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Get Together With Others Tomorrow!

2017 Annual End of the Year Homeschool Hang Out!

WHAT:  Come join other homeschoolers for a day of playing and talking in the park!

WHEN:  Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 7th   Raindate: Wednesday, June 14th

TIME: 10:30-1:30

WHERE:  Wall Park in Elkins Park, PA. Located on Church Road in Cheltenham Township, near the corner of Old York Road and Church Road. To see a map of the area, click HERE.

COST: FREE!!!

PLEASE BRING:
  • Lots of water
  • Balls, Rackets, Baseball Gloves, Skateboards, Scooters, etc.  Whatever your kids like to do!
WHY:  For Fun!  This event is open to anyone!  If you have friends interested in homeschooling and want to find out more about it, please invite them!

AMENITIES:
  • Beautiful, clean playground
  • Large field for soccer, other sports
  • Sandbox
  • Additional toddler playground area
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Skate Park (for skateboards, scooters, and trick bikes)
    Hope you can make it!
    If you’d like to send a message to let the organizer, Rosanna Jaffe, know you are coming, she’d love to hear from you!  You can send her an email at h0mescho00l1ng@yahoo.com.  Thanks!

 

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4 More Days to Get Your Entry Postmarked! 

Check out the details for Wondern Awe
Art Contest HERE

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Paint & Draw with Wondern Awe

Here’s the information for the Art Contest! All entries MUST be postmarked by June 10th! 

Dear Fellow Homeschooler,

We run a small ministry called “Wondern Awe” and one aspect of our work is encouraging artistic pursuit.

For this reason, we have taken over Gwen Fredette’s National  “PHB Homeschool Art Contest” and are partnering with Philadelphia Homeschool Blog to offer a great opportunity for Homeschooled kids across America.

Here are the details:

For Who:  Any child currently being homeschooled (either traditional or virtual charter school) in the U.S. in grades K through 8.

Categories:   Entries will be separated into 3 categories:

  • Grades K – 2
  • Grades 3 – 5
  • Grades 6 – 8

What: Create a work of art according to this theme: “Art through the Ages”.  Your artwork should also meet these requirements:

  • Art work should reflect the theme “Art through the Ages”.
  • Any homeschooled student in grades K – 8 can participate.
  • Must be on 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper
  • Art work can be done in any medium (pencil, marker, crayons, colored pencil, paint, markers, etc.)
  • Art work must be created from the student’s imagination or through direct observation. (No copying!  See contest rules for details.)

Deadline:  All entries must be post-marked by Saturday, June 10th, 2017 

Prizes Include:

For more details, including an entry form, mailing directions and the contest rules, please click links below:

Wondern Awe Entry Form (doc)
Wondern Awe Contest Rules (doc)

Wondern Awe Entry Form (pdf)
Wondern Awe Contest Rules (pdf)

Also, please feel free to let your homeschool friends and Co-ops know about the contest.

May God continue to bless your homeschool adventure!

Sincerely,

Sara Klein and Anne Macha

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Feel free to contact Sara & Anne with any questions or further details at emailwondernawe@gmail.com or thru their website Wondern Awe !

Special Thanks to the Sponsors who helped make this contest possible!

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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine:                                          

Imagine the frustration you would feel if you couldn’t access the              ST-Main-900x900-1
right tools for a job you were expected to do.  Do you ever feel
that kind of frustration with homeschooling?  Just as a carpenter
needs tools, you need the proper equipment in your teaching toolbox. At http://www.schoolhouseteachers.com/, you will find an abundance of inspiring lessons and helpful resources to fill your toolbox.  Do you need homeschool inspiration, support, or advice?  Discover http://www.tosmagazine.com/, a FREE digital magazine. On the go?  Read TOS on your mobile device with FREE apps at http://www.tosapps.com/.  Need homeschooling resources? Order a free Homeschool Welcome Basket. Let TOS supply the tools you need to squelch your frustration and boost gratification!

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K Loveklove

K-LOVE is a pioneer in the non-commercial, listener supported Christian music format. With over 446 signals across the United States, K-LOVE reaches millions of listeners each week and strives to deepen their relationships with Christ. K-LOVE features positive and encouraging music 24/7. Through the support of listeners, K-LOVE is committed to improving local communities by building strong partnerships with churches and other organizations. You can listen to K-LOVE in Philadelphia at 106.9, on our free app, or online at klove.com.

