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Flip on Over: Open House This Friday!

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We have a new home and we can’t wait for you to see it!
Flip Out Productions new 4,000 square foot 2 level facility is now up and running. We couldn’t be more excited to invite you to our beautiful home! We would love to introduce you to our 36′ TumblTrak, Olympic Size Balance Beam, and 30′ x 42′ Tumbling Area! The equipment is set in it’s new home ready for you all to enjoy! We will have open gym, light refreshments and much more! Free parking lot available!

WHEN: This Friday, June 16th
TIME: 4 pm- 7 pm
WHERE: Flip Out Productions 2757-59 Frankford Ave,  Philadelphia 19134
COST: FREE!!!!

Flip Out Productions offers Homeschool Gymnastics Classes
Class Schedules and Payment are as follows:

WHEN: Wednesdays or Thursdays, 8 week sessions, runs every 8 weeks
COST: $100 for first child, $150 for 2, $220 for 3, $300 for 4 children per 8 week session
(This is about half off! Only for homeschool classes!)
TIME: Wednesdays: 1:30-2:30 pm younger kids; 2:30-4:00 pm older kids
Thursdays: 1-2 pm younger kids; 2-3:30 pm older kids
AGES: classes are divided into two age groups: 4-6 years old and 7 years old and up

For More Information: Click Flip Out Productions

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Great Events for June!

Stripes and Stars Festival

WHAT:  From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest institutions—the American flag and the U.S. Army. Events include flag raising ceremonies, a patriotic parade led by the United States Army Field Band Brass Quintet, a swearing-in of Future Soldiers, a dramatic skydiving demonstration, displays and demonstrations of U.S. Army equipment, giant flag folding demonstrations, and a moving naturalization ceremony.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TIME: 9:30 am-5:00 pm

COST: Most Stripes and Stars Festival events are FREE!! and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

WHERE:
 Locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church Burial Ground, and the National Constitution Center.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
: Click HERE for the website and here for the Stripes_and_Stars_2017_Bookmark Festival Flier. Also, check out National Park Service website for other information.

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 Pennypack Environmental Center Programs

WHAT:          PEC Explorer Program:

The Explorer Program is a is a wonderful outdoor activity where children can come explore, investigate and enjoy the parks through discovery and adventure. This program is a series of 4 Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM during the Summer which includes a craft, snack, games and a hike for Boys and Girls Citywide Ages 5-7. $5 per camper per day. Registration is required and Space is limited.

                       PEC Junior Naturalist Program: 

The Junior Naturalist Program is a wonderful outdoor activity where children can come explore, investigate and enjoy the parks through discovery and adventure. This program is a series of 4 Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM during the Summer which includes a craft, snack, games and a hike for Boys and Girls Citywide Ages 8-12. $5 per camper per day. Registration is required and Space is limited.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click HERE
WHAT:           Pennypack Environmental Center’s Summer Schedule
Activities for all ages this summer!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click PEC Summer Calender 2017 to see the full schedule flier!

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The Compassion Experience

WHAT:  This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic.

In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope. A project of Compassion International.

WHEN: Friday, June 23- Monday, June 26

TIME: Varies by day

WHERE:  Covenant Presbyterian Church 520 Kings Highway S      Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

COST: FREE!!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click HERE to visit the website

 

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Science Saturdays at Fairmont Water Works

WHAT:  Family friendly programs. The Calendar includes: June-A Day in the Life of the Schuylkill River: The Exploration Continues; July-What’s for Lunch? (River Otters)
Don’t forget to check out their newly opened Freshwater Mussel Hatchery!

WHEN: Every Saturday, each month is a different topic. Pick a Saturday per month to hit all the topics!

TIME: 2:00-4:00 pm

WHERE:  Fairmount Water Works 640 Water Works Drive   Philadelphia, PA 19130

COST: FREE!!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE for the Water Works Event Calendar

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Free Video Production Workshops
at Northeast Regional Library!

WHAT: Would you like to schedule a group field trip this summer? The People’s Media Collection, which is a pilot project collaboration between the Free Library of Philadelphia and Philly CAM, Philadelphia’s public access channel will provide free video production education on smartphones and tablets, which means we can teach you to film, edit, and share high quality media on one device. We will walk participants through how to film, edit, and share videos using tablets and smartphones. Some skills you’ll walk away with include: framing shots, interviewing people, basic film editing, adding effects to videos and sharing your videos online.

