West Chicago Public Library Nature-Made program

Received via email (note, this is not a homeschool specific event, but they reached out knowing this is something many homeschoolers might enjoy):
Homeschooling families in the West Chicago area-
please save the date for the following programs at the West Chicago Library!
Save the date- Friday, September 9, 2016; 3:00-4:15 pm
Nature-Made at the West Chicago Public Library
Let’s connect to the great outdoors around us with some fun nature-inspired art! We will have various art stations set up for kids to make their own unique works of art. Our creations will be designed using small natural art materials like flowers, leaves, pinecones and more! During this program we will use a generous donation of 30 pansy flower plants from Ball Horticultural. No registration required, just drop-in. Kids ages 5-11 years old are welcome. Parents and other adult caregivers are encouraged to join their children and have fun making together!(Please note: children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult.)

Teaching Homes for Christ curriculum sale

Website: http://www.teachinghomes.org/

Annual Used Book/Curriculum Sale

First United Methodist Church of West Chicago
643 E. Washington St. (Geneva Rd.)
West Chicago, IL 60185
(1 block east of Walgreens on the corner of Washington & Rt. 59)

Saturday, April 27th
2-5 p.m.

The contact person for the sale is Terri Moore. booksale@teachinghomes.com Please contact her if you have questions or are interested in selling. All sellers will be assigned a seller number to put on the official tags. You may not drop off materials for the sale without a seller number.

Homeschool University Open House and Book Sale


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 admin@homeschooluniversity.org 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.

Book sale season . . .

Teaching Homes for Christ

Annual Used Curriculum Sale

April 29th

Where: Faith Community Church
910 Main St.
West Chicago, IL 60185
(East of Rt. 59 near Prince Crossing Rd.)
When: 4-8 p.m.

Save on curriculum for next year!

This is a great opportunity to save money by buying used curriculum from fellow homeschoolers.
Do you have used curriculum you would like to sell, contact our coordinators to arrange to sell. Click Here to Contact the Coordinators

Used curriculum sale in West Chicago

The following information came from the Homeschool University in West Chicago:

HomeSchool University

Used Book & Curriculum Sale

Community Fellowship

28W240 North Ave.
West Chicago


Thursday, April 15th
from 10:30am – 2pm

SHOPPERS: Planning for next year? Looking for the books, curriculum and other educational resources you’ll need? Then don’t miss the HSU Used Book & Curriculum Sale on April 15th!!   Admission is FREE! This is the PERFECT place to find what you need at a fraction of the cost of new materials! We sort the books and provide lots of signs to help you find your way to those special items you’re looking for! Lots of categories to choose from…and even some FREE STUFF! Help us spread the word!!!

Interested in a homeschooling co-op for your kids?

Come visit our OPEN HOUSE Thursday, April 15th from 9am – 4pm

Homeschool encouragement from Jackie Wellwood

Check out this great opportunity open to the homeschool community to drink in some encouragement as we quickly approach the summer months:

Teaching Homes for Christ invites you to join them for an evening of encouragement with Jackie Wellwood, author and veteran homeschooler.  Jackie will share stories from her experiences—dealing with life’s challenges and finding joy and purpose in the journey. An experienced public speaker and entrepreneur, Jackie is the author of The Busy Mom’s Guide to Simple Living and two books of devotions for homeschool moms. She has been homeschooling for nearly twenty years and is the mother of seven.
Date and time: Monday, April 26th from 7:15 to 9 p.m.

Glen Arbor Community Church
204 Church Street
West Chicago, IL  60185

RSVP to Nancy McGinn, nancymcginn@gmail.com
(appreciated but not required)