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Programs & Activities

Learning is a lifelong process that extends beyond the walls of the classroom. At Brooklyn Dreams Charter School, children can explore their interests, learn new skills and make new friends through a variety of extracurricular activities.

Activities and Clubs

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Activities and Clubs

Activities and Clubs: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Musical Theater

Students in this program get an intro to musical theater arts and learn about acting, play production and stage work, culminating in a live musical production for families.

Chess Club

Chess can increase focus, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Players practice good sportsmanship and use logic in this friendly, competitive club.

Band

We offer band for our students to express themselves through music and teamwork.

Peer Mentoring

Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer to help fellow students succeed' Peer Mentors develop and maintain relationships with mentees and provide assistance and support.

3rd - 5th Grade
Activities and Clubs

Musical Theater

Students in this program get an intro to musical theater arts and learn about acting, play production and stage work, culminating in a live musical production for families.

S.T.E.A.M.

S.T.E.A.M. includes: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. We use this model to guide our scholars in authentic learning activities.

Chess Club

Chess can increase focus, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Players practice good sportsmanship and use logic in this friendly, competitive club.

Band

We offer band for our students to express themselves through music and teamwork.

Peer Mentoring

Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer to help fellow students succeed' Peer Mentors develop and maintain relationships with mentees and provide assistance and support.

6th - 8th Grade
Activities and Clubs

Musical Theater

Students in this program get an intro to musical theater arts and learn about acting, play production and stage work, culminating in a live musical production for families.

S.T.E.A.M.

S.T.E.A.M. includes: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. We use this model to guide our scholars in authentic learning activities.

Chess Club

Chess can increase focus, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Players practice good sportsmanship and use logic in this friendly, competitive club.

Band

We offer band for our students to express themselves through music and teamwork.

Safety Patrol

Our scholars help to keep each other safe in school. Safety patrol members help with arrival, dismissal, and special events.

Student Council

Our student council members help in a variety of school and community events. The council represents the voice of our students and encourages school pride.

Peer Mentoring

Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer to help fellow students succeed' Peer Mentors develop and maintain relationships with mentees and provide assistance and support.

Students and parents holding paintings
Community

Spotlight: Creativity Flows at Paint Night

Students and families from Brooklyn Dreams gathered for a fun-filled evening at their first Juice and Paint Night, creating fun memories with canvas paintings.
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S.T.E.A.M.

Students in various grade levels can participate in our S.T.E.A.M. programs, which include but are not limited to those described below.

Science Lab

This lab course concentrates on the study of living organisms. Labs assist scholars to investigate objectives presented in class. Scholars practice and master such concepts as safety, graphing, measurement in the metric system, use of the computer, laboratory procedure, and working with laboratory equipment are stressed. This is a required course for the Living Environment Regents class.

Coding Class

This project-based course emphasizes coding in the language Visual Basic to focus upon the logic and structure of a computer program. This computer language is the medium through which these concepts are introduced and developed. In an environment that fosters individualized instruction, students learn to design their own program and develop independent projects.

Recycling Club

Students recognize the importance of our recycling club and how it has helped our school become more environmentally conscious.  Recycling bins are in  classrooms, workrooms, and office spaces to encourage students and staff to recycle paper. The recycling club collects these bins and takes the paper to our large recycling bin outside for pickup. It is the goal of this club to make Brooklyn Dreams Charter School a cleaner and "greener" school!

Community Gardening

Our students play a role in collaborating with other community members to tend to the Newkirk Community Garden, a gathering place for neighbors and friends to experience nature and grow in environmental stewardship.

Sports

Basketball

Basketball

6th - 8th Grade

Boys

Track

Track

3rd - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Soccer

Soccer

3rd - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Students learning with S.T.E.A.M.

S.T.E.A.M.

We encourage critical thinking with S.T.E.A.M. - science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. These are included in several of our programs including science lab, coding class, recycling club, local community garden, and cross-curricular learning in music and art.

Students playing the drums

Music and Band

We offer music classes for our scholars to express themselves through music and teamwork. Middle school students in band receive lessons in wind, brass and percussion instruments.