PS 84 Aftercare Workshops

PS 84 EnviroSci Garden Enrichment Workshops

Dear PS 84 Families, we are excited to start the 2022-2023 School year with you in the garden!       
REGISTER NOW!

Beazer’s Garden Workshops is a single-focus workshop program provider for PS 84.

The Environmental Science and Garden enrichment workshops provide students with hands-on activities to learn about their role in ecology.

They learn to know and grow healthy and delicious fruits, veggies, and herbs in the garden!

  • Activities are rich in academic connections to science, social studies, math, language arts, nutrition, physical fitness, and creative arts!
  • It also supports social-emotional growth as students learn in a relaxed atmosphere with their peers.

Please note that we are past the time for enrollment changes. We may be able to accommodate day switches, but dropping the semester at this point affects my ability to staff educators to maintain our groups of students.

The next point for making changes will before the Winter session, around December 1st. Please wait until then to make any major changes. If you are already enrolled for the whole year and wish to drop then, you will get a prorated refund.

Fall- Sept 12 – Dec 23: 15 weeks
Active Outdoor/Indoor Gardening
Study of our cultural and local connections to plants and place, compost and soil
study, long-term art/build projects, seasonal harvest & putting the garden to bed


Winter- Jan 3 – Mar 10: 9 weeks
(closed Feb 20-24)
Active Indoor Gardening
Indoor garden-based work, seed starting, preserving food, market prep,
technology-supported lessons, insect study, continue long-term art/build projects


Spring- Mar 13 – Jun 16: 13 weeks
(closed April 8-14)
Active Outdoor/Indoor Gardening
Waking up the garden, weather, and patterns of nature study, planting, harvest
markets, complete long-term art/build projects

Our goal is to:

  • Provide families with a reliable resource for after school care.
  • Provide a safe, educationally productive environment for students to continue their work in ecology related subjects.

Our Afterschool Schedule

Mondays – Tuesdays – Wednesdays – Thursdays – Friday

from 2:40PM -5:45PM

Enviro-Sci Garden enrichment care is not in operation during school breaks, closings, or on early dismissal days.

  • The program runs in the garden “rain or shine” unless there are major weather warning issues for the city.
  • On very rainy days, and in the Winter, sessions will be held in our indoor garden classroom. 
  • We follow AccuWeather for updates and will inform families about potential program closing due to inclement weather before the school day is over by email or robocall.

CONTACTING MS. B

If you have questions or concerns, you can reach Ms. B by email ( [email protected]), by phone, or by making an appointment to Zoom or visit the school roof garden on Monday or Friday afternoons. 

Please do not rely on PS 84 School staff, garden volunteers or garden staff to get important information to Ms. B. 

Please bear in mind that Ms. B teaches Pre-k- 5th grade during the school day and then runs the afterschool program in the afternoon. She may not be able to answer or return calls immediately or meet with unscheduled visitors.

It is best to leave a message or schedule an appointment. 

*For Emergencies, please call the school office first, then Ms. B.

Phone: Will be provided in school.

Email: [email protected]

Beazer’s Garden Workshops

  • We are a single focus workshop provider.
  • EIN:  85-1223146
  • DOE Vendor #BEA223146
NYC and State MWBE- FMS Vendor #VC00229957
Enrollment Application

Enrollment is based on a “first come, first served” basis. 

Enroll your child 1-5 days a week, for the entire school year or by Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. 

  • For changes to your enrollment schedule, such as day of the week or semester selection, please email Ms. B. at least 3 weeks before semester start.
  • We encourage regular attendance to get the full benefit of time in the EnviroSci Garden.
  • We are not able to offer make-up days for missed days.
Payment
  • You can pay by installments, with at least one full semester paid at a time.
  • Fees for school closings will be prorated and refunded to you. (List of days below by day of the week)
  • Cancellation of enrollment must be within 15 days of application for a full refund.
  • You can cancel enrollment up to 15 days before the new term starts for a prorated refund. 
  • *We do not offer refunds or price adjustments after sessions start.

