P.S. 183 Afterschool Information

Important Dates
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – Registration opens for K-5 Fall Program at 12:00pm
Monday, September 12, 2022 – First Day of Fall Program
Friday, January 27, 2023 – Last Day of Fall Program
Monday, January 30, 2023 – First Day of Spring Program
Friday, June 23, 2023 – Last Day of Spring Program

Daily Schedule
School Dismissal to 3:15pm – P.S. 183 teachers dismiss children to IF staff. Snack is provided
3:15pm to 4:30pm – Specialty classes. Please see our daily offerings below.
4:30pm to 5:45pm – Choice time and dismissal.

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Mondays

Grades K – 1

Drama Kids

Drama Kids International – Get ready for different adventures each week! Visit a tropical paradise one week and travel the high seas as pirates seeking treasures another week. Be movie stars on the red carpet, wizards concocting magic potions, animals negotiating who should be the king of the jungle, villagers confronting a selfish giant and many other interesting characters. Students will also create their own short scenes to present to parents. Through our different activities, we will develop our students’ presentation skills, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. Will offer students speech exercises, short plays, improvisation exercises, dance dramas and games. Every week, students will have fun new adventures and many opportunities to unleash their creativity.

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Dance: Creative Movement

A combination of fitness instruction and independent exploration, these sessions will use improvisation and basic dance routines to tap into each child’s innate rhythm and joy of movement. The class will culminate in a showcase at the end of the semester.

LEGO Builders

Who doesn’t like to play with LEGO? Each week, our teacher will provide a maker challenge for students to design and build in teams.

Glee Club

Under the guidance of a professional teaching artist, students will collaborate with one another to transform popular, contemporary songs into group performances that give each individual a chance to shine.

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Grades 2 – 3

Cooking

In this hands-on cooking class, students will learn about nutrition, ingredients, and the science behind cooking, while making delicious food and having fun.

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Drama Kids

Drama Kids International – Get ready for different adventures each week! Visit a tropical paradise one week and travel the high seas as pirates seeking treasures another week. Be movie stars on the red carpet, wizards concocting magic potions, animals negotiating who should be the king of the jungle, villagers confronting a selfish giant and many other interesting characters. Students will also create their own short scenes to present to parents. Through our different activities, we will develop our students’ presentation skills, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. Will offer students speech exercises, short plays, improvisation exercises, dance dramas and games. Every week, students will have fun new adventures and many opportunities to unleash their creativity.

Soccer

Simply Sports sessions include team-building and warmups, soccer skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Grades 4 – 5

Filmmaking

Students will creatively and socially collaborate in this enriching afterschool program. In addition to educating students on the process of filmmaking, this class teaches children how to emotionally express themselves, through film and otherwise. This program also elicits strong friendships between its group members and encourages students to carry these lessons of collaboration outside of the course into other aspects of their life.

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Tuesdays

Grades K – 1

Art and Design

Our visual arts programs aim to provide structured projects that allow for individual exploration and creativity. In this class, students will develop art and design techniques, while having plenty of opportunity to explore different media and subject matter in order to discover their own interest and style.

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Soccer

Simply Sports sessions include team-building and warmups, soccer skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Singing Stars

Drama Kids International – Have fun singing popular songs from today’s top pop artists as well as popular Broadway and movie songs. Learn the basics of singing and gain confidence as a performer!

Dance: Ballet

Focusing on technique, strength, and form, professional teaching artists will lead young dancers through an introduction to ballet skills, barre work, and classic dance choreography. The class will culminate in a performance at the end of the semester.

Grades 2-3

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Coding

This class provides powerful learning tools for budding programmers. Students learn critical concepts by creating animations and computer games with interacting characters. They will apply problem solving skills to debug programs, make customizations, and bring their imaginations to life!

Singing Stars

Drama Kids International – Have fun singing popular songs from today’s top pop artists as well as popular Broadway and movie songs. Learn the basics of singing and gain confidence as a performer!

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Grades 4-5

Singing Stars

Drama Kids International – Have fun singing popular songs from today’s top pop artists as well as popular Broadway and movie songs. Learn the basics of singing and gain confidence as a performer!

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Wednesdays

Grades K – 1

Drumming

Students will learn foundational rhythms and basic techniques on hand drums, djembe, shakers, and other handheld percussion instruments, while studying meter and learning to play together in an ensemble. The class will host a performance for families and friends at the end of the semester.

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Drama Kids

Drama Kids International – Get ready for different adventures each week! Visit a tropical paradise one week and travel the high seas as pirates seeking treasures another week. Be movie stars on the red carpet, wizards concocting magic potions, animals negotiating who should be the king of the jungle, villagers confronting a selfish giant and many other interesting characters. Students will also create their own short scenes to present to parents. Through our different activities, we will develop our students’ presentation skills, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. Will offer students speech exercises, short plays, improvisation exercises, dance dramas and games. Every week, students will have fun new adventures and many opportunities to unleash their creativity.

Stop Motion Animation

Students will learn the principles behind motion pictures and the process behind stop motion animation. As a class, students will exercise classic techniques of single-frame capture to create original, animated short films with a variety of 2-D and 3-D materials.

Drawing & Painting

Our visual arts programs aim to provide structured projects that allow for individual exploration and creativity. In this class, students will develop painting and drawing techniques, while having plenty of opportunity to explore different media and subject matter in order to discover their own interest and style.