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Trailblazer Books:

trailblazer logo  The award-winning Trailblazer Books are action-packed historical fiction novels introducing great Christian heroes to readers ages 8—12. Each page-turning book portrays a significant period in a hero or heroine’s life and ministry as seen through the eyes of a young protagonist. A page in the front of each book explains exactly what is fiction and which events and characters are historical, and a “More About” chapter at the end provides a brief biographical overview of the hero’s life. We want kids to learn about pioneer missionaries and other important Christians . . . and have fun doing it.

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Rainbow Resource Center

In business since 1989, it is our mission to provide the best
educational products to rainbow resource logo.jpghomeschoolers, parents, and educators at the lowest prices we can offer. We currently carry over 50,000 quality educational products in all subject areas, for grades PK-12 and beyond! In addition to our great prices, you can count on us for additional perks – such as free shipping on prepaid domestic orders over $50 and free curriculum consulting services.  Visit www.rainbowresource.com for more details.

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Classical Conversations 3-Day Practicum

 

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Don’t forget to enter the Wondern Awe Art Contest!

Click Here for all the details!

 

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 C.C. 3-Day Practicum

WHAT:  Please join together with other Eastern Pennsylvania homeschooling parents at our Cairn 2017 Parent Practicum. Join confident veterans and brand new homeschooling parents alike for three days of encouragement and inspiration as we seek to understand the classical model of education and learn how to apply it in Christian homeschooling. This year we will be digging deeper into understanding the art of relationships.


WHEN:
 Tuesday, June 6 – Thursday, June 8

WHO: parents at all stages of the homeschooling journey along with their children

COST: Student camps are offered at low cost for families attending together and parents attend FREE. Check out the website below for pricing according to age
 
WHERE:
 Cairn University 200 Manor Ave.  Langhorne, PA, 19047
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click Here and to register, or contact Marla Ashton at mashton@classicalconversations.com

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Coming Up!

Annual End of the Year Homeschool Hangout
at Wall Park 

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Paint & Draw with “Wondern Awe” Contest

I’m excited to announce a great art contest!

Dear Fellow Homeschooler,

We run a small ministry called “Wondern Awe” and one aspect of our work is encouraging artistic pursuit.

For this reason, we have taken over Gwen Fredette’s National  “PHB Homeschool Art Contest” and are partnering with Philadelphia Homeschool Blog to offer a great opportunity for Homeschooled kids across America.

 

Here are the details:

For Who:  Any child currently being homeschooled (either traditional or virtual charter school) in the U.S. in grades K through 8.

Categories:   Entries will be separated into 3 categories:

  • Grades K – 2
  • Grades 3 – 5
  • Grades 6 – 8

What: Create a work of art according to this theme: “Art through the Ages”.  Your artwork should also meet these requirements:

  • Art work should reflect the theme “Art through the Ages”.
  • Any homeschooled student in grades K – 8 can participate.
  • Must be on 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper
  • Art work can be done in any medium (pencil, marker, crayons, colored pencil, paint, markers, etc.)
  • Art work must be created from the student’s imagination or through direct observation. (No copying!  See contest rules for details.)

Deadline:  All entries must be post-marked by Saturday, June 10th, 2017 

Prizes Include:

For more details, including an entry form, mailing directions and the contest rules, please click links below:

Wondern Awe Entry Form (doc)
Wondern Awe Contest Rules (doc)

Wondern Awe Entry Form (pdf)
Wondern Awe Contest Rules (pdf)

 

Also, please feel free to let your homeschool friends and Co-ops know about the contest.

May God continue to bless your homeschool adventure!

 

Sincerely,

Sara Klein and Anne Macha

logo

 

Feel free to contact Sara & Anne with any questions or further details at emailwondernawe@gmail.com or thru their website Wondern Awe !

 

Special Thanks to the Sponsors who helped make this contest possible!

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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine:                                          

Imagine the frustration you would feel if you couldn’t access the              ST-Main-900x900-1
right tools for a job you were expected to do.  Do you ever feel
that kind of frustration with homeschooling?  Just as a carpenter
needs tools, you need the proper equipment in your teaching toolbox. At http://www.schoolhouseteachers.com/, you will find an abundance of inspiring lessons and helpful resources to fill your toolbox.  Do you need homeschool inspiration, support, or advice?  Discover http://www.tosmagazine.com/, a FREE digital magazine. On the go?  Read TOS on your mobile device with FREE apps at http://www.tosapps.com/.  Need homeschooling resources? Order a free Homeschool Welcome Basket. Let TOS supply the tools you need to squelch your frustration and boost gratification!

