Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Center Stage Audition Workshop

Nor Cal Basketball Class / Roseville / 4-5 Saturdays begin Oct.

Todd Nash
California Athletics for Home Schools
760-458-9753 Cell
 After many requests from families in N Cal, I will be teaching a weekly series of basketball classes there this fall in 5 sites!  The basketball class is an ideal Physical Education class for ALL children, regardless of whether they want to play the sport or not.  It teaches critical motor skills, coordination, manual skills with both hands, and develops critical cross brain connections more than any sport or activity!  Recent research tells us that this cross brain development (done by using both hands alternately in a physical skill) helps students to excel in all academic subjects.  It is also the best clinic an active basketball player could do to reinforce the development of important basketball skills.
The class will meet once each week for 5 weeks in 5 different sites allowing for weekly practice between classes, further enhancing the development of all of these essential physical skills.  We will meet at a park basketball court in your area for 1 ½ hours per session for 5 weeks.  If one or more of the class sites does not get enough registrations and we can still hold 3 classes, the classes will be lengthened to 2 hours each and will meet for 4 weeks.  The same skills will be taught either way.  Classes will all meet on Saturdays starting in mid October, finishing before the week of Thanksgiving.  The cost of the class is only $100/student, a bargain for quality instruction in a complex sport like basketball!  I am a vendor with most N Cal charters who will pay for the class fully.  I am listed under either California Athletics or Todd Nash.
For more details, including directions to each site, see the website below.  Click on N CAL SPORTS to get the details, schedule, directions, and see some pictures!  The schedule: Saturdays beginning October 24, meeting for 5 consecutive Saturdays, 1 1/2 hours each session, finishing on Saturday, November 21:
9:00-10:30    San Jose
11:15-12:45  Pleasanton
1:30-3:00      Concord
3:30-5:00      Berkeley
6:30-8:00      Roseville  (Lit basketball court)
4:45-6:15      Roseville (if an earlier class cancels)

If any class cancels, the others will be moved up to an earlier time, so please keep your schedule open in case of a schedule shift.  Hopefully, we fill all of the classes so this is not a factor!  If 2 of these planned classes cancel for low enrollments, but the other 3 have enough, we will make the classes 2 hours each and meet for 4 consecutive Saturdays.  

For full details, please check the website below.  If you will join us, please register on the website immediately.  Then get your PO issued or prepare your check for the class for $100 per student.  Call or email if you have any questions!  Pass this information to all of your friends, and I hope to see you all at basketball class!

Todd Nash
California Athletics for Home Schools
760-458-9753 Cell

Creativity Alive Art, and Japanese, Classes

Hello, Parents

I hope your school is going well so far. I am excited to have a wonderful and fun group of students this year.
Thank you so much for signing up for my classes.
I have some openings in Friday classes. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact me.
All my classes are on going, you can jump in anytime.  The website link is http://creativityalivearts.weebly.com

Art    10- 11:30am  1st and 3rd Fridays  

Art   10-11:30am  2nd and 4th Fridyas

Art  12- 1:30pm    all 4 Fridays

Beginning Japanese  2 - 3 pm     all 4 Fridays

Intermediate Japanese 3:10 - 4:10 pm   all 4 Fridays

Advanced Japanese 4:15 - 5:15pm   all 4 Fridays

I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your time.
Yuko Ray

EMH Sports Flag Football

EMH Flag Football - Coed PE Sport for All Ages!!
Hello Parents/Guardians:
It’s time to sign up for another one of our popular sports – October Flag Football. We are now taking registrations.  Many new locations have opened from the wish lists; so please check and see if your location has become active. If yours is not, please don't forget to add your name to the list - we only need 20 students to start.
EMH Sports PE Flag Football Description:
The primary difference between football and flag football is that it is a “no contact” game. Instead of tackling the ball carrier, defensive players try to pull the flags off the ball carrier’s belt. Students will participate in fun contests such as steal the flag, punt, pass and kick. It’s the perfect game for boys or girls ages 4 and up. We modify the game for our PreK group.
Your children will be constantly running, sprinting, and tossing the ball -- all in just one play! They will get a good, healthy workout exercising different muscle groups.
The cost for this month is $28 per child (4 one hour sessions). This sport is coed and is appropriate for all students grades PreK-12th.  Payment, POs, and vouchers must be made before the start of first class session.
Customer Service
855-213-4443 ext. #3

