Executive Administrative Assistant & Director of Afterschool
A Message from Erika Soler
A warm welcome to our brand new owls and welcome back our returning owls. I am so happy that you are interested in our Fall Afterschool program 2022, it’s so much fun. My name is Erika Soler and I am the Director of the WNS Afterschool Program.
I have served in this role since 2018 and have built relationships with families, teachers, vendors most importantly your children. Building relationships is the key to success. I am so excited to get back to where we used to be and where we are headed. Now that we are all vaccinated and somewhat in the clear, I would like to go back to how Afterschool was before and know that I am always open to new ideas. I appreciate the cooperation and support that you all have given me.
Pre-covid we all met in the cafeteria, now that we are able to combine pods we can again, so exciting!!! Now we can enjoy Afterschool with friends from other grades. Our Afterschool program is taught by our most caring and talented faculty and vendors that we have created throughout the years. .We designed our program to provide fun and relaxing classes for students in grades K-8, in addition to several enrichment courses.
We offer classes such as homework help, drama, expression through dance, robotics, coding, art, cooking to say the least, we want the best offerings for our owls. It is my honor to welcome you to our Fall 2022 Afterschool program.
I hope to see you there, and invite your friends!!!! Sky’s the limit, my owls!
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have regarding our Afterschool Program.
* Check back soon for the link to sign up for After School classes.
September 12th to December 15th (2022)
Williamsburg Northside After School is held at 299 North 7th St. (K-8 Campus) Monday - Friday from 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM and Extended Care from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM.
All students will receive a healthy snack before their classes begin.
As per the 2022-2023 school calendar, these are the dates for Fall Afterschool 2022. The last physical day is December 15, 2022. Program fees will be prorated accordingly.
Inventor's Workshop with Engineering for Kids: Grades K-2
We have opened up the workshop for a fun and creative approach in learning about engineering concepts! Students will invent new machines and create different engineering designs. As we go through the steps of the Engineering Design Process, students will explore different fields of engineering disciplines. This includes aerospace, chemical, civil, marine, and mechanical engineering. Students will be able to take home any projects they make during each class. Cost: $825.00
Little Hip-Hop with WR Arts, Grades K-2
Taking inspiration from the trendiest (and age-appropriate) Tik Tok dances & combining them with classic old school moves, Little Hip Hop will get ANY new mover poppin'! With time & space given each week to student/ teacher collaboration, this class will introduce the basics of dance etiquette & class format (keeping space, warming up, working across the floor, learning combinations) in an open and creative way! Cost: $770.00
Chinese with WNS Faculty Member, Ruomu Wang, Grades K-2
Come to join our tour of East Asia culture through handicrafts, songs, dance, and martial arts. You will not only learn a new language, but you will also make paper folding handicrafts and paper cutting handicrafts, sing songs, dance, learn Tai-Chi and boxing, and play with Asian toys. If you want to learn a new culture and develop your creativity, do not miss this opportunity! Cost: $605.00
Comic Club with WNS Faculty Member, Amina Toor, Grades 2-3
Do you love comics and graphic novels? In this club, you will create simple comics and add detailed drawings and color to bring them to life! Some of the comics are already started and you can finish them, while others are blank boxes for you to let your imagination run wild with! No experience necessary! Cost: $605.00
Mythology Players with Child's Play NY, Grades 2-5
Have you ever wondered what the snakes on Medusa's head talk about? Have you ever seen an infomercial for Arachne's loom? Do you know what you would do if you came face-to-face with a Minotaur? In this dynamic class, classic Greek myths come alive as kids stage and perform short plays based on classic tales! Part acting class, part improv class, students create their own myth mash-up in addition to staging scripted one-act plays. This is great early exposure to mythology and scene study techniques. Cost: $770.00
Robotics with WNS Science Teacher Raoul Seroy, Grades 2-4
The future is ROBOTICS! Do you love robots? Ever wonder what makes something a robot? Want to learn how to make robots? Well look no further! Brought to you by the same creators of our popular Little Scientists After School Course, we are now offering Robotic World. This is a place to learn all about robots, big and small, and how to make and use them! Cost:$605.00
Extended Care 4:30pm-5:30pm Cost:$330.00
Make a Musical with Child's Play NY, Grades K-2
