The 2023-24 Winter term of Afterschool Drop-in Activities will begin on Monday December 11th and conclude on Friday March 8th. The final date for the entire school year will be Thursday, May 23, 2024. You can register for 1,2,3,4 or all 5 days of the week, and you pick the day(s) of the week that you need. There are 11 weeks in the session.
The Afterschool program is available Monday-Friday from 3pm to 5:30pm.
Supervised indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) activities include the playground, blacktop, gym time and auditorium amusements.
Homework Club will be offered Monday-Thursday at an additional fee.
In addition to drop-in, Afterschool enrichment classes will begin on Tuesday January 16, 2024. A child must be enrolled for drop-in on that day to enroll in an enrichment class.
Back by popular demand, the PCH will once again be providing a bus from Purchase School to the Purchase Community House. The fee for the bus is $110 per day of the week for the winter session. For example, if you register for Monday, Tuesday and Friday, that is 3 days x $110 for a total of $330 for the winter session. The winter session runs through March 8th. Access this flyer for detailed information. Log in here to register for the bus. A separate Bus Release Form must be submitted to the PCH before your child can ride the bus.
The Afterschool Drop-in Program will NOT be held on the following days during the year:
Friday September 22 (Purchase School Early Dismissal)
Monday September 25 (Yom Kippur)
Monday October 9 (Columbus Day)
Tuesday November 7 (Purchase School Conference Day)
Friday November 10 (Veteran's Day)
Wednesday - Friday November 22-24 (Thanksgiving Recess)
Friday December 22 - Monday January 1 (Holiday Recess)
Monday January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Friday February 9 (Purchase School Conference Day)
Monday February 19 - Friday February 23 (Winter Recess)
Monday March 25 - Friday March 29 (Spring Recess)
Tuesday April 23 (Passover)
Thursday May 23rd is the final day of PCH Afterschool Programs
The PCH Homework Club is designed to assist children with their daily homework assignments. Supervised by our Afterschool teachers, the program meets Monday-Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
All work will be based on each child's daily homework requirements. A snack and water will be provided. Becoming part of "The Club" you can use our wireless network to log onto your Google Classroom account, complete assignments or browse the web for research for the next school project.
A child must be enrolled in Afterschool Drop-in on the day they wish to enroll in Homework Club. The Homework Club start date for the 2023-24 Winter term is December 11, 2023.
Winter 2023-24 Enrichment Classes
In addition to Drop in Activities and Homework Club, we offer Afterschool enrichment classes. To enroll in an enrichment class, you must also be enrolled in Drop in Activities for that day. Below are descriptions of enrichment classes being offered for the Winter 2023-24 term. Winter registration is now open!
He Shoots… He Scores!!! Goal!!! This is what your children could experience if they were to join this awesome indoor style arena soccer class. Your children will learn the basics from offense to defense and the basic techniques needed in order to play the game of soccer. Don't miss out on your chance to score a goal.
Day: Monday Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 4 K - 5th: 3:45-4:30pm Fee: $180 for 6 week class
Zumba - Just added!
Join this fun, high energy dance class on Monday afternoons with our very own Certified Zumba Instructor. Your child will learn nonstop energetic routines to Latin and Pop Songs we all know and love! No prior dance experience is required.
Day: Monday Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 4 K - 5th: 4:30-5:15pm Fee: $180 for 6 week class
Mamma Mia, I LOVE Pizza! Join us Tuesday afternoon in the kitchen for this pizza delight while we get creative with our pizza dishes and toppings. Each week your child will make their own personal pizza dish. This class is currently full and has a waitlist. Call Frank at 914-949-2636 if interested in enrolling, as space may be available.
Day: Tuesday Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27 K & Up: 3:45-4:30pm Fee: $180 for 6 week class
Join Diane Richardson, our Karate Sensei for a fun introductory karate class this winter. Diane is a 7th Degree black belt in Shotokan Karate who will teach your child the basic blocks, kicks, punches and Japanese counting all while building self-esteem, self-confidence and much more.
Day: Tuesday Dates: January 16, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 5 K & Up: 3:45-4:30pm Fee: $210 for 6 week class
Learn how to make creative and festive balloon arrangements, a balloon cluster and how to tie a balloon as well as use the air pump and air machine. Also learn how to twist balloons to make fun balloon characters in balloon art. This class is currently full and has a waitlist.
Day: Wednesday Dates: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28 K - 5th: 3:45-4:30pm Fee: $210 for 6 week class
Sign Language Crafts
For new students and those familiar with American Sign language. Students will work in teams to communicate to each other in sign. A song will be taught in sign for a performance at the end of the session with visual themed art to be displayed.
Day: Wednesday Dates: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28 K - 5th: 4:30-5:15pm Fee: $210 for 6 week class
Sports of Sorts
In Sports of Sorts we'll play all types of sports and games that the PCH has to offer such as basketball, steal the bacon, clean up your backyard, kick ball, line soccer, capture the chicken, pin city, dodgeball and much more.
Day: Thursday Dates: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 29 K - 5th: 3:45-4:30pm Fee: $180 for 6 week class
Cheerleading - Just added!
Your child will learn the foundational skills of cheerleading such as sideline cheers and chants in this class on Thursday afternoons. They'll also learn the basic stunts and gymnastics tricks. This is a fun high energy class for all. No prior experience is needed.
Day: Thursday Dates: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 29 K - 5th: 4:30-5:15pm Fee: $180 for 6 week class