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Fall Program
Brochure 2014

Fall 2014 Registration

After School

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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. You can find more information about the bus here.

2014 Fall After School Activities

The After School Drop In Center Begins on Monday, September 15, 2014. Registration for membership and classes is happening now! Fall Classes begin on September 29, 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: Sep 29, Oct 6, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24
Tuesday: Sep 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 18, 25, Dec 2
Wednesday: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19
Thursday: Oct 2, 9, 16, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4
Friday: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5

Fall 2014 Classes: NEW THIS FALL...


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


backyard sports
Grades K-5 Fall Soccer Program

soccer player

Days: Monday and Friday

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

Fee: $100 for 8 sessions (Monday or Friday classes available)

Players will receive soccer instruction from TEACHER COACHES and local VARSITY ATHLETES that are 100% committed to the development of the young athlete. Each member of our staff brings passionate energy and wants to be a role model to your son or daughter.

Backyard Sports is Westchester's leading provider of after school and community sports programming. The Fall Soccer session will combine progressive skill instruction and age appropriate game play with an equal emphasis on fun and the important lifelessons that competitive soccer offers along with ball control, movement and an understanding of the rules of the game.

hobby quest

Hobby Quest Aviators - Grades K-5

When: Tuesday 3:45-4:30

Fee: $100 for 8 sessions


Time to take off! - build, fly and take home your very own furious flying machines!


Take an exciting trip into the world of aviation as you build your very own aircraft and watch them soar overhead. This innovative program is an engaging and exciting foray into the world of aviation, and with a divers array of models to build and take home each class will leave you flying high like your airplanes. We'll tackle a few large models such as the UFO. This unusual looking plane sports a wind-up propeller and its round wings resemble a flying saucer. But don't be fooled - it's capable of taking off straight from the ground just like the big jets. And to prove a great plane doesn't always need a propeller we'll also build the SHREK 2, a classic all-wooden glider. This plane is great for performing loops and stunt tricks and launches with its own special slingshot. We'll also explore the world of motorized craft with THE DRAGONFLY. Featuring an electric motor and a wide wing span, this plane is great for long flights on windy fall days.


With these and so many more exciting models to build you'll be busy flying outside all autumn long. If fact, you may catch yourself saying "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...No wait, it's my airplane.


nature of things

soccer player

Grades K-5

When: Thursday 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.


Cake Decorating ( Everyone Mon. 4:30-5:15 )
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.)
Candle Making ( Everyone Wed. 4:30-5:15 )
Candle Making is fun and simple to do. Your child will be melting bees wax or blocks of wax to mold and sculpt their very own candle to bring home. This is a fun, sticky and smelling good time so get your hands involved in candle making.
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.
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.)
Dodge City ( Everyone Wed. 4:30-5:15 )
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 Fri. 4:30-5:15 )
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 Fri. 3:45-4:30 )
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.)
Nerf Team Scatter Dodge ( K & 1st Thu. 3:45, 2nd & Up Thu. 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.)
Pie Making ( Everyone Wed. 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 Fri. 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)
Sandtastic Art ( Everyone Tue. 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!!!
Tie-Dye Art ( Everyone Thu. 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.)
Whoopie Ball ( Everyone Tue. 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.