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March, 2013 Issue
THE CONNECTED HOMESCHOOL
                    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER                

Resources to help homeschoolers stay connected.

Welcome

Welcome to the March 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!

 

Wise Words From a Fellow Homeschooler

By Tia Phillips
Sometimes I wonder why I do this.  All the teaching and disciplining and cooking and cleaning. Some days it all seems so temporal and my soul longs for something more eternal.  Then I am reminded, in the midst of this day, that mothering is Kingdom Work. That what I do, however temporal it may seem, has eternal ramifications.  I am reminded that the life I pour into these souls and this home is worth the effort. That a mother chasing hearts and nourishing souls is a woman to be noticed.  Not by the esteemed of this world fallen…but by the hearts of these children given.  And that is reason enough.
Read more at Tia's blog, Skipping Sideways.


Homeschool-friendly Events & Activities
for March, 2013


15th ANNUAL EDUCATION EXPO
The one-day, free event, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at Colonial Presbyterian Church located at 9500 Wornall Rd. in south Kansas City, MO.

8 WEEK SPRING ENRICHMENT CLASSES BEGIN
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013


MARYVILLE COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE, SPRING 2013
Friday nights, beginning February 15th - April 26th (except March 15th), 7:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church in Maryville

 
***MOM'S COFFEE NIGHT***
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Hazel's Gourmet Coffee & Tea Company


IOWA TEST OF  BASIC SKILLS
The St. Joseph Enrichment Committee is offering to administer the test to students in 3rd - 12th grades. Deadline for receiving payment is March 15th.
PE CLASSES AT MWSU FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 26th, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Recurring Events and Activities

HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE BOUNCING PLACE
New schedule will be posted as soon as we get it.


ROLLING HILLS LIBRARY FUNDAY MONDAY CLUB
Fourth Monday of every month September through May, 1:30 p.m., Belt Branch, St. Joseph, MO


EAST HILLS LIBRARY ART IN THE LIBRARY CLASSES
Weekly on Mondays, 4:30-5:30, sign-up is required.

 
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, 2013


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



Internet Resource of the Month


HOMESCHOOL HELPER ONLINE Lots of resources. Find it on all our Teaching Resources pages.
Check it out!


Local Resource of the Month


MWSU PE CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOLERS Find them on the Local Homeschool Resources page.

Please support homeschool-friendly businesses like this one!



Educational Freebie of the Month

THE CIVIL WAR CURRICULUM Free lessons, activities, resourcesFind this and many more on the Educational Freebies page.

Enjoy this Freebie!




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