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Check out the Blog!

Head on over to the actual blog, not just an email in your inbox!
And see what’s been added!

It’s taken quite some time but all in ONE click you can click on a website to (MOST) every place that has been listed on the blog at some point!! Whew!!! Check out the Quick Links Tab. 

All in ONE spot, to this organized crazy woman, that’s awesome!! Use this to find some classes you could organize and visit with a group of homeschoolers!

And scroll to the very end to find links to each of the Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips posts! (7 sets of great trip lists!) 6 years of posts!!!!

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Newly added is also a listing of “all known to me” Annual Homeschool Days. Check on the tab with the same title to see that listing! Most are located here in Philly, but I did throw in some a little further away.

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Do you have a teen or soon to be homeschooling thru high school? Check out the Teen Tab for a listing of Internships, Classes, Programs, Dual Enrollment, and Diploma Programs!

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Looking for a class for your homeschooler to take? There’s a growing list of locations that offer homeschool specific classes (some at great discounts!). Check out the Classes Tab! This list is continually being added to, as new classes are being created all over the city! There are so many opportunities! There are some local establishments that offer a discount to homeschoolers to visit during certain times (not necessarily a class).

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Are you looking to join a co-op, group or some sort of support network for yourself and your child? Check out the growing list of groups in and around Philadelphia that other homeschoolers are involved in at the Groups/Co-ops Tab.

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Do you need some encouragement on this homeschooling Journey? Check out the Christian Encouragement Tab for a listing of past posts written by Gwen Fredette over the years!

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Do you have a little one or a friend with some littles that’s considering homeschooling, or has some big kids and some littles in the mix that need some structure to the day? Check out the Toddlers, Pre-K Tab for a full FREE! 35 day plan for teaching them, keeping them busy and enjoying them during your day!

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Again, these are all ‘known to me’. I am sure I have missed a few in every spot. Would you shoot me an email or comment and let me know what you have participated in or know about so it can be added to bless other homeschoolers who find this blog? Thanks!

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upcoming classes

KNITTING

WHAT:  Learn to Knit! Your child will learn about different fibers and where they come from, basic knitting stitches, how to read a pattern, and how to knit in the round using both double pointed and circular needles. They will be making a cotton dish cloth and a hat. Students are responsible for their own supplies, about $30, use my contact information below for a full list.

WHEN: 10 week course on Tuesdays starting November 28th

TIME: 11 am to noon

WHERE:  Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard St, Philadelphia

COST: $200 with a nonrefundable deposit of $50. The class size is limited to 10 children, but if there is enough interest I may be able to book another class.

AGES: 9 and up

FOR MORE INFO: and to sign up, please contact Jennifer Crimmins at Knittykeen@gmail.com.

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DRAWING TECHNIQUES

uncorked artist

WHAT: Join Terri Waterman as she guides you through 4 weeks of drawing techniques that will have you on your way to creating awesome pictures all your own!

Week One : Faces ( composition and techniques)
Week Two : Upside Down Drawing Technique
Week Three: Contour Drawing
Week Four : Pointalism
You will need to provide your own sketch pad and pencils. We will have professional supplies on hand that the kids can experiment with during class.
You will recieve a summary for each workshop that can be included in your portfolio on what was covered.

WHEN: 4 Tuesdays in November (come as many as you want)

TIME: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WHERE:  held at the beautiful and newly renovated Uncorked Artist Studio in Warminster, PA Located at 1414 Old York Rd

COST: $15- ($10 additional sibling); Pay up front for ALL 4 weeks you will receive $10 TOTAL off of the class fee. Payment can be made online via paypal to: Coyne4now@aol.com  Please choose friends and family so no fees are incurred. If you want to pay in person, you can bring cash the day of the class.

AGES:  8 and Up (This is open to kids AND adults!!! )

FOR MORE INFO: Please contact Wendy at gogreenwithwendy@gmail.com

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2-3D DIGITAL FABRICATION

WHAT:  Home School Makerspace Creative Time with Terrence Scott Cooper. Learn how to use the Laser Cutter and 3D printer in our Innovation Center. Create gears, animal sculptures and other three dimensional objects. Materials are provided.

