After School Sessions- Upper East Side

Winter/Spring 2017 After School Session Schedule

Monday – Grades K-2: Robot Crafting/Building

Tuesday- Grades K-2: Robot Crafting

Wednesday or Thursday- Grades 2-4: Robot Building

Friday Grades 3-5: Robot Programming

Have questions about our after school programs? Check out our FAQs below.

Want to know the Fall 2016 session dates? Go here!

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Monday Grades K-2: Robot Crafting

Monday Dates (16 sessions):

January 9, 23, 30 ***skip 16th (MLK, Jr Day)
February 6, 13, 27 ***skip Feb 20th (Mid Winter Recess)
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 24 ***skip April 10th & 17th (Spring Break)
May 1, 8, 15, 22

  • Starts at 3:30 pm
  • Pickup between 5:15 & 5:30 pm
  • 17 sessions- $575 plus $275 material fee
  • K-2nd Grades
  • School Pickup at PS59 available!
  • If your child attends a local school, we are happy to do pickup as long as there are at least 4 kids enrolled in the session from that school. To know how many kids are currently enrolled from the various local schools go here.

Curriculum:
DSC_7025Our after school programs will be very similar to our weekend classes and summer sessions. We will be teaching the kids the fundamentals of engineering through hands-on learning.

For the K-2nd graders, the session will be a bit more craft and design focused for our smallest builders. We will teach fundamental engineering concepts but with an emphasis on creativity and imagination.

For the 2nd-4th graders, each week we build a new robot and learn a new engineering concept. We will integrate hands-on building experience with demonstrations of engineered objects in the world that use the same concepts. Most weeks students will take home a robot or machine that they build.

Tuesday, Grades K-2: Robot Crafting

Tuesday Dates (19 sessions):

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28 ***skip Feb 21st (Mid Winter Recess)
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 25 ***skip April 11th & 18th (Spring Break)
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

  • Starts at 3:30 pm
  • Pickup between 5:15 & 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday Session (19 sessions)- $650 plus $305 material fee
  • K-2nd Grades
  • School Pickup at PS 158 and PS 59 available!
  • If your child attends a local school, we are happy to do pickup as long as there are at least 4 kids enrolled in the session from that school. To know how many kids are currently enrolled from the various local schools go here.

Curriculum:
DSC_7025Our after school programs will be very similar to our weekend classes and summer sessions. We will be teaching the kids the fundamentals of engineering through hands-on learning.

This session will be a bit more craft and design focused for our smallest builders. We will teach fundamental engineering concepts but with an emphasis on creativity and imagination.

Wednesday or Thursday, Grades 2-4: Robot Building

Wednesday Dates (20 sessions):

January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15 ***skip Feb 22nd (Mid Winter Recess)
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 19, 26 ***skip April 12th (Spring Break)
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Thursday Dates (20 sessions):

January 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16 ***skip Feb 23rd (Mid Winter Recess)
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 20, 27 ***skip April 13th (Spring Break)
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1

  • Starts at 3:30 pm
  • Pickup between 5:15 & 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday Session (20 sessions)- $680 plus $320 material fee
  • 2nd-4th Grades
  • School Pickup at PS 151 YCS available on Wednesdays!
  • School Pickup at The Town School available on Thursdays!
  • If your child attends a local school, we are happy to do pickup as long as there are at least 4 kids enrolled in the session from that school. To know how many kids are currently enrolled from the various local schools go here.

Curriculum:
photo-3Our after school programs will be very similar to our weekend classes and summer sessions. We will be teaching the kids the fundamentals of engineering through hands-on learning.

Each week we build a new robot and learn a new engineering concept. We will integrate hands-on building experience with demonstrations of engineered objects in the world that use the same concepts. Most weeks students will take home a robot or machine that they build.

 

 

Friday, Grades 3rd-5th: Robot Programming

Friday Dates (20 sessions):

January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17 ***skip Feb 24th (Mid Winter Recess)
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28 ***skip April 14th (Spring Break)
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2

  • Starts at 3:30 pm
  • Pickup at 5:30 pm
  • Friday Session (20 sessions)- $680 plus $320 material fee
  • 3rd-5th Grades
  • School Pickup at PS 151 YCS available!
  • We are happy to do pickup at your child’s school as long as there are at least 4 kids enrolled in the session from that school. To know how many kids are currently enrolled from the various local schools go here.

