Afterschool Program 2018/19

The GSB  After School Program for 2018/19 is now open for registration.

For questions please contact Sonja Einoedter, After School Coordinator,  at office@germanschoolbrooklyn.org
 

Register at Active.com
 

Session period starts: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Session period ends:   Wednesday, June 26, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: THE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM IS ONLY OPEN TO GSB STUDENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION

The German School Brooklyn is proud to offer an exciting and diverse after school program open to GSB students only.

Session Times
GSB after school programs run for one full school year, and the students stay in the same class for both semesters. GSB follows the NYC Public School calendar with slight changes. Please check the GSB calendar for details. Our classes will start on the first day of school, Tuesday September 4, 2018 and run until Wednesday June 26, 2019.

Hours
After regular school hours at 3:15 students will have a short snack break. The afternoon classes run from 3:30 to 5:00pm. PIckup is from 5:00 to 5:30.

Class size
There is a minimum of 6 students per class, maximum class size varies (as indicated). If there are less students registered GSB reserves the right to cancel it.

Registration, Tuition and Payment
Tuition is $ 1,000 per session/year. Registration and payment for after school in only available online via active.com . Tuition can be paid in full at registration or in two installments. The first installment is due at registration and second installment is due on October 15th.
The cancellation fee is 50% of the total cost if you let us know before October 15th. If you cancel after October 15th, you are responsible for paying the full tuition.
 

DOWNLOAD THE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM HERE

CLASSES PER WEEKDAY

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Arts & Crafts
K-6
Arts & Crafts
K-6
Arts & Crafts
K-6
Arts & Crafts
K-6
Chess
K-6
Musical Theater
2 – 6
Theater
K – 2
Choir
2-6
Theater Explorations
4 – 6
Theater
K-3
Soccer
K
Soccer
1 – 6
Soccer
1 – 6
Soccer selected
2 – 6
Capoeira
1 – 6
Philosophy
1-3
Songwriting
3 – 6
Music
K – 1
Music
1 – 2
 Newspaper
3-6
Kidspreneur
4-6
Animazing Stories
5-6
Philosophy
3 – 5
Dance
K

CLASSES BY GRADES / WEEKDAY

K – 6 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
K Arts & Crafts
Soccer
Arts & Crafts
Theater
Arts & Crafts
Music
Crafts & Stories
Dance
Chess
Theater
1 Arts & Crafts
Philosophy
Musical Theater
Arts & Crafts
Theater
Soccer
Arts & Crafts
Music
Soccer
Arts & Crafts
Dance
Music
Chess
Theater
Capoeira
2 Arts & Crafts
Philosophy
Musical Theater
Arts & Crafts
Theater
Soccer
Arts & Crafts
Soccer
Choir
Arts & Crafts
(Soccer)
Music
Chess
Theater
Capoeira
3 Arts & Craft
Philosophy
Newspaper
Musical Theater
Arts & Crafts
Soccer
Songwriting
Arts & Crafts
Soccer
Choir
Arts & Crafts
(Soccer)
Philosophy
Chess
Theater
Capoeira
4 Arts & Crafts
Newspaper
Musical Theater
Arts & Crafts
Soccer
Songwriting
Kidspreneur
Arts & Crafts
Soccer
Choir
Arts & Crafts
(Soccer)
Philosophy
Theater Explorations
Chess
Capoeira
5 & 6 Arts & Crafts
Newspaper
Musical Theater
Arts & Crafts
Soccer
Songwriting
Kidspreneur
Arts & Crafts
Soccer
Choir
Animation
Arts & Crafts
(Soccer)
Philosophy
Theater Explorations
Chess
Capoeira

 

Class Descriptions

SOCCER

Teacher: Philippe Sainvil and head coach from Soccer Legion
Language: English
Location: Outdoors and ballroom 3rd floor (December – April)

Kindergarten
Days/Grades Mondays (K)
Class Size: 12

Our Goal here is to have fun, build coordination, movement skills specific to the game, and agility with non-competitive exploration of balls and rules of the sport. Our coaches introduce young athletes to the basics through lots of playful drills, games.

