Upcoming Tomorrow and Next Week

Delaware County STEM Expo 

hosted by Eastern Pennsylvania Robotics Alliance

WHAT: Come out for a day of fun for the entire family! Free science and robots all day long! Watch robots! Drive robots! Learn about robots! Science experiments and fun for all ages all day long! Hot dogs and water provided. Plan on getting your hands dirty with lots of hands on science to have fun with! Watch things explode. Never a dull moment!

WHEN: THIS Saturday! TOMORROW! 

WHERE: Performing Arts Complex of Delaware County  Stage One: 101 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, Pennsylvania 19086

TIME: 10 am- 3 pm

COST:
 FREE!!!

AGES:
 the whole family!

FOR MORE INFO:
Check out their Facebook Page HERE

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Open House at Greystone Academy

WHAT: Greystone is a hybrid school offering classes to homeschooled students 3 days per week. Classes are for grades 7-12. Come see what Greystone is all about!

WHEN:  Friday, August 11

TIME: 3-5 pm

WHERE:  Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Rd., Newtown, PA

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: see our website:   Greystone Academy Or contact us via email at: greystoneacademypa@gmail.com

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PA Homeschool Recreation Day

 

WHAT: The Global Sports School will be at Core Creek Park, in Langhorne.   Homeschoolers in grades K-12 will participate in a variety of recreational, gym class activities.   Register now!

WHEN: Tuesday, August 22nd

WHERE: Core Creek Park  901 E. Bridgetown Pike   Langhorne, PA 19047-1597

TIME: 1:30-3:30 pm

COST:
 $25 per student

AGES:
 K-12

FOR MORE INFO:
and to register click HERE

 

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Open House at Sophia Academy

Open House 

Sophia Academy@ICHS (ICHS), an arts-based Christian high school offering a multi-sensory and multi-modal curriculum for students with language-based learning differences, is now enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year.

         Sophia Academy provides personalized intervention in a “Home-schooling” environment, enabling students with dyslexia and dyscalculia to thrive.

Students entering grades 9-11 are encouraged to apply.

Want to learn more and check out what Sophia Academy has to offer? Then come on out to their Open House!

WHAT: Open House at Sophia Academy

WHEN: Thursday, August 17 from 3:00-5:00 pm

WHERE: International Christian High School  413 East Tabor Road  Philadelphia 19120

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact us via our website at www.sophiaphila.org or by calling 267-577-8020.

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Joining a Co-Op or Group for Support?

It’s summertime, but plans have been or are underway for the next school year! Are you considering joining a Homeschool Co-op or Group to supplement or support your homeschooling journey?

You’ll find a variety of gatherings from traditional co-ops to hybrid school to self-directed. Many of these have started online registration!

You can scroll down or click HERE to head to the listing on the blog!

Do you participate in a support group of some sort? What has been your experience? Let me know if you have another group that I have missed!
 

1.) Classical Conversations 

Event:  Group meets once a week for kids’ classes & homeschool support

Where:   A.) Seven Mile Road Church 525 Welsh Rd., Phila, PA 19115

or B.)  Epiphany Fellowship, 1625 W Diamond St, Phila, PA 19121  (Check out their website: Philadelphia Classical Homeschool

or C.) Proclamation Church 278 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr PA 19010

or D.) Calvary PCA Willow Grove 405 Easton Road, Willow Grove PA 19090

When:  September through May

For More Info: Check this website: Classical Conversations

2.) Mount Airy Homeschooling Co-op

Event:  Their mission is to provide a quality diverse, secular, and inclusive environment in which children are nurtured while engaging in classes and activities in a climate of mutual respect.

Where: Unitarian Society of Germantown located just off Lincoln Drive in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia

When:  Tuesdays from 9:30 – 3:30; Teens can also meet on Thursdays from 9:30 – 4pm

For More Info:  Check out their website: Mt. Airy Homeschooling Co-op

3.)  Davisville Homeschool Connection Co-op

Event:  We offer classes for children from Pre-K up to 10th grade, who may participate in gym along with various subject classes. Field trips are also organized throughout the semester. Nursery care is available for the littles under age 3.

