Recreation Department After School Program

Session 2  2018-19
November 19th to February 2nd
Registration Open Wednesday November 5

Welcome to the Beacon After School Program, held in J.V. Forrestal, Sargent and South Ave. Elementary schools. This program offers more than just child care; the program offers exposure to many different activities; an opportunity for your child to try something new or learn more about something they already enjoy. It is our goal to provide a safe and fun recreational experience to all participating children while providing opportunity for enrichment.

Each day, the children are dismissed from their classroom directly to the program, where they have about thirty minutes of free play followed by a snack. From about 4:00 to 4:50 is the first activity period followed by a second fifty-minute activity period. Scheduled activities are complete around 5:45. Parents are welcome to pick their child up at any time prior to 6:00.

Your child may attend any number of days per week. Activities will fill up fast; secure your space early if you want a particular activity.








Fantastic Beasts


Mighty Kids


Kid's Kitchen


Small Tribe Hoops



Kid's Kitchen

Beacon Bookworms

J.V. Forrestal

Silly Science

Fantastic Beasts

Small Tribe Hoops


Kid's Kitchen

After School Program Policy Manual

After School Program Tuition Assitance Information 2018/ 2019

More About Our Programs


BeBhakti Kids Yoga - Children naturally practice patience, compassion, love and devotion which we cultivate through yoga play. Children get to know themselves and connect with each other by exploring and sharing their creativity and inner wisdom. Yoga teaches kids to use breathing to create space between their thoughts and their reactions. We will learn to move and to pause with awareness and intention.

Beacon Bookworms- will read and explore classic children’s literature. Spend some time with Dr. Seuss, Mother Goose and more contemporary kid stories. Each week we’ll read a book and do activities related to the tale. We might climb "beanstalks," plant some ‘truffula’ or even have a wild rumpus! We will also be spinning our own yarns and children will be coming home with their own story to tell. We’re sure it will be an epic time.

Let’s get cooking! Kids will get creative in the kitchen to learn basic skills with simple equipment. Each week, kids will make their own snacks with a focus on trying new things. Each recipe will be something that the kids can make for themselves, with supervision. A great start to a lifetime of self-sufficient, healthy, snacking!

Bienvenido a ¡Hola! In this class, your child is going to be 100% immersed in the Spanish language. Learn the foundations of another language with a focus on fun. We will use Spanish throughout a wide variety of activities such as dancing, singing and playing games. The children will start to acquire vocabulary and language skills for real life situations. ¡Esperamos verte ahí! (We hope to see you there!)

(Even More) Fantastic Beast and How to Build Them Using a variety of materials, kids will be introduced to the limitless world of making sculpture. Using various crafting techniques to imagine and build creations of all types - people, pets, mythical creatures or forms of their own invention. With a focus on using upcycled materials, we will experiment with building smaller figures, wearable sculptures and larger installations.

Silly Science-We hypothosize your child will have a lot of fun being part of Silly Science! Each week we will undertake a different experiment to learn about chemical reactions, the physical properties of matter and the manipulation of energy. The focus is fun with a sprinkle of science and discovery.

Small Tribe Hoops is a super-fun program that introduces hula hooping as an art form. In this series, students will play hoop games and learn how to do circus-style tricks! New hoopers will be developing their mind-body connection while learning about the importance of exercise, movement, and expression. Each week students will be introduced to a new age-appropriate trick or skill. By the end of the program students will be dancing in their hoop, moving fluidly from one hoop trick to the next!

Come to MIGHTY KIDS to learn more about Health & Hygiene, Exercise & Energy, Food & Fun! Incorporating information from the Eat Smart New York of the Hudson Valley Region program, kids will learn about nutrition and making healthy choices to help enjoy a lifetime of fitness. Each workshop includes interactive activities, games, movement and a food tasting.