• Girl Talk girls pose by their table at the Young Citizens Conference.
    Girl Talk girls pose by their table at the Young Citizens Conference.
  • Fitness students and students from MS 447 take part in a join Zumba class.
    Fitness students and students from MS 447 take part in a join Zumba class.
  • Girl Talk and Health and Nutrition students pose for a photo during their trip to the Park Slope Food Co-op
    Girl Talk and Health and Nutrition students pose for a photo during their trip to the Park Slope Food Co-op
  • Girl Talk girls explain their booth at the Young Citizens conference
    Girl Talk girls explain their booth at the Young Citizens conference
  • Pasta salad made by students in Health and Nutrition.
Ingredients: Organic pasta, plum tomatoes, red onion, green pepper, red pepper, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, olive oil, sea salt, cayenne pepper, olives, garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese
    Pasta salad made by students in Health and Nutrition. Ingredients: Organic pasta, plum tomatoes, red onion, green pepper, red pepper, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, olive oil, sea salt, cayenne pepper, olives, garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese
  • Performer Roger G dances for the students
    Performer Roger G dances for the students
  • Performer Roger G captivates the students during a performance
    Performer Roger G captivates the students during a performance
  • Ms.Stephanie introduces AOTA to LeAp students
    Ms.Stephanie introduces AOTA to LeAp students
  • Students perform during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration.
    Students perform during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration.
  • Students perform a yoga set during our Winter Celebration
    Students perform a yoga set during our Winter Celebration
  • Students pose with signs before a performance by Roger G.
    Students pose with signs before a performance by Roger G.
  • Yoga students perform a set during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
    Yoga students perform a set during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
  • Group Leader Leiry poses with students during our Family Halloween Party/ Lights on Afterschool Event
    Group Leader Leiry poses with students during our Family Halloween Party/ Lights on Afterschool Event
  • Students perform and act out their own monologues during our Family Winter Celebration.
    Students perform and act out their own monologues during our Family Winter Celebration.
  • Kids in Coding gather around a computer to learn the program Unity.
    Kids in Coding gather around a computer to learn the program Unity.
  • Students drum for a skit during our weekly activity, Melodious Mondays
    Students drum for a skit during our weekly activity, Melodious Mondays
  • Daniel teaches other students how to make an origami paper cup.
    Daniel teaches other students how to make an origami paper cup.
  • Power Hour students pose with Vision Zero volunteers
    Power Hour students pose with Vision Zero volunteers
  • Sidhanth drinks from a paper cup he made.
    Sidhanth drinks from a paper cup he made.
  • Students skate carefully during our Ice Skating Trip!
    Students skate carefully during our Ice Skating Trip!
  • Students dance during our Dance Contest at our Halloween Party
    Students dance during our Dance Contest at our Halloween Party
  • Students on our Ice Skating trip pose for the camera.
    Students on our Ice Skating trip pose for the camera.
  • Parents watch students in Power Hour recite an original poem during our Lights On Afterschool Open House
    Parents watch students in Power Hour recite an original poem during our Lights On Afterschool Open House
  • Roman expertly codes an arch in Minecraft class
    Roman expertly codes an arch in Minecraft class
  • Ms. Funmi gives her drummers the cue to start.
    Ms. Funmi gives her drummers the cue to start.
  • Acapella students sing 'Scars' during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
    Acapella students sing 'Scars' during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
  • Drama students perform monologues during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration.
    Drama students perform monologues during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration.
  • A proud parent smiles with the book and certificate he received during our Lights on Afterschool Open House.
    A proud parent smiles with the book and certificate he received during our Lights on Afterschool Open House.
  • Yoga students perform a set during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
    Yoga students perform a set during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
Girl Talk girls pose by their table at the Young Citizens Conference.
Girl Talk girls pose by their table at the Young Citizens Conference.

LEAP Nobel Prize Winners

Each month we distribute awards to students who have displayed the 3 R's to Success!

