PS 290 Manhattan New School

2021 National Blue Ribbon School Profile
 

AFTER SCHOOL

Welcome to the MNS Afterschool Program!  The Afterschool program allows your children to experience new activities, develop self-confidence, improve their social skills and make lasting memories. The fall term runs from September to January and the spring term runs from January to June. We will be offering courses for grades Kindergarten - 5th, and classes are taught by MNS teachers and professional partners covering a variety of interests.  The enthusiasm for the program by the MNS community has been overwhelming, and favorite classes and instructors from previous terms return year after year, AND we are always adding new classes as well.  


The activity portion of the program runs from 3-5PM.  After dismissal from their classroom and from approximately 2:30-2:55, the children have a NUT FREE snack (brought from home), go to the bathroom, and engage calmly in the café.  This is a transition period focused on creating a feeling of safety and inclusion for all children. Most days we give the children supervised play time in the outside yard; please dress your child appropriately for outside fresh air!  At 3 PM your child's instructor will escort them to the location of their activity and the fun begins! Dismissal is at 5:00 PM in the café.  Please be on time when picking up your child. Parents and caregivers MUST be listed as a child's authorized dismissal caregiver and sign the attendance roster in order to pick up the child. No child may self-dismiss.


All classes are filled on a first come, first served basis in order to guarantee fairness to all.


Would you like to make a donation of needed supplies for the After School program?  Click here for the After School Wish List...