Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gearing Up for the Fall!

Lots of things around Anacortes are starting back up after the summer break. Read on for details about some things that might interest you! There are many more things going on (swim lessons, park and rec programs, school sports, community classes, etc.) - this list is NOT exhaustive.

Summit Part Bible Church Awana 
Pre-registration is Sept. 14th at 6:30pm.
Questions . . . call the church at 293-2731.
Homeschool Swim Team @ Fidalgo Pool
The first home school session September 13th to October 20th.
Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday at 12:45 to 1:30pm. (This is a change from the past; the Wednesday option will not be offered at this time.)
The cost is $65 for the six week session.
Future Sessions:
10-25 to 12-01
01-10 to 02-16
02-21 to 03-30
04-18 to 05-25

Family Life Assembly of God
Begins September 14th 6:30-8pm.
Bring your kids for crafts, learning, and fellowship with other kids in Christ's kingdom. Looks like there is something for pretty much every age person on Wednesday nights at Family Life. Join them at 1617 29th Street. Call 360.293.2219 for further info.
Rainbows - 3 and 4 year old girls and boys
Daisies - Kindergarten girls
Ranger Kids 1- Kindergarten and 1st grade boys
Prims - 1st and 2nd grade girls
Ranger Kids 2- 2nd and 3rd grade boys
Stars 1 - 3rd and 4th grade girls
Discovery Rangers - 4th, 5th, 6th grade boys
Honor Stars - 5th and 6th grade girls
Alive Student Ministries - Middle and High School Students
Men and Women Bible Studies
Nursery Provided
The first meeting will be Sept. 15th.
Annual cost is $24.95 for MOPS Int'l, plus $40 for our Anacortes MOPS membership fee. This will cover costs associated with MOPPETS, gifts for volunteers, speakers, and crafts. ***There is a $5 drop-in fee for all meetings from Oct-May if you bring a friend along***
If you want to be part of making MOPS happen (ie childcare, coordinating things), there is a need for that as well!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

One of our members would like to introduce her friend Aimee to our FISH Group.  She is an artist and certified teacher.  She is starting some art classes for the homeschool student. These are the current offerings!

Printmaking 101 with Aimee Rudge at the Anacortes Art Department, 1005 8th Street
Come learn some of the basic printmaking processes.  Classes are open to all levels of learners ages 8-18 on Tuesdays and adults on Thursdays.  You can sign up for individual classes at $30 each or the whole series for $80.  Space is limited (3 Min/10 Max) so sign up soon!  

Monoprinting - make a print image with ink
Tuesday, September 13 (ages 8-18) 10am-noon
Thursday, September 15th (adults only) 10am-noon

Styrofoam Etching - use a “block” to make your printed image
Tuesday, September 20 (ages 8-18) 10am-noon
Thursday, September 22 (adults only) 10am-noon

Collograph Printing - make a print from a collage of materials
Tuesday, September 27 (ages 8-18) 10am-noon
Thursday, September 29 (adults only) 10am-noon

Email Aimee at aimeerudge@hotmail.com to register.  Registration closes 7 days before class.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Field Trip Opportunities!
Are you looking for a fun summer field trip?  Ron Payne is leading a few trips, and it is not too late to sign up for them!

Mt. St. Helens - July 30, August 13, and September 10
These tours will include an introduction by Paul Taylor at the Mt. St. Helens Creation Center, and will include a trip to the Weyerhaeuser Forest Learning Center, the Hummocks and Johnston Ridge. There is an $8 entrance fee at Johnston Ridge.  Participants will meet at the Creation Center, and then caravan to the mountain in their own cars.

Dry Falls/Scablands - August 20
This trip will allow you to take in some of the amazing evidences of the Lake Missoula Flood.  Participants will meet in Woodinville and caravan to the Dry Falls area via Highway 2.

There is a minimum suggested donation of $10 per person for each tour.  Mike Oard's book and DVD will be available for purchase at each event.

For more information, please contact Ron Payne at rondpayne@comcast.net.  425-820-2897.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

High School Testing Update

Barb Peterson is offering to come to Summit Park Bible Church on Thursday, June 9th, to do high school testing. The schedule is below. Tests will be hand-scored by Barb, and your results will come in the mail. The cost is $25.
If you are interested please contact Barb Peterson as soon as possible! wafamilyfarm@gmail.com

Mandatory tests being offered are:

  • Language Arts
  • Vocabulary
  • Math Concepts and Problem Solving
  • Math Computation
Optional Tests will be offered after lunch for no additional cost. These include:

  • Information Process
  • Social Studies
  • Science 
Testing Schedule:
Meet/gather at 8:30 am
Test begins just before 9:00 am
Mandatory tests should be done around 11:30
Break for lunch
Optional tests after lunch
Finish around 2:00 pm

Again, please contact Barb to set up your student's test!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Testing, Testing, Testing

Bev Liddle will be offering the Iowa test at Summit Park Bible Church for 3rd-8th graders on May 19-20 from 8:30-12:00.
Please contact Amy at apweisz @ aol.com for further information.
Barb Peterson is offering to test high school kids this year at Summit if there are enough kids. Please contact Amy if you are interested. The test dates will likely be between May 21 and June 6.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Curriculum Swap Meet April 23rd

Do you want to find educational materials at a fraction of the price of new?  This swap meet is for you!  

Saturday, April 23rd from 10am-3pm
(east of Burlington-Edison High School, just south of Hwy 20)
We will have coffee/tea for sellers and buyers

Do you want to reserve a table space to sell your own items?
Limited space currently available - contact Louise or Bonnie.

½ Table = $5
Whole Table = $10

Louise Niccum at niccums@fidalgo.net
Bonnie Parman at parmanschool@gmail.com

Friday, April 1, 2016

North Sound Homeschool Fair!

This year's fair is on April 16th from 9:30-2:00 at Emmanuel Baptist Church (1515 East College Way) in Mount Vernon.

There will be a great selection of free workshops, and the keynote speaker is Mark Ward. His topic is "Does the Bible Really Shape My Teaching? Three Levels of Bible Integration."
The purpose of Christian education is to form our children with the Bible. Homeschooling provides freedom to do this, but are we really doing it—and how can we know if we are? Was your math or grammar or history lesson today any different from the equivalent public school lesson going on a few miles away? We’ll discuss three levels of Bible integration which can provide a helpful rubric for your teaching.
Here is a sampling of the free workshops:
Common Core: The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable
Homeschooling Elementary Kiddos
What is a Lapbook?
Gaining Entrance to College and Winning Scholarships...
Running Start or Not?
Homeschool Basics
Homeschooling High School: Making a 4 year plan
How to Teach Math
Thinking Ahead to the Middle School Years
...and many more! 
They are also offering 20/20 is Hindsight personal consultations and a panel with experienced home school parents. As in previous years, vendors will be showcasing their resources and answering your questions, and lunch will be available to purchase.
This year there is a raffle drawing to win a free Hill Creek Christian registration!

If you have questions you can  call Caryn at 360-395-5446, or check out the event website for additional details and updates:  http://www.northsoundhomeschoolfair.com/.

Please tell your friends about the event!