WHEN: Tuesdays, January 16-February 13

TIME: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

WHERE:  Abington Art Center 515 Meetinghouse Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046

COST: $125/$115 members

AGES: 7-12

FOR MORE INFO: Innovation Center Info; Abington Art Center information will be posted in December on their website; contact Marge Horner with interest at mhorner@abingtonartcenter.org

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In Case You Missed These….

KIDSONG II

What: Your child is invited to participate in a four-week music program at Cairn University KIDSONG II. An opportunity to learn to develop music skills such as listening, singing, moving, and creating.

Who: Children 4TH – 8TH grades will be instructed by Cairn Music Education Majors under the supervision of Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf, Professor and Chair of Music Education, Cairn University

When:  Tuesdays, Nov. 14 – Dec. 5

Time: 3:30-4:15

Where:  Room 108 of the Music Building

Price:  Registration fee of $10 per child to be paid at the first class (Cash or check made out to Cairn University)

To register, email Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf, dwolf@cairn.edu with subject:  Kidsong!  Please include name of child, age, and phone. Space is limited to the first 20 registered students for each session

For more information: contact Dr. Wolf: dwolf@cairn.edu or 215-702-4323

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Nature Discovery Day for
Homeschool & Cyberschool Students

WHAT: Nature hikes, bird identification, crayfish investigation & science journaling. Students will explore and learn about the refuge through hands-on, inquiry-based science lessons.  

WHEN:  Next Wednesday, November 9th

TIME: 9 am-1 pm

WHERE: John Heinz Refuge at Tinicum   8601 Lindbergh Blvd   Phila. 19153

WHO: upper elementary students, but all are welcome

COST: FREE!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click on this flier link:  Nature Discovery Day;
To register email Kelly Quain  kelly_quain@fws.gov
You can also email her to be added to the homeschool email list for future events!

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Little Mermaid Matinee

Click HERE (google doc) to register for this
FREE!!!! Dress Rehearsal open to Homeschoolers!

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NextMove DANCE

WHAT: Dance engages students in activities that focus on problem solving, teamwork, and critical thinking. Young audiences will be awed by how these world-class dancer/athletes express themselves through movement language. Programs address laws of motion, physics, mathematics, history, geography, life skills, earth science, technology and cultural studies. Educators can effectively connect the performance to the curriculum to fulfill standards while helping to cultivate the next generation of artists and advocates.

WHEN: 3 performances: Friday: December 15, April 20, May 11

TIME: Fridays at 10:30 am; Programs are an hour-long and include a talk back with the company. Teachers receive a complimentary Study Guide.

COST: All Tickets $5

TO ATTEND: Please email Rossana Jaffe at h0mesch00l1ng@yahoo.com with dates you would like to attend and contact information. She has an order form. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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PA Ballet Nutcracker

WHAT: Student Matinee for the George Balanchine’s Nutcracker

WHEN: Friday, December 15

TIME: 11 am

COST: $16/person

TO ATTEND: Please email Rossana Jaffe at h0mesch00l1ng@yahoo.com with the number of attendees and your contact information. She needs to have a minimum of 10 people to purchase tickets at this rate.  

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paradise lost

Genesis: Paradise Lost (Part 1) 

WHAT: If there is one part of the Bible that has undergone more scrutiny and abuse than any other, it is the beginning—Genesis. The heated debate over origins has questioned the Creation and ultimately the Creator. So what exactly happened at “Creation,” in the “Beginning”? Enter GENESIS: PARADISE LOST!

Cutting-edge cinematography meets proven science and biblical accuracy to deliver GENESIS: PARADISE LOST, bringing the first book of the Bible to life in both 2D and 3D formats on the big screen. Stunning visual effects and field research invite audiences to explore the much-studied and debated opening chapters of the Bible.

WHEN: November 13 & 16

TIME: 11 am

WHERE: Center City theater and in multiple locations near Philadelphia!

COST: $12.50

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click here to buy tickets. Click here to learn more.

