ACT II After School Program

ACT II Session II runs from February 3, 2020 – May 22, 2020

Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School is delighted to present our After School Program, Act II, Session I, for Older 3s through grade 5 students. PEDS licensed and experienced teachers will be facilitating many of our sessions. In addition, we are delighted to announce affiliations with highly acclaimed institutions that will be providing their own trained personnel and programs, as well as other popular, experienced “outside” personnel who will be joining the Park East instructor’s cast.

A friendly reminder regarding after-school club policies:

  • There are no clubs when Park East Day School is closed, including snow days.
  • Payment and registration are only done online.
  • Class size limits will be strictly enforced.

Click here to register for Session II!


Jason Shela founded The British Soccer Academy in 2006. It has become one of the largest and most respected youth programs in New York.  Jason and his staff of professional  soccer instructors will  transmit their  enthusiasm and love of soccer straight to your children.  Jason is also the proud father of three Park East alumni.

White Crane Martial Arts with Sifu Eddie Klein-The Karate classes are designed specifically to teach each child  on his or her grade level. They will  be taught  by Sifu Eddie Klein, a 4th degree black belt  who has been teaching Karate for 24 years and heads various after school programs and classes throughout New York City.

Kids Fitness NYC was established  by Elle Shindler, mother  of two Park East graduates. She was a trainer  in the Israeli Army and has adapted her knowledge into fun, child-centric programs.  As a parent,  she understands  the importance  of exercise for all children  and has developed many creative ways, both  individual   and as groups, to enhance children’s  physical activity.

Computers with Jaffa Nishli – Jaffa is currently the Computer Teacher at The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School. She has been teaching computers to Early Childhood through Grade 8 students for more than 25 years. She studied Education and Sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as well as Computer Programming in Queens College, New York. Jaffa spent many summers as a computer teacher in NYIT– HORIZON Camp, Old Westbury NY. She also worked in The Israeli Mission to The United Nation for six years prior to teaching.  She loves and enjoys teaching computers in schools.

Heidi Wechsler has been an early childhood educator for more than 15 years and has had the greatest pleasure mentoring and educating children of various ages during both summer and school months.  One of Heidi’s greatest pleasures as a teacher and a mother is to see the excitement in her “children’s” eyes as she reads books of various genres while the children follow along.  Additionally, Heidi has enjoyed 10+ years of working and teaching children how to cook and bake all different types of foods.  Heidi loves finding new fun ways to work with everyday foods and making them healthy and delicious!

Project Science with Lauren Myer – Lauren graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied science, art and music. She has a masters in Special Education from NYU where she took graduate level science, literacy, and social studies classes. Today she continues to take graduate level sensory, art, gross and fine motor skills classes. Lauren is also certified in preschool yoga and takes multiple culinary classes. She truly enjoys collaborating with professionals in their fields and passing knowledge onto her students.

Art of Piano Playing Music School has been successfully providing many families of New York City with high quality piano lessons since 2011. We proudly service New York City public and private schools and day care centers with group piano lessons at their after school programs. Our music team is comprised of emerging and already established artists that have music degrees from prestigious conservatories and universities from all over the world. All our instructors are experienced, friendly, warm and very supportive. They work very hard to help students to reach their full potential, excel in their performance and become well rounded individuals!

Christine Kaplan is a native Mandarin speaker, teacher, and tutor with vast international experience. After receiving her BA, she spent six years working as a professional recruiter and tutor in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and New York. Christine is an expert Mandarin tutor who is fluent in five languages.