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Winter Program
Brochure 2016-17

Winter 2016-17 Registration

After School

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Optional Forms:

Homework Club Flyer

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. Bus transportation is available after school for students from the Purchase Elementary School to the Purchase Community House for a fee. For the 2016-2017 school year, the Purchase Community House will be managing the transportation including registration, daily attendance and fees. The Purchase Community House will provide a 24 passenger mini-bus for the approximately 145 days the PCH is open. You can find more information about the bus here.

After School Membership 2016-2017

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Membership Fees & Options

Join for an individual season (Fall, Winter or Spring @ $300) or
register for the entire school year and pay just $750.


Entire Year (September 14th to May 26th)

$750 first child and $500 each additional child

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


Payment plans are available. Please contact us and we will work out a
payment schedule for the Membership Fee or Class Fees.

Winter Term (December 16th to March 24th)

$300 first child and $200 each additional child (per term)


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

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


2017 Winter Class Dates:

Monday: Jan 9, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20
Tuesday: Jan 10, 17, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 7, 14
Wednesday: Jan 11, 18, Feb 8, 15, Mar 1, 8, 15
Thursday: Jan 12, 19, Feb 9, 16, Mar 2, 9, 16
Friday: Jan 13, 20, Feb 10, 17, Mar 3, 10, 17


Winter Homework Club will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 and end on Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017.
Although we are not holding after school classes during the weeks of Jan. 23rd and 30th (due to the play at Purchase School), Homework Club will be held Monday-Thursday during those weeks.
The House will also be open for after school drop-in during those weeks.



Winter 2017 Classes are listed below


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


hobby quest

Bricks 4 Kidz - Grades K-5 - Amazing Animals!

When: Wednesday 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'll build...
This unit will sure delight your children who love animals. We'll build models of a snake, crocodile, bird, and more. Each week we'll discuss fascinating facts about the animals we build, from the spider that spins a web to the seal model that waddles across the table. Children will love these moving models that celebrate the wonders of the animal kingdom.


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

Hobby Quest Magicians - Grades K-5

When: Thursday 3:45-4:30

Fee: $125 for 7 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!

Chocolate Lover's Delight ( Everyone Mon. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
Who doesn't love chocolate? In this class we will make various goodies where the main ingredient is chocolate! Chocolate chips, chocolate frosting, chocolate pudding and so much more...Can you taste the Chocolate? (Children will be supervised by our very own PCH kitchen guru.)
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.
Gingerbread Treats ( Everyone Wed. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
In this Gingerbread class we'll be baking delicious sweets and treats you won't want to miss out on! Here's what's on our Gingerbread Treats Menu: Popcorn Cakes, Gingerbread Houses, Krispie Treat Christmas Trees, Cupcake Filled Tree Cones, Melting Snowman Cookie, Candy Cane Pops.
Hockey ( 2nd & Up Thu. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
This fast paced, high flying, glove saving, goal scoring, class gives the participants a good old game of hockey. Hockey will be played outside on the blacktop with goggles worn for safety.
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 from 3:30-4:30pm. Emphasis will be placed on spelling, organizational skills, attending to tasks, math concepts, vocabulary, library research, reading comprehension and developing study skills.

All work will be based on each child's daily homework requirements. A snack and water will be provided. Becoming part of "The Club" will grant you access to our computers to log onto your Google Classroom account in order to complete assignments or surf the web for research for the next school project.

The fee for unlimited use to "The Club" is $150 for grades 1-6. Homework Club will be in session only when classes are in session.
Mini Hoops Basketball ( K & 1st Tue. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
Show your skills in MINI HOOPS BASKETBALL! We will play school yard b-ball games like horse, hot spots, around the world, knock out, shoot out tournaments and a pick up game of 5 on 5 on our mini full court. It is a Slam Dunk! Sign up now!
Ooey Gooey Science ( Everyone Thu. 4:30-5:15, $100 for 7 weeks )
Do you like making messes? If so this is your class, it's the ultimate hands on Ooey Gooey Science fun experience. Your child will be experimenting with gooey worms, slime, and all the icky, sticky goop we can find.
Pancake Art ( Everyone Thu. 3:45-4:30, $100 for 7 weeks )
This new and unique offering combines your art talents and the delicious taste of pancakes. It is a fun and creative class for sure, and the best of all you get to eat your creations!
Pie Making ( Everyone Tue. 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.
Sand Art ( Everyone Tue. 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!!!