 

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Annual Homeschool Days

Valley Forge Homeschool Days

WHAT:  Valley Forge Homeschool Days

WHERE: 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406

WHEN: a day in the Fall and Spring

TIME: 9, 1130, or 230

COST: FREE!!

OTHER:  Pre-Registration required 2 weeks in advance!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site.

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Adventure Aquarium Homeschool Weeks

WHAT:  Adventure Aquarium Homeschool Weeks

WHERE: 1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103

WHEN: usually a week in each month!

COST: $13.50 per person

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site.

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National Constitution Center (Free Admission)

WHAT:  Constitution Day (FREE Admission!)

WHERE:  National Constitution Center525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

WHEN:  Observed on a day near September 17th

COST:  Free!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site.

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Homeschool Festival/Day, 18th Century Plantation

WHAT:  Homeschool Festival

WHERE:  Graeme Park, 859 County Line Rd, Horsham, PA

WHEN: September 10am – 2pm

COST:  $6 per person

FOR MORE INFO:  Click here to check out their website.

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Smithsonian Day/ Museum Day Live

WHAT:  The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

WHERE:  multiple museums around the country; 5-10 in or near Philly!

WHEN: September

COST: FREE!!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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American Helicopter and Museum & Education Center

WHAT:  Combining demonstrations and hands-on experiments with educational activities in the Museum’s gallery of helicopters makes for an exciting and memorable visit. We also encourage setting aside “free time” so that visitors can explore the aircraft, climb in the cockpits and try their hands at the controls. Pre-visit materials are available for many of the programs to help prepare students for their visit and promote a more enjoyable experience. The Museum’s programs support the Pennsylvania Education Standards for Science and Technology, History and Arts and Humanities.

WHERE:  American Helicopter Museum 1220 American Boulevard West Chester, PA 19380

WHEN: October

FOR MORE INFO: visit American Helicopter Museum

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Glencairn Museum Homeschool Days

WHAT:  Christmas Time: Come enjoy exclusive access to this season’s exhibitions, World Nativities and Christmas in Pennsylvania. Participate in exhibition-based quests and win a prize, learn more about the art and history of the crèche through a special documentary viewing, engage in festive hands-on activities, and more!
Glassblowing: Come enjoy a live glassblowing demonstration by master craftsman Jason Klein of Historical Glassworks.

WHERE:  Glencairn Museum 1001 Cathedral Road  Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

WHEN: December; April for glassblowing demonstrations

COST: $5 per person; children 3 and under free.

FOR MORE INFO: Visit HERE. Or contact Christine McDonald at 267.502.2995 or christine.mcdonald@glencairnmuseum.org for more information.

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Pennsbury Manor

WHAT:  Experience Hannah Penn’s world on Homeschool day this year! Activities for Homeschool families of all ages will explore how this extraordinary woman significantly impacted her family, Pennsbury Manor, and the colony of Pennsylvania.

WHERE:  Pennsbury Manor 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road  Morrisville, PA 19067

WHEN: April

COST: Cost is $9 per person ages 4+, one (1) Adult free per family. Registration is required.

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE Please contact Pennsbury Manor’s Educators at 215-946-0400 for program details.

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Newlin Grist Mill

WHAT:  Archaeology Festival: Join us for a day of archaeology fun and discover the rich archaeological heritage that lies beneath our feet! This annual event is held in partnership with the Delaware County Planning Department.

WHERE:   219 South Cheyney Road   l  Glen Mills, PA 19342

WHEN: September

COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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a little further of a drive but worth it!

Colonial Williamsburg 

WHAT:  During Homeschool Days, students and their families can enjoy hands-on activities and revolutionary experiences designed to make colonial dramas come to life in a way that is educational and interactive. Plus, visits can be tailored to make your trip unforgettable with on-site lodging, 18th-century tavern dining, entertainment, and much more! Inspire the next generation of dreamers with a Colonial Williamsburg experience.

Create your own itinerary anytime throughout the year, or join in on one of our special homeschooler weekends. Make sure to ask for homeschool discounts if you do not go during one of the weeks.

