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Fall Program
Brochure 2015

Fall 2015 Registration


After School
Membership:


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 7 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.

After School Membership 2015-2016
Online and In-Person Registration is now happening!

New Reduced Fees & Options

We have changed our pricing structure and options for After School Membership.
Join for an individual season (Fall, Winter or Spring @ $300) or register for the entire
school year and pay just $750. This is a SAVINGS OF $225 over last year!

 

Entire Year (September 16th to May 27th)

$750 first child and $500 each additional child

Receive a $500 Camp Discount if you register for the entire school year.

 

Fall ONLY (September 16th to December 4th)

$300 first child and $200 each additional child

(No Camp Discount Available)

 

To receive your camp discount, you must enroll for the ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR!
Camp discount is $500 for each registered child.

 

If you are coming to Purchase Day Camp, you are paying $250
for the entire school year and each additional child is FREE!

 

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


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

 

2015 Fall Class Dates:

Monday: Oct 5, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23
Tuesday: Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 10, 17, 24
Wednesday: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2
Thursday: Oct 8, 22, 29, 5, 12, 19, Dec 3
Friday: Oct 9, 16, 23, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4


Fall Homework Club will end on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

 


Fall 2015 Classes are listed below

 

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

PREMIUM INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS!

hobby quest

Bricks 4 Kidz - Grades K-5


When: Monday 3:45-4:30

Fee: $125 for 7 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 7 sessions

 

The LEAGUE is a 7 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 Aviators - Grades K-5


When: Thursday 3:45-4:30

Fee: $125 for 7 sessions

 

Build it! Fly it! Keep it!

 

Join us in this high-flying, airplane-making adventure where we are going to create some crazy flying machines based on Leonardo da Vinci's inspirations! Kicking things off is our Ornithopter - just like da Vinci's origingal design from 1485! This super cool rubber band powered flying machine with its flapping bird-like wings will be even more fun to fly than it is to build! Next we'll wander into today's technology by building our Dragon Fly, and amazing hand launch electric plane made from a durable foam wing and a completely unique balsa wood fuselage and elevator. Or course because flying machines aren't just planes, we'll also throw in our Helicobra V2, a really cool version of our popular rubber band powered helicopter that is lots of fun for all ages! In addition to these amazing machines we're going to learn all about the history of flight and the science of what makes our planes fly! By the end of this course, you'll be an expert aviator ready to take flight!

nature of things

soccer player

Grades K-5

When: Thursday 3:45-4:30

Fee: $125 for 7 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, $100 for 7 weeks )
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, $100 for 7 weeks )
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 Fri. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
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!
Crafty Cookers ( Everyone Wed. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
One week we could be baking cupcakes, making pizza or pancakes or stir fry food and then another wee we'll be working on a craft such as beads and lanyards, painting or jewelry making. For some classes we'll even combine both cooking and crafts.
Dodge City ( Everyone Thu. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
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.
Fancy Fingers ( All Girls: Fri. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
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)
Fashion Divas ( Everyone Thu. 4:30-5:15, $100 for 7 weeks )
Calling all Divas. Looking for that perfect outfit or accessory? 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.
Ga-Ga Ball ( Everyone Wed. 4:30-5:15, $100 for 7 weeks )
Ga-Ga Ball is a dynamic court game that is played in our very own GaGa Pit. The game combines dodging, striking, running and jumping with the object of hitting opponents with a ball below the knee while avoiding being hit.
Homework Club ( 1st Grade & Up Mon.-Thu. 3:30-4:30, $140 for 7 weeks )
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, $100 for 7 weeks )
Kids love cookies and so do we! We will bake all kinds of yummy cookies from chocolate chip, snicker cookies, Hershey kiss cookies and many more. Fresh baked cookies right out of the oven will be taken home by every child each class.
Mat Ball ( Everyone Tue. 4:30-5:15, $100 for 7 weeks )
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, $100 for 7 weeks )
Four teams in all four corners of the gym compete against each other. If your ball is caught or if you get hit with a ball then you are out. Which team will make it to the end?
Perfect Pancakes ( Everyone Mon. 4:30-5:15, $100 for 7 weeks )
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!
Pie Making ( Everyone Thu. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
Apple pies, pudding pies, and pizza pies, your child will be the next great baker at PCH. Anything Pies will be made in this new cooking class and each child will finish class with a freshly baked pie right out of the oven to take home.
Pizza Pizza! ( Everyone Mon. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
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.
Rock Art ( Everyone Wed. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
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, $100 for 7 weeks )
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!!!
Tie-Dye Art ( Everyone Mon. 4:30-5:15, $100 for 7 weeks )
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, $100 for 7 weeks )
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.