Sunday, January 31, 2016

EMH Sports Nerf Dodgeball!

Hello Parents and Guardians:
EMH’s most favorite PE class, Nerf Dodgeball, is starting in February. It’s so fun, parents ask to join in!
Nerf Dodgeball is a great cardio sport because of the jumping and dodging. The game also improves hand and eye coordination and quickness.
The balls used in this sport are made of a spongy and light plastic material and pose no problem when coming into contact with the students. These lighter weight balls move slower through the air and are easier to dodge.
We add several different sizes of balls and variations on the rules to keep it interesting and fun. The rules and regulations of the games will be discussed before each class. 
There are four (4) sessions in January and the cost is only $28. If you don’t have an account with us yet, please visit: If you already take our classes just log on to register at:
Learn more about sibling discounts for those parents paying out-of-pocket with three (3) or more children at:
To find a location near you please visit:  - just type in your county choices and click on “search” for the listing of parks. Don’t see one near you, let us know. WE HAVE SEVERAL NEW LOCATIONS OPEN FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER.
Julian Wells

Embryology Teacher's Workshop

Are you interested in brushing up on your embryology skills and knowledge or would you like to explore embryology for the first time?  This reminder is about our FREE Annual embryology workshop - Register by February 10th.
Embryology Teacher's Workshop
Tuesday, February 16th
4:30 to 6:00pm or 6:30 to 8:00pm
Held at
Placer County UCCE Office
11477 E Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603
For on-line registration go to:

Sierra Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Choir Auburn

Sierra Lighthouse
Christian Homeschool Choir 

CYT Sacramento Updates!

Christian Youth Theatre Sacramento

Piano Lessons in Rocklin

Piano Lessons (1-3)
Why Learn Piano?
These piano lessons taught by Hannah Yeager, a homeschooled senior, are an easy way for young people to learn how to play a very influential instrument in the music world. Almost every instrument branches from the fundamentals of the piano and learning to read music, play chords, and, eventually, learn how to stylize and write your own music.
What will the students learn to do?
Level 1: Students will learn how to play songs using chords. They will learn to sing as they play, allowing them to learn tempo and some of the basics of music theory.
Level 2: Students will now transition into reading sheet music. The knowledge of finger placement, key names, and tempo will be needed to excel in this level. Students will learn how to read and play sheet music, learn the meanings of note script, and learn what the pedals on the piano do. (If the student is using a keyboard then they will learn how to use the pedal that comes with the keyboard). 
Level 3: Students will learn more complicated sheet music and will now be learning new songs in both chord script and piano music script. What they learn will then translate into writing their own song that they will write using both chords and sheet music. 
For thirty minutes: $20
For forty five minutes: $30
For one hour: $40
At our home in Rocklin
1921 McKinley ST
Rocklin CA 95765
I can also make arrangements to meet at your home if you live in the Rocklin or Roseville area.
If interested, contact Hannah at cell # 916-295-0270  or e-mail

Impact Eco Challenge May 6-7

It was so much fun last year we are doing it again!!
Start gathering your teams together for

MAY 6-7
Impact Eco challenge is an overnight endurance race with teams of  6-8 that will rappel, orienteer, hike, complete stealth/recon maneuvers, focus on
team building and more.

Ages 13-18
Teams must consist of at least two girls.
Cost, location and more information coming soon.

There will be two training days 
of which one must be attended
Parent Participation is required
We will need at least 1-2 parent “teammates” per team.

Contact:  Bill or Jodie Joslin 402-5639  

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sonora Celtic Faire March 11th

Sonora Celtic Faire is having a Family Educational Day Field Trip on March 11 2016
9am-3pm at the Mother Lode fairgrounds in Sonora.
The event includes: Celtic Band "Celtica" ,Jousting, Celtic Renaissance History Walk through time ending with a few civil war era guilds, bagpipe demos and dance demos, stage shows include magicians and jugglers.
Group/Class rates are $7 per youth 5yrs to 17yrs. adults $10 per person. A group of 12 is required to pre-register for discount. Students receive a souvenir. 
If you don't want to come in a group/class then you can buy tickets at the gate adults $12 and students $8. 
 To ask for a reg. form and for more info. email
There is also an art contest on that day, for more info on rules and deadline for entry email

BHN Parents of 3rd and 4th graders!


Bridgeway Homeschoolers have invited our 3rd and 4th grade students to join them on the Bernhard Museum Living History Field Trip. Since Bridgeway has organized this event, Rhianna Rowe will be the contact person. Questions should be directed to her at Rhianna will be handling RSVP's and collecting money. Bayside PayPal is NOT an option for payment for this trip. Again, please read the directions carefully as Bridgeway has been very kind in extending the invitation and we would like to positively represent Bayside Homeschoolers.