WHERE:  Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center  101 Visitor Center Drive  Williamsburg, VA 23185

WHEN: September and February

AGES: 2 and up must have a ticket; grandparents can get the homeschool discount!

COST: Highly Recommended to go during these weeks!! Super Discount! Multi-day ($20 adult; $13.50 youth) and Single-day ($10 adults; $8 youth) tickets available. Discount hotel rooms also available thru their site.

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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Jamestown and Yorktown Settlements Homeschool Program Days

WHAT: *Admission to Jamestown Settlement throughout Homeschool Program Days, including the introductory film 1607: A Nation Takes Root, permanent exhibition galleries, including “Pocahontas Imagined” special exhibition, replica 1607 ships, re-created Powhatan Indian village, and 1610-1614 colonial fort, and more.
*Admission to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown throughout Homeschool Program Days, including Revolution-themed films,  permanent exhibition galleries and “AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America” special exhibition, re-created Continental Army encampment and 18th-century Revolution-era farm, along with classroom and special activities.

WHERE: Jamestown Settlement  2110 Jamestown Road, Route 31 S., Williamsburg, 23185
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown  200 Water Street, Route 1020, Yorktown, 23690

WHEN: Same dates as Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days in September

COST: $12, ages 3 and under are FREE; if not available during Homeschool Days make sure to ask for Homeschool daily rates!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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Not too far of a drive! Near Lancaster:

Refreshing Mountain Homeschool Days

WHAT: Our Home School Days provide a variety of outdoor adventures and activities designed to provide fun and educational experiences for your students. Activities can include: Giant Ladder, Sling Shots, Nature Science Programs, GPS Nature Hunt, Giant Swing, Field Games & Ziplines

WHERE: REFRESHING MOUNTAIN   455 CAMP RD STEVENS, PA   17578

TIME: 10 am- 3:30 pm

WHEN: 2 days in October

AGES: 1st-12th grades

COST: $20 per student/ $60 family cap; sleep over the night before available

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here

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Lancaster Science Factory

WHAT: To innovatively introduce or reinforce mathematical and scientific concepts to students who are 6-13 years old. Students will listen to brief instruction, be engaged in group and individual activities geared towards meaningful application, create various hands-on manipulative pieces that they will be able to take home, and may complete occasional assessments and homework assignments.

WHERE: Lancaster Science Factory  454 New Holland Ave Lancaster, PA 17602

WHEN: various times during the year

TIME: 9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm

AGES: 6-13

COST: $15 per student

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here

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Black Rock Retreat Homeschool Programs

WHAT: Homeschool Outdoor Education Days are an exciting opportunity for students 6 to 17 to explore God’s creation through hands-on, experiential learning in the outdoors.
Each day typically includes:

  • Two Creation Exploration sessions
  • Morning devotion
  • Take-home manual for each student
  • Lots of fun learning about God in the outdoors!

WHEN: 9 am-3:30 pm

COST: $22 per day

WHAT: Looking for a solution to cabin fever over the winter season? Winter Dayz will be held every Tuesday & Wednesday mid-January through mid-February. Program times are 1-3 pm and are designed for ages 4 and up. Stories, crafts, games to get up and moving and a snack are provided during the 4-7 year olds time.

Ages 8 and up: Each day will include an hour of gym/team sports time and an hour of craft or project time. Students will be divided into groups based on age so that they are playing sports with those of similar age and ability.

FOR MORE INFO: Click for Outdoor Education Programs and here for Winter Dayz

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Cherry Crest Farm Homeschool Days

WHAT:  Homeschool families are invited to join us for our Homeschool Days!
Come and enjoy the farm’s educational opportunities including butter making demonstrations, Farm Tour Wagon ride and problem solving in the maze.

WHERE:  Cherry Crest Adventure Farm  150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572

WHEN: September

COST: $12 per person, 2 and under are FREE!! PLEASE ONLY immediate family members

FOR MORE INFO:  visit Cherry Crest Farm

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Hershey Chocolate Museum

WHAT:  Bring your kids to The Hershey Story and discover all things Hershey — the man, his business, the town, and the chocolate — in an active, hands-on way! Our unique programs reach far beyond history to include economics, geography, science, math and reading.

