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Homeschool Items – April 18, 2012

1.1 Host Families Needed – Virginia – Apply Now; Arrival Dates Vary
1.2 Cornerstone Co-op Open House – Glen Allen – April 24
1.3 Drewry’s Bluff Civil War 150th Commemoration – Chesterfield – May 9 and 12
1.4 Used Curriculum Sale – Richmond – Reserve for Sales by May 13; Sale is May 17
1.5 Financial Education – Virginia Beach – Weekdays by Appointment
1.6 Article – “Are You Headed for Homeschool Burnout?”

 

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1.1 Host Families Needed – Virginia – Apply Now; Arrival Dates Vary

Compass USA has been bringing international families together for more than 30 years. They are looking for families who would like to host a French student for a short-term stay (usually in July, but occasionally longer stays are needed). They need to find homes now so families and students can start getting to know one another. It is a great opportunity to learn another culture and share our American culture with them.

See the website for more information on the program. Anyone who is interested in opening their hearts and homes to a student can contact Lisa Luck at contentluck@gmail.com (preferred) or call 804-513-8618 with questions.

www.compass-usa.net

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1.2 Cornerstone Co-op Open House – Glen Allen – April 24

Calvary Christian Church
14196 Ashland Road
Glen Allen, VA

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Open house is free of charge; classes have costs.

Cornerstone Community Families Co-op will be hosting an Open House and registration time. They offer both enrichment and core academics for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year for all grades.

For more information visit the website or contact cornerstonecommunitycoop@yahoo.com.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cornerstonecommunitycoop

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1.3 Drewry’s Bluff Civil War 150th Commemoration – Chesterfield – May 9 and 12

Chesterfield Central Library
9501 Lori Road
Chesterfield, VA

Homeschool groups are encouraged to visit Wednesday, May 9, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. The programs Thursday and Friday are reserved for school groups. Please indicate a time when you plan to visit when making a reservation no earlier than 10 a.m. Register by 4 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2012. Groups will receive a map when they arrive and will have the opportunity to rotate among five separate stations. Tours will be self-guided but stations will be manned with library staff. No food vendors will be available so bring your own snacks and drinks.

This special commemorative event marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff during the American Civil War. Activities include a History Mobile (traveling tractor trailer with exhibits), traveling trunk program, scavenger hunt, a historical documents scanning demonstration, and a film in the library. Families can experience a soldier’s life in camp and learn how they fought. Tours will be self- guided but stations will be manned with library staff.

To register, contact Bryan Truzzie at truzzieb@chesterfield.gov or 804-751-4946.

See the website for more information or download an event flyer at the second link.

www.library.chesterfield.gov

www.library.chesterfield.gov/screens/HistoryMobile.pdf

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1.4 Used Curriculum Sale – Richmond – Reserve for Sales by May 13; Sale Is May 17

Home Educators at Grove
8701 Ridge Road
Richmond, VA

Thursday, May 17, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; set-up begins at 6 p.m. Cost: $10/table if non-members of Home Educators at Grove; free for members. Shoppers enter free of charge. Sellers keep all proceeds; please bring your own change! Sellers (or a representative) must be at the Used Curriculum Sale to manage their own sales. Cash or checks are accepted. Sellers, please label all items with your name and price. To sell, reserve a table by Sunday, May 13 (for non-members of Home Educators at Grove).

Bring small bills and quarters to buy (change may not be available) or write a check to the individual. Tables will be available for you to sell your used curriculum. Sellers will man their own tables and if they wish to shop, should be prepared to have someone man their table for them while they do so. Co-op representatives and tutor/teachers will be available for you to talk with and pick up their materials. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn more about what they have to offer.

See the group’s Yahoo! group page for information (you will need to join the group); to ask questions or to register for a table, contact Craig and Stephanie Konicki at skonicki@comcast.net. Also contact Stephanie if you are a co-op representative or teacher offering services.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeEducatorsatGrove

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1.5 Financial Education – Virginia Beach – Weekdays by Appointment

Virginia Beach Schools Federal Credit Union
3701 Bonney Road
Virginia Beach, VA

Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free; they even include a free lunch!

The Credit Union offers customized classes/tours based on educational needs. They offer the National Endowment for Financial Education High School Financial Planning Curriculum and FOOLPROOF financial education modules for middle and high school students. They also host tours for K through 12 students (workplace readiness skills, how to set up savings accounts, how to protect yourself as a consumer, how checking accounts work, how to manage a checking account, and how to establish credit). They are also available to guest speak/lecture classes on financial education for kindergarten through grade 12.

See the website for more information or contact Amy Courtwright at 757-463-6097 or acourtwright@vbsfcu.org

www.vbsfcu.org

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1.6 Article – “Are You Headed for Homeschool Burnout?”

“Every one of us has seen it happen, and some of us might even be headed that direction,” says the article’s author, Gwen of the HSBA blog. She goes on to discuss what she thinks are three main causes of burnout: an unrealistic approach, an uncontrollable classroom, and a weak spiritual life. Her points are well worth reading in this short article–and worth giving very thoughtful and prayerful consideration.

http://hsbapost.com/2012/04/09/are-you-headed-for-homeschool-burnout

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