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April, 2014 Issue
THE CONNECTED HOMESCHOOL
                    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER                

Resources to help homeschoolers stay connected.

 

APRIL SHOWERS

Welcome to the April issue of The Connected Homeschool Newsletter!

While we will try to stay ahead of the many events and activities for homeschoolers, there are always some that we find out about just days before which will not make it into the newsletter in time, so please 
keep checking the Home page and the Calendar page of the website for updated
information. 

If you know of an event or activity that we have not covered, please let us know by emailing us, so we can share it with the entire homeschooling community.

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Thanks and stay happily connected!
 

 

Homeschool-friendly Events & Activities
for April, 2014

 
***MOM'S COFFEE NIGHT***
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Hazel's Gourmet Coffee & Tea Company, 4001 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO
 
2014 MIDWEST PARENT EDUCATORS (MPE) CONFERENCE
April 3-5, KCI Expo Center at 11730 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153

PE CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS
MWSU will offer classes for homeschooled students from 11:00 to noon on the following days:
Thursday, April 10th - 5-8 year-olds
Tuesday, April 15th - 5-8 year-olds
Thursday, April 17th - 5-8 year-olds
Tuesday, April 22nd - 5-8 year-olds

HOMESCHOOL PROM
Saturday, April 12 at 6p.m. at The Benton Club, 402 N. 12th Street, St. Joseph. 

HOMESCHOOL 101 WORKSHOPS
Thu, April 17, 7pm – 9pm, Mardel's by Bass Pro Shop in Independence, MO
 
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Friday, April 25, at the Missouri State Capitol south lawn in Jefferson City
PLUS TONS of great activities at the libraries and museums. Check the Calendar for more details.
 
Recurring Events and Activities

ROLLING HILLS CONSOLIDATED LIBRARIES and ST. JOSEPH PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Various activities, including Funday Mondays for homeschoolers, preschool storytimes, family nights, Lego Club, Chess Club, etc.

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Various dates and times (usually the third Wednesday or Thursday of each month).

REMINGTON NATURE CENTER ACTIVITIES
Friday Feeding Frenzy - come help feed the fish every Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Second Saturday Kids Quest - second Saturday of every month (except holidays) at 1:00 p.m.
Last Sunday Craft Club - last Sunday of every month (June - August) at 2:00 p.m.


B & J SKATE CENTER
Public skating session for the homeschooling community.


LOWES FREE BUILD & GROW CLINICS
Second and Fourth Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Check the Home page and the Calendar page of the website for more information about these events.



Internet Resource of the Month

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAP MAKER . Customize one-page maps and download, email, print, or share. Find it on all our Teaching Resources pages.

Check it out!



Local Resource of the Month

ROLLING HILLS CONSOLIDATED LIBRARYFree homeschool classes, enrichment and, of course, books. Find them on the Local Homeschool Resources page.

Please support homeschool-friendly businesses like this one!



Educational Freebie of the Month

PULSE OF THE PLANET - free downloadable science curriculum. Find this freebie and many more on the Educational Freebies page.

Enjoy this Freebie!



Rain!


Click on the photo to go to allkidsnetwork.com for instructions.
 

 
Special Messages
 
The Connected Homeschool website has added a new page under Resources dedicated to listing Homeschool Friendly Businesses (businesses that offer discounts to homeschoolers or special homeschool days, businesses run by homeschoolers, etc.). If you know of any homeschool friendly businesses not yet listed, please email Julie at theconnectedhomeschool@gmail.com.

We are looking for some savvy homeschooling moms to write a paragraph or two of inspiration and/or information to share in upcoming newsletters. This can be linked to your blog if you have one. If anybody is interested, please email Julie at theconnectedhomeschool@gmail.com.

 
Thanks for supporting homeschooling in our community!
 




 
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