Where: Davisville Church in Southampton PA 18966

When: Tuesday mornings from 9:15am-1:45. (10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring, actual times may vary slightly). No classes on the 4th Tuesday every month.

For More Info:  Check this website: Davisville Homeschool Connection

4.)  Christian Home Educators’ Enrichment Resource (C.H.E.E.R.)

Event:  CHEER Homeschool Group provides enrichment classes for K4-18 years old and valuable networking and fellowship opportunities.

Where:  Crossroads Community Church, 104 Heather Road, Upper Darby PA  19082

When:  Friday mornings starting at 8:45 a.m., for 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring.

For More Info: Call Crossroads Community Church at 610-352-3130 or check out this website: Cheer Homeschool Group

5.) SALT & PEPPER 

Event:  Weekly classes for homeschoolers grades 1-12. SALT students (gr. 1-8) enjoy morning art, gym, and music/theater classes as well as other activities and field trips. We offer a wide variety of academic courses for SALTeens students (gr. 6-8) in the afternoon and PEPPER students (gr. 9-12) all day, as well as Thursday afternoon volleyball for gr. 4-12. Moms can attend a Wednesday Bible study at COS or have the morning off. We also sponsor an annual book sale, a Spring Project Fair, and group academic testing in January.  This is a Christian program open to all.

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

When:  Wednesdays, September through May

For More Info:  Contact Linda Lam (SALT) (salt411@yahoo.com) or Anne Hawthorn (SALTeens and PEPPER) (anne@drhweb.net)

6.) HIS Homeschool Co-op

Event:  This co-op seeks to provide a place for relationship and fellowship with like-minded families as we endeavor to homeschool our children (18 and younger).  To that end, we come together to offer group classes in order to supplement and enrich our children’s education.

Where: Fellowship Community Church  Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  

When: Friday mornings, 10 weeks in the fall, and 10 weeks in the spring

For More Info: Check out their website at: HIS Homeschool Co-op

7.) Living Bridges Homeschool Group

Event:  Living Bridges Education Program offers support for Catholic homeschooling families. An Enrichment Program, which meets every Wednesday and an Academic Program, which meets every Tuesday and Friday are offered in Norristown during the school year.

Where: St. Titus Church, 3006 Keenwood Rd., in Norristown, PA 19403

When: Every week September through May

For More Info: Visit: Living Bridges Homeschool Group or call 610-525-4770 or email: staff@livingbridges.org

8.) Bucks Area Homeschoolers Co-op

Event: A cooperative program for students from K-High School. A goal is for students to enjoy enriching academics, activities and form positive friendships. Classes and activities uphold Christian morals and values.

Where: Bucks County Community Church, Langhorne, PA

When: Thursdays, 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring

For More Info: Check out this website: Bucks Area Homeschoolers

9.) Solid Rock Homeschool Co-op

Event: Solid Rock exists to serve Christ by assisting each other in our endeavor to homeschool our children.  Our primary goal is to raise our children in the admonition and respect of the Lord, to direct them towards dependence on the Lord our God for all things, to develop character and purpose in their lives, and a desire to love and serve God in all areas.  We also strive to provide a safe environment for our children to socialize and particiate in academic and enrichment classes. Offers academic and enrichment classes for K-High School.

Where: Faith Community Church in Brookhaven, PA

When: Mondays; 930 or 10 am depending on the age group

For More Info: Visit:  Solid Rock Homeschool

10.) Talking Stick Learning Center

Event: Self-Directed, Topic Based Programs for Homeschoolers ages 4-17. In addtion, we offer supplemental programs throughout the year, like our famous Math Circle and our year-long program Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Teens.

Where: Located in the Education Center and Cope House within the Awbury Arboretum, a 55 acre wooded parkland in Northwest Philadelphia.

