Prescott Learning Centre
(K–9)

Options & CTF Programs

Term 2 Options

CTF Tuesday (Grade 7, 8, & 9)

Worldly Travellers - Mrs. Harach

What are the most interesting countries in the world? What are some of the many sites that you could visit to get an authentic experience if you were to visit certain foreign countries? Do you know what you need to do in order to be safe in different countries if you were to visit them? In this course, we will explore a variety of countries on all of the different continents and explore many activities and sites for each. We will also learn about what rules and restrictions there are in different countries that travelers need to know to keep themselves safe! We will also touch on how to book flights and accommodations for the best price to learn how to travel on a 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

 

Be A Basketball Pro!- Mr. McNaughton & Miss Frizzell

In this option, you will learn the ins and outs of the complex, dynamic, AMAZING sport of Basketball! Be prepared to be active and get sweaty! We are looking for individuals who are willing to learn and participate in all activities, a positive attitude is a must!

Cost: None


Survival Spanish - Mr. Lang

This is an introductory course of the Spanish language. You do not need to know any Spanish to join this class. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify and say the Spanish alphabet, introduce yourself and others, express preferences, ask basic questions, learn to read basic sentences, learn vocabulary used in a school, city, and restaurants. The final assignment in this class will be an oral presentation in Spanish.

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 we write, create and capture all the action that happens at Prescott Learning Center! Join our team and show us what you've got! Whether you're a sports lover, music lover, video gamer, or anything in-between.

Cost: None

 

One Acts - Mrs. Dallinger

Do you crave the stage? Do you see yourself in lights? Join us for the One Act Festival option. We will create an entertaining play to present to parents, to friends and to present at the Zone II Junior One Act Festival in Barrhead. Students will work during class and present to family and friends at the end of the term and then work after school in April to present at the festival. If you are unable to attend the festival with our troupe, don't let that stop you! You will present end of term and can choose whether or not to continue! Come hear the applause!

Cost: $25

 

Strategy and 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/Mr. Penner

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: $10

 

CTF 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

 

Communication Technology - Mr. Lang

Welcome to Communication Technology or "Com-Tech" for short. In this CTF, you will go through three modules. In each module, you will learn a different aspect of communication technology. Please read about the modules being offered in this course.
Module 1-Photography and Photo Editing. The final assignment will be portfolio.
Module 2- Animating Infographics. The final project will be an animated infographic video.
Module 3- Filmmaking. The final project will be 10 minute minute short film written, acted, and edited by you.

Cost: $20

 

Fit for Life - Miss Frizzell

In this option, we will be exploring different forms and types of physical activity - from yoga, boxing, zumba, running, and crossfit. You must be willing to be active and participate in all activities. We will be going on a few field trips to different sport facilities so there is a small fee involved.

Cost: $20

 

Drama - Mrs. Schamehorn

Be a creative genius when you direct, perform, and design and build sets for your own play!

Do you like to act? Do you enjoy directing? Then this is the CTF for you! You will have the opportunity to choose a play to direct or perform in. You will get to create your set, choose costuming, and then perform a short play. Come prepared to show off your talents!

Cost: None

 

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: None

 

Physics Yay! - Mr. McNaughton

Ping ball roller coasters and egg parachuting fun! All brought to you by our good friend physics! Bring your creativity, mathematical smarts and a good attitude for a great time!

Cost: $10

 

Sport Innovation - Mr. Adams

Why are certain sports very popular, while others not? In this CTF, you will play a variety of common and uncommon games to discover what key factors make those games popular or unpopular. You will then use that knowledge to create your own game that you will teach to others.

Cost: $20

 

3D Art - Mrs. Haggarty/Mrs. Smith

Students will have the opportunity to create three dimensional sculptures / functional art. You will be using clay and plaster, and will be learning techniques to coil, slab, join and sculpt, and how to properly set up, store, and clean up after your work. Projects include masks, cups and other items that will depend on your creativity!

Cost: $15

 

Y(our)- Mrs. van Beek

The Y(our) CTF aims to ignite your curiosity, illuminate your passions, build your world-changing abilities, foster collaboration, and highlight social emotional learning and equity. The Y(our) CTF supports your brave and confident pursuit of your ideas and dreams.  You will work on a personal passion project which has a direct impact on your community throughout the CTF term. This project provides a personalized, learning approach which gives you the relationships, tools and experiences which help to develop you as a community leader and innovator. This inquiry-based, authentic learning opportunity will help you to think critically, explore deeply, challenge yourself, and contribute positively to your world; learning from your successes and failures in a safe environment. Finally a place where Y(our) learning is Y(our) choice!  

Cost: None

 

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.

If you were in this first term, please do not select this for term 2.

Cost: $30
 

Become a Movie Critic- Miss Punter

What makes a good movie? What makes a bad movie? In this CTF, we are going to explore how Filmmakers create movies. We will also be learning how to analyze and critique these movies. This CTF is so much more than 'just watching movies.'

Cost: None

 

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