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. Fall classes start the week of 09/24.  

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS August 25, [email protected] 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 September 24 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

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Tuesdays (3:00-4:00)

Grades 1-2

9/25 – 11/20

Fee: $160

I Can Code!: Coding FUNdamentals for Young Students

Learn to code using the curriculum of code.org, a leading online developer of programs for educators. This class will follow guidelines devleoped by code.org to deliver programs that will help students learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. Students will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share. The class has both computer-based and “unplugged” activities.

Session dates: 09/25/2018, 10/02/2018, 10/09/2018, 10/16/2018, 10/23/2018, 10/30/2018, 11/13/2018, 11/20/2018

Grades 3-4

9/25 – 11/20

Fee: $180

Curious Engineer: Ancient Science 

In this section of the Curious Engineer series, students examine the major scientific discoveries of Greek, Roman and Egpytian societies, The class allows students to understand how structures were built without modern tools and technologies and the class investigates some of the greatest scientific and engineering discoveries and the people who first introduced them to the world. Sample projects include a Viking ship model, reconstruction models of the pyramids, astronomy and time-keeping devices.

Session dates: 09/25/2018, 10/02/2018, 10/09/2018, 10/16/2018, 10/23/2018, 10/30/2018, 11/13/2018, 11/20/2018

Grades 3-4

9/25 – 11/20

Fee: $180

STEAMUp! 

Hands-on, project-based learning module for STEAM classes for grades 3-5. Involves topics in chemistry, physics, engineering, computing & technology, and life sciences. Each class involves a challenge to solve and a project to complete. Each class has a “driving question” to solve through inquiry and solution design. This curriculum is based on NGSS standards.

Session dates: 09/25/2018, 10/02/2018, 10/09/2018, 10/16/2018, 10/23/2018, 10/30/2018, 11/13/2018, 11/20/2018

Wednesdays (3:00-4:00 PM)

Grades 1-2

09/26 – 11/28

Fee: $180

STEAMLab 101

An introduction to STEAM (sci/tech/engineering/arts/math) where students get a taste of a variety of themes including life sciences, engineering, mathematics and technology. The class introduces kids to the concept of exploration through experimentation, hands-on labs and observation. Some classes provide a hands-on project some of which will be taken home at the end of class. Students keep their science journals with a record of their projects and observations.

Session dates: 09/26/2018, 10/03/2018, 10/10/2018, 10/17/2018, 10/24/2018, 11/07/2018, 11/14/2018, 11/28/2018

Grades 3-4

9/26 – 11/28

Fee: $160

Let’s Code!

Learn to code using the curriculum of code.org, a leading online developer of programs for educators. This class will introduce or refresh basic ideas such as repeat loops and events. Students will develop their understanding of algorithms, nested loops, while loops, conditionals, and events. Lessons on digital citizenship are also included. This course is crafted to build a strong foundation of basic concepts before opening up to a wide range of new and exciting topics.

Session dates: 09/26/2018, 10/03/2018, 10/10/2018, 10/17/2018, 10/24/2018, 11/07/2018, 11/14/2018, 11/28/2018

Grades 1-2

9/26 – 11/28

Fee: $160

Acting & Improv with ARC Stages

 ARC Stages, Pleasantville

Students discover the magic of Theatre with Arc Stages! Theatre games and acting exercises build technique and confidence on stage and off. Through creative exploration, including a vocal and physical warm up, fun in improvisational skills, truth in creating emotion, games and more! This interactive, theatrical experience promises to take you on a journey of all your senses filled with fun and learning challenges–a feast of the imagination!

Session dates: 09/26/2018, 10/03/2018, 10/10/2018, 10/17/2018, 10/24/2018, 11/07/2018, 11/14/2018, 11/28/2018