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Upcoming Events

Check out this post if you’d like to join Night of the Arts- March 13th.

Check out this post if you have a high schooler and would like to attend an Open House for Atonement Academy– February 27th.

Don’t forget the upcoming Refresh! Homeschool Conference

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WHERE: Knowlton Presbyterian Church, 3 Knowlton Rd, Columbia, NJ 07832

Click here for more details or to register

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Your Vote, Your History: Presented in Partnership With Students at Museums in Philadelphia

WHAT: February 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment, which said the right to vote could not be denied based on race. To honor this milestone, the National Constitution Center and STAMP (Students at Museums in Philadelphia) are co-hosting an event for teens by teens to explore the history of voting. All Philadelphia high school teenagers are invited to take a tour of the National Constitution Center, talk to a constitutional scholar about the history of voting, and enjoy a social hour with snacks, karaoke, and a chance to try out a real voting booth.

WHEN: Friday, February 28

TIME: 1pm-4pm

WHERE:  National Constitution Center Independence Mall  525 Arch Street . Philadelphia, PA 19106

AGES: High Schoolers

COST: FREE!!!! for STAMP holders. No pre-registration is required. Participants can check in at the STAMP table in the main lobby.


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Used Book Sale!!!!

WHAT:  COS 24th annual homeschool used curriculum sale. Start gathering your books, games, science and art supplies, etc. if you want to sell and/or make your wish list if you want to buy. You don’t want to miss this awesome event!

WHEN: Monday, March 9

TIME:  6:00 to 9:00pm

WHERE: Church of the Saviour  651 N Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA 19087

COST: FREE to attend, just pay for the books you buy! Bring small bills and change.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: To reserve a table, contact
If you have other questions, email

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NOTA, Conference, Matinee

You are invited to participate or attend!!!

Night of the Arts 2020

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WHAT: Night of the Arts (NOTA) provides an opportunity for home- and cyber-educated students, grade K-12, to perform music, drama, recitations, and dance, and/or display art, craft, and project work. Over the years since 2001 we have had some unusual performances, demonstrations, or displays (juggling, unicycling, blacksmithing, weaving, and starting a thriving landscaping business). Students have also presented their own musical compositions, short stories, radio plays, or puppetry. The art work has spanned the creative spectrum. The sky (and time!) is the limit! For a relatively small and supportive audience, students can grow in their comfort level of explaining project or artwork and performing or public speaking on stage. Many children have spoken of this event being a highlight of their school year!

WHEN:  Friday, March 13

ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: Monday, March 2nd  (performance/art work submissions, entry fee payment, and refreshment sign up)

TIME: 7:15 – 9:45 pm (Art exhibit open for viewing at 6:45)

WHERE:  Grace City Church 8950 Ashton Road   Philadelphia, 19136

WHO: Home- and Cyber-educated students, grades K-12 (may be assisted/accompanied by other – including parents/family/instructors)

COST: $3 per student/$10 family max

FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jonathan DeHart at

Click here for NOTA information, instructions and entry form: NOTA 2020-Entry Info & Instructions

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WHERE: Knowlton Presbyterian Church, 3 Knowlton Rd, Columbia, NJ 07832

Click here for more details or to register

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our miss brooks matinee

To Register:  Click Here

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TOMORROW!!! Check out the Homeschool Science Fair

Visitors are welcome to the Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair!

Come out tomorrow, Saturday, February 8th.

If you are thinking about joining the science fair next year or would like to have a science day with other homeschoolers, come on out!

TIME:  Open to the public between 9:00 and 2:30 p.m

WHERE:  Springton Lake Presbyterian Church, 3090 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073


Concession stand will be available with breakfast food and lunch items. (9am-2pm).

If you come between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., during judging, please do not disturb students who are being judged.

Students are on lunch break between 11:30 and 1:00 p.m., so students may or may not be at their displays.

During the awards ceremony, between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m., the hall will be pretty empty. This is probably the most boring time to come look at the projects.

The best time to come is between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m., at which time the award ribbons will be displayed, and the participants will be available to tell you about their projects and answer questions.


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New Opportunities & Save the Dates!