WHEN: 4 workshop slots open each week, Tuesdays at West Oak Lane, Wednesdays at the Northeast Regional Branch

TIME: 3 hour long workshop (or shorter version of 90 minutes)

AGES: 8 and up, groups of up to 15

WHERE:  West Oak Lane and Northeast Regional Libraries

COST: FREE!!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click Peoples Media Collection

 

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ChopChop Cooking Club 

WHAT: We invite you to join the (free!) ChopChop Cooking Club and pledge to cook dinner together once a month. Each month, you’ll get a delicious new recipe in your inbox. We’ll all be making the same recipe that month, learning different essential cooking skills along the way. Each challenge will also come with how-to’s, shopping and storage tips, fun activities, and conversation starters.

 

AGES: all ages welcome, most that sign up are 5-12 and their families

WHERE:  at your home! 

COST: FREE!!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click ChopChop Cooking Club

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Don’t Miss Out on Free Events This Week!

WHAT:  Do you have kids in their tweens or teens? Are they or you looking for some friends and fellow homeschoolers to continue with on the homeschooling journey? Come on out to this first Spring Park Day. April has set this day up to meet one another and then to discuss what our families need and plan some more events, particularly a regular schedule for this park day.

WHEN: THIS Wednesday, May 17th

WHO: 10 years old + crowd (but others are welcome to play in the park)

WHEN: 2 pm until you want to leave

COST: FREE!!!!

WHERE:
 Wall Park (click for map link) in Elkins Park (meet at play structure on Church & Wall Park Drive)

FOR MORE INFORMATION
: please email April (ummadam3@gmail.com) if you cannot attend but would like to send ideas to share with the group.

 

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Informational Meeting:  How to Start
Homeschooling in Philadelphia

Where:  Northeast Community Church  3300 Tyson Ave.  Philadelphia, PA 19149

When:  THIS Tuesday, May 16th

Time: 6:30-8:30

Cost:  Free!

We will briefly cover topics like:

  • Benefits of Homeschooling
  • Homeschool Statistics
  • Traditional Homeschooling vs. Virtual Charter School
  • Homeschool Law Requirements
  • Socialization

Several of our local support group leaders and homeschool classes coordinators will be there to share about their programs and what’s available.  Groups include:

  • Classical Conversations Northeast Campus
  • CHEER homeschool support group
  • Ash Theater Comany
  • Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair
  • Art Museum Homeschool Classes
  • Eclectic Learning Network
  • Flip Out Productions
  • PAFA Homeschool Classes
  • Penn Museum Homeschool Classes
  • Rossana Jaffe: Bethel Homeschoolers Field Trips
  • Sarah Lambert: Philly Homeschool Blog

Mr. Sean Baker from the Philadelphia School District will also come to talk about the paperwork requirement.

I’m hoping that this would be a helpful event. Whether you are planning to start homeschooling or have already started homeschooling in Philadelphia, this would be a good time for planning, looking into resources and connecting with other homeschoolers in the area.  Feel free to forward this information to anyone who might be interested.  Let me know if you are interested in coming.

Sincerely,

Angela Chung  angela.pfl.chung@gmail.com

 

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Phil-Mont Christian Academy Home School Open House

WHAT:  The tours will be led by a Phil-Mont parent who is also a home schooler with co-op experience. She and members of our administrative team will be able to answer any questions you may have about combining Phil-Mont coursework with your home school curriculum. Personal tour dates can also be arranged, as well as an opportunities for students to “shadow” a Phil-Mont student for a day.

WHEN: This Wednesday, May 17 at 9am

WHERE: 35 Hillcrest Avenue Erdenheim, PA 19038

COST: FREE!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE to register, or HERE for the Homeschool Partners page
or email Erin Livingston at erinlivs@gmail.com

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Science in the Summer

WHAT:   The Science of Sports. Behind every professional basketball player, gymnast, swimmer, and sprinter is a team of scientists who help athletes excel in their sport, from trainers, nutritionists and physical therapists to statisticians and equipment engineers. Students will learn about these scientists and tackle basic scientific concepts through fun, hands-on activities like experimenting with healthy sports drink recipes and creating their own bouncy balls to test bounce height against other sports balls.

WHEN and WHERE: throughout the summer at your local library!