RESPECT

Means to treat others with kindness. Resolve conflicts in a healthy way via verbal communication. 

Maintain all classrooms Leap uses in an orderly fashion and follow the rules of the adults in the program. 

RESPONSIBILITY

Means to come to the Leap program on the days you are assigned.  

Contact the program to inform Jeneen and Cristina of absences and come straight to the cafeteria at dismissal time. 

READY TO LEARN

Means being open to try new things and listening to your teacher. 

Nobel Prize Winners-
April

News and Notices

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May 18th, 2018

LEAP Families! You're invited to our Spring Celebration!

LEAP Families!

Please join us for our annual celebration of LEAP student talent!

This year, we are spreading the festivities over the course of 3 DAYS! Attend the days to see work displayed on stage and in our gallery. 

Celebration presentations and galleries will occur DURING program hours. 


Tuesday | Cafeteria

-Peruse traditional art made by our artists in Comic Book Making. 

-Try snacks made by Health and Nutrition and samples made by our Girl Talk students, who will recreate their prize-winning booth from this year's Young Citizens DYCD Competition.

-Play original video games created by our talented students in Coding

-Listen to readings by Creative Writing students

-Vote in Speech and Debate's Mock presidential campaign

-Enjoy performances by our A Cappella group, the Melodizers!

-Prizes will be given and snacks will be served.


Wednesday | Auditorium

-Families are welcome to watch a short original play by our Drama students called "The Game of Life!"


Thursday | Auditorium

-Sit back and be awed by our dynamic displays of talent from our Power Hour, Yoga, Fitness, Drum and Dance and Minecraft Classes!

March 13th, 2018

'March for Our Lives' Rally in Prospect Park!

LEAP students have been invited to the 'March for Our Lives' rally at the Prospect Park Band shell!

Students will be escorted by a LEAP adult. Students are to report to the cafeteria at 3pm, take a snack, and then head out the park by 3:15pm. 


Students will be back at LEAP before dismissal time (6:00pm)


*NOTE*: If you would like your child to self-dismiss from the Prospect Park Bandshell, you MUST send email permission to [email protected]!


NOTE: LEAP program will run as normal. Any student not participating in the trip will have a normal day at program, which will run its usual length from 3pm-6pm. 


Download the permission slip by clicking the links below:

Permission slip page 1

Permission slip page 2


March 13th, 2018

FREE tour of the Park Slope Food Co-op!

LEAP Families! Please join us on a FREE tour of the Park Slope Food Co-op! Students will learn how to buy healthy food on a budget. This activity will take place during LEAP hours, so students will leave at 3:15pm and be back before program ends.

*NOTE*: As there may be food samples given out during the tour, families must specify if their student has any allergies on the permission slip.

Download a permission slip for the trip by clicking below. Please return both pages to our office in room B19. You may also sign and scan the email to Ms. Jeneen or Ms. Cristina.

Click to Download:

permission slip page 1 

permission slip page 2

March 13th, 2018

LEAP Families! You're invited to our Student/Staff Basketball game!

LEAP Families! Please join us for our annual March Student/Staff Basketball game!

This event is FREE!

There will be a halftime show and opportunities to win prizes!

Come and show support for our Student/Staff teams!

*REMINDER*: All students who sign up to play must return a signed contract before the game on March 26th. You can download a contract by clicking here

March 1st, 2018

March 1st, 2018

 

February 8th, 2018

Class Highlights: Minecraft

See what students in Minecraft are up to!

Minecraft classes are working on sustainable homes. Students are learning about the role convection plays in the climate of cities. They are creating structures with plants to assist with creating shade and altering the flow of oxygen. 

This building is a public house with a balcony that has a oak tree and reduces the heat. This building has windows that face the sun, and the water runs down the side to give water to the plants and goes down to be filtered and reused.