Developmental
Days/Grades: Tuesdays & Wednesdays (1-6)
Class Size: 20 (two groups)

Students will be taught the basic fundamentals and tactics of the game of soccer through our small sided games curriculum. Students of all ages are taught in a high-energy, non-competitive program designed to encourage good sportsmanship and a love for sports. Groups will be formed based on the combination of factors such as developmental age, ability and possibly gender. Students will build confidence while developing their skills and physical literacy.
During the winter months the two groups will alternate: one group will train in the ballroom for 45 minutes while the other group is in a classroom working on soccer based activities, then the groups will switch.

Select Soccer
Days/Grades: Thursdays (2-6, advanced only)
Class Size: 16

It is designed for young players that have played the game for several years and have a solid foundation. Focus will be on building technical skills, confidence and teamwork. General motor ability (i.e., balance, coordination and flexibility) will also be enhanced. The coaches design these sessions through a player’s eyes and create a fun-filled environment keeping players excited to return.
This After School program is for advanced students only. Families of qualifying students will be invited via email, incoming and other interested families please contact us for details.

PERFORMING ARTS

Galli Theater Classes
Teacher: Simon Geronimo of GalliNYC
Days/Grades: Tuesdays (K-2), Fridays (K-3)
Language: German
Class size: 14

In the Galli Theater Class your kids will take the stage! The children are cautiously led through the concepts of speaking clearly, role change and rhythmic play. Together we create fairytales with performances in December, March and June.

Musical Theater
Teacher: Simon Geronimo of GalliNYC
Days/Grades: Mondays (1 – 6)
Language: German
Class Size: 14

In the advanced Musical Theater class students will learn how to act, sing and dance. By playing different roles their self-esteem and personality will be strengthened. They will also learn the basics skills of improvisation and spontaneous play. There will be performances in December and June.

Theater Explorations
Teacher: Tricia Patrick of GalliNYC
Days/Grades: Thursdays (4 -6)
Language: English
Class Size: 12

What is theater? Where did it come from? What types of theatrical performance are there? How does it differ around the world? This class looks at theater as an art form and breaks it down into a practice. We will start with theater history and styles and then jump into improvisational theater. Students will then work with scenes and one act plays to develop characters and analyze play structure. In the second half of the year, students will use improvisation as a tool to develop stories. We will review the basic plot structure as a writer and explore elements of great storytelling. They will work with stories and fables from around the world and write and develop their own short plays for presentation.

Choir
Teacher: Justine Cefalu
Days/Grades: Wednesdays (2-6)
Language: English
Class size: 12

Students will learn to develop their voices through a variety of warm-ups, movement, games and songs. Join us in making a joyful noise! We will learn songs from around the world in different genres and styles–from musicals to folk songs to running and working songs from Africa and Central Asia to dancing songs from Eastern Europe!

Adventures in Music
Teacher: Natalie Kies
Days/Grades: Wednesdays (K-1), Thursdays (1-2)
Language: German
Class size: 12

Adventures In Music is an exciting introduction to the fundamentals of music. Students will combine singing, improvisation, body percussion and rhythm using soundstories and creative instruments in a fun and playful environment. As a team we work together on a final musical performance that will showcase everything your little musicians have learned.

Songwriting
Teacher: Natalie Kies
Days/Grades: Tuesdays (3-6)
Language: German
Class Size: 12

Many young musicians are bursting with creative energy that can be transformed into original music! Considering their young age your child will explore first techniques and approaches to songwriting through study of musical styles and genres, lyric and poetry games, and performance. Students will complete the class having written a new original work to perform for family and friends. The ability to read sheet music is not required, but basic knowledge of chords would be helpful.

Intro to Dance Techniques – A Sampler
Teacher: Nora Stephens
Days/Grades Thursdays (K-1)
Language: English
Class size: 12

In this high-energy class we will spend several weeks studying various dance forms including Ballet, Hip-Hop, West African and Social Dances. The children learn an introduction to many types of dance while fostering their own creativity. Themes and duration of study for each style are determined by the children. They learn set choreography in each style while simultaneously learning to choreograph and collaborate with peers. Our class rehearsals culminate in performances in February and June.

OTHER

Arts & Crafts, Stories & PLAY!
Teacher: GSB staff TBA
Days/Grades: Mondays- Thursdays (K-6)
Language: German
Class size: 14

Students will work on special projects related to the seasons or books we read together. They will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities like drawing, arts and crafts, puzzles, games, and/or reading.