WHO: students entering 2nd-6th grades in the Fall 2017

COST: FREE!!!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click HERE, you can search by zip code

 

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Living History Sundays Return to Graeme Park

WHAT:   One Sunday each month from May – October, 2017 costumed volunteers will enrich the visitor experience by presenting living history activities at Graeme Park. Volunteers will interact with guests as they tour the house or grounds and will do a short presentation at 2 p.m. on the day’s topic or theme. Topics include: Colonial Hearth Cooking, Fathers and Family in the 1700s, Reflections on Independence, The Revolutionary War & Its Impact on the Locals, Slavery at Graeme Park, Colonial Medical Practices

WHEN: mostly held on the third Sunday of each month (except where a scheduling conflict occurs) from 12 noon to 3 pm

WHERE: 859 County Line Road in Horsham, PA 19044

COST: included in the cost of your house tour:  $3/3-11,  $6/12-64,  $5/65+
FOR MORE INFORMATION: click Living History Sundays for tentative schedule

 

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Coming up tomorrow: ART CONTEST details!!!! 

 

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Homeschool Happenings

Wednesday & Thursday! Homeschool Open House

WHAT: Flip Out Productions would like to invite you to our Homeschool Open House!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHO: All skill levels welcome! Class for ages 7 and up

WHEN: Thursday, April 27th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHO: All skill levels welcome! Class for ages 3-6 years.


WHERE:
 1714 Mascher Street, Philadelphia  19122

Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you at the open house!
Miss Katie and the Flip Out Productions Family

FOR MORE INFORMATION
: Like our page on Facebook for more updates and events  https://www.facebook.com/flipoutproductions/ or visit: Flip Out Productions

Our next 8-week session is starting May 2nd!
We offer discounted classes to homeschooling families: 1 child – $100; 2 children- $150;
3 children- $220; 4 children- $300.   GREAT DEAL ALERT!!!!

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Be sure to check out the “CLASSES” tab to see what is happening in the month of MAY for Homeschoolers. Some of these begin next week! Ranging from athletics to sewing many local venues offer a class each month specifically for homeschoolers!
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Glencairn Museum Glass Blowing Day
Open House for Homeschoolers

WHAT: Glassblowing demonstrations, learn how stories were told using stained glass windows and more.

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

WHEN:  this Thursday, April 27th from 9:30-12:30

COST: $5 per person, children 3 and under are free. no reservations required.

FOR MORE INFO: Check out this flier- Glass blowing Homeschool Day 2017 (1) and their website here

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Futsal or Music for your kids? 

If you missed the open house for homeschoolers last week to check out Grow Philly’s Youth Futsal Academy or Music Class, you still have the opportunity! First class can be your FREE/TRIAL class (please RSVP via email)!

WHAT: Futsal is a smaller scale modification of soccer perfect for soccer players of all ages, and genders! Futsal focuses on soccer fundamentals such as ball control, passing, scoring, teamwork, and good sportsmanship while having fun learning the game.

WHEN: Tuesdays 12:15-1:00 pm; 7 week 45 minute sessions

AGES: 5 and up

COST: $70 per 7 week session (can be prorated if first class missed)

WHAT: Music Classes include an introduction to reading music and to different instruments, no music experience needed.

WHEN: Tuesdays 1:15-2:00 pm; 7 week 45 minute sessions

AGES: 6-17, no music experience needed

COST: $100 per 7 week session (can be prorated if first class missed)

 

Class session begins Tuesday, April 25th, please join next week, May 2nd!

WHERE: East Passyunk Rec Center  1025 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 9148

FOR MORE INFO: email Matthew at mrsubits@growphilly.org or
Click on these Grow Philly Music Academy        Grow Philly Futsal Academy    fliers!

 

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Science and Ballet

Pennypack Environmental Center
Home School Programs Spring 2017

WHATWhat’s Bugging You           Learn the important role that insects play in our
environment. Explore forest and field habitats with bug boxes to take a closer look at these critters. Learn about some of the benefits of insects, as well as options for dealing with insect pests.

WHEN: This Tuesday, April 25
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WHATCreek Exploration      Using the creek as a laboratory, we will determine stream health by identifying aquatic life. Discover how water is affected by land use within the watershed. Wear shoes that can get wet, but please no sandals.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23
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WHERE: 
Pennypack Environmental Center  8600 A Verree Road  Philadelphia, PA 19115

TIME: Each session will be held from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.

AGE
:  Adults are asked to stay with their child, younger siblings are welcome.

COST
: $5.00 per school aged child, per activity. (Free for adults and younger tag along siblings). Registration is required.
Please complete registration form below and a youth registration form for each child.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Check out their Facebook Page

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Seating still available:

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. A full-length ballet based on Shakespeare’s famous comedy about mistakes, mischief, and love.

