Kids Club News: Kids Club Offerings, Rosters & Payment Links
Our Early Bird program begins at 7:30am in the gym. Children enrolled in the program enter through the front doors, and are supervised by members of our teaching staff. The fee for the program ranges from $7 for a single drop-off to $80 a month for 5 mornings a week. For information or to register, stop by the gym between 7:30am and 8:30am and speak with the teacher in charge. Forms are available below or in the Parent Center and the main office.
Please use this link to pay for your child’s Kids Club.
The goal of PS 321’s after school is to offer an array of high quality programs that further enrich our children’s day. With the support of the PTA, we provide teacher and parent-volunteer led workshops at a low cost. These programs provide an environment that fosters healthy relationships among peers while instructors use talents and interests of their own to enrich the lives of students. For current after school news, click here.
The PS 321 Band is an after school program run in partnership with The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Specialized instructors from the Conservatory come to PS 321 twice a week and give small group instruction to our fourth and fifth grade students. The band performs several times a year. Band is a two year commitment. Each year, the fifth graders who played the year before as fourth graders are invited to return and the remaining spaces are open to current fourth graders who agree to make the two-year commitment. When applications exceed the space, there is a lottery. Band was originally paid for by a grant. When the grant expired, the PTA agreed to help maintain this program. Parents pay $400 per student for the year. The PTA subsidizes each paying student at 2:1 and also provides scholarships.
PS 321 owns approximately 60 musical instruments – woodwinds, brass, and percussion — and lends each child an instrument for the year.
Beginning Band (4th grade) meets every Wednesday from 2:50-4:05pm.
Advanced Band (5th grade) meets every Monday from 2:50-4:05pm.
Chess at PS 321 is taught by Nick from Let’s Play Chess. Chess, in addition to being fun, has proven to be an excellent tool for teaching strategy, patience, focus and higher order thinking.
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students of all abilities are encouraged to join! There are three 9 week cycles, the cost is $135/cycle.
This year will be the 18th season of the PS 321 chorus. Fifth grade Chorus runs from October-late January, and fourth grade Chorus runs from March-late May. Practice is on Wednesdays from 2:50-4:05 PM with Chorus Director, Adam Lane. The chorus occasionally performs in the neighborhood and there are always winter and spring concerts.
Kid’s Clubs are run by teachers and parent volunteers. The classes are always changing and range from cooking to language workshops to yoga to animation! Kids’ Clubs typically meet once a week from 2:50 to 4:05 PM for 8 weeks. There are generally 3 cycles throughout the year and registration precedes each cycle. The cost for most classes is $100 but can range up to $200 depending on the class length and materials fee. We are always looking for people to lead Kid’s Clubs which proves to be a very rewarding experience for parents and kids alike! If you volunteer to lead a class, your child gets automatic, free enrollment. You can even enlist the help of a friend to co-teach your class with you. If you are interested, please contact Courtney Gilbert, the After School Coordinator via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performing Arts Company
Open to students in the fourth and fifth grade, P.A.C. is a musical theater program that combines acting, singing, dancing, and play writing. Taught by Karen Curlee of Together in Dance, the program fosters creativity and collaboration. The student’s work culminates in a spring production that is performed in the auditorium for a school assembly, an evening performance, and usually at a community venue. PAC is a weekly commitment, with limited enrollment. Classes begin after the winter break and run through May.
Please check the PS 321 School’s Out and Afterschool Directory for more afterschool programs.