Afterschool Program 2017/18

The GSB  After School Program for 2017/18 is now open for registration.

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

Register at Active.com

Session period starts: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Session period ends:   Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hours: 3:45pm – 5:15pm (if not stated otherwise)

Location: GSB, 17 Eastern Parkway, 5th floor (if not stated otherwise)

Tuition:

GSB students  – regular after school program
GSB students  – Tennis (tuition & transportation)
$ 1,000
$ 1,500
Non GSB students $ 1,200

GENERAL INFORMATION

The German School Brooklyn is proud to offer an exciting and diverse after school program open to GSB students and non GSB students alike (except stated otherwise).

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.

Hours

After school lessons start at 3:45pm and end at 5:15pm. Pick up time is between 5:15pm and 5:30pm. If a caregiver arrives later than 6pm a fee of $25 will be charged.

Registration and Payment

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.

Class size

There is a minimum of 8 students per class, maximum class size varies (as indicated)

CLASSES PER WEEKDAY

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Clubhouse
K – 5 Tanja
German
Arts & Crafts
K-1 Jana
German
Arts & Crafts
K-5 Justyna
German
Crafts & Stories
K-5 Julia
German
Arts & Crafts
K-5 Lena
German
Theater
K – 1 GALLI team
German
Musical Theater
3-5 (advanced)
GALLI / Simon
German
Theater
2 – 5 GALLI team
German
Theater
1- 2 GALLI team
German
Chess
K – 5 NYC Chess
English
Tennis
1-5 Court16
English
Soccer
1-2 PSU
English
Soccer
3-5 PSU
English
Soccer
PSU
English
Capoeira
1 – 5 The ACE
English
Hip Hop & Modern Dance
2 – 5 Nora
English
Adventures in Art
2 – 5  Evamarie
English
Intro to Dance -a sampler
K-2 Nora
English
School Newspaper
3-5 Jens
German
Spanish
K-5 Andreina
Spanish

CLASSES BY GRADES / WEEKDAY

K – 5 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
K Clubhouse
Theater
Arts & Crafts
Spanish
Arts & Crafts
Dance
Crafts & Stories
Soccer
Arts & Crafts
Chess
1 Clubhouse
Theater
Tennis
Arts & Crafts
Spanish
Soccer
Arts & Crafts
Dance
Crafts & Stories
Theater
Arts & Crafts
Chess
Capoeira
2 Clubhouse
Dance
Tennis
Spanish
Soccer
Adventures in Art
Arts & Crafts
Dance
Theater
Crafts & Stories
Theater
Arts & Crafts
Chess
Capoeira
3 Clubhouse
Tennis
Dance
Spanish
Adventure in Art
Musical
Arts & Crafts
Theater
Soccer
Crafts & Stories
Newspaper
Arts & Crafts
Chess Capoeira
4 Clubhouse
Tennis
Dance
Spanish
Adventures in Art
Musical
Arts & Crafts
Theater
Soccer
Crafts & Stories
Newspaper
Arts & Crafts
Chess
Capoeira
5 Clubhouse
Tennis
Dance
Spanish
Adventure in Art
Musical
Arts & Crafts
Theater
Soccer
Crafts & Stories
Newspaper
Arts & Crafts
Chess Capoeira

CRAFTS and PLAY

Arts & Crafts, Stories & PLAY!
Teacher: GSB staff
Days: Tuesdays (Jana, K-1), Wednesdays (Justyna, K-5), Fridays (Lena, K-5)
Grades: K-5
Language: German
Class size: 16
Students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities each day: drawing/arts and crafts, puzzles, games, and/or reading. Students will work on special projects related to the seasons or books we read together.
Stories & Crafts
Teacher: GSB staff (Julia)
Days: Thursdays
Grades: K-5
Language: German
Class size: 16
We start the lesson by crafting animals, figures, or objects using different materials. Students are encouraged to use different materials and experiment independently. This class feels very much like a workshop, and the youngsters as well as older grades like working together and helping each other with the trickier parts of crafting. Once everyone has crafted a pal for themselves, we gather on the rug to talk about the characters we have created. We round off the class with a story (usually a funny one) with a re-tell at the end.
Clubhouse (GSB students only)
Teacher: GSB staff (Tanja)
Days: Mondays
Grades: K-5
Language: German
Class size: 16
Spiel, Spaß und Freude! Classes will take place indoors or outdoors. Outside students can choose to participate in group games, ball games, running, exercise techniques, or imaginative/free play. Some days we will stay inside and the students may choose board games, imaginative play with toys, or arts and crafts projects using recyclables. The focus will be on student choice.

