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"Clowning Around" Theatre with Tamara Sevunts

Thursdays @ 4:30pm, Jan 7 - Mar 25

This class works on developing musicality through the art of Theatre. “Timing,” on stage is something that is mastered by understanding the unsung rhythm and melodies within the telling of a story. Kids will learn theatrical techniques/styles such as Commedia Dell’Arte, Mime, Clowning and more while paired with a wide array of musical styles from all genres.

"World Music Percussion" with Josh Breslauer

Wednesdays @ 3:15pm, Jan 6 - Mar 24

Students will be developing their internal sense of rhythm while learning about beats, musical traditions and folk songs from around the world.

Private Guitar Lessons

Dates and Times vary

Students will study proper technique, challenging and diverse repertoire, about musical interpretation, harmony, sight reading and more; all the skills needed to become an informed and well rounded musician. Private lessons allow the teacher to dive further into the details and intricacies of the music and the instrument. Students will also perform 2 times each year in our Student Recitals for a full year and one Recital a year for a half year.

Info & Registration directly thru Ezra Guitar here or contact them at 718.434.2103 / info@ezraguitar.com

**All questions, scheduling and billing for these classes are handled directly thru Ezra Guitar and NOT PS10 Extended Day. PS10 Extended Day Scholarships do not apply to these classes.

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In the interest of safety, Extended Day has decided to cancel Outdoor Camp for the day. According to Accuweather, the wind will hit 27 mph at 2pm, with gusts up to 35 mph.As stated in our Inclement Weather Plan, we cannot operate with winds higher than 25mph.

Thank you all for understanding, and we apologize for the inconvenience. As always, please feel free to reach out by email at extended.day@pta.ps10.org or give us a call at (347)-946-5767 with any questions or concerns.

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Dear Extended Day Families,


We are happy to announce our Winter Session! This session will take place from January 4 to March 26, 2021. We’re excited to continue our all-weather, Outdoor Camp as well as our remote Online Enrichment and Remote Day / Homework Help classes.


Please see the Winter Session schedule below. Registration opens Wednesday, December 16th. You can register, see the schedule, class descriptions and more at www.ps10extendedday.com.


Remote Offerings:

Online Enrichment Classes are offered daily at 3pm or 4pm. Remote Day / Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday at 9:00am and 3pm. For all online classes, students will receive a recurring zoom link before the start of class.


In-Person Offering:

Our all-weather Outdoor Camp will return! Please note all sessions are from 2:00-5:00pm; we are no longer able to hold noon camps. Outdoor Camp takes place entirely outside in all weather so please have your child/ren dress appropriately. More information on Outdoor Camp, including our policies on Covid-19 and extreme weather cancellations, can be found on our website.


Scholarships:

We recognize many of our families are currently experiencing financial hardship. The PS10 PTA Extended Day Program and the PS10 PTA would like to ensure that all families who would like to participate in this year's Extended Day offerings are able to. We have adjusted our qualifications for partial scholarships. A sliding scale discount off the total base tuition is available to families who need it. Discounts range from 15% - 85%. If you are in need of financial assistance, please fill out this form or reach out to us at extended.day@pta.ps10.org. Scholarships are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.


Thank you all for your continued support and participation through this very different year! As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our office hours are 11am-5pm. We look forward to another great session with you!


Regards,


Qushema Johnson, Director Email: extended.day@pta.ps10.org

Liam Sullivan, Assistant Director Cell: 347-946-5767

Velma McKenzie, Operations www.ps10extendedday.com








CLASS DESCRIPTIONS



Acting Through Sound

Students will explore what it means to act and tell a story virtually through sound, rather than on the stage. Through fun acting games and vocal exercises, students will learn to use their voices effectively, from articulating clearly and projecting to conveying character and emotion to creating sound effects. After learning about and listening to examples of audio drama, students will eventually brainstorm and perform their own audio play, which will be recorded over Zoom.


Book Club

Book Club participants will be reading the Newberry Honor-winning novel Savvy by Ingrid Law. Savvy chronicles the wild adventures of Mibs Beaumont—a girl from a family with a special secret: every family member gets a surprise superpower on their 13th birthday. Parents can read about it here: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/savvy

Kids should expect to read 4-5 chapters a week and be ready to chat! We’ll meet via Zoom for an hour each week from 3 to 4pm. Each participant will receive a paperback copy of the book.


Character Designers

Students will learn how to create characters from their imagination and play around with different shapes to see how even a simple shape can create a fantastic character design. Each week we will follow a new theme; super heroes, fantasy, anime, fairy tale, etc, and create about 3 unique characters that fit that theme to tell a story. At the end of each class, students will be given the chance to share and talk about their creations.


Comic Creationz

In this class students will learn the basics of creating a comic page and familiarize themselves with vocabulary unique to the comic creation process. Comics will be around 3-5 panels so we have plenty of time to complete them within the class's duration. Each week students will be given a new story that is purposely unfinished so that they may choose how it ends, allowing for a variety of outcomes. At the end of each class, everyone will be given the choice to read or share their comic with everyone present.


Easy Breezy Crafting

Take some time to unwind in this relaxing class, where students will learn different crafting activities such as lanyard, scrapbooking, and more! With techniques designed to help boost dexterity, hand eye coordination, and confidence, this class is a great opportunity for all students!


Outdoor Camp

Small groups of students will be paired with line staff and vendors and engage in a variety of activities including neighborhood walks, fitness activities, art in the park and more! Camp takes place entirely outdoors (we do not have access to the PS10 building this year) so please dress your student accordingly. A brief breakdown of our day at Outdoor Camp is as follows:


  • 2:00pm-2:30pm. Snack Time

  • 2:30pm-3:15pm. First Activity

  • 3:15pm-4:00pm. Second Activity

  • 4:00pm-4:45pm. Free Time

  • 4:45pm-5:00pm. Dismissal


For more information, check our Outdoor Camp page here.


Remote Day Help / Homework Help Need someone to help your student get started on their posted remote work? We have staff ready to do just that. Students will be grouped by class and/or grade when possible. The helper is there to assist your child get through their tasks and answer any questions they may have. No more than 10 students per session, Monday thru Friday, morning session 10:30 am and afternoons 3:00 pm.


Songwriting and Social Justice

In this course we will be taking a look at musicians from around the world in the 20th century that attempted to use the power of music to push for social justice. Each class we will explore a new song by a different artist. We will be looking at as many artists of different backgrounds as possible. Some examples of artists to be included in the course would be: Woody Guthrie, Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Jorge Ben, & The Clash.



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