Join us as we go “Into the Woods” to reverse the curse of an enchantress, and connect the dots of our fairy tales through song and dance. Singing songs as Cinderella, Jack, and Little Red, we’ll work together to climb beanstalks, wear glass slippers to a ball, and adventure to grandmother’s house. Through improvisation and creative movement, students will flex their imaginative muscles and learn the basics of vocal warm-ups, character development, singing and choreography from our expert teachers. Cost: $825.00
Graffiti and Street Art with Created by Kids, Grades 4-8
From curated murals to renegade street art, New York City is covered in bright, colorful works on every corner. In this unique after school class students will learn to recognize and appreciate the art they see in the streets every day, and will study specific street artists and muralists for inspiration. From graffiti lettering to wheatpaste to stencils to mosaics, students will make their own versions of this popular style of art, while developing an understanding of why some artists prefer to share their art outside museums and galleries. Cost: $770.00
Mixed Martial Arts with The ACE, Grades K-2
Martial Arts is a holistic wellness practice for people of all ages, teaching kids mental, emotional, and physical skills they’ll use for a lifetime. Each high energy class centers around fun and provides personalized instruction for students of all ages, abilities, and experience. Kick it with us this Fall, and earn your next belt rank! Cost: $825.00
Cooking with Rad Salad Lab, Grades 2-5
Rad Salad Lab (formerly known as Allergic to Salad) is pleased to offer our CULINARY EXPLORERS’ curriculum. Through cooking, we'll take a voyage around the world exploring International cuisines, ingredients, and dishes-- from korma to homemade tortillas, and sweet potato gnocchi to kimchi. Designed for second grade through fifth grade, students will gain an understanding of culinary techniques, tools, and kitchen safety. Students will use their 5 senses to strengthen fine motor and receptive language skills, while being encouraged to be adventurous eaters. Everyone receives our “Culinary Passport'' fact and activity book, and more. Classes are fully vegetarian and totally nut-free. Cost: $825.00
Coding with Engineering for Kids, Grades 2-5
Imagine designing a piano using veggies or creating a custom digital training program using aluminum foil. Now, envision playing video games using just your body, a bit of wire and your own imagination. Students engineer their own customized video game controllers using a Makey Makey device and materials that can be found in just about any kitchen. Through application of circuitry, acoustical engineering and video game design, students discover new ways to interact with technology, all while creating unique designs in a fun collaborative environment. Students will receive fundamental training on Scratch with progress in connecting circuit boards to everyday household items. Students will not be able to take home circuit boards. Cost: $825.00
Capoeira with The ACE, Grades 2-5
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form where you'll have a fun way to learn martial arts and an amazing game. In our class you will learn martial arts as well as authentic instruments and some sportsmanship. We'll also have fun with acrobatics, some challenging games, interaction & dialogue, motor coordination, personal flexibility and more. Clearly there are so many aspects to excel through. Come join our class and see how much fun you can have in each art form! Cost: $825.00
All sports Grades with Super Star Tennis: Grades 4-8
All Sports will be a dynamic after school sports club, designed to engage students in a variety of sports' activities, such as soccer, tennis, movement and balance, kickball and a variety of other related activities. Cost: $825.00
Extended Care 4:30pm-5:30pm Cost:$330.00
Creative Ballet: Grades K-2
This course teaches the beginnings of ballet for our youngest movers! With music, rhythm, basic ballet positions and vocabulary, dancers will create through imaginative class themes. Using "call & response" in song and collaborative measures to transform our dancing spaces, dancers use their vibrant imaginations in conjunction with their evolving ballet foundation to develop strength, agility, body awareness and self-confidence. Cost: $840.00
Artsy Owls Art Club with WNS faculty and staff, Nickeza Humphrey & Kayla Muhammad, Grades K-2
Welcome all to Art 101! Students will meet to create art of all kinds ranging from drawing and painting, to clay crafts. In this club students will learn about all elements of art including line, shape, color, and texture. They will also be introduced to many influential artists such as Van Goh and Kandinsky, as well as art from all different types of cultures. Students will have the opportunity to share all types of art from their cultural backgrounds. All types of media will be introduced to create art that is two dimensional as well as three dimensional. Some of these include, but are not limited to, pencils (graphite and colored), paint (watercolor and acrylic), and clay (air dry). Students will be shown the proper techniques and skills to use these mediums as well as the proper precautions in order to keep the environment safe for everyone. They will be participating in exercises that allow them to observe their peers at work and learn ways to give feedback in order to improve their piece. This is beneficial not only for their peers but also for the students themselves in order to prompt open conversation within the classroom. Cost: $720.00