DATE: Tuesday, 3/15/2016
TIME: 8:45AM-1:00PM
LOCATION: Bernhard Museum, 291 Auburn-Folsom Road, Auburn, CA 95603
COST: $10 per student, Volunteering Adults Free *EXACT CASH ONLY, *NO REFUNDS and NO LATE PAYMENTS

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 3rd & 4th grades ONLY (8 & 9 years old) in period attire and volunteering adults in period attire

HOW TO RSVP: Please contact Rihanna directly using the email Provide her with the following information:
1. Put names and ages of attending student(s).
2. Put if you would like to volunteer at a station.
3. If you are able to volunteer, list 2 station preferences. (See Important Information below for stations choices)

DEADLINE TO PAY: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WHERE TO PAY: mail or hand deliver EXACT CASH ONLY to Rhianna. Her address is: Rhianna Rowe 2304 Lockton Drive, Roseville, CA 95747.

DESCRIPTION: Students will participate in a fun-filled day of authentic 1889 children’s chores and games on the grounds of a historic fruit farm. They will tour the museum (a restored farm house originally built in 1851) build, bake, launder, craft and play while learning about life in 1889. The whole experience lasts about four hours.


1. This field trip is for 3rd & 4th grades ONLY (8 & 9 year olds) per museum restrictions. Children outside of the ages of 8 and 9 cannot attend even with volunteering parents.

2. We must have a minimum of 10 parent volunteers in order to do this field trip. If you are interested in volunteering please post in the comment section below with your 2 preferred stations. We will do our best to accommodate. Station volunteer choices are:

Laundry, Baking (FULL), Leather, Crafts, Woodworking (making a crate with the students)

If you volunteer, you will be assigned to one of five hands on stations. You will need to watch a short training video online and then assist the students at your station the day of the event. You will also need to read the historical material provided to teach the students about your station.

3. All students and parent volunteers must wear clothing appropriate to the 1880 era and bring along a period appropriate lunch. See below for ideas.

4. Only parent volunteers dressed in period appropriate costume and participating students may attend.

5. This is a rain or shine event.

6. No cell phones or electronics. (Cameras permitted, but hidden when not in use)

7. Tennis shoes are discouraged.


Men and Boys: long-sleeved cotton shirt, jeans or coveralls, suspenders and a hat

Girls: long-sleeved blouse, mid-calf cotton skirt, black tights, apron, and a hat/bonnet.

Women: long-sleeved blouse, long cotton skirt, apron, and a hat
Adults may also wear additional items relating to their chosen occupations

Where to Find Period Attire:
Local thrift shops such as Goodwill Store and the Salvation Army.

Rent a costume. If you are renting, be sure to make arrangements right away to ensure costumes are available. Here are some recommendations from the Bernhard:

Auburn Joyce Silva of the Trumpery: (530-823-0409) $20 adult; $15/child. Please launder before returning

Citrus Heights/Roseville Border Close Enough Costumes (916-721-5557),

Roseville by Sunrise & Cirby - Diane Wukmir: (916) 783-5916, Fee $5.00 each for the following items: $20 for women’s & Girls dress/apron/bonnet sets, $5 each for boys’ & men’s pieces (hats, suspenders, boots, pants, shirts), No laundering required. 

Roseville – Costume Junction, 8215 Auburn Blvd, Roseville, 4-8PM M-F, 10AM – 4PM Sat, Run by Dawn Cornsilk, $5 each for boys’ & mens’ pieces, $5 boots, $20 women’s & girls’ dress, hat & apron sets), $5 each for bonnets and aprons. No laundering required.

Sacramento/Arden/Arcade – Carolyn Elder, (916) 206-7145,,


An authentic lunch can be fun to prepare. Most children in 1889 brought leftovers to school—meat, cheese and fruit (Placer County grew a large variety of fruits: pears, apples, cherries, etc.). Avoid plastics and pre-packaged items; wrap foods in wax paper or a handkerchief. Some students bring their lunches in baskets, old coffee cans and handmade cloth bags. Some teachers and parents get together to provide beverages for the students. Some purchase bottled root beer, some bring a large container of lemonade and have the children bring tin cups, and others provide jelly glasses.

Fusion Homeschool Learning Academy Spring Classes!

FYI.  Contact Fusion Learning Academy directly with any questions.

Here's a few new ads for Spring Semester beginning next week.
Savings of $20 off Registration fee! New PE Sports education/Health class offered, and upcoming Science Workshop.

