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Enrichment Classes



April 16, 2020

Hi PS 58 Families!

Carroll Kids is working to adapt to our new circumstances. In an effort to support our families, we are working with our vendors to offer online classes. Some of them are flexible and can be arranged to fit your schedule, and some of the classes are on specific dates & times. See below for descriptions by day of the week along with pricing and grades.

We are refunding all spring classes unless you are participating in an online class. All refunds should be complete by Monday, April 20. You will receive an email from Sawyer letting you know the refund has been processed. The refunds make take up to 10 days to post to your bank account. If you receive the refund email, but don’t see it in your bank account, contact your bank directly first. If you don’t receive an email, please reach out to Carolyn P ( or Carolyn R ( We are happy to answer any questions!

Also, our Carroll Kids counselors have set up Google classrooms & sites along with offering all sorts of fun to help keep your kids engaged along with one on one appointments each day to engage and interact with our team. The Carroll Kids team is here for the WHOLE school & all our families. Let us know how we can best support you and your kids! We welcome your ideas and suggestions. There is no cost for online Carroll Kids.

Stay safe & well!

Carolyn R ( & Carolyn P (

Flexible Days & Times --

Music Lessons: Piano, Voice, Violin & Guitar
Our longtime partner Piano School of NY will be offering online private lessons for Piano, Voice, Violin and Guitar to all PS 58 students. Lessons can be purchased in packs of five. Connect through ZOOM, FACETIME, or SKYPE for the lessons. Children will be encouraged to learn basic music skills, listening, singing and clapping, note reading and writing, music theory, and more! Their teachers are highly qualified, music degree-holding professionals who love children and are excited to be a part of our program! To arrange lesson day & times, please contact Senior Brooklyn Manager for the Piano School of NYC, Erick Eiser at
Price: $275 for 5 lessons
Instructor: Piano School of NY
Grades K - 5
Link to purchase

Learn to Play the Beatles: Erick is offering a 6 LESSON VIDEO tutorial on how to play 'Let it be' by the Beatles. You can purchase another song in the series after you complete the 'Let it Be' Tutorial. This tutorial is for students 8 and up, beginners and more advanced students alike. We also invite parents sign up. Come out of quarantine learning to play a Beatles song! We recommend practicing one lesson per week, however more advanced students can move at their own pace.
-  Included with the Tutorial will be PDF sheets to help you understand the material although you do not need to have any previous knowledge of the piano or music notation to take this class.
-  Follow along step by step as our PSNY teacher Mr. Erick Eiser guides you through the song.
-  You'll be able to reach out via phone, email, or video chat for any questions and guidance along the way.
- Please enjoy this sample video to give you an idea of how what you'll be learning in the lessons.

What You'll Need to Take The Classes: A 61-Key keyboard is recommended to take these classes (or a piano if you have one at home). Here is LINK to a $68 Keyboard from amazon that could be to you in a matter of days so you could begin! You'll also need a Laptop, desktop, smart phone, OR tablet to view and follow the video lessons. A rock n' roll spirit will prove especially valuable when taking this course.

Mad Science
Mad Science has to put together an online classroom with weekly lessons and will be providing materials to do your very own experiments. For students currently enrolled in Mad Science, your spring registration fee covers your child’s participation. New students may enroll by joining online. The class includes:
Comedic 20-30 minute "webisode" lessons
Printable kid-friendly lesson plans, coloring pages, activity sheets and more
Teacher's learning resource guide for extended exploration.
Plus, best of all, we'll be mailing you make-at-home Mad Science class packs once a month (see attached image). Each shipment will contain 4 weeks worth of projects for the upcoming classes.
Price: $370
Grades K - 2
Link to Register
(Please note: we are using the spring class for registration for dates, times and description do not apply to the online class.)

Mondays --

Writer's Workshop
Our workshops are fun, engaging, and highly productive. We challenge students to set and achieve writing goals: they are encouraged to complete at least one well-developed, polished piece throughout the course of their workshop. Through our innovative workshop method, we empower students as peer leaders as they gain skills in writing, editing, analysis, and effective communication. The workshops allow a community of young writers to find each other, connect via their literary passions, and have lots of fun. Workshops are student-centered and author-led. Students may find themselves drawn to any number of forms and genres, including fiction, personal narrative/memoir, playwriting, and screenwriting. Sessions are peppered with original and fun writing exercises, but focus primarily on writing—and completing—stories. It is a true workshop in which students get to share their writing in a safe and supportive space; students learn how to give and receive insightful feedback.
Price: $348
Dates: Mondays -- 8 sessions (April 20 - June 15 (no class May 25; Memorial Day)
Grades 3 - 5
Instructor: Writopia
Link to Register

Tuesdays --

Bit Bots Online
In this online version of Bitbots, we’ll use recyclables and objects found around the home to spark imaginations and get the young artists to think like engineers. The teaching artist introduces a “theme of the day” and the students use re-purposed materials to build sculptural objects based on their creative interpretation of the theme. At the end, students share their creations with the group!
Dates: Tuesdays (April 14 to June 16; 10 sessions)
Price: $265 (Tuesdays)
Dates: Fridays (April 17 to June 12; 10 sessions)
Price: $265 (Fridays)
Instructor: Koko NYC
Grades K - 2
Link to Register for Tuesdays
Link to Register for Fridays

Wednesdays --

Coding & Game Design
Using Scratch, a visual programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab, students create their own engaging, interactive animations and video games complete with characters, settings, obstacles, and controls.
Note: Students must have a laptop to participate in the class (Chromebooks won't work.) Unfortunately, we don't have laptops to lend for this purpose. Class must have at least six students enrolled in order to run.
Dates: Wednesdays (May 6 to June 24; 8 sessions) **Note Start Date
Price: $625
Instructor: Sueri from Robo Fun
Grades 2 - 5
Link to Enroll

Podcasts: Stories & Sound
In this workshop, students will discover the fundamentals of audio production. Using phones and computers to record sounds, students will have an opportunity to create narrative-based and musical audio pieces, learning recording and editing processes along the way. We will capture “wild sounds"-- the sounds of the home, a daily walk, a passing car-- that surround us every day. Students will also learn storytelling and interviewing techniques, learning how to make a story come to life using the power of their own voices.
Dates: Wednesdays (May 6 to June 24; 8 sessions)
Price: $395
Instructor: Koko NYC
Grades 3 - 5
Link to register

Graphic Novel
Graphic noveling is an art form where words and images can together tell a compelling story. In this workshop published writers and artists trained in the Writopia Teaching Method lead kids in Writopia’s graphic storytelling workshop. Students will improve their drawing skills through the staging and drafting of an original visual story concept they create. Instructors work with students to help them understand how to use the landscape of each panel and page to create a dynamic story with a delicate balance of artwork and language. Students will leave the Graphic Novel Workshop with at least one polished short-form comic. If a student is working on a long-form piece, they will leave workshop with a complete script and a visual rough draft. Students choose their own projects according to the original story they want to tell, and instructors assist with cultivating and supporting their artistic goal. Graphic novels of all genres are welcome! No technical illustration skills are necessary for this workshop. Instructors meet students at their skill level and assist each individual student improve their skills, define their own style, and experiment with different processes.
Price: $389
Dates: Wednesdays -- 9 sessions (April 22 - June 17
Grades 3 - 5
Instructor: Writopia
Link to Register


Destroy & Construct
Using screwdrivers and other tools, kids destroy discarded electronics that are found around the home to get inside and see how they work. Then, using the components along with recyclables and other found materials, kids will construct new inventions or environments. Kids learn about the inner workings of electronics (and that free art supplies are everywhere) while developing skills of innovation and invention.
Dates: Thursdays (May 6 to June 24; 8 sessions)
Price: $265
Instructor: Koko NYC
Grades 2 - 4
Link to enroll

Fridays --

Make a Musical: Pride Rock with Child's Play NY
Come sing and dance to the rhythm of the pride lands! The Savannah and jungles come to life as students play animals, birds, fish and insects as they work toward an original re-telling of the Lion King! Exploration of the characters and songs from the movie, as well as Rudyard Kipling jungle classics, will augment our weeks. As the "cubs" go on a thrilling quest for the crown they'll learn musical theater skills.
Dates: April 10 to May 29 (9 sessions)
Price: $265 (price prorated for missed classes)
Instructor: Child's Play NY
Grades K - 2
Link to register

The Winter 2020 Enrichment Calendar is as follows:

9 Mondays
January 6, 13, 27 (No school Jan 20)
February 3, 10, 24 (No school Feb 17)
March 2, 9, 16

10 Tuesdays
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 25 (No school Feb 18)
March 3, 10, 17

10 Wednesdays
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 26 (No school Feb 19)
March 4, 11, 18

9 Thursdays
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 27 (No school Feb 20)
March 12, 19 (No class March 5)

10 Fridays
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28 (No school Feb 21)
March 6, 13, 20

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