Tuesday, December 31, 2013

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Play 2/13-14

10am Thursday Febr. 13 Friday Febr. 14 are school days with the special price of $5/ticket.

Literature Based Writing Classes - Kris Cordell


Literary terms and in-depth analysis
Emphasis on essay writing: organization, style, content, grammar, and             critical thinking
Enrichment activities: narratives, reports, oral presentations, visual    displays, etc.



Wednesday classes (First Baptist Church of Orangevale):
9:30-11:30                         3rd-4th                    Introduction to literary analysis and writing
                                             5-6th                      Beginning writing
                                             7-8th                      Intermediate writing
                                            9-12th   Advanced intermediate writing
                                             10-12th                  College prep writing

$200.00** for ALL high school and ALL charter school students
$175 for private pay families with students in 4th-8th grades
– Class fee includes required curriculum
*Payment plan option available/ask about sibling discounts
**Vendor for Visions, Horizons, South Sutter, Core Placer, Grass Valley charters


Private tutoring also available


Kris Cordell: 916-725-6473

Sacramento Chocolate Salon, January 25th


January 25, 2014
Dates and Times11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

926 J Street 
Sacramento, CA 95819

*All Tasting Included with Entry*
General Ticket InformationAdults: $20 Advance Purchase
Adults: $25 Door
Children under 6: Free*
Children, 6 to 12: $10
*Applies to 2 children per adult. Each additional child under 6: $10

(Tickets now on sale)

Once you enter the Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon, you can savor, discover, and enjoy samples from any of the participants.
Side note: on Amazon local there is a special Adult pricing (13 and up) $12 per person deal. Under Roseville/Folsom if  that helps:


A Few Useful Definitions:

  1. An assembly of guests in such a room, esp. an assembly, consisting of the leaders in society, art, politics, food, etc.
  2. A hall or place used for the exhibition of works of art.
  3. A shop, business, or department of a store offering a specific product or service, esp. one catering to a fashionable clientele

Kid Studio of Fine Arts

Announcing a new art class for homeschool students! See below for details and contact information.

WHERE: Kid’s Studio of Fine Arts, 2009 Opportunity Drive, Roseville, Ca 95678 (Next door to Byers Gymnastics) http://www.kidsstudiooffinearts.com/home
WHEN: 2-4pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of January, February & March
WHO: Shannon, the owner of the studio is teaching the class and it’s geared for students 10 years old & up.
COST: $60/month or $170 when you pay for all 3 months. $10 discount for siblings with the 3-month tuition. She accepts cash, check, credit card and homeschool vouchers.
TOPICS: a combination of drawing skills, experience with different media and a little bit of art history/appreciation.

To sign up or if you have any questions, give me a call or email: 916-773-4688,brobertus@comcast.net
Betsy Robertus

Royal Stage Christian Performing Arts Presents "Project 365"

Royal Stage Christian Performing Arts Presents "Project 365"

Royal Stage Christian Performing Arts presents Project 365 - a dance theater production inspiring the audience to take action in 2014 in the local community. Come learn how you can reclaim love the weekend of January 17th with Royal Stage.                             
Location: Natomas High School Theater, 3301 Fong Ranch Rd, Sacramento, CA 95833

January 17    7- 9 pm
January 18    2-4 pm, and 7-9 pm
January 19   2-4 pm
TicketsPrice    Online Fees
General$9.00          $1.45                                                                
Student/Senior     $7.00                   $1.35                                                                

$4.00          $1.20                                                                
Come join Royal Stage for our 100% outreach-focused production, Project 365. Follow the fictional story of Elizabeth Weatherby, a terminally ill girl who determines to find a way to make a difference in the world once a day for as many days as she has left. Then visit our free dessert bar and outreach fair to see how you can make a difference in another's life in 2014! 
This full-length theatrical performance combines music, dance and the heart of Christ's passion for everyone, regardless of their walk in life. Please note the show plot includes brief mentions of death, infidelity and abortion. All in attendance should be mature enough to understand such issues. It is recommended for ages 10+. 

Yuko Ray Creativity Alive Art Classes

Yuko Ray is opening additional locations for art classes!
Check out the new locations and times at

Hand in Motion Spring Classes Beginning Next Week!

Classes Start Monday Jan. 6th
Reserve YOUR spot now!

New for Spring:

Science:  Renewable energy using Derby cars
Quackin' Crafts: Duct tape and wood crafts
Semi & Private Tennis Lessons
Demystify word problems and Consumer math
Other Favorites:
Early American History
Jr. Carpentry/ Adv. Building
Hands on Science
Excellence in Writing
Lego Challenge
Computer Keyboarding
Model Building

See full class descriptions and register online at

Visions, S. Sutter, Horizon, & Forest Charters Accepted
Family and Cash Discounts Available
Hands in Motion
Homeschool Enrichment
(916) 412-4331

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sacramento Community Theater Presents Shen Yun

