Stratford Community School

           2018 Stratford Community School

Registration:  September 12, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Fee: $20.00 (includes course material unless otherwise stated)

Stratford Community School will open for registration Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 pm at Stratford Elementary School.
Please note: There will be no classes on registration night
with the exception of line dancing.  All other classes will begin the following week.
A second registration and the first night of classes will take be held on Wednesday, September 19th (same place and time). Only those programs with space remaining will be available for registration.

Planned Course Descriptions

All Can Sing –  Have you dreamt of singing in a group but think you can’t sing good enough or are intimated? Well we have the community course for you. This course is designed for amateur singers who don’t get a chance to sing but secretly want to. What will be sung: Songs by Van Morrison, Canadian composer David Foster, Stevie Wonder and PEI favourites? Additional song titles to be decided by the group and music directors.

Belly Dancing (limited to 10 people) – Come and learn the basic moves of Belly Dancing.  This class gets you moving and having lots of fun.

Bridge– Learn the basics of Bridge and start playing! Bridge is a game of cards played with 4 people in partners.  Start playing now and refine your skills each week.

Crochet – Don’t know how to crochet or haven’t crocheted in a while, this is a great class to get the crochet hook out and create something. You will learn the basics of crocheting.  Must provide your own crochet hook and yarn.

Estate Planning – Learn about the duties of an executor; wills; power of attorney; living wills; income tax planning;  insurance (life, travel and health); RRSP’s; TFSA’s; REF’s; planned giving; organ donations; planned funerals; etc. A must for those who say “I’ll get around to it, but never do.”

Gardening – Everything you ever wanted to know about gardening. Each week a different topic will be covered. Topics include:  Grass and Lawn maintenance; Stone walk ways; Gardening by the sun, moon, wind, and roses; Bugs and pruning; Organic; Using your garden as centerpiece or swag; and collecting seeds.

Genealogy – Genealogy in the 21st Century.  This course will be entirely computer based and participants will own a computer, preferably a notebook/laptop and be comfortable in its use. Participants will use a free version of the genealogy software Roots Magic Essentials (Mac & PC) and complete assignments integrating with FamilySearch.org which is equivalent to Ancestry.ca. The course will be on hiatus for part of October, but will have the same number of classes with extra classes scheduled in agreement with participants.

Beginner and Intermediate Guitar – If you have never played or have some experience there is something for you.

Line Dancing – Get your boots out and join this class, you will learn lot of moves, get some great exercise and have lots of fun!

Pickle Ball – Are you looking for a fun fitness activity that isn’t boring? Do you want a cardiovascular workout that won’t jolt your joints? If so, then pickleball may be for you. Pickleball is a low-impact sport that is played on a badminton court with a paddle and whiffle ball. It’s a great social activity that’s suitable for all ages and mobility levels and will get you out and moving!

It will be taught by members of the Stratford Pickleball Club who have generously volunteered their time, equipment and experience to show you the techniques you’ll need to begin playing. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the sport and practice the moves in a learner-friendly environment. Once you’ve learned there are several pickleball clubs that play all year in PEI and, if you go south for the winter, there are many more opportunities to play. So come along and try it out!

Photography Beginner – Calling all shutter bugs. Have you taken what you thought would be beautiful pictures only to find out they were blurry, out of focus or missed the subject all together, then you should join this class. This is a great way to learn some basic tips to have your pictures turn out perfect all the time. (Bring your own camera)

Sewing – Learn the basics of sewing. Bring your own sewing machine and provide your own materials

Sign Language – Sign language is a language that employs signs made with the hands and other movements, including facial expressions and postures of the body, used primarily by people who are deaf.

Stained Glass – Learn the basics of stain glass. Location instructor’s studio. Additional costs for materials.

Ukulele – This ukulele course will be for the beginner level. Classes will concentrate on the basic elements of playing the ukulele.  By the end of the course, students will be able to confidently play two and three chord songs. Students planning to attend should have a soprano, concert, or tenor style ukulele and an electronic tuner. Curriculum Elements: What is a ukulele? , The history of the ukulele, Types of ukuleles. , Parts of a ukulele, Tuning your ukulele, Ukulele strings ‘C’ tuning, Electronic tuning, the Basic strum, how to hold your ukulele,  where to strum on the ukulele, training your fingers to strum, rhythm and timing, 4/4 timing, counting the time, adding rhythm, the ‘C’ Major chord,  what is a chord,  where to place you fingers on a string/fret. (Bring your own ukulele).

Tentative Courses: Knitting, French, Craft a Night, and Food for Thought

For the latest course information please consult the PEI Community School Website at www.peicommunityschools.com.  Please do not contact Stratford Elementary School or the Town of Stratford for information. 