High School Open House At

Atonement Academy


Very Dear Friends,
I would like to introduce you to Atonement Academy, an innovative and excellent new parish high school in Germantown at the Reformed Episcopal Church of the Atonement!
Atonement Academy builds on the success in small, parish schools at our sister schools of Christ Academy at Grace REC in Collingdale and St. Mark’s Classical Academy at St. Mark’s REC in Rydal.
In partnership with the clergy and leadership of Atonement parish, I will be leading this project and the principal teacher and headmaster.  My teammates in this project are Jamie Riley as Recruitment Director and Father Michael Fitzpatrick as Writer-in-Residence (who will be specializing in working one-on-one with students to become truly excellent writers!).
We plan to start the fall 2020 semester with no more than 20 students.  The flexibility of the innovative program allows for full-time enrollment for traditional school students or part-time enrollment for home schoolers, both receiving an education that I am very excited about offering.
We are beginning with a “founders special” tuition rate of $400-700 per month depending on the options chosen.  That means the total cost of an entire, personalized high school education for $14,400-25,200.
Our enrollment process is now open and we will accept up to 20 highly qualified students before starting a waiting list.  I encourage you to invite friends or family members to send in pre-applications who may be looking for something different and excellent for the high school years.
Please pray with us for God to bring us the right families and students for this new educational adventure!  Thank you for your support and friendship.


Fr. Andrew Brummett
Atonement Academy
6100 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(512) 745 – 2918

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 17th and Thursday, Feb. 27th

TIME: 7 pm

WHERE:  Reformed Episcopal Church of the Atonement
6100 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19144


FOR MORE INFORMATION: email Headmaster Fr. Andrew Brummett at and/or

Click the below PDF links:

Headmaster Bio for Prospective Parents

One-Pager Atonement Academy

Atonement Academy Curriculum Summary, Entrance Requirements, and Schedule

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Drama Opportunity: The Selfish Giant

This production has been scheduled in the afternoon for the convenience of CCAA’s many homeschooling families, but all students who are available for rehearsals are welcome to register!

In this poignant tale of redemption, a once-selfish giant learns the joy of sharing his beautiful garden with the help of an unusual little boy.

“And the child smiled on the Giant, and said to him, ‘You let me play once in your garden. Today you shall come with me to my garden, which is Paradise.’”

  • For all students ages 8 and up
  • Class meets: Wednesdays, 12 PM – 3:15 PM
  • Class Starts: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
  • Production Dates: April 4, 2020 (Additional rehearsal hours are expected and will be communicated by the director during the first week of class. Students meet every day during show week. Additional performances will be added if the show is double cast.)
  • Instructor: Chris Koch
  • Tuition: $299
  • Location: Hilltown Campus
  • Registration Fee: $20


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Art Through the Ages
With Michelle’s Art Pad!

WHAT: Welcome to the new year at Michelle’s Art Pad!   This sign up is for the second half of the  “Art through the Ages”.  Don’t worry if you haven’t done the first semester, all the projects are independent of the others.  This Semester we will be covering Renaissance – Modern art periods.

WHEN: Fridays, now until May 15 there will be an Art Exhibit showcasing the students work through the year.

TIME: 9:30am-11:00am.

WHERE: Folsom Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall    1530 4th Ave Folsom, PA 19033

AGES: 5-14, Younger siblings of students enrolled are welcome to sign up too!

COST: monthly segments- 4 week session- $40 per month 1st student, then 10% discount for additional students in the same family. (All supplies are provided)


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March 13th, 2020
Would you like your child to share their art
— inspire and/or be inspired?

     Night of the Arts (NOTA) provides an opportunity for home- and cyber-educated students, grade K-12, to perform music, drama, recitations, and dance, and/or display art, craft, and project work.
More details to come!!!

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Monday, March 9

The 24th annual homeschool used curriculum sale.

More details to come!!!

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February Classes

Big Kids Buzz at the Beehive

WHAT: Primarily to serve families like mine, whose older kids need more social time, and whose younger kids are always just getting dragged along to wait in hallways. Hopefully, this is an arrangement that will keep everyone in the family happy! It’s a drop-in program, but I’m hoping we’ll get a somewhat regular group that will spark friendships and shape future content to their interests. A few monthly staples and activities will be offered according to kids’ interests.

WHERE: Beehive at Bok
Suite B03 1901 S 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

WHEN: Mondays, starting Feb. 3rd


  6-12, open play for younger siblings

COST: $20 for the family/$18 for members

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click here for Facebook flier

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Maple Sugaring at Fox Chase Farm

WHAT: Join us at Fox Chase Farm as we learn about sugaring from tree to table. Bring along a lunch and join us as we boil the syrup even further to make pure maple candy! Please dress to be outdoors for about half the time.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 5th

TIME: 10-1pm

WHERE: Fox Chase Farm  8500 Pine Road Philadelphia

COST: $5 per school aged child

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click here for the Facebook flier.