Dungeons & Dragons with Child's Play NY, Grades 2-5
Join Child's Play NY Theater teachers as we create fantastical adventures and role play with Dungeons and Dragons. We will embark on quests as bards, wizards, rogues and more! In addition to playing the classic tabletop game, we'll devise our own stories and use improvisation to make unforgettable characters. This is a great session for students to learn new skills, collaborate with friends and light up their imagination. Cost: $900.00
Chinese with WNS faculty member, Ruomu Wang, Grades 5-8
Come to join our tour of East Asia culture through handicrafts, songs, dance, and martial arts. You will not only learn a new language, but also make paper folding handicrafts and paper cutting handicrafts, sing songs, dance, learn Tai-Chi and boxing, and play Asian toys. If you want to learn a new culture and develop your creativity, do not miss this opportunity! Cost: $660.00
Extended Care 4:30pm-5:30pm Cost: $360.00
Little Scientists with WNS faculty members Nickeza Humphrey & Raoul Seroy, Grades K-2
My science class will be an opportunity for students to become scientists. We will create fun and hands-on experiments such as make volcanoes, create solar ovens, make our own straw roller coaster and much more, with everyday items. The experiments are designed to capture children’s imagination and to spark a love of science. This will be a fun after school class for the "Little Scientists." Cost: $715.00
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness with Karma Kids Yoga, Grades K-2
Join us as we move, groove, dance, stretch, bend, twist and play yoga! We’ll play with partner poses, group poses, acroyoga poses, invention of poses, and more! We’ll play yoga games and enjoy mindfulness activities (such as calming crafts and interesting tasks) to release energy, connect, laugh, focus, and calm or energize the body and brain. And each week there will be a fun yoga challenge (should you choose to take it…), too. Class ends in deep relaxation and kids will float home afterwards. Come Play Yoga! Cost: $975.00
Chinese with WNS faculty member Ruomu Wang, Grades 3-4
Come to join our tour of East Asia culture through handicrafts, songs, dance, and martial arts. You will not only learn a new language, but also make paper folding handicrafts and paper cutting handicrafts, sing songs, dance, learn Tai-Chi and boxing, and play Asian toys. If you want to learn a new culture and develop your creativity, do not miss this opportunity! Cost: $715.00
Pottery with WNS faculty member Tanya Lyon, Grades K-2
A chance to relax, create, and get your hands dirty! Students will learn the basics of ceramics, including making pinch pots, coils, and slabs. They will first create pieces with air dry clay before creating slab mugs and other pieces to fire at Choplet Ceramic Gallery + Studio. We’ll also learn a bit about the science of clay, and the history and importance of ceramics around the world. Cost: $910.00
Chess Club with WNS faculty member Andrew Retica, Grades 4-8
Once a week chess club, where anyone is welcome, designed for beginner and intermediate players. Students play in a variety of ways, including on the board, online and in teams. The focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, and improving week to week. Cost:$715.00
Homework Club with WNS Faculty Member Angela Hiner, Grades 4-8
This session will provide students with an encouraging environment to complete their assignments and build study/organizational skills. In addition to adult supervision and support, students can use the time to work together on group projects. Working with minimal distractions will free up more time for activities and relaxation after leaving school for the day. Cost: $715.00
Extended Care 4:30pm-5:30pm Cost:$390.00
Artsy Owls Art Club with WNS Faculty and Staff Members Alicia Richards& Kayla Muhammad, Grades K-2
Welcome all to Art 101! Students will meet to create art of all kinds ranging from drawing and painting, to clay crafts. In this club students will learn about all elements of art including line, shape, color, and texture. They will also be introduced to many influential artists such as Van Goh and Kandinsky, as well as art from all different types of cultures. Students will have the opportunity to share any and all types of art of their cultural background. All types of media will be introduced to create art that is 2 dimensional as well as 3 dimensional. Some of these include but are not limited to pencils (graphite and colored), paint( watercolor and acrylic), and Clay (air dry). Students will be shown the proper techniques and skills to use these mediums as well as the proper precautions in order to keep the environment safe for everyone. They will be participating in exercises that allow them to observe their peers at work and learn ways to give feedback in order to improve their piece. This is beneficial not only for their peers but also for the students themselves in order to prompt open conversation within the classroom. Cost: $720.00