Disclaimer: While this production looks astounding, I would encourage you to discuss the religious heritage represented. Some of the performances are retelling legendary stories of military heroes, historical and religious figures, and some of the music may be religious in nature.
- Michelle
From the website:
Classical Chinese dance has a history of thousands of years, sharing a common ancestry with martial arts. Its dramatic jumping, spinning, and flipping techniques are just part of the vast repertoire of movements that make classical Chinese dance—one of the most demanding and expressive art forms in the world. 
From the moment the gong is struck, you know you are in for something memorable. The Shen Yun Orchestra masterfully blends ancient Chinese instruments, like the emotive erhu and delicate pipa, with a full Western orchestra, creating an exhilarating new sound. 
For more info and to watch a video trailer:

 7:30pm performances
Classical opera or ballet performance attire is recommended.                                    
Children under 4 are not admitted 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Discovery Museum Simulated Space Mission

The Discovery Museum and Science & Space Center is offering a simulated space mission. 

Your child has to be 9. 

Dates of upcoming missions 

January 3, 1014 
February 28, 2014
May 2, 2014 

Discovery Museum phone: 916-808-3942
Discovery Museum website for these missions: http://www.thediscovery.org/At-The-Museum/community-missions.html
$20.00 for non-members/$15.00 for members
Doors open at 5:30 pm. 

Launch:  6:00 pm. 

Landing time: 8:30 pm 

Your child has to attend with a parent.  You have to fill out a separate form for each mission you will be attending.  If interested, I would send off the registration form and payment to secure a spot.  There is a limit on how many kids they can accommodate and this event is open to the public. 

You can also call in and learn more about what is going to take place so you know what to expect! Or you may want to just do one mission.  It's really up to you.  I know that on each mission there are different tasks they can do.  Spread the word! 



Art Classes Spring Schedule with Yuko Ray, MA

Hello, Parents

I am sending my class information for the spring semester.
The class schedule on Fridays remain the same. If you'd like to join Friday classes as a new student, please contact me.

Tuesday art classes at the kingdom Builder books will be beginners art class and intermediate art class.
Please register Tuesday art classes through kingdom builder books.

Please feel free to share this information with your home school friends. 
You can find the details on my website: http://creativityalivearts.weebly.com
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you.

Yuko Ray

Capital Mock Trial Team

(Leigh notes:  Sorry, I am posting this too late for the informational meeting.  If this is something that interests you, please contact Karla directly.)

Capital Mock Trial is assembling a travel team to compete in the Second Annual National Home School Mock Trial Competition at the Disneyland Hotel during the CHEA convention. The competition dates are Thursday to Friday, May 29, 2014 to May 30, 2014. 

This event is limited to independently home-educated, high school-aged students. Students do not need any prior speech, debate,drama, legal, or government experience. Competitive roles include witness, pre-trial attorney, trial attorney, bailiff/clerk, sketch artist, and journalist.

The Capital Mock Trial Coaches are Sarah Rutledge, Steve Rutledge, Kyle Memmott and Karla Worrell-Memmott. Two information  meetings will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2101 Zinfandel Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. The meetings will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  The information presented will be the same at each meeting.

The information  meetings will provide a general overview of mock trial, explanation of mock trial roles, Capital Mock Trial coaching philosophy, practice schedule, and suggestions for transcript credit. 

Please feel free to contact Karla Worrell-Memmot at aintnosupermom@yahoo.com or (916)821-7426.

Karla Worrell-Memmott

Spring Semester Spanish Classes - Citrus Heights (various levels and ages)

Spanish With Sonia is an approved Vendor for Visions, South Sutter, and Horizon Charter Schools.
All classes are $10/class and are jam-packed with interactive games and activities! 

For more information or to sign up contact Sonia (see class list below):
Beginning Conversational Spanish (8-12yrs) - Mondays 10:00-11:00 - Basic, beginning, Conversational Spanish class

Conversational Cooking (7-14 yrs) - Tuesdays 11:00-12:00 - Kitchen vocabulary and hands-on activities

Advanced Beginner (10-18 yrs) - Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 - for students interested in learning how to construct sentences and to move basic vocabulary.

Spanish para Los Chiquitos (K-3rd) - Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 - for the emergent reader

Curriculum for Sale

Various books and curriculum for sale. Please contact Mary at mapaby@yahoo.com for prices and information.  Thank you

Hooked on Phonics - learn to read
*Parents toolbox
*Levels 1-5
Hooked on Math
*Levels 1-4
Lace-a-word uppercase beads
3 letter words puzzle cards
Brain Quest 1500 questions, Grade 4
*Deck one and two
Cursive Alphabet desk tape
Scrabble Junior
Great States game
The Illustrated Bible New testament
Magic Math Game
*Addition and Subtraction
The Global Puzzle
My First Dictionary
I Can Read It
*Book 2 and Word Lists
One Hour Nature Crafts
Daily handwriting practice
Words Roots
Usborn Discovery Bugs *Internet linked
From A-Z with ME!
Beads, Buttons and Beasties
The State Sticker Book
The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible
Smartpads Handwritting
I Spy Super Challenger
Steam Locomotive build book
365 Crafts and Activities
Come Look With Me (Art)
*World of Play
Come Look With Me
*Landscape Art with kids
Checklist for life
*For Moms
Scrapbooking for the First Time
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Jumble of Jokes

Online Writing Classes Now Registering

Online Writing Enrichment Classes for Homeschoolers

Online Winter Classes are registering now!
Session Begins January 22nd

Grammar I: All ages and grades
Poetry II: Grades 4-8
High School Journalism: Grades 9-12

Each course runs 8 weeks and costs just $129.