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Grades 2-3

Drama Kids

Drama Kids International – Get ready for different adventures each week! Visit a tropical paradise one week and travel the high seas as pirates seeking treasures another week. Be movie stars on the red carpet, wizards concocting magic potions, animals negotiating who should be the king of the jungle, villagers confronting a selfish giant and many other interesting characters. Students will also create their own short scenes to present to parents. Through our different activities, we will develop our students’ presentation skills, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. Will offer students speech exercises, short plays, improvisation exercises, dance dramas and games. Every week, students will have fun new adventures and many opportunities to unleash their creativity.

Filmmaking

Students will creatively and socially collaborate in this enriching afterschool program. In addition to educating students on the process of filmmaking, this class teaches children how to emotionally express themselves, through film and otherwise. This program also elicits strong friendships between its group members and encourages students to carry these lessons of collaboration outside of the course into other aspects of their life.

Dance: Hip-Hop

A lively romp through contemporary popular urban dance styles, accompanied by age-appropriate classic and current hip-hop tunes. Students will learn several different styles of dance and be able to develop their own unique voice/style. The class will culminate in a showcase at the end of the semester.

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Grades 4-5

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Drama Kids

Drama Kids International – Join us for different adventures! Come explore a mysterious underground cave, design a new city, create music videos and your own commercials, and complete a dangerous mission as spies. Students will also work together in small groups to write and perform their own short plays. Through this process, they will learn to develop interesting plots and characters, to negotiate and collaborate with each other, and learn to lead group discussions as the Director of the Day. While we continue to work on honing speech and presentation skills, there will be greater emphasis on creative thinking, improvisation, and characterization.

Cooking

In this hands-on cooking class, students will learn about nutrition, ingredients, and the science behind cooking, while making delicious food and having fun.

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Thursdays

Grades K – 1

Costume & Prop Design

Drama Kids International – Costumes and props help to define a character. Come create new characters by making a different costume or prop each week and we’ll bring these characters to life through snippets and short scenes!

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Makers Club

Students will use a combination of DIY projects and educational kits to interact with the basics of engineering principles. This class introduces younger students to hands-on, building projects with a fun-first approach to social and STEM skill development, all through encouraging creativity and critical thinking.

Ukulele Club

In these group lessons for beginners, students will learn some basic chords, and quickly begin experiencing the fun and joy of playing a stringed instrument. By the end of the semester, students will be able to play several songs. Ukuleles will be provided.

Cooking

In this hands-on cooking class, students will learn about nutrition, ingredients, and the science behind cooking, while making delicious food and having fun.

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Grades 2-3

Costume & Prop Design

Drama Kids International – Costumes and props help to define a character. Come create new characters by making a different costume or prop each week and we’ll bring these characters to life through snippets and short scenes!

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Grades 4-5

Soccer

Our athletics program focuses on the fundamentals of sport – especially the mental, physical and social aspects – to encourage enjoyment, teamwork, and self-confidence. Each session includes team-building and warmups, soccer skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Art and Design

Our visual arts programs aim to provide structured projects that allow for individual exploration and creativity. In this class, students will develop art and design techniques, while having plenty of opportunity to explore different media and subject matter in order to discover their own interest and style.

Coding

This class provides powerful learning tools for budding programmers. Students learn critical concepts by creating animations and computer games with interacting characters. They will apply problem solving skills to debug programs, make customizations, and bring their imaginations to life!

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Fridays

Grades K – 1

Karate

KP for Kids Karate is a goal-oriented traditional belt karate program with the addition of basic self-defense techniques and healthy Pilates exercises and meditation to promote core strength and focus for all activities. Our advanced students (yellow belts through black belts) also learn choreographed fight combinations, kumite (point fighting) and bo staff training. Students will develop physical abilities as well mental focus and concentration in a safe and supportive environment.

Drawing & Painting

Our visual arts programs aim to provide structured projects that allow for individual exploration and creativity. In this class, students will develop painting and drawing techniques, while having plenty of opportunity to explore different media and subject matter in order to discover their own interest and style.

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Storytelling through Dance

Drama Kids International – Express yourself through dance and movement! Learn choreography for popular songs and work in small groups to create your own dances.

Grades 2-3

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.

Storytelling through Dance

Drama Kids International – Express yourself through dance and movement! Learn choreography for popular songs and work in small groups to create your own dances.

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Karate

KP for Kids Karate is a goal-oriented traditional belt karate program with the addition of basic self-defense techniques and healthy Pilates exercises and meditation to promote core strength and focus for all activities. Our advanced students (yellow belts through black belts) also learn choreographed fight combinations, kumite (point fighting) and bo staff training. Students will develop physical abilities as well mental focus and concentration in a safe and supportive environment. There is a $30 extra fee associated with this speciality class to cover belt promotions.

Grades 4-5

Karate

KP for Kids Karate is a goal-oriented traditional belt karate program with the addition of basic self-defense techniques and healthy Pilates exercises and meditation to promote core strength and focus for all activities. Our advanced students (yellow belts through black belts) also learn choreographed fight combinations, kumite (point fighting) and bo staff training. Students will develop physical abilities as well mental focus and concentration in a safe and supportive environment. There is a $30 extra fee associated with this speciality class to cover belt promotions.

LEGO Robotics

Teams of students engage in problem-solving, coding, and engineering – and will ultimately build and program a LEGO robot to navigate the missions of a robot obstacle course. Teams also participate in a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem.

Multi-Sport

Simply Sports offers an introduction to multiple individual and team sports and games. Each session includes team-building and warmups, skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Chess

Chess NYC instructs beginners to advancing tournament players; our goal is that all students can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess.