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PS 6 Sponsored
Extracurricular Activities

It's about finding what you are good at, taking an interest to the next level or trying something new. At PS 6 we strive to provide a balance between academic achievement and personal growth.

Ultimate

Open to 4th and 5th grade students - Mr. Teddy Bernal, tbernal@ps6nyc.com and Mr. Chris Reed, creed@ps6nyc.com

Ultimate (originally called Ultimate Frisbee) is a limited-contact team sport played with a flying disc. Students play a modified version by using a six-inch ball. The object of the game is to score points by passing the ball to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in American football. Players may only move one foot/pivot while holding the ball.

The PS 6 Ultimate program is played over three separate seasons of approximately eight weeks in duration. Players are assigned to a team in ONE of the three seasons and compete for the Ultimate championship in that season only. The first season begins in October.

All fifth grade students are guaranteed a place on a team for one of the seasons and are assigned to a team after the tryouts are completed. Fourth grade students are invited to tryout and can earn a place on a team based on their tryout score. The number of fourth grade students qualifying for a place on a team will be determined by the number of fifth grade students trying out. Fourth grade students are not guaranteed a place on one of the Ultimate teams.

Tryout scores will enable the coaches to place each student in an appropriate season based on their skill level and to determine how many fourth grade students will qualify for a team.

Students must be willing to come in every Friday morning for official games and one other day of the week (TBD) for practice at 7:15 am. Students will be expected to attend one of the practice days depending on which coach is assigned. Official games will be scheduled throughout the season by the coaches.

Thank you to the generous PTA for making this program available.

Sidewalk Singers

Open to 3rd-5th grade students - 2:35pm-4:00pm - made possible due to the generosity of the PTA.

Our school chorus provides an opportunity for 3rd – 5th grade students to come together to learn and make beautiful music under the tutelage of our music teacher, Ms. Winograd.

The only requirements for joining the Sidewalk Singers are a love of singing, regular attendance at Thursday after-school rehearsals and participation in performances.

All chorus members are asked to purchase a Sidewalk Singers t-shirt, which costs $8 (scholarships are available).

Consent forms will be distributed in school; extra forms will also be available in Ms. Winograd’s mailbox in the main office. Students must have a signed consent form in order to participate.

Sidewalk Singers meets in the school auditorium on Thursday afternoons from 2:35pm to 4pm. All members will be dismissed outside the 81st Street entrance. Any chorus member enrolled in a paid after school program within the building will not be charged for the Thursday Sidewalk Singer rehearsal time. We warmly welcome parental involvement.

We thank the generosity of the PTA for making this program available to PS 6 students.

CASA Guggenheim
Program for 5th Grades

Wednesdays Spring Semester 2:35pm-5:35pm @ The Guggenheim Museum – made possible through a grant through Councilmember Dan Garodnick.

We are excited to offer our fifth grade students this amazing opportunity to learn first-hand from artists at the Guggenheim Museum. The students are invited to attend a four week cycle where they work with artists and explore the theme of identity while visiting the museum galleries and working in a studio. At the end of each rotation cycle, families are invited to a special gathering at the museum for an exhibit. In addition, a piece of work from each student will also be installed at PS 6.

The program usually begins in January and runs through May. There are four 4-week cycles that are held on Wednesday afternoons from 2:35pm-5:30pm at the Guggenheim Museum. Information will be sent home in December and families are asked to rank their choices in the order that best suits their child’s schedule for rotation cycles. Participation in this program is voluntary.

Open to 5th grade students – Wednesdays Spring Semester 2:35pm-5:35pm @ The Guggenheim Museum – The CASA-Guggenheim program is offered free of charge to our students thanks to a generous grant from the Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) foundation and the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development from Councilmember’s Dan Garodnick’s office.

Private After School
Programs and
Other Activities

New York City is filled with a wealth of fabulous activities for children to engage in at the end of the school day. There are four after school programs that are housed in PS 6 – The PS 6 After School Club, Big Apple Youth Sports, Chess and Little Medical School of Manhattan. There are also programs that pick students up from PS 6 such as the 92nd Street Y’s NOAR program. In addition, some parents have arranged with organizations to privately pick up their children.

*Please remember that PS 6 does not run any of these programs- these are separate organizations with their own rules, regulations and bylaws. In addition, remember there are many programs available in NYC, the ones listed below are some of the more popular ones with PS 6 families.

PS 6
After School Club

The PS 6 After School Club is a fee-based program offering a variety of classes in the arts, STEAM, and theater to students in grades K-5. The focus of the Program is to offer a selection of fun and exciting courses to allow children to experience new activities, develop self-confidence, and improve their social skills while making lasting memories. The PS 6 After School Club is overseen by Dawn Young. Dawn has been with PS 6 for the past 24 years under the After School Program and is well versed in our school and community. She brings with her an extensive background managing and coordinating after school classes, working directly with staff and PS 6 Administration and is a former PS 6 parent herself.

