After School Programs & Activities

The Pinecroft Plus Program is offered each day from 3:00 pm-5:30 pm. Students spend the afternoon in a relaxed, fun atmosphere with outdoor play (weather permitting) and time to spend on homework. Snack time focuses on healthy foods.

Each month features theme days designed around special activities or workshops, including Electronics Day, food tasting and others. Children may choose to participate in these planned activities, or they may opt to select from one of our many games and crafts.

Run as a “drop in” type of after-school care, Pinecroft Plus welcomes the occasional participant or daily attendee. We require no minimum attendance.

* Special Programs (additional fees apply)*

Instrument Lessons:
  Music Teacher/ Instrumental Music Teacher/Band Director Denise Berson provides private/semi-private instrumental lessons to our students.  Denise is well-known locally with over 20 years’ experience in area private and public schools and summer programs.  She is the organizer/director/teacher of the popular Summer (Youth) Band Program previously housed at Capron Park and now part of the SMARTS Program

Participants in grades 2-5 can choose from:

saxophone *
trombone *
percussion (drums) *

* grades 4-5


YMCA DASH (Dynamic After School Hour):  Throughout the year, programs are offered by the Newman YMCA.  These include Archery, Sports Medley, Super Chefs, Lego Engineering, and more.


msilvaPiano Lessons at Pinecroft: We are excited to offer private 1/2 hour piano lessons to our students. Instructor Marissa Silva is a graduate of RI College with a double major in music and musical theatre.  She has appeared at Trinity Repertoire Company, performed and studied in London, England at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Marissa has studied and trained with the best in her field, including pianist and accompanist Natalia Ganchorva, Boston Conservatory voice teacher Flo St. Jean, Trinitory Repertoire Company resident actor Fred Sullivan, and jazz singer Shawnn Monteirro.