–     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –

K Loveklove

K-LOVE is a pioneer in the non-commercial, listener supported Christian music format. With over 446 signals across the United States, K-LOVE reaches millions of listeners each week and strives to deepen their relationships with Christ. K-LOVE features positive and encouraging music 24/7. Through the support of listeners, K-LOVE is committed to improving local communities by building strong partnerships with churches and other organizations. You can listen to K-LOVE in Philadelphia at 106.9, on our free app, or online at klove.com.

–     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –

Trailblazer Books:

trailblazer logo  The award-winning Trailblazer Books are action-packed historical fiction novels introducing great Christian heroes to readers ages 8—12. Each page-turning book portrays a significant period in a hero or heroine’s life and ministry as seen through the eyes of a young protagonist. A page in the front of each book explains exactly what is fiction and which events and characters are historical, and a “More About” chapter at the end provides a brief biographical overview of the hero’s life. We want kids to learn about pioneer missionaries and other important Christians . . . and have fun doing it.

–     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –

Rainbow Resource Center

In business since 1989, it is our mission to provide the best
educational products to rainbow resource logo.jpghomeschoolers, parents, and educators at the lowest prices we can offer. We currently carry over 50,000 quality educational products in all subject areas, for grades PK-12 and beyond! In addition to our great prices, you can count on us for additional perks – such as free shipping on prepaid domestic orders over $50 and free curriculum consulting services.  Visit www.rainbowresource.com for more details.

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April Happenings: Part 1

 

Sewing Classes:

The Sewing Room

WHAT:  Homeschool Sewing Club (hand sewing)

WHEN: Wednesdays, next 4 week session starts April 5th; Sign up at anytime

WHERE: The Sewing Room 703 West Ave. Jenkintown, Pa. 19046

TIME: 10-1200

COST: $100, includes all supplies

AGES: 5-9

WHAT:  Homeschool Sew Fun! (machine sewing)

WHEN: Wednesdays, next 4 week session starts April 5th, Sign up at anytime

WHERE: The Sewing Room 703 West Ave. Jenkintown, Pa. 19046

TIME: 1-3pm

COST: $100

AGES: 10-18

Check out their list of classes including a daytime one for 3-6 years old with a caregiver; other classes are offered also for 6 -18 years old

FOR MORE INFORMATION: The Sewing Room

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Stitchers’ Dream

WHAT: Homeschool Sewing Class

WHEN: on-going Mondays, September thru June, start anytime

WHERE: Stitcher’s Dream  221 S. Easton Rd. Glenside, PA 19038

TIME: 10:30-12:30

COST: $15 per 2 hour session or $60 for 4 2-hour sessions

AGES: 9-18

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Homeschool Stitchers’ Dream, also take a look at General Class Information

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Classes with West Park Cultural Center

1.) Art Classes

What: Ceramics Class, 16 classes

Where: School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Avenue 19104

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays —  April 18th – June 6th

Times: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Ages:  7 – 18

Cost:  $50 (one-time fee) scholarships available

For More Info:  Please click  HERE

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2.)  Music Classes

What: Music Fundamentals/keyboard & percussion (beginners ages 10-15), 16 classes 

What: Music Ensemble (previous music experience ages 12-18), 16 classes

Where: School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Avenue 19104 

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays — April 18th – June 6th

Times: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Ages:  12 – 18

Cost: $50 (one-time fee) scholarships available

For More Info:  Please click HERE

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3.) Film Classes

What: Lights-Camera-Action/Film & Acting – make your own movie, 16 classes

Where: School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Avenue 19104 

When: Wednesdays & Thursdays — April 18th – June 6th

Times: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Ages:  12 – 18

Cost: $50 (one-time fee) scholarships available

For More Info:  Please click HERE

 

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SAVE THE DATE
Trial Homeschool Classes

What: Intro to Futsal and Intro to Music

When: Tuesday, April 18th

Cost: FREE!

For More Info:  More Information to Be Posted Soon!

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Quiet Valley “19th Century Days- A Day in the Life”

WHAT:  This program is designed to provide students ages 6‐18 with the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of a 19th century homestead. Each day features two workshop slots which include small and large animal husbandry … to carding, spinning and weaving.  Over 25 workshops are available.  They are all designed to meet the new Pennsylvania STEAM‐based educational curriculum guidelines. Click here to see a full list of workshops and here for a full list of presenter bios.

