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Art Museum Homeschool Open House!

Come check out

                                                  During:

Homeschool Program Open House

WHAT: Come and learn about next year’s program, the Resource Center and meet other homeschool families. This is the first day you can sign up for next year’s (October 2017-June 2018) classes.

What is the Homeschool Program? The program consists of 2 hour classes held on the first Wednesday of the month from October to June. The theme of each class changes from month to month. Participants are divided into small groups by age, and each group works with the same Museum Educator throughout the year. Each class takes place in the Museum’s permanent galleries, and is designed to be an interactive lesson that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities including discussion, drawing, writing, role playing, and games. Families can sign up for as few or as many classes as fit into their schedule.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

TIME: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Wachovia Education Resource Center, Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave  Philadelphia, PA 19130

For More Information: Visit HERE ; or contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or email Ah-Young Kim at akim@philamuseum.org

Note: From July to September, we don’t offer specific programs for homeschool students, but please come and enjoy Art Splash where everyone in your family can enjoy.
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Outdoor Meetups

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You can email Leah at loverofamily@gmail.com  for more information and rescheduling!

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Tuesday Forest Explorers

Join families exploring the forest in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

When: Every Tuesday, 11:00 am, year round! Rain or Shine!

What: From the leader, Krisitn: “One thing about our group that I really love is that there’s no curriculum so the kids are free to follow their interests and explore nature as they like (this always seems especially important as we live in the city with a tiny concrete slab for a backyard). The kids love finding bugs, feeding the geese and goslings, exploring new parts of the park, getting wet in the creek, and playing together.”

Where: Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia, PA (directions here) Meet near the picnic benches outside Valley Green Inn

Who: All ages and abilities are welcome!

Cost: Free to join!

For More Information: Visit Forest School For All’s Forest Explorer Groups, here. Or visit Forest School For All -PA Facebook Page. You can email Kristin, the leader, at KristinPhillyPAForestSchool@gmail.com with any questions.

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Teen/Tween Hike

 What: 3-mile round trip walk from Lorimer to Pennypack Environmental Center
Snack/Lunch at Lorimer picnic area
Play in the creek
Open field for games and running around

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10am

Where: Lorimer Park (http://www.montcopa.org/872/Lorimer-Park).  Parking lot is on Moredun Ave. across from Lorimer Park.

Who: 10+ crowd geared but all welcome

Cost: FREE!!!

What to bring: Water, sunscreen, bug spray, lunch, balls/games for field play, change of clothes/shoes/towel for water play

Notes: Your lunch and games can be left in your car since we will be coming back through parking area at the tail end of our hike.

For More Information: or to RSVP contact April at ummadam3@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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2017 Summertime Ideas

 

Are you looking for some activities or things to do this summer? Philadelphia is a city full of fantastic summer activities!  Here are a just a few:

  1. Science in the Summer at your local Philadelphia library.  This program is available to all kids in Philadelphia entering grades 2 through 6.  This summer kids will be learning about Science of Sports.  They also get to do fun, interesting experiments.   If you’ve already submitted your goals and objectives for the next school year, you can count these classes as school time.  Best of all, its FREE!  Registration has begun and space is limited.  Check this website to find out when the classes will be held at your branch.

  2. Summer Reading Game at your local Philadelphia library.  Kids in grades K – 6 are encouraged to read books at their local library.  You can participate online or in person at the library. It’s FREE!  Check this website for more information:  Summer of Wonder

  3. Palace Roller Skating Rink Family Fun Night. Wednesdays, 6:30-9 PM. Up to 5 members of a family. 1 PARENT MUST attend.  $30 includes rentals a pizza & a pitcher of soda.  Single admission is $4 if you have more than 5 in your family/group. Palace Roller Skating Rink
  4. Upper Darby Performing Arts Theatre.  If your kids like drama, this is a great program and its very inexpensive.  This year’s shows include Annie, Jr; Madagascar, A Musical Adventure, Jr.; Shrek the Musical, Jr; Curious George and the Golden Meatball and several others.   Check out this website for more information: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

  5. It’s not too late to sign your kids up for Summer Camp.  There are numerous great Christian camps out there.  Some great Christian Camps:  Spruce Lake Christian Wilderness Camp, Camp Iroquoina (Christian) Soccer Camp, High Point Christian Camp and Camp Haycock.

