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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)
7-9pm

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.

Beaconhomeschool.net

Homeschool support group meeting in Elk Grove

September 26th, 2011

Received this via email:

Join Beacon on Tuesday, September 27, 7pm-9pm

We will be joined this evening by Israel Wayne. Israel is a homeschool graduate and father of six who is leading his generation in defending the Christian faith and developing a Biblical worldview. He is a popular conference speaker who desires to see God’s people learn to think and live Biblically. His topic will be Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview. Join us and invite your spouse and friends!!

Admission is free.  Children are welcome if they sit quietly by their parents.

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. We meet on the 4th Tuesday evening of every month August thru May (except December).

Find us at the Elk Grove Village Public Library at 7pm. www.beaconhomeschool.net

Kane County Forest Preserve happenings for homeschoolers

August 20th, 2011

Thanks to Michele for forwarding this tidbit from the Tree Line publication of the Kane County Forest Preserve:

Homeschool Explorations

Join us for this nature program series designed for homeschool families. Each month, the program focuses on a different topic at a different forest preserve. Activities this fall include searching for insects, identifying trees, and observing squirrels. All ages are welcome, but the activities are designed for ages 5-10.

Insects

Tuesday, Sept. 13; 10-11:30 a.m.
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W370 Dean St., St. Charles
Fee: $2/person or $8/family of 4 or more

Trees

Monday, Oct. 24; 10-11:30 a.m.
Hannaford Woods Forest Preserve
Merrill Road, 1 mile east of IL Route 47,
Sugar Grove
Fee: $2/person or $8/family of 4 or more

Squirrels

Wednesday, Nov. 16; 10-11:30 a.m.
Jon Duerr Forest Preserve
35W003 IL Rte. 31, South Elgin
Fee: $2/person or $8/family of 4 or more

Classical Conversations Practicum in Chicago

April 13th, 2011

Thank you to Jennifer for passing along this information:

I wanted to let you know we will be hosting a free parent practicum on May 23-25th at Moody Church.  This 3-day event seeks to encourage homeschool families while equipping them to use the classical model at home.  There are also wonderful low-cost academic camps available for your kids during the practicum.  The registration is open and families can sign-up at www.classicalconversations.com and go to Equipping Events. Parking is available at Piper’s Alley for $12.

Chicago, IL 3-Day Practicum
From Monday, May 23 2011 -  9:00am
To Wednesday, May 25 2011 - 4:00pm
Every day
Improving Your Vision for Homeschooling
May 23-25
Moody Church

Childcare:
Nursery: 0-2 years old
Playcamp:  3-5 years old
GeoDraw Camp: 6-8 years old
Debate Camp:  9-14 years old

Tutor Training:  Foundations and Essentials

***Please Note:  Parking is $12 near Moody.***

Location: Moody Church, 1635 N. LaSalle Dr,
Country: United States
Training for contracted directors and tutors available for: Essentials, Foundations
Camps Available on event

Camp name: Nursery Seats availables: 4 Cost: $33
Camp name: Play Camp Seats availables: 15 Cost: $33
Camp name: GeoDrawing Camp Seats availables: 13 Cost: $33
Camp name: Communications: Public Speaking Seats availables: 35 Cost: $33 Required Resource: Beginning Debate

Swimming classes

September 3rd, 2010

Elgin and Elk Grove have homeschool swim and/or gym classes. Other park districts offer theses as well, or are willing to if you just ask and have a small group ready to enroll.

Many of the classes I come across started because a homeschooler asked or initiated it. It is amazing what people are willing to arrange for you if you just ask, so grab a couple other homeschool families and explore your options!

Elk Grove:
Home school swim lessons are starting up again at the Elk Grove Park District in September!

The fall session will be 8 weeks, beginning the week of 9/14 and ending the week of 11/2.
The cost is $58 per student (which is a great deal at only $7.25 per class).
New this session will be an open swim in the Lagoon for all the kids enrolled in the lessons.
This open swim time is included in the cost.
That means you are getting a 40 minute lesson AND 30 minutes of open swim. Not to mention a great opportunity to make new friends and meet up with old ones. (Thank you Deb D’Onofrio ).

Here’s how it looks:
Tuesdays
12:30 – 1:10 Lesson A: #71935
*1:15 – 1:45 Open swim for those enrolled in lessons A & B
1:50 – 2:30 Lesson B: #71936

Thursday
1:00 – 1:40 Lesson C: #71937
*1:40 – 2:10 Open swim for those enrolled in lesson C

Register online @ www.elkgroveparks.org
Or call 847/593-6248 –pool office
Or the Pavilion Front Desk 847/437-9494

*You don’t need to register for the open swim since it is included in your lesson cost.
Please note that we do need a minimum of 10 students per lesson and a minimum of 4 students per swim level (maximum is 6 students per level/teacher). Classes and/or levels may be canceled or combined due to low enrollment.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb D’Onofrio at 847/690-1406.

Elgin:

Hey Home Schoolers—we have the perfect way to add physical
fitness and socialization time to your curriculum. Our Gym & Swim
program features a one-hour swim lesson and one-hour physical
education class each week. A variety of sports and cooperative
games will be played in our gym time. Meet in the gym on first day!!
Fee: $54R/ $64NR
Time: 1:00—3:00pm
Days:

9/14-11/16 Tues

9/15-11/17 Wed

9/16-11/18 Thu

This program is for youth ages 5-15 years

Activities in Chicago Ridge

February 7th, 2010

The following information is from the Chicago Ridge Public Library, Youth Services:

Homeschoolers and their parents are invited to join the Homeschool Happenings group that meets on the second Friday of each month from September through June at 1:00 p.m. It is a great way to meet other homeschool families and attend interesting programs. Contact the library for more information on the events or to register by phone.

Their next meeting is February 12. They will be making rubber-stamped Valentine items.

March 12th Constance VanSwol will be presenting a program on libraries, librarianship, and the Dewey Decimal System.

April 9th – topic yet to be determined

May 14th will be the last one of the spring will include a presentation about the upcoming Summer Reading program.

All programs are at 1 p.m.  Please contact the library to register if interested.

Contact:

Constance VanSwol

Head of Youth Services

Chicago Ridge Public Library

10400 S. Oxford Avenue

Chicago Ridge IL 60415

Ph 708.423.7753

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