Mural of a tree

One of the school murals created by participants in Mural Masterpieces.

Murals, Pollinators, Parent/Tot Aquatics, Home Alone offered

Posted March 20, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering Mural Masterpieces, Bring Back the Pollinators, Parent/Tot Aquatics and Home Alone classes, plus a Monthly Meditation and a Fitness Center Orientation in April.

Register early and save $10 on the following classes, which meet at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave., unless otherwise noted:

  • Mural Masterpieces: Students in grades two through six work together to create a large theme-based mural for the school, plus a smaller one to take home. Class will meet with art teacher Field Lehmann from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from April 4 to May 16 at Horizon Elementary School, 411 S. Highland Ave. (but students from any school are welcome!); fee is $25 until March 24 then $35.
  • Bring Back the Pollinators: Native pollinators are in serious decline, with some on the brink of extinction. In this workshop, the final part in our Pollinators Series, learn the issues around native pollinators, as well as ways you can support these very important invertebrates. Plan to make and take a simple bee nest to start building pollinator habitat in your community. Class will meet with instructor Carrie Caselton Lowe, who holds a master of science degree in agro-ecology, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8 in the PHS Food Science & Agriculture Center; fee is $20 until March 24, then $30.
  • Parent/Tot Aquatics: This class assists in establishing a comfort level in the water for children ages 6 months to 5 years while giving tips for water safety. Caregivers will be in the water with the children, so this class provides a unique opportunity to bond. Class will meet with instructor Beth Kerntke for an orientation at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, then enjoy pool time from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from April 11 to May 16; fee is $38 until March 24, then $48.
  • Home Alone: Children in grades three through six who spend time home without an adult will gain a knowledge of safety concepts. They will learn to use 911, what to say when a caller asks for mom or dad, what to do if the lights go out, and how to handle other small emergencies. Class will meet with instructor Denise Roth from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 12 at Horizon; fee is $22 until March 31, then $32.

In addition, Community Ed & Rec is offering the following again in early April:

  • Fitness Center Orientation: The next facility tour and orientation at the supervised Community Fitness Center will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 3; there is no fee but you must pre-register with Community Ed & Rec.
  • Monthly Meditation: These ongoing meditation sessions will begin with guided breathing or meditation techniques and end with a quiet meditation. The next session, guided by Carrie Caselton Lowe, a certified Yoga teacher, will be from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in the PHS Literacy Lounge; there is no fee and drop-ins are welcome.

Learn more:
Register online; this option, which no longer carries a service charge, allows you to pay with a credit card and to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
Print a registration form to mail or bring to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
View or download the complete Winter/Spring 2017 course guide.
Visit our new Facebook page, where we will be sharing information regularly about our many learning and recreational offerings for community members of all ages.
• Call (920) 892-5068, email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us or visit the Community Education and Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.