Afterschool Clubs

Updated 2/2/24 at 4pm

Welcome to the Spring 2024 session of afterschool clubs. Please read this full letter. At the bottom of this page is a listing of the clubs available for Spring 2024. Registration is for current PreK to 5th grade students only. There are no afterschool clubs for 3K students. Online registration opens on Wednesday, February 7 at 10am. The last day to register is Monday, February 12 at 9pm. The number of participants in each club will be strictly limited.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Spring clubs will begin on Monday, February 26 and end on Friday, June 21. Please note that we will be following all DOE and CDC guidelines.

The cost of each club is $300. Our online registration platform makes registration simple and easy! You can register online at your convenience. Online registration opens on Wednesday, February 7 at 10am via this link. Registration will be online this semester.

Please note that the last day to register is Monday February 12 at 9pm. Registration will not be accepted after this date.

Parents or caretakers should pick up their children promptly at 4:45PM in the lobby. It is very important that you be on time! Late pick-up will not be tolerated. Extended day is available from 4:45 to 5:50PM Monday through Thursday at a cost of $135 per day for the semester. Arriving after 5:50PM is not acceptable and will result in a fee of $20/per 15 minutes. This policy will be strictly enforced!

Clubs do not meet on half days, school holidays, parent-teacher conference days or Curriculum Night. If you need financial assistance, contact Joyce Borden, Pritsana Kootint-Hadiatmodjo, Rina Ortega, or Maria Velez-Clarke.

Sincerely,

Joyce Borden, Clubs Coordinator, (212) 614-9531
Pritsana Kootint-Hadiatmodjo and Rina Ortega, Clubs Co-Treasurers – cwsclubs@gmail.com
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Online registration is required. Register online via this link beginning Wednesday, February 7 at 10am.

Payment: Make checks payable to “CWS PTA” (Please note child’s name). We accept credit cards with an additional 4% fee.

Snack: Please send a healthy snack for your child; clubs do not provide snack.

Organizers and Teachers: Joyce Borden is the Clubs Coordinator. Pritsana Kootint-Hadiatmodjo and Rina Ortega are the Clubs Co-Treasurers.
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Club Listings: Spring 2024 afterschool clubs

Monday

Indoor/Outdoor Play with Jessica Spencer (PreK to 1st grade) Kids love to play! In this club, kids will have the opportunity to do what they love most! On good weather days, kids will participate in organized playground games. In rainy weather, kids will partake in choice time play. Prepare to have fun! Jessica Spencer is a paraprofessional that works with PS 94 in our building.

Art with Jessica Ross (PreK to 1) Children will be expressing their talent and emotions through art. We will be using different materials- markers, crayons, colored pencils and other art supplies. Jessica is a paraprofessional at CWS.

Guitar with Rew Starr (2nd to 5th grade) Learn how to play your favorite songs on the guitar. Rew’s students practice more than they ever imagined. Her non-traditional casual style offers a fun feel and the minutes fly by. She inspires her students and leaves every lesson inspired as well. Her students are playing their favorite songs quickly and effortlessly in no time. She also teaches songwriting and how music can help you with your daily feelings and emotional state. It has the ability to transform any difficult situation into one of wonder and confidence. Music is the apple of a day…and it is always there for you. Students need to bring their own guitar.

Table Tennis with AYTTO (2nd to 5th grade) This is an opportunity to learn the exciting, dynamic and strategic sport of table tennis from coaches from the American Youth Table Tennis Organization (AYTTO), many of whom are top athletes with international table tennis coaching experience. Coaches are trained to teach table tennis in a fun environment that promotes fitness, agility, self-esteem, strategic thinking, teamwork and fair play. Using our vast amount of table tennis knowledge and our familiarity with the latest developments in physical education, AYTTO takes this high skill sport and breaks it down into easy learning units. The CWS Table Tennis team placed 3rd in the NYC Elementary School Table Tennis Tournament in 2020!

Basketball with Paul (3rd to 5th grade) This highly active class is the perfect way for your child to run off some energy while developing important skills like coordination and self-confidence. In addition, Paul also emphasizes the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork. Paul is our long-time custodian at CWS.

Tuesday

Indoor Play with Jessica Ross (PreK to 1st grade) Children will be able to play in the school gym and will be able to use different gym materials such as basketballs, foam balls and more. We can also play a variety of games in the open space! Jessica is a paraprofessional at CWS.

Board Games with Andrea (PreK to 1st grade) In this club, you are invited to have fun learning math through the use of board games. We will learn sequencing of numbers, patterns of moving forward & backward, learning numbers randomly (odd & even numbers) and learning to add and subtract. We will engage in a variety of games, including Monopoly, Trouble, Zingo, Hi Ho Cherry O, Operation and much more. Andrea is a paraprofessional at CWS.

Bracelet Making with Isy (PreK to 1st grade) Students will be using their motor skills to make bracelets and necklaces using different kinds of beads and string. Isy is a paraprofessional that works at CWS.

Pickleball with Travis (K to 1st grade) This club will provide students with an engaging and inclusive environment to learn and play pickleball. What is pickleball? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines the likes of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Students will receive guidance, develop their skills and enjoy friendly matches, promoting both physical activity and social engagement. Travis is an inclusion teacher that works
at PS 94.

