College fairs

March 5th, 2015

Fall is the big season for college fairs, but if you are looking for something to get a head start for a couple years out, or are looking for more face to face interaction before a final decision, here are a couple college fairs coming soon:

Illinios Regional College Fair

Monday, March 23

North Central College

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

IACAC College Fair

Monday, April 13

Lyons Township H.S.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

IACAC College Fair

Thursday, April 16

Hinsdale Central  H.S.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Read to Succeed program wrapping up!

March 3rd, 2015

If you have not already done so, be sure to log your hours for the Read to Succeed program and get that hard earned Six Flags ticket into your child’s hands.

They just extended the deadline, but it is still coming soon! At this point I believe you have to have registered already, but if you have and you didn’t finish logging hours, do it today!

https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/

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West Suburban Home School Band

January 26th, 2015
Received via email:
You are invited to the 14th Annual Winter Concert of the West Suburban Home School Band
When: Friday, January 30, 2015, 7PM
Where: Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles, IL.
Details: There is no admission for the concert, however, free-will donations are accepted at the door.
For directions or more information on the Norris paste this link into your browser,
It’s not too late to join for the second trimester if you act quickly. Contact the director, Karen Borow at 630-231-6155.
Visit our website, www.wshsb.org for more complete information about the band.
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Sign Language classes

January 25th, 2015

Received this info via email:

High School/College level Sign Classes

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) as your foreign language for High School foreign language credit.  The book we will be using will be at a College level. This will be an academic focused class to be able to receive credits for your transcripts and with the potential to CLEP out of these same classes at College.
My name is Stacey Borrego and I have been involved in the deaf community for over 20 years as an interpreter and teaching Sign Language classes.  I was immersed for a year in the deaf culture traveling and living with a deaf ministry called Deaf Opportunity Outreach (DOOR) where I gained insurmountable experience in this beautiful language called American Sign Language!  I have completed the Interpreter program at Waubonsee Community College.

Since 2005 I have been teaching Sign Language classes to individuals of all ages, Children to adults.  Currently I am an educational and freelance interpreter.

The cost of these classes will be $125 per student. Location will be: 737 Hamilton Way Batavia The dates of the classes will be every Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00pm (below is a list of the dates):

1/20;  1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17; 3/24; 4/7; 4/14; 4/21; 4/28; 5/5; 5/12; 5/19

In addition to these classes we will be going to some deaf events at different times.  This will be optional on different days.

If you are interested in signing up please either email me at szraborrego@aol.com or call me at 630-479-9094.  After you register I will send you the information about the book you will need.

Thanks!   Stacey Borrego

www.alwaysfeelconnected.com

630-479-9094

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GIFT in Elgin is waiving their registration fee for this month!

December 16th, 2014

G.I.F.T. – Quality Fine Arts Classes for Homeschoolers

Godly Influenced Fine Arts Training – Established 2001

GIFT says their registration fee will be waived for new families enrolling in December 2014 for second semester starting in 2015.

Take advantage of this soon if you are interested. You can find all their information at the website, GIFThomeschool, http://www.gifthomeschool.org/.

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Transcript software

December 5th, 2014

With high school comes the somewhat daunting task of preparing a transcript. Personally I have enjoyed Homeschool Tracker. I have used it for about 5 years now and while it had a bit of a learning curve, I really enjoy all the different uses of the program for keeping track of all my kids’ academic progress. This used to be a free trial download that I enjoyed so much I bought the full version. Now, as so many programs do, it requires a membership.

I recently heard about another more affordable option through HSLDA.

High School Transcript Service

Fast Transcripts gives homeschool parents the ability to create professional high school transcripts with error-free GPA calculation. Cost is only $16 per year per student ($12 for HSLDA members). For families like mine, it would be better to purchase the program for $110 ($96 for HSLDA members) and own it for life.

Do you have a favorite transcript template or program?

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Hour of Code — do you have a budding programmer?

November 18th, 2014

Received via email:

Last December, our friends at Code.org launched the Hour of Code. This year we are excited to offer a bunch of new ways for your child to participate!

What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is an hour-long introduction to computer programming designed to demystify coding and show students that everyone can learn the basics. At Khan Academy, we’ve crafted several custom-made tutorials for your child that require no prior experience.

Try Hour of Code on Khan Academy!

Hour of Drawing with Code: Your child will learn to program using JavaScript, one of the world’s most popular programming languages via two great options:

  • Drag-and-drop: block-based coding for younger children with less typing skills and children on tablet devices (ages 8+).
  • Typing: keyboard-based coding for older children (ages 10+).

Hour of Webpages: Your child will learn to make their own webpages using the basics of HTML and CSS (ages 10+).

Hour of Databases: Your child will learn the fundamentals of databases using SQL to create tables, insert data into them, and do basic querying (ages 12+).

Last year, 15 million students tried computer programming for at least one hour during Computer Science Education Week on Khan Academy and other platforms.

This year, our goal is to reach 100 million students.

Let’s join Microsoft, Google, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Malala, and millions of others around the world to make history. Start planning your child’s Hour of Code today!

Pamela Fox
Computer Science Content Engineer

PO Box 1630, Mountain View, CA 94042 | Our Privacy Policy

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Swap Shop coming to Elburn

October 30th, 2014

1 John 3:16-18

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Location: Elburn Community Center Gym,
525 N. Main Street,
Elburn, Illinois

Dates & Times
Drop off – Nov. 7, 10 am – 7 pm
Swap – Nov. 8, 9 am – 3 pm

Open to ALL!!

What is a Swap Shop ?

Swap Shop is a chance for moms to swap out things they no longer need for things they do. If you wouldn’t be ashamed to give it to a friend, then we’ll accept it.

All items not swapped will be donated to charity.

Nothing to swap? Please come anyway and be blessed with God’s provision.

Who organizes the Swap Shop ?

This event is hosted by Authentic Moms, a local Christian mom’s group.

Our desire is to follow 1 John 3:16-18

- to love with actions & truth, not just words.

Would you like to volunteer for a chance to pre-shop?

Or do you have other questions? Contact – authenticmoms@gmail.com

Items we swap include:
- Baby items
- Gently used clothes & shoes
- Children’s Toys
- Furniture
- Books, Games & School Supplies
- Household & Kitchen Accessories
ALL Items are for SWAP, not SALE

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Six Flags Read to Succeed

October 30th, 2014

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program is open for registration.

We get lots of freebies for all the reading that goes on around our house, but these tickets are the most frequently used. We rarely miss a year to take advantage of this program or the free tickets we get through it. Even though the water park is an addition fee now, we still love our day together at Six Flags.

Sign up now and be sure to return to the site after your kids are done with the reading to log their hours so you will receive your free tickets via email.

Any homeschool family with kids in the K-6 grade range is welcome to participate. You mist sign up individually, not as a group or co-op, so follow the link and get your family registered!

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Fox Valley Wildlife Center classes

July 27th, 2014
Make crafts, play games, and hang out with our animal education ambassadors at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center. Each week will focus on a different topic:
Week 1: Classification for Kids
Week 2: Habitat Hodgepodge
Week 3: Skeletal Sleuths

Week 4: Endangered Illinois

Junior Journey Grades K-2:
August 2, 9, 16, 23     10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Elementary Exploration Grades 3-5:
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$15 per child per Saturday, or join us for the entire series for only $55!

To register or for more information email  fvwceducation@sbcglobal.net.
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