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Urban Athlete

Open House 

WHAT: Please join team UA for a meet & greet, food, and raffle as we kick-off our 2020 youth programs for ages 8-18!

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 8th

TIME: 12-2pm

WHERE: 7112 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

COST: FREE!!! attend the Open House and remaining FEB Workouts are FREE!!!!


Urban Athlete 

Homeschool Class

WHAT: We are so excited to have designed a physical activity program centered on structured game based play for ages 8-13! With homeschool and cyber school students in mind, this program is offered on

WHEN: Monday & Wednesday

TIME: from 1-2:30 PM.

AGES: 8-13

Ages 14-18 will meet on Monday & Wednesday from 4-5 PM with a focus on strength & conditioning, mobility, and injury prevention!

WHERE: 7112 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119


Questions or ready to register? Contact us at or call 215-248-2130 ! We look forward to meeting you at our Open House!

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Laura Sims Skatehouse

WHAT: Learn to ice skate!

WHEN:  Monday AfternoonsDecember – June

TIME: 1pm-3pm

WHERE: 210 Cobbs Creek Parkway Phila PA 19139

AGES: 18 and under Coach James Lewis says if they can walk they can skate. Parents are welcome to join.

COST: Free Lesson; $3 skate rental (bring cash)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Laura Sims Skatehouse

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Homeschool Program 

WHERE: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130

WHEN: First Wednesday of every month; February 5th

 10am to 12 pm

 $12 per class non-members; $10 per class members

 Specific class for each age group

 Please click on this site: Art Museum

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Jump In Gymnastics at Ricochets Gym

WHAT:  Join us for open playtime in our Super Kids gym for a new program we are offering called Jump In Gymnastics! Children have the opportunity to learn, play and make friends through exploration of our colorful and clean gym. With full access to age-appropriate and safety-regulated equipment, your child will experience enhanced physical and cognitive skills through parental guidance. Enjoy time with your child as you foster the parent-child relationship and they build relationships with other children.

No pre-registration required. Just show up!

WHEN: Mondays  *There is NO Open Play when we do not have classes (January 20th, February 17th and May 25th)

TIME: 2-3:30

WHERE: 362 S. Warminster Road . Hatboro, PA

AGES: 2-6 year olds, along with the supervision of their parents

COST: $5 for members, $8 for non-members, (per person, per day) Parents are free.


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Game Time Meet Up

WHAT: Queen & Rook Game Cafe, Philadelphia’s newest board game cafe, would love to have families in the space enjoying the massive game library during weekdays. The library fee is waived Monday–Wednesday, and there is never a fee for youth 12 and under. More than 1,000 games to choose from plus a menu of affordable and delicious plant-based snacks.

Come join families and teens each Wednesday for some gaming fun. Queen & Rook will pull out some of their favorite educational games, like Lovelace & Babbage, Tesla vs Edison, Timeline, Evolution, and more.

WHERE: Queen & Rook Game Cafe   607 S. 2nd Street  Phila . 19147

WHEN: Wednesdays

TIME: 12-3


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Lorraine Rice at

or Queen and Rook Cafe

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dynamix gymnastics 

WHAT:  The class is open gym with a coach to help out with teaching skills but it will not be a structured class, like a regular gymnastics class.

WHERE: 181 Wheeler Ct., Suite C . Langhorne, PA 19047

WHEN: first Thursday of every month; February 6th

TIME: 1245-2pm

COST: $12 per child

AGES: 5 years and up


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Homeschool Playgroup Winter Fun

WHAT: Get the kids together to play indoor basketball, board games, and more while the moms chat! This is a great way to meet and fellowship with your fellow homeschool families. Bring a snack for your kids or one to share. Come at whatever time works for you and stay for as long or as short as you can!

WHERE: Pennington AG Youth Warehouse  1580 Reed Road Pennington, NJ 08534

WHEN: first Friday of every month; February 7th

TIME: 2 pm-5 pm


AGES: all ages!

