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 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.
This year, payment is due immediately for a guaranteed spot as it is first come, first served.
**All Kid’s Clubs will be held on Zoom for the remainder of the school year**
Click the link above to register for the spring!
Monday March 22nd, 2021 – Friday March 26th, 2021
Kid’s Clubs are held once a week for 8-10 weeks and cost between $150-$250. Specific prices will be listed on the registration page once it goes live. Classes are from 2:45-3:45 pm (times may vary).
If you are in need of a scholarship, please email Courtney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My son truly enjoys and eagerly waits for the days he has the after school programs. It’s made an unconventional non-social environment more social! – Emilia (mom of Syrus, 2nd Grade)
2020-2021 Kid’s Club DATES
- Spring Cycle: Monday April 5th – Friday June 18th
- This cycle will have 10 or 11 classes (instead of only 8 or 9) so prices have been adjusted to reflect that change.
SPRING CYCLE OFFERINGS
*Subject to change before Monday March 22nd*
Chess (2&3) OR (4&5): Ready Set Chess is excited to offer 321 families remote chess classes as part of the newly launched after school program. Through a Zoom connection and a free account to the online chess platform, .org (totally free, open source, no ads, parental controls), we are able to offer interactive group instruction, manage a virtual classroom, track player progress, and organize online chess playing and chess tournaments. No chess board or materials necessary! All games and lessons are handled online. Come sharpen your chess skills and join the virtual fun. Instructor: Nick Chatzilias
Monday (4&5) 2:45-3:45
Monday (2&3) 3:50-4:50
Wednesday (2,3,4) 2:45-3:45
Thursday (3,4,5) 2:45-3:45
Chess with Nick has been a wonderfully engaging class even through Zoom. Our son has loved the interaction with Nick and other students in tournament play. – Debbie (mom of Lucas, 3rd Grade)
Chess with Nick has been my 3rd grader’s favorite part of the week. He’s tried a few virtual clubs (outside of 321) but none have kept him as engaged and happy as Chess with Nick has! It’s a great balance of instruction and low-key competition. – Lisa (mom of Nico, 3rd Grade)
Coding Space (2&3): At the Coding Space, our main focus is not just to teach kids how to code, but to use code as a medium for students to develop problem solving skills & self-expression. In our self-paced, project-based classes, our teachers use the Socratic method to help students come to solutions on their own, rather than giving specific tutorials with step-by-step instructions. Instructors from the Coding Space.
Monday (2&3) or Friday (2&3) 2:45-3:45
Noah loves the kids club coding class. He is learning really quickly and keeps on working with the programs even after the class is done for the day. – Melissa (mom of Noah, 2nd Grade)
Dance Adventures with Together In Dance (K,1,2): Join Together in Dance on a dance journey! Using principles of dance, Creative Movement provides the framework for the participants’ creative exploration inspired by their imaginations. Through the ingenuity of our Teaching Artist, who has been specifically trained to embrace the opportunities of virtual teaching, participants will connect with their peers in new ways, combat isolation, and embrace creative and emotional self-expression. Having partnered with PS 321 for over 10 years, Together in Dance is so happy to be supporting your school community at this time. Instructor from Together In Dance.
Tuesday (K,1,2) 2:45-3:45
Fiber Arts: Embroidery (3,4,5): Embroidery is simply drawing with thread and is a great way to decorate textiles with color and texture. Each session will begin by learning a new embroidery stitch on our sampler. Students will be encouraged to practice these stitches as they are or have fun and put their own spin on them. Projects will include monograms, doodle sheets, and a group illustration project, hopefully ending in a slideshow that families can enjoy. No sewing experience is required, we’ll start at threading the needle and knotting the thread and then stitch together!
All materials are included. Students will receive embroidery floss, hoop, needle and printed instructions as well as a pre-printed sampler and monogram, colorful fabric scraps for applique and blank fabric for doodle embroidery and our group story illustration project. Instructor: Amy Crews
Thursday (3,4,5) 2:45-3:45
Found Object Puppetry (K-2): In Found Object Puppetry, students will discover the magic of everyday objects. We will use song, movement, puppetry skills, and dramatic play to create distinct characters and bring them to life! Instructor: Emily from BAX
Tuesday (K,1,2) 2:45-3:45
The class is fun, creative and unmuted the whole time so kids are free to express themselves during the whole class. The teacher is sweet and engaging. – Diana (mom of Victoria, Kindergarten)
Fox Sports & Fitness (K,1,2): At home fitness and games! This will be a digital experience, taking virtual jogs through different cities all over the world. Compete in different exercise and fitness challenges where you try and beat your own high score. Work on skills and play games like soccer, tennis, basketball, balance yoga, ring toss, throwing and catching, juggling – and more, all from your home! Come play with us! Instructor: Joshua Fox.
