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Winter Program
Brochure 2014

Winter 2014-15 Registration

After School

Required Forms:

Optional Forms:

What to Know about PCH Afternoon Classes:

The Purchase Community House provides a drop-in center and afternoon classes for the children of Purchase and surrounding communities from mid-September through mid-May. To participate in the drop-in center or afternoon classes, an annual After School Program Membership fee must be paid. An Emergency Contact Form and Release Form is also required for each family. Those forms can now be submitted automatically while signing up for Membership online. Once the After School Program Membership fee is paid, the child's name is added to our sign-in list. Each child is required to sign in and out each day.

Exciting Afternoon Classes ranging from sports to crafts to cooking and more are offered in Fall, Winter and Spring Terms of 8 sessions each for an additional fee. Descriptions of the current term's classes are listed below. Registration for classes and drop-in is accepted in person at the Purchase Community House on or after the opening registration date for each term.

Parents are responsible for arranging their child's transportation to and from the Purchase Community House after school. J & R Tours offers a 24 passenger mini-bus to transport children from the Purchase School to the PCH for a fee. You can find more information about the bus here.

2014-15 Winter After School Activities

The After School Program Membership fee will be pro-rated for the Winter/Spring terms.
New members can begin on December 15, 2014 for a pro-rated fee.
Registration for membership and Winter Classes is happening now!
Winter Classes begin on December 15, 2014.


Information about the Purchase School to PCH Bus can be found here.

Reminder: The annual After School Program Membership fee must be
paid prior to signing up for any after school classes.

2014 Fall Class Dates:

Monday: Oct 6, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1
Tuesday: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 18, 25, Dec 2, 9
Wednesday: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 (nature only), Dec 3, 10 (nature only),
Thursday: Oct 9, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11
Friday: Oct 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12

2014-15 Winter Class Dates:

Monday: Dec 15, 22, Jan 5, 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23
Tuesday: Dec 16, 23, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10
Wednesday: Dec 17, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25
Thursday: Dec 18, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26
Friday: Dec 19, Jan 8, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27


Not interested in after school classes? As an alternative to a membership, we are offering a

Winter 8 Pack Pass

The 8 Pack Pass is valid for any 8 after school days during the Winter Session
from Monday December 15th to Friday March 6th (46 after school days)


The Winter 8 Pack Pass gives you any 8 days of after school fun for $200 per child.

  • Winter 8 pack pass is for after school drop-in use only. Class registration is not available.
  • There are no membership discounts or additional benefits associated with the pass.
  • Pass is not valid for Holiday Camps and Friday Night Youth.
  • Unused days do not roll over to the Spring Term.


Purchase the Winter 8 Pack Pass ONLINE!

Winter 2014-15 Classes:


In addition to traditional PCH after school classes, we will be offering


hobby quest

Bricks 4 Kidz - Grades K-5

When: Monday 3:45-4:30

Fee: $100 for 8 sessions


Bricks 4 Kidz builds on the universal popularity of LEGO bricks to deliver a high quality of educational play. Kids construct a new model each week based on exciting themes from space to sports, amusement parks to animals.


We learn...
Our trained, screened Bricks 4 Kidz teachers lead a discussion related to that day's model. Kids will learn about everything from gears, torque and friction, to geography, space exploration, weather and MORE!

We build...
Working with a partner, kids experience the hands-on fun of model building.


Benefits of the Bricks 4 Kidz program...
Reinforce math and science concepts, Develop an appreciation for how things work, Build self-confidence and problem solving skills, Foster teamwork and Trigger children's lively imaginations

hobby quest

The LEAGUE! - Grades K-5

When: K & 1st Friday 3:45-4:30, 2nd & Up Friday 4:30-5:15

Fee: $100 for 8 sessions


The LEAGUE is an 8 week Multi Sports class that will be good, fun and fair competition. Player stats and team stats will be kept for the record books each week.

2 weeks each of Football, Basketball, Floor Hockey and Soccer


Teams will be chosen for each sport and referees will be officiating all games!

hobby quest

Hobby Quest Magicians - Grades K-5

When: Tuesday 3:45-4:30

Fee: $100 for 8 sessions


Calling all Magicians and Wizards! Amaze your family and friends with MAGIC!


Join us in this fantastical, fun-filled adventure where you'll become a fully practicing magician and learn to perform both stunning stage feats and dazzling close-up innovations! In this program you'll discover the magic secrets tightly guarded for centuries, passed down only from magician to magician. From changing objects to mystic mind bogglers, we have several tricks to hide up both your sleeves. We'll learn to perform famous wonders such as making objects disappear from thin air, and then re-materialize again as if nothing had happened. All the tricks you've learned are yours to keep at the end of the class!

nature of things

soccer player

Grades K-5

When: Wednesday 3:45-4:30

Fee: $100 for 8 sessions


The Nature of Things houses hundreds of live animals. Our "co-workers" help enhance our environmental education. The program presented is age appropriate with nature related materials including artifacts and literary selections. Every class we will learn about a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, and insects along with hands on interaction with the animals.