  6. Don’t forget Vacation Bible School!  If your home church is not doing one, there may be other good churches nearby that are.  Kids have the opportunity to play games, do crafts, learn great new songs, and hear the Word of God.
  7. Free  Movies:   Families can watch movies for free at Penn’s Landing and the Schuylkill Banks.  Check out these links for more information: Schuylkill Banks Movie Nights
  8. $1 Movies at select Regal Theatres.  There are a few near Philadelphia.  Check out this link: Regal Cinemas
  9. Free Young Peoples Concert Series at the Mann Music Center:  Give your children the free entertainment of music and dance at the Mann.  They are hosting two free shows this summer.  Check out this link for more details: the Mann.
  10. Don’t forget to take your kids parking! To the Fairmount Park system, that is! Take a bike ride, a hike or a picnic, this great park system gives families the opportunity to “get out of the city” while they’re still in it.  The Pennypack TrailWissahickon Valley ParkDelaware River Waterfront and Fairmount Park
  11. Two Free Nights at the Franklin Institute:  Target Community Nights at the Franklin Institute are fantastic, and they’re free.  This summer the free nights are on June 21st, July 19th and Aug. 16th from 5 to 8pm.  Check out this link for more details: Community Nights
  12. Barnes and Nobles free book program:  Barnes and Nobles will give each child a book after completing an 8 book reading record during the summer.  Check out this link: Barnes & Noble Free Book
  13. Kids can bowl for FREE at participating bowling alleys.  Check out this link for more information: Kids Bowl Free
  14. Kids learn to make movies for FREE at “Apple Camp” at Apple Retail stores.  Ages 8-12, 90 minutes for 3 days. There are a few nearby.  Check out this link for more information: Apple Camp
  15. $5 Michael’s Crafts camps for kids: 7 weeks of camp to chose from held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, ages 3 and up Camp Creativity.  They also have inexpensive summer classes for teens and adults: Michaels Classes
  16. Free Roller Skating: Kids can receive free roller skating passes if parents register their email address with a participating rink, located in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Click here for participating locations and details: Kids Skate Free
  17. Check out Uncovering PA for “The Ultimate List of Completely Free Things to do in Philadelphia”.
  18. And don’t forget to check out Visit Philly.com as they always have great things listed!

Hope some of these ideas are helpful to you! What do you do in Philly over the summer?

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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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Get Together With Others Tomorrow!

2017 Annual End of the Year Homeschool Hang Out!

WHAT:  Come join other homeschoolers for a day of playing and talking in the park!

WHEN:  Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 7th   Raindate: Wednesday, June 14th

TIME: 10:30-1:30

WHERE:  Wall Park in Elkins Park, PA. Located on Church Road in Cheltenham Township, near the corner of Old York Road and Church Road. To see a map of the area, click HERE.

COST: FREE!!!

PLEASE BRING:
  • Lots of water
  • Balls, Rackets, Baseball Gloves, Skateboards, Scooters, etc.  Whatever your kids like to do!
WHY:  For Fun!  This event is open to anyone!  If you have friends interested in homeschooling and want to find out more about it, please invite them!

AMENITIES:
  • Beautiful, clean playground
  • Large field for soccer, other sports
  • Sandbox
  • Additional toddler playground area
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Skate Park (for skateboards, scooters, and trick bikes)
    Hope you can make it!
    If you’d like to send a message to let the organizer, Rosanna Jaffe, know you are coming, she’d love to hear from you!  You can send her an email at h0mescho00l1ng@yahoo.com.  Thanks!

 

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4 More Days to Get Your Entry Postmarked! 

Check out the details for Wondern Awe
Art Contest HERE

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