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Southwest Suburban Children’s Choir

October 12th, 2012

A new choir forming and registration is open for just another week.

What: Southwest Suburban Children’s Choir

When: Thursdays from 4-5 PM

Where: Hinsdale South High School in Darien

Website: http://www.swschoir.org/SWCChoir/Welcome.html

Meeting for homeschoolers at IIT in Wheaton

October 4th, 2012

This was forwarded through the Naperville Home Educators Yahoo group.

Looks like a great opportunity to give some input and hear about brand new opportunities for homeschoolers in a partnership with IIT.

at the Rice Campus

201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60189

October 2, 2012

Dear Home School aficionado:

We at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus in Wheaton, would like to work with you and your students in their secondary education.

For everyone’s best quality of life, the staff at IIT realize that all citizens, both young and old, need to respect and appreciate the intricate and complex web of life on Earth, and understand its dependence on the abiotic factors that provide the edifice for our planet. In the words of the African environmentalist Baba Dioum “In the end, we will only conserve what we love; we will only love what we understand; and we will only understand what we are taught.”  At IIT, our mission is education—and an important topic within that endeavor is living sustainably, within the means of the earth, as we go about our daily lives.

We are trying to increase our own sustainability efforts on campus, and are including outreach into the community as part of those efforts. Thus, our staff would like to work with you and your students as we feel we can offer expertise in the teaching of environmental science—an appropriate theme for integrating the various disciplines of science with technology, mathematics, the humanities and the social sciences.  We have ideas for several different problem/project based learning offerings and would like to engage in discussion regarding how we can help you, with our facility and staff, in the education of your children.

To accommodate different schedules we will hold two meetings at the IIT Rice Campus: Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30PM, and Saturday, November 10th at 10:00AM.  We anticipate that the meetings will last 1.5 to 2 hours. At the gatherings we will ask for your input as to how we can help you in the education of your children within the themes of sustainability and science, while using the Rice Campus facility as our “Petri dish.”  We are open to your ideas and desire to gauge your interest in this collaboration.  We plan to outline some of our project ideas in the dialogue.

Please respond to me regarding your interest in this collaboration, as well as your availability for either one of these meetings at camasus@hawk.iit.edu.   Questions are also welcomed via email. Feel free to forward this letter to friends and colleagues whom you think might be interested in this project.

Hoping we can work together for our youth and their education,

Susan Camasta, PhD

Department of Mathematics and Science Education

School of Applied Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago & Wheaton, IL

National Christian College Fairs

October 3rd, 2012

High schoolers need to begin making plans for the years beyond graduation and the National Christian College Fairs want to help in that process.  Their mission:

NACCAP exists to provide professional development, support and encouragement for Christian College, Graduate School and Seminary admissions personnel and High School guidance counselors across North America.

With that in mind they organize fairs across the country to bring college reps to you. October is the prime time for this and these are links to more detailed info on ones coming to the Chicago area:

Naperville: http://myblueprintstory.com/christian-college-fairs/naperville-il
Rockford http://myblueprintstory.com/christian-college-fairs/rockford-il

Elgin: http://myblueprintstory.com/christian-college-fairs/elgin-il

Palos Heights:http://myblueprintstory.com/christian-college-fairs/chicago-s-suburbs-il

Northfield: http://myblueprintstory.com/christian-college-fairs/chicago-n-suburbs-il

Each link shows detailed information for the specific event including what schools will host booths, times, locations, directions, and answers to other FAQ.

More encouragement for the homeschooler

October 2nd, 2012

This fall you have quite the choices if you are looking for some encouragement for your homeschooling journey.  Here is another conference coming next week in Alsip. Check out all the details I received via email:

We wanted to send a reminder to pre-register for the upcoming conference called “Encouragement for the Christian Family” taking place on Friday, October 12th (7-9:30pm) and Saturday, October 13th (9am-4pm).  This free conference is being held at Hazelgreen Baptist in Alsip, IL.  We have the privilege of hosting Steve and Teri Maxwell, parents of 8, who for 19 years have written articles and books addressing issues that are at the heart of Christian families.

I have attached a flier that contains the full conference details, as well as a short write-up that is ready to place in your newsletter and/or bulletin. There is NO charge for the conference. Please consider passing this information along to your homeschool groups and congregations. We are grateful for any help you can give us in getting the word out about this wonderful opportunity!

Again, we are excited about this opportunity! I look forward to speaking with you!

