Resources to help homeschoolers stay connected.
Welcome to the first issue of The Connected Homeschool Newsletter!
We intend to publish this newsletter monthly to keep you informed of the many
resources that will help you stay connected in the homeschooling community
of Northwest Missouri. 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
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!
Monthly Prize Drawing
If you are on Facebook, be sure to "like" our page, The Connected Homeschool,
to be entered into our monthly drawing for homeschool-oriented prizes. If you
refer a friend and that friend also "likes" us, write on our wall or send us a
message telling us who you referred and your name will be entered again into
the drawing. If you are not on Facebook, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will enter your name in the
drawing, as well.
Homeschool Events & Activities for Sept., 2012
REMINGTON NATURE CENTER ANIMAL PROGRAM
Check the Home page and the Calendar page of the website
Saturday, September 1st at 2pm
FALL HOMESCHOOL DAY AT MAHAFFIE STAGECOACH STOP
Thursday, September 13; 10 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
***MOM'S COFFEE NIGHT***
Hazel's Gourmet Coffee & Tea Company
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Recurring Events and Activities
HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE BOUNCING PLACE
Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ROLLING HILLS CONSOLIDATED LIBRARIES and ST. JOSEPH PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Various activities, including preschool storytimes, family nights, Lego Club, Chess Club, etc.
HOMESCHOOL CLASSES AT THE KANSAS CITY ZOO
September 13th, 2012 through April 11th, 2012
HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOPS AT OMAHA'S HENRY DOORLY ZOO AND AQUARIUM
September 14th, 2012 through November 16, 2012
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 Saturday Craft Club - last Saturday of every month (except holidays) at 1:00 p.m.
LOWES FREE BUILD & GROW CLINICS
Second and Fourth Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
for more information about these events.
Internet Resource of the Month
SQUIDOO HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES found on General Teaching Resources.
This site offers a plethora of ideas, templates, downloads, units, worksheets,
notebooks, quotes, advice,how-to's and much, much more.
Check it out!
Local Resource of the Month
THE BOUNCING PLACE, 3607 Lafayette, St. Joseph, Mo, offers a special homeschool price every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Find them on the Local Homeschool Resources page.
Please support homeschool-friendly businesses like this one!
Educational Freebie of the Month
The ABC's of Back-to-School: 26 Kid-Friendly Recipes from Mr. Food Free eCookbook features tasty breakfast recipes, healthy after-school snacks, fast family dinner options and extra-fun treats.. Find this and many more on the Educational Freebies page.
Enjoy this Freebie!
HELP NEEDED FOR THE ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR
Candise Schmidling needs your help collecting labels to earn money/prizes.
Please help with this easy fundraiser by cutting out and saving these labels:
1. Box Tops for Education (little squares on major brands of some food)
2. Campbell’s soup labels (only need the bar code)
3. Best Choice labels (only need the bar code)
Turn them in to Candise any time of year. We appreciate your assistance!
4. Also, she gets 5% back from Office Depot purchases if you give them the
homeschool ID: 70215012. Print this number off and take it with you so she
can get credit whenever you check out at the store.
Thanks for supporting homeschooling in our community!