Dunkirk City School District Community Education Winter/Spring 2019

Begin a new adventure! Sign up for a community education class today! Payment must accompany registration forms and District waiver. Make checks payable to Dunkirk City School District. Registration forms can be turned into the District’s Receptionist at 620 Marauder Drive, Dunkirk.

No refunds after class begins.

Hall Walking – currently through April 20

Need a place to fitness walk? Dunkirk High School hallways are perfect. When you sign up, you will have unlimited access Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. All you need is a pair of walking shoes. You will need to sign in and out every evening at the Fitness Center and wear a name tag for identification. Cost: $5.

5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course S. Howard

This is the 5-hour (in class, NOT in car) driver program course that is needed to get your license. You need to complete this course before you can take your road test. Minimum 10 and maximum 36.



March session: Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28

April Session: Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11

May Session: Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30

June Session: Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13

High School Room 502, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

$35 Dunkirk residents, $40 non-residents

Dates are subject to change

Kidding around Yoga Ann Marie Hamlet

Ann Marie Hamlet is a certified Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) teacher,. KAY provides an amazing curriculum designed to motivate children to be active, build confidence, and manage the spectrum of emotions that they experience in their daily activities. KAY is a stress management for kids. Minimum of five (5) students.

Location: High School Main Gym cost: $6 per class 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Dates: March 9, March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6, May 4 and May 11

Social Dancing: Argentine Tango Instructor: N. Chambliss

Argentine Tango is a partner dance. Participants will learn and practice the fundamental elements including: posture, leading and following, walking steps and turns. Emphasis will be placed on rhythm and musicality of movement. Couples and singles are welcome; no prior dance experience is needed. Socks or dance shoes may be worn.

Cost: $5 per class or $32 for the entire session (8 weeks)

Wednesdays: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Location: High School Media Center

Dates: March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10, May 1, May 8 and May 15

DHS Fitness Center

Dunkirk City School District residents only

Come get in shape in our state of the art fitness center. We offer cardio equipment, free weights, cable machines and strength training machines.

Hours: Monday through Friday 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon

Cost: $20 per month, $15 per month if paid six months in advance, $10 per month if paid one year in advance.

Senior Citizens (55 and over): $5 per month.

Beginner Tennis

Instructor: A. Saye

Learn to play tennis. This program will have children playing the game of tennis right away. Students will learn a variety of basic tennis skills including forehand, backhand and serving. Come dressed in gym clothes and sneakers. There will be a few racquets available on a first-come, first-serve basis, but bringing your own junior racquet is recommended. Sizing information will be available at the first session.

Tuesday, April 2 from 6 to 7 p.m.

High School Tennis Courts

Cost: $5 per class

Other dates to be discussed at first class.

Chair Yoga M. Helfeldt

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is performed using the chair for support whether sitting in the chair or standing. Bring a mat. There are a limited number of mats to loan and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

High School Cafeteria

Cost: $5 per class

Dates: March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10, May 1 and May 15

Beginner Basketball K. Ricker and L. Gullo

Learn from the Dunkirk Marauder’s Varsity basketball staff and its players. Learn the basics in basketball skills and techniques while being introduced to the game of basketball in a fun and relaxed setting.

Girls in grades fourth through eighth meet Coach Ken Ricker in the High School Main Gym from 6 to 7 p.m. Every Monday and Wednesday beginning March 11 and ending May 15. No class April 15, 17, 22 and 24.

Boys in grades fourth through eighth meet Coach Luke Gullo in the High School Main Gym from 6 to 7 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday beginning March 12 and ending May 16. No class April 16, 18, 23 and 25.

Cost: $20 for the full 16 classes – $30 for two children from same family.

Tumbling Classes J. Troche

Beginning Tumbling – Come learn the basics for beginning tumbling. Like rolls, back bends, handstands, cartwheels, round-offs and strength, conditioning and stretch for tumbling. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning March 11 and ending on April 10.

Intermediate Tumbling – For anyone that has all of the beginning skills that would like to work toward: back limbers, front walkovers, back walkovers, standing back handsprings, connected tumbling passes, strength, conditioning and stretch for tumbling. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 to 9 p.m. beginning March 11 and ending on April 10.

Advanced Tumbling – Anyone that has up to intermediate skills that would like to work on standing tucks or handsprings, along with connecting running tumbling passes and jump tumbling, along with strength, conditioning and stretch for tumbling. Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning March 12 and ending on April 11.

Cost: $5 per class or $25 for 5 weeks.

Location: High School Main Gym

Financial Education Classes B. Komm

New York State Teachers Retirement System – March 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Explanation of Retirement Benefits. Eligibility for retirement. Explaining the terms; Retirement Benefit Payout options (pension and annuity options and beneficiary options). Understanding your Social Security Benefits – How to coordinate benefits with your spouse – The impact of the Windfall Elimination provision.

Savvy Social Security Planning for Baby Boomers – March 28 at 5:30 p.m.

What Baby Boomers need to know to maximize retirement income. Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive? When should I apply for Social Security? How can I maximize my benefits? Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?

Savvy IRA Planning – April 3 at 5:30 p.m.

What type of retirement account is right for me? Can I still contribute to a retirement account and if so, how much? When do I need to take withdrawals and how much do I have to take? How are my IRA withdrawals taxed? How does my IRA fit into my overall plan? What happens to my IRA when I die? How can I minimize taxes so I can spend more of my hand-earned money?

Managing Healthcare Expenses in Retirement – May 21 at 5:30 p.m.

How Medicare enrollment periods work and what you need to do to avoid later enrollment penalties. How much you can expect to pay in health care costs after going onto Medicare. How Medicare works with private insurance to provide comprehensive coverage. Why most people pay too much for private insurance and how you can avoid excess costs. Why you must plan for higher health care costs in retirement – including the possibility of needing long-term care.

Cost: $2 per class or $5 for all classes. Pre-registration only.

Minimum of five students.

Classes will be at the High School in the Library Media Center.