4 Man Flag Football ( 2nd & Up Thu. 4:30-5:15 )
Blue 42, Blue 42 Set Hike!! Come and play 4 Man Flag Football. Each class new teams will be picked and we will play 4 on 4 tournaments. Teams will play four 3 minute quarters with a running clock.
Artistic Adventures ( Everyone Mon. 3:45-4:30 )
Join us as we go on Artistic Adventures! You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of different materials in a variety of different ways as you explore and create art that lets you express yourself and ideas.
Cake Decorating ( Everyone Mon. 3:45-4:30 )
What is better than eating cake? Decorating it! We will design our own edible cakes including animal cakes, flower cakes and holiday themed cakes. Cooking and art combined to make beautiful creations! (Children will be supervised by our very own PCH kitchen guru.)
Capture the Flag ( Everyone Wed. 3:45-4:30 )
Have your child experience nothing but pure excitement. Capture the other team's flag without being caught, and bring it home to your own base for the victory.
Dodge City ( Everyone Thu. 3:45-4:30 )
Dive, Duck and Dodge in this Dodge City class. This is our first dodge ball only class. I bet you didn't know about all the dodge ball games the PCH has to offer. We will be playing strictly dodge ball games such as pin city dodge, jail ball, doctor dodge, torpedo dodge and many more.
Fashion Divas ( Everyone Thu. 3:45-4:30 )
Fashion is fun at any age and in this class we will be designing and making our own clothes and accessories that can be worn and shown off. Your child's inner fashion will shine!!!
Ga-Ga Ball ( Everyone Tue. 4:30-5:15 )
Ga-Ga Ball is a dynamic court game that is fun to play and exciting to watch. Ga-Ga is a popular game played with a nerf ball in a wide space. It is a game that can be played by people of all ages and is a lot of fun. The object of the game is to strike the ball only using your hands. You are eliminated if the ball hits below your knees. This game is extremely popular at Summer Camps.
Homework Club ( 1st Grade & Up Mon.-Thu. 3:30-4:30 )
Homework Club is designed to assist children with their daily homework assignments. Supervised by our afterschool teachers, the program will meet Monday - Thursday, 1 session daily (3:30 & 4:30 PM). Emphasis will be placed on organizational skills, spelling, vocabulary, math, reading comprehension, & library research. Snack and juice will be provided.
Just Cookies ( Everyone Thu. 4:30-5:15 )
You can always tell it's Just Cookie Day by the sugary aroma wafting through the Community House!! Kids love making, rolling, baking and of course eating various types of cookies. (Children will be supervised by our very own PCH kitchen guru.)
Mat Ball ( Everyone Tue. 3:45-4:30 )
KABOOM!!! This Ultimate Kickball game is ready to pump you up! Beginners or experts are all welcome. It is the wackiest, funniest and fastest-paced kickball game you will ever play!! (a large mat set in each corner of the gymnasium used as a base. Must run around bases two times to score without getting out)
Nerf Team Scatter Dodge ( K & 1st Mon. 3:45, 2nd & Up Mon. 4:30 )
Sign up for the most popular game at the PCH. Four teams in all four corners of the gym compete against each other. Which team will make it to the end? Don't miss out, sign up now!!! (Teams are divided up equally by our TEAM Members for each class.)
Perfect Pancakes ( Everyone Fri. 3:45-4:30 )
Is their such a thing as the Perfect Pancake? Well we are going to try and we will be making some delicious pancakes such as Oreo Cookie Pancakes, Hot Cocoa Pancakes, Churro Pancakes (dipped in cinnamon sugar), Birthday Pancakes (glazed icing and rainbow sprinkles), Brownie Pancakes… Now that does sound perfect! (Children will be supervised by our very own PCH kitchen guru.)
Pie Making ( Everyone Thu. 3:45-4:30 )
Apple pies, pudding pies, and pizza pies, your child will be the next great backer at PCH. Anything Pies will be made in this new cooking class.
Pizza Pizza! ( Everyone Mon. 4:30-5:15 )
Mamma Mia, I love Pizza! In Hand Made Pizza children will learn to make their own!! Each week will be a different type of pizza: traditional, salad pizza, dessert pizza, pita pizzas. The possibilities are endless and yummy. Children will be supervised by our very own PCH kitchen guru.
Rainbow Loom ( Everyone Fri. 3:45-4:30 )
We will make super fun to wear rubber band bracelets and more using stretchy, colorful tiny rubber bands. We will begin with single rhombus then double rhombus and then work to more difficult styles such as diamond, honeycomb and crossed hexagon. (Rubber band kits will be provided)
Rock Art Crafts ( K & 1st Thu. 4:30-5:15 )
Rock out in Rock Art Crafts! Your imagination can run wild in this class. We will be using rocks as the art medium. Who knew that we could pick up a rock from outside using a little paint and a little creativity to create adorable little nik naks such as a monsters, bubble bees, dominos and many more.
Sandtastic Art ( Everyone Fri. 4:30-5:15 )
Now is your chance to play with sand indoors. Use vibrant, colorful sand to display your very own artistic sand art creation and have a blast doing it. Children will be able to bring home a project after every class. Don't miss out; sign up now!!!
Scooter Sports ( Everyone Wed. 4:30-5:15 )
In Scooter Sports we are going to scooter our legs all over the gym. We will be playing fun games like scooter soccer, scooter football, scooter tag, scooter hockey and scooter basketball.
Tie-Dye Art ( Everyone Mon. 4:30-5:15 )
Join us and have the chance to display your very own artistic creation on your very own personalized t-shirt, hat, socks, towels and much more. (Each week a new article of clothing will be tie dyed.)
Wok with Me! ( Everyone Fri. 4:30-5:15 )
Come and Wok With Me! Fried rice, yummy stews, even fudge can all be made in a Wok. This hands on class will teach your little chef how easy it is to cook in one dish. Children will be supervised by our very own PCH kitchen guru.