Animal Club with Ally (1st to 4th grade) Students will learn about different types animals through student led explorations and inquiries. Ally is a teacher at CWS.

Pickleball with Paul (2nd to 4th grade) Come play pickleball- the paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Paul is our long-time custodian at CWS.

Bracelet Making with Jess M. (2nd to 5th grade) Students will learn how to make different styles of friendship bracelets and explore different materials to make keychains. They will teach and support one another. Jess M is a teacher at CWS.

NYC History with Miriam (3rd to 5th grade) Have you ever wondered who lived in Central Park before it was a park? Or what our neighborhood was like 100 years ago? Did you know that there used to be an airport in Brooklyn, and that farm animals used to walk the streets of Manhattan? Each week in our club we will learn about a new aspect of NYC history, and you’ll also get to spend time studying the topics that especially interest you. Miriam is a teacher at CWS. She has a master’s degree in history and is the author of Brooklyn’s Barren Island: A Forgotten History.

Sports with Luis (3rd to 5th grade) Kids will be taken outdoors to play a variety of sports, including soccer and two handed touch football. Children will be taught fundamentals through drills and scrimmages. Kids should be ready to RUN! Luis is the gym teacher at CWS.

Wednesday

Games with Jessica Ross (PreK to 1st grade) Children will be playing various games and learning through the games. We will be introducing games such as Red Light Green Light, Duck Duck Goose, The Floor is Lava and some of their other favorites. Jessica is a paraprofessional at CWS.

Neighborhood Playground Exploration Club with Jessica M (PreK to 1st grade)
We will be spending as much time outside as possible if the weather permits! The group will explore various parks and playgrounds within the community. They will engage in play while working on communication and decision making with peers. Jess M is a teacher at CWS.

Chess Club for Intermediate/Advanced with Carl (K to 5th grade) Carl is a chess teacher who has been working with children Pre-K through college for over 17 years. Have you already learned the fundamentals and shored up your basic skills by learning strategies of the game? We will hone skills and focus on team development training so we can play in out-of-school tournaments. It is open to all students that have mastered the fundamentals.

Choice Time with Taylor (PreK to 2nd grade) Does your student LOVE choice time? If so, they should join the choice time club and extend the joy after school. Children learn best by exploring and Choice Time turns playing into a learning opportunity. Students will engage in activities such as, LEGOS, Arts & Crafts, Dance/Movement, Blocks, and Board Games. Taylor is a CWS teacher.

 

Soccer with Paul (2nd to 5th grade) This is more than just a great soccer program for kids. Paul’s creative approach to coaching will have a positive impact on your child that goes far beyond the soccer field.  This highly active soccer class is the perfect way for your child to run off some energy while developing important soccer skills like coordination and self-confidence. In addition, Paul also emphasizes the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork. Paul is our long-time custodian at CWS. He’s also a big soccer fan!

Crochet with Isy (3rd to 5th grade) Crochet is a needlework that is performed to design basic crocheting designs using yarn. Students will learn how to make scarves by the end of the program. Each student should bring their own crochet needle. Isy is a paraprofessional that works at CWS.

Thursday

Art with Jessica Ross (PreK to 1st grade) Children will be expressing their talent and emotions through art. We will be using different materials- markers, crayons, colored pencils and other art supplies. Jessica is a paraprofessional at CWS.

Indoor Games with Isy (PreK to 1st grade) Children will be playing various games and learning through the games. We will be introducing games such as Red Light Green Light, Duck Duck Goose, The Floor is Lava and some of their other favorites. Jessica is a paraprofessional at CWS.

Chess Club for Beginner/Intermediate with Carl (K to 5th grade) Carl is a chess teacher who has been working with children Pre-K through college for over 17 years. Learn the basic rules, how each piece moves and how to use them in a thinking game of chess. Once learned, we will raise our levels by learning strategies of the game. This club is open to all students K – 5 and we will introduce and have fun mastering the fundamentals.

Basketball with Paul (1st to 2nd grade) This highly active class is the perfect way for your child to run off some energy while developing important skills like coordination and self-confidence. In addition, Paul also emphasizes the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork. Paul is our long-time custodian at CWS.

Coding with Shelby (3rd to 5th grade) Students will use technology to create digital interactive stories, games, and animations. While working, they will learn important computational concepts and problem-solving strategies. Shelby is a teacher at CWS.

Sports with Luis (3rd to 5th grade) Kids will be taken outdoors to play a variety of sports, including soccer and two handed touch football. Children will be taught fundamentals through drills and scrimmages. Kids should be ready to RUN! Luis is the gym teacher at CWS.

Friday

Games with Jessica Ross (PreK to K) Children will be playing various games and learning through the games. We will be introducing games such as Red Light Green Light, Duck Duck Goose, The Floor is Lava and some of their other favorites. Jessica is a paraprofessional at CWS.

Origami with Isy (K to 2nd grade) Students will learn different ways to create various shapes and creations using just paper. Isy is a paraprofessional that works at CWS.

Pickleball with Paul (2nd to 4th grade) Come play pickleball- the paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Paul is our long-time custodian at CWS.