Spring 2014 Registration
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 reponsible 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. To sign up for the bus, please complete the Purchase School to PCH Bus Form and submit it with payment to Gina DiDonato, 111 Park Lane, West Harrison, NY 10604, or drop the form with payment to the PCH office.
2014 Spring Afterschool Activities
Reminder: The annual After School Program Membership fee must be paid prior to signing up for any after school classes.
2014 Spring Class Dates:
Monday: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12
The Tuesday Tennis Class has been extended to May 13th due to a weather cancellation.
The Thursday Tennis Class has been extended to May 15th due to a weather cancellation.
Spring 2014 Afternoon Classes:
Cake Decorating ( Everyone Thu. 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 Tue. 3:45, Fri. 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.
Carpentry ( Everyone Mon. 3:45-4:30 )
In this class your child will be able to build great projects such as wooden tables, picture frames, and even wooden cars. With the help of our instructors your child will be a great helping hand around the house in no time. (Beginner carpentry and carpentry projects will be modified based on skill and age.)
Fashion Divas ( Everyone Wed. 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 Fri. 4:30 )
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.
Nerf Team Scatter Dodge ( K & 1st Mon. 3:45 )
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 Mon. 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.
Tennis ( K & 1st Tue. 3:45, 2nd & Up Thu. 3:45 )
Beginner Instructional Tennis offered to all ages. Classes will be taught by tennis expert Cathy Moore. Don't miss out on this fantastic class where your children are in a fun, low key, non-competitive atmosphere. 5 week Class.
Whoopie Ball ( Everyone Thu. 3:45-4:30 )
Whoopie Ball is a Community House favorite. Whoopie is a form of kick ball game that can be played in the gym or outside on the blacktop. Kick the ball then run the bases two times around and yell WHOOPIEEEE when you score. But wait, this game is also batter's choice, you can kick, use a baseball bat or your hand to hit the ball.