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  • Calligraphy / NY Chinese Cultural Center

    Using an ink brush, the teaching artist shows and explains the relationship between ancient Chinese pictographs and their modern day ideographs. Students get to participate by learning how to write Chinese symbols and characters with brushes as well as studying simple words and dialogs in Mandarin.
  • Game Time

    Structured and unstructured time to play a variety of sports and games - both physical and non-physical (cards, board games, brain games.). The focus will be on team sports and games that foster cooperation, competition, following rules, being a team player and a good sport.
  • Hip Hop / Devynn Brooks

    This class starts with a warm up and stretch, followed by dance exercises across the floor, floorwork and dance moves that we then use while learning a choreography to an up beat song. At the end of dance class we will work on our improvisation skills in a dance game. All music is fun, positive, energetic and kid friendly. Students should wear sneakers and comfortable dance clothing (pants/leggings) to class. Students may only sign up for 1 Hip Hop class per week.
  • Ice Skating at Chelsea Piers

    Students will travel to Chelsea Piers for a lesson with skating instructors from the Rink. Cost includes skate rental. Students leave PS 11 at 3:15 pm and return by 6:00 pm. The last ice skating class will be on June 16th. This is a premium class and costs $60.00 per week.
  • Magic Yoga Land / Ayelet Afek

    Kids will “travel” each week to a new yoga adventure - Inspired by fairytales, children’s musicals, books and movies. We will learn yoga poses through games and story telling as well as acquire a healthy alignment and meditation/focusing techniques. Required: Gym/yoga/dance clothes only, no skirts or dresses. Barefoot 2nd graders who would like a more “grownup” class are welcome to join the Thursday class.
  • MakerState / Thinking & Learning Machines: Lego Robotics, Art Automata & 3D Design

    Arts and crafts plus robots plus 3D design. We’ll build LEGO Mindstorms robots with obstacles courses we design ourselves from geometric jello blocks and playdough straw. We’ll use 3D printing pens to create character jewels and cardboard automata to discover mechanics and physics. We’ll 3D design obstacles for our bots to navigate in Tinkercad and print that 3D art with the 3Doodler pen. We’ll also explore the fundamentals of AI and machine learning that are integral to how these robots work as we design and build a greener world. This is advanced hands-on creativity for advanced fun and learning…all for beginners! Let’s go! Projects Include: Tinkercad 3D Design: Recreate patterns found in nature and create your own avatar to start a journey for a more sustainable world! Hands-on Engineering: We’re building geometric jello blocks, play dough straw, and more LEGO Mindstorms Robotics: Create geometry puzzle obstacle courses with Lego bricks and navigate your robot to the goal line! 3D Printer Pen Hands-on Designs: Create 3D shapes, tessellating shapes. *Windows or Macintosh machine required This is a premium class and costs $40.00 per week
  • Marvelous Machines / Denise Anderson

    Attention young inventors! Come explore the wondrous world of machines and build some of your very own! We’ll learn all about the principles of science and physics while planning and building our own original mechanical marvels. Such machines will include airplanes, rockets, boats, cars and even a robot or two! We'll create machines of our own original devising and even carry out exciting experiments to explore the profound process of scientific discovery. Industrious inventors will learn critical thinking and creative problem solving skills while gaining a mastery of basic mechanics. So join us and stretch your imagination while building some Marvelous Machines!
  • Sewing Club /Children's Institute of Fashion Arts

    The Children's Institute of Fashion Arts offers after school programs in sewing, textiles and design for all ages. We teach kids how to design, sew, and create based on their own interests and culture. Small groups give children the opportunity to learn and develop skills at their own pace and ability. Students sew by hand and use sewing machines when available, learning to design and make their own projects. Professional and specially-trained teachers give one-on-one attention.
  • Skateboarding at Chelsea Piers Skatepark/ Louie Luiz

    The class will be held offsite at or near the Chelsea Piers Skatepark. Two sessions of this course will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from school dismissal to 5:00. The class on Tuesdays is for Beginners; Fridays for Intermediate/Advanced. Students will walk to the skatepark with Afterschool Staff and will return to PS 11 by 5:00 pm. This class is open to 2nd-5th graders. Intermediate/Advanced students must have prior skateboarding experience, preferably with Louie. All students must have their own board, pads and helmet. There will not be any equipment available to borrow. Please email us with any questions about equipment or if you are unable to purchase the equipment. The beginner class is an introduction to skateboarding and skateboarding safety, proper form and posture, turning, acceleration and stopping. The intermediate/advanced class... Louie has been a professional skateboarder sponsored by numerous companies for the past 12 years. He has been teaching children and adults how to skateboard for over 15 years. Louie has taught at renowned private schools, and sports camps across the tri-state area. This is a premium class and costs $55 per week.
  • Soccer / Super Soccer Stars

