P.S. 340 Afterschool Information

Important Dates
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 – Registration opens for the 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. 340 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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(646) 899-5684

Mondays

Pre K

IF Preschool

In a safe and nurturing environment, separate from the big kids in our K-5 program, our early childhood educators provide a variety of daily adventures that cater to the individual needs of your preschooler. Each day, your child will participate in multiple stations of active and creative self-guided activities, as well as speciality group sessions led by our teachers. These activities include dance, music, art, science experiments, sports, games, hand-on construction, and imaginative play. We understand these days are long for young children. We will provide snacks, down time, areas of rest and free play.

Grades K – 1

Chess

From complete 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. Our Team will prepare for Local, City, State & National Competitions. Instruction by Impact Coaching Network.

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.

Musical Theater

Taking concepts from Intro to Theater, students’ theatrical abilities are enhanced in this course through the addition of music. Students will learn vocal and emotive techniques, as well as basic music theory and story arcs. Members of the class will also create original performance art that they will perform at the end of the semester.

Yoga Aerobics

Our yoga classes are part traditional (vinyasa) yoga, part active fitness, and part dance. Each session begins with breathing and meditation, followed by flexibility and strength training. By the end of each class, static and dynamic stretching give way to lively, improvised, creative movement.

Grades 2 – 3

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.

Basketball

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, basketball 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.

Chess

From complete 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. Our Team will prepare for Local, City, State & National Competitions. Instruction by Impact Coaching Network.

Grades 4 – 5

Basketball

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, basketball 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.

Chess

From complete 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. Our Team will prepare for Local, City, State & National Competitions. Instruction by Impact Coaching Network.

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!

Tuesdays

Pre K

IF Preschool

In a safe and nurturing environment, separate from the big kids in our K-5 program, our early childhood educators provide a variety of daily adventures that cater to the individual needs of your preschooler. Each day, your child will participate in multiple stations of active and creative self-guided activities, as well as speciality group sessions led by our teachers. These activities include dance, music, art, science experiments, sports, games, hand-on construction, and imaginative play. We understand these days are long for young children. We will provide snacks, down time, areas of rest and free play.

Grades K – 1

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.

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.

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 2-3

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.

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.

Yoga Aerobics

Our yoga classes are part traditional (vinyasa) yoga, part active fitness, and part dance. Each session begins with breathing and meditation, followed by flexibility and strength training. By the end of each class, static and dynamic stretching give way to lively, improvised, creative movement.

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.

Running Club

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, skills and drills, 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.

Wednesdays

Pre K

IF Preschool

In a safe and nurturing environment, separate from the big kids in our K-5 program, our early childhood educators provide a variety of daily adventures that cater to the individual needs of your preschooler. Each day, your child will participate in multiple stations of active and creative self-guided activities, as well as speciality group sessions led by our teachers. These activities include dance, music, art, science experiments, sports, games, hand-on construction, and imaginative play. We understand these days are long for young children. We will provide snacks, down time, areas of rest and free play.

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.

Sports & Games

Our athletics program focuses on the fundamentals of sport – especially the mental, physical and social aspects – to encourage enjoyment, teamwork, and self-confidence. This class 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.

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.

Grades 2 – 3

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.

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 it’s group members and encourages students to carry these lessons of collaboration outside of the course into other aspects of their life.

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.

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.

Thursdays

Pre K

IF Preschool

In a safe and nurturing environment, separate from the big kids in our K-5 program, our early childhood educators provide a variety of daily adventures that cater to the individual needs of your preschooler. Each day, your child will participate in multiple stations of active and creative self-guided activities, as well as speciality group sessions led by our teachers. These activities include dance, music, art, science experiments, sports, games, hand-on construction, and imaginative play. We understand these days are long for young children. We will provide snacks, down time, areas of rest and free play.

Grades K – 1

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.

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.

Tennis

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, tennis skills and drills, scrimmages and tourneys, and guided reflection on individual goals and sportsmanship.

Grades 2 – 3

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!

Comedy Club

Using the skills learned in Theater Games, students will conceptualize comedy sketches, stand-up routines, and improvised performances. These creative expressions will be based in collaboration, strengthening the students’ ability to communicate and listen even further. Through workshopping their ideas, students will gain insight into the creative process, and each student will have ample opportunity to share their work.

Grades 4 – 5

Comedy Club

Using the skills learned in Theater Games, students will conceptualize comedy sketches, stand-up routines, and improvised performances. These creative expressions will be based in collaboration, strengthening the students’ ability to communicate and listen even further. Through workshopping their ideas, students will gain insight into the creative process, and each student will have ample opportunity to share their work.

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 it’s group members and encourages students to carry these lessons of collaboration outside of the course into other aspects of their life.

Fridays

Pre K

IF Preschool

In a safe and nurturing environment, separate from the big kids in our K-5 program, our early childhood educators provide a variety of daily adventures that cater to the individual needs of your preschooler. Each day, your child will participate in multiple stations of active and creative self-guided activities, as well as speciality group sessions led by our teachers. These activities include dance, music, art, science experiments, sports, games, hand-on construction, and imaginative play. We understand these days are long for young children. We will provide snacks, down time, areas of rest and free play.

Grades K – 1

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.

Sports & Games

Our athletics program focuses on the fundamentals of sport – especially the mental, physical and social aspects – to encourage enjoyment, teamwork, and self-confidence. This class 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 2 – 3

Anime Club

Students with a mutual interest in anime will create their own characters and manga comics, both individually and collaboratively.

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.

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.

Grades 4 – 5

Anime Club

Students with a mutual interest in anime will create their own characters and manga comics, both individually and collaboratively.

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.