Posts Tagged ‘admission’

COD Parent or new student information night

November 8th, 2012

Community college is a great fit for a number of homeschool families bridging the gap to college. If COD is in your neck of the woods, there is a meeting for parents of potential students (all students, not just dual enrollment).

Thursday Nov. 8, 2012
Doors open at 6pm
Presentation begins at 7pm
Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2000

See for yourself the numerous transfer opportunities that exist at COD. COD provides advising, tutoring, honors and online courses, career services and internships, more than 60 clubs and organizations and an outstanding athletic program to make your college experience one you will never forget. Call 630-942-3000 or visit for more information or directions.

World War II re-enactment

September 5th, 2012

World War II Days

This info from their website:

The largest World War II era re-enactment in the United States with over 1,000 uniformed
re-enactors from 40 states representing soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, France, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Italy and Germany along with 70 to 80 vintage tanks, halftracks and other 1940s era military vehicles!

One Day Admission Cost (2 day passes also available)
$12 adults; $6 for children (3 to 17); and free for World War II veterans and Museum Members

Parking is free. Plenty of handicap parking is available. We also have roving multi-person golf carts dedicated to shuttling visitors who need assistance.

To learn more about World War II Days (re-enactors & guests) visit

For the rest of the information and to register for this event check out the Midway Village Museum.

LEGOLAND Homeschool events

September 3rd, 2012
Where learning comes to life + teachers go free!Where learning comes to life + teachers go free!

Homeschool Days

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center invites Illinois and surrounding Homeschool states to reserve a field trip on select Mondays and Wednesday this Fall.

For just $8 per person you receive admission to the Center and an educational workshop. Families must register individually. Due to high demand, payment is due at time of booking.

Annual Pass Members are FREE with registration. Not an Annual Pass Member? Click here to purchase your pass and gain access to all our featured workshops!

Workshops are available at 2 different times each day. (1:15pm and 2:00pm) You may choose a workshop time when making your reservation.

Available Dates & Featured Workshops


  • 10th and 12th Race Car Workshop (9 – 12 yrs)
  • 17th and 19th Tall Towers Workshop (6 – 8 yrs)
  • 24th and 26th Pablo Picasso Workshop (7 – 12 yrs)


  • 1st and 3rd Chicago Skyline Workshop (7 – 12 yrs)
  • 15th and 17th Animal Workshop (6 – 8 yrs)
  • 22nd and 24th Bridge Workshop (7 – 12 yrs)
  • 29th and 31st Balancing Act Workshop (9 – 12 yrs)


  • 5th and 7th Race Car Workshop (7 – 12 yrs)
  • 12th and 14th Tall Towers Workshop (6 – 8 yrs)
  • 26th and 28th Partner Workshop (7 – 12 yrs)


  • 3rd and 5th Animal Workshop (6 – 8 yrs)
  • 10th and 12th Bridge Workshop (7 – 12 yrs)

Homeschool Booking or Questions:

Reservations must be confirmed at least 10 days prior to workshop date. Please contact Group Sales to make a reservation at 847-592-9708 or

*Homeschool Days will also be featured this Spring 2013. Dates will be posted after December 17th of this year.

Check out more details about homeschool days and the facility in general at the LEGOLAND Website.

Used Curriculum Sale in Elk Grove

April 22nd, 2012

Another book sale coming up this week:

The big event of the year!!! Our annual used (and some new) curriculum sale!

Tuesday, April 24
Elk Grove Village Library (google for directions)

We have a full house planned.
This promises to be one of our largest curriculum sales in years. Lots to choose
from!! Bring cash in SMALL denominations to make purchases. Doors open at
7:00pm. Admission is free!

Beacon is a Christian support group for parents who home educate their children.
Our membership is open to any home schooling family for support. Our vision is
to help homeschool families achieve their vision. What we offer is a DREAM -
Discussion, Resources, Education, Activities, Mentoring.