Choir Opportunity

Bo and Lily performed Redwall with this group a couple of years ago. We are so excited to be back this year. She is such an amazing teacher. She really understands how children's voices work, and she teaches them to sing amazinginly complex, and beautiful pieces, like the one below. We sang this on our first day. The second day is Friday September 25th. If you can't make that, come Friday October 2nd.
Classes will begin Friday, Sept 11, we meet at Warehouse Christian Ministries.9933 Business Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95827
Choir 1:30 - 2:45
Drama 3:00 - 4:00.
Private pay: Choir $30/month 3rd child-$25/month Drama $30/month 3rd child - $25/month
Choir Drama $50/month 3rd child - $40
Charter School: Choir or Drama $40/month - no 3rd child discount
One time per semester registration (insurance and materials): Family with one or two children $25 - three or more children $35

Jrs: Sacto FBI Teen Academy Applications Available Online

Wanted: High School Juniors 
Fall 2015 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy Applications Available Online 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Have you wondered if the TV shows featuring the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are realistic, what it really takes to work for the FBI, and what investigations are like? If you are a high school junior who attends school within the 34 California countiesserved by the FBI’s Sacramento field office, apply to find your answers at the Fall 2015 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy.
The Fall 2015 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy will occur Friday, November 20, 2015, at FBI Sacramento field office headquarters in North Sacramento. A limited number of applicants will spend an informative, interactive day at the FBI’s Sacramento field office headquarters. Prior classes engaged in classroom discussions offering insight into a number of topics and specialties such as the importance of making good choices when using online communication platforms, the difference between freedom of speech and violation of federal law, what is required of all FBI applicants, the FBI’s domestic and international roles, and discussions about adjudicated cases. Hands-on experiences involving the evidence response team, bomb techs, and auto shop also offered students the opportunity to learn about a limited number of FBI tools and techniques firsthand. After completing the class, students are more aware of challenges their communities face, know the challenges of the online environment, better understand how the FBI serves their communities, and are better prepared to mentor their peers. 
Application packages are currently available on the “In Your Community” page of the FBI’s Sacramento field office website. Any high school junior attending a public, private, charter, or home school may apply by the deadline, October 23, 2015, for consideration. Applicants need not be interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or have prior experience in a law or law enforcement academy. Completed applications include three elements: application, essay detailing why the student wants to attend, and what benefit attendance may have for the student’s school and/or community, and release form.
The FBI Teen Academy program is a no-cost experience; however, families are responsible for any necessary transportation and any overnight, if such are necessary to attend the class. The Sacramento FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association generously sponsors lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and other items for all students in attendance.
Links in the above copy:

Gina Swankie
Public Affairs Specialist

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Sacramento Field Office
4500 Orange Grove Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

(916) 977-2285 desk
(916) 214-8309 cell

Mobile Pack for Feed My Starving Children

Dear Homeschool Network Families,

For the past six years, I have been the volunteer coordinator for the Feed My Starving Children mobile pack that comes to Rocklin in October.  Each year, hundreds of homeschoolers have turned out to help pack meals, almost two and a half million of them! Thousands of children’s lives have been saved! J  It has become a tradition for many families so I am again letting you know about this opportunity. This year we are packing more meals than ever….544,000!  We need 3,100 volunteers to help us assemble those meals!  Please consider joining us for a two-hour shift.  Five shifts are available October 22-24 and the event is held at William Jessup University in Rocklin.