WHERE:  The Hershey Story 63 West Chocolate Ave. Hershey, PA 17033

WHEN: October

AGES: Recommended for ages 4 and up. Children 2 and under are free.

COST: $10 per person

FOR MORE INFO: Visit HERE or If you have any questions, please contact Kim at kaday@hersheystory.org or 717-520-5588

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*Some other further away destinations offer homeschool days. If you are traveling, don’t forget to look into calendars or ask for a discount for homeschooling. Many places will honor discounts for other days!

Monticello: in Virginia. Home Educator’s Day! held the 4th Wednesday every September.
For more information: Click HERE

George Washington’s Mt. Vernon: in Virginia. Click Here

Creation Studies Institute: in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Click HERE for more information.

Dollywood: in Tennessee. Click HERE for more information.

Stone Mountain Park: in Georgia. CLick HERE for more information.

Wilderness at the Smokies: at the foot of the Smokie Mountains, TN. Click HERE for more information.

THE HOME SCHOOL MOM has an extensive list of Washington D.C. sites. Not specifically homeschool day related, but a long list!

Here’s The Frugal Homeschooling Mom guide to D.C. for homeschoolers.

If you are traveling to Virginia, here is a list of Educational Events at A Guide to Virginia Field Trips

 

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Do you know of some other annual homeschool days that you would share with us? Comment below and let us know your experience!

 

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Mostly FREE!!!!

 DON’T FORGET TOMORROW!!! 

Those of you with teens/tweens…

Who?  Homeschoolers (and Cyber-ers) aged 13 & above (okay, the younger siblings are welcome, too!)

What?  Disc golf (throwing those unpredictable frisbees around a course…you must bring your own discs or frisbees)

Where?  This time at: Tyler State Park, Newtown, PA (park in Upper Plantation lot…Click HERE for the Tyler State Park map)

When?  TOMORROW! Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2:30 pm & beyond

Bring?  Discs and/or frisbees (you need one for each person) and the normal park items like water, snack, bug spray, good walking shoes

More info and RSVP?  Contact April at ummadam3@gmail.com
(plans are to make this a regular teen get-together on the 2nd Thursday afternoon of each month…activities will mostly be park gatherings when weather permits and indoor activities such as board games, movie day, events in the area, etc. to be planned with some feedback from our youth)

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Nutcracker Performance

WHAT: International Ballet Exchange presents the world-class Donetsk Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker in a performance exclusively for Philadelphia’s school students. We invite you to bring your students to see the Donetsk Ballet’s
professional dancers and our diverse youth cast in this visually rich, fully staged story ballet.
WHEN: Thursday, December 14th at 10 am-11:30 am
WHERE: George Washington High School   10175 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
COST: $6 per student; Complimentary tickets for teachers and chaperones!
FOR MORE INFORMATIONnutcracker 2017 Please click the link to access the order form; to reserve your seats call Elaine at 215-694-4564 or Joleen at 215-219-9368

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ACES Program

WHAT: The ACES program will feature six exciting experiments, including ‘My DNA Bracelet’, ‘Emulsions’, ‘Polymers’, and much more! The ACES program is run primarily by graduate students in the Chemistry department at Penn. The students come to campus, where they will be split into small groups according to grade level. Each group of students will then participate in three interactive science experiments, led by several grad students. For each experiment, the station instructors will lead discussions about the scientific concepts with the students and provide them with some information that they can take back to their homes and classrooms. Additionally, each student will be able to take home at least one souvenir from their experiments that day.

WHEN: Saturday, October 21st

TIME: 1-4:15 pm

WHERE:  231 S 34TH ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19104

WHO: 3rd-8th graders

COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Homeschool Hangout 

WHAT: Get together with other homeschoolers for a lunch-time picnic and play time!
WHEN: next Wednesday, October 18th
TIME: noon
WHERE: Burholme Park 1400 Cottman Avenue, 19111
Burholme has gotten a new playset and upgrade! Come check it out!
WHO: homeschoolers of all ages!
COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
: or to let someone know you are coming, email Rossana at h0mesch00lng@yahoo.com

 

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Interested in College or Government?