Ethan, Minecraft Mondays

 

December 21st, 2017

LEAP Families! Important Information Regarding our Spring Session!

 

December 13th, 2017

 

December 5th, 2017

MS 51 LEAP Families! You're Invited to our Winter Celebration!

LEAP Families!

Youre invited to LEAP Winter Celebration, our semi-annual display of LEAP Student Talent!


In the Gallery:

Speech and Debate

Beginner and Advanced Minecraft

Beginner and Advanced Coding

Comic Book Making and Cartooning

Power Hour

Creative Writing

Girl Talk

Health and Nutrition Workshop


During the Performance:

Drum and Dance

Fitness

Yoga

A Cappella

Drama


We look forward to seeing you on December 18th!

 

November 29th, 2017

 

November 13th, 2017

 

November 9th, 2017

LEAP Families! Now introducing Comic Book Making!

LEAP Families! We are excited to finally introduce our Comic Book Making class! 


Comic Book Making happens on Tuesdays and Fridays in two sessions (See our schedule for more information.) 


Contact Ms. Jeneen or Ms.Cristina for you are interested in enrolling your child in our new activity!

 

October 17th, 2017

 

October 13, 2017

LEAP Families! You're invited to our Family Halloween Party and Lights on Afterschool event!

LEAP Families! Please join us for our 4th annual Halloween Party! There will be pizza, cupcakes, and prizes for winners of our dance and costume contests! 

Note:

All LEAP students are invited, even those students who do not normally come to LEAP on Fridays!


For those families submitting donations, please ring them to our office, Room B19.

 

September 15th, 2017

2017-2018 Class Rosters are live!

Click here to see your child's LEAP activity assignments. Don't forget your username and password!
 

September 11th, 2017

Important Information regarding LEAP Class Schedules!

Families! LEAP Class Rosters will be completed and made public by EOD Friday, September 15th (have your Login and Password info handy)


Thank you for your patience!

 

September 11th, 2017

 

August 25th, 2017

New Student Orientation Info for Prospective and Returning LeAp Families!

Hello New LeAp Families! 

Welcome to the official website of MS51 LeAp! Please take the time to explore our website. Learn about the activities we offer and our program rules and policies.

If you would like to download a LeAp application, please visit the Apply For LeAp page.

We can't wait to meet you!

Question
 Answer
What is LEAP orientation?
An information session outlining LEAP policies, procedures, and program offerings. Families will also have the oportunity to meet LEAP staff and have their questions answered.
Families must attend LEAP orientation to submit their child/ren's application and secure a spot in the LEAP program.
When is LEAP orientation?
September 7 
First Leap Family Orientation 
Time: 5pm-6pm
September 8 
Second Leap Family Orientation 
Time: 5pm-6pm
September 11 
Third Leap Family Orientation 
Time: 5pm-6pm

Place: Auditorium 
What do I need to attend LEAP orientation?
-A filled out LEAP application
-We strongly encourage to bring your child/ren with you so that we may answer any questions they may have!
Do I need to attend orientation and fill out a new application even if my child/ren participated in LEAP last year?
Yes!

August 25th, 2017

Important Information about LEAP Start Date!

LEAP's official start date is 

Monday, September 18th

LEAP Families, please be advised that your child cannot start LEAP until you have:
1. Attended an orientation 
2. Submitted an application
3. Viewed confirmation that your child has been enrolled in classes!

About LEAP

LEAP is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum. LEAP is a leading innovator in educational programs and services and one of the premiere arts-in-education programs in New York City. Since 1977, LEAP has helped over two million students reach their full potential, academically, artistically, and socially.This is LEAP's fourth year at MS. 51 William Alexander Middle School. For more information about our history and mission, visit the LEAP website at Leapnyc.org

 

Jeanine Espinosa was an active member of LEAP. She attended Drum and Dance, Empowerment and Drama. 

She will be greatly missed and we honor her life and spirit.

-MS 51 LEAP After-School Community