Board games / Play Centers with Mónica Avendaño, Grades K-2
Students will explore games that will allow them to use their knowledge and give them more opportunities to have positive interactions with their peers. There are games that will also include the opportunity to help students practice sight words, recognizing numbers, and more. There will also be other familiar materials, such as blocks, puzzles and magna-tiles for students to dive into play experiences and to use their imagination. Cost: $720.00
Battle Bots with Engineering For Kids, Grades 4-5
Introduce students to the world of building and programming basic robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 sets. Throughout this program, students will use mathematical concepts and engineering principles to brainstorm, plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a specific task. They will learn to build and program a catapult, a flight simulator, mazebot, bridge layer. For the final battle, teams will battle each other in a robot sumo match! Throughout the course, students will learn to utilize and program large motors, medium motor, color sensor, ultrasonic sensor, touch sensor and gyro sensor. Students do not get to take home any LEGO® projects. No computer or robotics experience is required to join! Cost: $900.00
Poker/Cards with Mark Golden, Grades 3-8 Via Zoom!!!!!
The beloved Poker instructor Mark Golden is via Zoom for the Fall 2022! He will continue focusing on providing developmentally appropriate classes, with group and differentiated/individualized instruction that spans all educational domains—cognitive, interpersonal, affective and psychomotor. Students will study rules; math (counting, odds, probability and statistics); analytical skills; strategy; micro and “macro” economic models; money management; risk/reward and calculated risk scenarios; philosophical, psychological, social, emotional and moral skills; and behavior. In Poker Club students learn skills that will last a life! Cost: $840.00
Fun & movement with WNS Faculty member Alfonso Lamprecht Grandio, Grade 4-8
WNS is going to host an after school club where you will learn to have fun through movement and expression. In this club we will be teaching a mix of urban dance styles such as Whacking, Hip Hop and Break-Dance. Joining this club will allow you to express yourself at the same time that you have a lot of fun. These dances will be taught through games that will permit you to incorporate rhythm and style to your movement. For this last part, there will also be drama exercises that will help you relax and express your emotions in an easier and more fluid way. Your Spanish teacher Alfonso will be sharing with you all his knowledge and is really excited to spend more time with you. Cost: $660.00
Tennis With Super Star Tennis, Grades 4-8
We will provide tennis classes with age appropriate exercises, as well as drills, fun games, and activities to enhance each kids' interest and development in the sport. We use a lot of colorful props, as well as teach the fundamentals of tennis, the "sport of a lifetime". Students will learn a new skill set to be able to grasp a new introduction to the sport! Cost: $900.00
Extended Care 4:30pm-5:30pm Cost: $360.00
Extended Care is back!
Monday through Friday 4:30pm to 5:30pm
The students are under close supervision and will engage in a variety of activities including open play in the gym. Students will be able to use equipment that is set out for them. They will engage with other students while they play.
Must be enrolled in Afterschool.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Up to 14 days before the session start date, you will receive a full refund (minus the non refundable registration fee of $15.00). Seven days prior to the start date you will receive a 50% refund (minus the non refundable registration fee of $15.00). 24 hours prior to the start date there is NO refund given. October 1, 2022 will be the last day to register for the Fall semester.
Enrollment and Payment
Each registration requires the selection of a day and a specific class. Registrations without a class action are incomplete. A confirmation email with a registration profile will be sent after the payment is submitted to the registrant and Erika Soler. Payment is due online at the time of registration. Enrollments will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes must have a minimum of 5 students in order to run and are capped at a maximum of 10 students. In order to register for extended care you must be enrolled in an afterschool class for the same day.
After School concludes promptly at 4:30 PM and Extended Care ends at 5:30 PM. All students MUST be picked up on time. If a student is picked up late from After School more than twice, they will be put in Extended Care and charged the daily rate. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.