Received via email:
Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts, a christian ballet school in Frankfort
IL, would like to offer a once a week, daytime class specifically for
home school families.
The class would be open to ages 9+ and it would
serve as a Physical Education or Fine Art credit for your students’
Ballet 5:8 is a unique organization, with the mission to
share the gospel through the arts. This mission informs the way we
teach, the music we use and the excellence that characterizes our
We would love to partner with your family by providing a
safe, encouraging environment for your student to grow in their
knowledge and love of dance.
Where: North Central College, Naperville, IL
When: March 25-27
Showcase your talents.Competition for all three including photography,painting,drawing, vocal,instrument,speech,debate.
Who: Grades k-12.for art and age 7-19 for forensics.
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 email@example.com 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.
The homeschool mom that worked to get this going submitted info about this new opportunity: http://www.facebook.com/SportsplexHomeSchoolGymClass
This is cut and pasted from the facebook page:
This group was created to share information about a Home School sports class being offered in St. Charles.
Day: 2nd & 4th Friday of the month
Time: 1:30-3 pm the 2nd & 4th
Cost: $30 (per student) for a 3 month class
Age: 5+ (to optimize the coaches time we need to keep this class for school aged children K-12th grade range)
Class info: The facility has the ability to teach many sports including – Flag Football, dodge ball, t-ball, kickball, soccer, capture the flag.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Log onto www.sportsplexstc.net.
Click on Registration. Families will have to set up New Membership accounts in order to register.
Once they are New Members, click on Register across the top. Choose the following for each child:
Register— Pull down and select child. It will only allow children ages 3-18.
Pull down Program Type and select “Classes & Camps”
Pull down Season and select “Home School Classes Spring 2013″
Pull down League/Group and select “Home School Spring Classes”
At that point, the class information will pop up and you can click on the blue “Register”
You will be asked if there are medical concerns for that child. Click “Continue”
At that point, you will go to checkout, and a list of all dates/times will be shown. It shows that you are paying for 6 classes at $5.00 each, but it is not possible to pay for fewer than 6 classes at this time. If you miss, you miss. The $20.00 Membership Fee is waived for your families for this class.
Each participant MUST sign a liability waiver on their first visit to Sportsplex. We will have a stack of them and your guests can sign them when they arrive. If parents want to play too, they can pay $5.00 the day of.
I love that parents can play, too.
Here is a fantastic looking opportunity, and very affordable! Hat-tip to the Naperville Home Educators Yahoo group for sharing.
Hello Home School parents~
I would like to invite your child to participate in the Illinois Institute of Technology science offering, Let’s Be Water Wise! Home schooled students will meet together for 8 weeks (Thursdays), beginning February 21st, at the IIT- Rice Campus in Wheaton. See http://www.iit.edu/rice/about/directions.shtml for directions and location. The class will run from 8:00 AM until 10:30.
The group will be comprised of six to ten students, aged 11-15, and interested parents. I will facilitate. I have taught biology, chemistry, physical science, environmental science and methods in science education for 36 years, working with students aged 6 through adult. After examining the attached syllabus, if you would like your child to participate, respond to this email with your child’s name and age. Next, please send a check for $25 payable to the IIT School of Applied Technology, to my attention at the address below. This will reserve a spot for your child and will cover the lab fee for the class. There may be field trip entrance fees and transportation costs as well, but there will be no other course fee. If you have other questions, let me know.
Looking forward to this new IIT collaboration,Susan
Susan Camasta, PhD
School of Applied Technology &
Department of Mathematics & Science Education
Illinois Institute of Technology
Rice Campus201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60189
This pilot program, supported by the IIT School of Applied Technology, will run for 8 weeks, meeting once/week at the IIT Rice Campus in Wheaton. Each session will be approximately 2.5 hours. Field experiences will meet off campus, and at least two are planned. Six to ten students will be enrolled; the intended audience is young people, aged 12-16. Parents are welcome participants.
Please contact her for more details and a preliminary syllabus.
