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September Happenings & Start Ups

Can you believe September is the next month? Here are some classes, open houses and some FREE days scheduled annually.

 

Homeschool Bowling Group

WHAT: Join other homeschoolers in some fun bowling! (This can count as PE credits!)

WHEN: Fridays (September 8-December 15, none on Black Friday)

WHERE:  Thunderbird Lanes, 1475 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974

TIME: 1-2:30 PM

COST:
 only $5 per bowler for 1 1/2 hours of bowling and shoes!!!

FOR MORE INFO: feel free to contact Lisa at LMBMommyof4@comcast.net

Here is a link to Thunderbird’s invite to homeschool groups to start a program at one of their locations and some more information about the Lanes themselves.

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Penn Museum Archaeological Adventures

WHAT: Sensing History: Join us for a sensory-friendly adventure around the Museum! Whether your family has special needs or likes to explore with their senses, all are welcome to take part in this Homeschool Day. Explore the past and travel around the world through guided tours or Storytime Expeditions in select galleries. Participate in activities that bring history to life by activating the senses. Try out some hands-on history by taking part in an interactive workshop that investigates daily life in ancient cultures or the process of mummification.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13

WHERE:  Penn Museum  3260 South St.  Philadelphia, PA 19104

TIME: 10 am-1 pm

COST:
 $12 per adult/child; children 3 and under are free

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here; check out their 4 other scheduled days!

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Homeschool Hop 

WHAT: Bring your kids to our Home School Hop! A designated time every Friday to ensure homeschoolers are staying active while still having fun! (Walk-Ins Only) Wear your socks!

WHEN: Fridays, starting September 15th

WHERE: SkyZone Trampoline Park  2834 Route 73 North      Maple Shade, NJ 08052

TIME: 11 am-3 pm

COST:
$10 for 60 minutes; $15 for 90 minutes; $20 for 120 minutes;

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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Graeme Park Homeschool Day

WHAT: Homeschoolers are invited to join us to discover Graeme Park and life in 18th century America. Demonstrations and hands-on activities will include open hearth cooking, militia drills, colonial games and toys, tin punching, and quill writing.  Please save this date, and join us at the Colonial home of Governor Keith!

WHEN: Friday, September 29

WHERE: Graeme Park   859 County Line Road Horsham, PA 19044 

TIME: 10 am -2 pm

COST:
 $6 per person; members are free

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE; they have multiple Homeschool Days throughout the year!

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 Constitution Day

WHAT: On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today.

Every year, the National Constitution Center hosts the best Constitution Day Celebration in the country.  We are the place to turn to help you commemorate that historic day while meeting your federal education requirements.  Join us at the museum for outstanding and engaging programs or use our fantastic on-line resources in your classroom.

WHEN: Observed on Monday, September 18

WHERE: National Constitution Center INDEPENDENCE MALL 525 Arch Street 19106

TIME: Events from 8:30 am-6:00 pm

COST:
 FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE; Spots fill quickly!  Call 215-409-6800 to make your reservation!

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CERAMICS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

WHAT: In this course children of all ages will develop their skills with clay. The instructor will offer a variety of fun projects that step-by-step explore techniques for hand-building for those students who are new to working with clay or who want to expand on their current knowledge. Students with specific projects in mind will have the time, space, materials, and technical support to pursue their visions. Those familiar with wheel throwing will have the facilities and materials to develop those projects independently. Enrollment is limited to ensure that each child will be provided adequate space and the instruction/technical assistance he or she needs.

WHEN: Mondays, 10 weeks, September 25-December 4th (No class October 23rd. Make up days December 11 and 18.)

TIME: 10:30 AM-Noon

COST: $200.00 for 10 weeks ($150.00 for additional siblings); Price includes all tools and materials

INSTRUCTOR: Martha Knox has over 15 years of experience as a teaching artist, working with children of all ages through schools, nonprofits, art centers, and museums. She has also taught Creativity and the Arts for the Developing Child at LaSalle University. She received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2006 and is a homeschooling parent. More can be learned about Martha at her   website www.marthaknox.com

WHERE: Six Senses Collaborative Clay Studio  20 East Mount Airy Avenue

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click HERE

TO ENROLL: Interested families contact the instructor Martha Knox at marfknox@gmail.com or 330-242-4741.

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Smithsonian magazine museum day live!

WHAT: Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

WHEN: Saturday, September 23rd

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Cherry Crest 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.

WHEN: September 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2017

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

TIME: 10 am-5 pm or 10 am-10 pm (check out the calendar page for exact dates)

COST:
 $12 per person for immediate family members; ages 2 and under are FREE


FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE; scroll down to Homeschool Days listing. You will need to provide proof of homeschooling in order to receive the discount.

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Crayola Experience

 

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crayola homeschool 2017

WHAT: Discount tickets

WHEN: the month of September for group rate

WHERE: Crayola Experience  30 Centre Square Easton, PA 18042

TIME: 10 am-6 pm

COST:
 $8.99 rate for groups of 15 or more; $9.99 homeschool rate (no group minimum)


FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

 

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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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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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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. **

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