E-Learning with Arts and Athletics

Over the past three months since our schools and our programs transitioned to distance learning, the Arts and Athletics team has sought to bridge the gap with online classes and video lessons to reach out and engage our students and families. Amidst all of the uncertainty and fear brought to the foreground first by the COVID pandemic and then by the persistent crisis of racial injustice, it’s clear that education has a fundamental role to play. Basic to our mission is honoring children’s curiosity and encouraging them to ask why and to ask how. Even when the questions were about the rules of a game or a recipe in cooking class, how we as adults respond signals to children that their concerns are valid and that they have our support in their quest to figure things out.

Today we are faced with questions that defy easy answers, but our role as adults is still the same: encourage children’s questions and support their efforts to learn and grow. Going forward the Arts and Athletics team will look for ways to facilitate this work, starting with sharing the links below to the Schomburg Center of the New York Public Library and to the Maxine Greene Institute, exploring the power and possibility of social imagination.

Schomburg’s Black Liberation List for Young Readers
The Maxine Greene Institute–Social Imagination

Click here to find out more!

Important Dates:

Winter Cycle begins Monday, December 9th. Please contact your site supervisor with any questions regarding enrollment or schedule changes.

Our 88th Street studio is open with lots of fun classes for kids and adults! For schedules and class details, please click here.

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Important Dates: Afterschool 2019 – 2020:

Three cycles (Fall, Winter, Spring) & Summer Camp!

Summer 2019: Mon 7/01/19 – Fri 8/16/19 (Off July 4th and 5th)
Fall: Mon 9/9/19 – Fri 12/06/19
Winter: Mon 12/9/19 – Fri 3/13/20
Spring: Mon 3/16/20 – Fri 6/12/20
Summer 2020: Mon 7/06/20 – Fri 8/14/20

Arts and Athletics Afterschool Calendar

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    08/05/2019-08/09/2019

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Summer at PS9

Every week the children produce a new show. Watch the performances from each week of camp – and more!

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This morning (Thursday, June 25, 2020) PS 9 is hosting an information session for parents and caregivers of our new incoming students. As the PS 9 afterschool provider Arts and Athletics offers a wide range of afterschool activities during the school year, camps during holidays and vacations, and virtual meet-ups and video lessons when we …

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The Arts and Athletics organization was founded to support our schools and make educational opportunities available to all our children. Students select from hundreds of enrichment classes and then discover that other children share their excitement and enthusiasm. Children are united by a love of learning regardless of background or skin tone. The events of …

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We are proud to invite you to our upcoming end of cycle performances! Our students have been working hard to develop these fun and exciting performances. We are looking forward to sharing them with you. Click here for a full schedule of all upcoming performances. Please contact your site supervisor with any questions regarding open …

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