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for 2017-18 After School
Membership and
Winter Activities

Winter Program
Brochure 2017-18

Winter 2017-18 Registration

After School

Required Forms:

Class 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 2017-2018 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 2017-2018

Registration for Membership and After School Classes is now open.


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 13th to May 25th)

$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 Only (December 11th to March 9th)

$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.



2017-18 Winter Class Dates:

Monday: Dec 11, 18, Jan 8, Feb 5,12, 26, Mar 5
Tuesday: Dec 12, 19, Jan 2, 9, 16, Feb 6, 13
Wednesday: Dec 13, 20, Jan 3, 10, 17, Feb 7, 14
Thursday: Dec 14, 21, Jan 4, 11, 18, Feb 8, 15
Friday: Dec 15, 22, Jan 5, 12, 19, Feb 9, 16


Winter Homework Club will end on Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018.


2017 Fall Class Dates:

Monday: Oct 2, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20
Tuesday: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 14, 21, 28
Wednesday: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15
Thursday: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16
Friday: Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1


Fall Homework Club will begin on Monday, Sept. 25th
and end on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.


Winter 2017-18 Classes are listed below


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


backyard sports
Grades K-5 Winter Basketball & Multi-Sports Programs

Kindergarten Multi-Sports: Monday 3:30-4:30

1st Grade Basketball: Wednesday 3:30-4:30

2nd & Up Basketball: Tuesday 3:30-4:30

Fee: $130 for 7 sessions

Backyard Sports is Westchester's leading provider of after school and community sports programming. The Winter Basketball program will combine progressive skill instruction and age appropriate game play with an equal emphasis on fun along with ball control, movement and an understanding of the rules of the game.

The Winter Multi-Sport Kindergarten Program will begin with a "skill of the day" accompanied by group skill work stations with player demonstrations and then move to player games/scrimmages. The sports that will be played are Basketball, Soccer and Handball. Each week your child will learn skills from two of the three sports and then the classes will rotated in the following session.

All players will receive instruction from Experienced Coaches that are committed to the development of the young athlete.

hobby quest

Bricks 4 Kidz - Grades K-5 - Movie Edition
Frozen & Star Wars Movie Adventures

When: Friday 3:45-4:30

Fee: $130 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.


Join us as we take an adventurous journey through a world where rebels and the dark side start epic battles. Build motorized models that represent spacecraft and robots from your favorite popular space movie. Then we will encounter the Frozen world of Queen Elsa.  A motorized model of Kristoph's sleigh  will take us through the frozen forest. We will also be joined by his reindeer friend Sven when we build a moving model of him.  It is sure to be a magical adventure.

hobby quest

Hobby Quest Aviators - Grades K-5

When: Friday 4:30-5:15

Fee: $130 for 7 sessions


Build it! Fly it! Keep it!


Take your building and flying skills to the next level and join us for Hobby Quest's Extreme Flight! This session we are going to build really cool planes that know what it means to be Extreme! Of course every pilot needs to start out with a little training, so first we'll build the J3 Piper, a lightweight balsa wood glider used for training pilots! Next we'll build the ultra-cool balsa wood Airhawk. The Airhawk was a fighter plane that was used during the Second World War. Some of the most extreme flying machines are the ones we see flying in space. The super cool glow in the dark UFO is going to magically fly being controlled just by the palm of your hand! Not only will it light up like a real spacecraft, but it will fly as high as 10 feet! If that wasn't extreme enough, you'll also be well on your way to knowing everything there is to know about flight when we teach you how planes fly, and what each part of the airplane is for. Pretty soon you'll be ready to start your own flight training!

Artistic Adventures ( Everyone Wed. 4:30-5:15, $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 Thu. 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!
Capture the Flag ( Everyone Wed. 4:30-5:15, $100 for 7 weeks )
Two teams each have a flag (or other marker) and the object is to capture the other team's flag, located at the team's "base" and bring it safely back to their own base. Enemy players can be "tagged" by players in their home territory; these players are then sent to jail.
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 Thu. 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, $150 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.
Kindergarten Scholars ( Kingergarten Tue. 3:30-4:15, $100 for 7 weeks )
Sign up and join Barbara in Kindergarten Scholars where your child will have fun as they learn, reinforce and strengthen their math and language arts (phonics, sight words ) skills through the use of games, manipulatives, worksheets and videos.
Nerf Team Scatter Dodge ( 2nd & Up Mon. 4:30-5:15, $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?
Pancake Art ( Everyone Tue. 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!
Rock Art ( Everyone Mon. 4:30-5:15, $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 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!!!
Whoopie Ball ( Everyone Tue. 4:30-5:15, $100 for 7 weeks )
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.