Thank you,
Kristen Oversen
Program Director
View description and schedule @

Before the Impact Presentation

Dear Families, 

We have an opportunity to attend a presentation that is given at public high schools.  It is a drivers' education/safety program that will address things like distracted driving, DUI, etc.  It is 90 minutes long.  The recommended age is 14 and up and students are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents (parents have the same issues with driving that teens do.)  There are two presentations to chose from in Elk Grove.  Seating is limited, so you will need to RSVP directly with Misty Dailey.  Her information is on the attached flyer (I've also cut and pasted the info below.)    


Cristal Arnold

 Before the Impact
~ Presented by CSO Misty Dailey of the Elk Grove Police Department
and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office ~

Topics will include:
Distracted Driving - Texting, friends, eating, etc. 
Driving Under the Influence - Marijuana, Rx and other drugs

2 presentations to choose from:
Tuesday, February 2nd   5:30 – 7:00pm  
Saturday, February 6th   9:00am – 10:30am

Elk Grove City Council Chambers   8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Teens and adults are encouraged to attend together 

~~~ You won’t ever look at driving the same way again ~~~

Seating is limited ~ Please RSVP to:
 CSO Misty Dailey     Cell 916.862.0597

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, 
through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Hands In Motion Classes

We still have a spot for YOU!!
Classes start next week....

Hands in Motion Classes Starting January 11th in Roseville
Register NOW to save your spot

Hands in Motion is accepting registration for 2016 Spring classes.  We aim at using all hands-on, exciting activities to spark your child's learning.  We accept most charters and offer discounts for independent homeschooling families.
Classes for grades K-12.   We would love for you to join us!

Creativity Alive Art and Japanese Classes


I am sending this class information to you as the second semester starts this week.
If you know any families might be interested in my classes, please feel free to pass this information.

Rocklin Hawks Homeschool Bowling League

Rocklin Hawks Homeschool Bowling League
Come on out for fun and fellowship. It’s great exercise and dry in rainy weather. This is not a drop off program. Parents can participate or relax while enjoying watching and visiting with friends. Youth bowl for a 10 week session. 

 Dates:  Spring League - Tuesday, January 12th – March 29th, 2016
 Time:    League will begin at 4 p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. 

 Where: Strikes Unlimited in Rocklin
                5681 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765

 Fees:     $8.50 a week for two games, rental shoes, pizza & drink
                (Plus a one-time annual USBC membership fee of $10 - if you are new to league)

 Ages:     Pre-K through High School. Parents can also train to be certified coach. 

 Contact: Vena Spellman at

Please be prepared to pay for your membership and at least the first week of bowling the first day.

This League/Program will be certified through the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). League includes an Official USBC membership card, a USBC average, awards, jersey, ability to participate in tournaments, ability to earn college scholarships. Children will have bowling coaches and punch card for extra weekly practice.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you all again!
Kind Regards,

Debbie Haggerty
Youth League/Tournament Director                                                                                
USA Bowling Silver Level Coach
USBC 2009 National Coach of the Year
Strikes Unlimited in Rocklin

(916) 626-6360 

Kingdom Builders Spring Classes begin Jan 18th!

Spring 2016 Classes!
There are just two weeks left before the Spring Classes begin!!  Classes start the week of January 18th! If your student is in a year long class, don't forget you still need to sign up!!!  Call us or come by!
Free Speech Screening
We have been blessed with an opportunity for free informal speech screening.  The speech screening will look at developmentally appropriate speech, including sound substitution, fluency, and voice.  At the parent's request she will give demonstration for correct production, and guidance as to home intervention. If you are interested give us a call for more information.  The appointments are available on specific Tuesdays  need to be made in advance.

SAFE (Student Advisors for Education) in Sacramento

SAFE (Student Advisors for Education) is a student community that strives to educate, mentor, and support students, parents and teachers regarding the challenges and strengths of students with learning and attention differences.

SAFE (Student Advisors for Education), founded in 2006, is a student-organized, student-led branch of Parents Education Network and is comprised of more than 50 students from Bay Area public, independent and parochial schools.
In 2006, Jonathan Mooney met and inspired an amazing group of teenage students in the Bay Area. With their outstanding volunteer advisors Brian Thomas, Nancy Cushen White, Frances Dickson and Shafia Zaloom, they meet to share their experiences. They laugh, write, speak on panels, mentor and self-advocate. They are the youthful heart and soul, and, we believe, the future of PEN.

SAFE Sacramento is fortunate enough to have started their own SAFE group in 2013. We hold our meetings monthly in Sacramento. Please choose the SAFE Sacramento events link below to register.