VISUAL ARTS

Adventures in Art (GSB students only)
Teacher: Evamarie DiMarco (instructor from the Pratt Institute)
Days: Tuesdays
Grades: 2-5
Language: English
Class size: 14
The goal of “Adventures in Art” is to develop the students’ artmaking skills and creative processes. Students will explore the elements and principles of art while experimenting with different mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and mixed media. Each week they will engage in a new project that will expand their imaginations and self expression through art making.

PERFORMING ARTS

Theater
Teacher: Team of GalliNYC
Days: Mondays (K -1), Wednesdays (2-5), Thursdays (1-2)
Grades: K-5
Language: German
Class size: 16
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 – Advanced Theater
Teacher: Simon Geronimo, GalliNYC
Days: Tuesdays
Grades: 3-5 (advanced students only)
Language: German
Class Size: 12
In the advanced Theater/Musical Class our theater 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.
Hip Hop & Modern Techniques (GSB students only)
Teacher: Nora
Days: Mondays
Grades: 2-5
Language: English
Class size: 14
First semester : Hip-Hop.
This class will be a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking and pop. Classes will encourage students to bring their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements. Performance in February.
The second semester: Modern Technique.
This class will incorporate many of the foundations of modern dance technique, including suspension and release, fall and recovery, the use of momentum and connecting breath with movement. Dancers will explore new methods of improvisation and new ways to share weight, partner and floor work. Performance in June.
Intro to Dance Techniques – A Sampler (GSB students only)
Teacher: Nora
Days: Wednesday
Grades: K-2
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.

SPORTS

Tennis (GSB students only)
Teacher: Coaches of Court 16
Days: Mondays
Grades: 1-5
Language: English
Class size: 14
Tuition: $ 1,500 (includes tuition and transportation from GSB to Court 16)
Location: Court 16, 526 Baltic St., Brooklyn, New York 11217
Students will be transported from GSB to Court 16. They will be supervised by GSB staff until they arrive at Court 16. Parents will pick up their child at Court 16.

Court 16’s tennis program for GSB scholars will provide kids of all levels with a motivating and highly technical introduction to tennis. Working with our enthusiastic and experienced coaches and organized in small groups, our program is designed to develop balance and coordination, foster teamwork as well as social fluency and confidence. All are key elements in shaping a player’s love for the sport and ability to play it successfully.
Soccer (GSB students only)
Teacher: Coaches of Park Slope United
Days: Tuesdays (1-2), Wednesdays (3-5), Thursdays (K)
Grades: K-5
Language: English
Location: Outdoors or gym room at Eastern Athletics (17 Eastern Parkway, floor10)
The Park Slope United Developmental Classes is a great way to begin a lifelong love of soccer. Our classes teach the fundamentals through fun, game-based exercises. Through these classes players will build a connection to the ball, their coaches, the other players, and the possibilities for growth and mastery found within the sport of soccer. Most importantly, kids leave the class feeling good about themselves.

About Park Slope United : PSU combines top-level professional coaching with a tight-knit and helping community. PSU develops kids as players and people through their four core programs: Developmental Program, Travel Program, Summer Camps and Girls Program.
Abada Capoeira (GSB students only)
Teacher: Coaches from the A.C.E
Days: Fridays
Grades: 1-5
Language: English
Class size: 18
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.

OTHER

Chess (GSB students only)
Teacher: Trainer from NY Chess & Games
Days: Fridays
Grades: K – 5
Language: English
Class Size: 16
NYC Chess & Games has experienced, knowledgeable instructors who provide a fun, rewarding and enriching learning environment that will stimulate, excite and enhance our students’ school experience and strengthen their cognitive abilities.
¡Espagnol, me encanta! (GSB students only)
Teacher: Andreina
Days: Tuesdays
Grades: K-5
Language: Spanish
Class Size: 12
Our multilingual students are ready for another language! They will be singing , talking and playing in Spanish. Class is for beginners and moderately advanced students who are proficient in German and English.
School Newspaper (GSB students only)
Teacher: Jens
Days: Thursdays
Grades: 3 -5
Language: German
Class size: 14
Extra, extra, read all about it! Students will be a part of GSB’s first school newspaper! They’ll learn how to decide on ideas for articles, report on current events that are important to them, interview others, and write interesting articles for our school community to read. They’ll discover why the layout matters, and will understand that how the newspaper is organized is just as important as what’s in it. Who knows who will write the next breaking story?

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 (except noted otherwise). Tennis will take place at Court 16. Students will play soccer in the park or a room we rent from the gym upstairs.

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 that continue to have 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 September 27th 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.