Pharr After-School Program

The Pharr After-School Program is a recreation program for students in Kindergarten – 5th Grade and shall take place on instruction days from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at school sites throughout the city. Under the supervision of the City of Pharr Parks & Recreation staff, each day, students will partake in structured activities, as well as supervised free play.

Pharr After-School Program 2021-2022

The Pharr After-School Program is a recreation-based program designed for students in kindergarten – 5th Grade and shall take place at participating Pharr elementary schools on instruction days from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. 

Under the supervision of Pharr Parks & Recreation employees, each day, students will have the opportunity to work on homework, eat a snack, and partake in a variety of activities. 

Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 

Programs will begin on Monday, September 6, 2021


Fee Per Child:
$50 per school semester

Fall 2020 Semester:
September 6, 2021 – December 17, 2021

Spring 2020 Semester:
January 4, 2022 – June 3, 2022

Parents/ Guardians must enroll their children at the Pharr Parks and Recreation office located at 1011 W Kelly Ave. Pharr, TX 78577. Registration is open and ongoing until a site meets the capacity. Registration is first come, first serve.

*All students are required to be enrolled one day prior to begin participating in the program. *

Current Participating Pharr Elementary Schools:

Dr. William Long Elementary
A&W Arnold Elementary
Raul Longoria Elementary
Aida Escobar Elementary
Daniel Ramirez Elementary
Henry Ford Elementary

Kelly-Pharr Elementary
Graciela Garcia Elementary
Geraldine Palmer Elementary
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Bertha Palacios Elementary
Carmen Anaya Elementary

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where does the program take place?

This is an on-site program which requires for City of Pharr Parks & Recreation staff members to occupy areas allotted by the campus such as the cafeteria, gym, and playground areas.

When does this program take place?

This program shall take place on student instruction days from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in accordance with the school district calendar (observing holidays, early release days, non-school days, or when school is dismissed due to inclement weather.) Students are not required to stay the entire time and are not required to attend every day. An additional fee will be charged if the student is not picked up by 6:00 p.m.

There will be NO After-School programs being held on the following days:

September 24, 2021 (Early Release Day)

October 11, 2021 (Staff Development Day)

November 5, 2021 (Early Release Day)

November 22 – November 26, 2021 (Non-School Days)

December 20 – December 31, 2021 (Non-School Days)

January 3, 2022 (Staff Development Day)

January 28, 2022 (Early Release Day)

February 14, 2022 (Non-School Day)

February 25, 2022 (Early Release Day)

March 14 – March 18, 2022 (Non-School Days)

March 25, 2022 (Early Release Day)

April 15, 2022 (Non-School Day)

April 22, 2022 (Early Release Day)

May 30, 2022 (Non-School Day)

What will my children be doing?

Opportunity is given for students to work on homework during after school time. Students will be offered Supper, a small meal, provided by PSJA ISD.  Students will also partake in a variety of group activities which can vary from arts & crafts, sports, board games, and team building activities.

What are the program rules?

The Pharr After-School Activity Program setting and format of large group activities may not be appropriate for all students. Failure to follow the program rules could lead to disciplinary action, including suspension and/or dismissal from the program, with no refund. Common sense, respect, safety, and good judgement should be used as a guide for the rules of this program. Program rules can be found in the Parent Handbook.

Contact Us

For any questions or concerns, please contact the After-School Programs Supervisor at (956) 402-4550. The Pharr Parks and Recreation Department is located at 1011 W. Kelly Ave., Pharr TX 78577.