    At Super Soccer Stars, we use the soccer ball as the vehicle to help children not only improve their soccer skills, but also develop self-confidence, improve gross motor skills, hone socialization skills and more. Dynamic, local and international coaches work with small groups of boys and girls to develop these skills and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment This class will take place off-site at a local park or field. Students will leave PS 11 at 3 and return by 4:30.
  • Swimming/Physique Swimming

    No beginners. K & 1st graders must have some swim experience in order to sign up for this class. Class: Beginner 2 (Primary Skills) Description:Swimmers (ages 4-6) are comfortable submerging independently and will continue to develop floating, kicking, and gliding skills without support and are introduced to rhythmic breathing. Swimmers will develop combined strokes on the front and back and are introduced to deep water through jumps and dives from a sitting position. Swimmers should be able to propel 4-6 feet without assistance. Skills: Focus on properly mastering primary skills (floating, gliding, rolling over, front crawl, breath control). Independent front and back floats, Rolling over from front to back, submersions (without support) jumps & dives from sitting position, combined stroke on front and back. Class: Advanced 1 (Stroke Readiness) Description: Swimmers (ages 5 and up) have passed the Beginner 2 level and can swim independently for 4-6 feet. Students should be able to properly demonstrate primary skills (floating, gliding, streamline, freestyle) without assistance. Swimmers will further develop balance & coordination, fundamentals of backstroke, and freestyle with rotary breathing. Swimmers are introduced to breaststroke, butterfly, and dives from a kneeling/standing position. Skills: Rhythmic breathing, freestyle, backstroke, kneeling and standing dives, elementary backstroke, introduction to breaststroke, and butterfly. Children are expected to bring bathing suits and towels to swimming every week. The child’s name should be on all items. BATHING CAPS are required for boys & girls with hair below their ears. After an initial evaluation, some students may be asked to change to a higher or lower level swim class. If a child is sick or unable to swim, families must provide a written note to the afterschool staff. Accommodations in another class are not guaranteed and students who do not swim are NOT allowed in the pool area. Students may only sign up for 1 swim class per week. If there is availability after registration, another swim class can be added.
  • TADA! Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

    A Musical Theater skills-building class that focuses on the core elements of singing, acting, and dancing. Learn popular Broadway songs, plus one-of-a-kind songs from TADA!’s original musicals. This class includes exploration in character development using theater games plus song and dance numbers. Students learn the skills necessary to participate as Musical Theater performers. This program focuses on acting through song & dance, which successfully prepares kids for future Musical Theater camps, classes, and productions. Classes begin with physical and vocal warm-ups to help students focus and prepare. The last class culminates in a final Sharing that showcases high-quality performances of the song & dance skills learned in class. This is a premium class and costs $32.50 per week
  • Tap Dance / Susan Hebach

    Tap with Susan Hebach focuses on learning and exploring the art of tap dance. The goal is to provide students with a well rounded experience by developing strong technique skills, understanding how to listen and work with music and strengthening basic musical skills, cultivating creative skills, learning historical choreography and listening and dancing to a variety of music. All students need a pair of tap shoes to participate in this after school class. We will have a moderate selection of tap shoes are available for temporary use during class but it is recommended that families purchase shoes to fit their child.
  • Team Games

    Structured and unstructured time to play a variety of sports and games - both physical and non-physical (cards, board games, brain games.). The focus will be on team sports and games that foster cooperation, competition, following rules, being a team player and a good sport.
  • WonderHut Nature Science / Professor Planets

    This semester we will focus on geology and outer space. We will learn about and examine different kinds of rocks and gems and create our own rock boxes. Students will receive a starter bundle of rocks for their rock collection. We will handle ancient 500 million year old fossils and create our own fossil models and imprints and practice with chisels and hammers. Students will build and erupt their own volcano models and create landform 3D maps and earth models. We will go on to learn about outer space, the space race, living in space and will build rocket models. In the spring we will meet and handle worms and other bugs and learn about composting, pollinators and flowers. Students will create their own mini egg crate garden to grow in the summer.