Curriculum:

Robot Programming

*There are no pre-reqs for programming. Any child can attend as long as they meet the age requirement.*

UF_ROBOTFOUNDRY_016_smallWe will be using the fantastic Hummingbird robotics kit to teach programming. This versatile platform was designed at Carnegie Melon’s CREATE lab.

This is a really fun class because it combines hands-on building and art with real electronics (servos, LEDs, motors, sensors) with programming. The kids will work in small groups and create robots that interact with the other robots and environment.

 

Where will you be doing pickup for Afterschool?

Current Pickup Locations:

Monday
PS 59

Tuesday
PS 158

PS 59

Wednesday

PS 151 Yorkville Community School

Thursday
Town School

Friday
PS 151 Yorkville Community School

 

Enrollment information for potential additional pickup:

If your child attends another local school, we are happy to do pickup as long as there are at least 4 kids enrolled in the session. Below are the current enrollment numbers for other local schools.

If we get 4 kids from your school, we can offer pickup. Some pickups may require that the children have a subway pass. Others will be done as walking pickups. We will not be picking up any children in a bus/van/car.

The numbers below are updated as of December 26, 2016

Monday
Hewitt School – 2 signups

Nightingale Bamford School – 1 signup

Yorkville Community School – 1 signup

Tuesday
Dalton School – 1 signup

Hunter College Elementary – 1 signup

ECNS – 1 signup

92nd St Y – 3 signups

Yorkville Community School – 2 signups

PS 527 – 1 signup

PS 59 – 2 signups

Lycee Francais de New York – 2 signups

Wednesday

Dalton School – 2 signups

Hewitt School – 1 signup

PS 158 – 1 signup

Lycee Francais de New York – 1 signup

Thursday
PS 527 – 1 signup

PS 290 – 3 signups

Friday
Yorkville Community School – 3 signups

FAQs

    1. Do we offer pickup from local schools? Yes, see chart above.
    2. The class is sold out. What do I do now? Once a session is sold out, you will see a “waitlist” button. Please click on that and add your information. If spaces become available, we will let you know!
    3. Is it okay if my child has never taken a class with you before? Yes, no problem at all. When we offer the Robot Inventor curriculum, that is the only time the child has to have taken sessions with us before.
    4. My child is very mature for their age, may I sign them up for a session that is above their grade level? Sorry, but we are strict with ages and grade levels. The child must be enrolled in the grade that is list on that program.
    5. Are there any make-up classes?Sure! You must contact us first and we will coordinate the date to do the makeup. Your child can make up a class as long as they go on a day with the same curriculum. If we don’t offer more than one class for an age group at a location, you can make up the class at another location.  The make-up must occur within one week of the missed class and must be within the same semester. The project that they will be doing in the make-up class may be a project that they have already done or will do.  We canNOT offer school pickup on make-up days.
    6. My child was in your summer session and/or one of your other after school program. Will the curriculum for this program be different? Most of them will be different. Some of the first projects will be the same so that we can get all of the kids onto level grounds but then after that, the projects will be new.
    7. These after school programs don’t work for our schedule. Will you be offering other classes and events? Yes, please check out our weekend classes,one day sessions, and clubs!
    8. My child really wants to learn to solder. Will any of the after school programs have soldering? Yes, we sometimes offer a soldering after school session for older kids. But not for this semester.
    9. What is your cancellation policy? See our cancellation policy.
    10. What does my child need to bring on the first day? They don’t need to bring anything unless they have an Epi Pen or inhaler or similar medication. Then please have them bring those each week. If they are in the Robot Inventors class, they can bring their ideas for cool new robots with them… or we will help them brainstorm the first week.
    11. What do I need to provide prior to the first day? We got most of what we need from you during the registration process. However, if we are picking up your child, we will send you an email about a week before the class starts with additional questions, forms and information.
    12. Will you give the children a snack? Yes. If your child has any sort of food allergies though, please send them with a snack. We also encourage sending kids with a reusable water bottle. Go Green!