School Closings by day of the week (prorated amount will be refunded back to you)

Fall:  Sept 12- Dec 23

Mondays— 9/26, 10/10
Tuesdays- 9/27, 11/8
Wednesdays- 10/5
Thursdays- 11/3, 11/24
Fridays- 11/11, 11/18

Winter: Jan 3- Mar 10

Mondays- 1/2, 1/16
Tuesdays———
Wednesdays———
Thursdays- 3/9
Fridays———

Spring: Mar 13- June 16

Mondays- 5/29
Tuesdays——
Wednesdays——
Thursdays- 3/9, 4/6, 6/8
Fridays- 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 6/9

Please use one of these preferred payment methods:

Zelle

[email protected]

(it will appear as Beazer’s Garden Body, Bath & Home, Inc. dba/ Beazer’s Garden Workshops)

CashApp

Mail a check to:

Beazer’s Garden Workshops

3464 Jerome Ave

Unit 672224

Bronx, NY 10467

Thank You!

Please pay for at least one full semester to secure a space.

With this Link

Credit Card / Paypal

Day -to- Day

The rooftop garden is an outdoor classroom. Please make sure your child has appropriate coverage for being in either chilly or warm weather conditions.

We follow AccuWeather for up-to-date weather readings.

Your child will be escorted to the garden at 2:40pm day school dismissal, where they will meet with their Garden instructors and have their snacks.

  • Students will work together in the garden, learning about the science and magic of plants.  
  • There are options for students to complete homework, study and read in our garden library station, create art and build garden structures, or just relax in the sun.  

Student Supply List

Please make sure your child has: 

1. a refillable water bottle

2. Sunscreen (for warmer months)

3. Loose-fitting, long sleeve shirt to layer as needed.

4. Please provide an old t-shirt they can cut and decorate to make a Garden tote bag.

We provide for each student:

4. Garden journal and pencil

5. Sun visor

6. A garden apron- students will get dirty as they work in the garden

7. Natural insect repellent

Garden gloves are available for students who chose to use them.

*Please make sure each of your child’s items are labeled with their name.

*We are not responsible for any lost or misplaced personal items.

Dismissal

Our program runs from 3pm-5:30pm. We have one dismissal time, from 5:35-5:45pm, anything before that is considered early pickup. We start packing up the whole group around 5:20pm and come down to the main school entrance at 5:35pm to dismiss. You do not have to call to let us know you are at the school for dismissal.

Please wait outside the main entrance, our group leaders will have you sign out your child, who will be waiting inside the doors, this helps to control traffic from other departing programs. Please be patient with this process as it is for the safety of our students.

There is a $25 late fee for pickups after 6pm.


Early pickups:
Early pickups requires one of my two staff members to leave the group to come downstairs.

Please email me at least 2 days ahead of time if you need early pickup and let me know if it will be a regular schedule or occasional occurrence. It is difficult to take calls throughout the session while engaging with students in the garden. We are not able check our emails between 2-6pm, so “day of” requests before program starts are likely to get missed.

I can make an adjustment to our daily routine to take a break in our session at 4:30pm for early pickup, as this is when other programs naturally switch for 2nd session. This will enable the rest of the students appropriate supervised time and my educators uninterrupted time to continue their projects.

  • Your child will only be released to authorized individuals named on your application. The authorized caregiver will need to show proper identification to sign out the child. 
  • Please let Ms. B, as well as school administration know of any authorization updates in advance.

Behavior Expectations 

The garden is a dynamic and active space, and student safety is one of our primary concerns. 

As in our day school program, students are reminded daily of school and garden rules, and their responsibility to be kind, respectful, open-minded, and ready to learn and have fun.  

  • If a student is having a hard time remembering expectations, they will get verbal reminders, get redirected in tasks, or encouraged to take a short break from the activity if they are not able to continue working with the group in a safe way. 
  • If a student repeatedly has a hard time adjusting, we will reach out to families to discuss a solution.  

Health 

Beazer’s Garden Workshops is not responsible for administering any medication to your child. We ask that you refrain from packing medication of any kind, other than asthma inhalers (with a signed doctor’s note), with your child. 

  • If your child is ill with any of the following symptoms the night before school: fever of over 100 degrees, coughing, vomiting, consistent headache, rash, head lice, nausea, diarrhea, listlessness, uncharacteristic low energy, sore throat, sneezing or runny nose, eye redness with mucus discharge, please keep your child home. 
  • *If your child becomes ill during the school day, the school will notify you to pick them up. They cannot attend aftercare. 
  • Your child may return to the program after symptoms have abated for 24 hours. 

COVID-19 Precautions 

We encourage children to give each other space even when working outdoors. We do not require children to wear a mask during garden program, but if you require your child to, please let us know. 

All Beazer’s Garden Workshops instructors are vaccinated and closely adhere to the NYC Department of Health guidelines. All staff and participants will follow quarantine and proof of a negative test result in the event of a COVID-19 symptoms and diagnosis.