Ozzie Reading Program

Description: Ozzie ReadingClub

The Cougar’s have a great reading incentive program that homeschoolers are welcome to participate in as well. Following is some of the information related to the program and contact information to get all the details.

In a nutshell, your pre-K through 8th grade kids read for 8 weeks, working to reach their goals. The big prize is a free ticket to the Cougar’s game and accompanying guests can order their own tickets while ordering the free ones for the student.

Dates are available in April and May for various home games (you make a game selection when registering for the program) and this is always a fun outing as we near the end of our school year.

1.      We are now affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, meaning that many of the players who you see playing for the Cougars right here in Geneva will one day be playing at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

2.      We are offering a scholarship program called Ozzie’s scholars. All students enrolled in Ozzie’s Reading Club will have the opportunity to apply for one of ten $1,000 academic scholarships which they can use toward their future educational endeavors.

3.      If you have other programs in place during the typical Ozzie’s Reading Club months of January and February, you can run the program during another more convenient time.

Kane County Cougars One Cougar Trail Geneva, IL  60134

Phone: 630-232-8811 Fax: 630-232-8815 E-Mail: ozziereadingclub@kanecountycougars.com

Six Flags Home School Day

From their website:
Six Flags hosts the 17th annual Home School Day event on August 27. Enjoy a fun filled day at the park with your family and friends. A special all-you-can-eat Home School Day picnic is also available in our private picnic grove. Contact SFGAMspecialevents@sixflags.com for additional information.

Make Six Flags Great America your outdoor learning lab. We offer teachers and students curriculum guides to make the day an educational experience. Learn More about our Educational Tools.

More details from a mailing I received:
When: Monday, August 27, 2012, 10-6 are the regular park hours. 6-8 is exclusive ride time for those that purchase the Home School Day ticket, good on certain rides. Hurricane Harbor is closed by this point in the season.
Where: Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
Located on I-94 at Route 132 (Grand Ave.)
Cost: Kids 2 and under are free.
Everyone else — $28 each with promocode HOMESCHOOL
Also, if you are coordinating for your group you can earn one free ticket per 20 purchased.
Parking — $20
Picnic Grove Meal — $11.50 each (available from 4-5pm
Processing Fee — $10
Tickets must be ordered in advance
If you have questions or need more info  call: 847-249-1952 or email SFGAMspecialevents@sixflags.com

Don’t miss it — Great America Read to Succeed

This is your last chance for this year, the eleventh hour and then some. Great America’s Read to Succeed program is about to wrap up for another season.

Now, if your child has not been reading they will have a difficult time meeting the requirements for this today, unless they REALLY like to read a lot at once.

The basic program: read for 6 hours and earn a free Great America ticket.

Read books, magazines, newspapers, comics, anything, just read! After they log a total of 360 minutes they earn the ticket.

They have revamped this program and made it really easy to sign up for, which is great for procrastinators like me who just got around to signing up yesterday. We’ve been reading all along. We read tons as a matter of habit, but we had not actually filled out the information on their site.

So, don’t wait another minute, get over there and reward your kids for all that time they have spent reading. And, if they haven’t read those 6 hours, you’ve got the whole day Friday to make that right. 😉