BNS AfterSchool Program 2016-2017

updated March 2017


Dear Families,


All of us at BNS AfterSchool would like to extend a warm welcome to new families as well as to update returning families on some exciting changes to the AfterSchool program.


Last year, many changes were made to ensure that the program was a safe, positive and FUN experience for all children involved. This year, we are building on those changes and making the program even better.


AfterSchool now has an official director, Shalisha Jackson. Shalisha is a former BNS paraprofessional who has been effectively running the program for a year and has been part of the AfterSchool staff for 5  years. Shalisha can be reached Monday-Friday from 12pm-6pm at 347-277-6579 or by email at Each day, as in the past, there is at least one licensed teacher on site. The staff also includes paraprofessionals who know the children well because they work in BNS classrooms during the school day, other experienced AfterSchool workers and BCS students who work as interns. Last year, an Advisory Board of parents and teachers formed to support and provide assistance to the AfterSchool program. If you’d like to join that group, which meets monthly, or have matters you’d like to bring to its attention, please email us at


The AfterSchool program is now available to Pre-K as well as K- 5 students. AfterSchool now separates younger and older students into smaller groups, making the program more developmentally appropriate for all children. Parents have the option during registration to sign their children up for mandatory homework help with a licensed teacher at no extra cost. For all children, each afternoon will also include snack, outdoor free play as well as quiet time for homework or choice time.   


Some of our favorite workshops will make a grand return this fall at an extra cost. We will also continue to offer free enrichment programs to regularly attending students as well. More details about these programs will follow in September.

As promised all families can now register for AfterSchool online here. Please print out and return to AfterSchool.

To have your BNS child stay till 3:05 for pick up by a BCS sibling, click this link.  Please print out and return to AfterSchool.

FOR GRADES 1-5: The first day of AfterSchool will be Thursday, September 8th (the first day of school).


FOR GRADES Pre-K and Kindergarten: The first day of AfterSchool will be on Tuesday, September 13th due to phase-in (Remember: Monday Sept. 12th is a holiday).


If you register online now, your child can attend AfterSchool starting Thursday, September 8th (first through fifth grade) or Tuesday Sept. 13th (PreK and K) , much earlier than in previous years. If you register at the start of the school year, your child will have to wait to begin AfterSchool on Monday, September 19th. The reason for this is to encourage advance registration, in order to plan for the number of children and begin the school year with enough money for all the needed AfterSchool personnel.


Families with questions or concerns may also register in person in room 108A at the beginning of the school year with Shalisha, Monday-Friday from 12pm-6 pm.

We require families to pay in advance. Fees for AfterSchool must be paid by the 3rd school day of that month (the first payment will include September and one time family registration fee of $25).


These are the 2016-17 rates:

Monthly Unlimited Flat Rate - Required Prepaid monthly (based on actual school days)


Half-Day  2:30-4:30pm
4-5 Days: $14/day

3 Days: $18/day


Full-Day  2:30-5:45pm  (late charges will be applied after 6pm)

4-5 Days: $22.25 /day

3 Days: $29.25/day


We have a 4-5 day plan because there are so many weeks that have a day off in them already.


If you sign up for a flat rate plan, you will be asked to pay for that plan regardless of how often your child actually attends. If you think you require more flexibility, the flat rate packages are NOT the packages for you! You should instead purchase one of the flexible use packages.


Flexible Use packages - (If you plan to have your children go to AfterSchool two days per week or less) Sold in packages of 10, like a coupon book.


2:30- 4:30 PM  $20

(Package of 10 = $200)


2:30-5:45 PM $35

(Package of 10 = $350)


First payment due: September
Grades 1-5:

Half-Day: (4-5 Days) $221 + $25 reg. fee =$246

                            (3 Days) $187 + $25 reg.fee= $212

Full-Day: (4-5 Days) $352+ $25 reg. fee = $377

                         (3 Day) $304 + $25 reg.fee=$329


PreK & Kindergarten:

Half-Day: (4-5 Days) $196 + $25 reg. fee =$221

                            (3 Days) $162 + $25 reg.fee= $187

Full-Day: (4-5 Days) $312+ $25 reg. fee = $337

                            (3 Day) $264 + $25 reg.fee=$289

As in previous years, families may not register for AfterSchool if there is a balance owed from the previous school year.

There are a limited number of scholarships available. If your family qualifies for free or reduced price lunch, you may be considered for a scholarship. Your school lunch form for 2016-2017 must be completed before you can be considered for a scholarship. Complete the lunch form online here. Families requesting scholarships should contact Shalisha Jackson, AfterSchool Director, at Requests will be reviewed with administration.


Sibling discounts will still be applicable (2 siblings: 25%, 3 siblings: 35%).


Thank you! Your early registration helps your family and the AfterSchool program.


Sincerely yours,
Shalisha & the AfterSchool Advisory Board