Monday, October 16, 2017

FREE Nature Drawing Class Sat. 11/4 2-3pm, Arden Dimick Library

Lorna Burkhard of Just Draw It is providing a free nature drawing class!

Nature Journaling is a deeper exploration of nature based on observation, research and journal drawings. It builds understanding, curiosity and creativity. Lorna uses the Monart method, a realistic drawing method. Participants will follow step by step drawing prompts to create a model journal page. Supplies will be provided. Registration required. Register online at, by phone at 916-264-2920, or in person at the library.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

WJU ASL Harvest Carnival October 22

Hello Homeschool families are you looking for a fun event for your kids this October?

William Jessup University's American Sign Language program is hosting an 

ASL Harvest Carnival Oct. 22nd 2-4pm.

This event will be accessible to anyone Deaf or hearing.

We will have carnival games, crafts, face painting, a photo booth, ASL demonstrations and much more!

Best part it is all FREE!

See the flier for more details and email me if you have any questions


For more information or to volunteer email Bobbi Long at

Who: All children (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/Hearing) learning or wanting to learn sign language with their families.  
What: Carnival Games 
Face Painting
ASL Performances
Crafts and MORE!

ASL signers provided at all activity areas
NOTE: Costumes must be Family-Friendly!
(No scary or gory costumes please)

When: Sunday October 22, 2017 @ 2-4pm
Where: William Jessup University, Lecture Hall 
(Walk up HUGE ramp then turn RT. Follow signs)
2121 University Ave. Rocklin 95765 (Off HWY 65 Exit Sunset Blvd. to University Ave.)
    Visit us on Facebook at WJUASL

Sombrero Time Newsletter

We're Jumping Into Fall!

Hola Sombrero Time families,

We've just wrapped up our first month of classes and your students are doing great! They are speaking, reading, writing, and listening in Spanish. Thank you, familias, for all you do! Remember that you can always access our YouTube channel for practice at home.

Teacher Corner

How are your students starting class? Engaged? Excited? Ready? Take a look below at what an Opening Routine can look like for an Advanced Spanish class.

Student Corner

Our Kinder students are hearing the story of Caperucita Roja this week! These four students reenacted Caperucita, el lobo, la abuelita, and el leñador in class. Great job, chicos!

Monthly Student Learning Objectives

Sombrero Time teachers cover a wide variety of content and learning objectives each month. Over time the process builds reading, writing and speaking proficiency.

To help parents with students in our various private programs track this information simply click the link below corresponding with your student's class:
Granite Bay AM:
Granite Bay Homeschool:
Granite Bay PM:
Sierra Elementary:
Have feedback or a thought to share? Great! Click HERE to send us an email.


Team Sombrero Time

Kingdom Builder Books Spring Schedule 2018

**Remember, if your student is in a year long class you must sign them up to reserve their spot for the Spring semester.**
Special Offer
Get a 5% DISCOUNT if paid in full with either cash or check by December 5TH 2017!

Books for Credit
We will begin taking books again on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Books can be dropped Monday through Thursday from 10-4 and Friday 10-3.  Books will be priced on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.
Store Hours
Just a reminder of our new Bookstore hours: Monday-Thursday 10-4PM and Fridays 10-3PM.


Kingdom Builder offers a wide variety of both core and elective classes for students of all ages.  Our mission is to teach a Christian world view in all subjects.

Elementary students can enjoy hands-on classes such as LEGO Engineering, Art, Slot-Car Racing, and Chess.  Parents and students will enjoy the Writing, History and Science classes, as the students master essential concepts.

We hold our Jr/Sr High school students to a high standard to ensure that they have mastered their core subjects. All of our Jr High and High School courses are graded and can easily be used for transcripts.



I just spoke with Brookdale  - the situation is urgent.  Some elderly arrived from the fire areas with nothing – not even their shoes! 

Here is an update on what you can help with:

Deliver items to either Brookdale Assisted Living facility
                780 Harrington Way, Folsom, CA 95630
            6125 Hazel Ave, Orangevale, CA 95662

Items needed: (keep in mind patients are elderly)
  • Shirts (men and women)
  • Undergarments
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrushes, combs, etc.)
  • Socks, men & women
  • Incontinence supplies (Depends, etc.)
  • Sweaters (cardigans) or jackets

Thank you so much for considering this request.

Help elderly fire victims evacuated to this area. URGENT NEED!


Here is a way to help locally with people who have been evacuated from the Northern California fire areas…
Santa Rosa has virtually been wiped out, losing 2 hospitals and several care facitlites in addition to many other facilities and private homes.  Over 175,000 have been evacuated with nothing but the clothes on their backs.  About 150 Santa Rosa Assisted living residents were transported during the night from the fire zone, so they came in their pjs. :(

There is an urgent need right now! Brookdale Assisted Living at 6125 Hazel (and Greenback) just brought in about 50 residents from their Santa Rosa facility. From my understanding, their facility burned down. The residents only came with the clothes on their back. They are devastated. They are in need of ALL basic needs.  The Folsom Location has similar needs, taking in 27 residents. 780 Harrington Drive right behind Burger rehab on E Bidwell.  
Here is a list of items needed:

Deliver items to either Brookdale Assisted Living facility
                780 Harrington Way, Folsom, CA 95630
             6125 Hazel Ave, Orangevale, CA 95662

Items needed: (keep in mind patients are elderly)
  • Shirts (men and women)
  • Undergarments
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrushes, wipes, toothpaste, combs, etc.)
  • Socks, men & women
  • Incontinence supplies (Depends, etc.)
  • Sweaters (cardigans) or jackets

Please spread the word.

Monday, October 2, 2017

ASL Harvest Carnival at William Jessup Oct. 22

Hello Homeschool families,

If you are studying American Sign Language or your family is interested in ASL, this event is for you.

Jessup is hosting a fun Harvest Carnival with Games, crafts, and ASL demonstrations from 2-4pm Oct. 22 and it is FREE.

See attachment for more information or email me with further questions.

Bobbi Long

Bobbette (Bobbi) Long
American Sign Language Studies (ASLS)
   ASLS Minor
   Liberal Studies: ASL concentration
   Lead Faculty
2121 University Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765
P (916) 276-3639 |