Welcome, Pleasantville BRS Parents!

We are so pleased to offer an academically rich, academy-style after-school program at Bedford Road School. This program is organized by the BRS PTA. Winter classes start the week of 02/05.  

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS December 22, 2018 @ 9:00 AM. This page lists class descriptions so that you can discuss them with your son/daughter prior to registration.You do not register on this site. Please go to the link below to access the registration system (NOTE: this system will not be live until registration opens) If you have questions about registering for this program, please call Curious-on-Hudson at 914-274-8205 or email us at [email protected].

FAQs:

  • Classes start the week of February 4th and run for 8 sessions. Classes take place Tuesday and Wednesday. 
  • Classes take place immediately following dismissal at the times indicated.  The complete list of dates can be found on the registration page. 
  • Attendance will be taken at every session; an onsite Curious-on-Hudson coordinator will oversee this program.
  • A minimum number of 8 students is required to run a class; a class may be canceled if enrollment does not meet this threshold.
  • For questions regarding this program, please call Curious-on-Hudson @ 914-274-8205 or email us @ brs@curiousonhudson.com

 

Tuesdays (3:00-4:00)

Grades 1-2

02/05-04/02

Fee: $180

Intro to Robotics

This class introduces students to basic robotics and programming using platforms such as Ozobots™, LEGO™and Edison™programmable robots. Beginning with simple instructions using optical bar codes and scanning, students learn to program devices to follow instructions. As the class progresses, students learn how to program their devices using a software interface on a computer.

Grades 3-4

02/05-04/02

Fee: $180

Comic Book Creation 

Students will use the complex language of cartooning to create unique stories and learn how to draw their own cartoon characters, creatures, animals, magical beasts, etc., to develop narrative and graphic abilities. Participants will experiment with a wide range of media (pencil, marker, watercolor, ink, etc.) and explore the various styles of comics including superhero, Japanese manga, and underground traditional.

Grades 1-2

02/05-04/02

Fee: $180

SCRATCH Animation  

M.I.T.’s platform for teaching kids to code is the most exciting and engaging way to get kids into creating the things they already love – digital media. From arts to animations, kids respond to their intuitive program for learning the logic of coding by developing personalized projects of their own.

Wednesdays (3:00-4:00 PM)

Grades 3-4

02/06-04/03

Fee: $180

SCRATCH Game Design 

Students in this class will get an  in-depth look at how games are conceived and created by conceptualizing their own games in a game planning document. They will consider environment, characters, attributes, strategy, obstacles and challenges while considering what makes popular games successful.  This class spend more time focusing on how video games are designed and built; it is an excellent way to teach the type of work game designers do when they create a video game. In addition to planning their games, students will then execute their own game design in Scratch. The class should end with each student having some example of their game design as well as a documented game plan.

Grades 1-2

02/06-04/03

Fee: $180

Beginner Creative Technologist 

A “MAKER” style  class that uses electronic components, such as circuits, small motors, magnets, batteries, small LED bulbs, and other parts to produce fun take-home projects.  This class relies on raw, up cycled and recycled materials and teaches the basics of electricity and circuits.

Grades 1-2

02/06-04/03

Fee: $180

Intro to Robotics

This class introduces students to basic robotics and programming using platforms such as Ozobots™, LEGO™and Edison™programmable robots. Beginning with simple instructions using optical bar codes and scanning, students learn to program devices to follow instructions. As the class progresses, students learn how to program their devices using a software interface on a computer.