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Israel Wayne coming to Aurora

February 22nd, 2014

When: Thursday, March 6, 2014 — Israel Wayne, Guest Speaker
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (free admission)

Where – New Song Community Church
2858 Hafenrichter Road (One half mile east of Eola Rd.)
Aurora IL 60503

Who: Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the books Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, and The Questions God Asks. He is a homeschooled graduate and father of eight. He serves as the Director of Family Renewal, and is the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net.

What:  “Revival in the Home” – Families in America are under attack. Teenage rebellion, divorce, juvenile delinquency, emotional disorders, and relational dysfunction are way too common, even among church goers.

How can you have a Godly family in the midst of such a worldly culture? Israel will provide practical and Biblical answers. Learn how you can
effectively disciple your children to know, love and serve God.

All are welcome! (Childcare available for children under 5 years of age.
Children are welcome to sit quietly during presentation.)

Writing instruction in Evanston

January 21st, 2014

If you are in or around Evanston and looking for some help or inspiration in the writing department . . .

Susan Dickman is an experienced English teacher as well as a writer. She offers individual writing support and classes for students, as well as workshops for parents seeking to support their children’s written expression. Whether it is writing poetry, fiction, personal or nonfiction essays, research arguments, opinion pieces, or analytical analyses, she believes anyone can learn to brainstorm, draft, and revise, developing voice and giving structure to his or her ideas. Highly experienced and knowledgable about Gifted, Twice-Exceptional, LD/ED, and a former homeschooling parent.

Organization name: Write for Excellence

Email Address: writeforexcellence@hotmail.com

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Fermilab adventures

January 18th, 2014

Check this out from Fermilab:

Fermilab Science Adventures — January – May 2014

Fermilab: Explore the Science Around You

The Spring Science Adventure class list, registration instructions and a downloadable registration form are available on our website. http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv

In addition to many favorite classes, look for these new and returning adventures:

January 25, 2014 – Magnetic Magic, grades 1-4

February 1, 2014 – Snow Crystals, grades K-5

March 1, 2014 – Girls Scientific Salon, grades 4-7

April 26, 2014 – Creativity and Circuitry, grades 3-5 – NEW!

May 3, 2014 – The Bugs are Back! grades 2-4

Spread the word to your friends. To be added to our e-mail notification list, contact sdahl@fnal.gov.

Links to Upcoming Public Events:

Fermilab Family Open House – February 9, 2014, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

The FREE open house will be most appropriate for families with children in grades 3 and up. Tours restricted to those ages 10 and up. Go to the website to register for the tours. Watch the website for updates.

Visit the Fermilab Education Office at Family Science Days at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting

February 15-16, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Family Science Days

Family Science Days are FREE and open to all. Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! This free community science showcase features hands-on demos, shows, and other activities appropriate for K-12 children and their families. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IlL 60601.

Wonders of Science (Ages 7-12) – April 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Tickets: $4.00/person (nonrefundable). Contact edreg@fnal.gov (preferred) or 630-840-8259 with questions. Printable registration forms available on our website at: http://eddata.fnal.gov/lasso/program_search/wos_form.html

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)) High School Career Expo April 23, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

The program, held at Fermilab’s Wilson Hall, is FREE and no registration is required.

Fermilab Outdoor Family Fair (Ages 5-12) June 8, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Activities include walking the emerging tallgrass prairie, netting for land and water critters and visiting the bison herd. The fair is FREE.

Get to Know the Lederman Science Center

Explore Fermilab science from a kid’s point of view! Bring your family for a guided tour of Lederman Science Center exhibits on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to noon. No registration is required.

Fermilab Science Adventures is also a Facebook Group.

If you are a Facebook member, go to the top search box and search for “Fermilab Science Adventures” and click “Ask to Join Group” on the top right. As a member you can read and post questions and comments to the other members of this group. You can also have online chats with other members of the group.

Contact Program Staff

Marge Bardeen, Education Office Manager, mbardeen@fnal.gov

Susan Dahl, sdahl@fnal.gov

Andrea Cox, avarry@fnal.gov

Free Homeschool Expo coming Crystal Lake

November 1st, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 11 AM-3 PM, FREE Home School Expo at Park Place
Sunday, November 3, 11 AM-3 PM, FREE Home School Expo at Park Place

Park Place, a Crystal Lake Park District banquet facility will be hosting the 1st Annual Home School Expo (FREE admission) on Sunday, November 3, 2013, 11 am-3 pm, Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake. “Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler, a newcomer or simply a curious parent, this event has exhibitors, vendors, displays and plenty of important information for everyone,” says Lauren Thibodeau, Park Place Facility Manager.

