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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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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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Wondering How to Start Homeschooling?

Informational Meeting:  How to Start
Homeschooling in Philadelphia

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

When:  Tuesday, May 16th, 2017; 6:30-8:30

Cost:  Free!

Why:  If you have any questions about how to start homeschooling, or just want to know more about it, this meeting will be helpful for you.

Please contact Angela Chung with any questions at angela.pfl.chung@gmail.com

**Please make note of the new location, due to elections held at the Northeast Library, the location was changed. **

Feel free to pass along to others!

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Wrapping up the 2016-2017 Homeschool Year

 

All Homeschoolers* in Philadelphia should have received an email or letter from the School District requesting homeschoolers to submit their “Home Schooling Evaluation Certification” by June 30th.   The “Home Schooling Evaluation Certification” is the form or letter provided by an evaluator after a student is evaluated.  If you did not receive an email or letter from the school district, please contact the Homeschooling Office via email at homeschooling@philasd.org.   Their phone # is 215-400-6695.

You can also click on this link (see below) to see a copy of the letter that was sent:

If you have questions about required paperwork in regard to homeschool law, HSLDA is always a great resource.  Their website is: HSLDA
Another great resource is Ask Pauline

*NOTE:  These “Home Schooling Evaluation Certifications” do not apply to students attending virtual charter schools.

Also if you have submitted a Notice of Intent to Homeschool (for students age 6 and 7) you are not required to summit a Home Schooling Evaluation Certification.

 

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Informational Meeting:  How to Start Homeschooling in Philadelphia

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

When:  Tuesday, May 16th, 2017; 6:30-8:30

Cost:  Free!

Why:  If you have any questions about how to start homeschooling, or just want to know more about it, this meeting will be helpful for you.

**Please make note of the new location, due to elections held at the Northeast Library, the location was changed. **

Feel free to pass along to others!

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A Few Contests!

Don’t forget (this coming Tuesday, the 18th)
FREE Homeschool Futsal and Music Classes!

 

Open House Talking Stick

WHAT:  Open House at Talking Stick Learning Center

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19; 10am-12pm

WHERE:  The Garden Classroom at Awbury Arboretum (please look at directions in link below)

COST: FREE

FOR MORE INFO:  Open House

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2017 Student Book Scholars Contest

WHAT:  Attention young writers and artists! Have you ever wanted to create your own book? Well, here’s your chance!  You and your team could become published authors and win cool prizes! The theme for 2017 is Tolerance.  All entries submitted must incorporate the theme.
Form a group of 3-10 students and work together to write a 20-30 page book!

WHEN: Postmarked by July 30, 2017

AGES: K-8 and live in Greater Philadelphia, PA

COST: FREE!! (just shipping)

FOR MORE INFO: National Youth Foundation; Click HERE for contest rules!

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The Boxcar Children Voice Contest

WHAT:  To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Boxcar Children®, Albert Whitman & Company and Hammerhead Productions are sponsoring a nationwide contest to select a child between the ages of 5 and 14 to win a part in the animated movie Surprise Island, which is set to launch in fall 2017.

WHEN: now through April 22, 2017

AGES: 5-14

FOR MORE INFO: Voice Contest or check out the Facebook Page

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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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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