Enrichment Programs

T.A.G. Talented & Gifted After School Programs

November 14th, 2022

Dear Parents and Students:

We are pleased to announce that our TAG after school enrichment programs for the 2022-2023 school year are scheduled to begin December 6th, 2022. The TAG Program will run from December 6th through April 5th, 2023. Space is extremely limited and classes will be assigned on a first-come / first-served basis. For this reason, we will put the following guidelines in place:

-Wait lists will be formed for classes that reach the maximum

-one student may enroll in no more than class.

-A second or third choice may be considered if a student is closed out of a

-Maximum 25 students per

-The due date for TAG applications will be November 30th, 2022.


A one-time $25 (per class) CASH materials fee is due the first meeting of classes for most programs to cover supplies, materials, duplication, repairs, etc. Please be advised that parents are responsible for their child’s transportation home at 3:40pm.

 Program Offerings:

TAG Funded Programs

TAG Program



Application Information

Filmmaking (No Fee)

Reel Works

Tuesday and Thursday

TAG Application




TAG Application




TAG Application




TAG Application

Grizzly Gazette



TAG Application

Digital Photography



TAG Application




TAG Application


Band Club






TAG Application & Teacher Audition


Drama Club(School Play)


Mintzes and Mardirossian


Wednesday and Friday


TAG Application & Teacher Audition

South Asian Youth Action (No Fee)




Wednesday and Friday


SAYA Registration


Civics Club






TAG Application


Program Descriptions:


  1. Filmmaking

At the end of this course you will know the elements of film, view short films from international filmmakers, and ultimately create your own short film that will be screened at our end of year film festival. During the workshop you will also learn to use your smartphone/ tablet like a professional camera, use natural light in creative ways, ask questions that get the best interviews, make your shots more cinematic, make your sound more professional, and edit your video together.


  1. Crotchet

Let’s crochet together and learn a lifetime skill! Whether you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet or have just recently begun to yearn for the magical workings of hook and yarn, welcome! We will be creating several basic fun projects such as a scarf and a hat. All projects will be taken home at the end.


  1. GEMS Girls Group

This program offers support and mentoring to enhance the leadership potential and give a voice to girls in the MS 172-Irwin Altman School Community. GEMS will be exposed to the many qualities women possess like being respectful, proud, hard-working, resilient, courageous, accepting. honest and intelligent. You will engage in self-worth discovery and sisterhood activities all in a positive, safe and nurturing environment ultimately building your

confidence enabling you to successfully and creatively tackle real world problems. Discussions, journal writing, and team building as well as a variety of different activities will be part of your GEMS journey designed to empower and support you.


  1. Yearbook

Yearbook club would like to welcome all participants grade 6-8. As a student involved in the yearbook you would be joining others to create a special yearbook for the 8th grade graduating students. Your job would include formatting yearbook pages to represent the theme chosen for the yearbook. Students would sort data from student surveys to show student voice in choice categories. Students will create pages from special events, spirit days and other school related

activities. Pictures are not all we need though. We will have sections for writing blurbs, labeling seniors baby pictures and more. Not a senior, not a problem, gain experience for when it is your turn. Hope to see you there!


  1. Grizzly Gazette

Grizzly Gazette School Newspaper is a great way for students to practice their writing skills. Specific topics to be discussed include plagiarism, editing, revising, current events, word choice, as well as reporting and interviewing. The program will run in a 4-phase cycle: Week 1: Brainstorming and researching possible topics. Week 2 & 3: Writing the articles and adding pictures, captions, etc. Week 4: Editing/Revising and publishing


  1. Digital Photography

This is an enrichment class for students who will observe and create different photographs using a camera and their imagination. Students usually continue with their creativity when they have left school and see different and interesting things that they would like to photograph and bring back to our after school class and share with the other students.

Students have also used their photographs to create portfolios for high school.


  1. Coding

Computer science is an expansive field that includes a way of thinking, planning, and problem solving in addition to programming. This approach, called computational thinking, is the foundation of our curriculum. Club students don’t just learn how to code but also cultivate strengths that help them succeed in whatever they pursue including: bravery, activism, curiosity, resilience, passion, playfulness, and resourcefulness.


  1. Band Club

For students interested in playing a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument, and can read music at a fundamental level. Students must audition and be approved by Mr. Wolf in order to participate.


  1. Drama Club (School Play)

Drama Club's musical this year will be Disney's Frozen Jr. Drama Club is open to students in all grades, with a required audition. Auditions will be held December 7th and 9th. Callbacks will be December 14th and 16th.

Rehearsals will culminate with two performances on May 19th and May 20th.


  1. SAYA

See registration link above for details.


  1. Civics Club

Exercise your “voice” through civics! Passionate writers and citizens can work together to persuade our local

community leaders to make change happen. This is a great chance to be a leader in our community and be heard. We will explore unique ways to facilitate and promote change in our community and through writing.



TAG Application


This year’s TAG application will be submitted by Google Form. This form can be found on the Grade Level Google Classrooms or by using the link below.

Applications will be time stamped to assist with the first come, first served procedures.




Grade Level

Classroom Code

Link to Form



https://forms.gle/o815HHgSc M4HWxGGA







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TAG Permission Slip

I give my child permission to attend the TAG program they have been enrolled in. I understand that my child must follow all school regulations in order to attend the TAG program. I also understand that I am responsible for any transportation needed for my child after the TAG class ends at 3:40pm on their designated TAG program day.


Students First and Last Name:                                                                                                        

Student’s Class:                           

Parent’s/ Guardian’s Name (Please Print)                                                                                                        

Daytime Phone Number:                                                           

Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature                 Date                        

Medical Alert(s)                                                                                                        

****The $25 fee will be collected on the first day of your TAG program 


Beacon After School Program

M.S. 172 Beacon Program

Free After School Program for students in grades 6-8.

Program Director:    Sarah Maniff

(718) 347-3279