TC Clubs: After School Enrichment
The PRIORITY DEADLINE for enrollment in TC Clubs is Monday, August 27. The FINAL DEADLINE is Friday, September 7. Parents /guardians who sign up by August 27 will receive confirmation of the clubs in which their children are enrolled by August 31. Parents/guardians who sign up after September 7 will receive confirmation of their children’s Club schedule by September 12.
Please select the enrollment form that corresponds to your child’s grade; if you have several children, please submit one form for each child (even if they are in the same grade).
Please contact Amy Hawley, Assistant Director, School & Community Partnerships at Teachers College, Columbia University, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-678-3143 with questions about TC Clubs.
What are TC Clubs? How many clubs can my child take?
In 2018-2019, Teachers College is organizing after-school enrichment clubs for students in grades K-5 (grades 6 and 7 may enroll in Orchestra only). The following clubs are available for each grade level:
- Kindergarten: Science Discovery, Musical Theater, Stage Kids
- 1st/2nd Grades: Original Kids (art), Science Discovery, Recorder (musical instrument)
- 3rd Grade: Artistic Dreams (art), Yoga, Science Discovery
- 4th/5th Grades: Artistic Dreams (art), Yoga, Robotics
- 5th Grade: Creative Technology
- 4th-7th Grades: Orchestra
Each club can accommodate up 10-15 students and participation is free (except for activity fees for orchestra).
Students may sign up for up to two clubs per week.
TC Clubs will run from September 17, 2018 to December 19, 2018 and begin again on January 23, 2019 to May 10, 2019.
What Are the Hours?
K-2nd clubs start at 2:35pm and dismissal is at 4:30pm and are held at the Lower School location (223 W 132nd Street)
3rd - 7th grade clubs start at 2:55 and dismissal is at 4:50 and are held at the Upper School location (168 Morningside Avenue)
Early dismissal is available only with advance notice to the TC Clubs coordinator.
Parents must pick up their children no later than 5pm unless they are also signed up for the Roads to Success program on that day, in which case they dismiss at 6pm.
What is a Typical Day
Most TC Clubs last 50 minutes. On a typical day, students enrolled in TC Clubs spend 25 minutes in the cafeteria for snack, another 25 minutes in the gym or playground for a movement activity, and 50 minutes in the classroom, for their respective clubs. Some clubs last 80 minutes, which leaves 25 minutes for students to snack and no time for a movement activity.
Parents have the option to also enroll their children in the after-school program provided by Roads to Success throughout the year in addition to participating in TC Clubs. However, the Roads to Success program will not be discounted for students enrolled in TC clubs on the same day. Prices for Roads to Success program options (3, 4 or 5 days/week) are included in the Roads to Success materials.
Parents whose children are only enrolled in TC Clubs have the option to sign them up for the Roads to Success program between January 2 and 22, and May 13 to June 21. Please consult the Roads to Success brochure for details.