URGENT! Host Families still needed for July 28 – August 11: Short term!

Just 2 weeks! High school students from Japan, coming to Rohnert Park!

They’re excited to be a part of an American family, and practice their conversational English! They need a bed of their own (but can share a bedroom), all meals (including a sack lunch on weekdays), a ride to-and-from their Study Center (Rohnert Park) on weekdays (carpooling is available from Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Sebastopol). Mostly, they just want to be part of your family, living & learning the American lifestyle!

Could you open your heart & home with a Japanese student for a short time of cultural sharing?

You will have a lifelong family friend, and be welcomed in Japan any time! Homes for these students are needed immediately! If you know of anyone who has hosted before, has contacts for host families, friends you think might be interested in this type of experience, or can just simply re-post this request, THANK YOU for passing this along to them! Please private message me and I will share further info with you. Thanks for having a dialog with your family today!

Smiles! Laura Baird
PeopleLink Field Coordinator
707-217-1890 Cell

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This Week + SUMMER @ CHERP

CURRICULUM SWAP

Friday, July 11th @ Dorotea Park
Bring your books, DVD’s, CD’s, etc… and find new ones!

Click here for more curriculum resources…

Please take our Driver’s Education Poll!

Beginning Programming Class: Starts July 17th

Summer Film Projects for Kids

Fighting Robot Competition at Chimera!

Save The Date! More details to come…

Home School Book Sale!

Saturday, July 26th @ 9am-Noon
Susie Schneider

BACK-TO-SCHOOL CLOTHING SWAP

Friday, August 15th @ Dorotea Park

 

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CHERP PARK DAYS every Friday
1:00 – 5:00PM at Dorotea Park in Rohnert Park
year-round

Attendance goes up and down and changes like the season, everyone is welcome every week! Bring a chair, see you there!
Click here to learn more about CHERP...

 

2014-15 CO-OP Friday’s @
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Classes begin Friday, September 5th
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Students: Please sign up by August 25th

community_of_graceCommunity of Grace (COG) in Santa Rosa has offered to cross-promote our co-op courses, social activities and resources. http://www.cogsoco.org/. They have a solid student base  and classes to share with an emphasis on Junior High and High School!

 

FINE ART CAMP

Description : Learn how to draw/paint a still life, landscapes, portraits, etc. using value, perspective and techniques of the Masters. Taught by local artist and credentialed teacher, Maria Crane. Work in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media to develop your own artistic style and a portfolio of completed works. Lots of individualized attention in a small class size and beautiful outdoor setting.

We spend the first hour learning drawing skills and the second hour painting the drawings. It is wonderful to experience with multiple family members.Come experience the joy of the creative process with like minded individuals and develop the right side of your brain at the same time!

Camp Dates: June 16-20, July 21-25,  August 11-15

time: 10-12 pm    Address : 914 Cherry St ages: 6 -adults

Camp Cost : $100 per session /10% discount for additional family members

Maria Crane   smcrane@sbcglobal.net    322-8002


FASHION FUN CAMP
girls 8 to 18

Come learn what styles, colors look best on you and how to accessorize with flare. We will embellish our clothes, create artsy T-shirts, and make jewelry and accessories as well.  Dates: June 30-July 3 from 10-2 pm (bring a lunch) cost $175/10 % off for siblings

Drivers Education Poll

Our members would like to know what families have done for Driver’s Ed. Please respond here, and send an email with any details you think are important and would like to share with the home school community.

Info@cherpgroup.org

Fighting Robot Competition at Chimera!

 

Join us at our second-annual Sonoma Ant Wars miniature fighting robot competition!

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Sonoma Ant Wars 2014!

Chimera Arts & Maker Space
Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Sebastopol, CA

Chimera is hosting an all-day miniature fighting robot competition August 2nd. We will have over 30 mini fighting robots ranging from a few ounces up to a few pounds. These robots may be small, but they pack a serious punch!

This is an all-ages, family friendly event, so bring the kids!

Tickets are on sale now, so make sure to get them soon! 

Beginner Programming Class: Starts July 17th

Dylan is a Computer Engineer and Cal Poly student interning at Agilent this summer and is offering this class.

Please share with interested parties.

Overview: This Class will be teaching beginner programming. It will focus on the Java programming language and Object Orientation. The class will also teach problem solving skills related to computer science and programming.

Objectives: To give students the tools they need to feel comfortable with programming, even with programming languages other than Java. To give students a valuable introduction into computer science education, and resources to learn more according to their interests.

Prerequisites:
Must be 10+ years old
Basic math skills ( +, -, /, x)
Have a laptop to bring
Desire to learn/ interest

Logistics:
Starting Date: 7/17/14 Time: Wednesday 7pm-9pm or Thursday 7pm-9pm Length: 7 weeks Location: 914 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, CA 94504
Price: $30/week for 1 student Or Family Rate: $50/week for 2 students and + $15/week for each additional student

Experience:
 4th year Computer Engineer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
 5 years of experience programming Java
 1 year Internship at Shopatron where I built a automation program in Java
 Current Intern at Agilent where I am working on C# code
 Tutored my older brother and his friends in math
To sign up or request more information please email me at dylannrgraves@gmail.com

Order Your Student Planners

I’m placing a SECOND ORDER!
PLACING ORDER 6/30!
Need 10 minimum

Student Planners

I’ve been ordering planners for my homeschool group for several years from God’s Word in Time. I LOVE these planners. They are meant for students, and some of my kids have used them (some do not). I use one of the student planners as a teacher to plan the entire year (which my kids copy out of weekly), keep attendance, etc. I write the name and publisher in the front and it becomes simple record keeping, voila!