Vendors include: The Racket Club, Crystal Lake Park District, Johnsburg Public Library, Crystal Lake Public Library, MCCSG, All Star Tutoring, Crystal Ice House, Classical Conversations, Fox River Valley Library, DK Books, Music Makers for Life, Lindmood-Bell Learning, Bit of a Boost, Congressman Hultgren, Epic Air Park, Roots Education, Milestone Therapy Center, Elite Kids, Raue Center for the Arts, Young Living Essential Oils, Creative Arts School and Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.

For more information contact Lauren Thibodeau, 815-477-5871, lthibodeau@crystallakeparks.org

Homeschool Trampoline time

August 22nd, 2013
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HOME School Program
Home School Program will not be available during any Holiday breaks, as we will be open to the general public during this time.
1:30pm-3:00pm on Wednesdays, September through May.
$8/jumper for the 1st 4 jumpers
$6/jumper for additional siblings (more than 4)
Epic Air Park
1675 N. Lancaster
South Elgin, IL 60177

Phone: 847-608-0600
Fax: 847-608-0646
E-mail: info@epicairpark.com

ICHE convention this weekend

June 3rd, 2013

This weekend is the convention for the Illinois Christian Home Educators in Naperville.

In honor of this upcoming event they are having a giveaway on their blog:

http://www.iche.org/blog/3906/06-03-2013/james-and-stacy-mcdonald-and-book-give-away

You can win one of Stacy McDonald’s books (both of which I have read and thoroughly enjoyed!) by leaving a comment there. The contest is only open for a couple days, so be sure to enter there for your chance to win and peruse the rest of their site for the details about the convention as well.

Used Curriculum sale on South Side

May 16th, 2013
CURRICULUM FAIR
Reserve your table today at one of the largest used home school
Curriculum Fairs on Chicago’s South Side!
Date: May 28, 2013
Time: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Grace Fellowship Church
(15150 Oak Park Avenue in Oak Forest)
You won’t want to miss the great deals and money making opportunities to sell curriculum you are no longer using (or never used!). There is limited space available, so reserve your table today. The cost of a table is $5 (donated to the church hosting this event).
E-mail Sandi Grutzius to reserve your table today at info@CHESShomeschool.org
Come Buy, Sell, or BOTH!

Upcoming plays for youth at Pheasant Run

April 19th, 2013
Spring & Summer Field Trips 2013 Tickets: $8

Charlotte’s Web: The Musical
May 10 & 17, 2013; 9:30am & 11:30am

June 19, 2013; 9:30am & 11:30am
For Grades K – 5 ; Running time 55 minutes

This is a beautiful, knowing musical about friendship that will give your students an opportunity to see one of the best children’s books of all time come to life!

The BFG

May 13, 2013 @ 9:30am & 11:30am
June 28, 2013; 9:30am & 11:30am
Running time 45 minutes

When orphan Sophie is snatched from her bed by a Giant, she fears that he’s going to eat her. But the Giant has no intention of harming her. He is THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT! Together, they’ll have to come up with a plan to defeat the other nasty giants and save the children of England from getting eaten like popcorn. Adapted from the Roald Dahl book,

The Diary of Anne Frank

May 15, 2013 @ 9:30am & 11:30am

For Grades 5-8; Running time 1 hour

This important book is brought to life in this moving play. Your students will get to hear Anne’s words first hand in this important part of your Holocaust studies.

The Giver

April 22, 23, 24, 26, 2013 @ 9:30am & 11:30am  |  May 9, 2013 @ 9:30am & 11:30am

For Grades 5-8; Running time 75 minutes

In a utopian community where “love” , “choices”, and “pain” are things of the past, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to become the new Receiver of Memory, the one to bear the collective memories of a society where “Sameness” is the rule. He discovers the lie that his community is built on, and decides to rescue himself and Gabriel, the new child trusted to his care. Based on the prize-winning book by Lois Lowry.

Fractured Fairy Tales

April 29, 2013 @ 9:30am & 11:30am
May 6, 2013 @ 9:30am & 11:30am

July 10, 2013 @ 9:30am & 11:30am

For Grades K-8; Running time 50 minutes

Jack and the Beanstalk, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Henny Penny, The Tortoise and the Hare, and three other stories get the Chicago-style improv treatment in this wild and wacky show!

The Jungle Book

May 1 & 8, 2013 @ 9:30am & 11:30am | For Grades K-4; Running time 1 hour

This exciting new musical full of Music, Dance and Percussion will introduce your students to Rudyard Kipling’s Classic Tale.