College Rep. Visits

Phil-Mont Christian Academy has invited all interested homeschoolers to come out to their campus during College Rep. Visit. This is an opportunity for prospective students to get a “picture” of a college that they may be considering attending in the future and to speak with a live representative. From 11 am-12 pm on select days, check out the colleges table at Phil-Mont. Click HERE to see the College Rep. Schedule.

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TeenPact Leadership Schools

WHAT: TeenPact is a dynamic, hands-on leadership school for Christian students. Our mission is to inspire youth in their relationship with Christ and train them to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture at a time in their lives when, typically, they do not care about such things.

For students ages 13-19, we have a nationally acclaimed Four Day Class followed by an optional Political Communication Workshop. The entire week is hands on, dynamic and focused on stretching students out of their comfort zones. The students who complete the Four Day Class are now eligible for our national Alumni Events.

For students ages 8-12, we have a fantastic One Day Class where parents and students experience a fast-paced introduction to state politics and the principles of citizenship.

WHEN: Pennsylvania’s TeenPact is scheduled for April 30-May 3 and May 4th, 2018. Most states have their own school and can be attending by “out of stater” students.

WHERE: State Capitol Building    Harrisburg, PA

COST: 4 Day Class (ages 13-19): $260 for first time students; one day class (8-12 year olds) $40 for first child and $35 for siblings.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE for PA information; HERE for general info.

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The Student Diplomat Program
Jr. Model United Nations

WHAT: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia offers a five-month journey introducing middle school students from around the Greater Philadelphia area to the world of international relations and cultural diplomacy. With an emphasis on developing students’ research, writing and communication skills, The Student Diplomat Program meets a growing demand for international affairs curricula in area middle schools.

Delegates participating in the 2018 Jr. Model United Nations Program will focus on one of the two following committee topics: (1) Ending Food Insecurity and (2) Protecting Women and Girls’ Access to Education.

As participants in the program, students will: (1) explore the mission, structure and function of the United Nations; (2) learn how to write, amend and defend a policy resolution; (3) apply their research and critical thinking skills to specific global issues; (4) understand the role of diplomacy and deliberation in international affairs; and (5) develop skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and cross-cultural communication.

WHEN: Cultural Diplomacy Conference: Jan. 4, 5, & 9, 2018; Jr. Model UN Prep Conference March 7 & 8; Jr. Model UN Final Conference May 16 & 17, 2018.
Registration deadline is November 17th.

WHERE: Conferences are held at UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Temple University

COST: $40 per student (includes all 3 events)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE. Click on the side bar for schedule and more information.

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Global Education for High School Students

Click HERE for a list of activities and programs available to high schoolers offered by World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

 

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Mainly October Events

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Philly Fall Nature Fest

WHAT: Celebrate Fall & National Wildlife Refuge Week with us! Over 20 partners participating! Live animals, fishing, archery, kayaking, guided tours and crafts! 

WHEN:  October 14

TIME: 9 am- 3 pm

WHERE: John Heinz Refuge at Tinicum   8601 Lindbergh Blvd   Phila. 19153

COST: FREE!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click this flier link:  Philly Fall Nature Fest Flyer 2017

 

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Lower Southampton Township Fire Prevention Expo.

Hosted by Feasterville Fire Company

WHAT: Need something to count for your Fire Safety Requirements? Check out this annual event! Fire Demos, Fire Prevention Awareness & Education, Moonbounce, Music, Food & Fun Activiites for the kids.

WHEN:  October 14

TIME: 9 am- 3 pm

WHERE: 105 E Street Rd, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053-6048

COST: FREE!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click this Facebook Page

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More Fire Safety

What do you do to meet your fire safety requirements? I’d be interested in learning about what others do. Would you comment and share with us all?

