NEW YORK EDGE
NY EDGE PARENT LETTER APRIL 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians ,
NY EDGE would like to grant your child the chance to join us in our FREE Summer Camp. Your child ha a great opportunity to participate in exciting recreational and enrichment activities.In addition, a healthy breakfast and lunch will be provided to each child.
The program is open to all children currently in grades 5-8. Registration will open in April. As space is very limited, we will only be able to accept the first 115 if your child is one of those students , we will contact you. There will a waiting list for those children not initially accepted into the program. When space becomes available, our staff will notify you via phone.
When registering your child, you will need to have the following information for your child's enrollment application:
- Pediatrician's Name and Phone Number
- Your Child's OSIS number (found on your child's report card)
- 2 Emergency Contacts with Phone Numbers
If any part of an application is left incomplete, your child will not be registered for the program or placed on the waiting list. Please complete all necessary information. Application are avaible in the main office; as well at the bottom of the letter to download and print.
Location: The Mott Hall School /IS 223
Address: 71-111 Convent Avenue, New York , N.Y. 10027
Dates: from July 5 thru August 3, 2018 Monday -Thursday
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering your time in any capacity, please contact me by phone at 212-281-5028 ext 4060 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
James C. Edwards
Champions Club @Mott Hall
NEW YORK EDGE
Our Mission and Values | NY EDGE
The NY EDGE’s goal is to help bridge the academic performance gap among underachieving students by extending the school day and year with wholesome, skill-building activities designed to improve New York City children’s academic performance, health and wellness, attitude towards school, self-confidence, character and values, and opportunity for lifelong employment.
NY EDGE's, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is one of the largest providers of school-based after-school programs in New York City and the metropolitan region. We serve more than 20,000 students in over 150 public schools. These students typically live in low-income neighborhoods and attend academically struggling schools in grades K-12.
Programs run year-round before and after school, on Saturdays, over school holiday periods and during the summer. Programs, provided free of charge, are primarily funded with public monies that are supplemented with private funds.
NY EDGE-Currently offered Activity Information:
- Snack – Students will receive a healthy snack
- Homework Help - Students will receive help with homework or other school related activities. Tutors, Teachers and Activity Specialists will be on hand to provide guidance and support. There are no other activities taking place during homework period.
- Visual Arts – The students will learn about the visual arts in a hands-on project based activity which will serve to promote both creative and introspective expression. The art class will use diverse mediums like paint and clay to create projects.
- Music Production – Students will develop skills in digital music production. Utilizing technology to create their own songs which they will then record and edit using proprietary software designed for that purpose. The activity consists of creative writing, music theory, music history and artistic expression as supplementary components. Created music will fit an overall theme which will be voted on by students.
- Technology – This activity will utilize 2 web-based programs to provide comprehensive STEM components to students in the areas of coding and engineering. CS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through after-school, in-school, and summer programs. All clubs are run by teachers and/or community volunteers. Tinkercad is a free 3-D design program which is used in conjunction with 3-D printers to create objects. Items designed by students will be exhibited in the schools display case. As a part of our theme of Healthy Heroes, the students will design their very own action figures complete with special abilities of their own creation which will demonstrate aspects of a healthy lifestyle. This activity will seek to get students thinking of what qualities make a healthy hero and how they can emulate them in their daily lives. Attendance of two hours of coding per week is mandatory for all students.
- Math Help – This activity will provide an opportunity for Teachers to give students an in-depth and hands-on supplement to their school day lessons. The purpose of the activity is to allow lessons to be taught in a more thorough manner and to allow students to have more time to learn new blocks. In the spring, the activity will branch out to provide added preparation for the state tests and the HS Regents exams. These lessons will adhere to common core standards and will align closely with the school day's learning initiatives.
- Sports – Program employs the SASF Sports, Health & Fitness Curriculum which is based on the sports education model to promote good nutrition, character education and healthy active lifestyle. This activity focuses on health and wellness utilizing organized athletic instruction and competition. Students will learn about key foundations of all sports such as sportsmanship, fair-play, practice, discipline, effort and, fun. Sports will be taught starting from the basics and will involve drills to build skills and teach fundamentals. Examples of sports the students will learn are Football, Basketball, Baseball, Badminton,
- Table Tennis and Volleyball.
- Orchestra - Students will learn read and play classical music. Through a partnership with the host school an organization called Multicultural Music Group will be on site to facilitate instruction in the various instruments with the end goal being to form a full orchestra. Students will be taught to read music and will be lent an instrument of their choosing for both practicing and performances. The activity consists of music theory, music history and artistic expression as supplementary components. Performances will be recorded with the help of the students in the digital music production activity..
- Leadership - Our leadership class will help participants build on their character by exploring on the following themes Self-Identity, Respect, Diversity, Communication, Relationships, and Social Responsibility through a variety of hands-on-activities such as : Act it out-( Skits), Sketch to stretch-Small group instruction where students take ideas or concept and portray them in picture students will present their overall message. Think Pair Share- Open ending and critical thinking questions have students responding to one another to promote teamwork respect and good listening. KWL - Students use a graphic organizer of what they know of what they want to know and what they learned. Journal writing- students write down their thoughts and feeling and encourage them to be reflective leaders with a good character lens. Attendance of two hours of leadership a week is mandatory for all students.
NY EDGE-Schedule of Activities