Registration goes live next Thursday, October 1st at 8:00 a.m.  You can sign up your family any time after that, if you are not already a part of another group that is. Spots have historically filled up quickly (thanks, in part, to amazing homeschoolers!) Just a few things to keep in mind:
Ø  Please no children younger than 8, for safety purposes. There is also an adult-to-child ratio that needs to be followed.  This ratio can be found at the website under “Questions and Answers” as well as other frequently asked questions.  Please take a minute to review this information. 

Ø  The names of everyone attending will need to be entered into the system. 

Ø  An e-mail will come out about a week before the event with information about what time to arrive, where to park, what to wear (and what not to wear), etc.  Please be sure to share that information with the people in your group.

Ø  The local FMSC committee has to pay for all the meals that are packed at our mobile pack.  The average person packs about $48 worth of food in a two hour shift.  For example, if you bring six people to the mobile pack, you will pack app. $288 worth of food.  Any donations to help pay for the food would be greatly appreciated, although donating is not required to pack meals.  There is more information about donating on the website.

The website:  www.sacfmscmobilepack.org  (Click on “Register to Pack Meals”)

Mobile packs are fun and high energy!! Serving in this way will send a meaningful and powerful message to your children.  If you would like to see how a mobile pack works, here is a video:  http://www.sacfmscmobilepack.org/apps/videos/videos/show/17893975-the-mobile-pack-experience

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.  heilyyoung@jps.net or 916-782-4411  Thank you!  
Heily Young
Rocklin FMSC Volunteer Coordinator

SF - Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Fun, Family Field Trip!

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The Dickens Fair is always changing, with a new and marvelous encounter around every corner
~ Tickets on sale Now! ~ 

Jolly good fun is in the works! Excellent crafts have been juried; the performers are rehearsing; costumes, sets and lights are being prepared ~ we're getting ready for that magical time of year!

The 2015 edition of The Great Dickens Christmas Fair begins on Saturday, November 21st (the weekend prior to Thanksgiving) and will be available for your enjoyment and delight each Saturday and Sunday (plus the Friday after Thanksgiving) through December 20th, from 10am to 7pm.

This is the only event of its kind in the world, with over 700 performers, 100 juried craftspeople, and multitudinous vendors of delicious food and drink transforming three acres of the Cow Palace Exhibition halls into "London in San Francisco!"

Order onlinebeginning on September 15, to save $5.00 per adult ticket. It's a deal even Scrooge would love! 

Here's a peek at what's new this year: 
  • The Pennygaff Variety Stage with magicians, mimes, and theatrical shenanigans galore!
  • The brand-new Alice and the Caterpillar children's show
  • Beautiful new craft originals and new Master Artists
  • New Music Hall favorites!
  • New characters from Victorian life and literature to encounter in the streets
  • And of course, an all-new edition of the notorious Saucy French Postcard Tableaux Vivants!

Once you're inside the Fair, the citizens of Victorian London and Charles Dickens' imagination will sweep you into their world. With hundreds of characters, this is perhaps the largest improvisational theatre piece anywhere ~ and definitely the most fun for adults and children alike!

Early Bird Sale:
Tickets for the first 3 weekends are only $20.00 
($5.00 off per ticket!) when you order online 
between September 15 and October 15.

Attend early in the season to enjoy the best selection of fine handcrafted gifts: first-edition prints, luscious glasswork, striking metalwork, gorgeous clothing, exquisite jewelry, whimsical toys, splendid ornaments, and magnificent Christmas florals.

For more information, imagery and delightful details visit:
  • Adult tickets (good for first 3 weekends) are $20.00 if ordered online between September 15 and October 15th.
  • Children (ages 5-12) are $10.00 online ($12.00 at the gate). Children under 5 are admitted free.
  • For Group discounts (15 or more), see website for details.
Do Join Us, Won't You?  
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With all sorts of regards,
The Management

P.O. Box 1768, Novato, CA 94948 
(800) 510-1558 


Good morning,

I work for SightWords.com, a provider of free educational resources for teaching children to read. I came across the Bayside Homeschool Network website recently, and I wanted to let you know about a new resource I've developed with the Georgia Preschool Association to prepare children for learning to read.

