Welcome to the New Winter 2018 PACC Specialized Workshops. SIGN UP HERE

Sign up is available until December 22nd 2017. Enrollment is first come, first-served until full. If you revisit the form and the workshop is no longer listed, that means it is full. You will receive confirmation December 30th 2017 with times and days for your workshops.

All Payments are due December 22nd– NO EXCEPTIONS. If payment is not made by December 22nd your child will not be able to participate.

You can pay via Chase Quickpay or place a check for the full amount in the PACC dropbox behind the door in the main office. Please make sure to note your child’s name on your payment.  You cannot pay for Specialized workshops with Paypal or Cash. It will be returned.

Please note that parents will need to register and pay the $40 annual registration fee with PACC After-School to participate in the workshops, if you have not done already done so. If your child does not participate in the PACC general program on the workshop’s designated day, you must pick your child up immediately after their workshop. Late pickups from the enrichment class will be charged $25 fee for After school.

Payment via check or Money order with completed form to drop box in main office marked PACC. Payments are non refundable. NO CASH ACCEPTED

If you have already paid the registration fee for the general PACC program, you only need to pay for the workshops.

Payments are non refundable, unless the class is cancelled.

Classes beginning at 4pm or later must pay for the Pacc Genreal Program for that day


CrossFit Kingsboro Kids $210 for a 10 week session, 1 hour lesson Tuesdays 3pm-4pm Kindergarten- 2nd Grade or 4pm-5pm 3rd-5th Grade  CrossFit is meant to be BIG fun for all ages. Broad-Inclusive-General fun. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children. The program is for any age or experience level and accounts for the varied maturation status one can find in a class full of kids. CrossFit Kids is designed to be minimalist; it is inexpensive and often requires little or no equipment, allowing a wide array of socioeconomic groups an opportunity to be physically fit and physically active throughout their lives. http://www.crossfitkingsboro.com

Garden Workshop $250 for a 10 week session, 1hour 10 min lesson Thursdays 3pm-4:10pm Kindergarten -2nd Grade or 4:15pm- 5:25pm 3rd-5th Grade. The world becomes our garden in PS9’s after-school Fall nature and gardening program. Do you know which plants clean the air during the day and which ones clean the air at night?  Do you know which trees are native and which are invasive? Which invasive trees have taken over some of our New York forests? What foods can your kids grow at home- with just water- in case of an emergency?  Your kids will know by the end of this class!  The kids will be growing and taking home their own plants, planting fall bulbs, learning about, caring for, and adopting our neighborhood trees, planting organic food in our garden beds, studying neighborhood birds, visiting the nearby community garden, and planting and learning about native and invasive plants, and so much more!   We will be outdoors often, your kids will get very dirty, and they will LOVE it!

BRICKS 4 KIDZ, $230 for a 10 week session, 1 hour lesson Tues Kindergarten 3pm- 4pm for 1st-3rd grade 4pm-5pm. Pre K Thurs 3pm-4pm  This is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of LEGO® bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz®. While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. A new project is built each week. Classes begin with a teacher-led discussion related to the day’s model. Once the project is completed, students use the rest of their time to expand their gadgets and collaborate with one another. Weekly projects are not taken home.  http://www.bricks4kidz.com/brooklyn

PIANO SCHOOL OF NYC, $260 for a 10 week session, 30 min lessons, Mon or Wed from 3pm for all grades. All students are encouraged to learn basic Music & Piano Skills: Introduction to Piano, listening, singing, clapping, followed by note reading & writing, Music Theory, Music History, Piano/Keyboard skills, and more. Group classes also teach social skills as kids learn music together in a positive and friendly environment. http://pianoschoolofnyc.com

SOCCER, $250 for a 10 week session, 45 min class, PreK-Kindergarten Wed 4pm-4:45pm,  45 min class, 1st-3rd Grade Wed 4:45pm-5:30pm Soccer Shots is the premier children’s soccer experience for children 2-8 with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.  Each weekly session focuses on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. Through fun games and positive reinforcement, children will experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.  Our expert-approved curriGculum is age-appropriate and aligns with New York’s childhood education standards. In addition, we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.  www.soccershots.org/nyccentral

