5:00pm) Room G-8 $170
Spanish Language: With Brooklyn Beanstalk
This program is designed as a full linguistic learning experience using visual and physical cues to help children understand. 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 (Monday 3:00-4:00pm) Room G-17 $170
Tutoring with Ms. Ferrier
Having trouble fitting tutoring into your busy schedule? Tutoring can help with those complex math problem, difficult reading strategies, and homework.
Grades 1-2 (Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm) Room 104 $200
Grades 1-2 (Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm) Room 104 $200
Tutoring with Ms. Tomlin
Thinking of tutoring but can’t fit it into your busy schedule? That’s where
Ms. T comes in. Ask her about that difficult math problem! Ask her about
those difficult reading strategies! She’s here to help. Tutoring with Tomlin
is the remedy for those frustrating late night homework sessions.
Grades 3-5 (Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm) Room 303 $200
Grades 3-5 (Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm) Room 303 $200
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 3:00-4:00pm) Room G-15 $160
Grades 1-5 (Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm) Room G-15 $160
Junior First Lego League: With Ms. Tommaselli
Beginning Robotics: For children who like building and exploring! 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.
Grades 1-3 (Wednesday 3:00-4:30pm) Room G-4 $190
Grades 1-3 (Thursday 3:00-4:30pm) Room G-4 $190
Trout Club: With Ms. Villegas
Raise trout from eggs to fry (small trout) in our science lab! 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 go on a spring field trip to release the trout into our water supply. They 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 (Thursday 3:00-4:00pm) Room G-6 $160
Martial Arts: With Humble School of Martial Arts
Martial Arts teaches children about respect, responsibility, fitness, leadership skills, developing self-esteem, and achieving academic excellence. It is a unique, noncompetitive way for children to improve social skills, and enjoy a lifestyle of physical activity while constantly being challenged to reach new heights through self-discipline.
Pre-K, K (Friday 3:00-4:00pm) Gym $170
Grades 1-5 (Friday 4:00-5:00pm) Gym $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 1-2 (Monday 3:00-4:00pm) Gym $170
Grades 3-5 (Monday 4:00-5:00pm) Gym $170
Tennis: With Coach TJ 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 3:00-4:00pm) Gym $170
Grades 2-5 (Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm) Gym $170
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 3:00-4:00pm) Gym $170
Grades 1-5 (Thursday 4:00-5:00pm) Gym $170
********************* IMPORTANT: **********************
Winter 2015 Online Registration begins at 8:00am on Monday, January 5th and will continue until Friday, January 9th. No registrations will be accepted before this time. Under no circumstances can we hold any class spots. No telephone, email, or text message registrations will be accepted.
Registration Fee: There will be a $10 non-refundable registration fee required to enroll. This fee must be paid for each child that is registered. A separate registration must be completed for each child.
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 January 15th 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. The deadline for submission of Scholarship applications is Tuesday, January 6th at 3:00pm. Scholarship Applicants are also required to pay the $10 non-refundable registration fee.
All scholarship decisions are final.
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 through January 16th
50% refund of tuition during the second week through January 23rd
No refunds will be granted after January 23rd.
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 After School Enrichment Program 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 have registered 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.
After School Enrichment
Jan. 12th – April 24th
Simone LeConte, After School Enrichment Director
Wendy Watel-Burno, Assistant Coordinator
Alisha Swaby, Assistant Coordinator
*Note: Piano and Guitar lessons do not follow the above session schedule.