Please note, I am ONLY ordering PLANNERS (no customization or teacher books). Check out the interactive planner for a sample. https://scriptureplanners.com/

I REQUIRE payment in advance. Choices and notes about other planners below. Please email me your order (specify ESV or KJV) and mail me a check. I will be placing SECOND ORDER on 6/30!

Planners are $4 each. If we order 6-10 shipping is $1 each (we’ve always reached that many).

Blessings,

Kim Garroutte kgarroutte@yahoo.com 462-4501

 Included in Every Planner:

Sturdy plastic covers on front and back of planner
Plastic coil binding
11 monthly calendars with monthly Scripture themes
Dated weekly pages with Scripture following themes
Study Skills including test-taking and paper-writing
Age-Appropriate Reference Material (English, math, science, social studies, maps)

 

Here are your choices (okay to mix and match):
Large Primary Planner
Available with ESV Scripture Only

Color-coded days for easy tracking. Weekly pages include three .6-inch printed lines with mid-line for each day. Also includes space for teacher-parent communication, weekly highlight of a letter number or vowel, monthly Scripture themes, games, puzzles, space for weekly spelling words, reference tables and maps, hall pass page. 8 1/2 x 11 inches size; plastic coil binding and 3-hole drilled. Recommended for kindergarten and elementary grades. New — paper pockets included in the back of every planner. Plastic covers included on front and back of standard planner. Posters to match available at additional cost.

Large Elementary School Planner
Available with ESV or KJV Scripture

Full monthly calendars August – June. Color-coded days for easy tracking. Weekly pages include week days across page and space for seven subjects daily plus two Scripture verses per week with accompanying pictures. Space for 20 spelling words per week. Also includes parent signature, conduct code and teacher/parent correspondence box daily, monthly Scripture themes, weekly activity, reference tables and maps, and Hall Pass page. 8.5” x 11” size; plastic coil binding and 3-hole drilled. Recommended for primary grades. Paper pockets included in the back of every planner. Plastic covers included on front and back of standard planner. Posters to match available at additional cost.
Large Elementary / Middle School Planner
Available with ESV or KJV Scripture

Full monthly calendars August – June. Color-coded days for easy tracking. Weekly pages include six subject printed with one line for each day plus an extra line for electives. Includes two Stand Firm challenges per week with accompanying verses from the Bible at the bottom of weekly pages. Also includes daily conduct code box, parent signature line daily, space for weekly memory verse, space for prayer requests and/or notes, monthly scripture themes, games, puzzles, quotes, reference tables and maps, and Hall Pass page. New — Latin / Greek Vocabulary table. 8.5” x 11” size; plastic coil binding and 3-hole drilled. Recommended for elementary and middle school grades. Plastic covers included on front and back of standard planner. Posters to match available at additional cost.
Large Secondary Planner
Available with ESV or KJV Scripture

Full monthly calendars July – June. Weekly pages include five subject printed with two lines for each plus three extra subject spaces left blank for electives. Includes two Stand Firm challenges per week with accompanying verses from the Bible at the bottom of the weekly pages. Includes parent signature lines daily, space for memory verse, notes and prayer requests, monthly scripture themes, games, puzzles, quotes, reference tables and maps and Hall Pass page. New — Latin / Greek Vocabulary and Polyatomic Ions tables. 8.5” x 11” size; plastic coil binding and 3-hole drilled. Recommended grade levels 4th – 12th. Plastic covers included on front and back of standard planner.

Small Secondary Planner
Available with ESV or KJV Scripture

Full monthly calendars July – June. Weekly pages include eleven spaces daily for recording assignments. Includes two Stand Firm challenges per week with accompanying verses from the Bible at the bottom of the weekly pages. Also includes pictures to reinforce Scriptural truths, space for memory verse, prayer requests or notes each week and reference tables, and maps. New — Latin / Greek Vocabulary and Polyatomic Ions tables. One hall pass page standard in each book. 5.5” X 8.5” size; plastic coil binding. Recommended grade levels 6th – 12th. Plastic covers included on front and back of standard planner.

 

Another note: I also love the planners from http://www.wellplannedday.com/planners.html (they are just very pricey to purchase each year, for each student), but you might want to check them out. I would recommend their highschool planner (pdf version) for mapping out your 4 year highschool courses (which you MUST do BEFORE you START high school-it would stink to find out your Sr year that you need 2 more years of math). One mom had a good point that it is unlikely that a paper planner would last 4 years, that is why I recommend the pdf version. I also think these are wonderful for the parents and/or the student.

TCHEN 2014

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Fellow Homeschool Famlies,

It’s never too early, you can sign up to help with TCHEN next year! Room hosts, Registration table helpers, and door monitors for the exhibitor hall are encouraged to apply. All volunteers need to be 18 or older or with and adult. Here are detailed descriptions:

Room hosts: after checking in at registration table, volunteer will bring water for the speaker, help attendees find seating and help speaker with handouts. Also will be compensated a free recording of your choice when hosting 3 or more workshops.

Registration help: help attendees check… in.

Door monitors:
welcome attendees to the exhibtor hall and make sure they have a bracelet.

If you would like to help, email TCHEN at info@tchen, or email Dawn Martin at busymartinmom@comcast.net.

Thanks so much!