Afterschool Programs

Fall 2017 Offerings


Classes run from Monday, September 18 to Thursday, February 15, 2018



Afterschool Policies:



Payment is due with the afterschool registration form. Students will not be considered to be registered for a given afterschool class until payment is received. Enrolled students will receive a confirmation of enrollment prior to the first Afterschool class. Tuition is based on the number of classes per semester.



If a student withdraws from an afterschool class after the first session, a 75% refund will be issued. If the student withdraws from an afterschool class after the second session, a 50% refund will be issued. Following the third session, no refunds will be issued.


Minimum enrollment:

Each afterschool class must have a minimum of 3 students enrolled by September 13th. If the minimum enrollment is not met, the class will be cancelled, and tuition will be refunded.


Pick up:

Students must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each weekly class. Frequent late pickups may lead to dismissal from the Afterschool program. Clubs (C) end at 3:30 and Sports (S) end at 3:45.




If you have any questions, please contact Tara Goldberg,

Program Descriptions




Throwback Sports (S): This program is run by Mike Cohen, head coach of Throwback Sports. He teaches this program at other schools and privately on the weekends. Students are exposed to a wide variety of sports in a non-competitive, fun class. Team play, sportsmanship, and active participation are developed through a variety of games and skill practice activities. Please contact Mike at 917-822-0116 to discuss any specifics pertaining to the class. Open to students K-3rd.


Science Explorer (C): Calling all science explorers! Come along for the ride as we build, mix and spin our way to an awesome Science Explorers experience! Each week we will explore many different topics. Become a kitchen chemist and investigate ingredients that POP, FIZZ, and FOAM. Become a geologist and build and erupt your own volcano. 3, 2, 1…blast off– to an out of this world adventure as you investigate space and final frontier! This hands- on, interactive club will allow us to create science fans of all ages. Instructor: Morgan Hirschorn. Open to students of all ages who love science!


Lego (C): LEGO Master Builders Club: Are you able to create amazing things out of Legos? Come explore the limitless possibilities of building with bricks! Builders will work in teams and individually to improve their creativity, while problem solving, organizing, and socializing. Lego Club will provide hands-on tools to develop critical thinking and fine motor skills in a fun environment. We will be creating something new each and every week. Students will even have the opportunity to design their own minifigure! Come join the likes of Emmett, Vitruvius, and Wyldstle, by becoming a Lego Master Builder! Who knows? You might even be the next special! Instructor: Ayana Mbaye. Open to students K-5th.


Music Club (C): Do you like to sing? Do you love music and just can’t get enough of it?! Then this is the club for you! We will learn to sing our favorite songs and pick up some tips for good singing along the way. We will finish up with a performance or a recording of our best songs! Instructor: Lindsay Burstedt. Open to students of all ages who love music!


Basketball (S): The Aaron School basketball club will practice 1x/week at the Vanderbilt YMCA on 47th Street. The team will receive a uniform for participation in basketball games against other local schools. Practice runs from 2:45-3:45 and will work on basketball skills, such as dribbling, passing, shooting, offense, and defense. Sportsmanship and teamwork will also be key components taught during this fun intramural program. Instructors: CJ Nuess. Open to students 4th-7th.




3-D Art Club (C): Invent a new world through art! Students will utilize a wide range of materials and advanced art techniques to create three-dimensional masterpieces that go beyond what is made in a traditional art class. Come ready to create! Instructor: Jenna Wainstock. Open to students 2nd -7th.


Wii love to play! (C): In this class we will explore a variety of games through the use of the Wii interactive gaming system! Bring your sneakers and get ready for Mario Kart, Just Dance, Wii bowling, soccer, boxing, tennis and golf. While having tons of fun and showing off their skills, students will improve their hand eye coordination and fitness. Come join us and show off your moves! Instructor: Amy Sadowski. Open to students grades 2nd – 7th and can be modified to meet the needs of all abilities.


Homework Help (C): Need extra assistance in completing homework? A quiet space to get your work done? The answer is here! Join us in the fall for our ‘Homework Help’ after school program! In this session, students will have the opportunity to receive one on one support for Reading, Math, and Homeroom homework. Additionally, it will provide students with a quiet, structured environment to get their work done after school! Instructor: Clare Vagnini. Open to all students!


Sports Club (S): Students will now be given the opportunity to enhance their athletic abilities in a variety of sports. Each week there is a sport that is played in more depth than what is offered during the PE classes. Sports will include basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and hockey.  Along with learning the skills, there will be an emphasis on the strength and conditioning necessary to excel at each sport (i.e. sprinting and pushups for basketball). Fall Instructor: Coach Mike. Open to students in grades 3rd-7th.




Super Soccer Stars (S): At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class. Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun! Fall Instructor: Coach Najja. Open to students in grades K-3rd.




Newspaper (C): Calling all writers, comic strip illustrators, and news correspondents! Bring your talent to the Newspaper Club, where students will create an Aaron School newspaper based on the different specialties, interests, and talents of the club members. From creating hilarious comic strips, to interviewing teachers or other students, the Newspaper club will report all things Aaron School. Our purpose will be to entertain our audience, and uncover different information related to our school. We hope to see you there! Instructor: Alie Russo. Open to students from 2nd-7th grade.


Disney/Pixar Club (C): Calling all Disney fans! Then this is the club for you! Dive into the magical world created by Walt Disney with your classmates in the Disney/Pixar Club! Based on the interests of the club members, students will watch clips of Disney and Pixar movies, test their knowledge with a variety of trivia games and activities, learn to draw their favorite Disney characters, listen to Disney songs, and so much more! Instructor: Kristen Nappy. Open to students of all ages.


Zumba (C): Are you a dance machine? Do you want to attend a high energy dance party with your friends each week? If you answered yes, then Zumba class is the place for you! Zumba is a universal dance class for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to combine fun with fitness! Each week, we will jam out to different music from all over the world, learn easy to follow dance moves and play dance games that will make us feel like Zumba stars! In addition, we will build our confidence, participate in leadership activities and learn new and exciting things about different cultures and countries around the globe! Looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor! Instructor: Laurie Goldberg.Open to students 3rd -7th


Yoga (C): Are you a yogi or interested in learning more about yoga? Come breathe and move through some yoga sequences along to some great tunes after school. This is a great way to reduce stress and get some exercise! Instructor: Elise Jablow. Open to students in grades 3-7.