MIXED MEDIA ART & DECOUPAGE, $250 for a 10 week session, 1 hr 15 min class, Mon or Wed 3pm-4:15pm, PreK- 3rd Grade. Come join the fun and pave your way to originality, creativity and expression through art! While using imagination, your child will learn basic techniques in mixed media art & découpage. Children will use studio-quality materials including tempera, acrylics, watercolor, oil & chalk pastels, collage, découpage and more, while exploring their own creativity through art. Recycled materials are used in appreciation for saving our environment for the future. For those students wishing to repeat a series, all art lessons and crafts are always new and unique!. Class presented by Catherine Eagle

CLAY WORLD,  $310 for a 10 week session, 1 hour lesson, 3pm-4pm, Wed or Fri, Kindergarten-5th Grade.Clay World explores the art of Clay Modeling  and Character Design. This artistic class helps student’s improve their creativity, fine motor skills and artistic  capabilities. Monsters, Fairies, animals, backdrops and all sorts of creatures will hand built to create an amazing Clay World. Different techniques  will be implemented such as pointillism, spreads, textured clay among others  www.clayworld.org

NEW YORK CHESS & GAMES, $200 for a 10 week session, 1 hour lesson, Fri 3:30pm-4:30pm, 1st-5th Grades  Whether introducing beginner students to the game or enhancing and developing the play of experienced students, NYCG’s curriculum is taught in a fun and engaging way. The instructors are patient, friendly and have years of experience teaching chess to children. NYCG’s teachers create a magical learning experience through the use of unique methodology and a variety of special teaching aids. http://newyorkchessandgameshop.com

ADVANCE PIANO, $250 for a 10 week session, 30 min lesson from 4pm onwards, Thurs or Fri, All Grades.  Advance Piano is a class where 2 students will learn music theory, proper performing techniques on the instrument, playing individually and together (as in a duet). Students will also get finger exercises for strengthening and chord study for improvisation.  They will learn their music well enough to be able to perform in an end of school year recital

Clay Animation – Clay Modeling & Stop-motion by Clay World $310 for a 10 week session, 1 hour lesson, Tues 3pm-4pm, Kindergarten-5th Grade. Clay World explores the art of Clay Animation, Clay Modeling  and Stop Motion Techniques. This artistic class helps student’s  improve their creativity, fine motor skills and artistic capabilities. Monsters, Fairies, animals, backdrops and all sorts of creatures will hand built to create an amazing short animation video. Different techniques  will be implemented such as pointillism, spreads, textured clay among others. “Sculpting let children and adults express their feelings and creativity in a magical manner, even more if this is carried out with such a playful material such as clay”.www.clayworld.org

STORYBOOK THEATER, $230 for a 10 week session, 1 hour lesson, Fri 3pm-4pm, PreK- 2nd GradeGrab your passports and fasten your seatbelts. We are going on a voyage around the world. Though storytelling, music, and movement, children will explore folk-tales, legends and fables from around the world. This immersive theater workshop will have children up on their feet and moving, singing and exploring the art of telling stories using their bodies, voices, facial expressions and imaginations! . http://www.brooklynactinglab.org/

IMPROV, $225 for a 10 week session, 1 hour lesson, Thurs 3pm-4pm, 1st Grade – 3rd Grade – Students will be introduced to the basics of improv comedy from a number of traditions in this workshop. This ensemble-based class will challenge students to work impulsively and create their own meaningful, theatrical moments and scenes within structured improvisations

MUSICSTART for Beginners: $165 for a 10 week session on Tuesdays,1 hour lesson 3pm-4pm K- 2nd Grade Learn to Read Music and Play Tunes! MusicStart is the ideal, from scratch, beginning instrumental experience for young kids.  They play familiar tunes using custom-designed portable electronic keyboards (provided) that are geared for learning and problem-solving, step by step, in an encouraging way.  Students learn to play through color, letter, and note matching, while absorbing the basics of music.  Skills are transferrable to other musical instruments and to other areas of school work as well.  So if you (a) don’t own an instrument, (b) don’t know which instrument you want to do, and/or (c) want an educational and fun warm-up to playing, start here…MusicStart is in it’s 10th year and runs in about 35 schools per year!  5min demo video at beginmusic.com

SEWING  $250 for a 10 week session on Thursdays, 1 hour lesson 4pm-5pm 1st Grade- 5th Grade In this series of sewing classes with Brooklyn Craft Farm, students will be introduced to a variety of hand and embroidery stitches, pattern making skills, and finishing techniques. We will spend each session creating fun fashion accessories, projects to decorate your bedroom, not to mention always having fun with the process! Sewing is a fun and practical skill to learn, plus a wonderful way to develop creativity, enhance focus, and boost self confidence.

