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Prospect Schools is a K-12 college preparatory community where excellent teachers prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and a lifelong passion for learning.

GREETINGS from your 2023-2024 PTSO!

Hello IES families! Your PTSO has lots of information on events and happenings for you. Be sure to always read our weekly section in Orby’s Nest (below) and check out our Monthly Calendar (https://tinyurl.com/ptsocalendar) ! As always, you can reach out to us at iesptso@prospectschools.org. 


IES’s partnership with Kids in the Game(KING), a high-quality afterschool organization, will be providing a diverse range of developmentally appropriate after school care and enrichment services to our student community. Registration is open now. You can read more from here

New After School Program classes: Korean language & STEM
New Activities added for KIDS IN THE GAME! For the kids who enrolled KIDS in the Game, we are offering Korean language club and STEM club. Want to enroll KING after-school program? More info is here.

Korean club 한글공부 on Tuesday 5-6pm for K-2 grades/Thursday 5/6pm for 3-5 grades by Ms. Yunjeong (yseol@prospectschools.org)

안녕하세요! (An-nyung-ha-se-yo, hello!) Korean club is back to IES. The goal for this Korean class is to read and write in Korean. We will learn by playing game and doing individual workbook. Students will be able to internalize how the phonetic nature of Hangul makes it a simple, logical, and efficient writing system as well as allowing them to learn Korean easier and quicker than other languages. This is part of KING ASP program and you are encouraged to enroll through the KING.

STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Club on Thursdays 4-5pm for K-2nd Grade/ Thursday 5-6pm for 3-5 grade by Ms. Suh (ssuh@prospectschools.org)

Making Candy Corn Maze, Crankenstein Stem, Creepy Carrots Stem, Creepy Crayon, and Monster, and Monster Trap together! 

Chess for Children has broken the classes up into 2 sections. Section 1 is the chess club and section 2 is the chess team. There will be a limit of 20 children per class with 2 instructors in both classes. All classes have been scheduled from 4-6pm. 

Here are links for enrollment:

Monday: Chess Club Monday 4-6

                 Chess Team Monday 4-6

Tuesday: Chess Club Tues 4-6

                Chess Team Tues 4-6

Wednesday: Chess Club Wednesday 4-6pm

Friday: Chess Club Friday 4-6pm

Brooklyn Music School is offering external afterschool pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Soccer Roof is offering external afterschool pickup. The schedule is to extend Wednesday to 5pm.

Brooklyn Children’s Chorus  is on every Tuesday from 4-5PM in the brand new IES music room. BCC was fortunate enough to get a gold rating at the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Festival in Brooklyn this past spring, win the first place elementary chorus spot, as well as earn second place among all eight participating choruses including many middle and high school groups at the Music In The Parks festival at Six Flags in June. For more info about chorus, see this flyer here.
Brooklyn Children’s Chorus is free this year and all students are eligible to sign up! However, if you are financially able to contribute, we will be holding fundraisers to pay directly for all student-based chorus expenses (e.g. festivals, sheet music, etc.).
As in previous years, BCC is available to any 3rd-5th grade student at IES, but registration forms will only be accepted on a first come first serve basis. If your child would like to participate in chorus this year, please fill out the form below ASAP. Right now class is full.