We have just introduced a great new pre-phonics curriculum for teaching Phonemic Awareness to children. Would you please post a link to us (http://www.sightwords.com/phonemic-awareness/) on your website? Our site is packed with games, activities, and tools to help parents and educators prepare children for learning to read.

Our free and printable materials are designed to promote learning in the classroom and also at home. The site's features include:
•  A Curriculum covering the full range of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
•  Classroom-tested Lessons based on the latest research, complete with “how-to” videos
•  Printable picture cards, word lists, and game boards
•  Teaching Tips for tailoring games to the specific needs of your students

I appreciate your help in letting people know about this great new resource!

Margo Edwards
Director of Content Development
1718 Peachtree St NW, Ste 380
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

ROCKLIN MINI MAKER FAIRE, SAT. OCT. 3, 10a-3p, Sierra College

Mini Maker Faires are held around the globe, and for the first time Rocklin is one of only 100 cities in America to host this greatest show-and-tell on earth! Come discover, tinker, and be inspired. Hands-on science and engineering, technology, and arts. We will have a Trebuchet, art-cars, virtual reality demos, and ongoing presentations! A few "Know Before You Go" notes provided below. For a complete schedule of events visit: makerfairerocklin.com

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ladies, my name is Christina Chandler and this year I am pleased to be the Meal Train coordinator. Being human, we have our ebbs and flows in life, and it is good to know there is support for the times we need a helping hand. Having meals delivered is one way we can both serve and receive. If you are such a family, going forward, please contact me and I will happily do my part.
Email tinacusa@yahoo.com

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Reptile Show - Sept. 26-27 @ Sacramento Convention Center

All Reptile Enthusiasts, 

The Sacramento Reptile Show is back and bigger than ever!  We've expanded the venue this year to include even more for you.
Saturday September 26th 10am-5pm
Sunday September 27th 10am-4pm
***Advance tickets are available NOW!
Advance tickets are available for purchase online  at  Upscale Reptiles or in person at Pets To Go in Elk Grove. Advance ticket sales end Thursday, 9/24/15 at 8pm. 
Tickets may also be purchased the weekend of the show (September 26 &27) at the Sacramento Convention Center box office.
2015 Sacramento Reptile Show
Northern California's Reptile Event of the year
The Sacramento Reptile Show is back for our 18th annual event and bigger than ever!  The reptile show and sale includes 120+ booths and is a great way to educate both adults and children on the world of reptiles.  This is your opportunity to come face to face with reptiles form across the world.  

We relaunched our show website www.SacReptileShow.com to include all of the information you need to plan your adventure at this year's show!
The venomous reptile display features more than 40 species from around the globe.
Hands on opportunities with numerous reptiles.
Educational lectures throughout the day.
Hundreds of reptiles available for purchase from top reptile breeders.
Reptile caging and supplies at wholesale pricing.

We are also introducing our Conservation Corner this year, featuring local organizations that focus on the amazing local wildlife and vast public lands that Sacramento County has to offer. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about our local environment.

This is the opportunity to become immersed in the world of reptiles. Meet professional reptile breeders, pet a 9ft alligator, spend time in the Brad's World Reptile Education display, check out our venomous reptile display and take home a new reptile pet.
Event Info
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J St
Downtown Sacramento
Saturday September 27th 10am-5pm
Sunday September 28th 10am-4pm

Fair Oaks,Exciting News: Mathnasium HomeSchool Hours are Starting Soon!!!

