Local Homeschool News: Jan 2014

Local Homeschool News

News Nibbles for January

  • This post will be updated throughout January 2014

Update… HOMESCHOOL DAY AT VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM

The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Virginia will open its classroom doors to homeschoolers on Thursday, February 13, 2014 with a selection of fun and engaging classroom programs that highlight important natural science and earth concepts. “Only at the VLM can your homeschooled students meet live animals, handle museum quality specimens, experiment with real scientific equipment and more while learning about the fascinating world around us,” says Museum Education Director, Chris Lewis. The museum offers homeschool families extra deep discounted rates for this one-day only program. Natural science and planetarium programs are $9.75/child and includes a free visit to the museum. The environmental science labs are $11.75/child and also includes a free visit to the museum. Parents may accompany children into the programs at no additional charge. Museum member parents/free and non-member parents/$12. Registration deadline is February 10th at 4:30p. Call VLM or visit TheVLM.org for information and to register.

Update… HOMESCHOOL BALLET CLASSES

Ballet Aresko’s spring session of homeschool ballet classes are now open. The January special is $10 off your first month of tuition when you invite another registering student. Ballet Aresko is a new school of dance in Lynchburg, Virginia offering affordable and wholesome training in ballet and lyrical dance. Classes are held on Timberlake Road. The classes are taught by a professional Ballet dancer who holds 21 years of experience. Tuition is $40-$50 per month no costume or production fees. Visit Ballet Aresko on Facebook for details and contact information.

Update… CONVENTION REGISTRATION IS OPEN

The Home Educators Association of Virginia is hosting their 31st Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention, Home Education: Hope and A Future, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on June 5-7, 2014. This year promises to be another awesome, bring-the-whole-family event–you won’t want to miss it. Details on this year’s speakers and exhibitors–along with lots of exciting new features–will be coming soon. Save the date and check HEAV’s main convention page here to get the latest convention news.

Rescheduled… LEGO PRESCHOOLERS BRICK TIME

The Homeschool Connecting Place will have Preschoolers Brick Time on Friday, January 24, 2014 (rescheduled) Friday, February 28, 2014 from 9a-12p at West Lynchburg Baptist Church. Children ages 3-5 will create exciting models based on the alphabet using DUPLO® bricks, allowing them to build in a scale designed for their little hands. Children will learn about letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. Free play time, songs and finger-play round out a fun morning of learning and playing. To register your child(ren) for this class, visit Bricks4Kidz.com (Virginia-Roanoke-Salem) and select Preschoolers Brick Time! option. Email Bricks4Kidz Director & Teacher, Laraia Flores here for further details.

Rescheduled… LEGO INTERESTING INVENTIONS

The Homeschool Connecting Place will have a Lego Interesting Inventions class on Friday, January 24, 2014 (rescheduled) February 28, 2014 from 9a-12p at West Lynchburg Baptist Church for children ages K5 and up. Most objects we use on a daily basis were invented by someone. Kids will construct different familiar objects during this workshop such as a hand mixer, windshield wipers, and a conveyor belt. Each model is motorized for maximum movement and fascination.  To register your child(ren) for this class, visit Bricks4Kidz.com (Virginia-Roanoke-Salem) and select The Homeschool Connecting Place Presents: Interesting Inventions option. Cost is $30/per child (drop-off). Email Bricks4Kidz Director & Teacher, Laraia Flores here for further details.

HOMESCHOOL ICE SKATING LESSONS

Homeschool ice skating lessons are being offered again this year at the LaHaye Ice Center. Five week sessions cost $65 and include skate rentals. Classes meet Wednesdays from 9:45a-10:45a (come early to sign-in and get skates on). Email Coach Dawn here for further details.

HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Join hundreds of other homeschoolers from across the Commonwealth for HEAV’s annual Homeschool Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Open to ALL homeschoolers, this is an opportunity to participate in a history lesson your family will never forget! Meet your legislators and view the hustle and bustle of a day at the General Assembly. Attend committee meetings; listen to debates and watch legislators vote; then take guided tours of the historic Capitol and Supreme Court. HEAV members: $25/family, plus $5 for each child who is not a family member; Non-members: $30 per family, plus $5 for each child who is not a family member. Reservations are limited to the first 250 participants. Visit HEAV.org here for details and registration.

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG HOMESCHOOL WEEKEND

Meet Up with History Homeschool Weekend at Colonial Williamsburg Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, 2014. Visit Colonial Williamsburg this spring to engage in hands-on activities, participate in special programs at the museums, and mingle with residents of the 18th-century. Enjoy a weekend filled with programming tailored specifically to homeschooling families. Visit ColonialWilliamsburg.org here for details. For ticket information, please contact the School and Youth Group Sales office at 1-800-280-8039.

2014 VAHOMESCHOOLERS CONFERENCE & RESOURCE FAIR

Make connections with Virginia homeschooling families at VaHomeschoolers.org statewide annual conference. An Education Like No Other 2014 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair is Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, 2014 in Glen Allen, Virginia. This year’s keynote speakers are Susan Wide Bauer (author of The Well Trained Mind, The Story of the World series, and other resources available through Peace Hill Press) and Julie Bogart (author of Brave Writer and other writing resources available through BraveWriter.com). For conference details and exhibitor information visit VaHomeschoolers.org here.

2014 VIRGINIA HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION

The Home Educators Association of Virginia is hosting their 31st Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention, Home Education: Hope and A Future, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on June 5-7, 2014. This year promises to be another awesome, bring-the-whole-family event–you won’t want to miss it. Details on this year’s speakers and exhibitors–along with lots of exciting new features–will be coming soon. Save the date and check HEAV’s main convention page here to get the latest convention news.

LOCAL EVENTS & LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Visit our Local Events webpage for a continually-updated listing of upcoming local homeschool events
  • Visit our Local Organizations for a listing of local homeschool organizations
  • Both webpages have contact forms at the bottom for submitting info regarding events and organizations
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