Homeschool Items – March 6, 2013

Posted on Mar 3 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Homeschool Science Fair – Manassas – March 9
1.2 James River Home School Foundation Open House – Richmond – March 11
1.3 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Dates and Locations Vary
1.4 Register Now for YMV Summer Concert Band Camp – Virginia Beach – Register Soon
1.5 The Teaching Home Resources: Achievement Tests and St. Patrick’s Day

 

1.1 Homeschool Science Fair – Manassas – March 9

Manassas Church of the Brethren
10047 Nokesville Road
Manassas, VA

Sponsored by Home Organization of Parent Educators (HOPE) for 25 years, the annual homeschool science fair will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Although it is too late to participate, the science fair is open to anyone who would like to see the projects displayed by homeschooled students. Bring your children and inspire them to do a science project for next year’s fair.

http://tinyurl.com/axjm83t

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1.2 James River Home School Foundation Open House – Richmond – March 11

James River Home School Foundation
7401 Elkhardt Road
Richmond, VA

Monday, March 11, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free and open to interested parties.

The James River Home School Foundation is a nonprofit Christian organization established to provide educational and extra-curricular enrichment opportunities for Virginia homeschooled students, as well as support for homeschool moms.

One of the resources includes CounterACT, which offers three different performing-arts ministries to the student and the community. NarrowWay provides full-scale shows that edify and inspire. The Drama Ministry Team presents short, thought-provoking dramas to various churches. Finally, the Candle Light Dinner Theatre provides wholesome, family-friendly entertainment for the community. Come and find out how you can be involved and/or order tickets now for their upcoming dinner theater, Meet Me at Luigi’s running the last two weekends in March. You can also sign up now to be a part of their Home School Talent Showcase on Saturday, April 20.

The James River Eagles offer interscholastic basketball for boys and girls, interscholastic volleyball and soccer for girls, developmental basketball for younger students, and recreational co-ed volleyball in the spring and fall.

James River offers academics with the Eaglets Morning Out Preschool program and is introducing expanded K through 12 programming for the upcoming school year. Programs include the James River Home School Academy (Tuesdays and Thursdays), the James River Family Co-op (a true family participation co-op on Wednesdays), and the new physical and virtual Lending Library and Resource Center.

Titus 2 Moms is James River’s homeschool monthly support group where older moms can support, encourage, and help young moms, (and new homeschool moms) through prayer, God’s Word, and our own experiences. Child care is provided.

And, as a ministry to girls and young women ages 12 and up, James River also presents its second annual SetApartGirl Retreat and Simulcast. This is an opportunity to tune out the distractions of daily life, the clamor of the world, and truly “come away” with Jesus Christ for a time of spiritual refreshment. With a group of like-minded, set-apart young women, you will enjoy and learn from sessions taught by bestselling-author Leslie Ludy and others, as we watch a simulcast of her Annual SetApartGirl Conference

Visit their website for more information, or contact JaNett Mills at 804-794-4754 or jamesrivereagles@comcast.net if you have any questions.

www.jamesrivereagles.org

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1.3 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Dates and Locations Vary

Information meetings will give an overview of the classical method of education and the Classical Conversations programs: Foundations (grades K4 through 6), Essentials (grades 4 through 6), and Challenge (grades 7 through 12). Classical Conversations provides classical academic support for homeschool families.

Below is an upcoming local meeting. Actual meeting agendas may vary; please see the Classical Conversations website calendar for a comprehensive description (if available), or the provided contact information for questions.

Panera Bread
3237 Battlefield Boulevard, South
Chesapeake, VA

Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. RSVP required. Contact Mary Couch at 757-963-6979 or mkcouch@cox.net.

www.classicalconversations.com

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1.4 Register Now for YMV Summer Concert Band Camp – Virginia Beach – Register Soon

New Song Fellowship Church
865 Woodstock Road
Virginia Beach, VA

Monday through Friday, July 15 through 19, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $75/any homeschooled middle or high school student; $3 processing fee; a T-shirt is included. Register by June 15 through their online form or mail payment soon; space is limited.

At the Young Musicians of Virginia (YMV) Concert Band Camp, students will study concert band music and enjoy playing, perfecting, and performing their brass, woodwind, or percussion instruments. The week’s activities, hosted in a safe environment and conducted by Young Musicians of Virginia’s skilled professionals, will include full band and small sectional instruction with lots of challenging and interesting new music.

See the website for more information about YMV and the instructors and to register. Contact the YMV office at 757-420-1961 if you have questions.

www.ymv.org/summer-band-camp

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1.5 The Teaching Home Resources: Achievement Tests and St. Patrick’s Day

Archived newsletters number 270 and 271 focus on achievement tests, coming up for many. A wee bit on St. Patrick’s Day occupies a corner of issue 270.

www.teachinghome.com/newsletters

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