A few weeks ago, I posted a message letting you all know about an exciting opportunity for homeschool students at Mathnasium. The idea was to have extra morning hours, exclusively for homeschool students already enrolled in Mathnasium, three times a week from 10am to 12pm. I am very pleased to announce that this opportunity will start being offered the week of October 5th, and we are very excited to get this program off the ground. We would love to see more homeschool students among our ranks, so please feel free to contact us at fairoaks@mathnasium.com if you would like to join us. You will need to enroll your student in one of our monthly programs to participate in this opportunity, but you will also have access to our top-notch instructors, an individualized curriculum for your student, and the ability to help your student advance their math skills. Mathnasium is a great program that I firmly believe in, having left the classroom to pursue a career with this tutoring center. Our motto of "Catching Up, Keeping Up, and Getting Ahead" is very evident by the constant success of students who have been able to get through a whole grade level of math within three months time. We are constantly accepting new students, so I hope you will join us during this exciting time!

Posted by: amberfoos@yahoo.com

Oct. 2 The True Story of the Pony Express and the Christian Men who Started it all

Due to the last class being filled and some families not able to get in, Ranger Bruce is offering a repeat of this class.  Thank you Ranger Bruce!  Contact him directly if interested.  sparky3777@gmail.com

Could you please let your families know about this special class in October. I would be grateful. 

October 2nd  - The True Story of the Pony Express and the Christian Men Who Started It All - Howdy partners. Come along with Ranger Bruce and learn about the Pony Express and the amazing things that happened to them. The mail was delivered to Sacramento from St. Joseph, Mo. Believe it or not mail got through in 10 days. Men and boys risked their lives to get the mail past the Indians, buffalo stampedes, and prairie fires. I will teach you about one very famous 11 year old boy from right here in Sacramento who rode for the Pony Express. You will want to learn all about him. Many of the riders went on to become world famous. Some joined up with Buffalo Bill to travel the world. You will learn about the young girl named “Little Miss Sure Shot” and some of her incredible marksmanship. Yep, you guessed it, Annie Oakley. Cost - $35.00 per family. Meet in front of the Railroad Museum – Old town Sacramento. Time 10:00 – 12:00.  To sign up for the wonderful class, first contact Ranger Bruce to make sure there is room mailto:sparky3777@gmail.com?subject=Ranger Bruce - .
Then send a check to Bruce. Email for the address please. Then you’re all set.
Each family will receive a “1960” Pony Express Centennial postage stamp. This is a 55 year old stamp in mint condition (never been used) yours free for being part of this class. (A $12.00 value) Also young girls will receive from Ranger Bruce, a playing card shot threw the center and autographed by Annie Oakley herself. Reproduced by the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show 1884. (Priceless)

Basketball Clinic / Lincoln / Oct.23 / $40 / 12-18 yrs.

FYI.  Contact Jodie with questions.  jodiejoslin@gmail.com

Basketball Clinic
Friday, October 23, 2015
Lincoln Community Center
2010 First Street (at the corner of First & Joiner)

For boys and girls, ages 12-18
All skill levels welcome
Cost: $40
Register online at 

Send a check payable to WCIAL to
WCIAL, 8863 Greenback Ln., Ste. #230
Orangevale, CA 95662
Registration deadline is 
October 6, 2015

Hands in Motion Classes

Back to School!!

Classes Begin Next WEEK!
Register now and put
YOUR child's "Hands in Motion for learning!"

Charter and Independent Students Welcome

Spanish With Sonia - Citrus Heights, 1st-12th grade $15/class

 All classes are held in Sonia’s home in Citrus Heights. 
·         Sonia is an approved vendor for South Sutter, Horizon, Visions, and Summit Academy. Fees are $15/class
·         For more information, or to enroll: spanishwithsonia@gmail.com  916-601-4913

Conversational Spanish I (ages 7-14) – Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 – Citrus Heights
Advanced Spanish Immersion (Spanish 3, ages 12-18) - Mondays 11:30-12:30
Conversational Spanish II (ages 7-14) – Mondays 10:30-11:30
Advanced Beginner Spanish (high school Spanish 1) – Wednesdays 10:00-11:00
Conversational Spanish I (ages 12-18) – Tuesdays 10:00-11:00