Thursday (K,1,2) 3:00-4:00
Coach Fox’s fitness class this fall has been great! – Rachel [mom of Ella (K) and Aden (3rd Grade)]
Gardening (K&1): Spring gardening is a blast! Kids will learn to start native plant seeds indoors, make native bee habitats from natural materials, grow indoor edibles from kitchen scraps, make recycled bird feeders, and so much more! Instructor: Eman Rashid of Brooklyn Seeds
Monday (K&1) 3:00-4:00
Hip Hop Grooves (K,1,2): “POP AND LOCK, AND JAM,THEN BREAK!” Through principles and traditional energetic movement of the African Diaspora, all who join will experience the idea of self-liberation and joy through movement. With specific emphasis on the Hip-Hop vernacular, students will explore the body foundations of the technique, basic Breakin’, and social dances that awaken their inner dance sensation. Students will learn vocabulary, choreography and technique that draws upon foundational and social Hip-Hop dance aesthetics, while also improvising within the vastness of these styles. Movement and musicality will be explored and celebrated as a physical dialogue and expression of community. Students will also learn about specific historical and cultural roots of these forms and manifest their own rhythmic choices as they move this lineage forward. Instructor: Dani from BAX
Friday (K,1,2) 2:45-3:45
Juguemos a cantar (K&1) Your child will learn basic Spanish through conversation, songs and (depending on the level of the group) beginning reading & writing. Some fun projects may include recycled art making and making & modeling playdough. We love to read so every class will have a read aloud section. Instructor from Juguemos a cantar.
Tuesday (K&1) 2:45-3:45
Mandarin (K-5): Designed for students with little or no Mandarin background. Students will learn to talk about daily needs and describe their immediate world through interactive games, songs, and rhymes. The classes will focus mostly on speaking, with reading and writing some basic Chinese characters. Level 2 classes are designed for students with basic level of oral Mandarin fluency. Guided reading and writing is incorporated in classes so students develop literacy skills while learning about real world application through topics such as schools, events, and Chinese culture. Instructors from iCan Mandarin.
Monday (K&1) LEVEL 3 [2:45-3:45]
Monday (K&1) LEVEL 1&2 [4:00-5:00]
Wednesday (2-5) LEVEL 2 [2:45-3:45]
Thursday (2&3) LEVEL 3 [2:45-3:45]
Thursday (4&5) LEVEL 3 [2:45-3:45]
We will not be offering any level 1 classes this cycle with the exception of K&1 on Mondays. Hopefully we will continue working with iCan Mandarin and we can re-introduce level 1 classes next year.
Mindfulness & Meditation (3,4,5): Mindful meditation concepts will be introduced through a variety of different media & activities (ex: group discussion, games, visual arts, creative writing, guided relaxation & more.) Children will gain a clearer understanding of compassion toward themselves & others and with a set of basic tools that, when practiced, can reduce stress, increase focus, patience and concentration, and build self-esteem. Instructor: Roselyn Yudelowitz
Tuesday (3,4,5) 2:45-3:45
Music & Movement (K,1,2): Explore the pleasures and variety of musical expression in these classes designed specifically for K-1st Grade, based in the teachings of Carl Orff and folk traditions from around the world. Children learn to work together by singing songs, dancing and acting out stories, playing games that develop rhythmic skills and group coordination, making rhythms with their bodies and percussion instruments, and improvising together. Instructor: Jennifer Taylor from the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
Thursday (K&1) 2:45-3:45
Tumbling (K,1,2): BAX Tumbling grounds itself in strong gymnastics techniques with BAX’s movement-focused approach. This class engages students in building strength and focus with excellent, precise, and safe tumbling skills. We will discover new possibilities in tumbling and movement! Instructor: Tamika from BAX
Monday (K,1,2) 2:45-3:45
Zip, Zap, Zoom: Comics for Kids (2&3) OR (4&5): 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. Instructors Phebe (2&3) and Charlotte (4&5) from Private Picassos.
Monday (2&3) 2:45-3:45
Wednesday (4&5) 2:45-3:45
Did you know that Kid’s Clubs are tax deductible? If you need the PTA tax ID and EIN number, simply email Courtney with your child’s full name and the clubs they attended. She can easily provide you a receipt with the appropriate information.