Michael & Jennifer Dowdy

Michael.Dowdy@hazelgreenbaptist.com

708-990-3433

Encouragement for the Christian Family Conference

Chicago Area, Illinois

When: October 12th (7-9:30 p.m.) and October 13th (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.), 2012

Where: Hazelgreen Baptist Church, 5022 W 115th Street, Alsip, IL 60803

Do you feel like you are running on a treadmill? Do you want to have sweet relationships with your children as they are growing up and not experience the heartache of rebellion and immorality? Do your children have greater purpose in life than just to have fun? Be challenged and find ways that God can set your family on a journey of spiritual unity, purpose, and direction.

There is no cost for this weekend conference, but love offering boxes will be on the book tables to help with the Maxwells’ traveling expenses. Your pre-registration is requested to Michael Dowdy (Michael.Dowdy@hazelgreenbaptist.com or 708-990-3433) or John Reed  (PastorReed@hazelgreenbaptist.com or 708-389-5941). You may also contact Sarah Maxwell (info@Titus2.com or 913-909-9776). For more information on the conference, please visit www.Titus2.com

Holocaust Museum Open House

September 24th, 2012

2012 Educator Open House

Register Online!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

4:00 – 7:00 pm

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive

Skokie, IL 60077

Admission is FREE for elementary, middle, and high school teachers and administrators.

Join us for self-guided tours of our exhibitions, student and teacher program information, free resources and materials, and refreshments.

Admission is FREE for elementary, middle, and high school teachers and administrators.

SPECIAL OFFER: Discounted “Educator Membership” for $25. Must be in attendance to purchase.

RSVP required by Monday, October 15

Register Online

If you have any questions, please contact education@ilhmec.org.

Sponsored in part by the Mayor Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Education Fund

Todd Wilson coming to Sycamore

September 22nd, 2012

Don’t miss this!

Todd Wilson of Familyman Ministries will be
appearing at First Baptist Church, Sycamore, IL on Friday, September
28, 2012 at 7:00 pm.(Doors open @ 6:30)

A free will offering will be
taken. Sponsored by the HEART homeschool Support Group. Questions –
Contact: heart2homeschool@yahoo.com

Carole Joy Seid Seminar

September 19th, 2012

November 3rd, 2012; Chicago area

Begin With the End in Mind

When: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $45 online until October 23rd (spouse attends at no additional charge)
$45 postmarked by October 19th
$55 at the door

Where: West Suburban Community Church
825 N. Van Auken
Elmhurst, IL 60120

Questions:   Michelle (630) 263-5238; mlpollard7@gmail.com
Karen (630) 279-2647; k.semrau@att.net

Six Flags reading program coming soon

September 17th, 2012

Here’s the latest info from Six Flags. Registration opens in just a few weeks!

On behalf of Six Flags, I would like to thank you for your past participation in our Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club and provide you with some detail about our upcoming 2012-2013 program. In this electronic world that we live in, reading has become more important than ever. We plan to continue to do our part by offering you and your elementary school students free tickets to Six Flags when they participate in the Read to Succeed program.

Beginning October 9th, you will be able to register online for Read to Succeed at sixflags.com/read. At that time you will need to have the following information available to complete your registration:

  • Your name
  • Name of your school
  • Your email address
  • Your school’s physical address (for ticket delivery)
  • Number of students in each grade you teach

If you are a school coordinator (registering on behalf of multiple teachers) you will need:

  • Name of each teacher
  • Email address of each teacher
  • Approximate number of students in each grade each teacher teaches

We will send you another note on or before October 9th when the new Read to Succeed online registration form is ready to go.

Thank you again for your participation in Read to Succeed!

Sincerely,

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Team

SELAH meeting

August 31st, 2012

Southside Enrichment for Language Arts and History has a few more openings to fill for Fall classes.

Classes Begin September 6th!!

SELAH offers a safe and wholesome environment where the growth of leadership skills such as commitment, confidence, discipline, and integrity are encouraged through the teaching and training of language arts while creating a healthy outlet for artistic expression.

We meet every Thursday at Eagle Rock Community Church in Homer Glen — course offerings are:

10:00-12:00 noon – High School Art
10:00-12:00 noon – Footlights Theatre Class
10:00-10:55 am – Show Choir
11:00-12:00 noon – Beginning Guitar
12:00-12:30 pm – Lunch Break
12:30-1:50 pm – Literature/History Classes
2:00-4:00 pm – Junior Art Class
2:00-4:00 pm – Spotlights Theatre Class
4:30-6:00 pm – Speech & Debate Club

Check out their website for more details: http://selahenrichment.blogspot.com/

Homeschool Day at Raging Waves!

August 11th, 2012

Home School