Kathy Wentz shared this tidbit over at her blog, Wentz Educational Services:
Winter Session classes at the Crystal Lake Park District begin soon!
At the Crystal Lake Park District I am offering a 6 week Junior High and High School Genetics class on Monday afternoons and Math & Science Club classes for the younger set on Thursday afternoons. The winter session’s Math and Science Club “over view” topics will be oceanography and decimals.
To register for these classes and many more (including Cooking, Art, and Karate) please visit the Crystal Lake Park District web page.
It is definitely worth checking out the classes they have available. If you are near but not in Crystal Lake even their non-resident rates are reasonable and the variety they have available is amazing! Be sure to take advantage of these if you are nearby.
And, if you aren’t familiar with Kathy Wentz, make sure you check out her site as well with the many services, resources, and information that she shares with the local homeschool community.
Chess is a fun and challenging addition to any homeschooling curriculum with benefits that last children a lifetime including accelerating in academics, enhanced concentration, confidence building, and much more.
The North Shore Chess Center proudly presents group lessons for the homeschooling community beginning January 2013. Since 2010, the chess center has offered a variety of chess activities such as tournaments, group lectures, and visits from chess Grandmasters.
Classes are forming now! Hurry before the classes fill up!
For more information on the North Shore Chess Center visit http://www.nachess.org/nscc
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Call: 847.423.8626, or
Visit us on the weekends and see a real tournament in progress!
We are conveniently located at 5500 W Touhy Ave Suite A Skokie, IL 60077 (Edens Expressway, Touhy Ave West Exit). We are across the street from the Village Crossing Shopping Center.
**Private off-site group lessons are also available. Inquire with the chess center for more details.
|Winter Break Camps|
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!
Cool Chemical Concoctions
Slime, bubbles and fizzing rule as we do cool chemistry experiments with everyday products and materials.
Fantastic Mask Making
Create a life mask of your own face, and then turn it into a fantastic creature. Add horns, curls, spikes or other details you imagine your creature would have. Then experiment with other mask-making techniques and learn creative ways to put them all together.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
|Play-Well TEKnologies Engineering With LEGO®
Winter Break Camps
Young Jedi will explore distant worlds and engineering principles. Build planes, droids and palaces inspired by designs made in a galaxy far, far away!
Sportsbots with LEGO®
Design and build motorized, remote-controlled sports bots to compete in rousing games of soccer, hockey, basketball, football, quidditch and bocce, among others. Or invent your own sport!
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
©2012 Play-Well TEKnologies. LEGO®, the LEGO logo, and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2010 The LEGO Group. These programs are not authorized, sponsored or endorsed by the LEGO Group.
This is coming quickly:
What: Walk on the Wild Side (Birds of Prey)
When: October 18. 2012, 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: Education Center
More details: Free, family program, regular parking fee applies.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED due to limited seating. No walk-ins. Please call 630-260-8162 or email email@example.com to save your seat! Registration closes 24 hours before the program or when capacity is reached.
Bring your family out to Cantigny Park for a Walk on the Wild Side! Dates have been set for a fun-filled learning adventure. Be amazed with fascinating animal facts! Each presentation will also offer the opportunity to interact with live animals.
This evening’s program will feature a live birds of prey presentation from the Willowbrook Wildlife Center Staff. Learn about this facinating group of birds and see some raptors up close!
Save the date for the next Walk on the Wild Side presentation!
November 15 (6:30pm)-Simply Snakes
Also check out their other classes for homeschoolers:
In this popular class, students will create using a wide range of media including but not limited to all types of paint, clay, fabric, sculpture, printmaking, etc.
Instructor: Kari Kraus, Water Street Studios
Ages: 7-11 years
October 22, 29, November 5, 12
Location: Education Center
$60 per participant, registration required. No parking fee.
Questions? Please call 630 260 8162.
If you are a Cantigny Member Plus, please call 630 260 8162 to register and receive your class discount of $5.00.