Registration for Winter Session is Open
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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!
Qushema Johnson, Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liam Sullivan, Assistant Director Cell: 347-946-5767
Velma McKenzie, Operations www.ps10extendedday.com
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 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.
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.
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!
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
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.