After-school Activities

The After School Activities Program is back by popular demand and newly augmented to provide an amazing array of age-appropriate enrichment programming. Beginning in October for 3s and 4s, and starting in November for 2s,  and then continuing through May, classes will follow the Temple Beth Shalom Nursery school calendar with the exception of Wednesday, December 21 and the last week of school (no After School classes May 29- June 2). Programs are now available Mondays thru Thursdays until 2:00 pm for 3s and 4s,and 2s can enjoy their class on Wednesdays and Thursdays Until 12:00 pm. Here’s how it works--after morning nursery school classes end, participating children will enter the lively world of After School. Our 2s, 3s and 4s will bring their own prepared lunch and beverage to school and enjoy the pleasure of having lunch together with friends, having additional recreational time both indoors and out, followed by these phenomenal opportunities:

MONDAYS 3s & 4s together, 2:00 pm dismissal   October 17-May 22

Scribble Art

Scribble Art is a developmentally based art program that sparks creativity and creates a life skill of art appreciation in children.  Scribble Art insturctors will engage your children in an exploration of art materials including collage, painting, drawing, scultpure and printmaking, while encouraging visual literacy (analyzing artwork and images) all while having a great time.

TUESDAYS 3s & 4s together, 2:00 pm dismissal   October 18-May 23

Terrific Tuesdays

 Terrific Tuesdays offers a kaleidoscopic range of activities, fluctuating specialist for Sports & Games in the fall, Gym Guyz in the winter, to Let's Go! travel to Eastern Europe and Israel in the spring.  We'll additionally weave our Little Linguists program throughout the seasons, to share Spanish and Hebrew language and cultures as we trot the globe beginning with the Olympic Games and ending in Israel for holiday celebrations and conversational Hebrew with Religious School Principal Laurence Holzman

WEDNESDAYS, separate classes:   2s November 2 - May 24; 3s & 4's October 5-May 24  (no classes December 21)

2s—12:00 pm dismissal; 3s & 4s—2 pm dismissal

Terrific Twos allows the children to enjoy a special story time and play time “after school”, and the camaraderie of having having lunch together. Cooking & More for 3s will allow a healthy hands-on exploration of how to create delicious recipes, and experiment with growing food too!  Instructor Sue Malat joins us to each your children to love cooking in a fun environment.  Mad Science for 4s returns for their eighteenth year and continues to provide extraordinary hands-on and interactive age-appropriate science experiences that—as highlighted in the New York Times—provide fun and exciting activities and take-home projects that give children a clearer understanding of what science is really about and how it aects the world around them as taught by the likes of scientists Neutron Nancy and Johnny Argon!

THURSDAYS separate classes: 2s November 3 - May 25; 3s & 4s October 6 - May 25

2s—12:00 pm dismissal; 3s & 4s together, 2:00 pm dismissal Terrific Twos meets again on Thursdays for more fun story time and play time and the camaraderie fo lunch together. Motion Commotion brings back wonderful Michelle Wurf (MK Dance) to provide playful and productive classes that develop cool moves, awesome group cooperation and turn-taking, and super fun for everyone.

Although we deeply regret when this happens, please note that if the Temple is closed due to the weather then the After School program will not be held or re-scheduled.