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ps 229: compass

program director:

lorraine finocchiaro

Monday - Friday   |  2:00 - 5:00pm

Grades Served: K - 5

PS 229's After School Program has served at least 200 elementary students each year from the Woodside community through our COMPASS NYC programming. At the start of each day children are welcomed by their counselors and invited to have a healthy snack provided by School Food Services.  Alongside these recreational activities, we offer daily educational programs, like Junior Achievement which aims to continue the learning process after the school day has ended. Maspeth Town Hall welcomes all students of PS 229 from grades K - 5 into our After School program. We offer many activities that aim to create an enjoyable environment for children to learn and grow under the supervision and guidance of our caring Counselors and Specialists. Furthermore, at the end of each week, a "Student of the Week" award is given to a student who has shown exceptional behavior and interaction with their peers. We encourage all of our students to be role models. Our mission at Maspeth Town Hall is to create a safe learning environment where children can continue to excel mentally and physically.

about our program

academics &


Homework Help 

Mango Math



Ready Readers

Musical IQ

Imaginative Building

Fearlessly Kind


Edison Bot



Classes/Program Resumes

January 2, 2024


We have worked with school representatives, after school staff, and our dedicated and experienced veteran staff to develop our Program Goals. Our Program Goals are based on the needs of the school community and keeps our After School Program evolving and working hard for the community we serve.

To increase our students' academic independence by giving them access to more material and instruction

relevant to their studies and interests.

To create a better program experience for all students by fostering a sense of community through

a series of assemblies and special events.

To foster a more productive homework experience for all students in the program by creating an environment

of learning, accessibility, tutoring and student-led instructional teams as well as giving program staff more tools

and insight into new homework strategies and changes.

Encourage students to become role models by rewarding Student of the Week to a student that has exhibited exceptional behavior.

program goals

BECOME An after school counselor

A great way to support MTH is to become an after school counselor for our After School Program! Youth Workers, Group Leaders, and Instructors earn between $18-$22 per hour. Interact with students while collaboratively working with supervisors and peers to enrich their educational experiences and make a difference in the community!

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