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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!

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FREE Homeschool Classes!!!

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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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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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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Looking Ahead to April

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Junior Ranger Day

WHAT: National Park Week kicks off with our annual Junior Ranger Day. Experience life as a child in colonial America–play games, see demonstrations and living history characters, collect NPS centennial trading cards, earn a junior ranger badge, and win prizes.

WHERE: Franklin Court and Independence Mall next to the Liberty Bell Center

WHEN: Saturday, April 15; from 10 am to 2 pm

Cost: FREE

For More Information: Click Here

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Homeschool Geography/History Fair

WHAT:  This is a fun time for homeschooled children to showcase their knowledge of a geographical region or era in history without the pressure of being judged for their work.  It is also an easy way to teach children presentation skills in an area they are enthused and excited about.  All participants will receive a participation certificate, and students traveling through the exhibits will receive passports.

WHERE:  Collingdale Christian Family School  814 Andrews Avenue  Collingdale, PA

WHEN:  Saturday, April 22

FOR MORE INFO: Please contact Pat Burns by email at pat.burns@rcn.com  or by phone at 610-626-4846 if you have a question, or to reserve a table.

  Some guidelines follow:

  • Fair set-up will begin at 9:15 a.m., with the fair opening at 10:00 a.m.  The fair will end at 11:30 a.m., and clean-up must be done by noon.
  • Decide if your exhibit needs a full 2.5′ x 6′ table or half that size.  Tables will be provided.  Tables will need to be covered with a cloth.
  • A tri-fold board is needed to stand in the back of your exhibit, labeled with the title of your exhibit (geographical region or historical period).  Anything else you decide to display—pictures, charts, fact pages–can go here, as well as on the table.  A map of your region is also good for display.
  • Have a rubber stamp and ink pad or stickers available to mark in each student’s “passport” as he/she visits your exhibit.  The stamp should have something to do with the region/era you’re presenting, e.g., an eagle to represent the United States, the Irish flag for Ireland, etc.
  • You may include samples of food to represent your region/era, but this is not necessary.  We used Goldfish crackers one year for our presentation of Japan, and this was a big hit with visitors.  Remember to keep it small and simple.
  • You can hang things from ceiling tiles, play music, do cultural dances, etc.  Children love to dress up in costume, and this is recommended but not required.
  • Someone must be at the exhibit at all times—whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend who has worked on the project.  Know your material and be ready to explain what your visitors are seeing.

You can do as much or as little as you wish.  Some students use art projects they have made, some concentrate on posters, some build models of things to represent their region/era.  Dolls and artifacts are nice to display, but please don’t use something that will devastate you if it is broken or ruined.  This is a very hands-on fair, and children like to touch and taste.  Have fun and enjoy!

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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:  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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SHEEP SHEARING DAY

WHAT: Watch as the sheep are sheared, and learn what is done with the wool. Enjoy hayrides, games, crafts and more.

WHERE: Fox Chase Farm

WHEN:  Saturday, April 29, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

COST: $3.00 Adults and Children

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here

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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!