When: Full-day programs Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays in three age groups

For More Info: Visit:  Talking Stick Learning Center

11.) Open Connections

Event: Open Connections mission is to help young people and adults develop the tools needed to create the life they want, full of purpose and fulfillment. We do this in two ways: by providing an Open Education environment (the Open Connections Village) which fosters the guiding principles of Respect, Freedom, Responsibility and Natural Learning; and by working with others who share our principles and values in order to tip the balance from the traditional model of compulsory instruction over to a more organic, learner-directed approach based on self-motivation and the creative process.

Where: Open Connections Village. 1616 Delchester Road Newtown Square, PA 19073. On a 28-acre historic farm/estate in Edgmont Township, Delaware County.

When: Depends on the program selected

For More Info: Visit: Open Connections  or email info@openconnections.org

12.) Natural Creativity Center

Event:  Our mission is to promote Creativity, Compassion and Collaboration in the lives of young people (ages 4-17) and their families. We encourage self-direction–learning and growing by pursuing one’s interests–by providing a physical space filled with materials and tools, peers and adult facilitators and mentors. We also initiate specific activities aimed at nourishing creative, compassionate and collaborative behaviors. And we are an intentional mix of families of color as well as white across a very broad socio-economic spectrum. No religious affiliation

Where: Currently in the education building of The First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG).
6001 Germantown Ave. (across from Wyck House), Germantown, PA 19144.

When:
  Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., September – June, plus occasional workshops for parents.

For More Info:
  Check out their website, or call 888.208.0576.

13.) Eclectic Learning Network

Event:  Events, workshops, programs, and field trips for Philadelphia homeschool (unschool/self-directed/virtual-schooling) families in Philadelphia PA.

Where: Our primary meetup is at Pleasant Playground (6757 Chew Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119). Additional events can be found on the website or Facebook page.

When: Fridays, 2 pm – 4 pm 

For More Info: Eclectic Learning Network  or on Facebook HERE

14.) Claritas Classical Academy

Event: Claritas Classical Academy is a homeschool hybrid program meeting two days per week. Our comprehensive program serves Philadelphia-area homeschool families and their pre-K through high school students with its Christ-centered, classical curriculum

Where: Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, PA

When: Tuesday and Thursdays

For More Info: Visit: Claritas Classical Academy  or email Holly Schrock at holly@claritasclassicalacademy.com

15.) Trinity Preparatory School

Event: TPS is a K-12th grade classical Christian school.  As a hybrid-school, TPS offers main class days on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. TPS also serves homeschooling families by preserving a structure conducive to the values of greater family time at home and the closer involvement of parents in their children’s education.

Where:  The Church in Acts, 1801 S. Burnt Mill Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043.

When: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays

For More Info: Visit: Trinity Preparatory School

16.) Greystone Academy, LLC.

Event: Greystone Academy is a hybrid school for grades 7-12 offering the flexibility of homeschooling with the benefits of a private school. Families of all faiths are welcome and we teach from a Christian worldview.

Where:  80 Lower Silver Lake Road Newtown, PA at Crossing Community Church

When: 3 days per week, Dual Enrollment with Cairn University

For More Info: Visit: Greystone Academy

17.) Philadelphia Classical School 

Event: Serving families by educating with excellence, in a Christ-centered community, through classical methodology. Contact the school regarding their Homeschool Partnership

Where: 1636 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

For More Info: Visit: Philadelphia Classical School

18.) Holmesburg Christian Academy  

Event: HCA Homeschool Connection is a hybrid educational program that establishes a partnership between homeschool parents and the school. Parents may choose from a variety of educational offerings and options that meet the needs of their child and their family. We offer academic, spiritual and social support within the framework of a Christ-centered program to assist parents who have chosen the nurturing environment of their home as their child’s main classroom.

Where: 7927 Frankford Ave Phila, PA  19136

For More Info: Visit: Holmesburg Christian Academy

19.) Phil-Mont Christian Academy

Event:  Since Phil-Mont’s founding over 73 years ago, it has been our goal to offer an excellent academic education within a consistent, reformed, Christian world-and-life view. We stress quality child development and rigorous academics at the elementary, middle and upper school levels. We also believe strongly in assisting parents who home-school by offering their children a la carte programs at Phil-Mont. We are able to partner with families for students in grades 6-12 for any class a family would like to take.