Stratford Community School

           2018 Stratford Community School

Registration:  September 12, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Fee: $20.00 (includes course material unless otherwise stated)

Stratford Community School will open for registration Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 pm at Stratford Elementary School.
Please note: There will be no classes on registration night
with the exception of line dancing.  All other classes will begin the following week.
A second registration and the first night of classes will take be held on Wednesday, September 19th (same place and time). Only those programs with space remaining will be available for registration.

Planned Course Descriptions

All Can Sing –  Have you dreamt of singing in a group but think you can’t sing good enough or are intimated? Well we have the community course for you. This course is designed for amateur singers who don’t get a chance to sing but secretly want to. What will be sung: Songs by Van Morrison, Canadian composer David Foster, Stevie Wonder and PEI favourites? Additional song titles to be decided by the group and music directors.

Belly Dancing (limited to 10 people) – Come and learn the basic moves of Belly Dancing.  This class gets you moving and having lots of fun.

Bridge– Learn the basics of Bridge and start playing! Bridge is a game of cards played with 4 people in partners.  Start playing now and refine your skills each week.

Crochet – Don’t know how to crochet or haven’t crocheted in a while, this is a great class to get the crochet hook out and create something. You will learn the basics of crocheting.  Must provide your own crochet hook and yarn.

Estate Planning – Learn about the duties of an executor; wills; power of attorney; living wills; income tax planning;  insurance (life, travel and health); RRSP’s; TFSA’s; REF’s; planned giving; organ donations; planned funerals; etc. A must for those who say “I’ll get around to it, but never do.”

Gardening – Everything you ever wanted to know about gardening. Each week a different topic will be covered. Topics include:  Grass and Lawn maintenance; Stone walk ways; Gardening by the sun, moon, wind, and roses; Bugs and pruning; Organic; Using your garden as centerpiece or swag; and collecting seeds.

Genealogy – Genealogy in the 21st Century.  This course will be entirely computer based and participants will own a computer, preferably a notebook/laptop and be comfortable in its use. Participants will use a free version of the genealogy software Roots Magic Essentials (Mac & PC) and complete assignments integrating with FamilySearch.org which is equivalent to Ancestry.ca. The course will be on hiatus for part of October, but will have the same number of classes with extra classes scheduled in agreement with participants.

Beginner and Intermediate Guitar – If you have never played or have some experience there is something for you.

Line Dancing – Get your boots out and join this class, you will learn lot of moves, get some great exercise and have lots of fun!

Pickle Ball – Are you looking for a fun fitness activity that isn’t boring? Do you want a cardiovascular workout that won’t jolt your joints? If so, then pickleball may be for you. Pickleball is a low-impact sport that is played on a badminton court with a paddle and whiffle ball. It’s a great social activity that’s suitable for all ages and mobility levels and will get you out and moving!

It will be taught by members of the Stratford Pickleball Club who have generously volunteered their time, equipment and experience to show you the techniques you’ll need to begin playing. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the sport and practice the moves in a learner-friendly environment. Once you’ve learned there are several pickleball clubs that play all year in PEI and, if you go south for the winter, there are many more opportunities to play. So come along and try it out!

Photography Beginner – Calling all shutter bugs. Have you taken what you thought would be beautiful pictures only to find out they were blurry, out of focus or missed the subject all together, then you should join this class. This is a great way to learn some basic tips to have your pictures turn out perfect all the time. (Bring your own camera)

Sewing – Learn the basics of sewing. Bring your own sewing machine and provide your own materials

Sign Language – Sign language is a language that employs signs made with the hands and other movements, including facial expressions and postures of the body, used primarily by people who are deaf.

Stained Glass – Learn the basics of stain glass. Location instructor’s studio. Additional costs for materials.

Ukulele – This ukulele course will be for the beginner level. Classes will concentrate on the basic elements of playing the ukulele.  By the end of the course, students will be able to confidently play two and three chord songs. Students planning to attend should have a soprano, concert, or tenor style ukulele and an electronic tuner. Curriculum Elements: What is a ukulele? , The history of the ukulele, Types of ukuleles. , Parts of a ukulele, Tuning your ukulele, Ukulele strings ‘C’ tuning, Electronic tuning, the Basic strum, how to hold your ukulele,  where to strum on the ukulele, training your fingers to strum, rhythm and timing, 4/4 timing, counting the time, adding rhythm, the ‘C’ Major chord,  what is a chord,  where to place you fingers on a string/fret. (Bring your own ukulele).

Tentative Courses: Knitting, French, Craft a Night, and Food for Thought

For the latest course information please consult the PEI Community School Website at www.peicommunityschools.com.  Please do not contact Stratford Elementary School or the Town of Stratford for information. 

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