Frequently Asked Questions

What programs are offered at the Club? What is a typical day like?
PAL of Massena is a “drop-in” after-school Club that offers supervised, evidence-based programs to help our members in the following areas: Academic Success, Good Character, Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles!  The staff designs a daily program schedule that is full of exciting, age-appropriate activities in the following Core Program areas:

Sports, Fitness & Recreation; The Arts; Health & Life Skills; Education & Tutoring; Character & Leadership Development.

All Members receive a snack each day at the Club!

How old does my child have to be to attend?
Membership is open to children in grades 2 – 12.

When does it operate? What are the hours?
We are open weekdays when school is in session, starting at 2:30 and closing at 6 PM. We are not open during school vacations, holidays, or when school is closed due to weather or early dismissal.

Are there Club activities in the evenings or on weekends?
There may be special events planned at the Club when we might otherwise be closed. Invitations for such events will be sent home with Club members, informational fliers tacked on the Clubhouse announcement Board and posted on our Facebook page.  Make sure you “Like” and “Follow” us to receive Club announcements.

How does my child get to and from the Club from school?
Students attending daily can be bused to Club with a completed transportation form from the Massena Central School District’s transportation department (forms are available at the Club and at individual schools).  

Parents must provide transportation after the Club. Only adults on our approved list will be allowed to pick up students.

Visit our Membership page for the Parent Handbook “Pick Up/Drop Off” section for complete details.

Is Club in session when school is dismissed early or cancelled?
The Club is open only on days that school is in session. We are closed on holidays, school vacations, snow days and early dismissal days — unless by special announcement.

How much does it cost to be a member?
The annual cost per child is $10. Scholarships and ways to earn memberships are available for children that receive free or reduced meals at school, ask for information.

Why does the Club hold fundraising events & campaigns?
We are a not-for-profit, charitable organization that depends on the generous support of foundations, businesses and individual donors in order to cover the daily costs of maintaining our facility, paying our staff and purchasing supplies. Please consider offering your support by clicking on the Donate Now button, attending our fundraising events, contributing supplies or volunteering your time & talents to the Club.