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We are a PTA-run, parent–developed program providing coverage and enrichment classes to PS10 families who need care beyond the regular school day. 


We are happy to return to indoor programming for the 2022 - 2023 school year.  Some of our favorite teachers and vendors are back with us as well as new and exciting programming.  We do our best to provide a wide range and variety of classes that will appeal to most of our students.

The PTA Extended Day Program is a massive undertaking for the PTA and we welcome parent input and involvement. Our goal since inception has been to allow our students to learn a craft, explore a talent, or enjoy a hobby in the safe, nurturing environment of our PS10 community.  Please feel free to join us on the PTA Extended Day Committee, your assistance and feedback are always welcome.

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Meet The Team

MANAGEMENT

 

Qushema Johnson - PS10  Extended Day Director. Qushema has spent 17 years in the afterschool world. In 2014 she came to PS10 as the Afterschool Asst. Director. She became Director in 2017.  A mother herself of an energetic 3 year-old, she is the perfect person to head up our after school program. She is passionate about working with children and helping develop their young minds.

                                

 

Velma McKenzie - Operations Manager.  Velma has been involved with the PS10 after school program since 2012 . As a parent of a PS10 student, Velma was the Afterschool Committee Chairperson and then a PS10 PTA President.  After her daughter graduated from PS10, Velma was hired as the Afterschool Director and held the position for three years, during which time she nearly doubled the size of the program.  In 2017 she became the program’s Operations Manager.   In her spare time Velma enjoys digging in her garden, traveling and playing drums in an all women’s brazilian drum line (Fogo Azul).

Jennifer Hopkins - Director and founder of A Playdate Everyday. Jennifer has been in the afterschool field for the past 10 years. In 2011, she became the Pre-k and Kindergarten afterschool director at PS 154, and brought the Playdate Everyday program to K280 in 2016. With over 30 years of experience as an early childhood educator, Jennifer created the Playdate program because she has observed that socially, young children need specific detailed guidance on how to approach others, include others, and show responsibility towards those on the outskirts. Jennifer is also a licensed Music Together teacher, a former professional dancer, and the mother of three wonderful daughters.


 

STAFF

 

PS10 Extended Day
 

Megan Morgan - Sr. Group Leader: Megan is 23 years old and starting her 3rd year at PS10 Extended Day and 6th year working with children. She went to the High School of Art & Design, School of Visual Arts and BMCC where she studied animation and has an Associates Degree in Science. She is an artist and cartoonist who loves storytelling, comics, anime and kittens. Students connect with her gentle nature as she guides them through art projects and lessons.

Kimberly Rodriguez - Sr. Group Leader.  Kimberly Rodriguez has been teaching kids for the past 6 years, and has been with Extended Day since 2018. She graduated with a bachelor degree for childhood education with a minor in the arts, and is looking forward to another wonderful year with the students of PS10!