FOR MORE INFO: email Leah Lovero at

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Lilypad Homeschool Meetup

WHAT:  Join us for playing, tinkering, running around, and chatting.  This will be a weekly event that will evolve over time to fit the group, so this first week will be very relaxed and free form. Activities can be planned for the weeks ahead.

1234 S Broad St (at Wharton)

WHEN: Tuesdays

: 230 PM – 4 PM

FREE!!!, no Lilypad membership is required

WHO: all ages welcome

FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Karen at

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Wagner Free Institute of Science
Homeschool Program

WHERE: The Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia 1700 West Montgomery Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121

WHEN: February 12th

TIME: 10-1130 am

FREE, DONATIONS are appreciated, a donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child is suggested, but any contribution will be appreciated. Pre-registration required

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website by clicking here:
Wagner Free Institute

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The Franklin Institute Homeschool Workshops

WHERE: Center City, 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

WHEN: 2nd Thursday of each month; February 13th

: 10:30-2:30pm, with free time afterwards to explore

: $60 per student (non-member), $55 per student (member)

: 7-14

FOR MORE INFORMATIONThe Franklin Institute
Call 215.448.1200 (Option 5) to reserve your space

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Ricochets Gymnastics 

WHAT: Homeschool gymnastics class. Our program will focus on gymnastics on all 4 Olympic events as well as trampoline! Classes will also include team building skills and fun games. Group games will include all ages while gymnastics activities will be split by age/skill level.
Free wifi is available in our full-viewing lobby area. There are tables and chairs for your use in our heated/air conditioned facility. Our 21,000 sq. ft. facility offers spring floors, trampolines, foam pit, and more!

Station Park   362 South Warminster Rd   Hatboro, PA 19040

: every 3rd Thursday of the month; Thursday, February 20th


: girls and boys ages 4 and up (must be potty trained).

$15 (1st child); $10 (2nd child); $5 (3rd+ child)
Pre-registration is required (see link below).


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P.E. Days at ISC

WHAT:  Use this time to incorporate fitness and physical education into your school day! We’ll have a trainer available for organized activities as well as “free play” options!
Organized Activities: Soccer, Flag Football, Kickball, Bubble Ball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Scooters, Tag, GaGa, & much more!
Free Play Activities: Climb and explore in our 36 ft. high FunZone, or play with our sporting equipment on our Sport Court!
Activities to vary by week

WHERE: ISC Cherry Hill 540 Kresson Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

WHEN: 2nd & 4th Friday of each month; Feb 28th (None on the 14th)

: 12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

: $8.00 per child for an hour & a half of activity, trainer, and snack! (every 6th visit is FREE after 5 paid visits!) For younger kids not able to do above-$3 admission that allows them unlimited access to our FunZone, a pretzel, & drink. Slight discount for 4 or more children!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  ISC Facebook flier;  ISC Cherry Hill;
Webpage says you MUST register and complete a facility waiver in advance, but not pre-pay.

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THIS Saturday & Good Rates at Museums

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CLICK HERE For More Information.

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Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day

WHAT: Drexel University is hosting Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, a FREE public STEM event where you can learn more about how the stuff we interact with every day really works. Everything around us – the clothes we wear, the computers we use, the vehicles that transport us, the hip implants and artificial heart valves that improve our health – is made of stuff. Materials science and engineering is the study of that stuff: what it’s made of, why it behaves the way it does, and what we can do with it to make life better and more sustainable.

2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Philly Materials Day, focusing on hands-on activities for all ages and special small group workshops geared to ages 10 and up where participants will work on teams exploring how specific materials impact their world. Partner organizations include the University of Pennsylvania, the Franklin Institute, and the Science History Institute among others.

WHERE: Drexel Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia

WHEN: THIS Saturday, February 1, 2020

TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



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Free Admission During the Winter 

WHAT: Free Admission to National Museum of American Jewish History

WHEN: all winter

WHERE: 101 South Independence Mall East  Philadelphia, PA 19106



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Morris Arboretum Half Priced NOW thru MARCH!!!!

WHERE: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue . Philadelphia, PA 19118

COST:  Adults/Seniors: $10
Youth, Students & Military: $5

* If you plan on visiting with kids, please take time to read thru the “Trees & Garden Etiquette” found at the bottom of the Hours & Admissions page.

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Adventure Aquarium

WHAT: My friend, Rossana has scheduled a trip to the aquarium for homeschoolers!

WHEN: Monday, March 23rd

AGES: all!!!

COST: $9 per person


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