WHEN
: Tuesday, June 6th at 10am; an hour long performance

WHERE
: George Washington High School   10175 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116

COST
: FREE!!! You must reserve your seats!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
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to reserve your seats call Elaine at 215-694-4564 or email your information (from the form)

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SAVE THE DATE: 

WHAT: How to start homeschooling in Philadelphia informational meeting

WHERE: due to voting at the library, the location is being changed. It will be announced soon!

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

COST: FREE!!

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AS WE GET CLOSER!

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Free Homeschool Classes TOMORROW!

Come Check Out Futsal and Music Classes
with Grow Philly 

WHAT:  A FREE trial Futsal Class and Music Class. Futsal is a smaller scale modification of soccer, perfect for soccer players of all ages and genders! Futsal focuses on soccer fundamentals such as ball control, passing, scoring, teamwork, and good sportsmanship while having fun learning the game. Music Classes include an introduction to reading music and to different instruments, no music experience needed.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18th

TIME:
Intro. to Futsal will be held from 12:15-1:00
Intro. to Music will be held from 1:15-2:00
Students may take both trial classes. Parents are asked to stay while children attend.

WHERE:  East Passyunk Rec Center    1025 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 9148

COST: FREE!!! but please RSVP to Matt at mrsubits@growphilly.org ! 

AGES: 5 and up

FOR MORE INFO: Contact Coach Matt with questions or R.S.V.P mrsubits@growphilly.org
You can also check out Grow Philly.

Grow Philly will be offering Futsal and Music classes
to the homeschool community!

Plans are:

Grow Philly Youth Futsal Academy Homeschool Class
Starting Tuesday, April 25th from 12:00 – 1:00
Pricing: 7 week session, 45 minute classes,  $70.00 (includes Jersey)

Grow Philly Music Homeschool Class
Starting Tuesday, April 25th from 1:00 to 2:00
Pricing: 7 week session, 1 hour long classes, $100 dollars (includes a t-shirt)
3 students per class, parents are welcome to enroll also.

These can be run every 7 weeks if there is interest! Monday classes are also a possibility.

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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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April Happenings: Part 2

Don’t forget to check out monthly homeschool classes

on the Classes page of the blog!

 

Don’t forget to RSVP for FREE Homeschool

Futsal and Music Classes!

 

 

Phil-Mont Christian Academy Home School Open House

WHAT:  The tours will be led by a Phil-Mont parent who is also a home schooler with co-op experience. She and members of our administrative team will be able to answer any questions you may have about combining Phil-Mont coursework with your home school curriculum.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20th 10am

WHERE: 35 Hillcrest Avenue Erdenheim, PA 19038

COST: FREE!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE to register, or HERE for the school’s main page
or email Erin Livingston at erinlivs@gmail.com

 

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Philadelphia Science Festival

WHAT:  The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April. Featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for all ages, the Festival aims to provide opportunities for all Philadelphians to positively engage with and build a community around science, engineering, and technology.

WHEN: Friday, April 21st- Saturday, April 29th; Click here for the Calendar .

Don’t miss Friday, April 28th at 730 pm: Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only.

WHERE:  Throughout the city

COST: FREE!

AGES: all

FOR MORE INFO: Philadelphia Science Festival

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EarthFest 2017

WHAT: EarthFest is an outdoor educational celebration of Earth Day where the answers to so many questions about the environment, sustainability, healthy lifestyles, and protecting and preserving the planet are just an exploration away!

WHEN: Friday, April 28

TIME:  9:30 A.M. to 2 P.M. (rain or shine)

WHERE:  TEMPLE UNIVERSITY AMBLER CAMPUS 580 Meetinghouse Road Ambler, PA 19002

COST:  FREE!

AGES:   pre-K thru 12th

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here

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Sonia Kovalevsky Day

WHAT:  A day of mathematical activities at Temple University

WHEN: April 29th

TIME:  9am-3pm

WHERE:  Temple University  Tuttleman Learning Center 13th Street and Montgomery Avenue Philadelphia 19122

COST:  FREE!

AGES:   for young women in grades 5 through 8

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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Jonah: On Stage!

 

WHAT:  Get ready for a jaw-dropping adventure for the whole family as one of the Bible’s biggest stories comes to life! Filmed in front of a live audience, Sight & Sound Theatres’ hit musical, JONAH: ON STAGE! is a special one-night event in select cinemas Tuesday, May 2 only.

WHEN: One-night event in select cinemas Tuesday, May 2 only.

WHERE:  Click HERE to find a theater near you and purchase tickets

FOR MORE INFO:  Jonah: On Stage!

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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!