Where: 35 Hillcrest Avenue  Erdenheim, PA 19038

For More Info: Visit: Phil-Mont Homeschool Partners

Phil-Mont always invites local home-school families to attend our drama dept’s Matinee Performances. These matinees typically happen on the Wednesdays of a performance week. Visit the above link to sign up and receive invitations!!

Homeschool Groups

1.) Central Philadelphia Homeschoolers Group (CPHG):

Event:  The group meets solely for fun and play, and is open to all homeschoolers of all ages in the Philly area. Group communication is done thru a Yahoo Group.

Where: At Weccacoe Playground, which is located on the 400 block of Catherine Street in Queens Village (map).

When: Mondays from 11am-1pm

For More Info:  Check this website: Central Philadelphia Homeschoolers    or here for the direct yahoo group Central Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group

2.) NE Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group:

Event: A secular support group for homeschoolers in Northeast Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Their goal is to meet and network with other homeschool families.

Where:  Online Community

For More Info:  Check out this site: NE Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group

3.) TGIFF (The Goal is Forming Friendships):

Event:  TGIFF is an eclectic, inclusive & highly active group of homeschooling families based out of Lower-Mid Bucks County, PA. We seek to create life-long friendships, a sense of community, and a support system for new and experienced homeschoolers.

Where: Mid Bucks County, PA

For More Info:  Join their Yahoo group: TGIFF Yahoo Group   or join them on facebook: search for TGIFF Homeschool Group

4.) Northwest Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group:

Event:  The goal of this yahoo group is to share information about events, classes, activities and field trips that would be of particular interest to homeschooling families living in Northwest Philadelphia and the Philadelphia region. This group can also be used as a question/answer forum about homeschooling matters.

Where: Online Community – Families located primarily in Germantown, Roxborough, Mt. Airy, Manayunk and Chestnut Hill

For More Info: Check out this website: Northwest Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group

 

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Science Lab

Still Time to Sign Up:
2-Day LIVE Science Lab

 

WHAT:  Give your student a full year of hands-on lab experiments in 2 fun-filled days! Everything they need for science success will be provided. Lab manual, apron, gloves, equipment, supplies, specimens, energetic LIVE teacher and new friends!! All your student will need to bring is something to write with, a calculator and a sack lunch with a water bottle.

WHEN: July 12-13, 9 am-5 pm

WHERE:  Media, PA

INSTRUCTOR:  One of the former Landry intensive teachers, Lori Higgins

COST: $295, early-bird pricing $236! (Use coupon code EARLY to save 20%)

AGES: geared towards 12-18 years old, or 8-12 grade students

FOR MORE INFO: HIScience Learning or check out photos on their facebook page!

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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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2-Day Science Lab Intensive

HIScience Learning Flier

 

WHAT:  Give your student a full year of hands-on lab experiments in 2 fun-filled days! Everything they need for science success will be provided. Lab manual, apron, gloves, equipment, supplies, specimens, energetic LIVE teacher and new friends!! All your student will need to bring is something to write with, a calculator and a sack lunch with a water bottle.

WHEN: July 12-13, 9am-5pm

WHERE:  Media, PA

INSTRUCTOR:  One of the former Landry intensive teachers, Lori Higgins

COST: $295, early-bird pricing $236! (Use coupon code EARLY to save 20%)

AGES: geared towards 12-18 years old, or 8-12 grade students

FOR MORE INFO: HIScience Learning

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C.O.S. Booksale

21st Annual Book Sale at Church of the Saviour

When?  – this Monday, March 27th from 6 to 9 p.m.

Sponsored by
? – SALT and PEPPER home schoolers

Where
? – Held in the gym (bldg. F) at Church of the Saviour  651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA 19087  Look for signs on the property.

What to bring?
– Shoppers – bring small bills and  bags to carry your purchases, wear comfy shoes and clothes, and be prepared to be amazed at the plethora of materials available.  Obviously we love children.  If they come with you, please have them  accompany you or sit down and read a book!!

Further questions?
– email Gabrielle at contino.tg@verizon.net