We always look forward to our annual visit to Six Flags Great America. Now is the time to prepare for it and motivate the kids to keep reading as well.
Follow the link to register your homeschooled kids to earn free admission for completing 6 hours of reading. https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/default.aspx
Ready, Set, GO!
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program is now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year.
Go Big this school year when you and your students participate in the Six Flags 2013-2014 Read to Succeed Program.
Register for Read to Succeed 2013-2014
If you participated last year, your online account is still active. You can login and confirm your information is still correct and make any updates, if needed.
If you are new to the program, registration is now open so you can sign up today. Once you login to your account, you can download everything you need to get started from your Teacher Toolbox in your online account. Your Teacher Toolbox will have the Student Reading Log, Parent Letter and instructional guides. Your students can begin logging their hours as soon as you hand out the Student Reading Logs.
We appreciate your dedication to encouraging students to read and look forward to another successful school year.
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Team
Reserve your table today at one of the largest used home school
Curriculum Fairs on Chicago’s South Side!
Date: May 28, 2013
Time: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Grace Fellowship Church
(15150 Oak Park Avenue in Oak Forest)
You won’t want to miss the great deals and money making opportunities to sell curriculum you are no longer using (or never used!). There is limited space available, so reserve your table today. The cost of a table is $5 (donated to the church hosting this event).
Come Buy, Sell, or BOTH!
Annual Used Book/Curriculum Sale
First United Methodist Church of West Chicago
643 E. Washington St. (Geneva Rd.)
West Chicago, IL 60185
(1 block east of Walgreens on the corner of Washington & Rt. 59)
Saturday, April 27th
The contact person for the sale is Terri Moore. email@example.com Please contact her if you have questions or are interested in selling. All sellers will be assigned a seller number to put on the official tags. You may not drop off materials for the sale without a seller number.
HSU OPEN HOUSE
Monday, March 4th & Thursday, March 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
HOMESCHOOL UNIVERSITY meets in West Chicago and is a co-op for homeschool families that provides classes for preschool through senior year in high school. Stop by and join us as we bring education to life! While you’re there stop by our book and bake sale and visit our Creation Expo. New parent meetings on both days. Visit www.homeschooluniversity.org for more info.
If you are interested in HSU, we welcome you to visit our upcoming Open House on Monday, March 4th & Thursday, March 7th. At this time you can take a tour of our school, meet teachers and students and see what we are all about. We will also have an informational meeting on Monday at 10:30 and Thursday at 1:00.
Please r.s.v.p. at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what day you are coming and the grades of your children. We welcome your questions and invite you to bring your homeschooling friends along with you.
Bake and Book Sale on both days. (Book sale ends at 2:00)
Homeschool University…where home and school come together.
Here’s the website with all the details: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/events/warehouse/
They have some great deals on everything in their warehouse and you can register in advance to get a coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase. Great for stocking stuffers, gifts, or motivational rewards for your favorite “students.” It looks like they don’t have as many in the area as they used to, so it might be more of a drive for you, but still some great opportunities around the Chicago area.
Book sale coming!
If you think you missed them all, think again, one of the best in the area takes place in July, this year on the 28th.
The Johnsburg Library’s Homeschool Resource Center is once again hosting their book sale and open house.
While you will find lots of used curriculum sales in the area this time of year, you might also enjoy adding some new books to your shelves. The Scholastic Warehouse Sale is in full swing, but will be wrapping up soon. Depending on where you are your nearest one is closing the 17th or the 24th, so time is running out.
These sales offer you some great deals on those books that traditionally schooled kids get through those little book flyers that go home on a regular basis from the classroom teacher. In these warehouse sales you get to walk the aisles of their store room and find some great deals. If you are going, be sure to register online and print a coupon before heading out. They have lots of great deals to tuck away for birthday or Christmas gifts, or to simply breathe some new life into your homeschool bookshelf.
Check out all the details at the Scholastic website.
CHARIS (formerly Kane County Christian Homeschoolers) is having their annual used curriculum sale this week.
I have been to their sale in the past and it is usually pretty well attended and has a decent variety of materials available for purchase. If you’re a used curriculum sale addict like me, you won’t miss it. 🙂
What: The Used Curriculum Sale
When: Friday, May 18 from 9-11:00 am
Where: Sugar Grove Community Center. 141 S. Main St. Sugar Grove.