Homeschool Items – August 22, 2012

Posted on Aug 17 2012 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 ENGAGE Information Meeting – Charlottesville – August 30
1.2 Powhatan Homeschool Music – Powhatan – Register by September 4 (Also Ongoing)
1.3 Tell Me a Story – Smithfield – Begins September 10 (Second Mondays)
1.4 Homeschool Day and Celebrate America – Patrick Springs – September 11
1.5 Free Book Online: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

 

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1.1 ENGAGE Information Meeting – Charlottesville – August 30 

Northside Baptist Church
1325 Rio Road East
Charlottesville, VA

Thursday, August 30, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; meetings will continue on Thursdays, beginning September 6, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Open to students 12 to 18 years old as of January 1, 2013. The information meeting is free; cost for the activities is yet to be determined.

Do you have a budding actor or actress, or a legislator or politician in your homeschool? How about a student who always has to make his or her point and identify fallacies? Perhaps you have one who is a bit timid, uncertain how to put forth his ideas in a group setting. ENGAGE is hosting an informational meeting to introduce their Christian homeschool speech and debate club affiliated with the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA).

Please e-mail engage.va.info@gmail.com to RSVP for the information meeting, or to request more information. (Please do not contact Northside Baptist Church.

www.ncfca.org

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1.2 Powhatan Homeschool Music - Powhatan – Register by September 4 (Also Ongoing)

Powhatan Homeschool Music
2571 Walkers Ridge Terrace
Powhatan, VA

Initial registration deadline is the morning of Tuesday, September 4, 2012; however, students may join anytime during the school year. Classes begin Monday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and end May 21, 2013. Please see the website for cost information and other needed details.

Powhatan Homeschool Music classes for the 2012-2013 school year include Beginner Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and private lessons. Classes cover beginner through advanced levels. All band instruments are welcome, including the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, and more! Music styles include classical, jazz, Christian, and standard band literature. Students will present Christmas, spring, and other concerts in addition to having the opportunity to participate in the James River Eagles Pep Band.

See the website for information, or contact James Robinson at JGRMusic@verizon.net or 804-598-6707. You may print and mail the registration form from the website.

www.powhatanhomeschoolmusic.com

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1.3 Tell Me a Story – Smithfield – Begins September 10 (Second Mondays)

Isle of Wight County Museum
103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA

Begins Monday, September 10, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; continues October 8, November 12, and December 10. Story times are held on the second Monday of each month. Tell Me a Story is free and open to the public; reservations are not required, although groups of 10 or more are asked to contact the museum prior to the event. The event is designed for children three to five years old and their families. Admission to the museum is free. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Tell Me a Story is a monthly program designed to introduce youngsters to the symbols of Isle of Wight County through books, games, and crafts. Come early or stay late to enjoy the museum and other local historical attractions.

For more information, contact the Isle of Wight County Museum at 757-356-1223 or jwilliams@isleofwightus.net.

www.historicisleofwight.com

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1.4 Homeschool Day and Celebrate America – Patrick Springs – September 11

Springs of Life Camp
3443 Spring Road
Patrick Springs, VA

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $10 admission for the entire family; $3/optional hot dog meal (or bring a sack lunch); $5/optional rocket kit (Supplies are limited, so register and pay soon to ensure one is available for you).

Help commemorate September 11 and celebrate America with patriotic songs; puppet presentations; “Flag Talk” by Boy Scout Master Ron Meadows; rocket building and launch; and finally, a free slice of American apple pie! The swimming pool will be available, weather permitting.

For more information, contact Jackie Tahtinen contact jackie@springsoflifecamp.org or 276-694-3632.  

www.solcva.com

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1.5 Free Book Online: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

Read the free online book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt and learn the true story of the condition America’s schools and why they are that way. Author Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, blew the whistle in the `80s on government activities withheld from the public. See the link for your copy. This is a large file (7 MB) and may take a long time to download.

www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/MomsPDFs/DDDoA.sml.pdf

(Our thanks to Trivium Pursuit for posting this on their blog.)

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