The PS 6 After School Club Registration
Link: After School Club Registration Form
Link: Policies and Procedures

Chess at PS 6

Coach Michael Poukchanski runs an After School Chess Program for all interested students. This is a fee based program. After School Classes are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30–4:30 pm, starting mid-September. Kindergarteners groups will start in October and sessions will run from 2:30–4:00 pm. To reserve a spot, please contact Michael Poukchanski, our chess coach.Coach Michael Poukchanski along with the PS 6 PTA facilitates Chess Tournaments open to children throughout NYC.

Chess at PS 6
Email: Michael.poukchanski@gmail.com

Pre-Registration for 2018 Fall After School Chess Program for incoming Kindergarteners click here.

Coach Michael Poukchanski along with the PS 6 PTA facilitates Chess Tournaments open to children throughout NYC.

For more information about Chess @ PS 6 and Tournaments, click on the links below:

PS 6 School Chess Parent Handbook
PS 6 Chess Tournament Rules
PS 6 Chess Tournament Registration and Payment

Little Medical School

Little Medical School of Manhattan is an innovative STEAM program that brings medicine, science, and the importance of health to your children ages 4-14 in an entertaining, exciting and fun way! Classes are small, educational and implement hands-on activities in a group learning setting.

At Little Medical School, we believe children need to dream and discover the exciting career opportunities available to them. Through after-school programs, school breaks, birthday parties, in-school field trips, and special events, we are inspiring young minds to consider a career in healthcare. We have partnered with healthcare professionals to develop a curriculum that highlights the various careers within the medical and STEAM field. Children enjoy a real hands-on experience, including suturing, applying first aid, and reading X-rays with real working medical equipment. We are inspiring tomorrow's healthcare providers today in a fun, creative, and engaging way!

Little Medical School of Manhattan
Contact: Dawn Young
Email: Dawn@littlemedicalschool.com
Website: www.littlemedicalschool.com/manhattan
Phone: (917) 406 6813

There are also programs that pick students up from PS 6 such as the 92nd Street Y’s NOAR program. In addition, some parents have arranged with organizations to privately pick up their children.

*Please remember that PS 6 does not run any of these programs- these are separate organizations with their own rules, regulations and bylaws. In addition, remember there are many programs available in NYC, the ones listed below are some of the more popular ones with PS 6 families.

Big Apple Sports

The longest running program at the school Big Apple has been a staple of PS6 for over 30 years. Big Apple Youth Sports is a 5 day a week athletics program that host classes in a variety of sports for grades K-5. Classes are run by Head Director “Louie” and all classes take place in the PS6 yard or gym.

Sports covered include Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, European Handball, Flag Football, Track and many other activities.

Classes run from school dismissal till 5 PM with convenient pick up between 5 and 6 PM in the PS6 1st floor cafeteria each weekday. Parents have the opportunity to sign up their child for anywhere between 1 class a week to 5 classes a week.

For those registering later in the semester all prices will be pro-rated. For information about the current semester or to find out about our weekend Basketball Leagues.

Big Apple Sports
Website: www.bigappleyouthsports.org
Contact: Mr. Luis Henriquez
Email: coach@bigapplesports.org
Phone: (212) 987 9865

92Y Noar
After-School Program

Noar is the 92nd Street Y’s afterschool program for elementary-school age children (K through 6th grade). The Noar Program provides transportation from neighborhood schools, including chaperoned bus service from PS 6. Children can attend for as little as one day or as many as five days a week. The program starts at 3 pm and ends at 6 pm each day.

92Y Noar After-School Program
Website: www.92y.org/Noar
Phone: (212) 415 5624 or (212) 415 5600

Other Interests

Daisies, Brownies & Girl Scouts

Each school year parents have created troops based on interests and the age level of the students. Information will come be sent out in the fall via PS 6 Newsletter for those interested in joining a current troop or creating one.

Girls on the Run teaches life skills through fun, engaging lessons that celebrate the joy of movement as girls meet twice a week for ten weeks. The core of the program is the curriculum, where girls develop social, emotional and psychological skills that will prepare them to feel confident to boldly pursue their dreams and conquer the world.

One of our girls one season said it best: "After I went to Girls on the Run, I realized that life is not about being the best, or having everything your way. Life is about believing in yourself and being yourself no matter what."

Girls on the Run meets at PS 6 in the mornings and hosts two teams, with one team meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00am-8:15am and the other team meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00am-8:15am. Students are dismissed directly to their class.

Please note that the registration will be held via lottery. Program registration fee assistance (program scholarship) is available by applying online at gotrnyc.org/register

Girls on the run NYC
Contact: 42 Broadway, Suite 1827-35 NYC 10004
Phone: (212) 401 6377

Yorkville Youth Athletic Association
YYAA sponsors many weekend programs at PS 6.
Website: www.yyaa.org