WHEN: April 21st & 22nd

TIME:  9:30am to 4:00pm

WHERE:  Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm , 347 Quiet Valley Rd • Stroudsburg, PA 18360

COST:  $12 for adults; $5 for children ages 3 – 12

AGES:  3 – adult

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this flyer: QVhomeschool2016

WEBSITE: 19th Century Days

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SAVE THE DATE: 

WHAT: How to start homeschooling in Philadelphia informational meeting

WHERE: Northeast Regional Library — Basement Meeting Room,  2228 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149

WHEN: Tuesday, May 16; 6:30-8:30

COST: FREE!!

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AS WE GET CLOSER!

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Free Ballet and Volunteer Opportunity

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Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

WHAT: Featuring dancers from Wissahickon Dance Academy, Northeast High School and Blaine Elementary. This showing for the Philadelphia School District and homeschools is presented by the nonprofit International Ballet Exchange.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 6th at 10am or 12pm; an hour long performance
WHERE: George Washington High School   10175 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
COST: FREE!!! You must reserve your seats!
FOR MORE INFORMATIONschool-show-midsummer-2017
to reserve  your seats call Elaine at 215-694-4564 or email your information (from the form)

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Is your teen looking for some volunteer hours
or would like to watch little ones? 

WHAT: Every Good Gift, a small non-profit, is a job training ministry for young single mothers.  In order to remove barriers to work, the mothers bring their babies and toddlers to work with them.  We are looking for students age 12 and above to help our adult volunteers with child care one day per month or more.

WHEN: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 9:30-1:45 with a half hour lunch break

WHERE: Glenside

AGES: 12 and older
FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out Every Good Gift or call Jill Page 215-429-3750.
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More March Happenings!

Celebrate Pi Day with a robotics adventure!

WHAT: Independence Seaport Museum and Snapology are teaming up to offer a special program featuring LEGO® models with working motors and sensors. Create your own rocking boat as you explore robotics and basic computer programming, and practice critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and collaboration.

WHEN
: Tuesday, March 14

TIME: 
11 am -noon (museum is open from 10am-5pm)

WHERE
: Independence Seaport Museum 211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19106

AGE
: 6-12

COST
: FREE!! for Snapology Class, $16 + $1.87 fee for an adult museum entrance (one child FREE!!!), additional children $12. 2 and under are free

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 
Register here
Class size limited to 18. If more sign up, there’s the possibility to have a second class at noon!

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts H.S. Workshops

WHEN: March 3rd, includes 45 min tour & 45 min. art lesson
WHERE: 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
TIME: 2 pm – 3:30pm
COST: $10 for non-members; members are free
AGES: All ages
FOR MORE INFO: Please click on this site: PAFA  or email Stephen at scoleman@pafa.org.
There are also FREE afterschool programs for students in grades 9 – 12. Click here for more information: PAFA High School Classes

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Wagner Free Institute of Science

WHEN: March 3rd
WHERE: The Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia
TIME: 10-1130am
COST: 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
You can also email or call: (215)763-6529 x 17 or reservations@wagnerfreeinstitute.org

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Penn Museum

WHEN: March 8th (*Please note different week!)
WHERE: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
TIME: 10am-1pm
COST: $12 per child/adult; One adult per family is free; Children 3 and under are free!
FOR MORE INFORMATION: or to register click here Penn Museum or call 215.746.6774

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Bartram’s Garden Science Classes

WHEN: March 14th (NOTE* change of date, due to facilitator training)
WHERE: Bartram’s Garden 5400 LINDBERGH BLVD. PHILADELPHIA, PA 19143
TIME: 10am- noon or 1pm- 3pm
COST: $12 per student; Pre-registration required
AGES: 5-13

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website by clicking here: Homeschool Days
You can also email Leslie at lgale@bartramsgarden.org or call 215-729-5281 ext. 110.

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Uncorked Artist at Peddler’s Village

WHAT: Be guided thru a re-creation of a famous work of art, learn about the featured artist, and have some time to socialize. Come home with a work of art and a hand out for portfolios on the featured subject. Please bring a lunch.
WHEN: March 20th
WHERE: Peddler’s Uncorked Shop & Studio #74 Peddler’s Village Lahaska, PA 18931
TIME: 11am-2pm
COST:
 $20 for the first participant, $15 each additional family member
AGES: 6 and up, if more than 20 kids- they split into two age groups for a class at the same time.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click HERE

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Target Community Night at The Franklin Institute

WHEN: March 15th
WHERE: The Franklin Institute
TIME: 5pm to 8pm
COST: FREE ADMISSION!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click on this website: Franklin Institute
Check in at the registration table for chance to win a Free Family Membership!

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