50 States in 60 Minutes

May 3 & 14, 2013 @ 9:30am & 11:30am

For Grades 3-8; Running time 1 hour

Hold on to your hat for this breakneck tour through 500 years of America’s story! Columbus, the Pilgrims, the Salem Witch Trials, the founding of the Republic – and everything since then gets covered in one energetic fun-filled hour.

Number the Stars

April 30, 2013 @ 10:00am| For Grades 5-8; Running time 55 minutes

When Nazis start rounding up Jewish families in Copenhagen for relocation, 13 year-old Annemarie Johannsen finds her courage tested as she and her family work to smuggle Jewish families out of Denmark into Sweden. An adventure story based on real-life history, adapted from Lois Lowry’s book.

Fabulous Fable Factory  – NEW!

May 3 & 14, 2013 @ 9:30am & 11:30am| For Grades K-5; Running time 55 minutes

July 12, 2013 @ 9:30am @ 11:30am

The Fabulous Fable Factory tells the story of Monroe; a 12-year-old boy who wanders into an abandoned factory and accidentally trips a lever activating the living factory of fable creators owned by Aloysius A. Aesop.  Monroe must help Aesop find a “Moral Maker” in order to recreate some of his famous fables including “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “The Lion and the Mouse.”

The Wizard of Oz

July 26, 2013 @ 10:30am| For Grades K-8; Running time 60 minutes

Prepare to be transported “over the rainbow” by the FVR Youth Ensemble! Join Dorothy and Toto on their quest on the Yellow Brick Road to see the wizard. You’ll see all of your favorite characters including the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow brought to life on stage.

Call Now for $8 Group Tickets

Your affordable field trip includes:

  • CHAPERONE ticket(s)
  • FREE PARKING for buses
  • Printable STUDY GUIDES (for select shows)
  • Optional interactive STUDENT WORKSHOPS

Call Morgan at 630-770-7699 or email sales@foxvalleyrep.org for reservations!

Don’t see a date/time that works for you? Please call to discuss flexible scheduling.

Scholastic’s big sale

April 18th, 2013
Scholastic Book Fairs BIG EVENT Warehouse Book Sale 25% to 80% OFF EVERYTHING! Most items discounted at least 50%
Register online to receive additional savings coupon. $10 OFF your $50 purchase OR $25 OFF your $100 purchase.
You’re invited to our exclusive Big Event Warehouse Book Sale. 25% to 80% OFF EVERYTHING!

Register now and receive a valuable coupon for an extra $10* or $25* off!

Visit our special book sale exclusively for school and district employees, homeschool directors and teachers, Book Fair chairpeople, and school volunteers. You’ll find deep discounts on selected hardcovers, paperbacks, and school supplies.

Take an extra 50% off permanently reduced red tag items!
Maximize Title I funding and purchase order dollars.
Hundreds of items $2.00 or less.
Great way to refresh school, home, and classroom libraries!
Save more with Build-a-BOX!** Fill a box with books from a specially selected collection. Pay only $24.95 plus tax for each box you build.
Find a Sale Near You &
Get Additional Savings!
* $10 off your $50 purchase or $25 off your $100 purchase.
**Participating locations only. While supplies last. Locations participating in Build-a-BOX are identified with a symbol. Preferred payment methods: credit cards, checks, purchase orders, and Scholastic Dollars. Note: Items purchased with Scholastic Dollars do not qualify for further discount pricing and will sell at the full cover price.

Homeschool showcase in Naperville

April 16th, 2013

Naperville Public Library

The Naperville Public Library will be hosting a Homeschool Showcase

When: May 6 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at

Where: Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson, Naperville IL.

What: This is an opportunity to “show us your stuff”. We invite homeschooled students to display any projects they have worked on. Set up time will be any time between 5:00 and 7:00. The program is not advertised in the library’s program guide, but will be open for all library patrons to visit.

Please invite your family and friends to visit your display.

Please contact Anne Bultman, abultman@naperville-lib.org or 630-637-6106, by April 30th if you are interested in displaying your work. Also, we ask that each family bring a snack either as part of your display or to put on a snack table. Work may be displayed by small groups, families or individuals. Please help make this a success by forwarding this information to other groups you may belong to that serve the Naperville area.

Also coming up in Naperville: .Curriculum Share Night on Monday June 3rd will allow homeschoolers to get together and show curriculum materials they like and talk about how they used them. This will be a great opportunity to network with other homeschoolers and learn from their experience as well as help the librarians know how to better assist homeschoolers.

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