Animazing Stories
Teacher: Anna Bergmann
Days/Grades: Wednesdays (5-6)
Language: German
Class size: 10

This class will infuse the students with the crazy magic of animation. We will make the monsters dance and the tigers cry. We will explore different animation techniques such as cut-out, pixilation, stop motion, clay animation and many others and we will invent our own stories. And at the end we will roll out the red carpet and share our animazing films with everybody.

Chess
Teacher: Chess Coach
Days/Grades Fridays (K-6)
Language: English
Class Size: 16

Experienced, knowledgeable instructors will provide a fun, rewarding and enriching learning environment that will stimulate, excite and enhance our students’ school experience and strengthen their cognitive abilities.

Capoeira
Teacher: Coaches from the A.C.E
Days/Grades: Fridays (1-6)
Language: English
Class size: 12

Capoeira is played as a partner game, where there are two winners in the spirit of competition. The physical aspects promote good balance, strength and flexibility, while the mental aspects encourage improvisation, strategic thinking and progressive achievement.
Capoeira commands great dignity and respect from its students. It is a way to stay physically fit, enjoy and honor the music, and celebrate Afro-Brazilian culture.
About A.C.E.: The A.C.E. provides excellent cultural and physical education programs in public and private schools throughout NYC. Programs include physical movement, music, Portuguese language and aspects of Brazilian culture.

Fresh Philosophers
Teacher: Miriam Werner-Schmolling
Days/Grades Mondays (1-3), Thursdays (3-5)
Language: German
Class Size: 12

What are numbers, why do they go on forever? Why do we need friends and can trees be sad? Kids are natural philosophers. They ask philosophical questions a lot more easily than adults. This class is dedicated to answer these questions in a gentle and inspiring way. Making time to think and talk about these matters is a great way to bring philosophy into school and everyday life. Kids will benefit in there creative problem solving by going through philosophical thought processes that can (but must not) be introduced by classic fables or ancient philosophy conundrums. Class is taught in German (language of Kant, Nietzsche, and Hegel). Let’s have fun with the big “warum?”!

Kidspreneur
Teacher: Susan Dib
Days/Grades: Tuesdays (4-6)
Language: English
Class Size: 12

By 2020 40% of jobs will be entrepreneurial and thus we need to prepare our kids for that. and by 2030 2 billion jobs will be replaced by AI ( Artificial intelligence). So it is so important to start enlightening kids of the opportunities out there and of what they want to become when they grow up.
The aim will be:
to fall in love with problem solving
to create a “sandbox-like” class where kids can experiment, explore and build
teach entrepreneurial mindset and skills
to learn about innovation which is the biggest item on today’s agenda
to ride the wave of youth entrepreneurship movement
last but not least , if they don’t become future entrepreneurs , they learn what successful “Intraprenuership” is, which all corporates are looking for.

School Newspaper
Teacher: Avani Tandon
Days/Grades Mondays (3-6)
Language: English
Class Size: 18

Newspaper club is an opportunity for students to research, write and collaborate on stories pertaining to current events, school happenings and their individual interests. Integrating literacy and art, the newspaper will also allow for students to showcase photographs. Students will learn the different genres of writing that make up a newspaper and will be exposed to the editing and publishing process involved in creating a newspaper.

FAQs about After School

Where does my child go at the end of the school day if he/she is in Afterschool?
Your student will be dismissed to the classroom where after school class is taking place that day. The students will have a snack in class before the program starts.

Where are after school classes located?
Most afterschool classes will be held in classrooms at GSB on the 5th and 3rd floor. Students will play soccer in the park or the ballroom on the 3rd floor in the winter.

What happens if my child’s specialty class instructor is absent?
If a specialty teacher is absent, every effort will be made to provide a substitute teacher. If this is not possible, the students will be supervised by GSB staff and have open play/choice time. We are not able to contact families on the day of the absence.

Will we receive a refund if our child misses a class, or if the specialty class instructor is absent?
We do not offer refunds for classes missed due to student illness or other factors not within the control of the Afterschool Program.

We missed the registration deadline. Can we still register?
We recommend registering as soon as possible, as classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and many fill quickly. However, for classes with openings, we will continue to accept registrations until the end of September.

Can we adjust our registration if our needs change, or if our child changes his/her mind about a class?
Changes to your class schedule will be considered until the end of September only if there are vacant spots in the other class. There will be no refunds for canceled classes after October 15th. Please see the detailed description of our policy as you complete the online registration process.