Here are some other websites that have fire safety information:

http://www.sparky.org/parentpage/fpwkids.htm

http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/fire-prevention-week/teaching-fpw

http://www.firesafetycouncil.com/resources-for-public-educators/teens/

https://www.tdi.texas.gov/pubs/sfmocurriculum.html

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A full listing of different sites from The Homeschool Mom

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Legacy Youth Tennis and Education 

WHAT: Homeschool Tennis Classes
Our campus houses eight indoor courts, eight outdoor courts, two hitting walls, a library, a computer classroom and a fitness room. Siblings and families may work on school work in our library while the clinic is running. Spend time with other Home School families and don’t lose time in your day by continuing the school day here at Legacy!

WHERE
: 4842 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19129

WHEN
: Fridays

  • Fall term – October 6 to December 22 (11 weeks)
  • Spring 1 term – January 19 to March 30 (11 weeks)
  • Spring 2 term – April 20 to June 22 (10 weeks)

TIME: Beginner class 10-11 am; Intermediate class 11 am-12 pm; The one hour clinic contains warm-up, fitness, drills, and skills for matches.

AGES: 
4-18 years old

COST: $120 for 12 classes, sibling discount available

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click here Legacy Homeschool Clinic
or HERE for registration form

 

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The Hershey Story Homeschool Day 

WHAT: Bring your kids to The Hershey Story and discover all things Hershey — the man, his business, the town, and the chocolate — in an active, hands-on way! Our unique programs reach far beyond history to include economics, geography, science, math and reading.

Take a step back in time! Experience what it was like to be a factory worker at The Hershey Company from 1905-1925. The interactive components in this exhibit will allow students to “try” different jobs at the chocolate factory. Activities will also include a scavenger hunt throughout the museum and a trip to the Chocolate Lab to learn about cacao beans from around the world and make a delicious candy bar.

WHEN: Wednesday October 18, 2017

TIME: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

AGES: Recommended for ages 4 and up. Children 2 and under are free.

COST: $10 per person; tickets available hereDeadline is Tuesday October 17, 2017 at noon. You must arrive by noon to receive your timed ticket(s) to the Chocolate Lab and scavenger hunt.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE.  If you have any questions, please contact Kim at kaday@hersheystory.org or 717-520-5588. 

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Homeschool Tumbling at
Newtown Athletic Club Rockstarz Gym 

WHAT: Homeschooling Tumbling for Beginners and Advanced levels. The Rockstarz gym is in the “NAC Sports Training Center”. The NAC Sports Training Center is a giant facility fully equipped with spring floor, tumble trac, foam pit and large trampoline to work on. There are comfy chairs where parents can see the entire gym, take photos, talk or tend to younger siblings during practice. Air conditioned and heated for hot or cold days.
The plan is to create ongoing weekly practices tailored to the homeschooling community through the Fall and Winter on Mondays and Fridays for now.

WHEN: Mondays and Fridays

TIME: drop in at 12:30 to 2:30

WHERE: Newtown Athetic Club 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA  18940  enter long building behind pool, not main building

WHO: all levels from ages 5-teens; an area is set up for babies and tiny siblings to play with mom for FREE!

COST: $10 first child, $5 per sibling

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out the Facebook Page. Please click interested or going to give us a heads up for how many coaches we need. You will also get notified for updates or cancellations.

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Nature Discovery Day for
Homeschool & Cyberschool Students

WHAT: Nature hikes, bird identification, crayfish investigation & science journaling. Students will explore and learn about the refuge through hands-on, inquiry-based science lessons.  

WHEN:  November 9th

TIME: 9 am-1 pm

WHERE: John Heinz Refuge at Tinicum   8601 Lindbergh Blvd   Phila. 19153

WHO: upper elementary students, but all are welcome

COST: FREE!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click on this flier link:  Nature Discovery Day;
To register email Kelly Quain by Oct 31st   kelly_quain@fws.gov
You can also email her to be added to the homeschool email list for future events!

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Little Mermaid Matinee

Click HERE (google doc) to register for this
FREE!!!! Dress Rehearsal open to Homeschoolers!