Fitness incentive program

January 17th, 2012


We all may be seeking fitness motivation that keeps our New Year’s goals rolling, and while this incentive is for the students, maybe it will help us keep our own plans in line.

Raging Waves Waterpark offers an incentive program that will really get kids moving.

From their site:

Welcome to the 2012 Plunge into Fitness Program

Children Kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to Plunge into Fitness this spring as Raging Waves Waterpark joins the battle against childhood obesity. The fitness initiative runs March 5 through April 30, and each child completing the program requirements during this seven-week period will receive a free Raging Waves full day admission pass.

The Plunge into fitness program requires a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day, which totals 25 hours for the seven week period. Any activity that increases heart rate qualifies including: walking, running, biking, playing team sports, skateboarding, swimming, jumping rope and hopscotch. For the duration of the program, each child will complete a fitness log provided by Raging Waves. Once complete, a parent will sign it and the child will turn it into his or her teacher by April 30th. All children kindergarten through 8th grade, including homeschoolers, are encouraged to join this program and earn a free Raging Waves full-day admission pass.

They even have posters to download and all the info right there on their site.  Sign in doesn’t actually start until April 30 when you may use your log in id and password they provide to upload all participating students at once. Everything must be received online only by May 15, 2012.

They say they also give you an opportunity to buy additional tickets for 25% off!

Check out all the details for their Plunge into Fitness program.

Find the golden egg!

April 20th, 2011

Received via email:

Are your Kids off school on Friday April 22?  Come to SciTech for the Easter Egg Hunt, stay for the FUN!
The Golden Eggs are Hidden!  Find one and Win a PRIZE!

SciTech Museum is the place for Fun on the Friday before Easter.
Regular admission is all you need to enjoy:
  • Activity Tables with “Egg-Tastic” Hands on Experiments! 10:30- 4pm
  • See the Easter Bunny and have your photo taken with him. ($5.00 ea.) 12-4 pm
  • Participate in the Easter Egg Hunt and Find the Golden Egg for a Prize! 10:30 am – 12 pm
  • Two age groups for the Hunt: 5 and under and 6-12 yrs.
  • Over 200 exciting interactive Science exhibits!
For more information just call 630-859-3434 Ext. 218
SciTech Museum 18 W. Benton, Aurora, Il. 60506
Don't Miss out! There's no end to the fun this Friday at SciTech!
And someone in your family may find the Golden Egg!

Chicagoland Homeschool Expo

April 18th, 2011

In August the Chicagoland Homeschool Expo will return to the area.The following information is taken from their website and includes links to their site for further information:

2011 Chicago Homeschool Expo


$25 for Husband & Wife

Chicago Homeschool Expo August 5-6, 2011

Schaumburg Convention Center (Chicago), IL

1551 N. Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Chicago Homeschool Expo Registration
Includes Homeschooling for Excellence 101, Worldview Teen Tract AND KidsZone
August 4-6, 2011

At the door registration is also available at the door the day of the Conference.  Payment accepted at the door includes cash or checks only.

REFUND POLICY – There are no refunds, just as there are no refunds for tickets to events such as concerts, sporting events, etc.

College Fair admission is FREE with ALL ticket purchases including Homeschooling 101, KidsZone, Worldview Teen Track, and Chicago Homeschool Expo.

Free days at Brookfield!

October 7th, 2010

Looking for a way to take full advantage of this beautiful weather we are having this fall?

Brookfield Zoo would be the perfect place. And, from October through December admission is free on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

You will still need to pay the $9 parking fee and all internal attractions that require extra fees will still do so. However, you can enjoy a great day at the zoo for a very reasonable price.

Starting in November and continuing through March the Family Play Zoo and the Children’s Zoo will be free as well.

Check out all the specifics on prices on the zoo website general information.

Very likely you can find something in the zoo’s many exhibits to tie into a current unit of study, or to enjoy a day of fun, real-life learning outside the books. Grab another family and make a day of it.

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