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Spring Break and Summer Camps!

Spring Break Camp: Spring break is underway and Arts and Athletics is hosting outdoor adventure camp with drop-off and pick-up at PS 9. Camp days run from Monday to Friday, April 22 to 26 and on Monday and Tuesday, April 29 and 30. Camp hours are 9 am to 5pm. Regular afterschool programming resumes on Wednesday, May 1st.

Arts and Athletics will conduct camps over the summer from Monday, July 1 to Friday, August 16. (There is no camp on Thursday or Friday, July 4th and 5th. )

Summer Camp(s): This summer we will reprise our ever-popular outdoor camp where regular afterschool personnel guide children on adventures, field-trips, hikes, sports, and art projects around Central Park. The other camp options focus on performing arts, including music theater with Jeff Edmond and Ed Horan at PS 9, in which children will collaborate to produce a new show each week to perform on Fridays for their friends and family. And, new this year, we are continuing our support of the PS 9 instrumental music program by offering band camp! Instruction will be available for our aspiring musicians in trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, piano, guitar, drums/percussion, and violin. The program will also introduce children to music history and theory, helping them to grow in their playing in fun and interesting ways.

For more information on our amazing music faculty and the learning opportunities available for your children, visit our music page here.

For more information click here or call Ryan Zavala at 917-975-8811 to reserve a spot.

Welcome to PS 9–Orientation Day Demo Class

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 can’t meet in person.

We are so exited to hold a demo class during the parent orientation. The class presented our early childhood specialists will include play and movement and music and will give children a sample of the virtual camp we will conduct over six weeks this summer.

Join Demo Day Zoom Meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/97347921916?pwd=MUgvZnVXOGFCZGIy Um5YSjZ3N2I5QT09 Meeting ID: 973 4792 1916 Password: SUMMERFUN

View PDF announcement here: http://recreate.longtermsolutions.com/pdf/demo_day.pdf

The class this morning will be as follows:

Class starts at 9 am 
9-9:10 circle time welcome and acknowledge the kids 
9:10 wiggle time 
9:10 yoga class with Ms Corinne 
9:30 show us your toys 
9:40 good bye song 

Thank you for your interest,

Diana

Diana Carrera-Cifuentes, Early Childhood Programs Director
diana@artsandathletics.org, 917-692-1577

Standing Up for Black Lives

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 the last month have shaken us and inspired us to do this work even more deliberately. While we wait for school to resume, we hope to promote greater dialogue through the resources listed below. It’s a work in progress.

Kid Focused Resources
A Kids Book About Racism–by Jelani Memory
Sesame Street: We’re Different, We’re the Same
Injustice and Anger: Understanding Your Emotions–from Brains On!

Adult Focused Resources
George Floyd and the Dominos of Racial Injustice–Trevor Noah
Justice in June–Compiled by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace
How do Talk to Children About Racism–USA Today

Books to Read
Books for Children–from EmbraceRace

Resources for Educators
Education for Social Justice
Op-Ed in LA Times: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Also the author of many books, Abdul-Jabbar came of age in New York City in the 1950s and 60s confronting the challenges of racism with tremendous understated courage.)

Winter End of Cycle Open Class and Performance Schedule

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 classes or performances or email info@artsandathletics.org.

Camps, Camps, Camps!

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Summer is here! Camps at PS 9 (84th Street) will run from July 1st to August 16th. You can sign up for all seven weeks of camp, single weeks, or even single days. Activities include musical theater, basketball, cooking, technology, and outdoor adventures in the park. Click here to find out more about our drop-in day camp option!

Summer Musical Theater Camp for grades 1-5. This camp at PS 9 (84th Street) spans seven weeks between Monday, July 1st and Friday, August 16th from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can sign up for all seven weeks or just individual weeks as needed. Each week the children and their director Jeff Edmond brainstorm ideas for a new show, learning songs and dialogue and dance routines and performing for friends and family at the end of the week.

Summer Adventure Camp for Li’l Explorers for Pre-K and K at PS 9. Our early childhood specialists, Diana Carrera and Celia Vasquez, have developed a program customized for our students who are entering kindergarten and first grade next year. This camp follows the same schedule as our performing arts camp but will focus on the interests and developmental needs of the younger children. Single day drop-ins are welcome. Please register at least one day prior!

Cooking Camp at PS 9. A hands-on/minds-on cooking camp where young chefs will learn to follow a recipe, measure carefully, and enjoy tasting new foods and flavors! Our camp is hosted by experienced teacher, afterschool teacher, and chef, Liz Seelhoff!

STEM Camp with Ms. Sora at PS 166 (89th Street). Everyone’s favorite PS 166 technology teacher, Ms. Jenny Sora, will host two weeks of STEM camp at PS 166 on 89th Street, July 8-12 and July 15-19. Children will learn about robotics and coding and other fun computer-related stuff. Sign up for one week or both!

Basketball Camp at PS 9. This summer, for the week of July 15th to 19th, Sayeed and his coaches will host a basketball camp at PS 9. With regulation courts and an air conditioned gym, it will be a great place to work on your basketball skills. This camp is open to children in grades 3 to 5.

Registration Information and Links:
Performing Arts Summer Camp at PS 9
Summer Adventure for Lil’ Explorers Camp!
STEM Camp with Ms. Sora at PS 166
Mr. Sayeed’s Basketball Camp July 15-19

SPRING RECESS!

The school will be closed starting Friday, April 19 through Friday, April 26, 2019. School and afterschool resume on Monday, April 29th. Have a great vacation!

For classes and activities over the break, check out our off-site offerings at 88th and Columbus. Click here.

Upcoming Chess Tournament

SPRING CHESS TOURNAMENT AT PS 166
SUNDAY, April 14, 2019. Check-in 9:45 am for Rated Sections (rated rounds start at 10), Check-in 10:15 am for Unrated Sections (unrated rounds start at 10:30)
Location: PS 166 132 W. 89th Street, New York, NY

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

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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