Summer Greetings to all PS 58 Families!
We are excited to share with you the Carroll Kids enrichment class offerings for Fall 2019. You will see old favorites along with some exciting new additions. General registration will take place on Monday, August 19 beginning at 8am. We have switched to a new registration software this year and your MUST create a new account in order to register for classes. Please click here to create an account. We now ask for a $25 membership fee per family per year.
If you were on a wait list from last spring (and your child fits the current grade requirement), you will receive an email on or around Monday, August 12 with information on priority registration. The registration site is http://www.ps58brooklyn.org/afterschool/registration/. Classes begin on Monday, September 16, 2019 and end on Friday, December 13, a period of 10, 11 or 12 weeks, depending on the day of the week.
For kindergarten families and families new to the school, welcome! As a quick overview for you, we are YOUR afterschool program. Carroll Kids is run by the PTA of PS 58, and we try to serve the many needs of our families by providing high-quality enrichment classes and aftercare programming. We serve as many as three-quarters of the school population! Our program also provides recess counselors to help facilitate games and fun for all grades during the school day.
Carroll Kids enrichment classes run in three sessions: Fall, Winter & Spring. Winter class registration will begin on Monday, December 2 and spring class registration will open on Monday, March 2. We take a one-week break between sessions to allow for make-up classes. If you need childcare coverage during this interval, just let us know! We can arrange for “drop ins” with our aftercare program.
Students enrolled in enrichment classes are dismissed directly from their classrooms to Carroll Kids (which is why it is critical that you update your students’ classroom information once it’s available). All enrichment classes begin with a healthy snack in the cafeteria and then students transition to their various classroom spaces throughout the school. Most classes run for 90 minutes ending at 4:40pm. More detail can be found in the following class descriptions. We do have the option for enrichment class students to also enroll in Carroll Kids “late partial” aftercare session following their class for families that need childcare coverage until last pick-up at 6:30pm. Details on this concurrent program are available on http://www.ps58brooklyn.org/.
As many of you know, some of our most popular classes fill up in the first minute after registration opens. However, we are offering more than 100 classes this fall so everyone can find a class that fits his/her interests and schedules. Class pricing is based on instructors’ fees and the number of times it’s offered in a session and then marked up to cover the costs of administration and affording a small grant to the PTA. Many of our classes are taught by PS 58 staff, and these classes are among our most affordable. Other classes are taught by outside vendors and can be more expensive but allow us to offer a wider variety of classes. Financial aid is available to eligible families. More details can be found on the website.
Thank you & see you in the fall!