Prescott Learning Centre
(K–9)

Options & CTF Programs

CTF Tuesday (Grade 7, 8, & 9)

Travel Around the World - Mrs. Harach

LET'S TAKE A TRIP! In this CTF challenge, students will "travel" around the world to different continents, discovering different culture, languages, religion, and interesting sights in each continent. We will be learning how to book flights and accommodations using a variety of websites available. Students will discover the variety of careers they can pursue that relate to travel, and how to travel on a budget. At the end of this challenge students will be asked to plan their own "trip" to a foreign country of their choice, where they will be required to book flights, accommodations, plan their activities and meals, all on a strict budget.

Cost: No Cost

Foodies Unite! - Mrs. Khondowe

Hungry? We will be exploring and creating some easy to prepare meals that leave Mr. Noodles in the cupboard! You will learn about meal nutrition and finding a balance between good food and good taste. As a chef, you will share in the production of meals, and also in the responsibility of proper and timely clean up. Sound yummy? Sign up.

*Students must specify dietary restrictions and allergies.

Cost: $40

Volleyball - Mr. McNaughton

Volleyball enthusiasts unite. Come build the basics, learn strategy, scorekeeping and reffing, all while having tons of fun. I'll see you there!

Cost: None

Prescott Breakout - Mr. Lang

Do you like escape rooms? If so, then this is the CTF for you! In this CTF, students will play, critique, and design their very own breakouts.

Cost: None

Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) - Miss Frizzell

Learn to communicate without even speaking! Sign Language is one of the most interesting and unique forms of communication, and is a very important asset to have in a changing and more inclusive world.

Cost: None

Sewing - Mrs. van Beek

Are you interested in learning some basic sewing or needlework skills to create and even design your own projects? This CTF will include opportunities to build your sewing skills with a sewing machine and explore a variety of self directed projects that could also involve knitting or crocheting. There will be a combination of pre-determined projects, focusing on developing essential skills, and individual projects, where you will be able to choose your own pattern or even remix an existing pattern!

Cost: $25

Prescott Press - Miss Punter

The Prescott Press is where creativity, journalism and photography meet to make something that will showcase all the action at Prescott Learning Centre. In this CTF you will learn how to work as a team of writers, photographers, and editors to showcase Prescott's story!

Cost: None

Musical Theatre - Mrs. Dallinger Tuesday, Mrs. Schamehorn Thursday

*Important - this option will occur on Tuesday & Thursday

When you think musical, do you think singing? Musicals aren't all song and dance! Acting, lighting, costuming are important too! Bring your acting chops and your singing pipes to this term's Musical Theatre class. Don't be afraid - there is a part for non-singers too!

This course will be completed Tuesdays and Thursday and may be on some lunch recess during the week, with a final performance at the end of the term. This is a two day option that will end with an amazing performance for students and families the second week of December!

Cost: $30

Strategy & Design - Mr. Adams

What are common skills that are required when playing board games? Is it all up to chance? Do you control your own destiny? During this challenge, you will develop different strategies for different games then apply this knowledge to create a product of your own. 

Cost: $7

Marvelous Mentors - Mrs. Schamehorn

Younger children naturally look up to students in the higher grades. Being a positive role model while helping younger students helps them to grow and learn. You will have the opportunity to assist younger students individually or in groups with completing classwork, practicing the basics as well as other teacher directed activities.

Cost: None

Think Like an Artist - Mrs. Haggarty

This will be a self-directed option where students will learn about Artistic Behaviors and be given a chance to express this using media of their choice. There will be no "required subject", meaning that students must have their own ideas that they will plan for, and then will submit them for approval to go to that station and create. (It will not be free time!)
Students will be given choice for different materials (eg. collage, pastels, drawing, etc) and will be required to complete a minimum of 5 final center-based art pieces, to be displayed at end of the term. If you are an independent artist who just wants time to explore and build your own creative ideas, then this is for you!

Cost: $20

Marvelous Mentors - Mrs. Schamehorn

Younger children naturally look up to students in the higher grades. Being a positive role model while helping younger students helps them to grow and learn. You will have the opportunity to assist younger students individually or in groups with completing classwork, practicing the basics as well as other teacher directed activities.

Cost: None

CTF/Option Thursday (Grade 7,8,9)

Foodies Unite! - Mrs. Khondowe

Hungry? We will be exploring and creating some easy to prepare meals that leave Mr. Noodles in the cupboard! You will learn about meal nutrition and finding a balance between good food and good taste. As a chef, you will share in the production of meals, and also in the responsibility of proper and timely clean up. Sound yummy? Sign up.

*Students must specify dietary restrictions and allergies.

Cost: $40

Gamers Unite - Mr. Lang

If you enjoy designing and playing video games then this is the CTF for you! In this CTF, you will learn to create video games using a “scratch-based” system. Students will learn the basic of scratch and then use that knowledge to create their very own video game!

Cost: None

Musical Theatre - Mrs. Schamehorn, Thursday, Mrs. Dallinger, Tuesday

*Important - this option will occur on Tuesday & Thursday

When you think musical, do you think singing? Musicals aren't all song and dance! Acting, lighting, costuming are important too! Bring your acting chops and your singing pipes to this term's Musical Theatre class. Don't be afraid - there is a part for non-singers too!

This course will be completed Tuesdays and Thursday and may be on some lunch recess during the week, with a final performance at the end of the term. This is a two day option that will end with an amazing performance for students and families the second week of December!

Cost: $30

Leadership- Mrs. Badry

What does it take to be an effective leader?
In this challenge, you will organize and implement school events and community service opportunities. The events you plan will reflect the needs of our school and community and will help create Prescott’s identity.  

Participants are welcome to continue in this CTF for all 3 terms.

Cost: Free

Outdoor Ed - Mr. Adams & Mr. McNaughton

Time to channel your inner "survivorman" in this option! If camping, orienteering, knots, fire starting and cooperative games (just to name a few activities we'll be doing) sound fun, this is the option for you!  ***This option includes an overnight camping trip***

Cost: $20

Pop Art - Mrs. Haggarty

Learn about the famous "Pop Art" movement by looking at famous artists and their work such as Andy Warhol , Tom Lichtenstein and Robert Raucshenberg. Explore the pop culture icons of the era, and create works using collage, printmaking and cardboard sculptures.

Cost: $20

Learn to Play Ukulele! - Miss Frizzell

Learn to play this wonderful and heart-felt instrument. We will be introducing you to chords, strumming patterns, and even full songs! Be prepared to perform for small and large groups - musical background and experience strongly suggested.

Sewing - Mrs. van Beek

Are you interested in learning some basic sewing or needlework skills to create and even design your own projects? This CTF will include opportunities to build your sewing skills with a sewing machine and explore a variety of self directed projects that could also involve knitting or crocheting. There will be a combination of pre-determined projects, focusing on developing essential skills, and individual projects, where you will be able to choose your own pattern or even remix an existing pattern!

Cost: $25

Beauty Business - Mrs. Harach

Let’s get dolled up!  Through research, hands-on experience, and guest speakers, students in this option will learn about hair care, make-up application, nail care, skin science, safety and sanitation, and Henna design and application.  We will also explore areas of salon management such as basic operational skills, communication, organization and leadership.

Cost: $30

Yearbook - Miss Punter

In Yearbook we are going to document all the action happening at Prescott! Work with a team to learn valuable photography and editing skills alongside being able to showcase Prescott's memories for years to come! You may stay in this CTF all year.

Cost: None

*Please note, these are subject to change depending on student interest, challenges may be added, changed or deleted*