For more information and class descriptions or to register, visit www.sandiegoscribblers.com and click on Online Classes


We believe that every child can be a great writer which is why we believe in personalized writing classes in which each student progresses at his/her own pace and where each success - no matter how big or small - is celebrated.

Online Scribblers class lessons are posted online weekly with assignments due the following week. This allows students to work around their own busy schedules! And because learning isn't a one dimensional process, Online Scribblers classes offer a variety of learning activities to captivate different learning styles. Students will journal, complete both written and reading lessons, and complete a longer writing assignment due weekly. In addition, learning check points are provided to let students know that they are on the right track.

Each week, the instructor personally comments, critiques, and works with students to develop individual writing goals and processes based on the work submitted. Success will be based on individual improvement rather than competing with other student work. 

Class sizes are limited so that there can be adequate one on one communication between student and instructor.

Jan. 9, 8am,Sutter NWR, Nature Walk and bird viewing

Sutter and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  Leaders: Dale Rubach 530-272-3698 
Walt Carnahan 530-273-4599 walt.carnahan@gmail.com
Jim Groeser 530-432-6596
Meet at the park and ride at Pleasant Valley Road and Hwy 20 at 8:00AM to carpool. For those people down the hill call Dale to arrange a meeting place. Sutter NWR is just outside Yuba City and is often overlooked by birders but can offer large numbers of geese and waterfowl with easy viewing. We will also visit Colusa NWR which is just outside the town of Colusa where we expect to see waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds and songbirds. 
We should see well over 50 species including Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Ross’s Goose, Cackling Goose, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, and Black-crowned Night-Heron. 
This trip is birding mostly by car. Bring food, drink, insect repellent, and dress for the weather. Trip will go rain or shine with exceptions for major storms. Call Dale the night before if weather is questionable. This is an all day trip.

Auburn,Embryology,sign ups now, $10 for rental equipment, $4-6 for eggs - TEACHER SEMINAR

Join us for a FREEEmbryology WorkshopTuesday, February 4th4:30 to 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.at thePlacer County UCCE Office11477 E Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603Register by January 27th
For on-line registration go to:
2014 Embryology - Teacher/4-H Volunteer Workshop

The 4-H EMBRYOLOGY...An Eggciting Adventure is a fun, rewarding and educational project, and most important it's easy to do! Students learn about the basic principles of animal reproduction and gain an appreciation for the process of living things.



Embryology Equipment
Many of the tools teachers need for this exciting project are available at the Placer County Cooperative Extension Office for Placer and Nevada counties during the Embryology Program season.
  • Incubators with turners are available to borrow for a small use fee
  • Fertile chicken eggs and duck eggs are available for purchase
  • Curriculum to teach in the classroom is available for purchase
Incubators and eggs require advance reservations. Equipment must be reserved a minimum of TWO WEEKS prior to your equipment pick-up date. Keep in mind the equipment is in heavy demand so RESERVE EARLY!!
For more information contact:
UCCE, 4-H Placer County Office (530) 889-7386

Rocklin, Kids Build It, Every 3rd Thursday,6:30 to 8:30, 7yrs and up,$5

Next Kids build it:

Dec 19-- Electromagnets

6:30 to 8:30

rsvp: Kevin: 916-276-9180

Fast Track Hobbies

on Lonetree Blvd in Rocklin

Sac, March 16, 2:30, Broadway by Sacwinds,$10/a, $5/s

Sunday, March 16th, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast5321 Date Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

SSW Ticket Info
SSW Ticket Info
Adult Ticket Price:  $10

Students(8-17), Seniors(65+):  $5

Children under 8:   Free

Tickets sold at the door

Tutoring Services

Mobile Tutoring by Arden Moseley
I graduated Valedictorian of Freedom Christian School in Fair Oaks in June 2013.
(2013 Terranova (SAT) results indicated a “high mastery” level in reading, vocabulary, language, language me-chanics, mathematics, science, social studies, and spelling, as well as a “proficient” (solid mastery of biblical facts and principles with a firm understanding of how to apply them) knowledge in Bible.)

 English
 Vocabulary/Language mechanics
 Social Studies
 Math (up to Trigonometry)
 Science (including/up to Chemistry & Physics)
 History

Annette Coller: annettecoller@gmail.com
Helen Demas: hmdemas@hotmail.com
Audrey Gould: amgould46@gmail.com

$15 an hour
(Multiple Student Discount offered)

Please call or email:
Arden Moseley
8621 Kingdale Avenue
Orangevale, CA 95662
Mobile: 916.955.6712