EZRA GUITAR $260 for a 10 week session on Thursdays, 40 Min classes starting from 3pm for all Grades. EzraGuitar is a guitar program designed to give kids the opportunity to study with some of the greatest classical guitarists in the country while using a method of learning designed especially for them. Our group classes are the core of the EzraGuitar method. These classes are built on the philosophy of Maoz Ezra, that music should be taught in the “language of children” and tailored to their natural abilities. By studying with this method and philosophy, it is our goal that children will connect to music making in a natural and organic way. Through creative games and ensemble work, children will leave each lesson with a sense of accomplishment and musical knowledge that will remain with them as a foundation for any future musical endeavors.

MANDARIN $230 for a 10 week session on Thursdays, 1 hour lesson 3:15pm-4:15pm PreK-1st Grades. This class combines songs, movement, art and crafts, and language activities to create a Mandarin Chinese-learning experience unlike any other. This class is designed to foster an interest in foreign languages and cultures, as well as to promote the development of a child’s linguistic abilities. In addition to learning basic vocabulary words and phrases (e.g. colors, numbers, animals etc.), all after school students will read a book from our signature Lango Kids series. These books follow the Lango Kids–Wen, Luc and Lucia–their teacher and Cosmo the dog on their various adventures throughout the Chinese-speaking worlds. Each story focuses on a specific set of specialized vocabulary and usually contains a sweet and simple moral. This semester Chinese students are headed to a city, reading “An Adventure in the City.”


ADVENTURES IN MYTHOLOGY, $180 for a 10 week session on Thursdays 3pm-4pm K-2nd Grade or 4:10pm-5:10pm 3rd-5th grade –  Adventures in Mythology is an afterschool dive into the world of ancient myths and stories across many cultures, including Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse, and more.  Offered by Plato Learning, the same company behind Camp Half-Blood Brooklyn, the AiM afterschool program activates students’ imaginations and takes them on a week-to-week culminating journey as Demigods through a world of heroes, monsters and magic.  Each week is a new chapter in our own original class story, with activities ranging from imaginative role-play games to sword-training to armor design and crafting projects to epic Quest adventures, all under the mission of helping every Demigod student to become the hero they were always meant to be.

Food Arts and Science, $260 for a 10 week session on Wednesdays 3pm-4:20pm Kindergarten-2nd Grade or Thursdays 3pm-4:20pm 3rd-5th Grade Want to play with your food? And learn about it ? P.S. 9 parent Jill Santopietro will bring multi-sensory, multi-disciplinary food labs to students through this entertaining and educational after-school workshop. Children will explore foods that they use often but perhaps know little about.Some of our labs explore foods including: corn, wheat, eggs, milk, oil, chocolate, semolina, herbs, spices, potatoes, oats, and other vegetables and fruits.In our corn lab, for example, students learn how corn was first grown by the Mayans and they explore the biology of the plant. They pull dried kernels off of dent corn, make corn husk dolls, pop popcorn from a cob, grind corn kernels, and turn them into masa dough and then into corn tortillas. The labs allows students to touch, taste, smell, hear, and see their food – to create a deeper connection to the food that is so important to the health of their bodies and the environment.Jill Santopietro is a food instructor to children and adults, writer, and recipe developer. http://www.jillsantopietro.com/


Winter 10 week session
Mon Jan 8,22,29 Feb 5,12,26 March 5,12,19,26
Tues Jan 9,16,23,30 Feb 6,13,27 March 6,13,20
Wed Jan 10,17,24,31 Feb 7,14,28 March 7,14,21
Thurs Jan 11,18,25 Feb 1,8,15 March 1,8,22,29
Fri Jan 5,12,19,26 Feb 2,9 March 2,9,16,23


All Classes are held at PS9. Your child will be picked up from their classroom and brought to PACC until the classes start. If you have signed up for after school then your child will be returned to PACC, Tennis or Kids Orbit. If they are not signed up for after school, you must pick your child up after their class.

For additional program information you may contact, Carol Sheldrake Hernandez at carolsheldrake@gmail.com or 347-853-5993, or the program manager, Felicia Stevens-Niles at paccnyc@gmail.com or  646.242.6876.

Students must be registered with PACC to enroll in specialized workshops.